Monday, 30 March 2015

Mixed Media World Star Designer (+ personal note)

Hi everyone!!

Sorry for the delay in posting this, I know the post went live yesterday at Mixed Media World, but this is the first chance I've had to sit down and type anything. This household is in a frenzy mode, again!

Mixed Media World is looking to do a spotlight on a Star Designer every month and this month the designer is Seth Apter, so hop on over and check it out!! He's one heck of an artist!!! :)


My reason for delay is that, now, my pup is very poorly. He is tied up to a drip and numerous drugs at the vets :( I know other dog owners will get this, but he is a member of the family and is loved so much that it is so painful to see him like this - he's only five. We're there as often as we can be so he knows we haven't left him.

I am begging, with whoever will listen, that he pulls through and we can bring him home.

Here's my beautiful fur-baby, Dillan:

I am going to do my hardest to ensure all DT posts and DT commenting is done, and I will catch up on social commenting when I can, so if you don't see me for a bit on your blog, I promise I will get there.  Just bear with me.

Love and hugs to everyone,
Georgie xx

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tim's Tags of 2015 - March

Yay!! I have finally managed to get round to doing my first Tim Tag for this year - happy dance!!

I followed Tim's methods and techniques, which can be found here for his Tim's Tags of 2015 for March. His tag is gorgeous btw!!!

I chose to use my new Runway Stamps by Tim Holtz, which I have been sat on for awhile and desperate to use!! I LOVE them :)

I made this tag to remember that we must accept who we are no matter what people think... We are all imperfect, but that is the BEAUTY of us. Imperfection is precious and sets us all apart from each other but unites us all at the same time. No matter who puts us down they are not perfect either. This is the reason for the woman, the word band, chit chat stickers and beautiful (but made shabby and 'imperfect') things on the tag.

I used Lindy's embossing powder on the texture paste as I wanted a colour that would match the soft feminine colours behind (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose,  Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass Distress Paints) and reflect the mood of the woman - she's chic, she's strong, she's fabulous and she's different!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. I love having you all here :)
Georgie xxx


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

G45 French Country - Card


It's challenge time over at Crafty Gals Corner and the theme this week is Anything Goes!!

I chose to use some of the gorgeous Graphic 45 French Country papers for this and created a card that can stay in my stash and be ready to go for a 'Just A Note' occasion, fits for male or female.

I used the image Barn Top from Stitchy Bear and printed it on to the G45 paper. Although first of all I had to cut this down to A4 size. I love printing onto patterned cardstock - it opens up so many opportunities!! Once all the other pieces were cut everything was mounted on plain black card.

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $20 Gift Certificate


Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Thank you for stopping by,
Georgie xxx


Country Chic Pillow Box

Hello my lovelies

Big welcome to my newest followers, so pleased you can join me on my crafty adventure! ;) huge hugs!!

I have some amazing news to share with you all today... As most of you may know I filled in at Frilly and Funkie a month or so a go as a Guest Designer for a couple of weeks. I had such fun with the projects and Jenny and Linda were so lovely.

Then, I received an email from Linda asking me to join the team as a Full Time DT Member - WOWWOWWOWWOW! Boy, I was in shock!! I had to read it out to my husband to make sure I wasn't seeing things and then some time was needed to calm down from the excitement. :)

Anyhoo, I am extremely honoured and grateful that I've been asked to join some of the most talented people out there in blogland, not only that Jenny and Linda have been so amazing to me, letting me get settled in and so generous with their time - so to both of you here is a big THANK YOU :)

Okay, I've calmed down now and on with the show... The theme over at Frilly and Funkie is PUT SOME RIBBON ON IT! Your project just needs to include some ribbon somewhere to be eligible to enter.

The ribbon I used by May Arts reminded me of the Farmers Markets and County Shows we have here in Dorset, when you see all the yummy local produce so beautifully presented in such a country shabby chic way. This image inspired me to make these gift pillow boxes, which ended up housing little treats for my Mum and Nan on Mothers Day.

I used a pillow box die, but there are plenty of templates on google if you don't have one, for me it is pure laziness...! ;) I used Maja Design Spring Basics 12x12 papers for the base and fussy-cut the tags from the Maja Design 12x12 labels sheet from Spring Basics.

Everything was then edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, including the flowers.

The beautiful flowers are by Prima - La Tela-Romantic Lace. I love the details of these and are perfect if you're in a rush and don't have time to make flowers. I love the soft country feel the lace gave to the piece.

The gorgeous green ribbon is May Arts Celery/Ivory Plaid and went beautifully with this green Maja Design cardstock.

The Red/Ivory Plaid ribbon is perfect 'country kitchen' chic and the great thing about these ribbons is that they are wired so manipulating them in to the shape you want is easy!!

I just finished off the country theme with some raffia.

The winner gets to Guest Design for the blog and there is a prize of $25 up for grabs randomly selected for one lucky entrant!! What is not to like??!! Come and join us :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by :)
Your 'Country Bumpkin' xx

P.S. Your Country Bumpkin is writing this post in typical Country Bumpkin style, sipping Strawberry and Lime Cider at sunset - happy, feeling better and healthy, days ;)

I'd like to enter this in:


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Let's Dance In The Rain - Tag

Hiya!! :)

Welcome to my second post for A Sprinkle Of Imagination and our challenge for March is now in full swing!! 

