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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Stampbord Pendant

Good morning folks, its time fora new challenge and a new look in PanPastel land!! Premium Craft Brands our generous sponsors have so many scrummy products we want to share so we've got a new look and a fab new challenge too!! Pop over to Love to Create with Premium Craft Brands and check it out!!

We're making the challenges nice and easy for you so our theme is always going to be Anything Creative or Mixed Media goes, we're so excited about seeing your mixed media projects!! As always our lucky winner will receive some lovely crafty goodies from Premium Craft Brands. I've made a stampbord pendant for my DT project.

I began by applying pearlescent red panpastel to a stampbord domino and added a little burnt sienna before stamping with some of the teeny tiny stamps from Premium Craft Brands. I embossed the edges with gold EP and then applied Rock Candy crackle paint before leaving to dry. Once the crackle was dry I attached a glue on bale at the bottom of the pendant and a recycled drawer handle to the top. I added some beads and charms and a couple of chain tassels


I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey: through the looking glass
Noor Designs UK: Anything goes
Recycle Repurpose Reinvent: anything goes (drawer handle recycled)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: anything goes
Sweet Stamps Technique: Anything but a card

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx



Friday, 24 April 2015

Lady's Slipper Orchid from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, my card today features this gorgeous individual stamp from Chocolate Baroque, called Lady's Slipper Orchid. I thought it would also make a pretty iris too.


I've used a distress ink background created using Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Seedless preserves inks. The image has been layerd up three times. the first layer was stamped and embossed with Gold EP. Next came the script background, stamped in brown on cream card. 

Lastly I stamped the flower on white card,coloured with Graph'It markers and cut out before layering the image up on 3d foam pads. I've added lace, pearls, ribbon and a button topped with a twine bow to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania: flowers
Corrosive Challenges: floral frenzy
Sentimental Sundays: No sentiment
Sister Act: anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskers: flowers

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx

Anything but a square from Polkadoodles

Good morning my lovelies, blogger is playing tricks on me again and not posting my scheduled posts but better late than never I suppose. Its time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles and this time around our theme is 'anything but a square'. I've made a bird house using one of the templates from the gorgeous Twiggy and Toots collection d used lots of the lovely papers and embellies along the way.


The templates are really easy to use, great if you don't have a Cameo or some kind of clever cutting machine lol. I've added some of the embellies from the CD, love the fence so I put some at the front of my bird house and some at the back.


I added lots of flowers, lace, pearl trim and other goodies from my stash and mounted the bird house on MDF shapes that I'd covered with papers from Twiggy and Toots


I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Artistic inspirations: anything goes with a twist of spring
Decorate to celebrate: anything goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle: anything but a card
Loves Rubber Stamps: add flowers
Stamp and Create: anything goes
The Crazy Challenge: springtime

Thanks for visiting today, have a great day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Stampbord on C&C!!

Good morning folks, my project today is a little wall hanging made with Stampbord and PanPastels. Our lovely Nikky Hall is on C&C tomorrow at 10am demonstrating some awesome techniques so make sure you book your place on the sofa. Sadly I'll be at work but I'll be recording it so I can catch up when I get home!


I've used a stampbord ATC and Coaster to create this project. I'd accidentally splashed some black pearl medium on these making another project but I kind of liked the mottled look so I just applied some Pearlescent Yellow and Orange PanPastels over the top. I masked the sun and added some more colour and a little Black fine pearl PanPAstel Medium. Next I set to stamping using stamps from the Premium Craft Brands sets Postcard and roses. Nikky will also be demoing some fab tools to work with your stampbord and I was lucky to have a set so I used one of the fine tools to scratch some highlights here and there. Hopefully you'll see them a bit better in this pic.


I stamped the butterfly on acetate using White EP and then applied Black Pearl medium over the top. I sponged versmark in on the back and added Yellow, Orange and a little Red PanPastel, cut it ou and popped in onto the project. 

To attached the two pieces of stampbord I used red line tape and black ribbon. To finish off I added some black lace and a little pearl trim.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft your passion: Anything goes
Love to Scrap: Anything goes
Not just cards: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: Make your own background
Stamp and Create: anything goes
Sweet Stampin: anything but a card
That's Crafty Grunge grunge grunge

Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Welcome to Fairyland

Good morning folks, its week two of our 'Anything goes with PanPastels' at PanPastel UK so you've still got loads of time to play along and be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous goodies from Premium Craft Brands.


I've made a door sign using my PanPastels and stamps from Inkylicious and Chocolate Baroque. I used PanPastels to colour the images and to create the background, adding white spots to the toadstools with a White graph'It shake pen.  I used a Stampbord ATC to stamp the 'Welcome to Fairyland' sentiment and added some pearl trim and a little butterfly. You can find links to all the products I've used at the end of this post.

Crafty Calendar: add a sentiment
Crafty Creations:seeing spots
Kitty Bee Designs: fairytale
Penny's Paper crafty: one for the girls
Simon Says Stamp:make your own background
Sweet Stampin: anything but a card

Friday, 17 April 2015

Pink and Pretty from Polkadoodles

Good morning folks, its inspiration time at Polkadoodles for our 'Pink and Pretty' Challenge, my lovely teamies have come up with some gorgeous projects to inspire you and as always there's fab prizes up for grabs! I've coloured up one of the gorgeous Octavia Moonfly images for my card, you can get the digis as individual stamps or buy great value bundles or why not just get the whole collection??  The shiny new Polkadoodles website has some fabulous offers too so pop over and check it out here.


