Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tando Spooky week

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this is my Spooky project made for Tando blog.
As we don't celebrate Halloween, I am not sure if it's really spooky, but I love this Tando chipboard collection a lot and with a mask, gold- yellow mist, black gesso and some embossing powders, this small craft piece looks fine to me.
What do you think? Does it FRIGHTEN you?
Just a bit?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Big Holidays with IBS

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Today I am going to show  you my first card made with new Inspired by Stamping October release.
I used Big Holidays sentiment set here and this is the best ever sentiment set! You have sentiments for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year in great size with lovely fonts and it's just one set you need for all of those Holidays crafts.

I made the book shape card  from a think cardstock, then added dry embossed  and painted piece as my book front and spine and then added a few thin chipboards painted into some gold shade. Then I made the sentiment  panel with IBS die cut and one of the sentiments,stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold  It looks kind of a simple card, but then it was done with inks, paints, die cutting, heat and dry embossing and even with embellishments. Try it! Book shaped cards are lovely!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Little me back in time with Prima

My " little me back in time" lo made with Prima products- only- and with Prima BAP sketch  for October.
I don't have too many photos of little myself back in the USSR. I sure wouldn't go back in time to this country that days. NO THANK!

This is a true Mixed Media page with a lot of gesso (even background paper is not seen anymore); masks and texture pastes; embossing powders; mists, stamping, more gesso and then me and a lot of embellishments.And me teal fingers for the next 3 days...

 I enter this to more challenges:
Studio challenge to get messy with  Mixed Media
 Anything goes for Clique kit
 Layers- more than 3- for Hoarders anonymous
 Get messy for Frosted designs

Spooky with Sweet Stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends!
  This is my last post for Sweet Stamps company as after 18 months on this most generous team I decided to move on and to try new adventures.  So here is my Spooky project for this week's challenge  and this time I made altered chipboard tray with a few stamped images inside and some  stickers added to the free spots in the tray.

  I used Sweet Stamps AF Halloween Silhouettes set , Tando creative tray, Paper House Productions stickers, FWAB bling and IAm Roses black flowers.  I decided to stay in this black- grey and orange colors only and I think it's a nice Halloween project.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Spooktacular Halloween

Hello my dear crafty friends1 Today I want to share my Spooky house of ghosts I made with Tando chipboard house shape tray and a lot of Paper House Productions stickers. Yes, just stickers. Easy project that can be done with kids. Lovely spooky result  in 15 minutes, including paint dry time.
So here is this lovely??(aka frighten) house:

I enter this to a couple of web challenges
Halloween for Moxxie
 Halloween for Paper Issues
 Haunted mansion for Red carpet studio

It's clear All about me

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is my second mini album made with the most gorgeous Sherlock mini book collection from Meg's Garden.
As you may understand  from this collection's name it's mostly vintage /masculine line of papers.
But then who says you can't  make a girly mini album with the very same papers?  Not me!
And as I already challenged  myself to make a girly mini album, I challenged myself  second time   to make it about myself.

As a fact: I am the most non photogenic person on the Earth.  I maybe have 5 good photos in the last 10 years. But then why not to give it a try? So I picked 5 pretty recent photos from our  trip to Cyprus and made 5 paged acrylic mini album ALL ABOUT ME.
Making acrylic album was the third self challenge: the papers are single sided  and you need to cover the ugly white with the same  size of paper on the back. Then you want to see something clear and maybe even to see layers of photos. And the best possible glue for acrylic pages is not the best " non seen" one.
So here is an overall look of my album:

I made some textured paste swirls over the clear spaces left after I made a cluster of Sherlock's tag on my cover. I added a flowers cluster on the corner, some metal trinkets and a chipboard title covered with red embossing powder.

The inside of the cover page has this envelope pocket that it good for anything you want to keep  inside:  ephemera  or just your thoughts.
I added the trim to cover the " ugly white" left from the cover  paper cluster and added a doily and a transparent clock just for the interest.

The first page has this very small photo glued from the back side of this page and covered with a small paper circle on the front.

Again, this is the back of this page and it was made to cover the white side of the previous paper. I made my only journalling over this page.

The next page has the back glued photo and the front paper frame .

The back of this third  page is a classic paper- border- photo- embellishment page.

This forth page is the most " clear" one and I wanted it to stay this way. And this is  how it looks with the next, fifth page on the back.

This is how the third, previous page, looks from the forth back...

Th last , fifth page , from the front side

The back cover has another envelope for more " memories" to keep.

Products used from  Meg's Garden
Sherlock mini book kit
Paper flowers
Fabric flower
Metal trinkets
Transparency Butterflies
Transparency Clocks
 Chain Tim Holtz
More things from the grab bag that was sent to me

Chipboard title- A2Z Scraplets
Ribbon with pearls, pearls- Prima

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Inspired by Stamping Birthday blog hop

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my blog today!

Surprise!  I'm here today, along with other gals on the Inspired By Stamping design team, to wish the Inspired By Stamping store'sowner, Joanna, a happy 3rd anniversary for the store and an early happy birthday!  You should have arrived here from Grace Tolman's  blog.  If not, and you'd like to join in the fun, please start at Joanna's blog and hop along with us to wish her many happy returns!  We've all made birthday creations to share using Inspired By Stamping products.  Come and take a peek at mine!

And now for my story:
3 years ago, on October 2011, I found a Design Team call for Inspired by Stamping stamps company.
I wasn't much of a stamper those days, but I tried each and every possible call as I was very new to crafting, designing or being on any team, but challenge blogs only.
I made this team and this was my very first stamping company design spot. Three  years later, with like 10 stamp companies more in my resume, I am still on this team!
And I hope it will be forever. Just two of us left from the original list: Kendra Sand and I, but  this team feels like Home, and this is a place you want to stay forever and ever.
So this month Inspired by Stamping is 3 years old.
In a few more days our dear owner, Joanna, will celebrate her birthday.
Happy Birthday to you both: the girl who had a dream and the company that is this " Dream did come true".
I want to thank Joanna for the chance she gave me then and for the opportunity to be creative with her gorgeous stamps, papers, dies and files. This is a place to create whatever I want, in any style and to be true to my artistic way with  all IBS  products and to show the world that any stamp can be used by any crafter if you just have a bit of imagination.


Inspired by stamping products used:
Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with all of us from Inspired By Stamping!  Your next stop is Joanne Herbert blog. 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Halloween treat bag

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is my new altered  paper bag made for Halloween.

It's a real up cycled project as  I used Pandora bag and  gave it the very  special treat: I  painted it with black chalkboard paint without any  gesso and as it's a big glossy the paint is not really permanent over. So I got this " blast" and made finger nailed doodling around the front and it looks really unique.
I made the front Halloween House panel with Tando house shaped chipboard and a lot of Paper House Productions stickers and added some IAmRoses flowers to fit their web challenge.

Friday, 24 October 2014

PHP Die cut stickers pack week

My new lo made for Paper House Productions Die cut stickers pack week.

PHP products used:
Endless summer paper pad

Fun beach die cut stickers pad

Other products:
Chipboard title: A2Z Scraplets
Mask: Tando Creative
Inks: Faber Castell DMC gelatos
Cardstock: AC
Embossing powder: WOW! Embossing Powders

Step by step instructions:
1. Cut the sea view paper to 11 1/2 *11 1/2'' and ink the edges with blue gelato paint. Use yellow gelato to make "sun rays" with mask on the right top corner. Glue the photo as shown and be sure to find the right connection of the sea on your photo to the sea line on the paper.
2.  Hand cut the huge glitter "wave" from another   paper from the same pad and glue it over the photo. Glue all stickers from the pack as shown: some on the background and some on the front, making the big cluster on the left low corner of your page.
3. Cover the bare chipboard with teal glitter embossing powder and glue the title on the front as shown. Add some glaze drops to imitate the water and let it dry. Add some blue and reddish mist near the "sun rays" and trim a sun sticker to fit the corner.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Follow your dreams : Mixed Media art

Hello our dear crafty friends !
This is my Mixed Media project that I made with  Die- Versions dies, 3L adhesives and a lot of WOW! Embossing powders.

The whole project today was an experiment as I never used so much adhesives combined with embossing powders and dies  and some of the effects are cool, some are hard to make and some were just impossible  and not even added to this piece.
So here we go!

I used the thick white cardstock as my " canvas" and  Collage stamp was stamped around with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Bright White powder.
As a next step I  randomly added a lot of glue strips inside the white space using 3-L E-Z runner. Then I heat embossed the strips with Primary Sunny Yellow and Peach Gleam. The result was lovely, but then, as it often happens with Mixed Media layers, it became almost not seen, but as a texture and a bit of yellow rays under the brick wall that I made later.
The brick wall was made with a Die- Versions Bricks Background die  and 3-L Adhesive permanent Sheets.

I die cut the white cardstock over this great and really working adhesive sheet and then used the cut (still with the paper backing) and VersaMark ink to make my background brick wall with Paprika powder.Then I added a few big 3D Foam Squares and heat on the left side of the piece and heat embossed them with the same powder. Sorry, as I said before: not much seen after the outer layers.
 As the die cut was already covered with embossing ink I heat embossed it with Opaque Vanilla White powder and  adhered in two pieces to make my outer brick wall.
The next use of 3L products was those to add some 3D Dotz  around and to heat emboss them with Ruby Romance powder. In between all those layers I used Gelatos, mists and inks to make this colourful textural background.
The main  Butterfly Flourish  die was cut twice. The lower layer was cut with 3d Foam White creative sheet and also the cut was easy, as the die is very delicate it was a hard work to release all small pieces from inside. I am sure that using less delicate die makes the work easier. The second problem with this  foam cut was when I heat embossed it with Olive and Chartreuse, Sherbert, Sunny Yellow  and Ruby Romance powders: it shrinked! Also I really love the result the flowers and the butterflies are much smaller that they were originally.
So I made another regular paper cut, coloured and heat embossed with Clear  Gloss Regular embossing powder and added over the first die cut layer.
The sentiment from the same stamp set was added and my art piece was all done.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Think pink blog hop

Please scroll down for two more post made today in my blog!

