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Explore the world!

Good morning/evening everyone!

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I was enjoying a relaxing morning coffee after having a long day at work yesterday…and couldn’t resist creating a colourful mess! After all, creating makes us happy..no?!

And since travelling – mentally or physically – is always a good idea…I came up with this little tag! If the options were anytime, anywhere…where would you like to be? …Just let your imagination take you there…and don’t forget!Everything starts with just a thought!

explore-the-world

When my imagination brought me back, I decided to enter the following challenges! Join us, get inspired and have fun!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Explore the world

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Creative Moments : #104 Anything goes – option Pumpkins

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Word Art Wednesday : Challenge weeks # 252-253 -Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #299 Anything goes

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-299.html

  • Craft Your Passion: #333 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-333-always-anything-goes.html

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Scrapbook Stamp Society : Anything goes – option Halloween

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #107 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-107.html

  • Glitter n’ Sparkle : Anything goes

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile It On: #118 Sparkle

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

  • Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends: Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Not Just Cards: #37 October Challenge – Anything goes

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just Keep On Creating: October anything goes link-up

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies used:
  • Toilet Roll (but any cardboard paper would do –  I just like recycling when I can!)
  • White Gesso
  • Random old pattern papers
  • White cardstock
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Prima Marketing – Time traveler’s memories stamp
  • Tim Holtz Blueprint Assortments stamp
  • Faber Castell Gelatos : Cotton Candy, Blueberry
  • Lindy’s Gang Stamp : Starburst Victorian Bouquet -Hydrangea Blue (it’s a vibrant shimmer spray although you can’t really tell from the photo )
  • Dylusions paint: Calypso Teal
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 33, 64
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Ranger – Glossy Accents (on the compass and parts of the camera)
  • Waterbrush
  • Scissors and glue

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a nice day!

See you soon!

Kleri xx

 

 

 

Happy Haunting!

Hello my crafty friends!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Monday again… and things are going back to the same all routine…but there is nothing better than making some time to craft a little something!

The Kuretake Gansai Tambi set was lying on my desk and I really wanted to have some watercolor fun. I’m pretty new to crafting and painting so my painting skills may not be impressive but at the end of the day this doesn’t matter…what matters is to enjoy what we do!And I certainly did enjoy creating this journal page! If you feel like your art is not what you would like it to be…DON’T! Just keep practising and it will get better!

happy-haunting

With this page I entered the following challenges. I would strongly suggest to pay these blogs a visit. These ladies have created amazing things. Plus, if you enter the challenges you get the chance to win wonderful prizes to add to your art supplies!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafting with friends: 29 Anything goes

http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad (ideally use watercolor paper if you have)
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 31,33,43,51,61,38
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Black gel pen
  • White gel pen
  • Pen and eraser
  • Waterbrush

Hope you got inspired!Have a nice creative day!

See you soon!

Kleri xx

Happy Halloween 2

Happy Saturday, my crafty friends!

Hope you all have a nice, chilling weekend! I’m enjoying a day off work and I thought to spend a little time trying out my recently purchased Kuretake watercolors. I have to say I fell in love with them! The colours are so vibrant and so easy to use!

Anyway, I saw a nice stamp set on the Internet that unfortunately I cannot afford at the moment, but it was so inspiring that I decided to draw a critter mage image myself! (obviously my mage is not as gorgeous as the stamp one..but oh well….we can’t have it all, sometimes we need to do the best with what we’ve got!). I guess there are many people who like myself cannot afford all the beautiful little arty things we desire. My advice to them is “don’t get dishearted”. Use all these beauties as inspiration and write them down on a future wish list! All you need is one step at a time ..and eventually you’ll get there! Create with what you’ve got…get started…get motivated and the rest will follow in time!

Anyway…that’s my little art journal!Hope you like it! By the way, the camera hasn’t caught the glitter effect on the mage’s hat and pumpkin, but in real you can see a nice subtle sparkle 🙂

happy-halloween-2

With this project I entered the following challenges. Feel free to visit these awesome blogs to get tons of inspiration and join the challenges for a chance to win wonderful prizes!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile it On: #118 Sparkle (glitter,glimmer,mist,bling)

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 sketch pad
  • Distress Ink Pads: Black soot
  • Archival ink Jet Black
  • Dylusions paint: Lemon Zest
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No 67,20,43,33,139
  • Tim Holtz “Mini Bird crazy and things” stamp set
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Handmade Fox-mage image
  • Dylusions “Doodle parts “stamp
  • BoBunny “It’s written” stamp
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Yellow glitter gel pen
  • Orange glitter gel pen
  • White gel pen
  • Black fineliner
  • Scissors and glue
  • Pen and eraser
  • Waterbrush

Thank you all for stopping by!

 

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone!

Hope you all have a fantastic day!

I was trying to tidy my art supplies today, when I came across this old pattern paper that I always liked but never got to use (does this happen to everyone or is it just me? lol).So I decided that it was about time to show it some love!

