Friday, 21 January 2022

Mon Cherie

'Beauty begins the moment 
you decide to be yourself'

Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my Design Team creation for January's challenge over at Arty Divas.

Our resident sponsor this month is Lilli Rain Designs and the winner will receive this beautiful 'Mon Cherie' mini digital creative kit. 

I have used papers and ephemera from the kit to create my card. I have also used a music sheet from my stash. 


Thanks so much for stopping by the Den! I hope that you will be able to join in with the challenge! 

Zowie Dixon

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Carpe Diem

Hello lovelies, today I am sharing a card that I have created. 

I just love this sweet Cherub image! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Den! 

Zowie Dixon

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges:

TFJB- out with the old, in with the new I have used a new brick wall stencil!

Try it on Tuesady- in with the new!     I have used a new stencil and texture paste! 


Monday, 17 January 2022

Vintage Angel


Angels, in the early morning
may be seen the dews among,
do the buds to them belong?

Hi lovelies, today I am sharing some postcard art that I have created for Twitrartexhibit

This year they are raising proceeds for the Encephalitis society. Artists can donate their postcard art in their online and live auction. 

Please click on the link above to find out more information about their charity. 

As an artist, I am constantly learning new techniques and I get inspired by so many great artists that I have come to know through Facebook, Instagram and Blogger.

Suzy Quaife is one of those artists;  I find her work so amazing and inspiring.  For my postcard, I was inspired by Suzy to use classical art along with lots of different styles of paper, collaging bits and pieces until they complimented each other. I also love the combination of this vintage blue and cream colour pallet.  

There will be a list of the products that I used at the bottom of this page. Please scroll down to see them. 

Recipe of products used: 

Kraft cardstock 

Blue vintage flower - the graphics fairy 

Word labels 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den! See you on the next post! 

Sunday, 16 January 2022

The Owls serenade


A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he heard,
why aren't we all like that wise old bird?

Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing a vintage owl card that I have created. 

I have used these beautiful papers from Pink Monarch Prints and this lovely vintage Owl advertisement from Pinterest. 

To make my card, I have used some Kraft cardstock along with the Christmas junk journal papers. I have distressed all edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Next, I tore some corrugated cardboard and adhered it to the left side of my card.

Here I have designed my own vintage library card. This is a fun way to personalise some ephemera. 

Next, I adhered this beautiful red poinsettia along with red glitter stamens and some twine, which I wrapped around the owl image. I also added two feather die cuts from kraft cardstock. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den! See you on the next post! 

Friday, 14 January 2022

Anne Boleyn



Hi lovelies, today I am sharing a closer look at my DT creation that I have made for Gecko Galz.
I have used a wonderful image of Anne Boleyn from the Henry's wives digital collage sheet. 

"My heart is set.
All goodly sport
for my comfort
who shall me let?"

I have always been interested in the History of King Henry VIII and the lives and sad demise of nearly all of his Six wives.  I have also always had a deep fascination with Anne Boleyn.

I live in the Midlands here in England and Henry VIII stayed at Warwick castle for a brief time back in 1511. 

I was really fortunate to visit the wonderful Warwick castle back when I was in Primary school aged seven. It is a magnificent place to visit and if you ever visit England, I would highly recommend a day trip there! 

After his progress through the Midlands, Henry VIII stayed at Warwick Castle from at least Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September 1511. Henry's royal progresses lacked the fanciful extravagance of his daughter 
Elizabeth I. and instead they were business -like and ripe with politicking.

In the castle's great hall he held court with his advisers, hearing the remonstrations and complaints from his tenants in the town and local area and undertook important court business. Such an arduous duty was likely broken up with excessive hunting by the king in the local parks (probably including Wedgnock) which were well known for their sport.

"The King has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a Marchioness. Then he raised me to be Queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr"
-Anne Boleyn

Thanks so much for stopping by the Den, I really appreciate your visit!  

Zowie Dixon

Pre Raphaelite Dreams - Gecko Galz Challenge


Hello lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing some DT creations  that I have made.

There's a brand new challenge over at Gecko Galz this month and the theme is Pre Raphaelite Dreams
I hope that you will join us! 

There is only one rule and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz !! It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage image or digital papers! It's up to you!! 
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree! 

For my first card, I have used a beautiful image from the Henry's wives digital collage sheet. 

For my next card I have used these beautiful papers and this stunning image from the Pre -Raphaelite Junk Journal kit.

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

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Tincture of Yew


Hi lovelies, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creations for January's challenge over at This Is Halloween There is a wonderful prize from our resident sponsor Lilli Rain Designs.

The theme is Halloween and/or Gothic. 


The winner will receive this wonderful 'Retro Halloween' collage sheet from Lilli Rain Designs.

I have created two Halloween cards; here is a list of products that I used. 

I hope you will join in with the challenge, The DT and I would love to see your Halloween and/or Gothic creations!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Den! I really do appreciate your visit! See you on the next post.