My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Precious Baby

It's time for another Paper Take Weekly challenge again,
this time it's a take your pick theme,
Sketch - 104 or free
Colour - Lilac, Purple and  blue/ any or all
Technique - Distressing/ vintage
Product - Buttons

I have again used some of the gorgeous papers from Maja design, Vintage spring and Vintage baby,
All the papers are distressed on the edges with Walnut stain distress ink and distressed with my distress tool,

I added little pearl dots round the image and on the tags and sentiment to bring it together,
I used cheesecloth and feathers to soften the look too, flowers are from Sweet Lilac,

The Ribbon Girl products used:

white seam binding -vintage style (hand distressed)

As you like it challenge - Favourite two embellishments and why, I love using lace and flowers mainly, though I love lots of other embellies too, the more the merrier, lol

Sunday 23 August 2015


Hi guys, over at The Ribbon Girl magnolia only challenge today the theme is
Add lace,
as usual the winner gets an awesome  £10.00 TRG gift voucher and a stamp from magnolia,

I've altered a wooden box from my stash, as usual it's hard to photograph!! lol
Sleeping Tilda is coloured with my distress re-inkers with glamour dust on her wings,  under the image is some gorgeous Cheltenham Guipure lace but I've managed to hide most of it,but  you can see hints of it peeking out though,

On the sides and front of the lid I added some beautiful Diamond Guipure lace too, 
The papers are from Maja Design and from the Vintage Spring collection, love these papers!!! all are distressed with my tool and vintage photo D-ink, I layered these onto some  light beige card stock,
the chipboard pieces are from Scrap and Craft, coloured lightly with D/ink and some stars from my stash,

I added a wooden heart button from the Ribbon Girl on both sides and some pearls from stash,

Items used from The Ribbon Girl

Craft heaven shop challenge - Bingo /Full House

Tuesday 18 August 2015

To Die For

Hi guys, it's time again for our challenge over at
This time it's Include a die cut or make a card from a base die cut,
we are being sponsored by the fabulous

I've coloured one of the Tilda's from the latest collection, with my copics then added a few liquid  pearl dots in her hair from the Ribbon Girl, she is cut out with an oval and a  scalloped oval die, I then used a X cut die behind to add another layer, the one behind that on the left is a Die-namics die, the open heart die is a Sissix die, behind that is a Magnolia Die and to the right a Border die,
I also used some Noor butterflies dies, and a Cheery Lynn bow die too, phew that's nine dies in all, lol
At the bottom I used some gorgeous lace from the Ribbon Girl and some fabby seam binding on the handles at the top, tiny pearls and cheesecloth
Gorgeous flowers are from Sweet Lilac
Papers are from Maj Design Vintage spring Basics, 7th of march and 9th of March,
Feathers and crackle paint  from my stash finish it off,

Craft heaven shop challenge - Bingo Die cut/ Flowers/ Feathers
Sir Stampalot - Anything goes with a stamp and a Die
ABC - O is for open
Crafts Galore - Anything goes
Paradise of magnolia - Anything goes
Tilda's town - Something new
Let's Craft and Create - lace or pearls
Live and love crafts - Blue

Sunday 16 August 2015

Just Because

Hi guys, I'm back today with a card I've made using one of the latest Tilda's from Magnolia coloured with my copics and the latest Summer Crush papers from Maja Design too,

I added liquid pearl dots in her hair and a few on the die cut too, small pearl dots are used for her earrings,
The bricks are by Dutch Doobadoo and I coloured them with a little distress ink and then a little crackle paint,
The gorgeous flowers are from Sweet Lilac,
all papers are machine sewn and distressed, the gorgeous lace is from the Ribbon Girl as is the brad,

TRG items used
Ivory Silk Pearl Brads
Liquid pearl - opal white
45mm Elenor embroidered Tulle 
Tile blue - Seam Binding
Top stitch thread

Craft Heaven shop challenge - Lace and Ribbon/ flowers/ Bling
Let's Craft and Create - pearls or lace
All about Magnolia - Summer

Saturday 15 August 2015

Fantasy Goes at Sweet Lilac

Hi guys, It's time for our challenge over at 
Sweet lilac flowers and as my title the theme is
Now I had a few ideas in my head for this one but finished up doing this as I found this fabulous digi called Sounds of the Ocean by Sureya, 

I've used some of the leaves from a tulip stem and another leaf from one of the leaf sets they do, then I thought the Gyspohila flowers went really well too, some shells from my stash finish off the display,

She is coloured with my copics then fussy cut out, the backgrounds is made using an old piece of packaging I had lying around, so i trimmed it down in length a little, then painted the background using paints from Tando Creative,
I also used some of the Deco Art Modeling paste and the sequin waste stencil to make the bubble effect on the right hand side,
Texture sand and more paints were used at the bottom to look like sand,

Items used:
Sweet lilac / Tulips - for the leaves

Items from Tando Creative:

