Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Sweet Dixie Stylised Flowers card. DT for PI.

Hi, today's project is my DT for PI,
The pretty papers are studio light and the die is Sweet Dixie.
Please pop over to the blog to see my tutorial ;
Hope you like this fussy card.

Designed for;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Spring Tag, Mixed media fun.

Spring is here and its been a lovely day in the garden,
so this bright tag with flowers and birds is perfect for spring.
This is how it started.
Lots of die cuts, embossed card, flowers and fibres.
Then gesso.
Added Ecoline inks.
 Stamped text on leaves and flowers
 Added lots of bling.

 Pretty ribbons and gilding wax.

Ingredients are;
MDF tag
Die cuts and embossing folders, odds and ends.
mulberry flowers.
bark hearts
lace,cotton fibres, mirco beads
mech, sequins, glitter and gems.
Ecoline inks, gold ocre, spring green, light rose.
ribbons on tag, white, yellow, pink and glued to background 
Tim Holtz text stamp in background on leaves, flowers and border.
Gold gilding wax.
Would like to enter these challenges;
Butterflies, margin and mint -
Anything Goes -
Love those leftovers -
Ribbon, dies, pink, love texture and colour, and had lots of spare die cuts to use -
Thank you so much for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Powertex and Felting a brooch, now thats different for me.

Hi, i different post today.
I went to the NEC last week to hobbycraft show.
The show has really changed this year, as a lot of companies did not attend this year due to the high costs and other commitments. 
So i did feel the card making and mixed media took i hit, there were none of the new CHA products, I was looking for Tim Holtz and Prima, nothing new. I felt a lot of exhibiters were selling off old stock 
But to make the best of a day out, i found two new to me, hobbies.
Wow, i attended all three workshops and loved them, they really are taking on mixed media.
First was this fish, this is how it started.  
and how it ended

 Next was this heart

The end result.

Then a small canvas with odds and ends.

These workshops are so good as you could do whatever you wanted with colours and designs.
Such great products, think they are addictive.
They have so many possibilities.
Will be making another fish.
Next was felting and made this cute brooch.
I was shocked how well it came together.
Very therapeutic stabbing a sponge. 
Again possibilities are endless, small panel on a card or in a frame.

Hope you like my new hobbies, just need more time to play.
Thank you for visiting.xx

Friday, 18 March 2016

Last page made at Fran's Workshop, citrus and texture.

Hi, back with the last page from Fran's workshop and my favourite, got it finished at last.

Lots of textures and the circles are elastic bands, mad i know.
There is sparkle embossing powder, which does not show up on the photos which is a shame.
Really happy with this page as they are not colours i would normally chose but love them.

Thought i would do a recap of the other two.

I hope to create another page soon.
Thanks for visiting. xx

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One for Hope and Chances.

Hi, today is my DT project for;
Please pop over to the shop, they have a great range of dies and other crafty essentials.
These lovely flowers are;
Spellbinders S4-351, Spiral Blossom One.
Just used white felt, buttons and wire.

Five flowers in a cute bottle.

Designed for;

Thank you for visiting xx

Monday, 14 March 2016

Inside the journal, thanks to Fran.

Hi. This is my Journal that i made at a workshop with Fran at Pink Tulip a few weeks ago.
This week i've been back, to learn about making pages inside.

Page one, we stamped with a lemon, stencilled and added lots of colour with pastel oils and water colour inks

Love the bird its from the same stamps as the front (Dina)

Page two, lots of paint, bubble wrap, beads, flowers, a bit dark for me but still interesting.

There is page 3, but you will have to pop back as its my favourite and its not finished yet.
It is lighter and sparkly, yum.
Thanks to Fran and Pink Tulip for another great day. We crafted from 10 to 6, wow.
Thanks for visiting.xx

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Day Three CAS, Tim Holtz Wildflower die with brusho.

Hi, last day of CAS Tim Holtz wildflower die.
This time on watercolour canvas card with brusho.

There are 7 dies in the set and each day i have used different ones.
Today are the last ones.
The background is brusho on canvas card, with a little stickles around the edge.
craftwork cards sentiment.
black card..
Would like to enter these challenges;
CAS flower and sentiment -
Thank you for visiting, tomorrow i will be sharing a journal workshop with Fran.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

CAS with Tim Hotlz Wildflower die, day two.

Hi, following on from yesterday, i'm enjoying CAS, clean and simple, 
here is my second card with these new dies from Tim Holtz.
Its amazing how they look on different colour backgrounds all made with distress inks.

Created a frame with Spellbinders rectangle die

And thats it, clean and simple
Ingredients are:
Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies.
Spellbinders rectangles die.
Craftwork cards sentiments.
Watercolour card
Distress Inks, lots of different colours spritzed with water on a mat.
Stickles- star dust.
Black card.
Would like to enter these challenges;
CAS with flowers and sentiment -
Thank-you for visiting. xx

Friday, 11 March 2016

CAS with Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies.

Hi, a different card from me today as its CAS, clean and simple, 
not something i usually do, but i love these new dies from Tim Holtz and really they lend themselves to this style.

Made the background from Distress Inks, spritzed on a mat and the card wiped though.

Had to add a little sparkle, with stickles around the edge of the background card.

And thats it, clean and simple
Ingredients are:
Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies.
Craftwork cards sentiments.
Watercolour card
Distress Inks, lots of different colours spritzed with water on a mat.
Stickles- star dust.
Black card.

Would like to enter these challenges;
CAS with a flower and a sentiment -

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Faux Leather Technique with Marianne Designs embossing folder and cat die.

Hi, today's make is my DT for PI,
These beautiful cats are from Marianne Designs dies.
The tray is recycled, it had wooden embellishments inside.
I also did the faux leather technique, which i love.
Please pop over to the blog to see my tutorial;

Hope you like my project.

Thanks for visiting.xx

IndigoBlu poppycock card, red and glittery.

 Hi, sharing a pretty poppy card, with a distress ink made background,
stencilled and tulle added. The poppy has been stamped three times and layered and glittered.

The gold areas are Viva inka gold watered down and then stamped and brushed around the edges.

Ingredients are;
IndigoBlu stamps, Poppycock, 
IndigoBlu stencil Laurel Leaves
Distress inks - Fired Brick, Barn Door and Hickory Smoke.
Viva Inka Gold
Cosmic Shimmer glitters- midnight snow and ebony ice.
black tulle.
black and white card stock.
Would like to enter these challenges;
Anything Goes - take a stamp -

Hope you like the poppy and thank you for visiting.xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Last Finnabair Workshop at Daisy's

Hello, here is my last Finnabair workshop make;

I did like it better before i added the colours.

All the lovely and talented ladies from the class at Daisys.

 After the spray paints and glitters.
 You may have noticed i removed the paper roses

Well i hoped you enjoyed all the workshop makes over the last two weeks.
Thank you for joining me on my mixed media journey. xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Spring card with lace, Petal Lu flowers and LOTV art pad.

A cute image today from Lili of the Valley.
Also some beautiful flowers from Petul Lu.
With lots of lovely lace.
Hope you like this Spring card.

Ingredients are;
Lili of the Valley image from Art Pad set 28.
papers from LOTV bonnets and bowties.
Spellbinders pierced circles and large standard circles.
Flowers from Petal Lu.
Lace, butterfly and flower.
pearls, stickles star dust glitter and craftwork cards sentiment.
border is a ek punch.
Would like to enter these challenges;
Bingo- 1st line down, fussy, old- tulle, dreamy and delicate - flowers, cute - mouse -

Hope you like the card and thanks for visiting.xx