Saturday, 10 March 2018

' I'm happiest when I'm with you' hanging heart decoration

In the 'Love Is' kit, you receive a wonderful selection of ribbons and trim but here was my dilemah ... I wanted to use them on a project but I also wanted to be a little bit stingy too! They were so lovely, I didn't want to use them all at once. I also used the chipboard hearts and paper heart die cuts too creating a hanging heart decoration ...

The chipboard hearts were covered with the paper hearts and any excess paper cut away. next came the glitter hearts and finally the ribbon & trims.

I've layered the ribbon and trims  either over each other or in different directions - on the larger heart - but placing them in the centre on the two smaller hearts. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Small Thoughts sticker pad, which has been cut up and placed on the larger heart. As a finishing touch, i joined all the hearts with twine and added a few gems.

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Products and links:
     'Seeing Stars'                                   'Love Is'
Letterbox Craft Box - Seeing Stars  Letterbox Craft Box - Love is



Sunday, 4 March 2018

Fishy underwater tales - altered/recycled box for Love 2 Create Challenges

It's a new month which means another new challenge over at Love 2 Create Challenges  where anything 'creative/mixed media goes' and I decided to alter a box - which I have had for eons, which also lived in a box waiting to be altered. Can you see a pattern here 😉 Now this is a long post, with lots of stages, so please bare with me ....

The box originally housed a phone and was really sturdy so I knew it would withstand lots of crafty abusive with mediums etc and it totally lived up to expectations ...

Beginning by using Stitched Circles and Scenic Landscape dies - in different sizes and using various scraps of textured white card - adding to the box, covering everything with a good dose of gesso. The goal was to create areas than I could put my images in to and also waves/currents under water.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Pretty girly mixed media tag using Bubbky Funk 'Through the letterbox' kits...

Hi everyone, popping in on this cold snowy day to share another of my projects created by using up different elements from the January 'Seeing Stars' and February's 'Love Is' Through the Letterbox kits from Bubbly Funk. This time I decided to make a pretty girly mixed tag ...

Sunday, 25 February 2018

I'm tuned in to you - Tonic Studios NEW musix dies

I had a real blast creating my musical card with the new Spanish Guitar die, as I decided to get a little bit messy with the background ...

I wanted to create a washed background using my Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and after doing so, felt it was a little too vibrant and just didn't go with the idea I had floating around in my head. Rather than bin and start again, out came a Tonic stencil, (Fancy Fretwork), to add some random texture - using Nuvo Peony Pink embellishment mousse - which then added that pretty vibe I was after. Rather than waste the mousse, (which was left over on the stencil), I spritzed, removing this excess on to a piece of Craft Perfect super smooth white card.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Happy Halloween ... in February ... using Dressables Dies from Tonic Studios

A wee while back, Jodie launched the very successful Dressables Dies from Tonic Studios and I had great fun playing with the die collection, so much so that I was determined to make projects that were a little bit different and making a Halloween card in January, definitely fits that bill 😁

My witchy character herself was made from the a range of dies from the Essential collection however I decided to cut her from green card adding definition with Safari Green hybrid ink and putting a little more detail in to her eyes. Now her clothes are from both the boys and girls collections; her skirt in particular, is made using multiple layers of the pirate trousers with   mousse highlights. As a finishing touch, I have added Halloween themed extras from 'Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box' dies

What's new on my blog this week ...

' I'm happiest when I'm with you' hanging heart decoration