Since Halloween seems to be the most popular theme of this month, I decided to grab my mini crazy birds and join the fun! To cut the long story short…I spent quite some time making this little card. And I really enjoyed it! Hope you like it as well!

happy-halloween

Below you can find a list of the challenges I entered. If you have a look at these blogs I am sure you will get loads of inspiration!These ladies have created amazing things!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Creative moments : #103 Anything goes – option 2 pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Catch the Bug: October Anything Goes Challenge

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/challenge

  • Catch the Bug: Stella Says Sketch Challenge #415

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge.html

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile it On: #118 Sparkle (glitter,glimmer,mist,bling)

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/pile-it-on-118-sparkle.html

Supplies used:
  • White cardstock
  • Creations – Pretty Pastels  Design pad (pattern paper)
  • Stampers Anonymous :Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set
  • Hobbycraft- Papercraft Alphabet Typewriter Clear Stamp set
  • Faber Castell Gelatos: Red Cherry, Mango
  • Dylusions paint: Crushed grape
  • Lindy’s stamp gang : Staburst Sweet Violet Purple Teal
  • Distress Ink Pads: Black soot
  • Archival ink Jet Black
  • Distress paints: Pumice stone, Hickory smoke
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi – 36 water color set: No31,42,139,38,35,46
  • Black glitter gel pen
  • Orange glitter gel pen
  • Scissors & Glue

Thank you for visiting!Have a great crafting day!

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

Trick or Treat?

Hello hello!

Inspired by the lovely Clearly Besotted “Good to be bad” stamp set and the halloween theme that everyone seems to be doing at the moment I came up with the following journal page. It is not perfect (as small accidents happened while creating it) but it was good fun to make and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Hope you like it! 🙂

trick-or-treat

As always, below you can find a list of current challenges that I entered with my creation.Join the fun, you may win great prizes and you will definately get loads of inspiration from the amazing creations that all these lovely ladies have made!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Halloween Insparation

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Creative moments : #103 Anything goes – option 2 pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passion: #332 Always anything goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #106 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ag-no-106.html

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #43 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-43.html

  • Just Keep on Creating: October Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Supplies used:
  • Crawford & Black A5 Sketch Pad
  • Dylusions Paints: Melted Chocolate, Tangerine Dream,Crushed Grape, Cherry Pie, Fresh Lime
  • Distress Ink Pads: gathered twigs, black soot
  • Distress paints: Pumice stone, Hickory smoke, Tea dye
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Black fineliner
  • White gel pen
  • Homemade Leaf stencil
  • Homemade Hexagon stencil
  • Clearly Besotted “Good to be bad” stamp set
  • Tim Holtz “Mini Bird crazy and things” stamp set
  • Dylusions “Star Script” stamp & stencil set
  • Tim Holtz Mini Worn Text Stamp
  • Scisssors and glue
  • Water brush

 

Thank you for stopping by!Hope you have a creative day!

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

 

When the student is ready!

Good morning everyone!

Still struggling with this stupid cold, but I think there is no better way to fight it than cheering yourself up! Art can help you with that!

Some time ago I came across this proverb on the Internet :”When the student is ready the teacher will appear” (I’m not sure if this is the original translation, so sorry if it isn’t) and it got me thinking. Eventually I interpreted as “one can only help you see things when you are ready to see them”…and I believe that this is very true!

So, I got inspired by it and since I wanted to cheer me up I decided to use my Bird Crazy and Things stamp set…which is always a  good idea!

Here is my little art journal. Simple and easy but pretty enjoyable to make!Enjoy!

When the student is ready!

And these are the challenges I entered!Feel free to visit these blogs and join the fun!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Creative Moments : #103 Anything goes – twist 2 or more pattern papers

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Word Art Wednesday: #250-251 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

Craft Your Passion: #331 Always Anything Goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-331-always-anything-goes.html

Crafty Sentiments :Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog: #101 Anything Goes option Animal

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Inspiration Destination : #105 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ag-no-105.html

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Supplies Used:
  • A5 Sketch Pad Journal
  • Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set
  • Dylusions Paints: Bubblegum pink, Crushed grape
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher
  • Distress Ink Pad: black soot
  • Black gel pen
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Black Acrylic paint
  • Homemade “hexagon” stencil
  • Alphabet stencil ruler (sorry I don’t know the brand but it’s a cheap one from kids school supplies)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Thank you all for visiting!Hope you got inpsired!

See you soon!

Hugs ,

Kleri   xx

 

 

Happy Birthday Boy!

Hello everybody!

I’m still full of cold and when I came back from work I was totally drained…but (I don’t know if it happens to you as well)…I really wanted to do something enjoyable to change my mood!

So I decided to use my brand new stamp from Sherri Baldy! (I really want to thank her and the Scrapbook Stamp Society for giving me the chance to win this beautiful stamp!) Hope you like it!

happy-birthday-boy

As always,below, I have a list of the challenges I entered with my project. Feel free to have a look around and join the fun!Plenty of prices to be won and loads of ideas to get inspired from!

Challenges:
  • Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Craft Your Passion :#331 Always Anything Goes

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog: #101 Anything goes option Animal

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle Challenge Blog: #207 Happy Birthday (Happy 4th Birthday GNS!!!)

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just Keep On Creating: September Challenge Anything Goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/september-anything-goes-link-up.html

Supplies used:
  • White cardstock
  • White 100gsm printing paper -I should have used watercolour paper but I didn’t have any 🙁
  • Sherri Baldy IMG 604 – digi stamp
  • Inkadinkado – Circle and dots stamp
  • Dovecraft Clear Stamps – Sentiments
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher
  • Black fineliner
  • White gel pen
  • Distress Paint: Broken China, Peacock Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue

Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

Kleri xx

 

Oops!

Hello everyone!

Today I wasn’t meant to do any crafting as I have a bad soar throat and I feel drained in general….however when I saw this little dog figure sitting on my desk I couldn’t resist giving him some love!

I don’t know why but his expression reminded me of the little one who missed his school bus the other day!So that’s the theme! Oops!

Hope you like it and it makes you smile! We all need a big smile!

oops

 

Below I list the challenges I decided to enter with my little project. Feel free to join us. These blogs are awesome and you can get tons of inspiration!

Challenges and blogs:
  • Creative Moments: #102 Anything goes- optional twist Fall Colours

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination: #104 Anything Goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ag-no-104.html

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge #296 Anything goes

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Challenge%20296

  • Pile it on:#117 Autumn Colors/theme

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #42 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just keep on creating: September anything goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/september-anything-goes-link-up.html

  • Great Impressions: September Challenge Anything Goes

http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Challenge

Supplies used:
  • Tag (made recycling toilet roll)
  • Distress Paint: vintage photo, festive berries, mustard seed
  • Distress ink pads: vintage photo, walnut stain, antique linen, black soot
  • Distress stain: walnut stain
  • Black archival ink
  • Tim Holtz Crazy dogs stamp
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists Heirloom Gold
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Black fineliner
  • Double sided adhesive tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Thank you for stopping by!Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs,

Kleri xx

 

AGAIN!

Hello everyone!

Here I am again with another journal page…nothing super fancy…but in my view…pretty in its simplicity! It’s about a song called “Again” (by Archive). One of my favourite.

The background is partly inspired by an old background that I found in my art journal made of mopping up inks which reminded me of waterdrops on a window (ok, with abit of imagination maybe :P). And partly by a beautiful card which you can see here in this link http://madebysannie.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/umbrella-card.html. (Thank you for the inspiration Sandra! )

Again !

Below you can find links to the challenges I decided to join this time! You can get loads and loads of inspiration if you visit these blogs and you get the chance to win great prizes!

Challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Blog: Inspired by music

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Clean and Simple

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaych

  • Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #103 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ag-no-103.html

  • Glitter n Sparkle: #206 Anything goes

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Creative Ladybirds Creations: #19 Always Anything Goes

http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #42 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just keep on creating: September anything goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/september-anything-goes-link-up.html

Supplies used:

  • Sketch pad A5
  • Gesso
  • Cardboard (for the letters and the banner of the group name)
  • Distress ink pads: Dustry Concord, Black Shoot, Peeled Paint
  • Black Archival Ink
  • BoBunny – It is written stamp
  • Dylusions – Doodle parts stamp
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Silver gel pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Foam pads for blending

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page!Hope you got inspired!

Have a great day!

Kleri xx

 

PRETTY WOMAN!

Hello everyone!

Back again with another little project…I have been abit pushed for time so it isn’t exactly the way I would like it to be…but oh well! If we wait for the perfect thing to happen we will hardly ever do anything…

Inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme “At the movies”…I picked an old favorite one…just because like most of us, I like fairy tales! So here she is my…”Pretty Woman”!

Pretty Woman

With this journal page I took part in the following challenges 🙂

Feel free to have a look at these amazing blogs, the ladies there have made some fantastic creations! Tons of inspiration!

Challenges:
  • Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Blog: At the movies

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Clean and Simple

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

  • Creative Moments: #102 Anything goes – optional twist fall colours

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Word Art Wednesday : Weeks #248-249 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #295 Anything goes

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use your favorite stamp or image

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Scrapbook Stamp Society: #100 Anything goes

http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #103 Anything goes

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ag-no-103.html

  • Glitter n Sparkle: #206 Anything goes

http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Creative Ladybirds Creations: #19 Always Anything Goes

http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Pile it on:#117 Autumn Colors/theme

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #42 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Just keep on creating: September anything goes

http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/september-anything-goes-link-up.html

Supplies used for this project:
  • A5 sketch pad
  • White Gesso
  • Prima – Julie Nutting Marisol stamp  (I changed her hair to look like it’s pinned up)
  • Prima – Julie Nutting dress & skirts stamp (cut the dress and extended it to create a long dress)
  • Tim Holtz Mini Worn Text stamp
  • Inkadinkado – Circle and dots stamp
  • Prima Julie Nutting Watercolor Pencils Hair and Skin Tones
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Aged mahogany, Walnut Stain
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher
  • Black fineliner
  • White gel pen
  • Black glitter pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Rubber

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Byeee for now!

Kleri xx