Friday, 24 March 2017

Hello Everyone Glad you dropped by.Once again im sorry for not updating blogg will try my best lol time does fly when you're crafting!


Here is a little BUTTERFLY vintage keepsake box.

i bought this little box for very little money think maybe £2.
This is really easy to make..honest...all you have to do is  add your paper any one you like and glue down,cut of around paper and with a little sandpaper rub round the edges to distress.
 let it dry and then
use your distress inks and rub around the box.



 On the inside i added paper to back panel and added a little bit of lace.
I left it soaking in some tea over night and washed it out and dried to give it the age effect.
The butterfly is from tattered lace one of their beautiful dies that i have the pleasure to work with.
I cut it out a few times and inked it with distress ink and doubled it up glue gun in center and added second wings. 
The corners of the book are glue gun added and i dropped some Tonic pearl drops inside and let it fill and left to dry gives a really nice effect.
 Added more lace around the outside with glue gun same on top of window bit another butterfly.
Gems whatever you like in the middle of butterfly.
Also a little sentiment and hung a key etc for detail on front.

 Some more little e ideas with the same butterfly and distress inks



A little card using the beautiful papers that i had


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Hello.. Well Summer is nearly over the weather not great time for a little KNitting lol

These little dies from tattered lace are really lovely
Tomorrow Corrine is launching the great Sewing Die Collection at 1pm and 8pm on Create & Craft. Here is a sneak peek of the collection. What do you think?
Some of my samples i sent for the show



Saturday, 2 July 2016

Tis the season!!!! WELL not yet in July!!!

Well i know it's JULY but Yes i had to do samples for tattered lace dies this early, but hey ho or should i say HO HO lol just thought i would share them nice to be prepared
enjoy








Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hello again, just a little catch up.


Just thought you could do with a laugh.


 I dont often put up pic of me, but i was at a charity night for a friend 80's night which i  can just remember the 1980's lol..
This is my friend and her hubby who is going to do a sky dive.
She is very brave.
Im the one with the red/orange wig on the left!!!
I put this together using serif and craft artist 2 which i love.
Enjoy x Joanne ill post more crafting stuff soon.



Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hello my friends

Sorry its been awhile since last posted, but i've so busy with wedding stuff and on holiday too.lolI will try and post more again soon.


please forgive my craft room mess above
 (need to tidy and get a bigger one)

this is a baby card made with TATTERED lace dies, they make the card so easy, honest just a little inking and sticking.



 some wedding favours with die tags ...lots an lots.. of cutting!!








This was an old frame i had and used chalk paint and lots of distressing and sanding back with a high light using gold oil bar and some crackle glaze used as well.

Then i used modge podge and layed down paper (pattern side down) into modge podge and left to dry, when dry damp with cloth lightly rub away backing of paper and you're left with an aged effect.Hope you like it 


Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Journal or 'spell book' lol that i made for Tattered lace CHA show




I used Tattered lace 'Fantasy dies the 'Owl and Castle'
these are lovely dies and large, i have used lots of ink around the edges of dies .
The main body of the book is an a4 page folded in half and lots of layers added with distress ink and i tore down bits and curled the edges to age it more. 

i inked two colours over the page and added a little glitter to the stars,feather and flowers etc at the bottom, i also used the pages embossed with some papers i had.


 the spine of the book is a piece of card folded like a concertina and double sided tape inside each fold for added strength. then i added the pages.
Each page i used fancy die cuts for the edges, and of course lots of inking and distressing going on, just love Tim Holtz inks.

 Left lots of space to add photos and journal..
and tied lots of ribbon and embellishments on the side.

Hope you enjoyed this and it was of some help, it was easier than it looks to do, please leave me a note id be happy to help..
joanne x

Saturday, 23 January 2016

some more of my designs using tattered lace dies

i enjoyed these dies that created the shapes for the matt and layering i have done
 this is a wooden cotton real that i used for a pencil holder, i used the tattered lace dies to decoupage and layer up the little duck.

 used lots from my stash, such as lace and ribbon and flowers etc




 this was just a cheap little bag i decorated
and a little book mark, i will post more some would love to hear what you think x joanne

Sunday, 22 November 2015

The launch of the wonderful Tattered lace Trio Collection of dies stamps and embossing folders

The launch of the  wonderful Tattered lace Trio Collection  of dies stamps and embossing folders.

Just one of my designs I made using their fab products for their show with the lovely Rossella and Lizzy on Create & Craft

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Good Afternoon from 'SUNNY IRELAND' not bad for Oct

These are more samples i made for Create and Craft T.V. Channel for the TATTERED LACE
i used their fab dies 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Some more of my samples for Tattered lace

Here you can find card samples, used our new Collection Lattice and Lace. What do you think? 
smile emoticonAre you ready for the gorgeous Lattice and Lace Collection tomorrow? A perfect collection for Anniversary Cards, Wedding Cards, Valentine's Day Cards and a lot more!
Join Liz tomorrow from 12pm on Create & Craft!