Thursday, 18 May 2017

Latest Journal Page

Nothing better than a cuppa in the craft room!

A wonderful afternoon was had making this journal page using cheery colours on a very dull, rainy day with a nice big cup of tea (no cake though as I'm "trying" to be good).

Out on the table were Dylusion inks, paints and journal along with floral stamps and sentiments from Dawn Bibby Creations and a Lisa Horton (Creative Expressions) doodled borders stamp set,  bit of a strange mix maybe but I was confident it would all work together.

Hope you like it, I'm pleased with how it turned out and best of all it was a relaxing afternoon crafting.

Wonder what will be on the craft table next time I do some art journaling?

Until next time........

Happy crafting xx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Fantasy Papercraft Collection Card Samples

Just taking 10 mintues to sit here in the sun with a lovely cup of tea and no there is not cake or biscuits as I am really trying to be good.

Anyway, while pondering I realised a new blog post was required so here it is....

Last week on the craft table was the beautiful Fantasy Papercraft Collection from Dawn Bibby Creations & Craft Buddy.   Making sample cards with this kit was such a pleasure as there was so much in it to choose from including concept cards, foiled toppers, foiled card, twister pop up cards and more.


These are just a few of the cards I made for Dawn's shows on Hochanda, I hope you like them.

A bit of art journaling for me tomorrow maybe and then a craft room tidy up needs to happen before I begin my next project.

As I can now see the bottom of my cup and the teapot is empty work calls so until next time.........

Happy crafting xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Fairies MAWTT Challenge

Bright and sunny here today and time for the MAWTT Challenge.

It was the turn of Janice to set the theme and she chose Fairies which I am sure is going to be a popular theme.  Here is my card, which I am afraid was a quick one as this month has been so busy both in my work and personal life.

It was made using the gorgeous, non-shedding glitter card from Dawn Bibby Creations, distressing inks, sparkle pens, heat embossing and some stamps that I had in my stash. 

Why not pop over and have a look at the other DT members cards for inspiration and enter at the same time. 

Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend and that the weather is kind.

Off for a much needed cuppa so until next time........

Happy crafting xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

MDF Lanterns

Last week I had great fun working on the mdf lanterns for Crafty Buddy Ltd / Dawn Bibby Creations (as a member of their Design Team)  which were for the one day special launched at 8pm last night (Thursday 24th April 2017) on Hochanda.

There are four different designs available which you can see in the pictures below, the second picture shows the swirl design in pieces as it is delivered. There are also full instructions included in the pack.

This next picture shows how I decorated the first lantern in an "old gold" distressed look finish.  Firstly it was base coated with black gesso, then painted with Dylusions post box red acrylic which was sanded back when dry, the gold gilding wax was dry brushed over the top.  Dawn Bibby Creations periwinkle posy dies were used to cut the flowers and leaves, the swirl embellishments were cut from dies out of Dawn's Natures Bouquet die set.   

The next lantern I again painted with black gesso then two coats of the Dylusions post box red acrylic paint. I drilled holes around the cutout circle from the base that holds the battery powered candle and used little chains to add a fringe.  When the lantern had been put together gold gilding wax was then dry brushed over the top and I added a length of chain to give that Chinese Lantern look, just love this one hanging in my apple tree. 

Why not pop over to the Dawn Bibby Creations facebook page and the Craft Buddy Ltd facebook page to see more inspiration on decorating the lanterns from some of the other fantastic Design Team Members.

Time now to put the kettle on, make a cuppa and plan my next project so until next time.............

Happy crafting xx

Monday, 10 April 2017

Dawn Bibby Design Team

I am so proud to announce that I am part of the Dawn Bibby Design Team and get to work with some fantastic quality, gorgeous products that Dawn Bibby Creations with Craft Buddy will be bringing via Hochanda.

Tonight Dawn has launched a One Day Special which I, along with other Design Team Members have  been lucky enough to work with.

The clock sample was my absolute favourite make.  The round canvas are a dream to use, I will be doing a tutorial on this one over the next week or two.

Here are a few more images of samples that I made over the last 2 weeks.

I hope you like them,  I certainly enjoyed making them.

Need to order some more of the canvas and the ODS so until next time...... Happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

How To Make The Crystal Card Art and Crystal Art Kits

A very quick post to let you know I have completed my first YouTube video, it was for Two Cats Crafts on how to make the Crystal Art Kits, I hope you enjoy it.

I will be doing more "How to.." video in the near future so if there is anything you would like me to cover please let me know.

Craft table is calling so until next time.........

Happy crafting xx