Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ink. Show all posts

Friday, 1 November 2013

Inky Butterflies xxx

Well good morning all

Its Friday already, can't believe what a fast week its been and not only that its the 1st of the month already! Can you believe its November?? This year has just flown by and the next thing it'll be C******** ekkkk I'll not say the word yet as I know some of you don't like it lol!

Anyways its time for another wee Design Team post from Clare Curd and this time I've been getting messy

As you can see I've been playing with my Distress Inks and some Dylusions Spray plus my fav IndigoBlu Wild Meadow Butterfly stamp

First I used my Distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Broken China to make my blue backgrounds then sprayed them with my Dylusions After Midnight Ink before spraying with my sparkle spray
Next I stamped my butterfly from the set using embossing ink and powder onto black paper, again spraying over with Dylusions and sparkle before cutting and layering my panels

You can see above I cut out a few of the butterflies in a black and also one in white with the Peacock Feathers ink before sticking to the card and adding a small sentiment from my stash, adding a small piece of ribbon to tie the colours altogether

I really enjoyed getting messy and playing with my sprays as the do get neglected while I play with papers and making 3D items lol! Tho the ink just doesn't wanna come off now 

Well till next time, keep crafting
TTFN Mel xxx

Dylusions After Midnight Ink Spray   Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK EMBOSSING Ranger   Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK PAD BROKEN CHINA Ranger      Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK Peacock Feathers Ranger  
    Clare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons - Double Sided Satin Turquoise 6mm

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Let's go cruising xx

Well hello my lovelies

Today I've been stuck on this stupid "taptop" trying to sort loads of things but with no luck! Typical when you have 101 emails to reply to and sort you can't send one! Guess it means more fun in the craft room instead hehe!

Well yesterday was our 7th Wedding Anniversary, yeah I can't believe it either lol! We had a nice quiet day as hubby was working but we had a lovely meal and as usually he spoiled me rotten! He even made me a wee card, knew the cardmaking would rub off lol!

I decided to make another special wee card for him 

What do you think?
He just loved it and his wee face was sooooo smiley when he seen it lol!
I stuck with grey/silver tones so I could sit it in our hall, matching our colour scheme!

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Penny's Paper Challenge -Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody -Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Men/Boys
Brown Sugar Challenge - Transportation
My Mum's Craft Shop - Boy's Only
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Now I've just gotta come up with something for his birthday card ekkkk! Ideas on a postcard please! Well off to work on a special lil ladys Birthday Card, my wee Granny oh and maybe check out the Christmas box, I mean its only like 99 days now lol!

Till next time all, be good and happy crafting
Huggles Mel xxx

Ps yeah its us wee two and the mad puppy! Not much has changed, I think??

Monday, 19 August 2013

Blog Party Time xx

Well evening all

Welcome to the happy hoppy Blog Party with Clare Curd Crafts

If you've made it here then I do hop you've visited all my teamies? If not check them out and all the amazing crafty creations they've been making

and later Clare

Before I go with my little tutorial I made especially for the DESIGN TEAM HOP

Just to let you know that Clare Curd Crafts has opened back up after a wee holiday, with more goodies than you could imagine! Best of all free delivery for over £35.00, same day delivery if ordered before 2pm and first time orders all get a wee "Welcome Gift"!!
If the freebie isn't enough to get you popping stuff in your basket, just check out whats NEW!

For the wee Blog Party I made this pretty little "Flower Tree"

Here's most of the material I used that you can find at Clare Curd Crafts and your crafty stash
Firstly I made the dowel into a point making it easier to insert into the polystyrene ball (please ask an adult to help with this bit), then using Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo Distress ink I sponge ink onto the ball to give a distressed look

Next I stamped out using the gorjuss Butterfly stamps, first in the Tattered Rose then Vintage Photo followed with the Embossing ink with some holographic powder from my stash

Now you could punch out flower shapes or maybe use a flower die like the stunning Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, but if you don't have either you can make your own roses with a simple circle. I used the Spellbinders Standard Circle for this one

Then cut it in a spiral leaving a large "circle " base shape to glue in the centre

Then rolling from the edge into the centre with the pattern facing in, form your rose shape then with a dab of glue stick to "circle" base

As you can see above you can use the roses or scrunch up the flower for a nice effect, now you need to make plenty of these! I used over 100 punched petals on my 15cm polystyrene "Flower Tree"

Next I covered the dowel in some matching washi tape I had in my stash but you could use ribbon or even colour it with markers or stickers
Then insert into you ball using a wee bit of glue to keep it in place

Try making sure its at least 1/3 of the way in so it doesn't just fall back out

Next I started covering the ball with the flowers adding a dab of glue to keep them in place

next I took some pins, inserting the into the centre of all the flowers

Then I took the Stickles and covered the ball here and there to add more sparkle

Whilst the glitter was drying I stamped a single Butterfly using both inks again then embossed then cut it out as close to the edge as I could, then added gems for the body

Once it was all dry I stuck it in a wee plant pot I had lying around and added a wee ribbon to bring all the colours together

I hope you like my wee "Flower Tree" and it inspires you to make one of your own! Why not just add a ribbon instead of the dowel and have a few hanging around the house! My nephew says it looks like a huge Dandelion Flower

So close your eyes, make a wish and blow!

Remember and check out the other girls amazing creations during the Blog Party
Happy Crafting everyone


Now the fun bit
Fancy winning these amazing goodies

The prize will consist of:
A walk in the Garden - 6 x 6 glitter paper pad.
Contains 20 glitter papers and 4 glitter die cut papers. double sided

Clare Curd Crafts! Perfect Paper Flowers - purple large roses

Clare Curd Crafts! Ravishing Ribbons - lime striped ribbon 10mm width, 5 metres.#

Craftwork Cards Sparkle Sentiments - 20 die cut greetings

1x packet of assorted vanilla Ice buttons.

Just check out the details here at Clare Curd and add your name to linky thingy
Remember to sign up to the newsletter for another chance to win!

 Good  luck and hope you enjoying the hop

Mel xxx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Let's have some Monochrome xxx

Well hello my lovelies

I do hope you are all well on this rather dull Tuesday??
I've been up and swimming and then giving bloods and then made cupcakes all before 10am, woop go me!

Tho I was lucky it was the "evil serial killer" nurse this time, she normal take a run and jump and 6 times to get blood! Was a lovely new nurse that only needed to attempts to get blood from my non-existent veins! Does anyone else suffer the same problem and have the most evillest nurses that try to dig a whole in your arm just for a small amount of blood?? Ok I'm exaggerating as some nurses are amazing but there are some out there determined to injure you lol

Ok enough of the ramblings inside my head

This fortnight at Dream Valley Challenges we have another fab wee challenge of MONOCHROME
for you all to play along with! Plus the lovely Robyn's Fetish has a prized up for grabs for one lucky winner

Here's my creation

I hope you like my wee "Granny's Sewing" Box? I used the kit from My Time Made Easy and the papers are from My Minds Eye, inkyness with Distress inks and everything else form my stash oh oh oh and the Butterfly die is an oldie

I would like to enter the following Challenges

I do hope you will play along this fortnight with Dream Valley Challenges and please check out what amazing creations the girls have come up with!

Now I'm off to sort emails, pack up parcels then maybe they'll be time to play
Have a fab Tuesday everyone
Huggles Mel xxx