Friday, 15 April 2016

Fairy Gift

It's time for the mid month reminder, by a Merry Maiden, for the current

The theme is as always anything goes with the twist of
Gifts galore.

I have used an image from our sponsor this month, Sami Stamps, called Gift for Fairy. which is available to buy here.
I have coloured her with Prisma pencils and a little glitter using Crafters Companion glitter pens.

The back ground papers are from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles . They really are very good and easy to use, I have just layered them up with matching pink backgrounds.

I've made a couple of parcels to decorate the corner, they are really simple to do, and a die cut greeting also coloured with the glitter pen.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Winter Wonderland - pink or blue

Friday, 1 April 2016


It's time for a new challenge over at

The theme this month is use stencils, flowers

I've done a canvas for my inspiration piece. The background has been coloured using panpastels. Some details have been added using stencils and stamps.

There are lots of die cuts added, a string of butterflies, leaves and the birdcage. The flowers have been stamped and die cut, and have a pearl in the centre.Finally a very dramatic bow across the corner.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Stamps and Stencils - Spring is in the Air
Craft-Dee Bowz - use bow

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Christmas Layers

This is my first card as DT member for
12 Months of Christmas challenge

I am really pleased to be joining the team, but it is different to be making christmas cards at5 this time of year.

All the papers are designed by Lisa of 12 MOC. The image is from our sponsor which is 
A Day for Daisies,

I have coloured the image with Prisma pencils and decoupaged the flowers heads. The layers are backed with red and craft card. Finally I have die cut a Christmas greeting.

I would to enter this card in the following challenges

Christmas Card - ATG Xmas
Digi Designs - Lots of Layers
Jingle Belles - Vintage
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterened Paper
Sparkles Christmas - Traditional Xmas

Friday, 4 March 2016

Lantern Heart

It's time for a new challenge over at

The theme is
Any Thing Goes
( option use chipboard, stencils, diecut toppers)

This is my project for this months challenge. It is a chipboard lantern. I have textured the surface with texture paste, then given it a base coat of acrylic paint.

I have then used distress inks gathered twigs,vintage photo, frayed burlap, pine needles and wild honey, I have rummaged around my garden to find some twigs, moss and stems to make the base of the decorations.

I have then coloured silk ivy leaves with the same distress ink. then finished off the decoration with a little stone heart, a metal butterfly decorated with glitter and a battery candle for safety. I really enjoyed doing this, finding all the bits, and pleased with the result too.

Please pop over to the challenge to see some great inspiration from my fellow team mates.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Julia Spiri - Anything but a Card

Friday, 5 February 2016

I love alcohol

welcome to my canvas inspiration for this months challenge at

The theme this month is Anything Goes.

I thought I would take a step back in time to a technique I haven't done for a long time. Many years ago I used to go to a craft shop that has now closed and had some fantastic times their learning lots to do with alcohol inks and I have loved them ever since.

This is a very messy technique but worth the mess. Put down a water proof mate to catch the excess ink that runs off you will be using this later. Take a canvas,even the cheap ones you can get, and submerge it in water so that it is wet through ( see told you it was messy ). Then you take the alcohol inks and drop spots of ink onto the canvas, have the canvas at an angle so the inks will run down. The water lets the inks spread and run and create their own patterns so you will never do two the same. then you just put it to one side to dry.  See it's really easy.

Then it's just decoration time. The large flowers are lengths of plain ribbon, white is best, the just put it into all that ink you have on the mat to colour it in the same colours. When dry run a cotton threasd along one edge and gather it up to make flowers. Then there are small silk flowers, fluffy yarns, bits of rusty wire anything you fancy really arrange onto your canvas as you wish. I hope you all like it, I enjoyed getting messy again, 

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Floxglove Frenzy

I've rushed to make this card for a challenge and missed getting it in by a couple of minutes. Never mind I'll share it anyway because I really like it.

This has been stamped in distress inks using the Clarity foxglove stamps. The image has then been layered up with 3 shades of coordinating card. The simple sentiment was hand written and a long tailed bow to finish. Never mind maybe next time I'll get there in time.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Just Add Ink - Just add Nature
Crafty Ribbons - Fabulous Flowers
Fan-tastic Tuesday - ATG with flowers
Craft-dee Bowz - Use a Bow

Friday, 1 January 2016

Pretty Box

Happy New Year to all my lovely visitors. This is my first post of the year and it is my project for the new Creative Artist Mixed Media Challenge.
And the theme is 
Use Chipboard.
Our sponsors are Dusty Attic, they have some great chipboard kits and shapes to work with.

Now to the box. It has been coloured using a alcohol pen in a dark lilac colour and then covered in a patterned paper. I have cut some corner out using a die in a matching lilac card. Round the top edge of the box I have put some white and a light green lace.

On the lid there is a piece of the same patterned paper. I have then used a toning glitter 3D paste though  Clarity Stamps leaf spray stencil. To finish off the lid I have added a lovely matching feather, some lilac flower sprays and a few very pale green paper flowers.

I really enjoyed doing this project, made me feel like spring is just around the corner.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean - ATG