Sunday 11 August 2013

Ali-Craft Workshop

Good evening

Wanted to share this box that I worked on at a great day out with the very inspiring Ali and Iain from Ali-Craft and Rob the MDF man and his lovely lady also called Ali.

My friend Sandra and I arrived at the MDF workshop just before 10 am and spent the day painting and inking, stamping and embossing and generally having a really good messy time.

The object of the workshop was a mdf box with a front drawer which had been painted with white acrylic paint.  Our aim was to alter the box and decorate it to our own style.  There were boxes of buttons and trinkets, flowers, lace and pearls of which we could help our selves to and alter with paint as desired.

We were also given a couple of chipboard tags to decorate and add to the box if we wanted to.

I stamped my box all over with a wood grain stamp after using distress stain all over to give it some colour.

I chose to decorate one of the tags with a Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamp. Ali had the full collection of the stamps but I chose this one and then stamped her again onto this lovely paper so that I could cut the dress out to dress her with.

The day progressed with fun and laughter chatting to the other ladies and we were provided with lots of tea/coffee and a superb buffet lunch.

All in all a super day and so nice to come home with this lovely box.

Thanks for looking

Saturday 10 August 2013

Prima doll Tag

Evening everyone

Another Prima Doll Tag - a Julie Nutting design stamp.

I made this tag at a craft evening with friends and inspired by our good friend Polly who is in herself a fantastic crafter and tutor.....

Thanks for looking

I would like to enter this tag into:
Ali-Craft monthly blog challenge 3

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Tag on a box

Good evening again.

Zooming in on a chipboard tag which is part of the decoration of a box (will publish the box later).

The chipboard tag was painted with white acrylic and then stamped and embossed to create the background.

The background was inked with ripe persimmon and peacock feathers distress inks and edged with vintage photo.

The Julie Nutting prima doll was stamped onto white card and then again onto colourful paper to dress the doll with.

Her skin, hair and shoes were coloured in with promarkers.

A couple of brass coloured trinkets adorn the tag and it is edged with pearl trim which has been coloured with metalic paint.


Thanks for looking

I would like to enter this into:

Ali-Craft monthly blog challenge 3

Prima Doll birthday card

Good evening

I would like to share with you, a card I made for a friend.  Now I am not a card maker and do struggle a little with designing a card, probably because I really don't enjoy card making.  However, I do like the Prima Doll stamps and thought I would make this card using this elegant stamp.

Using an 8 x 8 inch card blank I covered the front in some black tattered lace effect paper from my stash.  I then layered a panel of gold mirror card down the centre and framed this with pearl trim.

I stamped the doll image onto script paper and then again onto animal print effect paper.  Cutting out the dress I then 'dressed' the doll.  (I had to cut off the bottom frill from the dress otherwise it wouldn't fit onto the card......tis a large stamp!!!)

I coloured her hair with promarkers and gave her a head band cut from the same paper as her dress.

Finished off with some cream roses and I think she is rather elegant!


 Thanks for looking,

I would like to enter this into:
Ali-Craft monthly blog challenge 3

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Copic Colouring


Just wanted to share this easel card I made. It was made during a recent Copics colouring class at Grimsby Crafts tutored by the lovely and very talented Kate.

I am not really into colouring images and not been very successful with alcohol pens, but eager to learn.  Can I just add that I'm not really into making cards either!

Anyway off I went to the class with the thought that maybe I will make my Christmas cards this year as I have been collecting a few Christmassy stamps that I would like to colour and use as toppers.

Well half way through the class I was losing my enthusiasm and thinking noooo this is not for me, I am not enjoying this and my colouring is looking awful!!! Just don't get how people find this relaxing and addictive!  I was getting more and more frustrated with myself.

Kate offered words of encouragement and, giving me tips, I carried on and persevered with 'the blending' to this result.......

'It's a Bag Thing' was the shading of the background that was giving me all the trouble..... But then as it started to blend out I began to like it.
I came away from the class .... not only pleased with the coloured image but thought the card was pretty neat too.
I don't see myself getting addicted to colouring but will certainly have a go at some Christmas cards!!!
Thank you so much Kate for your patience and also a big thank you to Debbie who very kindly shared her Copics with me.

Saturday 15 June 2013

Let Your Spirit Fly

Hi.....haven't blogged for absolutely ages.....can I remember what to do?

I wanted to enter this hanging into Hels Sheridans' Sunday Stamper Challenge:-
Piece of chipboard 4.5"x8.5" painted with purple acrylic then inked with distress inks Victorian Velvet and Salty Ocean.  The flowers and leaves are raised (Grunge Paste through a mask) and used distress inks Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain on the leaves, Coloured the petals with a red promarker and then rubbed some gold gilding wax into the flower centre's. The butterflys are die cuts, embossed to give shine and stability and blinged up with Stickles! Then stamped 'Let Your Spirit Fly'. Wire in the top to hang it.

I would like to enter this into: