Monday, 27 April 2015

hey guys
new challenge at 
Easle cards
i had this pretty little image from bugaboo
she was coloured with spectrum noir pens, then fussy cut, her wings are glittered and her flowers have liquid pearl centers.
i stamped the scalpop background and coloured with Caran D'ache water colour crayons, to give a soft wash of colour.
the edge is glittered, the dots are liquid pearls, and then i finished it off with flowers.
to make the base i drew around the topper for the shap on a piece of folded card leaving a small part at the top uncut for the hinge, did the same soft colour wash and added a sentiment strip for the stopper.

hope you like it
come play along  x

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

hello me lovelies
its time for a new 
i loved this theme
No cards

means i was free to run wild with my idea lol ;)

i had so much fun doing this make, i have to admit im getting 
a bit addicted to the whole mannequin dressing thing.

any ways here is my make

the bodice is made from paper mache, i painted it with white acrylic, 
the decoupaged with tissue paper, printed with a pretty poppy design.
then i added the poppy petals which i cut from crepe paper, then a layer of lace fabric to which i added lace and red stickles to the bottom, under this is a double layer of  printed tissue paper with lace on the bottom.
i made a tiny poppy for the centre front, and finished with green trim and tiny half pearls for the lacing on the back.

the tree is made from a bamboo stick which i broke and then covered in paper mache.
the n i added it to the base which is cardboard and clay.
once dry i painted and added flower soft to the base and some leaves to the branches.
to complete it i made a tiny hanger and hung the dress from the branch.

i hope you like it.

i have to say guys the dt have done outstanding this time get over and have a look i just know you will be inspired.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

time for another challenge at 

Use a Butterfly

i have used this beautiful little fairy image from
she is called

i printed then coloured her with inktense pencils, i cut her out in an oval leaving her wings poking out a little, the cut a second oval and coloured this with Dust concord distress ink.
i took 2 coordinating papers and hand sewed around the edge with an orange cotton, then layered them on the white base card.
i printed the sentiment and mat onto a larger circle also coloured with dusty concord.
then i added a ribbon,(which is actually purple but looks blue in this pic), and some flowers i have been making this week
and to finish i have added 3 deaths head hawk moths (night butterfly's)to compliment her little skull bag.

ok so everyone loves butterfly's, so let us see your lovely makes.

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Hello you lovely lot, its time for a new 
 Alter something 

i have done a set of canvases
these are quite large but i cant remember the actual dimensions and they are now hanging in my mothers bedroom :/ but the ladies are each about a4 tall if that makes sense!

ok so i basically painted the canvas in a thin acrylic wash to get the slightly mottled effect.
the ladies are printed onto card then fussy cut, each one was then coloured with spectrum noir pens for the skin, i then paper pierced each outfit and added a few little embellishments such as the little black bow, diamante necklace, or the tiny flat back pearls on the handbag.
for the roses on the backgrounds i fussy cut some deco patch tissue paper (nightmare fiddly lol)
and glued down with Deco mache decoupage glue.
once dry i stuck down the ladies and gave the whole lots a coat of the glue to seal it all.

hope you like them guys

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hugs x

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Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy 40th Birthday Trudie 
Here is your blog hop 
we adore you to bits and wanted to share the love with you 

Have an amazing day love from us all 

hey guys, well its a big day for an amazing lady , Trudie !
and we are having a bit of a blog hopity to celebrate.
here is the card i sent off full of best wishes

i hope she likes it 

now you can go a hopping and look at all the amazing lush cards she will be getting today
have a great day Trudie
hugs xx


Monday, 30 March 2015

hello all you lovely bloglanders
new challenge is live and fabulous at 
only one thing i could possibly do for easter is of course an easter bonnett, 
i have to admit im getting a little addicted to making these little hats, (could i be the new mad hatter!)

well this little make started life as a newspaper, toilet roll inner, some cardboard leftovers and a cast off top of my daughters.
with the addition of some beautiful flowers lace and decopatch paper from that Craft Place.

so to start i used 2 upturned pots to shape the top of the hat stand and the bowl of the hat.
i used 4-5 layers of torn up newspaper and pva, letting each layer dry before doing the next.
once the hat stand top was dry and removed from the pot i filled it with crumpled newspaper (dry)
then sealed the bottom with a cirle of card. the pole is made by cutting a toilet roll inner and rolling it tight to the size i wanted and then glued shut and the ends sealed with cardboard circles. the base is just layers of cardborad scraps cut into circles and layered, to assemble i used glue to stick the pole to base and top to pole then used strips of newspaper and pva to give a bit of strength at the joins, leave to dry completely , overnight is best.

once dry you can then cover with the decopatch paper, and embellish as you wish

i used some little flowers i had made and a bit of peal trim.

onto the hat, once the bowl of the hat was dry i cut a brim from cardboard and attached it to form a nice big Easter bonnett, then comes the fun bit!
this summer top of my daughters was destined for the bin until i grabbed it "" such pretty fabric shouldn't go to a landfill!! 
anyway i used part of it to cover the inside of the hat, and then the outside using the pointy neck frill to cover the brim and create a kind of fish tail on the back . 

i added a ribbon and tiny flowers all around the brim

then i got busy on the back

i started with the large rose in the centre, and then the bow, and then worked from there arranging all the pretty pretty flower. and finally added the lace around the edge.
i really like it, and can guarantee you peeps there will be more hats to come xx

now we want to see your Easter creations
come play along 

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Monday, 23 March 2015

hey guys
new challenge at 
Shaped cards

i went for a shaped hanging card, just to be a little different
the image is from Sweet pea stamps and is called 
Hanging Fairy lights

isn't she just so pretty.

i coloured her in spectrum noir pens and then pencils over the top to ad the rich colour and depth, i have also added glitter highlights to her dress and wings but it just doesn't show in my pic (so annoying), the background is done with watercolour crayons , just scribbled on  then washed over with a wet brush , it gives a lovely soft effect.
next she was stuck onto a pretty paper , then fussy cut, so the reverse is all ready for your message

its a nice change from a standard card and if the recipient wants they can use as a wall hanging .

now its your turn to have a go at a shaped card, there are lots to chose from 

hugs x

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