Monday, 22 May 2017

May Blooms

Hi all

Today I would like to share with you all a recent make which I have been doing and this one was done for the May Progressive Challenge over at Simply B Stamps.

Here is what  did with this months image 

This month I wanted to do something a little different with doing cards for the last two months :)

I hope you like what I have done every element is either handmade or hand-coloured
Here is a list of products I have used to make this piece including some NEW Stampin' Up! products which will be launched on 1st June 2017.
Powder Pink 12x12 Cardstock (New Stampin' Up! Product)
Fresh Florals DSP (2 pieces) (New Stampin' Up! Product)
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, Bubblegum Pink
Dylusions Mica Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise
Berry Blast Ink Pad (New Stampin' Up! In-Colour)

I hope you have like what I have done and it gives you some inspiration.
I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Crafting When We Can - Bright & Colourful
Great Impressions - Feminine 
Crafting from the heart - Challenge 160 Anything Goes 

Bored At Work - Bloobel Progressive Challenge May

Hi all 

Today I have my progressive chalenge entry for Bloobel to share with you all. This month image was Bored At Work and we were asked to add something with him.

So here is my Piece

For this piece I used the digi image Bored At Work which was the Progressive image to be used by everyone taking part and then I also added in one of the NEW images "Coffee to the rescue" as soon as I had seen Lisa release this image I knew I had to include it with my challenge piece.

I have used the following products:
White 5x7 Card Blank
Vintage Backing Paper 
Black Soot Distress Marker

I really enjoy taking part in these challenges and love Lisa's digi images they are so easy to work with. You can find them on the Bloobel Website and even join the Facebook Group.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my piece for the challenge and you take part in next month's.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mixed Media ATC's

Hey Crafters 

Today I have something a little different to share with you all something I haven't done for a while some ATC's. One of the ATC's I have created was purely created for a swap being run by Stephanie one of the DT ladies for Vera Lane Studios.

Here is my ATC which is for the swap which is Black & white with a pop of colour

I knew I had to use the Beetlejuice digi for this piece and I love how it turned out I am going to be doing a few more in this style as I really enjoyed it.

After I had finished the above I thought I may as well make another while I had some ATC blanks cuts ready to use..... So here is another I made which I can not use in the swap 

BUT when Stephanie saw it she loved it so much she has asked me to do a swap with her which I am honoured to do as I LOVE Stephanie's work been following her for a year or more.

So what did I use to create both pieces?
For Beetlejuice ATC

For Hatter ATC
Visible Image Mad Hatter Stamp Set for the HA HA on background 

One last picture for you of them both together

I can not wait to do a few more I may even have to do a full set of both with the different characters ;) Keep a look out for those.

Why not check out all of he awesome Digi Stamps available on the Etsy shop VeraLaneStudio

Xx The Crafty Bat xX 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Blue

Hi Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again where myself and some of the ladies from the team get together with a theme and make something :D 

This week the theme is Blue 

So here is what I have done

I chose to use three different shades of blue for this challenge. Here is some close ups of each one also showing the inside

First we have Night Of Navy

The Inside of the card

Next we have Island Indigo

The inside of the card

Last we have Dapper Denim

Inside of the card 

Here is a list of products that I used to make all three cards which are also linked to my store

I absolutely love how these turned out I have been wanting to do some water colouring with this stamp set for a while so when this theme came up I knew what exactly I was going to do. I hope these have given you some inspiration and you give it a try yourself.

Now Don't forget to use this months Hostess Code 6HYKZY3Z when your order is £25 minimum not including shipping and get a gift from me. There is also still some time to grab the Eastern Palace Suite exclusive bundles you have until 31st May.

Lets go on over and take a look at what the other ladies have done this week
Michelle - Ugly Bug Plans 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations  - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes 
Oh-la-la Creations - Something beginning with B

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Vanity Case Gift Box

Hi all

Today I would like to show you another gift box but this time for the ladies this one would also be ideal for little girl's for party favours and more.

Here is the vanity gift box, this is not my original design this was done by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I have done it in my own style to share with you all.

I will of cause do a tutorial on this gift box just like I shall do for the suite case for you all so please do check back for that and for the Shadow Box Frame tutorial which is coming next week.

The products used to make this beautiful vanity case are as follows:
Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Urban Underground Embellishments (Retired)
Corner Punch (Retired)
White Signo Gel Pen
Velcro Dots or Magnets

Now lets take a closer look at it 

Front View

Side View

Inside showing the mirror (using Silver Foil sheet)

Open side view

Doesn't it look beautiful, You can even add a gift tag onto the handle if you wish to make it that more personal. You can also do like on the Man's Suite Case and put the end protector bits on using a 2" circle punch.

The overall size of this gift box is 12cm long and 7.5cm wide, it would be the ideal gift box for nail varnish, jewellery or even to use as a little keepsake box or for decoration. So many possibilities with this stunning little box. I loved making this and bringing it to life and can not wait to do the tutorial for you all, I have a few ideas for the colours of my next one.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the female version and it inspires you to give it a go as soon as the tutorial is on my blog.

Don't forget to use this months Hostess Code 6HYKZY3Z on any order of £25 minimum excluding postage and get a gift from me.You can shop with me at MY STORE 24/7 and your orders will be shipped directly to you.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 12 May 2017

Scrapping4fun Challenge #90 Ladies

Hi all

Well I am so excited to announce that I am now a member of the Design Team for Scrapping4funChallenges, I am so honoured to be apart of such a talented team of ladies.

