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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A Year of ATCs?- Day 179


If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:

Santa's Beach





Today's ATC uses this image:


I printed the image ATC sized and coloured it with Zig real brush pens.
I then cut it out with a die from the Tonic ATC collection.
The background is a small piece of card painted with acrylic paints.
Finalli I added some small plastic embellishments.


Happy Christmas in almost July!!




Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #248


Here's my card for the Holiday Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More



I started with a red card blank and then added rectangles of green and white to form layers as shown. I used the white cards to 'triple stamp' the holly leaves and coloured them with a Zig real brush pen. The holly stamp and sentiment are from Happy Little Stampers.
I finally added gems for the holly berries.


Hope you will enter the Challenge!




Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Ike's World Challenges #91


Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#91) is  Anything Goes with a Twist - Blue Christmas

Christmas in July!!


and this is my midway post...I am afraid I was really late with it...so sorry for that!



If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:


Santa's Beach




My plan is to use this on an ATC next...

You could use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice...you will find all the images I have used in the SHOP

I have used Holly




HOLLY

Just a simple card today... I printed the image using Word and a blue saturation.
I then added extra colour using Zig real brush pens.



I then used a variety of stitched dies to cut the layers.
 The sentiment is a stamp from Happy Little Stampers using one of the Zig pens to add colour.
I used a holly punch on this sentiment strip.



Happy Christmas in July!!





I will link this to the June Rudolph Days Challenge

Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #91...

Happy Crafting!


A Year of ATCs? - Day 178

Today I am up to Day 178 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses an image from Limited Runs again and is a similar design to yesterday's.


The image is the Smiling Monster from the Limited Runs Facebook Group
Progressive Challenge #5!



Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a sunburst from 
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
I printed this out and added more colour using Promarkers.
I doodled lines on the sun with a fineliner to make it stand out a little more.
  


I used two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies to cut the image and a blue background.
I then added glossy accents on the eyes and scribbled on the sentiment.


I will also link it to the Limited Runs Facebook Group Progressive Challenge #5

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 26 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 177

Today I am up to Day 177 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses an image from Limited Runs - one of the sponsors of the

2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
This was a freebie on the Limited Runs Facebook Group
and is a coffee loving Mouse!



Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a sunburst from 
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
I printed this out and added more colour using Promarkers.
I doodled lines on the sun with a fineliner to make it stand out a little more.
  


I used two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies to cut the image and a blue background.
I then added gems, glossy accents on the face and scribbled on the sentiment.





I will add this as my second link to the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
I will also link it to the Limited Runs Facebook Group General Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 176

Today I am up to Day 176 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses images from Vera Lane

Just fly - Quirky fairy and flying cat



Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a background paper from
 Imagine That Digistamps.
I used a variety of markers including Zig real brush pens to add colour to the image.

I die cut it and added a border of yellow card using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.




I then added the flip flop embellishment with some gold/blue twine
and two flowers.



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Year of ATCs - Day 175

Today I am up to Day 175 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses images and a paper from Imagine That Digistamps.

In particular there is Giraffe with coffee - the precoloured image and the sentiment.
A morning without coffee is like life without giraffes


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a background paper from
 Imagine That Digistamps and a sun umbrella. I overlaid the sentiment.

I die cut it and added a border of blue card using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.


Finally I added a tiny butterfly brad and some sparkly pink brads.


I will add this to the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 23 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 174

Today I am up to Day 174 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses images from Vera Lane

Whimsical Sailor Girl and Sail Boat


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a background paper from
 Imagine That Digistamps.
I used a variety of markers including Zig real brush pens to add colour to the image.
My daughter and I used to sail a Mirror sailing dinghy
 which had a yellow hull with red sails...

I die cut it and added a border of yellow card using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.



Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 173

Today I am up to Day 173 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Today's ATC uses another image from Bloobel

Coffee To the Rescue


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a watercolour background.
I used Zig real brush pens and a silver Wink of Stella to add colour to the image.
I trimmed it and added a border made using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.
I printed the sentiment on the computer, cut it into pieces and added it to the ATC.



Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 172

Today I am up to Day 172 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

This ATC uses one of the images for the June Progressive Challenge

 on the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group
This image is 
Roaring Dragon



Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a watercolour background.
I used Zig real brush pens to add colour to the image.
I trimmed it and added a border using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.
I printed the sentiment on the computer, cut it into pieces and added it to the ATC.

Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!' he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb. 'You aren't nearly through this adventure yet,' he added, and that was pretty true as well.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit.





Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 171

Today I am up to Day 171 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

This ATC uses one of the images for the June Progressive Challenge

 on the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group
This image is 
Unicorn Spagetti head


Using Serif Craft Artist 2, I combined the image with a watercolour background.
I used Zig real brush pens and a silver Wink of Stella to add colour to the image.
I trimmed it and added a border using two of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.
I printed the sentiment on the computer, cut it into pieces and added it to the ATC.


Happy Crafting!


Monday, 19 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 170

This is Day 170 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

It has been so hot the last couple of days! It must be Summer!


My ATC features the Friday Freebie from  Imagine That Digistamps Facebook Group
This cutie was drawn by Kristy Breach's 12-year old daughter, Carly (now 18!) 
I have coloured it with Zig real brush pens and cut it out.
The background is pink card then a DP from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
both cut out with dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.


Finally I added some gems.



I will link this to the Imagine That Digistamps Creative Link Up for June




Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 18 June 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 169

This is Day 169 of my 'Year of ATCs?' and it's Father's Day
so my ATC is Happy Father's Day using a papers from my stash, a stamp from Craftstash
and on of the Tonic ATC Collection Die Sets.



But...I used this in a Father's Day card...
During the recent crafty retreat I attended I ran a workshop - and I demonstrated the
Twist and Pop Up Card

These were the results:



This is the Retreat video of this workshop:
Video link


Anyway several of the participants of this workshop said the design would make an excellent Father's Day card with the letters D, A, D on the ATC strip inside.
Another one suggested using the card I have used - I thought the clock design would be too big but actually it is very effective.

So I made some 3 more ATCs in the same fashion as above using a sticker in each centre:



So here is the ATC strip inside the card



This is the front of the card:



And this is the inside - I added two extra stamped clocks in the green to match up with the ATC strip. This is a Craftstash stamp.








Happy Crafting!