Friday, 18 August 2017

A Fairy House....

I love making things with tiny details so this Fairy House suited me down to the ground:


It's for a class at The Craft Barn next Saturday 26 August and uses some of the new Tim Holtz stamps and dies.
Here are some close ups of the details:




If you fancy coming along, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Teasels to tease...

This card uses a lovely collage stamp from Crafty Individuals coloured loosely with Distress inks and mounted on some of their background paper. The corners come from their Must Have section.


Crafty Individuals are going to be bringing out some more new stamps soon so keep an eye out on their website.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dandelion clocks...

Here we've got two cards using the Dandelion Make a Wish stamp from Crafty Individuals.
On each one I've stencilled over the solid area on the girl. I've used a stamp positioner to stamp her so that I could stamp in colour and then add a shadowy outline.





Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 7 August 2017

Flaming Flamingos.... (and a wonky leg!)

Here are some cards I made with the Crafty Individuals Flamingos stamp and some of their papers. Before you say anything, I realised afterwards that I don't think flamingos can bend their legs that way! Oh well, he can always be a bit wonky!



This one is also the flamingo on a Distress Oxide background with the correct knee bend!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Miaow....

Thought I'd show you my cat themed cottage, using That's Crafty stamps, stencils and die cuts:


I coloured with wax crayons for a change. I just love this cat:


My roof is actually a pair of wings that I ran through an embossing folder:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 24 July 2017

From Dark to Light...

...that's the theme over on the PaperArtsy Blog at the moment and I've used Distress Oxides in my project.
Here's a sneak peek:


Head on over there to see the rest.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The birds and the bees...

I've got a class on Saturday 29 July (next week) at The Craft Barn and we're making this canvas:


We'll be painting the background directly onto the reverse of the canvas and then building up detail over the top and on the frame:


Just follow the links if you fancy joining me.
Helen

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas again!

Hope you enjoyed Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda. Thought I'd show you another of my makes, this time some Christmas tree decorations.
Here's the box:


And here are the decorations:





They all use the same stamp, CI-463, which also happens to be one of my favourites, and are made with curtain rings, which are great as they come with that hook thing already attached!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Christmas in July....

Yes, Crafty Individuals are on Hochanda on Friday with some lovely Christmas shows.
Unfortunately they couldn't use these little Christmas houses that I made:



as they use some of their old papers - my bad, I forgot to check! However I'm posting them here as I really enjoyed creating them and they should get you in the mood for Friday's shows (3.00pm and 7.00pm) .



Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 7 July 2017

Owls project no. 2...


This was the whole project, made using one of the GiganTags. I've sprayed it with the new Sparklers sprays which are specifically designed to go on dark backgrounds:


Here it shows up on the dark lettering:


I've used Tyvek again, painted black, spritzed, heated and then highlighted with the Shimmer paints:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Rubber Dance stamps...




...these owls featured on That's Crafty Hochanda and they're made by Rubber Dance and are irresistible. I used them on two projects, an 8 x 8 panel:


which I die cut a hole out of. The crinkly stuff is Tyvek, ironed and painted to give texture and the feathers and wings are from a die cuts' set.



I'll post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 3 July 2017

This will wake you up!

A bit of psychedelic art for you using some of the new die cuts from That's Crafty!:




The decorative dots etc are made with Ranger Enamel Accents.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 25 June 2017

GiganTags....

from That's Crafty. These really are enormous tags and tie in very well with their new die cut greyboard shapes which are gorgeous.
I've used Gelatos on this one, just for a change, which give really vibrant colours:






Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 18 June 2017

A bit of 50's retro....

For the next Kit and Kaboodle class we're going to make a retro clock. I've gone for 50's sort of colours and was inspired by the designs of Angie Lewin:


I think I was supposed to be doing 70's retro but you know me, I'm easily sidetracked - anyway, I couldn't face all that orange and brown! You, however, will be able to work in whatever colours you choose.

So, if you fancy joining me, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen




Thursday, 15 June 2017

TV time again!

 That's Crafty! are on Hochanda this Friday at 8.00am and 2.00pm. Don't forget to tune in as they've got some fantastic new products at fantastic prices.
They're taking the Rubber Dance stamps on the shows which work really well with their own and have also got some really lovely big die cuts, big tags (and I mean BIG), Tyvek  sheets, new paints and more.

Here are a few sneak peeks of some of those products in action:







You can see I've had a ball!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bit of a tropical theme....

Here's a fabric tag that I made for the Craft Barn blog:


The parrot in the centre is done by image transfer using the Express Transfer Solution. I've then stamped around it and stitched it onto painted burlap (the sewing machine was playing up hence the even worse stitching than usual!):


Finish off with some upholstery braid and a stamped button:



Thanks for looking!

Helen