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:

Friday, 17 October 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge - Backgrounds

It's challenge time over on the Graph'It Marker Blog and this week we want to see your backgrounds. As always there's a fabulous prize of some Graph'It Markers up for grabs and the best bit is you don't even need to use Graph'It Markers.

I've been poorly this week and so needed a really quick make. Let me know what you think of my inspiration piece this week, especially the background technique.

To create the background I scribbled my Graph'It Markers on a piece of acetate and then spritzed it with Mix It Fluid. I picked the acetate up and tilted it to allow the colours to blend. Then before it dried I laid a piece of card over the top and pressed it into the ink. I trimmed the card to size and then stamped the images to create my scene.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Graph'It Markers1180, 2150, 5160 and 7290
Graph'It Mix It Fluid
Embossing Powder
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft-room Challenge - Make your own background
Artistic Inspirations - Make your own background
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun - For a man/boy
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes

Friday, 10 October 2014

It's not October it's Octavia!

I'm really hoping that all of you can see this post cos if you can't it means I've completely messed up my blog! In my last post i mentioned that I thought it was odd that nobody was commenting on my work and that I'd discovered the reason for it was Google+. Basically Google+ comments will not allow anyone to comment on my posts unless they sign up for a Google+ account and to be honest I can't say that I blame anyone who doesn't sign up as it isn't a fabulous platform and if they have to use these methods to get people to sign up then I'm certainly not a fan! Anyhow I decided to leave the Google+ platform and they certainly don't make it easy, as I went to click leave they kindly informed me that all Google profiles will be deleted! Anyway, I decided that I'd leave anyway and see what happens - worse case scenario I have to start my blog up all over again! Hey ho!

Anyway enough of my moaning I'm here to tell you about the Graph'It Marker challenge this week which is AUTUMN COLOURS. Remember you don't need to use Graph'It Markers to enter, your project, it simply needs to fit the theme. You could win yourself some fantastic new pens if you're the lucky winner, so what are you waiting for? Get your entries in!

My inspiration card this week is using the beautiful Octavia from Polka Doodles. I coloured her with my GI's and then added a combination of a GI background and Distress Inks which I flicked lightly with water to give a faux bleach effect. I then added some Stickles for a bit of bling and glitz before assembling the card.

Skin 4115,4125, 4135,4155, 3110
Hair 3110, 3125
Dress 2105, 2110, 2140, 2170
Grass 8260, 8280, 8290
Butterflies 6160

Well that's it from me today. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Claire x

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