Sunday, 26 April 2015

Fashionette's Tracy - Bee Crafty

Hiya and welcome to my post for Bee Crafty
I was very excited to receive more Fashionette's this week so of course I had to break them open straight away and get making with one of them 'Tracy' she is so so gorgeous
The first thing I did was chose my papers, as a hoarder I always have a few boxes of off-cuts that I keep to use later, I make myself a challenge each week to make a few cards using mainly off-cuts to use them up. I chose this lovely mint coloured piece with bird cages & vines on and that became my theme - I colour matched with a light brown piece with dark brown vines on

I coloured 'Tracy' using Copic Markers

Hair: E37, E35, E31, E29
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Blush R20
Lips: E04, R20
Glasses: BG49, BG45
Dress: BG32, BG11
Tshirt & Socks: C2, C0
Belt: W7, W5

I used some dies to create the swirly vine, bird cage and birds - The sentiment is Happy Birthday/With Love

Matt & Layering using Brown Mirror Board

Thank you for visiting today please visit again soon to see more gorgeous Design Team makes

And come over and join in the fun over at the Bee Crafty Facebook Group

Krafty Hugs xx
Bee Crafty DT

Mayleedee Wonderland - Paperbabe

Hiya and welcome to my Blog... firstly I need to appologise, I was offline all day yesterday and my post which was scheduled didn't go live so I have edited and shared today instead 

This week at Paperbabe has been very exciting... loads of new products released including Mixed Media Templates in both the standard Doll Face size, the New Mini Doll Face size and the new Profile View Face size too they are all so much fun to use and the New Stamps are Gorgeous

Head over to the Paperbabe Blog to see the Gorgeous Projects from our Kim and the Paperbabe Team

Last but certainly not least we are sharing our Projects using the New Digi Image 'Mayleedee - Wonderland' who is stunning and a tribute to my Fave Ever! Book 'Alice in Wonderland' which is a fabulous 150 years old Wowser!!

Here is my project for 'Mayleedee - Wonderland'

I have coloured her using Copic Markers and for a change I used blendable coloured pencils over the top to add depth

I matched up some papers and flowers - I wanted to keep the layout simple so the Image is the main focus

The Sentiment I created using the Letters from the 'Watercolour Alphabets' set (also from Paperbabe and available on the Etsy Store

Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope you will visit the STORE to check out the Gorgeous Stamps, Digi's and Templates that are available - also pop over to the 'Paperbabe Fan Group' on Facebook to keep up to date and join in the Paperbabe Fun

Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

New Release Showcase for Paperbabe Stamps

Hiya and welcome to my Blog today Im sahring with you a make for Paperbabe Stamps

Have you been enjoying all the Sneak Peeks and projects throughout New Release Week - I know I have 

The new Profile Face stamp set is gorgeous you can create serious portraits but also really cool fairies/pixies so so lush

I have really enjoyed using the new Mixed Media Templates to match as its makes drawing to proportion so much easier, you can add to the picture freehand or stick to just the templates your choice really but so much fun especially if you aren't so confident with drawing - There are different hairstyles to chose from as you can see from the preview the lovely hair there is so different from the style I used in my picture 

Here is the sketch before colouring that I created using the Templates

I love how easy it was to create such a large picture (A4 size) all in perfect proportions, the lining up is easy as all the templates have line markers which you can change a bit once you are used to using them

I decided to use coloured pencils for my picture as I have used them for a while and i love the soft look of blendable pencils


I couldnt resist making her into a Pixie, I love the pointy ear so much - and Blue Hair well I just love that 


So here is my finished Pixie Portrait - I had a lot of fun making and colouring this lovely picture and now its framed and will be going up on my wall in my Kraft Korner very soon 

Thank you so much for visiting today and please do visit the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see the links to the Design Teams Blogs where their projects are and to see Kim's work of Art on the Blog so so gorgeous as always 

Krafty Hugs xx
 Paperbabe DT

Friday, 17 April 2015

Tin Man - Art Tag - Tin Man - Design Team for Bee Crafty

Hiya and welcome to my Friday post for Bee Crafty
This week I have made a Tag using a few of my fave stamps
Bee Crafty stamps I have used are...
They are all available from the Bee Crafty STORE along with lots of other yummy products

