Sunday, 24 December 2017


Second and last of the serviette/napkin layouts. This time the deer is cut from the serviette
The snowflakes are cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz. It does come with a matching embossing folder but for the life of me I can't find it.
The wording was cut on the Scan n Cut. Both white and blue words were the same size so I just raised the white one a bit and it gave a snowy look.
I added doily's and lots of soft glitter to finish it off. I think it worker really well.
Well that's it from me for a few days. Off to spend Christmas with my lovely family. Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. xxx

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Robin layout with serviette

So I've got a new hobby, as if I need another one lol, but I have started collecting Serviettes and believe me, Christmas is completely the wrong time to start this. There are so many beautiful serviettes out there at the moment.
One of my favourite places to go for these is Tesco where I can pick up a pack for £1.50 and of course once I had bought some I needed to play. This is one of the winter layouts I did for Scrapping Your Family in December.
Of course its the Robin that has been cut from the serviette. I found that sticking the top layer onto a thin cardboard using gel medium and leaving to dry, meant that I could put the robin on sticky foam pads and it was strong enough to work with.
I think you can just see the beautiful glittered effect made using Glamour Dust
and adding the gems dropping from the branches made it look really wintry.
Here's some more detail

Will definitely be experimenting some more and I have got one more layout to share using another serviette but I'll save that for later. xx

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Live Beautifully.....

I have had a chance to finish one of my many journal pages today. Loving the colours
The background is made using Distress Oxides, blended together using baby wipes.
The flowers are made using paper scraps and a hydrangea confetti punch, some gem flowers and some baby pearls and gems.
Some are raised from the paper and some flat to make it more interesting.
The final touch is wording added by using a stencil and Prima Modelling Paste. The magic happens as the Distress Oxides from the background seep through the paste colouring it to match the background. Loved watching it happen. xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Decorated Bottle

At the last Mixed media Class I made two examples for everyone to choose from and all of them chose this one
This is a water bottle from Poundland and once decorated can be used on the table for water or indeed any drink.
Here are a few pictures of the other sides
Because I wanted to show everyone how the kit contents would look after the process I used one side of the bottle to add at least one of every element from the kit so that it could be used as a guide. This next picture shows this
Everyone had a fantastic time and the resulting bottle looked amazing. Here is a bit of the detail

As part of the kit I gave everyone a small glass bud vase to complete at home. Here is mine finished at home.

I have added some more detail to the second example so I will show that another day. Don't forget, if you would like to come along to a Mixed Media class follow the Ladiesthatcraft Facebook Page, sign up to receive notifications from this page or look down the right of this blog page as 2018 classes are added regularly. Beginner or experienced, it doesn't matter. You will have a great time and learn so much. xx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Three Mixed Media Cards

And finally for this round of Pretty Gets Gritty I made three mixed media cards using the kit I was sent and a few ribbons from a previous kit
The middle one I made again for my mums birthday and she was so please with it she is going to put it in a 3d frame. Result xx