Sunday 29 July 2018

Love to craft challenge

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today we are showcasing our first ever 'Love to craft' challenge!
This one is for fun only! along side this, we'll still be holding our monthly challenge, with a winners prize and the chance to be 
a Guest Designer.

The theme for this challenge is 'anything goes' you can make a card, tag, scrapbook layout, journal page, mixed media project etc. The challenge closes on the 12th August at 11pm BST

There will also be badges awarded to the winner and Top 3 favourite designs chosen by the Design Team.

Rules are simple, create a project following the theme and enter by clicking on the link below, please include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to five challenges (including this one) if you are entering through Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you'll need to include

We would love for you to join in with our challenges and look forward to seeing your creations! Please click HERE to enter them

Thanks so much for supporting us and for leaving your lovely comments, we really do appreciate them. 

Hugs from the Crafts Dreamy Team xx 

Friday 27 July 2018

Design Team Spotlight tutorial - Faux stitched mixed media tag

Hi everyone, Christina here with a tutorial on how to create a
'faux stitching' mixed media tag.

Choose your favourite pattern paper, using a 1" square punch, punch out various pieces of the paper to fit an number 8 tag and adhere. Take a paper piercing tool and poke holes through the edges of the squares. Draw random squiggly lines in black and white markers to give the illusion of thread. To give the background more dimension, apply a Tim Holtz distress crayon in Old paper around the squares and rub with your fingers to smudge it.(Hint) use a baby or alcohol wipe to remove some excess crayon for a more subtle look.

To create the layered snowflake, I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz die layered snowflake with the embossing folder, Ranger foil sheets and ran them both through the Vagabond. Next, I coloured the snowflake with alcohol inks in Latte and Blue and added a Tim Holtz idea-ology word token 'frosty' in the centre. Using a distress crayon in Picket fence, rub it into the word token.

For an added touch, I coloured Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon in distress oxides - Iced spruce and Broken china, with a spritz of water, then heat set them. Next attach Tim Holtz clasp and bell to the ribbon.

I hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial. Feeling the Summer heat.... sit back, relax and 'stay frosty'!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

((hugs)) Christina

Sunday 15 July 2018

Crafts Dreamy July challenge 2018

Hello everyone, Zowie here to introduce the current Crafts Dreamy challenge.
This Months theme is anything goes with a beautiful Mood board for inspiration. We would love for you to join in with all the crafty fun! You can make a card, tag, ATC, scrapbook layout, pocket letter, mixed media, collage piece etc.. the possibilities are endless!

Here is our wonderful Mood board for July, inspired by lazy summer days.

We would love to see your creations, please click HERE to enter them.

The winner will receive a £15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee
and also earn the chance to be a guest designer here at Crafts Dreamy. We are also awarding Top 3 badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Rules are simple, create a project following the theme of the Mood board, enter by clicking on the link above, include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one). If you are entering through, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you'll need to include #craftsdreamychallenge


Last Month we had some fabulous entries and I would like to thank everyone who entered. Please check the winners page to see who the lucky winner is and who the DT favourite designers are in this months Crafts Dreamy top three spotlight.

This Months guest designer is the lovely Katie Lamb from 
Life in a Snapshot

Katie has created this gorgeous altered journal page. Please head on over to Katie's blog for more details on how she created her artwork.
I would like to thank Katie for joining us here at Crafts Dreamy.

I would also like to thank the super talented Design Team for their stunning creations, please click on the persons name to see how they created them and to leave these wonderful ladies some comment love! 





Dots to Lines



So now it's your turn to join in with the fun! we look forward to seeing your creations! the challenge closes on the 12th August at 11pm GMT.

Please click HERE to enter them.

Follow us on Facebook to join our group and to share your creations with us.

Do you use Instagram? please use #craftsdreamychallenge 
so that we can see your creations there too.

Thanks for stopping by, 


Zowie xx 

Friday 13 July 2018

A fond farewell to Freddie.

Hello everyone, today we say a fond farewell to our Crafts Dreamy DT member Frederique, who has stepped down from the team. She has given us some amazing designs and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her, not only is she super talented, but has now also become a dear friend. 

With a heavy heart I have decided not to prolong my commitment to the Crafts Dreamy DT. I mainly craft when the weather is cooler, as in Spring and Summer I have a lot to do in and around my garden. So I made the decision to step down and make way for an amazing fellow crafter. I have really enjoyed creating for this fantastic and inspirational team.

Big thanks go out to Frederique for being a valued member of our DT and for being the first lady to join me on my crafting adventure way back in January.

Thank you for all of your support, we will truly miss you.

Hugs from the Crafts Dreamy team! xx

Design Team spotlight tutorial - Vintage index card

Hello everyone, Zowie here with a quick and easy altered Index card tutorial.. vintage style!
I've seen so many wonderful altered Index cards on the internet and wanted to make some; they are highly addictive and perfect for a quick and fun project, especially if you are having creative block! 

Here I have used a plain index card and adhered a book page and vintage map design paper, which has been torn at the edges.

Next, I chose these elements to compliment the paper that I used, including this wonderful vintage photo. 

I have used a Tim Holtz star rubber stamp along with Tiramisu Archival ink. 
Vintage photo distress ink has been used on all edges of the card and elements.

Finally, I chose some book text and adhered it to the card along with a fussy cut butterfly.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
happy crafting!