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so the Die-Versions Design Team wanted to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends. We want to get the message out to all women about the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms.

We want all of you to Hop with us!! Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate generously provided by Die Versions. Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States. You can see all of the dies Die-Versions has to offer and do some shopping at the Die-Versions store.

Many of the designers today will be using images generously provided by Doodle Pantry. Doodle Pantry provides a diverse selection of images. There is something for everyone, so be sure to stop by to see all they have to offer.

We have also joined with Fighting Pretty to donate cards to be delivered to breast cancer patients. If you would like to donate your cards we would love to pass them along to brighten the days of needed recipients. Please email Lori at mulchlady(at)aol(dot)com for the address to send your cards.
 So if you came from Mary's blog- you are in the right way.
And this is my card made for the hop. 
 I didn't use any images, but DV  dies only and made a real Pink ribbon to add to my card.

Your next  and last stop on the Think Pink Blog Hop is Lisa . So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope.

Pumpkins anywhere

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last post of Cornish Heritage Farms DT member.
6 months are gone with a wind and I move to another adventures. I want to thank the owner and the team for a lovely half a year term and I sure will use my stamps and images for free designs in the future.
So here is our challenge this time: use Pumpkin.  I stamped  pumpknis over the glossy paper twice, covered with glue glitter and clustered over this fall paper.

The pumpkins look very rich and real with this kind of coloring.

And for more inspiration please visit all other CHF designers blogs:
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog -
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-ordinator) -
Kristine Reynolds -
Steph Ackerman - 
Amber Hillman -
Ann Marie Saunders -
Irit Shalom -
Kelly Santi -
Maureen Russell -
I neter this card for a couple of web challenges:
 Fall season for Paper issues
 Red rubber inspirationals- pumpkins
 Warm autumn colors-for Stamping Sensations

Sweet Stamps Anything goes week

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Anything goes week.
This is my new card made with a new, Sweet stamps  stencil and a new Piccolo chipboard frame.
 I made the background with Gelatos pulled over the stencil without any water added over and then misted an upper part with a yellow mist to get this background.
Then I stamped over the background with black permanent ink. The chipboard frame was inked with a mix of Gelotos and heat embossed with clear powder. The last, but not least, was this stamped sentiment that was so perfect for this card.

 And now it's your turn!
Play with us and you can win some gorgeous goodies!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Celebrate Halloween

We don't celebrate Halloween in Israel, but then, having an American family (my only sister is a New- Yorker for like 25 years) helps a bit. I do have lovely Halloween photos of my 14 years old niece Tamar and I love to make layouts for her. On the other hand I adore Halloween colors and products; really feel connected to them and PHP new Halloween stickers are so adorable that you just use them more and more, as I did on this page.
And now for some scrappy tips from making this page:
1. The cemetery gate packing is fantastic to use as the sticker backing as is; the best possible packaging ever!
2. The gate sticker is perfect as a frame for a small or trimmed to the size photo.
3. You don't need to own any Halloween themed paper and you can do yours with any black/grey/dark purple  paper from any collection and to add some texture with masks, stamps or even doodling.

Products used:
Paper House Productions
Generation paper pad

Eastern Enchantment  pad

Halloween Hauntings 3d stickers

Bats 3d stickers

Cemetery 3d stickers

 Cemetery 3d sticker

Other products:
Cobweb mask- Tando Creative
Mists- Lindy's Stamp Gang
Glitter glue, black gesso, orange ink - Ranger
 Step by step instructions:
1. Use the backside of Family Heritage with books paper from Generation pad as your background paper. Distress Labels paper from the same pad – using the back side of it - around as shown. Use Cobweb mask and black gesso to make cobweb effect on the top half of the page and let it dry.
2. Glue the Cemetery package in the middle of the page and add the Cemetery sticker over. Trim your photo to the size that fit the gate and glue it inside the sticker.
3. Cut the Candles paper from Far East pad and adhere on the bottom of the page over the photo spot. Make a row of 3d stickers making two clusters from both sides of the photo. Add the Halloween Haunting title on the bottom right of your page.
4. Add some acrylic round stickers and bats over the page as shown. Spread touches of orange glitter glue and black and orange mists around the page.


I enter this page for a couple of web challenges:
 Fall season for Paper Issues
 Layers - I have at least 6 if I count the photo- for Craft Hoarders
 Halloween for Moxxies

Sweet Stamps Fall week

Hello my dear crafty friends! Welcome to our Fall challenge on Sweet Stamps !

Irit is here and this is my Fall card made with Sweet stamps new released stencils, stamps and Piccolo chipboards, all on one card.
I used various distress inks for both background and front panel of this card.
Just  pick some fall colors and rub them over your stencils to get this gorgeous look.
Then I stamped some Doodle flowers randomly over the stencilled background and made this vertical sentiment panel.
The last touch were those  lovely chipboard flowers and a swirl  embellished with yellow rhinestones as my flower centers.The chipboard were painted with the same mix of distress inks and covered with Glossy Accents over the paint.

 Prosucts used:

Vertical Happy Fall 9120
Distress inks- various colors used 

Doodle Flowers Clear Stamp Set AF4601

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