I've coloured the image with my Graph'It markers, adding some sparkle with my silver Graph'It Shake Pen. Here's another pic of Octavia, isn't she gorgeous?


I've used spellbinders die to cut a pretty border on my card blank and added pearls, ribbon and a little flower from my stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
As you like it: Favourite alcohol or distress markers and why
(I love my Graph'It markers, its so easy to blend and mix the colours with them)
Craft your Passion: anything goes
Deep Ocean: things with wings
Penny's Paper Crafty: one for the girls
Pile it on: Fancy frames or beautiful borders

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Brusho Birdcage Collage

Good morning folks, have you seen the gorgeous new individual stamps from Chocolate Baroque? Goodness me they are stunning and the perfect price for a crafty treat without breaking the bank too.

This one is called 'Bird Cage Collage' and is a lovely image, so detailed!


I began by having a play with my Brushos (Ultramarine, Violet, Emerald and a little Turquoise) and water colour card which I used to create my background. I stamped the image with brown ink and distressed with Tumbled Glass distrss ink. Next I stamped the image with versamark and embossed with gold ep before cutting out and colouring with distress inks. I stamped the focal image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured with my Graph'It markers and carefully cut out before popping up on 3d foam pads.

I've used purple card for matting and layering and simply adding some gems to the corner to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Take it Make it: take a technique colour
Lisa B Designs: Brusho colours
Mixed Media World: bright Colours
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays: No sentiment
Sister Act: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Anything goes with PanPastels at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, Its challenge time at PanPastel UK and this time we want to see what you can create with your PanPastels!! Its an 'Anything goes' theme so there's lots of scope to play along to be in with a chance of winning some gorgeous goodies from our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands. I've made a canvas using the gorgeous A4 Butterfly Stencil and lots of PanPastels. You can find links to the goodies i've used at the end of this post :-)



I began by applying Maimeri Light Modelling Paste through the butterfly stencil with a palette knife and then added more LMP through a harlequin stencil. Once that was dry I added colour with my Pearl PanPastels, adding a little Ultramarine Blue for some depth. I sanded the background a little to lift some of the colour from the stencilling and then I sealed the colours with my own spray fixer made by diluting Maimeri Matte Medium with water (about 3 parts water to 1 part matte medium) in a spritzer bottle. While the spray was wet I dusted on lots of the gorgeous Course White Pearl Medium for loads of extra sparkle and shimmer.


I coloured two pieces of stampbord with my Pans and stamped the sentiments with Black Memento Ink and popped them on the canvas to finish off.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Creative Moments: Anything goes/ anything but a card
Deep Ocean: Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: flowers and butterflies
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Simply Create Too: no digis or stamped images
Stamps and Stencils: anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


Friday, 10 April 2015

Flower Power at Graph'It Colouring Challenge

Good morning folks, Friday at last and its challenge time at Graph'It Colouring Challenge!! This time around our theme is 'Flower Power' and we've got fabby prizes up for grabs too. Our sponsor this time around is Sweet Pea Stamps and with so many gorgeous images you don't want to miss out. You don't have to use Graph'It markers to enter either, you can colour your image with anything you fancy and still be in with a chance of winning.


I've used this beautiful image: Joanne Schempp's Daisy Fairy for my card. I love colouring with my Graph'its, they blend so beautifully. You can find a full list of the colours I used over on the challenge blog.


I've used a gelli plate background and added ribbon, lace, flowers, buttons and a little metal butterfly painted with white gesso. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes, twist Flowers
As you like it: favourite markers and why
(I'm a colouring addict and I adore my Graph'It markers, the colours are so vibrant and they blend beautifully. I particularly love the Blending palette as you can mix your own colours and blends.)
Card Mania: flowers
Dream Valley: lace, ribbon, flowers
Inky Impressions: Spring is in the air
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything goes 
Sweet Stamps: flowers

Well i'd better go and earn some pennies so thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


Monday, 6 April 2015

Handmade Flowers at Vintage Stamping Challenges

Good morning folks, our challenge for April at Vintage Stamping Challenges is 'Handmade flowers' one of my favourite themes. As always our generous sponsors Flonzcraft have a $20 voucher for our lucky winner and my teamies have some gorgeous projects to inspire you so pop over to the challenge blog if you have a min.



For my card I've used this beautiful stamp is called Birds on a Branch and you can find it here. i've coloured it with my Graph'It markers and die cut will spellbinders die and layering it up on kraft card. The background was  made using  stencil and distress inks.


I've layered the image up over some burlap and die cut trellis and then added my die cut flowers (coloured with PanPastels) and some raffia, pearls and a little button topped with a twine bow.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Corner: animal fun
Di's Digi Designs: spring is here
Fussy and Fancy: buttons and bows
My time to craft: Get krafty
Sister Act: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Spring colours at PanPastel UK

Good morning folks, its inspiration week at PanPastel UK as its the second week of our 'Spring Colours' challenge. As always there's a fab prize up for grabs from those lovely peeps at Premium Craft Brands and lots of inspiration from my lovely talented teamies too so I hope you're going to play along. For my project I've made a quick and easy Springtime scene  featuring Easter bunnies using my PanPastels.


I began by masking the sky and adding shades of yellow PanPastel to create the sun. Then i masked that and used blues and turquoises to create the sky. Next came the hills using shades of bright yellow green. 
All the stamps used are from Lavinia stamps, I love those bunnies sooooo cute! Istamped them using Memento inks.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Easter
Artistic Stamper: flora and Fauna
Crafts Galore Encore: make a card
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: anything goes/use pastel colours

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


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