Showing posts with label mixed media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mixed media. Show all posts

5 Oct 2020

The Witching Hour

 

Hello, I hope all is well with you today? I am continuing to stay home, and only going out for necessary medical appointments. There does not seem to be any light at the end of this very long  tunnel, so I will turn on my torch and just keep going.

I have recently made this Witching Hour Mixed Media plaque, which is currently hanging in our porch, ready for Halloween. It was fun and easy to create, more details are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog .

Thank you for visiting and Please stay safe xx 



12 Sept 2020

Fairy Flowers


Hello, I hope all is well with you. I’m continuing to stay home apart from attending medical appointments. It is very worrying times isn’t it. Thank goodness for crafting, it has always helped me with my health and disability problems, and it is keeping me going now. 

I was thrilled to see that Chocolate Baroque are running a new challenge, they have taken over from the Penny Black Challenge. This months challenge theme is Wings.I have a lovely hanging flowers CB stamp, so I decided to use it along with a gorgeous fairy stamp and butterflies. I used my favourite watercolours, and lots of glitter for my card. Glitter just never seems to show in photos, no matter what contortions you do! 

Thank you so much for visiting, and please stay safe xx

7 Sept 2020

Garden Celebration


Hello, I hope all is well as it can be with you. Today I am sharing a very special garden which 
I made for someone’s 90th  birthday. He is a keen gardener so a garden scene was the most obvious choice. I had a lot of fun creating this, lots more photos and details are over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog today. 

Thank you for visiting, and please stay safe xx

5 Sept 2020

Fairy Friend



Hello, how are you today? I’m continuing to stay safe and staying home. I am really missing going out, and it is sometimes difficult to work out what day it is!

For my birthday last month I received a new Fairy stamp, and this was my first play with it. I used watercolours, brushos, and added some beads in her hair. There is also oodles of glitter on this picture, but of course it doesn’t show up in the photo.

I am thinking about starting Christmas cards next, but I’ve no idea what I am going to do yet.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stay safe xx

I would like to enter my Fairy into the following challenges 
Unicorn Challenge For a Child

24 Aug 2020

A little sharing Book case



Hello, how are you today? I am not sure how widespread this is, but where I live some people have been hand making little bookcases from boxes etc and placing them in their front gardens. They fill them with books for others to take or swap. I am not a book reader myself, but this is such a nice idea I thought I would make a miniature version using Calico Craft Parts Punch and Judy Kit and Graphic 45’s Mother Goose papers. I am not sure if the Mother Goose range is still available as I have had it for quite a number of years 😁 There are more details about my little bookcase on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

10 Aug 2020

Fairy Hollow


Hello how are you? I am escaping to fairyland today, would you like to come along? Just follow the star to  ⭐Calico Craft Parts Blog ⭐ 

13 Jul 2020

Summer Garden


Hello, how are you today? A summer garden is my inspiration for my project over on Calico Craft Parts Blog today. I used some dried rose petals from our own garden for the pathway up to the door. I used a heart for the door as home is where the heart is.
Thank you for visiting, and please stay safe xx

29 Jun 2020

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz


The bees are buzzing at Calico Craft Parts Blog today! They would love to meet you there.

I hope you are able to still enjoy some happy Summer days during this very different type of Summer.

Thank you for stopping by, and take care xx


18 May 2020

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party



Wouldn’t it be nice to be in Wonderland right now! With this in mind I have made an Alice InWonderland Tea Party using Calico Craft Parts. I love to use the blank mdf  pieces as I can decorate them anyway I  want, and I can use them in so many different ways! I hope you can pay Alice a visit  today to discover more, she is over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

Take care and stay safe xx 

6 Apr 2020

Easter Wreath



I hope you are staying safe and well, in this horrible, horrible time. Easter will certainly not be the same for any of us this year. I made this Easter Wreath some time ago for Calico Craft Parts, and as Easter remains such a special time of year for so many of us I decided to still share it. More details about the wreath are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

I hope your Easter is as happy as it can be under the circumstances. Next Easter will  be so very different xxxx

25 Mar 2020

Take Heart All Will Be Well In Time



I certainly hope this sentiment is true. Our isolation for our safety continues like so many others. 

Hugs to everyone.  Please stay safe, and follow the governments advice. xx

I would  like to enter this into the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour optional flowers  ( thank you so very much for selecting me as last months winner. For some reason I am unable to comment on the blog to pass on my sincere thanks xx)

23 Mar 2020

Courage Dear Heart


What can I say, we are all fearful at the moment, and those of us who are ill and disabled are even more so. I was originally going to make an Easter Wreath  for Calico Craft Parts this month, but I quickly decided we all needed a little encouragement, so I created this plaque. Please visit Calico Craft Parts to discover more.

