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Thursday 31 October 2013

Splodgeaway sample 2 masks in 1 project

Good morning Lovelies! Well we've had some beautiful autumn weather over the last few days, cold but bright and sunny, such a tonic after all that wind and rain!

Here is my sample for the 2 in 1 week for Splodgeaway I started by using Picket Fense Distress paint through the "8x8 Card King Mask" I dried it and then inked over with Distress inks, once dry I lightly buffed to bring out the paint more, I then splashed some water over and dried just to create a bit more texture, then taking my "Lattice mask" I spritzed the mask with water, laid it onto my tag and carefully lifted and blotted to created a shadowy sort of effect, the stamps are from "Indigoblu" Big Ben is from "Portabello rd" set, once dry I lightly inked around the edges using Black Soot DI on my fab Splodgeaway mat.


Thank you for visiting today xx


Wednesday 30 October 2013

Zoe - Autumn project for Splodgeaway

Happy weekend Lovelies, I hope your all getting crafty over the weekend, what more can you do when it's raining?

This week it's "Autumn" week at Splodgeaway if you've not tried Splodgeaway products you are certainly missing out, Toms designs are innovative and original and the quality are fab, of course the Splodge mat in my opinion is the best on the market for blending your dye based inks! You can purchase them here!

So onto my make, "surprise" it's a card lol!


I used the Leaf mask with Metallic Distress paint, I dabbed it with my blending tool through the mask, I heat dried, then using my Splodgemat I blended distress inks in autumnal colours over the paint, once dry I splashed some water and dabbed dry to create a more shabby effect, I buffed the card once dried to remove any ink from the leaf design, the Die cuts and stamps are all Tim Holtz! I cut them using Grunge paper and coloured using DI on my Splodgemat, I mat and layered onto craft card which I inked the edges then mounted onto a craft card blank!

Thank you for visiting today, have a great weekend xx


Sunday 27 October 2013

Zoe - Week 43 "Shades of Grey"

Morning Lovelies! I hope your all well! Today is the start of another Challenge for Premium Craft Brands our theme this week is "Shades of Grey" there's a fab prize up for grabs!

I hope you like it? Please pop along and check out the rest of our talented DT samples xx


I've used Black, White, medium Grey and Silver metallic Pan Pastels to creat this card, with the gorgeous set of stamps from Wendy Vecchi, Studio 490.


Wednesday 23 October 2013

Zoe - Challenge # 18 "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Lovelies! I hope your all well? I'm making this a brief post today! As most of you know my little one is moving on to adoption on the 28th October, it's a tough time for us, I've scheduled all my posts, to save me forgetting

Our Theme this fortnight as you can see is "Anything Goes" and as we are an "Anything Goes" challenge blog that means you really an make anything you like! Our lovely blog owner Sandie is sponsoring this challenge, and she's offering a fab prize!

You can join in here!, we have an amazingly talented Design Team and you can check out their samples there too!

I made my tag, first by blending various autumn shades in distress inks, then stamping in black Archival ink using TH mini Blueprint leaf stamps and a Justrite Harlequin background stamp, I then die cut all my leaves which are from a Spellbinders set, I used text printed paper and plain paper just to add some texture, I inked through the die and also after, to give overall colour, I dipped a few bits into my melt pot with clear UTEE just to add some more texture, I'm very pleased with the result, I do love Autumnal colours, so rich!

Many thanks to you for visiting my blog today, have a great day xx


Tuesday 22 October 2013

Tim Holtz meets Wendy Vecchi

Good morning Lovelies, just a quickie today! Here's a card I made last night, using TH and studio 490 Wendy Vecchi stamps, I used Picket Fence distress paint to stamp text first then dried and inked over with DI's few splats of water for shabby effect, then stamped over with Archival inks, I cut out the bee and decoupaged having first coloured with distress markers and covered with rock candy, simples!!

Thanks for visiting xx Zoe xx


Sunday 20 October 2013

Zoe - week 42 "Autumn Colours"

Good morning Lovelies! Our Theme this week is "Autumn colours" on Premium Craft Brands

Please pop along and join in, there's a prize up for grabs for the winner!


Here is my card, I used Pan Pastels with Lavinia Stamps, they go hand in hand I think? I've also used part of the "Celtic mask" in the top corners

I'm sorry this is rather a brief blog! Most of you know I'm a Fostercarer and this is a tough time for me as we are moving our gorgeous baby girl onto adoption a week tomorrow!

