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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Autumn ATC's By Jules

Hello Crafter's

So its my turn on the blog tonight using Octobers' Goodie Box, Changing Seasons.
I have have made 3 ATC's, which I have never made before, but after spying some at a recent craft show, they made there way home with me, and now I have over 100 blank card lol:)

  • For my first one, I used the leaf stencil from the box with Prima Modelling Paste and covered with embossing enamels to melt.

  • Ink the edges with distress ink. I chopped up 3 pieces of Scrapiniec Honeyconb chipboard and painted orange.
  • Next chop up one of the Prima Ambermoon sheets of paper to use under the leaves.
  • I stuck all this down and used some of the leafs from the box to make a mini autumn wreath.
  • To finish I added some of our Orange Art Sand and Prima mini stones to create some texture, and used Prima Art Wax over the top for extra shine.
  • For the 2 card, I used a Lindy's spray through the leaf stencil and cut a topper and paper strip for the box. This was distressed and inked. With the topper I added some thick card to raise up.
  • Taking 2 of the resin leaves, I coloured with paint and wax. 
  • To finish, I added a piece of the honeycomb chipboard, Satin bow double tied and lots of thick gold glitter pieces

  • My last ATC is my favourite one, for this one I use the leaf stencil again with a blending tool and distress ink to create my background. This stencil is becoming a firm favourite. 

  • Again strip of paper and a topper were distressed and inked and raised again with thick card.

  • I used the last chipboard piece, 2 sprigs of wheat, 1 of the fabric flowers and a paper flowers to embellish.

  • I added our Glitzy Stones in bronze with some Prima Mini Art Stones, into the flower and around the card and finished with some more Lindy's spray.

I really hope you like my first try ATC's, I can see why people become addicted to creating and swapping them.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can leave a nice comment :) 

Jules xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Give Thanks Card by Katie Lamb

Evening Crafter's 

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and are having some crafty time. 

Katie is back with her last project with the Changing Seasons Goodie Box 

  • Cover a 6 x 6 card blank with patterned paper and then add gesso randomly around the card
  • Spritz with red and orange ink and leave to dry

  • Stamp a texture stamp around the base of the card

  • Cut a piece of bandage  into strips and spritz with ink, once dry rough up the edges a bit and glue to edges of the card.
  • I used a die to create the photo strips which i added to the edge of the card.

  • Cut a leaf shape out of one of the toppers using a nesting die and then adhere to centre of the card
  • paint up a few of the resin leaves in rust red and orange before adhering them to the card

  • Finish off by adding a few large paper flowers.

Amazing to add die cuts filmstrips to this card, the white just sets off all the rich colours, great card, thanks Katie.

If you would like to see more of Katie's projects, please check out her blog

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Jules xx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Autumn canvas by Chris Cresswell

Evening Crafter's

Chris is on the blog tonight with a fantastic Autumn canvas 

Hi everyone, Chris Cresswell here with my Autumn Canvas, using some of the scrummy products in this month's Goodie Box: Changing Seasons. 

 I chose to use a square 8" X 8" canvas, ready primed. I drew and painted a pumpkin shape to fill most of the surface but allowing for embellishments around the perimeter.

 I first sprayed the canvas, mainly around the edges and corners (including the sides), using Prima Colour Bloom sprays, choosing Autumnal colours. I added a beautiful, pink shimmery spray that was included in an earlier Goodie box! Once dry, I dabbed Distress Oxides through the fabulous leaf pattern stencil that's included this month. 

 Next, I chose some of the papers and tags to create a collage of images to fit the pumpkin. I love these tags! The burlap was perfect for the stumpy stem. I remembered to ink all the edges first! 

Now, it was just a case of choosing from the gorgeous selection of goodies to add embellishments and position them to create balance to the whole, overall image. I just adore those little resin leaves which I painted first before adding some acrylic glaze over the top. The little button pumpkin was a lucky find in my button box! I defined the perimeter with a Distress crayon: Rusty Hinge, blended in with my finger. 

