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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

DT post for Jiggery Makery

Hi everyone! Hope your week is ok so far.
My project this week using Tess the witch digi, designed by Adele Bradwell at Jiggery Makery, is a treat bag - got to have something to put all the lovely treats in!
The bag was a template on Craft Artist, I just added a background, a cobweb & a sentiment & printed it onto some card. Once cut out I inked around the edges using frayed burlap DI.
Once I had the bag measurements I could resize Tess to fit, printed off 2 images.
I coloured her using my watercolour pencils, then cut out leaving a white border around her.
I adhered her to the bag using foam pads for a bit of depth.
Found a bat image, cut it out & adhered to the card.
Mmm... think something was missing - ahh yes GLITTER! I glittered Tess's dress & hat & sprinkled some around the background.
Added a couple of ribbons. Now just need some goodies to put into the bag - I'm sure that can be arranged!
Pop over to Adele's etsy shop & browse around her lovely images.
Thanks for stopping by, I love reading the lovely comments you leave.
Bev xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Freebie teddy bear

Hi everyone - bit of a different post for me today. I have been playing  around with a graphics programme I have & I made this teddy. I decided to share it with my lovely followers.
Just right click on the image & save as to your computer.
I would love any feedback about my teddy & would love to see your makes.
Thanks for looking.
Bev xx

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Christmas tag

Hi again bloggers!
Just thought I'd pop on quickly & post this tag. It was made as part of a challenge swap & now lives in Bermuda! I love these globetrotting swaps.
To start I placed olive green & brick red DI on my gelli plate, then lifted a print. I used this for my background.
I had cut the tag from card, adhered my background onto it. Used a decorative corner punch on the bottom corners, then went around the edges with gold Rub'n'Buff.
I then die cut the elements, reindeer, poinsettia,snowflake, tree branch, sentiment & small tag from various cardstock. I covered the small tag with the background paper. 
I used some gold Rub'n'Buff on the poinsettia to bring out the detail.
I arranged the elements onto my large tag, stuck a gem in the centre of the poinsettia, finally sprinkled some glitter around.
Hope you like my globetrotting tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading any comments that are very kindly left.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Allsorts Challenge Blog -  Christmas 
Divas by design -  Christmas flowers 
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas (closes 29/10)  
Imagination Crafts - anything goes  

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies - using Crafter's Companion stamps

Hi everyone!
For this weeks make with the lovely Crafter's Companion stamps - Adorable Cute Companions, designed by Jayne Nestorenko - sent to me by Julie at JB Crafting Supplies, I decided to make a tealight holder.
I had an empty jar (well empty-ish!) & some spare napkins.
I wasn't sure if what I had in mind would work, but I tried it & I think it turned out ok.
I first carefully parted the layers of the napkin, I only needed one layer with nothing on it. Then I stamped onto the napkin layer with the stamps, using black Archival ink.
My jar isn't round - it has 4 sides, so I stamped 4 images. I tore around carefully around the images leaving a border. Next was the part I was unsure of as I thought the ink may bleed. I covered one side of the jar with some Americana Decou-Page medium and carefully applied a tissue image, going over the image with the medium once I had it in place - RESULT! no bleeding so I repeated this on the other 3 sides of the jar.
I left this to dry for a while. 
Then came the next part I was unsure of - would I be able to colour the images? I used my watercolour pencils & they worked a treat.
At the top of the jar I applied some gilding flakes.
Once I was sure it was all dry I applied some glitter in various places using Stckles.
Added some sparkly ribbon around the top & a rechargeable tealight inside.
Here are the other sides of the jar. Hopefully you can see a bit of the sparkle I added. I love the 'frostiness' of the glass.

I am really pleased with how this has turned out. I hope it has insiped you to give it a try. Pop over to Julie's shop and see what stamps she has that make you want to try this project.

Don't forget my giveaway - enter here & you could win some lovely foiled goodness.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your lovely comments.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Allsorts challenge blog - Christmas 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - anything but a card - Winner!
Imagination Crafts - anything goes
Sisters of Craft - anything goes 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ist DT post for Jiggery Makery Designs !

Hi everyone! Here is my first DT post for Jiggery Makery Designs. Owned by Adele Bradshaw, she designs lovely digi images.
She sent this one for this DT project - Tess the witch.
Once I downloaded the image I imported it into Craft Artist so that I could resize it, I made the image A5. Easy peasy to resize.
I printed the image onto white card, then I coloured it using watercolour pencils.
I know she's a witch but I think she has done all of her witchy duties & is off out to a party so I coloured her dress a lovely orange, with shoes to match.
Once the watercolours had dried I figured she was in need of a little sparkle so added some stickles to her dress & hat.
I think you can just about see the shimmer in this close up photo - you can also see the lovely detail Adele puts into her images.

