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.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Wizard of OZ Bookmarks

Hello Dear Blogger Friends..

Its my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

But before I do so, I want to wish our very own Queen Bee, Mamma Bee, Julie-Ann A very Happy Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day and that your little bees spoil you all day.


Right, project for today.. I have our yearly school christmas fair this coming Sunday and I decided to make some bookmarks for my stall. And what would be more easy and effective then a spot of stamping.

I decided to use the Wizard of OZ stamps to make a couple of them.
Find the whole selection of stamps in the STORE.

 I started by diecutting the tags and then stamped strait on to them. I used versamark ink as I coloured in with my watercolour pencils. I used distress ink around the edges to add a bit of a vintage feel to the tags and finished with a wee piece of gold ribbon.
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, 24 November 2017

FranticStamper Inspiration.

Hi Blogger Friends

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for my guest DT,
FranticStamper.

Im using the November release called A life of Love and Music. Its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps. Visit the STORE to see the full collection.

 
 For this card, I teamed this months release with last months. (Find it HERE)
Last month was the beautiful christmas collection and it just suit so perfect with these music stamps.

My background is distress ink and the FRA-CLG-B033 Bit of music stamp which I heat embossed in gold. I then cut the FRA-DIE-103255 Layered Tree die and the FRA-DIE-10342 Joy die from white card stock. I coloured all the parts of the tree and the letters with distress ink and added to my card.
The tree comes as seperate dies and needs to be layered up to make the tree. I love this as it gives real dimention when you layer the pieces up. On my tree on this card, I used silicone glue so the tress really stands out again the beautiful music background.


 This one was very simple to make but really stands out due to the colours and the beautiful die I've used for the background.
My background is simply distress ink and then water stamped with the FRA-CLG-B033 Bit of music stamp. I then repeatedly die cut the FRA-DIE-10354 Musical Heart die and just glued each die cut strait to my background. I finished with FRA-DIE-10351 Love and Kisses die, which I cut and triple heat embossed in gold, layered onto a piece of vellum.



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, 22 November 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration

Hello Dear Bloggers
and Welcome to my blog..

Its once again wednesday and my turn to share some inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

For today I decided to use some of my favorites stamps and mix them with a distress oxide background that I had spare.

I have used the Pocket Watch stamp as well as the Time Flies sentiment stamp.
Find both in the STORE with loads of other goodies..

OH OH OH... Dont forget BLACK FRIDAY..
A little birdie told me that the Bee's have some special discount on, so be sure to pop over for a nosy.
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This one is a simple oxide blended background. I just used my blending tool to dap the differnt colours on to some water colour card stock and then sprayed the living daylight out of it with water lol.. The colours have ended up lovely and muted and just looked perfect for stamping my pocket watch. I stamped it with brown distress ink and also matted my background onto brown card stock.
I finished by stamping my sentiment onto a strip of vellum, attatched on the back of the card and added a few gems.

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, 17 November 2017

FranticStamper - New Release Inspiration - Love & Music.

Hello Bloggers.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for my guest DT,
FranticStamper.

Im using the November release called A life of Love and Music. Its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps. Visit the STORE to see the full collection.

For my 2 cards today, I have used the following:
Piano Keys Edger - FRA-DIE-10293
Musical Heart - FRA-DIE10354
Love and Kisses - FRA-DIE 10351
A Bit of Music - FRA-CLG-B033 (background stamp)




For this one I started with a black piece of cardstock. I die cut my Piano Keys die towards the bottom of the black cardstock. I then used the edge of the die and made a mask to cover the diecutting. By using the edge of the die I got a mask that matched the curved of the diecutting.

I then stamped my background stamp at the top of my black cardstock (I lay my mask over the diecutting) and heat set it with white embossing powder. I then die cut my Heart and my greeting from silver mirri card. I diecut 2 of each and stuck together to raise them up a bit from the card.

I then matted my black background on to silver mirri card, stuck my heart and greeting down and voila, all done.





