Thursday, 30 January 2014

Like a charm

Today I have a Valentine's theme project to show. For this, I've used the Creative Expressions Handbag stamps and stamped them onto shrink plastic. Additional charms are made with UTEE. Initially, this was going to be presented on a card, but after getting carried away with the melt pot, it soon became clear that something more substantial was in order - so I made a tag with mountboard and finished it with seambinding.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

And all because the lady loves.....

gilding flakes. I had a jar of gilding flakes in my stash for yonks and never used them  - shame on me. Now I'm using them all the time, the reason for the u-turn was my discovery of Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue, it's fantastic stuff and by far the best method I've tried to apply flakes, and believe me I've tried a lot! It's as simple as applying the glue to the stamp using a bit of cut n dry foam - that's it. Where has it been all my life?

The stamps I've used this week are Rose Blossom and Bijou Bag.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Handbaag!!

Its Creative Expressions time again, and this time I've pulled all the girly stops out.

I made a background using the caught in crystal technique, but instead of using a glaze medium, I used pva and still got a great result.

The new issue of Papercraft Essentials is now out, and an article I wrote uses another set of stamps by Creative Expressions - Belle of the Ball.

Thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, 9 January 2014


Another project for you today using the Antique Dressforms stamps by Creative Expressions.

For this tag, I used the 'smooshing ' technique with Distress Paints and added some seasalt whilst it was still wet. I allowed it to dry naturally to allow the salt to dry out completely.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Tres Chic

Happy New Year peeps! Hope you all had a lovely christmas and new year.

For January, the Creative Expressions team are playing with the Antique Dressforms A5 stamps and as it happens, I'd just bought the new Rulers mask from That Special Touch which goes perfectly with the stamps.