06/10/2018

October Giveaway 2018



Evening Everyone and a very happy Friday to you.  I love the Edwardian feel of the papers in the 'A Ladies Diary' collection and have made many projects with them over the past few years.  Our giveaway this month is an 8 x 8 pad from the collection, one of our ATC Box Kits and a spool of my Signature Black Construction tape so you can assemble the box with it's hinged lid too.  A great little package with lots of creative content.  
To be in with a chance to win this months blog candy leave your comment below on this blog post before midnight on 31st October GMT 2018.  As always our winner will be announced here on the blog on 2nd November 2018.  
Good luck if you enter, have a great weekend and look forward to sharing more crafty inspiration with you shortly. :-) Cx 

01/10/2018

November Kit of the Month

Christmas Magic December Daily - Graphic 45
November Kit of the Month - December Daily 

Morning everyone,  and happy 1st October.  As it's the first of the month we're sharing our September Giveaway winner and the launch of the November 18 Kit of the Month today. 
Thanks to everyone who left a comment on last months Giveaway.  As always I has great fun reading them all :-) Random.org chose our winner, comment number .....
left by Karen Herbert.   
Congratulations Karen.  To claim your goodies please e mail your full postal address at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com.  Thanks again to everyone who took part.  Our October Giveaway will be live, here on the blog on Friday 5th October so do call back and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win. 
Christmas Magic December Daily
Christmas Magic December Daily 
I don't like to mention that Christmas is creeping ever closer, but what a great time to create your very own December Daily. You could have it made and all ready to record the fabulously festive things you have planned during the lead up to the big day on 25th.  
The numbered pages give you oodles of room to add in your favourite pics and keep a day by day journal from 1st to 25th of the Month too.
Click below if you'd like to see the full walk through of the December Daily November Kit 

If you'd like to make this December Daily project kits are available to pre-order from today via the link below.  It's also our project at my Cardiff workshop on Saturday 20th October...... exciting :-) 

November Kits will be shipped on 2nd Thursday in November. 

Well that's all from me for today folks.  Have a great rest of your day, congrats to Karen, our September Giveaway winner and look forward to catching up with you again on Friday :-) Cx 

07/09/2018

Pretty in Pink

Botanical Garden Altenew

WHOP WHOP it's the end of the week:-) Happy Friday everyone.  Another week has whizzed by and we're counting down the days (not weeks) until Harry heads off back to Uni for his third year.  Amazing!! 
For Stamptember I thought I'd share how to make these three cards 
Altenew Watercolor Palette
each decorated with water coloured floral sprays.  I used the Botanical Garden stamp set, coordinating dies and the new Water Colour Palette from Altenew.  I love colouring and, when I'm not working on paper based projects get out my pens/pencils and paints and colour.  I'm no expert but it definitely makes me happy :-).
In the video below I share how I coloured my flowers and built up each of the cards.  There's a full supply list for card below the video too.

Card 1
Botanical Garden Altenew
Supply List 
5 x 7 White card blank 
6 3/4" x 4 3/4" white panel 
3 7/8" scalloped edge circle die
Painted Greetings Sentiment Stamp - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Stamp Set - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Die Set - Altenew 
Classy Stripes Stencil - Altenew 
Limestone Crisp Ink - Altenew 
Black Archival Ink 
2mm Foam Tape 
pink/white twine - Ikea 
Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard 
Tonic Crystal Gloss Drops  - Ebony Black  

Card 2 
Botanical Garden Altenew

Supply List 
5 x 7 White card blank 
6 3/4" x 4 3/4" white panel  
Charmed Stamp Set - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Stamp Set - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Die Set - Altenew 
Watercolour Stripes Stencil - Altenew 
Limestone Crisp Ink - Altenew 
Black Archival Ink 
2mm Foam Tape 
pink/white twine - Ikea 
Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard 
Tonic Crystal Gloss Drops  - Ebony Black  
pink checked washi tape - Hobbycraft 

Card 3 
Botanical Garden Altenew
Supply List 
5 x 7 White card blank 
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" white panel  
Pinstripe Stamp Set - Altenew 
Painted Greeting Stamp Set - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Stamp Set - Altenew 
Botanical Garden Die Set - Altenew 
Watercolour Stripes Stencil - Altenew 
Black Archival Ink 
2mm Foam Tape 
pink/white twine - Ikea 
Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard 
Tonic Crystal Gloss Drops  - Ebony Black  
narrow gold washi tape - Hobbycraft 
Micron black pen 05
Botanical Garden Altenew

I hope you enjoyed the video and post, have a lovely weekend, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more creativity with you shortly ;-) Cx 

05/09/2018

September 2018 Giveaway

Botanical Garden Altenew
Evening everyone, just a quick post this eve to launch our September Giveaway. Join me on Friday when I'll be sharing three card ideas using the Botanical Garden stamp set from Altenew. 
This month we have one of our uber popular ATC Box Kit, an 8 x 8 Little Women paper pad and a hand rolled spool of my Signature Black Construction Tape up for grabs.

