Month: February 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo Canvas

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday which means some Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from me. 
I have been creating with some of the new release this week, and have created a mini canvas. 
This was so fun to do. I coloured the canvas using Distress inks and then stamped along the bottom using Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp, i then dabbed adhesive fluid across the grasses and sprinkled a mix of Mermaid Tears Embossing enamel & Aged White across and heat set, I then took two of the new 3D Enamel Gels  and randomly dotted them to give them the look of flowers. 
The birds are from the Lil flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows set and I have given them two coatings of UTEE in White and then rubbed some gold wax over them. 
The sun is from one of the new Piccolo Sets, Spring Accents, I did something slightly different with the sun.I cut it so it would fit in the corner  & then used my black Spectrum Noir and Coloured it so it was all black (including the edges), I then gave it a thin layer of 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl, whilst it was still wet I sprinkled some Aged White over it and heat set, I then took the 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl and put another layer on and waited 5-10 mins before wiping some of the gel away…I really love effect this has given and will certainly be using it more in the future. 
I hope you like my mini canvas, don’t forget to check back each day for some wonderful creations from the rest of the fab team. 
Items used- 
Mini Canvas
Distress Inks
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Sheena Douglass CAS

Morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend with lots of crafting πŸ™‚ 
Over at Crafters Companion Blog they are having a Clean and Simple Challenge, I thought some of the Sheena stamps I had would be perfect…What do you think…
I made a 6×4 card blank and then cut a smaller piece of Watercolour card, I coloured it by taking Distress inks (colours are listed below) and pressing them down onto my craft sheet, I then gave them a spritz of water and pushed the watercolour card down onto it, the thing i love about this technique is you can get some many different effects by just playing around with the distress inks whilst on the craft mat. 
Once Dry I used Sheena’s A little bit sketchy Falling Feathers set and did some second generation stamping using Versafine ink pad. 
I then stamped the sentiment (again second generation) and mounted the sentiment and the stamped panel onto some black cardstock, and then stuck them onto the card.
I do hope you like my card, I really enjoyed making it. 
Items used-
6×4 card blank 
Ranger Distress Inks in – 
Broken China 
Squeezed Lemonade
Mowed Lawn
Water Spritzer 
Black Card Stock in my stash 
Black Versafine Ink Pad 
Craft Sheet
I would like to enter this into the following challenge- 
Happy Crafting πŸ™‚ 
x

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Visible image

Morning everyone ! 
Well today is the day ! Visible image are on your screens again, and with some gorgeous new stamps (trust me you NEED these stamps) Mark will be on at 10am & 4pm TODAY on Create and Craft 
Not to be missed… Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 
OR download the Create& Craft App.

I wanted to share with you some the samples I made for the show using the new stamps.

Elegant Emma set 


 Items used-
Elegant Emma Set
6×6 Scalloped Edge card Blank
Crafters Companion Neenah cardstock
Spectrum noir pens & pencils -FS9,FS8,FS5,FS4,FS3
IG4,IG3,IG2,IG1
TB3,TB4,TN1,TN2,EB1
 BT1,BT2,BT3,BT4
120,119,117,112,4,3,1
Doily
Frantage
Sewing Machine
Distress ink-Tea Dye & Vintage photo
Ribbon


Items used- 
Once upon a time Stamp set 
Mens Collage stamp
Crafters Companion Watercolour card
Distress inks
Watercolours
Cheesecloth
Brown card from Papermilldirect
Gold Pearl WOW Embossing powder

More than words, Sympathy Set 

Items used-
More than words Sympathy set
Black Versafine inkpad
Cream hammered card & Black card from Papermilldirect
Ribbon & Pearls are from my stash

More than words- Thank you set 

Items used-
More than words Thanks so much set
Dot stamp from Debonair Bradley
Grunge Polka dot Background stamp
My minds eye Kraft card
Dylusions ink in Calypso Team
White Distress stain for stamping
Versafine for stamping

Debonair Bradley set 


 Items used-
Debonair Bradley set
Crafters Companion Neenah  card
Papermania & KaiserCraft Paper
Versafine Ink pad
Spectrum Noir Markers in FS9,FS5,FS4,FS3
IG10,IG8,IG6,IG4
BG7,BG6,BG4

More than words- Congratulations set 

Items used-
More than words Congratulations set
Border Punch
PapermillDirect Card
White card is Crafters Companion Neenah
Versafine Ink pad
Tea dye Distress ink




More than words- On your Wedding Day set 

 Items used-

 More than words On your Wedding Day set
Papers are Prima Fairy Belle
Ribbon and Pearl Button are from my stash
Cheesecloth
Sewing Machine
Tea Dye Distress ink




I have used Elegant Emma, Debonair Bradley & More than Words Wedding day for this card. 

