Sunday, 8 February 2015

Octavia Moonfly - Unicorn Dreams Pop Up Box Card

Just a quickie from me today. I wanted show you my latest card using the new Octavia Moonfly Collection from Polka Doodles which is available not only as a CD and full digital download but also as individual digital downloads. I'm going to apologise in advance for the picture overload, but this card was so tricky to photograph and I'm still not sure that my pictures do it justice!

Anyway, I've made a little pop up box (the template for which can be found on the new Work & Play 9 Collection). I think I'm officially addicted to making these and actually can't think that I'm going to bored of making them as everyone is so completely different - I just hope you guys don't get bored of seeing them!

I coloured the image with Prisma Pencils (go gentle with me I'm still learning and experimenting with them) and used a selection of die cuts.

All of the papers were from the collection and as I needed a lemon paper and there wasn't one, I simply changed the colour in word. To finish, everything has been given a generous sprinkling of glitter to add to the magical, dreamy effect.

For those of you who have ever wondered whether or not I have any help with my projects, well I can confirm that I do! Luckily this one passed Lillie's stringent quality check!

Oh just one more thing before I go. Polka Doodles is having a DT call and we need talented people for our Challenge Blog and Facebook Team. If you're interested in applying please pop over and read our requirements ( the closing date says the 7/2/2015 but we still have a few places so please do apply)

Right that's me done for today. So thanks for dropping by.

Claire x

Products Used:

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Use a Bow
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Splash of Colour
A Gem of a Challenge - Lots of Layers
Little Claire's - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Something with a heart
Jo's Scrap Shack - Shaped Cards
That's Crafty - Animal Magic
4 Crafty Chicks - Hand Coloured Image
Moving Along With The Times - Pastels
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - All Things Bright & Beautiful
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Quick Cards Made Easy Valentine's Card

It's me!!! Sorry it's been so long since my last post but I've had my Grandad's funeral and few other things that have kept me pretty tied up.

Anyway, I just though I'd pop on to say I've got one of my cards in the above issue of Quick Cards Made Easy. I have to say I've really enjoyed being on the reader's design team as it has pushed me into using just papers to create a card. I hope you like what I've done with the free papers that came with this issue and I'd love to see what you make if you have them.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tatty Twinkles USA Pop Up Box Card

Are you fed up with these Create and Craft USA samples yet? I hope not.....

As soon as I saw this image and the Puff Balls Dies I knew I had to make a pop up box incorporating them. I'm not going to waffle on about how I made it as it follows pretty much the same format as other boxes I have made and blogged about.

I've also used the new Decorative Bunting dies from Tattered Lace which I have to say are lush.

As always I've stamped the image onto Ultimate Graphic Paper and coloured the image with Graph'It Markers.

I hope you like my project for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Stemplesonne - Anything Goes

Friday, 9 January 2015

More Tatty Twinkles USA! Cowgirl

Firstly I'd like to say a big HELLO to all of my new followers and also say thank you to everyone who took the time to send me messages of condolence.

This is another stunner from the new Tatty Twinkles USA launch! I hope you like what I've done with her!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 5 January 2015

Tatty Twinkles USA - Disney Scrap Page Card

As promised I'm showing you another of my samples that I made for the Tattered Lace and Create & Craft US launch shows. This was a really quick and easy scrap layout that I turned into a card. I think this is possibly my favourite stamp set out of the entire collection!

I used the negatives from the Puff Balls Cutting Die and some Distress Ink to create the background. The frame is the gorgeous Butterfly Tapestry which I've cut down and then glittered up and added some gems to.  I stamped the Tatty Twinkles Mouse onto Ultimate Graphic Paper and coloured her with Graph'It Markers before cutting her out and layering her onto the layout. I stamped the sentiment onto black card and then layered it up. To finish I added a bit of ribbon and some buttons.

I've got a couple more projects to show you over the next few days. Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Tatty Twinkles USA - Altered Sneakers Mini Tutorial

Happy New Year to you all. Sorry I've not posted for ages but life has been a little chaotic here and I sadly lost my Grandfather on Christmas Eve. As a result I'm afraid that my posts will remain very sporadic.

A little while ago I told you that I was working on a really exciting project, well finally I can you what it is. As some of you may or may not be aware Create & Craft have officially launched in the USA and one of the first products to be shown was a new line of Tatty Twinkles stamps and dies. Guess who was asked to create some projects for the launch? Yes that's right me! Talk about lucky huh? Anyway, I decided that I'd alter a pair of sneakers which was great fun and definitely something I will be doing in the future. I've also made this into a mini tutorial just in case anyone fancies having a go themselves.

The sneakers were a cheap and cheerful pair from Primark which had been reduced to clear as they were slightly marked. This meant I had to even out the base, so I covered them with a thin coat of Gesso.

I then stamped the images onto tissue paper using Stazon Ink and tore the images out carefully before painting a thin coat of Gesso over the image. I then coloured the images with my Graph'It markers on the reverse.

Next I coated the images with Mod Podge and adhered them to the shoes.

Once the Mod Podge had dried I used a Graph'It Marker to draw around the images to make them pop a little more and then added some Stickles Glitter Glue for a bit of added sparkle.

To finish I added some funky ribbon for laces.

I hope you like my little project and if you decide to make your own sneakers using this tutorial please link back here and show me what you've done.

I'll be back later in the week another of my samples. Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Friday, 7 November 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge - Ice

Good morning, sorry I haven't been around very much but I've been ill and life in general has got in the way of crafting. Anyway I'm here today with my challenge inspiration project for Graph'It Markers which is ICE. The time we'd love to see Ice or Water on your projects. Remember you don't need to use Graph'It Markers to enter, (although we'd love it if you did) and you're picked as the lucky winner you will win a set of Graph'It Markers.

I decided that I'd make a wall hanging this week using the Skater Girl from Polka Doodles Festive Hollybobs collection (she is available not only CD or full digital download but also as a single Digi Stamp). I had a bit of an accident whilst colouring the ice and didn't have to for a remake, so I carefully cut her out and created the background separately. I used the Graph'It Mix It Palette, Mix It Fluid and a paintbrush to create the ice which I then roughly coated in Glossy Accents before dragging a toothpick through it to create skate tracks. Unfortunately when I placed the image onto the ice it looked a little bare, so after much huffing and puffing I decided that 'd make a background using the acetate technique I showed you the other week. The fabulous thing was the glue created a resist which meant that the background only went where I wanted it. I then added some punched glittered snowflakes before mounting the image into a card box frame.

To finish I added some pine boughs from the Gingerbread Twist Picknix Collection, paper flowers, felt mittens and skates and a button.

Well that's it from me today. Hopefully I'll be back to normal fairly soon and will feel like creating. I'll try to pop round and visit all of your blogs as well.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I almost forgot here's the colours I used:
Skater Girl
Skin 4115, 4135, 4155, 1230
Hair 3150,3190
Clothes 5240, 5245, 8150
Skates 9909, 9506
9100,  9101,9103, 5245,8150, 9909

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
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