 I wasn't happy to leave it at this point. I knew it needed something else. The sheaves of corn were perfect for added colour and defining the focal image. I also added some die-cut flourish leaves I had in my stash. Finally, using the little card that comes with each of the Goodie boxes, I cut out the title and the website name! And there you are. I love it! I hope it has persuaded you that you NEED to buy these Goodie boxes.  

Until next time...

This is how I put it together, but there are more photos and details on my blog if you're interested: https/

Oooh I love this can from Chris, so many elements and details to look at and clever idea to draw the pumpkin.

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Thanks for looking 

Jules xx 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fall Tag with Katie Lamb

 Evening Crafter's

Well this project is very apt today as the leaves where certainly falling and blowing all over the place!!

Our Team have been busy with the Changing Season Goodie Box an Katie is back tonight with a Fall Tag, She has added some Pine cone stamps and a Fall greeting.

  • Take a blank tag and cover with gesso
  • Once dry spritz with water and sprinkle over Yellow orchid Brusho Powder

  • Let the first layer dry and then apply clear modelling paste over the top using the leaf stencil
  • Next add Rose red brusho powder and use a paint brush to guide the ink into the centre of the tag
  • Next glue the two large silk leaves to the centre and add a few sprigs of wheat over the top.
  • Stamp out two pine cones onto card stock, cut them out and glue to tag

  • Add a large flower and words of your choice.

I love how rich this tag is and how the embellishments have been placed centrally, fab work from Katie.

If you would like to see more from Katie please check out her blog 

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Thanks for looking

Jules xx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumn Shaker Card by Katie Lamb

Evening Crafter's

So we are back with some inspiration for using your October Changing Seasons Goodie Box.

Katie is first up with this fantastic shaker card, She added her own Sequins & Beads with a foam sentiment.

  • Cover a 6 x 6 card with patterned paper.

  • Cut out a strip of patterned paper and adhere to the card centre.
  • Cut out another layer and add a fancy edge to the bottom using a die cutter
  • Using a nesting die, cut out 3 circle frames from craft foam and glue them together

  • Next cut out a circle from card and acetate, Glue the craft foam circles to the base and fill with sequins and beads before adding the acetate over the top. Cut out another circle frame from patterned paper and add to the top off the shaker box
  • Paint the wood wreath with orange acrylic paint and once dry adhere it to the top of the shaker box.
  • Add paper flowers around the frame and a piece of dried lemon

  • Add beads to the centre of the lemon slice.,
  • Finish by die cutting a sentiment out of craft foam.

What a fabulous use of the embellishments from the box to create this stunning card, its really one to recreate. 

If you would like to see more from Katie please check out her blog

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Thanks for looking 

Jules xx 

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sparkle Scrapbooking Page by Sandra

Evening folks, well where did that weekend go, did you do everything you wanted? I sure didn't get everything done (again!!!)  :) :)

Sandra is back, with another cute 6x6 scrapbooking page using the Tweet Tweet Goodie Box 

  • Start by adhering a piece of designer paper to the grey board, and ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Coat designer paper with clear gesso en let it dry completely. If you want, you can use a heat tool for that.
  • Add some gelatos to the centre of the paper and spray some water on it. Rub it out with your finger to the area you want.
  • After drying, add some texture with a script stencil and some modelingpaste.
  • Separate the bird from the Wooden Bird flower, and cover both pieces with embossing ink. Pour some Frantage embossing powder over it and melt it with the heat tool.

  • Add a strip of double sided adhesive and wrinkle a strip of fabric. 
  • Adhere the embossed flourish on the page, and add some sisal.
  • Mat the picture with some green designer paper and adhere over the bottom part of the flourish.
  • Adhere the bird on the lower left corner of the picture.
  • Add two pink flowers on the lower right corner.
  • Adhere the leaf charm, the metal leaves and a resin bird, and finish it off with some sparkle gems.

So beautiful with a shabby chic feel. I love that fact the material have been cut and gathered and the little wooden bird has been cut, adding the Frantage is another lovely idea.

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More can be seen from Sandra on her blog 

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx