The Reject Shop Oh Happy Day 3

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Oh Happy Day 3 is my final installment in the Reject Shops Oh Happy Day Saga. This one is extremely travel themed so was a challenge to make cards that were just for about travel!

The first four cards are definitely travel themed, though most could be used for other purposes, especially the New York and London ones. Two of the cards have my trusty money saving gold strips on them. I find it a cheap and easy way to add some elegance. The London birthday card also has a Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circle die from the same gold cardstock. The gold cardstock is actually from file folders I snagged cheap from Kmart and the birthday stamp is from the Rosie’s Studio Bring Joy set.

Two travel cards two that can be generic

Three of the next set of cards again use the gold strips and again although travel items have been used I tried to make them a bit more generic. The enjoy the journey stamp is from Going Somewhere by Tim Holtz. OK a travel card lol! Nothing like a Mother’s Love is from Altenews Wild Hibiscus. The one die I used in this set is from Lawn Fawns Large Stitched rectangles and the Just Saying Hello is from their Simply Sentiments set.

Added in some different stamps to these

Less Travel Related Cards

In this next set of cards I used even more gold strips 😉. The card with the bird uses the Splendid stamp and Die set from Rosie’s Studio. I used one of the 3D butterflies with a stamp from Rosie’s Birthday Mix. The you are so from the You are so Awesome card is from Crafti Potential and the banner from MFT.

Love the bird and the 3D butterfly!

In the last set of cards I used another double stitched circle and stitched rectangle. With Comfort and Love is from Rosie’s Comfort Mix and Be Bright is from their Happy and Bright set. The birthday sentiment is again from their Bring Joy set. Again I used some more gold strips…

A little bit of a tropical theme here

I hope you enjoyed this look at Oh Happy Day 3 from The Reject Shop. You can see collection one here and collection two here. Make sure to watch the video all the way through for a surprise! Hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy, thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

This is a very quick post today sharing the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers. Also don’t forget to check out my last video as it’s a giveaway!

I picked these up from the Sydney Daiso accross from the UTS building in George St. They were $2.80 a packet or $1.40 each. My cat also decided it was a good day to be on film 😂

The Markers and the Cat

If you have the Aldi Alcohol Markers the Daiso Fluently Illustration Alcohol Markers would be a good way to supplement them, especially with some of the lighter colours. I hope you enjoyed this look at the markers. See ya later.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Oh Happy Day 2 The Reject Shop

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

I shook things up a little last night and did a live unboxing of my new scan n cut and Tonight I am sharing with you the next round of Oh Happy Day Cards. I have no idea what this collection was called when it first came out but I managed to make a bunch of cards. Here is Oh Happy Day 1 if you want to refresh your memory.

I’ve grouped the cards to make it easier reading. Three of the first group first group have gold strips. Rather than using a mat of gold cardstock I use strips to make it go further. It’s also less bulky on cards! The third card uses a frame that I don’t know the brand of because I bought it used and it didn’t come with packaging. I get a lot second had to save pennies for other things… Like the Scan n Cut! The first two cards have stickers and three use lots of die cuts.

For the next four cards I used three more of those frames, any frame dies would work, and then I turned an off cut from another panel into a frame for the other one. That one uses the Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangles. The Happy Birthday is from Rosie’s Studio Bring Joy stamp set. Loads of die cuts again with the third card using one of the 3D butterflies on a Poppy Crafts double stitched circle. The third and fourth both have a sticker from the sticker pack..

Oh Happy Day Set 2

In this next set I used my least favourite piece of paper with with some more gold strips and more die cuts and stickers to make two cards. I had to use the bunny and hedgehog die cuts so made cards around those. This time instead of cutting frames I left the middles in.

This last grouping of three cards uses more bunnies because Bunnies! lol… One uses a leftover strip of patterned paper and more gold strips, another Poppy Crafts Circle with our rabbit sticker, finished off with a big bow. The next has a clover background with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle panel. Our bunny is surrounded by clover in a St Patrick’s day feel. Lastly I had some leftover pieces that needed to be used so I teamed them up on the cute little squirrel card. The background was again cut with the Tonic dies.

Helpful Hint

Anytime I cut pieces for cards out of basic coloured cardstock I have taken to cutting extras. Basic colours like white, black, gold silver or cream. Whatever you reach for most! I then try and keep them all together in the one basket so they are easily accessible. Gold strips I will cut a bunch in various widths at once and add them to the basket.

There is a card that didn’t make the photo’s here as it’s unfinished. If you want to see it when I find the missing piece be sure to follow me on Instagram! I hope you enjoyed these cards using Oh Happy Day 2. Let me know below your faves. Hope you’re creating your own Arty Crafty Alchemy. See you next time!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Jazza’s Jazzy Art Box

Hello Fellow Alchemists

Today I am sharing with you Jazza’s Jazzy Art Box. It’s taken a good while to get this puppy opened due to well, life! Yesterday ended up being the perfect opportunity when I wasn’t able to live stream on YouTube. Still not happening 😒

There are lot’s of goodies inside the box. My favourites are the pencil case and the sketchbook. Both feel like nice high quality items. I was even able to add some light watercolour to the sketchbook.

