Monday, 15 August 2016

Christmas Owl


It's reminder time for 12 months of Christmas challenge.

The optional theme, if you wish to use it, is Christmas Confectionary.


I have used an image from a sponsors this month which is Imagine That Digistamp
and he's called Christmas Owl.



I've coloured him using Prisma pencils. the patterned papers are from
 Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers. I have used one for the backing paper and die cut parts of the poinsettia from another. The sentiment comes with the image and another that goes well inside the card. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Christmas Card - Christmas
Live, Laugh, Stamp - Hand coloured image
Dragons Lair - Christmas in August
ABC - N is for Noel
Crafty Awesomeness - Hand Coloured Image
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Paper
Noor Designs - Christmas

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Floral Canvas


Late again, But better late than never.

Our sponsor this month is Stamplorations

I have used a canvas this month but I have used the wrong side for a change. The frame has been covered with torn up pages from a book and the inside edge has been painted with matt black paint.


I have then used a stencil and decorated part of the canvas using distress inks. The edge of the frame and remaining background has then been shaded using the same colours.Some of the flowers have been die cut coloured and dipped in UTEE to give them shape and shine. 


The edge of the frame is decorated with hession pieces, string and more flowers. These have also been coloured with the same inks.The works are die cut using Tim Holtz dies. 

Please visit the blog and see all the great inspiration from my fellow team mates.

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges

Creative Corner - Anything but a Card
Just add Ink - Just add F(flowers)
Altered Eclectics - ATG mixed media
Art Journal Journey - Natures Wonders mixed media
We love 2 create - ATG mixed media

Friday, 15 July 2016

Christmas Circles


It's midway reminder time at The 12 MOC challenge. I've used an image from our sponsor this month which is  Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps called Beautiful Bow.

And 3 lovely papers from


I have used 1 patterned paper as a background and 2 others I have die cut circles from and matted with cold. The image has been printed 3 times, I have coloured it with copic pens and then decoupaged the image. To complete I have added a die cut Poinsettia and christmas greeting.

Please pop over to the challenge and check out all the other inspiration from my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - N is for no rules
Cardz for Guyz - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in Summer
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Country View - Fun with Circles
Dragonfly Journey - July Jingle Bells

Friday, 1 July 2016

Driftwood Beach



It's the beginning of July, where is the year going, so it's time for a new challenge at

As usual it is anything goes.

Our sponsor this month is Scrapmatts and Papertole Australia, I have used some of their products in my project this month


The base is an MDF kit from Creative Expression called  Driftwood. I have to say it doesn't look much in the packet but I am really please with it finished. It comes in 6 pieces which I covered in wood effect paper. I sanded this down and distressed it with pumice stone and frayed burlap distress inks.I then decided it needed a little blue to bring back the beach theme so I added some mermaid lagoon. Then I assembled it putting one of the narrow panels across the front for added dimension.


The film reel, main photo decoration and the wording tiles are all from our sponsors and I distressed those to to match the background. The grasses are real ones collected from a field close to my house. I think they finished it off really well. 

Please pop over to the blog and see the lovely creations by my fellow team mates, and if you join in you could win a prize from our sponsor.

I  would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

CCEE Stampers - mixed media
Crafty Boots - Summer
OLLCB - Sun, Sea, Sand
We love to Create - ATG/mixed media


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Christmas Inchies


It's the midway reminder for this months challenge at

The image sheet I have used is from our sponsor this month which is
Luna Girl

The theme, which is optional, is to use both Silver and Gold on your card.


The papers I have used are from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers.
The squares have been punched out and layered. And the Christmas greeting has been die cut.

Please pop along and see the great ideas  my fellow team mates have made to inspire you and have a go and join in yourself.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas
Snowflake Promise - ATG christmas
ABC challenge - I is for Important
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Paper
Jingle Bells - Frosty the Snowman

Friday, 3 June 2016

Framed Beach


Challenge time again at The Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.


I saw this frame in a shop, it was just coloured stripes then and I saw this beach seen in my head.
The shells, seaweed and bone fragment I picked up off a beach. I can't help it if I go to the seaside I have to go on a hunt for bits and pieces I may be able to use. The lighthouse and compass are die cut and coloured with distress inks. The fence, sea and sand in the bottom right is a good old rub-on. I've had it for years and it worked perfectly on this project. I just put a picture I'd taken recently in the middle.
I was really pleased with how this turned out. Please pop over to the challenge blog and see what my fellow team mates have made, there are some lovely ideas. 

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything using diecuts
TTCRD - ATG
Craftin Desert Divas - Create a scene

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Flowers and Leaves


It's new challenge time at the 
Altered Eclectic Challenge.
The theme is, as always
Anything Goes


I've done a small canvas piece this month. The background is done with alcohol inks. I love this technique. I have used embossing paste through a stencil for the brick and the leaves. But I have put glitter over the leaves.


I have used metal leaves and flowers on the bottom corner and velvet leaves along the top edge. Some very different textures in this project.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Sparkle n Sprinkle - ATG Loose Glitter
Love to Create - ATG Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey - Embossing Paste