Saturday 6 July 2019

You Make Me 'SMILE'

What made me 'smile' when I saw what this week's word was at

Take a close look and you can see the floral stencil I used above
 really does have a smile in it. Perfect for this week's challenge!

I bought it recently at a craft show and was playing
with some 'new to me' Little Birdie Embossing/Texture Paste
where you use it in the usual way but after you take the stencil off
you heat emboss it and you get this lovely fluffy effect.
This is the second time I have used it and this time I added
some purple (yes Judy) pigment powder.
And purple is so hard to photograph!
My card was so easy and quick 
(since I had already made my focal point)
by simply adhering designer paper to my card base and
attaching my image. 
My sentiment is from STAMPlorations Smile
Added a few gems and corner rounded one end
and my card is done.

We have a new Guest Designer this month - 
Welcome Emma Delfosse from

Pop over and see more 'Smiles' 
from Emma and the Team.
Hope you get a chance to join us this week.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday 5 July 2019

Creating 'Floral Elegance'

Nice to have you pop in to see what my latest project is for

We start off our July Challenge today and as always
It's Anything Goes using multiple mediums.
I was so impressed with a project from one of the entries
in our last Challenge and decided to case it.
You can find it  Here. I just hope I did it justice.

Here's how it all started!
After priming with Gesso I stenciled my canvas
with paste to add texture.
After it was dry I adhered this lovely lace.
and then to add colour with
Distress Oxide Ink, Nuvo Shimmer Powder
and Art Alchemy Wax (and it smells divine)
Oh! just what flowers will I use here
next to my resin frame?
Adding a bit more colour with some champagne relief paste
and painted cabachons.
Showing you some shimmer!
Nearly done! Added my flowers, attached the cabachons
and added a coffee stirring stick with my sentiment.
I felt something was missing so found some chunky gold glitter 
and added it carefully to the bottom right hand corner
of the resin frame. Also 3 small pearls to the lace.

Here's another view!

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created this month.
There's loads of inspiration for you to cast your eyes over. 
Maybe you would like to try your hand at Mixed Media?
It really is a lot of fun - why not give it a go and join us this month.

Till next time!

Monday 1 July 2019

Thinking of You

Hello and Welcome to July!
Today's post is for our new Monthly Watercolour Challenge over at

It's always 'Anything Goes' but Fun when you
play with our Monthly Option.
This time round it's 'Wings' 
And we ALL have plenty of 'winged things'
so no excuse for not joining us this month.

I continue my obsession with powders
and this time using Nuvo Blue Blitz Shimmer Powder 
and added a darker colour with
 Lindy's Afternoon Delight Denim.
I inked my dragonfly with VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze
and decided while the ink was still wet to
add some Deep Water embossing powder from Colour Blast.

A close up of the shimmer!

Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers 'Thinking of You'
This was done on watercolour paper and cut 
with a stitched die and adhered to  matching card base.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and join us this month. Love to see you in our Gallery.