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

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Christmas in June....

Noooooo! Far too early, I know but I just wanted to show you this tile I made for the Flower Festival at church. I actually made four of them, based round hymns, but I think this was my favourite using all Crafty Individuals stamps:


The stamps all fit so perfectly and it's one of my favourite carols.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Rustiness in all its gorgeousness!

I'm hooked by all the rust techniques out there and the wonderful old metal effects you can create.
Here's a porthole that I made for That's Crafty using one of their ATC size shrines:


The shrines are free standing and quite deep as you can see here:


The jellyfish comes from one of the new sea themed stamp sets:


Thanks for looking!

Helen



Monday, 29 May 2017

I had a little turtle....

and he's happily swimming away on my card over on the That's Crafty blog today:


This is an Alice Palace stamp from Crafty Individuals, combined with one of their Crafty Elements sets.
So, swim on over and take a look!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Under the Sea....

Today's the launch date for the new stamps from That's Crafty and here's a sneak peek at what I've been making:



Head on over to the blog to see more. The stamps are a lot of fun to use and coordinate well with the other That's Crafty stamp sets.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 15 May 2017

And finally....

Here I've used the Distress Oxides on a doorhanger. I've done the spritz and dip method and added stencilling over the top.



Joggles stamps (the birds), PaperArtsy stamps, Blue Fern Studios stamps all available from The Craft Barn.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 13 May 2017

On canvas this time....

Distress Oxides again, this time blending 2 colours straight onto canvas and then stencilling over the top. The colours all hold their own. I've made two slightly different versions:



PaperArtsy stamps and stencil, Blue Fern Studios stamps all available from The Craft Barn.

Thanks for looking!

helen

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Distress Oxides....

I've been having a play with my Distress Oxides as I've got a class next week.
Here they are on Kraft card over gesso stencilling:


Really like this effect - soft and chalky.
The stencil and flowers are PaperArtsy and the coffee tin is Blue Fern Studios.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 8 May 2017

Hochanda....

Crafty Individuals is back on Hochanda tomorrow with Lesley from Chocolate Baroque and, I think, Jean is going to be making her first appearance - good luck Jean.
Here's a peak at some of the stamp sets that will be on:



A lovely seaside theme.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Trees galore.....

You don't just have to use these Crafty Individuals stamps on card - try them in some Tando mini printer trays:


Crafty Individuals are on Hochanda again tomorrow on May 9th with different sets this time, so make sure you tune in.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Craty Individuals on Hochanda...

Not so long ago Crafty Individals were taken onto Hochanda by Lesley from Chocolate Baroque. They chose to use some of my favourite Crafty Individuals stamps - trees!
Here are a few of the samples I made:


These are all stamped on glossy card to give a really crisp effect.

Thanks for looking!

Helen



Monday, 1 May 2017

Cubbey holes..

This is a Tando Cubbey that I made for the Craft Barn blog using Kim Dellow PaperArtsy stamps and Imagination Crafts Starlight paints:


These come as kits to make up the separate boxes and you can arrange them as you like:


I decide to use the smallest one like a plant plot. They come with or without apertures - personally I liked the apertures as you can get more depth.

Thanks for looking
Helen

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

New Home...

Here's a New Home card I made using a Carabelle Studio stamp and hardware from Crafty Individuals:


The image is stamped onto acetate and layered over a brayered background and then highlighted on the back with a white pen.


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Scrapcosy Delights.....

.....at The Craft Barn.
On Sunday 23 April we're going to be decorating this lovely box with the new PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamps:



The dividers inside mean you can use it to store seeds or keep birthday cards or recipes or a list of your stash etc. etc...... Lots of possibilities.
If you want to join in the fun, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Brushos again....

I found another of my Brusho cards, this time using a straw to create the background. The pumpkin is one of the PaperArtsy Scrapcosy images stamped onto acetate:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bright and beautiful...

...to cheer up your day.
Here's a tag I made while playing with Brushos:



No stamping involved at all this time, which is very unlike me. The images come from using Tim Holtz's Lace stencil and the text is computer printed.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 8 April 2017

More journal pages ....

Here are a couple more of the projects I made for That's Crafty! with their 8x8 journal pages - I love this size, suits me just fine.
Don't you just love that leaning man? I've gone all rusty for this one, using some of the new stencils (all sizes) and digging into my DIY stash:


This one's totally different again - that's why I like using them as separate pages. I've tried out the Pentart Iron Paste for the little flowers in the background and used the 8x8 clock stencil to make some hills, then the floral stencil for the yellow sun:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 7 April 2017

Houses galore....

I couldn't resist using these houses from Crafty Individuals to build up a whole town of streets:


They stamp so beautifully and I just added a tree and a couple of birds at the top to finish it off.


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

I'm going down the Garden....

well, the shed!
Over on the PaperArtsy Blog the theme is Blue and Yellow Ochre and I've made a bisque sign for someone's shed:


Bisque is fabulous to stamp on so hop on over to the blog to see how I made it!

Thanks for looking!

Helen