Thursday, 8 August 2019


Hi everyone

Well, where did that week go?   I seem to have done loads and achieved nothing, but hey thats the way it goes sometimes. 

This afternoon, a large cuppa and a custard cream (or two) found there way with me into the studio for another crafty session.    Yet again I found myself drawn to the Craftascope goodies designed by Nick Roberts and this tag is the result.

The mdf tag was painted with black gesso, one dry the flower orbit stencil was laid on top and Izink organ and green texture past was used through to create the design.     While that was drying a stamping platform was used to stamp one of the flowers from the Bloom and Grow set with spiced marmalade distress ink, the ink was then drawn in using a water brush, once dry the flower was cut out. Cuts were also made in between the petals to give movement. 

The words Imagine, Trust and Believe, also Craftascope stamps were stamped using black archival ink onto white card, once dry they were cut out, edged with spiced marmalade distress ink and layered onto green then black card then added to the tag with foam pads. 

Izink diamond was painted on the tips of the petals, a gem coloured with yellow alcohol ink was added along with two metal leaves underneath, the who think was added to the tag with glue gel.

There were other projects started but are work in progress to be finished and shown another day.

Well time to sort dinner out for the others so until next time........

Happy crafting xx

Saturday, 27 July 2019

My Boy Lollipop......

Hi everyone

Had a lovely afternoon yesterday in the studio just playing around with products and came up with this art journal design using Craftascope products designed by Nick Roberts.

I used stamps from the Such a Card set and the Retro Fun 2 from the collection.

Products used where Dylusion paints, Craftascope stamps and stencil, black gesso, white gel pen, Izink coloured texture paste, a music stencil from my stash, circle die, glossy accents, clear embossing powder and distress oxide ink pads.    

Colour was laid down using the paints, black gesso was used through parts of the stencil.  Once dry white gel pen was used on the black retro shapes.  The swirls on the lollipops were stamped using distress oxide and heat embossed with clear powder, then cut out with a circle die and coloured using distress oxide inks. A thin piece of white card was used as a stick to make them look like lollipops and they were stuck onto the pages with foam pads and wet glue.  The letters were printed out, coloured and glossy accents was applied, when dry I then cut each one out and used foam pads to add them to the pages.    The texture paste was used through the music stencil to add some notes.

The stamps and stencil from Craftascope are available from Nick's Etsy store here  Why not pop over and take a look, great fresh designs that are so versatile and will work alongside so many other products in your stash.   

It's just a fun piece of work that I enjoyed designing, sometimes nice not to plan but to see where the creative process takes you.

Until next time.....................
Happy crafting xx

Thursday, 4 July 2019

MAWTT Stars and Stripes Theme

Hi everyone

I've just had a couple of months out due to family circumstances and have really missed my crafting but hopefully back now.

My first project back is for the Moving Along With The Times blog, the theme is Stars and Stripes which was picked by Jenny.

I used scrapbook papers from Piggy Tales Twinkle Twinkle Little Star collection. The two I used were Shiney Stars and Sky Lights, they are double sided and more like card than paper.

They were cut down to size, the edges were distressed using a sanding block and slightly coloured with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink.   The large silver star was made by painting glue through a mask then sprinkling with glitter.

The words, Dream big, Shine bright, Sparkle more were printed, cut out and edged with silver gilding wax before being matted onto silver card.  These sentiments were placed onto the card using foam pads.   

A few self adhesive crystal gems were then placed on the card.

Why not pop over to the MAWTT blog to see the cards made by other Design Team members and while you are there we would love you to enter the challenge.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, please leave a comment if you have a moment.

Until next time........................

Happy crafting x

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Scrapy Land Challenge #112

Hi everyone

Hope you are all keeping well.

It's time for Scrapy Land Challenge #112, why not pop over and enter - anything goes as long using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells, there are always two winners so well worth giving it a try.

Here is a project that I have just started so showing the front page of the album

The dies used are Filigree Heart and Layered Flowers, both by Sweet Dixie. All die cuts, the mdf word and the background were spritzed with Cherry Red Dylusions spray. Metal leaves and gems were added to add texture.  Everything was stuck down using Pinflair glue gel.

This is a project that will evolve over the next few months in between other crafty makes. 

Craft studio now needs a tidy up so until next time...............

Happy crafting xx

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Diamond Swing Card

Hi everyone

It's time for a new Team B MAWTT Challenge, the theme for this one is "That Spring Feeling" and was chosen by Judith, here is the card I made as a member of the DT......

Front view

Open view

The card was made using dies from the Diamond Swing Create a Card from Crafter's Companion , the Best Wishes sentiment was cut in two colours of card using Dawn Bibby Creations dies and put together to create a drop shadow. 

A butterfly was added along with faux flowers which had been slightly coloured using Wilted Violet Oxide ink and a waterbrush. 

Why not pop over and enter the challenge here

Until next time..............

Happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Scrappy Land Challenge #111

Scrapy Land Challenge #111

Hello everyone

I was so excited to be accepted onto the Design Team for the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog and here is my first design for Challenge #111.

The cute little boats and ships wheel were cut from a Sue Wilson die set called Fillables - Nautical Accessories which can be found on the Scrapy Land website .   I cut the boats out twice in white card, twice in red card and once each in yellow and green paper. The sails were cut out and paper pieced on top of the white boats, a small piece of black card was cut for the bottom of each boat. 

The waves were created by inking through a stencil called Fancy Flourish by Craftascope using broken china and faded jeans distress oxide ink.  The stencil was moved each time it was inked through which gave the illusion of layers to create the waves.

A small cut was made for each boat to be slotted into.

The "Bon Voyage" sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white card using faded jeans oxide ink then cut with a tag die from my stash (not sure of the brand). It was then tied to the ships wheel with a piece of twine before being stuck down. 

Lastly a piece of rope was stuck down the side of the card to finish off the nautical look. 

Why not pop over and enter the challenge, you have to be in to win!

Until next time...................

Happy crafting xx