Wednesday, 4 March 2015

morning all
well i finally got a few quiet minutes to share the exciting news a


exciting huh!
i have a few makes to show you from the new release set, and tomorrow ill share some from the last release set which i didnt share yet.

i wont bore you all with how i made each one because im sure you are all quite capable of making these designs & better, but i will share how i did the last one x

first up is

next is



and finally

ok so they are all 8x8 including All the copics which is a box canvas

i started by printing and colouring the image then fussy cut her, next the canvas was covered in a stripe paper, the over this i added a layer of tissue i had printed with a paint splat image, using a white pen i highlighted a honeycomb design in some areas.
i then printed and cut the letters and coloured, added to the canvas and then got busywith a box of   wax crayons and a candle, i melted the ends of the crayon and dripped onto the canvas working my way around all the sided, once i thought i had enough on there i hit it with my heat gun to make it all melt and mingle and drippy , (this is a deep box canvas so i did the sides too).

i added the image and the bits of crayon tops, and sealed the whole lot with Deco Mache, once this was dry i added Triple Thick glaze to the letters to give the fab shine.

i hope you like these guys, 
come on over and play on the new blog and you could win 3 images of your choice , and its a nice easy anything goes theme to get the ball rolling 

all images available on the 

hugs x

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

ok here we go challenge number 2
 this time its 

Anything goes

this is 
Raggedy Boo from Lacy Sunshine

i have again used papers from the silhouette store(they do have some yummy ones )
the image is coloured with my Spectrum pens and pencils.
i have a white 8x8 base card, then a mat layer that is a pretty rose pattern, over this i added a band of pink polker dot paper which i edged with layers of pape lace , added another layer of pattern paper,a ribbon and big bow, then some liquid pearls, i made the paper roses and finished with a couple of little leafy trims

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Morning all, are we ready for a new challenge?
well i have 2 for you today but first up is the new monthly challenge at 

and the theme is 
Mothers day/Anything goes

i have used an image called

i think she is just so so pretty and was lovely to colour

i have used some papers from the silhouette store which i printed and layers 
adding some paper lace, ribbon a giant button and 3 tiny pearls.

the image is coloured with Spectrum noir pens and then enhanced with the Spectrum Noir pencils and finished with some Fruit Punch stickles.

we would love to see your creations over on the challenge blog so i hope you come play along

challenges entered

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

hello my lovelies
well i am so late posting this challenge post im going to call it a mid week reminder post LOL
im naughty i know, but in all honestly its a wonder im even posting , how can moving 2 rooms around and decorating turn your whole life upside down! its like moving house all over again, though i can see a little light at the end of this tunnel now .
so onto the post, the new challenge started over on 
Glitter n Sparkle 
on sunday,  and a theme i usually struggle with, (though not as much as white on white)
Black & white

i love this image and i'm relatively pleased with the finished card, though i think my skin could have been a tad better coloured

the image is from 
Bugaboo and is called beautiful fairy

as you can see i kept it all quite simple, a bit of mat and layering and the image coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils, then a bit of glitter and bling to finish it off

so the info you need is 

 Stitchy Bear Stamps $10 gift Cert  ,
 Bugaboo 7 images from their stor

ok so off you go get your makes in


oh and guess who won over at left of centre! yes me!

was a wonderful surprise thanks guys 

Monday, 16 February 2015

hi guys another day another challenge :)
todays is for
and the theme is 
gems and glitter
i have to confess i got it wrong with my make as pearls are not 
technically a gem, and i totally forgot to  glitter the bubbles !!
but here it is anyway , 

my image is from 
Arora Wings and its called Secret kisses

i started with an 8x8 canvas which i painted and then layered with tissue paper printed with coral reif images, and a grungy overlay, the edges are sponges in a mix of white black and purple lilac acrylic.
the image was printed and coloured in with spectrum noir pens and then pencils , once she was fussy cut and glued down i then added more seaweed printed fussy cut tissue paper which added depth.
the i added droplets of triple thick glaze to give the bubble effect and of course no mermaid should be without pearls, i finished off by adding tiny pearls to her hear with liquid pearls.
i know she doesn't quite fit the theme (sorry) but i kinda love how it came out .

so now over to you give it a go, but don't forget the gems and glitter LOL


our wonderful sponsor Aurora Wings is offering a $10 gift cert 

challenges entered 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

hi guys 
there is a new challenge at 
That Craft Place

the theme is 
Inspired by a film

I chose one of my faves

Hocus Pocus

i started with some tan colour card, which i made to look leather like using Sheena Douglas's technique you can find on you tube, i then ripped it, and sewed it back together , this is like the magic book in the film, i then printed out an eye and gradually raised it to eye shape using layers of  tripple thick gloss glaze. once the eye was dry i stuck it down and covered it with some more of the tan leathered card and slit it to look like eye lids  :/ sadly it doesn't show too well in the pic.
next i took the film strip added scenes from the film and printed it out, i printed the woeds in the bubbles, glazed and cut out, same with the cauldron .
the sanderson sisters are from Sassy Studio's

i finished it off with a couple of shiny corner die cuts.
and there you have my inspired by a film make.

hope you come and play along x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

hello beautiful people of blog land
its a new challenge fortnight at 

That craft place

the theme is
Anything goes

my offering is an altered bottle
i had been to the walpaper shop, and found the perfect paper, so brought home a sample to show hubby, it met with approval so off i went and bought said paper and some paint to match.
well i had this lovely but very sadly empty Amaretto bottle.
well whats a girl to do with a lovely shaped bottle, some wallpaper samples and a slap of paint!

well make a bit of pretty for the new room of course! lol

i started by painting the bottle with a couple of coats of gesso, then a coat of the bedroom paint, finished off with a quick coat of gesso wiped over with tissue to reveal the colour .
then  i added images from the paper sample, sticking them to the bottle with deco mache.

i had some rolled roses i had made, some foam roses and some little china roses i thought went well together, the lace is an applique cut from a wedding dress, i added this to the bottom and around the neck of the bottle.

the back of the bottle was also decorated with the paper , then the flowers where added on the bottom and a couple to the neck.
if you look closely at the first image you can just about see the sprinkling of tiny gems randomly stuck over the bottle
i dont think one bottle on its own will look too good do you ;)
(hey its a valid excuse for more amaretto )

now its over to you come join in the fun after all with the anything goes theme you can play to your hearts content x