Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Passion For Promarkers - In or besides the sea.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am still suffering with my back, it goes okay for a day but is now stiff as a board again.
I am hoping to get an appointment with a sports therapist this week.
Anyhoo on to why I am here, we have a new challenge for you this morning at the Passion For Promarkers Challenge.
The theme this week has been set by the lovely EILEEN, who would like to see creations with the theme.... In or besides the sea.
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs, with the lucky winner receiving a $20 voucher.
Sassy Studio Designs
Here is my card which I am also entering into the following challenges:
1.The Ribbon Girls Challenge - June any image challenge
2.Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Add some shimmer
3.Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - 283 - Anything goes
4.Creative Moments Challenge - 96 - Anything goes
5.Crafty Creations Challenge - 318 - Anything goes
6.Inspiration Destination Challenge - 91 - Anything goes
7.The Crafty Addicts Challenge - 18 - Anything goes
8.Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 77 - Sparkle and shine
10.Southern Girls Challenge - Anything goes

Products used are :
White card
Go Create circle and scalloped circle dies
Sue Wilson frame dies
Cheery Lynn banner dies
CC Designs mermaid stamp
Woodware sentiment stamp
Craft Sensations papers
White twine
Fish charm
Crafters Companion glitter spray in iridescent used all over the card.

A close of up of image, I really wish you could see how sparkly this card is.
and a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Nic.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Just for you.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am suffering yet again with my back, I am stuck in a vicious circle.I need to go the doctors again as the painkillers are nearly all gone.I think I may need to visit a chiropractor as I do not want to keep taking painkillers.
Anyhoo enough of my moaning and on to my card which I am also entering into the following challenges:
1.Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - 111 - Use a diecut
2.Creatalcious Challenge - 93 - Anything goes
3.Inspiration Destination Challenge - 90 - Anything goes
4.A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - 22 - Anything goes
5.Create & Inspire Challenge - 48 - Anything goes
6.ABC Challenge - J is for just as you like
7.Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge - 282 - Anything goes
8.Petal Lu Challenge - 16 - Anything goes
9.Little Miss Muffet Challenge - 140 - Anything goes

Products used are:
8x8 card blank
Pearl card
Craft sensations papers
Distress tool
Sweet dixie heart die
Cheery Lynn edge die
Leane Creatif build a  baby die
Distress tool
Promarkers to colour the baby
Sentiment printed by myself, (verse was given to me by the recipient)

A pic of the inside, The diecut wording is a Tonic die.
The ribbon is a tie and the middle square is a 6x6 card which can be opened out as a lot of people need to sign the card.

A sideways view.
And a matching box.
Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Nic.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Crafts and Me - Steampunk Odyssey.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Finally able to relax a bit now that my VAT return is done and all my paperwork is ready for the accountant to collect for our 1st tax year,,,, phew :D
Anyhoo I am here with a card today which you will also find over at the Crafts and Me Inspiration blog.
I have used one of the new digital stamps by Charmaine Flannery.I have used the fabulous Steampunk Odyssey.
I have also made my own backing paper, more on that lower down.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Where The Heart Is Challenge - 10 - Anything goes
2.Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - 65 - Fav colour combo  (purple and green)
3.Craft Your Passion Challenge - 316 - Anything goes
4.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 156 - Anything goes with ribbon/lace
5.Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - 21 - Anything goes
6.Art By Miran Challenge - 60 - Anything goes
7.Creative Fingers Challenge - 111 - Anything goes
8.Come & Get It Challenge - Weird/whimsical
9.613 Avenue Create Challenge - 180 - Anything goes
10.Crafting From The Heart Challenge - 116 - Anything goes

Products used are:
Black card
White linen card
Alcohol blending solution
Cosmic shimmer pixie dust - white
Heat gun
White gel pen
Sakura stardust pen

A close up of the fabulous image,

And a sideways view.
I had a little oopsie with my double bow, it was fine until I used my glue gun to stick it down and I used a little too much glue.so I took an offcut of my lime ribbon, cut tails either side and used a little twine to tie it in the middle.I then glued it to the top of my bow, covering the glue marks and popped a little gem on top.
Below are pics of how I created my backing paper, which I have also used inside the card too.

I have used some plain white linen card, cut to size ready.
Randomly use your markers to colour the card, I have used the same colours I used to colour my image.

Then you will need some alcohol blending solution, just drip this all over the card.
Let it sit for a few minutes and it will create a lovely tie dye effect.
Here are my 2 backing papers, you can see the blending solution has spread out and then I have added some white pearl pixie dust mica over the top whilst the card is still damp.I then spritzed all over with water.
If you are impatient like me, you can then use a heat gun to speed up the drying or leave to dry overnight.
Once dry I used a large fluffy brush to sweep off any excess mica and voila you have your own unique backing paper.
Thanks so much for popping by ;D
Hugs Nic.