Saturday, 29 August 2015

I have created this gift voucher wallet using my silhouette cameo. It is for my DD birthday. She does like 'Bling' hence the glitter card and metal book corners. The voucher is for a Hot Stones Massage for her and her sister. Some pamper time for them both at our local Natural Image centre.   
The rolled rose and leaves and ticket were also cut with my silhouette cameo. The pamper yourself sentiment is a freebie download I found on Pinterest.

Birthday Postcard with Card Sleeve

I made this very simple postcard style birthday card for my DD. She loves fairies and 'Bling' hence the glitter card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the postcard, card sleeve and mushrooms
as well as the rolled rose. The 'Little Tweetheart' sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.
I have used a digi image purchased from Etsy ThatCraftPlaceLtd she is very sweet and called Twinkle.  The photograph is mine, taken in my dad's garden. I was pretty pleased with the image as I thought it looks like 3 dancing fairies 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Mixed Media - Canvas

My first proper go with a Mixed Media Canvas
Also my first ever entry at
anything goes mixed media challenge.

I used tissue as the base for the canvas of which I stamped then used gesso to adhere onto the canvas. then adding layer by layer of colours, stamped images again onto  tissue, adding this to the layers of texture using glittered texture paste as well as various die cuts.
I have being saving up purchased goodies from for my sewing themed canvas.
I have used sewing embellishments, scissors and a cute watch face charm .. both of which I coloured with silver paint. The cotton twill ribbon, measuring tape and sewing notions themed fitted in perfectly also came from the shop. The glue I used is the marvellous All Round Medium which the shop stocks.
I have used fabric also within my canvas, on the manikins as well as making fabric flowers.
The canvas is bright and bold as it is for a dear friends birthday coming up later in the year. she is very bright and beautiful .. before becoming a publican she worked in the rag trade hence the theme.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Altered 'Graze Box' "Wish you were Here"

I have being stashing away a few  'Graze Boxes'   Never quite sure
what I was going to use them for. Then it came to me. I had pictures of  visits to the seaside a couple of years ago. Without further ado ..... here are my finished boxes of trips to Southwold and Lowestoft.
I must add that I have had a great deal of fun putting these together.
 I stained the 'Yacht Photo' using Distress Inks Pads It is placed on the underside of the inner Lid.

Boxes secured with Twine
Photographs stored under the 'Inner Lid'
 List of Supplies

Boxes - I happened to use Graze Boxes.
Acrylic Paint
Themed Rubber Stamps
Various Die Cut Elements
Cosmic shimmer Glue White and Silver
Fine pens
Glossy Accents
Distress ink
Coloured Pencils

Seaside Themed Altered Jar

This idea was borne when looking through a recent Creativity Magazine.
Same process as Previous altered jar.
 List of Supplies

Clean Jar
Acrylic Paint
Various Stamped Images
Tag Die Cuts
Cosmic Shimmer Glue White
Glossy Accents

Altered Painted Jar

After seeing several tutorials in recent crafting magazines I decided to have a go with 'altering' a plain clear glass jar. Firstly by swirling acrylic paint on the inside of the jar .. Like this Painted Mason Jar
The inspiration for wanting to have a go was this Beautiful Creation ... I decided I wanted to feature the 'Captured Fairy' on a tag rather than on the inside of the jar ..

Items Used
Clean Glass Jar.
Acrylic Paint ( I used Americana as that is what I had to hand)
Pound Store decorative swirl gems
Green /White Twine
Various Stamped images - flowers, swirl. cupcake, make a wish and Fairy
Cosmic Shimmer White Glue
Coloured Crayons
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Alcohol inks
Glossy accents
Tag was made using grey board, attaching Ranger Foil sheet, embossing it.
Adding alcohol inks for colour.  
Thank you for taking the time to look.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Time away

I am saddened it has been sometime since I posted anything on my blog. Not only have we moved .. downsized  .... Loving our new home ...  also have been through a pretty rough patch, due to ill health.
I am just getting some interest back in crafting. I have recently being busy making some albums using old LPs as well as old singles. Something I have wanted to do for a long time .. but never quite got round to.
My latest 'have a go with' is Ranger mixative .. Snowcap ..a project in June.'s Craft Stamper Mag. got me wanting to dip my toe in ... will post some pics. of my recent makes sometime very soon.