color burst birthday cards

hello everyone!

i am here today to show you a few fast and simple cards you can create with just a few stencils and one piece of water colour paper

Ken Oliver color burst cards

so i started out by selecting 6 of my Stencil Girl club (http://www NULL.stencilgirlproducts NULL.htm) stencils and placed them on my water colour paper. these cute little stencils are from various exclusive collections from 2014&2015 collections.

Stencil Girl i then took out my ‘warm’ color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook colours;lemon yellow, yellow ochre, orange, alizarin crimson and merlot…plus a bit of terre verse for the stem….and did a bit of sprinkles  here and there!

color burst cardsadd water and waited for the magic to start!!!

color burst stencil magicbut before i lifted the stencil off this page i added another page on top and then brayered the top sheet onto the stencils using my tool it all (http://www NULL.ellenhutson

tool it alland look at the magic.. i now have lots of backgrounds to chose from

colorburst positives

so now what does one do with all these backgrounds you ask?? well cut them all up and make them into cards i say!!

color burst February cardsthese were the fastest and easiest cards i have ever created i think!!! i made two of them into birthday cards using rub ons from Sizzix and have four more ready to go!!!

and speaking of birthday cards … guess whose birthday it is!!!!!!


so what have you created lately with color burst!! i would love to hear from you. and please do check out the Ken Oliver (http://www NULL.kensworldinprogress page as he and his team bring us oodles of inspiration on a daily basis!!

i would love it if you would follow me  on Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook or on Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram and i love absolutely love  comments and hearing what you think!


2016 flip calendar

hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you my first three calendar pages I created for my 2016 calendar. I had intended to do all one big post with all 12 pages but well, honestly, I haven’t finished them all yet!! LOL

2016 deskcalendarso I stared with using these (http://www NULL.oneluckyday NULL.html) calendar pages from Paula Cheney’s (http://www NULL.oneluckyday she does a calendar each year for us and I have been using it for a few years now. this year I was so inspired by her vintage  pages that I decided that is exactly what I wanted for this years flip frame calendar for my office.

I have decided that I would like to keep each of these pages and write a summary of my month on the back of them and bind them somehow but I am not quite sure yet how. so with that said I didn’t want to punch holes in them anywhere at this time…. a quick solution was to clip them to the inside of one of Tim’s mini books

so out came my cherished supplies  and my sewing machine and I was off and creating!!

january 2016february 2016 march 2016

now January has come and gone so I am thinking what I will probably end up doing is putting the May calendar numbers over top this January page and using it for 2017!!!

calendars tocome

i will probably be back to show you the next few pages as soon as i get them done!!!

enjoy your crafting time!



8×8 collage paper stash, some remnant rubs, ribbon, chitchat stickers, thinlit dies,distress cardstock,  idea-ology stickers,  distress ink

Cherished Layouts

hello everyone!! i am here today to show you a couple of layouts i created using Ken Oliver’s Studio  (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)paper collection

WAIT A MINUTE!!!! did i say layouts

why yes, yes i did.

before i dove headfirst into the mixed media world i, like so many others, were scrapbookers. i loved documenting moments in my life with layouts and as i have had a couple of those moments lately that i wanted to remember i thought to myself why not!

so they are very simple layouts but with such perfect paper!

KO scrapbook layout moments

i used a mix of texture paste and inks to create the colour for the “moments’ from an Art Anthology stencil. the family is a sizzix die and the stamping is using Ken’s Pegz! KO scrapbook momentsthe papers were all cut out using Eileen Hull’s die by Sizzix and then i stitched around the layout and the pictures.

i pretty much did the same thing for the next layout except this time i used circles from a Sizzix die
capture close up

shivering songs layout

it was so nice to just play with paper and not get my hands covered…but then again i did manage to get some ink on my hands whilst i was edging all my pieces with Lamp Black click it ink pads (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)!!

i hope you have taken the time to play over the last little while…whether that be with some mixed media such as color burst or with some old fashion where most of us started paper!!


be true to you

hello everyone!!  today I am here to share with you my take on the unvalentine theme for Emerald Creek Dares (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek

i started out with the intention of doing a piece with a photo of my son and i…. but quickly changed my mind as I started working through my project as you will see

so these are the main products I used other than the inks and paints and sprays… I love the Sizzix paper leather sheets !!


i ran a piece of leather sheet through the vagabond using one of the texture fades to which i had applied distress paint directly to prior to placing the sheet in the folder. i then sprayed with stainIMG_5386i then cut the sheet out to fit onto a cardboard heart. before the paint dried i sprinkled a generous amount of copper leaves embossing powder to the heart


here is the sheet after i heat set the embossing powder.. isn’t burnt copper amazing!!


now i am not sure what i am going to do with the heart yet so i moved on to the canvas. i applied a nice layer of clear texture past through a stencil and then sprinkled some burnt copper and set it aside to dry.

IMG_5390once it was almost dry i decided to heat set it…. you can see the video on my instagram feed!!

now back to the heart

i decided to add a layer of ice clear rocky candy to the entire heart to give it the ‘aged’ look

IMG_5401how cool is this!!.

you can see some of the red along the edge of my heart. I had originally painted my heart red along the outside before deciding to add some of the leather sheets and paint and well embossing powder.

IMG_5403now i went to heat set some of the distress crackle and look what happened.. loved the effects!! a happy accident i’d say

IMG_5406i then found the perfect quote for my project.. i love me some Shakespeare! i also cut and added one of tim’s arrows to each end of my heart which you will see better in the final photo

IMG_5420as my surface was quite textured i wanted to find a way to ensure my words stayed on my heart.. Ice Resin to the rescue.. love the shine/protection it will give my piece for years to come

IMG_5454i then wanted to add wings to my heart..because really what is a heart that doesn’t fly !! so i cut out a butterfly from the leather sheets and I painted  and then applied a light layer of ice resin to them. I am sorry I don’t have the photo’s for that but basically the same as the first step of my heart.

and now here is my project.

close up of heart close up of left wing close up of right wing

and the completed picture!be true to you

now it’s your turn to enter the challenge over at Emerald Creek (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.html) and check out what the rest of the amazing Design team have created.
Cathy Potosky (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Claudia Neubacher (http://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL. NULL. NULL./valentines-is-not-in NULL.)
Karons Krafty Korner (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL. NULL. NULL./hello-thursday)
Katelyn Grosart (http://katelyngrosart NULL.blogspot…/valentines-isnt-in-air)
Julia Chupik (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot…/love-is-not-in-aireme)
Shilpa Nagaonkar (http://nagaonkarshilpa NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek – so why not go check it out.
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TTT – January 2016

hello everyone!!

i am here to day to share with you my take on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 – Technique Remix (http://timholtz…  i love how he is doing it this year…revisiting tags from times gone past….

so here is my tag.. and for all the techniques do jump on over to Tim’s site!

TTT chalk metal techniques TTT January close upwhat a way to start the year!!

TTT January 2016hope you are all taking the time to play along !!


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