My Lovely Friends,

Thursday 29 July 2021

From Me To You

 Hi Guys, I want to show you a MDF Trug from Calico Craft Parts that  I've put together which I think would make a lovely gift for anyone special,


I put it together then gave it all a coat of white gesso, when dry I went over with two layers of acrylic paint,

I took a stamp from my stash and randomly stamped a little text here and there on all four sides of the Trug,

I then took a Rose flower head stencil I have in my stash and with some transparent medium stencilled the Rose heads here and there too,

When all the media was dry I added this lovely MDF Ashleaf and twig keeping it in it's natural colour as a focal point for the front,

MDF - Trug 

MDF - Ashleaf and twig 

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday 15 July 2021

Christmas In July

 I can't believe I'm doing Christmas in July, I mean what! who me!! but I honestly couldn't resist putting this gorgeous mdf Sleigh together and decorating it,

After putting the sleigh together, (there is a pdf tutorial you can download to help), I painted it with white Gesso all over, then using two colours of antiquing paint I went first over with the darkest blue colour, then using a dry light amount on my brush went over the top with a bluey green colour, this gives a fantastic weathered look,

When dry I went over the intracate sections with some sliver wax from my stash, adding it with my finger,

Here's where I decorated the inside section from my stash using bits and bobs Christmas related, I love to do a silver, blue themed Christmas as against the traditional red and green, but of course you can decorate it in whatever colours you wish,

I built up my layers to give added interest,

Finally I added some fake snow to the parts of the sleigh where I thought snow may settle,

I hope you have a go too,

Sleigh - Mdf kit - style 2

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday 1 July 2021

Spring Blooms

 Hi guys, I thought today I'd show you a Journal I've created using some of the fabulous MDF pieces from

Calico Craft Parts

This is the front of my journal, I created the front and back of my journal with Calico Craft parts Rectangles, these come in different sizes but this time I used the 10cm by 20cm (100mm by 200mm)

These I painted on the outer edges on both sides with some Green paint from my stash after first coating with white Gesso, I have made a video on the steps of my journal which I will pop below,

The inside pages are made with  Z folds which I decorated with designer papers, stickers and the fabulous MDF flowers by Calico Craft Parts, plus Bees and Butterflies

Here I added one of the gorgeous mini butterflies which I had painted with white Gesso then coloured with Ecoline brush pens,

The next panel has one of the adorable mini bees on as well as one of the Flower pieces,

I again used a Butterfly on the next panel, colouring it in the same way, but this time with just one colour,

On the next panel I've agin used one of the stunning mini Bees along with another of the flower pieces,

In my video I show how I've coloured the Butterflies, flowers, Bees, and how I painted the rectangle cover pieces plus put it all together,

I added some more Bees and Butterflies to the pages as well as a few watered down gesso splats,

Calico Craft Parts - Products used:

MDF Rectangles

MDF Snowdrops floral shape style 4

MDF Bluebells stle 47

Wild flowers and sunflowers patch shape

Wild flowers in grass shape

Mini MDF Bees and Beehive 

MDF Butterflies style 4       

The video link

Happy Crafting!!