Monday, 16 February 2015


Hi again. This month Anything But A card Challenges has its theme centred around friendship. For this challenge I have made a very large tag.

The base is made from black cardstock. This was stencilled with modelling cream. The next layer is a wallpaper sample and then I've added a topper from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection.
I'd been thinking that a number of my fiends are some distance away from me and though we rarely see each other, when we do have the chance to catch up in person, or on the phone, our conversations flow easily. I decided that I would make up a quote to say this... True friendship transcends time and distance.  I think that most of you would have friends that this is true for.
To complete the tag I added 2 of my new  and rapidly becoming favourite, dies and embossing folders from the Tim Holtz range. Both were cut from card I had sprayed with various Lindy Stamp Gang sprays and then stencilled with modelling cream.
The ribbon at the top is a gorgeous hand- dyed silk ribbon I purchased at a local craft fair.
Pop on over to: anythingbutacard and check out what the rest of the team has done for this challenge. We'd love to see your art here.

Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers, Di

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Hi everyone.
ARTastic  Challenges this month has a wonderful inspirational artwork and mood board to tantalise your creativity.
For my take on this I decided to start a mini album, with the first page using the colours from the mood board. The photo is quite an old one so it's showing a bit of wear and tear.

The canvas page was painted with acrylic paints and stamped with a slightly deeper shade of dusky pink. the photo ( me, aged 2) was mounted onto a frame of pearlised pink paper. The edges were pinpricked with a scallop design. This didn't take as long as you would have expected because I have some Pergamano tools which made it a lot quicker. I chain stitched some vines on the edges with variegated pink embroidery thread and then added the lace and button flowers.

Cut out leaves from a wall paper sample were decorated with Liquid Pearls and tucked behind some material roses.

Additional lace was tucked under the photo mat and chipboard butterflies, also painted and decorated with Liquid pearls, were added.


The vellum quote was also pinpricked around and the canvas page mounted to black cardstock to give some extra support and stability. I added Liquid Pearls in flourishes and dots around this to complete the page.

As you can see from the gorgeous artwork by Josh Miels, we had the opportunity work with beautiful colours.
Pop on over to artastic and check out what the rest of the team has done with this. We'd love to see your art work here.
Thanks fro dropping by. catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di

Sunday, 1 February 2015

OO-LA-LA- It's a Parisian Pixiel and Papers!

Bonjour mes amis... welcome to my blog. This month, Pixels and Paper Challenges inspiration is centred on a French icon: the Eiffel Tower. Hmmm! What to do! Never having travelled overseas I was tempted to go with an Aussie icon, but then decided to go with the Parisian theme after all and came up with this!

I decided to go with the nightlife and a bygone era. To do this  I've used a topper  and embossed cardstock using a set from Tim Holtz. These were a had -to-have purchase, because one of the set had my maiden name on it.The embossing was smooshed with gold and silver inks. Paper tape and washi tape completed the page.

The background was stamped with gold and silver using stamps from a French company  (Carabelle Studio) that I was able to purchase from timetocreate.

The inspiration image for this month can be interpreted in a number of ways. Perhaps Paris will rock
your boat or even the letters or colours. Pop on over to: pixelsandpaper and checkout what the rest of the team has done with this.
Thanks for dropping by. Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di