Monday, 26 November 2012

Good morning Monday! Sneaky Peek Day 6!!

Well, the last sneak peek of the new stamps from Sheena Douglass that launch tomorrow on Create and Craft with Leann Chivers. The show times are  10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6p.m.

Today I thought that tulips were in order. The plaque is made from a mountboard circle with of course the glorious Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Moon paints:

The close up shows the paint effect more clearly:

For a different look I also had a play on a mirror plaque:

 Thank you for the feedback over the last few days and welcome to my new followers. I have truly enjoyed playing with these new stamps and paints and hope that you will too. One final thought  to share: not only are these paints versatile a little goes a long, long way !!!
Take care and enjoy the shows xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

So what IS in the box? Sneaky Peek 5

Good Sunday afternoon :-)

Hope that you are well and avoiding the worst of the weather? So to reveal the contents of my upcycled box:

Ta Da!! :-)

I had great fun creating these using the Pebeo Fantasy Prism and Moon Paints  and thought I'd share a couple of close ups:

The jewellery bases ( known often as cabochon trays) are readily available in bead shops or ebay. You just drop the paint in and wait for it to do its thang! The jewellery pieces have been topped with Pebeo Gedeo Clear Resin - which took me right back to playing with Plasticraft - Anyone else remember that??
Ring and cufflinks 
Couple of pendants
Final sneak peek tomorrow before Leann Chivers channels Sheena Douglass for the live shows on Tuesday on C&C 


Saturday, 24 November 2012

What's in the box??? Day 4 Sneaky Peek

Well, day 4 so only 3 days to go until Sheena's new stamps and the lush Pebeo Paints launch on C&C.

The stamps are gorgeous but today I want to spotlight the Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Moon Paints. This up-cycled cheese knife box was another of the samples that very nearly didn't leave me...

I just adore the lid:

It is a mixture of Prismes and Moon and I just kept adding until I felt it was right. The sides of the box were painted using Fantasy Moon Ebony which gave a slightly hammered finish:

But what's in the box?? All will be revealed tomorrow.

Stay safe and warm xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Pretty as a Picture - Day 3 Sneaky Peek

Bit later that usual with my post today due to mother of colds attacking me overnight but hopefully it will go as quickly as it arrived !

I have fallen in lurve with this latest set of stamps from Sheena and the Pebeo Paints that work brilliantly on glass:

Today's offering combines 3 of the new stamps with the Fantasy Prisme and Moon paints and a cheap as chips frame picked up for £2.99.

The close up above shows the different effects quite well: The mosaic effect is the Prisme Paints and the " mother of pearl" finish is the Moon Paints - the white and the pale yellow petals. The green / white effect is  the tiniest drop of Moon applied to the Prisme paint whilst it was still wet.

Hope the weather is not causing you too many problems - stay safe and dry xx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

I'm ready for my close up Mr B DeMille! Sneak Peek 2

Morning !!!!

Me again ! Today's sneak peek is a card with a hidden gift. Using the gorgeous new stamps coming on 27 November from Sheena Douglass teamed with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme Paints and a supporting cast of Spectrum Noirs ( Yes, I finally have them!!) So, here's the card including one of my favourite background techniques of Spectrum Noirs and blending solution:

And a close up of the "topper" or is it???? I adore the mosaic effect - playing with these paints I discovered that watching paint dry really is fun :-)

and the reveal:

The topper is a detachable fridge magnet  - I spent several mins putting this on and off the card before packing it up...its the little things that amuse me :-)

Have a wonderful crafty day

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sheena Douglass Sneaky Peek Day 1

Hello All,

Well finally I can share my first sneak peek of some fabulous new Pebeo Paints; Fantasy  Prisme and Fantasy Moon teamed with some glorious new stamps for the amazing Sheena Douglass!!!! Leading to the BIG LAUNCH on 27 November on C&C

Excited doesn't begin to describe it! I thoroughly enjoyed this sample making challenge and could have gone on and on :-)...

So, without further ado please welcome my first sneak peek. The image ( from the new stamp sets) is painted onto acetate - well, I say painted but there is absolutely no necessity to use a paint brush!

The image has been matted onto glitter cardstock and black mirri  - I love the end result, so much so it was one of several items that nearly didn't make it into the sample box!

I do hope you fall in love with them as much as I have - more tomorrow

Distress backgrounds

Morning! I thought I'd share a recent card that I made for my nephew. Boys can be such a challenge especially when cute or character are not options. It reminded me of the images of deep space. The background is distress inks which was spritzed with water to create texture. Layers were then added with fob watch stamp and sentiment (clarity I think) and white acrylic paint. Sequin waste was used as a mask on add the dots and the whole thing finished with a spritz of Luminarte radiant rain. A sentiment topper (embossed with clear deep embossing powder) was then added.

The insert was a collage of images of my nephew doing the things he enjoys.

Have a crafty day xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012


I have been remiss with my bloggery lately - luckily this does not reflect a lack of crafting but quite the opposite! So buckle in for the coming weeks in which I will be sharing some new toys that I have been playing with and some crafting that took me out of my personal crafting comfort zone.

I have decided in a gentle re-entry to blogland with some character crafting. I don't usually do "cute characters" but the following cards have been made teaming my beloved H2O's ultimate romance set, with a couple of the new SWALK range stamps being launched by Crafters Companion  on 14th November on Create and Craft - I have also been playing with my ebosser as you will see. Have to say at the moment I  lurve it!

The first card is the Grandpa's SWALK which has been mounted using a boingy spring ( made me smile- anyway!) onto some embossed background coloured with H20's - very blingy in real life! The second card is the one in a million SWALK with the most adorable dalmatian pups

Hope you like . Have a great day xxx