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Friday, 23 June 2017

Anything goes at Colour Crazy Challenge!

Good morning folks, it's a nice easy challenge for you over at Colour Crazy Challenge as our theme is 'Anything Goes'. Our sponsor this time is Polkadoodles so our lucky winner will be in for a real treat! My teamies have some some beautiful projects so do check them out if you have a minute.


I've coloured the adorable Etty Sewing with Graph'It markers and added lots of printable elements to her sewing room. Etty is from the Winston Deluxe Collection but you can also get the image on it's own as a digi stamp here. She's so sweet isn't she?


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Cutie Pie: Cute/all creatures great and small
Digi Choosday: Anything goes

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

Anything Goes at Polkadoodles

Good morning my lovelies, have you been enjoying the hot weather? I must admit I do love the sunshine but it's been far too hot at work and my craft room has been like a greenhouse. Anyway I'm sharing a card made for our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles. There's a fab prize from the Polkadoodles store for our lucky winner and some gorgeous projects from my teamies to inspire you!


The DT were challenged to use polkadots on our projects, I adore polkadots so this challenge is right up my street. I've used papers and stamps from the beautiful Belle Papillon Paper Craft Kit and added some stencilled polkadots  with gelatos to make this card. I've also used lots of Polkadoodles dies to create the flower and foliage - Flower FlourishBirdhouse Doublet SetFlowers 1



I've distressed everything with a craft knife and some gathered twigs distress ink and added some raffia, pearls and a pretty lime green doily.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting when we can: Shabby Chic
Inky  Chicks: use 3 patterned papers
Simon Says Stamp: Patterned Paper
The Crafty Addicts: Anything goes/die cuts

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

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes at We Love 2 Create

Good morning folks, it's a bit nippy here this weekend so I'm hoping to bunker up in my craft room and have a play. I've made another tag for my journal for our new challenge at We Love 2 Create where our theme is 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes'. My teamies have lots of inspiration for you and there's a fab prize of come gorgeous crafty goodies  from Premium Craft Brands lined up for our lucky winner.


I began by blending Magenta Extra Dark and Magenta Shade PanPastels over my tag, next I stamped using a script stamp from Polkadoodles and Memento Grey Flannel  ink. I stencilled the harlequin pattern using Maimeri Glassy Gel Medium and left that to dry. While it was drying I die cut the flowers, bird cage and foliage and stamped the images using the same grey ink. I coloured the images with PanPastels and a little water. 


Once the stencilling was dry I added some die cut shapes, coloured with PanPastels and highlighted with Pewter PanPastel. I added a little aged silver frantage powder here and there. I used a little twine to attach the bird cage and charm and found a little rose in my stash to coordinate with the tag.

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:

A Perfect time to craft: anything goes
Crafty Catz: anything goes/dies and punches
Incy Wincy: anything goes
Mix it up: anything goes plus stamping
The Crafty Addicts: Anything goes/die cuts

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


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Patchwork Butterflies from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning my lovelies, I've been chasing my tail for the last few weeks, work seems to get busier and busier! Anyway this morning I'm sharing a project made using the lovely Patchwork Butterfly stamp set. I love these stamps, they are so versatile.


To make the necklace and earrings I stamped the largest butterfly and the smaller coordinating butterfly on shrink plastic using Gold Stazon ink. I coloured the back of the butterflies with alcohol markers and cut them out. I punched holes for the jump rings using a crop-o-dile using the largest punch as the hole will shrink when heated. I heated the butterflies to shrink them, the largest one was flattened with an acrylic block but I curled the wings of the smaller butterflies while they were still warm. I added some beads from my stash to complement the colours of the butterflies.


I recycled a gift box to put the little butterflies in. I covered the box with some paper that I'd coloured with dye inks and mica sprays, crumpled and left to dry. I highlighted the texture with gilding wax and added some stencilling with gold texture paste. The butterfly was stamped on acetate and embossed with gold.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Artistic Stampers: winged things
Creative Artiste: Anything mixed media goes
Dragonfly Dreams: add sparkle
Frillie and Funkie: Something old (recycled gift box)

Thanks for visiting today, have a lovely weekend
Claire xx

Friday, 2 June 2017

Anything Goes at Polkadoodles

Hello folks, I'm running late today as usual work is getting in the way of crafting which definitely isn't good! Today's card is my project for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles. If you have a min pop over to the challenge blog as my teamies have got loads of inspiration for you and of course there's a fab prize from Polkadoodles for our lucky challenge winner too.


 I've made a card using one of the images from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime , this one is called Sharing is Caring and you can find the digi image here or get the full collection here. I coloured Winnie with lyra pencils and added a sentiment and papers from the DaisyDays CD



I layered Winne up on the lovely muted yellow paper and took the coordinating floral sheet and cut it up to layer flowers and butterflies around Winne. The sentiment is also from Daisy Days. I just added a few little pearls for a finishing touch.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments: Summer and a sentiment
Crafty Catz: anything goes/summertime
Fussy and Fancy: flowers
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Pause Dream Enjoy: anything goes/ colour it

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

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