Friday, 6 December 2019

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 cardstock, cut to tag size. 






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 cardstock. 
Each has been distressed using Walnut stain distress ink.  To finish my tag, 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}




Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Once upon a time- Arty Divas Challenge




Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for Arty Divas. This week our sponsor is Hetty Clare Art and the winner of our challenge will receive a wonderful prize from their Etsy store. 







I have created a Medieval tag using the beautiful Eilidh image which I coloured using Faber Castel pencils.




Thanks so much for stopping by, the DT and I look forward to seeing your creations! 
Hugs, Zowie xx









Monday, 18 November 2019

Thankful - Artsystamper challenge





Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for Artsystamper. There's a new challenge over on their blog and the lucky winner will receive a wonderful prize from their Etsy Shop. 




I have created a layout using the beautiful Autumn Gifts paper kit and the Autumn Gifts Stamp set. 







I have also used this wonderful fall theme photo as a focal point on my layout. 




I have created lots of layers using the coordinating paper from the set and distressed the edges using Walnut Stain DI. Next, I used a Tim Holtz mixed media brick die, which I adhered to the last layer of paper. To complete my layout, I used a TH ruler stamp along with two of the beautiful Pumpkin digital stamps from the Artsystamper kit and some cheese cloth. 

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

Friday, 15 November 2019

Vintage collage tags/bookmarks



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing some vintage collage tags/bookmarks that I have made. I was inspired by a wonderful artist on Instagram called CB Expressions. 








To create these, I have used some left over paper scraps that I had in my stash. This cute little birdie is from a vintage book published in1975. I have been thrift store shopping recently! 






Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs Zowie xx 



Saturday, 9 November 2019

Civil War card






Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today, I have a tutotrial on this vintage card that I have created. November 11th Veterans day in the U.S.A and Armistice day, here in the U.K honours the sacrifices that were made during past wars. We remember them and thank them for their services.





To make my card, I took a pre-scored kraft card and adhered a piece of vintage sheet music, which has been distressed with the edge of my scissors and Vintage Photo Distress ink. 





Next, I adhered a layer of graph paper which I tea dyed and stamped using Vintage photo and a Kaisercraft grunge background stamp.




Next, I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and tore the edges, again I used Vintage Photo to distress them. I then adhered it onto the left side of my card with double sided tape.




For the next layer, I adhered a vintage receipt using double sided tape and pop dots to lift it up from the layer beneath. 



Next, I added a vintage ticket to the left side of that layer. 




Finally, I adhered the vintage photo and the date 1861 which I had printed from my computer. 




Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! Hugs, 




Days gone by



Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing a vintage card that I have created. November 11th Veterans day in the U.S and Armistice day, here in the U.K honours the sacrifices that were made during past wars. I wanted to pay my respects to all the men and women who were lost to war and to those who still fight every day to protect our country. We remember them and thank them for their services. 










To create my card, I have used a variety of papers, including my own tea dyed paper and this wonderful photo of a young soldier. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, hugs 




I would like to enter this into the following challenges: 




A Place To Start

Crafters Castle

Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday Challenge

Crazy 4 Challenges

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge

World Wide Open Design Team

The Artistic Stamper - November challenge

Crafting With An Attitude