My Lovely Friends,

Saturday 29 August 2020

Just chillin

Hi guys, as you know in Britain we don't do Halloween overly much, but i love to create stuff for it, 

My latest crypt with the skeleton who's just chillin, is made using the Spellbinders Grand Christmas lattice dies by Becca Feeken,

 I love how versatile these dies are!! these are fabulous for Christmas creations too,

Becca does some fabulous Halloween products, but I've just used what I had in my stash for the embellishments,

I used black card stock for the crypt with a layer of Silver mirri for the next layer down from the front, I then used the same mirri card for the tree,
I used a little chain from my stash with a Tim Holtz skull too,

A air dry clay moon which i made with a mould  by Finnabair creates the inner scene, I added some metal sequin stars and added a little white chalk on the base for an eerie look,

The skeleton was a cheap string of skeletons bought a few years ago!!, lol

I cut a cobweb out of the same mirri then added a plastic spider, I made glue drips and threads too look like he was making his web, he's a messy creepy spider!!

The base has some flowers and moss from my stash, along with some chipboard toadstools from Dusty Attic,

These are painted with acrylic then have wax over them,

So there's my chillin skeleton in his crypt, wonder what he's thinking? he he

See you soon,
Happy Crafting!!

Monday 24 August 2020

Dearly Beloved

Hi guys, I've been creating a Vignette card with the beautiful  Amazing Grace Grand Cabinet Spellbinders dies by Becca Feeken, 

My Daughter wanted me to make her a Wedding card which will fit flatter, these fold down so I thought I would have a go at making one, Becca does have inlays you can use with a bride and groom but I had this gorgeous paper in my stash so I simply cut around the image and adhered it to one of the sections,

I used another of the papers for the backing piece, this time using just the outer die without the inner sections,

Because my daughter wants it to be flatter I used only a couple of sections of fussy cut flowers from the same paper collection with some paper Roses and a little pearl string to finish it off, I love that you can also just use the dies for a card without layers too,

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday 20 August 2020

Flowers that Bloom

Hi guys, this wheelbarrow full  of flowers is all handmade from card stock, Kraft card and Grey board cogs, 

I created the folding box wheelbarrow out of a piece of Kraft card which I then stamped a wood effect stamp over, I then made up the box and added pieces of card inside to attach the flowers too,

I die cut  the flourish for the handles from the 4 point Blooms stamp set, then I used the same stamp set for the flowers,

I used some of the cogs for the wheels, simply cutting down a section off the front one so it gave an effect of running through the wheelbarrow,

I really had fun making this piece, but I decided it was time for a change to be able to use other products and create other things so I have left the DT,

I wish Lisa and Danny all the best with their continued success,

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Just because

 Hi guys, I've made another project this time a card, with some of the fabulous products  that I bought from The Mad Scrapper,
I bought this gorgeous 49 and market paper collection Irrevocable Beauty, I love the designs in the pack, this time I just used one of the sheets from the pack, after cutting to size I disressed the edges and added a little distress ink in Vintage Photo too, 

I used a  decorative frame #1 chippie from Dusty Attic, which I painted with a layer of white Gesso then when dry covered over with some Finnabair Metallique Acrylic paint Frozen Berries,

This colour went perfectly with the Irrevocable Beauty paper collection,
I fussy cut out the gorgeous flowers designs from the sheet and layered it onto the frame after I'd added a little cheese cloth onto the card beneath the frame first, I also added a lace flower which I had cut in half to sit beneath the frame too,

I decided at this stage to add a little crackle paste here and there on the frame to give a little interest and texture, while this dried I die cut some butterflies, one out of the paper and one out of the Frozen Berries paint, this I painted a thin even layer onto a piece of card stock then when dry die cut out the butterfly, this keeps in with the colour theme, I added some ruler looking paper which I had also fussy cut out and trimmed down,

I finished off the card with some more hints of lace, some Finnabair Art Stones again from The mad Scrapper and some micro beads in a matching tone which I have in my stash, then I  added some Finnabair Micro Beads in bronze on the flower centres, I also went over parts of the crackle paste with some Finnabair Alchamy wax in Heather hills, so it smells gorgeous too, lol

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Lemon Harmony

 Hi guys, I'm back today with a mixed media project of one of my favourite things, A violin!!

Last week hubby was off for a week and he took me to my favourite craft shop in Scotland, The mad Scrapper which is quite a few hours drive from where we live, they have lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards, various papers, mixed media products by Finnabair to name but a few, so while there I spotted this gorgeous Dusty Attic Violin chipppie I have no idea why they appeal to me so much but I love them, 

Dusty Attic is having a gorgeous  mood board this month and it went perfectly with the colours I wanted to use too,

I used a Finnabair tapestry stencil on the base with Finnabair texture paste to give some texture, when dry I glued it all together then I coloured the base then with white Gesso then I sprayed some watered down silver watercolour paint over the top, then I did highlights here and there with some yellow pink opal magic acrylic paint again by Finnabair, then went over some more areas with a darker yellow watercolour,

I added another couple of chippies by Dust Attic the French Flourish on the string section and a Mini scroll on the lower section, which is shown below, I added some embossing powder to these chippies before gluing in place,

Hopefully you can just see the mini scroll on the picture above, I added lots of paper flowers from my stash along with some paper embellishments from the 49 and Market vintage Artistry butter collection, these are gorgeous and again I bought them from the Mad Scrapper in Scotland

I also added one of the mini cogs which came with the Violin which I simply cut in half, painted in the colours then added some mini beads over the top from my stash, I also added some metal numerals which The mad Scrapper sells too,

I finished the Violin off with some crackle paste and some Melange Art Pebbles,


Dusty Attic moodboard

The Mad Scrapper

Wednesday 5 August 2020

a Magical fairyland wonderland

Hi guys, I thought I'd pop something on my blog, it's a while since I added something,

On Friday on Create and Craft TV with Lisa Horton, her show has some adorable Fairies stamps, fairy door stamp and awesome MDF following the fairies theme,

The first show is at 9am if you want to take a look,

I created my scene using some hot glue to create the tree for the fairy door, I then used some of the fab stencils and Mermaid tails to create interest and sparkle,

I see my blog has gone on new blogger so hope this appears ok, seems harder work then the older version to me, or am I rusty!!! no don't answer that, lol

Happy Crafting!!