Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Well the summer is nearly over.....how did that happen?
Its back to work next week for me....but, I'm kind of looking forward to getting back into a routine as Ive been enjoying too many lazy days and not getting an awful lot done!

Today I wanted to share with you a make that has been sitting on my desk for what seems like ages....
I just found it really hard to get back into the swing of things....I think Mr Mojo is still on his holidays!

One post that really inspired me recently was a post that Katy leitch did here, using deco art media crackle paste...
I really like the effect it gave to her tag and really wanted to try it for myself, Katy has a really useful video of how to use the paste too! 
(thanks for the inspiration Katy!)

So this make has a mash up of lots of different product...
Ive used the crackle paint, distress sprays, archival, idea-ology...
The photograph is an original from my collection.....
I built up layers with the help of Sizzix thinlits, card and tags....
I added walnut stain distress ink and archival ink (coffee) to colour
I used rusty wire to frame the cheeky chap in the photo and added ideology pins/rub-ons
I also added lots of stitching to the card
I am really pleased with the chippy paint effect, it gives a great shabby peeled paint look
I will defiantly be experimenting with the paint again!

Anyway as always feel free to leave a comment, it always great to hear from you!

Have a great week!


Friday, 19 August 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer....
If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that Ive not been around much as Ive been
spending some much needed quality time with my friends and family, its been so busy trying to cram everything in but its been so much fun creating some great memories with them.

Although Ive been super busy.....Ive still managed to sneak in some much needed arty time 
(usually, very late at night while everyone is asleep and bonus.... plus extra bonus I get to watch the Olympics in Rio, its multi-tasking at its best!)

So I apologise for it being a very, very quick post,
I will leave you with some photographs of my end result.

I created lots of layers for this make, using gesso, I used the lace as a stencil and applied gesso through it to create a cool shabby plaster look. I also used lots of distress sprays/crayons/paints/archival ink and embellished it with vintage lace, beads, stitching and crochet flowers.....I picked the photograph up from a local car boot sale.

Again I really do apologise for it being a quick post....
Normal service will resume very soon...
feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate each one

Have a great weekend 


Thursday, 11 August 2016

She flies.....

 Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
Sorry I've not been around much at the mo, as its the summer holidays and I'm trying to cram in as much as I can with my family and friends,,,,
but I've managed to pop back in to share a quickie make I created.....
I've been catching up on creative chemistry 103 
and I've been so inspired to crack open all things inky!
(if you want to know more about creative chemistry 103, its not too late.....pop over here for the details, its full of  great techniques with tons of  fabulous inspiration)

So I got myself busy with pots of gesso, Tim Holtz texture paste and grit paste 
some stencils, distress paints/sprays and distress crayons
I created lots of texture using grit paste, gesso and texture paste, when it had dried I coloured using distress crayons and distress paints
I stamped out Papillon butterflies (Tim Holtz) and framed them with some rusty wire 
The number band is a vintage key fob ( one of my vintage finds) 
To attach the butterflies I sewed them in place with my sewing machine 
 I used Mixed media 2 stamp set in random areas and highlighted the stamping with a white gel pen
and I touched up the grit paste using distress crayons ( I just love the effect you get with them)
To finish I added the words from Idea-ology small talk
and sewed the edges of the black card.

As always feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate reading each and every one!
Wishing you a happy week
Enjoy the summer
hope to be back soon