Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Things To Alter Seaside Layout With 12 x 12 MDF Blank Circle

Hi all 

This is my last official post as design team member for Things to Alter. It was decided that the challenge blog wasn't getting enough entries and it was taking a lot of Jac's time to organize so for the time being she is focusing on running the online shop.  I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the guest team that i have worked with over the last few month. I really enjoyed seeing all your creations. 

I used the 12x12 Circle as the base because it is great for holding wet mediums.  I painted the base in gesso and used the DecoArt Stencil to add the first layer and then used Turquoise Color Burst powders to add a vibrant blue color.

The frame is the Geoclusters Bubble Frame and i added a couple of the seaside shapes.

I used Craft Consortium Gypsy Gypsy with Kaisercraft collectibles for the layers and added a bit of trim.

the picture is of my Nan and i am not sure where which seaside location she is but it might be Skegness.

                                                            Thank you for visiting

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Trimcraft Simply Creative Play Days Cards and Step by Step Instructions

Hi all

I have a few bright and fun cards to share using the Simply Creative Play Days paper pads.

  1. Cover a 6x6 card blank with the rainbow stripe paper
  2. Cut the 6x6 rain drop patterned paper in half, Use a boarder punch to add a lace edge  and stick to bottom of card.
  3. Cut a 4cm wide strip of Rainbows patterned paper and stick to bottom of the card
  4. Using the Princess Die Set, Cut out three unicorns from pink and purple card stock and stick them along the card.
  5. Stick a pink doily in the top right corner of the card and trim
  6. Add a sentiment topper to finish card

  1. Cover a 6x6 card with patterned paper
  2. Stick another piece of paper over the top of the card at and angle and trim
  3. Cut a green doily in half and stick it to the side of the card
  4. Add another layer of paper to the top by placing it at an angle and trimming it down
  5. Cut out the bunting from the Dovecraft cutting dies collection.
  6. Glue the bunting onto twine and once dry staple the banner to the card
  7. Add a sentiment and a few sequins to finish

  1. Cover a 6x6 card in patterned paper
  2. Take another sheet and glue it to the card at and angle and trim to fit
  3. Cut two flags out of patterned paper and layer up 
  4. Cut out a circle and adhere to centre of the flags
  5. Cut out the rocket from blue card
  6. Add a few sequins and a sentiment
                                          Thank you for visiting

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Trimcraft Simply Creative Lavender Dreams Cards

  • Using a 6 x 6 square card blank, cover the whole card in a sheet of 6 x 6 patterned paper .
  • Cut another sheet about 8 cm wide and glue to edge of card.
  • Cut out a large scalloped edge circle and glue to center of strip.
  • Using the Buckles, Frames and Boarders die set, Cut out the thin heart boarder and glue across the circle.
  • Cut out the cut out the flowers with steams from the Nature Die Set. Cut two out in green card and two in purple. Cut the flowers off the purple ones and glue to the green ones.
  • Adhere the flowers to center of the circle
  • Cut out a pair of leaves and adhere over the flower steams
  • Cut out a large butterfly and adhere to center of the circle. Add a gem to the center
  • Finish card with a sentiment 

  • Take the ribbon card blanks and cut two strips of purple paper about 1.5 cm wide. glue these to the back of the card where the ribbon would slot through.
  • Cut a 4 cm wide flag from lilac paper and glue off center to the top of the card.
  • Cut out a selection of leaves and foliage from green card stock.  I used the Nature die set.
  • Take some twine and create a rough loop.
  •  Place this over the flag and glue into place.
  • Adhere the foliage to the center of the flag starting with the thinner steams and layering the leaves over the top.
  • Cut out a few flowers and place the large one over the top of the leaves and add a small flower in the center.
  • Cut out a few small butterflies and dot them around the center of the card.
  • Use a hole punch to create the little dots from the scrap paper.
  • Finish card with a sentiment sticker.

  • Using a 5 x 7 card blank, Cover half of the card in a dark purple paper and half in pale purple.
  • Using the Borders die set, cut out a wide border and a thin boarder. Trim the wider boarder in half and glue to the center of the card.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle and adhere to center of the card.
  • Adhere the thin boarder across the circle.
  • Cut a doily from pale patterned paper and adhere to center of the circle
  • Cut out two lots of foliage from green card stock.
  • Take the leaves and a purple flower from the Simply Creative collection and adhere them to the center of the circle. Take the two die cut leaves and slot them between the leaves.
  • Cut out two small flowers from the Nature die set and place in the middle of the purple flower. Add a mini bow and button.
  • Finish card by cutting out another boarder and cutting this in half. Adhere to the corners of the card and decorate with flowers and buttons.
  • Thank you for visiting

  • Sunday, 21 August 2016

    Life in a Snapshot Sketch Challenge DT Call

                                                            Hi all

     I am looking for a few people to join my Sketch Challenge team. 

