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It's all hearts and flowers here!

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Hurrah, it's Friday! Hello there, have you missed me?!
Today I'm sharing a canvas and two other mixed media projects after taking a well deserved break away to recharge my batteries. 
I do like mixed media projects but they can be time consuming and hard to prep as you need to make two almost exactly the same. When I received the new Floral Affections Collection from Tonic Studios, I knew my projects would take me into my favourite mixed up, inky place. 
I'll be focusing on the canvas I designed but also sharing three additional mixed media projects at the end of this blog.  Tonic Materials:  Essentials - Floral Affections - Thank you Blossom - 2004E Essentials - Floral Affections - Hello Posie - 2005E Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection - Navy Blue - 659n Nuvo Crystal Drops Collection - Gloss Simply White - 651n Craft Guillotine 12 Inch - 152E Tangerine Die Cutting Machine - 138E Nuvo - Craft Spoon - 978N A3 Glass Cutting Mat - 352E Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Winter Skies - 891N Nuvo Aqua Flow Pe…

Autumnal Altered Clock

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Hello and happy Friday! I wasn't going to post this project as I had so many problems along the way. Whilst filming the video tutorial my tripod snapped and broke, sending my brand new Samsung S8 Edge phone tumbling down on my glass mat, effectively ending my video tutorial and breaking my phone. I felt so dejected the tutorial never happened and ended up throwing my project in my wardrobe. 

Whilst editing some photos recently, I came across part of the videos I started and some photo's I took of my altered clock - what the heck, let's blog it! 

Materials Used:
Tonic Studios Craft Kit 01 (you can subscribe for monthly kits here)
Stamps, Craft Perfect Paper, Dies, Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse, Woodland Aqua Flow Pens all from Craft Kit 01
Aqua Flow Pens - Autumn Woodland
Aqua Flow - Glitter Gloss Pen
Embellismhment Mousse - Indian Gold
Embellishment Mousse - Fresh Copper
Embellishment Mousse - Cosmic Brown
Craft Perfect Super Smooth Card
Hot Glue Gun
White Gesso
Texture PasteStainle…

Embrace the space! Sort of...

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Most of you reading this know that I am not one to embrace white space. I can't help it; I like fancy folds and boxes, multiple layers and 3d projects. But clean and simple designs? Definitely not me! Or is it...
So, my husband Paul is going away for a week to visit friends and family in Hampshire and wanted to make him a card to slip in his away bag as a little - I'm thinking of you - whilst we're apart kind of message. It's really cheesy but I love doing little things like this.

Materials Used: Arylic block or stamping platform  A4 White Cardstock (300gsm) Clear Embossing Pad Tonic Studios Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Copper (it's AMAZING!) Tonic Studios Mandala Moments 'MISS' stamp & Die set Tonic Studios Specialty Paper, Copper Roses Craftwork Cards 'you' stamp Tim Holtz Metal Corner Embellishment Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse, Burnished Bronze Tonic Studio Morning Dew Crystal Drops Vellum

For maybe the first time as a papercrafter all I …

'Spooky'licious Halloween Stamping

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Hi there! Today I'm sharing something a little different - I'm stamping! I never know whether to laugh or cry when I get the stamps out but as it's Halloween and I've a new set from Craftwork Cards, I thought I'd give it a whirl!
Today I'm using the super fun and 'Spooky' A6 Stamp Set from Craftwork Cards, which is available here.

Materials Used: Craftwork Cards Spooky A6 Stamp Set
Mixed Media Card 
Orange/Black Cardstock
Halloween Patterned Papers
Nuvo Brush Script Pens 125 Black, 126 Brown, 131 Pastel Yellow, 136 Orange
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Ebony Black
Black Soot & Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge Distress Inks
Gathered Twigs Distress Paint
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Dylusions Tangerine Dream Ink Spray 
Cardboard
Foam Pads/Adhesive
Ribbon/Twine
Instructions: Make two inky splatter backgrounds with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Paint (you could use the inkpad but I don't have that colour so used paint instead), 126 Brown Brush Script an…