Monday, 30 December 2013

Inchie - Time

It's time for the last inchie of the year at Every Inchie Monday and I can't believe that I've managed to make all 52 inchies. I've not been very good at blogging this year so you haven't seen them all but I've added the missing ones to the end of this post.

Here is this weeks inchie - the word is Time.

Here are my missing inchies.

Danger Notice


Old - Master






Sunday, 22 December 2013

Bah Humbug

I was thrilled to bits when I got an email from Chris at Country View Crafts Challenges telling me that I'd made the top three in the October challenge and was even more thrilled when I was asked to be a Guest Designer for December.

When I found that the theme for the December challenge is Bah Humbug it took me back to my teacher at junior school sitting the class down and reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to us - it became one of my favourite books.

I decided that my project should have something to do with Scrooge on it - I searched the Internet and found an image of Scrooge being visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present [my favourite ghost] and have used it on my Christmas canvas.


Red paint.
Martha Stewart snowflake punch.
Corrugated card.
Shabby white Frantage embossing enamel.
Christmas papers.
Scrooge image of the Internet.
Gecko Galz snowmen and music images.
The Artistic Stamper Santa stamp.
Distress Inks.
Sizzix tattered pine cones die.
Sizzix holly branch die.
Spellbinders die.
Wooden snowflakes.
Ice Stickles.
Ribbon, lace and beads.

I adhered some strips of punched snowflakes to the sides of the canvas and then painted the canvas red, I wiped some of the paint of the snowflakes before the paint dried.
I coloured the back of some patterned paper with distress ink so that when I distressed the edges the white background wouldn't show.
I edged a square of corrugated card with some Frantage embossing enamel, adhered  the distressed papers and added the ribbon and lace, then I adhered it to the canvas.
The Santa image was stamped and coloured with distress ink, I die cut the Santa image and snowmen images and edged them with distress ink then adhered them to the canvas.
I made the pine cones and adhered them to the canvas with the holly and beads.
I painted some wooden snowflakes white and added some stickles. I used a lot of stickles on the canvas so it's very glittery - the photo doesn't show it very well.

Here is a side view of the canvas.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Gecko Galz Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I made using images from Gecko Galz.

Image from the Gecko Galz Vintage Card Toppers Collage Sheet.
Background Paper from the Gecko Galz Blue Willow Paper Set.
Turquoise Card Blank.
Turquoise Card.
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
If using white lace die it with the peacock feathers distress ink.
Layer the background paper, lace, turquoise card and image onto the card blank. Adhere the beads and sentiments.

Image from the Gecko Galz Nouveau Art Collage Sheet
Paper from the Gecko Galz Miss Muffet paper set.
Card blank
Green Card
Lace, flowers and pearls
Adhere the paper to the card.
Matt the image to the green card and then adhere the lace to the back, adhere this to the card blank.
Adhere the flowers and pearls.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


It's time for another Craft-Room challenge, the theme is Favourites and it has been chosen by Debi. She would like everyone to share their favourite creation from 2013

As always we have a brilliant prize, this time from our sponsor Crafty Individuals.

For the challenge I've chosen a card that I made for the Yellow and Blue make Green challenge in June.

I loved the way this card turned out, my favourite thing about it is the colour combination as green is my favourite colour, I also love the effect of colouring card with distress inks and flicking water over it. You can find my original post here.

Please take a visit to the Craft-Room Challenge to see what the rest of DTs favourites are.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Tree Ornament

This month the Gecko Galz  DT are making Christmas ornaments, every couple of days one is being showcased, today it's my turn to have my ornament showcased.
I have made a Christmas tree decoration using a wooden bauble blank.

Image from the Gecko Galz Old Fashioned Christmas Collage Sheet.
Gecko Galz Holly Days Background Paper.
A Wooden Christmas Bauble Blank.
Green Acrylic Paint.
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish.
Sizzix Festive Greenery Strip Die.
Green and Gold Card.
Ice Stickles.
Red Beads and red ribbon.
Paint the wooden bauble green.
Adhere the Image to the front and the background paper to the back of the bauble, then cover with a couple of coats of the varnish.
Die cut a couple of flourishes with the gold card and some holly leaves with the green card, adhere them to the bauble, then add the beads.
Put some stickles on the holly and on the holly round Santas head.

When the stickles are dry add the ribbon.

This is the back of the ornament.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Here is one of my Gecko Galz DT pieces using the lovely December products.

Image from the Beauties In Black Collage Sheet.
Background Paper from the Blue Willow Paper Set.
Kraft Card Blank.
Piece of Kraft Card.
Square Doily.
Blue Ribbon.
Wooden Butterflies.
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
Silver Button
Frosted Lace Stickles
Layer the image, kraft card, background paper and doily onto the card blank.
Make a bow with the ribbon and adhere to the card with the button.
Colour the butterflies with the chipped sapphire and cover with the stickles then add them to the card.
Adhere the sentiment.