Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Pretty box using Kay Carley Stamps .

Here are some pictures to inspire you . I've decorated this box as part of the topic 'Boxes ' on the PaperArtsy blog . As I've written on that blog how I created this I'm not going to do it here .

I just thought I'd you some more pictures of the finished project .

All the colouring has been done with PaperArtsy Infusions . I put a little of the powder on a palette and mixed with water . They layer over each other beautifully.

Here's a closer picture of the top of the box .

There's a secret surprise inside the box that I will share with you another day .
If you would like to see this or what other members of the PaperArtsy team have been doing go to

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Creative Expressions

A Little bit Steampunk!

Hi there , I'm here today with another project for Creative Expressions, this time it's Steampunk. I'm sad to say that I can't write this up with long explanations about how I made it so I thought I'd show you lots of pictures to inspire you .
This is created using a large shadow box, which I've decorated with lots of bits and pieces from Creative Expressions and my own stash of goodies .

When I create a shadow box I always think of it in terms of - back , middle and front. .

So I paint all the surfaces and add decorations to the back of the boxes , in this case stamped and embossed.

Then I work on filling the spaces . All the little bit of 'furniture ' are made out of mount board and painted .

The sparkly effect on the clock is created using a new product from CE called Granite Paste and the clock and pocket watch are some of the new POP EMS .

Even the flowers are decorated by making a paint out of Gilding Polish and painting them .

The little bottles are painted with gesso and the image stamped on black tissue paper and embossed with gold powder . The tissue can then be attached to the bottles with Matt medium .

I hôpe this has given you some ideas .
If you want to see what other members of the CE design team are doing go to

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Creative Expressions

Two tags .

I've made a couple of tags today , lots of Embossing powders and a little sparkle !

First a picture of the finished tags .

And this is how I made them . I cut two tags from mount board and sprinkled them with the new Shimmer Shakers before spritzing with water .

Next I stamped , rather randomly with Watering Can Archival ink, the Vintage Music stamp .

I then stamped the words from the Vintage Inspiation stamp set onto mount board and to colour the background I mixed a little of the Shimmer powder with water to make a wash .

These bits are made from corrugated card with bits of the top layer removed . I painted them with Sea Turtle paint and dried it thoroughly. I then added Perfect Medium randomly and added gold Embossing Powder, and after that was melted I repeated with Regal Arctic Aurora powder . I thought the paint was too bright , so I rubbed a bit of Chocolate Bronze Gilding Polish over the paint to tone it down . On the left is just the paint and on the right is where I've added the gilding polish.

To create these pieces I used mount board again and triple embossed with gold powder. I then added more powders randomly and melted them into the gold . I had to repeat this to allow the colours to mix . While still hot I stamped into the melted powder with the Butterfly Background stamp and allowed it to cool before removing the stamp .

You can see the mixed colours and dimensional effect here .

 The keys and lock , and also the circles are from two sets of POP EMS which have been embossed with gold powder.

I finished the tags by sticking everything together as shown and adding a little lace and ribbon  from my stash .       I hope that you have enjoyed seeing how I created the tags .

Here are some of the Creative Expressions products I used to make the tags :--- 
Stamps -- Woodware Clear Singles , Vintage Inspiration.
Sentimentality Yours , Vintage Music.
Creative Expressions Background Stamp , Butterfly Background.
Cosmic Shimmer, Shimmer Shakers , Heather Meadow, Cornflower Blue , Denim Dash and Dusty Mink .
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder,  Bright Gold ,
Cosmic Shimmer Blaze Embossing Powder, Aqua Blush Blaze.
Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Embossing Powder, Regal Arctic Aurora.
Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish , Chocolate Bronze.
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Mixed Media Paint, Sea Turtle .
POP EMS , Luna Circles and Lock and Key .

If you would like to see what other members of the DTare doing go to Creative Expressions

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Follow you Dreams

A little mixed media .

Hello , I'm back again today with a piece of mixed media showing how some of my new stamps from Creative Expressions can be used within a frame .
The flowers are from the clear stamp set Columbine, CEC886  and the little flowers on the internal frame and the quotes are from the clear stamp set. Bouquet , CEC884 .

I've used a Tim aHoltz stencil with texture Paste to create the raised areas on the frame and added lots of flowers from my stash .
To create a slightly distressed effect I've used Distress ink over everything , this tones all the colours together . I've even brushed it over the whit flowers .

I've included lots of pictures so you can see all the areas of the frame !

Finally I added some metal bits and pieces .

I think this shows how mixed media can be used , not in the way that most of us expect , but to make something pretty and floral !
Back soon .

Creative Expressions

More Inspirations .

Hi there , this week I am going to share the last two sets of my new Creative Expressions Stamps.
Again this is just for inspiration and no instructions .
The first three cards are made using Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set, Hypericum, CEC888 .

The second set of cards were made with 
Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set , Bouquet, CEC884 .

I hope this has inspired you as much as I enjoyed making the cards .
If you want to see what other members or the Creative Expressions DT are doing please look at Creative Expressions

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Creative Expressions

More cards .

I promised to show you more cards that I made with my new stamp sets . So here they are:---

These are from Creative Expressions Clear Stamp set. , Anemone. CEC887.
Showing close ups and the whole cards .

This second set is from Creative Expressions Clear Stamp set , Columbine, CEC 886 .
As I said before I'm not going to give long descriptions of how I made them , these are just for inspiration and enjoyment .
If you would like to see what other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team are doing go to      Creative Expressions