Thursday, 25 August 2016

New Botanicals Collection

Hello bloggers

Time for me to share with you the absolutely beautiful new dies launched today over at Craft Stash.

I was very lucky to have the chance to play with

It is such a shame I could not get a clearer photo of the detailed embossing the die has in the cut out, it is really something to see.
The crisp clear cut is obvious and amazing for such an intricate die, and that is really something for someone like me who has a tendency to be heavy handed.

I must admit I loved using the 'negative' of this die, it lends itself to so many design options, each one so effective and you do not lose any of the detail of the die itself (well not really)

Go check the rest of the collection out, you'll not be disappointed.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Butterfly ATC's

Hello bloggers

Today I am sharing a little random project I made yesterday, a couple of ATC's.

Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paints
Paper Artsy Crackle medium
Glitter Glue
Archival ink
Tim Holtz chit chat stickers

I started off knowing I wanted to do a crackle effect in the background so used the paper artsy paints and medium to achieve this, but other than that I didn't yet know what direction I wanted to go in.
After searching through my stash I remembered the circle and square wooden embellishments I had from Fernli Designs so dug those out and had a play with layouts, once I was happy I paints them with PaperArtsy Paint in chalk, then had an idea of adding images inside them and turn them into mini frames, but what could I use?
It was one of those Ah ha moments, Vilda stamps to the rescue!
I was given this set as a thank you and I adore them and not really had much chance to really use them - til now.
I was happy with the result but knew it needed that something extra so used the glitter glue and Chit Chat stickers to finish them off.
The end result is so pretty and I love them.

If you think so too please leave me some love in comments below.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

CWWC Challenge #126 - Use Die Cuts

Helloooooooo Blogland.

It has been a little while since my last CWWC DT project due to me having to take a step back from things due to real life, but am happy to say I AM BACK!!!

The new challenge is to use Dies or Punches.

We are lucky to have been sponsored by Melonheadz and I chose to work with OWLS - Lineart
This is such an amazing set of cute little owls (and anyone who knows me well knows am NOT much of a cutesy person lol) and I simply adore these little creatures.

Here is my project
Girly Owl
Background Paper
Tim Holtz Mixed Media die
Circle Punch
Washi Tape

I must admit I like the way this has turned out, I wanted to keep it fairly simple for a couple of reasons, one being I didn't want to lose too much of the die cutout.

Like what you see? Then go check out the rest of the DT projects, and don't forget to leave me (and them) some love in comments and look forward to seeing you join in with our challenge.


Friday, 12 August 2016

'Be You'

Hi bloggers

Today I am sharing with you a new journal page I just finished.

I've used an image drawn by my daughter Caitlyn from 
though at the time of writing this post the image is not yet available to buy.

Dylusions Paints
Chevron Stencil
7 Dots Studio Word Stickers
Mini Ink bender & Foam Pads
Tim Holtz Stencil

I am entering this into the following challenges
That's Crafty - Zesty Zing
Paper Artsy - Patterns

Thank you for dropping by, let me know by leaving some love in comments - they're always appreciated.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Rise Up

Hello blogland
Sorry it's been a while since my last post, have not really been in a good head space of late, but hey ho onwards and upwards right?
Which brings me to what I am about to share with you all and it seems quite appropriate.

Today's share is a mixed media journal page which I have titled
"Rise Up"

Glass Beads
3D Heavy Gloss Gel Medium
Acrylic Paint
Graphic 45 Stamp
7 Dots Studio Word Stickers
Silks Acrylic Glaze
White Sharpie
Alphabet Die - X Cut
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish - Red Bronze

I have decided to enter this into 
That's Crafty is one of my absolute fave go to online stores.

Hope you like my page.