Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Inkidinks - time to play

I thought I would have a day playing with paint and Inkidinks by Imagination Crafts today. Iv'e lots of ideas for different looks to back my cards and other projects. ImaginationCrafts have just bought out some new Dies too. Take a look here to see new the range.

Here's an idea using inks to create trees. Use a straw to push the ink up the paper and create branches. Very Halloween or could be used for that "Oriental" look too.

Back soon with more projects....Look out for the new Imagination Crafts Challenge blog post for November with lots of Christmassy ideas for you.

The WoW Embossing powder blog is also full of ideas on how to use your Embossing powders in all sorts of different ways.

Friday, 24 October 2014

WoW Embossing Powders and 3L Scrapbook Adhesives project

Hi All

Here's a look at my Blog Hop post for WoW using 3L Scrapbook Adhesives.

For this project I used a very intricately patterned cut-out card and stuck Adhesive Sheets on the back of the front page. I then added WoW Flock which stuck to the adhesive showing off the pattern of the card to it's best. Iv'e also used 3D small Adhesive squares and added WoW Foils to add shine and sparkle. Larger 3D Squares were used at the top of the card with more foils added on top.

I then used some Leaf Dies for the decoration - Adhesive Sheets are fabulous if you have to Die cut very intricate shapes so that you can make sure they really stick to your project. No more trying to glue tiny pieces down when you can use these Adhesive Sheets to stick even the smallest Die cut image. Just stick your adhesive to you cardstock. Cut out your image and peel off the backing to stick to your project. To see the lovely products available from 3L click here to be taken to their website.

Pop over to the  WoW blog at  to find out about the products I used and to see more from the Design team. Why not join in with the challenge to win some lovely products. You have to be in it to win it.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium with Lacey Icing Moulds

Hi again

Here's an example of how Iv'e used Sparkle Medium in icing moulds.

These silicone moulds are very thin and take the Sparkle Medium so well. Just spread the Medium into the mould, let it dry and peel the embellishment out.

Iv'e stuck this silver embellishment onto a little crackle glass candle holder. As these embellishments bend they will form around the glass so you could also put them onto candles or other shaped items. More crafty hints and tips to come very soon...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Inspiration Post for Imagination Crafts "Halloween"

Hi all

Here's my Inspiration post for Imagination Crafts. Now that Halloween is upon us I thought I would make a spooky scene using inks, Brusho paints, Sparkle Medium, Chalk Paint, Detail Sparkle and a couple of Stencils.

I like to mix my stencils up and use two or three at a time. They are all so versatile that you can mix and match to create scenes.

Hope you like this little picture.

Firstly I wet the watercolour paper all over and dropped Brusho Paints onto the background. I added inks too in a variety of places.

I scratched into the surface of the watercolour paper to indent it and the paints ran into the creases.

I then punched out a circle and stencilled a moon with White Chalk paint to which I added some blue ink to create a misty look.

I stencilled the landscape scene over the top when dry with Silver Sparkle Medium and added a cat from the Pumpkin Set too.

I then added some detail using the Detail Sparkle - the nozzle is so fine it lends itself perfectly to add details to all you projects.

Products Ive used are as follows

Detail Sparkle - Silver Gilt
Stencil - Pumpkin
               Field View 
Sparkle Medium - Silver or (Gunmetal)
Chalkie Paint - White 

Friday, 10 October 2014

Sneaky Peek for my Imagination Craft Blog tutorial

Hi all

I'm back with another new technique for you using Sparkle Medium.  Here's a sneaky peek to tempt you - go onto the Imagination Crafts Blog  (click here) to see the full tutorial on how to make this lovely embellishment using Sparkle Medium.

You will be able to make lots of your own embellishments using all the colours of Sparkle Medium from Imagination crafts. Check out the lovely colours available here.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Cake Decorating Demo Otter Nurseries, Nr Honiton "Indulgence Evening" 8th Oct 4pm - 8pm

Hi again

Iv'e been busy decorating cakes for my next Demo at Otter Nurseries. This time it's Cake Decorating with the new Lacy-look silicone mats.

Here's a cake I made using just one of the lacey mats. Such an easy process and very pretty results.

If you are in the area pop along and "Indulge" along with the rest of the ladies. Hope to see you there,

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Imagination Crafts - Halloween Lantern

Halloween Lantern

For my October 1st project for the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog Iv'e made a Halloween Lantern - to make this project I found an old jar, then added wire to form a hanger.

Using the "Pumpkin" stencil - spread Black Stars Sparkle Medium onto the Spider's web twice and the spider 3 times plus the "Boo" wording and the inside of the pumpkin - last of all the cat.  All of these were stencilled onto orange tissue paper.

One the medium was dry I tore up the tissue images, cut out the web twice and stuck them all onto the jar with PVA glue.  I added another spider on a spring to the top so it wobbles when the jar moves.

The jar can then be covered in a layer of Acrylic glaze to make it water-proof.   

Products used

Sparkle Medium - Black Stars
Stencil - Pumpkin 
Extra - Orange tissue paper and PVA glue