Saturday, 19 September 2015

Desk Tidy - Using Fernli Designs Products

Hi Bloggers

I am EXTREMELY excited to talk to you all about my latest project (can you tell lol)
I have been talking to a lot of talented people lately and learning how to think more 'outside the box' - I really can be 2 dimensional sometimes and only take things at face value (I know it's criminal, and I call myself a crafter lol)
It was during one of these conversations that suddenly an idea imploded into my brain and I just HAD to order from the fantabulous Fernli Designs and I actually used the items instead of storing them and taking them out to stroke now and then.

This is my Project and I will list/link all products used from their website in the Recipe list

Recipe List
2 sheets of 6x6" Greyboard
Papers are from an unknown brand with the title 'Love Story'
Paint & Glue
Ribbon and Lace from stash

I hasten to add it is not flush at the back - I wanted access to the back of the drawers in case they get stuck (I know my gluing/painting skills lol) - Also the matchboxes are not the same length as the boards but they're strong and sturdy. The little gaps between the 'drawers' are big enough to fit a pot of stickles (I tried)

Hope you like it and please take a look at Fernli Designs, their products are of fantastic quality, you can do SO MUCH with them - don't just take my word for it check out their facebook page(s) and other customers testimonials


Monday, 14 September 2015

Re-Create-d - A Make Over

Hi bloggers

Have you ever made/created something that you just don't like or can't 'take' to? I know I have many a time, but I always keep these as a reminder to myself that nothing is ever perfect.
I have also often thought, am going to do something with that or change it etc but have never been able to bring myself to - Til now

I popped over to Anything But Cute to see what's been going on over there (if you haven't checked it out DO SO!) and find out what the latest challenge is and it is to 'Upcycle/Remake' an old project.
Perfect excuse to pull out a previous project and pretty much start over, and I knew just the thing I was going to tackle.........


I have hated this from the start, it just kept going wrong (and believe me I had done so many coats of paints/inks layers etc) til I just gave up on it completely.
I had it hanging in my hallway and I cringed every time I walked past it, but I kept it there as a reminder to myself that I can 'Do Better' and that there is always room for improvement.

Here is the new and improved version

Original Canvas
Tissue Paper
Resin Embellishments
Seed Beads
Metal Filigree Pieces
Gesso, Gel Medium & Glue
Radiant Rain Ink Sprays
Distress Stains
Treasure Gold Waxes
Pebeo Fantasy Paint

Now I have a Canvas I am happy with and can display with pride knowing I never gave up.

Thank you to Anything But Cute for the challenge theme and the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team.
I also want to thank you for the Honorable Mention, I have my badge on display in my sidebar with pride.
Everyone appreciates being acknowledged in some way or other and words fail to express just how much something like that means to someone like me - So Thank you


Saturday, 5 September 2015


Hi Bloggers

I cannot believe I am sat here at almost 1 in the morning writing out this post but I just cannot wait to share my latest mixed media project.

Once again I was inspired to make something thanks to a just for fun challenge on a Facebook group I am in called Crafters @ Play - always so much inspiration going on there.

I have, for the longest time wanted to try and do a scrapbook page but have always shied away from actually doing one, can't really say what held me back as I truly do not have a reason.
Anyways the weekend challenge inspiration was a scrapbook page, though we could basically do whatever we wanted as long as we took something from the inspiration.

Here is what I came up with

12x12 Sheet of Greyboard
12x12 papers
Various Embellishments
Corregated Card
Liquid Pearls
Distress Ink Pads
Alphabet Die

I would like to enter this into
I have never entered these challenges before as I have only JUST discovered their blogs, and I must say they are blooming fantabulous - Go check them out!!!

I hope you like my first attempt at a scrapbook page (though it's hard to call it a page when I intend to have it hanging on the wall lol) Please be kind and leave me some love (and become a follower ;D) it's always appreciated and means a lot to me 


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Romantique Grunge Jar

Hi Bloggers

I am really excited to show you my latest piece, an altered jar.
I have built a small collection of jars and thought it's about time I started actually altering them (especially as I have added a few bottles to the collection as well now).

I didn't really have a clear picture in mind in how I wanted the finished look to be, I feel the more I over think what am doing the more anxious I get and give up before I begin.
So I just got on with it and played and here is the result

Tissue Paper
Dutch Doobadoo Cardboard Hearts
Dutch Doobadoo Stencil Metal 2
Home Made Texture Paste
Lace & Spider Netting
Various Embellishments
Teasure Gold Gilding Waxes

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