Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Housie Housie ATC Coins for Paper Artsy

I am over on the PaperArtsy Blog this evening with a set of ATC coins featuring stamps from their Squiggly ink series.
I would love it if you would pop on over to the blog and give my post some bloggy love.

Carol x

Friday, 3 August 2018

Altered Alice At Mixed Up

I have a couple of projects in Mixed Up this week, one is on my faourite theme of Alice in Wonderland and I have altered a set of small draws,
If you are not aware of mixed up is it an online resource for great tutorials and fantastic collage images. 
It has a facebook page where you can keep up todate with all the latest news.

You can join via this link or I have a permanent link in my side bar.

Carol xx

Monday, 9 July 2018

Image transfers for PaperArtsy

I am over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight hoping to inspire you to enter their transfer Challenge.

Your transfer can be any type of image transfer  and if you check out the blog there are some great examples over the last few days from their bloggers but also on the opening post where the challenge is introduced and this can be found by clicking HERE.

I have done a transfer using a magazine page image and Fresco Matte Glaze as my transfer medium.
A fun challenge topic to really get your teeth into.

Carol xx

Friday, 22 June 2018

Sardine Tin Shrine for Paperartsy

I am over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight hoping to inspire you to enter their Enshrined Challenge.

Your shrine can be any type and made of anything. If you check out the blog there are some great examples over the last few days from their bloggers but also on the opening post where the challenge is introduced and this can be found by clicking HERE

I enjoyed this topic and I hope you get the time to enter.

Carol Xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Mixed Up Magazine collaged Postcards

I have a tutorial for these in Mixed Up Magazine this week.
You can subscribe here.

Carol x

Leave your past behind

I have done this page to enter into the PaperArtsy challenge of PaperDolls.
The background is an idea I had when trying out things for another page, and it has sat in my journal for a while waiting to be  finished. So here it is with a few bits of collage and a quote.
My dad died last year and I had all his poetry books, amongst them were a lot of Tyler Knott Gregson books this quote is one of his, he has some nice short punchy poems perfect for journal pages.

Details of the PaperArtsy challenge can be seen HERE.

Carol x

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Being Small For PaperArtsy

I am over on the PaperArtsy Blog tonight hoping to inspire you to enter their Paper Dolls Challenge.

Your Paper Dolls can be any type and if you check out the blog there are some great examples over the last few days from their bloggers but also on the opening post where the challenge is introduced and this can be found by clicking HERE.

I have used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll on my blogger post for them and my whole journal page was inspired by a quote on their One Penny - Plate 1 stamp set.
I am also a huge fan of Mandy Chilver's collage skills and last time she stayed with me I made her collage .... a lot so I could get to grips with it, so thank you Mandy your lesson was well appreciated.

Carol x

Friday, 25 May 2018

She Loves to Fly - A Journal Page

I have a tutorial in Mixed Up Magazine for this journal page it includes a full step by step and lots of photo's.

There are several tutorials shared on the magazine site every Friday and also access to exclusive Digital collage sheets.

To subscribe follow this link.

Thank you for your visit, Carol x

Monday, 21 May 2018

Mixed Up Magazine - A Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and I hope you are enjoying meeting the Mixed Up Design Team!
Welcome to my blog.
As you know, each of us is sharing our favourite makes for Mixed Up today, and the project I’ve chosen to share with you is a voodoo doll I made using a digi Image available from OwlNique on Etsy.
I resized the digi download to the size I wanted and then printed it onto printable fabric then it was eazy peazy to cut it out and stitch it together.
I made my stitching very scruffy around the edge as I felt this would add to the charm of my little doll. I replicated some of the printed elements of the doll with embellishments, adding a button over the printed eye, making a proper skull pin using small charms to replace the printed one and highlighting the heart with red stickles.

I’m also showing a sneak peek of something else I’ve got coming up next month in June.

The Mixed Up website has tons of mixed media projects, including these and many more! If you want to know more pop on over to the website using the link below to join.

