Amp It Up August Gift Cards and Tags Collab with Heavenly Imaginings

Hello fellow Alchemist,

Welcome to the¬†Amp It Up August blog hop hosted by Heavenly Imaginings. This week is Gift Cards and Tags and a group of us lady’s have put together some lovely projects to share. I will link everyone below.

Today I made five tags and six gift cards. I have an overall theme happening because for the last week I want to tie most things together 😊 The papers and ephemera are all from Kaisercraft and the Mini Vellum Tags are from Making Memories. The paper pads I used were Twig & Berry and December 25th. I used ephemera from the Turtle Dove, Silent Night and Twig & Berry collectibles.

Stamps used came From Studio G, Holiday clear stamps and Hampton Arts Joyous Holiday by Alison Wong. They were stamped with Versamark embossing ink and sprinkled with either Hampton Art gold or Alison Ellis Designs Golden Sparkle embossing powder. After being stamped and embossed on black cardstock they were turned into small word banners.

To all the big tags I cut with the Tom Holtz Tag Collection dies I added ribbons. I also added ribbons and stickers to all the Making Memories Vellum Tags. To finish everything off I added miscellaneous pearls and rhinestones.

Don’t forget to check out the projects of the lovely ladies below ūüôā Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Bye for now

The Arty Crafty Alchemist.

Please check out he other Lovely Ladies in the collab:

Heavenly Imaginings
Alexis and Melinda’s Art Space
Blue Raven Art and Craft
Crafty Kylie
Fiona Jane
Joanne Leigh
Wendy Mason

Man’s Shirt Card feat Junes Hedgehog Hollow Box

 Hello fellow alchemists,

Todays card¬† is a Man’s Shirt Card feat Junes Hedgehog Hollow Box. There are still a couple of previous boxes on the Hedgehog Hollow website. You can see the new July box here as well as some lolly taste testing. challenging myself I stuck to items mostly from the June box. Apart from ink (there was none in this box) and buttons, I succeeded.

The brown patterned paper in the box threw me off, however I¬† used it as the basis for the card. The paper reminds me of the 70’s lol. Turning over the top corner of the paper created a collar. After die cutting the pocket from the paper I stamped it with Sepia Archival ink using the Hedgehog Hollow Denim Pocket stamp set.

Cutting a slit in the paper from the bottom to under the collar let me add in an accent piece.  Mimicking piping that matched the folded over collar using a scrap piece of the patterned paper. Hunting through my buttons I found three thought were  perfect for the shirt.

After cutting the Hand Lettered Dad die from cardstock with double sided adhesive on one side three times I layered them together. Then I covered the die cut stack with the Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Pad and sprinkled with Copper Blush embossing powder.

The skin was coloured on Neenah Solar White with Copics. The buttons are stuck down with Helmar glue after adding some brown Hampton Arts twine to them. After a battle stamping the extra sentiments from the HH Masculine sentiments I made a sentiment strip to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed todays¬†Man’s Shirt Card¬†feat Junes Hedgehog Hollow Box. Leave me a comment below letting me know how I did with my challenge. Hope you are enjoying some arty¬†crafty alchemy yourselves.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

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 ūüôā

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

#broughttolifebyyou

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 ūüôĀ 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 ūüėÄ 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