Saturday, 26 May 2018
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
Just a little reminder that the May challenge is underway over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog
This time around we are being sponsored by Skull and Cross Buns and have two of their stamp sets up for grabs.
Please remember to check out the entry details as we still get lots of entries that we can't judge, which is so sad.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
And last but not least of my marathon blogging session, lots of texture created with Structure Paste Art-Cutz, Just Pearls, Sequins and layers of beautiful Mixed Media Spray's and Gilding Wax. With a little dry brushing of white gesso over the top to add highlights. I had great fun creating for the Weekend Wow, and I hope you've enjoyed having a closer look at some of my projects.
I love this new stencil, it's a whole Elephant Family. So we have Mumy on the front cover of a cnavas journal. And on the back cover we have one of the baby Elephants. How cute are these, and the beautful pink patterned Rice Paper makes the perfect background for them.
As soon as the products arrive to start making the samples up for Sue and Mandy's shows, this sheet of Rice Paper jumped out of the box. O my goodness it's gorgeous, and I wanted to keep it!!! How gorgeous are those Butterflies and the sheen from the Starlight Paint is just beautiful.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
I love anything Shabby Chic so I've taken elements from the Rice Paper along with the new Mandala stencils to decorate one of the canvas backed journals from Imagination Crafts.
You only need to use the smallest amount of the Rice Paper, so it goes a really long way. I've added Structure Paste, Starlight Paint, Sparkle Medium and of course Gilding Wax to highlight the textures.
This design is so beautiful, I can think of so many ways to use this sheet of Rice Paper. I've used the script stencil along with elements from the gorgeous Art Deco style stencil of a Lady.
I've also re-discovered my love of gilding wax...............it's on everything now.
I'm sharing another project today that I created using products from Imagination Crafts Weekend Wow on Hochanda. Not sure if there will be any of the kit left by the time this post goes live.........so apologies in advance.
I love the texture you can create with the stones and the new stencil paste is just gorgeous, the colours are amazing.
I've used the left-overs from my Art-Cutz to create corners and borders on my canvas, nothing goes to waste.
Friday, 27 April 2018
Love the larger A3 size Rice Papers you can get so many projects out of one sheet, and the blue washed wood is just the perfect background for my little Fairy with her Sparkle Medium wings.
I applied the Rusty Patina around the edge by tapping it on with my fingers, that way you can get lots more texture and the illusion of an old metal sign.
So happy to be sharing one of the projects I made for the lovely Sue at Imagination Crafts. I've been having such a great time playing with paints, mediums, all things mixed media and the most stunning rice papers (I'm a rice paper addict). Thank you so much to Mandy and to Sue for asking me to be a part of Imagination Crafts fabulous new Mixed Media Design Team, I really am thrilled beyond the stars and back oxoxoxo
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
We don't need an excuse for a party or get together, but what we do need are cute, fun and easy to create invitations. I designed these Baby Shower Invites using Eileen Hull's Photo and Storage Die as the main body, along with a very simple trick to make your invite pop right up out of the box!
Die cut the photo box and glue together, as you see I use clothes pegs to hold mine while the wet glue dries. I also cut a piece of mat board to 3 1/2" x 5" to become the base for the insert.
I used up scraps of this cute paper from Kaisercraft Little Ones Collection to decorate the outside. I needed to do a little paper piecing, but the joins would get covered as it was decorated, so it wasn't a problem.
I chose a piece of patterned paper, and embellishments from the pack of co-ordinating Collectables ready to decorate the front of the box.
I flipped the box over and found the top centre of the box, I used my glass mat to get a rough idea where that was, before adding strong double sided tape to the box, ready to attach a piece of grey satin ribbon, shiny side up onto. The ribbon was approx 14" long.
I added one of the super cute tags from the Collectables to hide the ribbon, so that the Baby Owl was peeping over the front of the box.
And found a square sentiment to add over the top of the blank tag, for a little extra decoration.
I flipped the box the right way up again, and decorated the front side.
And also the insert for the invitation to be written on. These little critters are so cute. I found two circle sentiments from the pack.
Then bringing the ribbon forward across the top of the box, I slid the invitation down, using it to take the ribbon down inside the box, making sure I didn't loose the end that was lose.
Trim the end of the ribbon to the desired length, and add one of the circle sentiments to each side, to create a tag to use as a pull.
There you have it, a fun and easy way of creating a pop up invitation for any event.
Friday, 13 April 2018
It's inspiration day over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to join in with our April challenge.
Hop over via the link to check out the amazing inspirational projects from my teamies and also how to submit your stamped projects. Sadly we have way too many projects that can't be considered for a prize, as they haven't followed the guidelines :( so frustrating for us with so much beautiful artwork, so please read the requirements first.
As always there is a fabulous prize up for grabs, this time around we are sponsored by Imagine Design Create as well as the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
This year we are doing our best to become more organised at home. We both love collecting vintage things and having little collections out on display, and sometimes they need containing.
My Husband collects vintage clocking in machines, and if he can find them, original clocking in cards. He bought this machine (many years ago) when he was an apprentice at Rolls Royce. The company modernised and upgraded to electric machines, so the beautiful old wooden ones were sold. The machine is in our Dining Hall, and the cards were just loose on the top, gathering dust and getting knocked off and damaged, so time to get him organised!
I cut out the Card Organiser Die three times using Sizzix Mat Board, as I wanted the organiser to be sturdy.
Next I die cut a piece of Graphic 45 paper, making sure I had the sides plus a little overhang to wrap around the edge. I cut the paper down the centre, and as I only need this to cover the sides, only one die cut was needed.
Next I assembled the storage boxes. I use a strong wet glue along with a little strong tape, for an instant grab. Then I use clothes pegs to hold everything in place whilst it dries.
Once the three compartments were completely dry, I used strong wet glue to join the three of them together, to create the storage unit. I found three hardbacked books to slide one inside of each section, and then turned it on it's side with another book on top to hold it all together until the glue was dry.
Once dry I covered both the sides of the unit with the paper, overlapping the front and back for a nice neat finish. Because the paper is fitting over the outside of the Mat Board, it creates a border at the top, showing the white of the unit, which I really liked. I had planned to ink the edges in a darker shade, but I love the clean shabby look this gives.
I trimmed down a couple of pieces of Mat Board, one to cover the back of the unit, and another to cover the front. Again I changed my mind, and decided to leave them white and not cover them with paper or ink. So I only used half a sheet of a 12"x12" piece of paper!
I layered the bookplate Mat Board frame with the paper, and adhered it on three sides, leaving the top open, so a card would slip in. I added this to the front of the storage unit, I really love how this unit turned out, and it was so very easy to create.
So there you have it Mr Robinson's new storage unit to hold his Vintage Clocking In Cards, nice, tidy and organised, and co-ordinating with our decor.
And check out the time, I only realised when I uploaded the photo's, five more minutes and they would have been the same time!!
This is one of those fantastic dies designed to help you get organised, something in this house is a must!
Time to make one for me now, to hold all the bits of ephemera that I collect for my Junk Journals.
Sizzix Scoreboard Card Organiser https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/567202106/sizzix-scoreboards-card-organizer?ref=shop_home_active_13
Eileen Hull Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EileenHull?ref=l2-shopheader-name
Friday, 9 March 2018
Just a little reminder that the challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog is under way.
As always we have a fabulous prize up for grabs along with a chance of featuring in the magazine it's self, how cool is that!
There are two stamp sets designed by Donna Gray which you can also check out HERE on the That's Crafty website.
I've been having a play with all the little bits and pieces that have been sat on my desk for ages, along with some new stamps from 49 and Market.
I was inspired by my gorgeous crafty friend Mandy after seeing her stunning mixed media projects. You can check out Mandy's new blog HERE for a closer look.
So get stamping, follow the link above, and check out how to enter. We love to see your amazing artwork.