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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Masculine treat holder tags.

Hi friends,
hope you are well!

Tonight I am sharing these masculine treat holder tags
that i made a couple of days ago.

I wanted to make something for men, but these are great for us gals too! 

Each one contains two individual Earl Grey tea bags, but can be
replaced with other goodies.

Here i have used the stamp set 'getting there' by Tim Holtz
to create this tag. I have also used jet black Stazon ink to stamp the images onto 
this paper from my craft stash. 

I have wrapped the tea bag treats in clear cello card bags 
and tied them with some Anitas ribbon.

I have used the same stamp set for all of these tags, 
the ticket has been stamped onto Kraft card stock 
which i cut out and i have used
some pop dots to give it some dimension.

Thanks once again for stopping by to take a look

 Zowie xx

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Vintage themed christmas card

Hi again friends,
hope you are well!

Here is a recent Christmas card that I made, 
a little bit early, I know! But I will be starting to make more
ready in time for the festivities.

I love the olde-worlde vintage Christmas theme, it gives a feel
of a bygone era.
For this card, I have used paper from the 'gift for you' collection
by Maja Design. 
I am in love with all their paper collections, the print and quality are amazing.

Here I have used a paper doily behind this beautiful vintage image.
I have also used a filigree decorative metal corner and a resin cherub,
which I adhered over the top of some cheese cloth that has been sprayed with Tim Holtz 
perfect pearls mists in Biscuit.

These snowflakes have been punched out using the Xcut snow crystal medium punch
and I have added grey flat back pearls to the centre of each of them.

Here I have used two Magnolia Doohickey spruce die cuts, which I sprinkled 
with Pinflair snow dust.

I have adhered a wooden star and a few chocolate crystal stamens behind
a bow that I made from this gorgeous script ribbon. I then added 
a pearl and diamante embellishment to the centre.

 Next, I stamped a Christmas sentiment onto a piece of card stock
which I distressed with Antique linen distress ink 
and adhered it to the bottom of the card. 

Finally, I brushed certain areas of the card with white Gesso 
to complete the look. 

Thanks once again for taking the time to visit my blog,
I really do appreciate it. 

 Zowie xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Family day out at Dudley Zoo and Castle

Hi friends,
hope you are well?

Yesterday was such a great day, the weather was so hot and we decided 
to have a family day out at Dudley Zoo and Castle. 

It was great to spend some quality family time together and my best friends' 
daughter came along too.

Here is a photo of the magnificent Castle which dates back to 
the eleventh century. 
I love ancient ruins and the thought of stepping into a building where 
so much history has taken place is wonderful. 

I love the fact that you are actually stepping in the same 
footsteps of someone else from hundreds 
of years ago! 

It was a pleasure to get so close to all the beautiful animals
however, i would much prefer to see them in their natural habitat. 

I'm such a huge fan of the big cats, so getting this close to this majestic
 tiger without getting eaten alive was amazing!! 

Lemur wood was great as we were so close to these 
beautiful animals. 

loved seeing the snakes in the reptile house. 

Thanks once again for stopping by 
Have a great day everyone. 

 Zowie xx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Gothic birthday card

Hi friends,
hope that you are well! 

Today I'm sharing with you, this Gothic card that I've made for a
very special young lady.

Black and purple are two of my favourite colours, so it 
was a delight to use them in my project! 

I used black card stock to create the base of this centre step card
and then I adhered this beautiful purple patterned paper to each of the sections.

I have used a Tattered lace cameo die cut which I adhered onto the
centre of the card. 

I then added this beautiful bling trim to each of the side panels, 
It's very sparkly and this photo doesn't do it justice! 
Finally, I adhered some black satin ribbon to the bottom of the card and created 
a bow to finish off the look. 

Thanks once again for stopping by.

 Zowie xx

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hemlock Spiderweb... captured fairy.

Hi again friends,
hope that you are well!

Here is another captured fairy that i made yesterday evening.
I really enjoy making these and as you probably know by now, I 
absolutely LOVE fairies...
well, anything magickal really... unicorns, mermaids, Angels..
you name it! 

This beautiful fae is called
Hemlock Spiderweb, she was captured on 18.08.16
She grants wishes and she lives close to vixen and badger sets
 and can only be seen in the midst of an early morning. 

Again I have used a mini spice jar to create this and have added 
gorgeous trims in tones of silver and black to match her wings. 

For the Inside I have used a book page which I adhered to the back 
 of the jar using Modge podge.
I then adhered the fae on to some twigs using my hot glue gun and
I scattered some sparkly white fibres around her feet.

