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Art journal Finnabair style

I decided to follow the video in the Gina’s designs newsletter and make an art journal page. I prep aired the page first by coating it with gesso and once dry, I used Radiant Rain sprays to give some colour to the background. I had some flowers and butterflies in colours that I would never have used so they were great for this project.


Gina’s designs chippies , prima flowers and butterflies, twinkling h2o’s and radiant rain sprays, Julia nutting stamp

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Tangled chocolate

Today I have another project made using the the autumn poppy stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. This time I used my love of Zentangle to make a card:

I stamped the image with Archival black ink and then sat and tangled the open spaces

I cut the image out and matted on black card. I then cut a piece of white card to fit my card base, stamped the edge with black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder (this helps if you get extra spots as you don’t see them).

To finish I matted and layered the pieces and used mounting foam to give more dimension to the main image.

Why not pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog and see what the design team have done with this fab stamp set.


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Getting crafty with Julia Watts

Sorry again to my followers I seemed to have slipped by the wayside again. To be honest I haven’t been crafting a great deal lately what with work and family I really haven’t had the time. I have to make an effort and make the time, hopefully this should be a little easier as I am going to be spending some time with my Mum soon so it will be fun to craft together.
I did spend yesterday afternoon having some “me” time at the Paperterie in Aberdeen, I watched Sue Wilson do a couple of demos (and hopefully helped her with her camera) and then spent a couple of hours in a workshop with Julia Watts where we made this wonderful card.

I had a great time and was very pleased with my results. Thank you to both Sue and Julia for coming all the way up to Aberdeen and to the Papeterie for hosting the event.

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Dream wall hanging

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

Hi blog friends, today I have a wall hanging for you using one of my Prima Doll stamps (I love these cute dolls they are so much fun) and chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs

Dream wall hanging with ginas designs laser cut chipboard

I painted a piece of card from an empty box using Distress paints and left it to dry. I made the dimensional flowers by stamping my Chocolate Baroque flower stamps and embossing onto coloured vellum and I added a bit of extra colour with gel sticks in order to match them to the paints, then I cut them out and layered them up fixing with a brad.

I stamped out the Prima Doll and then her dress onto some patterned paper and stamped a couple of flowers onto the dress before cutting them out and assembling her.

Once the paint on the cardboard was dry I added stamped flowers in a really light colour before adding the doll and flowers with glue. The “dream” frame is a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs Delicate Frames & Ornaments Shape Set which I painted with distress paint and then used an embossing pen to cover each bit and then I embossed each section before moving onto the next, in order to achieve the different colours. The fern is from the Fern Fronds set and I used distress ink to colour it.



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I must be crackers!

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

I know, I know and bit of a corny title but I really couldn’t resist it 🙂 The Freebie Friday this week over at the Gina’s Designs blog is a file to allow you to make a cracker. I made mine with an autumn feel but they would make super Halloween treats for the kids, just fill them with some sweeties and you are good to go.

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

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Gentleman Crafter’s Inkadinkado adventures

Single layer card with inkadinkado Stamping Gear

I have been following the blog of John Bloodworth for quite a while now as I love to see what he creates, especially with the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear sets. I just had to have a go at the single layer cards that John made here as I thought they would be great for a set of cards.

Here is my take on them

Single layer card with inkadinkado Stamping Gear

I used a Clarity Stamp for the greeting but I am afraid I cannot remember where the background stamp came from. I used a Distress marker to create the line along the edge.


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Craft Stamper Magazine Take it Make it challenge

I saw this Take it Make it challenge via a link on Hels Sheridan’s blog and thought I would have a go at the splatter thing. It is quite a while since I had a play just for the sake of it so I really enjoyed making this. I covered a canvas with tissue paper and then painted it (once dry) with Distress Paint and added some distress stain to make the splatters. I used gilding wax on the folds of the tissue paper to highlight them a little. The stamp I used for the raindrops is from Designs by Ryn (I just love this stamp!) and the sentiment is from Sheena Douglas. I got to play with my Melt pot too, I made the flowers and leaves from an old book using the tattered floral and tattered garland dies with distress ink and then they got a dunking in some clear UTEE.

Rain Canvas

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Crafty Bloggers Network – Sponsored by Imagine That

CBN Things with wings challenge

Hi to all my readers, I am really sorry for being such a bad blogger lately. I won’t bore you all with the details but lets just say that I could do with some GOOD news coming my way for a change!

This month, over at Crafty Bloggers Network Blog, we are sponsored by the very talented Kris over at Imagine That. We were lucky enough to get to play with her Bees Knees Digi Kit (and a couple of other things) and I had a Thank you card to make, so without further ado here it is:

CBN Things with wings challenge


Imagine That Bees N Sunflower Digi Kit

Spellbinders Labels 30

Adhesive Pearls

Black and yellow card

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New challenge over at CBN, sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps

CBN July 1 sponsored by Lacy Sunshine stamps

The lovely Heather over at Lacy Sunshine stamps is very kindly sponsoring the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month and the prize is a whopping $20 gift certificate!

Here is the my design team card:

CBN July 1 sponsored by Lacy Sunshine stamps

The image I used is called Lizabeth- Wild Daisies Digi Set, the papers just cried out to be used with her. I coloured her with copic’s and cut her out with a Nellie Snellen die. The theme this month is Metal Magic, so I used some rainbow mirror card for my flourishes (well its kind of metal isnt it!)