As always, to be in with a chance to win To be in with a chance to win this bundle of craftiness leave your comment below on this post before midnight on 30th September 2018 (BST).  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 2nd October. Good luck if you enter.
Enjoy the next couple of days and hope you can join me on Friday for a very Pretty in Pink post :-) C 
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01/09/2018

October Kit of the Month

Patchwork Album Stamperia
Morning everyone, happy Sunday to you.  I love the start of a new month as it's kit launch time. WHOP WHOP.  
For the October Kit I designed a new style of album cover with hidden magnetic closure, and used the bright and colourful 12 x 12 papers from the Patchwork collection by Stamperia to decorate the album cover and pages.  There's lots of trendy images running through the collection that were just perfect to turn into photo frames and neat little journaling tags.  Lots to flip up, fold out and slide about on the pages, and then at the back there's a neat file folder to hold lots of other bits and pieces you may want to keep in the album too.   Here's a few more pics and the full project video too. 

Patchwork Album Stamperia
Patchwork Album Stamperia
Patchwork Album Stamperia
Patchwork Album Stamperia
Click on the video link below to see the full project 

As always, everything you need to create the project is included in the kit.  Just use your own paper trimmer and tools, follow the instructions and short videos to turn your box of goodies into a gorgeous keepsake.  
For more info on the kit of the month, and to pre order yours please follow the link below: 
Well that's all from me for today peeps.  I"ll be back on 5th with our September giveaway so do call back then.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and ta ta for now :-) C 

August Giveaway Winner

Morning Everyone 
Can you believe it's September 1st!  Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits. Our heat wave is over summer is drawing to an end and Harry's about to enjoy his last week at home before heading back to Uni for his third year (I can't believe that either). 
We have two exciting things to share with you today.  The first is our August Giveaway winner.  Thank you if you left a comment.  I loved reading them as always.  Random.org has chosen comment No 37 for us this month;
left by Gerry Brow on 6th August.  Congratulations Gerry.  Please e mail your postal address to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll get your goodies off to you:-).    


The second is to let you know that my October Kit of the Month is now available to pre-order on the website.  

Altered in papers from the Patchwork collection by Stamperia this fun box album is packed full of colour and interactive pages.  In tomorrows post I'll be sharing more pics and the full project video. If you're addicted to my kits, or want to find out more about the kit club follow the link below
Have a lovely day whatever you're up to and look forward to catching up tomorrow if you're able to call back :-) C 

24/08/2018

Lets Get Journaling ..........

Dyan Reveleys Dyalog Annie Moseley

Evening everyone, how's your week been?  Good I hope. Mine's been busy doing everything but crafting, but my little sis, who say's she's definitely not a crafter has been having a real inky stampy week, setting up her aid to loosing weight using Dyan Reaveley's Dyalog System.  So over to you Annie ................ 
This is definitely work in progress but here's where I've got to so far: 
Step 1 - I created a calendar at the front of the book.  Split into two half years it's there for reference.  I love the Small Holes stencil and used Distress Oxides to give the rainbow effect across the pages. 

  Art Journal Index - Annie Moseley
Step 2 - A girl needs an index! I used a stamp for the large scripty words and the boxes and then added hand drawn elements that represented each section of the book to create the key.
 Step 3 - I've used the toadstool stamps from the Garden Leaves stamp and stencil set on pages I'll be recording challenges and solutions.   Mmmm, I love a 'shroom.  They are water coloured with distress inks.    
Step 4 - Backgrounds -  I've had loads of fun using distress inks and stencils to create some simple backgrounds on pages I'll be using at a later date. 
Step 5  - Targets.  This is my weekly weight loss graph.  It takes me all the way through to Thanksgiving. 
Step 6 - Fun pages: There are a few of these through the book.  This is a copy of a card I was sent with a few added circles  - loved it so had to put it in my little book. 
 
