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Friday, 31 July 2015

World Wide Open Design Team August Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

I have used image 469 by Sherri Baldy which you can purchase from her Etsy shop.

The theme is ANYTHING GOES



Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square scalloped card which I created an easel card.
2. On the base of the card I matted and layered pink glitter card and embossed blue polka dot card. I used a birthday sentiment as the stopper with 2 blue roses.
3. Using the same card as the base I used for the front of the card, adding lace down one side.
4. Printed the Image 469 onto Supersmooth and coloured with Copic's then cut out using a SB die, then matted and layered onto pink card.
5. To finish off I added a white chiffon bow and 3 blue roses.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity #237 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #3 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #31 - More than 1 Fold
Simply Create Too #91 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #10 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #117 - Always Anything Goes (Cards)
Creative Knockouts #100 - Dry Embossing

Many thanks for visiting Today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Gone Artsy DT Project

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Today I am sharing my second DT project for Gone Artsy for this month.

The theme this month is Summer

Check out the Gone Artsy Zibbet Store for some amazing lace, bling and other embellishments to decorate your projects.


This was a smooth MDF box which I have decorated the side with wood grain embossing folder I embossed Kraft card adhered to the sides, painted with brown acrylic paint and once dry I used Pebeo Iridescent Copper paint by dry brushing over the embossed areas.


For the lid I embossed Kraft card using Vintage embossing folder, painted with brown acrylic paint and then dry brushed Pebeo Iridescent Copper paint. I then added metal feet to the box.



I have decorated the top of the box with a doily, peacock feather, ribbon flower, lace butterflies, metal charm butterfly and leaves all from Deb's store.

Please do check out the Gone Artsy blog for more photographs of my project.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #257 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #73 - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination #44 - Always Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Blog Candy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Kath and I are off to IndigoBlu Open Day! 

I have some blog candy for you today!

Everyone loves Tim Holtz and I have 3 of his Compendium of Curiosities Book II to give away to 3 lucky followers!


There are just 3 things to do and they are:

1. Like Personal Impressions Facebook Page
2. Like Craftexcess Facebook Page
3. Be a Follower of Personal Impressions Blog!

Add your name to Mr Linky and a comment you must also be a follower of my blog too!
The winners will be chosen by Random Org and posted on Saturday 1st August!

Good Luck!

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Lady in the Black Hat

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Not long now for the weekend.

It sure has been a very busy week here for me this week.

A vintage card to share with you today, you all know I love my vintage!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card which I am matted and layered card to the base.
2. The second layer is from Man about Town CD by Kraftyhands.
3. I then added a piece of crochet lace and pearl flowers from Gone Artsy.
4. I distressed a doily with DI Tea Dy and added the topper to the centre.
5. To finish off I added the post card from my stash along with a metal embellishment and pearl flower from Gone Artsy to the corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fattastic Tuesday #96 - Anything Goes with Twist Make it Feminine
Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishments
Craft Your Passion #272 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #134 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs  - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #30 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #44 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Gone Artsy Wedding Project - Summer

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today it is my turn to showcase my Wedding project for Gone Artsy.

Whilst in America I bought a cute small parasol and thought it would be ideal for a little girl.

The parasol has been decorated with goodies from Deb's Gone Artsy store.




Check out the Gone Artsy Blog for more pictures and what I have used from the store.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #136 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #70 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #22 - Always Anything Goes
Anything but a Card #49 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Precious Metals

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

A quick post before I start work, whatever you are doing I hope you have a wonderful day.

I have used IndigoBlu stamps, Flitter Glue and Gilding Flakes.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have matted and layered royal blue pearlescent card.
2. Using card from the Flights of Fancy pack I stamped Flower Lace with Flitterglu and then Gilding Flakes.  I then matted and layered onto the blue card.
3. I wrapped cream satin/organza ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and embossed with gold embossing powder, distressed the background with Vintage photo then matted and layered onto blue card.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added a heart pearl cabachon, I then added the metal butterfly with pearl trim for the antenna and a pearl to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu #30 - Precious Metals
613 Avenue Create #133 - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #147 - Something that starts with B (Bow, Butterfly, Blue)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #14 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #321 - Add a Butterfly
Aud Sentiments #136 - Anything Goes +Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #124 - Anything Goes 

Thank you for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Pickin' Posies

Good Morning Crafty Friends Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday everyone.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

My blog candy finishes on Friday and you can visit the post here.

Today's card is made using another of Elisabeth Bell's images called Pickin Posies.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered patterned card from Hunkydory Antique Chic papers.
2. Then matted and layered die cut pink pearlescent card (sorry don't know name of die) 
3. Printed image onto supersmooth and coloured with my Copics, then cut out with SB Marvellous squares die. Adhered to base card with foam pads for dimension.
4. Created the bouquet with Wild Orchid flowers and pearl spray from stash.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment, pearl gems and the butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #321 - Add a Butterfly
Di's Digi Designs - Hand Coloured Image
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards #96 - A flower in your images
Fairytale #122 - Bling, Bling
Fussy and Fancy #144 - Things with Wings
Simply Papercrafts #9 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #116 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Peace

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick Christmas card to share slowly gathering momentum to get mine done before November this year.  How are yours coming along.  I still have about 80 more to do!

