Monday, 25 June 2012

Over To You ......

This week the Design Team would like to surprise you with a little 'GiveAway'

We would like you to upload a card or any project on to your blog that uses a SplodgeAway product and leave your blog link in the comments box at the end of this post. The criteria is that there must be a SplodgeAway named product used and  no backlinking - the project must be uploaded this week. We will keep it open till Sunday and we will visit your blogs and leave a comment so you know we've been.

............The winner will be pulled from the hat........

I'll leave you with a card I made using some of the giveaway elements

Project By Annette Lee


Sunday, 24 June 2012


Project By Annette Lee

This week we will be showcasing some of the lovely stamps available from Suzicraft and I just wanted to HIGHLIGHT the ELEGANCE HIGH RES Card that they stock.

The card is super smoothe for stamping and colouring in with Spectrum Noirs or other Alcohol Based Markers. The finish is well worth taking a look at and the price point is top notch as well.

The Pink Gem stamp design was stamped with a Black Memento Ink and it was coloured using Spectrum Noirs.
It was cut out using a Spellbinder circle die and layered onto a nesting scallop circle. The coloured background papers were some from my own stash. Ribbons and flowers are all available at Suzicraft. All layered onto an 8 x8 card base.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Anything Goes .....Part 3

Project By Annette Lee

Welcome Splodgers one and all. Today you will need to get those SplodgeAway Mats out to use with your favourite inks and colour your base card with a hint of your favourite colour. Next emboss and colour a piece of card - I used a left over piece of co'ordinations - with your Splodge-A-Mask and add more ink to highlight the embossing, The butterfly was cut from a piece of mirri card and embossed with another Splode-A-Mask. I then covered the mirri with a PVA glue and added some ultra fine glitter.

The wording has been highlighted with glossy accents and a bow was added.

I'm off now to find my moment of tranquility in my craft room!

Annette x

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Anything Goes ....part 2

By Sam Crowe

This week on 'Anything Goes' we were given the opportunity to create anything we wanted to with any items or products on sale at Suzicraft. Well this in itself made the project very easy for me as most of the craft products I use have been bought at Suzicraft because they have very competitive prices and Sue is always on top of the game and stocks her shop with the most popular products but also has an eye for papers.

If you see something new in a magazine or tv and you think you would be interest in it you can guarantee it is already on the Suzicraft stock order. This along with the fact that we have available SplodgeAway products as they come hot off the press - I felt I was given the opportunity to have a good old play in my craft room. So thats exactly what I did.

I had picked up some gorgeous shaped cards that almost looked like very large tags in lovely colours and very good quality card stock which gave me the idea of doing a mini memories journal. I did some computer scrapbooking with my Serif package printed it off then concentrated on one surface of the 8 sided book one side at a time. I wanted each surface to look completely different to the other but with a few pages tying it all together with a hint of a theme, i.e. the big thing on everyones mind this year is being proud to be British. Which to me includes the Forces as during my service that was the most proud I have ever been to be British.

 I used papers, card, stamps, inks, glossy accents, spray and shine, liquid pearls, my splodgeaway mat and Sues beautiful new flowers along with masks and dies. I really enjoyed making this journal and could have added a lot more pages.

Hope you like it. Why not have ago yourself, start just with one page and see where it takes you.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Anthing Goes

Well done to everyone who entered our give away, I know when you receive your mask you will love it, this week’s theme is 'Anything Goes'

My card is made with craft products which are all available from Suzicraft, I will list all the elements at the end of this post.

Firstly I coloured some Easy Ink card stock using a brayer, my SplodgeAway mat and some inks.

I then over stamped with the balloon stamp and destinations stamp and cut them all out, after distressing the edges I then assembled my card and finished off with a coating of glossy accents, liquid pearls and stickles.

Materials used:

SplodgeAway easy Ink card
Adirondack sailboat blue ink
Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink (from limited edition spring set)
Memento black ink
Double sided sticky tape
3D foam pads
Crafty Individuals stamps number CI336 and CI228
Liquid Pearls Platinum Pearl
Glossy Accents
Dotted blue cardstock
6” x 6” scalloped card blank
Leave a comment and your blog address - we would love to see your creations
Love Karen x

Sunday, 17 June 2012

And The Splodge-A-Mask Giveaway Winners Are.....


And the names pulled out of the hat are..........


Happy Nana


Congratulations ladies if you email me at I'll get your masks posted out to you. We'd love to see what you come up with and be delighted to post your designs on the SplodgeAway Blog!

