Saturday, 13 February 2016

Woodland Post

    Hi, today I have a project to share with you that I am going to enter into the first challenge over on the Silhouette UK blog. The challenge is to use the 'Retro Valentine's Mailbox' which is this week's free shape that is offered at the Silhouette Store. 

    For my make I decided to turn the mailbox into a Woodland themed Post Box. I cut the free mailbox file out of thick white card stock and used my Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen) and score board to create the Wood Effect background on both main pieces of the mailbox. Before gluing the mailbox together I painted the inside with some Black Acrylic paint. I then glued the box together and started embellishing it. 

    I cut some small envelopes, also with the Silhouette, from some mottled parchment style paper, folded and glued them together before adding some details, such as the address' and acorn stamps. The flowers I have cut from my Silhouette and are actually the '3D Large Mum Flower' and the '3D Lisianthus Flower', which cut out beautifully even this small.  The flowers have been coloured with 'Tattered Rose', Peeled Paint. and Milled Lavender'. I shaped with a ball tool while wet and added some micro beads for the centres. 

    The grasses and wheat were also cut from the Silhouette and coloured with Spectrum Aqua markers. The toadstools are from a Marianne Designs die, which I have also coloured with Spectrum Aqua makers and added some white dots with a gel pen.
    I made a logo for the Mailbox using a deer's head with antlers, also from my Silhouette and a Kanban stamp, which I embossed with Ranger's 'Queens Gold' onto acetate and placed onto the deer's head. The deer was also coloured with the Spectrum Aqua Markers. I made a snail from paper clay and coloured with the Aqua Markers and added Glossy Accents to the shell. I finished the project by adding some buttons (Mouse, Squirrel, Leaves, Ladybird and Owl) which are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Silhouette UK- Retro Valentine's Mailbox

I hope you like my little Woodland Postbox and thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #157- Love, Love, Love

    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Julie is hosting this challenge and has chosen 'Love' for her theme.

    For my card I picked my design papers first, which are from Kanban's 'The Language Of Flowers' 6 x 6 paper pad.
   The swirly corners, leaves and small scalloped circle were cut on my Silhouette and the hearts were cut using some dies from Marianne Designs.
    The paper flowers were cut from dark pink card using two Marianne Designs dies. I then rolled up the roses and hot glued, before brushing the tips of the petals with white Acrylic paint.
    The clay roses were made with a silicone icing mould and paper clay, which I painted with Acrylic paint when dry.
    The leaves were coloured with 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and the Love sentiment is from Personal Impressions and has been stamped with Black Archival.
    I finished the card with some Aurora Borealis sequins (which look way too green on the photo) and some pearl hearts.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects.
   Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 4 February 2016


    Hi, Today I have a Valentines themed card to share with you. For the grey backing paper I added a coat of 'Black Soot' Distress Ink before painting over with white Acrylic paint, which turned this nice grey colour as I painted it. When the paint was dry I added a background stamp from a 'Verve' stamp set with Archival Black Ink.
    The pink paper was made by colouring some white card with 'Tattered Rose' Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then scrunching. I dried the paper, then added some 'Black Soot' and spritzed with water again and flattened the paper out to dry flat. I then stamped a text stamp which came on a cheap stamp set from my local supermarket with the Archival Ink and cut it out with a die from Marianne Designs.
    The heart is cut with a Marianne Designs die and the papers are leftovers from the backgrounds. I also added some handmade flowers (Pinflair and Marianne Dies and Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I used a large pink gem for the centre of the largest flower and some cheap pink micro beads from the £ shop. The watch also came on the cheap stamp set and has been stamped with Black Staz- On onto acetate. The wing dies are by Cheery- Lynn and have been tinted on the edges with the two colours of Distress Ink and clear gems added. I finished the heart with some gems on sticks, lace and a pearl heart.
    The 'Love' sentiment is from a Personal Impressions stamp set. I finished the card with some pretty French ribbon and lace from my local craft shop, gems, pearl heats and 'Cotton Candy' Distress Stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes

I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting.