Thursday 10 December 2015


Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge is Favourite Technique...
I have lots of favourites but at the moment I enjoy sprays with Mica in them, 
mixing mica to colour with and glossy accents for super shine.
This is my Favourite technique CAS Card......
After stamping the leaves stamp from Ryn, I coloured them in 
using a few shades of Mica mixed with water and finished them off with glossy accents on top.
The centre square has been sprayed with several colours of Mica sprays and raised up on foam.
The edges have been embossed with gold EP.
The sentiment has been stamped and embossed and three diamante's added to finish.

Although this is a CAS card I am also entering The Happy Little Stampers MM challenge.
Sprays, embossing, stamping, colouring and mica.
Crafty Hugs x

I am entering the following Challenges...

Tuesday 1 December 2015

3 Very Different Tags.....

I am absolutely delighted and thrilled to be The Guest Designer at City Crafters this week.
The Theme is 123 Tag-Create 3 different tags.
The Tags have to be all different, not making 3 tags of the same design.
They can be Christmas tags or for any occasion.
This initially put me in a tail spin as I had to come up with three very different tags, 
and in my mind it was like making three separate projects.......
So.... one of my tags is a Christmas Tag, the next one for a Guy and 
the last one a homage to Scotland.
All very different...x
For the Christmas Tag the background has been blended with distress inks and the icicles embossed 
using a stencil and glitter embossing paste.
The silver leaves have been die cut and glossy accents added to them. 
The snowflakes are also die cut and glitter added to them. 
The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed with silver. 
For the edges of the outer layer I have used white and blue frantage, which is so very pretty. 
All finished off with ribbon, star sequins and 
black string with mini snowflake dies dangling from them x
I made the wax crinkled small bag and edged it with gold eyelets.
Inside the bag is a Coffee Gift voucher. The background has been stamped and distressed.
The stamped (stamplorations) and cut coffee container has been layered to give more dimension 
and the cup has been stamped with a love stamp. 
The chevron stamp has been put under the word 'coffee shop' on the background text 
to give the clue of whats in the bag. Also big clue to look in the bag is the die cut arrow!
The corrugated layer has been edged with heat embossed copper.
The tag string is held in place with bits of cocktail sticks heat embossed on the edges.
Finished off with hessian, string and a frantage love heart.
Our Nephew took us for Lunch recently, a first as he is now earning. 
I wanted to 'Thank' him for a really memorable Lunch so The tag and gift card went his way x
The background of the Christmas Tag has been sprayed with several different colours of sprays 
with mica in them, so very pretty.
The background has been stamped, in parts with a script stamp and embossed in gold.
I have also stamped the dream sentiment (stamplorations) and embossed again in gold.
The edges have been blended with black ink and heat embossed, also in gold.
The outer layer has been edged with gold frantage and heated to give great texture.
The thistle have been stenciled with black embossing paste. 
The butterflies have been die cut, stamped with a script text, the edges blended 
and some gold glue for their bodies.
The Frantage gives a beautiful shine and so much texture, just love it!
All finished off with gold, black and tartan ribbon x
Although the tags took me ages, I enjoyed the myself.
I tried lots of techniques, had a few late nights, got messy and loved it! x

Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful opportunity...I had fun x
Crafty Hugs x
I am entering Three Challenges for The Christmas Tag........
Top left diagonally to bottom right-I used Snowflakes-Sparkle and die cuts

I used The Large Marianna Vine Background Die

Mixed Media Mojo-December Challenge-Sentiment-Twist..Do not use Red or Green

I am entering Two Challenges for The Coffee Masculine Tag
The male Room Theme Challenge-Thanks Giving or Thanks
Our Nephew took us for Lunch recently, a first as he is now earning. I wanted to 'Thank' him for a really memorable Lunch x

Stamplorations-Never Ending-Anything Goes Challenge

I am entering the following Challenges with The Scotland/Thistle Tag
Mixed Media World-Anything Goes