Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Wednesday Inspiration for BeeCrafty..

Hey Bloggers..

Once again wednesday and my turn to share inspiration for
BeeCrafty
For today I've had a play with a couple of stamps and my Oxides.
I used the "Birds and Butterflies set 1" and "Splatter Swirl Elongated rectangle"
The background is made using the mop up tecnique. I simply just added some oxide to my mat and sprayed a bit of water over the ink. Then simply just mopped up the ink with my card stock.

I then stamped my rectangle and made a lustre luxe spray by mixing a bit of lustre luxe and water into a mini mister and sprayed over my background.

 
 My butterflies are stamped, fuzzy cut and then smothered with Oxides.
I finished by matting and layering my background and arranging my my butterflies.

And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting
 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Graciellie Blog Hop.

Hello Bloggers 
and welcome to another post for 

It time for a BLOGHOP and if you pop over to Gracie's Blog, you'll get all the details.
It's the usual rules, start at The Graciellie Design blog and follow the hop. Leave a comment at each blog and you'll be in for a chance to win a $10 voucher to the Etsy STORE..

For this hope Ive used the New release digital stamp called "Unicorn Wishes" Find it in the Store with all the other beautiful digital goodies.


Yet again a very simple card.. I guess its just what I do lol..
This one is a rainbow background. Distress ink on water colour card stock with added water splashes.

My unicorn is printed (I use WORD to to re-size and print), fuzzy cut and covered with a couple of coats of black embossing powder. My sentiment is a die cut (sorry dont know the company) also covered in black embossing powder..

And that is truly it.. Nothing more to it lol..

 Now for the HOP.. If you have followed the hop, pop over to Milagros now.
If you only just popped in here to me, Thank you, but want to follow the hop, pop back to Gracies Blog.



And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting








Tuesday, 12 September 2017

BeeCrafty - Rainbow scull

Hey bloggers
and welcome to my blog.

Today is my turn to share a bit of inspiration for

Todays card was actually my daughters idea.. Long story short, I was stuck for an idea for my digital design team, and my girl suggested making a rainbow.. The background I used today was my first play and just didnt look for the intended card, but I then teamed it with my tophat scull stamp and bingo, we had a winner.. I also used one of the cog stamps. Find them all in the STORE.
Its a very simple card, but guess that is what I do best lol
I used distress inks but I guess you can use what ever inks you want.
I used the following colours:
Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard seed, twisted citron and mermaid lagoon.

I started in the middle with the yellow, and then worked my way out on either side letting the colours overlap a little bit.
I then stamped my scull stamp and heat embossed in black. I also made a mask of the scull on post-it notes while I had the stamp out.

I then masked of the scull and stamped my cogs around it. I didnt heat emboss the cogs as I didnt want them as bright as my scull.

And that is it really. A very simple card, but very colourful.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

BeeCrafty - Hochanda Samples

Hey Bloggers..

Just a quick post today to share my samples from the recent BeeCrafty show on Hochanda. 
All of us on the Design Team have such different styles and I love how we all make such different bits even though we have the same goodies. The other girls are so talented and after watching the shows, I now have so many ideas I want to try out..

Anyway here are all my samples. 


 These 2 cards are some of my favorite in my bunch. I struggle making CAS (clean and simple) cards, but I think I pulled it off this time. They are 1 layer on craft card. Owl stamped and masked off. Then a bit of distress oxide and music stamp stamped over before a few water splashes. I finished with my sentiment up in the corner.

This one is actualy a postcard. I signed a wee greeting on the back.
Its just stamping and smothered in distress ink. And finished with a bit of crackle glossy accent
 
I LOOOVE this card, if you will forgive me to say so about my own creation. Its simply just a lot of masking and stamping, A few paint splashes but the whole project has a spray of silver shimmer over it. Its sooo class, if i do say so myself lol

I love this one too. But its more the colours I think and the fact I love making backgrounds with sentiment stamps. Its oxides but only just stamped. My owl is stamped and coloured and fuzzy cut and stuck on top.

This one was another quick make. Its the brick stencil with distress ink and then the scull stamped over and then the splash stamps in the same red colour (I think it was fired brick).

 This one, forgive me I dont even remeber what I used for the background coouring. I think it was distress crayons but could have been oxides.. Either way, I stamped the scull background repeatedly over it. I love the scull background stamp but I must admit I struggled to come up with ideas for it. Anyway, i stamped my tophat scull and the little poison sentiments, fuzzy cut and layered up.

 This one is once again distress ink and my scull stamped over and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I did the same with my sentiment. The details on this one is water stamping. I simply sprayed a bit of water on my mat and tapped my stamp into the water and stamped on to the card.

 These 2 was mearly a play trying to use the background scull in the best way to show it off. I wasnt sure if I was even gonna show them off, but i thought, someone else might love the stamp like me but find it hard to use. So I guess this is a very simple idea.

 This one was also just me playing. Its just oxides on the blending foam and then stamping over. the swirlies are from the scull background stamp.

And thats all I made for the show. Hope I managed to give you some inspiration in how to use these amazing stamps. You can find them all in the STORE.

 Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Friday, 1 September 2017

Graciellie Design, Inspiration and SALE

Greetings Bloggers.

Can you believe its september already?? Time flies when your having fun :-)
And its time for fun with

This month Gracie is starting the month off with a bundles sale so make sure you pop over to the STORE to check it out. Bundles include 4 stamp sets and will be offered at 30% off until Sep.14th. No code needed.

For my project for today I have used the digital set called Beautiful Birthday Wishes

 




 Forgive me, this project was very hard to photograph due to all the shine. Its another play with foil. Ohh Im hooked on foil now..

I made this because I wanted to try out Gracies molted foil background. Did you see it?? Its an amazing idea and being new to foil, I lapped it up lol.. Find it HERE if you want to see it.. It will explain how I did background on my card.

My flower, my bees and the greeting have been printed from the Beautiful Birthday Wishes digital kit. I printed with my toner printer and added foil and popped it through my laminator. It works ok for me to do it this way but I've noticed my laminator makes streaks and tend to miss a spot or 2 when I foil. I may have to consider investing in a foiling machine, but for now, this will have to do.

Well that was it really. Once foiled I fuzzy cut it all and layered everything up. I added a couple of feathers and a couple of handmade clay swirls under my flower, to give a bit more "wow" but thats it.


And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting






Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Im late, Im late for a very important date..

Hey Bloggers..

Its my day to share inspiration for BeeCrafty.. And guess what? I totally forgot..
Kids had first day back at school and so many things are happening here at the moment so it clean slipped my mind.. But never mind.. Thank god I have a few "back up" cards lying so that is what I'll share today.

I used the "Backdrop - Distressed Diamonds" stamps and the "WORD-age Friendship" sentiment stamp. Both on my favorite list. Find them both and all the other yummy stamps in the STORE.

 The background on the top card is a left over from a previous project I made where I just used the circle. I used my diamond stamp, stamping first in black, just lining up the stamp, and then in red in the gaps. The distress look of the stamp means it dont matter if the colours are fully lined up.

I added a bit of silver embossing powder to some of the black diamonds, but its very hard to see in the pic. As I said, my circle was already cut out so all I did was stamp my greeting onto my card blank and then overlay my background. 

The black circle, under the gems, is actually just me drawing around my die with a black marker and then filling in the gap. 
I finished with the gems and that was it.

This is the project I made using the circle.

And that is it from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

BeeCrafty - Pocket watch

Hello Blogger friends 
 and welcome to my blog.
  Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for BeeCrafty.
For today I had a bit of a play with some of the stamps from the Steampunk collection. Ive used the Pocketwatch and the Gears. I also used the "Time Flies" sentiment.
 This one is made with distress inks. Just pressed the ink pads of my chosen colours down onto my craft mat and sprayed the ink with water. Then simply took a piece of water card stock and smooched it through the ink pools. I dried my card stock and smooched it through the left over ink and dried again.

I used a die to cut the edge of my water colour piece to give it the edge with the stitches. I then lay the background on to the card and drew a faint pencil line following the edge. I removed the background again but on my card I had the pencil line. Icould now see where to stamp my gears on the card to make the border.


