Sunday, 21 June 2015

That Craft Place 'Lot's of Layer's' Challenge...

Hello lovelies!

We have another fabulous challenge for you over at

The theme for this challenge is

'Lot's of Layer's'.

I'm on the mixed media team, but as I also love making cards too I've joined this challenge. I've used a gorgeous new digi stamp from THAT CRAFT PLACE - ETSY SHOP called 'Daddy's Little Helper'.

I've coloured this little cutie with Letraset Promarkers in shades:
Skin: Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Sunkissed Pink, Almond, Dusky Pink
Hair: Cocoa, Henna, Terracotta, Cinnamon
Clothes & Splats: Dusky Rose, Antique Pink, Mandarin, Peach, Pastel Yellow, Yellow, Meadow Green, Marsh Green

The lovely products used from 
Quality Paper Pad PPSL10 ~ Pearlescent Card ~ Tim Holtz Distress Inks Abandoned Coral & Cracked Pistachio ~  Ink Splat Stencil ~ Greyboard Drips ~ MDF Banner ~ MDF Word Circle ~  Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue ~ Cheesecloth ~ Patterened Ribbon ~ Flowers 

I think 'Daddy's Little Helper' is so cute.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge, so don't forget...Layer It Up!

Hop over to 

to see lot's of wonderful design team inspiration.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Happy Crafting,
lots of love

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Crafting Musketeers Midway Reminder....Shades of Summer

Hello lovelies!

We are halfway through June already, which means that it is time for the

The theme for this month is

'Shades of Summer'.

We are sponsored by Hobby House who are kindly giving the winner of the challenge a voucher to spend on their website.

My 'Shades of Summer' card just had to be a cute digi that is just perfect for this theme.  

Meet 'Sunshine Bubbles'

This little cutie is available from 

I have coloured her with Letraset Promarkers in shades:

Skin: Sand Dune, Putty, Almond, Pastel Pink, Cocktail Pink
Hair: Saffron, Gold, Vanilla, Mustard, Ivory
Hat, Bikini & Glasses: Iced Pearl, Spring Lilac, Frosted Jade, Pastel Green.

The Happy Birthday tiles are also from That Craft Place. 
The lovely dots around the card are Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic Studios.

I love using straws too, so they just finish it off perfectly.

We would love to see your creations for this challenge.

Hop over to the 

to see lots more lovely design team inspiration!

Happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday, 7 June 2015

That Craft Place Mixed Media 'Anything Goes' Challenge....

Hello lovelies, well I am loving my time as a design team member over at 

Such a lovely bunch of girls to work with, and they are all very talented and inspirational too. 

It's time for another challenge over at 

'Anything Goes' Mixed Media.

I altered a canvas for my project this time...

The ingredients I used ...

Betty Boots Clear Stamp Set, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, MDF Cogs & a scrap I had left from the Mr & Mrs MDF sign, Heart Stencil, Peach and Pink resin flowers, Greyboard Feather

Already in my crafty stash...

10"x10" square canvas, gesso, watercolor card, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink Pad, Distress Inks Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Waterbrushes, String, Scrap Negative Grunge paper from a flourish die cut, Acrylic Paints Linen, Rose Garden, Victorian Rose, Distress Crackle Paint Tattered Rose, Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, Sea sponge, Metal findings and cogs, Wax paper, 3 brads, Stazon Ink Timber Brown, Glamour Dust, Beads, Diamond Stickles.

How I made it...

Paint the canvas with gesso.

Stamp Betty onto watercolor card using the Memento ink.

Dab the ink pads onto a brown craft sheet.

Use the water brush to build up colour.

Build up the colour gradually, until completed. Glue string to the canvas to create a criss cross pattern and a loopy border. 

Trim the negative from the flourish die cut.

To fit the bottom left corner, glue onto the canvas.

Glue the MDF pieces to the canvas.

Paint over all of this with the gesso, apply it over the edges of the watercolor card to blend them into the canvas. 

Paint over with the Linen Acrylic Paint.

Use a sea sponge in a dabbing motion to apply Rose Garden and Victorian Rose Acrylic Paints. Also use the stencils in various places.

Paint the Distress Crackle paint in the criss cross squares, in the loops and on the MDF pieces.

Once dry you will see the cracks that have appeared. Use a soft sponge to apply Distress Tea Dye ink to the cracks. 

Use the stazon ink to stamp elements from the Betty Boots stamp set onto the mdf pieces and parts of the canvas. Cut circles from wax paper, attach together with a brad. Scrunch up then pull apart the edges to separate them. Add glue and sprinkle with glamour dust. Colour the greyboard feather with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, add Diamond Stickles. Glue the embellishments and beads onto the canvas. 

I really enjoyed making this. I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I made this.

Don't forget to hop over to 

to see the rest of the fabulous design team inspiration.

I am entering my Mixed Media Canvas into the challenge over at 

Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu  - Steampunk
Rhedds Creative Spirit  - Anything Goes

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love