Friday, 24 June 2016

Masculine At That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog where we would like to see your Masculine creations so it's one for the men and boys in your life.

I made my card by folding the largest size of Ranger kraft tag in half. I then cut a piece of mixed media paper and coloured the smooth side by applying blobs of acrylic paint to my craft mat, using mostly orange, red and yellow on one side with blue and green on the other, I spritzed it with water, dipped the card in and allowed the colours to run.
When the paper was dry I stamped on the main image. I then added a strip of bright blue hessian ribbon through which I pushed some antique bronze brads before sticking on my image panel. I added some Chit Chat stickers to finish.

I used:
Tim Holtz Sideshow Cling Stamp Set; Ranger Size 12 Kraft Tag; Mixed Media Paper; Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints - China, Tango, Yellow Submarine, London Bus, Granny Smith: Tim Holtz Chit Chat Sticker Book

Have a great weekend and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Nature Acrylic Tag At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone and hope you've all had a good week despite the extremely changeable weather which seems to have caused a lot of problems - definitely on my journey to work!
I have a tag to share over at That's Crafty! Blog today which is my first attempt at paint on acrylic and it was quite tricky so I think I need more practice!


I hope you like it and you'll find all the details over at the blog as usual.

I'll be back in a bit as we have a new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog and I'll have all the details.

Fliss x

Monday, 20 June 2016

Fairies at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was very busy with family stuff as it was Fathers Day and there was quite a bit of visiting to do!
We have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday with the theme chosen by Joan which for the next fortnight is Fairies.


My inspiration features a beautiful image by Aurora Wings which was printed out on to thick smooth cartridge paper and coloured with Prisma pencils. I trimmed the image to a panel and added contrasting mats.
The paper is Polkadoodles  and I added a contrasting strip of card with a punched strip over the top. I embellished with some butterflies die cut ffrom glittery card and added a sentiment stamped on patterned paper, die cut and matted on contrasting card.

Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Friday, 17 June 2016

Hope Journal Page For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you're all surviving the rather odd weather at the moment. I just wish it would make it's mind up whether to be Summer or not!
I have a project to share over at That's Crafty! Blog which is a page in my A5 journal and features my newest Carabelle Studio stamp.



Isn't she lovely? You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual if you'd like to hop on over to see how it came about.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Friday, 10 June 2016

In The Pink At That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for the new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog which for the next fortnight has the theme of In The Pink so you can probably guess what we would like to see!

Here's my inspiration which I hope you like.


I just adore these cute Alice Palace bunnies from Crafty Individuals!

The background on my ATC was made in layers as I started something which went a bit wrong so I partially covered it up with Paper Artsy Fresco Finiah acrylic paint in Sherbert and then used the hearts Dinky Stencil with Orchid paint to add the pattern.
I stamped the bunny on stamping card and scribbled on colour with a grey and pink pencil, colouring the crown blue for contrast. I cut the image out a stuck this on.
The finishing touch was to use the Enchanted Dinky Stencil with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Medium Grey Value 6 to apply the text at the top.

There's a great prize if you enter of a voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Tell The Story For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a good week and have been enjoying some sunshine as we've had although some of it was very hot and humid. Shouldn't really complain though as it at least looks as if Summer might have decided to make an appearance at last!
I have a post over at That's Crafty today sharing one of my ATCs that I made for the last Hochanda shows and you'll find all the details of how I created it over at the blog.


Hope you like it and I'll be back in a bit as we have a new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog.

See you later!
Fliss xx

Monday, 6 June 2016

Photo Inspiration At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, hope you're all OK and I'm a bit late with the challenge details for the new one today at Make My Monday which has a rather fab photo inspiration.



Here's my inspiration which is a bit of a rewind as I had no time to make anything due to being somewhat busy lately.


I remembered this one which had the look of the photo in some ways so I decided to share it again.

The background is made with Distress inks and a Carabelle Studio stencil and the cute Dina Wakley bird was stamped on some paper patterned by the same stencil. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and some pretty ribbon to finish.

