Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A little jelly

I the just love the way these Heffy Doodle stencils are so easy to use. I used a Tim Holtz blending tool to mix cracked pistachio, wilted violet and mermaid lagoon distress inks to create the swirly background with the bubble waves stencil.
The "congrats" is a die by Heffy Doodle. I cut it out once in navy blue and then again in silver card and layered them up together to give a kind of shadow effect.

The little jelly fish was just too cute for me to ignore so I decided to show it off by using it to create a background as well as being the main star of the card. For the back ground jellyfish I stamped them in the mermaid lagoon distress ink then outlined them with a light blue spectrum noir marker just to make them look a little less flat.
I used the following spectrum noir llustrator pens to colour the jellyfish:
Main jelly fish: PL2,LV2,LV1,
Background jellyfish: TB1

If you love Heffy Doodle as much as me don't forget they have a DT call going on at the moment. You can find the link to apply in my sidebar ---->
I am entering this card for the following challenges:
2 crafty critter crazies - Anything goes with a critter
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
A perfect time to craft - Anything goes
Crafty animals - Anything goes
Crafts galore encore - Anything goes

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Bots of love & a Heffy Doodle DT call !!

Today I want to tell you all how I have bots of love for you all :D
Aren't these just the most adorable little robots that you have ever seen? I can not wait to get them onto more projects. They are a super sweet stamp set called Bots of Love by Heffy Doodle. Now if you have seen much of my blog you will realise how much of a huge Heffy Doodle fan I am, so you can just imagine how excited I am to tell you......

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Yes that is right we can all try out to be part of the super talented team who show off these awesome products. There are different roles available so make sure you look to see which one could fit for you and then get over there and apply. As they say "you have got to be in it, to win it!" 

So now onto some of my Heffy Doodle creations. For this card I used the "Bots of love" stamps for the main robot images and also for all of the cogs that I scattered across the background. I heat embossed the cogs using superfine silver Wow! embossing powder so that have a real metallic finish to them. 
I wanted to play with the negative image from the Heffy Doodle "Hey" die cut as I do like to use up my scraps when I can and so have layers the grey card over the black to make the negative of the word really stand out. The grass at the bottom of the card is another Heffy Doodle die called "Grassy lass". I love that die set as it makes creating a grassy hill or scene so easy.

The little robots I have coloured with the following Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens:
Yellow robot: LY3,CT1, BG9, BG4, MG4
Grey robot: BGR5, IG9, IG7, IG2, Blender, RD5, DR4, CR10

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
 Catch the bug - Anything goes
Crafters castle - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar challenge - Anything goes
Colour crazy challenge - Anything goes colouring

I could not resist also trying out these adorable stamps with some fabric paint. They just shouted out to me to try something a bit different and these baby grows were all the inspiration I needed. 
The stamps worked a dream and the sentiments are so perfect for this kind of project. After a bit of trial and error I found I needed to be a lighter with my stamping than normal but otherwise it was quite easy to do. I love it when you can use one item for different kinds of projects :D
 I am entering these baby grows for the following challenges:
Send a smile 4 kids - Anything goes for kids
Simply create too - Anything goes 

Good luck to anyone else who is trying out for the Heffy Doodle DT.

Card making is my super power!

I am really love this stamp set. It is so much fun to be able to send out little super heroes in the post, and how perfect is this sentiment for fellow crafty friends? The set is called Super dudes and by the brilliant Heffy Doodle.