 Items used- 
Elegant Emma Stamp
More than words Wedding Day
Debonair Bradley Stamp
Distress inks
Spectrum Noirs –
FS9,FS5,FS4,FS3,FS8
TB4,TB3
TN1, EB1,EB2
EB8,EB5,EB6
IG7.IG5,IG3
120,119,117,112,4,3,1

Don’t forget the current Challenge where you could win Β£20 to spend on Visible Image Stamps.  
Also head on over to the Visible image Facebook Group   to join in chat with fellow crafters & show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image Stamps πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a lovely crafting weekend 

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Globecraft & Piccolo Bubble frame

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday, which means Globecraft & Piccolo day from me
Have you been and checked out the new Spring release ? there is some fantastic items in the release, so if you haven’t checked it out, then what you waiting for ! 
Onto what I have been creating this week. 
I have used one of the fab Bubble Frame kits, the one I have used is the new French Oval Kit, and it is beautiful ! 
I wanted to go with a vintage/shabby style with it…
What do you think ? I was really happy with how it turned out. 
On the actual frame I have painted it with Off white paint, and then used a Crackle glaze, once dry I used Distress stain, which i rubbed all over and then buffed off. 
The edges of the frame and French oval I rubbed some gold wax. 
Inside the Bubble I have used the new Stacey’s stacking flowers, which are brilliant and so versatile ! I used Aged White Embossing Enamel & Copper Kettle Embossing Enamel on the flowers and trimmed them so they sat around the edge of the frame, I also “lifted” some of the petals to give some dimension to them.
I have also used one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Accents set and one of the flourishes from Medium Flourish Accents set, i embossed these using Bahama Aqua Embossing Enamel
Here is a closer look at the butterfly…
You can also see the crackle and the beautiful frame better in this picture. 
I hope you like what I have been creating this week, don’t forget to check back everyday and see what the rest of the team have been creating, and why not head on over to our Facebook page and share what you have been creating too. 
Happy crafting. 
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Visible image Book with a sneeky peek….


Morning everyone πŸ™‚ Well it is Saturday which means Visible Image day for me.
Now for those on the Visible image Facebook Group   you would have seen that NEW VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS LAUNCH on Create & Craft TV!
 10am & 4pm on Saturday Feb 22nd! 
Mark will be back on your screens with some awesome demos! 
Not to be missed… Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 
OR download the Create& Craft App.

On to this weeks make from me. This is going to be one of the samples on the show. 
Like most little girls I used to love Fairytales, so i decided to use the stamps to make a book, and here it is…


This is the outside of the book, I have used Once upon a time Stamp Set (list of all items used are at the bottom of this post) 

This is page one which Features the lovely Emma…and another stamp from one of the new stamp sets that will be featured on the show

Pages 3 & 4 which feature BradleyBricks from Max RocksBelieve SetHearts are from Harley Set

Page 5 Features Ink splats and Create with your soul

 Page 6 features BradleyEmma. & Chandelier set…The Rose is from the new Beautiful Emma Set that will be on the show πŸ™‚

Page 7 features one of the new totally gorgeous More than words  sets that will be premiering on the show…you cannot miss these sets, this is the Wedding Day set which comes with the rose.

Page 9 Features Live your dreams and Hearts are from Harley set

Page 10 features Once upon a time Stamp Set and the rose is from the new Emma Set which will be on the show.

I hope you liked my book…I cannot tell you enough how much you need to tune in and see how gorgeous these sets are.
Other items used are-
Spectrum Noir pens in following colours –
FS3,FS4,FS5,FS9, CR3 
CR3,CR2,CR1,PP3
EB5,EB6,EB8
LY3,CT3,CT4
IGG9,IG7,IG6,IG4,IG3,IG2,IG1 
Crafters Companion Water Colour Card 
Mica Powder
Versamark Ink pade
Kraft Card
Frantage
Bronze Embossing powder
Silhouette Cameo
Distress ink
Wooden Heart is from Globecraft & Piccolo 


Make sure you check out the Visible Image Blog  every day from now until the show for more sneeky peeks at the fantastic samples the rest of the team have been creating, and also don’t forget the current Challenge where you could win Β£20 to spend on Visible Image Stamps.  

Hope you all have a lovely crafting weekend 

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Dare…

Morning everyone, I do hope everyone is safe with this awful weather. 
Now those who are on my Facebook page would have seen me saying how fantastic the new Spectrum Noir pencils are…I truly love am in love with these pencils !! 
Spectrum noir challenge  is currently Masculine, so I decided to to make a card and enter…and here it is…
I have used the image Dare from Mo Manning, the sentiment also comes with the image, I decided to go for a travel feel to the card…and of course had to be vintage ! 

