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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Another box of tags - and more...

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a good week, the weather here has been a bit cool but seems to be looking a bit better for the weekend - hopefully.
I love doing these swaps over on Craftywaffle Challenges on Facebook, and love using the foils from FoilPlay.
For this swap we had to make 6 tags, 6 flowers & 6 of anything else. All to be packaged nicely.
I decided to make another box of tags, loved making the box as it is so easy. Made the tags from some Kraft card. Stamped the background using a Hunkydory forever poppies in frayed burlap Distress Ink. Edged the tags in barn door DI.
Stamped the poppy onto white card using a Hunkydory poppy meadow poppy stamp (does that sound right! Looks weird - lol!). Painted the poppies using Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent watercolour paints - lava red, emerald gold & the small butterfly in lavender shine. Carefully cut out the poppies.
I then ran some Zig glue around the edges of the tags & the poppies. Edged the tags in red foil & the poppies in gold foil - really liked how they turned out, the photo's do not do them justice!
Adhered the poppies onto the tags, added a red jewel at the bottom corner & finished off using some red cord.

I made the flowers using a Marianne die - Marianne Creatables, English Rose. Cut out of some white paper. It comes out as a round strip - I rolled this up using a quilling tool, gluing along the edges every so often. When I reached the end I played with the flower until I liked how the rose looked, then placed glue on the bottom to secure it in place.
When the flowers were dry I edged them with Memento lulu lavender & spiced marmalade DI. When this was dry I added some 'drops' of Glossy Accent to like dewdrops.
A few weeks ago I found some rolls of burlap in our local poundshop - I decided to use some as bases for the flowers. I cut circles from the burlap using a die then backed these with card.
I die cut some leaves from green vellum.
I arranged the leaves & flowers on the burlap, then adhered in place.
I loved how they looked on the burlap. I used a foam pad to stick the flowers to some acetate.

For the other six I die cut more flowers & also sent a load of Christmas die cuts.
Hope you like my swaps - thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Box of tags

Hi - here is another make for a swap over on the Craftywaffle FB page. Make a box with 4 matching tags.
There is a great tutorial over on YouTube by  UK Stampin' Up! demonstrator Sam Donald.
Made the box from green card, cut the tags to fit rounded the corners & punched the top of the tags. Distressed around all the edges of the box & tags with frayed burlap Distress Ink.
Adhered some paper to the front of the box, die cut the flowers from same patterned paper & some of the card using a freebie die. Cut some small labels tags from the card, edged those & the flowers with the fayed burlap DI.
Stamped the sentiment onto the green card, edged with frayed burlap DI.
Arranged the small tags, flowers & sentiments onto the tags & flowers until I liked the arrangement, then adhered in place.
Placed some bling in the middle of the flowers, ribbon & a bow around the box & ribbon through the tags to finish off.
These have now arrived at my swap partner - she loves them!

And here is the lovely box of tags I received from Stefanie - gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Creative Knockouts - #51, tag you're it

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Another ATC going globetrotting... Foil Play DT post

Hi everyone - hope everyone is ok, bit autumnal here today & sun has disappeared.
I can finally post this as the ATC has been received! This one has gone on its travels to France!
I have joined a new Facebook group, Craftywaffle Challenges, they have lots of challenges going on & are a very friendly group.
One of the challenges was make an ATC with a 'wings' theme.
I decided this might be a good one for some foiling!
I stamped a PaperArtsy Squiggly Ink image (which I won over on Linda Simpson's blog ) - with Flitterglue onto some white card, foiled with gold foil from Foil Play. The stamp is a small stamp with the sentiment as well.
I cut around the dragonfly & sentiment, edged these with Memento Lulu Lavender ink.
I used InkaGold wax in pink to go over all the card ATC, stamped a small butterfly image onto this using the Lulu Lavender ink.
Placed some double sided tape around the edges of the ATC, placed the gold foil onto this, to give the ATC a lovely foiled edge.
Adhered the dragonfly image & sentiment to the ATC, placed some pearls on the edges.
This is now living in France !
Last week I received lovely ATC's from Vicky in Texas, USA - the theme was happy & Anita in Scotland - the theme was things with wings - exciting!
                                                from Vicky                                 from Anita

Hope you're having a good week, whatever you're doing.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - challenge #49, anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps - challenge #117, wings
Crafting From The Heart - challenge 32, anything goes
Stamp & Create - August challenge, anything goes
Fairytale Stampers - challenge #43, anything goes
Stamping Sensations - August challenge - anything goes

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Challenge tag

Hi everyone! Hope you've been able to keep dry & out of the wind this week.
The August challenge over on Inkspired by Oak House Studio is Alphabetica. The projects have to feature words, letters or numbers.
I inked a white tag using Memento angel pink ink. Stamped the words using an Oak House Stamp - English Garden Words, in frayed burlap Distress Ink.
Stamped the rose image from Creative Expressions - flowers stamps, (I stamped the flower part twice to use as decoupage), using frayed burlap Distress Ink & painted using the angel pink Memento & crushed olive Distress inks. 
I adhered the second flower part to the main flower using foam pads for some depth. Adhered the flower to the tag.
Added a couple of pink jewels & a heart paperclip from my stash.
Finished off with some pink raffia ribbon & some stickles on the rose petals.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Foil Play DT post

Hi everyone - it's a lot cooler here but the sun has been shining so managed to get a few jobs done. Was a lot happier once I got to my crafting!
The word over on One Word Wonder today was butterfly - so I decided to use my foils from Foil Play.
I tried three different ways of using them.
On the first butterfly I stamped the image onto white card using black Archival ink, when this had dried I went around the outline with a Zig glue pen. I left this to go 'tacky' then applied the silver holographic foil. I coloured the image using watercolour pencils.
The centre butterfly was stamped onto white card using Flitterglue. I then applied the rainbow foil. I thought this one had enough colour so I didn't colour this one.
The third one was stamped with black Archival ink. I coloured the image using Memento & Distress inks. Once dried I ran a Zig glue pen around the edges of the butterfly. Once this was 'tacky' I applied the gold foil, giving the butterfly lovely gold highlighted edges.
I cut the images out & wondered what to do with them. I remembered I had got a good buy from a local pound shop - rolls of hessian. Thought the butterflies would look good as a small wallhanging.
I decided to see if the foils would work on the hessian, so applied some Zig glue pen onto various parts of the hessian & once the glue was 'tacky' rubbed over the areas with different coloured foils - it worked great!
The foils are really easy to use & are quite robust once they are on your project - nothing was affected when I cut the images out.
I adhered the butterflies to the hessian, added a small charm and a ribbon to hang it with.
Hope you like it - it was great fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Eureka Stamps - things with wings
(PIN)spirational Challenges - anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft my Life - anything goes (closes 31/8)
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes
My Craft Creations - anything goes

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Exciting news!

I have been chosen to be on the design team of Autumn Moon! Thanks to Sam Ratcliffe for the opportunity.
Here is a digital image I was given to colour.
Used a combination of paint & Craft Artist to colour.

Watch out for some great images!
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Globetrotting ATC

Hi everyone ! A few weeks ago over on Creative Innovations Facebook page they were asking if anyone wanted to take part in an ATC swap. I put my name forward, but didn't think I would be accepted as most of the people on there are from USA. However, luckily for me some people were prepared to post overseas so I was able to take part!
I have been waiting for my ATC to arrive in USA before posting about this, so my recipient didn't see it beforehand. It's arrived in Minnesota!!
I cut out my ATC from some card. I painted both sides with white gesso, then the front with burnt sienna DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint, Weathered Wood medium & white acrylic.
I stamped the poppy image using black Archival ink, then coloured using watercolour pencils.
Stamped the happy sentiment, then embossed using some embossing powder.
I went around the edge with flitterglue & some silver gilding flakes.
Rubbed over with some pink Inka Gold & green waxes.
Added a little red glitter to the poppy petals  (doesn't really show up on the photo), a few green jewels & some baker's twine.
I made the envelope using a template, cutting it out of some decorative paper. Remembered I had some letter beads, so threaded name onto some twine with a button, added a ribbon & it was already for posting out!
Janet is really pleased with it, loves the fact that it has arrived at her door from the UK!
So my little ATC has been on quite a big journey!
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx
Unfortunatlely the Just For Fun Challenge Blog has closed down.
I would like to thank Elaine Rayworth for giving me the chance to be on her design team - I have enjoyed it.