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Saturday 9 September 2017

Docrafts Demos Autumn 2017

With Summer officially over and the rain settled in for the foreseeable future it's the perfect opportunity to keep busy with preparing for my Docrafts Autumn demos. I hope you are all well and busy crafting too.

Docrafts gets nostalgic for Christmas this year with a kitsch collection called Love Santa. It's fun and lively with a bright colour palette that will appeal to all ages. The range features charming Babysham-style reindeer and other iconic images.

With 12 x 12" and 6 x 6" paper packs, gift tags, toppers, decoupage and 3D stickers, there’s everything you need to get started with your Christmas crafting. 

The collection also includes an A4 Ultimate pack, A5 die-cut postage stamps, colourful festive sticker sheets and 4 x 4" clear stamps featuring Christmas sentiments and images. 
Embellishments include mini tinsel and strings of mini lights, plus pom-poms and glitter pots.

There are also lots of fabulous new X-cut dies. Dies are always very popular for Christmas projects and quick cards. There is a design for every style.

Besides the beautiful new winter scene dies there are some wonderful and fun seasonal and festive mini dies.

It's not all about Christmas though. Docrafts have also brought out the wonderful Modern Lustre collection. It's an opulent looking range that is perfect for celebrations of all occasions. The foiled designs come on a white background, with a selection of geometric lines, spots, stars and stripes for a fresh, contemporary feel.  The range includes paper packs, a decoupage pack and clear stamps, with sentiments for every occasion.

I do hope you will visit your local Docrafts stockists to check out these fabulous new collections.
I shall be at The Range in Carmarthen this weekend and in the Swansea and Llanelli Range stores later this month and in October. I hope you will be able to stop by if you are in the area.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Friday 1 September 2017

Creative Artiste #30 September 2017

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see my Crafts Galore Encore challenge post.

Welcome to my September post for 
We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #29 in August. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by:

Scrapmatts & Papertole Australia

I have decorated a  5"x 7" (12 x 18 cm) canvas using some of the gorgeous products I received from Scrapmatts.

I used the heart lattice stencil with texture paste for the background and gessoed over.

I tore up a printed vintage postcard and randomly glued that down before adding patches of  DecoArt Crackle Paste. I then dry brushed with gesso to knock back the black. I splattered some red and black DecoArt spray across the canvas.

I used the dividing piece of chipboard from the Ornate Frames and heat embossed it in silver. The words are from the Assorted Words 28 set. I painted them in red acrylic and secured the montage in place with a gel medium.

I added some paper roses and buttons from my stash. I painted the buttons red before I tinged them and the roses with silver Pebeo Wax. I finished the canvas by adding the wax around the edges.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create mixed media projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.
I hope you all have a nice weekend. 

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/septembers-challenge.html x

Crafts Galore Encore September 2017

September has arrived and children are back at school in Wales this week but I'm still waiting for Summer. Hopefully we will at least have a mild, dry Autumn.

Today I have a card to show you that I made
for our September challenge on the
Thank you to everyone who joined in with August's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.
Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

Our sponsor this month is:

Fabrika Fantasy

I have made an 8"x 8" card.

I used a piece of card coloured with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet as a base and layered a paper from the G45 Rare Oddities collection. The sentiment was printed on the computer and layered on to off-cuts.

The design team was lucky enough to be able to choose an image from Fabrika Fantasy to work with and I picked this fabulous Wise Dragon. I've coloured it with Copics and layered it on to a piece of card coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.

I made some mini books out of card as embellishments.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your "Anything Goes" creations.