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!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Mermaid Beach Keepsake Box

Hey Hey Crafters

Today I am sharing a new project with you all which has been made using the wonderful products from the July Pickle Pack.
 One of the things I love about being on the Design Team for Pickle Paper Patch is that I get to work with fantastic products which spark an array of ideas of what can be done.

So today I am sharing something very special with you all which has been all handmade from scratch, So thought I would first show you the first few stages of making the box.

As I had mentioned above this was made from scratch every piece was hand-cut also and was a labour of love and I have to say the finished product has made every minute of this worth the time, love, effort and passion worth it.

Now to show you all the box all decorated. To decorate the outer edges I used some stunning designer series paper called Down By The Sea from Bo Bunny, which is included in the pack. The closure was also made from the same designer paper as what is used on the edges and is finished with a very cute laser cut seahorse which is also included in the pack.

Now for the inside of the box, all decorated using some of the beautiful designer series paper which is included in the kit

Now to show you the lid in more detail. The lid was made up of embellishments from the Pickle Pack excluding the large starfish and the base which everything sits upon is DecoArt Sand Texture Paste.

The mermaid has had a glitter paste finish put over her to make her sparkle this paste is in my own supplies. I also went over the sand texture paste, rope and edging with my blending tool and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The lid does feature real shells which are in the pack along with the small cork vial, rope, laser cut starfish and seahorse.

Lastly I thought I would show you a little video of all the pictures together


So as you can see I have made a fair sized project with just a few supplies from the pack, I have plenty of supplies left to make more projects.

To get your very own Pickle Pack go to the Pickle Paper Patch Website. These packs are available every month and each one with a different theme, they are released on the 20th or each month and if you order before 26th you also get a free gift.

You can also find Pickle Paper Patch on Facebook and Instagram, Make sure to check out the Pickle Paper Patch Blog and You Tube Channel.

Make sure to keep your eyes open for more projects made with this fantastic Pickle Pack. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this Keepsake box and it has given you some inspiration with what you can achieve with just a few supplies and a bit of imagination.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Beside The Sea
Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside Or Summer Colours
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Texture
Fairy Tale Challenge - At The Coast
The Crazy Challenge - Sea Shells
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Mixed Media World - AMMG with a twist (Use natural materials)