Saturday 23 December 2023

Merry Christmas!

I love these ice skates - used to own a pair exactly the same as a child. We used to skate on the pond and canal just outside our flat.

I hope you enjoy the holidays.

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Saturday 16 December 2023

Christmas time (almost!)


Nothing says Christmas more than a Christmas tree! This was made using the waste material from the miniature MDF tree – it’s a lovely shape and size. The background was stencilled in light blue just to offset the green branches. Decorate the tree with Ice Effect paste and then raid your stash for some ornaments. You could also use the leftover ornaments from the MDF kit. Cut the tag to whatever shape you like.

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Saturday 2 December 2023

Through the porthole...

I’ve made a circular panel this week using the Stamperia Songs of the Ocean collection. The artwork in this collection is fantastic. I chose a background paper and added some colour to make it coordinate better – you can always add colour to your patterned paper – you don’t have to use it as is. Then I stencilled over the top with some Titanium paste. Then I took the Ephemera packs and built up a scene using the porthole as a base. I cut out the sea in the middle to raise it up a little so that the other pieces could be interwoven and layered up, creating more depth.


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Saturday 18 November 2023

Blossom and Bloom...

I’m using some lovely Art by Marlene flower stamps this week for my main images and then I’ve embossed the background with a one of Melina’s masks. When you’re using a stencil to emboss, you just need to play around with different ‘sandwiches’ on your die cutting machine until you get the desired result. I’ve gone for very soft colouring with Distress Oxide inkpads. The text is from one of Lynne’s stamp sets, stamped in VersaFine Clair Twilight like the other images.

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Saturday 11 November 2023

Let’s get gothic!

  I’m talking about the new Gothic Arch Inside Story of course. This kit was just fabulous – I loved how Laura and Graham had designed the rafters to get that beautiful arch. I used mostly papers on the walls this time, overstencilling with the Fleur de Lys in the richly coloured Titanium Paste. For the windows I used alcohol inks on acetate and then overlaid it onto silver card.

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Hope you love this kit as much as I did.




Saturday 4 November 2023

Thursday 2 November 2023

The Inside Story...

What's in the suitcase? Well, that's the Inside Story - an exciting new range of MDF from That's Crafty!
These miniature worlds are fantastic fun - you can really let your imagination run riot.

I'll post the other two Inside Story boxes at a later date.