Thank you to

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The Give Away Continues .....

Have you become a follower of the blog and left your comment on Sunday's Posting to be in with a winning chance these masks by the SplodgeAway People......


Today I thought I'd share a canvas I used for a 'play time' recently. I wanted to see how Dylusion Inks would react with gesso and multi medium and this is the result. I used that famous Clock Splodge-A-Mask, Dylusion Inks, Tissue Paper and a few distress inks and items from those much sort after Artist Trading Card Boxes available from SUZICRAFT priced at £2.99

The inspiration came from the sentiment - Learn, Live, Hope which is something I believe we have to spend a little time working at, hence the clock in a distressed state! 

The detailling on the clock mask is fantastic and a versatile addition to your collection.

The stamps are available at Suzicraft - see you soon and TFL

Annette x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Mouse Ran Up The Clock......

The GiveAway Continues..........

See Sunday's Posting for details of how to win SplodgeAway Masks

Now for today's blog contribution

The Mouse Ran Up the Clock

By Sam Crowe

When I was given the SplodgeAway Clock Mask by Tom I loved it straight away, but my mind went blank. I wanted to do something different with it to show the versatility of the masks he designs, I wanted to think outside the box. So I decided to forget that I was doing a clock project and just play with my Mask and inks and SplodgeAway Mat. I hadn't done any stamping for a while and thought I would throw some of my recently bought but not much used stamps into the mix.

As I embossed the mask onto plain white card my first thought was to age it - I just love doing this with the SplodgeAway mat because of the amount of play you get with the inks, as I used my light to dark inks I got a blend that looked almost like leather. I stamped the carriage and the mouse in the middle and started to get a bit of a story in my head. A story of nostalgia and shared memories of different fairy tales and eras that are embedded in the mind of lots of people, which would jolt memories to total strangers who looked at the card. I could have put a lot more images on than I did, but stopped myself so that some of it could be left to the imagination of the person looking at the card.


OK a bit heavy I know but thats what time is isn't it, its the past the now the future. And crafting is the same. When you get your masks and SplodgeAway mat out and give yourself a couple of hours to just mess around you can drift off and get totally lost in your project, which is why crafting is so great, a whole two hours where you forgot that there was a pile of ironing, or that the dog has his legs crossed or just that you were supposed to be doing something else a lot less mentally stimulating. All this from one SplodgeAway Mask. Can't wait for my next project!!


Monday, 11 June 2012

Tick Tock Little Clock

Project By Karen Wright

Welcome back to our friendly home we call SplodgeAway, I hope your enjoying all the wonderful creations that the rest of the design team have been showing you. Its my turn again and this time I have been using the SplodgeAway clock mask.

Instead of embossing or inking this time I used the mask as a template and drew around it, I then traced the outline with glossy accents to give it a raised effect. The rest of the card has been stamped with a stamp set by creative expressions. A little matting and layering and a hint of stickles. A really easy quick card (apart from the glossy accents drying time)

Happy Crafting

Karen x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Splodge-A-Mask GiveAway


Thanks to everyone who entered

This week you have the chance to get your hands on a selection of  Splodge-A-Masks for yourselves. The Team at Suzicraft aka Susan & Tom have kindly donated the prize.

The prize consists of, Round Edged Lattice, Girly Swirly, Steamish Clock and Tick-Tock Butterfly.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is become a 'follower'  of the blog and leave a comment to let us know you've joined. We'll pull a winner out of the hat and post the results here next Sunday. Best of Luck

The SplodgeAway Design Team

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Canvas Dreams

Today I thought I'd share a canvas I made recently for SplodgeAway. The background was created using Claudine Hellmuth Gesso brushed through the balloon mask with a thick paint brush. Allow this to dry and I then spritzted the canvas with Cosmic Shimmer Spray Inks. I was delighted to find that these sprays sit on the surface of the gesso and also add a lovely, shiny colouration to the gesso.

Project By Annette Lee

All of the products are available from Suzicraft

Thank you also to all you lovely ladies and gents who came to our Ranger Day Workshops this week. I hope you left inspired to create and allow yourselves some time and space to get messy, inky and be creative.


Annette x 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Design Inspiration

Today we thought that after all those Jubilee Parties and Celebrations we would give you time to enjoy contributions from the talented and artistic Karen Wright. 

Karen has given us plenty of techniques to try .......


Tomorrow we will be posting a canvas again using the Balloon Mask and Cogs so come back soon

The SplodgeAway Design Team

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Project By Sarah Savont
Items used
SplodgeAway mat/SplodgeAway mask/SplodgeAway Easy Ink car
Tim Holtz spring Ink

Liquid Pearls-Peacock
Sillicone/Double sided tape
Irenes handmade flowers
8x8” scalloped card blank
Grand Calibur
Black Ribbon
Stardust Stickles
Sentiment topper
8x8 paper
Spray and Sparkle
To Make........
Cut down SplodgeAway Easy Ink card to 7”x7”
Place cogs from mask randomly around the card and run through Calibur using brown mat and pink embossing board, do this a few times moving the cogs around as they will not cover the whole card 1st time
Taking the Squeezed Lemonade Ink distress the whole of the square, choosing weather to have the embossed or debossed side up

Distress the edges using peacock feathers to give added depth to the card
Spray with iridescent spray and sparkle

Take  8x8 paper stock and rip 2 pieces to size that is suits best distress the larger of the pieces with Peacock and the smaller with lemonade inks
Using Peacock feathers ink up the balloon die and again run through calibur using brown mat and pink board

Distress lightly with lemonade around the edges of the balloo
Using gems arrange them around the balloon until happy with positioning
Taking black ribbon place on card making sure ribbon crosses in top right hand corner, when happy use double sided tape to hold it down

Place a black flower where the ribbons join
Attach larger of the ripped papers onto card at an angle on bottom left hand side using silicone

Place smaller piece on top again using silicone to 3d it up
Position balloon onto card  with silicone

Taking card blank and peacock Ink lightly distress around the outside of the card and attach whole thing together using double sided tape.Take sentiment and distress with peacock and attach to bottom right of card

Add 3 blobs of peacock liquid pearl onto each corner to finish off the card.
Thanks for looking, see you again tomorrow!


Monday, 4 June 2012

Time Flies

Today Dimply has put together a beautifully brayered inking technique for you to have a play with.

The SplodgeAway mat enhances your brayering technique and if you want to try a mat for yourself pop into Suzicraft and Tom or Susan will be happy for you to try.

Take an A4 piece of beige card and fold in half, this will make your base card, distress the edges using distress inks and the SplodgeAway mat.

Take an A5 piece of SplodgeAway Easy ink card, using brayering tool and ink using the SplodgeAway mat, make a background

Stamp an image a couple of time onto background

Emboss the SplodgeAway balloon mask onto the background paper you have just made, leave the mask on and distress the raised areas of the embossed image and distress around the edges, using stickles, highlight parts of the balloon (ALLOW TO DRY), this will become your topper

Trim a piece of beige card slightly bigger than the topper, then trim a piece of cream card slightly bigger than that, and a piece of orange slightly bigger

Stick the cream piece of card to the orange piece of card with double sided tape

Cut 2 pieces of twine, knot them in the middle and attach to the top left of the topper

When stickles are dry, stick the topper to the beige piece of card just trimmed, 3D foam the topper onto the other pieces of card

Emboss a few of the SplodgeAway cogs onto a piece of scrap card that will co-ordinate with your colours, cut out and place onto card

Stick onto A5 card

Happy Crafting
Dimply x

UP Up And Away.......

...... in my Beautiful Balloon.....
............... Yes you've guessed it Balloons and Cogs are the theme for this week. We've got a brand new mask to show you and some gorgeous artwork. The Design Team got their thinking caps on at a DT meeting last week and have come up with some fun challenges and giveaways coming your way so make sure you join us as a follower to keep up with us......
to kick off Sue Jimpson has put this design together for us. Over to you Sue....
This mask reminded me of the balloon ride my husband arranged as a surprise for our 10th Anniversary which was brave of him because I’m scared of heights !!!

8x8 Scalloped Card

Background paper was made by using images from computer..edges distressed with lettuce ink using splodgeaway mat

Dry emboss the paper with balloon and cogs by running it through the Grand Calibre

Ink over the embossing with wild honey distress ink using the splodgeaway mat

Put the mask through the caliber and cut the air balloon and the largest cog out distress balloon with lettuce distress ink and wild honey on the cog

Emboss the cog with cosmic shimmer ultra clear embossing powder

Stamp and clear embossed the Crafty Individual stamp and use watercolour pencils to colour

Cut background paper to 7 1/2ins x 7 1/2 glued into place with collal photo glue

Place images on card and distress edges of card with wild honey and lettuce using splodgeaway mat to blend together.

Thanks For Looking