Wednesday, 17 January 2018

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Lustre Luxe cards..

Hello Bloggers

Once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty.

For today I have been playing with my Lustre Luxe. They are a constant fixture on my crafty table along side my inks. They are so versatile. They can be used for so many things. For today I have used them on 2 cards. I used them with the Easy Frames Inkable stencils. I love these basic shapes.



Both cards has been made the same way.

My backgrounds has been made by simply adding my stencil and adding lustre luxe through. I left each shape to dry for a few seconds before adding the next but Lustre Luxe drys very fast so it wasnt a problem.

I added my sentiments to a strip of black card stock and heatset it with silver embossing powder. I finished by matting and layering on black cardstock and a few gems on each and Voila..

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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

BeeCrafty - SNEAK PEAK of brand new stamps

Hello Bloggers..

I have a very exciting post to share today..
I have gotten the honour of sharing a sneakpeak of the BRAND NEW stamps from
BeeCrafty.

Make sure you tune into Hochanda this friday at 10am & 3pm.
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The stamps for this brand new release are amazing and its all about Safari.
They are'nt yet in the BeeCrafty STORE, but will be avaliable on Hochanda from Friday.

Here are my samples, and DO look forward to se what all the other girls have made.. Their samples are amazing as always..
 Stamping and black embossing powder.

 Alcohol inks on vellun, stamping and black embossing powder.

 Gelli plate background with acrylic paint. Stamping and high lights with white gel pen.

 Distress ink background, water sprayed through star stencil. Circles die cut, stamped and tripple heat embossed with black embossing powder, smothered in distress ink.

 Another Gelli plate background and plain black stamping.

The sentiments I've used are the new BIG sentiments. The sentiments are the same as previously released BUT they are BIIIIGGG.. I just love them. Next week I will share a few more samples I have made for the show, but only used the sentiments.

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

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Art Journaling and a Lustre Luxe Tag..

Hey Bloggers
And Happy New Year to you all..
My first blog post of the year is for
BeeCrafty.

Over the holiday, I took a wee break from crafting as my mojo has been hiding for a while. In order to kick start the mojo a wee bit I decided to try out a bit of art journaling. Its not something I do often but I was inspired by my teamie Jane and her amazing art journaling.. Mine is only beginner pieces compared to Jane's so do pop over to see her amazing journal.

I started colouring the whole page with purple Lustre Luxe. I used the easy frame circle stencil as well as few of the Dinkables to add more colours of Lustre Luxe. For the 2 suns I added the Lustre Luxe with a wee spatula so its raised, just like using paste. For all the circles I just used blending foam.
And then it was really just doodling. I used a white gel pen as well as a black sharpie.
I did think of adding a greeting but decided just to leave it.. But you never know,  might go back to it lol...

Right, while I was playing I went for a second page. This one is using the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks. I also used the feather and the spotty Dinkable. I finished with the "Angry Bubbles" sentiment stamp.

Well that is really it for today, but before I go I want to share a few tips for using Lustre Luxe..
Let me post a few pics and I'll explain as we go..

I made these 2 little tags, but I didn't like the border I made down the bottom, but stamped with Archival ink, the ink was gonna come off.

So I decided to cover up the tag and start over.
1st coat of Lustre Luxe going on, already great cover..

2nd coat, only the black showing through..

 
And the full tag now covered.. It took 4 thin coats of Lustre Luxe to fully cover and no tag wasted..
Now.. Tip no 1:
Leave each coat to dry for a few mins. Lustre Luxe pretty much drys instantaneously but I find that if you leave it for a few minutes, the next coat goes on a bit smoother.

 Before and after..
After my tag was dry I used a shimmer spray made also from Lustre Luxe to add the gold shimmer and then the circle wire style frames with Oxide inks.
The shimmer spay is made by filling a mini mister with water (fillit only half way with luke warm water) and a wee lump of Lustre Luxe. Shake well.
Tip 2: Empty out your mini mister after use and clean mister well as I left mine and mister was all clogged up.
And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting




Wednesday, 27 December 2017

FraticStamper.. Its been a journey..

Hey Bloggers..

Ah its with a bit of a heavy heart I write todays post..
Its my last as a guest DT member for
FranticStamper.

I have had such a blast and Im overwhelmed with the generosity from the girls. The amount of goodies I have recieved to play with.. ah it's all been amazing..
But my term has come to an end and I just want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Fran and Kathy for having me. 

