Monday, 21 May 2018

Family Mixed Media

Hello all

Today I thought I would share with you all one of my latest pieces I have been working on and it is something I have wanted to do for a long time.

This mixed media hoop was done a for a fun monthly challenge each month we are given 5 prompts this months prompts are as follows:

Mixed Media

So here is what I have come up with from the above prompts

On this hoop I have used the following products:
White Gesso
Texture Paste
Brick work Stencil (Tim Holtz)
Glass Bead Gel
Turquoise Brusho
White Linen and Crushed Grape Dylusions Ink Sprays
Wood Veneer Hearts
Laser Cut Wooden Word "Love"
Lilac Embossing Powder
Copper Thread
Micro Beads
Heavy Gel Medium
Prima Alchemy Wax - Amethyst

The photograph I have used as my focal point is of Myself with 2 of my older brothers and my Dad, I printed this picture off on my Canon Selphy.

I love how this has turned out and it will be getting hung up in my craft room (that is if my dad doesn't claim it before I get chance to hang it)

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Guest DT Inspiration

Guest DT Project for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Sponsored By SheepSki Designs using Baby Feet

 The challenge theme is B is for.....Use as many B items as you can on your project.

For my inspiration piece I have created a Bookatrix Card, Used two different shades of Blue cardstock, Baby Feet Digi, Boys (Twins)

Here is a close up of the beautiful verse featured on the card

Come along and join in the fantastic Challenge.

You can enter the challenge HERE

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

For this piece I used the following products:
Pool Party and Marina Mist Cardstock
Gold Peel Off Border Stickers
Blue Ribbon
Twins Sentiment and Verse
Foam Tape
Tombow Glue

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 18 May 2018

Sheepski Designs Challenge Reminder

Hi all

Today I thought I would quickly share my latest DT inspiration for the current challenge over at Sheepski Designs Blog and to also remind you that you still have time to enter

The theme is Your Favourite colours

Here is my creation using Butterfly Curl

My favourite colours are: Blue, Purple, Pink and Black so I have incorporated all of these by water colouring the Butterfly Curl digi in Blue, Purple and Pink. The card base has been done in Black and Pink.

I love the butterfly curl digi which Andrea has designed. I have also included a few Petal Lu flowers, sequins and a bit of a bling trim on the base.

You can enter the challenge HERE and you have until 31st May 2018 

I look forward to seeing all your entries 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Colour Revamp and Retirement List

Hi lovelies

So it is that time again for Stampin' Up! the retiriement stage where lots of products will be gone for good to make way for the AMAZING NEW products in the NEW catalogue which launches 1st June.

Not only do we have lots of amazing new products to look forward to BUT a Colour Revamp, So what is a colour revamp?

Well every 5 years or so Stampin' Up! retire some colours, introduce new colours AND bring back some retired colours on top of the usual new in-colours.

So what is going and what is to come?

Which colour(s) will you be sad to see go? For me personally i will miss Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, and Island indigo.

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colours, Stampin' Up! decided it was time to give the colour collections a makeover.

Let's take a look at the NEW colour collctions

So colours are leaving, so if you are wanting ink refills for your ink pads or aany of the coordinating products, get them now! They are only available while stocks last and they are going quick!

Another update for you all to do with the ink pads is that we have a NEW ink pad case design, beginning 1st June 2018 all colours will come in the new cases which are AMAZING so much easier to open and stack-able. Ink refills are also being re-done with a new formula to stop the foaming which has been happening with some of the colours BUT don't worry this formula can still be used on the ink pads you already have.

You may have noticed all the ink pads are on the retirement list DON'T WORRY the above is why so not all of them retiring just the case design, so you will still be able to get them, the only ones retiring are listed at the beginning of this bog post.

So along with the Colour Revamp we have the Retirement lists
All retiring products can be found on my store >>> HERE <<<

Remember everything that isn't a stamp set is "While Stocks Last"

In the retirement you will notice the BUNDLES, the stamp sets and dies are carrying over BUT NOT AS A BUNDLE. So if you have your eye on a bundle GRAB IT QUICK to save 10%.

Well that is all for now but I shall keep you all updated as much as possible, don't forget I have a facebook group specifically for my Stampin' Up! where I will go live with any important info and so on. You can find my group >>> HERE <<<

Xx The Crafty Bat xX


That is correct you are reading this right folks, WIN your very own Stamparatus from me :)

So what do you need to do to WIN?

For every £30 order placed (before shipping) gets you 2 tickets into the pot 
For every £50 order placed (before shipping) gets you 3 tickets into the pot
Join my team get 4 tickets in the pot
To place your orders or to join my team go >>>> HERE <<<

I am an independent demonstrator for Stampin Up and this is not endorsed by Stampin Up. Solely run by me. Any queries please do contact me.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Floral Heart 60th Birthday

DT Project for Sheepski Designs Challenge using Floral Heart

 This months challenge theme is Animals

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 used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Travellers Notebook - Fresh Florals and Eastern Palace

Hi all

Today I have a new project to share with you all, This project I have loved working on and been super excited to show you, I couldn't help but make two to show you how different they can look.

Eastern Palace and Fresh Florals Travellers Notebooks

The covers have been made from the beautiful designer series papers and then laminated and trimmed down.

I will first show you the Eastern Palace one and explain what I have used I will also include a list of supplies at the end of this post which will be linked to my Stampin' Up! store.

Inside there is four notebooks and each one has its very own cover which has been made from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Papers, The covers have not been attached permanently to the notebooks, so the notebooks can be taken out easily and changed once filled.

Notebook 1

Notebook 2 with pocket

Notebook 3

Notebook 4

The back of the Travellers Notebook

As you can see above at the back I have attached a pocket again made from the same designer series papers, and in this pocket is four page markers made from the matching card stock in the following colours Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig each one has been decorated with the designer series papers and a tab has been added which has been made using the Tabs for Everything Bundle

The page markers are as follows: Goals, To Do, Don't Forget and Notes, I have also added some sticky notes in the pocket which are from my own stash. Throughout I have attached some very cute Star paperclips again from my own stash.

Now lets take a look at the Fresh Florals version

On this one I have attached a Berry Burst ribbon bow onto the elastic which keeps the TN closed.

Lets take a look at the inside, I have done a few different things on the inside of this one

As you can see there is a pocket on the front and then before we reach the first notebook there is a dashboard which wraps around the first notebook. This dashboard has been made from laminating pouches and the inside designs can be taken out as and when you like and changed you could even add photographs. In the front of this I have used one of the Memories and More Cards from the Perfect Days collection.

Notebook 1
On this notebook I have attached a pocket on the front of it and added the page markers into it. You can also see the other side of the dashboard which has some of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.

Back of the Dashboard and Notebook 2. On the cover of this notebook I have also added a vellum overlay which can also be decorated by stamping and heat embossing onto it.

Notebook 3 has a pocket on the front

Notebook 4 again I have added a velum overlay onto this one

The back of Notebook 4 and the TN - Another pocket right at the back on the inside of the cover

Closer look at the page markers and the dashboard. The age markers have been made from Lemon Lime Twist Card stock and Berry Burst Card stock then decorated with the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper. The dashboard is a two pocket dashboard so you can have four photographs in or four different designer series papers and so on.

The possibilities with these beautiful TN'S is endless you could do so much and add as many accessories as you like, you could even personalise it. They make great gifts and are very handy to have in your bag.

 A Laminator, Elastic, Notebooks, Accessories (paperclips, mini sticky notes, corner punch)

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