Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bunting or Flags, the choice is yours...

Hi's Tuesday..and that means a new challenge for the next fortnight over at Tag Tuesday and guess who is hosting..Me!
I have chosen Bunting or Flags for my theme...I am hoping all you crafters out there will come along and join in...
Here are my Tags..hope the inspire you to join us...

For this tag I created a back ground using stamps, printed book pages and washi tape then added the toadstool, which was an illustration from an old book. I stamped the bunting on some patterned backing paper and cut them individually and added them to the tag. adding the little girl, which is one from Tim Holtz Relations.
The sentiment was stamped using my set of alphabet stamps.

This tag was made from scraps of G45 papers that I had in my stash...all the images were cut from the scraps...I have added a couple of flags..there are also flags in the poster on the tag...Other images were stamped....
Please come and join in with the swap...I shall look forward to visiting your blog and leaving some  love.
You can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Friday, October 5, 2018

Halloween Triptych

I am so pleased I was ahead of myself and got my project for this months challenge made a few weeks be honest I thought I had already written up my post for today and scheduled it for today..I hadn't,lol.
So this month's challenge at More Mixed Media  starts today and runs for 4weeks.
The theme is always Anything Goes..with an optional twist..and the twist this month is Orange.

I created this triptych from scratch by cutting the 3 arches from pressed paperboard, it's quite thick, so I had to be careful using my craft knife.
I gessoed each piece and then swiped over yellow orange and brown acrylic paints, blending each time with a baby wipe.
Using the fab IndigoBlu stamps I stamped each arch.
For the owl, books, bird and sentiment, I stamped them on some card, shaded them and added them to the arches.
Finally I distressed the edges in ink.
I do hope you will pop over and join us for this challenge at More Mixed Media...there is a prize on offer well worth a visit.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Autumn Tag

I had a restless night so I decided to play for an hour or so in my craft mojo had deserted me for a while and I wondered if I could get a tag done for the challenge over at Tag Tuesday.
I started to sort things on my bench that had been there for a couple of weeks and I kind of slipped in to crafting mode...

I found scrap of hessian and the short twigs, that's what gave me the idea for the tag..I stamped some leaves on some scrap card that had been inked with distress inks..the colours were perfect.
I used a corrugated tag that I swiped with wild honey distress ink then added the hessian, some sisal fibres and the leaves.
I also added a sycamore seed and the twigs.
I had some micro beads that were given to me recently so added them as well.
You can find the challenge here at 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October's Challenge

It's been a couple of weeks since my last posting..I have been failing miserably on keeping my crafting on a regular basis...
So a Huge Thank You to my Design Team for getting Rhedd's Creative Spirit all ready for this months challenge.

Do please pop over and have a look at the challenge and see what the design team have created, you won't be disappointed, also if you check back on the 15th you can see Sammy's tutorial..
You can find the challenge here at....
Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Getting Ready for Halloween...

Just wanting to share my 4" cube with you all.
It can be purchased from Fernli Designs and although it arrives flat, it is very simple to assemble with a bit of glue.

The backing papers and labels are from a pad and some labels I rubber stamped.The embellishments are dies cuts and other Halloween pieces are from my stash...
Do drop by Fernli Design..not just for the cube, but to have a lookie at their other goodies..well worth a look...

Friday, September 7, 2018

A few things....

I was just going through my photo library and thought I would share some of my projects that I have made recently. Most are for group swaps...and for personal use, as in my Circle Book Page.

3 Atcs..Point Hats or Crowns was the theme, must have some stamping.

3 Atc Coins..Anything Goes theme..but must have some stamping...
I have used these for my blog header....

The first page in my Circle Board Book..this is personal to me and is an ongoing project

A Pennent I made for a Bunting Swap

Thanks to all of you that drop by my blog and are kind enough to leave me a comment...
Hope you all have a crafty weekend..x

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

If the crown fits......

Time again for another challenge over at
More Mixed Media.....
As always the theme is Anything Goes..but with the option of a twist and the twist this month is "Brown"
For my design team project I have created a page from my circle board book, the pages are made from MDF, so they are nice and sturdy.

I gessoed the page, then covered it with backing paper. I layered up the photo and added the crown.
I added 2 strips of vintage lace to the page and then added a die cut to lay behind the photo.
The photo was then added to the page along with a few flowers and then the sentiment.
To finish I flicked some diluted white acrylic paint over the whole page.

I do hope you can find time to pop over and join in with our challenge this month...remember there is a prize on offer too..some beautiful papers designed  by our Boss Lady Lozzy.
You can find us here at

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Altered Dominoes

Good Morning...hope you are enjoying the cooler weather..I am that's for sure.
Not back in to full swing re my crafting, due to health reasons..but I am managing some as I would go stir crazy if I didn't ,lol...

The September Challenge has just started over at
Rhedd's Creative Spirit
As always there is no theme..but it is an altered art/mixed media blog and strictly no "papercrafts"

My design team project this month are some altered dominoes...I have so many stamps and I wanted to use a few of them to decorate my dominoes. So I had a look through my vintage style ones and selected a few that I knew would work for the size of the domino.

I removed the spinner from under the domino..the cleaned and dried each one thoroughly.
I wanted to keep the colour of the domino blank, so no other preparation for them was needed.
I stamped my images using black Stazon Ink.
To colour them I actually painted them, using LuminArt Twinkling H2O paints...they gave a nice shimmer to the images.
I left them overnight to dry and the I sealed each domino with 2 coats of spray and seal gloss medium....finally adding a bale to each one so they can be used for a necklace.

Hope you find time to visit Rhedd's this can find us here at
Rhedd's Creative Spirit