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Friday, 31 July 2015

Paper Heaven!! Guest for Maja Design!!!

Hi guys, I'm in paper Heaven!!
why you ask? well I'm still doing a dance as I was asked by the lovely Jennifer if I would like  to be a guest designer on The Maja Design blog!!

 I MEAN

"WHAT!! YOU MEAN ME!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH"!!!!

JENNIFER, CAMILLA AND MARIE,

I was sent a gorgeous parcel of papers including the new Summer Crush collection, I know how lucky am I, it felt and still feels like Christmas!!!! talk about dancing round the room, lol,

Here is one of my designs I have made using the Gorgeous Summer Crush papers I was sent,

This latest paper range is gorgeous, loving the colours and fab designs, I added some lace peeking out of the top using the wet paper technique which the maja papers take so well, I then used the same lace at the bottom,  I added a little stenciling with a mini art is mask and grunge paste,
All the edges are distressed and have vintage photo distress ink added,
Tilda is from the latest collection and  coloured with my distress re-inkers, I added tiny pearl dots coloured with a copic pen for her earrings,

Summer Crush papers used:
Butterflies in her stomach
Long Summer Nights
Met her at the Dance

I finished off my card with a Maja Design clock paper ( Vintage Autumn Basics No. XVI ) and some flowers from Sweet lilac,

This is another make I did using another of the gorgeous Summer Crush papers ( Long Summer Nights),  posted on my blog a few days ago, scroll down for details,



I'm off playing, with some more of my Maja Design papers, whoop whoop!!
see you soon,

ps: To all my new and older followers, thank you, the kettles always  on for a brew!!!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Mixed Media Tag

Hi guys, it's that time of the week for our challenge over at
Paper Take Weekly,
this time we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp,
 it's a take your pick challenge so
use sketch 103 or free,
Colour - blue and green - either or,
technique - Make or include a tag
Product - use lace, either paper or real


I was in the mood for grunge!!! so i altered a wooden Tag shape I bought at a craft fair the other month, The birdcage i made myself using light chipboard, it would have been better with a heavier weight but I didn't have any, so need some though, anyone know where i can get some?
after glueing it together, i sprayed it with paints and finally added a couple of Inka Gold waxes, 

I used a Bo Bunny stamp, and a few stencils too for the background effects, when dry I finished off the tag with some flowers and chipboard embellishments, listed below

 Deco Art -Texture sand,
White Gesso,
Prima Blooms - Glistening waves, Antique Gold, Gold Foil, Lime Wedge,
TCW / stencils - Specimens, Mini Art Is, Mini Bricks,
Dusty Attic chipboard - Clock faces, De Vine Frame Set, Flower Buds,
TRG - Dahlia Barley sugar 

 Sweet Lilac - Gypsophila - fawn
Gypsophila - White
Leaves
Bo Bunny stamps set - Wall to wall textures stamp
Silks - Chestnut Brown
Moss Green
Golden monarch
Bolivian Blue
Inka Gold Waxes - Turquoise, Silver
Distress ink - Vintage Photo,

Tim Holtz - Alterations - Caged Bird, 
Hardware Findings

Challenges
Altered Electics - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Raise it up
Sir Stampalot - Feature a Creature
That's Crafty - Stencils and masks
Mixed media - Summer
Dusty Attic - Mood Board
A sprinkle Of Imagination - anything goes
The Artistic Stamper - Tag


Have Fun!!!!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

It's Summer at The Ribbon Girl

the theme is
Summer,
I have made this for Tegan's Birthday, after getting inspiration on Beth's blog


The papers are Maja Design from the vintage Autumn basics and Coffee in the Arbour,
I used lots of Ribbon Girl gorgeous goodies on it ,
Tilda with Balloon is coloured with my copics and fussy cut out,



The Ribbon Girl items used
Red strong tape 3mm

Challenges
All about Magnolia - Bingo - Pearls/ Doohickey/ ribbon
Scor pal  - Summer Fun
Simply magnolia - Bows or buttons
Stamp and create with Magnolia - Decorative edge
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Love is

Hi guys, I'm back today with another creation for Tando Creative,
this time I've used the chipboard and a flourish mask for a card,

The gorgeous Flourish 5 chipboard piece at the bottom is  one of two in the pack, I first painted it with Gesso, then when dry added some script stamping, again when dry i then used embossing powder on the top to give a sheen, it look fabulous in real life, I also did the same for the mini heart at the top left too,
The gorgeous papers are by maja Design from the Summer Crush collection - met her at the dance, the lace is from The Ribbon Girl - Charlotte Elizabeth vintage Lace

closer view of chipboard flourish,

The long flourish mask at the top of my card I made using some grunge paste with the long floursish mask, love this flourish mask it has a 3 different  flourishes on one mask so it's really useful,

Don't forget we have a monthly challenge going over at Tando Creative, just look at the theme you fancy doing and add your project to the July link at the top of the page, for your chance to win some awesome Tando goodies,

