Saturday, 18 October 2014

Said the Spider to the Fly...

Good Morning :)
As promised I'm back with my DT project for this weeks Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge.
Hop over HERE for all the details entry and of course the fabulous DT inspiration.

When I started this card I knew I wanted to use some Halloween left overs I had in a drawer.
There was some cobweb stuff that sticks to everything except what you want it to and some fun plastic bugs.
Other than that I just went with the flow!

I started off with a piece of lovely Halloween paper from Basic Grey. It's a really old 6x6 pad from the Eerie collection.
I scraped some Gesso on to the center of the paper with a palette knife, then when it was dry got to work with inks and stamps. I added some Glitter paste through a stencil then walked away lol!

Using up some of the scrap pieces from the paper pad I made a cluster of pattern then covered it with a piece of Chiffon, a piece of net and finally the cobwebs which refused to stay where I put it, in hindsight it would have been easier to put it under some paper but I wanted the words to float in the cobweb with the fly and the spider.

It's the regular monthly Crafts 4 Eternity crop tomorrow, we will be making a mixed media snowflake card and a matchbox memory hanger!
Have a great weekend thanks for stopping by!

Michele :)

Friday, 17 October 2014

C4E Recipe Challenge #198 ~ Creepy Crawlies

Good Morning :)
It's Friday and time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity!
All the details, entry and fabulous DT inspiration can be found HERE.

This week we would like you to share projects which feature some...


Any type of bug, butterflies, spiders, beetles etc.

sassy studio designs

Our lovely sponsors this week are Sassy Studio Designs who are offering one randomly selected winner 4 images from their gorgeous collection.

as always there is beautiful inspiration from the fabulously talented DT girls!
Hop over HERE to see more :)
I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card.
Have a great day thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Harvest Thank-you

Good Morning :)
I have one of those "Oh dear what was I thinking!" cards to share today.
Have to say it's not my best work, I really don't do CAS well and really should remember that lol!

The card is for this weeks C4E Recipe Challenge which is HARVEST HOME.
If you click HERE you can see all the details and much, much better DT inspiration!

No details just a material list today :)
Image - Crafts 4 Eternity digital stamp
coloured with water colors.
Gold wire
Gold thread
Green thread
Vintage photo distress ink
Inka Gold - gold
Sentiment stamp - Bo Bunny
Flatback gems

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day!
Michele :)

Friday, 10 October 2014

C4E Recipe Challenge #197 ~ Harvest Home

Good morning :)
A new challenge has been posted this morning on the Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge blog.


We would like you to share projects with a Harvest theme or element.

stamping all day

Stamping All Day are kindly sponsoring this week and are offering one randomly selected winner 3 downloads from there fabulous collection.

The Design team have some gorgeous inspiration for you again this week too!

Hop over HERE for all the details, entry and DT inspiration.
Have a great day thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tutorial - Mixed Media card

Hello :)
As promised I have a Mixed media card tutorial for you today :)
The card was made using this months Colour Inspiration Pom Pom.

Here's what you will need :
Card blank (any size)
Cardstock cut slightly smaller than your card blank
Cardstock die cuts (I used butterflies and flourishes both Tim Holtz dies)
Modelling paste
Ink or paint (I used Dylusions Ink Sprays)
Heat tool (optional)
Embellishments ( I used a paper rose, chiffon ribbon, die cut flourish, punched leaves and butterflies, crystal pins, flat back gems and a little more cheesecloth) 
Stickles or glitter glue
Adhesives (PVA or matt medium)

1. Adhere cardstock die cuts to the cardstock along with some cheesecloth.
Allow to dry or dry with heat tool.

2. Once dry add modelling paste through a stencil randomly over the piece.
Allow to dry or dry with a heat tool.

You are aiming to get lots of texture so don't be too perfect!

3. Using your chosen inks add colour to the piece. I choose just two colours from the Dylusions range.
Blend the colours using water and dab off any excess with kitchen towel. When you are happy with the colour allow to dry or dry with a heat tool.
I have a video HERE which shows how I add my inks.

4. Adhere the piece to your card blank.
Add your embellishment cluster to the piece. I tied two bows with chiffon ribbon, added the rose to the centre of the bow then added some cheesecloth, punched leaves, pins and flourish.

I added 3 small punched butterflies to the left side of the card, finishing them off with a small flat back gem.

Finish off the card with a touch of Stickles around the edges, on the rose and butterflies.

Please feel free to share this post on Pinterest etc.
If you would like to share your completed card please leave a link in a comment and I'll stop by.
Thank-you for stopping by
Have Fun!
Michele :)

Monday, 6 October 2014

October Colour Inspiration - Pom Pom

Hello :)
I have some colour inspiration for you today.

This months colour inspiration is called Pom Pom.
It's a lovely collection of purples, blues and a hint of grey or silver.

I used the colour inspiration to make a Mixed Media card using modelling paste, cheesecloth, die cut  butterflies and Dylusions inks.

The focal point is this gorgeous blue rose, chiffon ribbon, crystal pins and silver die cut flourish.

I will be back on Thursday with a tutorial for this card :)
Please feel free to snag the colour inspiration for your collection or pin it to your Pinterest board.
If you create a project using the colour inspiration please leave a link, I'd love to see your fabulous creations and pin them to the C4E Colour Inspiration Board.
Thanks for stopping by
See you Thursday!
Michele :)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Bookworm Mixed Media Layout

Good Morning :)
I am back today to share my DT project for this weeks Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe challenge.
All the challenge details and fabulous DT inspiration can be found HERE.

This weeks challenge is to include 3 elements which begin with the same letter.
My layout feature 3 P's! Paint, Pattern Paper and a Photo.

The background was made using acrylic paints, modelling paste and stamping.
The gorgeous Flourish has been in my stash for a while it was painted with acrylic paints, stamped and inked with distress ink.

The modelling pastes was added using a Crafters Workshop Stencil I then added some Perfect Pearls powder on to it which gives it a gentle shimmer.

The Pattern papers are from a Fancy Pants 6x6 paper pad, The Good Life.
I used up a few of the scraps too!

The Photo is of my eldest son Mikael, he loves to read and is quite often immersed in his latest book.

That's all from me today :)
Thanks for stopping by don't forget to join us for this weeks challenge!
Have a great day!
Michele :)

Friday, 3 October 2014

C4E Recipe Challenge #196 ~ 3 of the same letter

Good Morning :)
It's Friday and time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity!
This weeks challenge is ...


We would like you to share projects which feature 3 elements beginning with the same letter
for example : BRADS, BUTTONS, BLING

crafts 4 eternity
It's my turn to sponsor this week :)
One randomly selected winner will receive a choice of 3 digital stamps from the C4E collection.

Hop over HERE to enter and see all of the gorgeous DT inspiration.

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New in the C4E Store ~ Scrap Packs

crafts 4 eternity

Good Morning :)
I have added a few new goodies to the C4E store ...

These eclectic mixed media packs contain an assortment of goodies. They are random packs containing things like flowers, chipboard shapes, ribbon, paper, journal cards and more. 

I don't know about you but I find it hard to tear up books no matter how old they are! 
This pack has at least 20 random book pages from map books, novels and dictionaries.
Each pack will be different.

In these scrap packs you will find a random mixed of metal items such as hinges, wire, screws and washers.
Each pack will be different.
These are great for mixed media art, art journaling, scrapbooking and cardmaking.

These and more can be found HERE

Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

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