Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Journal Pockets & Tags...

Hi Crafty friends! Welcome back. I always have plans to stay more active on my blog but let's face it......it's not going to happen lol. Life is speeding past at a ridiculous rate and all I can manage to do is hang on!

Today I have managed some time in the studio and therefore I have a few projects to share with you. First is my latest addiction to creating journal pockets and tags. Ive recently purchased far too many vintage books ! I've decided to spend a little time creating some nice things for my or your junk journals. All of these are listed in my Etsy Shop.














 I hope you enjoyed today's projects and will come again soon! Thank you !

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lilacs & Lace Junk Journal

Hi Crafters! Welcome to my little studio. I get so excited when I find time to play around in my crafting space. Unfortunately it is far too limited but hopefully that is about to change:-)

 Today I am sharing my latest passion......junk journals! Oh my I have opened a can of worms here ! I am spending hours obsessing and binge watching youtube videos. So much talent in this world!

So on to my latest journal. I have combined my love for Pion papers, pattern papers, lace and beeswax to create this 4.5" x 7" junk journal. I started by cutting three layers of pattern, machine stitching them together then melting my beeswax onto the pattern cover. Lush!! I am crazy about effect this technique achieves and will be using it much more in future projects.



  The cover was created layering my pattern base, tea stained cheesecloth, Pion papers that have been distressed and finally adding fabric photo card from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/507641798/fabric-photo-cards?ref=listing-shop-header-3



 This journal is a single signature with 3 hole pamphlet stitch and contains 28 writing pages all tea stained.There are 12 handmade tags and 14 pockets/tuck spots.











I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to give one a try. Thank you for stopping by and please come again! Have a great day!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

be Joyful……..mixed media canvas

Hello and welcome. I hope you are having a great start to the week. I always love it when I can manage a little time playing in the studio and today offered me the opportunity. YAY!!!!
I recently purchased a couple of canvases at my local pound land store. Nice size 8x10 canvases for £1.00 was too good to pass up. I decided it was time to give mixed media a try after all my research. Yes research is what I call all the hours of watching videos on Youtube:-)
So here is what I came up with and I will explain in more detail how I achieved it later in the post…








 So I started with adding gesso around the edges of the canvas. Allowed it to dry then began adhering the various papers with mat gel. Once that was dried I added a little gesso here and there to tone down some of the images. I then came on with a few stamps to give more texture to the background. I added a few dies cuts before finishing with burlap, butterfly and flower. Perhaps if I am feeling ambitious I will make a technique video to show the whole process!!! Until then I hope you have enjoyed my project.

Please come again!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Pion Shabby Chic Tags

Hi Stampers & Crafters. Welcome to my happy place. I have had little time lately to create anything. All work and no crafting has made me a very cranky lady lol. I did manage to find a little time the past weekend and here is the end result.




 Papers used are the gorgeous Pion "My Precious Daughter" Collection. I could not resist these fabulous purple papers! Love love love!!

The flowers are all handmade using coordinating papers .



 I hope you have enjoyed todays project.Please leave me a comment below! Hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

My first flip book........

Hello and welcome to my studio. I finally got around to making a flip book. I know I know, I am so behind the rest of the crafting world! I knew I wanted to create something shabby chic so here it is.....



I will be making a video tutorial for this album to add to youtube so please stay tuned for that! The album itself is made using card stock . The papers used are all Pion from various collections. Their papers all seem to coordinate pretty well so I just used from my scraps and a recent purchase I made from a shop going out of business. I grabbed a bargain!



Please check my youtube channel to view :

The first page includes this pocket for two tags made using the Tim Holtz tag dies. In fact, all the tags in this album I made using this die. 







Lots of vintage lace and seam binding ribbons added. I love to collect vintage lace and am always looking at my local car boots ( yard sales) and thrift stores.





This tag I used on the front is my favourite of the book. If you follow me you know I am trying to master creating my own flowers. I used the pion papers and tattered angel glimmer mist to make this shabby rose which sits beautifully in the metal flower I recently bought from a not so local scrapbook store. I just love how it came out!



 This page I made two little pockets for these small tags.









The first time I have used this stamp recently purchased. Love it! The little pencil is adorable!





The centre of the album is a gusseted pocket to hold a couple of tags and some vintage lace for the recipient.


This tag offers a pocket to hold a nice tea sachet for my friend to enjoy while looking through.











I created a little book to write a little about myself for my new flip book pal.








                                             And this is the back cover. Love these papers!



 I am super excited to make more of these books. I find them much less intimidating that mini albums. Even so, I had to work up the courage to attempt my first one. I hope you have enjoyed stopping by today. Please leave comments below as I love to hear from all my visitors! Have a great week!