I cut around the image leaving a small white margin. Adhered her to some black card & cut out leaving a small black margin.
I made the 4 step card from some purple/grey card. I used some ripped copy paper as a template & inked around the card using some burgundy ink - trying to give the impression of clouds.
Cut a moon out of some grey card.
Stamped the hallowe'en sentiment onto black card using flitter glue & applied some copper foil. Wrote the party sentiment usingmy Zig pen & applied the copper foil to this.
Cut out some black squares to cover the steps & applied a couple of bats & some more foiled writing.
Adhered Tess to the card using foam pads. Used foam pads on the sentiments.
Thought it needed just a little more so drew a couple of spiders & their webs on a couple of the corners.
Adele does some great designs - check out the Jiggery Makery Blog where there is a link to her Etsy shop. She also has a Jiggery Makery Facebook page.
There is also an insight into how she designed Tess the witch on the blog.Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Delicious Doodles  - Hallowe'en 
Kitty Bee Designs - Hallowe'en
The Crafter's Cafe - spookable - winner!
Creative Moments - anything goes
The Male Room  - Hallowe'en
The Paper Shelter -  Hallowee'en

Sunday, 19 October 2014

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone - hope you've all had a good week.
For today's DT post for JB Crafting Supplies I have made a 3 step card - this shape is really easy to make & folds flat for posting. It also stands well. If you want the measurements they are under the templates tab.
I made the basic shape from some white card, covered this with a sheet from the Magic of Christmas paper pad designed by Steph Davies.
Stamped the images from Crafter's Companion - Adorables Cute Companions designed by Jayne Nestorenko, onto white card, coloured in using watercolour pencils.
I cut the images out leaving a small white border. Adhered the images onto some red card & cut out leaving a small red border.
Went around the edges of the card with foil. Arranged my elements onto the card using foam pads.
These images are really easy to work with, the detail on them is lovely.
Check out Julie's shop & have a closer look.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway - you might win some lovely foiled Kanban card toppers. Enter here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Polkadoodles Challenge -  Christmas Fun
Addicted to Stamps and More -  make your mark 
inky chicks - Christmas 
The Crafty Bloggers Network -  Christmas (closes 29/10)
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes 
CHNC challenge extra - anything goes 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Foil Play card

Hi everyone! Well what a dull, wet couple of days we have had here - just had to stay in and craft.
This card is made from two lovely foiled Kanban sheets, which are part of my giveaway from Foil Play. Details can be found here .
I made the 4 step card first from some pearlescent card - measurements for this can be found here .
I then picked out the toppers I wanted to use & which fitted my card.
I adhered the house topper onto some navy card & cut around to leave a small border to match the large sentiment. I did the same with the small sentiment topper.
I cut some squares from the navy card & adhered to the square 'steps'. Die cut some baubles & snowflakes from some silver mirri, adhered these to the navy squares.
I arranged all the elements onto my card - job done!
These toppers are really so easy to work with & need little else on the card as the foiling on them is so lovely.
Check out my giveaway - you might win some of these sheets of foiled lovliness!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Christmas in October
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas (closes 29/10)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

DT make for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone, here is my DT make for JB Crafting Supplies made using the Crafter's Companion stamps & the Christmas papers very kindly sent to me by Julie from her shop.
I made the glove stamp is a corner stamp, which I stamped 4 times onto white card - matching up to make a frame, using black Archival ink. I coloured them in using watercolour pencils. I cut around the outside edge & coloured the centre using the watercolour pencils as a wash.
Stamped the girl onto white card with the black Archival, coloured using the watercolour pencils & cut out.
Stamped the parcel image out four times, coloured with the watercolour pencils & cut out.
Arranged the images onto the frame, adhered using foam pads.
Stamped the sentiment, cut into three pieces, inked around with frayed burlap DI & adhered with foam pads.
Mounted the frame onto one of the sheets from the Christmas paper pad, mounted this onto some blue card then onto some white card.
Added a little bling with some gems on each side.
The stamps are lovely to work with, very versatile.
Hope you like this weeks make, thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Simon Wednesday Challenge - use watercolours
Anything Goes with a Twist  - female
Artbymiran Challenge - anything goes
That Craft Place - girls but no pink
Penny Black & More -  get ahead for Christmas
Quirky Crafts Challenges - let's Quirky frame it
Sisters of Craft  - anything goes

