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Monday, 26 September 2016

Delightfully Dark...

This weeks challenge at 
 I have just purchased these AWESOME stamps
 and used the whole skeleton to stamp and heat emboss a "boneyard"...
 before blending over with TH distress inks.
 The inks wipe off the clear emboss to leave shiny bones
in the ground.
 The other set has these wonderful "Death's head" moths...
 which I stamped onto patterned card stock before fussy cutting.
The sentiment stamp reads 
"Even in our darkest moments
There is always a glimmer of light"
but I cut it down to something a little more sinister...
I will be entering this card in the following challenges;

 Also...did you notice the 
in my sidebar?
Well I will be doing a giveaway when I post on Friday
so you may want to come back and check it out...
(sneak peek...yes it's a doll)
Enjoy :D XXX

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Not so "clean" and simple...

Today's card was inspired by 3 challenges;

 First I need to apologise for the photo quality...
I seem to have been a little shaky this morning.
This is supposed to show how I embossed the blank card
using Sheena Douglas' "Vine" folder.
 I stamped the "Rosehip" fairy
from Crafter's Companion Fairyopolis collection
 used a heart shaped X-cut die to cut it out...
 and coloured with my promarkers.
 I kept the colour palette pretty simple and used the blender pen 
to soften areas of her dress and the rosehips .
 I couldn't leave the white card white...
so I chose an ink that matched one of the pens
 adding it sparingly around the edges and over the embossed areas
To make the "stopper" I cut 3 small hearts,
layered them to make 1 thicker heart
and coloured to match the rosehips.
I real life it doesn't look as "scruffy",
but then I 'm not a particularly 
"clean and simple" person lol
Enjoy :D xxx
*now I am feeling the urge to make a doll...
with Tim Burton in mind*

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What's your Favourite???

Welcome to
(pens/paint pencils etc)

This was a tricky challenge for me as I just love crafting...
so ALL mediums are my favourite lol.
I narrowed it down to 
Paper/fabric/inks/ Promarkers and Stamping,
so how to combine all these ...

Fabric Transfer paper!!!!
 I had already coloured the adorable "Goth Girl"
from our sponsor
using promarkers in my go to colours of 
neutrals and faded blues...
then I simply had to print her off on the transfer paper
(may as well do a few at the same time)
and iron on to some scraps of cotton fabric.
 (the only thing I use my iron for...)
 The image now has a soft grainy texture, 
which I think makes her even more soulful looking...
 and fraying the edges makes the piece even more tactile.
 Now to choose from my stash of yummy patterned papers...
 keeping to the fabric theme and sepia/blue tones...
 before digging out my "stitching" stamps.
 Simple matting and layering can be given 
extra energy with the use of faux stitching, and these stamps
certainly make this process quicker.
 A hand written sentiment makes the card so personal,
especially to a poorly friend :D
Do you have any "go to" favourites when crafting?
If so, why not show us ?

I am entering this card in the following challenges;

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Aaaaarrr Matey!

Tomorrow is apparently "Talk like a Pirate Day"
is asking for 
pirate related projects(with a bit of sass obviously)

 I thought this would make a perfect combi with 

 I dug out some pirate stamps I won in a challenge  years ago...
*can we say "just perfect"*
 Selected a stepper card blank...and butchered it.
Don't be shy with card blanks, it's ok to chop them up a bit.
 I used inks to add dimension and interest,
creating a simple Pirate ship effect...
 and I couldn't resist using my newest stamps to add
a skull to the sail :D
 The legend reads 
"Now this is my kind of a cruise"

Quite pleased with this little adventure...
Enjoy XXX