Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Through the Craftroom Door ~ Jeremiah Ketner Sponsor Challenge and DT Announcment

Oh my days 2018 has so far been amazing for me with another Design Team placement with Through the Craftroom Door, super exited to be part of this wonderful team of girls.


My DT journey with this wonderful group kicks off this week with the beautiful image “Oh My Stars” from the amazing artist that is Jeremiah Ketner Fine Art

Jeremiah Ketner, a Chicago based artist who tends to paint charming little creatures floating through pastel dreamscapes. His Japanese pop art influenced imagery tends to describe the a more casual and carefree side of life. Ketner has been busy painting and exhibiting his works all over the nation.

Click the image below to purchase the digi image


Here is my project for this weeks challenge, I have created a card. I have coloured my image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and prepared a 7x7 card base stamped all over with a rose stamp that was a free gift from a magazine last year, I have matted and layered my card and added a suitable sentiment to finish.

Here is my coloured image before matting and layering etc

my jeremiah ketner card coloured image

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I would like to enter the following challenges ~

Friday, 5 January 2018

Faith Canvas ~ Paperbabe Stamps


Faith Canvas

Supplies List ~

Paperbabe Doodle Stamp Set
Paperbabe Mini Face Profile Stamps
Paperbabe Small Circle Dots
Paperbabe Long Wavy Hair Template
Paperbabe Profile Torso Template
Distress Ink Black
8x8 Canvas or Mount Board

How to –

1. Gather all your materials together

2. Create a character using the templates and decorate as you wish. (Lots of videos by Kim showing you how to do this on You Tube, I will be do a video in the near future too)

3. Start by ripping up patterned papers that will go nicely with your designed character and start to glue them to your Mount Board or Canvas.

4. Cover lightly with a layer of watered down gesso

5. Use Paperbabes Small Circles Stencils and gesso through the wholes and stamp with various Paperbabes Star Doodles Stamps

6. Adhere your character to the decorated background and add a suitable sentiment to finish

Hope you like my project and give it a go, hugs Aly xx

Step by step

Products Used

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Id like to enter the following challenges ~

Inspiration Destination ~ Anything Goes
7 Kids Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Love to Craft ~ Anything Goes
Mix It Up ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Don't let today be a total waste of makeup ~ Mixed Up Printables


I have created this gorgeous tag using the fabulous Precious Printable from Mixed Up Merchandise designed by the fabulous Betsy Skagen

dont let today be a waste of makeup

Monday, 1 January 2018

Classic DT Challenge ~ Sasayaki Glitter


This week at Classic DT Challenge Group I have created a calendar using the stamped image Winter Flamingo's from Sasayaki Glitter

hugs Aly xx

merry xmas

Go here for your digi stamps


Friday, 22 December 2017

Paperbabe Stamps ~ DT Announcement

I'm so excited to announce my Design Team position on the FABULOUS Paperbabe Stamps Design Team

Paperbabe is owned by the lovely Kim Costello and her stamps, digital stamps and templates are amazing and really turn you into a true artist.
I cant wait to share with you my first DT project on 5th January 2018

See you then…….
Hugs Aly xx

PaperbabeStamps ~ SHOP
Paperbabestamps blog

paperbabe design team badge

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Inspired by ~ continued

Katy has really inspired me, after watching her video on a floral canvas she had made I had to have a play and I made this...... hope you like
hugs Aly xx

angel Kisses

Angels Winging It ~ Mixed Up Mag

I have created a 6x4 postcard stencilled through punchenella circles and a diamond stencil with black paint, highlighted bits in white, added my character and a sentiment, hugs Aly xx

Mixed Up Mag ~ Facebook Page

Angels Winging it

Monday, 18 December 2017

Inspired by ~ Katy Leich

I was inspired today by Katy's you tube video of making a little book so I went and made one too.......

