Sunday, 23 August 2015



Happy Sunday Guys
new challenge at
theme
Happy Birthday

my image is from
Kenny K
and shes called 
Dragon Rider


i wanted the image to appear to be actually flying so i went for a simple acetate easel base
the image is so fab it shines al alone ,
a simple happy birthday in Viking font as a stopper and its done.

the image was printed on 300gsm super smooth card available from
That Craft Place, and coloured with spectrum Noir pens and pencils

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Sunday, 16 August 2015



Hello all you lovely people of blogland
its Sunday so you know what that means new challenge at 


this weeks theme is 
Stepper cards

my beautiful image is
Fireflies from Sweet Pea Stamps


isnt she just beautiful, she just made me think of autumn, i printed a sheet of card with an autumn leaf background, then cut into the stepper card shape.
the image was printed and coloured with spectrum noir pencils, then the wings glittered and finally i fussy cut it out.
i printed and fussy cut a selection of leaves and a sentiment, once the image and sentiment where in place i added the leaves on foam pads in various depths to give even more dimension.
im quite pleased with how she turned out .

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hugs x

Monday, 10 August 2015



hey guys
well its time for another 
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge
this weeks theme is

Add some flowers



my image is Cameo Fae
 from
Morgans World

isnt is beautiful? , i have coloured with Spectrum noir pens, and finished off with spectrum pencils
she is simply mounted onto a blue then purple layer, then onto the white base card.
a double layer of purple ribbon, 3 flowers i had made myself then finished off with a few leaves scattered here and there.

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Sunday, 2 August 2015


hey guys, hope your all well
i am up to my eyes in paper wedding flowers!
my sister is renewing her wedding vows next weekend and im making all 
the flowers favour boxes ect, so im busy busy.
but todays post is for 
That Craft Place Mixed Media challenge 
and my make is a little something i promised to make for Lisa a long time ago  :/

 Witches Cabinet 


its taken me a long time to get this finished in between other things, making all the parts ect


i love making miniatures though so its a real labour of love.

we have the witches besom, and cauldron.
and inside we have some spell books, spell scrolls, a pumpkin,disk of incense,
a mandrake root, a bunch of herbs a wand and bottles of smell ingredients, 
powdered vampire fang 
dragons blood
bat wings
eye of newt
essence of arachnid
and
magic herb mix .

on top of the cabinet  we have a dish of mushrooms, a candlestick and some spare candles


if you fancy having a play at making one for yourself , you can get the clay acrylic paint, little jars
ect from Lisa, (pop along to the fb shop and check whats in stock).
every thing is sealed with cosmic shimmer matt glue seal and glaze, i just love this stuff for finishing and protecting any of your mixed media projects


so now lets see your creations
pop over to the challenge blog and check out all the amazing dt creations
loads of inspiration for you there .

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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

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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


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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

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