Deco Art Media fluid Acrylics
Cobalt teal, yellow oxide, Titan buff, Blue Green Light,
Modeling paste,
Dovecraft - texture Sand
Ranger - Crackle paint
Sequin waste stencil

Copics - Skin E000, 00, 11, 21, R30
Hair - E44, 43, 41, 40
Shell - YR21, Y26
 Mermaids Tail - BG000, 01, 05, 000, 00, 01 12
BV0000, 02,11,V15
Sea Weed - YG11, 13,17, 23, 63

Country View - Summertime
That's Crafty - under the sea

Thursday 13 August 2015

Keep Calm And Carry On

Hi guys, I'm back today with a project i made for Tando Creative DT, the theme is 
Use a Stencil or two,
It had a life of its own and finished up being completely different to what I'd thought of, I'll show you first then explain, lol

I first drew around the gorgeous Giovanna profile stencil, coloured her with my copics and cut her out, then placed her on one side of my craft table, while I did the canvas,
I was spraying some of the paints on and when i looked it had gone further than my prepared box with newspaper in to hold excess paint and sprayed a fine mist all over the image,
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!!!
Not having much time to do another I shouted loudly a little!!! eh hum and then thought come on what can you do with it, so keep calm and carry on it became, !!!!! lol

I used the cogs group steampunk stencil and the sequin waste stencil using grunge paste  on my background, so all together I used three stencils, then some of the chipboard  screws from the
 screws grab bag and cogs from the cogs grab bag, the bottom of the image has one of the
 I also added some metal embellishments, flowers, mulberry bark, dry wall tape, masking tape and some frantage from the encrusted jewel bronze kit all from my stash,
then went to work with my sprays!!! yes you know all about that!! lol

I finished off some of the metal bits with silks paints and Inka Gold waxes,
Then to tie it all in I printed KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON on my computer, this hangs in my craft room as a reminder to always put my stuff away from the spray paints and too see if you can do something else then whats in your head!!!

Remember you can join us in any of the themes this month, using Tando creative products or any other, but if you do use Tando's you get placed in the draw twice,

Altered Electics - Anything Goes
Mixed Media - Get Texty

Have Fun!!

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Up up and Away

Hi guys, it's time for a new challenge over at
This time the theme is spots and or stripes,

I made this for my Nephews Birthday last week, it's always so hard what to do for a grown man isn't it?
I used the fabulous papers from Maja Design's Vintage Autumn Basics collection, then just added a few paint dots with a stamp from my stash, and a clock from another of their papers, all edges are distressed and have Walnut stain distress ink added,
the Gears are chipboard from Dusty Attic and I added texture sand then when dry painted them with my sprays, finally adding a hint of Inka Gold Waxes to them,
The wooden Balloon is from my stash and I drew around the shape,in some of the papers, edged it with vintage photo distress ink and distressed the edges too,

The chocolate button  twine is from The Ribbon Girl, screw heads are junk findings, I found on sale in a local craft shop,
Have Fun!!

Saturday 8 August 2015

Treasure Box

Hi guys, I'm here today with a DT post for Tando Creative,
The theme this week is a colour one,
and I have used some of the fabulous Tando stencils and chipboard to finish this paper mache box off from my stash,

Shown above is the lid, I started off with a cogs group mask and grunge paste, I also added a little dry wall tape here and there too, when the grunge paste was dry i then added some of the 
Morrocan Grid chipboard using the outer parts, the inner parts I grouped together on the bottom right,
I also added a hint of lace, flowers and a metal ornament i had in my stash too, then i used my sprays to get as close to the colours in the theme as I could, lol
I finished off the top with some Bo Bunny Jewels, love how one of the cog masks looked like a flower so i added a jewel there too,

For the sides I used another mask/stencil -  sequin waste and again a hint of the dry wall tape, then I added my sprays,
Come and join us in any of the themes this month, remember you don't have to use Tando Creative chipboard to join, but if you do you'll be entered twice,

Colour theme for

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Anything goes at paper Take Weekly

Hi guys, 
Over at Paper Take Weekly the theme is anything goes with optional - use torn paper,
we are being sponsored by the fabby Lili of the valley,
I'm cheating a bit here as I am using the card I made for my
Guest spot on the Maja Design blog, lol
The papers are from the latest Summer Crush collection, which i was lucky enough to be sent in a package including another set too, yeah!! how lucky am I!!

Anybody who knows me knows I love my maja Design papers!!!!

My papers are distressed and torn slightly too, I used the wet paper technique for adding some lace behind at the top of my paper, then used the same lace from The Ribbon Girl at the bottom of my card, I added a clock cut out of some more Maja design paper and some flowers from Sweet lilac,

Tilda from the latest collection is coloured with my distress re-inkers and then i added pearl dots coloured with my copics for some earrings, 

Hope you'll come and join us!!!
ps, thanks for all my lovely new Followers and friends, and my older ones too, I love seeing you, and the kettles always on, so sit a while and have a brew, xx