Thursday, 14 May 2015

Holy Stitch! Hang Onto Your Buttons!

Greetings. I was asked to go on a crafty quest with the adventurers at Try it On Tuesday, using our tailor job skill points to create some sewing themed projects. Unfortunately I ran into some trouble with button eating demons, and my travel log was lost. I finally managed to recover it at a secret save point and was able to inscribe it here.

I started this card by colouring the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Lavender the Quilter” image using Prismacolor pencils, paper piecing the quilt. All the frames were die cut using the Lawn Fawn “Stitched Rectangles” set. The letters were die cut using the Lawn Fawn “Finley’s ABCs” set., earning me +90 cutty XP points. The buttons and sentiment were stamped using a Unity set.


This card will be stitched into the following challenges:


Let this be a lesson to all adventurers - do not travel with loose rainbow coloured buttons in your satchel lest you incur the wrath of button eating demons!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Polka the Demons in the Eye

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I went to Cradle’s Grave, a massive flower field to the east, to collect a bouquet in anticipation of the arrival of our Lady Mother. The flowers growing in Cradle’s Grave are perfect for this sort of thing, as they are imbued with magic, allowing them to stay fresh for months. The only problem...the field is infested with demons.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is to Polka Dots. Make an ATC following this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Just Some Lines.

This ATC will creep into the following challenges:

My sister and I managed to fight our way through Cradle’s Grave and collect some beautiful flowers that were sure to impress our Lady Mother. If only she knew what we went through. I got a dent in my new chest plate for crying out loud!

~ Guild Master Crystal

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Hearth Full of Rainbow Stones

This evening we were paid an unexpected visit by a rainbow paladin from the west. Slightly annoyed that we had to abruptly end our card duel, my sister and I welcomed the traveller to the Guild Hall; one does not simply turn away a rainbow paladin. She was low on mana and weary from her travels, so the Lady Commander of Copics and I provided her with some tonics and ether potions.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is to CASE one of the DT members. Make an ATC following this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, The East Wind.

I started my ATC by colouring The East Wind image using Prismacolor pencils. The background I inked using some Distress Ink. I was going to leave it at that, and then decided to turn my ATC into a Hearthstone card, making mana, damage and health values for it. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the blood drop, the Artbooking cartridge for the hexagon, the Artiste cartridge for the circle and sword (which was originally a neck tie), and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the numbers.

This ATC will creep into the following challenges:

It would seem our hospitality was not in vain, as the rainbow paladin rewarded us with a vial of valuable crafting dust. It was a shame I didn’t get to finish off my sister in the card duel however. I would have undoubtedly bested her, as I tend to do.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A Colourful Ceremony

Greetings. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall today. Today the Lady Commander of Copics performed the Butterfly Ceremony of old, hoping to gain favour with the nature gods. Donning her headband of +80 mana, she released the colourful creatures into the sky, speaking the holy incantation.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is Groovy Chicks. Make an ATC following this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, All Dressed Up.

I started my ATC by watercolouring the All Dressed Up image using Distress Markers. The background was stamped with some groovy images from the CAS-Ual Fridays “Exclamations” set. The sentiment also came from that set.

This ATC will creep into the following challenges:

As the butterflies flew away, tiny flecks of rainbow sparkles began to fall from their wings landing on the Lady Commander of Copics. I smiled as she was soon covered in colourful glitter. The ceremony had worked.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Christmas Ghoul

Today as we were doing some spring cleaning around the Guild Hall, the Lady Commander of Copics came across a small Christmas Ghoul. She has been holed up since last December, snatching food from the kitchens. As she seemed harmless, and in her boredom reorganized all our Christmas decorations in the attic, we decided to leave her be.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is April Fools or Your Favourite Holiday. Make an ATC following this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Creepy Cute Stamps.

I started my ATC by colouring the Creepy Cute Stamps image using Prismacolor pencils. I figured her dress needed to look a little more Christmasy so I stamped it with a little snowflake from the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Arctic” set. This earned me +90 fashionable XP. The holly for her hair was stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Winter Gifts” set and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. 

