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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Petal Lu Challenge - Yellow

Hello lovelies.

It's challenge time again over at 


You must use at least one flower and also definetly use yellow.


I made a card for my design team project.



You can buy the gorgeous Petal Lu flowers HERE 

Hop along to the Petal Lu challenge blog to see lot's more gorgeous design team inspiration!

Happy crafting
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Petal Lu Challenge #34

Hello lovelies.

It's challenge time over at 


The theme is all about white. Now, you can incorporate another colour if you wish or go with a full white theme, whichever you choose we would like to see a white flower on your project. You may want  to use a few white flowers or just the one...it's up to you.

Here is a picture of some of the beautiful white flowers available from PETAL LU 


I decided to make a mixed media project for my design team project this time. I love mixed media work, and I have to say I am pretty pleased with how this canvas turned out.


I first of all used texture paste with a stencil to create some bubble texture in random areas. I glued various Snip Art pieces and then I have used lot's of beautiful embellishment's which I have glued to the canvas.  
I added some lace and washi tape and then also a picture of a butterfly with a frame over. I added some beads and then painted over it all with gesso. I used a couple of coats to make sure everything was covered how I wanted it. 

I then glued the beautiful Petal Lu flowers to the frame. I sprinkled over the canvas randomly using some mica powder which I then spritzed with water and dried with a heat tool. I added the Beautiful sentiment which I stamped onto paper. To finish I splattered black ink randomly over the whole canvas. 

I think the Petal Lu flowers finish the mixed media canvas off perfectly.  I now have this hanging on the wall in my hallway and I have to say it does look really pretty!

Hop over to the Petal Lu challenge blog to see lot's more gorgeous design team inspiration.

Have fun and happy crafting, 
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Petal Lu Challenge 33

Hello lovelies

 Its challenge time at

This Challenge is all about those Whites


I've made a card using these gorgeous White Petal Lu flowers. I've used a Snip Art brolly, for the flower shower!


Hop over to the Petal Lu Challenge Blog to see lot's more gorgeous design team inspiration. You will also see our new teamies too.




Petal Lu Facebook
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms)

Have fun
lots of love
Nicola 
XXX

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Memory Lane - Mixed Media Art Journal

Hello lovelies!

I have so many lovely old photo's of my family, it is so nice to be able to look at them and think about the history that goes with them. I decided to start an Art Journal to use these beautiful photo's. Of course the start of the Journal is the front cover. So, using mixed media techniques I have picked out a beautiful photo of my mum as a little girl. I have co-ordinated the colour scheme of my project to match the photo.


I subscribe to CRAFT BOX which is a monthly craft box subscription. All the lace, embellishment's, flower's and SNIP ART is from the February Box.

The other material's I have used are...

- Finnabair Clear Gesso
-Cosmic Shimmer Glue
- Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint's in shades Pink Dusk, Citron, Warm White
- White Ecoline Paint
- Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
- That Craft Place Heart Stencil
- Distress Ink Vintage Photo 

I really enjoyed creating this mixed media piece. It is so lovely to look back at these old photo's.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola
XXX

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Petal Lu #Challenge32

Hello lovelies!

It's challenge time again over at 


The theme this time is 

'Anything Goes'.

I've made a card for my design team project. I love pink so of course I really enjoyed making this card.


The stamp I've used is LOTV Blowing Bubbles.
I've stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

I have coloured using Promarkers in the following shades...

Ice Greys 1, 3, 4, 5
Cool Grey 1
Antique Pink
Dusky Rose
Salmon Pink
Almond
Pale Pink
Rock Pool
Arctic Blue

The paper collection is Docrafts Capsule Collection. Of course the smaller pretty flowers are from Petal Lu which you can buy HERE 

Don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog to see lot's more gorgoeus design team inspiration. 

Happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX



Monday, 6 February 2017

A Little Bit Of Gorjuss

Hello everyone!

I made some cards using the lovely

Gorjuss Collection.

I have to say this is one of my favourite collection's.

Here are some card's I made.






I love the fact that you can also get matching ribbons, brads and embellishment's to go with the papercraft range. 

Thank you for taking a peek at my Gorjuss card's. I really appreciate your visit's.

Happy crafting,
lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX

Using Up Crafty Stash

Hello everyone.

Well this year I am determined to make some of my crafty creation's 'using up crafty stash'. 
I'm sure we all do it, buy lot's of crafty goodies and think I'll use them later!

So, here are a few cards I made last week using a scrapbooking kit that I bought quite a few years ago.






It is quite a nice feeling knowing that I'm going to TRY and use up lot's of my crafty stash....there is that much though it will take a life time lol.

Now, time to go browsing for more crafty goodies haha.

Happy crafting.
Lot's of love
Nicola 
XXX