Wednesday 25 July 2018

Be brave, stay curious

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Here is a vintage tag that I have made, I just adore the old photo of these two little darlings!

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

Zowie xx 

Monday 23 July 2018

Around the World

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well!

Today I am sharing a vintage tag that I have made, which features these 
three Dapper Gentlemen!

I have used this vintage postcard design paper for the background of my tag, the edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut stain distress ink.

Once all layers of paper had been laid down, I then tore some corrugated cardboard and another strip of the postcard design paper and adhered that to the left side of the tag; again using Walnut stain distress ink to give a grungy look.

Here I have used Crafty Individuals postal stamps and Black Soot distress ink on the vintage photograph.

Finally, I adhered two wonderful Steampunk hot air balloon digital stamps to complete the look of my tag. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R us

Artistic Inspirations

Watercooler challenge

Stinkin' Inkers challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it,

Zowie xx 

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.

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,

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

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.

Zowie xx

Wednesday 4 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