Friday 30 December 2016


Hello everyone, I do hope you are having a good time whether you celebrate this time of year or not. Warm thoughts of health and happiness to you all.

Today I'm sharing a masterboard I created. I love making these, especially on 12x12 card from Paper Artsy, which is where I first saw a masterboard by Jo Firth Young, (JOFY). On this one I haven't added any stamping except a butterfly which I squidgged into the wet paint randomly, if you do this, don't forget to wash your stamp immediately. 

blank board 

I used several Fresco colours, and once dry I sprinkled infusions in Violet Storms over the page, spritzed with water. I applied a gloss glaze to finish. Once dry, I cut the card into different shapes, 3 tags, 2x 3.75x6.75 in for cards and 4 ATCs. 

ATCs Tags card background  

I chose to complete a small tag and card using Rubber Dance stamps owned by the lovely Bibi Lindahl 


Loved these birds, and thought they were perfect for making an early Valentines Day card. I stamped the Birds onto the card as well as smoothly card and heat set. I added some hearts to help create theme. I used watercolour pencils to colour the Birds and the branches they were sitting on. I distressed the edges and mounted it onto bronze paper and then onto a black card.

I loved this stamp as soon as I saw it. I loved its quirkyness, but thought I would add a little more by cutting her out and making her dance, well life 
Is wonderful, and I love to dance, lol.

I stamped her onto card and heat dried, before cutting off the arms and legs. I added some background stamping before sticking her into place? I added my sentiment and backed with black card.

What I used
The background was all Paper Artsy products

The stamps were from Rubber Dance

Inktense Pencil Dewent 

I will finish off the other pieces and share them when I do
Take care
Hugs Debsxxx

Thursday 29 December 2016

Let's remember!

Hello everyone, hope you all are okay and enjoying the festives. Today I have a post over at Paper Artsy where I curate my favourites from themes 13,14 and 15. I loved these themes and was very happy to volunteer to curate them.

I would have loved to have added every project as they were all fabulous, but had to choose 3. The ones that spoke to me most during the time I was choosing were the ones I included in the post.

I also added a page I had created in Capture by Adobe where you can make patterns out of anything you either take a photograph of or have already. I chose this journal page, 

The result was this

I haven't had time to make anything with this yet but will blog when I do in the next couple of days.

See you all soon
Hugs Debsxx

Sunday 11 December 2016

Let's get Decorated.

Hello everyone, sorry it's been a while, like many of us it's such a busy time of year. It's often quite a juggle trying to get everything else done and play, and I'm working on secret stuff shhh all coming next year. It's going to be an exciting year and I hope you come on the journey with me.  Anyway today is my turn over at Country View Crafts who theme for this month's challenge is Christmas, and I have a decoration to share.   

In this photo the light are switched on.

The cage had been painted previously with crackle paint, but as I wanted to go rusty I decided to first spray it black!
 Once that had dried I added some texture using texture sand and again sprayed it black. Then I added two coats of Quinacradone  Gold. I love this effect learnt from Andy Skinner and one of my go to methods for creating a rusty look.
Now for the cones Die Cuts from Tim Holtz tattered cone using metal Paper and sandable paper.
 Once it was dry I added the boubles and lights, fitted the cones and sentiment
Last photo in the dark
I hope you like it. If you have any questions please leave in the comments or email me. 
Take care 
Hugs Debsxx

Thursday 1 December 2016


hi everyone here I am with first of my two Christmas themed posts for Countryview crafty as this month was my choice what else could we have in December! There are some fabulous creations over on the blog to tempt you away from all those cards and pressies you are making to play along and have some you time! And don't forget if you are chosen you win £20 to spend in the shop!   I do hope your preparations are ticking along nicely, try not to get stressed, remember this is a celebration and as such enjoy it, whatever you celebrate. 

Well I certainly enjoyed creating this vintage Snow Globe, full of snow and ice!

  The paints and crackle I used are from Paper Artsy and the snow is chunky white embossing powder. TIP! flick water where you want the texture and then sprinkle the powder. The heatgun doesn't blow it away! A great tip from the ladies at Birds in the Barn in Marks Tey in Essex, thank you ladies!   Here are some photos of how I created it!  

The background 

ArtZone tip! Apply a layer of Grunge Paste and let it dry then add your crackle, most times I do this I get this lovely thick crackle 
It was difficult painting on the crackle, but it's meant to look old, right?
Adding colour and snow, building up the layers.
Adding the finishing touches!
Lastly a different scene
Love the way it looks with the candle, our only decoration currently up!
Have fun my friends and stay creative!
See you all soon
Hugs Debsxx