We've now gone fortnightly and have had to say goodbye to the lovely Marina too so I'd like to wish her well for the future here and thank her for all she's done for us.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx

Friday, 3 June 2016

Zingy ATC Storage At That's Crafty! Today

Hello everyone, I hope you're all keeping warm in this unseasonably chilly weather. I had to wear socks to bed last night as I was so cold I couldn't get to sleep! I'm also typing this with 3 layers on as without the heating it's somewhat chilly in the house. Really hope Summer makes an appearance soon.

I'm over at That's Crafty! blog today with a tutorial on how I created my ATC storage box for the recent Hochanda shows so if you're interested do hop over. It was really quick to decorate due to the dinky size but it will still hold quite a lot of treasured ATCs in great style.


As you can see I've gone for my current preferred bright and zingy colour scheme as I love orange combined with blue.

You'll find all the details at the blog as usual.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Monday, 30 May 2016

Graduation At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, hope those of you in the UK are having a lovely long weekend and hopefully better weather than down here as it's extremely windy and the blue skies have disappeared too!
We have a new challenge today at Make My Monday chosen by Amy from the USA where I think lots of the students are graduating soon not like here where it happens later on it the year and she wants to see creations concerning GRADUATION.
I was a bit stumped by this one until I saw my Crazy Things stamp set had a mortar board and scroll so one of my fave Crazy Birds has come out to graduate for my card which I hope you like.


Doesn't he look cute in his graduation hat!

I made the background paper with the Finnabair Don't Foget to Fly stamp set using various different sized circles which I stamped all over a piece of cartridge paper cut to fir my blue card blank. I used Archival Watering Can ink for the stamping. I then scribbled on some colour with Prisma pencils and attached the paper to my card.

I stamped the bird twice on smooth white stamping card with Archival Jet Black ink and also stamped the mortar board and scroll with the same ink. I coloured one bird image with the Prisma pencils, using Zest-it to blend the colours. I coloured part of the second bird plus the hat and scroll in the same way. I then die cut all the images with the matching dies.

I die cut a circle of white card and added this to the covered card blank then used various foam pads and tape to attach the bird and give dimension. I finished off with text made with a Dymo and black tape.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Friday, 27 May 2016

The Sea At That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog.
For the next fortnight our theme is The Sea so you could create something above or under water - the choice is yours!


For my inspiration I've broken out my Artistic Oupost Beyond The Sea stamps to decorate one of That's Crafty! surfaces, a square white/greyboard coaster.
I found a scrap of Gelli print paper which bore a striking resemblance to sea with a Summer sky above. I cut a piece to fit the coaster and glued it on.
I stamped the boating couple with Archival Jet Black ink in the right hand lower corner then masked off everything but the sea and stamped this to continue the water across the base.
I then stamped the text and the birds on at the top. I coloured the main image with pencils - I used a mix of Inktense and Prismacolor as they're highly pigmented which was necessary to cover the painted surface.

There's a fab prize for the randomly drawn winner of a voucher for the online shop so do enter if you can.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Universal Grunge For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone and welcome to my first post of the day which is to let you know that I have a tutorial today over at That's Crafty! blog sharing how I created a card for one of my nephews with my new Visible Image stamps.


As you can see it's rather bright and zingy so I hope you like it! You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual.

I'll be back in a while as we have a new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog and I have some inspiration to share with you.

See you in a bit.
Fliss xx

Monday, 23 May 2016

In The Garden At Make My Monday

Hello and welcome to my first post of the week. I hope you're all well and had a good weekend. Mine was busy as usual with family stuff as one of my nephews has his 21st this week. I'll be sharing his card later in the week too but for now I have my inspiration for the new challenge today at Make My Monday which has the theme of In The Garden.

My card is actually one I made for a friend a little while ago who was going through a very difficult time and I hope you like it.


I used a Tim Holtz stamp set that I love and have had for quite a while. I inked up the flowers with Fern Green Archival ink and Pink Grapefruit Versa Magic ink and stamped them several times on thick smooth cartridge paper. I stamped the bird with Memories chalk coffee ink and added the Tim Holtz sentiment with the same ink.
I coloured the bird with a pink Distress Marker and then inked the panel with Spun Sugar Distress ink used a sponge applicator. I added my panel to a white card blank to finish.

I hope you can join us and let us know what inspired you to make your creation.

Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Be Fearless For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week with at least some sunshine along with the rain!

