Friday, 13 April 2018

Don't Forget To Be Owlsome | Die'sire | Distress Ink

This card was so much fun to make!
This "Twit Twoo" die set from Crafter's Companion makes an amazing card topper.
                              
Owl card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter.
             
The pieces making up the patchwork background  were left over after cutting out the owl (and from the last two days projects seen HERE and HERE!)
                          
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
                                  
DIES
                  
Die'sire Twit Twoo Die Set [Crafter's Companion]
            
STAMPS
                  
Textures "Journal Jottings" [Crafter's Companion]
Sheena Douglass - Simply Scriptly (discontinued)
Tim Holtz CMS186 Cracks and Specks * [Amazon]
Tim Holtz CMS185 Grid and Croc * [Amazon]
   
PAINT & INK

Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Black Soot * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Barn Door * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Adandoned Coral * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Watering Can * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Red Geranium * [Amazon]
Spectrum Noir - Art Liner - Black * [Amazon]
                                                       
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
Bakers Twine
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE

           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Valentines Card for Men | Distress Ink

Following on from yesterdays card I'm sticking with the same colour scheme today.
       
This card may be best suited for valentines day, but I'm always fashionably late so why change the habit of a lifetime?!
                            
Romantic Card for Men by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
I cut out the heart freehand, intentionally going for a lopsided look.
                        
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
                                            
STAMPS
                  
Tim Holtz CMS155 Simple Sayings * [Amazon]
Textures "Journal Jottings" [Crafter's Companion]
Tim Holtz CMS186 Cracks and Specks * [Amazon]
Tim Holtz CMS185 Grid and Croc * [Amazon]
 
PAINT & INK

Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Black Soot * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Barn Door * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Adandoned Coral * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Watering Can * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Red Geranium * [Amazon]
Spectrum Noir - Art Liner - Black * [Amazon]
                                                       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Tri-fold Shutter Card | Distress Ink

I simply LOVE creating inky backgrounds!
          
Over the next 3 days I will share with you 3 different cards using the same inky backgrounds.
       
You can of course create these in any colour, be sure to tag #thecrippledcrafter on social media to show me your cards using any of my ideas.
                            
A6 Tri-Fold Shutter Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
Whilst Tri-Fold Shutter Cards are not a new concept, I created this pattern myself, to fit in an A6 Envelope.  
             
      If anyone would me to post the instructions for this A6 Tri-Fold Shutter Card or how to create these inky backgrounds be sure to leave a comment below!
        
A6 Tri-Fold Shutter Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
The card folds completely flat for posting in an A6 Envelope
                       
MATERIALS
                
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
                                  
DIES
                  
Sizzix Framelits - Circles * [Amazon]
Sizzix Framelits - Scalloped Circles * [Amazon]

            
STAMPS
                  
"Loving Thoughts" [Crafter's Companion]
Tim Holtz CMS186 Cracks and Specks * [Amazon]
Tim Holtz CMS185 Grid and Croc * [Amazon]
 
PAINT & INK
 
VersaMark Ink Pad * [Amazon]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder * [Amazon]
Winsor & Newton White Gesso * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Black Soot * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Barn Door * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Adandoned Coral * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Watering Can * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Red Geranium * [Amazon]
Spectrum Noir - Art Liner - Black * [Amazon]
                                                       
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
Black Self-Adhesive Gems
                  
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
    
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 9 April 2018

MDF Postcard | Daisy's Jewels and Crafts

I'm back with my first blog post in a while, featuring MDF Daisy's.

Unfortunately not a recent project, it is however a project you've not seen before!
                            
MDF Postcard by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
   
MDF Postcard by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
       
I started by sticking used stamps to the background.  These mostly vanished under the layers though, as is common for mixed media! 

I sealed the stamps with gel medium then lightly dry brushed with white gesso.  Once dry I got out my DoCrafts Artiste Sprizting Inks and liberally covered the whole of the postcard.
     
Once all these layers were fully dry I stamped allover the background with Archival Ink then applied a several coats of Americana Triple Thick. 
         
I covered the back with Sheena White Stamping Card, stamped some more and finished the front of the project with a stamped.... erm stamp!
      
MATERIALS

MDF
MDF Postcard - Daisy's Jewels & Crafts 
 
STAMPS
Sentimentals "Vintage" by Crafter's Companion
           
PAINT & INK
Winsor & Newton Gesso * [Amazon]
DoCrafts Spritzing Ink - Aubergine, Cardinal Red, Electric Blue (discontinued)
Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze * [Amazon]

OTHER MATERIALS       
Sheena Douglass - White Stamping Card * [Amazon]
Used postage stamps
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE

        



Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 15 January 2018

Lobster Card | Spectrum Noir | Colorista

I've got my colouring mojo back again, I'm pleased to say!
                 
I didn't realise how long it had been since I did some colouring!  
                     
I just love the Colorista Marker Pads from Crafter's Companion.  They are fun, great quality, and in 2 different sizes, versatile too!
                            
Lobster Birthday Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Colorista and Spectrum Noir
               
This card was to easy to make! Just trim the coloured panel into 4 evenly sized strips, glue to an 8x8 card blank, and stamp a sentiment!
                   
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
5X7 Colorista "Under The Sea" Marker Pad 
[Crafter's Companion]

8x8 Card Blanks * [Amazon]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Tim Holtz "Simple Sayings" CMS155 [Loobie Crafts]
            
PAINT & INK
                  
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
                         
SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS
                  
SN Markers [Crafter's Companion]
                                     
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
                 
Lobster Birthday Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Colorista and Spectrum Noir
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Oh Deer! | Spectrum Noir | Colorista

Ever forget a dear friends birthday?
               
I know I do! So I spent severl hours lovingly colouring this beautiful deer image from the "Enchanted Forest" Colorist Pad, using my Spectrum Noir Markers!
                            
Belated Birthday Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Spectrum Noir Markers and Colorista Pad.
               
I'm always rubbish and remembering birthdays, but I hope this card, with funny sentiment rendered me forgiven.
                   
Belated Birthday Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Spectrum Noir Markers and Colorista Pad.
       
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Colorista A4 "Enchanted Forest" Marker Pad [Crafter's Companion]

A4 Centura Pearl - Trends [Crafter's Companion]

Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]

Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]

A3 Heavyweight Acetate [Crafter's Companion]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Dovecraft Mini Alphabet Block
            
DIES
                  
First Edition Alphabet Dies
                           
SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS
                  
SN Markers [Crafter's Companion]
                              
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
         
Belated Birthday Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter, featuring Spectrum Noir Markers and Colorista Pad.
         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Fairy Card | Daisy's Jewels & Crafts

Throughout 2017 I was priviledged to be a member of the Daisy's Jewels & Crafts Design Team.
                     
Here was one of my last creations whilst part of this fabulous team.
                            
Fabulous Fairy Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
I love the doll-like appearance of this fairy!  

The background was created with Distress Ink and the image watercoloured with a mix of Distress Ink and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. 
                   
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
Core'dinations 12X12 - Brights * [Amazon]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Fabulous Fairy [Daisy's Jewels & Crafts]
Sheena Douglass - Trust [Crafter's Companion]
            
STENCILS
                  
Pebbles Stencil [Daisy's Jewels & Crafts]
            
PAINT & INK
                  
VersaMark Ink Pad * [Amazon]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder * [Amazon]
Archival Ink - Jet Black * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Twisted Citron * [Amazon]

Distress Ink - Mustard Seed * [Amazon]
                         
SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS
                  
Aqua Markers [Crafter's Companion]
                                     
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
      
                     
Fabulous Fairy Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
             
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Friday, 12 January 2018

Fairytale Plaque | Daisy's Jewels & Crafts

Hello friends. Here is a plaque featuring stencils from Daisy's Jewels & Crafts!
               
I have a bit more blogging to catch up with over the next few days, so sit back and enjoy the daily posts!
                            
Fairtale Plaque by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Acrylic Paint Pouring.
                 
The background was created with a paint pouring technique, using acrylic paint, pouring medium and silicone.
                   
Fairtale Plaque by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Acrylic Paint Pouring.
              
Thank you as always for popping by, come back tomorrow for another quick catch up post!
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 8 January 2018

Duck!

Hello friends. I'm back after too long neglecting my blog! 
                           
Today I would like to share with you a card and matching fridge magnets made some time ago now!
                  
Birthday Card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Distress Inks and LC Designs.
                     
Birthday Card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Distress Inks and LC Designs.
                                             
MATERIALS

              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
8x8 Card Blanks * [Amazon]
Sheena Douglass - Stamping Card * [Amazon]
Neenah Solar White [Crafter's Companion]
 Watercolour Card [Crafter's Companion]
Matt Black Cardstock [Crafter's Companion]
Core'dinations - Darks * [Amazon]
                                  
STAMPS
                            
DIGI STAMP: "Ducks In The Rain" [LC Designs] 
Tim Holtz Block Upper Cling Stamps * [Amazon]
            
DIES
                  
Docrafts Nesting Circles Dies * [Amazon]
First Edition Alphabet Dies
            
PAINT & INK
                  
VersaMark Ink Pad * [Amazon]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder * [Amazon]
Posca PC-1MR Paint Markers * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Lucky Clover * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch * [Amazon]
Distress Ink - Faded Jeans * [Amazon]
                         
SPECTRUM NOIR PRODUCTS
                  
SN Markers [Crafter's Companion]
Sparkles [Crafter's Companion]
Art Liners [Crafter's Companion]
(full colour list below)
                              
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
Stapler and Staples
A4 Magnet Sheet * [Amazon]
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
                     
Birthday Card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Distress Inks and LC Designs.
                         
Birthday Card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Distress Inks and LC Designs.
                  
Birthday Card by The Crippled Crafter, featuring Distress Inks and LC Designs.
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx