Thursday, 22 March 2018

Happy Little Stampers Video - Dandelion Wishes

Today I have a brand new video tutorial using stamps from
 Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' stamp set.
This is a lovely set featured in the recent new release:

Although these are dandelion 'clocks', they remind me of our Alium head Christmas decorations...

 Anyway, I wanted to show you how to make a set of tiny cards
 on which the main features are stamps from this set.

 Thank you for watching!

Supply List

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS Challenge #284

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

I started with a tiny white card base (4 by 4), matted it with yellow and then added my image piece. I had masked this with torn card and applied Distress Ink to the gap. I then overstamped the image and added the sentiment.

The image and sentiment come from Happy Little Stampers

Look again tomorrow to see a video of how I made a card like this...

Hope you will enter the Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ike's World Challenges #106

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

The current Challenge (#106) is Anything Goes with the Optional Twist of Movie Madness

and this is my midway post...

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


You might like to use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice!

I have made a set of  ATCs....
   Using Tropical fishShark, Zeus, Clockwork Orange and Sherlock

The first two start with blue card bases matted with a background made with spray and Brusho

I coloured the clown fish with Zig real brush pens and cut out - this could be Nemo!!

I coloured the Shark again with Zig pens and cut it out...I was thinking of Nemo's shark rather than Jaws!

Here are my next three...

Next I went for card then gelli plate pull. Zeus coloured with Promarkers, cut out and with a wooden embellishment.

Next - Clockwork Orange coloured with Zig pens, black card, orange card, then the image and a few gems. 

And Sherlock coloured with Promarkers, trimmed to size and distressed with 'weathered wood'. Black card, purple DP, image and a few question marks.

Finally I will post again a set of Easter bonnet ATCs that I made using
 Hat set of 4 two years ago.

 I wonder if we will see Easter Parade on television again this year?

But enough of my Movie Madness....some exciting news...

IKEsART is being featured in the March/April issue of the 

Ike has drawn three exclusive images for readers of TTCRD.

Members of the DT have given some of their work to be published in the article too.

I always rather liked the two pieces I provided:

Hope you will pop over to Ike's World Challenges and see the DT's inspiration for the current challenge - and join in!

Find many of the images illustrated today in Ike's Freebies...

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

The new challenge is  HIMCR #344 - Tic Tac Toe!

The sponsor is The Cutting Cafe!

The Cutting Cafe

The giveaway is 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe online shop!

Here is my card -  I have used images from Animal Friends Printable Set
which I coloured with Zig real brush pens and a clear Wink of Stella on the balloons.
Once again I have made a twisted easel card.

It fits the tic tac toe board in several ways -
Ribbon, scalloped shape, button
An animal, glitter, die cut
Scalloped shape, glitter, stripes.

This is how the card comes out of the envelope - you can see the front of the card which features white card, then pink then a striped DP from Imagine That Digistamps
I added glittery ribbon to this before sticking it in place.
I cut out the image and the glittery backing with nesting oval scalloped dies.
The last thing here was to add some butterfly buttons.

It opens and stands up using the sentiment 'button' placed on dimensionals.

This shows the sentiment a little better. I decorated the base of the card to match the top.

Unfortunately (?) the sun came out while I was trying to photograph this card - so it was hard to get good photos...

I also used an Easter set from The Cutting Cafe in a horizontal Twist and Pop Up card - Details on how to make this sort of card can be found here.
This particular card used Ribbon ( well, washi tape actually), Scalloped shape, Butterfly buttons. out of the tic tac toe.

This is the front: 

I used all the images precoloured and just trimmed them to size, punched or die cut them.
I used a Tonic ATC Collection die for many of the shapes.

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #377 - No patterned Paper

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'No Patterned Paper'.

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here is my card:

I started with a white card base matted with a blue-grey card and then a background formed with sprays and brushos.
I then added my Snowmen - die cut with a Craftstash die set - this included the three sizes of Snowmen and their hats.
I added ribbon scarves, gems for eyes and buttons, orange card for carrot noses.
Finally I added the Let it Snow die cuts - another Craftstash die set.

At the same time I made a matching ATC - this time the head of the Snowman became a wooden snowflake.

I hope you will join the
CHNC challenge 377

Happy Crafting!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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(Image from the Met Office)
St Patrick's Day celebrates the life of a bishop from the fourth century, who then became the Patron Saint of Irish. The day is celebrated on 17 March as this marks the death of the saint in 461. The day began as a feast day to mark St Patrick's Day in the 17th century and then became a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland in 1903.

St Patrick's Day is celebrated across the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the world by wearing the symbolic colour of the day, green, eating traditional Irish food and drinking Irish stout. The Irish symbol of the shamrock is often also worn on the day.

You may have noticed I have made quite a few St. Pat's Day items this year...some I made different versions of...

I made more cards using LeighSB Designs leprechauns - this time using a Vera Lane sentiment:

I made a second slider card - much the same as a week ago using the Craftstash gnomes and embossing folder:

And to finish off the run, I have an ATC using Vera Lane's Irish Luck

A green card base layered with a DP from my stash, with ribbon wrapped around.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut her out.
I distressed the sentiment with 'mowed lawn' and added this, the image and a couple of feathers.

Happy March 17th and Happy Crafting!