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Sunday, 20 August 2017

IAAS Layer it Up



Come and join us at International Art and Soul for this challenge with the theme of Layer it Up.

My card blank is an ivory 8x8 by Joanna Sheen. I've been waiting to use my Tonic dies again because they're about the only ones that are actually available to use! lol I'm more or less ready to move house so a lot of my craft stash is packed. I used seven of the dies and layered them up. The purple and kingfisher coloured card is by Papermill. Once they were all layered the only addition was the flower cabouchon in the centre. This is from Craft Box and shows a pretty rose.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 6 August 2017

International Art and Soul - Boxes and Bags



'Boxes and Bags' is the theme at International Art and Soul so come along and show us what you can do.

I've added another altered box I made for my friend. You might remember that I made another one earlier, on my blog, for her husband. That was a great success hence making this one for Anne. She loved it.

The empty box is a very sturdy one with magnetic fastener from Craft Box. This is a craft company based in the UK who supply these boxes filled with crafty embellishments. They're always beautifully packed and presented and once the craft items are stored in their usual spot you have a box ready for altering as a gift box.

I used  a sheet of Craft Box paper as the background, tearing the edge and using Distress Ink on the torn edges. A small Craft Box doily was placed at the top left behind the paper and one of the Snip Art circles was added to the same corner. I used Hobbycraft wooden letters for the name and painted them with Rowney's acrylic paint. A small wooden frame to the left had a mirror charm in the centre (Anne likes pretty things and make up). A beautiful Craft Box lace embellishment was set to the right and topped with a cameo charm. Some wooden flowers from Create and Craft were dotted around along with some pretty gems. A large 'diamond' butterfly was added to the top right. I really enjoyed making this box and I'm in the process of making another.

I'm not able to enter any challenges with my altered box as I have no internet until 16 August. This is a scheduled post but I hope you'll still leave me some comments to cheer me up when I get back online. I'm moving home so will be back shortly and hopefully my new craft room will be big enough. I have a large room at the minute and my new one will be much smaller. My sons said that they will make it work for me - I hope they're right. lol

Thursday, 3 August 2017

MAWTT Things that Fly



The theme this time is 'Things that Fly' so come along to Moving Along with the Times and join us.

My card blank is an 8 x 8 scalloped by Craft UK. I embossed the white paper with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion before matting on to Papermill's pale blue card. The eagle is a digi by Morgan Fitzsimon and I coloured it with my Promarkers. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut it and then edged with Stormy Sky distress ink. I mounted it on pads which raised the image more or less centrally on the card. I'd bought a pad by Tim Holtz of Small Talk and chose the various quotes from that before placing them randomly around the eagle. The main quote was a long one so I set it on a navy blue strip of Papermill card along the top edge.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Down on the Farm or Anything Goes
AuroraWings - Fur and Feathers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting and for leaving comments - they're much appreciated.

Hazel x