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Sunday, 22 January 2017

The Robin's Nest Men's Birthday Card Fishing Tutorial


Hi all

Here is a tutorial on how to make this fishing themed card using The Robin's Nest Products. You can find them here http://www.robinsnest-scrap.com/








Here is a list of products i used










Cover a 5 x 7 card blank with Getaway Glitter Card Stock. This is double sided card so you can turn it over and used both sides.

Cut a sheet of blue stripy card stock to 3 x 6 inch and adhere to center of card

Cut up a few matching sheets of paper and layer them together






Once you are happy with the layers glue them down using Best Glue Ever. Add 3D foam tape to the back of the longest strip and adhere over the layers. The 3D tape allows for more layers and bits to be added after.




Using the Fishing Rub Ons add a fishing rod down the side of the Kiwi Sherbet card stock.


Take one of  the Leafy Green Card and place 3D foam on to the back and adhere to card.


Add some of the fish onto white card stock and cut out so you can position them onto the card before sticking them down.


Adhere them to the card along with a few drew drops



For the sentiment i used the Fishing Rub Ons and added the sentiment to the center of the dollies


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Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Robins Nest Lights Scrapbook Page

Hi all

I have a new mixed media layout to share using products from The Robin's Nest
You can see the full tutorial here http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/

Main shot of scrapbook page

Close up of stencil and embellishments

Close up of starfish stamp

close up of stamped boarder

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Things to Alter MDF Basket and Ink storage

Hi all

I am sharing my final project for Things to Alter today. It is with great sadness that my time with this team has come to an end but life must go on.

I used the  5 inch by 4 inch long basket which is great for storing paints and ink bottles. You can find it here http://thingstoalter.co.uk/products/mdf-baskets-with-handles





close up of altered basket

close up of painted mdf butterfly

close up of scrabble tile letters


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

DecoArt Blogger Program Be Bold Art Journal

Hi all 

I have a new journal page to share using my new DecoArt paints and my word for 2017 is bold.

main image of art journal layout

I have been playing with the stamps i bought in the sales and wanted to add a lot of texture so i stared off by applying the Crafters Acrylic to the Gelli Plate and transferring it on to the blank pages.

Close up on be brave letters

I then added some texture stamps around the edges and stamped circles in the centre. I used Andy Skinners new stencil  Bubbles to draw an outline around the textured circles. I then added more texture using the Bubbles Stencil with the modeling paste.

close up of journal background and be bold lettering

I took some of the prints i created earlier with the Gelli plate and hand drew some hearts. I then used the Oak House Studio Texture Squares to add texture.

close up of Be You letters

The words i created with the Indigo Blue Circus font stamps and i just cut them out and stuck them down

close up of doodled hearts

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Making Cards Magazine Free Papers Cute Penguins

Hi all

I made up a few cards using the free papers from this months issue of Making Cards Magazine.

Close up of cute penguin card

I used Waterfall Colour Chemistry inks to pint the background on and then stamped on some snowflakes with the Snow Way Stamp Set


close up of cute penguin in a red hat card

I used the same ink again to paint the background and used a mask to add snowflakes. I then used DecoArt Twinkies to add sparkle to the snowflakes and penguin.


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Oak House Studio Fabric Hearts Stamp Set Just For You Card

Hi all

I have been playing with my Oak House Studio stamps this week. It is nice to just have a play for once and i come up with this bunting card using the Fabric Hearts Stamp Set. 

Psst there is a sale on over at Oak House Studio but you didn't hear that from me sssh


Close up of fabric hearts bunting card

I also bought a Gelli Plate and have been playing with that too and it is one of my best craft purchases.

close up of bunting using oak house studio fabric hearts stamp set

close up of sentiment

I stamped over the top of the Gelli Plate prints to create the layered look.

Another close up of the Fabric Hearts Stamps

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Robin's Nest Men's Fishing Themed Birthday Card

                                                                   Hi all

Here is my first project for The Robin's Nest Design Team. you can find a full tutorial on the blog over here https://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/the-robins-nest-masculine-card-gone.html?showComment=1483360746604&m=1#c7341937510741291408







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Monday, 26 December 2016

Prima Sweet Peppermint Christmas Day Layout

Hello crafty friends

I hope you all had a great Christmas and took loads of photos of the big day. I have a layout using the Prima Sweet Peppermint Collection to show off my Christmas snaps.




I took a sheet of green card and cut it roughly to 8 x8 and stuck it to the centre of the page.

I then used a stencil mask to add the snow flakes with DecoArt Modeling paste

I then used the natural distressed ribbon across the middle of the layout,





I cut a 4 cm wide strip of red striped paper and adhered it along the side of the square using foam tape.

I then cut a small square and tucked it under the strip and added a piece of white web trim over it.

Next i matted the photo on to patterned paper and placed it over the strip.

I wrapped some twine around the photo and added a chipboard embellishment and flowers.



I cut out another small strip of paper and added this along the photo.

I added one of the dates from the calendar sheet as my title.



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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Steampunk Industrial Winter Layout Featuring Artful Days Goodie Box and Things to Alter

                                   Hi all

The December goodie box is a mix up of items from the last 11 goodie boxes so i have a layout to share which has a steampunk winter theme.




Here is how to create the background.

Start off by inking a rubber texture stamp with blue metallic paint not too much otherwise you will get a blob instead of an impression. Stamp this around the corners and then paint random parts of the stamp and stamp into the centre of the layout.


Add another paint colour to the next texture stamp and repeat until you get a mixture of patterns and colours around the middle of the page.




Next add a couple of stencils over the stamps. I used crackle paste and black modeling paste to get different textures. Once dry add random strips of washi tape.



I dry brushed a bit of blue over the crackle to show it up a bit more and then painted the embossed card with Turquoise metallic paint and dry brushed it with pale blue to show the design,


I started adding the layers by first matting the photo onto card and cutting it to fit. I saved the off cuts for the layers. I cut up the silver doily and steampunk papers and just played with the position before gluing it all down.

 I cut one of the mdf Geo shapes in half so i could glue it either side of the photo.


I painted up a few mdf snowflakes and cogs before adding glitter to a few.


I finished off the layout with buttons and sparkles from the goodie boxes.






Things to Alter Tutorial MDF Basket


Hi all

I have a new tutorial for you and today i am going to show you what to do with the MDF baskets.



First coat the pieces with gesso or white paint


Once dry coat with your main color. I choose lilac


Let the paint dry and use a stencil with modeling paste to add a pattern over the front and back pieces.


Glue the pieces with PVA glue or hot glue.




when it has all dried off, add another color by dry brushing over the top of the first layer.


Let that layer dry and then repeat with a second color



I decorated the front by painting a couple of butterflies and blending two metallic colors together.

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Penguins and Presents Shaker Card


HI all

My last Christmas make for 2016 and here it is the super cute Penguins and Presents collection. You can grab some here http://stickerkitten.co.uk/shop/

It is all change next year as i take a step back due to the Father in law having terminal cancer. It is a very unpredictable illness and we just don't know what is going to happen and when so i have decided to step down from most of my DTs and the magazine work this year. 

I will be taking the next few days off as the Christmas rush begins first with my own family coming down tomorrow and then Christmas Day which if all goes well will be spent with the other half's family.



The shaker part was made with a clear food bag which i glued a frame over of and stitched to the bag before cutting it out.


The mdf shapes are part of the collection and i used marker pens to colour him in with white paint for his belly.



I added twine and pearls because the colours worked with the rest of the card.

Thank you for visiting and Merry Christmas