Sunday, 25 October 2015

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog Week #160 Autumn / Fall theme

Good Morning and welcome on this Autumnal Sunday.

This week's theme over on the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog
is Autumn / Fall
And we have some amazing prizes for those lucky winners. All you have to do is submit a creation with a Autumnal theme.

Here is my creation this week using the brilliant Bugaboo Digital Stamps

I have coloured the Owl in using Letraset Promarker Pens.
Molton  - Ladybird's
Burgundy - Flowers
Umber - Branch
Sandstone - Chest feathers and claws
Burnt Sienna - Owl's Nose
Raw Sienna - Ears and body of the owl
Terracotta & Burnt Umber - Leaves on the branch
Saddle Brown - Highlighting.

Background is using Stampin Up paper stack and wood effect paper from a 12"x12" paper pad purchased from TK Maxx.
I have added a tag, Skeleton leaves, raffia & ribbon and finished with coordinating buttons.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Cute and cuddly Christmas Card - Kanban Crafts Betsie Bob Stamps

Good Morning, It's a bit autumnal out there wind and leaves everywhere, so I'm tucked up in my office making some gorgeous cards.
I have one for you now, it's a large card this time and measures 8"x8" and is made using Kanban Crafts Betsie Bob Stamp set - called Across the Miles. The stamp was originally released in 2010 so it's an oldie but a goodie.

It stamps so well, I have used Memento Black Tuxedo Ink on normal white card stock and coloured using Letraset Promarker pens.

Here is a close up of the finished image using on the card. Below is the stages of colouring for you in case you'd like to have a go too.

I have layered the image using the Kanban Crafts Card stock that came with the stamp set, added matching ribbon from Meiflower Crafts, glitter washi tape from Express Yourshelves Crafts shop in Coventry and a Wooden snowflake from my local Hobbycraft store.

A fun and cute Christmas card.
Thanks for looking
Tracey xxx

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Week 159 At Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Cute Halloween

Good Morning from here is the rather dull looking West Midlands today. 
This weeks challenge is all about getting spooky ready for Halloween and we have gone with a cute theme to it.
A great one for the kids that's for sure.

My assignment was to choose from Sami's Stamps and is called My Witch & Whiskers

I decided to make my design into a Trick or Treat collecting bag so this is a A4 size topper which I have stuck down on a Brown Kraft bag.

The backing is stamped from a Stampin Up Stamp set. I have used Glitter washi tape to add fun to the corners and tied with green & orange satin ribbon.

Now for the beautiful image. My Witch & Whiskers is so cute and as great to colour thanks to Sami's great illustration.
The colours I have used are:
Letreaset Promarkers:
Warm Grey 4 & 5 - For the dress
Black - Hat
Lime Zest & Lime Twist - Witches Skin
Amethyst & Purple - Witches Hair
Cool Grey 1, 3 & 4 - Witches Cat
Forest Green - Band on the Witches Hat.
I have used the blender pen in places
And finished with Dovecraft glitter glue on the Spiders string.

So who fancies joining in the fun over at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog?
All you have to do is make a cute Halloween Project and add your Link to the blog post for this week.
Then the lucky winners will be selected next week and will win some amazing images from 
East WindSweet Pea StampsSami's StampsDigital Delights who are this weeks sponsors.

I have also submitted this design over at Crafting for all seasons Bags & Boxes Challenge for week 112. So fingers crossed they will like it too.

Happy Spooky Crafting everyone
Tracey xxx

Monday, 12 October 2015

Kanban Crafts Awesome new Kit - Woodland Friends

I'm very pleased to be able to announce the latest collection by Kanban Crafts is the beautiful Woodland Friends Kit.

As part of the Design Team I get the chance to create with these kits ready for the shows on Create & Craft TV. I had an idea what the kit was like after a trip to the factory recently and in my head a theatre scene was a must. So on Tuesday when the kit arrived I made my own off the cuff Theatre scene using the beautiful elements and here it is.

I used the flooring backing sheet from the kit to make the stage floor box, a pretty backing sheet folded like a fan to create the curtains which I tied a ribbon as a tie back. The top layer is from the same card and I made a folding roof with a die cut frontage to add to the curtain effect.

The inside shot from above shows you the layers or back drops for the scene.

A close up of the layers inside the scene.

I even did shot with the spot light shining through :)

Here are rest of my samples which you should be able to see on Monday on the shows at 4pm & 7pm with Sue & Keith.

The fox card above I have added Glossy Accents on to the red flowers and the embellishments have also been resin'd to give a lovely finish.

As you can see the kit is stunning and has so many uses not just cards but for home d├ęcor too.

Tune in to Create & Craft Tv at 4pm for the first show and then again at 7pm to grab your kit and all the lovely extras available to coordinate with it.

Thanks for looking 
Tracey xxxx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Week 158 - Use Pink - Aurella Art Image

Wow, where has that week gone?
It's been very busy here at Unicorn Crafts Head quarters, with orders, samples and design team  work.

Also we have been choosing our Competition winners from the birthday week.
The winner for my Blog Candy is Nikki C :) Well Done Nikki xx

This Weeks Glitter n Sparkle challenge is all about Pink, we were all given our Digi's and had to incorporate pink in to the design.

My Digital image is a by an amazing artist Aurella Art and called Fantasy Mermaid
Here is my finished card.

I coloured the image using Promarker Pens and focused on normal colours for the digi and decided to incorporate the pink in to the rest of the card.

Colours Used on this project were:
Hair - Cool Grey 5 & Black
Skin - Blush, Saffron & Pastel Pink
Koi Karp - Satin, Sunflower, Cool Grey 5, Burnt Orange, Apricot
I decided to use Glossy Accents on the fish to make them look like they were wet.

Backing papers were from Kanban Crafts Belle De Fleur Paper pad La Rose.
Sentiments were either hand stamped or from the sentiments pad also from Belle De Fleur range by Kanban Crafts 

If you would like to win some amazing digital images then why not join in the fun at Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challenge and enter a creation using the theme something 'Pink'

Good Luck and Thanks for looking
Tracey xxx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Loving Cats & Dogs - Kanban Crafts Cute Pets Christmas Collection tutorial

Good Morning
Well it's starting to look a like Christmas is fast approaching with the Christmas items in the shops.

Well I'm adding to that Festiveness today with a Project using the Kanban Crafts Cute Christmas Pets Kit.
Available via Create & Craft TV or the Aspire Crafts

Here is the finished card it's a like a suspended topper card
The photos and details are to help you make the make.
Any questions please let me know and I will happily help.

Finished card and the list of items needed

The photo of the items needed and the starting instructions

The inside of the card instructions

Now for building the front of the card 

Now the topper is suspended and ready for the finishing touches

Now it's all finished and ready to send to a loved one for Christmas.

Thanks for looking and hope you can join in the Kanban crafts fun on our Facebook page
For the Love of Kanban

Tracey xx

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Week 157 # Anything Goes - Ikes Art

Good Morning on what is a very sunny Sunday morning here in the West Midlands. This weeks challenge is sponsored by 3 great designs pages and here is the link to them:

So this week I was very lucky to get to choose from Ikes Art Digital images and I decided to go for this lovely holiday setting. The digital image is called Greek House 2.

I went for a traditional Greek feel with the stunning blue shutters and planters in the court yard.

I have coloured this image with Letraset Promarkers here is the list that I used:
Sky - Artic Blue
Plant Pots - French Navy
Shutters - Royal Blue
Roof - Cobalt Blue
Branches - Burnt Siena
Leaves - Olive green
Foliage - Herb Green
Brick - Burnt Siena & Terracotta
Wood - Cocoa
Flowers - Pumpkin & Cyan

To finished the card is used a travel theme so it includes postal marks backing card, suitcase backing card, post card embellishment by Kanban Crafts and the Bon Voyage Sentiment is hand stamped.

For your chance to win some great digital images and to see more inspiration then pop over to Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog  

Wishing you lots of luck with your entries
Tracey xxx