Thanks for the inspiration Katy

Go and have a look through her videos they are fab xx

Katy Leich – You Tube

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inspire and create

Journey Within ~ Mixed Up Mag

For the Pick n Mix challenge over at Mixed Up,I have created a 6x4 postcard I have used Brushos in the background and then I have splattered white paint then added my character to the postcard. hugs Aly xx

Mixed Up Mag Mixer – Facebook Page

Journey Within

Monday, 11 December 2017

In this moment ~ Mixed Up Merchandise

Oh my goodness I just Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve these Mixed Up Printable sheets they are so versatile.
Here I have created a canvas using this beautiful little girl with her flowers. I have basically used gel medium to stick down torn pieces of mixed papers I have to create a collage and I have adhered my girl on highlighted her with a graphite pencil and a white gel pen to lift her up a little and added a little sentiment to finish

Hugs Aly xx

In this moment

In this Moment Canvas - created using the gorgeous printables from
Mixed Up Merchandise


Friday, 8 December 2017

Let it Snow ~ Mixed Up Merchandise

Today I have a gorgeous canvas for you I was wandering around in The Range last week in the xmas decorations isle and I found bags of snow and snow balls for just £1.00 a bag and I just had to grab a couple of bags, as you do, lol. So when I got home I knew just what I was going to do as I really think that it looks great surrounding the girl and her dog on a wintry day. I used a 6x4 sheet of mount board for the canvas, texture paste through a snowflake mask, used pva to adhere the snowflakes and balls and added the gorgeous image on top. I also used packaging string for added interest.

Hope you like
Hugs Aly xx

let it snow

Let it snow canvas - created using the gorgeous printables from Mixed Up Merchandise


Id like to enter the following challenges ~

Anything Goes – Love to Craft
Anything Goes – A Perfect Time to Craft
Anything Goes – Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Anything Goes – Crafty Girls Creations
Anything Goes - Crafting with Friends  
Anything Goes - Pennys Paper Crafty 
Anything Goes - Artistic Inspirations 
Anything Goes - A Bit more Time to Craft
Anything Goes - Jos Scrap Shack
Anything Goes - Through the Craft Room Door 
Anything Goes - Creative Ladybirds

Friday, 1 December 2017

Classic DT Challenge–Digi Stamps 4 Joy


This week at Classic DT Challenge Group I have created a tag using the stamped image A Little Birdy from Digi Stamps 4 Joy

hugs Aly xx

my dec dt post


Id like to enter the following challenges -

Anything Goes - Creatalicious Challenges
Anything Goes - Inspiration Destination 
Anything Goes - Crafting from the Heart 
Anything Goes - Creative Fingers 
Anything Goes - Simply Papercraft 

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Silent Night, Holy Night ~ Mixed Up Merchandise

The challenge today was to Paint with Your Fingers at Mixed Up Mag
Hugs Aly xx

I have basically finger painted with blue and white paint messily….

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Here I have stamped some snowflakes in white and blue paint ….

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Here I have added a border I have added to the top and bottom of the hanging….

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Finally I have added all the components together to make a hanging.

snhn final piece

To buy the printables go here!


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I would like to enter the following challenges ~

Take it Make it – Craft Stamper Magazine

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Mixed Up Merchandise ~ NEW Design Team Post. Thank Your Lucky Stars

This post is very exciting for me as it’s my debut post as a Design Team Member for Mixed Up Merchandise, when Katy asked me to be a design member I squealed with delight lol

Hope you enjoy my first post and tutorial,
Have a happy weekend
Hugs Aly xx


I have created a canvas using one of the gorgeous printable sheets from their fabulous range…

You will find this and more when you click on the pic below…


You can also buy the their online Magazine HERE


I started scribbling with gelatos and washing it out with water then I sprinkled a pink brusho powder and sprayed that down from the top of the card. The card was a heavy mixed media card so that it can take a lot of things being done to it and not fall apart.


Then I chose a selection of stamps to stamp in the background I used London Fog as I didn’t want them to stand out too much just to be a nice low key background noise.


I then cut out my choice of pintables and a few bits to add to the mix and decorated my piece and mounted it onto a piece of heavy grey board to create a canvas.


Here is my final piece


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Mixed Media with Lindy’s Magical Shakers….

A postcard/canvas I made today using Lindy's Magical Shakers -
I create a 6x4 background consisting of a clock stencil ran through with modelling paste and a number stencil done the same way.

I have then sprayed using Lindy's Oktoberfest Orange Magical Shaker and dried off. added a character and a suitable sentiment. I then added added clear glossy accents on the tail for effect.
Hugs Aly xx

Dreams of Today


To purchase the Oktoberfest magical powder I used  go here……..


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

I found myself in Wonderland ~Paperbabe Stamps.

A gorgeous stamp by Paperbabe, one of my all time favourite characters Alice in Wonderland. I have created the background using a stencil and spray mist then added decoration with paint using a lid from a spray bottle and an old gift card. I have coloured in the gorgeous stamp and added her to the tag with a matching sentiment.

Hope you like
Hugs Aly xxx

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Get your stamp here……