23 Apr 2017

Fairyland Diorama by Lilian Snelling



I just had to share this stunning Fairyland Diorama by the botanist artist Lilian Snelling I saw it on the Antiques roadshow this evening and it is so breathtakingly beautiful.What an amazingly talented lady! She died in 1972 aged 93, what a beautiful legacy she left.

Happy St George's Day

 

18 Apr 2017

Wishing Teddy Stars


 


Wishing Teddy Stars 


Once a year on the 18th day of April at precisely 12.10am a gazillion sparkling stars fall to earth. These are not your everyday type of Stars they are Beary special. Each Star magically finds its way to a good and much loved teddy bear on earth. The special Stars bring each teddy one wish. 


The Teddies hold a Star  tightly in their paws as they make their wish, and once the wish is made it disappears.


Aloysius being the oldest and wisest bear  always made the first wish, and it was always the same "I wish for Peace on Earth" he said sincerely.


Next it was Princess Tammy's  wish "I wish for an end to illness, disease, and disability"


George was the next to pick up his star and make a  wish "I wish for everyone to be honest, decent and kind" he said very strongly.


It should have been Bernard's  turn  next, but he was busy taking a nap.


So Rose  made her wish, "I wish for all wrongs to be put right " she roared



 


I painted a Chipboard plaque with Gesso and when dry I covered it with Grandmas Teacup paint


 



The ring a Ring of Rosie's rhyme fitted nicely around the edge. I stamped it using a  versamarker stamp pad, and embossed with white embossing powder.



 


The lovely teddies enjoyed being stamped and coloured, and having extra adornments such as scarves, bows, gems etc



 


Chipboard letters spelled T e d d I e s and I painted them white, and used the flourish from the Nursery Rhyme set to stamp over them with versamarker.I embossed this using blue embossing powder, keeping the blue and white background theme.


The Teddies all shuffled around until they were happy with their positions, and 

I adhered them with 3 D sticky pads.



 


The all important Magical Stars were the finishing touch. I spread Slap It on through the Stars stencil and shook lashing of Unicorn Sparkles over the top.When dry I cut the Stars out and adhered them onto the plaque with the teddies.


You could paint the teddies different colours to give them their own characters. You could also add hats and other clothing and  adornments to dress them up!


Thread some white organza ribbon through your plaque to hangs and display as desired.


The Teddies and myself thank you,so much for stopping by to visit us today. 


I would like to enter Wishing Teddy Stars into the following challenges.


 Craft StamperAnything Goes with stamping


Stamps and Stencils Lucky Star


Stamping Sensations Anything Goes



 

15 Apr 2017

Crowned Bunnies Tags

 

On this lovely Easter Saturday I am sharing some quick Easter tags I made using Crafty Individuals Crowned Bunny Stamps.

Win Indigoblu and Fiskars goodies!!

 

A fabulous opportunity for the IndigoBlu Belles today - we have teamed up with Fiskars,manufacturers of fabulous punches, trimmers and where would we be without those scissors!  We are showing you how well our stamps and Fiskars punches can work together!
Here is my card, I created the flowers with the fabulous Fiskars Daisy punch.

Look at the generous prizes below! 
Just visit Indigoblu's Facebook page for more info, it's easy to enter Good Luck !

 



 Products used

  

14 Apr 2017

Fairy Box

 
I am thrilled  to say that my Fairy Wishes Box is in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.
There are lots of great articles in the magazine this month and a free embossing folder and a set of clear stamps!