Saturday, 1 May 2021

Sparkle Everywhere


I am so excited to be able to share with you that I am GDT with Mo's digital pencil challenge blog this month. The challenge is anything goes with a Mo image. I have been a massive Mo fan for the longest time and if you have not seen her digi stamps then you are missing out. Check them out HERE. This cutie is called Fairy Harrietta, I coloured with a mix of Spectrum Noir markers and copics. I couldn't resist giving her wings a bit of sparkle and shine using nuvo drops and glossy accents


For the background I used the Lavinia Berry stencil and inked through it using beautiful blender brushes and Firefly Altenew crisp dye ink. I wanted her to stand out a bit from the background so I used the Heffy Doodle skinny circle frame die to highlight her. To finish this off I used a sentiment from the Heffy Doodle Fluffy puff unicorns stamp set and some more nuvo drops to be coming from her wand and add some more sparkle.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative fingers - Anything goes
Krafty chicks - Anything goes

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Amy xx

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Crafty Purple Frog Sneak Peek Day 4

This is the last day of the sneak peeks and the last day that you can join the Instagram hop to try and win the "All Ears" stamp set. Today we are showing off the "Party Mouse" stamp set. 

This adorable little mouse is all set to party with a cakes, candles and party hat. 


For my first make today I stamped a whole load of cakes out and coloured them up with Spectrum noir tri-blend pens before fussy cutting them out. Next I used Heffy Doodle memo tape to mask off the bottom of a piece of card so I could ink it up in Antique linen distress ink. Then I moved the same piece of memo tape so it was now covering where I had just inked and inked the top part with Tumbled glass distress ink. To finish the back ground I stamped the Happy Birthday from the new Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set across the middle and layered it on some black before sticking it all on my card blank.
I put the cakes all over it coloured my little mouse and gave him the party hat which of course I made sparkly with nuvo drops. I stuck my mouse in the middle of the card on some foam pads so he stands out a bit and then added a load of Nuvo drops to make the background really sparkle :)
 

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

The paper shelter - A birthday card

Penny's paper crafting challenge - Anything goes with paper

Crafty sentiments - Anything goes

Lemon shortbread - Anything goes

If you have been checking out my blog for the rest of the week you may have noticed that I am a little addicted to making these stamps into little charms so of course I had to make some mouse earrings :D

Again I used Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid ink to stamp the image on the textured side of the frosted shrink plastic before colouring it with my Spectrum noir tri-blend pens. I then made a hole above the mouse and cut the whole image out going around the hole so when I used my Wow! heat gun to shrink it they have a way to attach them to the chain. 

I added a few little heart charms from my stash and I think that is enough for these. I wanted the mouse to be the main focus :)


I am entering these earrings for the following challenges:

The house that stamps built - Anything goes

Crafty creations - Anything goes

Through the craft room door - Anything goes

Unicorn challenge - Include an animal

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Amy xx

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Crafty Purple Frog Sneak Peek Day 3

 


For day 2 I have the "Foxy" stamp set to show you :) The DT and GDT have also done some amazing things with this stamp set so if you want to see more please check out their links which you can find on the main Crafty Purple Frog Shop Blog.
Don't forget there is also the Instagram hop going on which you can join for the chance to win the "All Ears" stamp set so why not join it and get a whole load of inspiration.

For my card today I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I stamped out the fox and then coloured him up with my spectrum noir tri-blend pens. I cut him out and then cut a strip of white card to stamp the grass from the stamp set on using twisted citron and mowed lawn distress ink. 


I stamped the sentiment from the "Foxy" stamp set before layering it on some black card and sticking it to the middle of the card blank. I put foam pads on the fox so he stands out from the card and gives a bit of depth.


 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Get creative - Anything goes
International art and soul - A card or gift for a man
Corrosive challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Feature a creature
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes with optional bright colours
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything goes

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Amy xx

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Let it shine


This is my last creation for the Altenew Educator Certification Program level 1 before my final challenge (as long as this card is good enough to pass for this class). This time I have taken inspiration from the Let it shine class . I really thought this would be the first class that I made something for as I love adding shine and sparkle to my projects, but I was so inspired by all the classes that I got caught up in them and making loads and playing with new techniques that I am amazed to say this has ended up being the 10th class of the 10 for level 1 for me.

There are so many fun ways to add shine and sparkle to your cards and for this card I have used the lessons on using foil embossing and glitter as my inspiration. After all way stop at one type of sparkle??




I started by using a ruler and drawing around my card blank with a fine liner. I knew I wanted the card itself to be quite clean and simple so the sparkle and shine stands out. I thought this would be a nice way to frame my piece without adding texture or bulk. Next I took some stix2 double sided tape and put three lines of it across the bottom of the card going about 1/3 of the way up the card and making sure I spaced the lines equally. Next one at a time I added some of the beautiful green Stix2 foil from the Celebration set to each piece of tape. By the way be ready to see a lot more foil on my projects as this is a beautiful look! 



The stamp set that I went for is an older set but it is new to me and is called Beautiful Day. I fell in love with the flower and those leaves. I knew right away that I wanted to use just the block leaf stencil and emboss them with Wow! gold embossing powder. I love the way this gives both shine and texture to the leaves. For the flower I stamped the outline in Altenew crisp black ink and then stamped two of the layers in Puffy Heart and then Magenta Altenew crisp dye inks. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies and attached the leaves flat onto the card base but popped the flower up on some foam pads. The sentiment is also from this stamp set and I think it is just perfect to cheer someone up.



