Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cherish Those Memories

Hi all 

Welcome back to another of my blog posts.. Today I have some more Scrapbook layouts to share with you all.

So here they are:
Grandad's Girl
 This layout is of me when i was a baby and toddler with my late Grandad, I was the apple of his eye and he was my everything... Best Friend, Hero and like a second Dad to me. 

This layout is of my Nan and Grandad
These wonderful people helped to raise me and what a fantastic job they did I wouldn't be who I am today if it was not for them and my dad. All I have ever wanted to do is make them all proud especially my Grandad as he is no longer with us. It is so hard some days without him. They loved and still do love each other un-conditionally the greatest couple I have ever known and love.

Like Father Like Son
And last but by no means least here is a layout I have done of my Dad and Grandad. They are so alike it is un-canny everything about them. My dad has so much of my Grandad in him even his ways from sense of humour to being a family man and more.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing more of my layouts which I did on Wednesday while having another scrappy day with my bestie... I sooo blame her for me getting HOOKED on doing this hehe.

I will have to admit thought that some of these pictures have been so hard to do a layout on not because of how to bring it together but due to the cherished memories and looking at my Grandad knowing he is not with us in person anymore. There will be a few more layouts to do with my Grandad but they will be the hardest of all to do.

Until next time :) 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 26 May 2017

Scrapping4fun Challenge #91 Soft Colours

Hi Crafters

Today I am sharing with you my DT inspiration piece for the next challenge over at Scrapping4fun Challenges blog.

The theme for this challenge is Soft Colours (Anything Goes)

Here is my piece... Inspire Mixed Media Art Canvas 

To make this mixed media art canvas I used the following products:
20 x 20cm Canvas
Modelling Paste
Iridescent Medium Gel
Glass Bead Gel
Paper Roses
Dylusions Mica Spray - Tempting Turquoise
Dylusions Mica Spray -Bubblegum Pink
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray - Clover
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray - Purple Orchid
Distress Ink Mica Spray - Silver 
Craft Sensations Deco Stencil - Medallion
Deco Art Urban Ink Stencil
Palette Knives

Here are some more pictures of my canvas including some close up shots:

In these pictures you can see the Iridescent shine.

Close up of the medallion done with modelling paste

Close up of the Inspire wording done with iridescent paste

Close up of the paper roses

Close up of the Glass bead gel medium

I hope this has given you some inspiration for this challenge and I look forward to seeing your entry into the challenge. I must admit the pictures really do not do this piece any justice the colours are so soft and subtle in person I absolutely love how this all came together.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 25 May 2017

My First Ever Scrapbook Layouts

Hi Crafters

Hope you are all well :) Today I have something new to share with you all which is also something new to me :)

I have started to do some Scrapbooking/memory keeping and I have to say I am now HOOKED!!! I have really enjoyed doing these. 

I have my first layouts to share with you all which I did on Tuesday while having a scrappy day with my bestie.

So here they are, each one is 12x12. My first one is of my wonderful late Grandad who sadly passed in 2003 and he was as my spread says My Hero.

Here are some close up's of this layout 

The picture in the above layout is my Grandad when he was in his 20's.

Now for my next layout which is of me and my dad. I was only about 3 or 4 in this picture 

Now for some close up pictures of the layout 

Me and my dad have always been close since I was born and we still are he is my world without him and my grandparents I wouldn't be the person who I am today. I have always been Daddy's Little Princess and even now he still calls me Princess so this layout had to be done.

On the layout above I have used some elements from one of my Pickle Paper Patch Kits which are AMAZING!! if you enjoy scrapbooking/memory keeping you will love the products in which Jane supplies... You can find them here Pickle Paper Patch

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the start of my Scrapbook Journey as much as I have enjoyed making the start on it. 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Summer

Hey all 

Today's post is our regular Teamie Tuesday, 
so this week's theme is Summer and all I could think was the beach lol.

Here is what I have done for this weeks challenge, I thought I would mix it up a bit with including NEW products, Retired and Old products

For this project I used the following products:
Wood Texture DSP (New Stampin' Up! Product Available from 1st June 2017)
Bakers Twine
Distress Cutter

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this weeks piece and I hope it inspires you to think outside the box and give it a go :)

Don't forget any order placed through MY STORE this month using the Hostess Code 6HYKZY3Z on an order of £25 minimum excluding postage will get you a free gift from me.

NEW Stampin' Up! Catalogue launches 1st June 2017 - If you would like a NEW catalogue from myself posting please fill in the form HERE and I will get one posted out to you.

Now let's go on over and see what the other lovely ladies have done for this weeks challenge
Michelle - Uglybugplans

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 22 May 2017

May Blooms

Hi all

Today I would like to share with you all a recent make which I have been doing and this one was done for the May Progressive Challenge over at Simply B Stamps.

Here is what  did with this months image 

This month I wanted to do something a little different with doing cards for the last two months :)

I hope you like what I have done every element is either handmade or hand-coloured
Here is a list of products I have used to make this piece including some NEW Stampin' Up! products which will be launched on 1st June 2017.
Powder Pink 12x12 Cardstock (New Stampin' Up! Product)
Fresh Florals DSP (2 pieces) (New Stampin' Up! Product)
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, Bubblegum Pink
Dylusions Mica Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise
Berry Blast Ink Pad (New Stampin' Up! In-Colour)

I hope you have like what I have done and it gives you some inspiration.
I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Crafting When We Can - Bright & Colourful
Great Impressions - Feminine 
Crafting from the heart - Challenge 160 Anything Goes 

Bored At Work - Bloobel Progressive Challenge May

Hi all 

Today I have my progressive chalenge entry for Bloobel to share with you all. This month image was Bored At Work and we were asked to add something with him.