So lets get to it shall we, This weeks challenge is Challenge #90 Ladies
and is sponsored by 

Here is my creation using Butterfly Hair

The products I have used for this make is as follows:
6x6 Card
Spectrum Noir Markers
Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Vellum Butterfly (made by stamping the butterfly on vellum heat embossing in clear embossing powder coloured in with Spectrum Noir Markers and covered with Stickles Fairy Dust glitter glue and finished with Pearl Effects)
Butterfly Punch
Sentiment Stamp from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad
Sentiment die cut out using Layering Circle Dies
Rectangle Dotted Die Cut
Craft Sensation Designer Series Paper
Purple Paradise Creations Designer Series Paper
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my creation for this challenge and it gives you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX
 I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Anything Goes - SheepSki Designs Challenges

Thursday, 11 May 2017

3D Fairy Shadow Box Frame

Hello my wonderful Crafters and welcome back to my little crafty cave.

Today I am sharing with you the other piece I made while at the Crop last Saturday, here we have a lovely Fairy Shadow Box Frame

 This one I did in 3 parts - The picture was handmade, The frame handmade and then the beautiful flower.

To do the fairy scene picture I used the following products: 
Distress Oxide Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet, and Iced Spruce
Blending Tool
Inkylicious Stencil
Lavinia Stamps 

To make the frame I used:

To make the flower I used:
Heart Felt Rose Die
Whisper White Cardstock, which I had done the smooshing technique on with a number of different Distress Oxide Inks

As you will have noticed some of the products are linked to My Stampin' Up Store such as the cardstock, glue, big shot, and score board.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my last piece I did while at the crop and I hope to do more of these fairy scenes as I have missed doing them and they look sooooo pretty with the oxide background.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Suit Case Gift Box

Hello my lovely crafters.

Welcome back to my little crafty cave :D today I am sharing with you something a little different which is one of the makes I did while I was at the crop last weekend. This is something which would be an ideal gift box for the man in your life for any occasion.

A Suit Case Gift Box

This design is not my original idea but I have cased it from another fellow demo. I shall of cause in the next few days or so maybe next week do a tutorial for you all so you can have a go at making this yourself :).

Before I go on to show you more pictures of this I will list the products used to make this wonderful little piece.
Urban Underground Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Velcro Dots or Magnets

So there we have the list of materials needed to make the Suit Case Gift Box, now lets take a look at it in more pictures.

View of the top of the box

Side View

Side View

The inside of the box

The Inside showing a little pocket on the lid

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this little beauty and are looking forward to seeing the tutorial so you can make your very own. The overall size of the box is 6" Long, 3 1/4 Deep, 5 3/4" Long. To give you an idea you can fit a Stampin' Up Ink Pad inside and will still have some room.

Don't forget you can purchase all products linked from MY STORE 24/7 and they will be shipped straight to you. You can also use this month's hostess code 6HYKZY3Z on a £25 minimum spend order excluding shipping and get a free gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and I shall be back again soon with another new project (pssst the next 3d project could be one for the ladies ;) )

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Teamie Tuesday One Product Three Ways

Hi Crafters 

Well it is that time of week again already, Where are these days and weeks going??

So for this weeks challenge we were set the theme of 1 Product 3 Ways, so here is what I have done for this challenge.

The products used to make these 3 note cards are as follows:
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad (retired)

I love the Foxy Friends punch and stamp set you can make so many little critters out of it not just a fox as you have noticed above I made a Fox, Skunk and Raccoon.

This months hostess code is 6HYKZY3Z Spend £25 minimum and use the code to get a gift from me. Please do not use the code on an order of £150 as you will gain your very own Stampin' Rewards.

You can order through MY STORE 24/7 and all your orders are shipped directly to you, The NEW catalogue Launches on 1st June if you would like to get one in the post from me please do get in touch via Email, Facebook Page or Facebook Group.

Now lets go on over and see what the other ladies have done for this weeks challenge :)
Michelle - Ugly Bug Plans

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 8 May 2017

My First Crop

Hi Crafters :)

I hope everyone is well and had a lovely weekend. My weekend was fab I attended my first ever Crop and it was the first one close to me.

It was organised by Carolyn Summers (Cal) and she did an absolutely amazing job, the whole day was fantastic I really enjoyed myself, I got to go along with my bestie Laura and we both also got to meet a friend of ours from Facebook Jane, It was so nice to finally meet Jane and Cal in person. It was also lovely to meet other like minded crafty people who were also very friendly and welcoming and I am sure will be come friends :)

The crop ran from 10am until 4pm so we had lots of time to craft have a chat with everyone swap ideas and more. Before the day I was chatting to Cal about the Oxide inks and she asked if I would show her them at the Crop, I agreed happily. So the day came and in the afternoon I got my Oxide inks out and it turned into a little demo, it went down a storm everyone loved it and complimented on how well I showed them off and answered all questions :D 

I did manage to get some makes done and took some pictures. One of the makes I will include a picture of here but the other two pieces will be done as separate blog posts.

 Here is my little workstation for the day :) Yes that is my custom UglyDori TN on the table ;)

Even though it was a small gathering with it being the first one local to me It was a fab day all round and I can not wait for the next one eeeeekkk. 

Here is one of the little makes I did on the day, a cute little Handbag Gift bag. The products used to make this were as follows: Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (Retired), Gift Box Punch Board (Retiring and Reduced), Elegant Eggplant Card Stock, Tombow Glue, Bone Folder, Velcro Dots. All products linked will take you to my Stampin' Up! Store where you can purchase them 24/7.

Myself and Cal got hatting before the Crop and on the day of the Crop and we have arranged for me to do some classes/workshops at the crop which I am really looking forward to doing and I shall of cause keep you all posted on when they will be, what class it is and so on.

I just want to say one last thing.... A big thank you to Cal for such a brilliant day and for making me feel so welcome oh and Thank you so much for the Crop Prize :D 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX