Friday, April 21, 2017

DT Clarinda - Two shabby tags for you

Hi everyone,

I hope you all have had a fantastic and safe Easter!! I am back at work now after a lovely and relaxing short time off work. S, as I haven't crafted in a while I thought that for my second go at creating something shabby I would have a play with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and see what I could come up with. This is the result.....

I used the Oxide inks to create the backgrounds. Once dry I stamped them and hand painted the images using a range of acrylic paints. I then allowed them to dry and stamped Tim Holtz sentiments on each card. Next I decorated with sticky back crystal flourishes and ribbon.

Thank you for visiting,
Clarinda xx

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hey Everyone...I hope you enjoyed your easter break! 
Its Tracey back with you to share my second project for this months theme "SHABBY"
I created a Shaker card. 

First up I used my fuze tool to make a pocket......I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but it did not work that well. So.... out came  my sewing machine. I think the stitching looks a little more shabby any way with the odd thread hanging.  I stamped the bird branch image on the pretty pink pattern paper then inserted it and lots of shaker mix to the pocket before stitching it closed.   

Happy is die cut and glued to the front of the pocket, a little washi tape, a stamped sentiment and my fav crochet doilies.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shabby 2 with DT Deni

Good Morning Everyone,

DT Deni with you today, sharing a Boy Shabby.

I have created an oversized bookmark for a friends child to use as he is an avid reader :-)

I have used two MFT stamp sets, Fall Friends - of all the images and an older set called Bookmark Duo and Stamps - for the circle quote. Everything has been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic Markers.

I have added some off colour lace from my stash to give it the shabby look and some twine to the top.

I have cut the tag shape from MFT Blueprints 9 using my Sixxix Big Shot.

All items have been attached using either Tombow Mono Multi or ATG.

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is having a safe Easter Long Weekend. Don't forget to do your craft shopping at

DT Deni

Friday, April 7, 2017

DT Clarinda - a shabby card for you

Hello everyone,

Welcome to April! This months theme is "Shabby" so I have made a very quick and easy card to share. This is a good one for those occasions where you need a pretty card in a hurry, and it doesn't require too many bits and pieces to make.

Here is a picture of the items I used....

Firstly I chose my background papers from the Magnolia Lane collection by Ultimate Cragfts and cut them to size. The biggest one was cut to match my card base then the other two were made slightly smaller. As I was assembling the card I decided on an extra layer which is not in this picture... I then roughened up the edges (I use my stanley knife, but there are lots of distressing tools available) and I edged them lightly with Distress ink in Vintage photo.

Once that was done I began making the flowers. For this I used paper by prima and my minds eye. Once I cut the flower petals in multiple sizes using Rose Creations by Spellbinders I inked the edges with Versa Magic Chalk ink in Pink Petunia for the flowers, and the leaves in Hint of Pesto.  Once inked I used my foam piercing mat by We R Memory Keepers and my petal shaping tools to give the petals and leaves shape.

I then glued them all together using Glossy Accents. Once dry I added assorted beads into the centres and adhered them with Glossy Accents. Then I layered them all together and added a sentiment from another sheet of the Magnolia Lane paper collection. I also added a lace doily from stampin up to finish it off.

Thank you, I hope you enjoyed this post :)
Till next time.
Clarinda xx

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DT Deni - Shabby

Good Morning DT Deni with you today :-)

April is the month of shabby chic.. now I'm not a shabby kind of girl so this is a hard one for me to work with haha. I've done my best and hope to inspire you to do better.

Today I have used a few Auzz Trinklets N Crafts items to create my card. Lets talk process and we will work through it all.

I started with some cheap papers from Kmart/Cheap Shop, I loved the colours in them and that's what inspired me to put this card together. I decided to cut th circle and border from the My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Scallop Frames Dies (I do have the scallop circles somewhere but these were on my desk from a recent haul).

I decided to finish the layering of those with a Kaisercraft Doily. The background paper was still a little heavy so u decided to cut a banner from My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flags using another paper. Between sticking everything down I decided to add some lace and some cheesecloth to try and shabby it up a little. The sentiment is a die set from My Favorite Things called Well Wishes Die Namics which I cut using some left over a Kaisercraft cardstock from another project. I also cut a mat for the whole layout using the same card. Everything was adhered using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive (mainly because It was sitting in front of me and my ATG is in another room).
Once all was completed I attached it to a pre-made Twiddleybitz card base.

The image is a La La Land Crafts rubber stamp, it is currently not available to purchase unless you are a stamp club subscriber. They do have quite a lot of other gorgeous stamps which are available to purchase through Auzz Trinklets and Crafts. 

I stamped the image (Marci) on Mondi Color Copy using Memento Tuxedo Black with my Fiskars Stamp Press, I then coloured her up using Copic Markers, I fussy cut the image using my EK Success Cutterpede Scissors (these are fantastic for fussy cutting as they are sharp and have a nice point to them). I also added some clear Wink Of Stella to the heart on her shirt and the headband just to give her a little extra glam.

Thankyou for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon,


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hey Everyone, 
Its Tracey here......I had so much fun creating a card for our April theme on the Blog "Shabby"

On the background pattern paper I used a script stamp and white paint dots to add more detail....the edges are stitched and distressed. I die cut the doily, punched a scallop boarder , then added  pretty lace and sequins.

Die cut leaves and berries, stamen clusters too. The butterflies are stamped then fussy cut out. I've also added Nuvo Crystal drops to the tips of the berries....its a little hard to pick that up in the photo.

Happy Creating :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

DT Ness catch up post with Romance for Feb, and Shades of Green for March

Hi All DT Ness back again with another catch up post.
my first project is for Feb - Romance.

I have made a small canvas. Products used gel medium, various ephemera, gauze, chipboard, glass glitter.

My next 2 projects where for March - Shades of Green.

Products used in this project Yupo paper, Ranger Alcohol Inks, black cotton, Finnebar stamp

Products used for this project - various Tim Holtz stencils, Distress Inks, Carabelle Stamps

Hope u enjoy my projects. thanks for looking
Ness  xxx

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