Shabby Chic Mixed Media Cards – Grace

This week I’ve made three shabby chic cards with the gorgeous Homemade papers from Mintay.

The video this week is real time – so you can really see the process of how these were made. You can watch the video here:

Products used that you can find in the store are linked here:

Mintay Homemade Paper Pack

Flower Mixes

Trimmings Grab Bag/Bundle

Hobbilicious Baroque Stencil

Cocoa Vanilla Sequins and Flowers

Distress Oxide Spray Victorian Velvet

Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray Pink Shabby

Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray Blue Shabby

Grace <3

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Faux Embroidery Hoop – Aly

Hi there everyone, today I have created a Faux Embroidery Hoop, in the event that I didnt have a spare one,
I am going to show you how to improvise.
Enjoy the video below that will show you step by step how I made it.

Rusty Pumpkin

Today a bit of a different layout –  I am playing with clay and paint on my page

I made the pumpkins, leaves and acorns from clay and then painted them. You could try this paper clay

or modeling material from Prima Marketing to make your own.

On the base of the page, which is from the grungy wall set by 13arts , i used a mixed media circle stencil from Studio Light and heavy body paste.

I mounted my photo onto some of the cork sheet from my recent kit, which you can request in the lucky dip bags. I then tore another sheet from the paper range a big bigger than my photo and mounted it.

The photo mat was mounted using 3d foam gel and 3d gel glue to give them a bit of height off the page.


I then arranged my pumpkins, acorns and leaves on the page, mixing in some paper leaves and metal leaves from Prima marketing as well, all using the 3d gel medium.

I took my title from a Tim Holtz phrase book (we have a few different ones in store) and mounted them onto card and arranged using 3d foam pads. I covered my title and photo and then splattered using some watered down bronze Prima Metallique paint. The paint can also be requested in the lucky dip kits and found in the Vintage Romance kit

I hope you like my project and see you again soon. Here are some close ups.

Autumn Layout

All the products i used are available from Thompsons craft supplies.

Using the 13arts grungy wall papers-Damaged for my back ground.

I toyed with adding to to it but the paper was so nice on its own it had everything it needed so i decided to leave it alone.

I added some of the cork, a bit to mount my photo on one corner and then a torn piece as my base.

I used another paper from the 13arts paper range this time from the Summer Rhapsody set– Rose rhapsody, i fussy cut some of the roses, they matched my back ground sheet perfectly.

I added some mdf leaves and my title from the creative embellishments range also from Louise, all painted in Fabrika Decoru shabby velour paints in vintage green, i inked the title a little with black.

I layered all my pieces around my photo using 3d foam pads and 3d gel and then added some paper flowers and some sequins here and there around my central design.

Lastly i splattered using watered down prima metallique paint-steampunk copper, i covered my photo while i did my splattering.


Mixed Media Cards – Grace

This week I was in need of some cards to send to people, and it’s been ages since I’ve made any mixed media cards – so I thought why not use my beautiful design team kit to make some?


I based the designs around the 13 Arts Summer Rhapsody paper pad, and used lots of goodies from my kit, and from previous kits, to create the backgrounds and to embellish.

For the background I used Fabrika Decoru Shabby Velour Paint, and Fabrika Decoru Chameleon Paint. I also added splatters with Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray, and Distress Oxide Spray in Victorian Velvet.


The fabrics, trim,  and flowers are all available in kits – fabrics and trim as part of lucky dip kits, and flowers as part of the flower mixes available in the store.


To see the full process of how I made these, you can watch the accompanying YouTube video here.


Grace ❤

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Remember the now notebook

I am addicted to notebooks, i just love making them, this is a ready made notebook that i have decorated the cover.

using some of my latest kit from Thompsons craft supplies

Using the 13arts Grungy walls papers and some other items from Louise’s shop, the leaf stencil, the distress ink sprays and micro beads.


Fly Away Art Journal Page – Grace


How are we all liking the shiny new website?! I for one love it! This week I’ve created an Art Journal page with my September Design Team kit – if you’d like to watch the video share, you can find it on my YouTube channel here.


I used the Fabric Decoru Shabby Velour paint, and some black gesso to create the stripes. Then Prima Paper Paste for the stencilling.

I chose a paper from the Hello Beautiful paper pad, and ripped around the flowers (I thought it would look more ‘natural’ than fussy cutting them), and then stamped and embossed the AB Studio bird stamp on the same paper.


As I glued down the paper elements (with Prima 3D gloss gel), I bundled up gold metallic thread and placed it partially under the papers. I also added small sections of the black leaf ribbon.

The acetate doilies, bright pink flowers, and pink leaves are all from my stash (though the pink leaves were from a previous kit). I added the ‘fly away’ title with the Thickers from my kit, and finished off with lots of splatters in pink, black, and white.

To see the process in full, you can watch the video on my YouTube channel.


Grace ❤

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Halloween is Coming…

Halloween is coming…… this time of year, the colours are amazing, and i get very excited about Halloween, I’m a big kid at at heart!!

So this month I get to play with Halloween products…..oh and its all amazing.

What to make?…… well……

The Apothecary

Using a dinky mdf upright from Thompson’s Craft Supplies,

I added some brick work using heavy duty paste on the back and the flat of the stand and when dry I painted and inked the brickwork until I was happy with the colour.


I then fussy cut lots of bottles and other ephemera from the papers I had in my kit …………

I inked them to dull the white a bit.

I then layered using 3d foam pads and 3d gel , I layered them up, I also added some cheese cloth rto the back ground that I had coloured.

I used the purple wired ribbon to make a curtain.

I added the title using gel to make it stand up and using 3d gel I added the art grit, when all was dry I splattered.


You can find a lot of these items in our kits and previous kit embellishment bags