Friday, 15 July 2016

Christmas Circles


It's midway reminder time at The 12 MOC challenge. I've used an image from our sponsor this month which is  Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps called Beautiful Bow.

And 3 lovely papers from


I have used 1 patterned paper as a background and 2 others I have die cut circles from and matted with cold. The image has been printed 3 times, I have coloured it with copic pens and then decoupaged the image. To complete I have added a die cut Poinsettia and christmas greeting.

Please pop over to the challenge and check out all the other inspiration from my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - N is for no rules
Cardz for Guyz - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in Summer
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Country View - Fun with Circles
Dragonfly Journey - July Jingle Bells

Friday, 1 July 2016

Driftwood Beach



It's the beginning of July, where is the year going, so it's time for a new challenge at

As usual it is anything goes.

Our sponsor this month is Scrapmatts and Papertole Australia, I have used some of their products in my project this month


The base is an MDF kit from Creative Expression called  Driftwood. I have to say it doesn't look much in the packet but I am really please with it finished. It comes in 6 pieces which I covered in wood effect paper. I sanded this down and distressed it with pumice stone and frayed burlap distress inks.I then decided it needed a little blue to bring back the beach theme so I added some mermaid lagoon. Then I assembled it putting one of the narrow panels across the front for added dimension.


The film reel, main photo decoration and the wording tiles are all from our sponsors and I distressed those to to match the background. The grasses are real ones collected from a field close to my house. I think they finished it off really well. 

Please pop over to the blog and see the lovely creations by my fellow team mates, and if you join in you could win a prize from our sponsor.

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

CCEE Stampers - mixed media
Crafty Boots - Summer
OLLCB - Sun, Sea, Sand
We love to Create - ATG/mixed media


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Christmas Inchies


It's the midway reminder for this months challenge at

The image sheet I have used is from our sponsor this month which is
Luna Girl

The theme, which is optional, is to use both Silver and Gold on your card.


The papers I have used are from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers.
The squares have been punched out and layered. And the Christmas greeting has been die cut.

Please pop along and see the great ideas  my fellow team mates have made to inspire you and have a go and join in yourself.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas
Snowflake Promise - ATG christmas
ABC challenge - I is for Important
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Paper
Jingle Bells - Frosty the Snowman

Friday, 3 June 2016

Framed Beach


Challenge time again at The Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.


I saw this frame in a shop, it was just coloured stripes then and I saw this beach seen in my head.
The shells, seaweed and bone fragment I picked up off a beach. I can't help it if I go to the seaside I have to go on a hunt for bits and pieces I may be able to use. The lighthouse and compass are die cut and coloured with distress inks. The fence, sea and sand in the bottom right is a good old rub-on. I've had it for years and it worked perfectly on this project. I just put a picture I'd taken recently in the middle.
I was really pleased with how this turned out. Please pop over to the challenge blog and see what my fellow team mates have made, there are some lovely ideas. 

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything using diecuts
TTCRD - ATG
Craftin Desert Divas - Create a scene

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Flowers and Leaves


It's new challenge time at the 
Altered Eclectic Challenge.
The theme is, as always
Anything Goes


I've done a small canvas piece this month. The background is done with alcohol inks. I love this technique. I have used embossing paste through a stencil for the brick and the leaves. But I have put glitter over the leaves.


I have used metal leaves and flowers on the bottom corner and velvet leaves along the top edge. Some very different textures in this project.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Sparkle n Sprinkle - ATG Loose Glitter
Love to Create - ATG Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey - Embossing Paste

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Bethlehem


It's time for a midway reminder at 12 months of Christmas challenge.
The theme is non traditional colours.


All the papers I have used are from Decosses Dynamite Doodles Bokah papers. The images are Nativity from The Stamping Boutique and Bethlehem from Glitterbabe.


This is a multi fold design using a 6x6 card and a 5x5 card.


The images have been coloured with alcohol pens.


Please join in our challenge, there is plenty of inspiration  from my fellow DT 
members to help you along.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

CD Sunday - Something beginning with B/use a CD
Live Laugh Colour - ATG/ hand coloured image
Jingle Bells Rock - Interactive card
Cute card Thursday - More than 1 fold


Friday, 6 May 2016

Anniversary Keepsake


This is my DT project for this months challenge over at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

The theme as always is anything goes

I had to make this for a friends parents, It's their Golden Wedding Anniversary so I was given a selection of photo's which I put together like a flip/wall hanging, which folds down to pit in a box. 


I've added some 3d decoratio,


Wording and gems,


It is all held together with 2 lines of ribbon which enables it to fold down.


There is a verse on the last page and a fancy bow, made with my new bow maker I am so pleased I finally got all the way from America. Areally brilliant keepsake idea for any special occassion.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Stampin Royalty - Anything but a Card
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/ use ribbon
TTCRD - ATG
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG with bow