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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mission Inspiration - April Page

Hi everyone - hope you are all ok. What weird weather we are having at the moment , sunshine one minute snow the next. Lovely and sunny here at the moment but cold!
Here is my Mission Inspiration page for April.
Love the inspiration prompts Mike gives us every month.
I have used patterned paper, paint, texture paste, ink, ticket ephemera, stamping with stamps & bubble wrap.
Check out the other members great pages here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Craft Your Passion - #309 anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - #155 anything goes
Where the HeART is - #8 anything goes

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Magic ATC's

Hi everyone - hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
Here are some ATC's I made for a swap over at A Little Piece of Me blog.
The theme was magic - which I had a bit of trouble with as I have no stamps that have anything to do with magic!
I went online & found some free images which I resized to ATC size, inked around the edges. I wanted something to give a bit of a mysterious feel so thought vellum would do the trick. I embossed this with my polka dot embossing folder. I placed this over the image, hinging it onto the back of the ATC.
I then printed the 'Abracadabra' onto card, cut around the shape it had made & hinged this to the back of the ATC.
I'm hoping that they fit the magic theme.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Creative Corner Challenges -words
Alphabet Challenge Blog  - d for dots
Creative Fingers - #107 anything goes
Dragons Lair Designs - anything goes

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Mid month reminder for Crafty Calendar Challenge

Hi everyone - middle of April already!
Just thought I'd pop by & remind you of the challenge over at Crafty Calendar this month.
We have 2 sponsors

This time I have used a coloured image from Fabrika Fantasy - Water Fairy.
I had seen the easel drawer card in a magazine & decided to give it a go.
I made the basic shape from white card then covered with patterned papers. On the purple spot paper I stamped around the edge with a stitching stamp.
Die cut some of the spotty paper around the 2 long edges, then matted with the flower paper & some ribbon to make the stopper.
Printed out the image onto white card, die cut using an oval die, used a larger oval to die cut the flower paper.
Inked around all the edges using the same ink that I had stamped the stitches with.
Die cut a couple of tags from some lilac card, and the with love from white card. Placed these tags onto the corner of the card.
Added a bow and a button threaded with some purple hemp thread.
Die cut some flowers from the lilac card, edged with the ink, added these to the card  & some gems in the middles & glitter on the petals.
Added some ribbon to open the drawer with.
Don't forget to pop over to the blog & see the other DT's makes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #194 anything goes
Creative Fingers  - #107 anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #139 things with wings & ribbon or trim
Simply Create Too - #107 use stitching (faux or real)
Simply Papercraft - challenge 27 anything goes
A Beautiful Mess - #1 anything goes
Little Miss Muffett - #135 anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude - challenge 14
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - challenge 273 anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - challenge 124 tic tac toe
The Crafty Addicts - challenge 13 anything goes option of girly 

Friday, 8 April 2016

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Mellow Yellow ATC's

Hi  - more ATC's!
These are made for a swap over at Blissful ATC Swap this month - the theme is mellow yellow.
I inked the base card, embossed & inked the layer with a slightly darker yellow.
The burlap flower & butterfly were poundshop finds. I inked around them. Threaded a button with some yellow twine & stuck in the centre of the flower.
Stamped the daffodils & tulips onto white card, coloured with water colours & cut out.
Stamped the sentiments onto white card.
Arranged everything onto the ATC's.
Throughout all the time making these I couldn't help singing that Donovan song and I even found it on You Tube! Talk about memories !
They are now making their way to my swap partner in America!
Hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Double D Challenges - yellow
More Mixed Media - (30/4)
Cardz 4 Galz - spring
Craft Stamper Magazine - spring flowers

Garden Friends ATC

Hi everyone - just thought I'd pop on and show you this ATC. The theme over on Wicked Wednesday this week is Garden Friends.
I found the little frog stamp, ladybirds, butterfly & twine among some magazine freebies so made this little garden scene.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Wicked Wednesday - garden friends (12/4)
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes (19/4)

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Glitter ATC

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a good weekend - the weather has not been too bad here.
I have made this ATC using glitter card for the base, black card embossed & distressed for the layer, edged with silver ink.
I die cut the peacock, butterfly, flowers & flourish from glitter card.
Added a little 'proud' label.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Wicked Wednesday - lots of glitter (5/4)

Saturday, 2 April 2016

DT post for Crafty Calendar

Hi everyone - time for another challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog.
The theme this month is : Anything Goes.
We have 2 sponsors this month:

All Dressed Up                                                                                          Fabrika Fantasy

The image I have used is from All Dressed Up - Love Spring Time.
I printed it off to the size I needed for my project. Coloured using watercolour crayons.
I embossed & inked over my base card, then die cut the frame from white card. Die cut some flowers & butterflies.
Arranged everything onto my base card, added a little Stickles glitter to the flowers & butterflies.
Hope you have time to pop over to Crafty calendar to see all the DT's beautiful makes & perhaps enter the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Card Mania - Spring
Die Cut Divas - Spring
Cr8tive Hands Friends - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Friday, 1 April 2016

April Calendar Art

Hi everyone - April already so thought I'd show you my calendar Art for April.
Made using a design from Silhouette Studio using my Silhouette Portrait. Love these designs, perfect for using my small pieces of paper.
Hope you like it - next months is in the making - watch this space!
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Eclectic Ellapu - spring flowers/April showers (30/4)

DT post for Creative Artiste

Hi everyone - wow where did March go??
Time for a new challenge over on Creative Artiste Challenge Blog. This month's sponsor is Dusty Attic.
I was in my favourite cheap shop when I came across a pen pot I thought would be good for altering.
Here is what it looked like before -

I quite like the design, which is on both sides so I only decorated the front & sides. I already had a notelet holder which I decided to decorate to match.
I covered the all the parts I was decorating with a layer of white gesso.
I then inked some old book pages with green distress ink, inked through a stencil with a different shade of green & stamped using purple DI. I then covered the pot & notelet holder with these pages & Mod Podge. Added a further layer of Mod Podge to seal everything.
For the front panel I drew around the pot onto my encaustic art paper & did the design using green, blue & gold waxes. Adhered this to the front of the pot.
Went over all the edges with some Inka Gold wax.
I love how it has turned out & it looks good next to my phone.
Don't forget to pop over to the Creative Artiste blog & check out all the other DT's lovely makes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Altered Eclectics - anything goes (30/4)