Make sure you visit everyone’s blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning:

A ONE YEAR subscription to Mixed Up worth £40
PLUS 10 Mixed Up Printable resources of your choice!

Here’s the hop list!


Hop Rules

Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win a fabulous mixed media prize!
The draw is open internationally. 
The draw closes 31st May 2018 at midnight GMT.

Enjoy the blog hop, Carol x

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Fabric Journal

I have fancied making a journal entirely from fabric for a while and I eventually got the push I needed when I decided to do one for an article in Mixed Up Magazine.

Here are a few sneak peaks of my article, to subscribe and see the full tutorial of how it was done, as well as lots of other tutorials from some fabulous artists you can subscribe HERE.

Carol xx

Monday, 9 April 2018

Bunting for PaperArtsy

I have made a set of summer bunting today using Kim Dellow's stamps available from PaperArtsy.

Full details of my project can be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Carol xx

Monday, 19 February 2018

New PaperArtsy Stamps

I am on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using the lovely new release stamps by Darcy and the latest challenge theme of Watercolours.

I have a couple of offerings on show incorporating both of the sets in my makes.

Full details of the stamps and how to enter the challenge can be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Carol xx

Monday, 12 February 2018

A return

Due to family circumstances I have had a bit of a break from the world of blog and not really been around so much online generally.
So I am very pleased to make a return to blogging tonight with a blog post for PaperArtsy. 
PaperArtsy have always been one of my favorite stamp companys and some of theirs were actually the first stamps I brought all those years ago so for me to be one of their bloggers to me is amazing.
I have a journal page on the blog tonight featuring one of the latest paint release sets from Seth Apter and one of the new stamp sets by Kay Carley. Full details of the latest releases can all be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.

Carol x

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Sunday Post Card Fungi and Flora

I am hosting Sunday Postcard Art this week. 
I chose the theme of Fungi and Flora as I like mushrooms and I wanted to use my latest mushroom stamp that is by PaperArtsy.
Do pop on over to the BLOG to have a look and link up your own piece of 6 x 4 art.

Carol x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A Lady of Note

I have used paints, Grunge Paste and stamping to alter an old wooden frame to use as a magnetic notice board today over on the Mixed Up magazine blog.
Full details can be seen HERE.

Carol x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Mixed Up Magazine Challenge

Ohh Mega excitment, Mixed up Magazine have started a monthly challenge.

Full details of the challenge can be seen on the blog HERE.

This month the theme is cork

I have used a cork from a wine bottle (such hardship was endured to provide this cork so please appreciate it lol) I have made an Alice in Wonderland hanging decoration. 

I stamped around my cork by rolling it along the rubber stamp, added a strip of book page with the words "Alice in Wonderland" on it. I then then used wire to hold bits in place on the cork and then another length wrapped around the whole project to add beads to the outside.

Buttons added to the top and bottom and then lots of dangly things added to hang from the bottom jump ring.

It would be lovely if you had the time to enter the challenge this month.

You can also keep up todate and share your mixed media makes on the magazines  facebook page.

Carol x

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Housey Housey for That's Crafty

I have a new video on my YouTube channel today, showing how to make this little house charm to use on a journal page.

Carol Xx

Friday, 28 July 2017

Memories of Summer for PaperArtsy

I have a box for the Dark to light contrast challenge on the PaperArtsy blog tonight.
There is a step out of what I did and lots more photo's if you would like to pop over for a look that would be great.

Carol x

Friday, 21 July 2017

It's Grungy at That's Crafty

The latest challenge at That's Crafty is Grungy.

I have used  a selection of paints and mediums on a MDF tag to create my background, before adding one of the lovely mushrooms from the PaperArtsy set ESC05.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the Challenge Blog HERE.

Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flooded Resin Box for Mixed Up Magazine

I have a project on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today, there is a full set by step and lots more photo's.

If you have time it would be great if you would pop over to have a look and show my post some love.

Carol x