Monday 28 December 2015

New Year

Hello everyone, hoping you all had a very lovely Christmas and that Santa brought you some lovely pressies too. Apologies for my lack of visiting which is because I've been really busy with family stuff and had to work right up to Christmas so didn't have much time for blogging.
I also hope that none of you have been flooded out in the North but my sympathies are with anyone affected as I felt so sorry for all those poor folk whose Christmas was completely ruined this year.

We have a new challenge for you today over at Make My Monday which with the new year fast approaching has the theme of New Year or Calendar.

I've made a simple one layer card which started off with the clock from the Kaisercraft Time Machine set being stamped with Archival Watering Can Ink.
I then stamped the Carabelle Studio Journal du Jour image twice with Mustard Seed Distress ink followed by the star background stamp also by Carabelle Studio with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink.
I finished off with some orange and blue letters and numbers die cut with the Tim Holtz Vintage Market alphabet strip set.

I'll be back on Friday if not before as this week I have the honour of starting off a whole new year of tutorials at That's Crafty and if you haven't yet signed up to follow I can recommend it as 2016 has some very exciting things happening!

Fliss xx

Friday 18 December 2015

Anything Goes 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 Anything Goes!
I've made another art panel with my favourite nature inspired theme.

I started off by painting my A4 size white/greyboard panel with yellow and green acrylic paints which I applied with sponges. Being white there's no need for gesso!
I then used 2 That's Crafty Dinky Stencils with a darker grren and orange paint to apply the pattern for my background. A little in your face, but I like it!

 Next I painted 3 of the white/greyboard atcs with a mix of orange, yellow and green paints and stencilled these with contrasting colour and the same 2 stencils.

I then stamped the bird (Carabelle Studio Every Bird) with Archival Jet Black ink on white stamping card, added a little colour to the beak and branch and cut the image out.

I next stamped some of the daisy heads from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set on white card and added colour with pencils before cutting them out. I stamped the leafy stalks on green painted paper and cut these out.

I added the atc panels to mats of a darker green card to make them stand out and glued them to my panel. I added all my cut out images and finished off with text from the Carabelle set stamped on white card with black ink and trimmed to a panel.

I may not have time to post again before the big day so I'd like to wish everyone a very Haapy Christmas and all the best for 2016.

See you soon!
Fliss xx

Runway For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you're all getting ready for the big day and I have to admit to being still nowhere near ready!
I'm really busy at the moment as I have to get all my payrolls done by Christmas Eve and I've got loads to go still!
It's my day to post at That's Crafty and this week I'm sharing a liitle art panel made with one of the fab That's Crafty surfaces, a white/greyboard postcard.

I'll be back in a while with details of our new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog so watch this space!

Fliss xx

Monday 14 December 2015

Wings At Christmas

Hello everyone, hoping you had a lovely weekend. Mine was rather busy as it was my hubby's birthday so we had our two down from London for the weekend and although we didn't go out for a meal having had my hubby's office Christmas dinner on Thursday, we had a great time with family. I can't believe it's Christmas next week - eek! Where did the time go and why haven't I finished my Christmas shopping!!!

We have a new challenge for you today over at Make My Monday and this time it's Wings At Christmas so for my inspiration my favourite Dina Wakley scribbly bird is a robin again and I've used up a piece of my Christmas masterboard too for a very simple design that I hope you like.

The masterboard was made with Brusho crystals and stamped with trees and text from the Tim Holtz Scribbly Christmas stamp set with Mowed Lawn Distess ink and Olive Archival ink.
The bird was stamped on smooth cartridge paper with Watercan Can Archival ink and then painted with Brusho Crystals and cut out when dry.
I stamped the Christmas text across the base of the card blank with Fern Green Archival ink and then glued the paper panel and the painted bird on the card.

Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Friday 11 December 2015

Only Dreaming Journal Page For That's Crafty

Hello everyone and welcome to my post today which is to let you know it's Friday so I have my usual tutorial over at That's Crafty which this week is a mixed media journal page as I really needed a break from my Christmas card assembly which is still in progress as usual!

Here's a sneak peek and you'll find all the details over at the blog.

I'd love it if you did pop over and if you haven't yet done that you'll find some fabulous inspiration from my DT mates which will make your visit worthwhile.

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

Fliss xx

Monday 7 December 2015

White Christmas At Make My Monday

Hello everyone and hope those of you in the UK are surviving the current nasty weather. Hoping too that none of you are flooded out as the pics on the news last night made me feel so sad for all those poor people affected especially at this time of year too.
I'm here today with my post for our new challenge this week at Make My Monday which has the theme of White Christmas. I have to admit to having stretched the theme a little but snowflakes are white - right!
I have to say this is also the quickest card I ever made in my life involving stamping which took less than 10 minutes from start to finish so hope you like it!

Here's how to make it:
  • Take one square kraft card blank.
  • Using Versamark ink, stamp on snowflakes in the top half, varying as shown.
  • Heat emboss the snowflakes with white detail powder.
  • Stamp the Tim Holtz text (Scribbly Christmas) with Versamark and heat emboss as before.
  • Use a Sharpie fine white paint pen to add dots as shown.
How easy is that! I used some snowflake stamps I've had for many years too by Denami and Art Impressions - I still think they're the best!

The Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration for you if you'd like to see. Hope you can join us too.

Have a great week.
Fliss x

Some challenges I'd like to enter:
Inkspirational Word Prompt - Flake
Crafty Calendar - Let It Snow
Crafty Catz - Let It Snow

Friday 4 December 2015

Season's Greetings At That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hello again, I'm here with the details and some inspiration for our new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog which has the theme of Season's Greetings so it's the perfect time to share your Christmas creations.
I have a quick and easy Christmas topper technique to share as I managed to make all these toppers from an A4 sheet of smooth cartridge paper and it only took me around 20 minutes to make the background colours.

I cut my A4 sheet into 8 roughly equal pieces and then used my 3x5 Gelli Plate with Fossilised Amber and Twisted Citron Distress inks which I applied lightly and misted with water before pressing the paper on, repeating this with all the paper then leaving to dry.

I then used the Tim Holtz Scribbly Christmas stamp set to stamp the trees and greetings on with Archival Fern Green ink. I then applied a random pattern with the Amber Distress ink and the That's Crafty Distressed Harlequin Dinky Stencil. You'll see there's a sneaky one with trees stencilled which I did first and then decided was a bit much! I ran the green ink round the edges of each piece to make them stand out a little.

Here's a very simple card I made with one of the toppers - it's fairly flat to be post friendly.

All I did was emboss the white card blank with the Darice corner snowflake flourish embossing folder to add some lovely texture and glued on my topper. How easy is that!

If you enter, there's a fab prize of a £20 voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.
Fliss xx

A Frosty Wreath For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week in the rather strange weather we've had. It's been unseasonably warm down here in the South but extremely windy which I don't like!
I have a little bit of home decor to share over at That's Crafty as I've finally managed to finish what I actually intended for last week. The colours are a little Autumnal but I've made it frosty to add a little Wintery effect. Hope you like it!

As you can see, this is just a peek and if you'd like to hop on over to the blog, you'll find all the details over there.

I'll be back in a while with all the info on our new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

See you soon.
Fliss xx