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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tag # 48 Tag...Tape Measure or Ruler

This weeks challenge is now underway over at Go Tag Thursday...the theme is Tape Measure or Ruler.
I have made 2 Tags this week, both within the theme, but totally different from one another...


 This Tag was made from papers in my stash..and the flower were die cut from papers from the same set. I also added a wooden tape measure button.


This Tag was made using a stamp from Darkroom Door and other Measurement stamps that I also have in my stash..


So if you fancy a challenge why not pop over and join in...the challenge is here at
                                  Go Tag Thursday.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tag # 47 Friendship...

The theme this week at Go Tag Thursday is "Friendship"

These are my designer Tags for the challenge....




This is a weekly fun challenge..would be lovely to see you over there....
You can find the challenge here at 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Face Tag....

I liked the theme over at Tag Tuesday that I just had to go and make a Tag for their challenge..The theme is Faces.
I have had this little rubber stamp for years and it rarely sees daylight....


I used a brown tag  that I covered with a scrap of backing paper.
I then cut a smaller tag from corrugated card, swiped it with black distress ink, added some lace and a flower...


After adding the smaller tag to the main tag I rubber stamped the image and layered it on rust card and added it to the tag as the topper...to finish I added the eye lens just to highlight the face...
I am really pleased with the way the tag looked when finished...
There is still time to enter the challenge at Tag Tuesday which you can find HERE

Friday, May 5, 2017

In the Pink....

Well, I never realised how tricky it was to photograph "Fuschia Pink" acrylic paint..get the light wrong and it looks red..I must have taken about 20 photos,lol...
So this is my mdf  "Live" free standing ornament that I have created for More Mixed Media this month.
As always it is anything goes,but with an optional colour twist..and this month's twist is "Pink"


I gave the ornament a coat of gesso to prime the mdf..then I gave it 3 coats of Fuschia Pink acrylic paint and I set it aside to dry completely.
Once dry I randomly stamped some script on each of the letters in black Stazon ink.
From my stash I sorted a few pink and white flowers and some organza ribbon for decoration,added a couple of coiled wires and some gems.
You can find this months challenge here at 
I am entering this in to  the challenge here at 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mechanical Tags

Another week, another challenge...over at Go Tag  Thursday this weeks challenge has just launched.
The theme is Mechanical....here are mine..


I am entering the Tag above in to the Anything Goes Challenge at


Do pop over and join in...would love to see you there...

You can find the challenge here at 


Monday, May 1, 2017

Summer is on it's way

Not long no until the summer is upon us...this is what inspired me to create this little plaque as my design team project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit


I gessoed the plaque before painting it with white acrylic paint, then when that was dry, I dry brushed pale blue acrylic paint across the front.
Using the beach hut stamp from Crafty Individuals stamp set I stamped the image, more to one side than the other to allow for the embellishing.Then from the same stamp set I stamped the sentiment,which I love.
To finish I just added a bow with some blue and white bakers twine and the fibres and shells.

Do pop over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and have a look at teamie Julie's tutorial video..also have a look at the fab projects by the team...you won't be disappointed....you may even want to join in with this months challenge...

Altered Paintbrush

Well here is something I have never tried before..an Altered Paint Brush. I've seen some amazing examples all over blog land and to be honest mine is nowhere as good as ones I have seen...but I gave it a go.
I decided to make this my project for May's Challenge over at Altered Eclectics


I started by painting the brush in Burnt Umber acrylic paint.....


Using turquoise acrylic paint I painted the whole of the brush and also most of the bristles twice, drying in between coats.
Once that was completely dry I then used Lime Green acrylic paint and just daubed it randomly on the brush and bristles and dried it thoroughly with the heat tool. I then added some crackle varnish in a few areas and left it to dry over night..I only wanted some fine cracks....and they actually turned out rather well.


Next I used some glue, the type that dries clear and added some green seed beads...boy those beads have a life of their own don't they, they kind of hop everywhere,lol.


To finish I added the metal bow, a couple of flowers, leaves and a butterfly....
I am pleased with my first attempt, I like that's its bright....I may try my hand again with one a bit more fancy.
Do please pop over to  the challenge blog..have a look through the design teams projects, you won't be disappointed..it may inspire you to enter this months challenge.
The challenge is here at Altered Eclectics

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ticket Tags....

This weeks challenge has just launched over at Go Tag Thursday...the theme this week is "Tickets"
If you enjoy making Tags, then why not pop over and join in with the challenge...
Here are my Tags....


I am entering the above Tag in to the challenge at 



You can find the challenge blog here at
Go Tag Thursday

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Use Pink..a little or a lot.

This weeks challenge is now underway over at Go Tag Thursday. The theme is to use Pink..a little or a lot, so even a hint of pink will count...
So if you fancy a challenge do pop over and have a look.....
Here are my "Pink" tags...



You can find the challenge here at....... Go Tag Thursday

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter/Spring Tag for Go Tag Thursday

Over at Go Tag Thursday this weeks challenge has just started...you can use any medium for your tag and you can make your tag any size...

                                   Here are my 2 tags....




If you enjoy making tags and enjoy joining in with challenges then why not pop over for a look...
you can find the challenge at Go Tag Thursday

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stamp It Tags....

Yes,its that time of the week again, time for another fun Tag challenge at Go Tag Thursday.
This week the theme is Stamp It..so a stamped image, postage stamps, or you can use both like I have...





You can find the challenge here at
Go Tag Thursday

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Chunky Atc for MMM.

