Monday, 27 July 2015

Yuletide Eric - for Bee Crafty

Hiya and welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty
Ive been caught up this weekend in a massive Kraft Korner sort out, reorganising and unpacking loads of goodies its taken 3 days so far and Im still not finished
I am selling a load of Kraft Goodies in my little Selling Group >>> HERE! <<< all items are now Half Price as I need them gone before our Hoilday xx
But I stopped over the weekend long enough to make another Festive card using one of the New Elf Stamps in the Yuletide Collection - he is Eric & Candy Canes and so so cute
I have kept my card very simple as I thought this Gorgeous Stamp didn't need a lot of fuss as he looks adorable with his Christams Candy - I chose some gorgeous backing papers in more muted Christmas colours, Golden Mirror Board and a gorgeous red Doily

I coloured Eric using my fave alcohol markers using colours to match in with the backing papers and I chose to use the 'Twas the Night' sentiment also from the Yuletide Collection

I hope you like my Festive Make - please visit the Bee Crafty Blog again soon for more gorgeous makes by the Talented Design Team
Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

You Quotes - Comfort Zone - Paperbabe Stamps

Its time for another Challenge to begin over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog

You can make any project you like for a chance to win amazing prizes if using your own stamps you could win £10 to spend in the Paperbabe Store or if using Paperbabe Stamps you could £20 to spend in the Paperbabe Store

The theme is a 'Picture Inspiration' you can make anything you like based around the picture below...

I was inspired by all the beautiful colours and the way they are all swooshed around the pallete

Here is my Design Team Make for the Challenge...

I have stepped out of my own Comfort Zone this week to create this card, I have been pushing myself to try new things lately and bringing out more of my older art supplies to test them in my crafting

For this project I trimmed a piece of watercolour card to fit the front of my A5 cardblank which i also made using an A4 sheet of pearlescent cardstock that I score and folded in half to create the card blank. For the background I first sprayed the watercoloure card all over using a water spray and then using a soft paintbrush I randomly painted Twinkling h2o  watercolours watered down to create a wash effect, I love how the mica in the paints sparkles. I then sprinkled table salt over the background to create the random speckle, pitted look, I dried the whole background using a heatgun and it was really fun to watch the salt bubbling under the heat. Once dry I brushed off the salt.

I added some extra spoltches and textured look using the 'Spritz & Speckles' clear stamp set, I used a blending mat to paint the h2o's onto and dabbed the stamps into the paints to stamp them onto the background.

I randomly stamped over the edges of the back ground using the 'Knitted Background' and 'A Lot Like Christmas' stamps I had roughly dapped with an Archival inkpad to give the miss-stamped look, the script from the Christmas stamp when stamped randomly looks just like old script and you cant really tell its a christmas stamp

I added a few random Spots & Circles using Blue ink using a few stamps from the 'Doll Face' set

The dandelion looking flowers were made using elements from the 'DesignA Knit' stamp set 

Of course because this was out of my Comfort Zone what better sentiment to use but the 'Comfort Zone' stamp from the New 'You Quotes' collection

Thank you for visiting today - I hope you enjoyed seeing my Project and I would love to see all your entries over at the Paperbabe Challenge

Krafty Hugs xx

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Watercolour and You Quotes - Paperbabe

Hiya and welcome to my Blog

Today over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog we are introducing you to the New You Quote Stamps in red rubber that will be available to buy over at the Paperbabe Etsy Store on Saturday 

I have used 2 of the 'You' set of Quotes in my watercoloured piece I teamed them up with the 'Because' from the 'Just Because' clear stamp set

I have used a mix of traditional watercolours and twinkling h2o's - the doll face picture was drawn using the 'Doll Face' Clear Stamp Set and the 'Portait Head & Torso' and the 'Short & Fringe' Mixed Media Templates 

The background I created using 3 shade of green/aqua h2o's and some table salt sprinkled on and left to dry

I added shading to her hair using a dark brown copic marker

I do hope you like my Project and will head on over to the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see the gorgeous creation by our Kim and follow the links to the Design Team blogs to see the beautiful creations from all the girls xx

Krafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Introducing - Wonderland - Paperbabe

Hiya and welcome to my Blog 

Today over at Paperbabe Babe Blog we are Introducing the Brand New Wonderland red rubber stamps

The collection includes... Alice, Hatter, Checked Background and Roses

They will be available to buy from Saturday over at the to Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store

Here is my Design Team Example made using the New Stamps

I created the background using the Checked Background stamp using 'Broken China' distress ink over pearlescent card, I then spritzed over using a mister bottle and some salt to blur parts of the background for texture.

I diecut the teapot and cups which i then inked over using 'Stormy Sky' distress ink, I stamped the medium rose and small leaves using the stormy sky onto the teapot then used a waterbrush over the rose section to blend the colour out.

