Monday, 14 August 2017


Hi everyone thanks for stopping by, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some more inspiration using their fabulous new Vintage Dies.

My card has lots of layers using coordinating papers from Pion Design. I started by Die cutting my layers and adding Gilding Wax around the edges. This was to compliment my Gilded Birdcage and to give an opulent feel to my card.

You will also notice my diecut corners have had Gilding Wax rubbed all over them.

The corner of my paper was placed into my Die and cut to give a curved edge and I fussy cut around the bird and foliage, mounting in place with some Silicone Glue and a touch of Cheesecloth.

My centre layers I layered in place with foam tape for added dimension, adding some sweet birds onto my Birdcage for extra detail.

Finishing with a pretty Floral bouquet, some die cut feathers and bling.

Wishing you a lovely week.

Happy Crafting, 

Julie x

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :
LPC12 French Flair Pierce and Cut Tool

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Ahh Tissue ! Craft Consortium

Hi Everyone, today for my DT post at Craft Consortium I am sharing inspiration with one of their gorgeous Decoupage papers. They have so many in their range that suits every taste and styles for our crafting.

I purchased a chipboard tissue box from Hobbycraft and began altering it. First I gave my box a coat of white Gesso and once dry I started gluing on torn sections of Decoupage paper with Mod Podge Matt, adding a final coat of Mod Podge to seal the paper.

I always decorate my projects all the way round and on the inside, I think this gives a more professional finish and fools the eye into not believing it's started as Card.

I added small metal feet and a pretty paper from the Gypsy Gypsy pad to the base.

On the front I fussy cut out butterflies also from the Gypsy Gypsy pad and double layered them adding a drop of Silicone Glue behind the wings to help keep their shape.

My lid has a selection of embellishments from the Always and Forever collection for the perfect finishing touches.

Finally adding a box of tissues inside.

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments and please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Craft Consortium Products Used :
Decoupage Paper Victorian Wallpaper 

Friday, 4 August 2017

Adventure is Worthwhile - Step by Step Tutorial

Hi everyone, today for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designsam sharing with you all a step by step mixed media project on a 5" x 7" Artist Canvas Board using more of the fabulous Dies from the newly released Vintage Collection, so let's get started.

When I was deciding the composition on my canvas I first placed my Dies roughly where I wanted them and once I had decided on the placement I cut them all out from Cereal Box card. Cheery Lynn Dies always cut beautifully with this substrate and it helps to give more texture on a mixed media project when paints and mediums are applied. You will also notice on the Hot Air Balloon I cut the Balloon section from corrugated card.

Next I added Black Gesso to my die cuts and whilst still wet I sprinkled over Embossing powders for texture and a rust effect, heat setting in place.

Next I placed my die cuts back on my board to help me decide what colours I would make my balloon and wings. You will also notice at this point I had highlighted the texture on my cogs with some Gilding wax in a Renaissance Gold.

The wings were coloured with a Silver Alcohol Marker, touches of Gilding Wax and a Clear Glitter Pen to add touches of sparkle.

For my balloon I added Gilding Wax over the corrugated card. The outer part I added Black Gesso and a dark brown to the basket..

My ballon was glued together adding the cogs and a chain from an old necklace which was attached with brads for extra detail and a steampunk feel.

I now started to work on my background, gluing the negative parts of the Distress honeycomb die onto my canvas.

I added a selection of Acrylic paint onto my canvas starting with darker colours at the top. My plan was to have an ombré look of dark going to light and in colours that look similar to a landscape.

I loaded my flat paintbrush up with a lot of water and brushed the paint through from one side to another, making sure my paintbrush had plenty water on it to blend the paints easily.

Once dry I started to add some stamping with a Cogs Stamp and Grey Archival Ink, adding touches of Gilding Wax around the outside of my frame and onto the small corrugated pieces of card.

Now onto the fun part of seeing all the elements come together as I glued them into place. You will notice I also added some extra cogs onto the frame, keeping some complete and others cutting into sections.

My Penny Farthing I added Gilding Wax at the spokes on the wheels and cogs in to the centres. Finishing with a fun sentiment from Chit Chat Stickers.

I do hope you have enjoyed my post and feel inspired to have a go at making a mixed media project with your die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x 
Cheery Lynn Dies Used -

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cherish Each Passing Moment

Hi everyone, today for my DT post with Cherish The Memory I am using the gorgeous papers from the Studio Light Vintage Collection.

