Friday 30 October 2015

Ho Ho Ho Tag For That's Crafty

Hello everyone and sorry yet again for my lack of visiting and blogging as I've been immersed in Auto Enrolment (aka the Workplace Pension) at work, wrestling with all the things that have to be done which seem never ending plus quite a few software problems, technology being wonderful until it doesn't work!!!
I have a post today over at That's Crafty and this week I'm sharing a Christmas tag featuring one of those cute crazy birds. Hope you like it.

You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual and hope you'll pop on over too!

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss xx

Friday 23 October 2015

A Haunting We Will Go!

Hello again, I'm back with news of our new challenge today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog which this time has the theme of a Haunted Halloween so it's time to get spooky!
My inspiration which I hope you like is a little arch shaped panel.


Stampendous Skeleton Lady Cling Stamp
That's Crafty Dinky Stencil - Flight of the Bats
Tando Creative - Arch With Spider Web
Archival Jet Black Ink
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Brusho Crystals - Emerald Green, Orange, Violet
Silver Detail Embossing Powder
Water Mister
Stamping Paper

I coloured the paper with the Brusho Crystals spritzing lightly with water to spread the colour. When it was dry I stamped on the skeleton lady image and then used the stencil to add some bats with te black Distress ink. I cut this to the size of the back panel and glued it on.
I inked the spider web frame with the Hickory Smoke Distress ink and whilst it was still wet sprinkled a little embossing powder on the web and heat embossed it.
I glued this to the back panel to finish.

Hope you can enter as the randomly drawn winner will receive a voucher for the online shop where you'll truly be spoilt for choice.

Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Highland Fling For That's Crafty

Hello there, I hope you've all had a good week and I'm here with my first post of the day which is to let you know I have a project today over at That's Crafty. We're celebrating the next release of That's Crafty Dinky Stencils most of which are Christmas themed so I have a Christmas card to share which was inspired by a favourite TV series of mine called Monarch of the Glen which was perfect Sunday night viewing a while back.

You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual and if you haven't yet popped over do make time as there's fabulous tutorials to see.

I'll be back in a bit as we have a newchallenge for you today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and it's a seasonal one which you're sure to love.

See you later!
Fliss xx

Monday 19 October 2015

Inchies or Twinchies at Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine involved VAT (yuk!) as I got a bit behind due to being ill last week so it wasn't exactly a rest! Still, it's all done now thank goodness!
We have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday and would like to see your creations involving Inchies or Twinchies.

The paper I made for my inchies involved Distress Stains in Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon which I smooshed (love that word!) on smooth cartridge paper. I cut this into inchies.
I then used a set of Hobby Art clear stamps and stamped these on with Archival Jet Black ink. I inked the edges of the squares with Peeled Paint Distress ink and added them to a tall card blank.
I added a border of similar Distress Stain paper with a punched top that I found in my paper bits box and stamped it in black with a lace border stamp.
I finished off with a Prima paper flower and a button centre.

Have a great week.
Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to enter:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes With a Twist - Autumn Colours
The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colour Palette

Friday 16 October 2015

Someone To Watch Over You For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I'm really sorry not to have been round to see you this week or so which is because I still have the nasty bug I went down with at the beginning of last week. I'm at the horrible coughing stage and it's made me rather tired so I haven't felt much like crafting.

I have a project to share today over at That's Crafty Blog which I hope you like.  It's just as well I created this last week as I haven't made anything since!

Have a great day and a lovely weekend and I'm hoping to be back very soon.

Fliss x

Friday 9 October 2015

Boys Will Be Boys At That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge at That's Crafty Challenge Blog where we're following the last girly theme with Boys Will Be Boys.
I was really glad of this theme as one of my nephews has a birthday at the end of the month so I've made his card a bit earlier than I normally do!
His birthday is actually on Halloween but I managed to restrain myself this time and not make a spooky one - largely because he's a bit too old for those now!

I've turned one of those quirky and cute crazy birds into a rather cool dude don't you think?

The background was made with Sandstone and Grey Brusho Crystals and I then used the Chevrons Background Dinky Stencil with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink followed by the Star Shower Dinky Stencil with Peeled Paint DI.

I stamped the crazy bird on some orange Gelli print paper from my stash (I keep a few plain ones for stamping images such as flowers, leaves and birds). I stamped the portion of the bird with the beak on a scrap of yellow print paper, then the sunglasses and bowler hat from the Crazy Things stamp set on smooth cartridge paper (I coloured these with Grey and Cobalt Blue Brushos used as paint) and then die cut everything out with the Crazy Birds and Crazy Things die sets - these are fab if your cutting out of intricate images is not great like mine!

I stamped the birthday text from the Crazy Thoughts stamp set directly on the background paper and glued this to a card blank before adding the bird with his funky hat and shades.

Hope you can enter as the lucky randomly drawn winner receives a £20 voucher for the online shop and the amount of fabulous goodies has to be seen to be believed (my favourite being the latest Carabelle Studio release!).

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Believe In Strength For That's Crafty

Hell everyone from a rather miserable Fliss as I managed to get a nasty sinus/cold thing which appeared out of the blue on Tuesday and I'm feeling somewhat yucky as the last time I got something like this was nearly 3 years ago!
I've another sneak peek of my project today over at That's Crafty as I shared one on Monday in celebration of the newly launched second wave of Dinky Stencils which in common with the rest of the DT, I really love as they're so versatile.

You'll find all the details of my journal page over at the blog and do take the time to hop on over as my DT mates have made some gorgeous things with the new stencils so it's well worth a good look!

I'll be back in a while as we have a new challenge starting today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and I loved this one as it gave me the opportunity to get another birthday card done for later in the month.

Fliss xx

Monday 5 October 2015

New Dinky Stencils At That's Crafty

Hello again and welcome to my second post of the day as I wanted to let you know about the brand new and fabulous Dinky Stencils just released by That's Crafty as an addition to the original range. There are lots of different ones including Halloween, words and more patterns.
Here's an early sneak peek of my Friday project and I've used 3 of the new stencils on here. If you'd like to see them all, you'll find them HERE.

Have a great week!

Fliss xx

Cats At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend with some sunshine as we did down here in the South of England. e've definitely had an Indian Summer the last week!
This is a rather quick post again to let you know we have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday and the theme is Cats - Big or Small.
I've chosen to ink up my favourite cat stamp by Lost Coast Designs with a rather tongue in cheek sentiment which seemed to fit the expression on the cat's face.

I made the background with a Carabelle Studio stencil and Distress inks - Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean. I then added mats of turquoise and navy blue.
I stamped the cat with Archival Jet Black ink and coloured him with watercolour pencils then cut him out.
The text is from the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk set and was stamped on navy card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white detail embossed powder then trimmed to a panel with scissors.
I assembled the card as you see.

Have a lovely day and a great week.
Fliss xx

Friday 2 October 2015

Scribbly Christmas For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a great week and I'm here with a very quick post to let you know that I've got my Friday post over at That's Crafty and this week it's Christmas- eek!
I thought I should make a start or I'll never get them all made so I created a masterboard which is great for making a background for several cards at once.
Pop on over to the blog to see how I made it.

Have a great day and a fab weekend and see you next week!

Fliss xx