' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: January 2022

Friday 14 January 2022

Add depth to your stencilling

Hello crafters, today I am showing the last tutorial in my Mixed Media series on the STAMPlorations blog. I made 2 cards as examples of the technique I used. 

First this slimline card:  

CUTploration phrase - Art Happens
Die-cutting machine and embossing mat
Colouring medium

I reversed the process for my second card (with similar results)

All Blooms - ARTplorations Stencil
Die-cutting machine and embossing mat
Colouring medium

Hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to find out how I made those and leave me a comment telling me what your thought of this and the previous posts of the series. 

Thanks for coming by,

Craftyfield      I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge. 

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Winter Tales and ice

Hello crafters, today I have more sparkle and bling as inspiration for our Country View Challenge
This time I created a tag with the Stamperia Winter Tales collection. 

It broke my heart but I had to cut my chosen paper from the Winter tales 8x8 pad! I then glued it to a white tag and added a glittered border with gel medium and glitter. Scraps of paper and lace cover the rest of the tag.
I added a chipboard sentiment and some chipboard flowers from the Assorted Die Cuts Winter Tales - Quotes And Labels pack by applying thick gel medium first and finishing by sprinkling Stamperia Glamour - Sparkles in Sparkling White.
Look at the shine...

Pretty easy... the beautiful paper really does all the work!


You have plenty of time to enter our Country View Challenge and be in with the chance to win a lovely £20 voucher to spend at the shop

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday, and Allsorts challenges

Saturday 8 January 2022

New Year, new stamps...

For those of us who have over indulged during the festivities we should be considering
 a dry January... but it's a new year so new be-gin-nings... 😏

I got the Keep Your Gin Up stamp set from Visible Image as a sort of Christmas present for myself and for its first outing I made a CAS card with it as I always think this is where you can really "see" the stamp design.
I stamped the images in Memento grey ink and the sentiments in black Versafine and red inks. Glasses, ice cubes and bottle have been coloured with pencils.

I am looking forward to create a series of such cards for a Gin connoisseur friend!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the following challenges: 

Saturday 1 January 2022

New Year cards with glitter

Did you welcome 2022 in style? Well I hope your are are ready for a whole new Country View Challenge! Our theme this month, chosen by Jo, is "Your year to sparkle and shine".  

I made this New Year card with glistening snow : 

I used an old aperture card which matched quite well the  Sizzix Christmas Shadow Box by Courtney Chilson (663611) set of dies. I cut out the trees from a failed background and the snow from glitter paper of course! I die-cut some greenery from scraps of green inked card and added glitter and mica powders to them. 

And to use the last aperture card, whilst I had the die set out I created a second card:

The background is a failed alcohol ink experiment (the running theme is using up bits and pieces taking undue space in my "craft room"!).
Without the antlers, it is now a doe with its hooves in the snow and a white rabbit. 

I will be back later this month with another inspiration piece for our Country View Challenge. Do check out the post for all the DT makes and the rules for the challenge (they have changed last month).
What hasn't changed is the £ 20 voucher you could win by linking your project(s)!
Thanks for coming by,