The theme is always in the style of 'Anything Goes' - so if you've got a little gem of something you've been working on that you want to show off, then hop on over and enter in. The prize is a gift voucher for A Sprinkle of Imagination online shop.

Here is a sneak peek of my inspirational piece: 

Please pop on over and say hi, it's always really lovely to hear your feedback.

Georgie xx


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Easter Pillow Box - Hippity Hop Challenge!!

Hi Everyone!!

Over at Crafty Gals Corner the theme this week is Hippity Hop! Make an Easter project!!

I do love a good Pillow Box project and so perfect for Easter!!

I used the Deedee's digital paper, printed out on Neenah's Cardstock and then cut with the Tim Holtz Pillow Box and Labels die. Then used some of his chit chat stickers.

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate


Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Our sponsor

Sorry this is so short and sweet, but I'm back to feeling really rough again (pain meds upped and more anti-bs) - looking at the laptop hurts my head. Fingers crossed it clears up soon!!

Hugs everyone and I'll be round to see you soon,

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Free - Art Piece


A huge warm welcome to my newest followers, thank you so much for joining me on my crafty journey and I will pop across and see you soon :)

Today I'm sharing a very quick (I say that and it never is) post, I'm on the mend - YAY, but now playing catch up with projects, so most of my posts will be short for the next week or so.

This piece is for the Mixed Media Place Blog Challenge No. 5 Black + All The Colours Of The Rainbow.

... and my inspirational piece for A Sprinkle of Imagination blog challenge kick off - that's right.. it starts today!! Be sure to link up your makes :)

She started life as this.. I really wanted to depict ' human form' in some way, and saw this as inspiration in a google search (she was an arty style free screen saver). So I did a very rough transfer with Art Basics Soft Matte Gel...

The started to add the lines and some shadowing...

Then I painted her tattoo and applied colours in quite a free manner to her arms and hip. I used Silks and Twinkling H2Os for this. A good helping of Art Basics Black Gesso was used for the whole piece as I decided after she was coloured I wanted a textured background but only had the Art Basics Texture Paste in White - sigh - must get more colours!!

Whilst painting her a story formed, she had life and soul. I imagined her as a spirit who was weighed down by her wings, afraid to be free. Yet that is what she dreamt of, hence the rest of the picture coming to life with 'free' in amongst the black cloud of colour.

This was good fun and great to do a transfer as a basis for my image. I always forget about these kind of techniques...

Hope you're all having a great weekend and I'll be popping round to visit everyone soon.
Georgie xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place Challenge No. 5 Black + All The Colours Of The Rainbow
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes


Thursday, 12 March 2015

If Finnabair did shoes...

...they'd probably be the best shoes in the world!! Hehe, I'm stealing a line from that beer ad, can't think which one though. I want to say Carlsberg....? Anyway I digress, so would you like to see what I'm on about? :)

Then pop on over to A Sprinkle of Imagination Blog to see more of my Finnabair inspired project... For now here's a teaser:

Finnabair is one of my biggest inspirations and lots of her goodies can be found right at A Sprinkle Of Imagination!

I can see myself doing a lot more of these! :)

Huge hugs
Georgie xx

I'd like to enter this is in the following challenges:

Mixed Media Place Challenge - Creative Gym Challenge No.5


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Cute as a button

Hi Everyone!

Half way through the week!! Love the weekends, although I should try to not live solely for them. :)

This week the challenge is Cute as a Button! Make a project that features a button and/or bows!!

With lots of babies down our way at the moment, it seemed like only good common sense to have another baby card on hand :) So come on Team Blue, someone..., anyone...! :)

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: 3  Digital Images

I'm leaving this post rather short still as I'm still not well, but I am on all appropriate meds now, so feeling better should start very soon and I can participate a little more around blogland - I do apologise if I haven't really seen anyone much lately... xx

Georgie xx  

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Bling Splat CAS Card!! ***Bling Challenge*** SBPhD

Good Morning!! It's bright and gorgeously sunny here in the UK (or at least it is where I am). Shame about the rotten cold I have, which is starting to feel worryingly like a sinus infection too. We are a poorly household right now, so if I've been a little quiet in blogland that is why. My son, the proverbial bull in a china shop, is very cuddly and quiet, but when life gives you lemons.... make the most of the cuddles!! :)

Over at ScrapbookerPhD the challenge this month is ***BLING***

Super easy, just make sure whatever project you're working on has some bling somewhere, be it rhinestones, gumdrops, glitter etc :)

I really wanted to try and incorporate my new Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splats die, and then it hit me... lets bling up the splat!! :) But keep it CAS, if that is at all possible with bling?!

I've been quite enjoying making a few CAS cards recently, although my heart certainly lies with mixed media for sure. However, there is something really satisfying about those clean lines and the overall 'neatness' of CAS.

So if you've got some bling going on come and enter it at ScrapbookerPhD, the sponsor is The Buckle Boutique. They are known for their rhinestone covered sheets that cuts like a dream for crafting products. The winner of this challenge will win TWO sheets of Rhinestone Paper for crafting, this is a fabulous prize so you don't want to miss out.

Have a fabulous Thursday my lovelies - I'll be on my blogland travels again soon.
Georgie xxx

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