Today I Am Thankful – Aly

With all the uncertainty and anxiety at the moment with the lockdown etc, I am definitley feeling THANKFUL and I thought that could be the theme of my next piece of work. Here I have use a HUGE tag its actually 25cm x12cm so its a big one!

This is my DT project for Thompson Crafts

Hugs Aly xxx


You will need –

Large tag

AB Studios – Amazing Flowers 12 x 12 Sheet

AB Studios – Feel It sheet No 6

Texture Paste

Stencil Black Soot for edging the tag

MDF Hearts

Distress Stain – Fired Brick

Glue gun

Hobbylicious Tangled Twine

Cheese cloth




What you will need to do –

Adhere the Paper to the tag that you would like as the background
Using a stencil, smooch through some texture paste
Using a script stencil and some black soot ink create some interest by inking through with Black Soot Distress Ink
Colour up 2 small mdf hearts with the distress Ink Stain in Fired Brick
Cut out your floral elements that you would like on your tag, I have used AB STUDIO sheet 6 Feel It and Amazing Flowers
Arrange your elements into a pleasing orientation then using a glue gun and wet glue adhere your elements as you wish
Add Sisal and Cheescloth in areas for texture and interest.
Using wet glue in a couple of areas add some glitter for effect too
Finally add a sentiment and ribbon to your tag

Celebrate Family-Scrabook Layout.

Celebrate Family-Scrapbook Layout by Lorna
The 5th project from my DT kit from Thompsons craft supplies
I think I have exhausted my kit now, just a couple of little bits left now lol.
Using ….
mdf words -creative embellishments
I also used some doilies, cotton lace from my stash and some paste through a stencil, sorry I can’t remember the make, had it a while lol


i chose my back ground 12×12 and stenciled using a  heavy paste and a stencil, randomly on the back ground, dried it and then went over with a clear gesso, love the feel that gives.


I then ripped another sheet to make three background pieces, one a bit bigger than my photo and the other getting smaller. You can see the other two layered along the bottom of my photo.
I tucked in my doilies and lace.
For my MDF title words, I sponge painted with the pink paint. I love the result with this paint.
Then, lots of fussy cutting from the elements sheet from the AB studio Somewhere paper pack.
I then layered it all up using gel medium as my glue and 3d foam pads. I ran the pieces through my fingers to shape them which then gives them some dimension on the page.
When all was glued in place and dry I covered my photo and finished with a little splattering.


Escape, Mixed Media Notebook

Escape Notebook by Lorna

This was a I can’t sleep, middle of the night project. I have had a few sleepless nights in the past week or so, another project I did in the middle of the night was a scrapbook page, I will show that later.
So a little A5 notebook, could be used for all sorts of subjects.
another from my march kit from Thompsons craft supplies
The products i have used for this are available from thompsons craft supplies, see links below.
shabby velour vintage green paint
AB studio somewhere papers
hobbilicious  hobballs small
I also used some thick paste and some gel medium as my glue.
Firstly, I covered my notebook with some of the paper using the gel paste to glue and used some open scissors to distress the edges. I added my paste through the stencil dried it and then I went round the edge randomly with some gel medium and sprinkled the hobballs over it, again i dried it and when all was dry, I dry brush painted round the edge of my notebook and over the hobballs.
I sponge painted my escape title using the shabby velour paint. You get a better result sponging with this paint I think rather than with a paint brush.
I then fussy cut from my paper pack and layered it up.
so a very quick finish but a lovely finish, would make a lovely gift.

Mintay Harmony Layout and Video – Grace

This week I’ve done some more scrapbooking with the Mintay Papers Harmony paper pack. As many of us are in isolation or lockdown I’ve decided to make this week’s video a real-time one, so you can craft along with me, or simply have a longer video to enjoy. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel here.


There’s lots of fussy cutting in this project, with elements from both the Harmony set and the AB Studio Crafter’s Bundle. 


I also used some bits and pieces from my stash, but here’s a list of other items I used that you can find in the store:

Prima Flowers and Stencil Set

Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire

Distress Oxide Stormy Sky

Prima 3D Gloss Gel Medium


Grace ❤

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Be Brave

So this is aassembly of mdf and metal embellishments from hobbilicious.
And also stenciled background.

I covered all (when dry or semi dry) with a black gesso

I have chosen my paints…

Impasto looks vibrant on black gesso when wet But when all dry it gives you more matte look.
Added metallic fuchsia paint. Spray with water go move around
Started applying waxes when all dry
This is a bunch of metal embellishments available in Hobbilicious 
All finished with few different finnabair waxes



Blank anchor and metal embellishments from

Background made of pieces of craftboard

Building my layers using some mdf, metal embellishments and resins. All adhered with gel medium
Building up
All covered with black gesso
When dried. Dry brushed with rustic paint
I used 2 different magic paints
Finished off with firebird wax
And gold wax.

Live in the Moment

Well what a strange, scary time we are all having, some people are scared, some people are like huh whats all the fuss about! me i don’t want to be scared but do i need to be???

so i will do what i am told, i am still at work feeding the workers on site but now we are takeaway only so working out the best way to do this to keep us and them safe.
But the thing i can control to a degree anyway, well when you have enough stash to last, well quite some time, its the one thing i can just carry on with so here is my 3rd project from my march DT kit from Thompsons craft supplies.
Live in the Moment.
Using the
all available from Louise at Thompsons craft supplies
i also used
imagination crafts paints, a brick work stencil, and an old very sturdy round place mat i found at a carboot sale.
 firstly i covered my place mat with one of my papers and then distressed the edges and painted over with a clear gesso and left to dry.
in the mean time i painted my leaves made from the modeling material with the shabby velour pink paint.
and fussy cut some flowers and leaves from the bonus sheet in the paper pack.
 when my back ground was dry i stenciled some of the brickwork using the green imagination craft paint.
i then found a few other bits from my stash, a paper doily, an mdf bird, some paper flowers, string pearls, i think that was it!
i painted my paper flowers with the shabby velour paint, and then layered up my clay pieces, fussy cut flowers, pearl strings and then my painted paper flowers on the top, i found a title and lastly i splattered with some more of the imagination craft paint.

Under the Stars – Grace

Hi everyone! This week, though using the same kit, I’ve done something totally different from last week’s project. Using the Hobbilicious Stars as my main inspiration and item, I’ve created a galaxy/star themed mixed media piece on a scrap of chipboard.

This project was really difficult to photograph, it did not get on at all well with the camera! So I’m going to let my process video do all the talking this week, which you can find on my YouTube channel here.

But here is a list of all the items used that are available in store, the Fabrika Decoru Metallic paints and sprays are my current favourite and I really recommend them!


Hobbilicious Stars:

Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Spray Twilight:

Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Paint Electric:

Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Paint Moonstone:

Prima Matte Wax Old White:

Paper Texture Paste:

Chalk Spray Blue Shabby:

Distress Oxide Spray Mermaid Lagoon

Distress Oxide Spray Broken China:

Distress Oxide Spray Faded Jeans: