Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Soul: The Immortality of Being - An Altered Book


That's Crafty and Relics & Artifacts are having a blog collaboration all this week, we are both using items from both company's and linking up on our blogs.
The Relics blog can be found HERE.

I was lucky enough to be sent some of the lovely relics items to play and blog with.
   

I have a couple of sneak peeks on this post, but to see the whole item and video showing what I did, you will have to pop on over to the That's Crafty blog using THIS LINK

As I said this is a week long collaboration so do check back to the blog every day to see what the other DT members have come up with.

Enjoy your day, Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Out Numbered at That's crafty


A new challenge started last Friday at That's Crafty.
 Life has just got away from me at the moment so I am a little bit late with my blog post for this.

My journal page is a play on the nursery Rhyme "2 Little Dickie Birds" here they are sitting on their stenciled walls looking very  happy with no intention of flying away. 

I used the lovely bird set by Katzelkraft on my page and a selection of That's Crafty Stencils.

Details of the challenge can be seen HERE on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Mixed Media Shrine for Mixed Up Magazine


I have my first project on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a step by step tutorial with a hundred zillion photo's over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Foliage & Flowers Challenge


Today is the start of the latest challenge from That's Crafty
Details of the challenge can be seen HERE.


I recently altered one of the That's Crafty 6x6 white board books, I have used one of the pages from this for my challenge piece. 

Throughout the book I used The Word Series stencils for the words and edging, Dinky Stencils8ins x 8ins stencilsAcrylic Pieces and That's Crafty's own range of stamps.


I have a video below showing a bit of my process for altering the book 


Thank you for your visit today. Carol x




Saturday, 11 March 2017

Rubber dance Colour Challenge


I saw the Rubber Dance challenge, saw the colours and thought woo hoo my favorite combination so I have made these 3 cards for the challenge. I needed some card for birthdays this month and I always do quick and easy cards as I am not especially a card maker but I do find them relaxing as I enjoy colouring.


These are the colours I used along with the Rubber Dance Giraffe stamp and her accompanying quote.

These are very basic cards, Stamped, masked, stenciled background, coloured and then a border added, very bish, bash, bosh.

My other stamps are Katzlekraft


Details of the Rubber Dance challenge can be seen here

Rubber Dance and KatzleKraft stamps are stocked in the UK by That's Crafty

Carol x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blinging it Up



The latest challenge at That's Crafty is "Bling it up"

I have used a 6 x 6 whiteboard journal page layering it up with their own range of stencils and stamps, adding my bling with micro beads and glitter added to DecoArt clear crackle through a stencil.

Full details of the challenge can be seen here.


Carol x

Friday, 3 March 2017

It's only Words


It's that Friday feeling, I do love Friday's, the weekend to look forward to and a couple of days of lie-ins and of course the That's Crafty  challenge

This time the theme for the Challenge is "just words" (Words to be the main focus of project) 

I have a journal page.


I played with Decoart media paints using Fresco Satin finish to make them all very translucent so all the text showed through all the layers of paint and there are lot of layers here, added with stencils and just general slopping around of paint.

Finishing with my favourite filler stamp of the moment Tracey Scott's colour wheel stamp from the PA set ETS02.


My main image is from Fly with Me from Rubber Dance along with the quote, and the Dream word is one of the That's Crafty Stencils bumped a little bit with white pen.


I finished with a little gelli plate printed heart that I layered up with some stamped text,  stitched it together and stuck down in the bottom left of the page.

I am entering this into the Rubber Dance challenge.



Carol x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Stenciled Pencil Case


I am delighted to be on the Paper Artsy Blog tonight.

Here is a photo of my project, do please pop over to the blog to see the a step out of what I did and details of the products I used .

Thank you for your visit. Carol xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Holy Card Decorations


I enjoyed making these when I did them before and as they have now all sold out on my shop, I had a little play and have made some re-stocks and new designs too.

I will be uploading these to my Etsy shop over the next few days.

A link is in my side bar.

Carol x

Friday, 10 February 2017

I Heart You


For the That's Crafty Challenge this week.

The theme is hearts, I have used one of the acrylic shapes and image transferred onto what is now the back of it so it shows through onto the  front of the the microscope slide shape. Added a bit of paper to the back and a few bits and bobs to the front.

Hope you like it, Carol x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday Post Card Art - Oriental


This week on Sunday post card art the Theme is being hosted by Tricia, The theme is Oriental. we had a crafty day last Thursday  and one of the things we made were out postcards for the challenge.

I have used my favorite stamp of the moment on this, from one of the latest Tracy Scott sets by paperArtsy.

Details of the challenge can be seen on the blog HERE

Thank you for your visit today, Carol Xx

Friday, 27 January 2017

Round and Round In Circles


Woo Hoo a new challenge is over on the That's Crafty blog today.


I have used the circle from the Acrylic Shapes to make my mobile for the challenge inter-spacing them with re-claimed glass from an old chandelier before hanging from a circular support.

This does look very pretty hung in a window with the sun hitting it.

I do have a video showing how I did the different elements on the Acrylic shapes on my youTube channel.



Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog and there is a £20 gift voucher to be won.

I also have links in my left hand blog bar for some upcoming classes I have if you are interested.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold and Silver Challenge


The first challenge of the new year is over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog today.

I have altered one the the MDF tag shapes for the challenge.
I have used a #10 tag, these tags are great you can throw absolutely anything at them and they just take it.



I have also included one of the latest stencil releases from That's crafty. These will be released on the Hochanda shows on Monday.

Thank you for you visit today and I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge and maybe win the £20 gift voucher to spend in the Shop.

Carol xx



Friday, 23 December 2016

Anything Goes


The latest challenge at That's Crafty is Anything goes, this will run for 3 weeks.
Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 9 December 2016

Flower Power


The latest challenge over on the That's Crafty blog is "Flower Power"

I made this box using a selection of stamps from the Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead range.

I gave the box several coats of white acrylic before I stamped onto it, sanding between each coat to make sure it was super smooth to stamp onto.

I stamped all my images in versaFine ink as I find this gives the most detail when stamping onto boxes.


I loved the way it looked like a page from a colouring book when I had finished my stamping, just sitting there waiting to be coloured in.

I coloured it with fresco paints, using satin glaze to thin them so the detail on the stamping was not blocked by the colours.

It will be great if you could join in with the challenge this fortnight, details can be seen on the blog,  HERE.

Thank you for visiting, Carol xx

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