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Getting crafty with Julia Watts

Sorry again to my followers I seemed to have slipped by the wayside again. To be honest I haven’t been crafting a great deal lately what with work and family I really haven’t had the time. I have to make an effort and make the time, hopefully this should be a little easier as I am going to be spending some time with my Mum soon so it will be fun to craft together.
I did spend yesterday afternoon having some “me” time at the Paperterie in Aberdeen, I watched Sue Wilson do a couple of demos (and hopefully helped her with her camera) and then spent a couple of hours in a workshop with Julia Watts where we made this wonderful card.
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I had a great time and was very pleased with my results. Thank you to both Sue and Julia for coming all the way up to Aberdeen and to the Papeterie for hosting the event.

Early Halloween Birthday Card

I was asked to make a birthday card for a little chap who’s birthday is on Halloween. Our sponsor over at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month is Stitchy Bear digital stamps and I found this really cool little guy to work with:

Cya There Birthday card

Supplies:

Cya there stamp by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pencilsPatterned paper
Stamps Away Alphabet stamps
Sizzix dies and stamps

1st challenge of the year at Crafty Bloggers Network

For this month it is the boys turn over at Crafty Bloggers network with a theme of All about Boys and our sponsor is Just Some lines here is my card

Card for CBN Boy challenge

Supplies
Stamp from Just some lines
Blue and red card from stash
Empbossing folder
White WOW embossing powder
Paper Punch

Clean and Simple Love

Hi bloggers, I have a fairly clean and simple card for you today (well it is for me anyway) I came across the Love Cube cutting file by Bird quite by accident but I am really glad as it is great.

Love U card with WOW embossing powder

I cut the word from some red mirror card and placed it on a white card blank that I had embossed. To create the silver heart I triple embossed some silver WOW embossing powder and stamped my Clarity Heart stamp into it whilst it was hot and then cut it out.

Challenges I have entered this card into:

Brown Sugar Challenge #78 – Embossing
Eureka Stamps – Anything Goes
Creative Creations Challenges – Less is More

New Clarity Stamp – Filigraphy Balloon

and I LOVE it! There is so much detail in this stamp it is Gorgeous with a capital G. I can see me making a lot of cards with this one.

I used the stamp with black archival ink and embossed it with clear powder then I created the scene with distress inks and masks and this months NDC stamp (they are mega useful too).

I made the card for the first Sketch Challenge over at Ginas Designs – you should have a go there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs!

Clarity Stamps Filagraphy Balloon Card

Supplies:
Clarity Stamps Filigraphy Balloon, Happy Word set and NDC stamp
Ginas Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Fancy Pants Papers

Challenges:
Ginas Designs First Sketch Challenge

New Clarity Stamp Challenge card

This month’s theme over on the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog is New Beginings so I made this New Home card.

New Home card with clarity stamps

I created a mask for the window both the shape of it and the inside cut out and a mask for the cat, all from post it notes. Using the Gelli plate I created a background, loading up the plate with a pale yellow first, then placing a dotty stencil on it and I put the mask of the window shape in place before pulling the first print. For the second print I loaded up with blue paint and stamped the swirls into it either side of where the window was going to be. Once I had my background I stamped out the cat, masked him off and stamped the window into the empty space, then masked off the window and stamped the trees. I realised then that the cat was levitating lol so I used some post it notes and made him a shelf to sit on. The window and frame are coloured with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir pens and then I used clear embossing powder to “glaze” the windows. I cut the card down so it would fit the scalloped card with a matted border layer. I then stamped out the New Home tiles onto a spare piece of the Gelli plate background and stuck them on the card.

Supplies:
Window Stamp, Cat Stamp, NDC Trees Leafy Swirl
Gelli Plate
Theuva card
Acrylic Paint

Chalenges:

Clarity Stamp challenge 11 – New Beginings
Cards Galore – Anything goes
Seema Crafts – Anything goes

New Tonic Affection Dies

I am really sorry to all my followers, I have been a terrible blogger lately, but that’s about to change! I am going to try and blog at least once per week from now on.

Here is a card I made using my new Tonic Affection Dies, I love how intricate they are and, to be honest, you really don’t have to do much else to your card other than cut it as the dies do the work for you.

For this one I took a piece of gold mirror card just a little larger than the square die and cut the inner part of that die out and then embossed it. I then took the medium heart inner and cut and embossed that, and then the same with the “someone special” heart. Thats it, just mounted it onto some lilac card, then onto a card blank and popped a flower in the corner, its as easy as that!

Tonic Affection Dies Card

Another month another challenge – Sponsored by Just some Lines

Where has the year gone, I can’t believe we are into November already. Well the beginning of the month means it is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty bloggers network challenge blog and this month we have some stamps from Just Some Lines up to grabs.
Here is the card I made for your inspiration.

Christmas card with just some lines digi stamp

Image: Just Some Lines – Writing Santa
Papermania Paper
Ribbon from Stash
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2013

Why not hop over to the blog and see what my fellow teamies have made for you to see.

Owl Thank you card with Splodge Away

The theme for the week this week over at the SplodgeAway blog is 2 masks 1 project. I have had this owl made up since I was down at my Mum’s house in the summer but never got around to doing anything with him. I found some dimensional glitter from Viva Decor in a craft shop down there and used it through the Ernie the Owl Disk, I thought it looked rather cool. The other mask I used for the embellishments and the card background is Leaf The Lot. I inked through the mask with perfect medium and embossed with gold embossing powder and then cut out the leaves. The background was made by simply embossing the card through the Grand Calibur and then applying distress ink over the top.
Owl thanks card with SplodgeAway masks

 

Winter with Clarity and Instructables

The theme for the challenge over at Clarity Stamp Challenge blog this month is Winter so I decided to create this snowglobe card, I made my own stencil for the snowglobe from a file cover.

Snow globe card made with clarity stamps

Inside of snowglobe card made with Clarity Stamps

 

I wrote instructions in order to put it on a site I belong to called Instructables, you can see them here.I would love it if you went and voted for me in the competition over there (you have to become a member to vote but that is free) There are all sorts of instructables on that site, just check it out – not only crafty stuff but pretty much anything you can imagine!

I used the Re mountable Winter Wonderland clear stamp set and the 21 Remountable Winter Trees Clear Stamp Set along with Chipped Sapphire and Vintage Photo Distress ink

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