Friday, 28 August 2015

Photo Canvas

Hi bloggers

I've recently been overly inspired by so many different Mixed Media projects that I've just wanted to dive in and play.
A fellow mixed media enthusiast and talented crafter Naomi showed me a video of a Photo Frame Canvas Project from start to finish - check it out HERE

I really loved it and wanted to make something similar.
This is what I came up with
Photo Frame
Tissue Paper
Various Embellishments
Home made texture paste
Corregated card
Radiant Rain Sprays
Treasure Gold gilding wax

I am really pleased with the way it turned out and knew instantly the photo I wanted to add in the frame.
The photo is of my 4 children, my 2 eldest daughters boyfriends and 2 other friends as well as my sister. It was taken on a day out the the coast on my sister's birthday and it was a lovely day out that I will cherish forever.


Sunday, 23 August 2015

12 Tags 2015 - Jan& Feb

Hi bloggers

Been playing again today and have finally made a start on my 12 tags of 2015 - am following the set themes set from the event on Crafters @ Play
It's a lovely group on facebook that runs different events/challenges that are just for fun

Here is January's
Theme is 'TEXT'

Here is February's
Theme is Red

watch this space for the rest 


Saturday, 22 August 2015


Hi bloggers

I was browsing the net the other day (as you do) and I came across a challenge blog I hadn't seen or heard of before
It is a Mixed Media challenge blog and everything I have been looking for in a challenge blog.
This months Theme is
and let me tell you the DT creations are so inspirational
(ok after you have finished reading this post preferably lol)

Here is my project made for this challenge

8x8 piece of greyboard
Wooden Word 'Dream'
Tissue Paper
Black Acrylic Paint
Treasure gold gilding waxes
Tim Holtz Dies
Grungeboard & Grunge Paper
Flitter Glue and Mega Flakes
Metal Butterfly
Mod Podge
Other Glue
Metal Book Corners

I intend on adding a 2016 mini calendar in the bottom right hand corner but not just yet cos I want to have it on display now

As this is the first mixed media project I have done in so long I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed every minute making this and am looking forward to creating more pieces like it - I feel like I have come home again in the world of crafting.

As always I fully appreciate any and all feedback, including hints/tips/suggestions.
Please be kind and leave a comment for me as I enjoy reading them also feel free to become a follower.


Friday, 21 August 2015

New Desk!!

Hi Bloggers,

I was missing crafting so much I begged hubby to let me dig my stash back out, but I limited myself to what I could fit on my bureau display cabinet.
Problem was it was on opposite side of the room to my PC and next to the TV and I just could not get comfortable sat there. 
My darling hubby Andrew said to look for a new desk, Being limited on funds and space I knew I had my work cut out for me.
After a few days of searching I found the ideal desk and Andrew ordered it for me.

It arrived today (yay happy dance) and Andrew got straight to work assembling it while I started sorting through everything (again) and here is the end result

Excuse the teeny bit of mess - I never said it was a perfect end result lol - I now can't wait to start playing again so watch this space.