Saturday, 22 June 2013

Anything goes

Anything goes is Sheila's choice of theme this week

Sheila's project

My project was made using a golf bag template which I resized to suit. Once I had cut out all my pieces with the robo the only thing left for me to do was to decorate the golf bag' I added the numbers etc to the clubs as well as an insert to help the clubs stand up. To finish I added extra clubs, flags and border peel offs to embellish the bag. I made a box to fit the golf bag into and used acetate on two sides so it can be left in the box. I must say I am really pleased with the results.

Kandis' project

My card today is an image from Saturated Canary called Becky. She was a lovely image to colour and I used copics as my chosen medium.  
I began with a C5 basic card followed by some matting and layering using a lovely piece of teal card. I then embossed a piece of white card using an m-bossibilites folder which had been die cut using my basics set of 5x7 spellbinders dies. I then die cut a piece of mustard striped paper from my crafty stash and a piece of mustard plain card which I think is from Anna Marie Designs. All topped off with a piece of black ribbon.
Thank you for stopping by at Craftateers.

Chris' project

With a hint of warmer weather this week my thoughts turned to the seaside. It's been 16 years since I last saw the sea and but I have plenty of fond memories of being at the beach as a child.
These beautiful stamps from Crafty Individuals have been lain, unused, in one of my stamp boxes for years so I thought it about time to get them out and use them.

I think the little caption says so much...

Kathy's project

For these tissue box covers l measured all around the box, and added 1" for the seam also measure how deep you want it, then score for each corner. The "lid" was made in the usual way, but before making it up cut out an aperture to enable access to the tissues,then glue the "lid" to the main on the edges only. For the sides l cut squares slightly smaller than the side itself, cut an aperture in each one, and ran through an embossing folder of choice and placed decorative paper behind after inking the edges. To finish off l wrapped toning ribbon around the "lid" edge and added a bow. With these boxes there isn't a base so as to enable the whole thing to slide off and replace with a new box of tissues. Of course you decorate to your own choice. These boxes were very popular at my craft stall.

Saturday, 15 June 2013


Silhouette is the theme for this week chosen by Kathy

Kathy's card

The card l have used this time is a Blue pearlised  landscape, and for the main image l started with a piece of Barbara Grays satin card, then placed a circle mask in the chosen position, then brayed with a very light covering of Faded Jeans distressed ink to make a night-time sky, then removed the circle and changed to the waste that l cut out the circle and inked with Scattered Straw, very lightly, afterwards just dragged a little of Faded Jeans to give the impression of a cloud. Once this had dried l stamped the grasses from my stamp collection - sorry can't remember who's - finished off by stamping a bird just on the edge of the moon.
Hope you like this card it was a pleasant change from colouring in.

Sheila's card

My card is A5 base card and first layer is black card trimmed a little smaller so as to create a border. I then added the peeloff borders and corners, my main image and background are from a Katysue designs book. I used a whole image as one layer and then chose the same image and cut on a diagonal and matted both layers on silver mirror card. I layered the triangle one over the complete image and placed onto my base card. The image of the two deers is also from the book, I simply matt it onto a circle piece of silver mirror card. I tehn added the sentiment and ribbon.

Kandis' card

Inside card

Hi folks, welcome to our challenge this week.  This week was silhouette which was Kathy's choice.  Now I am not too good on this theme and didn't have a clue what to do until Sheila suggested serif.  Well, the sky was the limit then as I LOVE designing cards in serif just as much as I like traditional card making.
I used an image from Joanna Sheen 'Dancing with Shadows' CD Rom and I then used Indie Chic digi kit from serif.  Hope you like this.  Thanks for dropping by.  Take care.
Chris' card

Silhouettes are so effective and can be used on virtually any project. I have a card to make for a 7 yr old so I've made this tag for it. As you can see, the figures are stamped and I've used a Spellbinders D-Lites die cut in black for the tree.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Quote or message

Chris decided on 'Qoute or message' as this weeks theme

Chris' card

A simple stepper for my 'quotation' card this week.
With this quote I decided to make a wedding card.

I've used a Spellbinders DLites die for the window, the cameos are Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers, the wedding rings are a Marianne die and the decorative heart is a Martha Stewart punch.

Kathy's card

This card is a A5 Landscape foiled card from my stash, so thought it would be a lovely base card. I stamped out the sentiment and embossed with gold detail powder, then cut out with my Gold Spellbinders, before doing so l rubbed the die with Perfect Medium, then, after cutting, l once again used Gold detail powder, was very pleased with the finished effect. The lower shape was twisted on its side, the top- vertical. The flowers were made by using Creative Expressions stamps using toning lightweight card, then glittered, these were placed in lower corner with a green scroll underneath. Finished off with some toning perfect pearls.

Sheila's card

I started by cutting 2 shapes for my base card using a grand spellbinders die. The shape for the back of the card I scored at the first notch and stuck this to the other shape matching the cut pattern. I then used a piece of backing paper from my stash and after inking the edges I mounted it onto white card and then silver mirror card.This was then added to my card. I then used a spellbinders die to stamp my message onto, before removing the die I inked the edges. I then stamped my message and created a faux frame with silver mirror card by tracing the outside of the die. I mounted the frame onto my card with foam pads to create dimension. I made a double bow from ribbon and twirled the tails for a more elegant effect. I tehn added peel offs and gems.

Kandis' card

Hello fellow crafters.  After loosing my mojo for a week I had a sudden spurge of inspiration and this was the result.  Gosh glad my mojo is back!
I began with a C5 white pearlescent card, followed by another piece of white pearlescent card which I draw lines around the edges to act as a frame.  I then embossed another piece of white pearlescent card using an A4 embossing folder and distressed it using spiced marmalade.
The spellbinders I have used are as follows: -
-Lace Doily Motifs
-Jewel Flowers & Flourishes
-Scalloped Ovals
-Classic Large Ovals.
My quote has been stamped using clear embossing ink and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Lustre embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Sheena Douglas A Little it Sketchy range - Rain.
Thanks for joining us.  Take care.

Sunday, 2 June 2013


Kandis chose the use of glitter for this weeks theme.

Kandis' card

This card was my very first attempt at stencilling using the pearlescent paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils. 
I began with a C5 white pearlescent card, followed by a piece of lilac card which I have pricked in 'sue wilson' style.  I then embossed a piece of white pearlescent card using an m-bossibilites A4 embossing folder.  I stencilled an agapanthas stencil using the pearlescent paste and once I had removed the stencil I covered it with lilac glitter.  I left that to dry for 24hours and then die cut it using a spellbinders 5x7 Enchanted labels 28.
Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog.  Your comments are always so welcome.  Take care

Chris' card

As the topic this week was 'Glitter' I decided to use glitterboard for the background and the red background card has shimmering mica in it (shame it's too fine for the camera to pick up, lol).

I distressed the flowers and added a birder of Treasure Gold as that shimmers.

Kathy's card

The main card is white, landscape style, and l started with a plain blue matt. I then die cut a border out of double sided sticky paper and added it on the right edge, added some pink and blue fine glitter. The first matt for the main image l ran a mask through my Calibur and inked with Tumbled Glass distressed ink, trimmed it out then applied pink glitter. For the blue matt l used my Lace' die, then stamped the text inside. The main image is a Saturated Canary digi-stamp, and was coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, this was also embellished with some glitter on her dress and in her hair.

Sheila's card

My card is an 8x8 easle card, I simply folded the front part of the card to create my easle. After printing and cutting my book pages and backing paper from a cd (sorry can't remember which) onto thin card I was ready to put my card together. I first put a thin line of irredescent glitter around all my pages and then curled them slightly and layered them up with silicon. I added ribbon to the centre of the pages before placing it onto my base card. I then took a piece of white card slightly smaller than 8x8 and covered it with my backing paper, this is my then put onto the base. I used a smaller page for my easle stopper and added glittered flowers to finish.