Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sweet Christmas Wall Hanging

 More Mixed Media  have just launched their last challenge for this year.

I hope that a few of you will pop along and join us, there is a prize on offer, so well worth having a look.

Always Mixed Media, but with an optional colour twist. This month the colour option is WHITE.

My project for the design team is this pretty wall hanging...I just love this stamp from a set by Artistic Outpost, the little girls face is stunning. I just tinted her lip slightly and also her hair as I felt it really didn't need "colouring in"
I cut the base in very thick white card and went over it with a couple of stamps, fir sprigs and fir cone.
I layered up a piece of muslin and then some green & gold mesh.
Using some white fancy wool ( love the fibres ) I wound some around the base before adding the 2 decorative pieces to the both sides of the image, then added the image to the hanging.
I punched 2 holes at the top and used the same thread to hang it with, also added 2 snowflakes brads to the points on the hanging.
Finally I finished it by adding 2 die cut reindeer.
Do pop over and join us if you can find us here at 

I am entering my project in to these great challenges...

Country View Challenges-Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations-Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Christmas or Anything Goes....

 Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is well and keeping safe from the Covid Virus. Lockdown should have given me an incentive to create more, but family issues have prevented me recently.

It is my theme choice for the Tag Tuesday fortnightly challenge, I had originally chosen "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas", then had 2nd thoughts, thinking it was too early, so decided to go with "Anything Goes"....but seeing so many folk have bought Christmas forward by a few weeks by putting up their christmas trees and decorations, I thought why not go with both here we are.

My Christmas Tag...

A pretty vintage style christmas stamp that I layered up and added some sparkle to the little girls hood and hand muffs...adding extra sparkle with the silver mesh and glitter on the flower.

My Anything Goes Tags

These super tags are made from MDF and all I did was ink them up, then added the stamped images. I used a spray varnish to bring them up to a nice sheen, which also enhanced the colour.

I hope to see you over at Tag Tuesday and join in with our challenge..looking forward to seeing you...x

Sunday, November 22, 2020


 Tag Tuesday's Challenge  theme this time around is "Pets" and was chosen by our lovely boss lady Valerie.

Do pop over and check our her tag...and hopefully you will find time to join in with the challenge.

This is my Tag...

I inked the tag before adding a selection of stamped images.
The boy and his dog I stamped separately along with the number on to some spare card, coloured, cut and added to the tag.
I added the cord then the happy with the way the tag has turned out as I seriously thought the background would be to dark.
Please do pop over and visit us over at Tag Tuesday we would love to see you ...x

Monday, November 9, 2020

Texture is the theme

 Wendy over at Tag Tuesday  has chosen Texture as her theme for the current challenge.

I created my tag using oxide inks and different stamps for the background.

To create the texture I mixed some Cosmic Shimmer mica powder with a little texture paste, unfortunately the end colour was a bit too dark for me. What should, or so I thought, would be a light greeny gold turned out very dark,lol.

I decided that swiping over the tag with gesso would calm the dark green down, well as you can see it did lighten it a bit.
I stamped the figures and sentiment and added them to my tag.
Hope you find time to pop over to the blog and join us in the current challenge.
You can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Recycled Parts

 For my design team project this month for More Mixed Media, I recycled  a couple of  pieces from my old carriage clock. I've had it for about 12 years and it finally gave up the ghost,lol.

I used the metal base and painted it black, I found a circle of MDF which I painted green.

I managed to find a large-ish vintage cotton reel in my stash and painted that black...the middle section I added some hessian and black lace and a little bow.

To decorate the top of my cotton reel I first stamped the image of this cute little girl with her butterfly wings, then shaded her in.
I made a little stand, so she would stay upright, then glued her in place.
I then added bits and bobs from my stash, hessian, green stringy type fabric, no idea what it is called. I added a couple of twigs, flowers, along with a couple of green mesh cones I made that I popped a couple of pearl beads in. At the back I added some pieces black ostrich feather, finishing off with the pretty gold butterfly.

With the glass dome off.

Closer look at the top of the cotton reel.

I do hope my project has inspired you to join in with our challenge over at More Mixed Media
Always mixed media but with a colour option...a prize for the Winner too.
You can find us HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2020


 Hard to believe we are almost towards the end of October, time flies. Time for the pumpkins,witches bats and cats to come out for Halloween.

Michele has chosen the theme All Hallow's Eve as her theme for the current challenge over at Tag Tuesday

Do pop over and check out her fab tags...and of course do try and join in with our challenge.

This is my Tag, mostly stamped on coloured card, the stamps are by Artistic Outpost.

You can find our challenge here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 12, 2020

Autumnal again...

 It just so happens that I have a few tree stamps, so I got them all out and would you believe I used a tree stamp and a script stamp that was a freebie with a craft magazine. Not bought by me either, a friend gave me a complete set as she had 2 sets with her 

Another challenge over at Tag Tuesday..Trees is the theme was chosen by Pinky, very apt for this time of the year. I couldn't resist using shades of autumn on my tag.

The background I created using inks and brushes then stamped using the masking method.
I dotted the branches with oranges,yellow and a little green, then added the sentiment.
Do pop over if you can and join in with our challenge, you can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 5, 2020

Very Autumnal

 Well here we are, in to October already. Beautiful colours everywhere with the trees and shrubs changing, to me it's such a lovely time of the year. Suits me too now the weather is cooler.

Time again for another challenge over at More Mixed Media

As always it is anything goes, but with the option of using the colour orange in your project.

For my design team project this time I have gone back to my journal. I have some lovely paper napkins that have lush leaves printed on them and I thought they would be perfect for the orange option.

I gessoed the blank pages then added some scraps of paper, swipe over with a thin layer of gesso again. I left it to dry completely overnight.
Using a selection of stamps I added more to the background and then swiped orange acrylic paint over the page using  dry brush, again I left it a while to completely dry before adding my paper napkins leaves.
I actually left the pages alone for a few days as I had lost my mojo and didn't want to mess up a great background.

So here I am, already to add to my pages...
I remembered I had a rubber stamp that was part of a brick wall, so I used that for the ladies to sit on, worked out quite well, especially after I coloured the bricks.

On to my 2nd page, again I used the brick stamp, more randomly this time, trying to make it look like the wall was damaged, not sure if I achieved that very well, but I was reluctant at this stage to do to much incase I messed it all up.
I added the young lad walking his dog.
I added shading around the people to give them a bit of shadow, first time I have ever done that and I am pleased with the effect
Finally on both pages I added a few words then flicked over both pages with some white acrylic paint.
I also used a black water colour pencil randomly around the edges of the pages and smudged them with a damp finger.
Yes, I love the pages, very autumnal and not to overwhelming with the orange colour.
I hope you can find time this month to join in with our challenge, there is a prize on offer of some papers of your choice, detail over on the challenge blog, which you can find here at

I would like to enter my journal pages to these great challenges over at