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

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 Sep 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



11 Aug 2019

Follow the Yellow Brick Road


I’m following the Yellow Brick Road today with this mixed media canvas. 

I would like to enter “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” into the following challenges. 
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

5 Aug 2019

Love the simple things



The weather outside doesn’t exactly look like beach weather today. So I thought I would share a beach themed card, and we can pretend that we are there!

I created my background with watercolours, and I  also used them to colour my little girl too.



To create the sand, I used acrylic paints in raw umber and white and mixed them together with some coarse marble dust.

I would like to enter Love the Simple Things into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours Anything Goes optional Ocean
Lost Coast Portal Anything Goes

Thank you for visiitng xx

Artist Trading Coins



I have been creating a lot of artist trading coins recently, they can be quite addictive! Artist trading coins are 2.5 “ circles, which are decorated in any way imaginable. They can be made from mdf, chipboard or thick card. I have been using the mdf ones, but I have recently ordered some blank chipboard at coins for a change. You write your usual artist details on the back as you would for the more traditional artist trading cards. You then of course swap them with other  artists.

I thought I would share some of my coins and ideas.

I edged the coins above with pearls.


I heat embossed these Classic Pooh stamps. These stamps were some of the very first stamps I owned.


I edged them with some bead gel.


I heat embossed these flowers, and added little pearls to them, and edged them  in more white pearls.



I created the background for these coins by making a lace design on my gelli plate, and laying the coins down onto it.

I covered these coins with some vintage pages from an Alice In Wonderland book.


Heat embossing various stamps to create a little scene.


Back to Classic Pooh to conclude.Thank you for visiitng xx












29 Jun 2019

Alice In Wonderland Inspiration





Hello, I hope all is well with you. We  have sunshine here today, at long last!

Today I am sharing some of my recent Alice In Wonderland makes, incase anyone needs a little inspiration to enter the Alice Day Challenge at UK Stampers which is kindly being hosted by Sid




This card features one of my favourite quotes. 


Alice Artist Trading Coins


I used some of my Alice clay mould characters on some tags. I wasn’t thrilled with how they came out, I may try resin in the moulds next time.


A simple Alice card, made with gorgeous papers from Craft Box. These papers are included in my prize for the winner of the Alice Day challenge.

I hope I have inspired you to join in with the challenge. Take care, and thank you so much for visiitng xx







16 Jun 2019

Morty on the beach


I hope it is not pouring where you are today, it certainly is here! June already and no sunshine yet! 

Today I would like to introduce you to Morty, a gorgeous new stamp by my friend Tracey Easson. She has dedicated her new range of stamps to the memory of her beloved father. 



I created  the background with watercolours and stamped Morty onto card before water colouring and fussy cutting him. He wanted to have fun on the beach and build a sandcastle, so I drew him a bucket and spade. After drawing a sand castle I added some texture paste to give it a grainy look, and painted it in a sandy colour. 

The seagulls, starfish, and shells are from Crafty Individuals, and also a Stamp Set which I think was made by My Favourite Things. 

Thank you for visiting me today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges 

13 May 2019

Alice In Wonderland Book

Hello, and thank you for stopping by. Today I am happy to be escaping to Wonderland. 

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

 Lewis Carroll



I used a papier-mâché  book from Hobbycraft, on reflection I wish I had purchased a better quality one as this one had lumps and bumps, and was not very sturdy. I covered it with beautiful Alice rice papers and paint. I also added a white rabbit as he wanted to be followed into the book. 



I had never used moulds before, but when Stamperia released their new Alice range and it included moulds I of course had to get them! I used clay many years ago, but it was clay which had to be baked in the oven, and I made things freehand. So air drying clay and moulds were all new to me.After many attempts I decided to use one of the white rabbits which did not turn out too badly, some of them were dreadful, and looked a bit frightening ! I used acrylics to paint him. 



To cover the inside of the bookI used  pages from a vintage Alice book and stamped over them with playing card suits and other whatnots from my large collection of Alice Stamps.
I fussy cut the beautiful scenes  from the Stamperia papers and folded them and assembled it into the book so they would pop out when opened. I worked it all out on copy paper first :  )
I had fun adding lots of embellishments, hanging some down from the top of the book etc.

Thank you for popping into Wonderland today, and I hope you enjoyed your visit xx

I would like to enter my Alice book into the following challenges.

6 May 2019

Wish Upon A Star


Hello how is your winter going ! Well it feels like winter here! Let’s hope the warmer spring weather arrives soon.

I was  thinking of warm summer evenings when I created this small canvas. I used a lovely new stamp set from Hero Arts called “Wish I Might” . I actually like the way this canvas came out, which is a very rare event, as I don’t like a lot of the things I make. 

I used Brushos to create my starry sky and the grassy ground. After stamping the doggie with black versafine , I fussy cut him , of course being very careful not to nick him! A trimmed piece of little bark made a nice seat for his swing, and I  tied it up to the tree branch with thin string. I finished by embossing stars,  and the sentiment to the sky and adding  pressed flowers to the garden. I have a lot of pressed flowers, the Forget-Me- Nots are finally coming up in the garden so I will be  collecting and pressing them soon. 


I also crumbled up some dried petals and adhered them to the bottom of my canvas  along with a few little stars to add some extra magic

I hope you like this little magical canvas, and let’s hope that the  sun and magic will arrive with us all soon. 

