Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Coasters

Good morning everybody - I can't believe that it's December already, the year has flown by and the weather has turned very wintry - it's bitterly cold and we had our first snow yesterday.

Today I'm sharing with you some Christmas coasters that I've made for the Altered Eclectics design team. As always the challenge is Anything Goes as long as its Mixed Media or Altered Art - cards are not accepted.


I used beer mat blanks for the coasters.


I was going to paint the mats but decided to cover them with some gelli prints instead.


For the toppers I used a brayer with acrylic paint to colour some card, I also stencilled some stars with Imagination Craft Starlight paint. I stamped the images with black Archival ink.


I stamped the images onto white copy paper, coloured them with pitt pens and cut them out.


I glued the toppers to the mats.


Then I glued the cut out images onto the images on the mats.


The last thing I did was to give the mats a few coats of Decoart polyurethane varnish.

I enjoyed making the mats and will be making more.

Stamps used:
Artemeo - holly.
Inca Stamps - poinsettia.
Paperartsy/Zinski - Rudolf

Thank you dropping by, why not pop over to Altered Eclectics to take a look at the wonderful inspirational pieces that the rest of the DT have made.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Colourful Tag

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a tag with you today, it's one that I made for last months UK Stampers tag swap.

I'm entering my tag in the Try It On Tuesday Colourful challenge.


The background was made by sticking bits of patterned paper to the tag, then I splattered it with white paint. The Tim Holtz flower was stamped onto white card, coloured with pencils, cut out and glued to the tag. I added the Tim Holtz paper doll, word sticker and ribbon.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Anniversary Card

Good morning everybody. I have my latest project for the Craft Barn  design team to share with you today - it's an anniversary card using the lovely Crafty Emotions bird stamp and Honey Doo flower stamp. If you would like to know how I made the card you can find the instructions here.


Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Paper Dolls ATCs

Hi everybody, I've got some ATCs to share with you today, they were made for a UK Stampers ATC swap earlier in the year.


Distress ink background with Carabelle Studio stamps, embellished with Tim Holtz paper dolls and word stickers.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Circles Postcard

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, last night we went out for a curry with friends - had a lovely evening.

Today I'm sharing with you a postcard that I made for the UK Stampers October postcard swap, the theme was circles, I'm also entering it in the Try It On Tuesday circles challenge.


I stamped the Carabelle Studio circles with archival ink onto a gelli print background. The Inkylicious girl with balloons was stamped directly onto the card and I also stamped the balloons onto white card, coloured them with pitt pens, cut them out and adhered them to the card. I stamped the words with a finnabair stamp and added a Tim Holtz word sticker.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Christmas Card

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing with you a Christmas card, it's my latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team, you can find all the details about my card here.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Altered Tin Tray

I can't believe it's November already - where has this year gone. It's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards or ATCs are allowed.

I've altered an old metal tin for my DT piece.


I gave the tray a coat of Fresco Finish paint.


I collaged different patterned papers, tissue paper and napkins, then I used some stencils with acrylic paint. I cut out the butterflies from Crafty Individuals collage sheets.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Dragonfly Tag

Good morning all, I have a tag to share with you today, it was made for the UK Stampers October tag swap.


I used distress oxides on the background and added some tissue tape, all the stamping was done with Carabelle Studio stamps, the heart and dragonfly were stamped onto card and cut out, I covered the images with stickles. I edged the tag with black ink and added some ribbon.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 9 October 2017

SPA - Hats

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend.

Hats or Headpieces is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I used alcohol ink on the background, for the white skull I used a stencil and some alcohol blending solution. The web, spider and words were stamped directly on the card. I coloured some white card with brimstone wings Color Bloom spray and stamped the skulls, I cut them out and glued them to the card. I stamped the hat and bow tie and embossed them with a purple glitter embossing powder, you can't see the glitter on the photo.

Stamps
Stamp Addicts - skulls, hat and bow tie.
Inkadinkado - spider and web.
Graphic 45 - words.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Zinsky Anniversary Card

My latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team is an anniversary card using Paperartsy stamps, my card can be seen here.



Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Good morning all.

Today I'm a guest designer for the Digitally Made October challenge, the theme is Halloween.



My children went to a few Halloween parties when they were younger, so I've used some photos of them on my Halloween page.

I used Craft Artist and some digi kits to put the page together.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Altered Wooden Box

The first of the month so that means another challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the challenge is Anything Altered/Mixed Media no cards allowed.


For my DT piece I've altered a wooden box.


I took the lid of the box.


Then I painted it with Decoart paint.


I then covered it with Imagination Crafts rice paper.


I coloured some card with decoart paint and stamped some Honey Doo flowers on it, I cut the flowers out and painted some distress crackle paint over them, the wooden bird was painted with the paint, then I added a metal clock charm and some metal flowers.


The rest of the design team have made some wonderful pieces and would love you to visit them to take a look.

Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

SPA - Wonderland

Good morning everyone, I've two posts scheduled for today, this is the first one.

Today I'm guest host for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my theme is Wonderland.


The background for my card was made using alcohol inks on glossy card.
The Alice and rabbit images are by Carabelle Studio and I stamped them onto white card, coloured them with pencils, cut them out and glued them to the card.
The Cheshire Cat is a Cherry Pie Art Stamp, he was stamped directly onto the card.
The heart, diamond, spade and club are Non Sequitor stamps and were stamped directly onto the card.
I stamped the quote [Carabelle Studio stamp] and Wonderland [Indigo Blu stamp] onto tissue paper and use a white marker on the back of the words to make them stand out more.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Drunken Chalks

Good morning everyone, today it's my turn to share a tutorial for the Craft Barn design team, I've made four cards using the Drunken Chalk technique.

Here's one of my cards,  please visit the Craft Barn blog to see my other cards and my tutorial.


Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

SPA - Carte Postale

Good morning all, I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Carte Postale has to be somewhere on our postcards in the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


For the background I glued a napkin to the postcard. All the stamps are Tim Holtz stamps and I used Archival ink. I found the butterflies in my stash, I'd stamped them a long time ago and I think I used distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday. xxx Hazel.