Wednesday 31 January 2018

Victorian theme Artist Trading Cards

Hello lovely friends, 
hope you are well!
Thanks for stopping by once more to take a look at my blog,
it is very much appreciated.

I made these Victorian ATC's for a swap I did recently 
with a lovely friend over on Instagram. 

I love the movie Moulin Rouge, it is one of my all time favourites,
so I was inspired to use the quote 'Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love'.

The products I have used to create these Artist Trading Cards are:

Paper: * Craft & You rose garden
* Own paper stash

* Victorian images 

     * Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink

* Butterfly embellishments

* Typewriter key embellishments 

I would like to enter the following challenge:

More mixed media challenge - anything goes optional Blue

See you on the next post.

  Zowie xx

Vintage Valentines

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well?

Today I'm sharing with you a Vintage Valentines tag that I have made.
I just love the idea of an old-time romance and this vintage photo
was perfect to use on my tag!

I am a self-confessed hopeless romantic at heart and I love poetry, 
so I have used one of my favourite quotes by Rumi.

The products used to make this tag are:

* Plain white cardstock 

* Paper: Craft sensations Vintage sepia
Craft sensations World travels 
Dovecraft Sweet Paris 

* Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink 

* Music note tissue paper 

* Butterfly embellishment 

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Friday 26 January 2018

Collect beautiful moments

Hi friends,
hope you are well!

Here is a vintage tag that I have made for a very sweet friend 
that I met on Instagram. She loves to craft as well,
so we both decided to do an Artist Trading Card swap.

Here are the ATC's that I sent to my new crafty friend 

I made the vintage tag just as a little thank you  
for all of the beautiful creations that she had made for me. 

I love this vintage image so much, so I altered 
a notebook too in a similar design! 

The papers I used on the tag are the same as the notebook, 
you can find the details on how I made this here:

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

 Zowie xx

Be mine Valentine!

Hello again lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a vintage Valentines tag that I have made.
I wanted to create something really dreamy, romantic and very shabby chic!
I have used this sweet Cupid image as a focal point.

Here I have used some gorgeous mulberry roses in tones of pale pink
and white. Next, I adhered some champagne pearl garland trim  
around the flowers using Ranger Glossy accents. 

The beautiful papers that I have used to create this tag are,

Digital prints design

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx


Wednesday 24 January 2018

Shabby altered notebook

Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well! 
Thanks once again for stopping by.

I wanted to make something a bit different today, so have 
altered this notebook and turned it shabby style! 

I made this using just a plain old notebook that I 
purchased from a local shop in my home town.

It was pretty boring to begin with, so out came all of my 
glorious papers and embellishments and away to work I went! 

Here I have used a beautiful vintage photo of this darling girl, 
which I found for free on Pinterest. I am a teeny bit obsessed with
Pinterest, there are so many wonderful things on there to use in 
your crafts and also some wonderful inspiration if ever your 
Mojo happens to go missing, as mine regularly does!!

Here I have created a mulberry flower collage using 
pale pink Cherry Blossoms and pale pink open roses. 
I have also used a variety of leaf dies and glitter white stamens.

Here I have covered a pale pink fussy cut butterfly entirely 
with clear glitter glass, I love the effect it gives.

The digital papers I have used for this notebook are some that I purchased from 
two Etsy stores called:


They have some beautiful paper collections.
I have never used digital paper before and must say that I will 
definitely be purchasing more as the quality and designs are fabulous!

Lastly, I adhered a silver metal filigree decorative corner embellishment,
more cherry blossom and open roses to the right side of the 
notebook and printed out the words:

'Memories are special moments that tell our story'

I think this quote fits perfectly, as I am going to use this 
notebook as a journal to record my special memories of 2018.

See you on the next post,

 Zowie xx

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Stay Fabulous!

 Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Tonight I am sharing with you a recent 
birthday art tag that I have made.

My best friends daughter had her sweet
sixteenth birthday on New Years Eve,
so it was lovely to celebrate 
her special day with her and so I made this 
altered tag for her.

This super cute Kitty Marie Antoinette 
digi paper doll image is from

They have some fabulous digital designs.

The products I have used to create this tag are:

 .Plain white card stock
.Craft & You Design 'rose garden' paper collection
.Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
.Mulberry tropical blossom flowers 
.Glitter white stamens
.Fussy cut butterflies
.Kitty Marie Antoinette paper doll

I really appreciate you stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Monday 15 January 2018

Winter Wishes

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you an altered 
shabby tag that I have made for my 
first ever challenge over on my other blog 

Crafts Dreamy

I wanted to start a challenge blog as I love art  
so very much and believe that crafting is for everyone.

Crafting is more than just a hobby for me, as it originally
started out, but now it has become something much more.
A way of life, something to be proud of and
I have made some of the most nicest friends; old and new 
through a mutual love of crafts.

Hence, why I have decided to go for my dream and create a challenge blog.
I want people to come together who enjoy arts and crafts and have
lots of fun (a new friend, described the whole reason for crafting as being fun!)

Here is Januarys Mood board that I created for the 
first ever challenge that goes live today!

I love Stags and so I wanted to incorporate them into my design.

Thanks for stopping by,

I would LOVE for you to join in with this months challenge,
which is anything goes... a card, tag, layout etc
Please stop by and share your amazing creations with us.
The winner will receive a beautiful Valentines digi collage sheet
from our sponsor.

Digital Heaven

'can't wait to see your designs!

Zowie xx

Saturday 13 January 2018

New Adventure!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I have some very exciting news to share with you!

I have started a new challenge blog called 

This is a brand new adventure for me and I would love
for you to join me!

The first ever challenge goes live on January 15th,
please click on the link to head over to take a look around.

Each month there will be a brand new challenge and 
a mood board for inspiration.

Here is a sneak peak of Januarys Mood board.

For the challenge, you can create a card, tag,
layout etc. It would be great to see you over there 
and my wonderful Design Team and I look forward 
to seeing your creations.

Please meet my amazing DT

Thanks once again for stopping by,
I really do appreciate it.

 Zowie xx