Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Have A Sweet Day

Hi all

Today I have a progressive challenge make to share with you all. This piece has been made for the August Simply Betty Digi Stamps Challenge.

This month we were given and inspiration board of colours which had to be used in the creation along with a few other guidelines to follow.

Here is the mood board of colours we needed to include

So here is what I have done for this months challenge

The products I used to do this card are as follows: 
Whisper White Card (Cut to make a 5x7 card)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pearl Embellishments
White Gel Pen
Corner Punch

I hope you like what I have done for with this months image for the progressive challenge. I hope this has given you some inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Monday, 21 August 2017

Pistyll Waterfall 12x12 Layouts

Hi all

Today I have a couple of scrapbook layouts to share with you all from our visit to a beautiful waterfall in Wales.

Here is the first layout of us at the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

We had a wonderful day out in Wales and this waterfall was beautiful to see, just a shame that while we were there it was raining

Now for some close up shots of the layout.

On this layout I used some of the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which I think fitted these pictures perfectly. Behind the last photo I slotted in the parking ticket we saved as I knew I wanted to include it on this layout.

Now for the second Layout of the Waterfall

Of cause we both took plenty of pictures it was just too beautiful not too. We only got to look at the waterfall from the very bottom and look up to the top as to get to the top would have taken 20 minutes walking, which due to having fibromyalgia was a no go for me :( boooo.

Now for some close ups

Again I used some of the Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers which I thought fitted perfectly with the layout and pictures. I also used my corner rounder on the pictures.

Products used for both layouts:
12x12 Papers
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Flower Stickers
Corner Punch
Foam Tape
Tombow Glue 
Paper Trimmer
Canon Selphy Printer

We also visited The Great Orme in Llandudno on the same day which I have also done a layout on and I shall be sharing that with you on another blog post. I look forward to sharing that layout with you all.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my two layouts and they inspire you.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dragon Tales of Morpheus

Hi all

Well it is that time again over at Sheepski Designs Facebook Group, It is time for another Anything Goes challenge.

For this month's inspiration make I have used the following Image

So here is what I have created 

The products I have used for this piece are as follows:
Morpheus - Digi Stamp
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
Antique Frame Die Cut
Hills Die Cut
Wicked Times Designer Series Paper
Tombow Glue
Spectrum Noir Markers
Martha Stewert Edge Punch
Star Punch
Moon Stamp
Verse, Dragon and Bat Stamp
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

You can find all of the wonderful Digi Stamps on the Etsy store: SheepSki Designs
You can also use this code on any purchase in the Etsy store: SKIKELLY10

I hoe you have enjoyed seeing my DT inspiration for this months Anything Goes Facebook Group Challenge, and I look forward to seeing what you all do.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critters Crazies - Feature a creature
Country View Challenges - Blues and Greens
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things With Wings
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Koala T Crafts - Turquoise Or Yellow Or Balloons

Friday, 18 August 2017

Breena and Bear

Hi all

Today is new challenge day over at Scrapping4FunChallenges and this months theme is Anything goes and the sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs.

For my inspiration piece I have used one of Sheepski Designs digi stamps called

So here is my creation and I hope it gives you lots of inspiration

I have also taken some pictures from the side of this beauty of a statement card

I have used the following products to bring this piece to life:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Variety of Die Cuts
Star Punch
Stickles - Star Dust 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creation for this month and I can not wait to see what you all do for this challenge.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Koala T Crafts - Turquoise or Yellow Or Balloons

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Happiest Of Birthdays

Hi All

Today I have a new card to share with you all which can also be used as a card and gift in one, I have always loved these style of cards so thought it would be the perfect make for this months challenge over at Making Memories Crafting.

This months theme is Anything Goes/One For The Girls/Ladies
and sponsored by DS4J

For this piece I used the following products
DayLily - Digi Stamp by DS4J
Spectrum Noir Markers
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
Powder Pink Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Vintage Ornate Frame Dies
Birthday Blooms Stamp Set (Sentiment)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Rose Quartz DSP By Prima Marketing
Star Dust Stickles
Paper Trimmer
Score Board
Paper Snips
Tombow Glue
Foam Tape

Here are some more pictures of the Easel Drawer Card

I really enjoyed putting this piece together especially fussy cutting the flowers to made them 3D .I think it makes the perfect card and gift for a female's birthday, where you can also hide a gift in the drawer.

I hope this card inspires you and always remember you CAN make beautiful cards from a few supplies you already have just use your imagination.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Hi all

Welcome to my blog, Today I have a new scrapbook layout to share with you all which I have made as part of this amazing blog hop with Scrapbooking Global.

Here is my layout, you will find a list of supplies I have used to create this layout below the pictures. Enjoy!

This layout is of me and my wonderful Nan, before the dementia got worse and she had to go into a care home :( . My grandparents played a big part in my upbringing sadly my Grandad passed in 03.

Now for some close up pictures of my layout. I absolutely love how this all came together using some of my favourite Stampin' Up Products

In these close up pictures you can see I have done some fussy cutting with two different designer series papers.

Lastly a close up picture of the main focus of my layout.

For this layout I used the following products 

Make sure to check out all the other awesome creations which have been made by clicking on the Next button below and follow each one along till you have done a full loop


I hope you have enjoyed looking at my layout and this gives you some inspiration.
Xx The Crafty Bat xX

13. Beth Rush

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Stationery Gift Box Class

Hi All

I am so happy to announce that I shall be doing a class on 11th November at the monthly Crop Day I attended.

All details are below 

You can either just attend the Crop it self which is £10 and is an all day event with a group of wonderful ladies. Scrapbookers, Card Makers, Mixed Media Art any crafter is welcome, for more information about the crop it self: Crop Central

Class spaces are limited so get in touch as soon as possible to book your place or for more information.
Facebook: The Crafty Bat

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Friday, 4 August 2017

Diamond Fold Pocket Card

Hey all

It is that time again for our monthly challenge over at Scrapping4FunChallenges and this month's theme is 

The sponsor for this challenge is 

So here is what I have been busy doing for my inspiration piece, For this piece I used 
Beach Ball

In the above picture you can see there is a pocket will a card which can be removed for you to put your greeting on to and for the recipient to rake out and read. You could also add into the pocket a tag or gift card.

For this card I used the following Products:
Beach Ball Digi Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers
Kraft Cardstock
Natural Beauty Backing Paper
Simply Scoreboard
Stampin' Trimmer
Paper Snips
Vintage Photo - Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Pokey Tool
Bone Folder

I really enjoyed making this Diamond Fold card with a pocket and I hope it has given you lots of inspiration.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Carols Of Christmas Early Release

Hey Hey Crafters

Are you thinking you need to make a start on your Christmas Crafts? Looking for something new? Then look no further

 It is now your chance to grab the wonderful Carols Of Christmas Stamp and Die Set EARLY.. This has been released early for you all before our awesome Autumn/Winter Catalogue is released.

If you are in the UK you can order directly through MY STORE, purchase both as a bundle and save 10%.

To see more of this wonderful NEW product take a look at this video

This months Hostess Code is: TH3EJUM2  This can be used on any order of £25+ excluding shipping and then in September you will get a GIFT from me sent directly to you from me.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me directly you can do by either messaging me on my Facebook Page: The Crafty Bat
Or Join my Facebook Group: Crafty Bat's Stampin' Up!
Or why not Join my Team

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

Coral Reef Desktop Organizer

Hello lovelies.

I am back today with another new make made using products from the wonderful July Pickle Pack which you can get from Pickle Paper Patch.

For this creation I wanted to do something which showed off some of the stunning papers which are in the Pickle Pack.

So here is what I have been busy making 

Isn't the seahorse stunning.

I love love love the Jellyfish on this paper.

I absolutely love how this all came together and must admit this specific paper is one of my favourites in the kit. The lid is kept closed by magnetic closure which keeps it closed wonderfully. Now for the inside which holds a little surprise.

Doesn't it look wonderful, Again on the inside I have used one of the papers which is included in the Pickle Pack. 
Now for the final surprise

Yes the inside tray comes out and you can fit some lovely little gifts in this tray on either side. I have tried a few different things to put inside the tray and found that my Pixie Powders fit nicely even my Stampin' Up! ink refills. You could even put some nail varnish inside as have this as a little make-up organizer.

One last picture which shows the added detail I have added to this to give it that wonderful finishing touch

Here I have added some of the beautiful flowers and seashells which are also included in the pack.

I am over the moon with how this turned out and I hope this has given you plenty of inspiration of what you can make with parts from the pack, I still have plenty of products in the pack left which I can still use for other projects so I will of cause share anything else I make with this pack with you all.

The products I have used from the pack are as follows:
49 and Market - Coral Reef 12x12 Paper
Bo Bunny - By The Sea 12x12 Paper
MDF Laser Cut Starfish Embellishment.

Products used from my own stash:
Kraft Cardstock
Vintage Photo - Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Aileens Tacky Glue 

So to get your hands on one of these amazing Pickle Packs go to the Pickle Paper Patch website, The Pickle Packs are available every month and each month is a new theme. Make sure to take a look at the other wonderful products available including the NEW Pickle Pack Co-Ordinates where you have a choice of Vibrant, Summer, Blush and Floral.

Until next time.
Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this piece into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Anything But A Card
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey - All Squared Up!