Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Awareness Shadow Box Frame

Hi all and welcome to another of blog posts

Today I am sharing with you a DT inspiration piece for the first challenge over at 
The theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes and is sponsored by 

For this challenge I chose to use the Awareness Digi Stamp Set , As soon as I saw this digi I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and here it is. I have made a shadow box frame out of cardstock.

As a Fibromyalgia Warrior myself I knew I had to do this piece for all the Fibro Warriors out there who struggle day to day and to say there is always support out there for you and you are not alone.

To make this piece I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
12x12 Fresh Fig Cardstock 
Shimelle designer series paper
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Black Soot Distress Ink
Foam Tape

I hope this has inspired you and I can not wait to see what you all do for your challenge entry.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 21 July 2017

Just Breath - Bon Voyage Card

Hey lovelies

Well It is that time again over at Scrapping4Fun Challenges Blog for another challenge.. Challenge 95 theme is Bon Voyage/Vacation.

This challenge is sponsored by Ppinkydolls Art

So here is my inspiration piece 

For this piece I Have used the following products:
My Fish digi stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Just breath Sentiment is from Colourful Seasons Stamp Set 
Blue flat back pearls
Sara Davies Signature Collection  Shabby Chic Antique Frames Die Cut 
Foam Tape 
Designer Series Paper 

I can not wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge and I hope this piece has given you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Dreamer -6x6 Card

Hi all

It is new challenge day over at SheepSki Designs Facebook Group, the challenge is Anything Goes.  So I wanted to share with you all my DT inspiration make. 

This month I used the beautiful Lily Digi Stamp

For this card I used the following products:
Lily Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Vellum Butterfly 
Shimelle Designer Series Paper
Dreamer Sentiment - Own It Stamp Set from Visible Image
Basic Grey Card Stock 

I hope this gives you lots of inspiration and I can not wait to see what you do for this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Storage

Hi Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again.. another Teamie Tuesday and this weeks theme is storage now as Crafters we all know how much we love storage for our precious craft supplies.

So I have been working away on some storage for my own supplies which have turned out brilliant and have helped so much in keeping things tidy and organised. So I hope these ideas help you too.

First off I have some storage for my Dies

Then I have some storage for my ribbon spools, these can also be stacked

And finally storage for my most used tools which sits upon my desk next to my ribbon storage

And here are all of them together 

For these projects I have used the following products:

Now don't forget that this month we have a fantastic promotion running until 31st July - Bonus Days - For every £45 order excluding shipping place on My Store you shall get a coupon for £4.50 emailed to you which can be redeemed in August and there is no limit on how many you can earn.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi Crafters

Today It is Team B's turn to show our DT makes  with you all which has been done for the challenge over at Making Memories Crafting.

This month's theme is Anything Goes/Anything But Square
This challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and Cute As A Button.

So here is my Anything Goes card 

The products I have used for my card are as follows:
Butterfly Fairy Digi Stamp from Cute As A Button
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Berry Burst Card Stock 
Berry Burst Ribbon
Scallop Die 
Peekaboo Peach Ink, Berry Burst Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink
Blending Pens 
Tombow Glue
Paper Trimmer

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my inspiration and I look forward to seeing you taking part in this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Beginnings Art Journal Page

Hi all

Today I have an art journal spread to share with you all which I also did while at the crop on Saturday.

I wanted to have a messy day while there so only took my art journal and mixed media products with me I will say though I did not take everything I own to do art journalling lol.

So here it is

The stamped sentiment reads: What appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning. I thought this sentiment fitted the layout so well.

For this piece I used the following products:
Large Dylusions Art Journal
Liquitex Basic Paints
White Gesso
Dylusions Stamp
Andy Skinner Stencil
Black Gesso 

All of this page has been painted by hand I have not sketched anything out before hand and is the first time I have attempted something like this, Yes most will say oh its not great but to me I am happy with it and that is what matters as it is my art journal and is something for me.

For my first attempt at something like this is not bad going at all, and I hope it inspires you to give art journalling a go there are no rules just go for it and go with the flow as they say.

 Don't be scared on starting that first page in your journal as it is for YOU. Do what makes you happy and let yourself go with what ever materials you want to use on your page.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

This Is Indeed A Mystery Mixed Media Canvas

Hi all

Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you all, Which I did while at a crop day on Saturday, We get a kit each month to use while at the crop or to use at home which ever we like, This months kit was the Graphic 45 Master Detective.

So here we have what I have done with some bits from one of the sheets which was in the kit including some of the embellishments.

To do this canvas I used the following products:
20 x 20cm Canvas
Black Gesso
Master Detective 12 x 12 Sheet - Cut parts from this that i wanted to use
Embellishments from the kit (feathers spider web and spider die cuts)
Border Drip Stencil
Modelling Paste
Candied Apple Distress Ink
Matt Medium
Foam Tape

I loved doing this piece with the kit as it was so different to doing a scrapbook layout. I also shared this picture on my Instagram and it got noticed by Graphic 45 eeeeek they even commented on it which made me grin like a Cheshire cat.

I hope you like what I have done and it inspires you to try something new with your 12x12 papers.

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Xx The Crafty Bat xX