First I stamped the Tin Man using grey ink into the centre of the tag, I then stamped again onto a piece of wide tape from my masking roll, which I cut around the Tin Man shape to make a mask. I was the Tin Man un-coloured for later
Next I stamped the Backdrops Border - Clover using clear embossing ink accross the bottom of the tag just touching the Tin Man's feet. I used silver embossing powder tipped over the front, tapped of excess powder and heated with a heat gun
Then I stamped the 'Da Vinci - Script' stamp over the whole tag using clear embossing ink and then used 'clear' embossing powder and heat embossed - the tag is very textured now with raised areas. I inked over using 'Weathered Wood' and 'Pumice Stone' Distress Inks over the tag
I used the leaf stamps from the 'BEAUtanicals - Maple Solid' to randomly stamp in the corners and down the sides of the tag
I added some random stamping of the 'BEAUtanicals - Cow Parsley' stamp in between the leaves. I took the masking tape off the tag to reveal the un-coloured Tin Man
I stamped the 'WORDage - Being Happy' off the edge of the tag so only the 'look beyond the Imperfections' line was on the tag. I heat embossed using silver embossing powder
I ran the clear ink pad over the tag edges and dipped into black embossing powder and heated with an embossing gun
I coloured the Tin Man using Alcohol Markers
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you come back soon to see more makes by me
Hugs Kerrie x x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

It's A Man's World - Crafting Musketeer's

Hiya and welcome to my blog - today I am sharing with you my Design Team make for the Midway Post for Crafting Musketeer's 'Man's World' Challenge over on the BLOG xx

This week's challenge is sponsered by the prize for the challenge will be something of the Sponsor's Choice oooh I love a surprise

So for this Challenge we had to create a card/project suitable for a Man in our lives I decided it was a good opportunity to get a jump start on Father's Day cards so this one will be for my Dad-in-Law who we fondly call 'Puppa-Bear'

I chose a Papercraft Kit from Docrafts - 'Wellington Bear' its an older collection but I just love the soft watercoloured look and the toppers etc are perfect for all the Men in your family

I kept the background fairly simple with layers of backing papers from the kit and matting with Golden Brown Mirror Board. I even matted on of the border strips for accross the bottom. The sentiment is also from the kit, the corners were already rounded so I used my small rounding punch to round off the matt for it. I also rounded the corners of the Topper and its matt. Ive offset the layers to create a bit of interest - Im not a big fan of centering on cards myself. Lastly I added a metal charm under the sentiment using wire and attached it using foam tape that I fixed the sentiment to the card with, also a couple of little wooden buttons and a wooden banner embellishment.

I hope you like my card and it might inspire you to create a Manly Card to enter into the Challenge - we would all love to see them

Krafty Hugs
Crafting Musketeer's DT

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Alter Something - That Craft Place

Hiya and welcome to my Blog

Today a New Challenge begins over at the That Craft Place Blog and the theme is Alter Something. The Design Team have all created stunning works of art for you all to see, pen pots, bottles, wall arts and lots of other amazing things - I really love the Altered Mouse Trap I would never have thought to use one of those.

I wanted to try something new so I used an empty coffee jar - that famous brand with the beautiful pull top jars that I and many other crafters collect - I had a spare and this was the perfect project to use it for.

First I painted the jar using Clear Gesso (I dont have any others yet) let this dry, then painted over using Pink Chalky Paint this time drying with a heat gun and it crackled lightly which was lovely, I rubbed a candle over some parts and painted over again using White Chalky Paint. Once dry I rubbed lightly over the waxed parts with light sand paper to reveal some of the pink paint underneath. I then painted over the jar using Mod Podge sealer.

I chose some paper from a 12x12 pad from the Papermania 'Capsule' range I trimmed a piece to wrap around the jar, I inked the edges using 'Pumice Stone' distress ink. Using Mod Podge as a glue to fix the paper over the jar and then as a varnish to seal the paper. 

I wrapped around some crochet lace using Mod Podge again like a glue and a varnish. I attached a string of pearls around the lid and fixed a fabric flower, crochet flower and a large flatback pearl onto the top of the lid.

I finished the decoration with a piece of spotty organza ribbon tied around the jar and a wooden button.

Everything I have used except from the Jar is available from Lisa's shop That Craft Place which is a bricks and mortar shop but also a Facebook Group/Shop so why not check out all the lushness the shop has to offer by following the link below...

Thank you so much for visiting today 

Krafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Planner 'Dreams' - Vera - Bee Crafty

Hiya and welcome to my weekly post for Bee Crafty
I have mixed up my 2 favourite things for my project this week, 'Colouring and Planner's' and made a page marker for my A5 Planner using one of the Fashionette's 'Vera' I love this cute girly stamp

I stamped her onto super smooth cardstock and coloured her using my alcohol markers to match the pretty cardstock papers I chose to make the page marker with

I stamped the 'Dreams Come True' WORDage stamp using brown ink, inked the edges using 'Dusty Concord' distress ink and matted onto purple mirror board

The page marker needed to be completely flat to fit in my planner so I cut the folower embellishments from another piece of cardstock paper in the same pad as the other papers I used, I free hand drew the stems and leaves. I inked all the papers using distress inks 'Dusty Concord' and 'Pumice Stone' - I fussy cut the stamped image then fixed all the pieces together

I marked and punched the ring binder holes and put the page marker into my Planner - I really like how it turned out
Thank you so much for visiting today - I will be back Friday but please do visit again on Sunday and Wednesday where there will be more gorgeous projects from the talented Design Team
Have you joined the Bee Crafty Facebook group yet??? if not then why not join today
Krafty Hugs x x

Masquerade - Challenge - Paperbabe Stamps

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog today

Yesterday a New Challenge began over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog and its a really fun challenge - 'Masquerade' - think of masks of all kinds, even inking masks, masking techniques or actual masks

I have chose to create a Mixed Media piece with a Masquerade Mask made using stamps from the 'Folk Fabrique' set 

 I used a face template I made for use with the 'Doll Face' stamp set which is one of my absolutel faves sets and a very popular set not only on the website but at craft shows too - this template I made makes drawing faces a lot easier - this was an idea I have borrowed from Kim Costello our Captain Paperbabe.

Once the faceshape was drawn in the right place I then freehand drew her neck and shoulders.

I created the Masquerade mask using both of the 'Peacocks' from the Folk Fabrique set i set them on an acrylic block so the two heads joined together to make a mask shape, the peacock feathers created the feathers from the edges of the mask. I also stamped a few of the detail stamps from the same stamp set to create a more dramatic feather trim. I stamped the plain eye outline stamps from the 'Doll Face' set over the bodies of the Peacocks, I also used the 'Eye Lid' outline to make the eye piece of the mask a bit bigger and to join the two sides together in the middle. I stamped a few more of the detail stamps from 'Folk Fabrique' to her forehead to create details from the top of the mask.

I stamped the Iris, Pupil, Nose, Mouth Outline, Lips Solid and Beauty Spot stamps from the Doll Face stamp to created the other facial details, again I used the Eyelid outline to stamp her chin detail. I really like how these stamps can all be used together to create so many different faces - I love all the ideas the other Design Team members come up with using the Doll Face each creation is so very different.

I also created her necklace using stamps from the 'Folk Fabrique' set, The chain was made using the two longer flower stems, the pendant was made using the 'Circular Rose' from same set and one of the tiny droplet feathers to create the pendant loop.

I free hand drew her hair which was the first time ive done this and been happy completely with the result of my own idea/drawing of hair.

I coloured her mainly using Copic Markers as I love how hair turns out when I use those markers, i also coloured over the folour details using an Ash Pink colour copic - I had stamped all the details using a light coloured ink so it was easy to go over and and colour to the stamped images.

I painted the mask using mixed shades of green acrylic paint to add a bit of texture

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog today please do visit again soon - I hope to see your gorgeous projects over on the Challenge Blog you could be in for a chance to win £'s to spend on the Paperbabe Range

Krafty Hugs
Paperbabe Design Team

Friday, 3 April 2015

I'm Glad I Did It - TinMan - Bee Crafty

Hiya and welcome to my Friday DT post for Bee Crafty
I have made a TinMan from the Wizard of Oz Collection card using Distress Inks and a mask

To create the background I tapped some ink from Stormy Sky distress inkpad onto a craft sheet then using water and a paint brush I used the ink as a watercolour across a piece of watercolour card.
Using an inking tool and Weathered Wood distress inkpad Ive inked the edges and in from the corners, more on the top left. Using a mask I sprayed water through it, this dilutes the ink just where the water hits through the mask. I added some salt which then moves the watery ink and creates a bit more texture look. I heated the card using a heat tool and then brushed the salt away. I cleaned the mask and then inked through it randomly using Weathered wood.

I stamped the TinMan using a grey inkpad, then coloured him using Weathered Wood distress ink and a waterbrush. Once dry I went over the shaded areas again with Weathered Wood to darken the colour.

Ive added embossed details in the Corners using clear embossing ink with white embossing ink and some more lush Bee Crafty stamps.... Yuletide - Holly Swirl, Beautanicals - Branches and Cow Parsley

I stamped WORDage - Glad I Did It using a grey inkpad in the area that the TinMan is looking so it looks like he is thinking the phrase
I hope you like my project today and that you will visit again soon to see some more gorgeous makes by the Bee Crafty Design Team
Krafty Hugs xx

Happy 40th Birthday Trudie 

Here is your blog hop
we adore you to bits and wanted to share the love with you 

Here is my card for you xxx

I know you love 'Alice in Wonderland' so I had to create a crazy Mad Hatter style Alice card
just for you

You are an amazing lady and I am so honoured to count you as a Friend - I know we havent met in person yet but we will hunnie ASAP - massive hugs and loads of love and kisses xoxoxoxox

Have an amazing day love from us all 


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