Saturday, May 26, 2018


Hello Everyone..CHRISSY  with you today with a..

 Step by step tutorial to make a beachy scene using a gorgeous image from the
SASAYAKI GLITTER STORE  and this little cutie is called SWIMMER ELLY and she can be found HERE

I used water colour paper for this project as it is lovely and thick and take plenty of liquid..

So first off I did the sky, just brushing backwards and forwards leaving bits of white showing till I was happy...

The water was next with the paint not so diluted and used green and blue..

started mixing paint, sand and liquidtex for the beach bit...
Instant lumpy sand....and very heavy when it dried..
My scene needed a Dolphin leaping out of the water so I die cut one...
And then we had to have a sign post with a bit of grass and fish netting [die cut] and then the rocks [cloud die cut from kraft...makes a good rock.
I think very cool rocks needs a lighthouse, so die cut one of those and added yellow glitter card stock behind the windows and white fabric paint for sea foam...
Along came Elly all coloured up with my markers..
And out came the sun to help make a sunny beachy project.
And the last picture to see the dimension..
So there you go, hope you enjoyed my little bit of scene art..
Thanks so very much for stopping by..

Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello, crafty friends!! 
Thank you for stopping by our blog!!  

I have a very special card and video to share with you!  This adorable girl (Image #156 - Mia & Flower) is a new release from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps.  I created a video (below) where I show how I colored her.  I later on added the clouds and finished up the card.  I am very CAS (Clean and Simple) so I just added a sentiment and a butterfly.  I hope you like my card and I would love to read your comments.

Copic Sketch Markers Used:

E11, E00, E000
Prismacolor Pencil Pink
Dress and Hair Bows:
B39, B29, B26, B24
E33, E31
Watering Can:
C3, C1
R85, R83, R81, YR24
G14, G12

Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

YouTube Speed Coloring

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Yours truly!! The Unexpected Crafter

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Just a reminder that there is still time to play in our May Challenge/Flowers.
Our rules are pretty straight forward and as long as you follow them, you will be eligible for the winner's prize of 3 digis of your choice from our Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store.  We will also have a Top 3 who will each win one digi of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store!!


  1. Our challenges start on the 3rd of the month and close as the next month's challenge begins. 
  2. In order to claim your prize, please make sure you follow our blog and/or join in our Facebook fan group
  3. Please link up with a NEW creation - no backlinking allowed. Link to the specific post with the project you are entering into the challenge, not to your blog in general.
  4. You must follow the theme of each challenge.
  5. You may use any image you wish.  Although we would love to see an image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, it is not required to come play along.  Your creation, however, must include some type of image - digi stamp, clip art, rubber/clear stamp, etc.
  6. You can submit any type of papercraft or altered project, you are not limited to just cards.  In fact, we encourage all types of creative projects :)
  7. Please mention our challenge and link back to us in your challenge post.  
  8. Maximum of 3 entries per challenge, no combined challenges limit.
  9. Entries that do not follow the rules will be deleted.
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                  Wednesday, May 16, 2018

                  Heart Balloons for You

                  Where do you get your inspiration when you are creating? It's easy for me, especially when I have the opportunity to use one of the darling Sasayaki Glitter images. Today I am sharing a card I made using the very cute Heart Balloons digital stamp -

                  I loved creating this little monochromatic scene for her using cloud dies and a background paper with similar clouds. She was colored with Copic markers. A few jewels were added for a bit of extra interest. I'll add the sentiment later when this cards purpose is decided.

                  I'm so glad you stopped by. Be sure to pop into the store to see ALL the wonderful Sasayaki Glitter images and we would be so happy to see you in our Facebook group too!


                  Tuesday, May 15, 2018


                  The beginning of a month means a new release at Sasayaki Glitter. I don’t always make videos for the release but when I saw this image I knew I just had to make a card for it.
                  I started by printing the image, which is called Beeutiful, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then die cut it with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval die and began colouring.
                  I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the colouring. I used pale skin tones and golden brown shades for the hair. Her dress and shoes I coloured yellow, and I added just a touch of very pale blue to her wings. For the bucket I used browns in different tones than I’d used for her hair.
                  The honey was a challenge, even though there’s such a small amount. I wasn’t sure what colour combo to use. I asked for advice on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page and also had a play around with colours. I eventually settled on EB1, GY3 and GY1, to which I added a light layer of CT1. This gave the kind of golden-brown tone I was after. I added a little white gel pen for highlighting, too. I used the same colour combination to add my grounding to the image.
                  Having completed the image I moved on to the rest of the card. I pulled out what I have left from the Love From Lizi March card kit. I used the dies and some of the papers to cut hexagons and played around with tiling them on my card until I was happy with the result. I then adhered them in place with double-sided tape and popped up my focal panel over it with foam tape.
                  I added my sentiment using the hexagon stickers from the card kit. I partially overlapped my focal panel with them, and added foam tape where they overhung the edge of the panel. Finally I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to add shine to the wings and honey.
                  I’m really pleased with this card. The colours work so well together, and the hexagons are just perfect for a bee theme. It really came together perfectly! If you like this card and want to check out the rest of the release you can find them at the Sasayaki Glitter store, here.