Recycled make

Hi everyone - hope you're having a great weekend. I've managed to get crafty stuff done.
This was made as part of a challenge - One Word Wonder challenge on Facebook. The word was recycle.
I had an empty beetroot jar - so decided to try & make something with it after removing the label.
I found some Christmas napkins, so decided to make a tealight holder.
I peeled the napkin apart as I only wanted the layer with the design on it. I roughly tore around the parts I wanted.
Then I used some Americana Decou-Page medium, which is a glue, sealer & finish all in one.
I applied this to areas & carefully placed the layer of napkin where I wanted it to go. Continued with this until most of the area of the jar was covered.
I was just left with the top part of the jar to cover. I wondered if some gilding flakes would work as I thought they would add a bit of bling.
I applied Flitter glue to the top & covered in Colourful Thoughts Gilding Flakes in variegated copper, then went over any places not covered with big silver gilding flakes.
I placed a rechargeable tealight inside the jar & was really pleased with how it looked.
I will be using it during the Christmas festivities!
Don't forget to check out my giveaway to win some gorgeous foiled card - mixed everyday & Christmas - check it out here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
CHNC challenge extra - anything goes Christmas

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Oak House Studio One Stamp Project

Hi everyone today I have made projects for the Oak House Studio One Stamp Project, using the Christmas Corner stamp from Oak House Studio.
The idea is to see how many different projects crafters come up with using just this one stamp for one day.
I decided to decorate a candle & make a wall hanging.
For the candle I first made sure how it would fit around the candle. I stamped onto tissue paper using black Archival. Coloured the image using watercolours.
I found it better to stamp each image seperately rather than trying to stamp all the images.
I applied the image to the candle, wrapped some greaseproof paper around the image, pulling it tight & making sure there are no creases. Then heated gently using my heat gun, moving it quickly across the image, so the image goes into the candle.
I repeated this until there were enough images to go around the candle. Doing them individuaally meant I could position each one equally.
For the wall hanging, i stamped the image out four times using versa mark, then applied some green embossing powder. Heated with the heat gun.
Carefully cut each image out.
Decided how I wanted them to be placed on the hessian.
Adhered the images onto the hessian, stamped a sentiment & placed this inbetween the images.
Backed the hessian, attached a ribbon for hanging.
There are some great projects over on the Oak House Studio blog - pop over & take a peek.
Don't forget my giveaway at the top of the page - some great papers to be won here.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
The Stamping Boutique - outside the box

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

spooky candle

I know, I know - I'm obsessed with this pumpkin stamp! But I love it.
There was a challenge over on One Word Wonder & the theme was pumpkin so I just had to enter!
I tried to think of something different to do. I have some rechargable candles so decided to make something with one of these.
 I stamped the pumpkin from a set called 'Boo! Stamp Set' from Oak House Studio. The set contains 5 stamps - a plain circle, the pumpkin detail, 2 scary 'faces' & BOO. I stamped using Yummy Chocolate ink, also from Oak House Stuido,onto some orange card, then stamped the 'faces' onto the pumpkins using black Archival ink. Stamped the boo sentiment around them too. I cut out the 'faces' out to allow the light to shine through like on a real pumpkin.
I wrapped the paper around the candle.
Wrapped some black ribbon around the middle & bottom of the candle, but then thought it needed something on the top.
I stamped the pumpkin & 'face' image a few more times, cut these out. Made a slit into the bottom of the pumpkins & placed them on the top of the candle.
Luckily today was a very dull day so when I came to take the photo the candle light really showed up.

Oh I had a little helper as well & she just had to check that I had done everything properly! Thanks Poppy!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

Don't forget my giveaway at the top of the page. Have a look here.

I have entered this in :
A Little Bit of Crafty - Boo! 
One Crazy Stamper - Hallowe'en/Christmas 
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hallowe'en with ribbon or trim

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Quick Foil Play Makes

Hi Bloggers! Well I have had such a busy day today I didn't think I would have time to make anything before OH got home - how wrong I was!
I remembered about the lovely card kits Gill from Foil Play sent me for my blog giveaway.
I chose the cute Fairy Doodles ones for these 2 cards. One is a die cut waterfall card & the other a die cut pyramage card.
The pieces all came out of the card very easily & were so easy to put together that I had these 2 cards made in no time at all - great for anyone who needs to make a lot of cards quickly.
The pyramage sheet would make 2 cards. The ribbon borders & the sentiments are included on the sheets.
I just needed to add the cards, some backing papers & a couple of bows.
I had these 2 cards made with plenty of time to spare before dinner!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway here - you might win some of the lovely die cuts!
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - anything goes Christmas
CHNC - anything Christmas (closes 31/10)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Top 5 !

