Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Some girls are born with glitter in their veins!





Hello lovely friends, hope you are well and that you had a good weekend? I have been working on some DT projects for the lovely Linda Israel. This time I get to create with the absolutely stunning Royal Peacock printable journal kit. Here is some more information on Lindas' kits:

Calico Collage teamed up with Linda Israel and created the Royal Peacock printable journal kit. This kit merges Linda's mixed media art with Norella's digital style to create a unique one of a kind kit. You can buy the exclusive printable Royal Peacock kit at Linda's shop.
Also make sure to stop by Norella's shop for over 1000 digital products to use in your paper crafts. 






I have created three samples using these beautiful papers from the kit and some gorgeous vintage photographs. 







For this tag, I have used a beautiful vintage photograph which was free from Pinterest. I thought it matched the papers that I chose from the kit perfectly! 
Once all layers had been adhered on to a piece of plain white cardstock, I then added a flower collage using antique blue  cherry blossoms and white open roses. I have also used pearl white stamens, cheesecloth and pearlised white die cut leaves. The die cut is one from my own stash. 







Finally, I adhered a blue butterfly embellishment from the kit and printed out this quote 'some girls are just born with glitter in their veins'. 





For this tag I have used the same papers from the collection and another fab vintage photo from Pinterest. You can really find some great freebies on there and they are great quality too! 





For this flower collage I have used the same flowers, but adhered white glitter stamens this time instead of the pearl ones. I have also added a beautiful Peacock embellishment from the kit. 











For my final tag, I have used the gold glitter paper and this wonderful seed packet image from the Royal Peacock printable kit. 





To complete this tag, I have wrapped natural twine around the seed packet image and adhered two kraft card die cut feathers, cheesecloth and a few more flowers. I have loved making these samples! Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate you coming to visit my blog! See you on the next post! Hugs, Zowie xx 

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









Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like!











Hello lovelies, hope you are well! There's a new craft challenge over at TTCRD so today I am sharing my DT creation! Our sponsor is The Project Bin; here is a little more information about them:








The Project Bin was started because it's founder, Denise Storck (a long-time stamper and paper-crafter) couldn't find a stamp that said 'you are awesome sauce' so she decided to make her own! One thing led to another and now her small business fills a niche in the card making industry for unique word art sentiments in the highest quality photopolymer clear stamps, made in the U.S.A










To make my card, I started with this fabulous Kinda- sorta clear stamp and using a clear block and Black soot distress ink, stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. Next, I lightly distressed the edges using a distressing tool and Ground espresso distress oxide. I have also used these gorgeous papers from my stash,which I distressed using the same technique to achieve an old distressed vintage look.







Once all layers of paper had been adhered to my card base, I then lightly spread some white gesso in random places over the main stamped image. I let this dry naturally, then adhered that on to the centre of the card. I have also used a Tim Holtz stitch stamp to create a sewed look on the paper. 




Finally, I fussy cut a vintage clipart flower, distressed the edges using Ground espresso distress ink and adhered that also to the bottom corner of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Zowie xx 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:





Hand stamped sentiments challenge #312

Pearly sparkles challenge #39 flowers and showers

Use your stuff challenge #354

A Vintage Journey - Neutral zone


Happy Birthday Momma





Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! I am back again tonight sharing with you a custom birthday tag that I made for someone very special! 





My Sons' girlfriend kindly asked me to make a tag for her moms' upcoming Birthday next week, so I was very excited to create something special! She sent me a photograph of them both, which I altered to black and white to fit with the colour theme that she chose. Her mom loves pinks and lilacs, so I have used these beautiful papers which I purchased from a shop called 'the works' here in the U.K. There is no designer name on the paper stacks, as I think it is especially made for the shop itself. I have found that you have to be quick in purchasing their paper stacks as they don't always re-stock them, which is a shame as they do carry beautiful paper lines. 




I have also used a strip of this gorgeous shabby chic paper, the white day collection by Craft & you design alongside some Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon. 




I made a tag from white card stock measuring 5 x 3 inches and adhered the three layers of paper, which I distressed using a distressing tool and Ground espresso distress oxide. 






Here I have used some cheesecloth along with a purple/lilac cottage rose10mm lilac open roses and white meadow spray. I have also used die cut leaves using wallpaper and dies from my stash. 





