Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Trio of ATC’s

Hi everyone,

I have never made an ATC before but thought I would give it a try. It’s quite challenging to me to a lot in a small space. Well I had fun and maybe this is a new crafty venture for me. Who knows 🤔 

Started by adding a little colour to the backgrounds with Distress Watercolour pencils.

I then added a stencil to each with Grit paste and sprayed on some Distress spray stains.

Below are close up photos 

Well that’s it for my Trio of ATC’s. Stay tuned for more maybe 😘 and thanks for stopping by 🙏🏻❤️

Products used:

Distress watercolour pencils - Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs, Scorched Timber, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn 

Distress spray stains - Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge

Distress Mica sprays - Bubbling Cauldron Mulled Cider, Flickering Candle, Fallen Acorn, Crooked Broomstick 

Distress embossing glaze - Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade

Distress Opaque grit paste 

Stampers Anonymous mini stencils - Sticks, Berry Leaves, Gingham 

Stamps - Spring Shadows CMS 393

Ledger Script CMS 241

Ultimate Grunge CMS075 

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Sunday, February 18, 2024


Hi everyone,

The new Love Notes stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.
Here I used it to create a card for a friend.

 I smooshed the ink pads over my craft mat, spritzed with a little water and used a paint brush to pick up some colour to lightly swipe over a piece of white card stock to create my background panel.

Layered a white die cut panel over top, added my sentiment and a red embossed heart.

Well that’s it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻❤️

Products used:
Leafy Twigs 665436
Love Notes CMS477
Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry Oxide

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Happy Birthday treat box

Hi everyone,

It has been a while but I thought I would share my little birthday treat box with you today.

I started my die cutting the box with plain white card stock, and then I painted on the rainbow of colours using distress paints, and then added little drops with a Mica stain spray.

At the end of each box I added a piece of gold coloured metallic card stock.

I die cut the Happy birthday with gold glitter card stock and adhered the letters to the front of the box.

It was pretty quick and easy to do but certainly makes a nice little treat box to give to someone for their birthday or any other occasion for that matter.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by🙏🏻

Products used:

Sizzix by Tim Holtz Vault Pillow Box die 666568
Sizzix by Tim Holtz Bold Text #1 665847
Stampers Anonymous any Tim Holtz Fractured stencil THS171
Ranger Distress paints by Tim Holtz Distress - Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Villainous Potion
Distress Mica spray - Crooked Broomstick

Sunday, December 17, 2023

2023 Christmas shops

Hi everyone, 

I am sharing my 2023 Christmas shops that I made using a lot of Tim Holtz Idea-ology products.

I added red Distress crayon to the metal sentiment piece.

I added white Distress crayon to the metal sentiment.

The below photo shows the inside of each of the boxes.

I used striped card stock and added to the sides of this box and added some Sparkle paste to it.

I used an embossing folder and red card stock to add to the outsides of the red shop and a stencil for the inside walls of the shop.

I covered wooden pieces with paper to make the gift boxes.

The soldier was painted with Distress pain.

Well that’s it for my shops. Thanks for stopping by 🙏🏻

Supplies used:
Sparkle embossing folder 666298
Lattice Trim die 663292
Diamonds stencil THS081
Bricked stencil THS038
Distress paints - Candied Apple, Lumberjack Plaid, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Picket Fence, Tarnished Brass, 
Distress crayons - Candied Apple, Picket Fence, Shiny Bauble

Idea-ology pieces- Idea-ology Santas, Toy Soldiers, Xmas trees, mini lights, confectionery, baubles, bubbles, tree stand, barrels, deers, pinecones, Festive Marquees, Christmas 2023 Baseboards & Transparencies, Wallpaper Scraps Christmas 2021, Christmas 2022 Backdrops, Design tapes, bells, Handmade (by me) mini books, Holly, wreaths, poinsettia, thimbles, icicles, stickers, globe, snowflake charm

Distress Sparkle texture paste, Clear Rock Candy glitter, Grit paste, Mica flakes, Snowfall grit paste

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Tiny tag embellishments

 Hi everyone,

Today I have a little project to share using a stamp set, StazOn black ink, shrink plastic and alcohol inks to create tiny tag embellishments.

Below is the stamp set I used to create them.

I stamped each word on to a piece of shrink plastic using the black StazOn ink. 

I then trimmed down each word and used a punch to add a small hole at the top of each tag before heating them. The word will curl up when heating but don’t be alarmed as it will flatten out if you continue to heat just a little bit longer.

When it was cooled I added a tiny bit of alcohol ink to the back side of each shrunken piece being careful not to let it drip onto the front side of the tag. If the alcohol ink drips onto the front of the word it will start to erase the inked word.

Below are the colours of Alcohol inks that I used.

To give you an idea of the finished sizes the word Christmas measures 1.25” and the word 
Hope is 3/4” when shrunken down.
You can see from the first photo the size of each stamp and then the finished sizes.

Well that’s it for my tiny tag embellishments. 

Hope you liked them and thanks so much for stopping by 🙏🏻

Products used:
Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous Festive Print stamp set CMS472
Ranger Alcohol inks - Red Pepper, Glacier, Fiesta, Mojito, Patina, Sunshine Yellow, Cranberry, Citrus
StazOn Jet Black ink
Hole punch
Heat gun

Monday, November 13, 2023

Cool dude

Hi everyone,

Today I have a fun card to share with this awesome dude which I have named Frank.
I started by die cutting all the pieces and colouring and assembling them.

The woodgrain background panel was die cut for the and coloured with Distress inks and then a layer of Distress Sparkle paste added over top.

I took an Idea-ology frame and added some red ink to the edges and some snow at the bottom with Distress paste,

I added a plaid panel to my black piece of card stock and then onto a red card base.

The panel behind the frame is an Idea-ology Kraft stock Blackout piece of card stock sprayed with Distress Mica spray stain.

I added a little silver bell with red and white twine to the reindeer and that’s it for this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by🙏🏻

Products used:
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Cool Yule die set 663099
Tim Holtz / Sizzix Lumber embossing folder 662718
Idea-ology Christmas Layer Frame TH94362
Idea-ology Christmas backdrops 2022
Idea-ology Poinsettia, sentiments, nail heads, tiny bell
Distress Mica Stain spray - Iron Gate
Distress Sparkle paste 
Distress Texture paste
Distress inks - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Festive Berries


Friday, November 10, 2023

Noel & Joy

 Hi everyone,

Today I have 2 cards to share using a bunch of different products and some watercolour ink smooshing.

I started by die cutting the words in green and red felt.
To each of the word backgrounds I used a piece of Idea-ology Christmas wallpaper and applied some Distress Sparkle paste over top.

I ink smooshed the backgrounds onto a piece of watercolour card stock. When dry I sprayed with a bit of Distress spray stain.

When dry I added a stencil to each of the backgrounds and applied Distress texture paste,

Before adding the paste I embossed the panel  with a stitched rectangle die piece.

Also before the stencil and paste I stamped some words in the same colour of Distress inks on to each panel.

I added glossy accents to each of the stars and berries and sprinkled with a bit of Distress Clear Rock Candy glitter.

Well that’s it for my cards today and thanks so much for stopping by🙏🏻

Products used:

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Big Tidings 666330
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencil THS021
Tiny Text Christmas stamps CMS424
Idea-ology Worn Wallpaper Scraps 2021
Distress inks - Lumberjack Plaid, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain
Distress spray stain - Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple
Distress Texture paste - Sparkle and Matte
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die
Red and green felt