Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Awareness Shadow Box Frame

Hi all and welcome to another of blog posts

Today I am sharing with you a DT inspiration piece for the first challenge over at 
The theme for this months challenge is Anything Goes and is sponsored by 

For this challenge I chose to use the Awareness Digi Stamp Set , As soon as I saw this digi I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and here it is. I have made a shadow box frame out of cardstock.

As a Fibromyalgia Warrior myself I knew I had to do this piece for all the Fibro Warriors out there who struggle day to day and to say there is always support out there for you and you are not alone.

To make this piece I used the following products:
Spectrum Noir Markers
12x12 Fresh Fig Cardstock 
Shimelle designer series paper
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Black Soot Distress Ink
Foam Tape

I hope this has inspired you and I can not wait to see what you all do for your challenge entry.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 21 July 2017

Just Breath - Bon Voyage Card

Hey lovelies

Well It is that time again over at Scrapping4Fun Challenges Blog for another challenge.. Challenge 95 theme is Bon Voyage/Vacation.

This challenge is sponsored by Ppinkydolls Art

So here is my inspiration piece 

For this piece I Have used the following products:
My Fish digi stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Just breath Sentiment is from Colourful Seasons Stamp Set 
Blue flat back pearls
Sara Davies Signature Collection  Shabby Chic Antique Frames Die Cut 
Foam Tape 
Designer Series Paper 

I can not wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge and I hope this piece has given you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Dreamer -6x6 Card

Hi all

It is new challenge day over at SheepSki Designs Facebook Group, the challenge is Anything Goes.  So I wanted to share with you all my DT inspiration make. 

This month I used the beautiful Lily Digi Stamp

For this card I used the following products:
Lily Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Vellum Butterfly 
Shimelle Designer Series Paper
Dreamer Sentiment - Own It Stamp Set from Visible Image
Basic Grey Card Stock 

I hope this gives you lots of inspiration and I can not wait to see what you do for this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - Storage

Hi Crafters

Well it is that time of the week again.. another Teamie Tuesday and this weeks theme is storage now as Crafters we all know how much we love storage for our precious craft supplies.

So I have been working away on some storage for my own supplies which have turned out brilliant and have helped so much in keeping things tidy and organised. So I hope these ideas help you too.

First off I have some storage for my Dies

Then I have some storage for my ribbon spools, these can also be stacked

And finally storage for my most used tools which sits upon my desk next to my ribbon storage

And here are all of them together 

For these projects I have used the following products:

Now don't forget that this month we have a fantastic promotion running until 31st July - Bonus Days - For every £45 order excluding shipping place on My Store you shall get a coupon for £4.50 emailed to you which can be redeemed in August and there is no limit on how many you can earn.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi Crafters

Today It is Team B's turn to show our DT makes  with you all which has been done for the challenge over at Making Memories Crafting.

This month's theme is Anything Goes/Anything But Square
This challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and Cute As A Button.

So here is my Anything Goes card 

The products I have used for my card are as follows:
Butterfly Fairy Digi Stamp from Cute As A Button
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper
Berry Burst Card Stock 
Berry Burst Ribbon
Scallop Die 
Peekaboo Peach Ink, Berry Burst Ink, Elegant Eggplant Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink
Blending Pens 
Tombow Glue
Paper Trimmer

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my inspiration and I look forward to seeing you taking part in this months challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Beginnings Art Journal Page

Hi all

Today I have an art journal spread to share with you all which I also did while at the crop on Saturday.

I wanted to have a messy day while there so only took my art journal and mixed media products with me I will say though I did not take everything I own to do art journalling lol.

So here it is

The stamped sentiment reads: What appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning. I thought this sentiment fitted the layout so well.

For this piece I used the following products:
Large Dylusions Art Journal
Liquitex Basic Paints
White Gesso
Dylusions Stamp
Andy Skinner Stencil
Black Gesso 

All of this page has been painted by hand I have not sketched anything out before hand and is the first time I have attempted something like this, Yes most will say oh its not great but to me I am happy with it and that is what matters as it is my art journal and is something for me.

For my first attempt at something like this is not bad going at all, and I hope it inspires you to give art journalling a go there are no rules just go for it and go with the flow as they say.

 Don't be scared on starting that first page in your journal as it is for YOU. Do what makes you happy and let yourself go with what ever materials you want to use on your page.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

This Is Indeed A Mystery Mixed Media Canvas

Hi all

Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you all, Which I did while at a crop day on Saturday, We get a kit each month to use while at the crop or to use at home which ever we like, This months kit was the Graphic 45 Master Detective.

