Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mothers day Card


Hello Visitors

I thought I had better get cracking on Mothers Day cards, as the School hols are nearly over and I will be back to work before I know it, which means less crafting for me,( not happy about that ) ! where did that week go, I still have lots of things to make before I go back.

I haven’t made this style of card before and I was pleased with the way it turned out, I like making flowers anyway and this was the most time consuming.

I made the flower-pot shape and covered it with patterned paper and ribbon, Then made a tag and mat & layered it, stamped a sentiment from Quietfire Designs, which can be purchased from Oyster Stamps. There is space on the back of the tag to write on.

The flowers and leaves are all Heartfelt Creations, except for the Fern.

Quietfire Design verse stamp

My Flower pot complete

heartfelt Arianna bloom flower pot

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Finnabair- Don’t forget to fly


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I have been working on this project today, and have designed this card for Oyster Stamps, using the new Finnabair products, which are now available from the shop.

I have listed the products that I have used at the end of my blog.

I have made this an 8 x 8 card.

card using Finnabair & prima products

I have covered my card with a backing paper, and stamped my main image in the centre, and a butterfly top left, I

re- stamped them and cut out the wings, coloured them with the blooms sprays and used silicone glue to keep in place.

Finnabair Dare to spread your wings stamp

Taking the textured paint, I added some Chopped Pesto Dylusions to make it green, and put this through the netting stencil.

I added some ribbon and used distress inks to colour it.

Using the pines stamp and distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, I randomly stamped across the paper. Then Distressed the outer edges and around the centre stamp with Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot.

I added some glitter to the Butterfly and along the top of the ribbon.

Finnabair stamps

I added a wooded key, some flourishes and flowers which I cut from the same background paper, and used distress inks to colour them: Peacock feathers and Spiced Marmalade, then I gave them a spritz of Color Bloom.

Finnabair textured paste

I added some leaves and a few gems.

Finnabair don't forget to fly stamp

Then to finish off, I have made another smelly one!

I took some old scented sticks tied them together with string and dipped them into some essential oils, so now I have a scented card.

Products used:
Prima Timeless Memories A4 paper pad
Finnabair Wood mounted stamp: Don’t forget to fly
Finnabair Wood mounted stamp: Dare to spread your wings
Prima Textured paste; White sand

Finnabair Stencil: Netting
Finnabair Clear stamp: Pines
Finnabair Glass Glitter: Gold Rush
Prima Color Bloom: Gold Foil & Glistening Waves

                                                                            Flowers: Bitty Blossoms
Marianne dies: button flower, used just the largest one and cut 4

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Altered Art coaster holder


Welcome visitors,

I hope you have all had a good weekend, It was my 50th Birthday this week and as I love altered art, my husband has booked me on a Finnabair course for three days, I’m so excited right now, but have to wait until April lol x

My make for today was a garden for my Fairy!

My birth stone is Amethyst and a few years ago I picked up a cheap little fairy with my birthstone on it, she isn’t that pretty but I think she is cute anyway and always looks a little lost on my shelf.


So, a few weeks ago I purchased an MDF coaster set from Oyster Stamps, who are now a main supplier for Candy Box Crafts. I had the intention of making a coaster set, but I began to see the holder in a new light! my fairy garden.

So from this..

coaster holder

I now have this…

candy box crafts coaster holder

and it now sits just on the edge of my shelf.

I kept the flowers the colour of my birthstone, and used papers to decorate, the Believe stamp is from Sheena Douglass, and the vine in the background is a Clarity Stamp.

coaster holder 1

I added some lace and distressed it, and set a little wooden toadstool in some silicone glue, covered with flower soft.

The fairy is sitting on a little path, made from crackle paste.

altered art mdf coaster holder

I have used Heartfelt Arianna Blooms and Open Leaf, coloured with distress inks and added black flower soft in the centre.

Hope you like it

Have a good week


Textured paste heart


Hi Everyone

Finnabair Textured Paste. I got quite excited about this product, I have used it a few times and found it gives a really good effect for a brick wall. I keep stroking it lol, it really feels like brickwork.

To make this heart, I covered it in plain white card and used distress inks, stamped my bird image, which is from Creative Expressions.

Then used the Clarity brick stencil and the textured paste, if your going to thread anything through the heart to hang it up, then make sure you put something through the hole before the paste sets hard. you can still do this afterwards, but it does make it a little trickier.

using Finnabair textured paste

Once the paste was dry, I used Acrylic paints on the bricks, re-stamped my bird, heat embossed it and cut it out, I painted it with silko’s.

Heart using Finnabair Texture Paste

I added some flower soft for the moss, and a little glitter here & there.

Finishing off with beads and garden string.

Thanks for looking




Finnabair Inspired Canvas


Hi Everyone

This is my Finnabair inspired canvas. I love this style and enjoyed putting this collage together and making it a functional clock. Each time you look at it, you seem to spot a different item that you never noticed before.

bottom left corner

I liked the idea of having my numbers spread randomly through the collage, this is one corner.

Stage 1:

 I added the clock works, taking my brick work stencil, I added some Finnabair art Extra Vagance texture paste in white sand, and my home-made textured paste through some plasterer’s jointing tape.


stage 2:

This is where I added some more texture and embellishments, some of which I made from plaster of paris and UTEE using the melt pot.

canvas in progress2

Stage 3:

Once I was happy with my layout it was time to Gesso it.

gesso stage

stage 4:

I chose Tangerine Dream and Chopped Pesto Dylusions, I did like this colour but it didn’t stay this way!


stage 5:

I then added some more Dylusions in Campso Teal and Pomegranate Seed.


Stage 6:

Once I was happy with my finished collage, I added some Prima Color Bloom  Spray mist in Gold foil, some glass glitter and Gilding wax.

top left cornertop right corneraltered art canvas

To finish off I sprayed the whole canvas in Mod Podge Gloss spray sealer, fitted the clock hands and battery.

finnabair inspired canvas

Hope you like it

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