Friday, 24 July 2015

Happy Anniversary card for Scrap And Craft GDT

Hi guys, this is my last project as  a Scrap And Craft Guest, I wish to thanks Emilia and Suzi for the lovely goodies and welcome,

I have again used the beautiful papers from the Heart painted paper collection, Lemoncraft  House of Roses Badge clock embellishment, Gorgeous flowers Petaloo Botanica Blooms - soft pink, and chipboard too,
the leaves are cut from the papers too and I just shaped them slightly by bending them in the middle and edging them with distress ink,
I kept the Scrapinec Park Avenue chipboard Hearts, in their natural colour,
Do pop over to  Emilia's fabby online shop,  and have a look around at the beautiful goodies!!!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Holiday Fun!!!

Hi guys, I've been having a play and come up with a 3D project just for fun, the weather here has been awful so to put me in a summery mood i made this, lol

I took my inspiration from the gorgeous background papers from Maja Design latest Summer Crush collection and also from a wooden Anchor I bought at a craft fair the other month,
I cut out the lighthouse shape from another piece of designer paper I had in my stash, and the clouds dies I shaped slightly, added distress ink to the edges and adhered onto the design with 3D glue to keep the floating effect I wanted,

After asking hubby to cut me some  "do you have any "bits of unwanted wood hanging around" down for the base, I painted it with Gesso then added texture sand on the top, when dry I sprayed it with a couple of distress inks to get the look of sand,
I painted my wooden Anchor with Inka Gold wax in Silver and distressed it lightly with distress ink too, I added a brad with the back cut off for a little metal look detail and then a bit of twine, I wanted Tilda to sit on it so didn't need to add anything more to it,
Behind Tilda is a Magnolia fence stamp which is again coloured with DI'S and fussy cut out then I took some Mulberry Bark and stained it with green distress ink to look like seaweed, you can also see some on the right hand side at the back,
At the very back I made a couple of wave effects using a Tim Holtz on the edge die and some more Maja Design paper, this I edged with picket fence crackle paint to give the illusion of surf,
The middle section is made up of a Tando creative house which was left over from another project I did a few months back, this is apinted with acrylic paint and hints of crackle paint too,
I took a couple of shell stamps again by magnolia, folded some watercolour paper in half, stamped the shape up to the fold, cut them out, distress coloured the insides and back then folded it in half and glued down on top of a pearl to look like an oyster shell, you can make one of them out on the right front, the others hidden behind Tilda!!! 
Some sea shells from my stash, Tim Holtz film strip, flowers from the Ribbon Girl and a camera die cut out of the reverse Maja design paper used at the back, finishes it off,

Challenges
Magnolia-licious - Anchors Aweigh
Tilda's Town - Anything goes
Magnolia mania - pimp something - A piece of wood

Hope you like my summery project,

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Build it up at PTW

Hi guys, it's time again for our challenge over at paper Take Weekly, this time it's 
Build it up, so layers on your projects please, no flat cards this week,
we are being sponsored by the fabulous 


I used lots of layers on this card using some gorgeous papers by Maja Design and made more layers with the strips off the bottom of the papers as layered tags on the side too,
The lovely image is by Polkadoodles and is coloured with my copics,
the die cuts are Magnolia and Noor,
The beautiful laces and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl, as is the top stitch thread too,


Oh!! I've just noticed I'm only three followers off the big number, thanks so much to all my lovely friends for following me, the kettles on for a brew, lol

Friday, 17 July 2015

It's A Girl

Hi guys, I'm back today with my guest design post for Scap And Craft,
this time I've made a exploding style box to celebrate a Baby Girl,

I've again used the gorgeous Heart Painted Papers by Lemon Craft, so love these papers, all distressed on the edges and inked with vintage photo distress ink,

It's hard to photograph, but I've used a lot of the chipboard pieces available from Scrap And Craft too and I just added a hint of distress ink here and there,

For the center I made a cake out of the papers and used some of the gorgeous ribbon again from the Heart Painted collection, a few flowers from Sweet Lilac finish it off too,

Closer view of chipboard pieces,

Do pop over to the Scrap and Craft Challenge blog, where you can see some more ways to use the beautiful products,

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Soar Free

Hi guys, this is my first DT post for
Tando Creative, whoop whoop!!
The theme is anything goes, I have altered a Mini Printer Tray with cover,

This is the cover, which I painted first with white Gesso, then some crackle paint here and there for added texture, when this was dry I took a flourish mask and using Grunge paste stenciled the design onto the front, when dry I coloured the cover and mask with distress inks and Inka Gold waxes,

For the tray section I used two of the three sectioned layers so I could add some embellishments with depth and of course I have the other one for another time,
Again I used the Inka Gold waxes on the frame, I distressed some water colour paper with distress inks, stamped some  Lily of The Valley stamps on top from my stash, then cut the sections down to fit, I distressed the edges with ink and my distress tool too, then I added some metal pieces and some more gorgeous Tando chipboard Mini music and Leaves 1,

