Crazy coins

This month and last we switched to virtual challenges for my ATCoin group. Last month I chose the challenge of Bright and this month Crazy. I actually combined both for these coins.

I used gelli prints for the background which had lots of doodling on, and then the bird is a Paperartsy Zinski stamp which I added watercolour for the colouring.

I also added some glitter gems for added fun!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use silver

Hello. This week on Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog she suggested to the design team to use Silver… so I did!

I started with the burgundy base and some pink cardstock and the lovely Nordic kraft paper. Then added a die cut tree I was gifted in a stash swap. I also was gifted the laser cut Noel sentiment. I thought this looked fab but the tree was a little lost so added some sparkle using the gems to give it more silver!

Happy crafting!


Elle Smith watercolour highland cow

Another day, another watercolour tutorial… do you get the impression I am obsessed? They require very little resources or space to play with, which is an issue whilst I am WFH at the moment… hence they keep getting played with.

Anyway this time it was the highland cow one from Elle Smith Art tutorial.

Not sure I got the fluffy hair on his forehead right but still love how it turned out!

Happy crafting!


You tube tutorials and FaceTime chats

I decided to invite one of my daughter’s friends to join Maya and I on a painting day by joining us virtually on FaceTime and watching the same you tube video at the same time. It took some technical shenanigans but we got there and a couple of weeks ago painted flamingos using this YouTube tutorial.

Here is my finished piece…

This was fun to paint and more importantly good to chat with the girls and then hearing them continue chatting after the painting session!

This week we tried it again… this time the theme is butterflies and this was the tutorial.

The tutorial doesnt include splatters for this but I couldn’t help myself!

Our set up for painting is a little squished… L on FaceTime on the phone, iPad showing the you tube video to me and M, L has the you tube on a phone too. We have to pause at the same time to keep in sync and we listen to the audio from L’s end!

Not sure what the plan is for next week …. Will have to find another suitable painting for us to try!

Happy crafting!