Monday, 30 May 2016

New adventure i'm joining the Craftwork Cards Design Team.

Hi, so pleased to announce i'm joining the Design Team at Craftwork Cards.
So looking forward to working with there beautiful papers, they really fit the the girly, shabby chic theme that i so enjoy.

Here is what they had to say about me and the samples i sent in.

We’d also like to introduce Samantha Wade who loves mixed media and paper crafting. We felt her style is really unique and pretty! It has a real shabby-chic feel to it. Samantha is also an active blogger and hairdresser. Samantha is another long-standing fan of the Craftwork Cards brand and finds the kits very inspiring.

Thanks for visiting today.xx

Friday, 27 May 2016

ScrapBerry's Birds of Paradise and Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. Shabby Chic

A shabby chic card, made using ScrapBerry papers and embellishments.
Such pretty papers.

Just added a lace flower and mulberry flowers.

A little glossy accents on the birds.

Spellbinders die for the frame

Ingredients are;
ScrapBerry Papers Birds of Paradise. also used for the leaves.
ScrapBerry Summer Joy brads.
ScrapBerry Wedding roses.
A few extra flowers from stash
Spellbinder die - Majestic Elements, Radiant Rectangles
Stickles star dust.

Would like to enter these challenges;
Thanks for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

MDF 3 Drawer Chest for Daisy's with Graphic 45, Enchanted Forest.

Today share is a DT for Daisys Jewels and Crafts.
It is a chest with a lidded box on the top.
Graphic 45 papers Enchanted Forest Collection.

Glued all the parts together, then painted with black gesso.
used Mod Podge matte to glue the papers on.

The chest and most embellishments can be bought from;

I decided to use word Adore as i really like this and could use it or jewellery, so lined the draws with felt. I had thought of using it for craft and could put all my sparkly things inside.
Even added gems into the holes on the handles. To add a bit of sparkle i used stickles star dust, a few gems.
Hope you like my decorated box/chest and thank you for visiting.xx

Would like to enter these challenges;
Anything Creative -
Two Papers -
Anything Goes -

Monday, 23 May 2016

In the round with Sweet Poppy Stencils and micro beads.

I really like round cards at the moment and this stencil from Sweet Poppy is perfect.
I've kept it simple but effective.

The texture is mirco beads on paste.
with distress inks in the background.

ingredients are;
Sweet Poppy Stencil - 
Distress inks- Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Victorian Velvet.
Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste.
micro beads, clear.
Sue Wilson double pierced circles to make the card.
Happy Birthday die.
Pebeo gilding wax.
Would like to enter these challenges;
Thanks for visiting.xx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Shabby Chic Card with Pion Designs, lace and flowers.

Back to my true love today with a pretty shabby chic card.
Beautiful papers from Pion, lace flowers and lots of pretties.

Really pleased with my doily, managed to colour match with the papers and the gilding wax makes it look really rich.

Its lovely to get out in the garden to take a few photos as the true colours show through.

ingredients are;
Pion Designs - Vintage Garden papers
Lace flowers and pearls.
Bark heart and chipboard swirl.
mulberry flowers.
fabric and ribbon flowers.
stickles star dust.
tulle and a few gems.

Would like to enter these challenges;
Blossoms and Butterflies -

Many thanks for visiting, xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Special Dad MDF stand up words from Daisy's Jewels and Crafts.

Hi, today's post is my first DT for;
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts
We are getting ready for Fathers Day or just because Dad is special.
Daisy's has a fabulous range of MDF to alter at great prices and postage is free over £10.

I've glued the base to the words and painted front and back with DecoArt Media Cerulean Blue.
Then with a piece of cut and dry swiped DecoArt interference Blue across the words to add lightness.
Also painted the trophy to match.
Added the bricks with a stencil and black paint.
Highlighted the sides of letters and trophy with gold gilding wax and glue the trophy on.

The finishing touches are also from Daisy's, a metal flourish with a blue painted pearl and a metal clock with a piece of string.
The special Dad words on stands are £2.50 and the pack of 4 trophies are a £1.
Hope you like my project and thanks for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Exciting news, i'm joining a new DT, Tutti Designs Dies.

Exciting News, i'm joining the DT at Tutti Designs.
They really are the most beautiful dies.
From June each and every Friday i will be sharing a die and some of the possibilities with these gorgeous designs.

See all the designs at;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Card-io Stamps, Veranda View and Pottery Petites, pretty watering can with flowers.

Hi, its a DT blog post today.
It's the last Card-io stamps card.
I really have enjoyed using these stamps.
This is the 6th card and they have all been different the small flower stamps are so versatile.
It's a lovely finish to match the envelope to the card.
Please pop over to the blog to see the full tutorial; 

Designed for;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Card-io Collection Backyard Blooms and Pleasant Pastures through the window.

Hi, its a DT blog post today.
Another Card-io stamps card.
I really have enjoyed using these stamps, the small flower stamps are so versatile.
Still loving the bugs with glossy accents.
Thought they looked cute in this die cut window.
Please pop over to the blog to see the full tutorial; 

Designed for; 

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

IndigoBlu Stamp, Blue's Day Out with Spring Flowers.

Weather has been lovely and i've been working in the garden getting ready for summer.
So todays card has been inspired by flowers and blue skies.
Blue's day out is one of my favourite cat stamps and i thought i would try it with white embossing powder, distress inks with a pretty selection of flowers.

The beautiful die is from Spellbinders.

Ingredients are;
Spellbinders, Card Creator, Elegent Labels 4.
IndigoBlu stamp, Blue's Look Out.
Wow Bright White super fine embossing powder.
Distress inks, scattered straw, peeled paint, victorian velvet, faded jeans.
Pretty flowers from stash.
Stickles - icicle.

Would like to enter these challenges;

Thank-you for visiting.xx

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Card-io stamps Dancing Daffodils, matching card and envelope.

Hi, its a DT blog post today.
Another Card-io stamps card.
I really have enjoyed using these stamps, the small flower stamps are so versatile.
Still loving the bugs with glossy accents.
Please pop over to the blog to see the full tutorial; 

designed for;

Thank you for visiting.xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Exciting News, I'm joining the DT at Daisys Jewels and Crafts.

Hi, Great news today, I'm joining the team at;
Wendy has asked me to join her MDF DT.
Daisys has a great new selection of MDF Products at really reasonable prices.
Why not pop over to the website to see the different pieces.
Exciting times ahead and i look forward to sharing my decorated work with you.

Thanks for visiting.xx

Card-io Stamps, Backyard Blooms, Veranda View and Pottery Petites. A garden scene.

Hi, its a DT post today.
Another play with Card-io Stamps and i really love this collection.
 Spiders and snails are still my favourite stamps.
The background has been made with distress inks. 
The full tutorial is on the PI blog, please pop over to have a look;

Designed for;

Thank -you for visiting.xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

White space with stencils and stamps.

Hi, today its about the white space.
You might have seen Leonie's new stencils.
This card has been inspired by them.
I used items from my stash.

I seem to like circle cards at the moment with the new Sue Wilson dies.

Ingredients are;
Heidi Swapp Stencil, butterfly.
Card-io stamps - emily's garden, pottery petites and mums garden.
versafine inks, red and black.
Sue Wilson, Noble, double pierced circles.
Black and white card.
Black lace
Black peel off words.
Stickles star dust.

Would like to enter these challenges;

Thanks for visiting.xx