Friday, December 30, 2022

Finding my way ► Majo


Good Morning, my friends,

 my last project for this year, 

a card with some “thoughts” for 2023.


I have used many stamps on this one:

Smirking scribble girl

The wings

Finding my way


Spoiler alert

More pride

Life is now in session

More acceptance

Expanding Rays


All the best for you in 2023, stay safe and find time to craft.

 Luv ya Y


Bug Ornament by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello all! 

For my blog project today I made an ornament. It can be hung any where you like.

For this project I used 1" wood cubes and several stamps.

I start by hot gluing two cubes together. Then choose my stamps and stamp all sides of all three cubes. I used a black ink and a brown ink. sometimes I don't put the stamps on a block and use them free as then I bend the rubber around the block to continue the design. after stamping, dry the ink. Then I spray the stain colors on. and dry again.

You will need some jewelry parts or washers and bolts, what ever you like. I used a bead for the neck. and Jewelry parts for arms and legs. Also eye screws to attach arms and legs to. I make holes for the eye screws using a hand drill. I just eyeball it all.  I use glue in the holes and put the screw in. let dry.

At this time you can add any other charms or decorations you like. put on the "
arms & legs", glue the head on and done! You can seal them if you wish with some collage medium~ matte or glossy.  So many ways you can go with this project. They make great gifts too. 
You can even add photos on it.
I hope you enjoyed this project! These can become addictive to do...You can use anything at all and any theme. use nails for and experiment.
Until next time~ stay arty!!

Stamps used:
Whimsical beetle man        19525
Typewriter keys by cat kerr   20024
Solid dragonfly  9859
dragonfly    9830
mosquito   1885
fold your worries    20407
life is beautiful    18167

Other supplies:
Distress spray stain: Saltwater taffy, Salvaged patina
Pearl Ex watercolor pallet
Versa clair inks: Nocturne, pinecone
Hand drill
1" wood blocks
Assorted plastic beads from craft store
eye screws
Glossy accents glue
hot glue

Friday, December 23, 2022

Wall hanger by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies

This is my last Blog post of 2022.

I wanna share a new wall hanger today.

Some close-ups:

The making of it, was easy - you need some chipboard:

 I wrapped it into black cardstock:

Finished to decorate:

All Stamps, I used:

- Scream Queen

- Blood dripping

- I'm a creep

- Carved Xs

- Fun Collage Alphabet

- Scrabble Alphabet small

- Bride of Frankenstein

- Frankenstein's bolts

Other stuff:

- Chipboard

- Cardstock

- Metallicpaper

- Staz on

- Distress reinker

- Filmstrip die

- Shimmer spray

- Eyelets

- Ribbon

See ya next year 💋

Monday, December 19, 2022

DREAM BIG - by Fran Chalmers

Hi everyone - and Merry Christmas!

Today I have made a postcard using the lovely unicorn stamp!

First I made the background.  I wanted it to be fairly dark so I blended distress inks in Uncharted Mariner and Villainous Potion, leaving the middle lighter.


I then stamped the edges with the tree branches - I used Versafine Fantasia because I didn't want it to be black ink.

I stamped the unicorn onto thick card and coloured it with copic pens, just for some shading.

I stuck the unicorn onto the postcard, then stamped the plants over the top.

I used a moon mask to make a moon behind the unicorn's head, and went round the edges with a white pastel pencil to give it some definition.

 I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white, and made some dots as stars with a white gel pen.

Lastly, I used a white gel pen to make some rough marks on the plants, to represent the light from the moon

I love the contrast of the white and blue together.

Stamps Used:

Other Items Used:
Distress inks in Uncharted Mariner, Villainous Potion
Versafine Clair ink in Fantasia
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
White Gel Pen
Moon Mask
Ground Mask
White Pastel Pencil
Versamark ink
White Embossing Powder

That's all folks! See you in 2023 :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Penholder ► Majo


Hi Lovelies,

 time for another AMF project.

AMF = Art Meets Function


I hadn’t made any pen holders this year, now it was time, since I love to give them away as Christmas presents.


I have used lots of stamps on this one:


Scribble Heart




Doodle Dots

For you

Finding my way


Merry Christmas to you. 

Find time to enjoy the company of your friends and family. 

Stay safe.


I Luv ya

Monday, December 12, 2022

Santa by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello Everyone!

Here is a card for the season for my blog this time- Enjoy.

I stamped Santa and used distress spray stains to paint him, as well as pearl ex paints. I went for a rather vintage feel for him, hence the the brown coat. after painting, I fussy cut him and used foam tape on the back- love that dimension!

Then I cut the gold and red and gold specked cardstock to size. I stamped the snowflake with versamark ink and then used a fluffy brush to put the mica powder over it. Shimmery blue flakes!
I then Decided on a phrase. I think this Santa just looks a bit tired or irritated, which I love. So I went to my computer and typed up the phrase and printed it out on a shimmer blue vellum to match the flakes.

I then layered it onto red cardstock and then attached to the main card.

And that is all there is to this card. Fun, quick, easy.
Hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have great holidays what ever you celebrate!

Stamps Used:
Santa Claus   20357
Snowflake   12923

Other Supplies:
Distress spray stain: Candied apple, Vintage photo, Weathered wood, tea dye, tattered rose, gathered twigs.

pearl ex watercolor paints
foam tape
Versamark ink pad
Chameleon powder 

Monday, December 05, 2022

USE LOTS - by Fran Chalmers

Hello everyone!

Today I have made a postcard for you.

I smooshed some distress inks onto my mat to make the background.

 I then stamped round the edge of the card.

I stamped the main image and coloured her in.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of card which I had coloured the same as the background, only a little lighter so it would stand out a bit more. I edged it and the main postcard with black.

I stuck the main image on (after going round the edges with a black pen) and stuck the sentiment above.

Stamps Used:

Writing and scribbles Collage 20695

Cellular Fanatic 415

Here's a little make-up tip 17695

Other Items Used:

Distress inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Black Soot

Copic pens

Memento black ink (Tuxedo)

Versafine Clair black ink (Nocturn)

See you next time!