My Lovely Friends,

Saturday 12 December 2020

Where flowers Bloom

 Hi guys, I am really into Alcohol inks at the minute so I thought I'd show you my latest flower I created

I love making these flowers out of drips of ink!!!, lol

I hand drew the stem using a copic pen,

It's extremely hard to photograph though as it keeps getting glare on it, but I framed it in a borderless frame this time, it's all a learning curve!! 

Happy Crafting!!

Friday 11 December 2020

poinsettia Bauble card

 Hi guys, I thought I'd show you my latest and probably last Christmas card I've created using the fabulous bauble stencil by Sweet Poppy,

I love the stencil and have used it quite alot, this time I combined it with a Tim Holtz Poinsettia stencil,

I created the stencil using a technique I saw by Eileen Godwin on the internet, my cardstock wasn't as happy with taking off the inks from the Gesso but I quite love the misty look it gave instead,

After I'd stencilled the Poinsettias I went over the Bauble shape again with distress inks in Fired Brick and Antique Linen, simply blending the colours together,

I used Iced Spruce on the top section first then added a little of the Antique Linen then the Fired Brick,

I finished the edges of the card off with some snow effect paste and added some small dots on the bauble too,

If I had more cards to make I'd certainly do this type again,

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday 5 December 2020

Alcohol ink flower

 Hi guys, as I've said before I love to play with different products, I found some Alcohol inks in my stash which I used years ago with some felt pads,

This time I used an Copic system air blower, It's my first attempt at a flower and I don't have many colours but here goes,

I used Tim Holtz Mushrrom, Oregano and Gunmetal mixative, then i drew in a stem using a couple of copic pens,

I used them on some Yupo paper which I bought from That's Crafty

When dry I trimmed it down and placed it on some coloured cardstock in A  matching colour, cut to 5 x 7 inches,

I can't wait to try again, lets hope it's not a fluke, lol

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday 3 December 2020

Two Christmas themed exploding boxes

 Hi guys, I thought I'd show you two exploding boxes created the same way but with different papers and colours, 

The first one is using the fabulous papers by Carta Bella from the Farmhouse Christmas collection, I've created this for my Daughter and hubby who doesn't really overly do fussy or girly,

I used the fantastic papers on the outside along with the sticker images for on the top, underneath the sticker I used a Dusty Attic snowflake and one of the clear Rhinestones, then I added a couple more around and on the sticker,

Inside the box I created a scene, they have just moved home so this will be their first Christmas there, I shall show close up pictures now, all sections have some of the papers as the base with a doily effect from my stash over the top,

I got this fabulous Dusty Attic house which I painted with some Finnabair  Burlap Impasto paint then when dry I went over with some of the Liquid Acrylic in Carmine, this created a little difference in the colour, The Scrapiniec tree has a little Finnabair Modelling paste on here and there and I used some more on the Roof top and on the base, I also added a hint of glitter on the tree,

The section at the back has one of the stickers onto which I added another of the adorable smaller stickers, then more of the D/A Rhinestones,

The front section has this fabulous sticker image of the mantle with stockings, my Daughter usually has these up so I couldn't resist using it, lol

The left hand side section has these adorable wellies sticker combined with the sleigh, both of these I added the Finnabair Modelling paste on for the snow effect, another D/A snowflake with some glitter over the top is used as well,

I love this text sticker which I've combined with the tree sticker, snowflake and Ivy, again along with some of the clear Rhinestones,


Now for the second exploding box, this is for my Granddaughter who loves, glitzy pink and everything girly!!

I used some more of the gorgeous Prima papers from the Sugar Cookie collection, I also used some of the fantastic glitter trim by Prima that matches the paper collection,

Again I used one of the fabulous D/A Snowflakes, this time painted with some white Gesso before the glitter but still with a D/A Rhinestone, the images were fussy cut out of the paper and raised on foam pads, I then simply added some of my pearl effect beads from my stash to match the colours,

This is the front section, with another fussy cut tree raised on with 3D pads, then more snowflakes done in the same way as the top, I also distressed the paper edges on this box with some scissors and a little vintage photo distress ink,

the back section has the same distressed edges on the paper, with a bit of fussy cutting  off the paper with this text on, another snowflake and gems are used too,

I used some more adorable Dusty Attic chipboards for the side sections, painting them with a layer of white Gesso then I went over the centre one with some Imagine Ink embossing powder in Sea Mist, I used some fine Glitter again for the other two,

These adorable D/A  stockings are again painted first with white Gesso but I used the same Heat embossing powder on the two outer ones with the Glitter used for the centre,

The main focal section in the centre has a gorgeous Scrapiniec Christmas tree used with the same embossing powder over the top, with some of the Finnabair modelling paste on as the snow effect,
I then created a snowman out of two sizes of foam balls from my stash, these I covered with more of the modelling paste, when dry I added a scarf and hat made out of the papers and used two of the 49and Market wishing bubbles in Minty Breeze for the buttons,
I then added some more snow effect here and there to create the winter scene,

I hope these show you how different the boxes can look depending on how you decorate them,

Products used from The Mad Scrapper

Carta bella - Farmhouse Collection

Prima Sugar Cookie - Sugar Sweet Christmas

Prima Sugar Cookie - Santa Sweet christmas

Scrapiniec Christmas Tree

Dusty Attic:


Houses by Nuneka 


Christmas banners

49 and Market - Wishing Bubbles Minty Breeze

Imagine Ink Embossing powder - Sea Mist

Vintage photo distress ink


 Modelling Paste

Liquid Acrylic Carmine paint

 Burlap Impasto Paint

The Dusty attic challanges

Happy Crafting!!