Friday, 4 April 2014

monochrome journal

Good morning! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity  we have an anything but a card challenge.

So I made a journal with monochrome colours.

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Little Black Dress

I have given the base layer a bit of a mixed media treatment. So on top of the patterned paper, I have used ink, paint, rub-ons and texture paste to add a little dimension.

Papers have been trimmed with a Martha Stewart ~ Doiley punch and then curled.

I added some embellishments to the centre, including part of a Prima vine and a handmade frame, made using a Martha Stewart mold.

Finally, the journal. Stickers peeking out of a Tim Holtz pull tab.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 28 March 2014

dearest mother

Good morning! In honour of Mother's Day this Sunday in the UK, we have a theme of SPECIAL MOTHERS at Crafts 4 Eternity this week.

Well this is short and sweet from me today as I have taken the week off to paint the outside of my house, when it is not raining! I am feeling black and blue!

Papers and title: My Mind's Eye ~ Stella & Rose: Hazel.

Flowers & leaves: Prima

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

best friends forever

Good morning! Today at Everybody Art Challenge we have a sketch.

Papers: Prima ~ Songbird.

Image: Stamping Bella ~ Uptown Girls Victoria & Juliette's Night Out, which I paper pieced.

Marianne Design.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 21 March 2014

love, love, love

Good morning! Today at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have an anything goes theme. 

I have made a box! Love making these.

I have used the Sizzix Matchbox die to create the three drawers.

The drawer pulls were created from a Marianne Design flower die, with a brad inserted. You will also see these dotted around the box.

I have added little lacey inserts inside the drawers.

For the top and base is used the Sizzix Notebook die to cut the back edge.

Then I cut the Tim Holtz Bird cage die. I've added some bling and a Prima vintage trinket.

Papers: Bo Bunny ~ Crush.

Back of the box.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Graphic 45: a ladies' diary

Good morning! Today at Everybody Art Challenge, our theme is for a non-cute card.

I have used the Graphic 45 papers and the chipboard tag of the same name, to create this.

The top of the picture forms a scroll.

On the base layer, I have added a little mixed media dimension.

Prima wooden clocks complete.

Thank you for looking.


Friday, 14 March 2014

now we are 7

Good morning to you! It's been a while since I was here. I've started many projects, but not managed to finish any until now. Things have been a bit busy.

Today at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have a sketch for you.

So, what better way than to come back with a Magnolia card.

I wanted to make this A5 size, so I struggled a bit with trying to fit in with the sketch, having just coloured up quite a large Tilda and not thinking about the final design! So, I have used a little artistic licence to squish it all in and hope the challenge police aren't after me.

Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ The Sweetest Thing.
Bling: Webster's Pages
Butterfly: Prima

I've got an extra little strip going down the right hand side, which isn't part of the sketch. This is because I cut the flowery paper down to size, but I had meant to cut a different paper! Rather than throw it away, I decided to cover up the join!

Image: Tilda with Hawaiian Flower, coloured with copics.

And look! The sun is shining! I have shadow on my card. Happy days :)

Thank you for looking.

I can't wait to see how you interpret the sketch.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

how do I love thee?

Good morning!

Today I am back for the valentine challenge at Everybody Art Challenge.

I have used another Prima doll! I just can't get enough of them :) Waiting impatiently for the new ones to come out.

I applied paper to a Prima tag and then have added some layers to it.

Papers: Pink Paislee ~ Spring Fling. These are as old as the hills!

Love this gorgeous Prima flower!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

my favourite creations from 2013

Hello. I used to do this when I first started blogging, doing a year in review of my favourite posts from that year. But one year I stopped and I never did it again. Although each year end, I do think about it. I'm a bit of a don't look back person, but always look forward, what happened, happened, let's not dwell on it, just look to the future. 

Anyway, maybe I had a bad year, the year that I decided to stop. So now, I think I will have my 2013 year in review. I am writing this before I have selected my pieces, so even I am intrigued as to what I will come up with! Hold tight! Also I like to select one piece from each month, so this is what I will do.


I think January belonged to Isabella. Difficult to colour, but I love the softness and vintageness of the entire piece and the diecut detail. Check her out: HERE.


This was a commission for a 50th birthday album and had to feature cats. I had soooo much fun with this. Check it out HERE.


This was difficult, as I made a few pieces I liked this month. But I chose this one as it was the first time EVER that I had done a white on white theme. Loved how it turned out, but still haven't done one since! This was a journal, which you can check out HERE.


This was no contest. A sweet 6th birthday card, made for a dear sweet girl I know. Check it out HERE.


Dreams are renewable. I remember wanting to create lots of layers and this is my favourite La Blanche stamp. Used several times now. Check it out HERE.


Where flowers bloom. I don't know. Bright, sunny colours do it for me everytime! Check out the dimension HERE.


Well it seems I lost my mojo for a while, as I had only one posting in July. Fortunately it is one I like and I think worthy of a mention here. I made a box for holding recipe cards. Still love it!


Frantaged to the hilt, but I love THIS.


OK. This was the time I really got into Sizzix dies. Made this cute wallhanging, with a little notepad tucked inside. Check it out HERE:


Hmmm, once again a difficult choice. However, I went with my Sizzix love at the time and the birdhouse I made. I love birdhouses, real or imagined.


November was my most prolific month of the year! I made a few things that I like, but this mixed media collage is my absolute favourite and I'm not sure that I could ever bear to be parted from it. For those who don't follow me regularly, mixed media was a medium that I started to dabble in, in 2013 and this was a piece that I created which I still love. Check it out HERE.


Well I end the year with another mixed media piece, which I love. Expect to see MORE in 2014. I am still learning and still loving it, so who knows where it will go. Check this piece out HERE.

Thank you for looking.

I am entering this in at Catered crop 2013 Recipe Swap.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

you are my heart

Good morning once again! Today at Everybody Art Challenge, the challenge is HEART.

I have gone back to my Magnolias for this.

Papers: My Mind's Eye: The Sweetest Thing ~ Honey.

Image: coloured with copics.

There is a little tag in the pocket.

The sentiment is by Magnolia. 

I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.