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 


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