Saturday, 24 June 2017

Exciting Announcement

Hi Crafters

I have been itching to share this amazing news with you all since I found out eeeeeeekkk.

Well now I can share it with you all so here we have it 


Yes that is right lovelies I have been given an amazing opportunity to work with an amazing company and an amazing lady who I am honoured to work with and call a very good friend. Jane who owns and runs Pickle Paper Patch offers amazing products and the awesome Pickle Packs which is a kit that is released each month. I have been getting these kits for 4 months and I have LOVED every single one the forth one will be here very soon and will be the first kit I shall be designing with as a DT.

Not only am I excited, humbled and honoured to have this opportunity and to be able to create along side Jane who is a fantastic crafter and makes stunning products, I also get to work along side my best friend who has also been offered a place on the Design Team :D 

I can no wait to get my hands on this months kit and get designing with it for you all, here is where you can find all the amazing products and see what we are doing :)
Pickle Paper Patch Website - For all your mixed media, scrapbook, papercraft supplies

Lastly I just want to say a very big thank you to Jane for this amazing opportunity and I am soooo excited to be working with you. 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 23 June 2017

Summer Art Journal Spread

Hey Hey all

Well it is that time again for a challenge over at Scrapping4fun Challenges, and the theme for challenge #93 is Summer

We haven't really had much of a Summer here have we but we have still had a few nice days so when I think of summer I think of warm and bright colours :)

For this month's challenge we are sponsored by 

So for this challenge I am using Flowers and Curls Girl  and here is my piece


This piece I have done in my Dylusions Art Journal as I thought It would be the perfect image for a lovely warm and bright spread and the quote I chose from a stamp set I have fits so well with what this page speaks to me.

Now for some close up pictures before I list the products I have used.






And last but by no means least a close up of the image which I love


To do this art journal spread I used the following products
Dylusions Art Journal (Large)
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Dylusions Paints 
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Gesso 
Modelling Paste 
Pallete Knife
Stencil 
Paper Snips
Dyan Revealey Stamps
Kaisercraft Stamps 
Hampton Art Stamp

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my art journal page and it has inspired you to give the challenge a go yourself or to even give art journalling a go.

You can take part in the challenge HERE. I can not wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge it is so much fun.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX












Thursday, 22 June 2017

Crafty Bat's Paper Shares

Hi All.

I thought I would do a quick post with you all to share with you all the NEW Crafty Bats Paper Shares is NOW AVAILABLE.. All information about the Paper Shares can be found HERE

So I thought I would also include a couple of videos so you can see the Designer Series Paper and Speciality Designer Series Paper better.

First we have Designer Series Paper




Next is the Speciality Designer Series Paper



So would you love to own all these papers???? Well of cause you would and to buy every single pack would be over £100.... So this is where you need my very own Paper Shares so go on over and check it out NOW!!! I look forward to hearing from you.

This is only available within the UK. Sorry to all those of you outside of the UK but at the moment I am unable to take orders from outside of the UK.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Gift Packaging Crafty Day

Hi Crafters

Today I have something a little different to share with you all... I have been busy playing around with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch which does not just do for making tags but other things too. 

So here is what I have been doing with the punch




To make all of these boxes and the gift pouch I used the following products:
Paper Snips
Paper-Piercing Tool
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive

Here are some more pictures of the different boxes and bags















I hope these projects have inspired you and that they show you how versatile the punch can be and what you can use it for... There will be another blog post with another project using the punch very soon.

Don't forget if you are placing an order of £25 excluding shipping on My Store, use the following Hostess Code R6PMPNUY and get a gift from me. 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

DT Inspiration for Sheepski Designs

Hey all

Today I have an inspiration piece to share with you all for a new challenge over on Sheepski Designs Facebook Group.

The challenge on the group runs for a month ans is Anything Goes, so for my piece of inspiration for this month I thought I would use Flump n Tic


For this little cutie I had to do a Birthday Card, to do this card I used the following products:
Distress Inks 
Frame Die 
Sentiment from Number Of Years Stamp Set 

You can get this cutie of an image from SheepSki Designs on Etsy. Use code SKIKELLY10 when you order your Digi Images.

To enter the Anything Goes challenge go to SheepSki Designs Facebook Group and all details will be on there.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my inspiration piece for this challenge and I can not wait to see what you come up with.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX



Teamie Tuesday - Tic Tac Toe

Hey Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again.... Teamie Tuesday and for this weeks challenge we have Tic Tac Toe. From the grid below I chose the following three options: Die Cut, Stitching (Faux or Real) and Polka Dots.


I am a little late with my make this week due to having a bad migraine for the last 3 days due to this hot weather :( but as they say it is better to be late than never. 

So here we have what I did this week. Of cause I had to use some of the NEW products.




The products I used are as follows:


I hope you have enjoyed seeing this weeks Teamie Tuesday make and it inspires you.. Why not have a go your self use the grid above and pick 3 connecting ingredients that you MUST use.

Don't forget this months hostess code is R6PMPNUY. This code is only to be used on a minimum order of £25 excluding shipping that is placed on My Store. Any orders of £150+ must NOT use the code above as you get your very own Stampin' Rewards. Also don't forget about my Loyalty Club ;) 

Now let's go on over and see what the other lovely ladies have been up to this week and how they have used the Tic Tac Toe grid.

Michelle - Uglybugplans

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Father's Day Card Making Day

Hi Crafters

Well it only dawned on me on Monday that is is Father's Day on Sunday oooppsss, so I had an afternoon of working on two Father's Day cards. 

One for my Dad and one for my Father-In-Law so you can imagine my frustration of not being prepared.  So I thought I would share them both with you all. 

First one I am going to share with you all is the card I made for my Dad


For this card I used the following products:
Everyday Hero Stamp Set (Retired) 
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad (Retired)
White Gel Pen

Now for the card I made for the father-in-law



For this shirt and tie card I used the following products:
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Corner Punch
For The Love Of Stamps - Uppercase Alphabet
For the envelope I used:
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (Retired)

Is it just me or do you also struggle on making male cards, I always seem to get so stuck on what to do for a male card but will admit I love how these two turned out.

I hope you like what I have done and these cards inspire you with both being very different from each other.

Don't forget any order of £25 minimum excluding shipping that is place on My Store this month can use this Hostess Code R6PMPNUY and get a free gift from sent to you separately. Please do not use the code on an order of £150+ as this amount order will gain you, your very own Stampin' Rewards.

I also have a Loyalty Club so make sure to check that out  

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Pocket Letter

Hey Crafters

Welcome back to my blog.. Well it is that time of the week again, it is time for Teamie Tuesday and the challenge for this week is a Pocket Letter.

Now if you have not seen these before they are so fun to put together to send to pen pals and happy mail friends. So here is the one I have put together


Behind each pocket you can put anything you like including your letter, so you can add washi samples, paperclips, ribbon, embellishments, journalling cards and more the list is endless and the possibilities.

Now for some close up's of each row starting with the top row


As you can see on the centre pocket I have added two paperclips which I have made myself.

Next the middle row 


For this row I have made two paper bows for on the left and right hand side then in the centre I have made an envelope for a letter to go into.You can also make these envelopes and put them anywhere in your pocket letter to put in small embellishments so they do not get lost. For the envelope all you need is a piece of 5x5 paper and your envelope punch board, he bows were also made on the envelope punch board.

Now for the bottom row


Again on this row in the centre pocket I have added two paperclips again made by me.

Now for the list of products I have used:
Trading Card Sleeve
Lift Me Up Stamp Set (also available in wood-mount)
Carried Away Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Tranquil Tide Ink Pad (New 2017-2018 In-Color)
Fresh Fig Ink Pad (New 2017-2018 In-Color)
Berry Burst Ink Pad (New 2017-2018 In-Color)
Powder Pink Ink Pad (New 2017-2018 In-Color)
Paper Piercing Tool (ideal to get the glue dots in the right place)
Paper Clips

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and it has given you some inspiration for your next pen pal letter or happy mail. I enjoy doing these as you can do so many things with them you can make it mix & match or have it themed.

Don't forget this months Hostess Code R6PMPNUY. Just place an order of a minimum of £25 excluding shipping on my Store and you will get a gift from me.

Now let's go on over and check out what the other lovely ladies have been doing for this weeks challenge.
Michelle - Uglybugplans

Xx The Crafty Bat xX





Friday, 9 June 2017

Challenge #92 - Different Shape and Fold

Hi All

Today I have for you all my inspiration piece for Challenge #92 over at Scrapping4fun Challenges.

The theme for this challenge is Different Shape and Fold.

This challenge is being sponsored by 

For my creation I have used the beautiful Unicorn Love 
I have created an explosion card something I have been wanting to do
for a while and here it is:





For the image I did something a little different I didn't use alcohol markers nor watercolours instead I painted the image with some beautiful colours and I am so pleased with the outcome.
For this card I used the following products:
Rainbow Magic Paper Pad
Bunting
Lift Me Up Stamp Set (for the clouds and sentiment on the inside)
Unicorn Stamp Set (Hunkydory For The Love Of Stamps for Sentiment on the front)
Falling In Love Designer Series Paper
Glitter Glue
Lindy's Gand Poppin Pink Embossing Powder
Dylusions Paint: Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink, London Blue, Crushed Grape, Vibrant Turquoise, Cherry Pie and Fresh Lime
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation and this inspires you to give something different a try.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX





Thursday, 8 June 2017

Duplicity Monolith

Hi all

Welcome back to my blog today I have something exciting to share with you all, I am now designing for SheepSki Designs :) 

So as my introduction piece I have made a mixed media art piece and here it is


For this monolith I have used the following products:
Duplicity Digi Image by SheepSki Designs 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce 
Mdf Monolith 
Crackle Paste 
Black Gesso
Matt Medium
Dylusions Paints - Black Marble and Slate Grey 
Tissue Paper
White Gesso 
Pallet Knives 
Brushes

Here is some close up pictures to show you the detail on the monolith





I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have done with this fab image by Andrea at SheepSki Designs. You can find Andrea's images on Etsy: SheepSki Designs Don't forget to use the discount code SKIKELLY10
Enter the Facebook Challenges in the group: SheepSki Designs Group
Enter the challenges over on the blog: SheepSki Designs Challenges

I hope this has given you some inspiration and I look forward to seeing you over in the group and on the blog.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX