Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Ginger Tom Brooch

The latest challenge over at Artful Times is to make a badge button or brooch so I thought I'd have a go.

I've been playing with some Pebeo Prisme Fantasy Paint and covered a wooden cat blank.

The colours I used are mandarin and Moonshine.

I love how the colours mix together, one of the fun things about this paint is that you never know what patterns you will get.

I adhered a pin to the back when the paint dried and this is me modelling it, I was really pleased how he turned out.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Roses And Romance

It's time for another Craft-Room Challenge and this time it's Debi's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen Roses and Romance.

Our Sponsor is Crafty Individuals.

This is my DT card that I've made for the challenge.

I found some white velum in my stash, it had pale green music printed on it, I covered a white card blank with it and then I added some lace and seam binding that I'd coloured with bundled sage distress stain.
I used a Sizzix die to cut out the trellis.
The rose [La Blanche] was stamped onto some watercolour paper and coloured it with watercolour pencils.
I covered a Tando frame with some aged gold Frantage embossing powder and put a Gecko Galz image in it. I tied some seam binding to the frame and added some tiny roses and the sentiment.

Thank you everyone that entered the Dance challenge, we had some lovely entries and I now have to go and choose my top three , not an easy task.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 - April

Here is my April tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014, I wasn't sure if I would make it in time this month.

It's as close to Tim's as I could get it, I've used a different Sizzix die as I haven't got the one that he used.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Tag

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Easter - I didn't do very much, my son stayed with us for a couple of days and I managed to do a little bit in the garden and some crafting.

I've made a tag for the Tag Along challenge - All Things Easter. I had hoped to blog it before Easter was over but I didn't get the chance.

I layered the Gecko Galz image onto some coloured card and paper and added some tissue tape, lace, flowers, some little black gems and ribbon.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Altered Matchbox

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are having a lovely day.

Last month KCUK had and altered matchbox swap - now that Nicki has received the matchbox that I sent her I can share what I made with you.

This is the matchbox that I used.

This is how the matchbox ended up.

I adhered some embossed card to the top and painted everything with gesso. I scrunched up tissue paper and adhered it to the inside and then I added the lace, flowers and bird. I painted the box and embellishments with acrylic paint and sprayed it with various mica sprays.
I stamped the Crafty Individuals image onto some patterned card and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then it was matted onto some black card and adhered it to the top of the box.

I made a mini tag book to go inside and thought I had photographed it but it was winging its way to Switzerland before I realised that I hadn't taken photos.

I also made a wire birds nest to go inside. I didn't make the chain.

Here is a photo of the other goodies that I put in the box. The birds nest is wrapped in the tissue paper and you can just about see the tag book.

I'd like to enter my matchbox into the following challenges.
Tando Creative Recycle.
Altered Eclectics Anything Altered.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Altered Art Only.
Anythhing But A Card Spring Forward.
Frilly and Funkie Flights of Fancy.
Crafty Individuals Natures Beauty.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Craft-Room Challenge - Dance

Another fortnight has flown by and it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge, it's my turn to choose the theme and I have chosen Dance.

Tando Creative are the sponsers for the challenge.

I've made a card for my DT project.

I made the background paper on my Gelli plate, the diamond paper is from my stash. I coloured a couple of pieces of card with distress ink and stamped the dancer and sentiment, I also stamped the dancer on some patterned paper and paper pieced the dress onto the main image. I adhered some lace and dyed seam binding. I stamped the ballet shoes on to shrink plastic, after shrinking them I attached them to the bottom of the seam binding. I embellished the card with some ribbon roses and some gems. 
The ballet shoes and dancer are Stamp Addicts stamps and the sentiment is an Art Declassified stamp.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Nature Deco Pages

The deco book swap at KCUK is well under way and I'd like to share with you the two pages that I made for Wendy, the theme of her book is Nature In All It's Glory.

I used one of my Gelli prints for the background and used watering can Archival ink for all the stamping apart from some black script on the background. I coloured some card with distress ink and stamped the main image and sentiment. I coloured the butterflies with picked raspberry distress ink and used some black ink on the edges. I stamped the butterflies and diecut them and added some pink gems.

I used the following stamps.
Stampers Anonymous for the main image.
Darkroom Door for the sentiment.
I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch that comes with some stamps.

For this page I used a Gelli background. I stamped the flowers onto the background with coffee Archival ink and used a clear glaze pen on the centres. I stamped the main image and coloured the flower with distress ink. The single flowers were stamped onto white card and coloured with distress ink, I used the clear glaze pen on the centres. I adhered the image and sentiment to the page, then I cut out the flowers and adhered them and some die cut leaves to the page.

I used
Crafty Individuals stamps for the flower image and flowers.
PaperArtsy for the sentiment.
Tattered Lace for the die cut leaves.

I would like the enter the flower page into the
Crafty Individuals Natures Beauty Challenge.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


I've made this tag for the Tag Along Challenge the theme is Oriental.

I made my tag from some patterned card from my stash and stamped some Bamboo [PSX] with some moonlight white Brilliance ink and then adhered some washi paper. I then embossed the edges of the tag with black embossing powder.  I stamped the main image [Inkadinkado] and word [unknown] onto one of my Gelli prints with graphite black Brilliance ink then matted them onto some black card. I stamped some stars [Hero Arts] onto a strip of the Gelli print. The image at the bottom [PaperArtsy] was stamped onto clear Shrink Plastic with Stazon, after I heated it I adhered it to some of the Gelli print. I embellished the tag with a charm and some fibers.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Good morning and Welcome to the latest Craft-Room Challenge. It's Mervi's turn to choose the challenge and as it's April Fools Day she has chosen Humour for the challenge theme.

Our sponsor for the challenge is The Stamp Man

For my DT piece I made some fridge magnets using blank coasters - if you prefer they could be made into coasters instead of fridge magnets by giving them two to three coats of varnish at the end of decorating them.

I've used some of my Gelli backgrounds for all the magnets. I'm not sure who made the background stamps.

Stamps and sentiment are from a Murray and Ethel stamp set by Creative Expressions.

Stamps and sentiment are from a Murray and Ethel stamp set by Creative Expressions.

I think the stamps on this magnet are made by Designs Ink'd.

Here are the magnets on my fridge.

The rest of the DT have made some fabulous makes to make you smile and they would love you to visit them at the Craft-Room