I am now quarantined at home for my safety, with all the consequential difficulties. But we will get through. 

All we can do is to continue to hope, and do everything we are asked to do by our Government.

Hugs xxx

I would  like to enter this into the following challenges
Craft Stamper
Stamping Sensations Spring Florals
Penny Black Spring Flowers

9 Mar 2020

Easter Card


As Spring is hopefully not far away, I have started to make my Easter Cards. For my first card  
I have used a beautiful cross and miniature animals from Calico Crafts. More details about how 
I created this card can be found on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

Thank you so much for visiting today. I would like to enter my Easter Card into the Happy Little Stampers Water Colour Challenge with the option of flowers and Let’s Create Challenge Option Easter

24 Feb 2020

Spring Altered Book



I was recently looking through some old books in Oxfam when I spotted  this old book by Enid Blyton. It was called “ Brer  Rabbit Again” I thought it would be perfect to use with the cute little wooden bunnies I have from Calico Craft Parts. So I began my venture to alter the book, please follow me on my adventure over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog today xx

Thank you ou so much for visiting. xx 

I would like to enter this into Artistic Stampers Word Challenge.

10 Feb 2020

Valentine Animals Printers Tray


I am so happy to share my first project as a member of the very talented Calico Craft Parts Design Team. I love animals so I couldn’t wait to paint these lovely mini sized animals. This is the first printer tray I have made, it was really easy and fun to put together. The animals left their muddy paw, and hoof prints  all around the edges! (Hero Art stamps)

All of the details about how I made the Valentine Tray are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day, thank you so much for visiting xx

I would like to enter my Valentine Animals Printer Tray into the following challenges.


14 Jan 2020

December Daily, Book Folding and Napkins



I have finally completed my December Daily for 2019! I cut a selection of pages, envelopes, tags etc, originallyI was going to use book rings. I soon decided that they looked too bulky, so I opted for ribbon instead.


I wanted to keep it simple and easy to do, so I used a pad of stickers from Kaiserkraft which incorporated numbers from 1 to 31 which were very useful. 









I have also recently tried book folding for the first time. 


I also recycled a beautiful Deer image from a serviette. 
Thank you for visiting xx






5 Dec 2019

Bah Humbug


This is most definitely not my own sentiment! I have made this for some one who is a real Bah Humbug person. I used a Christmas Carol stamp set, and stamped out the houses and Mr Scrooge, and coloured them all before fussy cutting and adhering them to my prepared canvas. I found an old fashioned lamp stamp too, and just in case things were not gloomy enough I added in Eeyore! 

I generously used texture paste smothered with fine glitter for snow, and added a small twig as a tree. After stamping and colouring some holly leaves at the top of the canvas, I flicked white acrylic paint over the scene as falling snow. Of course I did not forget to add the large Bah Humbug sign to the tree!

Thank you for visiting xx

I would like to enter this small canvas into the following challenges.
Lost Coast Portal In The Deep Mid Winter

4 Dec 2019

Star Of Wonder



I have made this canvas for a friend, who lives opposite the golf club, so he often has foxes visiitng him. One winter he took many photos of a fox happily playing in the snow outside his house. So I tried to recreate that scene for this canvas.

I used a wood fox from Calico Craft Parts, and painted him with acrylics, and added a fluffy tail from some needle felting wool. A brick stencil was useful to suggest his house, and texture paste covered with glitter worked as snow. I also added a some twigs and trees, and my finishing touch was to add battery operated lights.

Thank you for visiting me today, how is  your Christmas crafting going. xx



9 Nov 2019

Moon Gazing Fox


It is good to be crafting again, after being very unwell. I am rather late with my second guest project for Calico Crafts, and I want to thank them so much for being very kind and understanding.  I love creating with their products which are fabulous, and there are so many to choose from! The possibilities are endless. There are more details about my Moon Gazing plaque over on Calico Crafts and Parts blog, so I hope you can pay them a visit. 

I also need to thank Happy Little Stampers for selecting my Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder watercolour card as a winner. For some odd reason, which I still have not worked out, I am unable to comment on some blogs and Happy Little Stampers is one of them. 

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you all is ok with you, I will visiting everyone’s blogs soon. xx 

28 Sept 2019

Blackberry Wood


Hello, how are you? I hope all is well with you as we move into Autumn. 

I am thrilled to be guest designing for Calico Craft Parts  today. It was so much fun using their wonderful wooden shapes. You can create all sorts of wonderful things with them! I have written a little step by step on how I made my BlackBerry wood above, I hope you will pay the  Calico Craft blog a visit. 

Take care xx




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