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Thursday, February 25, 2021

A card and something a little different


I thought I would try something a bit different with my badger stamp set from Crafty Purple Frog. I got this little wooden box and a pyrography set a while ago and felt like it was time to get it back out again. 
I stamped the images onto the box and then traced them with the pyrography tool to burn the lines into the box. I am really happy with how it turned out :D
I used the stamp set caller "The sett" for the badger and the little hearts and sentiment are from the "Sentiment sett".

 To go with the box I also made a card using the badger from "The sett" I coloured the badger and his champagne in with spectrum noir tri-blends. I added some glossy accents to the champagne glass so it looks shiny. For the background I used the "Top hat" layering stencil along with some distress oxides and beautiful blender brushes. For the sentiment I have used the "Sentiment sett".

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

2 ways to add a veil to the badger from Crafty Purple Frogs "The Sett"


This is a very quick video to show 2 ways to add a veil to the badger from Crafty Purple Frogs "The Sett" It shows both masking and where you can cut the veil if you want to make it as two separate pieces that you can then add together.  
This is an example of a finished card using the cut version.

For this card I used the "Flowers & Berries" set to make a background and the "Sentiment Sett" for the congratulations sentiment which I embossed with some Wow! gold embossing powder

Thank you for looking and if you are free there will be another crafty chat session at midday today UK in the Crafty Purple Frog facebook group that you can join :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Monday, February 22, 2021

3 tone colour map for Crafty Purple Frogs swan

  Good morning :D

Amy here again with another 3 tone colour map for you. This time it is for the swan from the "Spread your wings" stamp set. Again all you nee is 3 tones of the colour you would like to make your swan and then you can follow this little guide to get it all coloured up :)
For this example I used Spectrum noir tri-blend pens as each pen has the 3 blends in it for you making it so simple to get a great blend.

I also made a little video to show you me using the tone map to colour a black swan.

Here is an example of a card I made using my coloured swans. I mirror stamped the black swan using the mirror stamping mat so I could pair them up and used the "Written with love" back ground stamp on the circle to give it a bit of texture. The sentiment is from the "Just because" stamp set.

I hope you can find this useful. Thank you for looking.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Saturday, February 20, 2021

3 tone colouring the badger from "The Sett"

 I have come up with a little colour map that might help you if you are trying to work out how to give this cute little badger from "The Sett" a bit more definition. 

This is going to look scary but I wanted the different colours to stand out clearly from each other.

To use this you will want three tones of whatever colour you want to make the badger. A dark, mid and a light tone. For my example I used a Spectrum noir tri blend as the one blend has all 3 tones I need in it. 

Once you have your colours you can follow this to give you an idea of where I put my dark, mid and light tones:

I have also done this short video showing how I colour this cute badger using this 3 tone map :D

Here is the final card I made using the coloured up badger, some of his accessories along with a sentiment and the borders from the "Sentiment Sett".

I hope you will find this useful and that you have lots of fun colouring and making :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Thursday, February 18, 2021

It is finally here!!


 It is time to show you the full release! This is our first ever own release and I am so excited to be able to share it with you. This is s very quick video just to go over all of the products and a load of idea for you. If you want to see them in more detail they are now in the store to be able to view and will be in stock to buy from tomorrow (19th of Feb 2021). 

I have spent so long dreaming of making my designs real and this is just the start. I hope you all love them as much as I do and I can not wit to see what you all create with them :D

You can find all of the Crafty Purple Frog lines in the store HERE

Huge hugs 

Amy xx

Sentiments that Wow!


I have something a bit different for you all today. I tried my first video. It is just under a minute long and shows you how to use your embossing powders to make a sentiment that is chunky and eye catching to use on your projects. If you haven't tried embossing powders before you are missing out. They add a lovely touch of texture and I will never get bored of seeing the moment when they suddenly get hot enough and melt to look all shiny or sparkly :D

I hope you like the video and follow us on YouTube as we have more videos on the way!

Huge hugs

Amy xx 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Fancy a cuppa?

This is the second sneak peek of the first ever release by Crafty Purple Frog. This adorable badger is part of a stamp set called "The Sett" a bit of a pun as badgers live in setts. There is also a sentiment set to coordinate with the bargers call "Sentiment Sett" There are more accessories with this badger so you can really go to town dressing it up and having fun :D
For my background I used some clear Wow! embossing powder to do an ink resist technique on white paper. I used beautiful blender brushes and distress ink then the tiny heart that is in the Sentiment Sett with the same colour distress ink to give it a soft tone on tone feel. I coloured the badger with spectrum noir tri blends.

The new release will all be available in the shop from Friday the 19th of Feb. I hope you are enjoying these little sneak peeks :D

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. I would love it if you would follow me and leave me a link to your blog so I can follow you back.

Huge hugs
Amy xx

Monday, February 15, 2021

We are spreading our wings :D

  There is something very exciting happening at Crafty Purple Frog. We are making our own line of stamps and stencils!!! I am so happy to finally be bringing my drawings to life in some stamp sets that are themed around the amazing wildlife we have here in the UK. 

This is the first sneak peek of one of the stamp sets and a stencil that is coming up. This stamp set is called "Spread your wings" set features a beautiful swan with some extras and sentiments to coordinate with it. The stencil is called "Splash" and has a lot of water droplet shapes radiating out. For this card I moved the stencil a few times to get a layered effect. 

I made this card for my boyfriend on valentines day. He has made it possible for me to do my crafting full time and actually make a business out of it. The first ever Crafty Purple Frog release will be available on Friday the 19th of Feb.

I coloured my swan with Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers, used Distress inks for the stencilling and then added a few Nuvo drops for a touch of sparkle and texture. 

I hope you like what you see. Stay tuned for more :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

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