Saturday, 27 September 2014



This time the Craft Barn words are patience or better. I found this funny rhyme about sneezes in a book of nursery rhymes that contains the word better.

Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger;
Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger;
Sneeze on Wednesday, receive a letter;
Sneeze on Thursday, something better;
Sneeze on Friday, expect sorrow;
Sneeze on Saturday, joy to-morrow.

I created the background with Dylusions, tar gel, texture paste, sparkle medium some through stencils, also various paints and also some distress inks. Then I randomly wrote on the rhyme with a Molotow pen.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Happy 70th Birthday Mom!!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Hope you have a lovely day :)

Here are all the crafty things I got up to for my mom's birthday.

Firstly I decorated an album

It comes already pink with the edges already shaped I just added decorations, photos, ink, paints, stamping etc etc. I also used quite a few mediums with stencils etc. to get different effects, I tied it all together with ribbons.

 Next I decorated this cake shaped box - the lid comes off so I could put some presents inside. I painted it with gesso and then sprayed on Dylusions in hindsight the gesso was probably a bad idea as the Dylusions rub off quite a bit but I got there in the end with a little distress as well. I then cut out some butterflies on the cricut and stuck them on as well as some butterfly stickers I had. I used a silver pen to go round the bottom of each layer and then I added spots of glitter all over.
Then there's the card.....which is texture paste over a splodgeaway owl stencil and then covered with distress inks. Then I cut a 70 out of coloured paper on the cricut and stuck it on.

Then I made a cake - it's a coffee cake with coffee flavoured butter cream on the inside. Then I iced it and decorated with butterflies and a 70 and some shimmer powder.

Saturday, 20 September 2014


Well only just managed to get this one done in time. The words for this Craft Barn challenge were easier or childhood.....I spent ages looking for a quote to inspire me but couldn't come up with anything so in the end just went with the obvious Easier said than done.

I ended up doing it a bit backwards because I drew the letters whilst on holiday but I didn't have any inks or paints to do the background with, so had to leave that for when I got home. The letters are metallic Molotow pens and then the background is just a hodge podge of Dylusions and distress inks, and a little zentangley type stuff on the side - I would have done some more Zentangle but I didn't have time.