Monday, 22 January 2018

Get Carried Away

Hello there
Getting my crafting back on with a bit of card making over the weekend. I've been having a play with another of the StempelBar stamps picked up on my travels last summer.

This is a favourite technique of mine at present, combining silhouettes with stencilled backgrounds. I made the backgrounds by swooshing the paper through wet Distress Oxide ink and then adding layers of stencilling on top.

I stamped the Banksy balloon girl and masked off before adding the scratches. I finished off with highlights in white gel pen and a computer generated sentiment.

I got carried away having a bit of a play with some different colours and stencils.

Thank you for taking time to visit. Hope you have a great week ahead. xx

Materials used:
StempelBar: SB-UM0895-II
Stampers Anonymous: slight alterations
Carabelle Studio: London
Tando, Carabelle Studio and Ranger stencils
Distress Oxide Ink
Archival Ink

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Art-C Endeavours

It's a bit nippy tonight where I am, so not easy to be thinking about summer and sunshine. I was obviously feeling full of the joys of Spring when I created the project that's live on The Craft Barn blog today.

It's using the Art-C mini house box kit and makes a fun little desk ornament.

Not quite got my creative spark back after a hectic Christmas...maybe a hot chocolate and early night might do the trick! Spring is just around the corner...

Thanks for stopping by xxx

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Perfume Bottle Card and Tag

My first Craft Barn post of the year has gone live today with a pretty card and tag. The Craft Barn seasonal sale is well underway so do take a look for some bargains.

I used a stamping tool so colours could be overlaid to get shading and depth on the bottle.

I made the little tag with shrink plastic and glossy accents...

 ...and decorated a little glass bottle with alcohol inks.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Smile It's 2018!

Hello and a Happy New Year

I hope your 2018 is off to a good start. I was determined to do some crafting today but energy levels are still a bit depleted after a few very hectic weeks. I settled for making a few cards with bits and pieces that I have had lying around for a while, thus tidying up at the same time!

The backgrounds are made using Brusho and stencils through the BigShot. A technique I picked up from last year's Clarity Stamp calendar. (A present from a dear crafty friend...and guess what...I was given one for this year too!)

The layers were made using Tonic dies coloured with Distress Oxides.

The New Year off to a good start by saying hello to 2018 with a smile. I hope that this year brings you and your loved ones happiness and fulfilment. xxx

Monday, 25 December 2017

Peace on Earth

Wherever you are in the world today and whether you are celebrating Christmas or not, I'd like to wish you all Peace...inner peace and fulfilment.

Merry Christmas 
Peace and Goodwill to All

(If you're already tired of eating and socialsing and would like to read more seasonal messages and some crafty inspiration pop over to The Craft Barn blog!)

Friday, 22 December 2017

Beary Christmas

Hello there
If you're feeling a little frazzled with Christmas preparations here's a little something to make you smile...


Can't have too many bears!

Thank you for stopping by xxx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Christmas Table

Hi There
For those celebrating Christmas I hope your preparations are going smoothly. I'm just beginning to enter panic mode, which is normally followed by compromise, acceptance and then relaxation and enjoyment! It's a familiar pattern.

Over at The Craft Barn this week the theme is all about decorating the Christmas table and my Claybord place mat is live today.

For details pop over to the blog. Do check out what the other DT members have been up to, especially Helen's fantastic napkin rings yesterday.

I'm off to tidy the craft room, also known as our guest room, which will need to accommodate my mother-in-law next week. I know there's a bed in there somewhere just got to find it under the craft stash!

Thank you for stopping by.