Hedgehog Hollow Card Using All Four Boxes

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am making a Hedgehog Hollow Card Using All Four Boxes. I did not start out by planning it this way but as I was going through the boxes it organically happened. I did cut a lot of the footage of me flipping through the boxes and choosing papers to save time lol. Luckily all the flowers were already cut out so that saved me a tonne  of time!

Knowing I was going to use the Hedgehog Hollow Pocket stamps and dies I planned accordingly, finding two papers that looked good together. Hunting through my as yet unsorted ink pad swatches I found a colour that closely matched the papers. At first I was concerned the Milled Lavender Distress ink was too pale. The Tim Holtz stamp platform helped me get around this by allowing me to repeatedly stamp the images on top of themselves, building up the colour.

I die cut the Sweet word die three times on white cardstock backed with Crafts 4 U wide double sided adhesive tape.  Layering them up and covering them with Milled Lavender and clear Wink of Stella. The stamped and cut pocket was adhered with foam tape to raise it up.

After quickly shaping a bunch of the precut Lawn Fawn Spring Sprig flowers I adhered them with Helmar glue. After sticking the layered up sweet to the pocket I added some more flowers. Then I added more bling to a card than I ever have before!

Here  are the cards I helped my little friend make.

A little crooked but not bad for a 4 year old. The next one uses chipboard from a previous haul that you can get here.

What did you think of my Hedgehog Hollow Card Using All Four Boxes? It didn’t go quite the way it was envisioned, card making is like that though… Hope you are all creating some arty crafty alchemy of your own. See you next time 🙂

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

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Hedgehog Hollow June 2018 Unboxing

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today is the Hedgehog Hollow June 2018 Unboxing! This one is super exciting as everything was designed by Alexandra from Hedgehog Hollow. The box is themed around making projects for males. Something that can be hard to do sometimes. You can see previous unboxings here and here.

There is not one, not two but three stamp sets in the Hedgehog Hollow June 2018 box! The large Diamond Plate Background stamp as well as the Denim Pocket and Masculine Sentiments stamp sets. The Denim pocket stamp set has words for every male relative, grandfather, dad, step dad, uncle etc as well as some other sentiments as well. The masculine sentiments is chock full of assorted sentiments.

The Demin Pocket dies not only contain the die to cut the pocket out but also has three small word dies. Then we also have the large Hand Lettered (by Alexandra) Die. I love getting the word dies in the boxes as I don’t have very many big ones just a few tiny ones.

The Hedgehog Hollow June 2018 box also contained the regular 5 half sheets of Neenah Solar White and some extra pieces of coloured cardstock. There are also two pieces of patterned paper. For those with a rolling subscription we got a sneak peek at Tonics Arabian Nights collection. We received Nuvo embossing powder in Copper Blush, it’s a very nice colour.

Sorry for the lateness of the video. I was exhausted after Vivid and then something happened within my family that took precedence over getting a video out on time. I will try to be consistent but at the moment things are up in the air. Family things are definitely taking priority at this time! Thank you for your patience and understanding! Let me know below what your favourite item in the box is. I hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy of your own. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

Hedgehog Hollow March 2018 LDRS Box

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Holy wow did I have to wait a long time for my Hedgehog Hollow March 2018  box. USPS must have sent it around the world or something lol. It usually takes a week and a half to get something from the states but I had to wait twice that 🙁 Anyway it’s here now and all is good! You can see what I got in my first box here.

The Hedgehog Hollow March 2018  box contains lots of goodies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps or LDRS for short. It is excellent value for money this month for sure. We got an awesome envelope die that is big enough to hold a gift card. I got the fairy!!! The die set is called Fairy Fantasy. I still think I want the other one too though, that’s called Love Letter.

We also got not one but two six inch paper collections. Twelve sheets of each, which is half a stack. The collections we got are Sweet Pea and Pretty Perfect. Alexandra also chose four hybrid ink cubes to match our papers. The colours are La-La-Lavender, Pink Tutu, Key Lime Pie and Raven. Best of all the LDRS hybrid inks work with both watercolouring and alcohol markers 😀 This makes me a very happy girl as I do both and it’s a pain swapping ink pads all the time lol. I just need a re-inker now as of course spots don’t last as long as full sized pads.

We also got our cute lil Minnie Winnie & Furry Fabulous stamp and die set. The dies even match all the accessories for the dog and Winnie. Because I am a regular subscriber I also got some clear embossing powder. I was hoping for white but ah well lol. Finally we got Neenah Solar white and some other card stocks as well as velum to make cards with. I can’t wait to give this stuff a go.

Is there anything you like from the box? What would you make? Thanks for joining me.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Spotlight and Reject Shop Hauls March 2018

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing my Spotlight and Reject Shop Hauls for this month. Spotlight surprised me by having some things I actually wanted for a change but not what I was actually after. The Reject Shop, while their selection is small,  it is dangerous!

Spotlight has been ho hum for me for a while, prices have become very high and their paper craft  range seems to have shrunk. When I was in there they had no KaiserCraft 6.5″ stacks at all and barely any other Kaiser products. On a side note some of their pricing is out of line with other KaiserCraft retailers. Ranging from a dollar or two more to five or six dollars more for a 12″x12″ paper kit. That being said I still managed to snag a couple of bargains with the Heidi Swapp products and the Zing Embossing powder.

The Reject Shop has also shrunk their art and craft sections but what they do have has been packing a mighty punch. The fanciful collection is divine, all those mermaids fairies and unicorns. Twig & Twine is quite nice with a few random pieces of paper in the paper pad that you have to wonder over like the flag signing one. I wish I had seen the Glasshouse paper pad as the die cuts are so pretty.

Having the co-ordinating packs makes crafting with the papers a lot easier as you have ready made embellishments ready to go. My current website header is a pop up box I made using the Fanciful die cuts and some of the stickers as well. I didn’t have the paper stack at the time so had to use other papers from my stash. If you would like to see more photos of the card head over to the Arty Crafty Alchemy page on Facebook.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought, go create some magic!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist