Sunday, July 30, 2017

Catch of the Day.....

It's sunday..time for another great challenge over at
Sunday Postcard Art
This week their theme is Turquoise and Lime...great colours..except my turquoise looks more blue than turquoise,lol...

I used turquoise acrylic paint for the base of my postcard, once dry I then used lime acrylic paint on a few stamps and splodged that over the turquoise.
The image of the lady I found in my stash and the stamped images and shells are all from stamps in my stash.

I must have taken a least 15 photos trying to get the turquoise in it's true annoying, but then in my defence the weather here was wet all day and quite dark...

Do pop over and have a look at this challenge..check out the entries too, there is some amazing talent there...
                                  The challenge is here at
                                   Sunday Postcard Art

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tag # 59 Seaside

Well our summer is in full swing now,so what better theme to have then the "Seaside" anything related to the beach is acceptable..think buckets and spades, sandcastles, beach huts, deckchairs, beach huts...the list is endless. Just have fun with it.

Here is my Tag..not the best of photos, but I think that's to do with me using thick textured art card

You can find the challenge here, just click on the link below...
                                         Go Tag Thursday 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tag # 58 Bunting or Flags

It's thursday...time for another challenge over at
Go Tag Thursday...
Here are my Tags....only finished them today..been a busy week for me...

Do you enjoy making Tags..then why not pop over to
  Go Tag Thursday and join in with our challenge....hope to see you there...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainbow Postcard

It's Sunday...time for a new challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art.
This week the theme is anything related to that is acceptable..just be sure to make your postcard 4"x 6"

                            Here is my Rainbow Postcard

For the background colour of my postcard I used Oxide Inks..then using chalks I coloured a rainbow, blending in with my finger tip.
I stamped the tree with the verse and also stamped a few birds.
The little pixie was added as an after thought because it had fallen out of a folder and was lying on my desk near the I just had to add it.
You can find Sunday Post Art HERE

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Button It Tag

These are my tags for the challenge this week over at Go Tag Thursday The theme is Button a button, either stamped,die cut, a real button must be clearly seen on the tag...

For my first Tag I used a PaperArtsy image of the lady and masked that to stamp the back ground..I added the lens, the Sassy label, the flower and buttons to finish it...
The background colour was created using Oxide Inks, that had been sprayed many times to bring the colour down to a nice shade of pink.

I am entering my Sassy Tag in to the lovely challenge over at Try It On Tuesday....their theme is Tags.

For this tag, again the background was created using Oxide Inks, then randomly stamped. I added some sticky back mesh to one side of the tag..and added a frayed strip of fabric towards the lower part of the tag. Using a wooden heart that I covered in paper and added a label. To one side of the heart I added some sticky backed mesh,  finally adding the buttons
I found a scrap of old lace and added that to the heart before adhering it to the tag.
To finish I just tied some cream ribbon around the lower part of the tag over the fabric.

So if you like making Tags and you enjoy a challenge, why not pop over and join in...there are no prizes, just the chance of your tag being chosen to be showcased...
You can find the challenge here at
 Go Tag Thursday.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Days Gone By Postcard

I was delighted that I was asked to be the Hostess over at  Sunday Postcard Art  this week...
In case you have never visited, its a challenge blog just for Postcards..any medium, just stay within the chosen theme each week...and of course your postcard must measure 4"x 6"
The theme I have chosen is Days Gone By...or Nostalgia.

For the base of my postcard I used Oxide Inks and some torn papers. I then swiped over it with a very thin layer of gesso.
I stamped the words and the postcard script from stamps in my stash.
The butterfly was die cut from some spare card that had been coloured with Oxide Inks..then stamped and added to the postcard.
The image, would you believe is actually "Me"..I was 3yrs cousin Stuart is stood next to me, he is 18 months older than me.
This photo was taken by my mother...we had been for a walk and my mother and my auntie added the wild flowers to our ears, well not in our ears, they were looped over the top, lol.
Notice Stuart, being a typical boy, is holding his for me I am carrying an old camera case...

I would love it if you would pop over and visit the blog..maybe you would like to join in..I hope so..

                          The challenge is here at
                      Sunday Postcard Art

Thursday, July 6, 2017

In the Garden

Here are my Tags for this weeks challenge over at
  Go Tag Thursday...a great theme too, "In the Garden" so plenty for scope there.
My tags were made using two very old stamps that were just perfect for the theme...

                                         Little Girl Tag

Little Boy Tag

If you enjoy making Tags..why not pop over and join in with this weeks can find it here at...
                                      Go Tag Thursday

I am entering my Little Boy tag in to the challenge over at
  Try It on Tuesday.......their theme is "Tags"
I am enteriny my Little Boy Tag in to the challenge over at
Eclecti Ellapu...their theme is Summer Colours or Seaside ( I've chosen Summer Colours)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pretty Gift Bag

I have had these very pretty papers in my stash for what seem years...I am not a "cute" designer when it comes to my craft projects, so is it any wonder these have been neglected.
The challenge this month over at More Mixed Media is as always Anything Goes, but with a colour twist...and this month the twist is "Pastels" these papers were just perfect to use for my gift bag.

I mounted the pretty papers on to some white card adhered them to the front and  back of the bag.
For the front only I added a strip of lace to one side and then made a panel using white card, die cuts and a torn strip of paper from the same set.
The little white frame was treated to some lovely pale green gilding wax...I found an image on another sheet of paper, so trimmed that to fit in the frame.

I adhered the panel to the front of the bag, then added the frame, flowers and some gorgeous pearly white leaves.
To finish the bag I added some really vintage lace to the handle....
My friends birthday is today so this bag will be holding her birthday present....
Do pop over to the challenge..would be great to see you there...just click on the link below and it will take you straight to the challenge....

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This weeks Sunday Postcard.....

It's Sunday..time for another challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art..this is such a nice challenge blog and the only one I know that is specifically for postcards.
The theme this week, chosen by Mandy, is here is my postcard.

Do pop along for a look and maybe join in with the challenge..just be sure that your postcard is 4" x 6" and follow the theme...
                                                The challenge is here at
                                                 Sunday Postcard Art

A little bit of Haberdashery

I was given this house frame some time ago by my friend, it had been given to her, but she being a card maker passed it on to me saying "I'm sure you will make good use of it"...and I have, even though its taken me about 2yrs to use it,lol.
To be fair I had put it with all my other stash and like most of us, forgot about it, it only resurfaced while I was looking for something else!
So I kept it one side to use for my Dt project for
Rhedd's Creative Spirit.....

The frame was in very good condition so needed no adjustment.
In the photo below you can see at one time it had a "back" to it

I cut a "back" from some thick mount board.

I then laid the frame over the mount board and pencilled in the "windows"

I used some pretty Paris themed paper and covered the windows that I had marked in pencil.

Once the glue was dry I slid the "back" in to the frame to be sure the "window" sections were in their correct position..then I removed it and painted the frame in cream acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry I added the "back" and tacked it in to place using a few small pins.

From my stash I had steadily sorted through some trinkets, knick knacks and added them to the windows. I found a lovely vintage photo that I trimmed for a metal frame and added that to a window.

I kind of had a bit of a haberdashery them going on in my head, so I cut some small pieces of fabric and tied them in bundles..wrapped lace and ribbon on to some reels...I even found a small MDF sewing machine,that has been in my stash for years,lol..
Once I was happy with all the furnishings I added some ribbon and a pink rose to a dress form and adhered that to the side of the frame.
All in all I am very happy with this project.....I've since added a hanging bracket on the back, so this now hangs on my bedroom wall.
Do pop over and take a look at the design teams creations for this month...we are an altered art/ mixed media challenge blog ( no papercrafts ) so maybe you would like to enter the challenge...
You can find it here at 

Seahorse Altered Match Box.

This month for Altered Eclectics I altered a small MDF matchbox, these are readily available in different sizes from Fernli Designs,

After gluing the matcbox together and leaving it to dry over night, I gave it a coat of gesso. The inside of the drawer I paint in pale blue.
Using card that I coloured with distress inks, I stamped it with a nautical image...then I cut it to fit all sides of the box and the front and back of the drawers.

I sprayed the match box with a gloss sealer, added the knob to the drawer.
Then I added the seahorse, some drift wood, mesh and shells and quote and again sprayed the box again with the gloss sealer.
The sealer also brightened up the glass and shells and pebbles that went in to the drawer...I was really pleased with the effect...
Why not pop over and enter this months challenge at
Altered Eclectics
I am entering my match box in to the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu their theme this month is Seaside or Summer Colours.