Today's card is made using the last Christmas release from Sheena Douglass.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card turned on its side to create a landscape card.
2. First layer is blue mirri card.
3. I embossed using Vellum with the Frosty Ice Border embossing Folder, I then stamped Peace and embossed with white embossing powder, coloured the back with blue pen.
4. I then matted and layered onto blue mirri card and adhered with silver and blue brads.
5. This was then matted and layered onto white pearlescent card and attached to the first layer.
6. To finish off I stamped the dove and embossed with white embossing powder onto vellum and cut out, adhered one wing and shaped to give dimension.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossing on Vellum
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas in July
Brown Sugar Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge #116 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Altered Coffee Jar

Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as off to see my granddaughters.

If you saw my blog post on Monday you will see I have been having a bit of a change from cards.

Today I bring you an altered coffee jar! 
I have to thank Kathryn Halstead for her inspiration with this project.





Step by Step

1. I gave the jar and lid a coat of PVA glue to start with.
2. I embossed paper using Embossalicious Regal Flourish, tore them up and decopatched them onto both the jar and lid. I then gave it a coat of Black Gesso.
3. I then arranged all my embellishments which consisted of metal, wood, paper, lace, pearls to the jar and lid. I then  gave the jar and lid 2 coats of black gesso, letting each coat dry first.
4. Once dry using a dry brush and white paint gently with the flat of the brush dusted over the areas where no embellishments where, this highlighted the embossed/torn paper, I think it looks like slate.
5. To finish off I went over the bird cages, pearl trim on jar and lid, all metal embellishments with Pebeo Studio Iridescent Copper and the flowers with Iridescent Red Blue.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We love 2 Create #15 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Not Just Cards Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment
2 Creative Chicks #28 - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Anything but a Card #49 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Create a Canvas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all doing?

Both parents are well and it was lovely to see them.

Today is a canvas I created at the weekend.





Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square canvas, I gave a coat of white Gesso, once dry painted a coat of PVA glue
2. I embossed a piece of card and adhered to the canvas.
3. I then gave it a coat of brown acrylic paint and left to dry. Then dry brushed Pebeo Iridescent paint across the embossed card.
4. I cut out the picture and adhered with foam pads for dimension, then arranged my embellishments around the image, added 2 corners and an old dangle earring was placed in her ear with a brad.
5. To finish off I added a metal flower and old earring. Then lightly went over with gold iridescent paint.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #5 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Anything but a Card #49 - Anything Goes
We love 2 Create - Anything Goes (Mixed Media)

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Believe

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have a quick post this morning as off to see my parents this morning.

Today's card is made using one of my favourite images from Delicious Doodles.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged square Kraft card.
2. First layer is gold pearlescent card which I have matted and layered the butterfly card.
3. Before matting and layering the card down I wrapped ribbon around.
4. I printed the image onto supersmooth and coloured with Copics then mattedand layered onto black card.
5. To finish off I added the word "believe" and a pearl dragonfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #73 - Bingo (Ribbon Image Pearls)
Inspiration Destination #43 - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Things with Wings
Paper Shelter #213 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Myth and Magic
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes 

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Season's Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all doing?

Don't forget my blog candy which is Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Volume II

A quick Christmas card using another of Sheena's Christmas Embossing Folders.


Step by Step

1. White A5 card which I have matted and layered gold card.
2. I embossed white card using Sheena's Beautiful Baubles embossing folder.
3. I then coloured the embossed areas with Twinkling H20's, outlined flourish and baubles with glitter pens. Added clitter to the baubles. Then matted and layered onto dark green card.
4. Added the sentiment Season's Greetings to 2 of the baubles.
5. To finish off I added a red double bow, pearl and gold cabachon and green pearls to 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #108 - Christmas in July
Tuesday Throwdown #255 - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Dream Valley Challenges  #111 - Embossing wet or dry
Ooh-la-la-Creations - Christmas in July
Pile it on #78 - Christmas/Winter in July
Eclectic Ellapu - (Purple) Favourite Holidays

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Flowers and Pearls

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Kath and I had a brilliant day yesterday.

Spent quite a bit of money too on new stamps, paints etc.

Today's card is using a Sherri Baldy image called Little Dimples


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. First layer is green satin mirri card which I then matted and layer purple card which was embossed with spring meadow embossing folder.
3. Before adhering both layers to base card I wrapped orange ribbon around.
4. I printed the image onto supersmooth, cut out with SB oval die then coloured with Copics, adhered topper to base card and edged with pearl floral trim.
5. To finish off I added 2 green roses and orange pearl gems to the centre of some of the flowers on the embossed card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #133 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #14 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #136 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #69 - Always Anything Goes
Besties Challenge #15 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Fly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? Did you have a nice weekend?

Today's project created yesterday was inspired by watching Mike from Kraftyhands demoing at IndigoBlu on Saturday! Mike upcycled a coffee jar, I didn't have one so made a canvas in a frame which was one of my purchases from IndigoBlu


This is a close up of the dimension and colours.


