Saturday, 29 April 2017

Happy Birthday - you old goat

I think the new Tim Holtz Hipsters may be an acquired taste but I really loved this one in particular.

Here is the first of many I will be making.

Watercoloured with Distress pens.

What do you think of them?

Friday, 28 April 2017

Elena Zinki Art @ Paperartsy

I was away with the girls last weekend and had time to play with a new stamp collection I bought from Birds in the Barn recently. It's by Elena Zinski for Paperartsy and is lots of sayings with a cute little bird and flower head.
I made all of these using one 12 x 12" sheet of patterned cardstock, some watercolour card and white A4 card, coloured with Distress pens.

Thanks for taking a look x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Beldi Hotel and Country Club - Marrakech

My lovely friend Lynn recently designed a page for the Papermaze crop using Kaisercraft's Ubud Dreams. You can see the original here.
This is my version.

I was lucky to visit Marrakech on a work trip recently in March and this is one of the properties we were shown around and had lunch at - The Beldi Hotel and Country Club.

I used the new Tropical Plumeria flowers from Heartfelt Creations along with a swirl and frond cut with Kaisercraft dies.

The owner has an eclectic collection of things - old doors being one hence the addition above.
The tiles reminded me of the resort.

Here are some photos I took of the resort - it's a stunning location and would be a fabulous holiday destination. As Marrakech is only a short flight from London it's also perfect for a short break and you are never far from the busy Medina and souks.

Thanks for taking a look

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

On yer bike.............

Loving this new edge'able die from Crafter's Companion - so versatile.

I created a tri-fold card

With the bikes racing uphill 

A side stepper card with an aperture

A shaker card with sequins

A rocking card 

And a box

Would love to see what you made with it :)


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

or yellow...............

The second frame is for Ashley for the Yellow treatment room at Nouveau Beauty Crayford

Same design but mustardy yellow roses as requested.

Hope you like this one Ashley :)

Don't hesitate to contact me should you wish to order one - any colour available.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

Pure White...............

More framed roses made for friends. This first one is for Charlotte - Pure Zen Therapies - to hang in her  treatment room - hence the pure white.

It's hard to photograph with the glass in - sorry! Will try to do so before it's sealed next time.

Here are some close ups of the contents - little bit of sparkle and some shimmer.

Another to follow

Hope you like it Charlotte!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Bake me a cake.

I made this one for the Bloobel Progressive Challenge with a friend in mind.

Coloured with Spectrum Illustrators.


Friday, 7 April 2017

May the force...........

For Abi's birthday this year I was asked to make a Star Wars themed card.
Looking for images I found these Lego style characters which were perfect as she loved Lego too!

The card is 8x8" layered with cardstock which I've had in my cupboard for ages, plus a little silver glitter card.
Images were printed out, re-sized and coloured with Copics then raised with 3d foam pads.
Letters and numbers were cut with a Crafter's Companion set.

Happy Birthday Abi - hope you had a lovely day.


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Projects made with the Ultimate Pro and Desk Ted's Excellent Adventure!

 These are the samples I made using the Ultimate Pro - Advanced Construction DVD for the recent shows.
How cute is this case?


Perfect for giving as a gift with some sweeties!

Or a desk organiser?

A twister card.........

And another.........

And a treasure chest!

The perfect travel casket for Desk Ted!

He even had a trip to Hochanda Studios and was directed by the lovely Loti!

And here is is on screen....

Fame at last Ted!