Thank you for visiting, have a great week xxx


Wednesday 16 October 2013

Wendy Vecchi Stamps

Good evening Lovelies, and a very warm welcome to my new followers! I hope your all well? Tonight I've been playing with some new stamps that plopped into my letterbox Monday and they are delicious, of course I love Wendy Vecchi and her products!

I started by stamping the lettered background stamp with Picket fence Distress Paint and heat dried it, I then blended DI's I stamped the flowers first with black Archival, then Wendy Vecchi's orange, sorry can't remember exact name and then cornflower blue Archival inks, the butterfly is from another of her sets, I added liquid pearls for some texture! I hope you like my card, please leave a comment, I love to read them. Thank you for visiting xxx


Monday 14 October 2013

Craft cycle project for Splodgeaway

Good afternoon Lovelies! I'm sorry I'm a little late posting this today! I've had a busy, sad and lovely day all in one, firstly my Little one is moving onto adoption two weeks today so I had the planning meeting this morning so that was the sad and busy bit, the lovely bit was of course spending time with my adorable Ruby, this is the last week we have her to ourselves before the introductions begin next Monday then she moves the following Monday, it's very intense that week, so I'm making the most of this week with the little darling that's stolen our heart this time, :(

So onto my make, I wanted to do something a bit different, as it's Craft cycle week, I've used a bit of cardboard box, torn bits off to expose the core, I've used distress paint and stains through the masks, very simple! The sentiment are from a Dylusions set.

Splodgeaway masks and products are fabulous quality and Tom's designs are amazing and innovative and so easy to use, you can buy them here

Thank you for visiting today xx


Sunday 13 October 2013

Zoe - Week 41 "Falling leaves"

Good morning Lovelies! Week 41 for Premium Craft Brands challenge blog has a very Autmnal feel to it lol! It's "Falling Leaves"

Amazing Blog Candy!

WOOHOOO! We have the most amazing Blog Candy to giveaway during October!

Simply share our candy on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Mars and the Moon and back with a link to this blog


and leave us a comment under this post and we will choose one random winner on 7th November to win this gorgeous prize which is worth over £120!! WOW - that is a LOT of stash!!

In the candy is a fantastic Pan Pastel set including a palette tray and Sofft Tools, 3 Maimeri Mediums/Gesso. 2 Stencils/Masks and 4 Stamp sets (A6) - all fantastic products you will love and use over and again!

So what are you waiting for? Get sharing now!

Don't forget to leave us a comment - we will check that the winner has shared AND FOLLOWED US to be eligible so don't try and bend the rules! ; )

Good Luck!

As usual there is a fab prize up for grabs.

I've included a mini photo tutorial in this post just to show the less experienced Pan Pastel users how I created my leaves, I hope it doesn't bore you lol?

I started by swiping autumn colours onto A4 card stock and sprayed with cheapo hairspray to seal it after.

Then using Perfect Medium ink and these fab leaf stamps by Justrite I stamped ramdomly over the colours trying to get twotoned coloured leaves.
Then I used the different gold and copper shades of the Metallic Pan Pastels gently over the stamped image to bring out lovely shimmery leaves, looks fab in the flesh lol photos don't do them justice! Then sprayed again with hairspray to seal them.
Then the tedious bit! Cutting them out, lol which I actually enjoy, but I know many people don't lol!
I created my mats and layers for my card, firstly I got a rusty coloured card stamped with Perfect medium a background stamp all over called "Pinwheel" sorry I can't remember who it's by? Then swiped over with the darkest of the copper metallic PP and sealed with hairspray, I embossed white card stock with "Tied together" EF, bunged on me leaves, the sentiment is from the same stamp set and voila! I hope you like it?
Please pop along and visit my very talented teamies and feel inspired to join in, you have to use Pan pastels to enter, just follow the theme, rules are on the blog have a great day xxx



Thursday 10 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 day 2

I've only done 3 so far for day 2, I've tried the other techniques.

First one is Mixed Media technique

Second is, Stamped through technique, I've decided to give this card to hubby, his birthday is this month!

Third is Embossed through technique, the flowers and butterfly are from day one!
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day xx


Wednesday 9 October 2013

Zoe - Challenge # 17 "Shades of Autumn"

Oh my gosh! I thought I'd scheduled my post only to find it's failed! Sorry!

