Sunday, 28 June 2015

ABC of Me

I saw this list doing the rounds on the web the other day and decided to add it to my beloved Smash Book.

Here are some of my pages:

I have changed some of the points to suit, so here is my take on the list. Feel free to use! Why not come back and share some of your lists here too! 

A- Age:
B- Biggest Fear:

C- Current Time:
D- Drink you last had:
E- Easiest Person To Talk to:
F- Favorite Song:
G- Grossest Memory:
H- Hometown:
I- In love with:
J- Jealous Of:
Keep Forever:
L- Longest Relationship:
M- Middle Name:
N- Number of Siblings:
O- One Wish:
P- Person who you last called:
Q- Question you're always asked:
R- Reason to smile:
S- Song you last sang:
T- Time you woke up:
U- are loving?:
V- Vacation Destination:
W- Worst Habit:
X- Xrays you've had:
Y- Your favorite food:
Z- Zodiac Sign:

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Christmas in June!

Apologies for talking about Christmas soo early, but many of you as crafters and artists will already be thinking about making for Christmas 2015.

Today Serif Craft Artist launch their new kits on Create and Craft. There are some beautiful kits from Kimeric Kreations, Victoria Nelson Illustration and Laura Darrington Design Limited.

As part of the Design Team for Serif I had the pleasure of creating the samples, although I have to admit it was difficult to get into Christmas mode when the sun was beating down!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Its the journey not the Destination

I thought I would share this project I made as my entry to the Sheena Douglass Design Team. Unfortunately I wasn't successful this time, but I am really pleased with the result of this piece.

I sprayed the canvas with various ink sprays and highlighted some areas with gold acrylic paint.  The middle section is an MDF square again sprayed with inks and Distress Inks. The butterflies, sentiment and flowers were stamped and embossed with Brass WOW!Embossing Powder

The outside leaves and flowers are from Sheena's brambles stamps. I sprayed a sheet of watercolour card with various inks before stamping onto it and cutting out the images.

As they say sometimes its not the destination but the journey that delights us!

Challenges I am entering:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Mixed Media

Thursday, 4 June 2015

A little stitchery

I hope you are all getting ready to enjoy the heatwave in the UK?

Another craft I love to do is sewing and embroidery. This weather is perfect for relaxing in the garden with a bit of sewing. This is a WIP! Although not sure what its going to turn into yet.....I will keep you posted.....

On the papercraft front I have also created a stitch themed card.

I used a Creative Expressions set of stamps to create the images, stamping with Distress Ink and using a wet brush to pull out the ink. I used a hessian embossing folder to create the background and lots of sewing bits and bobs to decorate.

Hope you like it!

Challenges I am entering are :
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
 Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!