Finally, I printed out the words 'Happy Birthday Momma' and adhered those to the bottom of the tag using double sided tape. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs Zowie xx 

Friday, 5 April 2019

Altered vintage book page paper clips



Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you are well! I am back again to share another DT creation for Linda Israel using the gorgeous 'Outrageous Orange' printable journal kit. This time I have created some altered paper clips using vintage book pages. You can find the fabulous tutorial by Paper crafter 45 here: 







Following the above tutorial I tweaked mine to make different sizes, which is super simple to achieve!




The paper clips are hidden at the back of the book page so that it can easily fit onto your journal pages; see photograph below. 





For this particular one I have used one of the pieces of flower ephemera included in the Outrageous Orange kit. 








Here is a close up of the altered vintage book pages. I have used the ephemera in the kit along with some torn pieces of a distressed brown envelope and cheese cloth.





Here is my altered file folder  that I also made using Linda's kit. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next one! Hugs, Zowie xx 



Calico Collage teamed up with Linda Israel and created the Outrageous Orange printable journal kit. This kit merges Linda's mixed media art with Norella's digital style to create a unique one of a kind kit. You can buy the exclusive printable Outrageous Orange kit at Linda's Shop. Also make sure to stop by Norella's shop for over 1000 digital products to use in your paper crafts. 





Altered mini file folder








Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my latest DT creation for Linda Israel. I have used the gorgeous 'Outrageous Orange' printable journal kit. Here is some info on the collection:

Calico Collage teamed up with Linda Israel and created the Outrageous Orange printable journal kit. This kit merges Linda's mixed media art with Norella's digital style to create a unique one of a kind kit. You can buy the exclusive printable Outrageous Orange kit at Linda's shop.
Also make sure to stop by Norella's shop for over 1000 digital products to use in your paper crafts. 












Here I have created an altered file folder using a free basic template from Google images and a piece of Kraft card stock. I distressed the edges of the entire folder using Walnut stain distress ink, then adhered some of the paper from the kit. I also added some of the beautiful ephemera also included. I did however, print off the quote 'fly' as I thought it fitted perfectly with the theme. 



Next I decorated the inside of the file folder using some more of the paper and I also adhered a matching pocket with stored ephemera. 





Finally, I decorated the back panel of the folder; all edges of paper have been distressed using a distressing tool and Walnut stain distress ink. 





Here I have added another of my DT creations; an altered vintage book page paper clip. You can find the blog post HERE
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your visit! 
Hugs, Zowie xx 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

TTCRD challenge- Be true to who you are







Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for Through the Craft Room Door. The sponsor of this challenge is Sheepski Designs.




Here I have used this beautiful Digital stamp from Sheepski Designs. 






I created a mixed media background for my card using these gorgeous papers from Etsy. 





Next, I coloured in the digital stamp using Faber Castell colour pencils, once completed I adhered it to the centre of my mixed media background. 












Finally, I used some Kraft card honeycomb die cuts and also adhered them to the background. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post! Hugs Zowie xx 

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

TTCRD challenge- One fine day









                                         












Hello lovelies, hope you are well! There is a brand new craft challenge over on the TTCRD challenge blog today which is sponsored by Sparkle'n'Sprinkle
The lucky winner will receive a $15 gift card to spend in their online store. 

Here is some info on our sponsor:

Our products are not only hand-blended, hand-pressed and hand-packaged in the United States, but our glitters, embossing powders and flockings are also manufactured in the United States (not imported) 

Sparkle'N'Sprinkle supports local manufacturers who make quality products using healthy, enviromentally-safe ingredients and fair labor practices. We hope that our loyal customers appreciate our efforts. 
Your quality crafting time deserves quality products. 











Here is my DT creation; I have made a tag just slightly larger than ATC size and have used these beautiful papers from my stash. 






Once I adhered the paper onto my tag, I then rounded the edges using an Xcut corner punch. I distressed the edges using walnut stain distress ink.

I have used this wonderful Sketched pear blossom digital stamp, which is already pre-coloured. 









Here I have added a beautiful vintage photo booth photograph that I purchased over on Etsy. Next, I fussy cut the pear blossom digi stamp, inked the edges with Walnut stain distress ink and adhered it on top of the photo. 





Finally, I printed out the words 'one fine day' and adhered them to my tag. 


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