Monday, 18 January 2021
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
I am taking some time out today to be able to do some crafting. It has snowed a little bit here again but not settled and the rain that followed it has insured that there is no white left to be seen.
I am still loving these snow men from the very talented Amy Young of Sweet November Stamps though. They really do bring a smile to my face :)
I have teamed this one from the Drop it like it's cold stamp set with a die called It's Your Day from Time for tea designs. I also used one of the new Time for Tea stencils in the back ground to add a few stars to distress my inking. The stencil is called Falling Stars and I used Squeezed Lemonade distress ink along with a beautiful blender brush to colour up the white paper.
Monday, 11 January 2021
This Cosy Winter stamp set from Time for Tea Designs has so many adorable little critters that really do work for far more than just Christmas. I have coloured up this super cute bear with Spectrum noir tri-blend markers and done a very simple bit of stenciling in the background using just the wilted violet distress ink, a Time for Tea Designs Beautiful Blender Brush and the Time for Tea Designs Cosy Sweater stencil. I let it fade out and just made it a bit darker where I wanted to put the bear. As a finishing touch I used the speech bubbles stamps and dies to add this little sentiment. The speech bubbles set are just so versatile. There are sentiments for most occasions you can think of so I feel its a real staple to have in your stash.
If you haven't already seen Time For Tea Designs now also have a new set of Beautiful Blender Brushes! There is a set of 5 brushes in rainbow colours. They are not only beautiful to look at but it is very handy to know easily what colour ink you are using them for :)They should be in the Crafty Purple Frog Shop very soon!
Sunday, 10 January 2021
Well the snow has turned to ice here now which is not as much fun so I would love it to snow again :D For this card I have used the brand new Frosty Feet stamp set by Sweet November Stamps. You can grab in now in either the Sweet November shop or the Crafty Purple Frog store. If you buy both the new snowmen stamp sets then you can also get the digi sentiment set that has been made to work with them for free!!
I did some ink blending in the background using distress inks and the Time For Tea Designs beautiful blender brushes. I also added a bit of texture to the blue by spraying a bit of water over it then I tore a piece of white paper for the snow drift my snowmen are standing on. I coloured the snow men with Spectrum noir tri-blend markers and finished the whole thing off with the brilliant huge "Let it snow" die from Time for Tea designs and scattering around some sparkly nuvo drops.
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Saturday, 9 January 2021
Sweet November. Amy Young is so clever with her art and I feel very lucky to be the only other store to stock her stamps. This release is another 2 stamps sets that have a lot of fun snow people dancing and some little critter friends with them. There is also a digi sentiment set to go with them and while stocks last if you buy both stamp sets from the Crafty Purple Frog store I will send you the sentiment set for free!
This release could not have been better timed for me as yesterday we had a load of snow here and I made my own snowman in one of the fields :D
I am sure you aren't here for a weather update though so here is my first card that I have to show you for these sets. I used the Drop it like it's cold stamp set and one of the digi sentiments. Of course the snowman had to have an action wobble so he can actually twerk.
I coloured him with Spectrum noir tri-blends and inked up the ground with some Distress ink. For the background I used one of the new Time For Tea Designs stencils called Nordic Star with some more Distress ink and inked through the stencil with the Time For Tea Designs beautiful blender brushes. To finish it off I have added some sparkle with double sided tape and then poured some Wow! Hammerhead shark earth glitter on to the tape. This glitter is brilliant as it is environmentally friendly! It is made from a plant rather than plastic.