Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Tealight Candle Gift Card

DT Project Using Water Lillies By Goha Digital Stamps for

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

Products I used to make my DT Project are as follows:
Water Lillies Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Berry Burst Cardstock
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Champagne Foil Sheets
Paper Flowers 
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Tombow Glue
Score Board
Stampin' Trimmer

Please support this wonderful Artist by visiting Goha Digi Stamps shop on this link HERE

Come along and join Goha Digi Stamps 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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Believe In Yourself Art Journal Spread

Hey Hey All

Today I am wanting to share with you all my first art journal spread of 2018, One of my main goals for this year is to do more mixed media art.

This double spread is a first as when I do play in my art journal I generally do a single page but this time I went for it with a double page, I didn't really think too much with this spread and just went for it as they say.

Here is my double spread

When I first started to do the background for this I wasn't liking it at all and thought to myself oh here we go it looks a mess you have messed up big time BUT I kept at it and the more I did the better it became and I have to say I LOVE the end result, it is much much brighter in person.

Now for some close up pictures

On this side of the spread I used some Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - believe in yourself, own your dreams, be brave, do what you love

On the right hand side again I used Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - Leave a little sparkle wherever you go, shine like the whole universe is yours

Full Pictures of each side of the spread

Left Side

Right Side

The small talk stickers I chose for this spread were chosen very carefully as I am wanting to be more confident in myself, believe in myself, to be brave and so on and to not let anyone stop my shine or sparkle.

To achieve this spread I have used the following products:
Dylusions Large Art Journal
Neon Acrylic Paints - Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green
White Acrylic Paint
White Gesso
Iridescent Medium
Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Paint
Dylusions Black Paint
Dylusions Stencil (circles)
Star Stencil
Star Punch and Printed out Stars cut out and painted
Modelling Paste Tool
Sponge for stencilling
Black Watercolour Pencil 
Old Bank Card to make lines

If you have not tried art journalling and are a little intimidated just go for it there are no rules there is no wrong or right way it is YOUR way. I art journal for me and nobody else and yes if I am happy with what I have done then I shall share but some pages I may not as they may be very personal to me. 

Your art journal is exactly that your's something for you to just let yourself go with something you don't have to think about before starting nor do you need expensive products to do it like above some of the paints I have used are crafters acrylics so not artist grade.

One last picture of the spread 

I hope this art journal spread has given you lots of inspiration and you like what I have done, Keep your eyes peeled for more mixed media and art journal projects I have so many ideas for mixed media I want to do this year ;).

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 19 January 2018

Bookworm Fairy Card

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the  
Big Eye Bookworm Fairy Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Anything Goes 

Sponsored by Oddball Art 

Products used for this piece are as follows:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Whisper White Cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Purple Versafine Ink
Tombow Glue
Paper Trimmer
A couple more pictures of the card

I hope my card has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Memory Keeping Made Easy

Memory Keeping Made Easy With Memories & More By Stampin' Up!

Do you enjoy memory keeping? Want to try memory keeping for the first time? Then this blog post is the place to be.

Memory Keeping is such an easy and fun way to document those special memories for years to come and this can be made even easier with the amazing Memories & More By Stampin' Up! 

How To Get Started With Pocket Memory Keeping with Stampin' Up!

Step 1: Choose the Album you want to use- choose from 12"x12" size or 6"x8" size.
Step 2: Choose the Pocket Page Protectors to match the album size. Each pack of page protectors contains 12 pocket pages of various layout designs.
Albums, Photo Pocket Pages, and Journaling Pens

Step 3: Choose your Card Kit to go with the theme of your album. Check out the collections below.

Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack

Petal Garden Memories and More Card Pack

Bundle Of Love Memories and More Card Pack

Perfect Days Memories and More Card Pack

Step 4Choose your photos and add some journaling to complete the pocket scrapbook.

The card packs are also perfect for Card Making too!