I layers up all the parts of the card using teaparty cardstock, mirror board and a large doily. I diecut a pocket watch and stamped the 'Unbirthday' sentiment using Archival Ink onto the background

Here are close up pics of the coloured stamps

I coloured the Hatter and Alice using Copic Markers - I stamped them using 'London Fog' memento ink I love this pale grey colour as its so pale that it gives the 'no lines' effect once coloured xx 

For the eyes I have coloured the lashes using a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen 005 nib, and the White Highlights using a Sakura GellyRoll White Pen x

Copic Colours used...

 Thank You for visiting my Blog today - please visit again tomorrow for another Introduction from Paperbabe Stamps July Release

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 13 July 2015

Christmas Elves in July - Bee Crafty Yuletide Stamps

Hiya and welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty

Awwww my Elves Stamps arrived so I am getting a headstart of my Christmas Makes, I'm a little late starting this year oooops 

The Elves are the newest adition to the Yuletide Collection - there is currently a Sale on all Bee Crafty Stamps so go grab them quick before the Sale ends xx

I have coloured 'Ernie' today using my Alcohol Markers - I stamped Ernie using light grey ink so the lines are nice and faint

I love these cute elves so so much - such cheeky little faces and so lovely to colour

I kept the card quite simple with just a few diecuts and pretty background paper - The Sentiment is a Yuletide Stamp 'Circle Message Holly

Thank You for visiting my Blog today - please visit again soon for more Makes from me for the Design Team

Krafty Hugs

Friday, 10 July 2015

Pink Haired Pixie - Paperbabe

Hiya and welcome to my Blog - we have a New Challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps Blog

The theme is Hair - it can be wild style hair, funky coloured hair, big hair - as long at the Hair is the feature of the project then anything goes....

Here is my Design Team Project for the Challenge

I created a Portrait using the gorgeous Mixed Media Templates 'Profile face & Torso' and 'Wavy Hair' (I've drawn the templates in reverse to be different) - I used the 'Profile Face' clear stamp set to but I drew the pixie ear in reverse using the stamp as a guide - I created a Pixie with big wavy hair which I coloured using Copic Markers - I chose varying shades of Red/Pink to create her Shiney Pink Hair - this is the first time I've coloured such a large picture using Copic Markers, it took best part of a whole day to colour but I enjoyed every moment of bringing her to life - I coloured the background using tones of grey marker the bubbles I created using a blender pen to remove the colour and a grey to add shadows

I masked off her body so i could stamp a tattoo on her arm - I used the 'Peony' from 'Oriental Zen' clear stamp set - and the wording is a sneaky peek of something new arriving at Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store soon 

Thank You for visiting my Blog today and I hope to see your entries over at the Challenge - brilliant prize for the Winner xxx

Krafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

'Shopping Essentials' - Phoebe - Bee crafty

Hiya and welcome to my Post for Bee Crafty
This week I have made a card for my littlest Daughter reBecca as its her 7th Birthday in a few week's she may only be young but she is already a shopping diva who knows exactly what she wants lol she has more handbags than I do
I have chosen to colour FASHINettes - Phoebe this week her hair is a lot like reBecca's all long and wavy

I coloured Phoebe using my big collection of alcohol markers - she took best part of a day to colour but I loved every minute

I chose a pretty backing paper which I colour matched with my markers - thats the joy of having a big collection being able to colour match to pretty much any paper i choose - the Shopping List was created using the packaging from some stickers I got online last week it was too nice to throw away I stuck some washi tape across the bottom to hide the brand info. The writing is my own messy writing but I quite like how it turned out

I also used the front half of a shaped cardblank to create the layer behind the shopping list - which I stamped onto using 'Yuletide - Holly Swirl', 'Beautanicals - Dandelion' and the tiny butterfly from 'The Village - Elm Road' - I added a sentiment 'Happy Birthday' which I mounted onto a panel that I had covered using the same washi tape as earlier. The punched edge on the Mirror Board is from Martha Stewart.
I hope I have inspired you today to mix up your crafting materials with a few things you might not normally use
Thank You for visiting today, visit the Bee Crafty Blog soon for more makes from my Amazing Design Team Buddies
Krafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Pretty as a Picture - for Crafting Musketeer's

Im so sorry this post is late - Blogger didnt play fair and I didnt think to check - ooops

This week we have a New Challenge starting over at Crafting Musketeer's - the theme is Anything Goes and we are being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons

Here is my project for the Challenge...

I always try to get started on Christmas Projects in July so this was the perfect chance to make one

I have used a gorgeous Digi Image from Delicious Doodles who I am glad to say are back selling their beautiful images from their Blog Shop :)

I coloured her using my Copic Markers and then coloured matched some diecut Snowflakes in Icy Blue and Mirror Board - I put the coloured Image into a lovely pretty frame and fixed the diecut snowflakes in the corners along with metal snowflake embellishments and sky blue organza ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

I thank you for visiting today and we hope you will join us for the Challenge

As she is an Angel - I am entering this project into the 'Myth & Magic' Challenge over at Delicious Doodles

Krafty Hugs
Crafting Musketeer's DT
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