Sunday, 4 March 2018

Boxing Clever

Here in the UK we've just come through a spell of bitterly cold, snowy weather, but today there are glimmers of sunshine and a definite touch of spring in the air. My offering this weekend is a little decorated box, perfect to put a little gift or chocolates in.

For details of materials and how I did it do take a look at The Craft Barn blog. A short post today as I'm going to do my best to actually get some crafting done!

Thank you for visiting. Hope you have a lovely day xxx

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Spring Flowers

Hello there
I've been off gallivanting and not had much time for crafting or blogging so I'm a bit behind. I did manage to make a quick birthday card using the Distress Oxides and stencils with one of my favourite PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamps.

More details are on The Craft Barn blog. The winter sale is still on and there are a lot of the Hot Picks stamps half price in the phase 2 section.

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are always greatly appreciated even if I don't get to reply to all of them. xxx

Friday, 16 February 2018

The Key to My Heart

This week has been a very special one thanks to the love of my fabulous family and friends who have showered me in birthday treats. It's had me thinking about what's important in life and for me it's not the stuff we have, it's the memories we share with loved ones.  Having said that I did get birthday money and I have bought myself some lovely crafty goodies...craft stuff doesn't count!

Over on The Craft Barn blog hearts have been prominent this week. I had a lot of fun with this mixed media tag.

Take a look at the blog for more details and don't forget the winter sale is still on at The Craft Barn.

Off now to have a little play with my new crafty stash. Thank you for stopping by. xxx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Bubble Bloom

Hello  there
Nearly the weekend with a chance to relax just around the corner. Today I'm bringing a project that I've done for The Craft Barn using a Woodware stamp and alcohol inks on Yupo synthetic paper. Woodware have a range of stamps which are simple outlines of circles making flower heads and are perfect for this technique. I've applied the alcohol ink with a fine brush, cotton buds and even a pin.

I couldn't decide on a sentiment or not...what do you think?

For a few more details pop over to The Craft Barn blog or better still grab yourself a bargain from the sale!

Hang on in there, one more day until the weekend...Thanks for stopping by. xx

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Look at Me!

My project today is a bit of fun with the Tando whimsical birds.

There are lots of pieces in the pack for you to mix and match and enough for several projects. My birds turned out looking like penguins...or so people tell me!

For more details take a look at The Craft Barn blog. There are lots of Tando items in the sale.

I'm off now for a bit of a play in the craft room. Thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, 22 January 2018

Get Carried Away

Hello there
Getting my crafting back on with a bit of card making over the weekend. I've been having a play with another of the StempelBar stamps picked up on my travels last summer.

This is a favourite technique of mine at present, combining silhouettes with stencilled backgrounds. I made the backgrounds by swooshing the paper through wet Distress Oxide ink and then adding layers of stencilling on top.

I stamped the Banksy balloon girl and masked off before adding the scratches. I finished off with highlights in white gel pen and a computer generated sentiment.

I got carried away having a bit of a play with some different colours and stencils.

Thank you for taking time to visit. Hope you have a great week ahead. xx

Materials used:
StempelBar: SB-UM0895-II
Stampers Anonymous: slight alterations
Carabelle Studio: London
Tando, Carabelle Studio and Ranger stencils
Distress Oxide Ink
Archival Ink

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Art-C Endeavours

It's a bit nippy tonight where I am, so not easy to be thinking about summer and sunshine. I was obviously feeling full of the joys of Spring when I created the project that's live on The Craft Barn blog today.

It's using the Art-C mini house box kit and makes a fun little desk ornament.

Not quite got my creative spark back after a hectic Christmas...maybe a hot chocolate and early night might do the trick! Spring is just around the corner...

Thanks for stopping by xxx