The lace is from The Ribbon Girl and the flowers are from Sweet Lilac,

Tando products:
Check out the awesome products, they take inks, paints and mixed media fabulously and they are so easy to use too, 
check out the challenge theme's link at the top of the blog and come and join us!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hi guys, it's time again for our monthly challenge over at
Sweet Lilac, the theme this time is
Birthday Wishes,

This adorable image from Tiddlyinks is coloured with my distress re-inkers, I've left the puzzle piece plain but think it would look great with a number on it for a child's Birthday card,
The papers are of course my favourite Maja Design, the bow is a cheery Lynn die, others are from a Doo Hickey club book,Ophelia Lace, Hemp twine and pink dew drops are from The Ribbon Girl,
The beautiful flowers are of course from Sweet lilac as are the leaves,

Do come and join us, for a chance to win some Sweet lilac flowers,we would love to see you there,

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Don't Be Square

As my title over at Paper Take Weekly we want to see anything but square based cards for this challenge,

I've made a cupcake style card for Tegan's Birthday, it's next month but I will be having her in the day while it's the school Hols so while I had the idea and the time { and not too !!!! after having her all day} lol
I got the template off the internet, I cut out the base and the top using some of the gorgeous Maja Design papers, as you know I love my Maja Design papers lol, I machine stitched the edges with top stitch thread and added some gorgeous embellies from The Ribbon Girl and flowers from Sweet Lilac,

The Ribbon Girl items used

Top Stitch Thread,

Challenges
Craftheaven shop challenge- inspirational photo

Monday, 13 July 2015

Hi Guys, I've been sitting on my hands, bursting to tell you some awesome! exciting news!!!!
You may have spotted  my new badge in my sidebar!! yeah!!

As you know I love  chipboard!! and Di has such gorgeous products that I've got to work/ play with, whoop whoop,
I will be back later this week with my first project, 

Friday, 10 July 2015

2nd GDT creation for Scrap And Craft

Hi guys, I'm back with some more of the  gorgeous products to show you from Scrap And Craft,
as you know i love The Heart Painted set of papers and embellishments by Lemoncraft, totally delish!!!

The beautiful organza gem and pearl flowers are so gorgeous, I added a clock style brad too and another of the beautiful butterflies cut from one of the papers, I used a Magnolia Doo Hickey die underneath the flowers,
Again I also used one of the Doilies which I cut down then edged with distress ink, a few pearls finish it off,
All my papers are distressed with vintage photo distress ink and then distressed with my distress tool,
pop on over to the Scrap And Craft challenge blog for challenges and gorgeous inspiration from the awesome Team

Challenges

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Am I ill???? lol

Hi guys, over at Paper Take Weekly this time we have an anything goes theme with
optional Xmas in July
Well as you know I don't do Xmas before November!! I made it on the hottest days since forever, and not only that but I've done CAS!!!!!
Defo , need the Doc!! lol

I used distress inks with some Card-io stamps ( festive fir cones) to make a sort of shape, well it's wonky! so I can't call it a circle or a wreath lol, I'm blaming the heat, it's melted,!!  lol
The sentiment stamp was from a Be Bunni - Poinsettia stamp set,
I added a few stickles in Diamond here and there to finish it off too,
Do come and join us, we are being sponsored by the fabulous LOTV,



Friday, 3 July 2015

GDT at Scrap And Craft

Hi guys, how awesome is this, the lovely Emilia and Suzi asked me if I wanted to be GDT over at Scrap and Craft, of course I said yes please!!! 
The challenge theme this month is
Celebration
so Birthday, Wedding, New Baby etc,
I have made a Birthday card using some gorgeous UHK Gallery paper which is called Celebration February, 

The paper is double sided so one of my strips at the front has the reverse side showing, ( script) I wanted to use the wet paper technique again on this card so i could see a hint of lace peeking out at the top,,
I took a metal embellishment and added a little Gesso then layered this onto a chip board doily which has been edged with distress ink in vintage photo, i distressed my paper edges too and added vintage photo to them too,
I finished off the card with a beautiful Petaloo textured bloom, (so love the colours on this), some shabby ribbon, brads, Butterfly and another chip board piece for the Happy Birthday again, edged in vintage photo distresss ink,

List of items used:
UHK Gallery - Celebration February paper
Chipboard doily - 
Lemoncraft - Heart painted brads
Petaloo - textured elements/ burlap blooms - Teal
Shabby ribbon - Aquamarine
Lace - Lemoncraft Heart painted trims
Happy Birthday - chipboard

Do pop over to the Scrap and Craft  online shop and have a look at the beautiful goodies she has to drool over,
but be warned you may be there a while, lol

Come and join  in the Celebration challenge too,
Also before I go, A  very Big Hello to all my followers old and New,
The kettles always on!!! lol