Once that was done I stamped the pocket watch on to my background and also stamped a mask on a post it note. I cut the mask out, layed it over my watch and stamped the gears around the clock. That way the watch would be in the front with the gears behind it.



I finished of with my greeting. Im notorious at cutting up my stamps and this sentiment actually have more words on it, but I just cut out the time flies bit and stamped that..
And that is it from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Monday, 21 August 2017

Graciellie Design - Inspiration

Hey Bloggers

Its time to share a bit of mid month inspiration for

Of you follow me on FACEBOOK, you might have seen that I have just "discovered" foiling. Well ive known about it for a long time as my sister is a big fan, but until now, Ive not had the tools to try it out myself. Well after a visit to my sister over the summer, where she showed me how to do it, Im now hooked and I went strait home and ordered a toner printer. 
I already had a laminator so I decided to try that put before I decided if I need to invest in a foiling machine.. So far so good, my laminator is doing good and here is what Ive made.



 


I have used a vast amount of designs from the Graciellie Design STORE.
The Rose/clock is from the "True Direction" set.
The Dove is from the "Peace" set.
The butterflies are from the "Black &White" paper pack (also digital)
The sentiment is from the "Wonderful Things" set.

All I did was to print all the designs I wanted. I use "Word" to re-size and print. Once printed on my toner printer I ran the designs through my laminator with the foil.

The last thing was really just to cut out the designs, layer them up and voila. I just love this card and Im truly in love with foiling now. 

And that is all from me today. Thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration

Hello Blogger friends 
 and welcome to my blog.

Its my turn to share a bit of inspiration for BeeCrafty.
I have a couple of journal pages to share today.

This page is made using alcohol inks on top of vellum. You add a drop or 2 of alcohol ink and blow on it with a straw. It gives a cool effect and was really fun making.
I then took my vellum and stuck on to one of the pages from the BeeCrafty Journal. I stamped and heat embossed in black and added a few black paint splashes to finish.

This was my second attempt with the alcohol ink. Although I didnt stamp onto it, I wanted to share it. This page is also stuck into my journal.

 This one is one of the half pages. Its distress ink and more distress ink through the dinkable stencil. I then stamped and heat embossed in white and finished by making the little white dots around the edges with a white marker.

Goodies I used:

Journal
Selection of Banksy Inspired stamps
(Im linking to the whole section as there are so many amazing ones)
Feather Dinkable Stencil
(again linking to the whole section, not to be missed)
Distress ink
Embossing powder
White marker
Alcohol ink

  And that is really it from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Graciellie Design Inspiration Blog Hop

Hey Bloggers

Its time for the 2nd "New Release" Blog Hop over on
Graciellie Design.
Pop over to the BLOG to start the hop

This month we are using the new release of  digital stamps and papers called Magnolia Dreams. Pop over in the STORE to see all the amazing designs from Graciellie. Gracielle has also teamed with Paper Temptress and released a matching paper pack.

Here is what I have made for this hop.
For this card I started by printing my background sheet. That way had it ready to colour matching for the next step. I then transferred my magnolia flower in to "WORD". (I simply copy and paste). I resized it and copied and pasted that flower 10 times, then printed. I printed onto water colour card stock (140g) as I used my ZIG markers to colour.

As I said, I printed the flower 10 times. This was because I cut out the middle section on 5 of them and used them to decoupage the remaining 5. It gives the flowers so much more dimention on the card.
Once I finished colouring I went over all the flowers with a wink of stella shimmer pen.

Once my flowers was done it was time to print my sentiment. I had the size of my card measured out on a piece of copy paper so when I printed I could see the size of the sentiment versus the card. It took me a few tries to get the size just how I wanted but it was worth it.

And then it was just a matter of popping it all together. A bit of distress ink around the edges of the sentiment and a bit of faux stitching.







 If you are taking part in the blog hop, you now have to pop over to Milagros
If you only just popped on to my blog but want to join the hop, pop back to Graciellie Design.

  And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting