Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Paperartsy Revisited

Hi everyone!

Remember back in February when I appeared at Paperartsy working with Darcy's new stamps sets?

Well, I am back there today - using one of the stamp sets again! 

This time there is no colour scheme and I am focusing on a subject instead -


I don't least I don't doodle as part of my craft work. I might do the odd doodle on a shopping list occasionally when really bored, but I didn't think I was much of a doodler. Turns out, once I became aware of it, I doodle more often than I thought! I decided to look up meanings of doodles, and it appears that my subconscious need to draw swirls over and over again indicates that I am..... imaginative, good natured and protective worrier. The repetitive smooth shapes indicate a person who is patient, willing to persevere and is methodical with a developed ability to concentrate.

So what do your doodles say about you?

Come over to Paperartsy for some doodling inspiration! 

I loved making my 'Doodling' creation - here is a sneak peek for you....

 If you want to see how it was made then hop over to Paperartsy right now 
to see the step-by-step I did!

Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Crafty Individuals Spotlight

Hi everyone! 

 I am doing the second Sponsor Spotlight this month over at Our Creative Corner!

This month our sponsor is

And here is a sneak peek of what I made..

If you would like to see the whole creation and how I made it please hop over to 
Our Creative Corner and take a look!

And while you are there check out the details for Jennie's challenge 'Hit the Books'....Everyone who enters is in with a chance to be selected by and win a massive bundle of goodies donated by Crafty Individuals 

You've got to be in it to win it so get your entry in as soon as possible - the deadline for entries is 11.55pm on 28th May!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Hit the Books

Hi everyone!

 It is our wonderful Jennie's turn this time to host the challenge over at Our Creative Corner and she has picked a wonderful challenge!

Hit the Books 

For your projects this month Jennie would like to see you searching through your stash for old book paper or books and create a project with what you find. 

You might want to use papers within your project or you might want to breath new life into an old book by altering it in some way.
This is definitely a challenge theme with huge scope for projects small or large.

Whatever you make let us see you give those old book papers or books center stage!


I was thrilled with this challenge because I had found a gorgeous old book that I wanted to work on and hadn't got round to doing it yet. This was the perfect challenge for it!

I tore the book up first of all - being very careful with the very fragile antique spine. I wanted that as part of the decoration - already so beautiful detailed and needing no further decoration!

I cut the front of the book in half and decided to use it as a frame. I cut an aperture out of it.

I stamped the frame with a script stamp using Burnt Umber Decoart paint and then dabbed around all the edges using my finger to give a tatty distressed look.

I then covered that with some Treasure Gold

I made some flowers using a die cut...making roses using flowers edged in Antique Linen DS and coloured some flowers blue with a mix of Shaded Lilac and Broken Glass DI to compliment the blue in the photograph. I stamped some leaves with the same script stamp I used to decorate the frame.

 The center of these flowers were filled with Decoart Liquid glass topped with Distress Glitter.

The smaller flowers coloured with Antique Linen DI were filled with Copper Liquid Pearls

I used Gothic German print text paper for the center of the frame and some chit chat stickers

I chose a passport style photograph

Some twisted rusty wire was added to finish it all off

And there is my book frame

I hope you like it and I hope you are inspired to join in with the Hit the Books challenge this month!

 Our Sponsor for this month is....

Crafty Individuals has given us a massive collection of stamps and other goodies 
for one lucky winner this month! 

All you have to do to win this gorgeous bundle of goodies is enter Jennie's challenge - and you could be the lucky winner selected by - Get in and have a chance to win!

Happy Crafting!


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