I coloured my little lady in with the following spectrum noir illustrator markers:
Cape; OR2,LY3,CT1
Pants, shoes and mask: DR5,DR2,CR10
hero suit: TB7,TB5,IB3
Hair: GB11,GB9,GB7,GB4
Skin: FS6, FS9

There is a great die set you can get with these stamps to cut he out if you don't want to fussy cut her and then I attached her with some foam pads so she stands out. 
For the back ground I used some ink brushes and festive berries then squeezed lemonade distress inks along with the Heffy Doodle stencil Zapp attack I then added touches of sparkle with yellow bird glitter nuvo drops.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Tuesday throwdown - colour inspiration
Dragonfly dreams challenge - No patterned paper
Arty Divas - Anything goes 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Pretty awesome

I think it is awesome that Mo's digital pencil have started doing monthly challenges again. I have had the cutie coloured up for a little while now and I thought she was perfect for this moths challenge which is anything goes with optional extra theme of spring. She is called Baby fairy butterfly and you can grab her from Mo HERE. I coloured her with pro markers and added touches of sparkle with stickles to her wings and the flower. The paper is from the Paper Addicts colour pop pack
I am not sure how it has been so long since I have made a card with Mo's images. I am definitely hooked again so be ready for more :)

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Hello pumpkin

Thi adorable little pumkin is from the veggie patch stamp set from Heffy Doodle. I have teamed it with another Heffy Doodle product, the "Hey" sentiment die. I love the way the negative of the die looks here. To add some more colour I used some Stampin' up! washi tape. 
The pumkin itself I coloured with the following spectrum noir illustrator pens:
Pumpkin: BO3,OR2,OR1
Stem: DG3,DG1

To finish it off I used some white superfine embossing powder with one of the sentiments from the stamp set and clear wow embossing powder and some of the little hearts to just add some texture in the white space on the card. 

A day playing with glass :D

I had an amazing day on Monday spending a whole day (6 hours) with the very lovely Nicky of creative glass fusion learning who to put together glass for glass fusing. I had a completely blank canvas and could let my imagination and creativity flow.

There were lots of examples to get inspiration from. I decided to make coasters and try out a variety of different techniques. 
I had a go using wire and foil, cutting some glass, frit and some kind of glass balls. I need to wait a couple of weeks for them to all go in the kiln and then I can see what the finished articles will look like but for now this is what they looked like before firing....

I was really inspired by the way the wire examples looked that Nicky had. They were flowers but there was something about the way the lines looked that made me think of fish fins. There is no better fish in my mind to show off fins and to be able to use any colours than Siamese fighting fish. So I have tried to make the kind of out line of the body and fins from the wire and then cover in frit that blends several colours. I made the second coaster without the wire to see what difference the wire makes to the finished design and I used the glass beads/ balls in the corners. 

Third I made a floral scene using some strands of glass for the stems and various sizes of frit and more of the glass beads to make some abstract petals.
Lastly I stayed with the abstract idea and used a couple of colours of metal foil cut into rough leaf shapes to make a back ground. I also used a kind of blue glass as the back piece for this one rather than the clear glass I had used on all the others. Then I topped that with strips of white glass to look kind of like silver birch trunks and topped it with a mix of a couple of colours and sizes of frit.

I really hope these look as nice as they did in my imagination. It is hard to tell as the colours will change in the kiln and the colours should all mix more and show through each other to varying degrees. I will keep you updated :)  

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Owl be there

This is a 5 x 7 card and the background for this card is done with one beautiful die called Star gazer backdrop by Heffy Doodle. It cuts the stars out and gives it a stitched outline. I cut it out of white card and then inked it with the following distress inks Chipped sapphire, Salty Ocean. I then matted it on yellow card so the yellow shows through for the stars and used Nuvo Sherbert shimmer drops to make a heart shape and give it a touch of glitter. The sentiment is also a Heffy Doodle stamp set called Everyday sentiment duos. I cut the sentiment out using a stitched strips of ease die.
This super sweet little duo are from the Heffy Doodle Hootiful set. I coloured them with my spectrum noir illustrators in the following colours:
The yellow owl: BO2,CT4,CT1
The pink owl: BP6,AP3,AP2
Their tummy and faces : GB4,GB1
The branches:RB2,RB1
Leaves: AG4,AG2

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Crafters castle - Anything goes with the extra option of glitter