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Christmas Tags


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


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




Recycled flooring



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





Purple Mirror


Hello visitors

Today I am sharing a mirror that I made for my mum as part of her Mothers day gift


It looks a pink here, but it is actually more lilac & purple

I cut out some embossed card using various embossing folders and glued them onto the mirror, then painted it with two colours of chalky paint.

I added some Inka gold and cosmic shimmer gilding wax to highlight some of the embossing.

purple mirror 1

I cut three layers of card to make the frame and painted it in creamy white and then added some gems.

The bird cage is Tim Holtz sizzix die caged bird. Covered with silver Inka Gold.

purple mirror2

The flower is Heartfelt Creations delicate aster with some flower soft added to the centre

I also added some wooden letters to finish off

Thank for popping in today


Mothers Day


Hi Everyone

I am having a chilled out relaxing Mothers day and hope you are enjoying you day too.

Here are two Mothers Day cards that I made.

mothers day card 1

For my background I have used distress inks, then applied Viva glitter paste in Fuchsia, through a stencil,

stamped my sentiment

then added some gems to the butterflies.

For this card I have applied Starlights metallic paste in two colours

mothers day card2

added the sentiment, bow and gem

The Sentiments are from Quietfire Designs

Stencils from Imagination Crafts

Starlight Metallic paints from Imagination Crafts

thank you for popping in today



Floral Doorway & Latch


Welcome to my blog today

I made this card for my Daughter Shannon, she moved into her new home this weekend,

I wish her every happiness, and know she is thrilled to bits.

So for her card I used Heartfelt Creations Floral Doorway & Latch stamp, and coloured it in with Inktense pencils.

Heartfelt creations latch

I used glossy accents over part of the handle.

Heartfelt creations floral latch

Added liquid pearls to the flowers, and a wooden key, which I rubbed over with silver Inka Gold.

Heartfelt creations Floral Doorway & Latch

The letters are from Tattered Lace, and I added some wooden hearts.

Heartfelt creations Floral Doorway & Latch card

Then mat and layered onto Black & white card.

Thanks for looking today


Tonic Verona storage box



Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year.

Now its back to reality settling back into work and getting up early haha.

While I was at home over the festive period I finally got around to making my Tonic box which was a present from the previous year!!

I chose my papers from the K&Company, Hannah scrapbook pad

side view

Tonic verona side

I used crackle and wax, made some plaster of paris flowers and coloured them with distress inks, then spritzed them with a shimmer and added some wired beads


tonic verona top

I used some black soot distress ink over the cream paint on the wood to give an old used look


tonic verona box

I’m happy with the way it turned out it did take about a week though, now I have to decide where it’s going to live and what to keep in it!

Happy crafting


Christmas Table Piece



Buying and wrapping presents, food shopping I thought I had finished and was all ready for Christmas. But no! I forgot my centre piece for my table, so I have had to make it and I have just finished!

I had a piece of log in the garden brushed it all off and sprayed it with a sealer ( I didn’t wants bugs on my table lol )

raw materials

I took a napkin planned for Christmas dinner and found a white candle, I got Hubby to drill me a hole for the candle, I used a sheet of thick white paper and some garden string.

I decorated the candle first, by cutting out desired pattern from the napkin, separated the layers and using only the printed piece. Then I heated up the a teaspoon and rubbed it over the napkin onto the candle, the wax melted into the napkin and set in place.

table piece

Taking my sheet of white paper, I sprayed it with stick and spray and laid the napkin onto it, then varnished it all over with a sealer and dried it with a heat tool. Then Using Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia die, cut out my flowers and shaped them with a ball tool.

Glued the garden string around the log added snow dust and glitter to the top.

napkin decoration

Then I added my flowers, leaves and gems.

decoupage log

The Back

decoupage log (2)

The front

heartfelt creations poinsettia decoupage

So now it matches my tablecloth and napkins, I laid up the table ready for tomorrows dinner

and now I’m off for a glass of wine

Merry Christmas



Vintage Decoupage Coaster



I’m sharing this coaster with you today, I made it a while ago as a sample for a make and take, I love the colours considering it start out black and white!

black and white serviette

Using an MDF coaster and mod podge I glued in place a black and white serviette, and once it was dry I coloured in the flowers, leaves and the word ‘home’ with silko paints.

decoupage coaster home

Then using various browns of distress inks I shaded around the edges.

To finish off I covered the whole coaster with triple thick gloss glaze.

Thanks for popping in


Decoupage Christmas bottle



Well Christmas is nearly upon us, I have finished present shopping and wrapping, just have the dreaded food shop to fit in now.

I thought I would blog a bottle as I haven’t made one for a little while, I wanted to give it a Christmas look, and this is how it turned out.

decoupage Christmas bottle

I covered the bottle with two coats of white Gesso then painted it with white chalky paint.

I selected my serviette and tore out the bits I wanted to use then separated the tissue and glued it in place with Mod Podge.

Once dry I painted over the tissue with another coat of Mod Podge and let it dry.

I touched up with White chalky paint just around the edges of the serviette and then using a sponge, randomly dabbed on green chalky paint.

decoupage Christmas bottle 1

Once dry, I painted the whole bottle with a decoupage varnish.

Glued in place a Happy Christmas sentiment with Mod Podge and added a rosette with an Ivy print.

decoupage Christmas bottle 2

To finish off I added ribbon and a wooden tag.

Have a Merry Christmas



Pug Life



It was my lovely daughter Shannon’s 24th Birthday yesterday, she has a love for pugs, so I made her this box card, with pugs and flowers.

pug life

I made a little scroll for the sentiment and tied it with thread.

The flowers are Heartfelt delightful daisy

And some pictures of Doug the Pug

box card pugs

Happy Pug Day Shannon xx

bye for now