Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Hi guys, over at 
Paper Take Weekly we have a new challenge for you
Anything goes with optional extra
Make a Halloween treat holder,

Well I've made something for Halloween but not exactly a treat holder, 
my excuse, I'm only just back from my hols and my mojo has gone for a very long walk !!!!
but thankfully I had made this before my hols, lol

The chipboard Halloween is by Tando Creative, which i have added some texture paste too, quite thickly, stippling some, then also using my knife made I  some lines in before it set, when dry i sprayed it with some Deco art spray misters in yellow/green, purple and carbon black

For the Tando Creative pumpkin I used spiced marmalade distress ink then embossed it with ulta thick clear embossing powder, then heat set it
The bats is are coloured with carbon black acrylic fluid paint and when set I added some Aqua Glass relief paint for the veins, and some pearls for the eyes,
The skull was painted with a white mister then shaped slightly by hand to add dimension,

The cobweb is painted with Deco Art silver fluid acrylic paint and i hung a spider from my stash below it too,

Deco Art Fluid Acrylics

Altered Electics - anything goes
Country view crafts - Add some texture
Crafty Calender - Halloween
Our Creative Corner - Halloween Horror
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Autumn is in the Air

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Button Up at The Ribbon Girl

Hi guys, It's time for the Magnolia Only challenge at The Ribbon Girl,

 As usual the prize for the winner gets a £10,00 TRG gift voucher and a Magnolia Stamp from Magnolia too, yeah!!

I've used some fabulous snowflake buttons on Santa's hessian sack and also on the front of the sleigh,
I made up the 3d sleigh from Tando Creative, using some different papers from Maja Design, then added a mini snowflake stencil/mask from there too using modeling paste, when set i added some of the beautiful pearls from TRG, on the top edge I used some 30mm  shabby white  ruffled ribbon and finished it off with a Barley Sugar Dahlia flower, will list all the products below,
Santa is of course by Magnolia from an older collection, but I love him and he makes an appearance every year!! lol,
This time he's coloured with my distress re-inkers,

I made a sack for his presents to go in out of some fabby Hessian fabric, cut at 21cm wide by 15cm tall, turn under to the wrong side on the width edge about 1 cm and sew down, take the long edges together and sew a seam, turn right side out and you have the start of a Santa sack, run some long running stitches about 2cm down from the top and gather together, fasten off securely, then decorate with ribbon etc, I used dark brown Ric Rac then added some of the Silver twine on top and tied it in a bow on the snowflake Button,

By not securing the running stitches you could make this a working Santa Sack,

I also used a snowflake button with the twine as I said before on the front of the Sleigh, some cheescloth inside to keep  Santa's toes warm and a doiley on the back for a cover for his head,

The back of the sleigh has the same pearl trim on the bottom edge, ruffled ribbon on the top and some fantastic frosted brown cones too,
The chipboard snowflakes are again from Tando Creative, painted with gesso then when dry a ivory pearl added as the other side,
For the sleighs, ski's? I added texture sand  then when dry painted with Gesso too,
front view again,

I'm back from my hols soon, son's still at home so hope it's in one piece!!!, lol

30cm Wide Hessian Fabric ( sorry i can't see the link)
Doiley( sorry I can't see the link)

3D sleigh
mini snowflakes
mini snowflakes mask
Texture sand paste
modeling paste,

Distress inks used
Skin - Vintage photo/ tattered Rose
Hair - Pumice Stone
Suit - Weathered Wood
Belt/ boots/ mittens - Weathered Wood and black Soot mixed
Sack - Tea dye and vintage photo
Parcels - peacock feathers, wild honey, stormy sky, Broken china, shabby shutters,
liquid applique for the fur trim,
 silver metallic pen

Will catch up with you all soon,

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Book Cover

Hi guys, I'm still on my hols so hope this has scheduled like it should have, lol 
For my Tando Creative post today I want to show a Book Cover I have used from the squared off kit,

I started by adhering the sides to the base and then stenciling on the sequin waste and cogs group mask with modeling paste, when dry I adhered the chipboard corners, I then painted the whole thing with white gesso, when dry I added a few bits of dry wall tape for a little added  texture, this I then sprayed with some of the fabulous Deco Art misters, these are awesome so rich in colour, I dried these with my heat tool using a paper towel to blot the colours a little too as this also adds a hint of texture to the design, too finish off the sides I added a little clear stamping with a black archival ink pad and a Kaisercraft texture stamp,
The middle design was made using the book plate which comes with the set as a base then layering up chipboard, metal embellishment,  a flower and a light bulb from hubbies stash, lol
when i had stuck them all down i gave them all a coat of white gesso then when dry painted them with some Inka Gold waxes, the colours weren't quite what i wanted so i then went over the top with some silks paint from my stash, then the letters were given the same clear stamp treatment as on the sides,

I finally added a few micro beads here and there too,

Tando Creative items used:

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

It will soon be Here

Hi guys, yep I'm back again with another Christmas card !!!
This time for Paper Take Weekly the theme is as my title,
It will soon be here,
Dawny is sponsoring this week with a £10.00 voucher for Crafty Devils,
At the moment I'm oh my holidays, so hopefully you should be seeing this!!! lol

I've coloured my image with my copics, then layered up some Maja design papers from the A Gift For You at Christmas Time, and Vintage Spring,
the tag is off the papers too, and I've tied some fabulous white seam binding and silver metallic twine through from The Ribbon Girl,I've also used  a frosted brown cone, holly leaf with velvet finish,

copics used
Skin - E000, 00, 04
Hair - C0, 1, 3, 5
Outfit - R17, 37, 46, 59
Belt, C7, 5,3,1,0
Boots - N8,7,5
Mushrooms - YR21, Y26, 28
Deer - E30, 31, 33, 35
Nose - E40, 41, 42, 43
Antlers - E70, 71, 74
Ground - W5, 3, 1, 0
Leaves - G21, BG93, YG63, Y00
Silver metallic pen
Glamourdust glitter

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Anything Goes at Tando Creative

Hi guys, I'm on hols at the moment but hopefully this has popped onto my blog, 
For the theme anything goes at tando Creative I chose to do a  Tando Creative 3 Panel wall Art,

I wanted the tree to look like it had depth behind so coloured my pieces in layers for a ground effect, horizon and sky,
I started by first applying scrunched up tissue paper to my pieces, then when dry sprayed some Prima Bloom paints in Antique Gold, Vintage Metal, Gold Foil, Glistening Waves and lime Wedge,

The tree I first stippled Decoart Texture sand on, then when dry added some of the sprays then highlighted them with Inka Gold waxes in Silver and Turquoise,
I shaped the flowers first by hand then painted them with stamp paint in copper,
the butterflies were given the Ink Gold wax treatment too,

closer views of the panels

Come and join us in any of the themes this month for the chance to win some lovely products from Tando Creative

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Animal Magic

Hi guys, I'm going on my hols today with hubby, the first time we've flown abroad in 12 years!!!, 
gulp, deep breath, lol
I've made a card today that is combining two of my DT's,

Animal magic,
Any animal or creature is allowed,

Say it with flowers,

I've coloured this adorable Stempleglede - vintage garden stamp, with my distress re-inkers and added a few liquid pearl dots too,
I made it with my B-I-L Birthday in mind, so have tried to keep it manly (ish) he he,
The papers are again from Maja Design, and the gorgeous flowers and paper leaves which i have used to tie in with the colours of my stamp are of course from Sweet Lilac,
The small chipboard leaf is by Tando Creative and I have stained it with two colours of distress ink,

I have hopefully posted a few more scheduled posts, while we're away too,
catch up with you later,

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Butterfly Tag

Over at Paper Take Weekly the theme this time is things with wings, 
so fairies, birds, butterflies, etc
we are kindly being sponsored by The paper Nest Dolls,

I was in a mood for mixed media when i made this so fluid paints, spray paints, stamps, metal embellishments, Tando creative chipboard, - (cogs, door plate, and leaf), Inka Gold waxes, crackle paint and stencils were used on it,
I made the butterfly out of acetate, using a pen nib for the body,

Sizzix tag and bookplates die
Grunge paste, Mini art stencil - TCW
Brick stencil - TCW
Card stock,
Watercolour card
Sizzix - butterfly duo
Adirondak - Oregano, Denim, Wild plum,
Inka Gold waxes, - silver and Turquoise
Prima bloom sprays - Glistening waves,
Gold foil,
Antique Gold,
 Prima - Moss lawn
D/ink - vintage photo
Walnut stain
Kaiser craft text stamp

Tando creative:
Small leaves
Book Plate
Grab bag of cogs
Modeling paste
Fluid acrylics - Cobalt teal hue, Yellow Oxide, Violet mister,
Turquoise, Magenta,
crackle paste

That craft place - anything goes with mixed media
A vintage Journey - Home sweet Home
Altered Electics - Anything goes
Lets craft and create - Dies or punches
Recycle- repurpose and re-invent - Anything goes with photo inspiration
The Artistic Stamper - Things with wings
Lisa B Designs - projects with acrylic paint backgrounds