Friday 26 February 2021

Musical themed card

Today I am sharing a slimline card made using a set of Sheena Douglass stamps  I had free from a magazine a long time ago .

I used barn door , hickory smoke and black soot distress inks to create the plank effect background and to colour the stamped image . If you would like to have a go at the plank technique  you will find how to here on a video I made for a tag but I cover the plank background on it

Thursday 25 February 2021

Simple upcycled boxes


I have been upcycling various boxes and objects to use as storage in my craft hut . This project was so easy . I Simply covered these bright orange boxes ( before pic below) with beautiful papers printed on papers that look like vintage newspaper designed by Annie Lane . I did no prep at all I didn’t even gesso  the boxes beforehand lol all I added was some hickory smoke ink to the edges and a Matt varnish to protect them . I love how they turned out . You can get your hands on these stunning papers printed on a variety of paper choices and weights here at

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Alice in wonderland hat


 Today I am sharing my handmade Alice in wonderland themed hat . The hat was made by tando and i got it from
For the decoration of it I used digital papers from Etsy , a resin clock decorated with acrylic paint and pentart waxes , gold guilding wax , 2 greyboard pieces decorated with acrylic paint to look like playing cards and some foam roses and flower soft .

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Steampunk owl card


Who says steampunk needs to be dark lol , Today I am sharing a card made using the artwork and images from Lauren C Waterworth . 

You can find the steampunk kit and many more here at Lauren’s Etsy store

Monday 22 February 2021

Steampunk themed handmade hat


Today I am sharing a steampunk themed hat I have made from grey board  I used home made texture paste , acrylic paint ,pentart waxes , Sheena Douglas time traveller dies for the watch and goggles , sir vagabond ephemera cards , a cabouchon for the watch face and  a tando numbers stencil from

Friday 19 February 2021

Sewing themed card

Today I am sharing a sewing themed card using Tracy evans sewing forever stamp set and Chocolate baroque haberdashery stamps . I used  papers by   Craft o’clock  called Vintage Treasures , lace ,twine, sequins , buttons and a lovely quote by Grace Kelly.

Thursday 18 February 2021

Dragonfly matchbox project

 Today I am sharing a project I have made using a tando matchbox kit and inserts and the stunning paper called dragonfly on a music sheet  designed by Annie Lane . 

The papers and kit can be found here at


Monday 15 February 2021

Butterfly canvas

Today I am sharing an A4 mixed media canvas board I have made using distress ink  a chocolate baroque butterfly stamp, AALL and create #87  stencil and eclipse washi tape ,A studio light grunge stencil ,Tim holtz idea-ology words , hand made gesso , texture paste hand made ( recipes below )and some hand drawn doodles

To make texture paste I use 

Half cup of baking soda or talc or bicarbonate of soda . (I use talc smells nicer )

3 tablespoons pva glue 

2tablespoons white acrylic paint 

You just mix all the ingredients together and  You can make it as thick as you like by adding more talc 

I like mine like a thick mousse texture 

 I make loads at a time and keep in an airtight jar . 

From this mixture you can add things to it to give different textures like fine sand etc 

And add pigment to colour it to make coloured paste 

To make it into gesso just add water to the above mix until you get the texture you like

Both work beautifully and save a fortune making it yourself

Monday 1 February 2021

A4 canvas board and a little creativity


Hi all

Today I am sharing an A4 mixed media canvas board . I used Home made gesso , Home made texture paste , AALL and create stencils , mulberry flowers ,a greyboard frame , air dried clay stars ,  a wooden birdhouse  a cabouchon , distress inks and papers from 13arts a few sequins and some glitter 

I hope you like my project 

Happy crafting

Tracey x