Friday, 16 February 2018

Sweet Treats

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation a sweetie dispenser to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the
Wise Dragon Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Animals 

Sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy

Products used for this piece are as follows:

Couple more pictures of my sweetie dispenser

I hope my project has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 2 February 2018

Fairyland Sunset Keepsake Box

Hi all and welcome back to my blog 

Today I have a NEW Fairy Keepsake Box to share with you all, This one has been made to go up for sale in an online market night.

I have called this box Fairyland Sunset

I love making these keepsake boxes as each time they are so different I do have plans for more keepsake boxes and not all fairy ones ;) So keep your eyes open for those.

I handcraft these keepsake boxes from scratch using high quality materials and a lot of love and care goes into each one, These can take me anything from 1 to 3 days depending on the design and detail going into them. Each panel design is done one by one using a mixture of inks, stencils and stamping.

Now for individual pictures to show all the detail.

Lid Detail

Side Detail

Front and Back Detail

Inside Lid Detail

I hope you love this one just as much as I do. These boxes make great gifts for fairy lovers and all things mystical.

This one and more of my handmade products will be available to purchase on 3rd Feb at 6pm in the Mermaid Kisses and Pixie Wishes Market Night on Facebook >>>> HERE <<<< You will need the code word to purchase anything in the market night which will be released upon opening over on my Facebook Page >>> HERE <<<

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I Love You

Hi all

Welcome back to another challenge inspiration post for the new challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges

Here is my creation to give you all some inspiration. For this piece I have used the
Pre Coloured LOVE Fairy Digi Stamp

This month's theme is Love/Wedding/Valentine/Friends

Sponsored by Cute As A Button

Products used for this piece are as follows:
Craft Sensations - English Blossoms Paper Pad
Corner Punch

Another picture of the card

I hope my card has given you some inspiration to take part and I look forward to seeing what you all create.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 1 February 2018

All Hearts and Roses

DT Project for Sheepski Designs Challenge using Heart & Rose

 This months challenge theme is Red/Hearts/Romance/Love

Come along and join in the fantastic Challenge.

You can enter the challenge HERE

You can find the amazing digi images over on Etsy HERE. Don't forget to use code SKIKELLY10

Come on over and join the Facebook group where you can share your creations using SheepSki Designs images and even enter the Facebook challenge. Facebook Group

For this piece I also created its very own gift box, So I thought I would share with you all some more pictures of my inspiration piece.

For this piece I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Craft Sensations - English Blossoms Paper Pad
 Ornate Frame Die Cut
Mixture Of Sequins

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monthly Crop Motivational Challenge (January)

Hi all

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook layout with you all.

As some of you know each month I attend a local Crop with my best friend wellmy best friend and the wonderful Cal who runs the crop worked together to start a Motivation Inspiration Challenge for each month as a bit of fun.

So this started in January and yes I know I am a little behind in sharing this with you so here goes.

For January we had to include the following 5 prompts in our creation, It could be a scrapbook layout, Card, Mixed Media project anything you wanted as long as it involved the following prompts.

As soon as I saw the prompts on the 1st Jan I noticed the Lilac and Autumn and you guessed it thought oh no how am I going to incorporate those together, So I got my thinking cap on and played around with a few ideas until TAADAAA!!! Light bulb moment.

And here is my scrapbook layout.

As you can see I have done a 12 x 12 layout now if you have been following my blog for some time you will know I haven't been a scrapbooker for long but have to admit I am really enjoying the journey.

To do this I used my scrumptious Distress Oxide Inks to create the background using the smooshing technique, I also die cut some leaves out on my big shot and again used my Distress Oxide inks to colour them. (Prompt Autumn)

The quote and the picture of me (Prompt Selfie) was printed out on my Canon Selphy and backed onto the some beautiful Designer Series Paper, the quote I found on google images and is a well know quote from Harry Potter (which i love) it reads " Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light" - Albus Dumbledore (Prompts Motivational and Use a Quote)

Even though in this picture you can not see it, it does have a lilac background to it YAY lilac. (Prompt Lilac)

I also used my Crushed grape Mica Spray on the layout and on the leaves so this added more of a lilac look to it and lastly used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink on the edges on the layout. (Prompt Lilac)

I hope this gives you some inspiration also and you have enjoyed seeing what I did by incorporating the 5 prompts.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Tealight Candle Gift Card

DT Project Using Water Lillies By Goha Digital Stamps for

Come along and join in the fun Challenge. You can enter with any image, its an Open Challenge. 

Products I used to make my DT Project are as follows:
Water Lillies Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Berry Burst Cardstock
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Champagne Foil Sheets
Paper Flowers 
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Tombow Glue
Score Board
Stampin' Trimmer

Please support this wonderful Artist by visiting Goha Digi Stamps shop on this link HERE

Come along and join Goha Digi Stamps 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

Monday, 22 January 2018

Believe In Yourself Art Journal Spread

Hey Hey All

Today I am wanting to share with you all my first art journal spread of 2018, One of my main goals for this year is to do more mixed media art.

This double spread is a first as when I do play in my art journal I generally do a single page but this time I went for it with a double page, I didn't really think too much with this spread and just went for it as they say.

Here is my double spread

When I first started to do the background for this I wasn't liking it at all and thought to myself oh here we go it looks a mess you have messed up big time BUT I kept at it and the more I did the better it became and I have to say I LOVE the end result, it is much much brighter in person.

Now for some close up pictures

On this side of the spread I used some Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - believe in yourself, own your dreams, be brave, do what you love

On the right hand side again I used Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - Leave a little sparkle wherever you go, shine like the whole universe is yours

Full Pictures of each side of the spread

Left Side

Right Side

The small talk stickers I chose for this spread were chosen very carefully as I am wanting to be more confident in myself, believe in myself, to be brave and so on and to not let anyone stop my shine or sparkle.

To achieve this spread I have used the following products:
Dylusions Large Art Journal
Neon Acrylic Paints - Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green
White Acrylic Paint
White Gesso
Iridescent Medium
Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Paint
Dylusions Black Paint
Dylusions Stencil (circles)
Star Stencil
Star Punch and Printed out Stars cut out and painted
Modelling Paste Tool
Sponge for stencilling
Black Watercolour Pencil 
Old Bank Card to make lines

If you have not tried art journalling and are a little intimidated just go for it there are no rules there is no wrong or right way it is YOUR way. I art journal for me and nobody else and yes if I am happy with what I have done then I shall share but some pages I may not as they may be very personal to me. 

Your art journal is exactly that your's something for you to just let yourself go with something you don't have to think about before starting nor do you need expensive products to do it like above some of the paints I have used are crafters acrylics so not artist grade.

One last picture of the spread 

I hope this art journal spread has given you lots of inspiration and you like what I have done, Keep your eyes peeled for more mixed media and art journal projects I have so many ideas for mixed media I want to do this year ;).

Xx The Crafty Bat xX