Thursday, February 11, 2016

Decorated Frame - Crafter's Companion

I have a quick tutorial over on the Crafter's Companion website showing the details on how I created this cute little frame for my office.  I love taking things I find in bargain bins or thrift stores and giving them new life.  I loved the color of this frame when I found it, but it had some dingy quote on it that was totally inappropriate for the picture... So, a little craft paper, some great Crafter's Companion products and an hour later and bam!  A new frame ready to display a pic of my adorable granddaughter.

Go check out the website to see how to create one yourself!

I think I'll enter this into a challenge or two.

Just Add Ink - just add V (violet)
That Craft Place - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge - use favorite color or embellie

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafter's Companion Supplies:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Believe Canvas - Crafter's Companion

Back today to share another make for Crafter's Companion - this one an altered canvas.  I want to make three of these to go on my wall, all with the same style and feel to them.  So, this is the first, with more to come.

I created the background using some tissue paper, and my Gelatos, then some whipped spackle for texture.  The stamps on the background are Crafter's Companion from Stamp It Australia - Dreamer Take Flight.  The flowers are from Crafter's Companion Sheena Perfect Partners Victoria Floral Bluebell with the matching die cutting set.  I colored them with my Spectrum Aqua markers in meadow, moss, bud green, teal, peacock blue and wildflower.  I also used them to color the wooden word "believe".  They did an amazing job on the wood!  I then highlighted the edges with the Spectrum Sparkle crystal clear pen.

I love the way the flowers stand out from the background and are so vibrant.  I think that I'll carry that theme through with the other projects in the set.

I will enter this project into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafting By Design - anything goes
That Craft Place Challenge - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

Thanks for joining in today!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

With Love - House Mouse fun

Dropping in today to share this new make using another adorable image from House Mouse called Tails of True Love.  It's so simple but so cute!

I used a Taylored Expression die cut for the background, and pieced it together with a bunch of different patterned papers.  I also used a Taylor Expression heart board to add the heart die border on top of the lace.  The "with love" is a Spellbinders die cut and finishes it off.

Think I'll enter this card in some challenges:

Love to Scrap Challenge - have a heart
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafting For All Seasons - love is in the air
Crafting By Design - anything goes
Crafty Creations - hearts
House-Mouse challenge - love is all around

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Decorated notebook - Crafter's Companion

A quick post today to show off this adorable decorated notebook.  I created this for Crafter's Companion using several of their stamped images and die cuts.  (See the list below for specifics.)

I grabbed some great paper scraps from My Mind's Eye, and layered the background.  The butterfly is stamped on patterned paper, then fussy cut.  The flower is also stamped on different patterned papers, and then die cut before layering it together.  I added a touch of sparkle to highlight it all.  The top is finished with a bunch of ribbon scraps tied to the metal spiral.

The Crafter's Companion supplies I used are listed and linked below:

Flutterby Stamps
Sheena Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Anemone stamp and die cut
Spectrum Sparkle pens - Moonstone, Crystal clear, Harvest moon, Pink Champagne

Thanks for stopping by today...


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Guest designer - Through the Craft Room Door

Just a quick post today to show the card I created for a guest designer spotlight over at Through the Craft Room Door.  I created this card using an adorable image from Doctor Digi House, colored with my Copics.  I used one of my layer die cuts from Spellbinders called Radiant Rectangles which just makes putting together a card so easy!  It looks so difficult and fancy, but in reality, it's a breeze.

I think I'll enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - punches or die cuts
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Paper Girls Challenge - forest friends

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great day!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Say Cheese --- House Mouse

Wow - two posts in one day... what the heck?  Wanted to toss out another quick one before I call it quits for the day.  This is a simple card I made using the House Mouse stamp called Say Cheese.  I colored him with my Spectrum Aqua markers then used some of the Spectrum Noir's to add a few shadows.  I kept the design very simple, just using grey as a neutral and the shades of coral to highlight the little guy.  I love the stitch designs from the Lawn Fawn die cuts that add a textural touch.

This card is entered in a few challenges:

House Mouse & Friends - Zodiac or anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - buttons or bows
Love to Scrap - anything goes

Hope to see ya again soon!


Surprise! Penny Black

Back again today with a cute little card I made using a Penny Black stamp called So Kind.  It's a cute little image that could be used for just about any occasion.  I love how sweet it is.  I colored it using my Spetrum Aqua markers and a paint brush dipped in water for an easy water colored look.  I used a new die cut set I just got from Spellbinders called Oval Regalia to frame the image and the sentiment which is also from Penny Black's set called Heartfelt.

I think this card deserves a challenge or two...

Fab 'n' Funky - buttons or bows
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Penny Black & More - one for the girls
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for the look-see today!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dream Banner - Crafter's Companion

Sharing a make today that uses a whole bunch of stamps from Crafter's Companion as well as Spectrum Noir markers and the Spectrum Sprakle pens... (Complete list and links below).

I found this canvas banner pieces in the clearance bin and thought they would make a pretty wall hanging with a little bit of decoration.  I stamped directly on them using a permanent die, then colored them with my Spectrum Noir pens, and then added a little bling with the Sparkle pens as well.  I strung them on a pretty wired ribbon and used a bit of hot glue to attach them along the ribbon.  I made a pretty bow to finish off the top!  Easy peasy!

Crafter's Companion supplies:

Spectrun Noir markers - CG1, CG2, LV1, LV2, PL1, PL2, PL4, BT2, BT4, CT2, GB5
Flutterby Stamps, Sheena - A Little Bit Scenic French 50's Cafe, A Little Bit Scenic Provence, As Scene on Screen Wouldn't it be Lovely 1
Spectrum Sparkles - crystal clear

Think I'll share this with the following challenges:

That Craft Place Blog - anything goes
My Time To Craft - tag you're it
Crafty Catz - word art
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Have a great Monday - if there is such a thing!  =)