Friday, 29 April 2016

Card-io Collection Backyard Blooms, Veranda View and Pottery Petites. Birdtable with matching envelope.

Hi, its a DT post today.
Another play with Card-io Stamps and i really love this collection.
 Spiders are becoming my favourite stamps and the small stamps are perfect for matching the envelope to the card.
The full tutorial is on the PI blog, please pop over to have a look;

Designed for;

Would like to enter the challenge at;
Anything Goes -
Thank-you for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Card-io Stamps, Backyard Blooms and Pleasant Pastures, A lovely spring morning.

Hi, its a DT post today.
Got to play with Card-io Stamps and i really love this collection.
From the scarecrow, spiders web and snails, they are all so lovely.
The background is distress inks.
The full tutorial is on the PI blog, please pop over to have a look;

Designed for; 

Entering the challenge at-
Thank you for visiting.x

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Distress Crayons, Collage Medium, Mixed Media 2 dies and Butterflies.

Had a play with the new distress crayons, crazing medium and
mixed media 2 dies.

 Added lots of texture, with the crazing medium, stencil paste, glitter glue.

Made sure a got the colour teal in for the butterfly challenge. 

Ingredients are;
Distress Crayons
Distress Collage medium - crazing,
Sizzix mixed media 2
Tim Holtz stencil flourish and paste.
Finnabair butterfly stamp - don't forget to fly.
Ice stickles glitter glue - arctic ice.
a few sequins.
black card.
Would like to enter these challenges;
T is for texture and teal -
Anything mixed media -
Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Lavinia Stamps, Scented Heart.

Hi, another project made in bed, recovering and it took two days.
Sewing is not my thing but love Lavinia stamps and cats.
So bought this printed panel and felt, then had to work out how to quilt it and sew together.
What a labour of love.

First using gold sparkly metallic thread, i sewed cross the lines, sun then around the heart, with a flat wadding behind.
Then hot fixed the rhinestones onto the flowers.

Added extra filling with lavender, organza ribbon and a bling heart.

Love it now its finished, but don't think i will be doing anymore sewing.
Would love to enter these challenges;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Book Folding Heart Cut and Fold from Create and Craft.

Hi, well not much crafting going on at the moment, as just had an op and in bed recovering.
Really missing making things so thought what can i do so,
Cut and fold book folding.
Not had a go at this and had a free pattern from create and craft.
Well love it and hooked, looking for more.
Why not have a go, just use the link above.

i have ordered some metal corners, which should look better.
Pictures updated with corners and ribbon.

Well hope to back to normal soon but still have a week off work, so hope to make a few more things, want to try a sewing project and a floating teacup next.

Would like to enter these challenges;
Favourite Non card project (as you can do it in bed) -

Thanks for visiting,xx

Monday, 18 April 2016

Sweet Dixie Clear Stamp - Blossom. Shabby bird card.

Todays DT for PI is introducing a new stamp for Sweet Dixie.
All the stamps are in the same set -blossom.
The background is Studio Light paper pad, i really like this range.
Please pop over to the blog to see my tutorial;

Designed for; 

Would like to enter these challenges ;

Thank you for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Candy Box Crafts, Hatton Box with Never-ending summer papers from Lemoncraft

Today i have a beautiful box.
I went to a wonderful workshop with Roy from Candy Box Crafts.
It my favourite type where you can use your own stash and do your own thing.
I've had these papers a long time and waiting for the perfect project,
and the knob in the centre i've had years and decided it too would be perfect.

Made the box up, glued then painted the box cream inside and out.
These boxes from Candy Box Crafts are so well designed and go together easily.
Used the papers, Never-ending Summer from LemonCraft.

Roy showed me how to make the cones, easy when you know how.
The lock is Graphic 45.

I decided to create a shabby chic box as its my favourite style.
With lots of lovely embellishments.

