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

Friday, 7 October 2016

Acrylic Tag and the Gelli Plate with Fresco Paints


I have a video showing how I used Fresco Paints on an Acrylic tag on YouTube.



Thank you for your visit today, Carol x



Friday, 30 September 2016

That's Crafty Challenge, All of a Sparkle


The new challenge at That's Crafty this week is "All of a Sparkle". 
Full details of the challenge and how to enter can be seen on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

I have used one the their large Acrylic tags #10 as the base for my make, using paints, Dinky stencils and my small round Gelli Plate from this set for my background on one side of the tag and then more stencils and sparkly stuff on the other side.


I will be doing a video tutorial on this next week.
 I was hoping to have it to share here on my post but time has just got away from me this week. So do please pop back next week to have a look.

Thank you for visiting today, Carol xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Stamping with the Gelli Plate


A short video with the technique I used on this card showing how to Mirror Image stamp using the Gelli Plate is up on my YouTube channel.

The link is HERE

Do have a look it's a very clever idea and I am gutted that I did not think of it myself.

Carol x

Ally Pally


I did a couple of demo's at Ally Pally last weekend for That's Crafty. I demoed the Gelli Plate and the DecoArt  line of Media products and That's Crafty's own range of stencils and Stamps.


I also did a make and take using one of the fabulous tabbed Journals that That's Crafty are bringing out. I love these they will be in two sizes, 5 x 7 and 6 x 6 with two covers and 5 tabbed pages. Here are a couple more photos of the book.




I had an absolutely great time and I cannot thank Laura enough for having me on the That's Crafty stand.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas in September


The new challenge starts today on the That's Crafty Challenge blog. This is my make for the blog. 

An upcycled coffee jar altered with Fresco Paint and a Dinky Stencil. Details can be seen on a video on my Youtube channel.

See it HERE

Thanks for your visit today, Carol x

Monday, 12 September 2016

That's Crafty New Stamp Release and a Video


That's Crafty have a release of their first stamps today, they are designed by Donna Gray and I have used the Set "Bentley" on one of That's Crafty's ATC storage boxes.


I don't actually use this for ATC's as I don't make them anymore. I use it to keep the DecoArt Media paints in that I use when I am Demoing with them, it is just big enough to hold a nice little selection of colours and keeps them nice and tidy on my Demo desk.

If you want to see the whole thing from start to finish I have a video on my YouTube channel

Hope you have a lovely day, Carol x


Sunday, 11 September 2016

A journal page


A collage page with lots and lots of layers, started with paint, went onto torn up text paper and stencils, then more paint.

Finished with a focal stencil and a collaged image, and then finished some Gelatoes and the lovely Stamps by Tracy Scott from PaperArtsy, as soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them.

Have a great day, Carol xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Being Square for That's Crafty



I am really pleased to announce that I am returning to That's Crafty this month and although I came back to late to add inspiration to the challenge blog post I altered this mirror yesterday to blog for the challenge.

I used Fresco paints and a selection of stencils for my background.


Paper flowers sprayed with DecoArt misters, dipped into UTEE and heated to melt, repeated until I was happy with the coverage, gold paint added to highlight the petal edges.


Fabulous Alice stamp and Mushrooms by "The Deep Red" company

For details of the challenge pop on over to the challenge blog and also see the massive burst of inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Carol x