Saturday, 15 March 2014

Chunky ATC’s

Have been really excited to try and have a play with some Chunky ATC’s so have made two this week.  One for a birthday and one just for fun.

Got the wood cut at a local wood merchants, had 12 cut to size and the total cost was £1.76.

Chunky ATC’s are approximately 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches in dimension.


Fresco Paints

Kaiserfusion Pens

Peel Off butterflies

Sakura Pens

Assortment of Stamps


Packet of Mini Eggs

Archival Ink

Collall Glue


Flat Sided Marbles

Using up of Stash items










This ATC is for my wonderful OH who is celebrating his birthday today. The items added all have some personal meaning to him, i do hope he likes it when he sees it in a little while.

Just for Practice






Used same materials as for Birthday ATC except for Grunge Paste, texture spreader, Treasure Gold, door knob and glass seed bead texture gel.

Love how this one has turned out, all about Nature and it’s possibilities.

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SDC 138 Green

The challenge at Stampotique this week is to use green. The challenge is being hosted by Kirsten, this is what she had to say.

Hello there, Kristen here, and I am the host of this week’s Challenge. 
I am a huge fan of using Primary colours in my projects, with Red being my favourite, but since it is March, and this month the month of the beginning of spring and St. Paddy’s Day. I am challenging you to use GREEN as the main colour in your project.  I can’t wait to see what you create. Have fun and have a great week!

The March ATC swap with the lovely Sarah Dunkley has us creating a Fantasy Theme which has been chosen by Sue Dix. Here are this months which i would like to enter into the SDC challenge.


This stamp is by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps and is called Mirima, isn’t she stunning.



The above two images are stamps from Ching Chou Kuik called Raven’s Soul for sweet Pea Stamps.

A quick ‘HELLO’ to my new Followers, thank you for Following, looking forward to comments which are always greatly appreciated.


DLP Week Eleven

Over at the DLP this weeks Prompt is:

March 8, 2014 Challenge - Week Eleven -

Draw, photograph or collage a bird onto your page.


I collaged birds onto my page, then used using Pan Pastels and Die cuts to colour. Used JellyBean Soup, Urban and Artistic Stamper Stamps, which are all lovely and  very versatile sets. Used Lin Brown Stencil and gold Posca Pen to highlight the flowers.  Not too keen on the colour of the flowers, i used Fresco Paints but used too much Blood Orange and didn’t lighten it with a baby wipe, another lesson learnt.





I like my page despite the flower colour,  no time for journalling at the moment, will go back later and fill in.

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Q&L challenge Art or Road

Over at the Craft Barn their challenge is to use either the words Art or Road. Do hope you go along and join in this fascinating challenge.


350gsm Cardstock

Pan Pastels



Die Cut Leaves


Die cut delicate vine from Memory Box

Gold doily

Tissue paper

Mirror Card

Sizzix stamps and matching dies

Dylusions Sprays

Urban Stamp All Aboard Postmark

Versafine Ink

Archival Ink

The background of the iCard was taken from a mop up page from Dylusions Sprays, added the Urban Stamp All Aboard Postmark to the background then added Pewter Pan Pastel over the top, sealed with hairspray.


The flower, doily and delicate vine were all added to the front, then the quote by Anthony Trollope.


There is no royal ROAD to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of ART.

Used Pan Pastels and the Urban Stamp onto the back of the iCard then added a flower from tissue paper and using a flower and die cut set from Sizzix. Hand wrote the quote on the back and dated.


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Saturday, 8 March 2014

SDC 137 Textured Backgrounds

I will be entering this A4 sized project into the Stampotique Designers (Textured Backgrounds)and challenges Pan Pastel(Frame It) this week.

Materials used:

Kraft Card

Cardboard from stash

White card stock from stash

Old Book Pages

Beads from stash

Memory box die Delicate Vine

Spellbinders Spiral Blossom 2 die

Marianne Bird Die

Sewing Machine and thread 

Stampotique Tinglyitchiness

Darcy Wilkinson stamp set EDY07

Darcy Wilkinson Mini 06

Craft Concepts Embossing Folder

Packet of Frazzles

JOFY Stencil PS007

Fresco Paints

Portfolio Pastels

Galeria Seed Bead Gel

Kaiserfusion Pens

Posca pen

Archival Ink Pad

Various tops and bits from stash to create the marks on the background

Grunge Paste

Dylusions Spray Inks

Fork for mark making on the cardboard

Treasure Gold

Cadburys Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Arch Frame shape from stash

Distress Ink Pads

Viva Decor 3D paint

Dots Hero Arts stamp from 2005

Brick wall and Circle stencil (bespoke made for me)

Pan Pastels

This projects list of materials is huge, i hope you will forgive me not telling you every little step along the way, we would be here for at least an hour lol. I will try to explain where the texture on the background is and where the Pan Pastels were used.

There are four layers on this panel, the back is Kraft Card sewn round the edge to create frame one, the cardboard has been coloured with Distress Ink Pads and textured with a fork to get the cross hatch design then ripped and Treasure Gold added to highlight some of the distressed areas. The third layer has also been sewn to the back layer through the cardboard using a zigzag stitch to create texture and to create another frame. Finally the front panel has had Grunge Paste added through a stencil to create depth and interest, a frame has been embossed using an Craft Concepts folder called vine and stamped over with a Darcy mini stamp to highlight one of the flower heads.


While the arch was being embossed it broke up and so an accident was put to good use when i decided to use part of the frame on the front panel.

The Pan Pastels (Old Gold) have been added over the Distress Ink Kraft card background and over the third layer where Darcy’s mini border stamp has been used (Old Gold and Copper). I really do love the subtleness of their presence but you would notice if you didn’t add them.


The flowers and vine have added depth and the finishing touches to the panel.





I do hope you have enjoyed seeing the panel and am looking forward to any questions you might have and any comments you might leave.


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