black and white bottle

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Hi

I liked the shaped of this coffee syrup bottle and wanted to bling it up a bit.

After painting it with gesso, I mixed up some chalky grey paint with some black gesso and painted it onto the bottle with a sponge,

then went over it with white acrylic paint again using a sponge.

I chose a black and white napkin and separated the three layers, using just the patterned layer.

It was glued on with mod podge and varnished once dry.

 

The lace at the top was brown, but I went over it with a black pro marker and glued it in place.

I added the bling and some glitter paper to the little indents of the glass.

Then finished off with Heartfelt creation delicate Aster flowers, which I painted in silver and added some feathers.

Thanks for looking today

xx

 

 

I am perfect just the way I am

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I found a really lovely paper pad by Prima called Bella Rouge and used one of the papers to cover this heart.

 

I made the flower using Heartfelt creations delightful daisy and coloured with distress inks.

Then I brushed the petals with some varnish and dipped them into some glitter.

The sentiment is from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley which can from Hobby Lobby.

I added a red bead and some string to finish off

Hope you like it

xx

 

 

Christmas Tags

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Hello Visitors

Its not long now and Im frantically making bits and bobs as I’m always behing lol.

Here are a few quick and easy Christmas tags I have made using grey board and a Tim Holtz tag die.

I have decorated some with backing papers and some I have just blended distress inks.

All finished off with some ribbon.

The Snowman

Distress ink

Stamps and embellishments

Noel

Backing paper, Martha Stewart leaf punch

polystyrene balls coloured with pro markers and dipped in glitter

wooden Noel embellishment

Be Merry

Backing paper, leaf punch, wooden embellishment,

 some recycled plastic berries dipped in glitter

Joy, let it snow, Silent night

Distress inks for the background, stamps and embossing powders

Merry Christmas Mum

Backing paper, handmade clay heart and leaf punch

Backing paper, leaf punch, handmade clay heart

Happy Crafting everyone

xx

 

 

Recycled flooring

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I have been doing a little recycling this weekend.

I had some laminate flooring left over which Hubby very kindly cut to shape for me.

This side I have left untouched as it’s the back, the front I have covered with gesso and painted the edges with chalky paint.

I had some Disney princess papers to use up, so I have cut them out and glued them in place.

I Covered the princesses with glossy accents, and used Heartfelt creations leafy branch for the flowers and leaves.

I used distress inks to colour them and glued them into place.

Sleeping Beauty

Made for my grand-daughter Chloe, she was crafting with me and saw the papers, and asked if she could have one,

well nanny always says yes lol,

crafty hugs

xx

 

 

 

Stampscapes my first attempts

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Hello visitors

I have been hooked on watching you tube videos by Kevin Nakagawa owner of Stampscapes for some time now.

I first saw a picture using Stampscapes on facebook, posted by our lovely Eileen Godwin, so I asked her about it and she put me in touch with Sally Newick also lovely and very talented.

Sally runs her own workshops using Stampscapes.

So after about a year I finally managed to meet up with Sally and go to one of her workshops, which I thoroughly enjoyed and had a great time learning some new techniques.

 

I have a lot of practice to do but its fun using these stamps and distress inks, on glossy card which I hadn’t tried before.

This first picture I made at Sally’s workshop

I bought some glossy paper, some new stamps and some new tools lol like you do!

Because I needed them lol.

These are the pictures I have made at home

I need more practice but enjoying it

thanks for looking

xx

 

Delightful Daisy

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I haven’t made an MDF heart for a while, so I thought I would share this recently made one with you today.

I have covered the mdf with a coat of white gesso, then used chalk paint in heritage (orange) and delicate (yellow) I stamped a floral image with versamark and used fine clear embossing powder. I went around the edges and over the embossing with a little distress ink in scattered straw.

Using 160gsm white card, I stamped and die cut the delightful Daisy from Heartfelt creations.

On the leaves I have used distress ink in peeled paint, crushed olive and mustard seed, for the flowers I used Spiced marmalade and mustard seed.

I shaped the flowers and layered them up finishing with a gem in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment Dream Forever (from Stampendous) in black versafine ink and used clear embossing powder.

To finish off I glued the flowers in place and added some small eyelets to my drilled holes.

Threaded with brown string and wooden beads, I used promarkers to colour the beads.

Hope you like this one

crafty hugs

xx

little gems

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Hello crafty visitors

Today I am sharing two cards I made a while ago at Eileen Godwin’s workshop.

I have used distress inks to colour the background, then stamped the image with versamark and used white embossing powder.

Then I coloured the flowers and leaves using distress ink and a brush.

thanks for taking a peek

enjoy your day

xx

 

Tags for mums

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Hello lovely crafters

Did you miss me lol

The time seems to have flown by this year, after making the card on my last post I took a little break. I have been doing an NVQ at work but have finally finished my theory. I have been taking spanish lessons for almost a year now, (love the language) so that has taken up a fair amount of time.

I’ve also been feeling really tired and then seemed to have lost my mojo, like you do sometimes. Also been told I am borderline type two diabetic, so maybe that’s why I feel tired, I don’t know.

So to get my mojo back I have been going to some workshops run by some very lovely ladies Eileen Godwin and Sally Newick. I will share some of the makes with you soon. I’ve started scrap booking, only made a few pages but this is new for me. I will be making the invitations for my daughter’s wedding, so I have bought a laser printer and a hot foil machine, yet to have a proper play with that, will let you know how it goes!

Back in March however I did manage to make some tags for mother’s day, using grey board, 6×6 papers or scrap bits, ribbons and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy crafting

xx

 

 

 

Delightful Daisy Anniversary Card

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Hello visitors

I would like to share this Anniversary card with you today, It’s for my Mum and Dad to take out to Australia for their friend’s anniversary later this year.

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I hope they all like it as I didn’t know what colours they would like so I tried to keep it fairly neutral.

I mat and layered my 6×6 card and made 2 more 4×4 then centred one piece to the main card and off set the other.

Then I stamped the set of rings and made a mask so that I could stamp the glasses on top making it look like the rings were around the stems of the glasses. Using pro markers I lightly coloured the image and then covered the glasses in glossy accents.

I painted the wedding rings with Imagination crafts starlight gold metallic paint and finished off with distress ink to the edges.

I made two sets of Heartfelt creations delightful Daisy stamp and dies, and coloured these with Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade distress inks, and peeled paint on the leaves.

I shaped the flowers with a ball tool, glued them together and painted over them with a varnish

To finish off I added some gems and a Happy Anniversary sentiment.

Thanks for popping in

xx

up cycled envelope

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Amazon delivered a package a few weeks ago, in this cardboard envelope, I liked the shape and in my mind saw a whole new look, so I kept it and up cycled it last night.

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I chose 4 sheets of 12 x 12 papers 2 of each.

img_2321Then carefully opened up the glued edges.

opened-envelopeI cut strips of the rose paper to fit around the edges, then went over it with the black ‘bitten’ rose paper.

I had to do this because the paper wasn’t big enough, but I thought it turned out ok.

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Once it was all covered inside and out, I added stripes of gems to frame the centre paper on both sides.

 

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Using a cropodile, I punched some holes and added metal eyes.

Then threaded some red ribbon through and tied the bow to finish off.

Happy up cycling

xx