Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Trick or Treat!

Good Morning to you!
Today's card is all about Halloween! Do you know, this is my first handmade Halloween card, EVER? Yep, that's right - I've admired everyone else's cards for a good few years but never attempted to make one myself...that is, until now.  I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed putting this card together and it helped big time that Newton's Nook had a free digi to get me started - which also meant that I could join in with their Inky Paws Challenge #25 -Halloween theme! 
Thanks Newton's Nook!
So here is my card:

Can you see little Newton? He's dressed up as a spooky black cat for Halloween! 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge(s):
Hope you like it?  Thanks for stopping by today, your visit is very much appreciated.
Until next time
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Friday, 18 September 2015


Good Morning to you!
Today I am joining in with the LEAVES challenge #72 over at
Addicted to CAS challenge blog !

-Here's my CAS card!

My leaves were die cut and added to the left side of my card. I wanted to keep them clean.  I love the sentiment on here!

Until next time
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Products used:
Tim Holtz Distress Mini inks - mowed lawn & spiced Marmalade
Bazzil card stock 
Paper Artsey water coloured paper
Joanna sheen's signature dies - leaves & stamens
Hero Arts white embossing powder

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge

Hello there crafty Peeps!
Here is the inspirational photo
To create my card, I took the shape and colours from the inspirational picture & firstly draw a shape that I had in mind on Paper Artsey watercolour paper - I then used an embossing pen to go over the (erased) lines before then heat embossing with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  Then, using my Paper Smooches stamps  'Feline Friends' I took the single fish stamp out & using Versmark, I stamped the fish inside each little triangle shape - and heat embossed using Hero Arts same embossing powder.  I had in mind to create a little stone ledge for one  of the cat stamps to sit on so I created this using the same single fish stamp!  Next came the cat - it was stamped using MFT's Orange Fizz Hybrid ink, and fussy cut out.  I put the cat aside so as I could work on my background. I wanted to use distress inks, so using the colours in the inspirational picture , I picked out Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon Salty Ocean Spiced marmalade & mustard seed colours. A whole lot of deliciousmess! I firstly concentrated on my pyramid of triangle area - using mainly the blues & green distress colours - I had in mind to make it like a huge fish (triangular!)pond - with an island in the middle (and a very ambitious cat that could jump to the centre of the pond to sit right smack bang in the middle!) So, I gave that area a wash of water and then dropped in colours of distress ink - I let them splosh about mixing themselves up to give a water effect water coloured pond! I heat set it before starting on the outer background - for this, I chose the distress colours; mowed lawn mustard seed, spiced marmalade & Salty Ocean.  Once that was complete I then decided the cat needed a fishing rod! Ideas were popping through my head trying to work out the easiest quickest was of creating one, and whilst I was focusing on the cat stamped image, I noticed that it's tail was kinda like a rod shape! LOL so, that was that, my rod was created out of a cats tail! So once that was complete I stamped another single fish out and added it to the bottom of the 'rod'!  All that was left was for me to adhere it all together and to create a sentiment which I did do, using the sentiment from the same stamp set.  I stamped it onto black card with Versamark Ink, heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder and then draw (carefully) around the fish stamp (which was positioned over the sentiment) and then cut out as best as I could (sometimes these chubby fingers of mine don't play nice).  I popped the sentiment up on to some sticky foam dots and positioned it on to the bottom of my card!

And here it is!  
Wish you could see it in real life the colours are much more vibrant!
So that's my card for the Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge! I had fun creating it!

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
Paper Smooches SPARKS ~ Picture Perfect Challenge

Until next time
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Daisy daisy...

Hello there crafty Peeps!

I've had fun inking up and using my ZIG clear brush pens on the Stampendous 'Daisy thanks' stamp set - these pens are such fun to use and blend beautifully. Firstly, I stamped on a Paper Atsy's watercolour paper panel - using a Versafine ink pad. I then used some Hero Arts clear embossing powder over the top, heat set and then coloured using my Zig pens. Once colouring complete I stamped my (two) sentiment out using Versafine again, and heat embossed using the same Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  I then added my stamped panel onto an A2 card base adding a black strip of card at the bottom (to ground the image). Once that was done I added my sentiment and a few sequins.
That's it for today's card, thanks so much for dropping by -
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Monday, 14 September 2015

New Blog - First Post!

Hi & welcome to my new blog!
My little Crafty Pantry blog has come about due to having moved house - and for the first time having my own little craft room!  it's a tiney -tiny room just big enough for what I have and what I 'need'.  I'm in crafty heaven I can tell you! Before I start posting pics of my makes I am going to show you a few pics of how my room started out:

My little ol' pen house hubby painted up fr me

Is nothing fancy-smancy - but it's everything to me.  I love it & I love my hubby even more for creating it for me!  I'm so looking forward to creating more and more in my 'happy place'.  Please check back - I would love for you to visit me!

See you soon! 
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