So as you can see, our theme this month is "Shades of Autmn" a personal favourite theme, love the colours and lends itself to so many permatations! Here is the link

This fortnight our fab sponsor is our very own Rebecca with this fabulous prize!

My card I've made using the fab "Wilderness 2" stamp by Darkroom door, I used distress inks to create my background the leaves and sentiment are stamped from a Justrite Autumn stamp set.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope my card has inspired you to join in our challenge? Have a great day xxx



Tuesday 8 October 2013

Day 1 Creative Chemistry 102

So here my makes for day 1, I didn't have the letters so I improvised and used Tim Holtz facets which are clear, thought it turned out ok ish! Lol I've included 2 finished tags.




Sunday 6 October 2013

12 Tags for 2013 "October"

Good evening Lovelies, what delightful weather we've had for the weekend! I hope you're all well and enjoying the Autumn sunshine?

I'm loving everything Tim Holtz at the moment and eagerly awaiting Creative Chemistry 102 which starts tomorrow! Yippee!

Although I love using TH techniques and use them often in my crafting, I've not joined in with this challenge, before so when I saw the October tag and just knew I had to do it, so here is my interpretation, I've done the frame Black and the owl in Bronze, slightly different background colours, and chit chat stickers, love these little treasures xx

Thank you for visiting today, have a wonderful week xxx


Zoe - Challenge #40 "Water"

Good Morning Lovelies! Well here is my second week on the fabulous Design Team with Premium Craft Brands! Our theme this week is "Water" there is a fab prize for the winner of the challenge, a fab trial set.
So give it a go, you can find the challenge blog here
There is also a fabulous blog giveaway, but you must be a follower.

Remember to join our Facebook group too, Premium Craft Brands, where we have daily inspiration and share some of our favourite makes & hints and tips every day, it's a great place to be.

So here is my interpretation of "Water"

I stamped using Perfect Medium clear ink the tickets and clock from a Tim Holtz stamp set then simply swiped Pan Pastels over the top gently in a fairly random fashion, I sprayed with cheapo hairspray to seal it, I stamped the umbrella man using Versafine onyx black ink and made a mask out of a sticky note, I then stamped my raindrops from Designs By Ryn in the same ink, I then just took some sequin waste and splodged some Maemeri Gesso through it, it dried in a matter of minutes, I then stamped over in black archival a vintage label stamp by Inkylicious just to create more texture, added the sentiment from the same TH set, I added some white pen here and there for highlights and voila! A quick tag, I love quick lol!


Tuesday 1 October 2013

Zoe - Challenge # 8 "Autumn Colours"

Good morning Lovelies! And a very warm welcome to some wonderful new followers, I hope you are all well?

It's a new month and can only mean one thing! (Well it means several really) but to us it means a new challenge! Here are my DT samples for the fabulous Lavinia Stamps, the challenge this month is "Autumn colours" oh I do love Autumn, not the rain of course but the crispness in the air is so refreshing and the colours, I love it!

Lavinia stamps are offering a Whopping £40 voucher, yes £40 to spend on there products! To the winner of the challenge! Go on you know you need them!

So onto my samples, I got a bit carried away!


I used Distress inks on all of my projects this time, with the addition of white gel pen dotted here and there for highlites and dimension, I so enjoyed making these, I hope you enjoy looking at them and feel inspired to Join in?

Many thanks as always for visiting today, have a wonderful day, hugs Zoe xxx


Zoe - October Challenge "Flowers"

Good morning Lovelies, I hope you are all well? I'm keeping this post brief as I have 2 going live today!

Coredinations is our sponsor this month our theme over on Crafts Galore Challenge the theme as you can see is "Flowers" there is a fab prize up for grabs of some Coredinations goodies!

Now my sample is very different for me, we had some fabulous coredinations samples to play with which included tags, I got some inspiration from a post on Pinterest, using tags as the feature, I hope you like it?

I embossed and stamped and did a bit of distressing and inking to create a grungy type effect, the stamps on my tag, text background is just an old stamp from my stash, sorry I don't remember who it's by and the flowers are Paperartsy, the sentiment is by Jofy also by Paperartsy!
I really enjoyed creating this card, although it's very different style for me it is fun stepping out for a change!
Thank you very much for all the comments you leave, I really appreciate the support and comfort I get from you all! Have a great day xxx and don't forget to pop along and check out the rest of our fabulous DT samples xx