21 Jul 2018

ATC Coins



ATC coins appear to be the latest fun trend in crafting, so I thought I would try my hand at creating some. ATC coins apparently need to be sized at 2.5 inches, and from I have seen they are always flat with no embellishments! Of course no embellishments for me is very difficul.  I decided to heat emboss all of the stamps I would be using, so the coins would not be completely flat.


I used Tando Creative coins, but they could also be cut to size on a die cutting machine if you have one, or you can find 2.5 circle template on google to print out. I decided to begin by adding a layer of gesso onto my 2.5 inch coin.The gesso gives a good base for paints or inks.


For the background I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, which I dabbed onto my splodge mat and then spritzed with water




I laid my coin into the resulting inky puddles, until I was happy with the look. It is best to leave the ink to dry a little before dipping again so the colours don’t become muddy. It is difficult to wait....  




I used a mixture of small stamps to heat emboss onto my coins. The sentiments are by Docrafts  and the lovely little images are by Clarity Stamps.

I enjoyed this new to me project, and I think I will be making some more in the future. 

Thank you for stopping by today xx


12 Jul 2018

Paperbabe Alice Rabbit




Hello, did you watch the football match last night? I am very proud of England for playing an honest, clean game. I am not really a football watcher, but I always watch the big English games. Croatia just seemed  to continually trip, kick, and push our players ? 

On a happier note, I was lucky enough to win a Paperbabe challenge! For my wonderful prize I selected the Alice In Wonderland Rabbit templates and face stamps. The templates come in several parts and you piece them together to create your outline, to then colour. The face stamps have multiple layers of eyes, pupils, eyelashes etc. It looked a bit tricky at first but it was very easy to follow and I soon got the idea of it - I think ! The above picture is my very first attempt at using the templates and stamps, it is far from perfect, but not too bad for a first go. 

I used Watercolours to create the background, with layers of playing card suit stamps over the top,  I also stamped and fussy cut a pocket watch, which I  added gold paint to, and glossy accents for a clear watch face. I used black and some white fun flock on the nose. I coloured my die cut flowers to match the colours in the Picture Inspiration provided by Paperbabe. To finish off I added an Alice Sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting, let’s hope the sunny weather returns soon.

I would like to enter my Alice Rabbit into the following challenges. 

Paperbabe Challenge  Picture Inspiration

9 Jul 2018

Alice Day Winner


Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun with my first Alice In Wonderland Challenge, and created such wonderful projects! Random.Org has selected a winner and it is Number 1 Sid.   Congratulations ! Please email me at gillslap AT yahoo.co.uk with your details to receive your wonderful prize.


Sid’s Winning Tag as chosen by Random org.

I do not have any new Crafty makes to share today. So instead  I thought I would share some photos which I took on 1st July during our Guinness World record Largest Cream Tea Party hosted by Mary Berry.


Of course the table was beautifully decorated as the event was held by Cath Kidston.




I wore my Cath Kidston Alice In Wonderland dress!


Mary Berry looked beautiful and elegant as always.


We broke the Guinness world record !








7 Jul 2018

Happy Alice In Wonderland Day



HAPPY ALICE DAY !

To celebrate the day I have made this Mad Hatters Top hat, and decorated it with all wonderful things Alice.




I used numerous stamps and added colour with Watercolours, and fussy cut them all.



I also used some mini playing cards, and painted chipboard pieces. 
I did lots of tricky and challenging gluing so everything would stand up in place.


I wanted the hat to look Wonderland wonderful from every side.
I made roses from vintage Alice book pages. 
I also added dried flowers and moss to enhance her Wonderland garden.

It was a lot of fun to create my Mad Hatters Hat. it is impossible to list all of the items I used, but some of them are 
Chipboard top Hat is from Tando Creative.
Alice sitting stamp is from Dolly Dimples
The White Rabbit and King of Hearts stamps are by Crafty Secrets.
The sentiment is by Carabelle Studio
The jugs etc are by Artful Days they had an Alice themed monthly box last year.

Thank you somuch  for visiting Alice today, have a wonderful day! 
I would love  to enter my Mad Hatters Hat into the following challenges.


6 Jul 2018

Alice Challenge Enter Today




I have made this Alice tag to tie onto the winning gift for my Alice Fun Challenge. Today is the last day to enter so if you have time to create something Wonderland today please do enter  and of course Don’t Be Late xxx

I will be back tomorrow with something special for the day!

Thank you for stopping by.

1 Jul 2018

Alice In Wonderland Challenge Reminder 7 Days left !




Hello, how are you, are you enjoying the sunny weather? 

Unusually for me I have created a clean and simple card today! If you are thinking of creating something for Alice Day, and I do so hope you are, there are 7 Days left to enter. 

There is a huge variety of  themes you could use for Alice, so why not take a look through your little box of crafty supplies (yes I know it isn’t really  little !) and I am sure with your creativity and talent you could conjure up a little something to celebrate Alice Day.

Alice Theme Ideas 
Tea party, cups, saucers, china, plates, cake, tea, sandwiches etc 
Time, clocks, watches etc 
Flowers, roses, etc 
Doors, keys, locks etc 
Butterfly, caterpillar
Trees, toadstools, rabbit holes 
Hare, Rabbit
Top hat
Playing cards,  suits hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds
Queen of hearts
Jabberwocky everyone must have on of those in their craft stash ! 


One random winner will selected to win the following

Thank you for stopping by today, stay cool xx

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