Monday 30 March 2015

A Pretty Ballerina...

Hello lovelies!

Well tonight I have been busy making a card especially to enter into a new challenge over at 

This is the first challenge for this lovely blog. I decided to use the digi from the blog called

Ballerina Betty

This little cutie was a freebie, so thank you for this lovely digi.

I love texture, so wanted to create lot's of it on my card.

I have coloured Betty using Promarker's. I have used paper from a pad called

My Mind's Eye Bohemia.

I have used jute, linen, cotton lace and satin crinkly ribbon. I added a few roses too and a stem of pearls. I've also used a sketch pen to add detail around the edge of the 8"x 8" card blank. 

All the edges have been inked using 

Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.

I finished with scrabble tile greetings available from

That Craft Place.

Here is Ballerina Betty

The shades of Promarker's I have used are...

Hair & eyebrows: Pastel Yellow, Vanilla, Blush, Satin, Sandstone
Skin tone: Almond, Putty, Oatmeal, Dusky Rose
Dress, boot's and outline: Tea Green, Grey Green, Pastel Green,Soft Green
Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna

I have really enjoyed making this card  to enter into the 

I love these colours together, I think they look very pretty!

Thank you for stopping by today, I always appreciate your visit's.

Have fun and happy crafting
lot's of love

Monday 16 March 2015

A little bit of stamping...

Hello lovelies!

I have had a lovely time stamping and colouring a really cute image.

I have used a stamp from Lili of the Valley called

I love this stamp. 

Once I coloured the stamp with my Promarker's, I then made the image into a card. I wanted to create varied contrasting colour's and texture's.

Here is what I came up with...

The Promarker shades I have used are:

The Bear...
Putty, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna

The Daisy...
Antique Pink, Mulberry, Maroon, Plum, Apple, Bright Green

I have used a scalloped heart die and also a scalloped bunting die.

I added texture by using twine, cotton lace, cheesecloth, fabric, flower's and button's.

I love this cute stamp. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I alway's appreciate your visit's.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love 

Crafting Musketeers Challenge 23...Midway Reminder

Hello lovelies!

We are now half way through March, which means it is time for the

The theme for challenge 23 is

Ribbons & Pearls.

We have been sponsored this month by the fabulous

The prize is a £10 voucher.

My project is the card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day...

I have used the Docrafts Bellissima Collection. I think the ribbon finishes this off perfectly.

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team hop over to the

Thank you for stopping by today, I always appreciate you visiting.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love

Sunday 1 March 2015

'TIME' for a tutorial...

Hello lovelies!

I bought a lovely MDF clock last week from 

I wanted something that I could decorate myself and to have it hanging in my craft room when I had finished it. 

The mdf clock is perfect as a mixed media project.

I decided to show you my step by step project, just so you could see not only the finished project, but how I got there in the end too.

I am also entering my 

Mixed Media Clock

into the challenge over at the

with the theme

'Anything Goes'.

The ingredient's you will need for this project are:

~ MDF clock with the workings
~ Gesso
~ Texture Paste
~ Acrylic Paint Portrait Pink
~ Ranger Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber's in Gold & Copper
~ Metallic Acrylic Paint's in shades Regal Red, Antique Gold, Peach Pearl & Bronze
~ Stencils Tim Holtz Bubble, and a Heart's and Text with Heart's, both of these are from That Craft Place
~ Tim Holtz Distress Ink's in shades Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
~ Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad
~ Crafter's Companion Texture Stamp Set Basket & Burlap
~ Crafter's Companion Words of Wonder Stamps Set 2 
~ Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
~ Gold Mica Flakes
~ Creative Expression's Metallic Gilding Wax in shades Cast Bronze, Deep Red
~ Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in shades Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
~ Matte Varnish 

Paint the clock with Gesso.

When dry apply texture paste to the numbers 12, 3, 6 & 9. Leave to dry.

When dry paint the clock with the Portrait Pink.

This gives a nice base colour as shown below. Then use your dabbers to randomly apply colour...

as shown below. Pour a small amount of your acrylic paints into a small container, use small pieces of sponge to randomly dab colour all over the clock. When happy with the result, leave to dry.

Lay the stencils where you wish over the clock and use the sponges and paints to carefully dab over them.

I've used the Love word from the stencil to be at the centre of the clock.

Choose which stamps you wish to use and then using your different inks stamp over the clock. 

Build up the stamping layer by layer until your happy with the result.

Use the acrylic glue to add the Mica Flakes.

The next step is to apply the gilding wax...

If you find your wax has dried up, pour a small amount of turps into the pots. This softens them up so you can use them. Apply in various places, rubbing with your finger. Then use kitchen paper to buff the wax. 

Use the Distress Stickles on a few edges and some of the butterflies.

When dry, rub with your finger to release the crystals.

Finally, paint over the clock with the Matte Varnish. When dry, attach the hands of the clock.

A little tip, if you find when you've painted over the clock with the varnish the words haven't shown through as much as you would like, re-stamp them with Stazon Timber Brown. I used Inspire & True from the stamp set. 

I loved decorating my clock.  I wanted to create texture, and by using texture paint and a few other mediums I think I've achieved the result I was after!

My clock will now be hanging in my craft room.

I'm really happy to be also entering this into the challenge over at 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read it. I always appreciate your visits.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lot's of love