Sunday 30 June 2013

Creative Expressions DT Project

Here is this week's Creative Expressions DT Project. I have made 2 textured ATCs.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Stain

I will be making another project next week.
Sorry it's a busy week this week as the kids broke up on Friday.


Saturday 29 June 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

Good morning (just) I haven't been posting much due to being so busy. The kids broke up yesterday for their summer holiday and it's been trips, parties and my son has being visiting his new high school for induction days.
Today I'd like to show you a card I made for a great Papermill Direct Offer.

50 A4 sheets of Shiny Red Card, 300gsm


I'm not a red shiny kind of girl but I managed to make this card.

Card: Red Shiny and White from Papermill Direct.
Heart overlay: Silhouette Store
Flourish: Cheery Lynn Designs
Frame and sentiment stamps: Creative Expressions


Thursday 20 June 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

Another post from me today!!

I'd like to tell you about a great offer from Papermill Direct
Starting from today they have a special offer on 

A4 Small Box of Ivory Flax Embossed Card, 300gsm


You can find the offer here.

It really is a great textured card. I have made two samples to show off the card.

Card: Papermill Direct - Cream Flaxen 
Papers: My Minds Eye - Love Me
Silhouette Cameo file by Jamie Koay

Card: Papermill Direct - Cream Flaxen
Papers: First Edition - Spring Drop
Silhouette Cameo file by Jamie Koay


Cute Card Thursday & Sketch Saturday

Morning, today is another Cute Card Thursday Challenge day and I've combined it with the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

The theme for CCT is

Fun in the Sun
Here's the SS sketch

And here's my card

Papers: Amy Tangerine  
Hexagonals: Silhouette Cameo
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch

The prize this week for one lucky winner of the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is 5 free digital stamps from Whimsy Stamps. The DT girls have made some gorgeous Summer cards. Hope to see you join in.


Tuesday 18 June 2013

Creative Expressions

Hello think I've finally got myself sorted out now and my mojo seems to be gradually coming back so today I'd like to show you a little coaster with a tutorial that I have made for my Creative Expressions DT project.

1. Take an old or blank coaster and cover with a thick layer of Gesso.

2. Using Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Dusty Concorde and Milled Lavender "paint" over the coaster. Then splodge Picket Fence Distress Stain over the painted coaster.

3. Stamp the Celtic Feather stamp onto the coaster with clear embossing ink and use a gold distress embossing powder.

4. Using a clear embossing ink and a white embossing powder randomly add little highlights around the coaster. I also used a little bit of sequin waste to one corner. Stamp out the flourish from the Floral Silhouette stamp plate in black ink around the corners.

5. Stamp one of the butterflies from the Floral Silhouette stamp plate onto lilac tissue paper with clear embossing ink and white embossing powder. Cut out. 

6. Dab over all the white embossing powder with a little Milled Lavender distress ink to take away some of the starkness of the white.

7. Okay so here is where I made a mistake!!!! I tried to use some multi medium to adhere the butterfly and seal the coaster but it didn't work. It totally smeared everything. The best thing to use was Modge Podge. Because of this mistake I had to stamp out the flourishes again to make them show.

8. Because the modge podge was still a little sticky I put a little of the Western Blue Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter onto my finger and lightly smeared over the coaster. I let it stick randomly.

And here is the finished coaster......


Thursday 6 June 2013


I've been awol a while now seemed to have lost my mojo. Could be that I have a few things going on in my life right now.

So today I would like to show you a card that showcases products from both my DT s.

I have used card from Papermill Direct. 

The grey plain card is on offer at the moment for the next week.

Grey Plain Card - 300gsm        A4 Small Box £4.00 or an A3 Box £8.00

I've also used the Cream linen card.

We were given a new stamp sheet from Creative Expressions for this month's DT work. It's called Floral Silhouette A5 stamp plate. I stamped the flourish from the set onto the cream linen card and clear embossed it. I stamped and cut out the two butterflies , one on the cream linen and one on the grey plain cardstock. These were layered up to create a 3D effect. 
We were also given some Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter pots. I used the gunmetal to decorate the butterflies.
The sentiment is from the Special Sentiments A5 stamp plate.

Now this card is also applicable for my Cute Card Thursday DT card because the theme is Ebony and Ivory. One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift card to spend in Bunny Zoe's Crafts.