Sunday, 29 December 2013

Fern stencil.

Hi all. Have had to get my crafts out.couldn't wait any longer really. Wanted to do some messy crafting, so made these cards. Used a fern stencil,which I inked with Tim Holtz inks. 2 colours. Added string and corrugated card and a button. Wanted to use the same stamp and colours for both cards, but wanted to do 2 plays on them.

Enjoyed doing these and made some other messy crafts which I will share with you later on. Cut out some of the stamped words and inked the edges then stuck on with sticky buddies to raise them.
Hope you like these cards. Leave me a comment or two as love to know what you think....

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Tree in a jar


Hi all.  Will try and put a fair few  posts on before Christmas Day. My hubby calls me Stig of the dump. I am always collecting stuff, anything and everything. Had this vintage jar for a while. Brought some toadstool christmas tree baubles. Love these miniature trees what people are using to make scenes with their trains etc. got some tartan tags left over and a mini peg

Stuck as much as I could in this jar, bit tricky but long tweezers to hold everything really helped. Put a few buttons inside. Added a bottle top with paper stuck inside. Added glitter then stuck the jar lid on. Added tartan ribbon and twine for a bow. Hubby had the reindeer cut out spare, so gilded him with gold wax. The tartan star tag was painted with cream and sand paint, left to dry and gilded with gold wax. Gilded the mini peg too added a button, added a greeting, gilded of course, then tied on with twine. Hope you like this little jar.......

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Hang it on the tree...

This is my 2nd post. Having trouble posting tonight as the weather must be effecting the connection. Found this jar full of buttons, but knew I wanted it for my little trees.

If anyone of you have tried putting trees into jars this small, please let me know if there a nack. Apart from ending up covered in glue gel, all over my arms, workspace and even the outside of the jar!!!!!!!
Managed to get the tree in the jar. Added glitter. Put bottle top on lid with star and a button. Tied with ribbon and added a key to the bow, after adding some strong wire to the lid. Now it's ready to hang on my tree.......

Tatty Heart

Hello to you all. Not sure where this year has gone. As you can see I neglect my blog a lot. I have been really busy with craft fairs and card orders. Only finished my card orders last weekend and really had a good clear up, now we can eat our christmas dinner on the table!!!! But couldn't resist having a play. Brought this heart below in the sale last year.

Painted the heart with sand and cream paints first. Let it dry. Stuck all the embellishments on, whatever came out my junk box really. Painted all the embellishments again with the cream and sand paints. Blasted it with heat gun to make sure paints not left in blobs. Added gold gilding wax and this gave the aged look. The small rose buds wouldn't absorb all the paint but love the way the pink has just crept through. Finished off with a twine bow. Hope you like this.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Purple tree scene.

Hi to you all. I made these little tree scenes and someone asked for one in purple. I must say purple is not my favourite colour and thought this would turn out horrid, but I have fell in love with this. I am a little bit of a hoarder and collect all sort of things. I only made 4 of these little scenes and sold them right away. All made from chunks of wood and bits and pieces. Hope you like my purple creation.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

little box of tags.

Hello to you all. Made this little box of tags. It's actually made from a cupcake box. Decorated the sides with gingham and brown card. Stamped the image of the cones all round the sides. All the tags are the same. Made a brown bow for the top of the box and just added a cut out image of the cone. Catherine if you look at this your brown inspirations gave me this idea. Hope you well and it was lovely to see you at Kinver.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Christmas scene.

Hello all. Can't believe I haven't been on here since July. Apologies. It's the time of year I love to make all things Christmassy. Made this little scene from a piece of wood that had been cut into chunks for me. Painted with cream paint and added tissue paper to make it bit rough. As the paint mixed with the paper it started to peel off. Added all kinds of bits and pieces to create the scene.

Added some fabric tape and some metal embellishments, love the little bottle with glitter stars inside. Round the front of the wood just added some sticker words. Hope you like and I will try to put more stuff on here......... Try!!!!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

House of Zandra

Hi all. Loving House of Zandra images, and had a few card orders,so thought I would share them with you. Been really busy with lots of orders and getting things ready for a big fair in September. Also when the weather is this good I like to get out with my big camera. Hope you enjoying this good weather and not moaning it's too hot!!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Love and Laugh

My hubby has started to call me Stig. I am just about collecting everything. Brought these padlocks from a car boot, they must have been in a garden shed for years, full of dirt, sand and spiders. Just wanted them. Well, gonna enter this into the Artistic Stamper challenge for May .words.

Painted the padlock, complete with its rusty key,with cream and gold acrylic paints. Added some flower wire round the key, then added random Tim Holtz Tattered Florals cut out in print paper, inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Made the dragon fly from another set of stamps, coloured and glossed. The words scattered with the flowers are from Indigo Blu stamp set Live.Laugh.Love.
Wanted the whole thing to feel as if they were all blowing in the wind,they move quite freely.