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Sunday, 6 July 2014

DECORATE A BAG

Morning guys well over at That Craft Place the theme this week is decorate a bag,.  To be honest when I knew what the challenge was my heart,sank as I could not think what to do.

So I took some material all from TCP and got out my needle and thread as I do not have a sewing machine,and came up with  this.

I know its not great,but turned out better than I thought it would to be honest,everything apart from the ribbon,and the tiny wee,pictures are all from TCP

So there you go,if you would like to play,please pop over HERE and just have fun,would love to see some ideas oh how to decorate a bag.

I will be announcing,soon who has won my,book,the post below,so if you would still like to be in with a chance of winning,it just leave me a comment. That is all you have to do,and I will pick at random org,and send the winner my book.

  I have to apologize to all my blogging friends,for not visiting you but my son is now back living at home,and things are rather hard at the moment so please bear with me please.
  Would hate to loose my blogging buddies,

Just before I go I would like to show you this,dress form I decorated again from TCP 






I started by,sticking,some material,to the top of the dress form, then at the bottom I stuck down an old shoe lace,then,on top I added some tin foil,then painted the whole thing. The wings,I put some,texture paste down,waited for it to set then painted and sprayed the wings too.
I attached the wings,by putting holes into the wings,then tying them,to the body of the dress form. Then finally added some embellishments,to the wings,and body.
On top of the dress,I added one large cog,painted,and then a tiny cotton reel and a wee knob to finish.
  Then just added some red thread from my stash.
Final stage was to varnish it all.

So if you would like any of the items,I have used please pop over to the shop,Lisa and Danny are amazing and so helpful too first class service all the way.
   The link is HERE we also have a chatter and natter page with lots of inspiration which is also HERE

 So for now,that is it from me,so do not forget to join in our challenge,over HERE

Lots of love Cheryl xxxxxxxxx




Sunday, 22 June 2014

BLOG HOP AT THAT CRAFT PLACE

Come and join us on our blog hop for 

We are having a wonderful Blog hop to show case our amazing Design Team 
theme is Anything goes so don't forget to enter into our challenge 

Links to Shop and Groups 

We give away freebies in the Ditzie Digi Design group once a month so please hop over and say Hi 

Love and hugs That Craft Place.


Here's the prize's 

 1st £10 spend in That Craft Place
 2nd £10 DDD esty store 
 3rd £5 That Craft Place 
 4th £5 DDD etsy store 

Now to win you need to make sure your a member of each group 

Now the amazing Design Team have some inspiration on there blogs and ( some of the DT ladies are giving away there creations to one lucky blogger ) so make sure you hop by and give them some love 

love and hugs  from all of us at That Craft Place.

I am giving away my creation,that I made everything on my creation is available from That Craft Place
I have used Tando,chipboard pieces,then added the fab stars,and other pieces,once dry I have covered with Tin foil,and added paints. Finished with varnish.  There is one only page,the first one in the picture,that I added some paste too first,then when dried I added paints,tiny playing cards,words,and then the varnish. Punched holes in all the chipboard,then made into a book.


 This page and the one below were both covered with tin foil,and all embellishments from That Craft place,finished with varnish.




                           My finished book.
I will be choosing my winner,for the book by random org,so have fun,guys xxx

Right,if you are,playing along in our,blog hop you should        have come from the lovely Debs,Blog which is........ 
               
                                    HERE

The next lady on your list is the lovely Kay so please click.....

                                      HERE 

                        To continue the blog,hop,
                         have fun love Cheryl xxx

For all the rules about the hop,please pop over to the main blog,hope you have fun. ,The prizes are amazing and the winner will sure have fun,spending at That Craft Place as Lisa has some,lush stuff.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

SOME ALTERED ART

Morning guys,hope you are all well the weather has been,glorious bit cloudy today,but much easier to work when its not quite so hot.

Anyway I have been playing again with one of the dress forms from That Craft Place,oh and did I have fun,will be getting more of these to play with so I can display them around my craft room.

I also made a hanging plaque,wooden,and that is hanging up in my room at the moment too.

So first my dress form.