Anyway.. I made a project for today, once again using a selection of dies.
You can find the whole selection over in the STORE.

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

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. Fleur and Freddie.

Hello dear bloggers
and Happy Christmas to those who celebrate it.

Its my turn to share a bit of inspiration today for
BeeCrafty.
I havent actually been crafting for a few weeks now as my mojo left with the christmas stress, so today Im gonna share a few cards I made with the Fleur and Freddie stamps back when the girls had them on Hochanda. Find these adorable stamps in the STORE with all the other amazing goodies.


For both cards I stamped strait onto white smooth cardstock and coloured with my water colour pencils. Matting and layering and voila.. Very simple cards and you could use any colouring mediums you feel comfortable with.

And that is it for today. Stay tunes to BeeCrafty though, the girls have some amazing stamps up their sleeves for the new year.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting



Friday, 15 December 2017

FraticStamper - Scrappage

Hey Bloggers

My turn to share some inspiration for my Guest DT for

Today i have teamed the egyptian dies with the British dies and paperdoll and made a fun little scrappage of my "baby". Abbie is 7 now so not a baby any more but she is my youngest so will always be the baby lol

Make sure you pop over to the STORE to see the full collection. There is something for everyone..
 



I have started to scrap onto A4 instead of 12x12. I dont scrap often anymore, simply due to time, but once in a while I take the time to create a memory like this.

These "around the world" dies just fitted this picture of Abbie so well. She is standing on "our" road leading from our house to her grandparents house. She always loved walking up to visit grandma and Grandpa. Sadly they are both in heaven now, but the house is still in the family so the journey isnt over and the memories lives on.

This page is made using a couple of stencils from my stash. Im afraid I dont know what companies they may be from as I take them out of the packaging and store them in a folder. BUt I used several with a bit of distress ink through. I then diecut all the dies I wanted and coloured them with distress ink. Then it was a simple matter of layering them up how I wanted and stick them to the LayOut.

A very simple page but hey if you visit my blog regularly, you will know that that is simply just my style lol

And that is it for 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, 13 December 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration -

Hello Bloggers..

My turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty.

Bev was on Hochanda last Friday with the Banksy XL's and some fab new goodies. New backdrop stamps, new MDF and new Dinkables.
Find all the goodies in the STORE

Here is my samples, sadly they didnt make it back to the Bee's in time to make the show, but hope they can still provided a bit of inspiration.
 For my first samples I had a play with the skyline stencils and one of the brand new dinkable, the Bats.. Oh how I love this stencil.. Card is simple distress ink through the stencils.

 For this one I made a background using oxide inks and stamped with one of the new Backdrop stamps. I used a couple of MDF cogs, painted with Lustre Luxe to add on top.

Another Oxide background. I stamped my Banksy boy and girl, and then used the Dinkable that looks like a sun to create some shadows around them. I finished using the spotty dinkabel with distress ink.

Another Distress Ink background. I then used the Ghetto blaster boy but I stamped him of the page and repeatedly. I finished with some water splashes and a wee sentiment.


And then there is the new MDF. The doorhangers. I love these.
For both of these I used Lustre Luxe to colour. For the cogs, I used a trick Sam showed on her last Hochanda show. She mixed the colours of Lustre Luxe together. So I decided to try this out and managed to make this stunning brown colour. I used Oxide inks to stamp the subtle backgrounds and I finished with a few bits from my stash.

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

Friday, 8 December 2017

FranticStamper - More Egypt..

Hey bloggers 
and welcome..

Time to share a few more of my creations I made with the amazing New Release dies from
FranticStamper..
 Pop over to the FranticStamper STORE to see the whole collection. The theme is All around the world and its an amazing collection. 

I have once again used the egyptian themed dies and I have 4 projects for today. This is seriously one of my favorite die series I have ever seen.
 
I wanna tell you a funny little thing that happened when I was making these.
I was working away and my 12 year old son came into me. I had already shown him the dies and he loves them as much as me. (totally history buff this kid is and he is patiently waiting till he can play with the dies). Anyway, I had diecut a whole selection of these images, just sitting shuffling them about to get some ideas.. My son looks at me and says "mum your not gonna put those two ones together are you?? they dont go together". So I asked him to explain and he said: " the sarcophagus means death, its like a coffin and your putting it next to the hieroglyphic of life, that wont work mum". I got it delivered with a head shake, eye rolls and a laugh lol..
Personally still think the 2 would look great together my my history buff told me otherwise so I listened and kept them apart lol..

 Anyway.. this one is made from craft card smothered in Distress ink. I die cut my map in gold. When I diecut the map, all the little pieces stayed together even when i took it out of the die. Im guessing its because its such a detailed die?? But it still cuts perfect. So I added foam tape on the back of the map itself, but only glue on a the land pieces. I then took the whole thing, stuck it where I wanted it on my card and used a ball tool to push the land pieces down onto the card. As there was already glue there, all the pieces went strait onto the card and voila.. Easy peasy..
I diecut my paperdoll and used the egyptian add on die to dress him using black, gold and craft card.
The pyramid is just dicut, added distress ink and stuck strait to the card with foam tape.

 This one is very simple. My mat is gold mirri card as is my greeting. The Sphinx and the pyramid are just craft card with distress ink. My background is a sheet of paper from a Tim Holts paper pack. 


 And then there is these little beauties.. It was the first creation I made when the dies landed on my table. The hieroglyphics just lend them selves to this amazing little gift box. Its another die from the collection but it can be used for soooooo many things. It cuts the wee box in 1 go, with all the fold lines on it, so a spot of glue and voila.

One of the other girls have made boxes just like mine, with the same hieroglyphics on them, pure coincidence, but she has made her boxes in gold.. They look amazing so make sure you keep an eye of for her creation.
 
Last but not least for today.. One of my favorites.. I simply diecut the sarcophagus mutiple times from gold mirri card and added them to a white card blank. I matted and layered onto gold again and diecut my greeting from brown card stock. I did however find that the greeting got a bit lost, so I used one of my favorite tricks, I layered my greeting on top of a strip of vellum. It mutes the background a little bit but is still visible..

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

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration.. More Bookmarks

Hello Blogger Friends..

Wednesday again and my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

I have a few more bookmarks to share today.. As I mentioned last week, I had the christmas craft fair coming up and I wanted a few bookmarks to sell as they flew out the door last year. As well as this year.. So I made some using the stamps from BeeCrafty. This time I used Brusho and a selection of the Banksy Stamps. I did also use a selection of stencils from various companies, but check out the Stencils from BeeCrafty, something for everyone.



These have all been made the same way. No magic. Simply just a tag diecut, sprinkled with Brusho's, sprayed with water. Left to dry, Stamped and distress ink through stencils.. Finish with matching ribbon and Voila!!

And that is it for 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
 

Friday, 1 December 2017

FranticStamper New Release Inspiration..

Hello dear bloggers 
and welcome..

Today im sharing my first post, for this month, for my guest DT
FranticStamper..

This months release is amazing. Dont get me wrong, all the releases are pretty darn amazing, but this one.. really hit a spot with me.. Its "all around the world".. 

As some may know, Im Danish, but I live in Ireland with my Irish husband and our babies. Our 2 cultures are not worlds apart, but it has always been very important to us that our children understands and respect different cultures. One of their aunties come from Japan, and another from Germany so many cultures enter our lives..

On top of that, my son is a right history buff.. He loves everything about vikings, greek mythology, anything to do with Gods and EGYPT.. Ohh how not only he, but all of us loves Egypt. We hope one day to be able to afford a trip there..

And that will explain my creations (and the amount of them I made lol)
Part of this collection is EGYPT.. Darn they are amazing these dies. And Im not gonna lie, I a'int done creating with them..

Listen, enough of me rambling on.. Pop over to the FranticStamper STORE to see the whole collection. As I said, theme is All around the world.

This little paper doll here have been with FranticStamper for a while I believe, but for this release, they have designed the accsesories to match the different places in the world. Again, you need to pop to the store to see them all.

Both of these creations (above) have been made on craft card. It was mealy diecutting, smotherings of distress inks in various brown colours and a spot of edge distressing with a distress tool. (Use your sissors if you dont have a distress tool, just be very careful)

Not much magic in this one either but I do love the look of it. The background is made on white card stock, again with distress ink and I used a water mister to create the splatter effect. I diecut again from craft card and my greeting in brown card, and this time matted and layered on gold mirri card.

And that is it for today. Ill have more creations using these amazing dies, next friday.
 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