Here is a closer look at Dare…I have used the pencils to give definition on this image and I cannot believe how fantastic they blend….I have not even used blending solution ! I really think these will take your colouring to another level and cannot recommend them enough…I was very silly and only got the Essentials set, but I will be purchasing the other sets. I know currently these are only available on Create & Craft, But I *think*  they will be released elsewhere around April time. 
Here is a list of colours and items used- 

Kraft Card 
Paper is from my Stash and Papermania All Aboard 
Image & Sentiment Dare Mo Manning. 
Cogs cut on Silhouette Cameo and embossed using Globecraft & Piccolo Copper Kettle
Crafters Companion Neenah Card
Spectrum Noir pens used- 
FS3,FS4,FS5,FS9
BG2,BG4,BG6,BG7
DR2,DR5,DR7
TN6,TN7,TN8,TN9
GB1, GB2, TN1 
Spectrum Noir Pencils used- 
1,15,20,22,91,95,112,117,119,120. 
Thank you for stopping by, happy crafting x 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges- 

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Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Dots.

Hiya all, I  hope you all had fun with the giveaway over at the blog …don’t forget to stop by the Facebook Page to keep up to date with all the latest news…and trust me there is some AMAZING products coming so you will want to keep up to date. 
On to this weeks make from me. Now I am sure there is lots of you, who like me love Enamel dots, they look great on everything don’t they ? 
Just look at how they bring this card to life. 
  
Now what if I told you that you can make them yourself, to any size or shape you want ? 
Well with 3D Enamel Gel you can !!!! and the best bit is….its so easy ! and works out so much cheaper than the premade ones. 
All you need to do is get yourself a craft sheet/Teflon sheet 
and let your imagination run wild, you can create dots like I have here…..
Or you can create hearts, write words or even make enamel swirls ! I always leave mind to dry overnight just to make sure they are completely dry, then I curl the craft sheet and peel them away. 
You can even do a batch lot (which is what I do) and store them for future use. 
Here is a little close up of them on the card….
How ace are they ? and just think of everything you can create ! 
I have used the following Enamel Gels- 
I hope I have inspired you, we would love to see what you create with the 3D Enamel Gels. 
Happy Crafting x 
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Visible image…Believe

Hiya everyone…I cannot believe it is saturday already ! where does time go…But being Saturday means Visible image day from me πŸ™‚ 
I wanted to go for a nice bright and cheery card this week…
What do you think ? Fun isn’t it. 
I have used the following stamps- 
This is a fun card that can be done in so many different ways….why not get your stamps out and have a play πŸ™‚ 
Don’t forget our current Challenge which is the easy theme of Love, and you can win Β£20 to spend on these fab stamps. 
Some exciting news is Visible image are back on your screens on Create & Craft on 22nd February at 10am & 4pm GMT. Head on over to the Facebook Event  for all the latest info….a little birdie also told me some new stamps may be being launched……
Whilst you are there why not join our Facebook Group to chat to fellow crafters, share your Visible Image creations & also keep upto date with all the Visible Image news. 
Have a fun crafty weekend x 

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New image launch at All Dressed Up.


It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.


Happiness



Love to Dance



Purrrfect Together



Rock my world


How great are they ? to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team card I have used Happiness. 
I went for a vintage/grunge feel for this card, I printed onto Kraft card and then coloured the heart with my Spectrum Noirs, I then sprinkled over some Ruby red Slippers.
I used my Dylusions to flick some colour across and stamped using a Script Stamp.
I added some cheesecloth & Stitched around the edges and mounted it onto a card blank.




This shows the Ruby red Slippers., and shows where I randomly sprinkled some around the card. 


Don’t forget our current challenge theme is love is in the air ..these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Also don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.

Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 

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Challenge #8 All Dressed Up Love is in the air.


It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up 

Our theme for this challenge is Love is in the air/love

Here is my card I have made for the challenge




I have used Sweetie Pie and have coloured her using the No lines method

Items used- 
Silhouette Cameo 
Papermill Direct Card 
Flower from Iamroses
Paper My Minds Eye
Distress Inks 
Cheesecloth and Lace from That Craft Place
Spectrum Noirs used are- 
TN2,TN5,TN6 & EB3
FS3,FS4,FS5 & FS9
CR1,CR2,CR3 & PP3 
IG1,IG2,IG3 & Blender


This challenge will run until 15th February 


Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.

 **Please note** 

To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

Don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 
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