Saturday, 24 March 2018

Meeting Chubby Scrapbook Layout

Hello all

Today I wanted to share with you all a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout I have been busy working on and as you may have guessed from the title it is to do with the one and only Chubby Brown.

The picture featured on this layout is of myself and my eldest brother with Roy Chubby Brown. Behind the photo is a tag which I have done some journalling on about the night.

On 28th December 2013 we went to see Chubby Brown Live, which was an amazing night. We had been bought up around Chubby Brown due to my Dad being a massive fan of his. Unfortunately due to my Dad's health he couldn't come with me to watch the show, So me and my Brother went but before going and without my brother knowing, I emailed the theatre explaining about my Dad and his health and so on and asked if it would be possible to meet Chubby before his show. I can honestly say I never in a million years thought we would get that opportunity BUT I got an email back, the theatre had passed on my email to Chubby's manager who spoke with Chubby and he had agreed to meet us. I was sooooo excited so I had to call my brother straight away and yes he was buzzing too.

On the night we were both so nervous in meeting him but Roy was absolutely amazing so welcoming and such a humble down to earth guy. He asked how my Dad was and said he was so sorry to read that my Dad couldn't make it and was happy to be able to meet us on his behalf. I took Chubby's latest DVD at the time with me which was a present for my dad and got it signed he even signed his autobiography for me EEEEEKKK!!

The whole experience was AMAZING! the show was outstanding we enjoyed every single minute of it.

Here is a close up of the picture

On this layout I used the following products:

Seasons of Cheer Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers

Such a simple layout but one that holds an amazing memory which had to be done as a scrapbook layout.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Facing My Fear Memories and More Layout

Today I thought I would share with you all one of my new loves - Memories and More Scrapbook Layout's in a 6x8 album.

This page layout is about when I did a Sponsored Face Your Fears which I organized back in 2013 to raise much needed funds for Staffordshire SANDS, this charity is very close to my heart.

So what was I facing?

My Fear of Spiders!!!!!

I didn't just do the usual face your fear by holding a spider.......... I went to the EXTREME
With the help if the wonderful Dale from Critterish Allsorts and his Chile Rose Tarantula called Fluffy yes you read that right her name was Fluffy!!.... So I bet your sat there thinking ok a tarantula is the going to the EXTREME - Erm nope sorry.

Going to the EXTREME was having Fluffy on my FACE!!!

Here is my layout.

This first page features some of the cards from the Memories and More card pack called Perfect Days. I took this picture before I did any journaling as some information on this layout is private.

This is the reverse side of the layout and on this side as you can see on the big photo at the bottom yes that is me lay on the floor with a Chile Rose Tarantula on my face!!!
The top right hand side includes a small collage of pictures of myself doing the face my fear there is also a picture within the collage of myself with Dale and Kyle who at that time was the Mayor of Kidsgrove and my reward for doing this big challenge was a certificate and cuddles with the beautiful Skittles ( A Skunk). 

On this side of the layout again I used some of the Memories and More Cards from the Perfect Days pack, I have also used some of the beautiful Coffee Cafe DSP papers to back my photographs on.

My wonderful partner even made a video and put it on you tube. So I thought I would include it in this post for you all to see.

Products used:

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this quick layout of one of my biggest achievements. I do have a lot more pictures from doing this so I may have to do a few more layouts with those.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 16 February 2018

Sweet Treats

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation a sweetie dispenser to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the
Wise Dragon Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Animals 

Sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy

Products used for this piece are as follows:

Couple more pictures of my sweetie dispenser

I hope my project has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 2 February 2018

Fairyland Sunset Keepsake Box

Hi all and welcome back to my blog 

Today I have a NEW Fairy Keepsake Box to share with you all, This one has been made to go up for sale in an online market night.

I have called this box Fairyland Sunset

I love making these keepsake boxes as each time they are so different I do have plans for more keepsake boxes and not all fairy ones ;) So keep your eyes open for those.

I handcraft these keepsake boxes from scratch using high quality materials and a lot of love and care goes into each one, These can take me anything from 1 to 3 days depending on the design and detail going into them. Each panel design is done one by one using a mixture of inks, stencils and stamping.

Now for individual pictures to show all the detail.

Lid Detail

Side Detail

Front and Back Detail

Inside Lid Detail

I hope you love this one just as much as I do. These boxes make great gifts for fairy lovers and all things mystical.

This one and more of my handmade products will be available to purchase on 3rd Feb at 6pm in the Mermaid Kisses and Pixie Wishes Market Night on Facebook >>>> HERE <<<< You will need the code word to purchase anything in the market night which will be released upon opening over on my Facebook Page >>> HERE <<<

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I Love You

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the
Pre Coloured LOVE Fairy Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Love/Wedding/Valentine/Friends

Sponsored by Cute As A Button

Products used for this piece are as follows:
Craft Sensations - English Blossoms Paper Pad
Corner Punch

Another picture of the card

I hope my card has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 1 February 2018

All Hearts and Roses

DT Project for Sheepski Designs Challenge using Heart & Rose

 This months challenge theme is Red/Hearts/Romance/Love

Come along and join in the fantastic Challenge.

You can enter the challenge HERE

You can find the amazing digi images over on Etsy HERE. Don't forget to use code SKIKELLY10

Come on over and join the Facebook group where you can share your creations using SheepSki Designs images and even enter the Facebook challenge. Facebook Group

For this piece I also created its very own gift box, So I thought I would share with you all some more pictures of my inspiration piece.

For this piece I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Craft Sensations - English Blossoms Paper Pad
 Ornate Frame Die Cut
Mixture Of Sequins

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monthly Crop Motivational Challenge (January)

Hi all

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook layout with you all.

As some of you know each month I attend a local Crop with my best friend wellmy best friend and the wonderful Cal who runs the crop worked together to start a Motivation Inspiration Challenge for each month as a bit of fun.

So this started in January and yes I know I am a little behind in sharing this with you so here goes.

For January we had to include the following 5 prompts in our creation, It could be a scrapbook layout, Card, Mixed Media project anything you wanted as long as it involved the following prompts.

As soon as I saw the prompts on the 1st Jan I noticed the Lilac and Autumn and you guessed it thought oh no how am I going to incorporate those together, So I got my thinking cap on and played around with a few ideas until TAADAAA!!! Light bulb moment.

And here is my scrapbook layout.

As you can see I have done a 12 x 12 layout now if you have been following my blog for some time you will know I haven't been a scrapbooker for long but have to admit I am really enjoying the journey.

To do this I used my scrumptious Distress Oxide Inks to create the background using the smooshing technique, I also die cut some leaves out on my big shot and again used my Distress Oxide inks to colour them. (Prompt Autumn)

The quote and the picture of me (Prompt Selfie) was printed out on my Canon Selphy and backed onto the some beautiful Designer Series Paper, the quote I found on google images and is a well know quote from Harry Potter (which i love) it reads " Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light" - Albus Dumbledore (Prompts Motivational and Use a Quote)

Even though in this picture you can not see it, it does have a lilac background to it YAY lilac. (Prompt Lilac)

I also used my Crushed grape Mica Spray on the layout and on the leaves so this added more of a lilac look to it and lastly used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink on the edges on the layout. (Prompt Lilac)

I hope this gives you some inspiration also and you have enjoyed seeing what I did by incorporating the 5 prompts.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX