Thursday 28 June 2018

Faery Moon Collection at Faery Ink

Did any of you participate in the Midsummer Night's Dream ATC swap at Faery Ink?  My cards have been received, so I can now share them.  
You can find all the details and more photos over on my post at the Faery Ink Blog.

I am entering my ATCs into the following challenges:
  1. Colour Crazy - WK25 AG
  2. Crafty Creations - #369 AG
  3. Digi Choosday - WK26 AG
  4. I ♥ ProMarkers - #362 AG
  5. Simon Says Wednesday - AG
  6. Southern Girls - Just A Bit Flash

Monday 25 June 2018

Birthday Fishes

Don't you just love it when you've got enough points for a freebie?  I just couldn't resist getting 'Mermaid Viviane' from Make It Crafty as she comes with a couple of separate Koi fish.  
I've coloured sea backgrounds a few times now, but wanted to try doing it a different way.  I've basically done thick lines of different blue-green shades to represent the light shining through the water.  I added some bubbles after.  The Koi fish are fussy-cut and raised up with 3D foam pads for some dimension.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Yellow card
  • Make It Crafty chipboard sentiments
  • Gold glitter gel pen
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Orange, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Putty, China Blue, Rose Pink, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua & Tea Green

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Make It Crafty - Animals
  2. Simon Says Wednesday - Bright And Cheerful
  3. Creative Fingers - #148 Anything Goes
  4. Cupcake Inspirations - #449 Under The Sea
  5. AAA Cards - #118 Use A Frame

Thursday 21 June 2018

Fairy Wishes at Ching-Chou Kuik

Already our last week of inspiration at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge blog, but you still have plenty of time to enter here. Don't forget, the theme this month is CATS OR DOGS.

This week the team were challenged by Aurora to use fairies, so I have used the greyscale 'Misty Moon' to make a birthday card.

Products used:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Doily dies
  • Chipboard words and Tinklings from Make It Crafty
  • ProMarkers - Lavender, Powder Blue, Indigo, Midnight Blue, China Blue, Cobalt, Tea Green, Putty, Sunkissed Pink, Almond, Cool Aqua, Hot Pink, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Magenta, Black, Gold, Amber & Sunflower
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle 'Onyx Black'

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1824 AG
  2. A Bit More Time To Craft - #70 AG
  3. Classic Design Team - #26 AG
  4. Creative Craft Cottage - #108 AG
  5. TTCRD - WK June 19 AG

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Mermaid Dreams

When I was little I loved the story books with the cassette tapes that would 'ping' when you needed to turn the page.  My favourite one was 'The Little Mermaid', the proper story where she dies at the end, not the fluffy Disney version! I don't have it any more unfortunately, but I found a picture of the exact one on Google and someone has even put the recording on YouTube.  That really brought back memories. I love the music they use. 

I love making different things and lately have been making some bookmarks.  So with my love of this story and Aurora Wings' gorgeous image 'Happy Little Mermaid' I thought I would make a mermaid bookmark.   I have used an Ariel quote, as I think it really suits a bookmark.  I'm definitely a dreamer!!  
It's not so easy to see in the photos, but I coloured a bubble background all over. 

Products used:
  • Papermania card
  • Eyelet
  • Twine
  • Shell charm
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Putty, Almond, Holly, Marine, Mint Green, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Gold, Burnt Orange, Blue Pearl & Powder Blue
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering my bookmark into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - #68 Once Upon A Time
  2. Crafts Galore Encore - June AG
  3. Creative Fingers - #148 AG
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - Bright & Cheerful
  5. Crafty Catz - #421 AG
  6. Card Mania - #105 Nautical/Marine

Thursday 14 June 2018

Live, Laugh, Love at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's the second week of our challenge and inspiration at Ching-Chou Kuik's blog.  I hope you've had a chance to join in the fun but if not, there's still plenty of time to enter here.

This week the team were challenged to use pink and/or blue, so I have used 'Blue Sea Illusion' to create a fun card.   I enjoyed playing with my dies and Distress Inks/Oxides for this one.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Pink & black cardstock
  • Butterfly edge die
  • Die'sire Edge'ables - Floral Dance
  • Word dies
  • Stampendous Fran•táge - Aged Ivory
  • Distress Inks & Oxides - Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick & Wilted Violet
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - Pewter
  • ProMarkers - Aegean, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, French Navy, Prussian, Violet, Indigo, True Blue, Cobalt, Midnight, China Blue, Denim, Blue Pearl, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Antique Pink, Pale Pink & Pastel Pink
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. CCC Digi Creations - #93 AG
  2. Crafting With An Attitude - #40 AG
  3. Crafts Galore Encore - #52 AG

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Gnome Sweet Gnome at Faery Ink

I coloured the Faery Ink's 'Birds & Bees Tomte Gnome' live on my Facebook profile a few weeks ago but got sidetracked by life and other crafting, so only just got him onto a card. 
You can check out the video here and feel free to follow me, as I will be doing more live videos. 

I decided to put him on a beehive shaped card as it's been a while since I did a shaped card. I found a shape on Google and inserted twice in Publisher, then flipped one to create my card template. 