So here we have what I have done with some bits from one of the sheets which was in the kit including some of the embellishments.

To do this canvas I used the following products:
20 x 20cm Canvas
Black Gesso
Master Detective 12 x 12 Sheet - Cut parts from this that i wanted to use
Embellishments from the kit (feathers spider web and spider die cuts)
Border Drip Stencil
Modelling Paste
Candied Apple Distress Ink
Matt Medium
Foam Tape

I loved doing this piece with the kit as it was so different to doing a scrapbook layout. I also shared this picture on my Instagram and it got noticed by Graphic 45 eeeeek they even commented on it which made me grin like a Cheshire cat.

I hope you like what I have done and it inspires you to try something new with your 12x12 papers.

If you would like to follow me on Instagram you can do so here: The Crafty Bat 
I am also on facebook: The Crafty Bat

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Teamie Tuesday - In-Colours

Hey All

Welcome back to another Teamie Tuesday blog post, this weeks theme is to use In-Colours, for my projects I chose to use the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in all the 2017-2019 in-colours.

Here is what I have been making for this weeks challenge 

 I loved making these coffee cups, they were a lot of fun to do and make fab little gifts. To make these I used the following products:
Mint Macaron Cardstock (Retired)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this weeks Teamie Tuesday and that you like what I have done. 
Don't forget all orders to the value of £45 (excluding shipping) placed this month on 
My Store will qualify for a coupon to the value of £4.50 to be used through August, You can qualify for these coupons all the way through July on all orders of £45.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 10 July 2017

July Pickle Pack Sneak Peek

Hey all

Today's blog post is all about sneak peeks of the July Pickle Pack from Pickle Paper Patch

I can not wait to get my hands on this beauty of a kit. The perks of being on the Design Team we get to see everything and even discuss ideas with Jane about the kits. OMG!! you folks are going to LOVE this months.

So here we are... Are you ready?? 

Are you sure?
Ok here we go 

Eeeeeeekkk doesn't it look fantastic already.. Now do not forget these pictures are only a sneak peek of the Pickle Pack.

The July Pickle Pack will be on same from the 20th July and anyone who orders one of these kits BEFORE the 26th July gets a FREE gift included.

These beautiful packs come gift boxed and the boxes can be used for storage too.

To purchase yours on the 20th July go to the website - Pickle Paper Patch
You will also find some inspiration right here on my blog on what sort of things you can do with this awesome kit. You can also check out the Facebook Page Pickle Paper Patch and the Blog Pickle Paper Patch.

Until next time
Love Kelly
AKA The Crafty Bat

Sunday, 9 July 2017

25th Birthday Card

Hi lovelies.

Today I have something a little different to share with you all, Yes I know I share cards I make often but this card isn't just a card not in my eyes anyway.

Before I show you all, I wanted to tell you the reaction I got from my Dad once he saw it after I had finished making it, Now my Dad is one of my biggest supporters in my crafting and he loves to sit and watch me or to see the finished projects..... My Dad's reaction was "WOW, That is absolutely stunning" 

So with out keeping you waiting even longer here it is...

Here is the inside of the card

I would love to hear what you guys think of this card, I will be making more of these in all different styles and I will of cause share each and everyone of the with you. I may even put a few of them up for sale on my Facebook Page at some point but who knows.

The products I used to bring this to life are:
Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper (Retired)
Swirl Die 
Doillie (from March Pickle Pack)
Lace (From May Pickle Pack)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card and that it gave you the WOW Factor :D. I can not wait to make more of these.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 7 July 2017

Birthday Elf

Hey all

Welcome back to my blog... Today's post is to share with you all my latest DT make for the NEW challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges.

The challenge theme is Birthday and this months challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Fabrika Fantasy

So here we have what I have been making for this challenge

For this piece I used the following:
Hisbiscus Elf Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir and Promarkers
First Edition Cloud Die
Salty Ocean and Black Soot Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Better Together Stamp Set 
Tombow Glue
Whisper White Card - Cut down to make a 5x7 card
Paper Snips

I love this digi stamp isn't she a cutie of an elf :) I really enjoyed bringing this piece together such a shame the camera did not pick up the cloud background on the card.

I look forward to seeing your entries over on the challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Be In Love With Your Life Canvas - June Pickle Pack

Hi Lovelies.

Today I have a mixed media canvas to share with you all which I have made using products from the fantastic June Pickle Pack from Pickle Paper Patch.

You can do sooooo many things with your kit I love how versatile they are and they are worth every penny, Pssssst there are only a few left and can be shipped internationally.

To do this canvas I used the following products from the kit:
Dimensionals Texture Paste
Palette Knife
Lavender Ink Pad
Carpe Diem Sticker Sheet
Cream Lace
Products I have used which are my own:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Matte Medium
Tombow Glue

Now for some close up pictures to show the texture and so on

I love the flowers which come in the kits as you can see I have only used three out of the five which means I have some left over to use and I even still have some of the cream lace, plenty of the stickers and plenty of the paste.

I would love to see what you make from your June Pickle Pack all you need to do is send a message to Jane on her Facebook page and she will share them and even include them in her customer gallery. If you have not had a Pickle Pack as yourself why not? hehe fantastic value for money available internationally and each kit is different.

The Pickle packs are available every month from 20th, order before the 26th and get a FREE gift too.

I have loved working with this month's kit as I do every kit from the beginning I shall have some makes to share with you all which have been made with passed kits.

Psssst the new kit will be released on 20th July and WOW!!!! you guys are going to love this months kit, I will try and show some sneak peeks with you all soon.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

You're My Sweetheart 12x12 Layout - June PicklePack

Hey Hey all

Today I have a 12 x 12 layout to share with you all, this layout has been done using products from the June Pickle Pack, this is my second project from the kit but you can make so many more depending on what you want to make.

Here we have my layout

I wanted to do a layout of me and my wonderful hubby to be, so I thought I would do a Then and Now piece, the top picture is when we first met back in 2008 :O it doesn't seem five minutes since this wonderful man came into my life. The bottom picture is of us now and i can not believe how much we have both changed and how much of a better person he has made me. As you will see from the dates it is not far off from it being out 9 year anniversary :O :O :O 

Here are some close up pictures of the layout which shows off the texture and elements I have used

And one last picture of the full layout again :)

The products I have used from the June Pickle Pack are:
12 x 12 Paper
Echo Park Heart Shaped Flower  Stencil
Dimensional Effects Texture Paste
Lavender Ink Pad
Carpe Diem Sticky Alpha Sheet
Ephemera Pack 
Dovercraft Gem Dots
Shimelle Heart Print Vellum
Cream Lace 
Chipboard Flower Embellishments

I hope you like what I have done with just some of the products from the June Pickle Pack, The packs are available from Pickle Paper Patch Website  and why not go on over and give the Facebook Page a Like: Pickle Paper Patch
Follow the blog: Pickle Paper Patch
Follow on Instagram: Pickle Paper Patch

The Pickle Packs are released every month on 20th and if you order yours before the 26th you get a FREE gift, they come in a beautiful sturdy presentation box which also comes in handy for storage too.

I can not wait to show you guys the last project I have done with the kit and I will say I still have plenty of the elements left over including plenty of embossing paste, and scraps of 12x12 papers.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Bonus Days and Join My Team Promotions

Hi Crafters

Today I wanted to tell you all about Bonus Day and Joining My Team promotions... So here we go:

Bonus Days

Stampin' Up! has bought this promotion back after a very successful run last year so what is Bonus Day? Well for the whole of this month when you place an order on My Store to the value of £45 excluding shipping you will be emailed a coupon for £4.50... You will get these coupons for every order of that amount mentioned. Then you get to redeem your coupons from 1-31st August.

So what are you waiting for??

Join My Team promotion

Have you been thinking of joining my team??? You can even join as a hobby demo.
 If so NOW until 31st July is this perfect time to join... Not only do you get the basic kit at £99 where you choose £130 worth of products. In addition to this you will get 2x D clear blocks, 1 snail adhesive, 1 bone folder, 1 pack of grid paper and a pair of snips. 
And that is not all you will also get a Christmas stamp set Carols of Christmas which is being released early in August.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Teamie Tuesday - Gift Set

Hey Hey 

That time of the week again, this weeks theme is Gift Set as soon as this came out I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I worked on this piece over 2 days enjoyed every minute of it and I will defo be making more of them.

So here is what I have done

The products I have used to make this piece are as follows:
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Stampin' Trimmer

I absolutely loved every minute of working on this piece and will definitely be making more of them to give to family and friends, Just think of all the possibilities you could do with something like this. I hope this has given you some inspiration and you have enjoyed looking at what I have been busy doing.

Don't forget about the Bonus Days promotion every £45 order excluding shipping placed on My Store will get a coupon for £4.50 to be redeemed in August (no limit on amount of coupons you can earn). There is also a promotion if you Join My Team where you get extra products on top of choosing your kit products.

You can find me on Facebook: The Crafty Bat
Instagram: The Crafty Bat

Xx The Crafty Bat xX