My Lovely Friends,

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Foamiran flower Tutorial

Hi guys, I've been having a play with one of the Lady E dies Flower 002 to make a different styled flower then I made before,


Taking some 0.6 Foamiran in pink and the smallest flower head from the 002 die set, cut 4 for each flower head,

Take some oil pastel and colour the tips of each petal on both sides,

Scrunch the tips of the petals together, ,

then using your fingers spread the foamiran slightly apart in the middle section, leaving the top scrunched section untouched,

Take two of the petals and apply a thin layer of glue along one edge of one of the petals, then fix the edge of the second petal over the top of this,

Do this for all four petals, like shown below,

At this stage turn the flower petals over, 

Then glue the flower petals together as before, 

Add some stamens fixed onto a wire with some floral tape around and glue through the centre of the flower head you've made,

I then made a bud style using the same die and  steps but I didn't turn the petals over before gluing the last ones together and I wrapped them around the wire so it made a closer flower head,

Lady E design dies available here,
I hope I've inspired you with another way to use the die,
Happy Crafting!!!

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!!!

Friday, 13 July 2018

For The Occasion

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a Foamiran Hair accessory I made using a hair clip and 0.6  Foamiran in white and  pale pink with leaves done in 0.6 olive green Foamiran,

My Grand daughter wanted to model this for me, lol
I made several different sizes of roses from buds to more open flowers,

As you can see, I used some of the white and pink Foamiran together for a different look to the flowers, I hand cut the leaves and used a little oil pastel on the edges too,
I then fixed these onto a clear comb and added some crystal beads here and there too,

Foamiran Polska - Summer


Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Hi guys, have you seen the gorgeous new releases Sherri has created? well this is one of them!!
Img -  113 July see this and more here

Isn't she cute!!! I have coloured her with my copics then added some glitter to her gorgeous tail,
I used a MDF tag for the main section then used a Heartfelt die for the fab borders on the sides,

I added some sea themed embellishments for the rest of my design, I am giving this to my granddaughter as she saw it and loved it,

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

New baby tag card

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a tag card I've made recently for a New baby girl using some of my handmade Foamiran flowers using the fabulous Lady E dies Tiny flowers and Flowers 001 for the larger flowers which I used at the top,

I used white 0.6 and pale pink foamiran then coloured the petal edges with some oil pastels, 
I cut my tag out with a Gummiapan tag die from Swedish house crafts, then again using papers, I layered up my Maja Design papers adding a little lace, a die from a previous Magnolia Magazine for the doily, then a cute Scrapiniec chipboard baby onto which I added some glitter,

I wanted my flowers to be one layer design to fit in with the tag size, this meant I could layer up a few together,

Then the bottom flowers were made using one of the Tiny Flower dies, as you can see they mix and match perfectly, I will be making  more variety of flowers using these fabulous dies but I'm short of time at the moment,
You can buy the fantastic flowers dies here
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Music Is Good For The Soul

Hi guys, I recently received the Magnolia DooHickey Box Vol 19 from 
This magazine is based on a music theme,
Using the largest die in the Magazine I made a Grand Piano,

I die cut the shape once out of the card stock I wanted to use, then cut the keys part out of a piece of white then black card stock, these I placed every other colour to get the look,

Taking the main die cut I cut another one out of the main card stock but I placed the die with the keyboard section hanging off the card stock, so it was just the top section which was cut out and so that the top section could be opened up, I achieved this by making a hinge out of Card stock by cutting a strip of card stock then scored it in the middle which I then glued one half underneath the top on the left hand side and the other on the base of the piano

I wanted the Piano to be a stand alone project, so I made a mock box section underneath then glued some pearl string around some of the edges,
I added some music die cuts which came with the magazine for on the top of the lid then used some leaf die cuts  from my stash  on the front edge,

I handmade some Foamiran flowers for inside the Piano with another couple of the leaf die cuts,

I made this type of flower using the 5 flower dies by Gummiapan, (not included in the Magazine)

Products used from SHC:

Gummiapan -  flower  5 dies

All about Magnolia - Anything but a card


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Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Spread Your Wings

Hi guys, I'm here today with another adorable image by Sherri for
My Besties Shabby Chic DT,

I used a Book style die for the base and layered some matching papers up in two sizes,
I coloured the cute image up with my copics then fussy cut round it, I added a little glitter here and there too,

I then used some Pinflair glue along the image on the back so it slightly stood out from the base,
I added some flowers and and die cut leaves,

I printed a verse off on my computer, adding a little glitter on the dots of the I to link in with the hint of glitter on the image,
Check out more of the fabulous images here too,
Happy Crafting!!