Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Storage

Hi Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again.. another Teamie Tuesday and this weeks theme is storage now as Crafters we all know how much we love storage for our precious craft supplies.

So I have been working away on some storage for my own supplies which have turned out brilliant and have helped so much in keeping things tidy and organised. So I hope these ideas help you too.

First off I have some storage for my Dies

Then I have some storage for my ribbon spools, these can also be stacked

And finally storage for my most used tools which sits upon my desk next to my ribbon storage

And here are all of them together 

For these projects I have used the following products:

Now don't forget that this month we have a fantastic promotion running until 31st July - Bonus Days - For every £45 order excluding shipping place on My Store you shall get a coupon for £4.50 emailed to you which can be redeemed in August and there is no limit on how many you can earn.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi Crafters

Today It is Team B's turn to show our DT makes  with you all which has been done for the challenge over at Making Memories Crafting.

This month's theme is Anything Goes/Anything But Square
This challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and Cute As A Button.

So here is my Anything Goes card 

The products I have used for my card are as follows:
Butterfly Fairy Digi Stamp from Cute As A Button
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Berry Burst Card Stock 
Berry Burst Ribbon
Scallop Die 
Peekaboo Peach Ink, Berry Burst Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink
Blending Pens 
Tombow Glue
Paper Trimmer

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my inspiration and I look forward to seeing you taking part in this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Beginnings Art Journal Page

Hi all

Today I have an art journal spread to share with you all which I also did while at the crop on Saturday.

I wanted to have a messy day while there so only took my art journal and mixed media products with me I will say though I did not take everything I own to do art journalling lol.

So here it is

The stamped sentiment reads: What appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning. I thought this sentiment fitted the layout so well.

For this piece I used the following products:
Large Dylusions Art Journal
Liquitex Basic Paints
White Gesso
Dylusions Stamp
Andy Skinner Stencil
Black Gesso 

All of this page has been painted by hand I have not sketched anything out before hand and is the first time I have attempted something like this, Yes most will say oh its not great but to me I am happy with it and that is what matters as it is my art journal and is something for me.

For my first attempt at something like this is not bad going at all, and I hope it inspires you to give art journalling a go there are no rules just go for it and go with the flow as they say.

 Don't be scared on starting that first page in your journal as it is for YOU. Do what makes you happy and let yourself go with what ever materials you want to use on your page.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

This Is Indeed A Mystery Mixed Media Canvas

Hi all

Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you all, Which I did while at a crop day on Saturday, We get a kit each month to use while at the crop or to use at home which ever we like, This months kit was the Graphic 45 Master Detective.

So here we have what I have done with some bits from one of the sheets which was in the kit including some of the embellishments.

To do this canvas I used the following products:
20 x 20cm Canvas
Black Gesso
Master Detective 12 x 12 Sheet - Cut parts from this that i wanted to use
Embellishments from the kit (feathers spider web and spider die cuts)
Border Drip Stencil
Modelling Paste
Candied Apple Distress Ink
Matt Medium
Foam Tape

I loved doing this piece with the kit as it was so different to doing a scrapbook layout. I also shared this picture on my Instagram and it got noticed by Graphic 45 eeeeek they even commented on it which made me grin like a Cheshire cat.

I hope you like what I have done and it inspires you to try something new with your 12x12 papers.

If you would like to follow me on Instagram you can do so here: The Crafty Bat 
I am also on facebook: The Crafty Bat

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - In-Colours

Hey All

Welcome back to another Teamie Tuesday blog post, this weeks theme is to use In-Colours, for my projects I chose to use the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in all the 2017-2019 in-colours.

Here is what I have been making for this weeks challenge 

 I loved making these coffee cups, they were a lot of fun to do and make fab little gifts. To make these I used the following products:
Mint Macaron Cardstock (Retired)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this weeks Teamie Tuesday and that you like what I have done. 
Don't forget all orders to the value of £45 (excluding shipping) placed this month on 
My Store will qualify for a coupon to the value of £4.50 to be used through August, You can qualify for these coupons all the way through July on all orders of £45.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 10 July 2017

July Pickle Pack Sneak Peek

Hey all

Today's blog post is all about sneak peeks of the July Pickle Pack from Pickle Paper Patch

I can not wait to get my hands on this beauty of a kit. The perks of being on the Design Team we get to see everything and even discuss ideas with Jane about the kits. OMG!! you folks are going to LOVE this months.

So here we are... Are you ready?? 

Are you sure?
Ok here we go 

Eeeeeeekkk doesn't it look fantastic already.. Now do not forget these pictures are only a sneak peek of the Pickle Pack.

The July Pickle Pack will be on same from the 20th July and anyone who orders one of these kits BEFORE the 26th July gets a FREE gift included.

These beautiful packs come gift boxed and the boxes can be used for storage too.

To purchase yours on the 20th July go to the website - Pickle Paper Patch
You will also find some inspiration right here on my blog on what sort of things you can do with this awesome kit. You can also check out the Facebook Page Pickle Paper Patch and the Blog Pickle Paper Patch.

Until next time
Love Kelly
AKA The Crafty Bat

Sunday, 9 July 2017

25th Birthday Card

Hi lovelies.

Today I have something a little different to share with you all, Yes I know I share cards I make often but this card isn't just a card not in my eyes anyway.

Before I show you all, I wanted to tell you the reaction I got from my Dad once he saw it after I had finished making it, Now my Dad is one of my biggest supporters in my crafting and he loves to sit and watch me or to see the finished projects..... My Dad's reaction was "WOW, That is absolutely stunning" 

So with out keeping you waiting even longer here it is...

Here is the inside of the card

I would love to hear what you guys think of this card, I will be making more of these in all different styles and I will of cause share each and everyone of the with you. I may even put a few of them up for sale on my Facebook Page at some point but who knows.

The products I used to bring this to life are:
Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Swirl Die 
Doillie (from March Pickle Pack)
Lace (From May Pickle Pack)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and that it gave you the WOW Factor :D. I can not wait to make more of these.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX