Friday, 2 December 2016

Gelli Plate Journaled Cushion with Bleach for PaperArtsy


I am absolutely thrilled to be on the PaperArtsy Blog today with a project for their Bleach Challenge.

I have made this cushion to share and full details of how I made it can be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.



But here are a few little teaser photo's to tempt you to pop over there and have a look.

Carol Xx

Friday, 25 November 2016

All Grungy


The challenge this fortnight at the That's Crafty challenge blog is "All Grungy"

I have used one of the 5" x 7" Greyboard journals for my challenge piece. I went on a Seth Apter class earlier in the year with a friend and we got together recently to practice what we had learnt as we were sure that between us we could remember it all, as I am sure you know what it's like at a class you get home and think "how did I actually do this". 


Between us we did a pretty good job of remembering it all and this is my result of the days playing. I have not done the center pages yet because as usual we spent as much time eating, drinking and chatting as we did crafting but I shall be tackling them very soon.

Details of the challenge can be seen on the Blog HERE.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol xx

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sunday Postcard Art


The theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art is Icons.

To see details of the challenge please do pop over to the challenge blog to have a look.

My make has lots of collage and paint on it.


Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

There Must be an Angel


A new challenge starts today at the That's Crafty Challenge Blog. The theme is "There Must be an Angel". I have used the penguin from the KatzelKraft  set to make my own little angel.

My penguin is stamped onto fabric, backed with another piece of fabric and then stitched around, lightly stuffed and then the gap left for turning and stuffing was sewn up.


My wings were made using the Dinky Stencil Wings  and gold paint, then over stamped with the crafty Individuals stamp Medieval Manuscript - CI406. I then stuck them to a piece of curtain Buckrum and cut them out, this gave them strength and flexibility. I stuck them to the back of my angelic penguin. 


I added a metal halo, chain for hanging and a small shrink plastic tag, that I shrunk and then stamped the believe word from the Treena Stamp set onto. Finishing it with a metal snowflake charm that I glitzed up with Gold Stickles.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol Xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Quick and Easy Card Video


I have a very quick and easy card for you today, all one layer, with stamping, stenciling and a bit of a doodle thrown in for good measure.

You can see how I did it on my YouTube Video.

Thank you for your visit today,
Carol Xx


Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday the 13th Part 2


The new challenge this week at That's Crafty is Friday the 13th Part 2.

As Halloween is fast approaching I have made a little bag for Trick and Treat Goodies.


It was just a plain canvas bag that I have altered using DecoArt Multi Surface Satin Paints and a selection of the That's Crafty Dinky Stencils.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a spooky day, Carol xx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

My heart belongs to Alice


Many of my regular followers know that I do have a little bit of a passion for Alice In Wonderland, so much so that I had to open an Etsy shop to stop the overcrowding of my house with boxes and decorations. I have  been stocking my little shop up a bit for Christmas and so this meant a trip to the warehouse where I go to buy my boxes as when I opened the cupboard it was bare of boxes, this resulted in many tears and general wafting around until I got myself together with a good talking too and took myself of to said warehouse.


And was it worth it, I got some lovely new shapes and sizes and among them was this adorable heart shaped box. I got the rose rubber stamps ages ago with a plan to use them with my Alice Stamps but I never seemed to have a nice shape box that suited them and now it seems like they were just waiting for this box. So I made one for me and then one for my shop to see if anyone else loves it as much as I do.

If you want to have a look on my shop the link is at the top of my left hand side bar.

Carol xx


Monday, 24 October 2016

Etsy Shop Update


I have been adding lots of new bits to my Etsy shop lately, including this Mad Hatter box

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/487282943/alice-in-wonderland-jewellery-box-hand

A link to my full shop is in my side bar.

Have a lovely day, Carol xx

Friday, 14 October 2016

Clean and Simple Challenge at That's Crafty


The new challenge this week at That's Crafty is Clean and Simp

I have a card for the challenge using the lovely Alice set of stamps by Carabella Studio .


I also used a dinky stencil with some of the Pebeo paints for my background.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a great day, Carol xx

Friday, 7 October 2016

Acrylic Tag and the Gelli Plate with Fresco Paints


I have a video showing how I used Fresco Paints on an Acrylic tag on YouTube.



Thank you for your visit today, Carol x



Friday, 30 September 2016

That's Crafty Challenge, All of a Sparkle


The new challenge at That's Crafty this week is "All of a Sparkle". 
Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

I have used one the their large Acrylic tags #10 as the base for my make, using paints, Dinky stencils and my small round Gelli Plate from this set for my background on one side of the tag and then more stencils and sparkly stuff on the other side.


I will be doing a video tutorial on this next week.
 I was hoping to have it to share here on my post but time has just got away from me this week. So do please pop back next week to have a look.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Stamping with the Gelli Plate


A short video with the technique I used on this card showing how to Mirror Image stamp using the Gelli Plate is up on my YouTube channel.

The link is HERE

Do have a look it's a very clever idea and I am gutted that I did not think of it myself.

Carol x

Ally Pally


I did a couple of demo's at Ally Pally last weekend for That's Crafty. I demoed the Gelli Plate and the DecoArt  line of Media products and That's Crafty's own range of stencils and Stamps.


I also did a make and take using one of the fabulous tabbed Journals that That's Crafty are bringing out. I love these they will be in two sizes, 5 x 7 and 6 x 6 with two covers and 5 tabbed pages. Here are a couple more photos of the book.




I had an absolutely great time and I cannot thank Laura enough for having me on the That's Crafty stand.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas in September


The new challenge starts today on the That's Crafty Challenge blog. This is my make for the blog. 

An upcycled coffee jar altered with Fresco Paint and a Dinky Stencil. Details can be seen on a video on my Youtube channel.

See it HERE

Thanks for your visit today, Carol x

Monday, 12 September 2016

That's Crafty New Stamp Release and a Video


That's Crafty have a release of their first stamps today, they are designed by Donna Gray and I have used the Set "Bentley" on one of That's Crafty's ATC storage boxes.


I don't actually use this for ATC's as I don't make them anymore. I use it to keep the DecoArt Media paints in that I use when I am Demoing with them, it is just big enough to hold a nice little selection of colours and keeps them nice and tidy on my Demo desk.

If you want to see the whole thing from start to finish I have a video on my YouTube channel

Hope you have a lovely day, Carol x


Sunday, 11 September 2016

A journal page


A collage page with lots and lots of layers, started with paint, went onto torn up text paper and stencils, then more paint.

Finished with a focal stencil and a collaged image, and then finished some Gelatoes and the lovely Stamps by Tracy Scott from PaperArtsy, as soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them.

Have a great day, Carol xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Being Square for That's Crafty



I am really pleased to announce that I am returning to That's Crafty this month and although I came back to late to add inspiration to the challenge blog post I altered this mirror yesterday to blog for the challenge.

I used Fresco paints and a selection of stencils for my background.


Paper flowers sprayed with DecoArt misters, dipped into UTEE and heated to melt, repeated until I was happy with the coverage, gold paint added to highlight the petal edges.


Fabulous Alice stamp and Mushrooms by "The Deep Red" company

For details of the challenge pop on over to the challenge blog and also see the massive burst of inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Carol x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Pink Flamingo's make great Pets


I am hosting Sunday Postcard Art this week.

I chose the theme of "Pets". I was at the time of course thinking of all things cats, but I have recently discovered a fondness for Flamingo's , I mean whats not to love those big long legs and that great shade of pink and I would love to have one as a pet, so I used theme as my pet preference on my postcard for this week, of course with a little nod towards my other furry love, Cats.

Enjoy your day and I hope you get time to join in this week.

Carol x

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

PaperArtsy 3Up


I was thrilled when I was chosen to be part of the PaperArtsy 3Up team for this July. Full details of this can be seen on the PaperArtsy Blog.

I have been a fan of their products for many years and theirs were some of the first stamps I got when I first started to rubber stamp


This is the rather lovely stash I was sent to play with, look at that  yumminess.


This is what I added from my own Stash to use.

I decided to alter the  chipboard coasters in the above photo that I brought, they came in a pack of five and I wanted to do three so that gave me two for mistakes. I do like to alter coasters as they are so adaptable, I send them instead of Birthday Cards, or turn them into bunting or little books, and these one are nice and thick so they were perfect for my Gelli Plate.


I started by doing a background using my Gelli Plate and how I did this can been seen in the following video.


Once I had my background I added my stamped images, again how I did this can be seen in the following video.


I now coloured my images using a selection of coloured pencils. This is the first time I had used my pencils directly over the top of  Fresco Paint and I must admit I was mega delighted with how the colour laid down and blended over the paint.



I added a coat of Satin Glaze and this gave the colours just a little bit more pop, finishing them off by highlighting the text and words with Glossy Accents.

If you enjoyed my video's you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy the 3UP Week at Paperartsy.

Carol xx



Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Icon Lolly Sticks


I made these for a swap I am joining in with on a Facebook group I belong to called Mini Marvels.


The swap this time was to alter 6 lolly pop sticks. I was recently given some lovely images by a friend and I decided to do an Icon theme for my sticks.

I started by covering both sides of the sticks with a bit of left over Gelli print before adding my image and then layering little pieces of collage over the bottom are of the stick.


I then applied Grunge paste through a stencil to the top and bottom before adding gold colour with Gelatos and Treasure gold.

I then sealed them on the front and back to make them a little bit more hardy to handle.