Thank you so very much for paying me a visit. Take care xx

I would like to add my Wish Upon A Star canvas to the following challenges.






18 Apr 2019

Happy Easter



Wishing all of my crafting friends a very happy Easter time.

I was thrilled to see my Easter Card above published in Crafts Beautiful, which is a lovely magazine full of a variety of wonderful crafts.


This is a small sneak peek of my card in the May Edition of Craft Stamper magazine. The best stamping, mixed media magazine in the UK. 

Take care, have a lovely long weekend. Xx


19 Feb 2019

Alice and Mad Hatter Canvas



Hello, I am back in Wonderland today, probably the best place to be!  Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas featuring Alice and the Mad Hatter.I used Paperbabe templates for the bow, hat and clothes, and drew the facial  features. Of course I  used my favourite watercolours on everything! 


This is one of my most favourite quotes by Lewis Carrol “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” So I was thrilled to see it as a stamp at Lost Coast Designs.



I used several gorgeous Alice collections on this canvas, Bo Bunny and Echo Park. Have you seen the new Alice collection by Stamperia, it is stunning! 

Thank you for visiting today, hope to see you again soon. If you have time, please leave a comment so Alice and Mad Hatter know you were here!
I would like to enter this canvas into the following challenges, thank you.

11 Jan 2019

Once Upon A Dream



Hello, how are you? I hope your new year is off to a good start. Lots of hospital appointments for me this month.

I have had a lucky crafting start to the year as I have been the lucky winner at  Paperbabe, and Lost Coast Designs.Thank you very much.

Today I am sharing  this mixed media canvas, featuring Lavinia Stamps and die cuts. I think the fairy is peacefully playing her flute, and wondering what this new year will bring....

Thank you for visiting, may you have a happy and creative new year xx

I would like to enter “Once Upon A Time” into the following challenges. 
Lost Coast DesignsAnything Goes


27 Oct 2018

An Autumn Collection



How exciting the lovely Sally Jarvis of Making Cards magazine has included this blog in her “Ones To Watch” thank you so much! If this is your first time here a very warm welcome xx 

Unfortunately I have not been as active on my blog as usual due to problems with my arm. I am seeing a specialist at the end of November so hoepfully we can find some treatment. 

I have created a few Autumn whatnots which are below. If you would like to be updated when I add something new to this blog please click on the become a follower on the left. 


I used the gorgeous Bo Bunny Beautifully Brisk Collection which I was recently fortunate to have won. I used a box canvas and coloured it with  watercoloirs and Brushos. I also had fun using items from nature. 


An Autumn Card using Aquamarkers to create the background. 



A snuggled up Fox is happily sleeping on this card. 


As I don’t have many craft projects at the moment, I thought I would share some recent photos. My friend is a trustee and he asked me to accompany him to an opening event, Michael Parkinson was cutting the ribbon, there were politicians and other “famous”  faces there. I have to admit I did not recognise them all, but everyone was very friendly and I had some interesting conversations. My friend was on the tv news luckily I wheeled away into a quiet corner!






Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon xx


2 Oct 2018

Snow White



Hello, Snow White is visiting the Indigoblu Blogtoday, I hope you will pay her a visit. She would love to see you!

It now seems that the splint for my arm was not the right treatment! The ultrasound has found three different and what the dr called very complicated problems. I need to see a specialist, and of course the waiting lists are several months long! I am managing to craft just a little at a time, thank goodness I can, as otherwise I would go bonkers!

Some good news a magazine contacted me and they think my “Actually I Can” canvas has a very positive message and they want to feature it in their magazine next month. So glad they liked it,  not everyone did!
I would like to enter Snow White into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Inktober
Altered Eclectics Anything Goes

Hugs xx

4 Sep 2018

Trust Canvas New Indigoblu Stamps!


Hello, and I hope you are well. 
Have you seen the stunning new Indigoblu stamps yet? I am over on the blog today with a step by step using Willow and Fox on a mixed media canvas.Hope to see you there!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Stamper Round and Round I have a lot of round nature items on my canvas. 

Crafteezee Anything Goes 

That’s Crafty Animal Magic

25 Aug 2018

Men’s Birthday Card



Oh dear what has happened to the lovely sunny weather we were enjoying! Blustery and cold here.

Men’s cards are always difficult, so I had to put my thinking cap on for my fathers upcoming birthday card. I was recently given a packet of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls. I don’t usually make a lot of vintage type items, but these looked very interesting, and I could conjure up whole life stories to go with them!

I selected one of a young boy, and his dog as he looks like a hard worker. My father grew up during the war, and he had to leave school at just 14 years old to do much needed work on a farm. After the war he went onto agricultural college. He has always worked hard, and has had many interesting and rewarding  jobs  -  a local councillor, a Justice of the Peace/Magistrate. Also like myself, and all of my family he has selflessly helped others, and has been committed to endless voluntary, and charity work. 

My father will be 88 years old on his next birthday. To remind him of his younger days doing farm work I decided to add some chickens from a Hobbyart stamp set, to go with my chosen paper doll. I coloured and fussy cut the chickens and eggs. I used my aquamarker pens to create a simple background. I added twigs and various bits from my ever bulging nature box. I finished of course by adding a large 88 at the top

Thank you for visiting today.I would like to enter this special card into the following challenges.







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