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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Memories....

The theme for the last challenge of 2017 at Tag Tuesday was chosen by Joan, Christmas Memories.
Well I have many happy memories of Christmas, both as a child and an adult, but the one that stands out the most is Christmas of 1961 that we all spent in Germany with my mother's family. I was 11 years old and it was just magical. Lots of snow and on Christmas Eve we all went to stay at my auntie's house in Dassendorf, she actually had an outside toilet..lol.
My aunt lived on the edge of the forest and I remember after Christmas dinner we all went for a walk, it was the first time I ever saw Deer, quite a few of them. The trees were so tall yet the snow had fallen through and settled on the forest floor and we saw animals foot prints in it..we had great fun working out which animals had left them.


So I just had to have deer and trees on my Tag as a reminder of that special time....
If you enjoy making Tags, why not pop over and join in, you have plenty of time as this challenge will run for 3 weeks..it will be back again in Janaury 2018.
You can find the challenge here at 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

White..over at More Mixed Media

Time for another challenge..this time it's Anything Goes, but with a twist..and that twist is "White"...and you can find the challenge here at More Mixed Media
My design team project this month is a christmas decoration for my bottle of twigs.

I die cut a few large snowflakes...then I went over them with some glitter snow texture paste. I layered them up and then added the die cut reindeer that I cut from glitter card..one being a very light lilac colour..and that was really to break up all the white.


In my stash I found a cracked clear plastic christmas ornament that fitted behind my decoration perfectly..so that was attached using hot glue.


Around the middle of the bottle I adhered some wide white satin ribbon, then over that I attached some white mesh..then over that some silver mesh.


I added my decoration and then added my twigs...love how this has all come together....
So now it's your turn to create a mixed media project...it is Anything Goes, the twist of  "white" is optional..well worth entering the challenge, because there are some fabulous digi papers up for grabs....the challenge is here at
                                      More Mixed Media

Friday, December 1, 2017

December's Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Another year has just flown by..and christmas is almost upon us again.
So here we are, the last challenge for 2017 at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...but it will run right up until Janaury 31st at 9am. Everyone at Rhedd's Towers are taking a well deserved break.

My design team project is a wooden heart that I recycled as a christmas ornament..I bought a couple of these hearts in a sale quite some time ago, they had script on them that I sanded off..I love the shape, lopsided and chunky.


After sanding the heart down, I gave it 2 coats of gesso....I cut a piece of corrugated card to shape and gessoed that as well..
Once the gesso was dry on the corrugated card I added crackle paste and left it to dry over night.


I dry brushed brown paint around the sides of the heart to age it..then added the corrugated heart using hot glue.
I added some glitter snow over the dried crackle paste and added the word "HOPE"
I gessoed the twigs and cones etc and added them to the heart, adding the die cut reindeer that I cut from a scrap of glitter card.
To finish I added some die cut snowflakes...I am looking forward to having this piece on display over the christmas period.

Do pop over to the challenge blog..remember the challenge will run until the 31st January...you have plenty of time to enter..and you can enter more than once!
You can find it here at 

A stocking filler for my daughter....

Christmas is almost upon us and this is the last challenge at Altered Eclectics for 2017....our next challenge will be February 2018 as we are on a break.
My design team project this month is a very lacey album..with a pretty christmassy vintage image. I have actually made it as gift for my daughter, a stocking filler really so I am only showing the blank pages and not any of the personal stuff I added inside..


 The cover of the album is very thick gray board, the same as the album pages....


 I added 6 album pages..all decorated with vintage style backing papers..and then I added personal photos and sentiments..not shown as they are personal  gift.


Do pop over to our last challenge of the year..it will stay open until 31st January....
You can find it here at Altered Eclectics.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Touch of Lime....

The theme this fortnight at Tag Tuesday has been chosen by my fellow teamie Wendy and she has chosen  "Anything Goes with a Touch of Lime" what a fab theme. I had a sift through my stash and found some card that I had used some intense colour blocks on and had swiped over with a wet brush....and just look at the greens..lime green is in there too.
I die cut the card to create a tag..


I pretty much had everything I needed for the background already, so using a few stamps I added the tree, birds,verse and the lady sitting in the sunshine....
Do pop over and join in the challenge because if you like making tags, you will love this blog...
You can find it here at 



Friday, November 24, 2017

Luvverly Atcs.....

Just sharing  some Atcs I made for swap for a group I am in on facebook. I have always enjoyed creating small pieces and it's also a way of using scraps and stamps that don't get used enough...


The stamps are by Artistic Outpost.....but the telephone box stamp is by Darkroom Door

I love the telephone box and just had to make it red to make it pop...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

If Music be the food.........

I have always enjoyed making small pieces of artwork,like Tags, Twinchies, Inchies and Atcs..I think I enjoy it so much because I kind of panic when I see a big blank space...lol.
So here we are with another challenge over at Tag Tuesday and the theme this fortnight was chosen by Michele..and she chose Music..she is also offering a prize for her winner..so do pop over for a look and maybe join in with the fun.


Here is my "Music" Tag...I used the paper from  an old music book to cover the base of the tag, then inked and stamped over to create a background. The image is a freebie, which I printed off. The heart was stamped, cut and then added to the tag..I also found some rose images in my stash so added them.
Finally I printed a sentiment then cut out the individual words and mounted them on some pink card before adding to  my Tag.
Do pop over and have a play in the challenge..as I said earlier there is a prize up for grabs from Michele...you can find the challenge here, just click on the link below.....

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A few Atcs....

Well, there's not much I can do at the moment after having my knee operation yesterday.I am home,but have to take it easy for a few days then gradually get back in to the swing of things.
I'm showing you a few Atcs I made a couple of weeks ago for a swap...


 I coloured the background with distress inks and then added red ink through a stencil...
Using a collage stamp I stamped over the atc..added some random white dots with my posca paint pen.
The images were stamped on some white card ( I was lucky enough to get these stamps in a declutter group..how lucky was that ) and then cut and added to the atcs.
I am really pleased with the way they look...