Starting with paper from the 6 x 6 collection I tattered the edges and added some Copper Stickles. My postcards are cut and tattered from a 12 x 12 Paper in the collection. I accented with my Die Cut Doily and layered on my postcards and stamped sentiment tickets.

My butterfly Ribbon was a fussy cut strip from a 12 x 12 sheet adding onto a lace Ribbon with touches of Stickles for sparkle.

I added some more pretty Butterflies and vintage suitcases from the Die Cut sheets. 

Finishing with my heat embossed Eiffel Tower and some pretty coordinating flowers.

Cherish The Memory Products Used -

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Life Moments

Hi everyone, today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing some more inspiration with their fabulous new release of Vintage Dies, gosh I'm loving this new collection so much. My card today would also look great as a scrapbook layout and could easily be made more feminine in design by changing the colours and adding a few flowers.

I started by adding some film strips to my cardstock, distressing the card at the edges and adding some Distress ink. I positioned my film strip die on my photos and cut them, this way they were the perfect size to insert into the film strip.

I matted and layered my centre dies, cutting one out in the dark red to make my Design 'pop', adding a stamped sentiment and foam strips between my layers for added dimension.

My Vintage Camera was highlighted with a silver pen on the embossed areas, I also added a touch of Gilding wax onto the concertina area to look like old leather. I layered up the front and back areas 3 times to give added dimension, paper piecing these bits together in a similar way I built my Gramophone which you can see HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you feel inspired by my card.
Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x  

Cheery Lynn Dies Used -

Friday, 21 July 2017

A New Baby - Craft Consortium

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today to see my DT post for Craft Consortium using the gorgeous floral pad called Wild Rose. I love this pad and its versatility for many style of cards and today I have made a baby card which could easily double up for a young girl that loves her dolls by changing the sentiment.

My layers were tattered with my scissors and some foam tape added in between for extra dimension. I also added some Crystal Stickles Glue around the edges and onto my die cuts.

My pram was layered with two of the papers from the pad adding on some die cut flowers, lace and a pretty Floral Embellishment.

My doll stamp was fussy cut, layering her dress up with coordinating papers from the Wild Rose pad and a touch of lace.

I finished with some bunting, a stamped sentiment and lots of bling.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Craft Consortium Products Used :

Cheery Lynn Die : DL102 French Pastry Doily

A Head Full of Worries - Cherish The Memory

Hi everyone, today I am sharing another DT post for Cherish The Memory using their amazing new collection called Summer Feelings. The collection is absolutely stunning and also has some lovely Dies to compliment the papers.

I started by using a wooden plaque I bought from a Bargain store and added a strip of pearls around the outside layering on a tattered piece of cardstock from the collection. I also added Glossy Accents, Glass Glitter and small Art Stones for a beach feel.

I stamped my sentiment onto paper from the coordinating 6x6 pad add lots of details to make it look like a shabby beach feel. I had collected sand and some shells from the beach when we were on our honeymoon many years ago and I thought this was a perfect time to use some of them.

The dreamcatcher I adore, I offset my feathers with an extra layer adding some feathers I pulled out of a cushion to give another texture. I added touches of glitter lots of pearls and a resin flower from Craft Consortium.

I hope you like my post and feel inspired to do a beach themed project.

Please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :

Thanks again for your visit I really appreciate it and hope to visit your blog soon. At present life is just getting in the way to keep up with all social media.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x   
Cherish The Memory Products Used-

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Flowers for you - Cherish the Memory

Hello, thanks for stopping by to see my DT post with Cherish The Memory. My card today I have used a lot of the die cut flowers from my Romantic Vintage Diecut book to make this Floral bouquet on my card.

My base layers have been tattered at the edges adding a little crinkle detail into one of the corners.

My flowers and leaves have been all arranged on top of my Doily with some Silicone Glue. I added a pretty lace bow, a Pearl Embellishment and a couple of tags from the same pad.

I finished my card with some shabby thread and a couple of pretty butterflies with bling in their centres.

Cherish The Memory Products Used :

Also used -
Cheery Lynn DL181 Sun Flower Doily

Craft Consortium Pear Heart Embellishment 

Please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :
 I am sorry that I am behind visiting your blogs but hope to catch up soon.

Crafty Hugs,
Julie x


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