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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Stay Fabulous!

 Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Tonight I am sharing with you a recent 
birthday art tag that I have made.

My best friends daughter had her sweet
sixteenth birthday on New Years Eve,
so it was lovely to celebrate 
her special day with her and so I made this 
altered tag for her.

This super cute Kitty Marie Antoinette 
digi paper doll image is from

They have some fabulous digital designs.

The products I have used to create this tag are:

 .Plain white card stock
.Craft & You Design 'rose garden' paper collection
.Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink
.Mulberry tropical blossom flowers 
.Glitter white stamens
.Fussy cut butterflies
.Kitty Marie Antoinette paper doll

I really appreciate you stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Monday, 15 January 2018

Winter Wishes

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you an altered 
shabby tag that I have made for my 
first ever challenge over on my other blog 

Crafts Dreamy

I wanted to start a challenge blog as I love art  
so very much and believe that crafting is for everyone.

Crafting is more than just a hobby for me, as it originally
started out, but now it has become something much more.
A way of life, something to be proud of and
I have made some of the most nicest friends; old and new 
through a mutual love of crafts.

Hence, why I have decided to go for my dream and create a challenge blog.
I want people to come together who enjoy arts and crafts and have
lots of fun (a new friend, described the whole reason for crafting as being fun!)

Here is Januarys Mood board that I created for the 
first ever challenge that goes live today!

I love Stags and so I wanted to incorporate them into my design.

Thanks for stopping by,

I would LOVE for you to join in with this months challenge,
which is anything goes... a card, tag, layout etc
Please stop by and share your amazing creations with us.
The winner will receive some beautiful Digi stamps
from our sponsor.

'can't wait to see your designs!

Zowie xx

Saturday, 13 January 2018

New Adventure!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I have some very exciting news to share with you!

I have started a new challenge blog called 

This is a brand new adventure for me and I would love
for you to join me!

The first ever challenge goes live on January 15th,
please click on the link to head over to take a look around.

Each month there will be a brand new challenge and 
a mood board for inspiration.

Here is a sneak peak of Januarys Mood board.

For the challenge, you can create a card, tag,
layout etc. It would be great to see you over there 
and my wonderful Design Team and I look forward 
to seeing your creations.

Please meet my amazing DT

Thanks once again for stopping by,
I really do appreciate it.

 Zowie xx

Thursday, 4 January 2018

For the love of Giraffes!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, 
I really do appreciate it.

Here is an altered bookmark that
I have made for my wonderful daughter as she 
adores giraffes, especially the ones who 
are called Jeff! (we both do)

My daughter also loves anything Steampunk,
so, when I saw this adorable digi Steampunk giraffe

I knew that it would be perfect for her! 

My daughter, who is twenty years old has always had
a love of books and she is a true bookworm like her momma!

To create this tag I have used:

First Edition 'Wild at heart' paper collection

Paper from my own craft stash

Tim Holtz stacked star rubber stamp

Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink 

Xcut Chronology Cogs metal die set

Monday, 1 January 2018

2017 Christmas altered gift bag

Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here is an altered gift bag that I have recently made.

Products that I have used to create this are:

Maja design 'A gift for you' paper collection

Die'sire classiques Christmas Santas sleigh metal die 

Xcut lace holly mini die 

M and C Boutique natural theme die

Heritage Christmas reindeer wooden embellishment

Mulberry roses in cream and wine red tones

Christmas red berry embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Live in the moment

Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I want to wish you all a very happy new year,
I can't believe that it's now 2018!
Last year seemed to fly by so quickly.

Today I am sharing with you a recent tag 
that I have made.

I wanted to create something really dreamy 
and shabby chic; so I have used this beautiful
image of these two little darlings.

I have used this stunning floral paper from 
Craft & You Design 'My Wedding'
collection and some vintage blue and
french script paper from my own craft stash.

I have created this floral collage using 
mulberry flowers in baby pink and cool blue tones.

Finally, I adhered a fountain pen metal charm
and added the words 'Live in the moment'.

Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post 

 Zowie xx

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Vintage Christmas bauble

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I'm really in the festive spirit at the moment
and so looking forward to Christmas this year.

Here in the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving,
but I always use the opportunity at Christmas to 
reflect on how thankful I am to be spending time with
and celebrating the holidays with my amazing children. 

I realise every day, how lucky I am to be their momma,
and how they fill my life with such joy and happiness. 

Now, the three oldest are young adults and the youngest,
twelve years old, it makes you realise just how fast they 
grow up and how life passes us by so quickly. 

I made this vintage bauble using an image as on
one of my previous tags. I love it so much and 
it fitted perfectly for this art piece. 

There's something so magical about a
Victorian Father Christmas!

I started by using an Xcut snowflake bauble steel die,
the gorgeous papers are from First edition 'The promise'
collection and Dovecraft 'Curiosity corner' paper pad. 

Once the bauble had been completed, I then created
a collage of embellishments.

Here, I have used an M & C boutique floral leaves
cutting die, wooden Holly embellishments, 
pearl white stamens and a poinsettia 
created with a Sue Wilson filigree poinsettia die.

I have really enjoyed making this!

Here a few extra photos of my Christmas tree decor 
that I also wanted to share with you.
I came across these beautiful french glass baubles 
and just had to have them...
well, why not? sometimes you just have 
to treat yourself!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you on the next post.

 Zowie xx