This is just a very quick post to let you know I have a post over at That's Crafty! Blog today where I'm sharing how I made one of my atc samples for last week's Hochanda shows and if you caught the second one you might just have seen this one!


You'll find the whole thing over at the blog along with all the details on how I made it.

Hope to see you there!

Fliss xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Sail Away At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend and certainly better than mine as I had to do some work to finish my hubby's accounts! I did get a bit of time to myself and did some crafting although not the inspiration for our challenge at Make My Monday which this week has the theme of Sail Away.


This is actually my brother in law's birthday card from a couple of years ago which I found in my folder of things I hadn't yet shared and it's perfect for this challenge.
The images came from Delicious Doodles a while back and was printed on smooth card then coloured with Promarkers and pencils. It was trimmed to a panel and added to a dark red mat before gluing to a tall blue card blank.
The sentiment I think came from a Polka Doodles CD and was also added to a dark red mat.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Friday 13th Part 1!

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge today at That's Crafty Challenge Blog which today being the day it is has the theme Friday 13th Part 1 so spooky and scary is the order of the day - for the next fortnight that is!
My inspiration is one of the atcs I made for yesterday's Hochanda shows which I hope you managed to catch.


I used one of the fab MDF atcs and coloured mine with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics. I then used the Bats Background Dinky Stencil with DecoArt Media Carbon Black to add a batyy pattern on the top half.
I then used the cobweb Dinky Stencil to add the cobweb in the bottom left corner, embossing this with detail silver. I then used metallic silver and grey pencils to bring out the cobweb strands.
I stamped the skull and some labels from the Tim Holtz Undertaker Stamp Set on stamping paper with Archival Jet Black ink and added colour with Promarkers and pencils before cutting them out.
I used the Numbers Dinky Stencil with a red Sharpie to draw the numbers and cut these out. I then assembled the atc as you see using a mix of glue and foam tape to add dimension.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Timeless Love Keepsake For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you managed to catch That's Crafty's debut on Hochanda yesterday. Our lovely Lauren did some amazing demos and if you haven't yet seen the amazing stacking panels, do check out the website as they're fabulous!
I have a project to share over at That's Crafty! Blog today and here's a sneaky peek to tempt you to hop over :D


As you can see, my Runway stamps have come out to play for my creation and I hope you'll pop to see the whole thing as this is really a little peek!

I'll be back in a bit with my inspiration for our new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog which has a rather topical theme as you'll see!

Fliss xx

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Exciting News -That's Crafty! On Hochanda!

Hello everyone, a quick post from me to let you know the really exciting news that That's Crafty! has 2 spots on the Hochanda channel today at 11am and 6pm so do tune in if you can to see our lovely Lauren Hatwell doing some demos.


Here's a little taster of some crafting that I did for the show which I hope you can watch or tape (which I've had to do as I'll be at work!).







See you again soon!

Fliss xx

Monday, 9 May 2016

A Colour Challenge At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, hoping you all had a lovely weekend and that it was sunny and warm as we had although it seems that Winter might be on the way back! I do hope not as yesterday was over 20 degrees down here and I actually felt hot!
Today we have a new challenge at Make My Monday which this week is a colour challenge and the colours are the epitome (did I really say that?!) of Spring and gorgeous.



I think I just about managed the colours although the background turned out a little more busy than my original intention as I think I forgot to stop in the right place!
I started off with a Ranger manila tag which I coloured first with pale pink paint. I then brayered pale green paint on my 3x5 Gelli plate, placed the That's Crafty! Harlequin Dinky Stencil on and removed the paint in the diamond pattern. I then pressed the tag on to transfer the paint.
I next added streaks of deeper pink and green paints with an old store card. I then used the harlequin stencil to add a pattern with deep pink and grey paints.
I stamped the roses and stalks on smooth cartridge paper with Archival Watering Can ink and added colour with Inktense pencils. I only added a touch of colour to the flowers as I needed a strong contrast! I cut them out and added some colour round the edges with Distress markers.
I added the flowers and stalks with glue and foam tape then finished off with a Chit Chat sticker and some shabby green ribbon.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafting When We Can - Add Flowers
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty SR328 - Anything But A Card