Sunday, 1 October 2017

Scrap The Girls October challenge

I love pink so this month's challenge was ideal for me!!
Which pinks to run with was the dilemma!!

Products used

Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Collection- Town Gossip
Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance - Pearlescent Orchid and Pink Petunia
Golden gel medium Light Moulding Paste
Finnabair Art ingredients Mica Powder Vintage Pink
The Crafter's Workshop honey comb stencil
Finnabair Art Ingredients Micro Beads- Blush
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Doodlebug Design Inc Sprinkles -cupcake glitter assortment
Bella Boulevard Puffy Star Stickers-Punch Mix
Doodlebug Design Inc mini paper doilies-cupcake
Prima Flowers
Dusty Attic  Chipboard -heart attack panel
Dusty Attic Chipboard - words
2Crafty Chipboard -Swirl Flourish
Carabelle Studio Stamp - Flower Circles Background
Liquid Drops 3D Pearls -Madagascar
Zing Embossing Powder - Clear Finish

Looking forward to seeing how others work with this mood board!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

making a Flourish for your page or card.

a great way to create another layer for your page or card is to create something yourself.
I made this flourish for my Steampunk page.

Step 1 - gather your supplies

non stick mat
silicone mould of choice
Anna Griffin Embossing Paste- White Finish
In this case I used Finnabair Art ingredients Mica Powder - Rust
My trusty spatula !

Step 2

I scooped up a generous dollop of Embossing paste and added some of the Mica Powder-
A little goes a long way.

I wasn't totally sure how the colour would turn out but it I knew it would be in the brown tones which I needed for my page

Step 3
Mix it well

It looked weird at first but it dried to a beautiful chocolatey colour which suited me perfectly

Step 4
 Swipe the paste across the silicone mould as one does for texture paste and stencils.
Be careful not to have too much over the edges of the pattern.
 I left it overnight to dry properly.

Step 5
Gently remove from the mould

when you take it out it is quite flexible
step 6

I found I needed to tidy up some of the edges with a scalpel.

and there you have it

There is quite a range of silicone moulds available , feathers, leaves, lace etc.

Here is a link  from the store I bought my supplies from which shows in much greater detail all the great things you can do with this technique.

hope you have enjoyed

Sunday, 17 September 2017

More Than Words Challenge September2017

More Than Words September challenge - Fearless and Grunge

More Than Words definition of Grunge

"-GRUNGE is defined as a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated style. Whether it focuses on dark colours, a distressed or stained look, punk graffiti, messy designs, one thing's for certain... you have to not be scared of taking risks."

I decided to be FEARLESS and tackle an art journal page as I haven't done one for ages because 
I worry about which layer to put  first and whether it will be good enough! ( even though I have watched countless videos about it!!).
Being FEARLESS I chose 3 colors that I rarely use, and being deliberately untidy and uncoordinated enabled me to be FEARLESS about how I did it  and this stopped all the  worry.
I even signed my name to it!! 
Quite empowering really!
 Thanks More Than Words for showing me a new way to tackle things!! 
 I thoroughly enjoyed myself !!!
I think I shall incorporate being FEARLESS more often!!!

Products used
Finnabair Heavy White Gesso
Mesh tape
Dylusions Paints- Postbox Red
Squeezed Orange
Melted Chocolate
White Linen
Dylusions Ink Sprays Postbox Red
and White Linen
Golden Light Moulding Paste
Finnabair Stencil Grungy Grid
The Crafters Worshop circles Stencil
Carabelle studio stencil "Courrier"
Finnabair Stamps - Trust The Magic and Find The Way

Friday, 15 September 2017

Steam Punk - Off The Rails Challenge for september2017

my first DT Reveal for  Off the Rails Scrapbooking challenge

the Mood Board is Steam punk

I chose a photo of my daughter when she was just getting mobile to demonstrate that being a girl 

doesn't mean you have to stick with " girl themes"!! 

( although I couldn't stay away from flowers!!)

 I was inspired by a class I did with Di Garling recently.

The Prima papers and some of the flowers  came from a kit put together by Prima Designer Cari 

Fennell, though the finished product is very different to the design in the kit.

I mixed Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel with Finnabair  Art Ingredients  Mica Powder - Rust

and applied that through a Kaisercraft Stencil to get that lovely shiny look to the cogs.

I also mixed the Finnabair Rust Mica Powder with Anna Griffin Embossing Paste  to get that lovely 

chocolatey  look to the flourishes at the top and bottom of the page.

Other products used in no particular order!

Mini Prills- Gilt Trip

Prima Ingvild Bolme Stamp-N-Add Angel Wings Stamps and Metals (the metals)

versacolor ink -Pine Cone

Prima Flowers

Finnabair stamps - Never Too Late

                   - Move Me

Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - Gold -which I sprayed onto

 the 49&Market Burlap Trim behind the photo

Scrapmatts - Assorted Words

chipboard frame

Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Antique Gold

Versamark Ink

corrugated cardboard base
Prima Vintage Emporium Collection - Verona

                                                                   - Opera Seria


 Looking forward to your take on the Steampunk Mood Board!!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge blog

Off The Rails challenge blogspot

I am so pleased to announce I have been invited to join the Design Team at Off The Rails  Scrapbooking blog.

"Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog is no ordinary blog, we are here to challenge you. When 

designing a card, a layout or a mixed media project think outside the square, go where you have 

never gone before. Go Off the Rails! We have an amazing Design Team that come from all over 

the world and are here to inspire you. " So proud to be a part of that!!

To find out more go to

below is the September mood board

Why not give it a go!!!!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Scrap The Girls September 2017 challenge

Scrap The Girls

I ran with the travel theme for this one. 

I started playing  around with my new Dylusional Paints and it went from there.

The stamp behind the photos reminded me of architecture I saw in Toronto, Canada.

I really had fun with this one!! It strayed a bit from the sketch  but I am happy with the end result!
Chipboard from Dusty Attic and stamps from ArtStamps
The world stamp is Kaisercraft.

The prizes are awesome this month-from Kitaholic Kits and D-lish Scraps so why not give it a go!

Friday, 4 August 2017

mystical Scrapbooks Cybercrop Christmas In July 2017

thoroughly enjoyed doing Christmas pages with my photos of a winter visit to Canada!!

challenge 1  add christmas sparkle to your page

challenge 2   use traditional colours red white and green

challenge 3 use ribbon on your page

I love the last one!!  The red and white behind the photo is ribbon!

 The photo was taken in the old part of Quebec City and it was just like walking through what I 

imagine a fairyland would be like!!

We had an amazing time there- despite the cold!!

Thanks Mystical Scrapbooks I really enjoyed this cybercrop!