Friday, October 9, 2015

A Little Halloween Tag...

9 days in to October and this is all I've managed to do....I do have things "in progress" but I seem to be working so slow recently. I know we all lose our drive sometimes,but mine seems on a permanent go slow!

I cut 2 Tags from a die, one in orange card,the other in backing paper and glued both together.
Then added the image which is a free image,in fact I came across it by chance in one of my folders, I remember printing off some Halloween freebie images about a year ago.
I added the clock,cut from another piece of backing paper (G45)...also the die cut bat and cat, I used tiny rhinestones for the eyes for both of them.
To finish I added glossy accents to highlight the girls dress, the bow in her hair and the features on the pumpkin,but the photo hasn't picked that up....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Spells and Potions.....

October...the month where spooky, scary and downright frightening things for my design team piece this month over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I have created a double shrine style box containing all sorts of spells and potions....

I sealed the wood with black gesso,then added some texture paste to roughen the look,once dry I painted it with black acrylic paint...once completely dry I used pewter gilding wax to highlight the roughened areas.

I lined the left side with some scrap paper and added the clock and the ghost...then made up some "poisons" all glued in place.
I used some stringy bits of hot glue to create some cobwebs.

For the right side I made some spell books and another bottle of poison, added a ball of eye balls, the skull and the web and spider.....spooky or what,lol...

Finally I added a few wooden pumpkins....

You can find the challenge here over at

Little Sewing Boxes

Over at Altered Eclectics their October Challenge is now under get your crafty head on and pop over for a lookie and maybe enter the challenge...
As part of Elaine's ( The Boss Lady) design team I have created a couple of very special little boxes for your inspiration...although well over a week ago I had nothing in my head but empty space, nothing was moving in there at all...then a couple of days ago I felt rushed off to my craft room...
Here are the 2 little boxes....they are Mdf match boxes that are available over at Fernli Designs.

After assembling the boxes, which are very easy to do, I created my own backing paper using Oxford Impressions Stamps...I covered all sides and the fronts of the drawers.

I then added handles to the drawers....and started to decorate the tops of the boxes.
For the larger box I used the advertising stamp and for the smaller box I used the fabulous Gibson girl stamp as she is sat sewing.

From my stash I dressed a small dress-form and found some old wooden buttons and attached them to the boxes with an assortment of materials and some really old lace from a cotton doily. I also added some pearl pins.
I also found a couple of thimbles and some thread to go in the little drawers, along with some labels I made.

I so love these little boxes and I will be keeping them for I must dash and hide them from my daughter,lol

You can find October's Challenge here at....

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Textured Tag....

I've not done much in the way of crafting these last couple of weeks, usually try to get ahead but it just isn't earlier today I decided to get my craft photos sorted on my laptop.
 I was shocked to find I hadn't entered the Tag I made for Rubber Dance Stamp Challenge....I really thought I had posted it a week or so bad is that!

The theme this month is to use a set of 3 colours from the other challenges this year...I have chosen June 2015.
The alternative theme was Celebration...but I much preferred the colour challenge.

I took a nice thick MDF tag and went over it with white gesso, once dry I added crackle texture past.
I used a hear tool to gently dry the paste and it quickly formed it's crackle.
I then used a palette knife and swiped my 3 colours across the Tag, also gently drying them with the heat tool.
I stamped an image for Rubber Dance Stamps on some card and roughly coloured it...I fixed that to the tag on some hessian, then added some drift wood, rope and some stamped shells which I coloured and cut out.
You can find this lovely challenge here at 
               Rubber Dance Stamps.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

She Watches.....

After sorting through some of my digi images I decided I would enter the challenge over at
Dream in date I have entered every one of their challenges since they started 5 mths ago...and so far I have achieved 2nd place I must be doing something right,lol...

This is among one of my favourite digital pictures that I have created, for this I have used a public domain image of the little girl and one of my own photos.
The sentiment I also created myself....
I kind of like the haunting style of my creations and I do enjoy creating them when time allows...
So if you fancy a "Dark" challenge,why not pop over to....Dream in Darkness

Monday, September 14, 2015

Halloween Treats....

It's the early hours of the morning and I just can't sleep...then I remembered I haven't yet posted my Tag for the Tagalong Challenge and the challenge over at Artistic Outpost!
So here it is....

The theme over at Tagalong is to have something over lapping the actual Tag...there is no theme at Artistic Outpost, but you must use their I pulled out my new set of Artistic Outpost Stamps called Halloween Treats...
This Tag is for two challenges which you can find here...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Tag...

I do, when time allows, love to join in with a few challenges each month. I never expect to win, as the saying goes, it's the taking part that counts, so when I have won or had a special mention it means a lot to me.
This week I have made a Tag, this is for both the challenges over at Artistic Outpost and Tagalong

As always over at Artistic Outpost you can create anything you wish, so long as you use their products.

Over at Tagalong the remit for their challenge is "Crackle", any form is acceptable, so I have used my crackle stamp to create the background base of the tag.

This Tag is my entry for the challenges here at....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

No Mouse Here....

Time flies when you are having fun....well fun I had altering this Mouse Trap as my project for the challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit
I have seen some gorgeous altered mouse traps over on Pinterest, so decided to have a go myself.
This was  my 4th attempt...and my 4th mouse trap!

The tutorials on You Tube all show ( well the ones I watched did ) that you have to remove the wires on the trap...which I did easily to be fair...the drawback was putting it all back together again, ok some bits don't really have to go back, but tapping back the bits I needed caused the cheap wooden base to split, then I had one where I couldn't  re-attach the piece that holds the main spring in place because the end of the u-nail piece was blunt and didn't go back in the end (at this point I was slowly losing the will to live,lol ) on the last trap I left most pieces in place and worked around them...and this is the result

I painted the trap in dark brown acrylic painted,then decorated it using the designer papers from Graphic45.
Would love to see you enter my can find it here at
                              Rhedd's Creative Spirit