Saturday, 11 March 2017

Rubber dance Colour Challenge


I saw the Rubber Dance challenge, saw the colours and thought woo hoo my favorite combination so I have made these 3 cards for the challenge. I needed some card for birthdays this month and I always do quick and easy cards as I am not especially a card maker but I do find them relaxing as I enjoy colouring.


These are the colours I used along with the Rubber Dance Giraffe stamp and her accompanying quote.

These are very basic cards, Stamped, masked, stenciled background, coloured and then a border added, very bish, bash, bosh.

My other stamps are Katzlekraft


Details of the Rubber Dance challenge can be seen here

Rubber Dance and KatzleKraft stamps are stocked in the UK by That's Crafty

Carol x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blinging it Up



The latest challenge at That's Crafty is "Bling it up"

I have used a 6 x 6 whiteboard journal page layering it up with their own range of stencils and stamps, adding my bling with micro beads and glitter added to DecoArt clear crackle through a stencil.

Full details of the challenge can be seen here.


Carol x

Friday, 3 March 2017

It's only Words


It's that Friday feeling, I do love Friday's, the weekend to look forward to and a couple of days of lie-ins and of course the That's Crafty  challenge

This time the theme for the Challenge is "just words" (Words to be the main focus of project) 

I have a journal page.


I played with Decoart media paints using Fresco Satin finish to make them all very translucent so all the text showed through all the layers of paint and there are lot of layers here, added with stencils and just general slopping around of paint.

Finishing with my favourite filler stamp of the moment Tracey Scott's colour wheel stamp from the PA set ETS02.


My main image is from Fly with Me from Rubber Dance along with the quote, and the Dream word is one of the That's Crafty Stencils bumped a little bit with white pen.


I finished with a little gelli plate printed heart that I layered up with some stamped text,  stitched it together and stuck down in the bottom left of the page.

I am entering this into the Rubber Dance challenge.



Carol x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Stenciled Pencil Case


I am delighted to be on the Paper Artsy Blog tonight.

Here is a photo of my project, do please pop over to the blog to see the a step out of what I did and details of the products I used .

Thank you for your visit. Carol xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Holy Card Decorations


I enjoyed making these when I did them before and as they have now all sold out on my shop, I had a little play and have made some re-stocks and new designs too.

I will be uploading these to my Etsy shop over the next few days.

A link is in my side bar.

Carol x

Friday, 10 February 2017

I Heart You


For the That's Crafty Challenge this week.

The theme is hearts, I have used one of the acrylic shapes and image transferred onto what is now the back of it so it shows through onto the  front of the the microscope slide shape. Added a bit of paper to the back and a few bits and bobs to the front.

Hope you like it, Carol x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday Post Card Art - Oriental


This week on Sunday post card art the Theme is being hosted by Tricia, The theme is Oriental. we had a crafty day last Thursday  and one of the things we made were out postcards for the challenge.

I have used my favorite stamp of the moment on this, from one of the latest Tracy Scott sets by paperArtsy.

Details of the challenge can be seen on the blog HERE

Thank you for your visit today, Carol Xx

Friday, 27 January 2017

Round and Round In Circles


Woo Hoo a new challenge is over on the That's Crafty blog today.


I have used the circle from the Acrylic Shapes to make my mobile for the challenge inter-spacing them with re-claimed glass from an old chandelier before hanging from a circular support.

This does look very pretty hung in a window with the sun hitting it.

I do have a video showing how I did the different elements on the Acrylic shapes on my youTube channel.



Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog and there is a £20 gift voucher to be won.

I also have links in my left hand blog bar for some upcoming classes I have if you are interested.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold and Silver Challenge


The first challenge of the new year is over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog today.

I have altered one the the MDF tag shapes for the challenge.
I have used a #10 tag, these tags are great you can throw absolutely anything at them and they just take it.



I have also included one of the latest stencil releases from That's crafty. These will be released on the Hochanda shows on Monday.

Thank you for you visit today and I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge and maybe win the £20 gift voucher to spend in the Shop.

Carol xx



Friday, 23 December 2016

Anything Goes


The latest challenge at That's Crafty is Anything goes, this will run for 3 weeks.
Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 9 December 2016

Flower Power


The latest challenge over on the That's Crafty blog is "Flower Power"

I made this box using a selection of stamps from the Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead range.

I gave the box several coats of white acrylic before I stamped onto it, sanding between each coat to make sure it was super smooth to stamp onto.

I stamped all my images in versaFine ink as I find this gives the most detail when stamping onto boxes.


I loved the way it looked like a page from a colouring book when I had finished my stamping, just sitting there waiting to be coloured in.

I coloured it with fresco paints, using satin glaze to thin them so the detail on the stamping was not blocked by the colours.

It will be great if you could join in with the challenge this fortnight, details can be seen on the blog,  HERE.

Thank you for visiting, Carol xx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Gelli Plate Journaled Cushion with Bleach for PaperArtsy


I am absolutely thrilled to be on the PaperArtsy Blog today with a project for their Bleach Challenge.

I have made this cushion to share and full details of how I made it can be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.



But here are a few little teaser photo's to tempt you to pop over there and have a look.

Carol Xx

Friday, 25 November 2016

All Grungy


The challenge this fortnight at the That's Crafty challenge blog is "All Grungy"

I have used one of the 5" x 7" Greyboard journals for my challenge piece. I went on a Seth Apter class earlier in the year with a friend and we got together recently to practice what we had learnt as we were sure that between us we could remember it all, as I am sure you know what it's like at a class you get home and think "how did I actually do this". 


Between us we did a pretty good job of remembering it all and this is my result of the days playing. I have not done the center pages yet because as usual we spent as much time eating, drinking and chatting as we did crafting but I shall be tackling them very soon.

Details of the challenge can be seen on the Blog HERE.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol xx

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Sunday Postcard Art


The theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art is Icons.

To see details of the challenge please do pop over to the challenge blog to have a look.

My make has lots of collage and paint on it.


Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 11 November 2016

There Must be an Angel


A new challenge starts today at the That's Crafty Challenge Blog. The theme is "There Must be an Angel". I have used the penguin from the KatzelKraft  set to make my own little angel.

My penguin is stamped onto fabric, backed with another piece of fabric and then stitched around, lightly stuffed and then the gap left for turning and stuffing was sewn up.


My wings were made using the Dinky Stencil Wings  and gold paint, then over stamped with the crafty Individuals stamp Medieval Manuscript - CI406. I then stuck them to a piece of curtain Buckrum and cut them out, this gave them strength and flexibility. I stuck them to the back of my angelic penguin. 


I added a metal halo, chain for hanging and a small shrink plastic tag, that I shrunk and then stamped the believe word from the Treena Stamp set onto. Finishing it with a metal snowflake charm that I glitzed up with Gold Stickles.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol Xx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Quick and Easy Card Video


I have a very quick and easy card for you today, all one layer, with stamping, stenciling and a bit of a doodle thrown in for good measure.

You can see how I did it on my YouTube Video.

Thank you for your visit today,
Carol Xx


Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday the 13th Part 2


The new challenge this week at That's Crafty is Friday the 13th Part 2.

As Halloween is fast approaching I have made a little bag for Trick and Treat Goodies.


It was just a plain canvas bag that I have altered using DecoArt Multi Surface Satin Paints and a selection of the That's Crafty Dinky Stencils.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a spooky day, Carol xx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

My heart belongs to Alice


Many of my regular followers know that I do have a little bit of a passion for Alice In Wonderland, so much so that I had to open an Etsy shop to stop the overcrowding of my house with boxes and decorations. I have  been stocking my little shop up a bit for Christmas and so this meant a trip to the warehouse where I go to buy my boxes as when I opened the cupboard it was bare of boxes, this resulted in many tears and general wafting around until I got myself together with a good talking too and took myself of to said warehouse.


And was it worth it, I got some lovely new shapes and sizes and among them was this adorable heart shaped box. I got the rose rubber stamps ages ago with a plan to use them with my Alice Stamps but I never seemed to have a nice shape box that suited them and now it seems like they were just waiting for this box. So I made one for me and then one for my shop to see if anyone else loves it as much as I do.

If you want to have a look on my shop the link is at the top of my left hand side bar.

Carol xx


Monday, 24 October 2016

Etsy Shop Update


I have been adding lots of new bits to my Etsy shop lately, including this Mad Hatter box

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/487282943/alice-in-wonderland-jewellery-box-hand

A link to my full shop is in my side bar.

Have a lovely day, Carol xx

Friday, 14 October 2016

Clean and Simple Challenge at That's Crafty


The new challenge this week at That's Crafty is Clean and Simp

I have a card for the challenge using the lovely Alice set of stamps by Carabella Studio .


I also used a dinky stencil with some of the Pebeo paints for my background.

Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a great day, Carol xx