Contents of the box

I hope you enjoyed this look at Jazza’s Jazzy Art Box. It was fun to get a look at some of Jazza’s favourite art supplies, even though we all know he prefers Copics 😉. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re creating your own Arty Crafty Alchemy!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

DIY Specialty Cardstock

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I wanted to share how I used contact to make my own specialty papers super cheaply. There is a cost breakdown at the end of the video below. I used many dies and stamps sets to make my cards so if you’re interested in cross brand card making this is the video for you!

For the first two cards I used two different Altenew sets for the sentiments and the die is from the Kaisercraft Rose stamp and die set used without stamping. Using a similar style I also made a card using the Tiger Lily Spellbinders D-Lite die. Last in this batch is a card using a Lifestyle Crafts die that I paired with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colours watercolor.

4 CAS Cards in a similar style

The next two cards use Kaisercraft dies again. The first is using the Circle Posy with a sentiment from the Inkadinkado Expressions set. My favourite card uses the Bouquet die with a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Mom + Me set.

The rainbow card is my fave

The next two cards have an ocean feel. One uses the mermaid from Kaisercraft and a spellbinders label die, the other uses a Fish from find it trading and sentiments from Kelly creates and Your Next stamp. Lastly I made a card with a balloon vellum background and sentiment dies from Crafti Potential.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using the DIY Specialty Paper, let me know your favourite below. I hope you’re creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 Box that has a strong Valentine’s/love theme. I ended up making two cards in the video and showed a bunch more I made at the end. You can see a previous box here and get your own box here.

For the first card I used Catherine Wheel and Storm Cloud Nuvo Shimmer Powders to make a background and then stamped the background stamp with the Clear Mark embossing pad. I then used Stampendous’ detail gold embossing powder to emboss the background and the sentiment strip with the little birdy and Love You.

Valentine’s and Love Cards

Bonus Cards

The next 3 cards are only shown in the video, I used the stencil from the box with some Distress Oxide and a blender brush. I layered a watercoloured floral heart over one, and added Altenew Build Rose flowers to the other two with sentiment strips. For the other card not made in the video I used the background I did make and layered 3 sets of the LOVE die I got from the range in England.

I made a mess…

This next card was messy! I started by stamping the heart ornaments across the top and colouring them with Nuvo Coral Alcohol Markers. I then embossed My Love with black Nuvo embossing powder and the hearts with Stampendous detail gold. Here’s where things went bad… I used the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add gold shimmer and it went everywhere! To cover the mess I used some DoCrafts Clear Dimensional Glaze to the hearts and cut an extra one to add over the mess in the corner.

I hope you enjoyed these cards using the Hedgehog Hollow December 2020 box. In the end I had fun making some of them even if I did get frustrated at my constant mistakes! Let me know your fave Below. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Papercraft Essentials Issue 181

Today I am sharing with you Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 and making a few projects mostly with the 3D embossing folder. This is the first 3D embossing folder in my stash!

I really like this 3D embossing folders versatility from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181 because the embossed side looks like gems and the debossed side looks like honeycomb. The honeycomb side made a great backdrop to the Elizabeth Crafts Buzzin’ Around stamps and dies. With a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide and some sparkly silver vellum the cards was complete.

3D Embossing folder and Elizabeth Crafts

The next two cards I ran with the Geo theme and used Tim Holtz’ Geo Springtime Butterfly die cuts for one card, blending out some more oxides in the background. Then I used Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet as my colours of choice and Happy Mother’s Day was heat embossed in white finished this card off. The next card has a background of Candied Apple Oxide and some Poppy Crafts Hexagons. The Hedgehog Hollows Finding Your Way Heart is stamped and embossed with Glacier White Nuvo detail embossing powder. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps

Geo Butterfly and Heart Cards

The last card showcases both the Geo stamps and 3D embossing folder from Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. The fox was stamped with memento, Coloured with Copics in YR21 YR24 and YR27, then fussy cut out. The vellum looked so pretty as the bee wings that I decided to use a pale blue piece as the backdrop over the 3D embossing folder. I stacked a hello die cut and stamped foxy lady on a banner to finish off the card.

Foxy Lady card

I hope you enjoyed this look at Papercraft Essentials Issue 181. But my one criticism is that my embossing folder has almost split at the crease as a result of running it through the Cuttlebug a couple of times. Some box tape should sort that out because I really want to use it more! Let me know below which is you favourite card bellow. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

The Reject Shop Oh Happy Day 1

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you the first of three Oh Happy Day collections from the Reject Shop. In the video I made 12 cards to showcase the first collection which is a rebranding of Pink Lemonade by the looks.

Each collection comes with 36 6″ papers, 2 of each design, 3D Butterflies, a 4 pack of sticker sheets and a packet of die cuts. There is also a 12″ pack of papers but my store sold out really quickly. Instead of the usual two of each die cut there was only one. Each of the four things I bought was $3 each.

