My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 11 August 2018

The Dusty Attic

Hi guys, I've been having a play with the August Mood Board for Dusty Attic, have you seen it?
well it's gorgeous colours just up my street with lots of scope for ideas too,
So here is my project for it,

I created an exploding box with one of the gorgeous Dusty Attic french windows on the front, this I first painted with white Gesso then with some chalk paint from my stash, when this was dry I applied some crackle paint over the top to give the allusion of gae and vintage,

On the base of the window I added some of my own handmade Foamiran flowers in toning colours as the Mood Board, Are you Window shopping? Lol

Well here is the inside, I used papers by Maja Design for the walls, distressing the edges with Vintge Photo distress ink then my distress tool which gives a aged feel too,

I took the adorable Elegant frame and removed the middle piece, coloured the frame with the white Gesso then the same colours of acrylic paint as the window and again applied crackle paint over the top, when dry I adhered a piece of mirri Board to the back to act as an antique Mirror,
The Dusty Attic clock on the left I colourd with some old effect wax from my stash then fixed it onto a metal frame in similar colours,

The Mood Board had suitcases on it so I hand made one using papers in the colours, Fixed a metal handle on the front then draped some lacy fabric over the top to tie in too, I then used some scissors, doily and more of my flowers which all fit with the Mood Board,

To finish off my box I added some tags on a banner with the name The Dusty Attic on which is the name of my vintage themed shop Lol,

My Grand daughter has her eye on this to take home, I had to catch it quick or else I'd have no photo's he he

So here is the Dusty Attic - August Mood Board
August 2018 Mood Board
So I used flowers, thread, buttons, scissors, colours, vintage, suitcase, Lace

On the Lid of my box I used a couple more of my hand made flowers plus a Dusty Attic foliage which I left in its original colour,


Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

My Latest Foamiran Roses

Hi guys, I've been having a play with a couple of Lady E's dies to make a couple of Roses with leaves,

I used some 0.6 Ecru Foamiran from 14 Craft Bar for both the flowers and the leaves, I then coloured these with some Geletos,

For the larger Rose I most of the dies from the Flower 003 set except the largest, I coloured my Roses with Geletos Aqua Dolce and Elderberry, randomly applying the colours on each petal,I then heat the ends with my iron and scrunched the tops, I turned back the edges on some of the larger petals,

I used the first two sized dies for the smaller flower, again folding back the edges on the outer petals,
I die cut out the leaves, then used a mould to add some detail to the leaves, I then coloured them with some Geletos in Iced Pear and Kiwi,

You can buy these dies from Lady E Designs on Ebay here
Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

We've Gone Batty At My Besties

Hi guys, I've been oh hols in Teneriffe so I'm slowly getting back to making my creations, 
Over at My Besties Sherri has created some fabulous Halloween images and I couldn't wait to colour this adorable cute image up,
I started out with a tag shape and I then added some Halloween themed die cuts along the edges, these I cut out of card stock then added some heat embossing over the top and a little distress ink here and there to give a aged look too,

I used a brick effect die cut by Sissix for a little added interest, I die cut out the moon and the pumpkins in card then coloured them and the image with my copics,
I then fussy cut out the image with my scissors,
I finished off my tag with some metal sequins from Swedish House Crafts and some of my handmade Foamiran flowers with a die by Lady E

Copics used:

Skin - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
Pants - T1, T3, T5
Eyes - YG03, YG13, YG17
Shoes - C5 C7, C9
Green - YG03, YG13, YG23, YG13
Orange - Y38, YR16, YR68
Cape - Vo4, Vo9, V17
Shirt - BV0000, BV00, BV02
Ears - R11, R98
Bats - W00, W0, W1, W3, C0, C1, C3, C5, R11

Do check out this and all the fabulous images and papers etc you can get over at Sherri's online shop,

Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Mega Sale at Swedish House Crafts

Hi guys, pop over to the fabulous sale at Swedish House Crafts
For lots more details !!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Hi guys, I thought I'd show you today a card I made for my Sister and Brother-In-Laws Wedding Anniversary,

I used the gorgeous Pion papers - The Songbirds Secret for my layers simply distressing the edges with a distress tool, or you can of course use scissors,
I wanted my chipboard Birdcage by Laserowe Love to be slightly raised from the base of the card, so I added some 3D pads behind and on the top used a metal embellishment as it's hanger, to this I simply added a self adhesive pearl  

On the left hand side I added some simple foamiran flowers made with one the Gummiapan 5 flower dies and some white stamens,

To finish off the card I used some of the Laser Owe Love chipboard bricks in a couple of places too,
Then a Gummiapan rounded hearts die which I cut out of card stock twice for each one so they gave a 3D effect too, I then used one of the Pion papers I used on the base of my card to tie it in,

Products Used:

Happy Crafting!!!