Friday, 5 February 2016


Hello there friends.....

Remember me??

 I know, its been a while....
Life's been busy but all is good.... and yes I've missed you too! 

Anyway after having some much needed time out, I'm slowly
getting back into the shed to create stuff......(as and when time allows me too....)

So today, I dug out my gesso. rolled up my sleeves  and got to work creating a small canvas
in the style of  finnabair.......

 I put to use lots of my broken vintage jewellery....

I used Deco Art Gesso and crackle paint,
 keys too!
Next I used a mixture of leftover inks/paints
Dylusions, Ranger paints and perfect pearls

I have a weakness.... vintage lace, so had to use a little on this canvas.... rude not too!

I really hope you like it!

Ooo nearly forgot!
Over the last few weeks
 I've been watching lots of Periscopes
WARNING! It gets very addictive....
You hear a notification on your device, which then means you
literally drop whatever your doing to watch a live stream....
(always tricky when your shopping in Tesco's!)
its so clever and very interactive,
it means you can ask questions, get advice etc. directly....

Thank you so much to the above people, 
its been great seeing their scopes......
 go check them out!

Right best get going....there's gesso everywhere!
as always feel free to leave me a comment
I've missed you lots!


(My posts may be sparse but I will try to blog when I can)

Monday, 16 June 2014

New distress minis

 Hello friends!!

A really quick post tonight.....
Today its all about the the new Tim Holtz mini Distress release!!
Read all about the new fabulous colours over here at Tims blog
I'm excited to share a quick tutorial using the mini ink pads.....

Take a handful of your favourite distress minis and apply the ink
direct to the heat mat.....
spritz with a mister to get beads of ink

Take a layering stencil (I used latticework) and lie it down over the top of the ink

Next apply a piece of card over the top and smooth down firmly with your fingers 

The effect is very similar to Tim's June tag here
doing it this way you get the added extra......those cute tiny beads of ink inside the pattern

You can get a few prints, but remember  the colour will fade each time you spritz with water!
I cut some of the inky prints down to size and used them as a background for a card.

Have a great week

kaz x

Sunday, 8 June 2014

June Inspiration

Hello friends
Hope you are all good!

Just a quickie post from me today 
to share what I've been creating...

I used a photocopied image from one of my vintage photographs
and made an image transfer using clear sticky tape.
The tag was created by adding old pages of text using matte medium,
then applying lots of distress inks
I framed the image using industrious stickers, frames and boarders and cut a
alterations honeycomb frame work die in black to layer behind it
I then added stitching, some old vintage buttons and lace and rubbed on some Remnant rub-ons
To finish I layered it up onto some Kraft card and Black cardstock.....
As always feel free to comment.....great to know you popped by

I've been having lots of major problems with blogger
 at the moment........ Grrrrr
(fingers crossed this publishes ok)

Have a fabulous week

Thursday, 29 May 2014

May Inspiration

Hello friends!
Remember me??
Yep....I'm so behind with pretty much everything...
Life's just been so busy,
 today was a rainy day and I managed to get some much needed shed time!
there's still time to enter....
as its been a while since I blogged I thought I would "celebrate"
by doing what I love to do .......getting inky!
I used two colours of distress inks
peacock feathers and picked raspberry 
I stamped with Rangers black Archival ink 
I used the Ideaology frames and trims, the inset is a paper from French industrial,
I then used Remnant Rub-ons  
The tags were sewn and added to a large black tag by Ranger 
I love the Papillion stamp of my favourite ever!

I really hope you like, as always feel free to leave a comment,
its great to know you popped by!

Have a great day!


Monday, 14 April 2014

April Inspiration

Hello friends
Remember me??
I know, I know its been a while ....
life is really busy at the moment and I'm playing catch up with everything...
I'm always terribly late!
Over at the fabulous  Inspiration Emporium the monthly theme is up
"Using a few of your favourite things!"
Check out all about how to enter here
 (You may even win some Inspiration dollars!)
The sun has been shining so
 I managed to get some shed time today .....
it had been so long that my shed was covered in cobwebs
more on that later!
I thought I would share some of my favourite things....
 Distress paints, Burlap and idea-ology!!
Here's what I created!
I took a sheet of glassine paper and scrunched it up, I love the effect you get when you unravel it,
I then cut it down to the size of my burlap panel and stuck it down using glossy accents
Using two #8 Ranger manila tags I applied distress paints
to colour, when the tags were dry I  splattered the left over paint to the tags.
I then trimmed the tops of the tags off and placed them top and bottom of one of the tags
and sewed around the edges
I stamped using the stamp set Purveyer from Tim Holtz/stampers Anon in Archival ink
I cut down one of the found relatives and added lots of idea-olgy
As always feel free to leave a comment great to know you popped by!
Just to quickly show you how covered my shed is in cobwebs here's just the door!
I had to arm myself with my henry hoover as there are mutant spiders lurking in there! 
Wishing you a spider free week!