11 Cards made with Oh Happy Day

I made 11 cards with the collection using minimal supplies from my stash. Tonic Frame dies, Poppy Crafts Double Stitched Circles and Stitched Hexagons. Rosie’s Studio Still Water stamp and die set and Birthday Mix Stamps. Honey Bee Stamps Sending You stamp set. As well as Archival inks in Jet Black and Aquamarine.

I hope you enjoyed these 11 cards using Oh Happy Day 1. Let me know below your favourite. Thanks for stopping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop and Giveaway

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am a part of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop with a group of very talented ladies! Please don’t forget to check them out after you watch my video, they are all linked below! I had the opportunity to use some Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi stamps for this hop. They are so adorable I even bought a couple of extra ones and there are loads more I want to buy. There is even a Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop giveaway

Firstly I made some tags for some yummy Caramel Tarts that I made using the Daffodil Block coloured with Copics. I also used my Heidi Swapp Minc to foil one of the sentiments from the Kitchen Sentiments set. I used some math to make the daffodils into tags, one was a little wonky but I fixed it.

Daffodil Block Tags

Next I made a card with the sweetest digi, Peek-a-Boo Sophie. She’s just so adorable! I coloured her with copics too and also used the Minc to foil a sentiment from the Sentiments For Him digi set. Some of the sentiments in that set are unisex so they worked very well here.

Peek-a-boo Sophie Card

Valentinne’s Projects

Turtles Heart Balloons Card

Then I made another card using the Turtles Heart Ballons digi coloured again with Copics. I used some Kaisercraft With Love paper as the background and my Kodamaru corner rounder on selected layers of my image and sentiment which was from Valentine Sentiments.

Top View of Treat Box

Finally I made a treat box to match the previous card using the same With Love paper. Valentine Bunny with Sentiment Digi was used here and I used Copics to colour it before fussy cutting it out. I used the Some Bunny sentiment that came with the rabbit and the For the man I love from the Valentine Sentiments and foiled them red with the Minc. For a little extra pizzazz I ran some sparkly red tape around the base of the box.

Valentine’s Bunny Projects

I really hope you enjoyed the Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop. Watch the video to find out how to enter the giveaway and to hop along with the other ladies. I will also add their links below.

All My Projects

Thanks for hopping by, be sure to hop along, bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Sweet ‘n Sassy Hop participants

Crafting While Caffeinated: https://youtu.be/Nccx12aPD9U
Multiplicity Crafts: https://youtu.be/Vcwqt49Sp0Y
Notable Ink: https://youtu.be/HWDZLE6fJho
The Joyful Soul Creates: https://youtu.be/mKi6vksA-PQ
My Creative Life: https://youtu.be/oMgo8olOBhw
RiCre8s: https://youtu.be/5vRfjm7PZp4
Crafty Pink Pixie: https://youtu.be/Hb0L6EV-Esg
A Card Day’s Work: https://youtu.be/Zkaw4IghBbI
Joanne Herbert: https://youtu.be/Gqns3HhtyFI
Creative Pixie Design: https://youtu.be/aCr8C1085XU
Jeanie Ellis: https://youtu.be/JA7OkenBoJo
You are here ->->-> Arty Crafty Alchemy: https://youtu.be/5n6C9ODUpIs
Faith Dream Create: https://youtu.be/r6bQfM6Tshs
Teris Mailbox: https://youtu.be/Mdr6VKyj0Uk
Debbie J’s Crafting Corner: https://youtu.be/rpL5AzJnvY8
Adrianne Galvin: https://youtu.be/opJT1tdhZp8
Craftivation: https://youtu.be/HTNDiLlIZ4w
Gather and Create: https://youtu.be/36GG4t4s7cA

Scrapbookingncraft Halloween Collab Week 2

  1. Hello fellow Alchemists,

It’s week two of the Scrapbookingncraft Halloween collab using the chipboard shapes I showed last week. A bunch of lovely ladies are getting their Spooky Halloween vibes going and I will link them all below. Please check them out, they are all very talented!

The Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies are really easy to use, the hardest part was choosing which papers to use… I chose some ghosts and eyeballs from the DCWV Spooky Halloween stack. I die cut the ghosts with one of Lawn Fawns Meadow Borders and then with the Reveal Wheel die to make it the right size. Something I had seen on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel.

I cut the eyeball paper with the Reveal Wheel die and layered the grass at the bottom. Then I misted the cat’s shape onto watercolour paper (probably why the shimmer disappeared) with Tim Holtz Black Soot followed by Heidi Swapp’s Colour Shine. I fussy around it and glued it slightly under the grass.

Halloween Reveal Wheel Card

I used stamps from Lawn Fawns Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments set to stamp the  wheel. After that I also stamped a sentiment on black cardstock with an embossing pad and used white embossing powder. Everything surrounding the Reveal Wheel is popped up on foam tape. Watching Lawn Fawns tutorial helped me get it right.

I hope you enjoyed this collab, please check out the other ladies linked below. Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Host Channel Scrapbookingncraft

Alexis and Melinda Art Space

Wendy Mason

Heavenly Imaginings

You are here —>Arty Crafty Alchemy

BraveBlueRaven Art and Craft

Crafty Kylie

Joanne Leigh