Friday, 17 November 2017

Morgan's Artworld Challenge #23

Hi all and welcome back to my blog, well it is an exciting time here as I am now also apart of the Creative Team for Morgan's Artworld and today is new challenge day. 

DT Project for Morgan's Artworld Challenge #23

You can join in the fabulous challenge HERE. You can enter with any image it is an open challenge.

Products I used to make my CT Project are as follows:
Cameo Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Prima Marketing - Vintage Emporium Papers
Everyday Label Punch
Better Together Stamp Set (Sentiment)
White Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock

You can also find more Images over at Crafts and Me Store by Morgan Fitzsimons HERE!

You can find Morgan's amazing non fiction colouring book HERE

You can also find Morgan's colouring books HERE

Come along and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group.

You can join Facebook Group on this Link HERE! 

I hope my DT Project has given you lots of inspiration and I am looking forward to seeing all your challenge entries.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Challenges I would Like To Enter:

Thursday, 16 November 2017


Hi all

Thought I would let you all know that Stampin' up! are releasing there very own stamping tool called The Stamparatus.

This is going to be available to reserve in 3 reservation windows - 1 Per Customer and you MUST have an account already on my Stampin' Up! website. Payment will not be taken until they arrive at the warehouse and are ready to ship.
Reservation window 1 - 16th-30th November 9pm (UK) (while supplies last) for delivery on 1st Feb 2018
Reservation window 2 - 5th-10th December 9pm (uk) (while supplies last) for delivery on 19th March 2018
Reservation Window 3 - 15th-30th April 2018 9pm (uk) (while supplies last) for delivery on 15th April 2018

This amazing tool will change the way you stamp and before long you will wonder how you ever created without it!

5 Must Know's of The Stamparatus WATCH >>> HERE

Can be found HERE

Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker image, apply more ink and re-stamp
Make fewer mistakes
Easily create 2-step, 3-step and 4-step stamped images using the reversible plates
Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision stamping.

Compatible with Stampin' Up!'s red rubber stamps and photopolymer stamps
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and grid lines for quick measuring 
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger surfaces
2 reversible plates; a total of 4 surfaces to work with 
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
magnet storage area

£44.00 plus shipping (payable when arrives at the warehouse)

Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through my online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. How to can be found >>>> HERE. Remember to reserve you must have an account

Monday, 13 November 2017

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Hello lovelies

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend mine was fantastic with my classon Saturday and a relaxing day Sunday. I blogged last night about the class so please do check that out.

Today is day 5 of Christmas Creations and today I have this beauty to share with you all

This project was so much fun to make and I shall be making more of these in different designs as it is so versatile.

Here is a couple more pictures of the project

As you can see with this side on view there is even a little stand on the back which can be written on.

The products I have used to make this little beauty are as follows:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing day 5's inspiration and it gives you plenty of ideas.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

 Challenges Entered:
Crafting From The Heart -Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Snow Fun 
613 Avenue - Anything Goes Optional Twist  - Create A 3D Card 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saturday's Stationery Gift Box Class

Hi all.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend mine was very busy.

So on Saturday I headed out to the monthly crop I attend but this month was different, this time I wasn't doing my own thing crafting away and chatting with everyone there I was teaching. YAY!!

The class I did was to make a beautiful Stationery Gift Box and contents, I had five ladies attending the class two of the ladies picked the Coffee Cafe design and three of the ladies picked the Floral Phrases design.

This is an example of what they were going to make in the class, including decoration, tags, 3x3 cards and 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards.

The class went amazingly well and I am super chuffed with all who attended the class they all did amazingly well and each one was stunning.

I thought I would share some pictures with you all of the class in action and the end result.

Now for a group photo of the ladies with their Stationery Gift Box

Seeing the smiles on their faces says it all, to know you have lead the class and shown the attendees how to do something is the greatest feeling ever and I absolutely loved teaching these lovely ladies. 

Each one of the really enjoyed the class we had plenty of chatting and giggles along the way which made for such a wonderful relaxed class which is exactly how I like it to be.


I shall be doing more classes in the new year and shall be posting here when I am taking bookings for them with all details. You will also find details over on my Facebook Page: The Crafty Bat and my Facebook Group : Crafty Bat's Stampin' Up!.

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! products with me you will find those either by clicking on My Shop at the top of this blog or by clicking HERE. Please be aware that I can only accept orders within the UK.

If you would like to Join My Team and do what I do and have lots of fun while doing something you love then I would love to have you on board. You can join my team by clicking on Join My Team at the top of this blog or by clicking HERE

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 10 November 2017

Snow Is Falling

Hi all

It is that time again, new challenge day over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
This month's theme is Winter Wonderland and we are sponsored by 

For this challenge I have chosen to use the very cute Winter Trio digi image 

I have taken some close up pictures of this card to show the effect I have used on this very cute card.

I just love how this came together using one of my favourite techniques. To make this card I have used the following products

Spectrum Noir Markers 

I hope you like what I have done with the wonderful Winter Trio digi stamp and I hope this gives you lots of inspiration.

I can not wait to see all your Winter Wonderland creations.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hearts Come Home For Christmas

Hi all

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Today I am sharing the fifth make in the 7 or 12 days of Christmas makes.

So here is what I have been busy working on in-between getting the last bits ready for my class on Saturday and Design Team projects.

Now to show you the inside of this beautiful card, Yes I said card ;) 

This beautiful 3D card has been made using the following products:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and it has inspired you. I love the Hearts Come Home bundle there is so many possibilities.

Thank you for stopping by and check back soon for day 6 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Christmas Cracker Gift Box

Hello lovelies
Happy Bonfire Night!! I hope you all have a lovely day and stay safe.

Another Christmas make to share with you all today for day 3 of my 7 or 12 days of Christmas.

Here we have another gift box design with a surprise

Now for a Side-on picture and above picture

Are we all ready for the surprise?.... Here we go 

So as you can see from the pictures above the lid is actually another smaller gift box which can easily be pulled out and opened to put in a small gift. The large box it self has enough room for a gift to be placed into also.

This beautiful gift box was created using the following products:
Season To Sparkle Stamp Set  (Merry & Bright Sentiment)
Colourful Seasons Stamp Set (Snowflake on lid)

This box would be wonderful packaging for someone special this year and it gives the wow factor.

Day 4 will be up in a few days so keep your eyes open for that one. Don't forget I have a Facebook group especially for all my UK Stampin' Up! customers and potential customers so if you would like to join please do feel free. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying seeing my Christmas projects, If there is something in particular you would like to see please do leave me a comment.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX