Tag You're It Challenge

I have made a tag today that I am entering into the Tag You're It Challenge.  This is the tag by the very talented Michelle Short that I have based my design on.

I have gone with a flower theme too and a bit of a watercoloured background.
WPlus9 Blanket Stitched Blooms used to make a tag for the Tag You're It! Challenge #54
I used the Blanket Stitched Blooms stamps by WPlus9 and the sentiment is from Woodland Gifts from Mama Elephant.  The flowers were coloured with Copics and then I added some Glossy Accents to the flower centres.
Entry to the Tag You're It! Challenge #54
I splattered some Picket Fence Distress Spray onto the background once I had finished.
Back soon...
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Challenge Winner & Honey Bee Bear Card

Well I found out yesterday that I have won a challenge over at Addicted to CAS with this card where the theme was 'MUSIC'.  Yay!  Happy dance!  And to top it all I won a $15 voucher to spend at Happy Little Stampers...Yay and more happy dancing!!

It also means that I will be their guest designer in a challenge that starts on 3rd September which is a bit nerve wracking.

Anyway, enough dancing.  I've made a card today using another new stamp set that I know is going to be used LOTS!  WPlus9 Curious Forest Friends. 
Curious Forest Friends by WPlus9 - Honey bear Card
I stamped the honeypot over some watercoloured card using versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
I then coloured the honeypot using my Zig Clean Color markers and used a blue watercolour wash.
After it was dried I added the little bees and again coloured them with Zigs.  I then cut the watercoloured panel using Sunshine Layers and layered it onto a black card base.
Card made using Curious Forest Friends by WPlus9
The sentiment is from the same set and the bear has been coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.
Honey Bear card made using WPlus9 Curious Forest Friends stamps
You will probably see a LOAD more cards using these stamp sets in the future....I'll try not to overdo it!
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Aloha Turtle

I made this card for this week's challenge over at Less is More and the theme is 'Exotic'.  I racked my brain (didn't take long!) and then because I don't really have any stamps that fitted the theme, I searched online and found this funny dancing turtle digi stamp on Etsy by Amy Stirland whose shop is called Artpixie.
So here's my card....
A dancing turtle Aloha card made for the Less is More Challenge 'Exotic'
I wasn't sure what colours a turtle was meant to be and there are lots of different ones on google so I just picked some greens and put them where I thought they should be - he looks a bit 'Ninja' to me and perhaps he's doing a karate kick rather than a dance?!!
I printed him along with the 'Aloha' sentiment and after colouring decided I needed a bit of an exotic pink/purple element so added the flower.  I also added some Wink of Stella to both the flowers.
Aloha Dancing Turtle card made for the LIM Challenge - Theme Exotic
I mounted the top layer on foam to a card base in Raspberry Pink by Papermilldirect.
I hope he's exotic enough for the challenge?!!!

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Forest Friends - WPlus9

After promising myself that I would be good this month and not order any crafting supplies, when I saw the latest release from WPlus9 I was very naughty and ordered 3 stamp sets and matching dies.  I have always been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh and this set and also 'Curious Friends' (which I also bought) reminds me of him. 
The one I have used to make today's card is called Forest Friends
WPlus9 Forest Friends
I started off by watercolouring a night sky background using my Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and then added a few stars using a white Uni-ball Signo pen and some sequins by Lucy's Cards.
I layered a piece of white card over the top and cut out the frame using the Peek a Boo rectangle die from MFT.
Thinking of You card made using WPlus9 Forest Friends
I coloured the bear using Copics and fussy cut him out.
The sentiment was heat embossed onto some of the watercoloured card left over from the background.
Have a great weekend, back on Monday with another card using my new crafting stash!
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Life is good with glitter!

I am back today with another heat transfer project that I did over the weekend.  I saw a T-shirt by Heidi Swapp with a 'Life is Good' slogan on a black t-shirt with gold vinyl so although we can buy Heidi Swapp stuff over in the UK (I love all things Heidi) I doubt we will be able to buy the t-shirts over here or as cheaply as I made mine!

Life is Good T-shirt made with gold glitter heat transfer vinyl
I spent ages trying to get the photo to pick up just how lovely that gold glitter HTV is in real life but my photos don't do it justice.  It is GORGEOUS!!
I bought the T-shirt in a sale when I went shopping with a friend last week for £5 and it is really soft and of a good quality.  I already had the heat transfer vinyl so it was just a case of creating a file in Silhouette Studio using my trusty Cameo and cutting it all out and weeding the vinyl.
DIY gold glitter heat transfer vinyl t-shirt made using my Silhouette Cameo
I ironed the HTV on the T-Shirt and I am not sure yet how it will wash (because I ironed it as opposed to using a heat press) but I gave it a good hard press after I had peeled off the transfer sheet and I always use a silicon sheet between the material and iron to stop it scorching.  I also use a piece of wood that I put underneath the t-shirt on my kitchen worktop so that I can press really hard rather than using the ironing board.
You can buy sheets of the HTV at MDP Supplies here in the UK and they sell it in sheets rather than having to spend a fortune on rolls.
You can buy lots of lovely colours and I'll be honest, I haven't had much luck with the pink glitter htv despite the sheet I bought being replaced by MDP as it left a pink stain around the edges on anything I ironed it on.  It was apparently a bad batch and hopefully that is now sorted, but the gold glitter works absolutely BEAUTIFULLY!
Now....what can I make next?!!  Would my husbean like a glitter T-Shirt?!!!  I can hear him screaming NO!!!!!!
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