Friday, 28 July 2017

Mermaid Beach Keepsake Box

Hey Hey Crafters

Today I am sharing a new project with you all which has been made using the wonderful products from the July Pickle Pack.
 One of the things I love about being on the Design Team for Pickle Paper Patch is that I get to work with fantastic products which spark an array of ideas of what can be done.

So today I am sharing something very special with you all which has been all handmade from scratch, So thought I would first show you the first few stages of making the box.

As I had mentioned above this was made from scratch every piece was hand-cut also and was a labour of love and I have to say the finished product has made every minute of this worth the time, love, effort and passion worth it.

Now to show you all the box all decorated. To decorate the outer edges I used some stunning designer series paper called Down By The Sea from Bo Bunny, which is included in the pack. The closure was also made from the same designer paper as what is used on the edges and is finished with a very cute laser cut seahorse which is also included in the pack.

Now for the inside of the box, all decorated using some of the beautiful designer series paper which is included in the kit

Now to show you the lid in more detail. The lid was made up of embellishments from the Pickle Pack excluding the large starfish and the base which everything sits upon is DecoArt Sand Texture Paste.

The mermaid has had a glitter paste finish put over her to make her sparkle this paste is in my own supplies. I also went over the sand texture paste, rope and edging with my blending tool and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The lid does feature real shells which are in the pack along with the small cork vial, rope, laser cut starfish and seahorse.

Lastly I thought I would show you a little video of all the pictures together

So as you can see I have made a fair sized project with just a few supplies from the pack, I have plenty of supplies left to make more projects.

To get your very own Pickle Pack go to the Pickle Paper Patch Website. These packs are available every month and each one with a different theme, they are released on the 20th or each month and if you order before 26th you also get a free gift.

You can also find Pickle Paper Patch on Facebook and Instagram, Make sure to check out the Pickle Paper Patch Blog and You Tube Channel.

Make sure to keep your eyes open for more projects made with this fantastic Pickle Pack. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this Keepsake box and it has given you some inspiration with what you can achieve with just a few supplies and a bit of imagination.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Beside The Sea
Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside Or Summer Colours
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Texture
Fairy Tale Challenge - At The Coast
The Crazy Challenge - Sea Shells
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Mixed Media World - AMMG with a twist (Use natural materials)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Put a little BOOM in to your day

Hi all

Today I have a new card to hare with you all which I have made for the progressive challenge over at Simply Betty Digi Stamps.

This months Image is Fireworks Beauty

So here is what I did with the wonderful image

For this card I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Vintage Ornate Frame Die
Star Dust Stickles
Red and white striped bakers twine
Graphic45 Paper
Craft Sensation Vintage Paper Pad (Stripes)
ATG gun
Foam Tape

I really enjoyed doing this piece and it inspires you.

I would also like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Koala T Crafts - Red or Blue Or Stars

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenge
Doing Life - Anything Goes

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.

If you would like to follow me on Instagram you can do so here: The Crafty Bat 
I am also on facebook: The Crafty Bat

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - In-Colours

Hey All

Welcome back to another Teamie Tuesday blog post, this weeks theme is to use In-Colours, for my projects I chose to use the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in all the 2017-2019 in-colours.

Here is what I have been making for this weeks challenge 

 I loved making these coffee cups, they were a lot of fun to do and make fab little gifts. To make these I used the following products:
Mint Macaron Cardstock (Retired)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this weeks Teamie Tuesday and that you like what I have done. 
Don't forget all orders to the value of £45 (excluding shipping) placed this month on 
My Store will qualify for a coupon to the value of £4.50 to be used through August, You can qualify for these coupons all the way through July on all orders of £45.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 10 July 2017

July Pickle Pack Sneak Peek

Hey all

Today's blog post is all about sneak peeks of the July Pickle Pack from Pickle Paper Patch

I can not wait to get my hands on this beauty of a kit. The perks of being on the Design Team we get to see everything and even discuss ideas with Jane about the kits. OMG!! you folks are going to LOVE this months.

So here we are... Are you ready?? 

Are you sure?
Ok here we go 

Eeeeeeekkk doesn't it look fantastic already.. Now do not forget these pictures are only a sneak peek of the Pickle Pack.

The July Pickle Pack will be on same from the 20th July and anyone who orders one of these kits BEFORE the 26th July gets a FREE gift included.

These beautiful packs come gift boxed and the boxes can be used for storage too.

To purchase yours on the 20th July go to the website - Pickle Paper Patch
You will also find some inspiration right here on my blog on what sort of things you can do with this awesome kit. You can also check out the Facebook Page Pickle Paper Patch and the Blog Pickle Paper Patch.

Until next time
Love Kelly
AKA The Crafty Bat

Sunday, 9 July 2017

25th Birthday Card

Hi lovelies.

Today I have something a little different to share with you all, Yes I know I share cards I make often but this card isn't just a card not in my eyes anyway.

Before I show you all, I wanted to tell you the reaction I got from my Dad once he saw it after I had finished making it, Now my Dad is one of my biggest supporters in my crafting and he loves to sit and watch me or to see the finished projects..... My Dad's reaction was "WOW, That is absolutely stunning" 

So with out keeping you waiting even longer here it is...

Here is the inside of the card

I would love to hear what you guys think of this card, I will be making more of these in all different styles and I will of cause share each and everyone of the with you. I may even put a few of them up for sale on my Facebook Page at some point but who knows.

The products I used to bring this to life are:
Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Swirl Die 
Doillie (from March Pickle Pack)
Lace (From May Pickle Pack)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and that it gave you the WOW Factor :D. I can not wait to make more of these.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 7 July 2017

Birthday Elf

Hey all

Welcome back to my blog... Today's post is to share with you all my latest DT make for the NEW challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges.

The challenge theme is Birthday and this months challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Fabrika Fantasy

So here we have what I have been making for this challenge

For this piece I used the following:
Hisbiscus Elf Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir and Promarkers
First Edition Cloud Die
Salty Ocean and Black Soot Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Better Together Stamp Set 
Tombow Glue
Whisper White Card - Cut down to make a 5x7 card
Paper Snips

I love this digi stamp isn't she a cutie of an elf :) I really enjoyed bringing this piece together such a shame the camera did not pick up the cloud background on the card.

I look forward to seeing your entries over on the challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX