Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons, YouTube video

World cardmaking day

There really is a day for everything these days… And today is world cardmaking day… So it would seem rude not to make some cards!

I stuck the video on and recorded the process of making these four cards with bits from the stash and some papers left from an Artful Days Goodie Box. 

After I had made the video I decided to use some of the leftover bits and bobs to decorate one of the Acetate boxes from Stampin Up to create a pack of the cards as a gift for a family member/friend at Christmas. 

Hope you like these… And managed to get some cardmaking done today! 

Happy crafting!


Color therapy, Distress oxide ink, Howlstooth & Scaringbone

Lindsay Mason Cat in Hat ATC swap (330-332)

I decided very last minute to join in with Lindsay Mason’s ATC swap in August where the theme was Cats In Hats. Of course I had to go straight to the original cat in the hat. 

Here are my three ATCs…

As you will see they are all similar but none are the same. I chose some stripey paper from the stash and tore it to create a layer on each of the ATC bases. 

I then added some gesso and added some subtle stamping with a Kaisercraft stamp. 

Then I added a strip of bookprint that I coloured with some distress oxide lightly. 

Then for all three I chose a different scrap from the bits and bobs box and added them. I added doodles and then added the printed Cat in the Hat images using pinflair glue gel to add dimension. 

I then handwrote the quote and added that too. 

Love how all three came out and Happy I made the last minute decision to join in this swap. 

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Dies

DT Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello there… well the summer is coming to an end and it’s nearly time for me to go back to work and the princess to start at high school! And as it’s the start of the month it’s also time for my contribution to Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. I really do have so much patterned paper to work through!

These particular papers came with a magazine along with the dies for the bird and the stamps I used for the sentiment. 

Such a pretty set. Really need to get making more using these papers. But for now I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to with their patterned paper. 

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!


Color therapy, Colourful Seasons

Scrapbooking with Helen

Today I had a day of crafting with my lovely friend Helen who had some lovely scrapbook pages to inspire us. 

Here are the three I made (there is one in progress awaiting photos) … 

All of them were using the Color Theory suite of papers, cards and Colourful seasons stamp set for the stamping elements. 

I love how these all turned out. Lovely colourful pages full of interest. 

Thanks so much Helen. 

Happy crafting!


Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories

Catch up from Helen’s class last week

Last week I did a cardmaking class with Helen and I hadn’t quite got round to blogging them until now. We made these really cute cards. We actually made two of each card but half of the set have gone towards the Ronald McDonald card drive.

The set was made using the Birthday Delivery stamp set and some ink to watercolour. We then added some of the Birthday Memories designer series paper.

A lovely cute set. 

Happy crafting!