    I am looking for people who love to craft and work with a team of like minded people

    You need to be active on social media

    You don't need a blog if you have a Facebook Artists page that is ok

    I need you to comment on the challenge entries 

    I only need one project a month using the sketch provided 

    Challenge goes live on the 1st October so plenty of time to get something made up

    I  can offer the DT a discount to use for Things to Alter 

    Promotion of their work on social media

    The opportunity to create projects in a stress free environment

    If you would like to apply send me an email with three projects and tell me a bit about yourself.

    Saturday, 20 August 2016

    Susan K Weckesser Creative Team: Art Journal

    Hi all 

    I have another art journal page to share using Susan K Weckesser Stamps and Clearsnap Color Pop Mini Inks. It is a simple [age that i started off by using the Sky and Ice inks to paint a blank page a two tone color. I blended them in a little so it didn't look too clean.

    Next i stamped the Itty Bitty sentiment in the middle and colored it in with the Color Pop Mini Inks.

    I then used the In Circle Me stamp and i inked just around the one edge of the stamp before applying it around the edges of the journal. I then colored in the circles with the Color Pop Mini inks.

    Thank you for visiting. 

    Friday, 19 August 2016

    Sticker Kitten DT Birthday Dinos: Learn How To Make A Layered Flower Card.

    Hi all

    Just a quick little card to show you.

    I used the new Sticker Kitten Birthday Dinos paper pad and made a flower card. I bet you didn't think of that one eh? The pad has plenty of non Dino themed papers that are great for use on Thank you cards or for an older recipient. You can pick up your pad here

    1) take a cream A6 card blank and add a strip of green paper along the bottom
    2) Using a selection of mini scalloped circle dies, Cut out a mixture of shapes from the patterned paper and layer them up.
    3) Glue three lots of bakers twine down the card and adhere the circles over the top
    4) Using a scalloped circle punch (Xcut Large), Punch out two circles in green and cut them in half to make leaves.
    5) Add sentiment and decorate with resin flowers.

    Wednesday, 17 August 2016

    Trimcraft Simply Creative Life's a Beach Take Me To The Beach Scrapbook Page

    Hi all

    I have a bright Seaside layout for you. The page was inspired by my need to get to a beach any beach and soon. I am counting  down to my holiday so crafting with this collect brought back a few memories.

    Take a 12x12 sheet and cut another 12x12 sheet into a 24 cm by 14 cm rectangle and adhere to center of page.
    Cut another rectangle 16 cm by 10 cm and tear down the edges, rough it up a bit more using scissors.
    Adhere this down the page by the edge of the large rectangle
    Mat the photo onto patterned paper and trim around it to leave a boarder
    Glue a bit of netting over the layers
    Cut a 4cm by 15 cm strip and place  over the net
    Add a few strips of summer themed washi tape along the middle of the page.

    Decorate around the photo with die-cut shells, tickets and bucket and spade
    I used washi tape to add a bright pattern to the spade

               Finish off by adding the title with a mixture of Simply Creative Alphabet stickers.

    Tuesday, 16 August 2016

    Announcing The Winner of #createyourownrainbow Contest


    The winner of the set of Susan K Weckesser designer Color Pop Mini Ink pads is Jean. Please Email Susan with your address so we can get your prize out to you. Here is the original post Winners are selected by Random.ORG

    Thank you all for joining in

    Sunday, 14 August 2016

    Gecko Galz Blog Feature August and Free Stamp

                                              Hi all
    I am sticking with the nautical theme as we approach Midsummer. I Used the new Nautical collage sheet to crate the card bellow.

    The background was created using Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders and a stencil. I then used the papers from the Seaside Splendor kit and teared the edges, Next i layered up the toppers i had cut out of the Alter it collage sheet 

    I used stamp set is from Kaisercraft

    Thank you for visiting

    Here is your free stamp of the month.

    Saturday, 13 August 2016

    Making Cards Magazine Debut Nautical Ideas feature

            Hi all

    I am back with some exciting news to share. My cards  have been published in Making Cards Magazine August Issue.It is my first feature for them and i hope the first of many. I love to see my work in print as it  feels like have achieved something,  I used the MDF nautical shapes by Things to Alter. You can find a full tutorial in the magazine so i will just mention a few things here.


    The papers are from the Gecko Galz and are part of the Seaside Splendor kit. They are digital papers so print them off a bit smaller then A5 to get the proportions correct.


    I took the portal and painted it using a mix of DecoArt Crafters Acrylic in Mocha and orange. It doesn't matter if the paint is fully mixed as rust is a mixture of tones. The rough look is created by sprinkling on cinnamon powder while you add the paint. Once dry i rubbed it over with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle.

    I love to add shelf adhesive pearls to the shells because it gives them a vintage feel

    A close up of the rust effect

    My second card was created by layering up the Crafters Acrylic and then going over the dry paint with weathered wood. I then repeated the process to get the peeled paint.

    The flip flops by Clearly Besotted are so cutr

    I think this is my favourite mainly because i love lighthouses and no trip to the seaside would be complete without them.

    Again i used the combination of Crafters Acrylic an weathered wood to create the peeled effect.

    The circle is plain blue card stock  that i rubber Turquoise  Metallic Luster over to tone down a bit.

    Thank you for visiting 

    Thursday, 11 August 2016

    Susan K Weckesser Create Your Own Rainbow Contest

                                              The Susan K Weckesser Team are having a contest !!

    Do you create your own rainbow?
    I sure love to!
    Whether the day is cloudy and grey or I am feeling a little blue, I love to get crafty, artsy, and a little bit creative to put a smile on my face. It really does work.
    “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


    We are having a contest and we would like to see how you create your rainbow! Someone is going to win a complete set of new Susan K Weckesser designer  Color Pop Mini Inks by Clearsnap yep all 8 colours.

    Here is how to win

    1) Share a photo of how /and or why you create your rainbow on Facebook or Instagram.You can share it on the Susan K weckesser Inc Facebook Page or Susan's Instagram page
    2) Make Sure you tag @susankweckesserinc with the #createyourownrainbow
    3)Leave a comment on this blog saying 'i create my own rainbow '
    4) tag a friend who also likes creating rainbows
    5) like and share this post on Facebook 

    Vist all our team blogs for more chances to win: 

    Joyce Shaulis

                                                                         Here is my  creation

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    Trimcraft Simply Creative Life's A Beach Cards and Tutorials

    Hi all 

    I am back with more seaside themed cards and i had a lot of fun creating these.  So here are a selection off different cards and how to make them bellow.

    Flip Flop Pop Up Card

    1. Take a 6x6 card and glue patterned paper to the outside and inside of the card.
    2. Fold the front of the card in on itself 
    3. Draw and cut out two flip flops and decorate
    4.  adhere to the folded up part
    5. Add a sentiment to the base

    Beach Hut Pop Up Card

    1. Take a 6 x 6 card and glue patterned paper to the outside and inside of the card.
    2. Fold the front of the card in on itself 
    3. Cut out a 4 cm x 4 cm square and then  a 3 cm x 3 cm square and cut it in half
    4. Place the triangle on top of the square to create a basic house shape.
    5. cut a tiny square about 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm for the window and a small rectangle about 2 cm x 4 cm for the door.
    6. Cut out the bunting using scraps of paper and the Mini Bunting Die Set and glue the flags to some twine before adding to the top of the beach hut roof.
    7.  Adhere to the folded up part
    8. Add a sentiment to the base

    Beach Ball Card

    1. Using a large circle nesting die, Place the die over the edge of a 6 x 6 card blank and hold into place with washi tape before cutting out.If you do not own a die cutting machine you can use something round like a saucer to get the same effect.
    2. Using the Dovecraft Bunting die, Cut out 8 flags using the larger sized one.
    3. Find the center of the card and glue the flags down next to each other. Leave a small gap between each flag so that the look roughly equal.
    4. Bunch out a small circle from patterned paper or add a button to the center
    5. Cut two sentiments out of craft foam, from different colors and layer them together so that the darker color shows underneath.

    Birthday Card

    Cover a 6x6 card blank in patterned paper and place the next layer across the card at an angle and trim to fit.

    Cut out a 10 cm by 15 cm rectangle and rough the edges with a pair of scissors.

    Stick a strip of washi tape across the center of card

    Cut out a circle and place in the center

    Cut out two smaller circles and place either side of the large circle.

    Cut out a few shells and place them inside the small circles

    Add a sentiment to large circle.

    Thank you for visiting and you can see more projects here

    Tuesday, 9 August 2016

    Susan K Weckesser Creative Team: Art Journal Hope Journal Page With In Circle Me

    Hi all

    I am back with another project for  the Susan K Weckesser team. 

    I created the background  by stamping the In Circle Me background stamp into the corner of the page and i then stamped the angel onto the page. Using the Sky Color Pop mini ink to paint the background and painted around the Angel. I colored the Angel in with Sparkle and Chocolate Color pop mini inks.

    I used the Painted Sentiments Stamp Set to add the title and colored in the circles with Fresh and Ice color pop mini inks.