Products used:
  • Kraft card
  • Coloured card
  • Spellbinders Blossom die
  • Cuttlebug Leaf die
  • Honeycomb die
  • Petal Lu Daisies
  • ProMarkers - Carmine, Pastel Pink, Baby Pink, Warm Grey 1-5, Powder Blue, China Blue, Cobalt, Berry, Red, Lipstick, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Gold, Forest Green, Lush Green, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Burnt Orange, Sunflower, Mustard & Caramel

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. TTCRD - AG 12th June
  2. Creative Fingers - #147 AG
  3. The Corrosive Challenge - #6 AG
  4. Power Poppy - Let's Go Round & Round

Thursday 7 June 2018

Cats or Dogs at Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello my crafty friends, 
It's another month and another challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik blog. Our theme this month is CATS OR DOGS so we'd like to see those four-legged friends on your creations.

For my easel card I have used 'Poppy Night Adventure' - a sweet fairy holding a cute kitty fairy.  Aren't those flowers gorgeous? 

Products used:
  • White card blank
  • Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die
  • Pearls
  • Make It Crafty chipboard words
  • Wink of Stella - clear
  • Sakura Gelly Rolls - Sky Star & Blue Star
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Forest, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Warm Grey 1 & 3-5, Black, Duck Egg, Slate, Violet, China Blue, Tulip, Apricot, Plum, Aubergine, Lavender, Amethyst, Purple, Indigo, Prussian, Walnut, Orchid, Holly, Lush Green, Meadow Green, Lavender, Cool Grey 1, Midnight & Cobalt

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Monday - All Thing Bright and Beautiful
  2. Make It Crafty - Animals
  3. A Perfect Time To Craft - #6 Anything Goes
  4. Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - #40 Anything Goes
  6. Creative Fingers - #147 Anything Goes
  7. Cute Card Thursday - #533 Anything Goes

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Aja Celebrate's at Faery Ink

Eeep could I be more excited?! Amanda at Faery Ink recently had a DT call and I was chosen as one of the new Faerykins <3

I don't officially need to start sharing projects until next month, but after colouring most of the images for the Unicorn Masquerade Party, I just had to start sharing sooner!

I have made a twisted easel card using Aja - you can find her in the freebie album in the Faery Ink Facebook Community.  She comes with or without a mask.  For more magical images, check out the Etsy store. 

Products I have used to create my card:
  • Card blank
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Core'dinations Glittersilk card
  • X-Cut butterfly punch
  • Papermania gems
  • Sizzix dies - Flourish #9 & Decorative Swirl #4
  • Provocraft Vintage corner die
  • Spellbinders Grommet Tag die
  • Glitter brads
  • Make It Crafty chipboard sentiment
  • Crafter's Companion 'I Believe' embossing folder
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Caramel, Black, Henna, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Apricot, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Meadow Green, Soft Lime, Cool Grey 1-5
  • Gel pens
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - Black Onyx

The Glittersilk card is my favourite for making cards like this, it's got such a great texture and shine.  
I used stippling with gel pens to create sparkle on the dress and wings.  
My favourite way to colour a background is stippling as I don't need to create a smooth blend this way and it uses a lot less ink!  Normally I use the bullet end for this, but this time I used the chisel end. 

I really love the chipboard sentiments from Make It Crafty.  They give great dimension and you can colour them with pretty much anything

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. I ♥ ProMarkers - AG
  2. Simon Says Monday - All Things Bright And Beautiful
  3. Creative Fingers - #147 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - #167 Summer Colours
  5. Brown Sugar - #279 Wedding or Party
  6. CCC Digi Creations - #93 Eileen's Challege Anything Goes
  7. Classic Design Team - #26 Anything Goes
  8. Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Friday 1 June 2018

Making Waves

After making a sea-themed shaker ages ago, it kinda got left in my craft box waiting for the right moment to make an appearance!  Also my poor little 'Summer Sprite' from Aurora Wings has been sitting lonely (I got a huge card order so have been really busy with that), so I decided to pair them together to create a fun mermaid shaker card.  
I had a little cutting party with my friend a while ago, as she's got some awesome dies that I don't have.  There was a big swirl that I'd cut in white and I thought it looked just like a wave.  I tried to make it fit in one piece but it was just too big, so I cut it in two.  I really like the effect it gave with some Fran~tage to look like sea spray.

Products used:

  • Kraft card blank
  • Coloured & Kraft cardstock
  • Recollections designer paper
  • X-Cut nesting circle dies
  • Eyelet Outlet anchor brad
  • Sequins
  • Small starfish
  • Seashell die
  • Swirl die
  • Stitched hill die
  • Happy Birthday die
  • Core'dinations card
  • Stampendous Fran~tage - Aged Ivory
  • Cuttlebug acetate
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Holly, Marine, Turquoise, Mint, Forest, Pine, Apple, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Mulberry, Cerise, Pink, Carnation, Gold, Pumpkin, Canary & Duck Egg
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - #67 Joyous Occasions
  2. Card Mania - #105 Nautical
  3. Classic Design Team - #26 AG
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - #166 AG
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June AG
  6. Cute Card Thursday - #532 Hello Summer
  7. I ♥ ProMarkers - #360 AG/optional circles
  8. Simon Says Wednesday - AG

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