My Lovely Friends,

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Without Change There Would Be No Butterflies

Hi guys, I've got a mixed media creation to show you today which I made by combining them with some of the fabulous products from

I have a little step by step tutorial for you on how I created this,
Take the Gummiapan Large old tag die and cut the tag out of some card board, ( I Used some old Packaging from a delivery)

At the same time die cut the bottom section of the tag again,

Spray both pieces of the tags with some water on the right hand side, then spread it a little with your fingers,

Gently pull back the top layer of the card board so it leaves the corrugated section showing, it is fine to leave patches of the top layer still in place, as shown below,

Do the same for the other piece too,

Paint your card stock tag with a layer of gesso, then when dry add some inks or sprays of your choice, I used some Prima Colour Bloom sprays,

After the sprays are dry I added a little of my handmade structure paste but you can use Grunge paste or similar, dry well, I also added some on the other section too, sorry not shown on the picture below!

When the structure paste was totally dry I stamped up a brick stamp by Gummiapan over the top using some Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black,
I then added another bit of the sprays here and there,

This shows the structure paste added on the smaller section, on top of which I have stamped another  Gummiapan stamp over the structure paste which I did in the same way as above, I then cut the height of the section down a little,

At this stage I used three colours of the memento ink pads, just gliding them along some of the colour card stock by crafters companion, at this stage you can die cut some more tag sections out of thick card if they need it for extra strength at the back,

Then taking the Gummiapan butterfly stamps in Medium and the large sizes I stamped these over the top, this way each butterfly gets different colours,

Fussy cut them out,

To finish my tag off I used some eyelets from the mixed meadow pack on the bottom of the top section and the top of the lower one, joining both by adding some jump rings through, I then used a Laser Owe Love chipboard piece, keeping it in it's natural state, 
then I glued the butterflies in place,

How it looks on the wall,

Products used:

Happy Crafting!!

Monday, 15 October 2018

Tiny Flower Tutorial

Hi guys, I have a popped a video onto you tube showing you how I made these cute flowers using Lady E Designs  Tiny Flowers and Leaves 001

Hopefully you will also see the video here, I am very new to this, so please be kind!!! 

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Commissioned Foamiran flower display

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a display of flowers I was commissioned recently to make, the lady picked the colours and shape she wanted after having seen some similar flowers I made a while ago,

I made the larger flowers out of white 0.6 Foamiran and two colours of oil pastel, the Foamiran and the stamens in the centre came from 14 Craft Bar,

These flowers were made using a peony die by craft passion, I also made some hand cut calyx's for behind them using 0.6 Green Foamiran again from 14 Craft Bar,

I made the rose look smaller flowers using the same die, however I didn't scrunch the petals before adding them to the wire,

I made these flowers out of a Lady E Designs die Tiny Flowers and made the centres out of some beads in my stash,

I wrapped floral tape around the wire stems and added some leaves using another Lady E die from the Leaves 001 die, I then used a mould from my stash to add the detail on them,

Thankfully she loved them. Lol

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Just beause - part 2

Hi guys, a few days back I showed you some of my latest flowers made with Lady E Designs dies and on my post I said I'd show you in a few days what I used them on, so here it is,

I've had this teal light holder in my stash a while just waiting to be decorated, as you can see I used the leaves die 003 with card stock which shows you can use them on more then just cards etc too,

I actually used some of the cardstock leaves to help keep the hanger upright in place, simply glunig some of the leaves behind the handle and in front too,

This is the side view ,

Hope you like my finished project, let me know if you make any too,
Also being cheeky here if you ave visited my blog would you leave me a comment as i'm trying to see if my comments section of my blog is working, thank you
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Just Because

Hi guys, I was in the mood for creating flowers at the weekend out of Foamiran and so this is some of the ones I made,

I used the fabulous Flower 004 Dies by Lady E Designs for the rose type flowers, using silk foam in white and a versa colour ink pad in Magenta to colour the petal edges,

I then used the Poinsettia dies for the calyx's behind the flower heads, using some olive green Foamiran and the same ink pad on the edges,

I also used the Leaves 003 dies again by Lady E designs but cut these out of card stock and again edged the leaves in the ink pad to tone it all in,
I will show you in a couple of days how I used these!!!

Let me know what you think,
Happy Crafting!!!