Tuesday, April 30, 2024

BANKSY Favourites by Fran Chalmers

Hi everyone!

Today I have made a card using some older but favourite Banksy stamps.

 I star
ted with a background that I made a while ago on a gelli plate using brushos, and at the time I didn't like it, but it seemed perfect for these stamps. 

I used a stamping platform to stamps the main image as I wanted it to be very black.

 I stamped the safety pin around an ink splatter.  I marked the back of the stamp to help me see where the gap in the safety pin is.

I stamped the sentiment, and finished off the card by drawing an edging round the card with a fine black liner and coloured the skirt of the Mom to pick up the orange colour in the background.  I then mounted it onto a black card.

Stamps Used:

Pin through paper 19946

Other items used:
Blank black card
Gelli plate
Black fine liner pen

Sunday, April 28, 2024

"Mood improve Cards" ► Majo


Hi friends,

 I started to make some „Mood improve” cards as little giveaways. I used the Sizzix thinlits 666151 “Library Card” by Eileen Hull and lots of our gorgeous stamps. The backgrounds, I either created myself or used design paper.


For the first card:






The second card:



 Card #3



Card #4




 Card #5



 Card #6




And last but not least, Card #7



Y'all have a wonderful start into the new week. Have fun Crafting and enjoy spring.

Luv ya ♥

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Come what may by Cathy N

 Good morning, all Cathy here with a postcard for you. 

I started with white cardstock and cut it to 4x6. Then I grabbed a stencil and some green distress ink and make the background. I went around the edge with the leftover ink and blended the edges out. 

First, I stamped grungy strip of stars on the bottom of the postcard. Next, I stamped girl with wings on top of the stars so it looks like she is standing on them.

I then stamped the striped border arrow twice on the top and edged it with black marker, I also filled in the open areas with a white pen 

Lastly, I stamped the writing and scribbles collage on one side and then on the other. To finish it off I added a saying. 

                                                                        Stamps Used:

                                                              20247 grungy strip of stars

                                                              19202 striped border arrow

                                                              20695 writing and scribbles collage

                                                               19005 girl with wings

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

I do what I want... by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!

Today I made a card for the blog- 

For todays card, I wanted to do a watercolor. I stamped the image on mixed media heavy stock. it can really take a lot of medium weather its paints or water or whatever.

I stamped with black versafine clair and dried it with my heat tool. didn't want any smearing. Then I sprayed my TH stains into the plastic pallet. Then just start painting.

I chose the colors for the impression of innocence to go with the snarky sentence .For the blue background, I first went around with my wet paint brush and then took color just out of the cap of the bottle of salvage patina. I wanted it real light.

I dried the card, and then cut my cardstock for the layers and put it all together. Last, I put the sticker sentence on and carefully painted it yellow to match the card. And that is it! I hope you enjoyed!

Stamp used: 
Surprised girl         5554

Other Supplies:
Distress spray stains: Salvaged patina, Saltwater taffy, picked raspberry, antique linen, Victorian velvet, tattered rose, squeezed lemonade.

Verse-TH93704 small talk - snarky   stickers

white gel pen- for the eye whites

Friday, April 19, 2024

Annual calendar by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back here *mwah*

Today, I like to share the annual calender, I'd made for my sisters Birthday. 

Every year I give her a calendar that starts on her birthday and goes through her birthday the following year.

some close-ups:

And that's the way, how I made it:

1.) First I gather all the materials I need. These are: gray cardboard, cardstock, book corners, binding rings, ribbon.
I cut the gray cardboard to the dimensions 11cm x 15.3cm. I need this twice.
I need cardstock to wrap the cardboard. There should be enough space all around so that the cardboard is generously framed. You will also need 2x cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 14.8cm.

2.) To make it easier to wrap the cardboard, I fold the paper all around beforehand and then cut the corners with a craft knife.Then I glue all 4 sides to the inside.

3.) On one of the two cardboard covers, which will be the back of the calendar, I stick a ribbon as a bookmark in the middle of the top edge. To be on the safe side, stick 2-3cm inside the lid so that the tape holds well.

4.) Now I stick the cardboard covers on the inside with the cut cardstock pieces (dimensions: 10.5cm x 14.8cm)

5.) I now punch the holes for the binding with my Zutter machine.

6.) Now everything is put together. The prescribed pages by hand with the calendar contents. Attach book corners to protect the edges and thread the binding. The binding is completed again with the Zutter. I use watercolor paper as the cover sheet to design. I adjust the size so that there is a small border all around.

All stamps I used:

- Whimsical Leaf Lady Face

- Whimsical Leaf

other supplies:

- Cardboard

- Cardstock

- Watercolorpaper

- VersaFine Clair

- Ribbons

- handmade watercolors

- Book corners

- Labelwriter

- Brads

See ya soon ❤

Friday, April 12, 2024

Spring..... by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello everyone!

Hopefully we're all done with the snow now- So my project for today is an art tag for Spring!

I started by stamping the tree of life stamp, then the face.
Then I cut out some masks for the eyes so I could color them later. I used a post it note for the mask. Then I sprayed Spray stains until I was happy, then dried with heat tool and repeat until I had it how I wanted.

I also used a paint brush on my brown ink pad to put some branches in the tree.
Then I painted her eyes and lips and added some blue at the bottom corner of the tag for balance.

I stamped the mushrooms and fussy cut and then painted it, gathered some paper flowers and hot glued them on. I added some white gel pen details to the mushroom caps.
Then I stamped the insects and used sparkle gel pens on them.
Last, I found some sentiments from my TH sticker tablet and glued them on. I find they tend to fall off if not glued.
Hope you enjoyed!


Stamps used:
Tree of life with roots         20225
Facial features        5908
Tall mushroom     19117
Dragonfly's          9830 & 9859
Fly                        18952

Other Supplies:
Kaleidacolor ink pad- Fresh greens

Distress spray stains: salvaged patina, squeezed lemonade, saltwater taffy,twisted citron, candied apple, mustard seed

gel pens: White, sparkle, gold sparkle

hot glue

Friday, April 05, 2024

You're beautiful by ~*Arwen*~

 Hi Lovelies ❤

Welcome back on this Blog :)

Today, I like to share my newest postcard:

some close-ups:

all stamps, I used:

- You are beautiful

- Girl with bird cage


other supplies:

. Watercolor paper

.  Cardstock

- Posca white pen

- handmade watercolors

- Micron pen

- Staz on

- VersaFine Clair

See ya soon *mwah*