The badges on the sides match the papers from lemon craft.
The leaves are prima.
The rhinestones are super sparkly ss20,

I added distress inks around the edges of all my papers.
Also added treasure gold on the edges of the lid.
A few laser cut butterflies from my stash which are really old.
Coloured my roses with tattered rose DI.
Would like to enter these challenges;
Photo Inspiration Collage-
favorite non card project, love to decorate MDF with pretty papers and make it shabby chic, its also useful as its a box, i've put my favourite embellishments inside ready for the next special project.-

Hope you like the box and thanks for visiting.xx

Monday, 11 April 2016

Spellbinders Contour die, layered blooms. Shabby Flower.

Back with a DT project for PI.
Had a shabby chic play with the New Spellbinders Contour Dies, they are steel edge dies and perfect for fabric and dense materials.
Love this pretty flower.
The background is a piece of cardboard and the white is picket fence distress ink.
To finish is a lovely sentiment.
Why not pop over to the blog to see my tutorial;

Designed for;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Guest Designer for the Butterfly Challenge

Hi, privileged to be a guest designer for
 Butterfly Challenge this month.
The theme  F is for fancy folds, optional colour fuchsia, a challenge for me as i don't really do fancy fold cards, but decided to do an easel card and a folded butterfly.

The butterfly is simply a square, any size.
used a punch on each corner, cut in half on the diagonal, then folded.
a few beads on a wire for the body.

Ingredients are;
Heartfelt creations paper pad, Enchanted Mums.
lace, pearls, flowers,ladybird.
 Tim Holtz butterfly punch.
Easel card.
Distress ink peeled paint.

Hope you like my card.
Thanks Mrs A for asking me to take part this month.xx

Would like to enter these challenges;
Happy Birthday -
Anything Goes -
Spring -
Thanks for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Elusive images rabbit and Spellbinders floral ovals. Vintage bunny card.

A lovely bunny stamp, with a few gems and glitter glue.
The background has been made with distress inks. blues, greens and yellow, spritzed on a matt.

The die is from Spellbinders, floral ovals

The brown background card is from Anna Marie Designs.

Brown ribbon, Ribbon leaves, selection of flowers.
The stamp is from swirly pets, elusive images.
Sepia versafine ink.
stickles star dust.

Would like to enter these challenges;
Bingo, Stamp, Distress, pattered paper -
Thank-you for visiting.xx

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Seahorse family. Distress Crayons, Collage Medium and stamps by Ryn.

Been playing with my art journal and the new Distress Crayons and Distress Collage Medium, crazing.
Love the effect.

Dug out the fusible fibres and fantasy film, iron, parchment paper, and sharpies to make the seahorse family with Designs by Ryn stamps.
Made them colourful.
Even gave them punk hair.

Added all-sorts of stuff, bubble wrap, tulle, waste off hessian and a few sequins.
All created on a piece of cardboard with distress crayons. 

The background stamp is bubbles set from Designs by Ryn

Its been a lovely day today, so took the photos in the garden, shame about the shadow at the top, never mind.
Hope you like the page, getting into journaling now.
Would like to enter these challenges;
All things bright and beautiful -
Anything mixed media -

Many thanks for visiting.xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

Powertex frame, mixed media project.

Todays share is Powertex.
Liquid Sculpting Medium.
Its a wooden frame, painted with ivory powertex.
The fabric, lace, cardboard, die cuts and other bits and pieces have had the liquid worked into them, then they stick to the frame.

Once the frame and elements are all coated, i spritzed with powertex bister, blue and brown.
 Then dried with a hair dryer.

When dry, i used the pigment, bronze to highlight the elements.
To finish a few gems, a pearl and stickles star dust to add some sparkle. Which its a shame but the photos do not show the sparkle, which is really pretty.

This is my first play with powertex at home.
I did a few workshops at the NEC a few weeks ago, but nothing like this.
This was a good learning curb and i think next time i will do better.
I really struggled with the pigments in the spray bottles, they just kept blocking.
If i can sort the bottles out i will get a better finish.
The lace butterfly and flowers have dried hard and look really great, will do this again on other projects, as the torn cardboard and hessian.
Other items used are, muslin, Powertex 3D balls small and medium, chipboard shapes.

Would like to enter these challenges;
which gave me a good push to use my powertex and i now want to make another one.
Anything Goes -
Anything Goes with chipboard and flowers -
Anything mixed media -
Bingo, lace, flowers and die cuts -
Hope you like my project and thanks for