Sunday 1 April 2018

Nautical colours topic #5

A bit of a last minute entry to the current Paperartsy challenge
the full details are here

I’ve been made a few items recently but never get a chance to blog them. Just made it in time today - this started with one of my favourite substrates, a bit of old corrugated card partly stripped back to reveal the super middle waves.  Followed up by a coat of Space Cadet fresco, crackle glaze and Chalk.  I wasn’t sure where this was headed until I found the wavy blue wool. The lighthouse and compasses used as rocks are Paperartsy stamps and the little boat a magazine freebie.

Thank you for looking and Happy Easter xx

Sunday 18 March 2018

Whimsy scene

This is my little fairy house scene for the Paperartsy project #4.

Stamped using several different Paperartsy sets and coloured using spectrum noir aqua markers for a change from paint. Area have been hi-lighted using a Wink of Stella pen but unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photo.  

Also added a few liquid pearls as seed heads 

Thanks for looking and hope you don’t have too much snow where ever you are xx

Sunday 10 December 2017

Torn Ripped Burnt - Paperartsy topic 18

Brilliant challenge from Paperartsy this week - torn, ripped burnt details can be found here .  Wasn’t brave enough to go for the burnt but here’s my little make with ripped card and torn fabric. Crafting is definitely the best way to spend a snowy afternoon.

This piece of card was ripped and part of the front torn off to show the middle. Painted in space cadet fresco paint and Antarctic (very fitting for today ) over the crackle glaze.

This was hi lighted with gold under the strips of torn fabric. A few silver stars and a shiny reindeer complete the panel

Hope everyone is warm and safe. Thank you for looking xx

Sunday 26 November 2017

Last minute shades of white quick make

Talk about leaving things to the last minute , don’t know where time goes at the minute.

Anyway here’s my little card for the current Paperartsy challenge of shades of white full details here - hopefully this still counts as I couldn’t resist adding the touch of blue.  Would you believe the embossing powder was called true white, more like cream unless this sort of thing goes off with age ?

Hoping to grab a bit more crafty time this week so can’t wait to see what the next topic is

Thank you for looking xx

Sunday 1 October 2017


So what to do on a dreary Sunday morning ...... nothing better than a spot of crafting 😊

Just a quick make today, a cardboard panel covered in bronze paper and topped with an IndigoBlu stamp - I hadn't any glue to do the guilding flakes so tried bonding powder - don't know if I rubbed the flakes off too quickly but quite like the distressed result. Found some bronze paint in my stash for the stencilling and a little metal charm to finish it off. 

I'd like to enter this is to the latest Paperartsy challenge, see here for full details

Thank you for looking xx

Sunday 3 September 2017

Hybrid Inks #3 - can you believe it

Totally inspired by all the beautiful creations on the Paperartsy blog - had a go at the technique shown by Clare Messenger ( full details here) using distress oxides ink and pearl glaze as a resist.  I'll definitely be trying this one again.  So I didn't detract from the pretty background I decided to keep all my stamping to black and made this pretty little card.

The word "believe" came with the fairy Stamp - thought it was very apt as I can't "beieve" I've manage to make three entries to the current topic of Hybrid Inks ! thank you Paperartsy and all the designers for the fab inspiration blog can be found here

Thank you for looking xx

Friday 1 September 2017

Hybrid Inks #2

I now know why everyone loves distress oxides - they're so addictive 😊

So here's my second entry to the latest Paperartsy Challenge  - see  here for some fantastic ideas and inspiration

To be honest I didn't really have a plan on where this would end up but the final background vaguely remind me of a gorgeous sky.  It's doesn't really show in the picture but there's a touch of treasure gold round the edge and distress glitter on the "path".

I then mounted the main panel and popped it in my journal on a fresco paint background - love how these complement the oxides

a bonus how the shadows of the metallic thread  show up on the right hand side.

Glorious sun this morning - took these photos on the new patio area our son has just built for us - pretty good for a first attempt,don't you think ?

Thank you looking - hope you all have an enjoyable weekend xx