YAY! My spooky tag made top 5 over on QKR Stampede.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

DT make

Hi Bloggers - hope your weekend has been a good one.
This is a make for JB Crafting Supplies using some lovely Crafter's Companion stamps, Adorables Cute Companions designed by Jayne Nestorenko & some lovely papers from Craftwork cards - The Magic of Christmas mini paper pad designed by Steph Davies.
I am really into making these box - type cards at the moment. They are really easy to make & fold flat so good for posting.
I made my card from white card - the details of how to make this card can be found on my  here.
I then stamped the images onto white card using black Archival - I wanted to make the signpost be behind the child & reindeer so made a mask of them, placed this over my image & then stamped the signpost.
I coloured the images using watercolour pencils. I cut the image out & decided which die cut to use for it, cut this out using my Grand Calibur. Adhered the image to the die cut.
Stamped the small letter image onto white card, coloured in & cut out. Made a small cut on the child's hand ( OO! that sounded bad!) and placed the letter into the cut so it looked as if the child is holding it.
Stamped the sentiments onto white card using black Archival ink & die cut them using a circle & tag die.
I chose a paper to match my image & colours, then covered the box card with it.
Arranged all my elements onto the card to see where they looked best then adhered using foam pads.
I went around various places with my waterfall Stickles, made a bow from some white ribbon & placed that on the box part of the card.
Placed some gems at various places, coloured a couple red with a Promarker, as on the paper the reindeer has red baubles hanging from his antlers.
Here are a couple of pics - to show the lovely detail on the stamps & how the card looks.

Hope you like it.
Don't forget to checkout my lovely foiled card giveaway which is pinned at the top of my page or you can get to it here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
CHNC - something beginning with p
CHNC Challenge Extra - anything goes (closes  31/10)
CHNC patterned paper challenge -  anything goes (31/10)
Christmas Card Challenges - layer it up
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Hallowe'en (closes 29/10)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Shabby tag

Hi Bloggers! Well it's a dull, rainy & cold day here - a good day for crafting I think ;)
Here is a tag I made for a challenge over on One Word Wonder on Facebook - the theme was shabby. I'm never too sure what shabby means but thought I would give it a go and I won!
I embossed my tag using my trusty GC & a Crafter's Companion Embossalicious embossing folder .
I inked this using tattered lace & crushed olive Distress Inks, then inked the edges with frayed burlap DI.
I found the lovely embellishments a few weeks ago in our local poundshop - must say I have had some great crafty stuff from them lately.
I painted the pieces using mica powders. Warm gold for the cage & corners, warm peach for the bird's body, vintage plum on the wing & tail, copper frost on the border piece. I then touched parts of the cage & corner pieces with clear versa-mark, then dusted with khol black mica powder.
Arranged the pieces on my tag, thought it needed a little something more so I added some lace from my stash.
I stamped the sentiment - from Crafty Individuals, onto white card using black Archival ink. Cut out & inked the edges using frayed burlap DI. Adhered this to the tag.
Added some lace for the tie.
I was pleased with how it had turned out & was well pleased when it won.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway at the top of the page & spread the word around your crafty friends.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
CreativeCornerChallenges - anything but a card
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - anything goes (closes 3/11)
The ABC Challenge -  U for unique, anything goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges -  things with wings

Friday, 3 October 2014

Fir Tree

Hi Bloggers! It's the weekend - yay!
Here is a card I have made using Imagination Crafts Fir Trees stencil.
I used some metallic silver embossing paste from Dreamweaver through the stencil, then poured on some Tropic Moss Blaze Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder. Heated this with a heat gun, I liked the result - plenty of texture. I then cut out the pieces, went over each piece with gold Rub 'n' Buff to highlight the texture.
Ran some white card through my GC with a Darice embossing folder to get the spotty background.
Edged around the white card using blue sky Cosmic Shimmer iridedescent mica powder.
Cut a circle from white card & also edged this with the mica powder.
Ripped some white card to make the 'hill' & edged these with Oak House Studio ink - burgundy - very lightly just to give a hint of depth & shadow. Adhered these to the bottom of the card.
Arranged the pieces of the tree onto the card, checking with the stencil to make sure I placed them in the right order & with the right gaps between. Adhered with foam pads.
Embossed the sentiment onto white card using a Bringing Crafts To You embossing folder, cut out & adhered to some white ribbon. Attached this to the bottom of the card, wrapping the ribbon around the back of the card.
Found some lovely white lace in my stash - edgead all around the card with this.
Cut out a piece of green mirri card, punched the corners.
Adhered the card to the mirri.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
CHNC - anything Christmas 
Eclectic Ellapu -  texture paste/embossing (closes 31/10)
Scrap it Girl -  embossing folders
Tando Creative Challenge -  as cold as ice - winner !