Sunday, 19 July 2015



happy sunday guys its 
time again

this weeks theme is 
Pearls and Lace

i have this beautiful image 
Aurora What matters the East Wind at Sweetpea Stamps


isnt she a beauty

i have coloured her with Spectrum noir pencils,then fussy cut her out.
i have had this sheet of shimmery pink paper since for ever and really didnt know what to do with it, but it just seemed perfect for her its kind of ethereal and translucent like her flowers which i see as a manifestation of her meditating mind.
and because she is so beautiful i didnt want to overwelm the image so kept it quite simple with just some lace trim and pearl corners

We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is:
All Dressed Up
who are offering a 2 images

Our Second Sponsor is:
A Day For Daisies
who are offering A $12 GC

Our third sponsor is 
Sweet Pea Stamps

Who are offering 3 images for one winner  

Sunday, 12 July 2015



hi guys
its time for another challenge at 
a lovely theme too this one
Summer Sunshine

i have 2 cards for you this week, 2 stunning images i loved working with

1st up is sitting fairy from Sls lines


such a pretty faerie, i have had these papers for such a long time but finally made myself use them,lol
i thought they fitted the theme so well, its a simple mat and layer with  a few embellishments & flowers, the image is coloured in some just cheapo colouring pencils.

next up is 
fairy wishes Sky and Scarlet 
from
Morgan's Artworld


isnt this a great image.

well i hope you like my makes and come play along with us 

hugs


We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors


Our First Sponsor is: Morgan's Artworld 
who are offering 3 Images from Store 


Our Second Sponsor is: Di's Digi Designs
 Di's Digi Designs
who are offering a $12 Gift Certificate 

Our Third Sponsor is: The Stamping Boutique
The Stamping Boutique
who are offering  3 Images from Store
(or 4 if a Stamping Boutique image was used)


Our Fourth Sponsor is: Scribbles Designs
Scribbles Designs
who are offering 3 Images from Store


Our Fifth Sponsor is: Lemon Shortbread
Lemon Shortbread
who are offering 3 Images from Store

Our Sixth Sponsor is: Cute As A Button
Cute As A Button
who are offering 2 Images from Store


Our Seventh Sponsor is: SLS Lines
SLS Lines
who are offering 3 Images from Store
(or a $10 Gift Certificate)




Sunday, 5 July 2015

Hey everyone hope you are all enjoying the sun
i warn you now guys this is a long one !
So this post is for the new mixed media challenge at

That Craft Place
As always for the mixed media it is anything goes
Just a little warning some might find the second make  little gruesome lol.
I had so much fun with this though I gotta tell ya, it all started with a teamie posting a status in the DT group saying ''to craft or not to craft '' and a comment from someone saying the imagined her with a decoupaged skull, well I know that Erin the original poster is a bit of a Walking Dead fan and so the idea seed was planted.
I borrowed one of the skulls from my daughters collection (don't ask lol)
I covered it in cling film as tight as I could get it, then I started covering it in strips of newspaper , leaving tiny open strip from forehead and over the skull all the way down the back using lots of pva glue, to make sure it kept the shape of the eyes nose and jaw etc I shaped some clay, wrapped it in more cling film and pushed it in till the glue was dry.
Once dry I removed the shaping clay and repeated the newspaper layering, I did this about 5 times.
Once it was completely dry, (this takes a good 24 hrs)
I used some really sharp scissors to cut the cling film up the open space, this will enable you to release the newspaper skull , it takes a bit of wiggling and you have to be quite rough.
Once you finally release it you will have to join it back together (which is why you don't want too big a gap) I use making tape then more newspaper and pva.
The next step is to stuff it with crumpled up newspaper to give a bit more strength (dry this time).
Make a base from cardboard and attach with more newspaper strips and pva, leave to dry.
Finally use a file to smooth any rough or sharp bits.
Ok now the fun bit, first paint with a layer of gesso, then acrylic paint (colour will depend on what you are going to so with your skull).

number 1




Ok so for this first one inspired by Erin, I took some of the tissue paper I got from TCP, cut to size and stuck it to a sheet of printer paper with a line of double sided tape along the top edge, I found pictures of the cast and zombies took them into my graphics program and made the roughly the same size, printed, Then roughly tore them out. I needed about 4 a4sheets.



I added the cast members first,
 then gradually filled in all the spaces with zombies, 
there is a pic of the whole cast on the back base of the skull and the title on the base.
and the title on the base.

To adhere the tissue I used..........I also used this as a final coat to give a nice seal all over

number 2

Now this one I did just forthe gruesome fun of itthough I'm sure some of you wont think it so lol


He is made exactly the same up until the acrylic paint, this time I used a fleshy pink, then watered down gesso to tone it down, over this I sponges layers of alcohol inks in.......... again watered down but using blending solution, and layers of watered down gesso gradually building up the colour to hopefully look like bone, i added some clay teeth,
an axe wound


and bit of grey matter showing through the bone



 I then mixed red acrylic with gloss acrylic medium to make blood, I sponged it into the eye sockets bad nose hole, the got lovely and messy by using my hand to cover the skull, I wanted the look of it being scalped, I'm quite pleased with the result.
So there you have my makes for this challenge I hope you like them
I am about to start on a new one for my daughter so I will do a photo step by step tutorial for you to have a go for yourself, they make tab Halloween decorations
Hugs xx
you can get the 
gesso
acrylic medium
acrylic paints
pva glue
matt glue seal and glaze
& clay
from
That Craft Place 

come on give it a go

and lets see your gruesome side over on the challenge blog 

That Craft Place Challenge blog
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/

That Craft Place Shop
https://www.facebook.com/groups/271008489659989/

That Craft Place Natter & Chatter Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/184329015068367/

That Craft Place Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ThatCraftPlaceLtd

Thursday, 2 July 2015



hi guys
this post was supposed to go live yesterday but unfortunately i am not 
a hot weather person and due to melting i missed the deadline sorry everyone.
but the do say better late than never so her i am :)
ok so its a new month and a new challenge at 

and i love this theme
Magic and Myth

i have used 


isnt he fab!
he is coloured with Spectrum noir pens then mounted onto silver card. his wonderfull crystal was masked off, (well the rest of him was really i guess lol) then i sprayed it with a stamping up sparkly spray.
then i took a piece of lovely patterned green paper and stamped randomly on the top right and bottom left corner in silver, then i splashed silver randomly on top.
i cut the moon stars and dots on the craft robo andpainted then in silver and lilac h20'sthen the green was mounted onto silver, and onto the 8x8 white base card, the magician was mounted at an angle and the stars and dots stuck on.

hope you like it and come play along with us .

hugs x

Sunday, 28 June 2015


hey guys how you all doing?
well its Sunday again so time for the new challenge at 
this week the theme is 
Add a sentiment
my image is from 
Bugaboo 
and is called
Guy fishing



i went for a 6x6 white basecard
layered a didi paper that i have had for quite a while and cannot remember the name of the company it came from :/
the little bubbles have fish inside.
the image was printed coloured and the edges inked.
the gone fishing and trees are a cut from the silhouette store, cut on my craft robo.

and there you have it, a nice little mans card

hope you like it

out sponsors this week 

Our First Sponsor is:

Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
who are offering a $10 GC

Our Second Sponsor is:

Bugaboo Stamps

who are offering 7 images from store


Monday, 22 June 2015

Hey guys
Another week another challenge at
Theme is
One for the boys
Heres my make

isn't he adorable

This is a 6x6 card base, simply layered with different papers, then some bakers twine.
The cute little golfing monster is from this weeks sponsor
Pink Gem Designs

Come play along this week and you could win 2 images of your choice




Sunday, 14 June 2015


hey guys here with my usually Sunday post for 
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge
this weeks theme
Include a die cut
i have this beautiful Unicorn image to use from 
The Stamping Boutique


love this image but this pic really doesnt do it justice, her hair is painted in sparkling
 h2o's and looks so pretty
the horn is crystal stickles, as are the dots all around it, and the edges of the image and purple mat.
the leaves and roses are die cut, and i added gems to the flower centres.
hope you like it


We have some wonderful prizes for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is:

Di's Digi Designs

who are offering a $12 GC

Our second Sponsor is:
The Stamping Boutique

who are offering 3 images or 4 is TSB image is used

Our Third sponsor is
Sunflowerfield Designs

who are offering a GC

Our fourth sponsor is
Scribbles Designs

who are offering 3 images