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 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
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

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
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

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,

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