Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Fantasy Fae Frame

Fantasy Fae Frame

DT Project Using FAE 3 By Morgan's Artworld for
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge 11 
1st November - 27th November

Come along and join in the fun Challenge. You can enter with any image, its an Open Challenge. 

Sponsored By

Products I used to make my DT Project are as follows:
Fae 3 Digi Image
Shadow Box Frame
Black Card Stock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks 
Rubber Stamps
Tombow Glue

Please support this wonderful Artist by visiting Morgan Fitzsimons shop on this link HERE! 

You can also find more Images over at Crafts and Me Store by Morgan Fitzsimons HERE!

You can find Morgan's amazing non fiction colouring book HERE

You can also find Morgan's colouring books HERE

Come along and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group.

You can join Facebook Group on this Link HERE! 

I hope my DT Project has given you lots of inspiration and I am looking forward to seeing all your challenge entries.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Challenges Entered:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes 
Make My Monday - Anything But A Card
The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Theme Witching Hour Halloween

Friday, 27 October 2017

Floral Birthday Card

Hi all 

Today is new challenge day over at Scrapping4FunChallenges and this months challenge theme is 

 and is sponsored by Ikesart

For this challenge I have used the lovely Flower Square. So here is what I have been busy doing for this challenge.

As you can see the Flower Square digi I have used I have cut into sections and staggered it onto the card.

To make this card I used the following products:
Flower Square Digi
5x7 Card Blank

I really enjoyed colouring this image, and it can look so different coloured in different combinations and used in different ways. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my inspiration piece and it gives you lots of ideas for this challenge. 

I can not wait to see your entries in this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Butterfly Bliss Easel Card

Hello lovelies.

Today I have a new creation I have been working on to share with you all, I have to admit I absolutely love how this piece turned out and I am sure you will all get some beautiful inspiration from this piece.

Here is what I have been working on "Butterfly Bliss"

Here are some more pictures of this beauty of a card complete with various little gift boxes.

One last picture of the whole card.

The gift box which is situated in the card at the top can be removed from the card.

For this card I used the following products:

Visible Image Large Butterfly Stamp
Visible Image Butterfly Inkognito Stamp
Distress Oxide Inks
Purple Card Stock
Gift Box Punch Board

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this beautiful card I have created, I am sure it will give you lots of inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Purple Paradise
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes (must feature a creature)
Crafty Animals -  Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Mystical Notebooks and Diary

Hey Hey 

Well it is very hectic here which is one of the reason why I am a little quiet on the blog front at the moment but there is some posts to come :)

I have been very busy over the last few weeks firstly making products for the Halloween Market Night I took part in then I had class kits to prepare ready for my Stationery Box Class in November and then getting other products made for the next market night all while doing my Design Team projects. I love keeping busy 

So enough blubbering on here is some NEW products which will be available in the Mystical Magical Myth Market Night on 4th - 5th November on Facebook.

First up I have done two A5 Notebooks the first one features the beautiful Unicorn from the Believe In Unicorns Stamp Set

Then we have the second A5 Notebook which I have used a mixture of different stamps on

Finally this beauty which is a Week to View 2018 Diary

The backgrounds on each one of these has been achieved by using Distress Inks and the blending tool along with the stamps and a stencil.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these latest pieces I have been busy working on and hopefully will become a permanent product on my Facebook Page and Etsy Shop

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Halloween Altered Coffin

Hi all

Today I have something fun and spooky to share with you all as part of my Design Team inspiration for Pickle Paper Patch 

This project has been made using some of the products from the Spells & Potions Pickle Pack, this was the kit for September which not surprising has completely sold out!

So here is my inspiration piece

Now let's open it up and show you the inside shall we ;P

To do this altered coffin I used the following products from the Spells & Potions Pickle Pack:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam
Chipboard Pumpkin
Mini Bottles with Cork 
1 Sheet of the 12x12 papers (there is 8 sheets altogether in the kit which are double sided)
Simple Stories Stickers

Other products used:
Decopatch Coffin Box
Black Gesso
Early Espresso Ink 
Matt Medium
Graveyard Stamp Set 
Glue Gun
Skull Decoration
Skeleton Decoration
Skeleton Hands

I hope this project has given you some inspiration and you have enjoyed seeing what I have done with just a few bits from the kit and some from my own stash.

The next Pickle Pack will be available to purchase on 28th October so not long to go now and I know you are going to LOVE it 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Enter If You Dare

Hi lovelies

Well this piece I am sharing with you all today was originally made as part of my DT inspiration but unfortunately without any notice Making Memories Crafting blog has gone none of us who were apart of the DT know what has happened. So I thought I would still share my make with you all

For this card I have used a lovely digi image from Besties and here it is 

For this piece I have used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks - Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Black Soot
Watering Can - Archival Ink
Onyx Black - Versafine Ink
Whisper White Cardtsock 
Tim Holtz Blending Tool

I really enjoyed bringing this piece to life and being able to play with my new goodies it was so much fun and doing one of my fav techniques to do the background.

I hope this gives you plenty of inspiration and if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment :)

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 13 October 2017

Fall Is In The Air

Hi all

Today is new challenge day over at Scrapping4FunChallenges. So I have my DT Inspiration make to share with you all.

This months theme is Autumn Colours and is sponsored by Cute As A Button Stamps

Here is my creation for this months challenge 

For this month's inspiration piece I have done a Bridge Card and used the beautiful 

To do this card I have used the following products
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxide Inks - Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade
Painted Harvest Stamp Set (For the sentiment)
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

I love how this all came together with the lovely warm Autumn colours and the leaves, the sentiment from the stamp set finished this off perfectly.

I hope my card has given you some inspiration and I can not wait to see what you all create for this challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would also like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chick's - Fall
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
DLART - Fall Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Autumn/Fall

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Peace On Earth Christmas Card

Hello Lovelies

Today I have another card to share with you all which again is showing you the same fun technique as I showed the other day but using different products.

Here we have a beautiful Christmas Card 

Side on view of the card, to show the effect

I love how this one came out, again simple but effective.

To make this card I used the following products:

I hope this Christmas Card has given you even more inspiration and has shown you how different something can look just by changing what stamps you use.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Steampunk Mixed Media Skull Canvas

Hello Lovelies.

Well it is all go here at HQ as I have a couple of market nights I am taking part in so have been busy working on products for those,I also have a class I am teaching in November so have been busy getting things in order for all that amongst much more.

So today I have a new creation to share with you all which has been made for the Halloween market night I am taking part in. 

Here is my Steampunk Mixed Media Skull Canvas

This picture was taken with the flash on with a little more light

Here we have some close up pictures to show the detail and texture on the canvas

A close up picture of the skull in the centre of the canvas 

Lastly another picture of the canvas but this time with not flash

This canvas was so much fun to bring to life and I love how it all came together. 
The products I used to make this piece are as follows:

9 x 9 inch Canvas
Sand Texture Paste 
Crackle Paste 
Modelling Paste
Glass Bead Gel
Grey Board Cogs and Gears which I die cut using the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears #2
Black Gesso
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Waxes (I used a mixture of Opal Magic and Antique Brilliance)
Indigo Blue Miss Moneypenny Metallic Paint
Indigo Blu Kingfisher Blue Metallic Paint
Mike Deakin Steampunk Skull Stencil

I am loving working with the Art Alchemy waxes they are so easy to use and give a stunning effect, they also smell really nice too, as you can see from the list I used a variety of different materials to give me the texture and look I was going for.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this and it has given you some inspiration to get your mixed media products out and to get messy and creative, remember there are no mistakes only happy accidents.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, this canvas will be available to purchase in a market night which will be running on Facebook on 13th October

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 9 October 2017

Handmade Hope Card

Hello Crafters

Today I have something a little different to share with you all, some of you may have seen this technique before now and some of you may have not. I love this technique and can not get enough of using this technique on cards.

Today's card to share with you all is Hope

Side on view of the card to show you the effect

Doesn't it look beautiful, Simple but very effective and you can achieve so many different looks with this technique.

For this card I used the following products:

A lovely simple but effective card and a fun technique to use. I love the stamp set I used on this piece it is also available as a bundle with the matching dies, when you purchase the Ribbon Of Courage Bundle you save 10%.

There is a few special offers running at the moment, click on either image to be taken to the products on offer in my store

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and it gives you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX