' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022

Burst of flowers

More flowers coming this way... 

Our Country View Challenge theme this month is Mother's Day and is hosted by Evelyn.
This is what I made for my second inspiration make: a box card full of flowers.
fun way to offer a bouquet from far away...

I won't tell you the ins and outs of the box card construction... there are plenty of tutorials on the web. My own method relied on partial die cutting and although it worked, I wouldn't recommend it! 
In my defence this is my first.... 

The box is decorated with papers from the Studio Light Memories of Summer pad. 

The die-cut flowers inside were made with Sizzix/Tim Holtz die set and an unidentified freebie die from a magazine. I also added a butterfly on a strip of acetate for that flight effect.

You now have less than 2 weeks to link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop, so hop on over to the Country View Challenge blog for more inspiration and details on how to enter.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield  I am entering the Allsorts, Addicted to Stamps,  SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday Challenges

Thursday 17 March 2022

Creative use of dies

Today is my first of 4 Thursday Throwback posts which will pop up on the STAMPlorations blog once a month. 

My crafting is usually stamp based but this Thursday I chose this die-cut based creation by Maureen that had me fascinated.  

You can check the original post here

First I created a camera with my favourite designer papers and used it as a topper on a card front: 

I used  the ATC Tag builder die set and the Tag O'Coffee to cut my pieces and the sentiment is from the Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. 

Next, I made an attempt at making the camera as realistic as I could, taking inspiration from my own camera's colours. 

I used the ATC Tag Builder , the Tag O'Coffee set and Liquid Glass (DecoArt).
Another view showing the dimensional lens:

And for fun I tried my own die-cut recipe for a boat... naive but still recognisable:

Dies are from the ATC Tag BuilderTag O'CoffeeStitched Snow Hills and Basic A2 Panels Nesting Dies sets. The background is Distress Inks with clouds made with Gesso and the Clouds stencil.

You can find out the details for all 3 makes on the STAMPlorations blog. Come back in 4 weeks for my next Throwback Thursday!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenge and Addicted to Stamps challenge.

Sunday 13 March 2022

Moody grays

Today a journal page as grey as the skies... 

I used Lavinia Graphite grey ink all around the the page and stencilled through Paper Artsy PS001. 

I stamped several images from EEV06 and ESN10 in different shades of grey, the large compass stamp is from ESC11. 

Finally I added the word (my mood at the time), which I coined because I couldn't find anything better,  was created with an old Dymo machine. 

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Lost Coast Designs challenge

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Hexagons and bees

Today I have a tag inspired by the hexagon shape. What else to team it up with, but bees... 

I first built up the background with Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Salvaged patina, spraying with a pearlescent Cosmic shimmer colour instead of water to give a subtle shine (can't be seen see in the picture!). 
The large hexagons were inked through a stencil die-cut with the Papertrey Ink Hexagons Cover plate  and I overstamped some of them with a coordinating stamp set (Happy Hexagons). The smaller hexagons are from a small Docrafts set. 
The flower, bee definition and bees were stamped and die-cuts with the Sunflower Bee stamp and die sets by Julie Hickey Designs. I die-cut the black honeycomb with the same set. 

Thanks for coming by, 

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Allsorts, River of creativity, and SSS Wednesday 

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Multicolour stamping and old supplies

New month new Country View Challenge! My teamies and I have lots of inspiration for you on our theme, Mother's Day, hosted by Evelyn. (In the UK, it is celebrated in March) . 

I pulled out old supplies, loved but underused, for my card: 

The stamps are from Impression Obsession: Dress Form Trio (F13086) and Rose Print Background (F8867). I stamped the first with a Kaleidacolor inkpad (Sea breeze) and applied several colours of Memento ink to the second. I cut the stamped Rose Print in 2 and glued it into place behind the Dress forms. 
The sentiment is a printed label from a magazine to which I added a heart gem. 
The red die-cut is a Nellie Snellen border die and since this was very much de rigueur 10 years ago, I used my Corner Chomper for the focal image and its mat!

Well that was a trip down memory lane... Does this resonate with you, long time crafters?

Do join us by creating a Mother's Day inspired make and link up your project to the Country View Challenges blog for the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at the Country View Craft shop.
Just remember to follow the theme AND the challenges rules!!!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Paperbabe, SSS Wednesday challenges