Monday, 16 October 2017

All Hallows Eve

Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well! 

I can't believe that Halloween is only round the 
corner; Where has this year gone already?!

I wanted to make some Halloween tags to give 
out to friends and family to celebrate 
this spooky time of year. 

I have used 
Carta Bella All Hallows Eve collection.
I have also used a Martha Stewart 
spider web trim punch to create a border.

To complete the tag, I printed out the words 
"something wicked this way comes"
and I added a number 31 sticker, 
also from the Carta Bella paper stack. 

For this tag, I have used a Martha Stewart
spider web corner punch and a 
Tim Holtz bat die. 

Again, I have used the Martha Stewart
spider web trim punch for this tag. 

Thanks once again for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Shabby Christmas tag

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a shabby chic 
Christmas tag that I have made. 

I am also entering this in the 

I love deers and this free digital stamp is just simply beautiful! 

I wanted to create another tag to match the theme 
of my Winter Wonderland piece.

I have used these wonderful papers from 
the First edition 'Wild at heart' paper pad.
I am totally in love with this collection!

Here, I have adhered some fibres, cheese cloth and 
a delightful single wooden star embellishment.

Finally, I have used snow white mulberry roses
and pearl stamens
to compliment the colour scheme.

Hope you like my tag?
Please feel free to stop by the comment section to 
say "hello" as it would be great to hear from you!

 Zowie xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Altered tag

Hello lovely friends,
Hope you are well! 

Tonight I am sharing with you a vintage altered art tag 
that I have made. 

I am also entering this in the 

Here I have created a background collage using vintage papers, tissue paper and washi tape.

I have used these beautiful vintage images and have also added butterfly wings and a whimsical hat to make 
Them stand out more. 

Finally, I adhered some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and printed out the words 
"Family, where life begins 
and love never ends" 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Zowie xx 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Beautiful ladies!

Hello again lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you a couple of 
altered artist trading cards.

I adore these vintage images,
these beautiful ladies just had to be shown off!

I love making ATC's, they are so easy to make 
and you can literally design anything you want to.

Thanks for stopping by,

  Zowie xx

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Shabby chic Baby girl card

Hello dear friends,
hope you are well!

Here is a shabby chic Baby girl card that I have made.

I have layered lots of delicious shabby chic papers 
and added mulberry roses in lilac colour tones. 
this sweet Marianne Design Cr
I have also used the 'my first shoes' metal die by 
Marianne Creatables. 

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

 Zowie xx

this sweet Marianne Design Creatables
'my first shoes''my first 

Winter Wonderland

Hello dear friends,
hope you are well!

Here is a shabby Christmas reindeer tag 
that I have made.

I have used these beautiful papers from the first edition
'wild at heart' paper stack. 
I just love this paper line!

I have also used this beautiful Stag rubber stamp 
by Dovecraft.

Lastly, I added, cheese cloth, some trim
and white mulberry roses.
I have also used a wooden star and 
printed out the words
'Winter Wonderland' to complete the look of the tag. 

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

A little thank you

Hello dear friends,
thanks for stopping by again.

I have a little story to tell today..

I have made this shabby chic card for a very kind and
lovely lady.

I haven't been feeling too well at the moment due to 
some health problems and when I had a very 
unsuccessful appointment with one of the doctors at 
my local surgery earlier on this week, 
it left me feeling very upset.

There is a lovely lady who is a pharmacist at the same surgery 
and she has always been so kind towards me, 
and always gives great advice on medications etc.

But on that day, she really listened to me and took the time out of 
her busy schedule to help me and advise me on certain matters
concerning my health and other things that life throws at you. 

It is so nice to know that there still are kind and considerate 
people left in this world. 

I am really grateful to this lady, so I wanted to make her 
something as a way to say 'thank you'.

In life, we go through so many things; some days 
are really bad and sometimes we get so consumed by  
them, that we seem to forget the little
things that happen.
Those little things that make you stop and smile. 

 Zowie xx

Vintage lovers

Hello dear friends,
hope you are well!

Today, I am sharing with you a sweet vintage 
altered art tag that I have made.

I just LOVE this beautiful image 
of these two vintage lovers.

It always makes me wonder who these people
are and what their story is?

I wanted to keep this pretty simple
and make this photo the focal point 
for my altered tag. 

I decided to type the words
"your heart sings and my soul listens"
as I thought it fitted perfectly!

I guess I'm just an old romantic at heart!

Thanks for stopping by, 
see you on the next post

 Zowie xx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Magical Mermaids

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I just love Mermaids!
Here are some altered tags that I have made recently.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look,

  Zowie xx

To the dreamer... everything is possible

Hello again lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here is a vintage altered tag that I have made.

I love using vintage images in my projects,
and this little chap fitted perfectly for this!

I gave him some beautiful butterfly wings to match the 
background of the tag and I added 
the words "to the dreamer everything is possible" 

See you on the next post,

  Zowie xx

Perfect paper dolls!

Hello lovely friends,
I am back again this evening to show some altered
art tags that I have made over the last few days.

I have seen a lot of fabulous art using paper dolls and wanted to try
my hand at it too. 

I have loved making these tags!

Thanks for stopping by,

  Zowie xx

Happy Halloween!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here are my first Halloween projects of the year!

I have made two mini tags.

Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post

 Zowie xx

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Marie Antoinette altered tag

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today, I want to share with you this dreamy shabby chic 
Marie Antionette altered art tag that I have made. 

I used a piece of white card stock that I 
cut to tag size and covered it with beautiful papers from 
First Edition 'The promise' collection. 

Next, I added some vintage lace and adhered this delightful
Marie Antionette paper doll image.
Then, I added a beautiful pink mulberry rose, which has 
been adhered on top of some die cut leaves and baby pink pearl stamens. 

Next, I printed out the words "Every day is a fashion show and the
world is the runway" and adhered them on to the tag. 

I have also adhered some fussy cut butterflies, which have 
been embellished with Cotton Candy stickles.

To finish, I made a hole in the top of the tag  
and threaded some vintage lace 
and sparkly white fibres through it. I also 
added this lovely baby pink rose cabochon and pearl trim.

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

 Zowie xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Altered gift bag

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well! 

Here is my design team inspiration piece for challenge two 
over at 

The theme this month is anything goes and is sponsored by 

I wanted to create something entirely different this time round!

So I decided to alter this kraft paper gift bag. 
I started this project by layering this beautiful paper 
from my own craft stash. 
I also adhered this fabulous Magnolia Doohickey 
Tildas' lace border die cut at the top of the bag. 
Next I used this wonderful Dino birthday digi stamp
image from Bugaboo. 

He's such a cutie! 
I coloured the digi image using water colour pencils, 
then adhered that on to a scalloped stitched square 
 die cut made with Kraft card stock to 
match the base of the gift bag. 

Next, I printed out this wonderful birthday recipe for friendship.

I also added some vintage lace and a bow, I created this flower collage 
using beautiful mulberry roses in blue and cream tones. 
Next, I created some paper flags by printing out these birthday sentiments, 
I have distressed all the elements with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.

Finally, I added two sweet little wooden butterfly embellishments to the gift bag to give it 
a lovely finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by, 
'hope you like my birthday gift bag as much as I enjoyed making it?! 

 Zowie xx

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