Friday, 22 May 2015

My Numbers up at That's Crafty


The new challenge starting today at That's Crafty. It has the theme of "your Numbers Up"

This theme seems pretty apt for me at the moment as I have made the decision to leave the That's Crafty Design Team so this will be my last Challenge post for them, next week will be my last post on their inspiration blog.

I have had a lot going on this year none of it good stuff, so I am cutting back on my commitments for a little while. I may well return to That's Crafty later in the year. I shall continue to support Laura as this has been a lovely Design team to be part of and to be honest I do feel sad to leave but my mojo seems to have hit rock bottom and it seems fair to step aside and let someone else have my spot on the team.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge.

Carol x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Art Journal Class


Well Hello, I am doing an Art Journal class in the 20th June in Feering which incase you don't know is in Essex around the Colchester Area. I Have been told there are a few places still available. It is an all day class 10am until 4pm and hour for lunch and for me to sneek off into a corner and have a sit down.
It's £25 for the class and if you think you might like to come email me at waynemonster@gmail.com.












I have  added a few photos of my journal pages and you can see more by clicking the link in the side bar that say's "journal pages"

Tanks for looking, Carol x

Journal Style Pocket Watch


 I picked up a rather lovely 2nd hand book recently, it’s called “Taking flight” and it has a collaged style packet watch in it. So this is my take on the project using a stamped imaged and a handmade background.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol X

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Journal Cover for SDC196


It's Wednesday again and boy has the last week flown by, but it's always a good day in my book as it  means the new  Stampotique challenge , and  Coby is the hostess this week, and she has given us the theme of "old, New Borrowed and Blue", this theme took an awful lot of thinking from me and in the end I decided to do the cover of a completed Art Journal, I always leave the cover until last as I am a mucky pup when I use my paints and ink.

The Journal is A4 sized and I have used some of my newer stamps, a very old one, as you can see it's very blue, the borrowed aspect are the arty ideas that all the stamp artists so kindly share with us all when they design the stamps.

I used the following stamps

Color Her Soul

Splattered Mug
Boots
Carol's Flower
Agatha's Parrot
Artsy Fartsy
Learning to Fly
Splatter Blob

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Crazy Gelli Circle Card


I have made a card using the 4inch Gelli plate for  the That's Crafty blog this week.

Full details and lots more photos of a step by step are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol X

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I am Frankenstein for Stampotique SDC195


It's Wednesday (see I shouted that to get  your attention) and  that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and  Arwen is the hostess this week, and she has asked us to go all Frankenstein and put an animal head on a human body.

I have a painty journal page done in my A5 sized journal, with a bit of washi and machine stitching thrown on for good measure.

I used the following stamps

Chicken
Flying Monkey
My Reality
Scalloped Lace Border
Spiraling out of Control
Bubbles
Splattered Mug

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Friday, 8 May 2015

Steampunk Surprise Challenge for That's Crafty


The new challenge starting today at That's Crafty has the theme of Steampunk Surprise

I did an Andy Skinner class recently at That's Crafty and I have used some of the techniques from the class on a memo board.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge.

Carol x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Jack In The Corner


I have a Journal Page on the That's Crafty blog this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol X

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sweetest Butterfly for SDC194


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and  Corrie is the hostess this week, and she has asked us to use a stencil on our artwork this week.

I have a card this week to share with you, it's a fairy clean and simple card. I stamped the large butterfly first in coloured ink and then over stamped it again in black archival, I fractionally off-set the second image when I stamped it to the colour would show a little better. I masked it before adding my stenciled background. Finishing it off with a quote and a few hand drawn lines and squiggles.

I used the following stamps

Large Butterfly

World all Her Own

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Thursday, 30 April 2015

DecoArt Bottle Pendant


I have a glass bottle altered into a pendant using DecoArt Media paints for the That's Crafty blog this week.

Full details, a step by set and lots more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Polka Dots SDC 193


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and  Sam is the hostess this week, and she has asked us to use Polka Dots on our artwork this week.

I have a card this week to share with you, I cut a circular window in the card so I could use acetate, stamping on this with paint to give my card the Polka Dot theme.

I used the following stamps

Boots

Happy Birthday
Honeycomb Background
Carol's flower

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Keeping it simple for That's Crafty


The new challenge starting today at That's Crafty has the theme of "keep it Simple"

I have a clean and very simple card for the challenge featuring the Doc Martin Boots by The Deep Red Cling company.

I love my DM's so I added bright girly colours to the card using Decoart Multi surface paints and a Dina Wakley stencil, finishing it with a word from the Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker Book.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge. Carol x

Thursday, 23 April 2015

ATC Journal


I have used some backgrounds from my scrap box today to make an ATC sized journal for That's Crafty blog this week.

Full details, a step by set and lots more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It's Spring Stampotique SDC192


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week Valerie is the hostess for the theme, and she has asked us to use springs or something that will make things pop up from out artwork.

I have used some driftwood to make a little village using the Stitched houses from the latest release. I have used wire and springs to make flowers pop up around the houses. I did really wish I had the "there are fairies in my garden" stamp to use on this as it would have been perfect for it.

I used the following stamps

Stitched Houses

Tiny Spiral
Carol's flower

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Altered Dominoes


I have altered some Dominoes for That's Crafty this week.

Full details and a few more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hold Tight Card SDC191


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week Magda is the hostess for the theme, and she has asked us to use Circles on our make.

I have a clean and simple card for you featuring one of Kate Crane's stamps, wiht hand drawn circles round the image.

I used the following stamps

Hold on Tight

Whole Heart 

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Friday, 10 April 2015

A Tag for the Grunge Challenge


The new challenge starts today at That's Crafty

The Theme is Grunge. I have used distress inks and a Kaiser craft stamp for my tag.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge. Carol x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

By The Sea Pot


I have an altered metal bucket for That's Crafty this week. This came with an Easter egg in it at the weekend and I must admit I was more interested in the bucket than the egg.

I have been redecorating my kitchen and I wanted something pretty to hold a plant on the window sill. I chose a seaside theme as a friend who I had not seen for a while came to visit and as he walked into the kitchen mentioned how much it made him think of a beach hut so this set of stamps by the Artistic Outpost seemed the perfect choice for my pot.

Full details and a few more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Color Her Soul Stampotique SDC 190


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week. Coby is the hostess for the theme, and she has asked us to use stitching on our item.
I have printed some fabric using my Gelli Plate, cutting it to shape and adding some stamping and stitching to it.

I used the following stamps

Color her soul

Circles Cube

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

I love Zombies


I have a tag for That's Crafty this week using the set of Zombie Casanova stamps by Brett Weldele
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Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

See you soon, Carol x