' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: January 2018

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Mixed Media page

Today I'm showing a Mixed Media piece I created for the Craft Barn blog.

This one involves quite a lot of techniques and products, but if you follow my step by step it is still easy to create.

Saturday 27 January 2018

Shabby chic ATCs

I have been inspired by Jennie's ATCs over on the Paper Artsy blog and tried my hand at her technique. It didn't exactly turned out the way I hoped... that is, the way Jennie's background looked... Still it's all a learning experience!

Monday 22 January 2018

Textile gift idea

I have made several phone covers for myself in the past and got admiring glances from someone who I thought would appreciate an upgrade... I like this type of gifts because it's a useful one and it's in constant use, thereby showcasing your talents to all and sundry!

Photos of the front and back above and below:

Friday 19 January 2018

Bird'day card

Where has January gone?! It's already time to give you some more inspiration for the Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge.

This month the theme & sketch are:
This time I went for the Theme only to make this birthday card.

Sunday 14 January 2018

January blues

If you were not cold enough already with winter being in full swing in the Northern hemisphere, here's a card with icy colours.

Out of my comfort zone

I had to try my hand at ATCs again for the Paper Artsy challenge and today I'm following Claire's colour scheme to challenge myself out of my usual colours.

Thursday 11 January 2018

Dream come true

After the holidays I'm trying to re-boot my Mojo and making tags seems to be an easy way to get creative again.

Friday 5 January 2018

Thank you card

Welcome back to  the Stamplorations Theme and Sketch challenge. This month the theme and sketch are:


For my first inspiration piece, I used both but you only need to follow either to enter the challenge.

This much

Today I am showing a fairly CAS card for my second inspiration post on the Country View Challenge blog.

Wednesday 3 January 2018

An easy start of the crafting year

New year, new hobby or new supplies? To ease you in gently, even if you are a beginner, I made this Clean And Simple (CAS for the initiated) card and you can read how I made it on the Craft Barn blog.

Monday 1 January 2018

Beautiful World

Happy New Year crafters!

To start us off, Country View is having an Anything goes theme challenge, easy right?

 Most of the work on this card is done by the card blank, which  is a Diorama by Die'sire, 8x6" when folded flat, with matching envelope. The diorama card comes with a front and a back panel which you stick together as you wish and, I haven't tried yet, but in my mind, if I fold and glue the tabs inwards I should be able to use a 6x6" card envelope although this would be thicker.

First I created an opening using square die on one of the panels, for the front of the card.
I created 3 layers of die-cut cities, gluing the New York skyline in mirror board to the back page, a London sky line to the middle and the Eiffel tower on the front. There is plenty of space in the diorama for more but I didn't have any more cities...

To frame the card I added the Diesire Create a Card - Delicate Swirls Square Overlay die cut and two of Tim Holtz/Sizzixwords from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Adventure Words to finish.
A kind of Happy New Year to the world...

Here's a side view so you can see the depth of the card: