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Good Times Tags for Scrapmatts Design Team

Good Times Packaging Tags

These Good Times tags were inspired by my friend Rosalie.   She used her packaging to create some amazing mixed media tags which I decided would be a great way to use up my packaging and create some tags myself.

 The base of this Good Times tag is from a Prima flowers package and it featured a collage of words printed on it. For the background I used some clear gesso and some modelling paste which creates texture when used with the gears and lattice stencils from Scrapmatts and I have coloured the tag with Antique Gold, Coffee and Turquoise Mists from Kaisercraft. So to finish off I also added the Finnabair mechanical and charms along with Gold Mica powder to colour the metal embellishments.

Good Times

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Be a Dream-catcher not a Dream Chaser

Boho Dream-catcher.

Hello and Welcome

My post today is to showcase my Boho Dream-catcher created for Kaisercraft’s April Mood Board Challenge.

It’s the most amazing colours and it fits perfectly with their new range called Indigo Skies.

So here is my take on the challenge

Dream-catcher Dream-catcher

Front and back view of the dream-catcher.

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Whimsy Notes

Whimsy Notes.

This month I have covered the fronts of 3 note books.

The first one features the CB1220 Ornate Frame and the CB4070 String Circle Roses.

The charms CH036 are also from Scrapmatts.

To decorate the background I started by covering the notebook with Gesso. I then applied the plasterer’s tape and using a paintbrush added the Prima Marketing 963576 Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set to add colour to the chipboard pieces.  I have used the ST1026 Circle stencil with Colour Blast Paste in Deep Water. I have also coloured the metal embellishments with the rust paint.. The flowers are from 49 and Market. The washi tape is from my own stash. The image is from Ranger Ink – Dylusions Adhesive Canvas – Printed.


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Unique Hand Drawn Phone Case

Hand Drawn Mystical Girl. One of a Kind Creation.

Turn heads with this unique phone cover.

Designed by Jodie Digney for Craft on the Run.

Simply Stunning.


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Let your Dreams Take Flight

 Hello and Welcome
Today I would like to share with you my latest creation. 
I’ve had this canvas sitting in my craft room for quite some time and the other day, the sun was shining, so I thought “why not get creative and enjoy mother nature”. 
So I took my Dylusions Sprays and some stencils and got messy.

 As you can see I used a combination of stencils and colours.
To achieve the drip effect, I placed the canvas upright on my stand and allowed the paint to run.
Once the canvas was dry I used a feather stencil and gold embossed randomly over the canvas.
I wanted to use these Dusty Attic 
dream catchers. I am so in love with them.
I just had to use them on this canvas.
I painted them and while the paint was still wet , sprinkled gold embossing powder onto them and heat set. 
When I had the desired effect, I attached with Helmar 450 glue.
 These scrolls where painted and embossed the same way as the dream catchers. 
I added them to the corners of my canvas to balance out the design.
Once I had it all stuck in place. I chose my quote. I used chipboard letters in different fonts. I find this is a great way to use up all those odd letters I have in my stash. 
It gives a great effect.
 To finish of the canvas I used a combination of the Dylusions Sprays in Pinks, Purples & Blues.
To soften the colour I used the White Dylusions Spray. 
It is one of my favourites. 
If you take a look at the dream catchers closely, I also attached some old jewellery findings I had in gold that really tied in with them.
I am very happy with the end result and it is so different from where I started.
It was wonderful to let the creative juices flow and see how this would turn out.
I love sharing my creations with you all and really appreciate any feedback. 
Let me know what you think.
Can you see it on your wall?
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to reading your comments.
Keep the Faith
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A Life Without Dreams

“A Life Without Dreams is like a Garden without Flowers”
Hello and welcome to my latest blog post.
Recently I was asked to showcase some Dusty Attic
products in store, so that customers had some ideas on what the products could be used for and how they looked when altered with different mixed media.
This was a bit of a challenge but I am very happy with the end result.
All the products used on this canvas can be found on the Dusty Attic website.
The beautiful flowers are from Made with Memories.
I have used a mixture of  Dusty Attic paint to cover the base. 
For some added texture  I have applied some gauze and added some script with a stencil and texture paste.

To create the wall , I separated the chipboard and used the bricks and wall panel.
To colour the bricks, I have used a mixture of red and brown, making some darker than others. 

The mason jar made the perfect vase for my display of flowers.
I have painted the jar to reflect the flowers being in a vase of water. 
This beautiful flower is made using a technique to separate the chipboard and layering the pieces to form the flower.
Paint in desired colour, glue with helmer 450 and then cut the post from a Kaisercraft Pearl brad and adhere to centre of flower.
For more information on splitting chipboard I have posted a tutorial that I made. 
 You can see the video at the end of this blog post.
To create the quote, I have used the mini letters from Dusty Attic and I just lightly white washed them to blend with the rest of the canvas. 
 To create this canvas you will need
Canvas (any size)
Dusty Attic paints : Dusty Pink
                          : Oceania
                                    : Crushed Olive
                            : Alabaster
                    : Gold
                                   : Hot Chocolate
                            : Cranberry
Dusty Attic Chipboard : Mason Jars DA1086
                                              : Brick Wall Panel DA0316
                                                     : Mini ABC Set Lower DA0862
                                                         : Flower Layers #4 Large DA0860
Crafters Warehouse Script Stencil
Texture Paste
Flowers : Roses & Lilies
Kaisercraft Pearl Brads
Helmar 450
Designed for Made with Memories
Do you love to use chipboard? Do you love mixed media? Are you a more traditional scrapbooker or card maker?
I would love to see your projects.
I had a great time getting messy and it was great to see the end result. It never is quite like you envisage it.
Until next time
Keep the Faith
Video tutorial for splitting chipboard.
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Repurposed Stamp Block

Hi There
I completed this project a little while ago but I hadn’t put it on my blog, so I thought I would share it with you.
I was recently sorting my stamp collection and took all my stamps from my wood mounted blocks and turned them into cling back, so they can be used on acrylic blocks.
So I had these wood blocks left over and didn’t want to throw them out, but didn’t know what to do with them.
  I wanted to repurposed them in some way and this was the end result. 
I cleaned the block to remove the sticky from it and then I  covered the block in some travel themed washi tape, I then took some clock embellishments and glued them to the front of the block with glossy accents.
I then used some little glass bottles and stuck them to the top of the block, placed some photo pin holders into the cork tops and took a piece of printed paper with the word journey on it and rolled it up and placed inside the clear bottle, to give me a message in a bottle effect.

This has now been repurposed into a cute little photo holder.

Products used : Washi Tape
                        : Glossy Accents
                        : Glass Bottles
                        : Clock Embellishments
                        : Tim Holtz mini cogs.

Designed by Jodie Digney

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Pack Your Bags Travel Case

I had to take pictures of this project that my daughter just completed recently.
She wanted something to give her best friend for her 21st Birthday. Something she would remember forever.
  She organised a surprise holiday to Bali, but didn’t quite know how to present her with it until she came across this little case.
She created this beautiful travel case, all the while trying to keep it a secret from her friend.
She used an old luggage tag and copied it onto some card stock and created her own. The numbers relate to her friend’s birthday and the date they are leaving.
This was the inside of the case. She placed items relevant to their holiday.

She placed the travel itinerary inside , along with a handwritten letter and some Bali coins.

This plane embellishment was hung from the lid with the Airline they are flying with written on the side.

She wrapped up some Bali brochures of the places she has booked for them to go. Swimming with the dolphins is on the agenda.

These are some more embellishments she placed inside the top of the case.

I love that she decorated the whole case from front to back and inside. She did a wonderful job and her friend was overwhelmed and lost for words upon presentation of such a beautiful gift.
There is nothing like the true value of friendship.
Designed by Crystal Watts
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Memories Frame

Memories Frame
Created for Made with Memories
Products used
Prima Engraver Collection papers and flowers.
Dusty Attic Chipboard Scrolls
Glossy Accents
Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap
Smooch – Vanilla Shimmer
I love to take old wooden photo frames and upcycle them with inspirational quotes.
As this was designed for Made with Memories, I thought the quote fitted perfectly and it would be a beautiful addition to the shop wall.

As the papers where quite dark, I wanted to lighten the frame up, so I took out my trusty Tim Holtz sanding block and went to town. I love the effect.

The chipboard scroll was inked with Frayed Burlap and then covered in Glossy Accents and lightly sanded.
Picture is a little blurry sorry.

Finally I finished off with the Prima flowers and added a little charm to the centre and then took the ribbon and stapled it to the back of the frame for hanging purposes.
Lastly I then used my glossy accents to cover the words and then spritzed it with smooch vanilla shimmer.
It’s always a pleasure to share someone’s memories
Happy crafting