So here is my Piece

For this piece I used the digi image Bored At Work which was the Progressive image to be used by everyone taking part and then I also added in one of the NEW images "Coffee to the rescue" as soon as I had seen Lisa release this image I knew I had to include it with my challenge piece.

I have used the following products:
White 5x7 Card Blank
Vintage Backing Paper 
Black Soot Distress Marker

I really enjoy taking part in these challenges and love Lisa's digi images they are so easy to work with. You can find them on the Bloobel Website and even join the Facebook Group.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my piece for the challenge and you take part in next month's.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mixed Media ATC's

Hey Crafters 

Today I have something a little different to share with you all something I haven't done for a while some ATC's. One of the ATC's I have created was purely created for a swap being run by Stephanie one of the DT ladies for Vera Lane Studios.

Here is my ATC which is for the swap which is Black & white with a pop of colour

I knew I had to use the Beetlejuice digi for this piece and I love how it turned out I am going to be doing a few more in this style as I really enjoyed it.

After I had finished the above I thought I may as well make another while I had some ATC blanks cuts ready to use..... So here is another I made which I can not use in the swap 

BUT when Stephanie saw it she loved it so much she has asked me to do a swap with her which I am honoured to do as I LOVE Stephanie's work been following her for a year or more.

So what did I use to create both pieces?
For Beetlejuice ATC

For Hatter ATC
Visible Image Mad Hatter Stamp Set for the HA HA on background 

One last picture for you of them both together

I can not wait to do a few more I may even have to do a full set of both with the different characters ;) Keep a look out for those.

Why not check out all of he awesome Digi Stamps available on the Etsy shop VeraLaneStudio

Xx The Crafty Bat xX 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Blue

Hi Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again where myself and some of the ladies from the team get together with a theme and make something :D 

This week the theme is Blue 

So here is what I have done

I chose to use three different shades of blue for this challenge. Here is some close ups of each one also showing the inside

First we have Night Of Navy

The Inside of the card

Next we have Island Indigo

The inside of the card

Last we have Dapper Denim

Inside of the card 

Here is a list of products that I used to make all three cards which are also linked to my store

I absolutely love how these turned out I have been wanting to do some water colouring with this stamp set for a while so when this theme came up I knew what exactly I was going to do. I hope these have given you some inspiration and you give it a try yourself.

Now Don't forget to use this months Hostess Code 6HYKZY3Z when your order is £25 minimum not including shipping and get a gift from me. There is also still some time to grab the Eastern Palace Suite exclusive bundles you have until 31st May.

Lets go on over and take a look at what the other ladies have done this week
Michelle - Ugly Bug Plans 

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations  - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes 
Oh-la-la Creations - Something beginning with B

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Vanity Case Gift Box

Hi all

Today I would like to show you another gift box but this time for the ladies this one would also be ideal for little girl's for party favours and more.

Here is the vanity gift box, this is not my original design this was done by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I have done it in my own style to share with you all.

I will of cause do a tutorial on this gift box just like I shall do for the suite case for you all so please do check back for that and for the Shadow Box Frame tutorial which is coming next week.

The products used to make this beautiful vanity case are as follows:
Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Urban Underground Embellishments (Retired)
Corner Punch (Retired)
White Signo Gel Pen
Velcro Dots or Magnets

Now lets take a closer look at it 

Front View

Side View

Inside showing the mirror (using Silver Foil sheet)

Open side view

Doesn't it look beautiful, You can even add a gift tag onto the handle if you wish to make it that more personal. You can also do like on the Man's Suite Case and put the end protector bits on using a 2" circle punch.

The overall size of this gift box is 12cm long and 7.5cm wide, it would be the ideal gift box for nail varnish, jewellery or even to use as a little keepsake box or for decoration. So many possibilities with this stunning little box. I loved making this and bringing it to life and can not wait to do the tutorial for you all, I have a few ideas for the colours of my next one.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the female version and it inspires you to give it a go as soon as the tutorial is on my blog.

Don't forget to use this months Hostess Code 6HYKZY3Z on any order of £25 minimum excluding postage and get a gift from me.You can shop with me at MY STORE 24/7 and your orders will be shipped directly to you.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 12 May 2017

Scrapping4fun Challenge #90 Ladies

Hi all

Well I am so excited to announce that I am now a member of the Design Team for Scrapping4funChallenges, I am so honoured to be apart of such a talented team of ladies.

So lets get to it shall we, This weeks challenge is Challenge #90 Ladies
and is sponsored by 

Here is my creation using Butterfly Hair

The products I have used for this make is as follows:
6x6 Card
Spectrum Noir Markers
Rich Razzleberry Ribbon
Vellum Butterfly (made by stamping the butterfly on vellum heat embossing in clear embossing powder coloured in with Spectrum Noir Markers and covered with Stickles Fairy Dust glitter glue and finished with Pearl Effects)
Butterfly Punch
Sentiment Stamp from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad
Sentiment die cut out using Layering Circle Dies
Rectangle Dotted Die Cut
Craft Sensation Designer Series Paper
Purple Paradise Creations Designer Series Paper
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my creation for this challenge and it gives you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX
 I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Anything Goes - SheepSki Designs Challenges