Right for this one... I started with a black piece of cardstock as before and I diecut my piano just as before. The die dont seperate the bottom from the keys fully, so I just snipped that bit of. This left me with a piece fitting my cardblank BUT with the bottom bit missing.

I then took my cardblank. I needed the bottom bit removed to replace with accetate. I simply used the edge of the die itself to give me the right curve, drew a faint line with a pencil and cut by hand.
I then stuck a piece of accetate on the inside of my cardblank.

I then added my black piece of card on top of the cardblank and the white card shows through the holes where the keys are.
I diecut my greeting from glitter cardstock and added to the card 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





Thursday, 16 November 2017

BeeCrafty - Wizard of OZ Samples.

Hey Bloggers..

I appologise, I totally forgot about my post for BeeCrafty yesterday. Life is a bit hectic around here at the moment.. No excuse though so I decided to post my samples today.

Bev was on Hochanda this past Tuesday with the amazing stamp collection called "Inspired by the Wizard of OZ". Its a beautifull collection based on the original book.

This one is made with distress ink. I made a water colour wash for the back ground and then the same colour through the brick stencil.
Mr Tinman is coloured and covered with glossy accent.

This background took quite some time to make to be honest, but it was worth it I think. I started by repeatedly stamping OZ greeting with red, orange and yellow distress ink. I then misted it with water and left to air dry. Once dry, I took the brick stencil and used a clear paste through it. Once again, left to dry. Once totally dry again, I misted the background with plenty of water so the ink between the bricks started to run. Once again left to dry.

While doing all this waiting, I stamped the same greting on to vellum and I stamped and water coloured my Lion. I fuzzy cut him and added him to my background with my greeting.

 Once again my brick stencil, this time with white paste. Once oaste was dry I added brusho on top.
Dorothy is water coloured and fuzzy cut as is my greeting.

 This one was a play on one of my favorite card designs. Its no secret that I love making backgrounds and this design is such an easy way to show off a background. 

And then my favorite.. These stamps has a vintage feel to them. And after making the other samples I still hadnt come up with that "wow" card that I always aim for when getting a new collection landing on my table. And then it hit me.. I had made my samples as usual BeeCrafty cards.. My usual style.. But these stamps are so different and needed a different approach.. And thats when this vintage card came together..

I used the BeeCrafty Steampunk papers, lots of layers and distressing, water colouring and fuzzy cutting, twinw and whatever that mesh stuff is called  lol..

I love this creation and think it truly sets of these beautiful stamps.

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


Monday, 13 November 2017

A farewell to a DT..

Hey Bloggers

Today, is a post I write with a bit of a heavy heart. Its a farewell to my Dt spot for
Graciellie Design.

I have really enjoyed my time with Graciellie and have loved creating with the amazing designs. And I want to extend my warmest Thank You to Gracie for having me.

I had already made a few projects in advance and I decided a perfect way to say goodbye, would be to share these projects.

All the kits I've used can be found over in the Graciellie Design Etsy store. I hope you will pop over to her store and have a nosy. The kits are all digital and once purchased, can be used over and over again.


 This one is made by my daughter Abbie. She is 7 and loves crafting. I promised her Id share her card also when it was time to share mine.







And that is it for today. Once again thank you to Gracie for having me and I wish her and the DT all best for the future.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Friday, 10 November 2017

FranticStamper - New Realease Inspiration.

Welcome Blogger Friends.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
FranticStamper

This month release is called A life of Love and Music, and its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps. Please pop over to the STORE to see the full collection.






Both of these cards have been made the exactly the same way. The only difference in them is the distress oxide ink.

I started by using the FRA-CLG-B033 Bit of Music bacground stamp. I stamped it on to both of my backgrounds with versamark ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I then covered just the one background with oxide inks. Once ink had dried I die cut my my greeting, the FRA-DIE-10351 Love and Kisses die, from both backgrounds. I matted and layered my background on black cardstock and then swapped the greetings around so the coloured went into the white background and visa versa.
I finished with a few gems on each card and that was it.

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