So there we have the amazing Memories & More, What do you think to the collection? Will you be adding it to your memory keeping collection? The Memories and More collection is also a great way to get the kids involved in keeping their own memories.

You can find the whole collection in my store >>>> HERE <<<<<

Don't forget about Sale-A-Bration too Spend £45 and over excluding shipping and pick 1 Level 1 Free Product, Spend £90 and over excluding shipping and pick 2 Level 1 Free Products or 1 Level 2 Free Product and so on.... Only Until 31st March 2018.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 5 January 2018

Winter Fun - Challenge 106

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the  
Lucia & Icelyn Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Anything Goes 

and is sponsored by  Digi Doodle Studios

Products used for this piece are as follows:
Lucia & Icelyn Digi Stamp
Watercolour Pencils
Whisper White Cardstock
Dapper Denim Cardstock
Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
Champagne Foil Sheet
Stitched Square Dies
Star Sequins
Tobow Glue
Paper Trimmer
Big Shot

I hope my card has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Fairyland Wishes Keepsake Box

Hey Hey all

Today I have a new design fairy keepsake box to share with you all, I worked on this piece back in November and thought it is about time I shared it with you all.

So enough blabbering here it is

Now for the individual pictures

This beauty has been made from scratch using a number of different materials, the box it self is made from chipboard all designs parts are done using Distress Inks, Stencils, and Stamps.

I love making these and I am working on a 3rd design and can not wait to show you all that one, This one is available on my Facebook Page to purchase NOW!!.

I am taking part in another market night over on Facebook where you will find some of my fairy notebooks diaries, keepsake boxes and more. You can find the Market Night Here >>>>>>> Mermaid Kisses and Pixie Wishes<<<<<<<<

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 1 January 2018

Baby Girl Card

DT Project for Sheepski Designs Challenge using Baby Feet

 This months challenge theme is Anything Goes 

Come along and join in the fantastic Challenge.

You can enter the challenge HERE

You can find the amazing digi images over on Etsy HERE. Don't forget to use code SKIKELLY10

Come on over and join the Facebook group where you can share your creations using SheepSki Designs images and even enter the Facebook challenge. Facebook Group

For this piece I used the following products:
Baby Feet Digi
Spectrum Noir Markers
Powder Pink Card Stock 
Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock 
Sweet Dreams Paper Pad by Simply Creative
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Paper Trimmer

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Challenges Entered:

December 2017 Catch Up

Hello everyone, First of all I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope 2018 is a great year for you all. I have a lot of new ideas to put into action and I can not wait to share with you all.

Secondly I would like to apologise to you all for how quiet it has been here over December, it is a really hard month for my self and my family we don't do Christmas due to our own reasons and due to it is a hard time for us with the loss of my Grandad in 2003 and Brother-In-Law in August 2016 so with this on top of my health really taking a beating I had lost my crafty mojo.

So what have I been doing well even though my mojo had gone bye bye and not being very well I did want to try something new (I have a habit of trying new crafty things) I went a head and gave it a go. So I thought I would share with you all what I had a go at doing and I have to admit I loved every minute as it is something so different to my usual crafting.

Here they are 

A beautiful guardian angel (Christmas Angel) and a Wreath, I am over the moon with both of these and can not wait to try others in different colours and for different occasions so yes these may be making an appearance on my Etsy and Facebook on a regular basis but at the moment I have no idea when could but I shall keep you all posted.

I hope you like them as much as I do and yes I did put them up for sale on my Etsy before Christmas unfortunately they did not sell but this could be down to how close to Christmas I had listed them.

Apart from making these two beauties I didn't make anything else instead i spent time with my wonderful other half and family while trying to function through horrible Fibromyalgia flare ups and other health problems.

I am now feeling a better and raring to go with lots of new ideas, exciting things to share with you all and more so keep your eyes peeled for my First creation of 2018 for the NEW challenge for SheepSki Designs.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX