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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Be happy!



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing a vintage tag that I have made.


Here I have used a variety of beautiful papers from Lemon craft 'house of roses' collection alongside this adorable vintage paper doll from Tim Holtz.
Once all the paper had been distressed using the edge of my scissors and Vintage photo distress ink, I then layered some corrugated cardboard under the main image.



I then added some frayed material and a combination of pink cherry blossom and white roses, plus some pink fussy cut butterflies. I also printed out the words 'be happy' and adhered those to my tag.




I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges: 





Thanks for stopping by, see you on the next post.

Hugs,
Zowie xx 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

A retro Summer



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Over on my challenge blog Crafts Dreamy we are celebrating the arrival of Summer. Here is the Mood board for inspiration. The lucky winner of the challenge will win a £15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee and will also earn the chance of becoming a guest designer. Please click on the link above for more details on how to enter; the Design Team and I look forward to you sharing your creations with us! 





For this Months challenge, I have made a retro theme tag; there is a list of the products that I used below.














Kittypapers Grunge papers, pink and blue

Pin up girls  digital collage sheet





You can follow Crafts Dreamy over on facebook, where you are most welcome to share your designs. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post,

hugs,
Zowie xx





Saturday, 14 July 2018

Altered Index card - Vintage debonair



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! Today I have an altered index card tutorial over on
the Crafts Dreamy challenge blog.










Every fortnight there will be a featured member of the Design Team showcasing one of their favourite designs along with a step by step tutorial. Please check out the blog for this tutorial and for more information on joining in with our fun challenges! 

Happy crafting!

Hugs, Zowie xx 

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Secrets of the Sea


Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing this mixed media Oceanic tag that I made a while ago. 
I recently purchased some Decoart modelling paste and just love it!


 I used a white cardstock tag and on to that I adhered grey paper. Next, I used Decoart modelling paste through a Tim Holtz bubble stencil. Once the paste was dry, I then used a combination of Tattered Angels Patina glimmer mist and Lindy's stamp gang, blue Hawaiian blue starburst spray (drying in between sprays with a heat tool) over the dry paste.
 Next I added some torn text tissue paper, using a glue stick, to certain parts of the tag.



Once the background was created, I then adhered a honeycomb die cut (in kraft cardstock) to the top left and bottom right hand corner of the tag. Next, I added some torn cardboard in certain places and I also adhered a beautiful Seahorse embellishment to the centre.




Finally, I adhered some cheesecloth, an M and C Boutique natural foliage diecut, burlap string, Xcut cog dies and an anchor embellishment to the corner of my tag. The foliage die has also been sprayed with the same Lindy's and Tattered Angels spray mists.
I have also used Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint and vintage photo distress ink to highlight certain areas on my tag. I had lots of fun making this!

Thanks for stopping by, see you on the next one!

Hugs,
Zowie xx 




Alice in Wonderland altered Tarot cards



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you, some altered 'Alice In Wonderland' Tarot cards that I made recently. They were a gift to my daughter, as she loves Alice! 




I found these freebie Tarot card labels online and I purchased these gorgeous Alice digital images from Etsy.





I started off with plain black cardstock for the base of my Tarot cards.





I then decorated each one using blue and white harlequin paper and torn book pages.



Each Tarot card has been created using a different image and paper collage elements.I have also printed some Alice quotes and used them to match the images. All edges have been distressed using Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink. 



Hope you like them!
Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs,
Zowie xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Altered vintage Diary


Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Here in the UK we are having such glorious hot weather; usually our British summers only last a few days, once a year and then it's back to miserable cold, wet weather!

As you have probably guessed by now, I love anything nautical...what can I say, I just love the Ocean! Today I am sharing with you, a Diary that I have altered; I needed a new one, so this was a craft project that I thoroughly enjoyed making.


I started out with a just a plain ordinary Diary, which I purchased from my local stationary store. Next, I grabbed lots of my craft stash items and got to work! 


Here, I have used a variety of digital Scrapbook paper, cardboard packaging and a beautiful vintage image. Once adhered to the front cover of the diary, I then used Tim Holtz 
Picket fence distress paint to give a shabby chic effect.


Next, I added lots of embellishments; which include, a 'Fisherman's net' Fantasy metal die, cheesecloth, a silver-tone ships wheel charm and a fussy cut Seahorse, which have all been lightly brushed with Picket fence distress paint and Vintage photo distress ink.




I then tied vintage cream lace through some of the metal binding on the side of the diary.


Finally, I added some silver-tone metal charms to the elastic closure.


Here is a close up of the metal charms, which include a gorgeous Seahorse shaped key, a fantasy Mermaid, an anchor and shell, which again, have been distressed with Picket fence distress paint. 


I cannot wait to use my new diary! Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I really do appreciate you visiting!

See you on the next post,

hugs, Zowie xx 

Friday, 15 June 2018

From this day forward



Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

I can't believe that we are two weeks into June already, this year is just flying by!
June is typically the start of Wedding season over here in the UK and I do love a good wedding.. combine that with a vintage theme, well, that is just perfection!


Over on my challenge blog Crafts Dreamy we are celebrating romance and Weddings. Here is the Mood board for inspiration. The lucky winner of the challenge will win a £15 gift card (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee and will also earn the chance of  becoming a guest designer. Please click on the link above for more details on how to enter;  the Design Team and I look forward to you sharing your creations with us! 







For this Months challenge, I was excited to go all out vintage and shabby chic! so I have created this shaped easel card. I recently bought a set of  X-cut square parentheses nesting dies and these were perfect in creating this shaped card.







I purchased this beautiful Antique bride digital photograph from The Artisans Shoppe



 Here I have used gorgeous papers from Lemoncraft 'Yesterday' collection and I created a flower collage using Mulberry roses and sweetheart blossom in shades of white and soft pink.White glass stamens, white meadow spray and a 'branch of seals' Fantasy die have also been used. Finally, I adhered Ivory heart cabochons and a soft pink fussy cut butterfly, embellished with Ivory pearls.




Here is a side view of my easel card, I really hope that you like it? I had a lot of fun making this and using the new X-cut die for the first time!

You can follow Crafts Dreamy over on facebook, where you are most welcome to share your designs. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you on the next post,

hugs,
Zowie xx