Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Carol and Zoe have both been busy :-)

Good Morning Splodgy Splodgers,


How are you all this morning? Warm I hope, my poor electricity bill won't know whats hit it in 3 months time!

Don't forget this Sunday the SplodgeAway Team will be at the Ross Papercraft Show at Rainton Meadows. Tom will be demonstrating new StenSkapes brand new that day and then on Friday 8th November Tom will be back on Create and Craft for a StenSkape special.

We are haivng a catch up on the blog which is fabby as it means the blog will be crammed with various projects and lots and lots of inspiration. Today we are proud to be showcasing 2 very talented members of the team Carol and Zoe who both lead very busy lifes but always find time to produce these beautiful projects for you.

Carol is showcasing her Autumn Project and without looking at the project week the colours just shout 'Autumn' out.....stunning...

"When I was asked to create an Autumnal card it got me thinking and originally this was going to be a wreath on a card, however, I was thinking of the birds and watching them eat the Catoneaster berries and swooping back into their nest,  so I decided to use this lovely stamp and try and recreate the picture inside the nest a little.
The 'Oriental Bamboo' mask was perfect as it has the circular centre. This was distressed with various colours. The bird image was stamped and coloured in Prisma colours and then the fun!!!! Grungeboard leaves were die cut and distressed, off cuts of metal were embossed and coloured with alcohol inks. Twine and wire and berries were added to give even more dimension. |Hope you like it !
Happy Crafting 

Carol xx"
I love it Carol! Makes me feel all warm and cozy. Please call over to Carol's Blog for lots more exciting inspiration x
Last week on the blog was meant to be '2 in 1' Week but my laptop was poorly so over the next couple of days we will showcase several projects and they have definately been worth the wait. I am sure you have more than 1 mask and sometimes think, oh what could I do with that! So we decided to get the teams thinking caps on and produce 1 project using only 2 masks....first to showcase their project is Zoe:

"I've used the 6" x 6" Card King Mask with distress paint (picket fence) inked over
 with Distress Ink then  spritzed the Lattice Mask with water and laid that on, 
blotted and heat dried!"

Thank you Zoe for a lovely tag, check out Zoe's Blog for more lovely work.
Thank you to both Carol and Zoe for amazing work today,

Have a great day and see you all tomorrow,
Susan x

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

And we are running again...

Good Evening Splodgy Splodgers,

Trust me to end up with a virus on my laptop and poor Tom is working all hours he has only just had a chance to fix it but we are back and have lots of inspiration to share this week.

Tom will be back on our screens on Friday 8th November at 11am with a StenSkape Special, some older StenSkapes covered and some amazing new ones :-)

The SplodgeAway
Team will be at the Ross PaperCraft Show this Sunday at Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 5PH. (10am-3pm)
Tom has been working on some exciting new StenSkapes and they will be launched at the show.
Today we are carrying on with the 'Autumn' week, although you can feel winter is on its way! Zoe has shared this beautiful card with us and it definately warms me up.

"I used the 6"x6" SplodgeAway Leaf It Mask and  metallic distress paint through 
the mask, inked with Distress Inks, few splashes water, frame I used the same Metallic paint, 
frame, leaves, moon and owl all cut out of grunge paper stamped with brown archival
 the text then inked with Distress Inks."

Thank you Zoe for such a warm and bright card, don't forget to check out Zoe's blog for lots more inspiration.

Enjoy your evening and see you all tomorrow,

Susan xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Kathleen and Claire Chapman's Autumn Project.

Good Morning Splodgers,

How are you today? Anything nice planned?
I don't know about Autumn it feels more like Winter, the heating is on full blast and the kettle is doing a lot of boiling so I am not looking forward to the electric bill but I am looking forward to ....dare I say it.... Christmas :-)

As this week is 'Autumn' we have two amazing team members showcasing their projects..

First of all Kathleen has used a SplodgeAway Mask and Blending Mat to create this stunning piece:

Claire has also been busy and created a stunning piece for 'Autumn:

"Well Autumn has arrived with a bang here in the UK, I'm not keen on the rain and wind but I just love the colours of Autumn. For my card I made a background with distress inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Wild honey) and rock salt, then I applied versamark to the Do It with Daisies 1 frame and popped it through my Grand Calibur. I embossed with copper embossing powder, adding a little green here and there. Next I used the Mineez Fallen Leaf mask and added some leaves to the background using more distress inks. I coloured the image with Graph'It markers and cut it out, popping it up on 3d foam pads for some dimension"

Thank you Claire for a great piece, love the rock salt idea!