Step 7- Reminder pages - these are all about doing the things that I love.  Walking by the sea is one of them and something I do almost every day.   
Step 8 - Solve It - this page is all about solving questions that emerge about how losing weight may affect my health as I continue on my journey.    
And that everyone is as far as I've got.  I'm loving the Travellers Notebook concept (Clarence introduced me to it) being able to use inks, stencils, and stamps to create my own designs, and the idea of having a different books for different subjects.  I'm planning one for puzzles, one for favourite poems and one for Yoga.  

Thanks Annie for sharing your Dyalog with us.  I know what Father Christmas will be buying you lol!!! Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off down to Cornwall to see all of Annie's creative journaling, stroll by the sea and head up to Charlestown, somewhere we've aways said we'd go but never have.   Let's hope the rain holds off.  
Ta ta 'till the next time we catch up :-) Cx 

05/08/2018

August 2018 Giveaway

Winter Wonderland Mini Album and Case Graphic 45
Hi Everyone, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  With crafting for Christmas all around us  thought it would great to have a festive themed giveaway this month.  Altered in papers from the Winter Wonderland collection by Graphic 45 this fun little mini album and coordinated case is perfect to hold those festive pics we all like to take and keep. 
Included in the kit
Hand Rolled spool of my Black Construction Tape 
Selection of 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids 

Here's a few more pics to give you ideas for decorating the case and album
To be in with a chance to win this fab bundle leave your comment on this blog post before midnight on 31st August (BST) 2018.  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st September.  Good luck.
Have a fun day what ever you're up to, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-) C

02/08/2018

September - Kit of the Month

Blue Stars Album and Case - Stamperia
Morning everyone, I'm really excited to be sharing our latest Kit of the Month with you today.  New for September this little Flip Flap album and its co ordinating case has been altered in papers from the Blue Stars collection by Stamperia.  There's a subtle festive feel to the papers and gorgeous whimsical fairies and cut outs adorn the pages. The kit comes with printed instructions and all the elements needed to make up the box, album covers and decorate the pages.  Here's a few more pics of the project.  
Blue Stars Altered Box StamperiaBlue Stars album Stamperia
Blue Stars album StamperiaBlue Stars album Stamperia
Blue Stars album Stamperia
Take a peek at the full project in the video below: 
For more info on what's included in the kit, delivery T  C's and to place your pre-order for this limited stock kit follow the link below: 

Thanks for calling by, have a fun filled day and look forward to catching up again wiht our August Giveaway on 4th :-) C

01/08/2018

July Giveaway Winner

Toucan Party Card Avery Elle
Morning everyone, I'm back from my staycation, feel refreshed and inspired and ready to get back into the craft room, which, amazingly is 1 today WHOP WHOP. :-) 
Thank you if you left a comment on our July Giveaway post.  As always I loved reading them.  Random.org has chosen comment No 16 as our lucky winner this month , left by Karen on 5th July. 

Huge congrats Karen.  Please e mail your address over to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll arrange for your goodies to be shipped out to you.  
Our Giveaway this month will be up on the blog on 4th August.
 
Todays project - inspired by my sisters love of the Guinness Toucan I thought these fun toucans in the Avery Elle stamp set would make a great Birthday card for her.  The mood of the card is really apt for the tropical weather we've been having here in the UK too.

To make - take a 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" white card panel, and using an ink of your choice create stripes with the Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil.  I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. 
On white card stamp out your chosen images and sentiments with black ink and colour in with a mix of red,orange,yellow, black and green pens. Cut out the images (if you don't have the coordinating dies) leaving a narrow white border around the edges.
 Using the largest of the dies from the Lawn Fawn Slide on over die set, cut out two black fun foam circle frames and one white card circles for each card you make.  To create a sunset background for your card blend Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks on the white circle using a sponge dauber or blending tool.
Once you have all the elements prepared for your card, use a little tacky glue to stick the black circle frames together, position and arrange the elements on the striped background panel. (portrait or landscape works for this design). Use tacky glue to adhere them into place, use foam tape to give dimension to the toucans and add glossy accents to the Toucans bodies and the balloons for effect. 
 Attach the panel to a 7 x 5 white card base with a tape runner/double sided tape to complete the card.......... and Ta Da you have a card with a big WOW factor.  .
Supply List 
Toucan Parts Stamp Set - Avery Elle
lawn Fawn - Slide on Over Circles Die Set 
Altenew Watercolour Stripes Stencils 
White Card black 5" x 7" 
White Card 
Fun Foam
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - Pale Geeen, Mid Green, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Black 
Jet Black Archival Ink 
Distress Oxide Inks - Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed 
Foam Pads, Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents, Double Sided Tape 

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your stamps, inks and pens. 

Have a great day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more inspiration with you in the next post.