Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Vintage Reindeer Card









Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today there's a brand new challenge over at Arty Divas I hope that you will join us! 
I also hope that you had a wonderful Christmas? ours was very quiet, but lovely all the same! So thankful to spend it with all my wonderful grown up children. My daughter Lilli came to stay for a few days over the Holiday; it was so great to have her back home! it hasn't felt the same since she flew the nest last year! 

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, Here's wishing you beautiful moments and treasured memories. May 2020 be filled with happiness, love and laughter. I also want to say
thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means the world to me and I really appreciate it!  

Today I am sharing my DT creation that I have made for the Arty Divas challenge, a vintage Reindeer card. I adore Reindeer and Stags, so this was the perfect image to use! I have used lots of yummy layers of kraft card stock and beautiful paper, all distressed with white acrylic paint and Walnut Stain Distress ink. I finished my card off with frayed cheese cloth and tiny snowflake dies. 













Thanks for stopping by, see you on the next post, 
hugs Zowie xx 

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Angel Christmas Gift Tags



 Hello lovelies, hope you are well! There's a brand new challenge over at Arty Divas today! Our wonderful Sponsor is Katys Card Emporium and the winner will receive a wonderful prize from their Etsy Store. Please click on the link to join in with the challenge! The DT and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations! 











For my DT creation I have made two vintage Christmas gift tags using the beautiful Angel and Dove digital stamp. I have also used Kraft card stock along with a scalloped square die. I coloured the images using various Faber Castel colour pencils. I also printed out two Christmas sentiments and adhered them using double-sided tape. 










Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx 

Monday, 16 December 2019

Gingerbread man recipe tag



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today a new challenge starts over at Artsystamper and the winner will receive a wonderful prize from their Etsy store! 









I am also sharing my DT creation, made using Beverly's wonderful digital Sweet Santa stamps, which you can find HERE and if you purchase this, you also get the wonderful Seaside Holiday set free (offer available through December 24th) 









Here I have used this darling Gingerbread man from the stamp collection and some music sheet paper from my own stash. I have also created a pocket at the bottom of my tag. Finally, I printed out a Gingerbread recipe on to a piece of card and placed it inside the pocket.



Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! Hugs, Zowie xx 

Artystampers Digitals Blog

The Artsystamper Shop {Etsy}

BZ Cole mixed media {YouTube}









Saturday, 14 December 2019

Jack Frost



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for the 24 Tags of Christmas over at Gecko Galz. 









To create my Jack Frost tag I have used the beautiful Broken Down Palaces ATC collection and Jack Frost collage set. {the blue glitter paper is from my own stash} 








Next, I adhered some Tim Holtz Holiday greens in shimmer white card and a Tattered Lace Poinsettia die cut from silver wallpaper. The die cut star has been dusted with Deco Art Glamour dust. Finally, I printed out the quote 'Silent Night' and adhered it to the bottom of my tag. Please do visit Gecko Galz to see the Design Team's wonderful Christmas creations. Thanks so much for stopping by, hugs Zowie xx

In Dreams Challenge- Gecko Galz




Hello lovelies, hope you are well! I have some exciting news to share with you all! I am now part of the fabulous Gecko Galz Design Team and it is such an honor to be a part of such a Talented group of artists. Thank you so much to Lee Anne Seed for giving me this amazing opportunity. 


I have created Two Artist Trading Cards for the 'In dreams' customer challenge which runs until December 29th. The winner will get a fabulous

   $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop. Please carry on reading to find out how to enter! 

  



The only rule is that you must use at least ONE Gecko Galz products.{this can be one of the freebie images or of course you can buy at their Etsy store!} Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you will be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the weekly $1 deals... fabulous! 

Please head on over to the Gecko Galz Challenge Blog to see all the beautiful designs created by the super talented DT. 

We also have a private Facebook group where there are four monthly challenges each with a collage sheet prize; we'd love for you to join us! 

Here are more details on my DT creations, thanks so much for looking! 






I have created my ATC using the following products: 

In dreams collage sheet 
Sentimental Celluliods ATC set 
I have also used some corrugated card and cheese cloth which has been distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink and Ranger perfect pearls mist in Cappuccino. 




For my second ATC I have used the most beautiful J'taime collage sheet and frame it sheet from Gecko Galz. I also adhered some torn French vintage dictionary page, die cut leaves and a mulberry flower from my own stash. 





For my other ATC'S, I have used 'Christmas Joy' and 'Alter it' collage sheets. 






I have also used the beautiful Merry & Bright digital paper pack. 




To finish, I have added postal washi tape and adhered snowflake dies which have been sprinkled with Deco Art Glamour dust. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! Hugs, Zowie xx 


Friday, 13 December 2019

Olde Time Father Christmas



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing a vintage Christmas card that I created yesterday. I just adore this beautiful Olde Time Father Christmas image. 




I have used a variety of papers; the wood texture paper is from my own stash, the vintage bingo card is from Pinterest and the music score sheet is from the Sepia Ephemera paper set. 




I started with a blank pre-scored Kraft card; next, I layered the wood texture and music score sheet paper. I distressed the edges with Black Soot DI. I then tore some corrugated card and adhered it to the left side of the card. 




Here I have adhered two banners of music score paper using a banner metal die behind the main image. 





To finish my card, I have used a Tattered Lace Poinsettia die along with the music score sheet paper and some Tim Holtz Holiday greens cut from kraft cardstock. Everything has been distressed with Black Soot DI and white acrylic paint. Thanks so much for stopping by, hugs Zowie xx 

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

















Friday, 6 December 2019

Ahoy there!




 Ahoy there me lovelies! hope you are well. Today I am sharing a mixed media nautical themed art tag. I made this some time ago, but never got around to sharing it on my blog. 










I found this stunning vintage image online and have used beautiful papers from Etsy. 






Here I have used torn corrugated card, cheese cloth, a digital Seahorse stamp, fishing net die and a silver metal ships wheel charm. Everything has been finished with Walnut stain DI and Picket fence distress paint. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post. Hugs, Zowie xx 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 

Creative Artiste

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #460

Bleeding Art

Dreaming of Scrap

World Wide Open Design Team

Everybody Art Challenge #459

Love to Create

Southern Girls Challenge- ATG with Team Trace

Classic Design Team Challenge Blog












I'm dreaming of a PINK Christmas!



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing some shabby chic Christmas cards that I have recently made. Pink seems to be my favourite go-to colour at the moment.. and well, who doesn't love a pink Christmas! I found these delightful Santa images on Ebay so of course, I had to have them! I have also purchased these wonderful pink Chrysanthemum's from another seller on Ebay and they match perfectly! 











I have used blank kraft card stock, which I scored myself and have also used pink stripe and star vintage paper, vintage music sheets and bingo cards to create a shabby chic look. The little banners under the main image are cut from pink glitter wallpaper along with a small banner die. 







Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx 

I would like to enter my creations into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Galz #112 Cute Christmas

Cute card Thursday - #611

Moving along with the times #112 - Santa or his Elves

Time out challenges- merry and cheerful

TFJB- It's the Holidays

Modsquad challenge

Creations in Pink #16

DO all Kreatives = #36

Dare 2 B Artzy

Christmas cards all year round-



Sunday Stamps- feeling Festive






Monday, 2 December 2019

You better not cry! - Artsystamper Challenge




Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today a new challenge starts over at Artsystamper and the winner will receive a wonderful prize from their Etsy store! 




We are also collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges.




I am also sharing my DT creation, made using Beverly's beautiful digital Poinsettia stamps and paper collection, which you can find HERE and if you purchase this, you also get the wonderful Seaside Holiday set free (offer available through December 24th) 










Here I have used the Poinsettia paper from the collection, some wood texture paper and a strip of corrugated card from my own stash. I adhered all layers of paper on to a piece of kraft card stock.






Here I have layered two of the Poinsettia stamps from the kit using pop-dots. 




Before I adhered the Poinsettia, I layered a few Holiday Greens die, cut also from Kraft card stock. 
Each has been distressed using Walnut stain distress ink.  To finish my card, I have printed out the quote 'you better not cry' as I thought it fitted this darling vintage photo perfectly! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! Hugs, Zowie xx 

Artystampers Digitals Blog

The Artsystamper Shop {Etsy}

BZ Cole mixed media {YouTube}


I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges: 

CHNC Christmas challenge

Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge - December


Day of the month card club - Poinsettia day #10

Die Cut Divas - December challenge

Merry little Christmas challenge blog- #17

Sparkles monthly challenges #122

BT challenge blog #83

My time to craft #411 - Christmas scene

A Vintage Journey- Holly Jolly Christmas




Festive Friday  3 items; vintage, black and white photo and pink tint in paper. 

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog



Color my heart - color dare  red, green and gold (on die cut leaves)

Stempelgarten challenge #87