I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen on her dress and the holly in her hair for some extra Christmas sparkle and +111 glittery XP. The snowflakes for the background were die cut using the Lawn Fawn “Stitched Snowflakes” die set. I had to add a sentiment, so stamped one using the Dylusions “Christmas Words” set.

This ATC will creep into the following challenges:

The Christmas Ghoul was a silent creature, never speaking as she went about her business. I don’t know if this would come back to haunt us later, but for now her organizational tendencies were enough to make me want to keep her around.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A Small Exchange

Salutations. Welcome to the Guild Hall. Today we are entertaining a visitor from the far off eastern realm of Aziana. The little botanist brought some rare foreign plants and herbs with her to trade for some of our indigenous flora. This is a great boon to the Crafters Guild as our stocks were running low on these exotic plants. With the cherry blossoms alone we would be able to make numerous tonics and elixirs.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is Cherry Blossoms. Make an ATC following this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine.

This ATC will blossom in the following challenges:

As I began separating the newly acquired plants into jars and labeling them, the Lady Commander of Copics and Guardian of Glitter introduced our small foreign friend to the joys of Mario Party. It was going to be a long night of giggles.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring into Action

As the days grow longer, the weather has become increasingly more pleasant. As I was putzing around the Guild Hall grounds, trying to get things cleaned up after the melt I noticed some geese flying overhead, returning from their trip to the south. The biggest sign that Spring was on the way however, was when I spotted a pink flower fairy fluttering around the garden, gracefully planting seeds that would bloom into a rainbow of colour in a couple months.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is Spring is in the Air. Make an ATC with a springy theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors, A Day For Daisies and Nana Vic’s Digitals.



For my first ATC I used an image from Nana Vic’s Digitals. I coloured it using Prismacolor pencils and inked the edges with Distress Ink. The sentiment was stamped with the Crafty Secrets “Couple of Cuties” set.

This ATC will cheep into the following challenges:

For my second ATC I used the A Day For Daisies “Curly Flower Fairy” image and coloured it using Prismacolor pencils. The leafy things I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Critters Down Under” set. I then cast a sparkle spell using my Wink of Stella wand to add some glitter to the leaves and the fairies wings.

Click to en-biggen and see the sparkley spell.
This ATC will spring into the following challenges:

~ Guild Master Crystal

Thursday, 12 March 2015

A Splattering of Green

Today the Lady Commander of Copics decided to remodel the crafting chambers, wanting to paint the walls a greenish hue. She was soon bored with the manual labour though and attempted to use a spell to expedite the process. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been allotting enough XP points in her willpower slot, and the spell went awry, splattering the walls and all the lab equipment.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is to go green. Make an ATC with the majority of it being green or go for a recycling theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Oddball Art Co.

I started this ATC by inking the splotches using the Tim Holtz “Splatters” stencil. I then coloured the Oddball Art image using Prismacolor pencils.

This ATC will be green with envy in the following challenges:

Although it wasn’t her original plan, I rather liked the abstract look of the splattered green paint and decided to keep it. Except on the lab equipment and gear...that she had to clean up.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Friday, 6 March 2015

Rockabilly Rumble

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I were going about our business, dungeon crawling and gathering loot, when we came across what appeared to be a secret passage in the caves we were exploring. Pushing aside a massive boulder, we slipped through the crack in the wall. We had to shimmy sideways to squeeze through the narrow passageway and were grateful when we emerged in a large cavern. The ground was thick with spongy grass and massive trees with colourful flowers filled the area. Before we could attempt to look around, a small, harsh looking fairy fluttered up to us.
“Where’d you come from?” she spat, brushing a piece of pink hair out of her eyes. “Outsiders aren’t welcome here.”

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is to use at least three things off the provided list. Make an ATC and be sure the mention in your post which three items you used for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Enchanted Design Studio.

For my ATC I used: wings, gems, lots of pink, and added some paint. I started by colouring the Enchanted Design Studio image using Prismacolor pencils, adding some glossy accents to her lips. The background I painted using some airbrushing paint which is super thin and easy to work with. I like using this paint because it’s pretty shiny when the light hits it the right way.

This ATC will be bold in the following challenges:

Behind the pink-haired fairy rose an army of fae holding spears, the beating of their wings sounding a war cry.
“I think we took a wrong turn back there,” the Lady Commander muttered.
“Indeed,” I said, drawing my sword. “But now that we’re here, let us see what treasure these fairies are protecting.”

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Fields of Danger

Greetings. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall. Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I received a raven from the three pigs of Glendore. It seemed they were having some issues with werewolves ransacking their farm. As tonight was to be a full moon, we decided to head to the pig’s pasture in Glendore and set up a defensive perimeter.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Cute Creatures”. Make an ATC with some cuties on it for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, 2CuteInk.

I started this ATC by colouring the 2CuteInk image using Prismacolor pencils and fussy cutting it out, earning +120 XP in wielding my blade and leveling up! The barn I stamped and paper pieced using the Lawn Fawn “Critters on the Farm” set. The sentiment was stamped using the There She Goes “Poultry in Motion” set.

This ATC will mosey into the following challenges:

As darkness fell and the moon rose high, spilling its silvery light across Glendore’s fields, we could hear the distant howling of the werewolves. The three pigs were squealing in fright and retreated to the safety of their brick farmhouse whilst the Lady Commander and I stood our ground, ready to battle the vicious wolves and save the farm.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Here Fishy, Fishy!

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I went to the small fishing village of Ryba. It was their annual Catch n’ Release tournament with big prizes on the line. Not one to pass up the opportunity for free loot, I had entered my sister and I in the competition.  

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Fishing Fun”. Make an ATC with this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Squigglefly.


This ATC will flounder in the following challenges:


It turns out, two crafty adventurers stand no chance against the villagers who make their livelihood fishing. We did get some nice parting gifts though...a new rod and some fishing line. Perhaps this would come in handy at a future juncture...or maybe I could somehow fashion it into a weapon of sorts...

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Gone Glimmer

Tonight the Guardian of Glitter and I saddled up our mounts and set out to the aqua fields of Glimmer Gust. We rode in silence under the twinkling velvet sky until we reached the aqua sea of grass. Dismounting, I shouldered my satchel and set out, Nikki close behind. Suddenly I spotted what we had come for. Ahead of us, two fairies from rival clans were kissing, their wings shimmering in the moonlight.


This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Bookworm or Things With Wings”. Make an ATC with this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, A & T Digital Designs.

I started this ATC by colouring the image using Prismacolor pencils and painstakingly cutting it out, which leveled up my blade wielding skill. I used my Wink of Stella pen on their wings to add some glitter….cuz...glitter. I heat embossed the stars in the background using a stamp from the Lawn Fawn “Critters Ever After” set. The sentiment was also stamped using that same set.

This ATC will flutter into the following challenges:

I cast a stealth spell and crept close to the fairies, open jar in hand. They were so wrapped up in each other, it was easy to scoop them into the glass container without a fuss. I looked up at the sky, stars scattered across it like diamonds.
“What have we done?” I whispered to the Guardian of Glitter, closing my eyes.
“What we must,” she replied.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Unicorn Fairies' Plight

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I travelled to the fluffy village of the unicorn fairies. They had sent a message to the Guild Hall requesting help in dealing with some troublesome snarg demons that have been raiding the village as of late. Not one to turn down a plea for assistance (and hopefully some sweet loot as a reward), my sister and I made haste to the cloud covered settlement.


This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Pink & Black & White”. Make an ATC using these colours for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Ppinky’s Doll Art.

I started this ATC by colouring the image using Prismacolor pencils. I then masked her off, earning +90 stealth XP, and stamped the clouds using the Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” set. The stars were stamped with the Lawn Fawn “Critters Ever After” set.

This ATC will float into the following challenges:

It turns out that snarg demons are easily defeated with simple fire magic. After ridding the area of those we could find, we helped the unicorn fairies set up some fire beacons around the village to ward off future attacks. The pink flames burned bright, lighting up the black night, hopefully keeping the peaceful unicorn fairies safe.

~ Guild Master Crystal