Step by Step

1. I first painted Gesso over the canvas, I embossed some card and adhered to the base of the canvas.
2. I then gave a coat of black Gesso, once this was dried I then arranged my embellishments.
3. I used metal leaves, crocheted, paper and metal flowers, beads, dragonfly and letters to create the word "Fly".
4. I gave 2 coats of black Gesso letting them dry between each coat.
5. To finish off I dry brushed Pebeo Iridescent paints in green, purple and pink to add highlights to all the elements and embossed card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

That Craft Place - Words 
2 Creative Chicks #23 - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (Mixed Media)
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Butterfly Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday everyone!

Kath and I had a fabulous day at IndigoBlu, great demonstrations and lovely to catch up with friends too.

Don't forget to check out my Tim Holtz blog candy too.

A fairy card for you today, sorry I am not sure where this digi came from.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edges square Kraft Card.
2. First layer is orange card, which I have matted and layered floral paper.
3. The image I printed onto supersmooth and coloured with Copic Ciao's, used Spica glitter pen on the butterfly, I then matted and layered onto orange card.
4. To decorate I used 3 butterflies and 2 clear flower gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #155 - Girly
Crafting with Friends #2 - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenges #140 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #9 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #115 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #5 - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Tropical Colours

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 17 July 2015

Key to my Heart

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

YAY it's Friday!

What do you plan for this weekend.

I am off to IndigoBlu open day with my friend Kath tomorrow!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card which I have stamped cogs using DI Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.
2. The paper and elements are from the Lellibot Steampunk Kit.
3. I wrapped the key ribbon around the paper and matted and layered the topper onto black card.
4. I used twine and added the key and lock charms.
5. To finish off I added the metal corner and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination #42 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #132 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #13 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #68 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #270 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges #22 - Always Anything Goes
Use your Stuff - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Choo Choo Train

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another busy day at work today!

A quick card using another Hobby House Elisabeth Bell Topper


Step by Step

1. DL white scalloped card.
2. Matted and layered red and blue card to the base card.
3. The topper has been matted and layered onto red card.
4. I created a flag using Union Jack ribbon.
5. To finish off I added 3 buttons and a sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting Musketeers #27 - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy #114 - Anything Goes
Elisabeth Bell's World - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Cards 4 Guyz #79 - No Designer Papers
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Gone Artsy Goodies

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

You all know I spend 2 weeks in June with my very dear friend Deb.

Deb owns the Zibbet store Gone Artsy where she has the most amazing laces, bling etc.

While I was there I had to treat myself to some of her goodies!

Here is the long awaited You Tube video


I hope you enjoy!

Thank you for visiting!
Crafty Hugs

Magical Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Sure has gone quick so far this week.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

A Christmas card to share today.


Step by Step

1. Cream 6 x 6 square card.
2. Matted and layered green mirri card and patterned card.
3. Wrapped gold silk ribbon around both layers before adhering to card.
4. I attached the topper which is a Panda Paws from Crafter's Companion with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and 2 wooden buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Glory of Christmas #63 - Feature a Creature
Fattastic Tuesday #94 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  #132 - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - Christmas in July
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #13 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Tip Toes

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I hope you are all keeping well.

Today my card I have used a Hobby House Elisabeth Bell Topper


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. First layer is embossed pearlescent card using Spring Meadow embossing folder.
3. I wrapped pink lace around before adhering to base of card.
4. The topper has been matted and layered onto pink card.
5. To finish off I added pink pearl strand to top of lace and 3 roses.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #135 - Anything Goes or Twist Summer
Card Mania Challenges #70 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #68 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #270 - Always Anything Goes
Not just cards #22 - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  #07 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #70 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Cameo

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Monday sure has come round quick!

Back to work today so a quick post to share.

This image is by Morgan Fitzsimons called Cameo


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. Purple card embossed with Die'sire regal flourish
3. Printed image onto supersmooth and coloured with copics.
4. Matted and layered onto black card cut out with SB Scalloped oval.
5. To finish off I added a leaf and 3 black roses to one corner then made a double bow with black and added a purple pearl gem.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digitally Sweet Challenges #140 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #28 - Add some Embossing
Reasonable Ribbon #121 - Pretty Bows
Sister Act Card Challenge #114 - Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #381 - Ladies Only
Penny's Challenges #235 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration #84 - Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Sunday, 12 July 2015

In the Garden

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I got lots of crafting done yesterday!

I have housework to do this morning before I can get back into my craft room.

A card created using Sheena's Paint Fusions stamps and dies.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card the first layer is green card.
2. Kraft card embossed and then distressed with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.
3. I stamped the Ivy and paint fusion Pebeo paint to create the background.
4. Cut out the lily and leaves then painted with Pebeo and attached to card.
5. To finish off I added the butterfly and birds.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog #9 - Anything Goes
Stamplorations - Stamp and Distressing
Stempelsonnen Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Fattastic Tuesday  #93 - Anything Goes Twist In the Garden
Loves Rubber Stamps #159 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #252 - No Patterned Paper

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx