How Beautiful

Morning, brrrrrrr it’s a bit nip here definetely a day to stay inside and craft ๐ŸŽจ

Sharing a make for Stamps By Me show on Create and Craft today, 8 November, at 1pm. Hope you can join Toni for some fabulous products and demos.



Step By Step

1. Cut a tag shape from white card stock.  

2. Used Distress inks and a stencil brush through a couple of stencils, from Tim Holtz and Imagination Crafts.

3. Used Brusho Crystals to add some more colour and interest to the background, sprinkled on dry and spritzed with water.

4. Used the Stamps By Me – Enjoy stamp set with Archival inks to stamp the flower.

5. Stamped the sentiment, using the Stamps By Me – How  Beautiful stamp, using black Archival ink.

6. Stamped the butterfly, Stamps By Me Butterfly lamination stamp set, onto white card stock using Distress inks and black Generation INX. Used a clear Sakura stardust pen and a water rush to add a little bit of twinkle to the butterfly and flower.

7. Stamped the body of the butterfly directly on the tag using black Generation INX, the Stamps By Me Butterfly lamination stamp set comes in sections and I only need the antenna.

8. Used Distress ink and a blending tool around the edge of the tag. Added some faux stitching using a black Sakura Micron pen.

9. Matted the tag onto black card stock, punched a hole using a Crop-A-Dile.

10. Adhered the butterfly using Pinflair 3D glue gel. 


Stamps By Me – Enjoy stamp set 


Stamps By Me – How Beautiful sentiment stamp



Don’t forget to watch the Stamps By Me show today on Create and Craft, Tuesday 8th November, at 1pm. Toni’s got lots of delicious inspiration and fabulous products to share.

Channels – Freeview 23, Sky 674, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813 or watch online at the Create and Craft website here.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Boots Challenges – Things With Wings

The Paper Girls Challenges – #115 Tag You’re It

Through The Craft Room Door – 8/11 ATG


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Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Morning, how’s your day going?

I’m sharing a mixed media canvas today using some of the new Polkadoodles die sets.



Step by Step

1. To create some easy quick texture to the canvas, Took a piece of white tissue paper and scrumpled up, unscrumpled the tissue paper and adhered to the canvas using matte Mod Podge. 

2. Once the Mod Podge had completed dry, applied some more texture to the background using a brickwork stencil, from Creative Expressions mini stencil range, and Deco Art white modelling paste.

3. Once the modelling paste was completed dry used Imagination Crafts Mixed Media Sprays to colour the background.

4. Once the background was dry, added some depth and interest using various stamps and Archival inks.

5. Used Dylusions paints and various stencils to add further interest and layers to the background.

6.  Used Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish in a couple of colours to emphasis the brickwork stencilling.

7. Cut the flowers, foliage and frame from white card stock using Polkadoodles die sets – Bubbleilicious die set, Flowers 1 die set & Super Sprigs die. Cut an aperture in the Bubblelicious frame using an X Cut layer die.

8. Coloured the flowers using the Imagination Crafts Mixed Media Sprays. Once the flowers were dry, used black Archival ink and a dotty rubber stamp to embellish the flowers. Edged the flowers with Black Soot Distress ink.

9. Coloured the frame, leaves and foliage with Dylusions Black Marble paint.

10. Once the frame was dry, embossed it using a Tattered Lace embossing folder. Used Pinflair Buff It, Slate, to emphasis the embossing. 

11. Adhered the frame, flowers and foliage using a hot glue gun.

12. Used various words and sayings from the Mixed Up Magazine ‘Inspiring Words’ printable, Issue 1 Oct 2016. Adhered to the canvas using Deco Art Matte Medium. Once dry, aged and aged the words using a black paint pen.

13. Used Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge of the canvas. Embellished the centre of the flowers using 3D liquid pearls.



Polkadoodles products used – simply click on the piccie and you’ll be taken to product link on the Polkadoodles website ๐Ÿ™‚








I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps #216 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination #108 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenges #326 Not A Card


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day whatever your up to ๐Ÿ™‚









Kaleidoscope Hearts

Morning, sharing my latest mixed media canvas.

Got colourful with paints and heart die cuts to create this canvas.


Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace, Visible Image Stamps



 Step by Step

Cut several hearts in 4 different sizes, using Tattered Lace Essential Hearts die set. For this 10×8″ canvas, I used 3 large, 5 medium, 5 small & 22 X-small hearts were used. Don’t throw away the waste, keep to use as a stencil later.
 Cut a stencil from the scrap card stock using the Tattered Lace Brickwork die, this die leaves the design in the card stock so makes a super quick stencil.
Cut a section of the Tattered Lace Honeycomb Lattice, this can been cut from scrap card stock as it will painted later. You need two pieces for opposing corners of the canvas, trim the Honeycomb Lattice die cut to the desired size and shape.
Use the brickwork stencil to apply the modelling paste to the canvas, as shown in the picture. Used my spatula to lightly tap the modelling paste, to create some additional texture. Allowed the modelling paste to dry completely before applying any paint.
Adhered  the Honeycomb Lattice pieces to the canvas using DecoArt Matte Medium, as shown in the picture. Matte medium left to dry before applying the paint.
Painted the hearts with the Dylusions paints, using a blending tool – colours used Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and London Blue.
Once the paint was completely dry, used black Archival ink to stamp the hearts, I used a stamp from Tim Holtz Butterfly Melange stamp set. I didn’t re-ink after each stamping some hearts, using second or even third generation stamping.
 Used a stencil to add further interest to the hearts, I used Tim Holtz Speckles and Black Marble Dylusions paint with a blending tool to apply.
 Used a black paint pen, Derwent Graphik Paint Liner, to draw sketch line on the hearts as shown in the canvas.
Gave the canvas a coat of white Gesso, heat set before applying any paint.
Applied the background colours, used Dylusions paints – Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime & Calypso Teal. 
Once the paint was completely dry, used a green ink spray with a stencil, I used Tim Holtz Speckled stencil, to add interest to the background. Allowed to dry throughly.
Used the waste from die cutting the hearts as a stencil, used White Linen Dylusions paint with a blending tool.
Used various circle stencils, Imagination Crafts & Creative Expressions, along with Dylusions paint, Black Marble & Calypso Teal, to add depth to the background.
Dry brushed the Honeycomb Lattice sections with Black Marble Dylusions paint.
Use a plastic card to apply lines, used Dylusions Black Marble paint.
Used black Faber Castell Pitt pen to highlight the brickwork sections.
Used a black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to draw sketch lines on the white stencilled hearts.
Used a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to highlight some of the black stencilled circles.
Arranged the die cut hearts on the canvas, adhered with a hot glue gun.
Used White Linen Dylusions paint to splatter the canvas, loaded a paintbrush with white paint and flicked.
To add some shadow around the die cut hearts, used a black Faber Castell Pitt pen to make them pop on the canvas. Smudged the ink with a cotton bud to soften the edges.
Stamped the sentiment, used Visible Image stamp from ‘This Is Me’ stamp set, onto white card stock using black Archival ink.
Adhered the sentiment to the canvas using Pinflair 3D Glue Gel.
Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace Dies, Visible Image Stamps
I’ll be entering the following challenges –
The Artistic Stamper – August Anything Goes (must include some stamping – die cut hearts have been stamped and sentiment is stamped)
Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ‘

Brighter Days

Afternoon, sharing a bright and cheery card, it’s been dull and dreary in Preston the pass few days so seemed an appropriate make!


Step by Step

1. Using an 8×8″ card blank, mask the edges of the card to create a focal point. 

2. Used Distress Inks and ink dusters to create the background. Removed the masking tape and used a Sakura Micron pen around the edge.

3. Stamped the bubbles and seaweed, from the Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld stamp set, etc using Distress inks.

4. Stamped the fish, also from the Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld stamp set, using black Versafine onto watercolour card stock.

5. Water coloured  the fish with Distress Inks. Added a little sparkle to the fish using Sakura Stardust pens.

6. Stamped the text using black Versafine ink, the stamp is from a Hobby Art stamp set.

6. Cut out the fish and adhered to the background using Pinflair 3D glue gel. 

7. Added Glossy Accents to the fish.




I’ll be entering the following challenges –

The Artistic Stamper – July Challenge All Things Bright and Beautiful 

Morgan’s Art World – #14 Animals 

Simply Papercraft – #33 ATG


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Hearts and Flowers – Stamp Soup Lemonade Fizz

Afternoon, hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend in the UK!

I’m sharing a make using the Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamp set from Polkadoodles,.

I just love these new collections from Polkadoodles they are just so versatile.


Hearts and Flowers, Stamp Soup, Lemonade Fizz, Polkadoodles


Step by Step

1. Cut white card stock to size, to fit an embossing folder. I wanted to emboss my card stock but I wanted a smooth unembossed area to create a focal point. To do this, I took a stencil and with the card stock in the embossing folder (I used a Tattered Lace embossing folder), laid the stencil on the outside/top of the embossing folder (NOT inside the embossing folder or you will damage your stencil) and ran through my die cutting machine. I used the plain circle stencil, from Clarity Stamp, it’s a square stencil with a circle cut out of the centre, this allowed me to emboss the outside frame and have no embossing in the middle.

3. Use Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending inks to colour the background.

3. Stamp the flower and text using black Archival ink and the Polkadoodles Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamp set.

4. Colour the stem & leaves with Faber Castell Pitt pens. In the coloured background area, you can remove the blending inks by taking a wet paintbrush and painting in the area and blotting with a tissue. Once the area is dry colour with the FC Pitt pens.

5.. Take another small piece of white card stock and stamp out the heart petals and leaves to decoupage up the flower.

6. Colour the petals with the Colour Cloud blending inks and the leaves with FC Pitt pens, cut out the petals and leaves.

7. Using a black Sakura Micron pen add wiggly lines around the circle and edge of the background.

8. Matt the background onto black card stock and adhere to your card blank, I used a 8×8″ card blank.

9. Decoupage your petals and leaves using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

10. Use black Card Kandi in the four corners to finish.




I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Fairy Tale Challenges – #140 Spring

Fan-Tastic Tuesday – Challenge #130 ATG with a twist … hearts & flowers

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #12 ATG