Saturday, 30 November 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Pink Christmas

Howdy!! Popping by quickly with a card I made for this week's La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. 

This week we are all about Pink Christmas



I stamped Marci onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Clothes - R81, R83, R85. YG61, YG63, R24, R29
Candy Cane - RV10, RV11, RV13

The papers are Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hills Collection and I've matted it with both pink and white cardstock from Papermill Direct


Check out the rest of Team Friday's Pink Christmas creations over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and can also keep with the latest new on our Facebook Page or Twitter

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Sandie
xxx

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Inspiration #5

Hi! Popping in quickly with my card for this week's Bellariffic Friday. This week we had an Inspiration challenge using the picture below. 


My card features Life is Good, one of Diane Duda's fabulous stamps. My take on the inspiration photo was to use baker's twine (spools) and also use the twine to tie a bow. 


I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with copic markers and I kept the card really clean and simple. Love how it turned out. 

Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook pagefor all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great day!!!
Sandie

Friday, 22 November 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Flags and/or Banners

Good morning! It's Friday and that means we have a new Inspiration Friday for you over on La-La Land Crafts. This week our theme is...

Flags and/or Banners



I created the snow scene  using white paint, very coarse glitter and mod podge. The trees have been coloured with copic markers and have a thick layer of glossy accents added. 

I made the flag using a stick from a cake pop :)


Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Clothes - B91, B93, B95, B97. E42, E43, E44. Star Dust Stickles
Gifts - B12, B14, B18. Y13, Y15, Y18. R24, R43, R46. G20, G21, G24. Y21, Y26, Y28

You can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to our Facebook Page or Twitter

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xxx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day Four

Well, it's the last day or our Waltzingmouse Christmas inspiration posts and I do hope you enjoyed the amazing talent from the whole design team. Thanks so much to everyone who visited over the past few days, we hope you picked up some crafty ideas.  

Today we are showing off our handmade Christmas decorations and for this I made some baubles. I have also done a quick tutorial for these and you can find it over on the Crafting Ireland blog


My baubles feature  2011 Holiday Ornaments, Ornate Ornaments & Alpine Christmas stamps. I made 3 different sized, shaped and coloured baubles. They are such fun and soooo easy to do. 

Red & Green featuring 2011 Holiday Ornaments 
(2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities)

Red & Gold featuring 2011 Holiday Ornaments and Ornate Ornaments 
(2011 Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities)

Blue & White featuring Ornate Ornaments & Alpine Christmas

On the Blue & White bauble I've heat embossed some snowflakes (from the Alpine Christmas stamp set) with clear embossing powder which is hard to pick it up on camera but it's much clearer 'in the flesh'.  


Well that is it from me, but to find more Christmas Decoration inspiration just follow the links below :)


Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day Three

Good morning! It's Day Three of A Waltzingmouse Christmas and today the design team are sharing TAGS!!! 

(Apologies for the bad photos, I am having camera issues. I will replace the photos when I get it sorted)


Left to right
Tag 1 - I created a rosette from a 1" x 12" strip of patterned paper, scoring at every 0.5" and folding accordion style. I stamped the bauble with Fired Brick Distress ink and tied 2 bells to the top using some twine. I then added a thick layer of Glossy Accents. Both the bauble and sentiment are from Folk Art Christmas Additions

Tag 2 - I stamped the bells with Scattered Straw distress ink and tied them together with bakers twine, adding a metal JOY charm. The sentiment is from Seasonal Flourishes

Tag 3 - The reindeer is stamped out with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and coloured with copic markers. For the background I layered up some papers and sealed them with mod podge. I heat embossed some chunky white enamel to create snow and I added some white circles using a Bubbles stencil and modelling paste. I inked all the edges with Broken China ink. The sentiment is a mix of two sentiments from Seasonal Flourishes


You will find more Tag inspiration on each of the blogs listed below. 
Thanks for visiting!! 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Peace - Winter Tag

If you are looking for A Waltzingmouse Christmas you can click HERE or scroll down to the next post. 

Hi! Today I have a little WOW! Embossing inspiration. Following along with our theme this month, Christmas and/or Winter, I have made a Winter tag. 


To create the background I started with some blue snowflake paper and added a thin layer of gesso over most of it. Then I added some mesh and more gesso. Using a stencil and modelling paste I added some bubbles. 

For the snowflakes I first embossed them with Clear Gloss and then some Mojave.


I coloured the tree with a green copic marker (G21) and then spritzed it with Kiwi Glimmer Mist, dried it off with a heat gun and then embossed it with Clear Gloss. 


I sprinkled some Nice Ice Blue and Mojave onto mod podge and heat embossed it so that the powders melted into the mod podge. 


I stamped the sentiment onto white card with Memento black ink and then cut the letters apart. I adhered them with mod podge and then put a thick layer of glossy accents over them. Finally, I inked the edges with Broken China distress ink. 


WOW Embossing Products Used: 
Powders: Nice Ice Blue, Mojave & Clear Gloss
Heat Tool 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR CHALLENGE AND WIN SOME WOW! EMBOSSING POWDERS!!


Theme for the month: Christmas and Winter!

I have entered this tag into the Mixed Media Place Glimmer Mist challenge
Sandie
xxx

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day Two

Welcome back!! It's Day Two of A Waltzingmouse Christmas and today we are all about Christmas cards. 

My card features the new Alpine Christmas stamp set.


I stamped out the trees and snow and then masked before stamping the house behind. I coloured the house with Distress Markers and added some white flock to the roof. To create the snowfall I sprinkled some chunky white embossing enamel over the image and heat embossed it (from underneath). The sentiment is part of this set - I just love all of the sentiments that come in the set. I simply stamped it onto white card with memento black ink, adhered it with 3D foam and added some flossed buttons & pearls. On the top I hand cut a pennant from patterned paper and added another flossed button. 



Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see more Christmas inspiration!! In the meantime, check out the rest of the design team's cards for today. 

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Waltzingmouse Christmas Day One

Good morning and welcome to Day One of our Waltzingmouse Christmas event. Over the next four days the design team will be sharing a world of Christmas inspired projects featuring a range of stamps, old and new.  

Today we are showcasing Alpine Christmas and the amazing new dies from Waltzingmouse Stamps Cutting Edge dies



To make the lantern I first used Bright Season and stamped out the candle, etc. onto white card Then taking another piece of white card I cut out the lantern using the Bright Season Lantern die. I placed the lantern on top of the stamped image and trimmed off the excess so that it fit under the lantern. Then I adhered it with wet glue. Once it had dried I distressed all the edges with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. I stamped the leaves and berries with distress ink, trimmed them out, distressed the edges and adhered them with some wet glue, front and back. 

The sentiment is from Alpine Christmas and I just stamped that out onto patterned paper and tucked it under the lantern, which is popped on on 3D foam dots. To embellish the bag I added a bow, some Cream Pearl Pen & a flossed button.


I hope it inspires! Here is the list of ladies also showcasing today.. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Home Sweet Home - Mixed Media Tag

Howdy bloggers! I hope your Saturday is treating you well. It's a lazy day here in this household, too wet and cold to venture outdoors so it's crafting, movie watching and generally being sloths for the day, lol. 

I had a bit of a play around wtih some inks, sprays and stamps yesterday and I decided to make a tag to enter into the challenge over on the Mixed Media Place blog. They want to see projects with Glimmer mists used on them... and this is what I came up with. 


I started out with a 6"x3" manilla tag and I covered it with some papers by Prima. I used mod podge to adhere it down. I then added a thin layer of gesso and once it dried I spritzed the background with Patina, Kiwi & Lemongrass Glimmer Mists - drying with a heat gun between layers. I also used a yellow spray from Dylusions. Then I added some more paper detail, around the edges and sealed them with more mod podge. 


I stamped out the house and used Creall Silkies to colour it in, then I sealed it. The sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse Stamps stamp set. I cut it apart, adhered it down and outlined it with a Black fine point Sharpie paint pen. 


The butterfly was in the pattern of one of the papers so I just trimmed it out and stuck it down, layering some mod podge over it. I took the lid of my mod podge and pressed it down into a brown inkpad, using it to create the circles. 

To make the house stand out more I also outlined that with the Sharpie paint pen. 


All in all I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I have some more mixed media supplies winging their way to me and I am excited to start playing with it.... so expect to see a lot more in the coming weeks :D 

Sandie
xxxx




Friday, 15 November 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Sketch #23

Good morning!!! It's time for another Sketch Challenge over on the Stamping Bella blog and this week we have another fabulous sketch for you.


This is my take on it.. 

My card features Uptown Girl LOLLY and her BROLLY. I inked up the top half of the stamp so that I could make a circle to suit the sketch. 


I'm not entirely sure what make the papers are, I only used one double sided sheet, and matted it with white and blue cardstock from Papermill Direct. I used nestabilities to cut out the circle and scalloped circle, and I adhered them with 3D foam dots. To embellish I added some flowers and pearls. 


Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook page for all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great Friday!!!
Sandie
xxx



Monday, 11 November 2013

Bellariffic Fridays - Mix N Match

Good morning!! Today we have a new challenge up over on Stamping Bella, and this week our theme is 

Mix 'N' Match - Use more than one stamp on your project. 



I stamped them out onto Make it Crafty blending card and coloured them up with Copic markers. My papers are from Prima and I've matted them with white and blue cardstock from Papermill Direct. To embellish I added some flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and some blue/white bakers twine. 


Check out the rest of the Bella Babes makes over on the blog. Don't forget to drop in Stamping Bella Facebook page for all the latest news, and the SB Sisterhood group to share your wonderful makes with us!!

Have a great day!!!
Sandie




Friday, 8 November 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Edge It!

Howdy!! We have a new Inspiration Friday over on the La-la Land Crafts Blog and this week our theme is .........

Edge It - Use Fancy Edges

My card features Heart Key Marci and I've coloured her up with copic markers (listed below). 

I added my fancy edges by using the  Heart Doily Border between the card base and the teal layer and then the Scallop Bracket on top. 


My papers are from Prima Marketing, and I've layered them up with card and a white doily. To embellish I added some champagne coloured pearls, Opal pearl pen, some punched butterflies which I have edged with Star Dust stickles and a Heart Banner. Both the sentiment and the XOXO are included with the rubber stamp. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Dress/Shoes - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18. R81, R83, R85
Hair Bows - R81, R83, R85
Key - Y21, Y26, Y28. R24, R43, R46. Star Dust Stickles


Don't forget, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!

Have a wonderful Friday
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Greeting Farm OA - Valentine Amelia

Good morning!! Today I have a card to share which features the super cute Amelia from OA -Valentine, one of the sets from The Greeting Farm's November release. 


I also used the Filmstrip & Polaroid die set to create the layered elements. The sentiment is included in the OA-Valentine set. I've cut it apart and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and then added Star Dust stickles around the edges. I also added some sparkle to the heart and star on Amelia. 


Copic Markers - 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Dress/Bow: B02, B04, B06. R43, R46.
Shoes: C9
Star: Y19, Star Dust Stickles
Heart: R24, R43, R46, Star Dust Stickles

You can find this amazing set, and the rest of the November release over on The Greeting Farm store

Thanks for visiting!!
Sandie
xxx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - A Sketch

Hi! Today I have a card to share which I made for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Fridays Sketch #22


And this is my take on the sketch


I have featured Faith the Fairy which I've stamped onto Make it Colour blending card with memento black ink and then coloured up with copic markers. My papers are from My Mind's Eye and I've used them with black and white cardstock from Papermill Direct. I also added a white doily and adhered my image on top with 3D foam dots. To embellish I added some pearls, a pearl button and an organza bow. 


That's it from me for today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 
Sandie
xxx

The Greeting Farm November Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! It's time for another new release over on The Greeting Farm. This month we have MY HEART, an absolutely  fabulous stamp set PERFECT for art journaling as well as making cards,etc. We also have FROU FROU SWEET, another adorable Frou Frou and she certainly is super sweet. Last but not least we have an adorable stamp set featuring Oliver and Amelia VALENTINE. 

Over the past few days the design team have been previewing all of the stamps, if you've missed it why not head over to the blog and check them out ;)

I decided to do an art journal page using MY HEART. 

This was very much inspired by page I saw on Pinterest, I'm still finding my feet with art journaling so I kinda CASE'd this, lol. 


Below is a list of ladies participating in today's release. Be sure to visit each blog on today's hop, leave a sweet comment for each, and then back to the TGF BLOG letting us know you've finished the hop. You have until 11:45pm CST tonight to finish hopping and we'll announce the winners on the TGF blog. 


Have a great day and happy hopping
Sandie
xXx
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