Saturday 24 June 2017

Gift Bag and more.....

I started with a gift bag, which led onto tags and a card......
My inspiration came from Stamplorations/Cutplorations photo..
I focused in on the red paste icing, the candles, celebration
and the black and white lace effect on the cup cake holders.

The red flowers have been stenciled with coloured embossing paste, 
using two different sizes of the flower stencil.
The sentiments and candles have been die cut and layered.
The black and white lace strip at the bottom has been stamped and heat embossed.
I have used quite a few gold sequins to cover up my extra blobs of red paste!

I then wanted to make a tag for the bag....
 I wanted to play with the different effects of the paste, layouts etc.
My inspiration to play with this technique came from The CAS-Mixup Challenge 
which is embossing pastes and gels...
The tags have been die cut and I made a small black frame as well.
I enjoyed playing with the translucent paste
 and the opaque ones to see the difference.

I now have a couple of spare tags to put on the actual presents.

 I made a CAS card to go with the set.
The tag on the card is smaller than the tag on the bag.
I masked the white lace effect, stamped and heat embossed.

The completed set ...
That's all I have to do now is find a present that fits the bag!!!

It took me awhile but I enjoyed it and had fun x
Thank you so much for finding the time to stop by.
I really do appreciate it...Thank You x
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
Tag die and candle die cut from Stamplorations
Two sizes of the flower stencil from Stamplorations
Update...I got a shout out for the set...Thank you x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge with the option of masculine colours
Tag die and flower stencil is Stamplorations
Mixed Media Monthly - A year of choices - #32 for me - Put a stencil on it
Anything Mixed Media goes...Except a card
Must use a stencil..Two sizes of the bold floral stencils

Monday 12 June 2017


Today's tag was inspired by a colour challenge 
I played with a couple of stencils, translucent paste 
and Brusho's for the background.
The sea horses have been stamped and water-coloured 
with zigs and hi-lighted with mica powders.
The shell has been stamped and sprinkled with Bistre powders.
The sand is paste, micro beads and coloured with Lindy powders.
The coral has been die cut from several colours of Brusho card.
The ribbon has also been coloured with Brusho's.
I had such fun playing with techniques and enjoyed making my tag.
I had a chuckle after I had finished, looking at the stenciled anchor, 
which looks like it is heading for the seahorse's head!!!!
Thank you for finding the time to stop by...I always appreciate it x
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter my tag into....
Rubber Dance....   Colour Challenge - You don't have to use their products to enter
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything goes but you must use a stencil
I have used two stencils for my background, the anchor and a circle one
Update..I got a Top Pick for my Tag...Thank you x
Design by Ryn - Anything Goes
Seahorse and shell stamps
Update ... I had a lucky win with my tag from Ryn...Thank you x
Amazing inspiration from their blog
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Touchy Feely

Saturday 10 June 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Another card from my crafty day on Thursday....
Today's card.....
I love playing with gels/pastes and stencils so the challenge over at 
CAS Mix Up is right up my street....
Stamping/Embossing Pastes/Gels and your choice.
 I used a flower stencil and sponged on gold paint.
Once it was dry I moved the stencil a  little 
and then scraped through embossing gel with glitter in it.
I am not good with loose glitter.....
I die cut the Hugs sentiment in gold and ivory and
stamped the 'and kisses' sentiment in gold.
The gold around the edge of the card is heated embossing powder.
The photos look like a yellow gold but IRL looks a little softer.
I made this card for my BIL and SIL's Wedding Anniversary x

I had the pleasure of attending a fabulous workshop with the
amazing Jo Firth recently.
We played with her new Paper Artsy stamps and made a gorgeous canvas. 
Whilst there I also bought this gorgeous flower stencil,
also from the JoFy collection, which I love x

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by...I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xxx
Challenges I would like to enter....
Stamping...Embossing Gel....My choice/die cutting and heat embossing
Just Add Ink - Anniversary Challenge 
Photo inspiration - Sparkle - Lots of sparkle on my card
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Anything goes without the optional colour twist

Thursday 8 June 2017

Stenciled Red Flowers.....

I have had a fun day crafting today.
It has been raining all day so it was the only thing to do!
This is today's card inspired by a few challenges.
I started by masking off the vertical strip and water colouring with 
Lindy's magical powers and mixing them with water.
There's a hint of sparkle in them and they graduated really well.
I popped on the flower stencil and mixed several colours of the Lindy's powders 
with embossing paste.
After it was dry I hi-lighted the edges with red and gold mica powders.
I stamped the vertical strip with the square's in grey and gold.
I finished off with the die cut and stamped sentiments.
I really enjoyed playing with techniques today and it's still raining!
Thank you for stopping by...
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges that inspired me today.....
CAS Mix Up - Stamping and embossing pastes and my choice is die cutting and hand embellishing
Update...I had a shout out for my card...Thank you so much x
AAA Cards - CAS - 3rd Birthday Bash - Happy Birthday - Lots of prizes to be won x
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge Anything goes CAS without the option
Stamplorations stencil and Birthday die cut
Cutplorations - Stamplorations - The cake was my inspiration, the colour and the paste of the icing and also the gold on the candle and the celebration....Birthday x