Friday, 5 January 2018

Creative Artiste January Challenge DT Post

Happy new year folks! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa filled your stockings with lots of crafty  goodies. If he didn't though, never fear as we have a new challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog with a fabulous prize of a 30% discount on offer from the brilliant Tando Creative ( discount applies only to TANDO products) .

Tando do so many amazing things  for mixed media fans to enjoy. I recently had a little splurge myself and was so excited to get playing to create my DT piece of a small wall plaque for this months challenge. I hope you like it. I adore the little whimsical houses and they are such good value too . 

To create my plaque I used a greyboard base from Tando, which I gesso'd over and then sponge painted with Americana acrylic paints. I lightly stamped some script text in versafine ink to add more interest. The papers used on the house are by Lost and Found, and I distressed the edges and doodled around. I stamped some foliage using my Indigo Blu Laurel Leaves stamps, and hand drew some heart flowers amongst them which I then painted with Dylusions paints. The sentiment is from Lavinia Stamps, and the main heart stamp was from a set that came free in a magazine ages ago and I coloured it with twinkling H20 paints. 

Challenges I am entering:

Thank you for popping by to take a look. I hope to see your entries in our challenge. 


Monday, 1 January 2018

Altered Box

Christmas is over, the presents unwrapped and in many households the packaging discarded. In my case however I have salvaged what packaging I can, determined to re purpose some of it. I hate waste so to me recycling into craft is the perfect way to keep it out of land fill.

One of my lovely clients gifted me some Yankee Candle wax tarts and they came in the most beautiful and sturdy box. I decided it was far too handy to waste, so had a rummage through my stash and with some gesso, paint, scrapbook papers and Visible Image stamps I created a pretty new box for some of my ever growing collection of pens to go in. I'm thrilled with hos it turned out. 

I'll be back soon with more projects to share. 

Happy new year!


Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge DT Post

Good morning and a happy new year to you all. We are kickstarting 2018 with a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and as always anything goes. 

Our sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle . I have chosen to work with Leo. Isn't he cute! They do lots of great images so do pop across and take a look. 

I look forward to seeing your entries. 


Thanks for popping by. I hope you all have an amazing 2018!


Friday, 1 December 2017

Born to Ballet Card

So on Black Friday Visible Image had the most amazing sale and anyone that knows me knows that my favourite combination is a sale, craft supplies and Visible Image so of course I had to put in an order ( well, actually two. Naughty me!).

One of the sets I bought was Born to Perform. I don't know anyone that does ballet, but my youngest daughter dances with our local street dance group and often takes part in stage shows so the sentiments in this set will be really useful to me as I document her performances in my scrap book. 

To create this card I first made a background with picked raspberry and spiced marmalade distress oxide. Then I applied a deeper layer of picked raspberry distress ink through the strobe stencil ( also by Visible Image). I stamped the ballerina in the centre, and used the stars from the set with versamark ink and wow embossing glitter. I also embossed the sentiment. To finish I dotted prefect pearls around and sprinkled ultra fine glitter on them, and added a thick layer of distress stickles over her skirt, which I sprinkled with coarser glitter to create a super sparkly ruffled look. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Creative Artiste December Challenge DT Post

It's time for the final challenge of the year over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog and this month we are sponsored by Scrapmatts.

My project this month is a scrapbook layout marking a very momentous day this year- my youngest daughters first day at secondary school.  I started by inking and stamping a 12x12 piece of cardstock.  I kept humming Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd as I was created so I just had to add some brick work in with a stencil and texture paste, which I them coloured with distress ink and gelatos. I had some school themed stickers in my stash which helped add the finishing touches too. 


I hope you will join us this month. As long as your project is mixed media anything goes so get creative and have fun!


Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge DT Post

Finally it's December and we can no longer deny that Christmas is coming! So of course this months project for the new Anything Goes challenge at Crafts Galore Encore just had to be a festive one. 

This month we are kindly sponsored by Fred She Said and the prize is a $10 coupon to spend online. 

I have used Emma the Skating Elf. I used my copics to create a little scene around her, and added plenty of glittery snow of course. I teamed her with some snowflake papers from my stash, a hunkydory sentiment topper and some punched snowflakes and peel off trees. 

I hope you will join us this month. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and merry Christmas to you all!


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Unicorns- A new Release from Julia Spiri

I am so excited to be sharing today's new release from Julia Spiri. I love all things magical, and especially unicorns and boy has she drawn some beautiful ones for you to enjoy. 

The first is simply called The Unicorn and you can find it here. I coloured her in copics with wink of stella over the top, and gave even more sparkle by creating a dotty background using up my scraps of glitter paper and some snazzy ribbon. 


The second image has yet to be named but you can find it in the shop here. There will be a game over on the Facebook page giving you the opportunity to name it so pop across and play along. 

This is such a tender image that I wanted to give my card a soft magical feel. I created a shaker card and put them amid a flower meadow- so sweet!


My team mates creations are also stunning so pop across to the blog to check them out as they are amazing inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by