Here is what the back of the jar looks like.

I have used the tattered florals die by Tim Holtz
to create this large flower and used black soot distress ink and Ranger 
perfect pearls mist in the colour pewter to create this look. 
I then added an ivory flat back pearl to the centre. 

Finally I attached a small hinge clip to the side 
of the jar to hold the ribbon in place. 

Thanks once again for stopping by 

 Zowie xx

Captured fairy

Hello friends,
hope you are well! 

I've been busy hunting around in my garden at the fairy den and I have finally
managed to capture some magickal Fae! 

Here is Feather Goldwand she was captured on 11/08/16
she likes to steal shiny coins and pretty trinkets.
She lives in high places where the clouds meet the earth. 
and she can only be seen when the seeker holds a 
four leafed clover. 

To create this I have used a 
 mini spice jar and I have heavily embellished this with lots of gorgeous trims from
my own craft stash. 

I adhered a book page to the inside of the jar using modge podge to create a 
background for my fairy. 

For the lid, I adhered a flower that i made
 using the tattered florals die by Tim Holtz, which i 
sprayed with Tattered angels choc covered cherries glimmer mist.
Once dry I then added some more sparkle to the edges of the flower 
using platinum stickles. 

I also created a mini tag using Kraft card stock
and wrote about the fae that i captured. 
I've also attached matching ribbon to the top of this 
and adhered a single cream flower with
added platinum stickles to give it a bit of extra sparkle! 

Anyway guys, thanks once 
again for stopping by my blog.
I really hope that you like this ?

 Zowie xx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Shabby chic/ Vintage gift wallet.

Hello friends,

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the sunshine here in the U.K ? 
It's been very hot and the kiddies are on their school holidays.
I've been crafting today whist I've had a few spare moments 
and I've created this shabby chic/Vintage gift wallet.

I have used cream and ivory tones to achieve this dreamy look.
I used white card stock for the base which i distressed using Antique linen 
distress ink by Tim Holtz.

I then scored the card to create the wallet itself, and adhered this 
beautiful vintage note paper on both the outside and inside pocket.

On the front of the wallet i have used Sue Wilson dies,
they are; St Kitts from the Caribean island collection 
and the centre die is from the Kefalonia Greek island collection, which I 
then stamped a true love sentiment using one of my rubber stamps from 
my own craft stash. 

The swirl dies are from the Marianne vintage swirls collection.
To complete this wallet, I adhered some Ivory mulberry paper flowers and added some 
Ivory flatback pearls. I have also added a butterfly die cut and used
Ivory satin ribbon to act as a closure.

Thanks once again for stopping by my blog,

Zowie xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Luxury gift wallet

Hi friends,
Hope that you are well.
Tonight I'm sharing this luxury gift wallet/ envelope 
that I have made.
It is perfect for presenting cash gifts to someone special.
I have used white card stock for the base and scored it to make the wallet.

I have used designer paper 
in tones of pink and silver to decorate the 
entire wallet both on the outside and inside.
For the front, i have used the Kefalonia, Greek island collection 
frame dies by Sue Wilson.
and I have stamped the word cherish in the centre of the frame.

I have also attached some pink satin ribbon to make a closure.
Finally i have added some flat back ivory pearls and mulberry roses in tones of 
vintage pink and cream.

Thanks once again for stopping by my blog,
please feel free to leave a comment if you'd like
it will be greatly appreciated.  
 Zowie xx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Baby flip book keepsake

Hi friends,
Hope that you are well.

I made this delightful baby flip book yesterday.
It's a also a keepsake, perfect for recording memories and storing photographs of new born baby.

I have used paper from Ek success to decorate the entire book, and fussy cut the image of Mickey from one of the sheets and adhered it to the front cover. 
I have also used some washi tape from my craft stash and a black rhinestone 
Mickey face, plus a chipboard letter. The other letters are from the Tim Holtz 'upon a time' decorative strip alphabet die, which have been cut using black card stock.

For this inside page I have created a pocket to store journalling cards to record memories of babys' details; i.e. name, date, time of birth and weight.
I have also adhered this wonderful Mickey shaker embellishment by Jolee's boutique, its very sparkly and the photo here doesn't do it justice, it contains glitter and different coloured Mickey ears.

On this page i have created a polariod photo frame, i made this by hand using black card stock and my X-acto precision knife. The tiny Micky embellishment is from a paper punch that i bought off eBay. 

For the centre page i have made another pocket to hold more journalling cards.

Thanks once again for stopping by

 Zowie xx