Morning, how are we all today? 

Sharing an art journal page using Dylusions paints and stamps.


Step by Step

1. Created the background using Dylusions paints and a blending tool, used Bubblegum Pink, Tangerine Dream and Lemon Zest.

2. Used various stencils from Imagination Crafts and Inkylicious. Used Dylusions paints, using the same colours as above plus Black Marble,with a blending tool.

3. Emphasized parts of the stencilling using a Derwent Graphik paint liner pen. 

4. Stamped the border, from a Dylusions stamp set, top and bottom, using black Archival ink.

5. Stamped the character parts, embellishments and text, all from Dylusions stamp sets, using black Archival ink, onto white card stock. Coloured the elements with Derwent Inktense pencils.

6. Coloured parts of the border using Derwent Graphik paint liner pens.

7. Adhered the character, embellishments and text using Deco Art Matte Medium.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Great Impressions – October Challenge Anything Goes

Creative Fingers – #118 Anything Goes

Creative Artiste –  #19 Anything Goes/Mixed Media


Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend.





Gazing at the Moon

Morning, hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Had a productive crafty time and I’ve got lots to share, starting off with this moody night scape.


Gazing at the Moon, stamping, Lavinia Stamps, Inkylicious, Tim Holtz Distress inks


Step by Step

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card blank.

2. Used Distress inks, three colours used – Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade, with a blending tool to apply the colour.

3. Splattered/flicked water onto the Distress inks and blotted with a paper towel. 

4. Used a circle stencil and a baby wipe to remove move colour from the background to create the moon.

5. Using black Versafine ink stamped the scene using various Lavinia Stamps and Inklylicous stamps.

6. Added some sparkle to the fairy wings using Sakura Stardust pens and blended out with a damp paint brush.

6. Emphasized the moon by placing a circle mask over the moon, used Black Soot Distress ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask.

7. Edged the scene with Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool.

8. Matted onto white card stock and then adhered to the black card blank.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart #132 Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff #238 Mixing Up Stamps 

Craft Your Passion #334 ATG 


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Morning, sharing a CAS make today.

Created a simply scene using inks and masks along with a die cut and a stamped sentiment.



Step by Step

1. Cut a piece of white card stock and masked the top and bottom using low tack tape.

2. Used a yellow Adirondack ink pad with a Inkylicious colour dusters to apply the background.

3. Used mountain and valley masks, from Inkylicious, to create the background, using the same yellow ink pad and a cosmetic sponge to build the scene. Created the sun using the same technique with a circle mask. Removed the low tack tape.

4. Cut the Polkadoodles cherry blossom branch die from white card stock, adhered to the scene.

5. Stamped the sentiment, an Inkylicious stamp, using black Archival ink.

6. Matted the scene on to black card stock.

7. Matted on to a white A5 card blank.



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Simply Papercraft – #37 ATG

PDE Linky Party – #140 ATG

Crafting With Friends – #28 ATG


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day whatever your up to 🙂

Fly A Kite

Morning, sharing an art journal page from my small Dylusions journal.

I had a bit of a surprise whilst making this page, sat trying to add finishing touches to the page, ironically attempting to stamp cobwebs when a huge spider ran over my foot!!! Now I’m not scared stiff, anymore, but still rather not be around them. So when I spotted the spider in the corner of my eye thought I was just being silly because I was about to stamp a cobweb, almost fell off my chair when it ran over my foot, yuck!!! Not only was I freaked out but it messed up my stamping, more of an unattractive black smudge than a stamped cobweb.

Question is can you guess where the offending cobweb is? I had to hide it because it was an ugly mess lol 


Fly A Kite, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Dyan Reaveley, Clearly Besotted, Inkylicious, Stamping, Stencils, Card-io


Step by Step

Started by applying Dylusions paints, used colours Bubblegum Pink, Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime, with a blending tool.

Used various stencils along with Dylusions paints, colours as above, to add interest to the background.

Used a Dylusions background clear stamp set with pink and black archival ink to add depth to the background.

On a piece of white card stock I stamped various elements from Dylusions stamp sets to create my character, using black Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers.

Stamped the raindrops, from an Inkylicious stamp set, on sections of the page using black Archival ink.

Stamped the “flowers” using the circle stamps from Love Struck Lucy Dylusions stamp set and border from a Dylusions clear stamp set

Stamped the sentiment, used a portion of the sentiment from an Inkylicous stamp, with Smokey Gray Versafine ink onto white card stock.

Stamped the kite and tail section, from a Clearly Besotted stamp set, using Smokey Gray Versafine ink onto white card stock. Die cut the kite and tail pieces using the matching die set.

Stamped one of the flowers from Dylusions Doodle Flowers stamp set, using black Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers.

Adhered the stamped elements using DecoArt Matte Medium.

Stamped the foliage at the bottom of the page, from a Card-io stamp set, using black Archival ink.

Used a white Derwent Paint Liner pen to add highlights to the raindrops and some of the stencilled areas. Used the same pen to colour the “flower” stems and added some dots around the outline of the “flowers”.

Used a black Derwent Paint Liner pen to draw the string for the kite tail, outlined the sentiment and the kite plus added a faux stitched border around the edge of the page with the same pen.

Stamped the spider, from a Card-io stamp set, on the kite tail using black Archival ink.


Fly A Kite, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Stamping, Stencils, Card-io, Inkylicious


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

More Mixed Media – August Anything Goes/Bright Colours

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge – #20 ATG

Daring Cardmakers – Raspberry and Lime


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Live Life

A tag to share today, I don’t think I’ll ever get bored making tags!!!




Step by Step

Cut some white card stock into a tag shape.

Used Creative Expressions Colour Cloud Blending inks, using various shades of pink and red.

Sprinkled the tag with water, allowed it penetrate the inks and then blotted with kitchen roll.

Used a Dylusions clear border stamp with black Archival ink at the bottom of the tag.

Used Tim Holtz & Sheena Douglass stamps with pink and red Archival inks to create the background.

Used a black Archival ink stamped focal image and the clock faces, used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the stamped images.

Stamped the water drops, from an Inkylicious stamp set, with black Archival ink.

Coloured sections of the border at the bottom with a red Faber Castell Pitt pen and a white gel pen.

Add some highlights to the water drops with a white gel pen.

Stamped the text, from a Tim Holtz stamp set, onto white card stock with black Archival ink. Cut out the text and adhered to the tag, used a black Sakura Micron pen around the edge of the text.

Used a black Inktense pencil & a damp paintbrush around the feet of the character, to ground him. 

Matted the tag onto black card stock and trimmed.

Used Glossy Accents on the water drops.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting by Designs – August ATG

The Crafty Addicts – #21 ATG with option of Emboss It (Clock faces & character heat embossed)

Creative Moments – #99 ATG



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