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My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 21 October 2021

School of Magic

 Hi all, I'm here today with my last Halloween project for

Calico Craft Parts,

as I've said before I love creating Halloween projects and I love the way this one came together,

I also used some of the awesome halloween scrapbooking papers and images from Decoupage Queen,


I've created an exploding box with lots of the fabulous MDF Calico Craft Parts pieces. both outside the box and in,


So on the lid I used the spooky Halloween letters, these I gave a coat of white Gesso too, going very lightly and not worrying if it missed parts, it all added to the distressed look,

I also added one of the Spider webs, this I painted with black Gesso then when dry sprayed some silver waterbased paint over,


On the back section I added one of the Ghosts, placing it so it would show behind the House (school) in my case!! lol


On the left hand side, I added a couple of bats,


The front sections, have the fabulous RIP which I kept in it's original colour, then adhered the Spider and Owl corner on the inner section, this is just painted with Black Gesso,


Yet another Ghost is used on the right hand side,


My main image is made up of the haunted House, which again I decorated as the Spider web and added some vellum on the windows,


In front of the house I used the Skeleton trees,


After adding some moss I places some bones here and there,


To give a scary effect for at night, I added a battery tea light behind the house, 

SOOOO SPOOKY!!!

Haunted House with Tower

Skeleton Tree Duo

Bones

Flying Bat Colony 

Spider Web

Owl and spider Corner

RIP Gravestone and Pumpkin

Ghost style 2

Ghost style 3 

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Four looks from one stencil

 Did you see the fabulous stencils etc on the Cleverprints show on Saturday?

if you were lucky to get some I thought I'd show you some ways to use one of the stencils,

I used the Lollipop 024 stencil, but it can be used with any others you may have bought,

(1)



This effect is created easily using distress oxides simply brushed through the stencil,

colours used are Fozzilized amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron




(2)


Taking the stencil you have just used with the distress ink still on, spray a light coating of water over the top of the ink,


Place sprayed stencil down onto your card, and lightly press down,



Lift off carefully and either leave to dry or use a heat tool to dry,



(3)


Lay your stencil onto a piece of card, work some Gesso with a craft knife till smooth,


Add a small amount to a piece of foam, I use a cut up washing up foam


Lightly dab the Gesso through the stencil leaving a light layer,



Remove stencil and leave to dry, it won't take long!
place your stencil in warm water to clean,


Go over with your chosen distress oxides or other colour mediums, lightly over the top,





Take a slightly damp cloth or wet wipe, and go over the card, removing the colour from the Gesso, repeat moving the cloth around the design and moving the area of cloth you use, so you don't keep adding back the ink,


This gives a soft look to the design,

(4)



Add your chosen colours to your card, using circular motions and a soft brush,


Contine with the other colours, till the card is covered,


Place your stencil over the card and using stencil paste or modelling paste with a spatula or other similar tool stencil over the top and through the design, lift the stencil off carefully and place the stencil straight away into some warm water!
Let your paste dry, some pastes will take a heat gun but can bubble, this effect can look good if you're after it, otherwise leave to dry naturally,

So that's four different looks from one stencil and the same range of colours, you can of course do lots more too,

Happy Crafting!!





A gift for you

 I'm here today to share with you another project I  made for the Ice cream collection by Emma Blake from Cleverprints Ltd, which was on the Craft Store show yesterday,


I decorated a white paper bag I had in my stash as a lovely gift idea,

I used the So sweet stencil 025, with the ice cream dies, as well as the tag stamp onto which I added a die cut heart from one of the dies, I also randomly stamped the word cake? and cupcakes from the Cake? stamp set,

A really easy way to decorate a gift,

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Ice Cream

 I'm back today as promised with another peek of one of my projects for the Ice cream collection by Emma Blake for Cleverprints Ltd, for The Craft Store show which is on later today at 6pm,


Here I thought I'd show you how you can use the gorgeous Ice cream stamp set, on a DL sized card,

I also used some of the fantastic papers, along with some of the fabulous dies from the Ice Cream set

I finished off my card with one of the adorable ice cream embellishments, as before all images are coloured with my distress re-inkers,

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 8 October 2021

Cake anyone? yum yum

 As I said on my post yesterday I'm back with another sample for the Ice cream collection by Emma Blake for Cleverprints Ltd,

I thought I'd show you this time a pop up box using the awesome cake stamps,


I decided to add a see through window to the box so you can see more of the tempting cakes, with a few more on the top, the stamp sets used on this are Cake? and all things nice,

I also used a So Sweet stencil which is part of the collection too, all the images are again coloured with my distress re-inkers and I used distress oxides through the stencil,

Back with more tomorrow,

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 7 October 2021

All things nice

 Hi all, just popping by to let you know the Ice cream collection by Emma Blake from Cleverprints Ltd will be on the Craft Store soon, more details to come,

This is one of my samples using the fabulous All things nice stamp set, One scoop ot two and so sweet stamp set,

with sweet treat dies and Ice cream dies along with some of the stunning papers,


As you can see they are great for Z fold cards, the stamps print off beautifully too, all the images are coloured with my distress re-inkers,

I will be back tomorrow with another peek,

Happy Crafting!!

The Witches Lair

 Beware of the woods on Halloween eve, 

as the witches are maybe working their magic around there, lol

Yep I've created another halloween scene, using again the fabulous MDF products from

Calico Craft parts,

this time I used a metal clock as the base then decorated it with the mdf pieces,


After painting the clock with some black Gesso, I stamped an image of the moon onto some watercolour card first to create the scene, then sprayed a little colour on the inside back,

Then the fun began with adding the mdf pieces,


I first adhered the trees in place, when set I then added some moss, I added the bones at a later stage that I added onto the top of the moss,


I adhered some cheesecloth which I had first coloured with some black gesso onto the top left hand side of the clock, then to add some interest to the scene I used one of the floral pieces,


On the right hand side I took one of the Sider webs and added some glue strings as a little extra for the Spider creating his web, which if you look closely is on the web as well,


In the middle I attached some of the bats onto a piece of acetate, these then appear to move if  you move the clock,


At the bottom left I added some of the awesome Toadstools, can you spot the skull peeking out from behind, lol


I then finished off the bottom right with this fabulous Pumkin,

Calico craft parts:

Pumpkin and vines

Spider web

Flying Bat Colony

Rose Bramble - Fauna Flourish style 23

Spider  style 6

Bones - sheet of Halloween mini wood shapes

Fungi - mdf wood shape style 13

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Fright Night - Guest DT for Decoupage Queen

 Hi guys, I'm back with another halloween themed project, this time as guest dt for

Decoupage Queen,

I used some of their awesome Rice Papers and 12" x 12" scrapbooking papers from the Halloween collection, they are really good quality and I loved working with them,


The front of my Z fold album is created with one of the Rice papers, I have a video on my youtube channel on how I made this album which I will list below,


I created a spooky scene with some chipboard, cogs, chain and a skull from my stash, which I had previously sprayed to match in with the colours of the Rice Paper,


The first inside page has a bottom pocket to be able to take a removable tag, this is made using one of the scrapbook papers, I adhered it onto a piece of black cardstock, this can then have a photo or some writing placed on it if wanted,


The next page has one of the fabulous papers, but this time I added a piece of card on which I have stamped a halloween themed scene, then I added some slots in the corners for Photos to be added,


Another of the pages has again one of the fabulous papers on, then I created a three sectioned booklet which again opens out, but this time has some more of the fantastic paper images on,


The last page of the Z fold section has a side pocket,


I placed this on the left hand side so you could see the Raven on the paper,


I again created a removable tag, which can also be written on the reverse if wanted,


This stunning paper forms the inside cover section of the base part of my Z fold Album,


As underneath the cover I just showed you, is another scene created with another of the Rice papers but this time added inside a box I created to go inside the  finished Album, I then created a small book to go inside the box with more of the papers, a couple of Toadstools, a plastic spider and a glass bottle with some plastic bones, Moss and a Spider web cut from a die, all from my stash,

I have really enjoyed creating this Halloween themed Album and hope I may have inspired you to have a go yourself,

Here is the link to my Video, it's quite detailed so perhaps have a brew with you, lol

https://youtu.be/SObHIJ_OHDM

Happy Crafting!!