Friday, 3 September 2021

Crafty Purple Frog challenges you to use your supplies :D

  Yes that is right Crafty Purple Frog is running a challenge for you all :D I don't know about you but I love patterned paper but am not so good at using it 🙈 so this challenge was mainly to help us all use and make the most of our crafty stash. 


We want you to do what is called a 1 sheet wonder. For this challenge we have all used 6x6 papers but for a one sheet wonder any size of paper can be used. The idea is that you take one piece and cut it so that you can use every piece of the paper to make a range of cards or creations. If you want to add some more to the challenge you can try and use just one stamp set for your creations as well as the one sheet of paper but that is totally optional.

The challenge will run until the end of September so you have plenty of time to get creative. The prize is a £25 voucher to use in the Crafty Purple Frog shop on anything you want 😃

I often find if I am in a creativity slump then limiting the supplies I use and taking myself out of my comfort zone can really help me. A one sheet wonder lets you stretch your supplies by getting a lot of cards made in one go. You can find lots of examples of one sheet wonders online so you do not have to use the same ones that I have but you can also copy it if you like.

I have made 6 cards from my 1 sheet of 6x6 design paper. As well as the design paper I used 1 A4 piece of card stock and one A4 piece of white card. Then I picked just 1 stamp set to do all the images and sentiments with. I choose "Elephant of Surprise" by Heffy Doodle as it has a good mix of different images and a range of sentiments.

I started by picking my paper and then matched my Copics to it. I picked a First Editions paper pack called Making Memories  for my paper and the following copics to match it:


Then I stamped out a load of the images from the stamp set and coloured them up.



Next I worked out what way I wanted to cut my 6x6 sheet. I am sure this is probably available elsewhere but I just made up my cuts as I went and this is what I ended up with.


For the pink card stock I cut most of the pieces to be 1/4 of an inch larger than each piece of patterned paper and then used some of the left over pieces for the sentiments and as little extras.

Here are how my 6 cards turned out:

Card 1





Card 2:




Card 3:




Card 4:




Card 5:




Card 6:


If you don't have any patterned paper you can always stamp or stencil a 6x6 piece of paper instead to be able to join in. You can join using the InLinkz below, using the #craftypurplefrogchallenge or by adding you picture to the Crafty Purple Frog facebook group album so there are many ways you can get involved. I will pick one random winner for the £25 voucher.

I am entering these cards for the following challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything animal goes
Love to craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes


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Amy xx

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Messing about by the river


Seriously who adorable is this little fairy from the brilliant Sweet November Stamps?? I couldn't resist getting her coloured up as soon as I saw her. She is from the Fairwees Make a Splash stamp set. I wanted the image to be the main focus so I added some sparkle to it with a stardust pen and some nuvo drops before popping it up with some foam tape.



These are the Copics I used to colour this scene:


There is also an instagram hop going on this weekend so if you want a chance to win this entire release then make sure you check it out :D  If you can't wait for that then you can grab the whole release HERE in the Crafty Purple Frog store.



I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes
Bitten By the Bug - Great Outdoors
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

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Amy xx


 

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Fairwee summer



There is another new clear stamp release from the amazing Sweet November Stamps!! To celebrate the release there is a great hop going on on Instagram where you have the chance to win some of these stamps so be sure to check it out. If you can't wait for that then you can grab the whole release HERE in the Crafty Purple Frog store.



I saw these little stamps in the A Fairwee Summer Picnic stamp set I just had to make them into a cute background. I kept the colouring of the background simple so it doesn't distract too much from the little fairwees. I used Catherine Pooler Mint to be ink to colour my card base and the card that I used behind my Fairwees. To finish it off I used a sentiment from a Lee Holland stamp and then added the gems for a touch of texture and sparkle :D 


These are the copics I used to colour these cuties and the fruity background:



I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes
Bitten By the Bug - Great Outdoors
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

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Monday, 2 August 2021

I love your heART

 

I am so excited to be taking part in the Heffy Doodle Fan hop 2021 over on Instagram.
There are so many incredible creations from all the people taking part so if you haven't seen them you can join the hop from the very lovely @jasmincraftymakes 


For my card I have used some of the new Heffy Doodles release. The pencil heart is a die set and I used it to cut both the pencils and the window in the front of the card. I coloured the pencils with copics as shown in the picture below.


I used the Pandtastic pandas stamps to stamp all over the front of my card blank and left them uncoloured so that the heart stands out more. The sentiment is also from this stamp set and I stamped it onto black card before embossing it with white Wow! superfine embossing powder. I couldn't resist stamping 2 of those little pandas so that they could be both on the inside and outside of the card. I had to trim one of his legs just slightly so that they lined up but I don't think you can tell :D


I hope you are having a good day and thank you so much for taking the time to look at my make :D


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Amy xx

Friday, 30 July 2021

Turtley Awesome

  I have definitely been feeling the summer vibes with the hot weather we have had here in the UK. And I made this card using the turtles from the Turtley Awesome stamp set as they just scream summer to me :D I coloured them up with copics before putting them on with some foam pads to add a bit of dimension. 

For the back ground I did some tone on tone ink blending and then did some more inking through the She sells sea shells stencil to give another layer and pattern to the background. I used squeezed lemonademustard seed and Fossilised Amber distress oxide inks for my stencilling. I used an oval die to cut in the middle of  my inked panel to create a frame that I used for this card and I used the oval on another card that I shared last week :D 

The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Pebble sentiments and die cut with the pebble add on die. I stamped in Catherine Pooler Tiara ink. I also used the Tiara ink to colour the strip of card so it perfectly matches the card. 




I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Summer Fun

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Amy xx

Friday, 23 July 2021

Summer feel

 I have definitely been feeling the summer vibes with the hot weather we have had here in the UK. And I made this card using the turtles from the Turtley Awesome stamp set as they just scream summer to me :D I coloured them up with copics before putting them on with some foam pads to add a bit of dimension. 

For the back ground I did some tone on tone ink blending and then did some more inking through the She sells sea shells stencil to give another layer and pattern to the background. I used squeezed lemonade, mustard seed and Fossilised Amber distress oxide inks for my stencilling. I used an oval die to cut in the middle of  my inked panel to create an oval for this card and leave me with a frame that I can use on another card. I sprayed the card blank with Salvaged Patina distress ink stain. The seniment is a combination of the sunshine die from Heffy Doodle and a hello stamp from Sweet Dixie's Big sentiments set.



I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Summer Time

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Amy xx


Thursday, 22 July 2021

Shake it up

 



For the first time in ages I have had a go at a shaker card. The shakers bits are all from random things I have picked up off of e-bay over the years and decided to put together for this. I ink blended a background with Blueprint sketch, broken china and tumbled glass distress oxide ink. Next I used the Kraftin' Kimmie snowflake kisses stamp set as well as some clear sparkly embossing powder to add a bit of sparkle and texture to it. To finish it off I used some gold embossing powder and a sentiment from the Holiday wishes stamp set to make the sentiment stand out from the background. 

I used some acetate that I cut to the same size as my inked panel and added foam tape all around the edges of it. Before sticking it to the inked panel I used an anti static bag on the inside of the acetate and then put my chosen shaker bits in it. To hide the tape I die cut a the scalloped slimline frame from the Falalala die set and stuck it on the front of the window.

The adorable mouse is from the Cool critters stamp set and coloured him up with copics before attaching him to the front. 

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Create your own background
Gem of a challenge - Anything goes
Dare2BArtzy - Christmas in July
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Ike's World - Christmas in July


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Amy xx