Please call over to Claire's Blog for more inspiration :-)

Enjoy the rest of the day and see you all tomorrow,

Susan xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A New Week :-)

Autumn Has Arrived!
Good Morning Splodgers,

How are you today? I hope you are all keeping warm and safe as the weather is very cold today. I am very excited this week to see the DT teams projects this week. I took Holly to our local park last week and I couldn't believe the difference in appearance from the week before. Orange and yellow leaves had fallen, children were collecting conkers and some of the trees were bare. Holly and I walked over the crunchy leaves and I thought 'Autumn has Arrived'. One of my favourite seasons as I love the colours so what better theme for the week:


Today Kay is showcasing her Autumn Project:

Kay has used several SplodgeAway Masks to create these amazing autumn themed card. I love the blending on the card aswell it sets the card off beautifully.

Check out Kay's Blog for more details and lots of inspiration.

Have A Lovely Day,

Susan x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Zoe's Craft-Cycle Project.

Good Afternoon Splodgers,

How are you today? The weather is quite glum in Stockton, windy and raining but never mind I am all cozy and warm with my gorgeous daughter.

SplodgeAway HQ is very excited today as one of the new products has arrived back for a check.....ohhhhh I am so excited.

Today is the last day of the Craft-Cycle week and I hope you have enjoyed being inspired by all of the amazing SplodgeAway DT Team. Last but by no means last Zoe Russell is showcasing her project using the SplodgeAway 6"x6" Card King Mask and the popular Mask of Many Faces.

"Here's my Recycled project, I used a bit of a box, yes you guessed it! 
Crafty bits came in it lol! 
I used Distress paints, metallic distress stain in Pewter through the Card King Mask and 
Distress inks through the Mask of Many Faces,
 I'm not sure if its the colours I've used on the face or if it is in fact out of
But I kind of like it, makes it look mysterious!"

Thank you Zoe for a fantastic piece. It looks amazing :-) Don't forget to check out Zoe's Blog for 
much more inspiration.

Thank you to all of the DT team this week for a fantastic set of projects.  Another week I am
 looking forward to is this weeks Autumn Week so don't forget to call back.

Enjoy your day,

Susan xx

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Rae's Craft-Cycle Project

Rae's Craft-Cycle Project.

Good Morning Splodgers,

How are you today? The weather is drizzly here today so what an excuse to sit and craft :-)

Tom was in Wales yesterday running a workshop at Dandie Crafts. He got back late last night but said he had a great day and never stopped laughing. It isn't very often you find Tom lost for words but the ladies managed to achieve this, I need some tips!!

Today we are showcasing Rae's Craft Cycle Week. I hope you are all having fun this week.

"I have used a whole range of masks mainly with dry embossing and inking and then as a template for the man. 
All the bits of card were off cuts from projects I had left on my super messy desk!! Some left from stamping, some from die cutting, some just left lol.
The bow had also been originally made for another project.
Using a layered tag layout is a great way for you to use up those awkward varied scraps into a full project."

I think this is a great card and I can see an array of masks....Dotty the Lot, Swirly Lattice, Hexey, the guy from the Altered Art Kit, Diamond Metal and Card King.

Thank you for calling by and don't forget to call over to Rae's Blog for lots more exciting projects.

Don't forget if you would like to buy any of the masks you can pop over to the SplodgeAway website.

Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for visiting,

Susan x

Friday, 11 October 2013

Carol's Craft-Cycling :-)

Good Evening Splodgers,

How are you? I hope you are all well and have something exciting planned for the weekend. Tom is doing a class in Wales on Saturday at Dandie Crafts so Holly and I are going to have a girly weekend.

I am really enjoying the Craft-Cycle week on the blog this week and the DT are coming up with some great ideas. Today Carol is sharing her project and it is fantastic!! Who would of thought cereal packaging and a C.Ds could produce something so amazing!
"Hello All,
This week for my recycled project I have decided to make a little keepsake, using old C.D.'s a cereal packet and some bits and bobs from my stash.
I began by cutting a small strip away from my C.D. s. If you warm them a LITTLE before hand it makes them less brittle and easier to cut. I used 5 for this project and covered the silver sides with various shades of alcohol ink. I wanted to keep the colour quite Autumnal for this project.

The cereal box was used to make 5 covers for the C.D.s, each was treated with various layers of ink through the Dotty The Lot mask....this was the base for all sides.

Embossed swirls and then text were added and the circles cut to fit the C.D.s.
At this stage I used a Bind It All to make the binding holes in the C.D.s. I found it best
to do them individually.

The Mask of Many Faces was used to create small framed images on 3 sides of this project. The frames for the faces again came from the cereal packaging. They were run through a script embossing folder prior to being coloured with Distress Inks and mounted on 3D tape for dimension.

The other 2 sides were treated in a similar manner but just chosen words added to the insides of the frames.

Flowers, lace. leaves and gems were added as the final embellishments and the whole thing bound together"

Thank you Carol for an amazing piece, I would of never of thought of this idea :-) Just think these could be adapted into mini scrapbook albums and so much more. You really do need to check out Carol's blog for inspiration x

Thank you for calling by and see you all soon,

Susan xx

I apologise for the writing on the blog, my blogger has crashed and everytime I edit the post it automatically resets back to this :-( I will try again in the morning x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Angela has been craft-cycling :-)

Hello Splodgy Splodgers,

How are you today? Oh my goodness what has happened to the weather? Sunday I was walking around a farm with the sun beating down and today the wind is howling the plants are being well and truly watered!
This post was scheduled for earlier in the week but for some reason blogger isn't posting so I will keep this post up tomorrow aswell until 6pm.

Today carries on with our great theme 'Craft-Cycle' and Angela has been creating a fantastic project using a.....mouse trap....yep how fantastic is that!

Angela has used the 6" x 6" Fancy Lattice Mask alongside the 12" Floral Border Mask.

"I saw this theme and knew it would be fun to do, the only thing was I wasn’t sure quite what to produce. I wanted to do something a bit different as I have done quite a few wall hanging on cardboard recently I didn’t want to do that. I have seen quite a few altered mousetraps on pinterest but none of them really jumped out (excuse the pun )until I saw one that was made as a note holder. Here is my take on it using the Fancy lattice mask for the background and the floral border to make the flowers"

Don't forget to call over to Angela's Blog for even more Splodgetastic inspiraion.

Thank you for calling by and see you all tomorrow,

Susan xx

Monday, 7 October 2013

A New Week

Craft-Cycle Week
I do apologise I scheduled this post for the 26th October?? Obviously baby brain!

Good Morning Splodgy Splodgers,

How are you all? Did you enjoy the weekend? I know there was a few craft fairs on and lots on T.V. shows so I am sure you weren't bored!

Well Done to Crafty Chris on winning the blog candy :-)

This weeks theme is 'Craft-Cycle!' We all end up with lots of unwanted materials when we craft and with 'recycling' being so popular now we decided to spend a week on the blog showcasing projects that have being created using recycled materials that we would usually throw out. When we bought Hollys milk cartons in bulk they came in corrugated card boxes, I try my hardest to recycle and my bags are always popping come pick up day so I used some in my scrapbooking which I will share later in the week. When Kay from Indigo-Blu came to Suzicraft for a demo day she found some old rusty screws outside so she used them on a mannequin and it looked so effective. So...enough babbling from me....Kathleen is first this week to showcase her project using a inner tube from wrapping paper.

"Using the inner tube from a roll of wrapping paper I inked the 8x8" Brick Mask and 
embossed with a die cutting machine. 
I then cut some spellbinders leaves which I inked using walnut stain and my 
SplodgeAway Mat. I cut 3 circles out of the same card and made flowers with them.
 The  white flowers were cut from the left over pieces of tissue from another 
project.  An off cut of card, spellbinders circle and indigo Blu stamp gave me the
 sentiment which was inked with fired brick and my SplodgeAway Mat"

Why don't you try using some cardboard tubes on your creations and email them over to We would love to see your projects using re-cycled goodies and we will post them onto the blog.

Thank you Kathleen for a great card. I love the tube idea, saves money on buying kraft paper or card.

Check back tomorrow to see what Angela has used on her project.

Have a lovely day and thank you for calling by,

Susan xx

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Congratulations :-)


Thank you to everybody that commented on all of the blog pages this week. We have an amazing DT Team and they work hard each week to create beautiful SplodgeAway Projects for not only the blog but also Create and Craft Shows.

I would also like to say CONGRATULATIONS

Crafty Chris

as you have won all of these lovely goodies. I have packed the goodies in an envelope and I am just awaiting your address. Chris if you could send me your address to I will get those posted on Monday.

I also called across to Craft Chris's Blog and her work is inspirational so why not pop along yourself:

Thank you

Susan xx

Rae and Shell's Fantastic Projects

Good Evening All,

I am running a little late tonight. Tom and I had an unexpected day off together so we decided to go Christmas shopping and I really don't know where the day has gone??

Today Rae is showcasing another fairy themed project for us and Shell has also created an amazing door sign for her craft room where she creates all of her wonderful designs.

Tonight we will also be revealing the winner of the GiveAway so make sure you check back tonight at 9pm where I will post the winner :-)

Rae has created a beautiful tag.
"For this project I went with "fairy" tale theme. Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen.

I have used a whole myriad of masks to get lots of layers again on this project. The masks used are the alphabet border, the runes and pentacle from the Gothic Alter layout, then the Leaf the Lot for a subtle hint of shimmer. Then the square edged Brick mask and the fantasy Unicorn Stenskape were embossed with. I also used one of my fave masks - one of the very first Splodge masks of Unicorns and Mermaids."

Shell has used the Fairy Dust Layout Mask alongside her amazing colouring to create this beautiful door sign. I think it is just soo cute.

Thank you to both Rae and Shell this week for your beautiful pieces of work. Don't forget you can click on the link and divert to Shell and Rae's blog where I promise you will not be disappointed in what you find.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for following us,

Susan x

Friday, 4 October 2013

Hazel's Fantasy Project

Hello Splodgy Splodgers,

Well it's Friday! The weeks are flying and I can't believe its just over 11 weeks until Christmas, now that is scary!

We still have the SplodgeAway GiveAway going on so don't forget to enter before it finishes.

To fit in with the Fantasy Theme this week Hazel has produced 3 fabulous cards. Hazel has used the Fairy Kit and Fantasy Unicorn StenSkape to create these fab cards. Perfect for all occasions x

Thank you  Hazel for these inspirational cards.

Earlier in the week Zoe posted a tag using the Fantasy Fairy StenSkape, Zoe has a matching card using the same technique. Doesn't it look amazing?

Thank you Zoe x

Thank you for calling by and see you all tomorrow,

Susan xx

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Rae's Fantasy Project

Good Morning Splodgers,

How are you today? A heelo to our new followers and I hope you enjoy the blog.

2 more days left of the SplodgeAway Blog so don't forget to join. We will be having a GiveAway each month so be sure to follow the blog.

It seems as though it has been all quiet over at SplodgeAway HQ but Tom is busy working on some new products which will be revealed very soon.

Want to win these goodies including pearls, StenSkapes, swirly die, charms and a beautiful fairy mask?

Today we are showcasing the talented Rae Dalal's project. Rae has used an array of SplodgeAway Masks to create this beautiful piece. Each time I look I can see something different and I love the use of the Mask of Many Faces. Rae has used the Butterfly Creator, Mask of Many Faces and Blobby Lines.

Thank you Rae for fab work, check out Rae's blog for more information and inspiration.

See you all tomorrow,

Susan xx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Zoe's Fairy Card and GiveAway

 Good Morning Splodgers,
I can't believe it is Wednesday already! We still have 3 days left on the SplodgeAway GiveAway so don't forget to enter to win some lovely crafting stash...

Today Zoe in sharing her beautiful Fairy project. Zoe has used the 'Fantasy Fairy' StenSkape on a tag and I think it is very effective.

"So here it is, I blended various Distress Ink splashed bit of water and dried, 
I used the gorgeous 'Fantasy Fairy' StenSkape in black. I only used part of the flower 
on the mask as I only wanted the buds, added couple of words, the butterfly I made by
 putting Maemeri iridescent texture paste into a silicon mould and leaving it over night 
to set." 

WOW! I love it Zoe, thank you so much for your amazing work.

Check out Zoe's work for more inspiration. 

Thank you for calling by and see you tomorrow :-)

Susan x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

GiveAway and Claire Chapman's Amazing Sample

Good Morning Splodgers,

How are you today? Up to anything exciting? If not, why not take part in 'Fantasy and Fairy' week?

And, don't forget the GiveAway is still going.....would you like to win these fabulous craft goodies?


So this weeks theme carries on and today we are we are very lucky to have Claire Chapman sharing her Fairy project and I love it!

Claire has used the 8"x8" Fairy Dust Layout Mask to create her sample.

"I've created a shaker card with the Fairy Dust Mask for our Fantasy Week. This is one of my all time favourite masks as it works beautifully with so many different stamps. I've embossed the mask with my grand calibur and then heat embossed with a sparkly white embossing powder on a distress ink background.and just cut an aperture to frame the stamped image"

Thank you so much to Claire for this amazing card. The colouring is immense! Check out Claire's blog for even more amazing work.

See you all tomorrow and thank you for calling by,

Susan x