Friday, 10 June 2016


I wanted to share with you a canvas I made with some of the contents from my May Craft Box. I am so pleased with these boxes, the contents is such good value and excellent quality.

I used an 8x8 canvas and started by stenciling the heart and the floral designs with paste. I then layered up the colour, added the tissue and spritzed with iridescent. I then added the embellishments, flowers and word.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

New Craft Trolly

I have been gathering a lot of mixed media supplies and I decided it was time to get something to store them all together in. You probably think I am mad but I bought a big metal tool chest, the type usually seen in garage repair shops. When I bought it it looked like this but without the decals (They come separate so you can put them on or not as you wish)
  But, a couple of cans of spray paint and some stencils later and it looked like this

I am really pleased with how it turned out. It has 5 draws, a compartment under the lid and a large compartment at the bottom that I am putting baskets in to hold my taller bottles. Now I can have all my paints and mixed media supplies right on hand when I am working and I don't have to keep running back and forth to get things.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

PaperArtsy Canvas

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to get the last place on a workshop by Emma Godfrey from PaperArtsy, put on by the lovely ladies at Craftylicious. We made a set of cards in the morning and the canvas above was what we did in the afternoon session.

Emma really gives you the confidence to use colour in layers and to keep building up the layers until you are happy with the result. One of the things I loved about the workshop was that although we were all given the same basic supplies and instructions every canvas produced was so different from all the others. I learnt some new techniques and picked up a couple of tips so all in all it was a good day.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Sea Theme Canvas

I have had my 'Craft Box' for a couple of weeks now and have been playing with the contents. As I said, everything in the box is excellent quality and there is so much of it that it took me a while to settle on a design for my main project. However I finally settled on a plan and came up with this.

I really enjoyed making this, I am finding mixed media a lot easier than I thought I would. Previously I have always made pieces that are more constrained and I did not know how I would handle the free flow of mixed media work. However I need not have worried because as soon as I had started tearing and sticking paper and slapping on 'Grunge paste' I started to relax and enjoy the process. In fact the problem I had was knowing when to stop, it is so easy to keep adding layers of colour and texture.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Craft Box

I was reading my March issue of 'Craft Stamper' a few weeks back when I came across the advert for 'Craft Box' and I thought ''what a lovely idea, I need to investigate this further.'' The idea is that once a month, for a set price , you receive a box containing 15 craft products, all based on a theme. The products can be used for scrapbooking, card making, mixed media or anything else you can think of. You can buy a single box, a continuing subscription or a 3 or 6 month subscription, the boxes are reasonably priced so I treated myself to a three month subscription. I have just received my first box, Aprils, which has a sea theme and I must say I am very impressed. All the products are of excellent quality and there is more than sufficient to do two or three projects. The lady who owns the company, Anna, also does video craft sessions giving you ideas on how to use the contents of your box. The one shown below is an example of her work. At the bottom of this post I have also added a link to her webpage where you can get more information if you would like it. I am going to delve into the box and come up with my own project and hope to post that here soon.

                                       Project using the April Craft Box by Anna

Craft Box

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

My Latest Purchase

My friend has opened up a craft shop and I was passing near there today so I dropped in to say hello and she had just taken delivery of a shipment of these ...
and of course I just had to have one.

For anyone who does not know what it is, this is We R Memory Makers Newest toy tool. What it does is cuts and/or seals photo pages so that you can add flaps for your photo's and pockets to keep all those precious bits and pieces safe. For card makers you can make embellishments and shaker cards with it like this...

Thank you to Tracy Kymona for the example.

I have not had time to play with it yet as I have a commission I need to finish first but boy is that giving me incentive to get my project done at soon as I

If you would like to know more about the fuse there are some good videos on You Tube, I will post some projects using it just as soon as I can.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Blog New Look

I would like to thank Sharon at Plumrose Lane for helping me makeover my blog. It looks so much better now, something I am happy for everyone to see. Sharon has the loveliest graphic designs for blogs and her prices are very reasonable. She will even install it all for you if you do not feel brave enough to tackle all those code changes yourself. I am very happy with the way my blog looks for now but I think I may invest in one of her seasonal themed bundles for Christmas. Why don't you do yourself a favour and go along to her webpage and have a look at what she has on offer. you won't regret it. I know I don't. Thank you again Sharon.