First of all I covered the dress in,bits of paper,then I mixed some croco crackle paint,together and used my palette knife to apply it to the dress. Then I used,salty ocean,and festive berries distress inks then added some embellishments chains etc.
The base comes with the dress form,but I took an old wooden stamp removed the image,painted it with black gesso,then used flitter gule and stamped onto the block then added gilding flakes to it.
oh I added some tiny playing cards that came in a cracker,at Xmas for the bottom of the dress.

Now for my altered wooden stamp block,here are some pictures,before I altered it so show you what i mean.




 When,you remove the stamp from the block it normally comes of clean but this is an old stamp so I soaked it in soapy water,then painted it with gesso.
Here is the finished,piece using crackle paste,glitter shimmer paste,stencils image stamped onto,tissue paper then adhered to the block. Then just added,elements all available from That Craft Place.

Well I am now off to take the dogs for there walk so will be back later to see what you have all been up to hugs Cherylxxx

Challenges,
squirrel and the fox anything metal have used metal embellishments available from That Craft place.
anything but a card anything,but a card.Summer colours on my dress form,and the picture was taken outside in my garden on a lovely hot sunny day.




Sunday, 8 June 2014

MY FIRST DT POST

 Morning guys,well today is my first post for,That Craft Place challenge blog,yeah and I picked one of Lisa;s fab images which you can,buy here.
The theme,this week is,MEN.

So before,I go any,further here is my DT card,

All Items I have used are from TCP apart from the,clock paper that was from my stash.
                                             Image from TCP
                                             colored with,spectrum noir pencils
                                              embellishments,from TCP
So I hope you will join us,this,week as I would love to see what you come up with,so lets see lots of Men,cards as the team have come up with some fab inspiration for you.

So please pop over HERE to see what the rest of the DT have come up with.
we also have a fab natter and chatter page,were team A will be,showing you lots of,ideas and help too,the link is HERE

But most of all have fun,sorry I have not been around to my regular,blogging friends,this week,but gosh I have had raging,toothache all week,and hope to get it sorted out tomorrow. So in the meantime,take it easy and take care massive hugs to you all love Cherylx

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Kitchen Roll

Hi guys,I have been playing with an empty Kitchen,Roll,painted it with Gesso,then used some texture paste through a stencil,added some,glitter paste too wings,and embellishments.

All the goodies,are from That Craft Place apart from,the wings,







Ingredients,
Kitchen Roll 
Black Gesso,
Copper Kettle Texture Paste,
Antique Bronze Sparkle Medium.
Then just bits,and bobs of embellishments,
Chains,etc.
Oh the base is an empty coffee Jar lid.
The top I cut small circle,to cover the top,
then added one Of Lisa's large
wooden cogs on the top.

So if you are looking for,something to do,why not play with a kitchen roll,lol.
Sorry not been around,much,but finding it hard to push myself to do anything to be perfectly honest,
but have a great weekend guys,and take care
lots of love Cheryl xxxxx

Challenges,
hiding in my craft room,freestyle
suzi bee's layers
my time to craft no designer papers
alphabet challenge H for handmade mine is my charms I made


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Motivation

Hi guys well its been a few days since my last post,just cant,get motivated at the moment.  Its just taking me ages to do anything,driving me crazy as I have these ideas in my head,but just cant seem to get the urge to get going if,that makes sense.

   Anyway you do not want to here about that,I did make,these cards,I sat all afternoon coloring in the first image,using the new,spectrum noir,pencils,the image is from the fab Lisa,which you can buy,HERE

So here it is,in all its,glory,lol xxxx


                                            Ingredients,
Spectrum noir pencils,graphic 45 and other card from stash. I added some,charms available from That craft place,along you can also buy the pencils,from there too,plus stamping card which is fantastic best I have ever used. Cosmic shimmer pearl drop glue,plus some frantage for drops.

Here is my next card with an image I have had for ages, cant remember were i got it from.


colored with spectrum noir pens and pencils,
spellbinder dies,tonic punch,MME card,paper flowers,leaves from that craft place,which i have embossed with green embossing powder. Then just added a bow,and threaded the ribbon through the punched paper.

   Well that's it from me today take care guys massive hugs cheryl xx

Monday, 12 May 2014

CANVAS TUTORIAL

Morning guys well its raining here so perfect for crafting.
  I have been busy making another canvas,as you know I am now a DT member for That craft place and the girls asked me to do a tutorial on how to alter a canvas.
  So I wanted to share it with you guys too.

    So here it is;;;;;;;

STEP ONE

Take your canvas and cover with gesso,then if you are adding a picture or have an idea of what you want to add,draw around the picture.  This will guide you  were your other bits and pieces will go.


STEP 2


NOW you can begin to add any larger pieces of your choice.

STEP3

Now when you are happy with  your pieces stick these down using any type of adhesive,i used modge podge and tonic glue. Also if you wish to add your stencils using texture paste,do this now too as you need these to dry thoroughly.


STEP 4

Now the paste is all dry ready for next stage,as you see I decided not to add the frame at the top,so I did not stick this down.


STEP 5

Now I have just laid my picture on too see what it will look like,do not stick this down yet.

STEP 6

Now you can add all your pieces anything that's in your stash.


STEP 7

Now as you can see I changed my mind for my center piece which is the beauty of not committing to your original idea.
  In the center I have used tissue and some old bandages to create more texture. Once happy stick everything to your canvas.


STEP 8

Now you paint over the whole canvas with gesso,depending on your embellishments you have added you may need several coats. Mine took 3. Make sure your canvas is completely dry before the next stage.


STEP 9

Now your color,I have used sprays,inks paints mica and Twinkling H2'0's.

                       


THE FINISHED CANVAS

I added a few more bits to the canvas just to highlight several areas,this is up to you these do not have to be painted.

Well I hope your enjoyed my tutorial,hopefully you will have a go and get inky and messy,lol
hugs Cheryl.

Items what you will need.
Canvas,or piece of chipboard.
Gesso,
Modge Podge,
Any strong PVA glue,
Sprays,paints,or any type of colour.
Embellishments,
material,old bandages work well.
My canvas is sealed with Modge podge gloss.
Lots of the embellishments,gesso etc I bought from
Most of all have fun hugs cheryl xxx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

NEWS And some cards

Morning guys well I have some news for you.


I have been buying craft goodies from: That craft place for a few months now,and to say the service and quality is first class is rather an understatement. Honest you order your goodies you blink and they are delivered amazing service great girls too.
   The girls sell everything from stencils,cards,embellishments gesso,paints,you name it they have it if not they will try and get it for you.

  Well to my amazement I got a message asking me if I would like to be part of the DT,well took me a nano second to say yes please.

So you will be seeing a lot more of me,shame I hear you say lol.

Well here are some cards I have been making with free stamps that came with issue 123 of simply cards and paper-craft.



The first card i used a different stamp for the circle,but the flourishes at top are part of the ladies hair. rest of stamps are from the same kit.
 This one I have used the mica fine brushes from creative impressions.

Finally this one I have used mix of embossing powders.
Keys are from that craft place hugs to you all love Cheryl xx

challenges anything goes avenue 613 thought would enter the last one as its embossed xxxx



Monday, 28 April 2014

BEEN BUSY,AND HERE IS THE PROVE

Hi guys,just got back,from the dog groomers,Alfie is sound asleep on my lap,snoring away whilst I am trying to type.

Bless him he always goes flat out and sleeps for 2 days solid after he has his,hair cut,washed and blow dried.

Anyway as I said I have been really busy,I decided after finally getting all my daughters stuff,out of my craft room,I wanted it all repainted,with new curtains,carpet will have to wait so here are some pictures,to show you.
I have just got to,put the hooks up for my curtains,and that is it.

So here are some pictures for you to look at.






As you can see both my wee dogs,are in the pictures,Alice and wee Alfie.

Finally I have made a card,using a spellbinders,embossing gold,frame set,white embossing powder and a just rite die. inks,paints,and some charms,





hugs to you all be over too see you all soon,xxxxx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

SOME CARDS FOR A CHANGE XXX

Morning guys well these are just rite stamps I fell in love with,so here they are colored with inks,then elements cut out and decoupaged hugs cheryl.

hope you are all well sending you all my love.




This card is colored with distress inks and H20'S

This also has been colored the same as one above.

have great day guys all my love Cheryl xx