I had fun creating this chunky Atc, it's my design team project for More Mixed Media.
The challenge each week is always Mixed Media with an optional twist. this month the twist is Yellow.


I covered the front & back with floral backing paper and light green backing paper for the top,bottom and sides. 


I then distressed the edges using Fossilised Amber and for some shimmer I sprayed the whole piece with Docrafts Goldtone Spray. 
The word stamp is by Paperartsy and the Gibson Girl face is by Artistic Stamper. The girl was stamped separately, coloured, cut and added to the chunky Atc.


I added a scrap of lace to and some flowers and a bird to the bottom corner.
Sorry about the hot glue stringy bits...the photo shows everything,lol..I have since removed them...


I then added the feet and the top knob that I had painted yellow..the top also has 2 brass opposing  corners.

So do please pop over to check out this months challenge and also see what wonderful creations the rest of the team have created...
The challenge is here at

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Altered Match Box

Time again for another challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...My project this week is a large altered matchbox which are readily available here at Fernli Designs...


This project is a tutorial for the challenge this month..so please click on the link HERE and you will be transported to the page...
Would love to read your comments....Thank you for dropping by my blog....x

Vintage Sweet Box

I came across this old sweet box when I had to clear my fathers house after he passed away. In his later years he became a bit of a hoarder, he always felt there was a use for everything....
So I decided to alter it as my design team project for Altered Eclectics.


I first gave the box 2 coats of white gesso, then painted the sides and inside the box in an off white acrylic paint....once dry I applied the napkin to the lid and using a brayer to get rid of an air bubbles.
I left the box overnight to completely dry.



For the sides of the box base I inked up the butterfly stamp by Kaiserkraft and stamped around the edges...then distressed all edges in Aged Mahogany distress ink.




I sprayed 2 coats of seal and shine all over the box and to finish I added a couple of brass corners and a butterfly.



Do pop over and have a look at this months challenge..also take a look at the wonderful creations by the design team...
                                  The challenge is here at
                                       Altered Eclectics


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mobile Phone Holder by Fernli Designs

Here I am with my final project for March for Fernli Designs...two mobile phone holders.
As with all products from Fernli Designs, they are beautifully finished and they accept many types of mediums directly to their surface with little or no preparation...



I decided to make different themes and one for a male the other for a female....

I gave the holders, back as well as the front 2 coats of acrylic paint.



While the paint was drying I stamped the images I wanted to do for the male version on to some card and heat embossed the images, coloured them and cut them  out.


I used the Inventor, the large script and the label....


Using a selection of acrylic paints I dabbed areas over the holder and once dry I added some shapes through a stencil. I also added a few stamped images directly to the holder...but forgot to take a photo...


For the female version I used some stamps from my stash and stamped over both pieces...then distressed the edges using Aged Mahogany distress ink.


I then added the images to the holders using book glue,ensuring each piece was stuck down securely. The images for the female version were all from my stash.




I assembled both pieces and then gave them 2 coats of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal the paint and images and to create a wipe clean surface.
                            Below are a few more images..






Thank you to all that visit and leave a comment on my blog......
My Thanks to All at Fernli Designs for having me as their Guest Designer for March....x


Tag # 41

Time for another challenge over at Go Tag Thursday....this weeks theme is Vintage
I actually had a play with my first Tag, as I was tidying my desk I found a little jewelled mask which must have dropped out of one of my pots, so I popped it on the the face of this delightful vintage girlie....suits her doesn't it,lol....

                                                Take One



                                               Take Two





If you love making Tags and enjoy a challenge..it would be great to see you over at.......
                                         Go Tag Thursday

Monday, March 27, 2017

My Guest Designer Project for Fernli Designs

Welcome to my 2nd project for Fernli Designs...I was delighted to be asked to complete 3 projects as their Guest Designer for March.
As you know my first project was the Atc Box & Atcs, which you can see HERE

For this project I have altered Fernli's 4 Drawer Chest....it arrives flat packed, but is very easy to assemble...I used Pinflair book glue for the drawers for extra bonding, but you can use the glue of your choice


After assembling the unit and allowing the glue to dry, I gave it a light coat of burnt umber acrylic paint and then added designs in texture paste on the tops,sides and also the front of the drawers..I left the centre front of the drawers clear for the handles.


I set the unit aside for the texture paste to dry...in the meantime I selected all the elements I wanted to use to decorate the  unit and aged them using Rusty Patina and Gilding wax.


Once everything was dry on the unit I gave it 2 coats of Burnt Umber acrylic paint and then highlighted the textured areas using and Gilding wax and then dabbed Rusty Patina randomly over the whole unit...I also painted the inside of the drawers with Terracotta coloured acrylic paint.


At this stage I had been let down with the hardware for the unit..so as I had a deadline to meet, I had to source items from my stash and adapt them....these too were treated to the Rusty Patina and Gilding Wax.


I assembled the chest and starting on the right hand side I added the elements that I had prepared earlier....


Below is the left hand side.


Here is the top....


I added the ball feet to the chest and the handles to the drawers...not exactly what I wanted for the handles, but when folk let you down you have to adapt.
Below I have added a few more images....there are slight colour differences between some of the photos, the weather had been so bad for a few days it was hard getting a good light.



As you can see this chest is just perfect for all my Fernli Embellishments.





I do hope you have enjoyed this blog post..many thanks to all of you that dropped by and left a comment...
I will be back shortly with my 3rd and final project.