Friday, 27 May 2016

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

Friday, 6 May 2016

The White Space Challenge For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone and hope you're enjoying the sunshine wherever you are. I'm really sorry for the lack of visiting which is because I've been extremely busy working on things which I can't tell you about until next week and I can hardly wait!
In the meantime, I have a project to share today over at That's Crafty! Blog where this week I've challenged myself to leave some white space on my creation, something which is a real challenge to me as I normally have a tendency to cover everything in sight with ink or paint!






As you can see, I have white space on my sneaky peek and you'll have to pop over to the blog to see the whole thing. Unusually for me, no stamping is involved or at least, not with actual stamps!

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.

Fliss xx

Friday, 29 April 2016

Go Figure 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 which has the theme of Go Figure so we'd like to see entries with numbers on - how easy is that!


I came across the tag that I used as the base for this creation in my unfinished bits box. It was a mop up tag from a play session with my Gelli plate and some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in shades of green and yellow.
I stamped the umbrella man image from the Tim Holtz Sideshow cling stamp set on to the tag with Archival Jet Black ink . I then stamped on the numbers from the set using Archival Fern Green ink using first and second generation stamping.
I finished off by hand writing on the text with a fine black Sharpie pen and tied some cord through the top.

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

One For The Boys At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you're keeping warm in this somewhat unseasonable weather. I'm definitely wishing for the Spring to come back!

I'm over at That's Crafty! today with a card for the boys in your life which I hope you'll like. It features my treasured Brusho Crystals and my new set of Tim Holtz stamps.


You'll find all the details over at the blog and i'd love it if you hopped over to take a look.

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

Fliss xx

Monday, 25 April 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. It's gone very cold down here in the South with a rather strong northerly breeze so I'm wondering where the Spring has gone!
Today's post is to let you know that we have a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week I chose the theme which is April Showers Bring May Flowers and in the case of my garden that's actually tulips which are really late flowering this year!
My inspiration, however, has a hydrangea which I suspect will be a long time coming!


I stamped the gorgeous hydrangea, leaves and butterfly from the Stampendous Hydrangea Garden stamp set on some Gelli printed paper from my stash and added some detail with Prisma pencils. I then cut them out with the matching die set.
I assembled the elements on a white card blank, using foam tape for added dimension.

Very quick and easy, huh!

Have a great day and a good week.
Fliss xx

Friday, 22 April 2016

What If......? For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week. Things are still hectic down here as I've got a huge amount of work to get through by the end of the month so I've got very little time for blogging.

It's my turn to post over at That's Crafty! Blog todayand I'm sharing a quick and easy journal page which I hope you like. It's very bright and cheery - here's a sneak peek and hope you'll visit to see the whole thing.






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

Fliss xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

About Face! at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for today's new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog with the theme of About Face!
I interpreted the theme literally to mean creating something with a face on as it gave me the chance to ink up one of my favourite Stampendous images and this mixed media panel was the result - warning, it's rather girly!

 
My substrate was a white/grey board 8x10 panel which is one of the fab That's Crafty! surfaces.
I first stamped the Stampendous Glance image on the right hand side just below the centre using Archival Olive ink. I made a mask for the image and secured this over the stamping.
I coloured the panel by brayering on Paper Artsy Frsco Finish Acrylic paints in Blush and Haystack. Once I had done this I removed the mask from the image.
I then used the Hole In The Wall Repeat Dinky Stencil with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Rose paint to create the brick wall pattern and toned it down a little by sponging on some Blush paint.
I stamped the remaining space on the panel with a script stamp and a trellis type image (mine are Kaisercraft but there are similar designs in the online shop) using the olive Archival ink.
I stamped the Stampendous hydrangeas on some papers from my Gelli stash which were made with various Paper Artsy acrylics. I used the Archival Olive ink for stamping. I then used the matching die set to cut the images out.
I painted the main image with the Blush and Rose paints then used a grey pencil round the edges to emphasise the face. I then added the flowers and leaves with foam pads for dimension to finish.

If you haven't yet entered one of the challenges, the prize is a voucher for the online shop where you'll be spoilt for choice.

Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Happiness In Bloom At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, really sorry to be awol again and will try to do better but I'm running to keep up with everything going on at the moment and hoping to slow down soon!
This is to point you in the direction of my post today at That's Crafty! where I'm sharing a quick to make tag with one of Sir Tim's lovely Flower Garden stamps and a stencilled background.
Here's a sneak peek and I'd love it if you hopped over for all the details.


Hope you like what I created and it was really fun to make too.

I'll be back in a bit with news of the new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog so watch this space!

Fliss xx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Colour My World At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week. I'm still in Swanage at the moment on my few days break which has been lovely despite the rather mixed weather but we've still managed to get out and about most days and there has been sunshine although it is still very windy and rather cold.
This post is to let you know I have a prject to share over at That's Crafty! today which is an art panel using one of the surfaces, in this case an MDF panel, with my newly acquired Paper Artsy stamps by Darcy.
It's one of my favourite colour combinations too so I hope you like it.


You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual if you'd like to hop on over to see how I created it.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Watercolour At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, by the time this post pops up I'll be on my way to exotic Swanage for a few days break which I'm sorely in need of as things have been really hectic lately and I could do with a rest! I'm hoping a change of scene will help and of course, no cooking or washing up!!!
We have a new challenge for you today at Make My Monday and Shawna would like to see your creations involving the use of Watercolour.
Here's my inspiration which is my brother in law's birthday card.


The image I've used is by Just Inklined and I printed it out on to mixed madia paper. I then coloured it with a mix of atercolour pencils and Prisma pencils, painting the sky with watercolour paint.
I added the painted panel to a navy blue mat and stuck it to my card blank. 
That's it - done! 

I'll be back at the weekend and until then, have a great week.
Fliss xx