Sunday, 13 August 2017

Dancing fairy altered bookmark

Hi lovely friends,
I'm back again to share an altered 
bookmark that I created. 

I have to confess that I am a bit
of a bookworm! I love to read.
One of my favourite quotes by the 
legendary Michael Jackson is; 

“I love to read. I wish I could advise 
more people to read. 
There's a whole new world in books. 
If you can't afford to travel, 
you travel mentally through reading" 

I needed a new bookmark, so what better 
way to combine my love of fairies too!

I used the quote "Beauty begins the 
moment you decide to be yourself"
as I thought it fitted the image 
of this wonderful dancing fairy perfectly.
Also, it acts as a little reminder to myself
for when I'm feeling not so good.  

I can't wait to use it!

Thanks once again for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Fly with the Angels, dance with the stars

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing an altered art
tag that I made recently. 
I have always been fascinated with fairies 
since I was a little girl and 
if I could actually become one, 
i think I would!!

Here I have used various papers 
to create a collage and I 
used a music note rubber stamp to 
create this look.

Thanks for stopping by,
 Zowie xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Altered Butterfly tag

Hi again lovely friends,
I have some very exciting news to
share with you all!  

Here is my DT inspiration piece
that I have made for the first challenge 
over at

The theme of this months challenge is Anything goes
and is sponsored by 

For this challenge I chose the Natures butterfly 

I fell in love with this digi stamp as 
I have a very special story about butterflies 
that reminds me of my beautiful mom, so I 
had to use it for my altered art tag.
Only a few of my close friends and family
know my story; and butterflies are a 
beautiful reminder of her.

I have used a collage of various papers
and music note tissue paper to create 
the base of the tag. 

Next, I adhered some mirri-silver die cut cogs.
To complete the tag,
I printed out the words "if nothing
ever changed, there'd be no butterflies" 

I have created my own grey shabby flower 
using coffee filter papers
and the Tattered florals die. 
The petals have been water coloured
using a black soot distress pen.

I hope that this inspires you to join in 
with the challenge. 

Zowie xx

Gingerbread man recipe tag

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here is my first Christmas project of
the year, I know it's a tad bit early!

I wanted to make something a little 
different to give out to friends and 
family this year,so I have 
created these cute gingerbread men 
recipe gift tags.

Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post, where I
will be sharing some very exciting 
news with you!!

Zowie xx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Shabby chic baby girl card

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I'm sharing this shabby chic 
baby girl card that I have made. 

As you all probably know by now, I am in love
with anything vintage and shabby chic!

I have used these beautiful papers from Maja design 
summer basics and the
Dovecraft Sweet Paris collection. 

I created this beautiful flower collage by 
using baby pink mulberry flowers and  
off white pearl stamens from 
The Ribbon Girl. 

I added this darling metal pram charm,
also from The Ribbon Girl. 

The company is based in the U.K 
and they sell so many beautiful crafting goodies! 
It was my first time shopping with them online 
and I am so very pleased and will be ordering from 
them again! 

I bought this sweet Marianne Design Creatables
'my first shoes' metal die
a few days ago and I'm totally 
in love with it! 

Finally, I have used this 
delightful vintage baby girl image 
and printed the words 
'Baby girl' and ' little princess'
and adhered them on to the card.

I am entering my creation in 
The Ribbon Girls June any image challenge

Thanks once again for stopping by, 

Zowie xx 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Vintage birthday card

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today, I am sharing this vintage birthday
card that I made for a lovely friend.

I found this wonderful paper on a recent 
mini craft haul. The paper pad 
included this darling vintage image.

I have layered lots of paper for 
this card. One, which I stamped 
on using a Kaisercraft music note stamp.

Once all my papers were layered,
I then created two borders using an X cut
decorative heart border punch. 
On top of the borders, I adhered some 
beautiful crown ribbon trim.

Next, I adhered some beautiful mulberry 
flowers in purple and lilac tones;
along with these gorgeous pink pearl stamens.

Next, I adhered a little vintage tag to 
the card. I
altered this using a strip of matching paper. 

I have also added two little butterflies, 
which I fussy cut from a 
separate sheet of paper.

Finally, I adhered matching flowers to 
the corner of the main image to
finish off my card. 

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

Zowie xx

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Shabby Wedding Anniversary card

HI friends,
hope that you are well!

Here is a shabby chic wedding anniversary card 
that I have made for a very dear friend.

The happy couple have been married 
for over forty years, now that 
is true love! 

I started by using a plain white 
card base.

Next, I adhered this beautiful paper 
by Craft & You design.

I created these two hearts using a heart
metal die and stacked them together,

slightly off centre.

I adhered this beautiful  
cream lace over both of the entwined hearts.

Next, I made this flower collage 
using beautiful roses in various
shades of pink. 
They have been adhered on top 
of a few swirl die cuts.

Finally, I stamped the word 'forever'
on a small piece of co-ordinating paper 
and adhered it to the bottom of the card.

Thanks once again for stopping by,
please feel free to say 'hi'
or to leave a comment. 
It would be lovely to see you here! 

Zowie xx