Two types of sparkle was not quite enough for me and of course I had to use some Nuvo drops this time as well as scattering a few across the card I also used the same ones in the centre of the flower to add a bit of sparkle to that too. 

I hope you are all having a great week and staying safe.
 I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes with option of bright colours

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Huge hugs
Amy xx





Crafty Purple Frog Sneak Peek day 2


For day 2 I have the "Blooming Marvellous" stamp set to show you :) The DT and GDT have also done some amazing things with this stamp set so if you want to see more please check out their links which you can find on the main Crafty Purple Frog Shop Blog.
Don't forget there is also the Instagram hop going on which you can join for the chance to win the "All Ears" stamp set so why not join it and get a whole load of inspiration.

For my first project I have done some more shrink plastic charms. I thought I would add some of the leaves as well as the bee and use a few of the flower shaped beads that I had in my stash. For this bracelet I threaded the 8mm glass beads along with the flower beads and my shrink plastic charms on some tiger tail wire and added the toggle clasp to the ends of it.



For my second make I decided to try out a bookmark. I used some of the same 8mm black glass beads but added a larger glass bead and some small silver spacer beads before putting it on some silver chain. 


I am entering these for the following challenges:
Get creative - Anything goes
613 Avenue create - In the garden
Dragonfly dreams - Feature a creature
Corrosive challenge - Anything goes
We love to create - Anything creative goes
Sunday stamps - Colour inspiration


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Huge hugs
Amy xx


 

Monday, 26 April 2021

Crafty Purple Frog New release day 1



I am really excited to be able to show you the brand new "All ears" stamp set. I had so much fun creating with this hare. And make sure you check out the Crafty purple frog Instagram for a little Instagram hop that is running until Thursday. You could win this stamp set by joining in and you get to see loads of inspiration as well :)



If you love all things Crafty Purple Frog and want to grab the whole release at a bargain price there are a limited number of buy it all bundles available now to pre-order right HERE. Be quick though as they will sell fast!

 Now onto my makes for today. I thought I would have a go at some jewellery making. I used to make lots of jewellery but haven't had a go for a while. I have to say I really enjoyed the process. I used some shrink plastic to turn my stamped images into little charms. 

To do this I stamped them onto some frosted shrink plastic using Kraftin' Kimmies hybrid ink. The hybrid ink meant that I could then colour using my alcohol markers. When you shrink the image with your heat gun the colour intensifies so I stuck to the lighter shades of my tri-blends when I coloured up these hares. I used scissors to cut around the images once I had given them a little bit of time to dry. Make sure you leave some extra plastic where you want to have a hole for a jewellery fixing to go. For these I left extra space at the top of one of it's ears and made a hole with scissors but you could also use a hole punch to make your hole. the hole will shrink along with the rest of the image when heated so make it a decent size.


Once I had my little charms I then went through my bead collection laying the beads out on a bead mat until I was happy with the look. I ended up with the necklace and earing set :D


I hope you can join our hop and that we can inspire you :)

 I am entering this jewellery for the following challenges:

Gem of a challenge - Anything goes

I have also made a card Using the awesome Hare and used the little stamps that come with the set to make my own patterned paper.


I just love the way these glasses look and they will also fit the other animals in this release as well as the Badger from "The sett" stamp set. There are also a couple of tiny stamps in this set to be able to give the Hare some great eye lashes like I have here. To finish off I covered the lenses in glossy accents.


I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Corrosive challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - Feature a creature
Avenue 613 - In the garden

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I would love it if you would follow me and leave me a link to your blog so I can follow you back.

The DT and GDT have also done some amazing things with this stamp set so if you want to see more please check out their links which you can find on the main Crafty Purple Frog Shop Blog.

Huge hugs
Amy xx

Friday, 23 April 2021

Scene building




This is my next creation for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. This time I have taken inspiration from the Seasonal Scene Building class. This is card I was inspired by the lesson on shaker cards and how they can enhance a scene. I started by masking around the edges of a card blank and then doing some ink blending with 3 shades of blue Altenew crisp dye ink (Dew drops, Aqualicious and Teal cave). 



I don't know about you but shaker cards always make me smile so I wanted a happy sentiment I used a sentiment from the Build - a - flower: Poppy stamp set. I used the fact it is a clear stamp and so flexible to curve the sentiment so it echo's the shape of the flower. I then stamped it straight onto the ink blending I had done.

Next I made a frame using some stitched rectangle dies and stuck it to a piece of acetate. I trimmed the acetate to fit the frame before using two layers of foam tape  to pop the frame up away from the card and give space for the glass seed beads and Wow! Embossing earth sparkles glitter that I wanted to use.


To finish it off and make my scene I wanted to have a flower coming up at the front as if it was growing onto the card. I did something a bit different with this one and mixed up my sets so that the flower had a long stem and I felt a nice shape in the corner. So the stem and leaves are from the Build-a-Flower: Poppy set while the flower itself is from the Build-a-Flower: Hawaiian Coral set. The stem and leaves I left just stamped in the Altenew crisp black ink while for the flower I used just two more colours so that it pops from the blue and they are Pinkalicious and Fresh Lemon.



I hope you are all having a great week and staying safe.

 I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Mod squad - Flowers
Paper funday - Spring has sprung
Shopping our stash - Plant life


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Huge hugs
Amy xx