Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Easy Memo Cork Board DIY


Hey!

Greetings from sunny England! Yes! Sunny, I say. I was getting sick of the miserable rainy and grey weather here in the UK. The funny thing is, I was wearing a winter coat last week and I was sitting outside in the sun today and even have a tan line! A ridiculous vest tan line, but I have one! LOL! 

There doesn’t seem to be any gradual change in the weather here. It literally changes from one week to another, if not from day to day. It’s a welcomed change nonetheless! Yay for sunshine! 

I'm bringing some more inspiration for the That’s Crafty April challenge and this time something a bit more practical. Do you remember the lovely circular surfaces that That’s Crafty! released recently and presented at the latest Hochanda show? If you missed it you can go to www.hochanda.com and watch the show from 13th April 12pm and 4pm via their Rewind section. I made this for the show so you can take some inspiration from it should you wish! Circles and more circles...

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Going Round In Circles - inspiration for That’s Crafty!

Hello and welcome back to my little creative corner of the blog world!

Thank you for stopping by! We all seem to be ‘Going Round In Circles’ over at the That’s Crafty! challenge blog and I have some mixed media goodness for you today to hopefully inspire to join the fun and create something special for the challenge too. There’s a £30 online voucher from That's Crafty! waiting for the winner and it could be you! 

I tend to make heaps of cards for magazines and usually have to follow specific criteria and rules, so when I don’t have to follow ANY rules I enjoy a good mixing of media. I took some photos of the process and this post will be quite picture heavy so I'll try not to woffle too much. 

Obviously, there was a couple of things I had to keep in mind when creating this and that is to show you how you can use the lovely products by That’s Crafty! and make something with Circles. I recently purchased a bunch of gorgeous cut files designed by Paige Evans, one of my favourite scrapbookers out there, and this one came to mind. As I mentioned in my LAST POST, I don’t have a cutting machine. But I used the pdf format of the cut file to print it on an A4 cardstock and cut it out by hand. Look, it’s easy...

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Layout DT inspiration for Mixed Media World challenge

Hello and Happy Easter! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Thank you for taking time to stop by. 

The April 2018 challenge is starting today within our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** and we are asking you to have fun and create something Spring inspired. If you don't fancy the challenge and spring is not your thing then fear not. You can still enter any mixed media creation. Well, you have to be in it to win it and we have a wonderful new sponsor! Yeeeaaah! Check it out...



Friday, 23 March 2018

Newbie to TN, set up and 1st spread



Hi everyone! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

I have decided to challenge myself and cut into the gorgeous designer paper pads I have collected. Because I don’t use it. I collect it! I know... crazy! It’s so pretty and I love it so much, but that’s not what is holding me back from using it. The issue is elsewhere... it’s like my heart skips with joy looking at all the gorgeous paper pads filled with stunning designs and my brain goes on strike and into a panic mode when I’m supposed to use patterned papers. All at once! 

But I faced it and even created my first spread...

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

More Inspiration for... Spring Into Action... That's Crafty!

Hi and welcome back!

I hope you are having a wonderful 1st spring day! I can't wait to have more sunshine in my life!

We are also two thirds through the month of March and halfway through the 'Spring Into Action' challenge over at the That's Crafty! challenge blog. Have you joined in yet? If not, I hope my project will inspire you to get those fun crafty supplies out and have a go at your very own spring-inspired creation.

I had fun with the White/Greyboard Large Wildflowers and picked the gorgeous poppy flower for my project. I also used a small butterfly out of the Large Butterfly set. I simply glued the poppy flower onto a small 5 x 7" canvas board with the Multipurpose Craft Adhesive. This bad boy dries strong and fast, I tell ya! Brilliant, I thought! I covered the entire piece with the White Gesso and let it dry. Once dry, I applied the Texture Paste using my palette knife, roughly shaping the leaves and petals, giving them even more 3D look. I allowed this to dry naturally and covered with another layer of White Gesso.

Then the fun bit...

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Hochanda TV Samples (That’s Crafty! New release)

Hi and welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

There is so much I have to share with you today so make a cuppa and prepare for some photo heavy post. 

I made three samples for Hochanda TV and they were aired on 9th March 18’ at 11am and 4pm. You can catch up on the shows via their website www.hochanda.com via Rewind. They were packed with new products produced by That’s Crafty! and they flew off the shelves! 

That’s Crafty! Have a new range of Chunkies which are a laser-cut MDF board substrate that is meant to be put together to create a dimensional base for you to decorate however you wish. They come in four sizes. An ATC size, 6 x 6”, 4.5 x 9” and 8 x 8”. You can use these as a canvas for your art put together, use the individual pieces flat and even the waste is usable, as you will see on my 6 x 6” sample. They are easy to put together with That’s Crafty Multipurpose Adhesive (strong and fast frying). They have a hole in the back for easy hanging, should you choose to do so. All in all, one super product.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Spring Into Action with That’s Crafty!

Hi and welcome back to my little blog! Thank you for stopping by!

Exciting times ahead for those who like to join a challenge or two (or 28!), because the fabulous That’s Crafty! Challenge blog is launching a new challenge today! They are asking us to ‘Spring Into Action’ and create something with spring images. And what’s in it for you? You could win a £30 online voucher! Awesome, right?! 

There is more info on their challenges blog so make sure to hop over and check it all out. You will also find heaps of inspiration for the challenge from my lovely teamies. 




Thursday, 1 March 2018

March 2018 MMWchallenge is back!

Hey all!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see the Mixed Media World challenge back in action! That's right! We're back and we are going with the flow... Anything Mixed Media Goes (AMMG) challenge is going live on the ***Mixed Media Group*** on Facebook so hop on the check out the fab creations my team made... I am so proud... you get the proud mamma feeling sometimes... well, that's it... right there... You can find the link to the challenge HERE.

The sponsor of this challenge is...

THAT'S CRAFTY!

Prize: £20 online voucher to the shop for the winner + a chance to guest design for MMW 

I was experimenting with the Pebeo' Mixed Media Discovery kit the other day and absolutely loved the results. So, of course, I added more to the collection and created a couple of lovely acrylic small artworks with these lovely products... It was not without a moment of... 'Oooh, nooooo!!! ... 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

More inspiration for... I Heart You - That's Crafty! + #giveaway

        

Hi! Thank you for taking a moment to read my post...

I posted about my DT project for the That's Crafty! February challenge - I Heart You (use hearts) a couple of weeks ago and I have some more inspiration for you. If you haven't entered the challenge already then read on and give it a go, because there is a voucher promised for a winner and it could just be you! 

I'm sticking to album and notebook making this month and this time I used a couple of the large white board hearts to make the covers. I intend to trace the hearts onto some paper, possibly watercolour cardstock, cut them out and fill the book. I haven't fully decided yet on what paper I want in it. These hearts don't come with a hole, but it is easy to punch or poke one. You can make these hearts anything you want them to be. Maybe a wall decor with just one or add the other different sized hearts that come within the pack. I made this...

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

I Heart You - That's Crafty!

Hi!

How are you doing? Thank you for stopping by! 

I come back with some exciting news and am here to share a thing or two. I now happen to design for That's Crafty! monthly challenge blog and am very excited to be joining their super-talented team! And, of course, with that news I am bringing some inspiration for their new challenge - I Heart You (Use hearts) starting right now! Hop over to check out the prize and give it a go! 

As you know, That's Crafty! shop is packed with a huge variety of items produced by various companies, but also with a vast number of their own branded items. I had a chance to test a few and oh my! They are amazing! I love them all and I was most impressed with their Texture Paste. I can be incredibly impatient when crafting and as you know mixed media can take time due to drying/curing times. And not all media can be heat-dried without it being affected in one way or another. Well, this bad boy of a paste dries fast with a short blast of a heat gun and about 5 mins of set aside without being affected and ready to be worked on again. I mean... this is pure awesomeness! It is very light as well so I will definitely be reaching for it when cardmaking. #happydays :D

I will list all of the products I used on this project on the bottom of this post so you can check them all out, if you wish. 

What it is that I made...

Monday, 22 January 2018

NEW Tracy Scott/PaperArtsy January 2018 release

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to share a few projects (many, in fact...) I made with the new Tracy Scott stamps, stencils and paints that are being released this month by PaperArtsy. 

Tracy has done fantastic job designing the stamps and stencils once again and it was a great fun working with them all. The new paints are also gorgeous and I think Sargasso is now one of my favourite colours! You'll see why once you see the samples below and you can read a bit more about each as you go... 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Storms Don't Last Forever

Hey everyone!

We're 5 days away from Christmas (yay!) and I have been running around like a headless chicken! Two schools events, Christmas shopping, crafting, cardmaking, made stuff for the girls' classmates and teachers for Christmas, seen two nativity plays, hosted for a visitor from Portugal, finished cards for magazines, got our tree, decorated the tree, visited Santa... and finally got to sit down and edit the photos of the recent layout I made. So here I am, sharing it all...

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Why not?!

Hey! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Another rainy week and a weekend have passed, two kids birthday parties and dozens of other chores later, it was finally 'me' time for a moment. I think it was Saturday. I went up to my lovely attic craft room feeling the usual itch to create something... anything! I was so excited to have a moment to myself and be able to sneak up there whilst Daddy was with the kiddos...

I got up there, looked around and

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Change Is Good

Hi everyone!

I’m back! I’m back from a bit of a break from blogging. I know it’s been a while since creating something for myself and sharing it with you here. There has been a lot of change lately. I don’t even know where to start! So I’m not going to bore you with it all, but will tell you a little bit about what brings me back, what I enjoy doing nowadays and how my direction changed. 

I still design for the magazines and and have been busy cardmaking. I don’t have time to post about each feature and so I am hoping to pick a few cards from 2016 and 2017 to round up the years. I will post at some point soon. 

I still run the Mixed Media World challenge blog so I hope you can join now and then. The wonderful DT ladies do fab job inspiring you each month and I’m blesse to have them around. We are nearing 1000 followers on the FB page and will have a giveaway when we do reach the big number. I am very excited about that! 

I recently chopped my hair off so am now sporting a shorter hair. I have documented it in the layout below. This layout is not just about the hair cut though. It is very much about the new direction, my new hobby and  about what I have been up to lately. To elaborate...

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Designing for PaperArtsy with NEW Eclectica3 by Alison Bomber

Hey!

I'm back with a fun project and a very special post! I am over on the PaperArtsy blog showcasing the fabulous new stamp sets by Alison Bomber. That's right! I'm so excited for Alison, you have no idea!

I had a great fun playing with them and I couldn't just stick to one stamp when there are so many fabulous quotes to choose from. I created a fun Pocket Journal...





Obviously, I had to take plenty of close ups for you. It would be great if you could hop over to check it out. You can also find the links to various retailers so you can get your very own stamp set designed by Alison!

All the best,

Ingrid xxx