Thursday, 31 October 2013

Inspired by Jo

Jo Myhill is the guest designer on the Paperartsy blog this week. I was inspired to get out the shrink plastic, Fresco paints and the Paperartsy large heart die and created this tag.  The tag was painted using a plastic card, this is one thing I had not tried before and a liked the effect. I added plenty of treasure gold.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sewing Room

I made this piece for the Swanstitch Challenge for October.  It is not quite 3D but it is quite dimensional and good by my standards as I am not good at sewing.

I started with a canvas board, painted in Fresco paints pansy, lilac and eggplant. Stamped the background with Stampers Anon stamps. Die cut a few pieces from the TH Sewing Room die and decorated the model and reels. More lace and ribbon on the side and some felt flowers, which were not easy and I now have glue all over my fingers, messy.

Very happy with the final piece, although not sure it fits the criteria!!!

Sunday, 27 October 2013


I have been busy making felt poppies.  They are made using the large, medium and small Paperartsy flower dies.  There is a bit of sewing, not my favourite thing, the large and medium petals are gathered in the centre to give a bit of texture, the small is cut out in black and along with a black button makes the centre piece. The pin is sewed on the another medium red piece. The leaf is die cut from Tim Holts Tattered leaves die and it attached using a hot glue gun between the flower and the piece with the pin.  It makes a very neat finish.  I have sold quite a few and 50% of the sale price is being sent to the Royal British Legion

Christmas Decorations

This little table decoration is one I did last week with my Thursday morning craft group. Very simple to make, I used a circle of card for the base, then die cut some flowers using the small flowers from Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Dies. Finished off with a bit of glitter and a everlasting candle.  Safety first!!!

One stamp two different views

I have had this stamp for ages, its wood mounted, but it is one of my favourites.  I have used it here for Christmas cards.

The first one I stamped in black on white card, then stamped again on acetate and embossed in gold. This is then laid on top of the black outline and off set just slightly it gives a lovely effect.

The second one is stamped in black archival ink then colour washed and glittered to give a different effect from  the first card.   I just this stamp quite a lot just change the colours for different seasons.

Thanks for dropping by.  

Fly me to the moon

This little piece is created from a few new techniques pick up on the Paperartsy Blog this week, where Liz Borer is guest designer.

I used Fresco paints, stencils and a lovely moth stamp from Papersartsy.  As usual I have kept it very simple. Do love the moon which is a circle cut in card and then I used snowflake paint and gave it a misty look by dragging the flat edge of a paint brush across the moon.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Textured Dragonfly

Here is another piece inspired by Joanne over on the Paperartsy Blog. I die cut the Dragonfly to create a stencil, and attached stencil to card and filled with Grunge Paste and left to dry, removing the stencil.  When dry I put the stencil back on and painted with Fresco Paints, removed stencil and added a little wash in the background and of course highlighted with Treasure Gold. Lovely technique thanks Joanne.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Simple Cards

I love Joanne Wardle's simple creations, great way to get more use from dies, used them to made aperture cards.  Have done this with several - here are two using Paperartsy dies and paints and splats!!!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Inspired by Alison

More time to spend crafting this week so I have been able to complete another piece. Alison Bomber is the guest designer over at the Paperartsy blog this week. I had not thought of doing a long thin piece, but I was inspired to have a try. My piece is nothing like Alison's but I used similar techniques - I do like painting with the edge of a scrap of card, for this one I used a scrap of mount board taken from my strip. I painted the mount board in Fresco nougat and various shades of blue for the top and again shades of green for the bottom. I then used JOFY stamps on the background, and on to Paperartsy super smooth card, painted and cut out the flowers and added to my piece with a few words.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Lovely technique on the Paperartsy Blog this week, thanks to Alison Bomber, stamping on to tissue paper and sticking to buttons.   I  just love adding buttons to my pieces and this technique transforms plain buttons to something much more interesting.