My Tidy(ISH) Craft Area

I hate tidying my stash but it was gradually taking over the front room. My poor partner was just putting up with it and I felt really bad. I really did not think my stash would fit here, but somehow after two days of organising I tidyed my stash away.

I just have to face the fact that I am a messy crafter. I just have to have my whole stash within reach as I never plan my makes. I just have ideas as I craft and need my whole stash around me as I never make a plan. Does anyone else do this or am I the only one?

Anyway, in an attempt to be neat I went to town to get some draws. I sorted my inks glitters and polishes. I think the draws are ugly so I will decorate them soon.

However, I do like these small draws. Each draw is a different colour and I put my sewing tools, small wooden stamps and daubers. They are messy already as I put all the small things in there that don’t have a home!

I think I will always be a messy crafter but out of the caios comes art, cards and gifts so I am happy with that.  I am lucky to have a patient husband though!!!

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Star Ornament with foiled waste

Brilliant and different idea here…..

Julia Watts Crafts Blog

I have a Star Ornament Pop-em for you today –

Star Ornament Waste FoilsI made this at Ally Pally so I can’t remember the inks and paints used. I know that I used CS Matt Chalk Paint for the ring and the dark red section – that dark red section wasn’t properly dry when I foiled it so it’s a bit distressed but I really like it.

All the sections are foiled with waste – inking first with either Distress Oxide or Wendy Vecchi Make Art Inks.

The waste is from the Spellbinders Glimmer Plates – Warm Winter Wishes, Elegant Square (2 sections), Elegant Rectangle and Copperplate Happy Birthday. I can’t remember where the other section is from.

The foils used are Holographic (from Variety Pack 2), Silver, Gold, Pink and Teal.

The sandwich I used on the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System was – the Glimmer…

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Scandinavian Style Christmas Card

I love the Scandi look so much this year as you can breathe new life into all your old Christmas stamps.

On this card I started with a Kraft card blank and went around the edge with Cosmic Shimmer Guilding Polish in Pearl Lustre.

I picked a plaid patterned paper in red and white that is key to this look and matt layered onto white card then mounted onto my card blank leaving a boarder on either side.

Next on white card I stamped my stag in red and my sentiment in a christmassy green then heat embossed them with clear holographic embossing powder. I stamped my heart in white onto Kraft card then embossed as before.

Using Spellbinders labels 3 dies I cut my stag and Kraft card layer. I cut out my heart and closely around my sentiment. I used a boarder embossing folder on some Kraft card then cut it out also.

After putting together my card I put some gems in the stags antlers and pearls in green and white around the edge. I finished with a wooden embellishment, ribbon and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss on the boarder.

I love putting an insert in my cards and make up a batch before I make my cards.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and gets what they want and sees who they want to see. ☃️

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Naked in public

Wow I’m impressed, your very brave to wander around in your birthday suit! Look forward to seeing your Christmas card Xxx

Desperate Housewife Craft

I have the chance to live in a country where being naked in front of strangers is completely normal. And while some might see this as completely abhorrent, I have come to embrace it (not while I’m naked mind you 😆) and I will try to expose the reasons why I unrobe in public without batting an eyelid, and not because I’m staring so hard… 🤣

I had a “normal” Asian Christian upbringing, meaning puritanical and guilty about everything 😉 which didn’t mean I stayed like that, in fact I went the complete opposite way…but that’s for another post. Nevertheless I don’t think I saw another naked woman until I was 26, at the gym showers in France, and of course all those topless women on the beaches in France. I picked up the topless bit on the beaches fairly quickly but never really felt comfortable and still walked around…

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Mixed Media Heart

I love creating craft projects you can keep forever. I will never stop making cards, but they always end up in somebody’s draw and maybe looked at occasionally.

My projects are normally quite dark as I like to use black or dark blues then highlight the raised areas with mica powders or mattalic polishes.

On this mixed media project I used a light blue chalk paint and decoupage paper for the background.

A Little Time for Colouring

I have been busy the past week with the children, shopping and everything else so have not had much time.

I wanted to send a thank you card to a friend, a male friend. I struggle with cards for men but luckily this friend love birds. Being elderly he doesn’t get out much so watches the birds from his window.

I check weekly that he is fine and when I made him a sandwich I put this card on top of it, put the sandwich in front of him then left before he opened it. He hates any mushy stuff, that’s why I got the hell out of there!