Monday, 20 March 2017

'Normal will never be beautiful'



Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well and that
your Monday has been a good day!

I haven't made anything for almost a week,
that's very unusual for me, so tonight
I decided to sit down and craft! 

And here is the result, an artist trading card. 




I just love this old photo booth
image and had to use it for this project.

This lady has such a fabulous smile and so 
I chose the words 
'Normal will never be beautiful'
I thought they fitted perfectly!

In a world where there seems to be 
so much attention on how we should look 
or how we should be, I wanted 
this to reflect that it's ok to be different 
and it's ok to be yourself. 


Back to crafting now!

See you on the next post 

Hugs
Zowie xx 





Monday, 13 March 2017

Steampunk Angel collage tag



Hi again friends!

Here is a collage art tag that I have 
just finished making.

I have used the Madame Payrauds paper collection. 


I printed out this beautiful steampunk angel and 
adhered her on to my collage tag.




I have also typed and printed out 
the words 'celebrate your uniqueness'
and adhered them on to the collage.  

I love that saying and I thought it fitted 
perfectly! 

Finally, I added a butterfly and adhered 
a faceted green heart cabachon. 

Thanks for stopping by,

see you on the next post 

Hugs
Zowie xx


Vintage card



Hello again friends! 

Here is a vintage card that I have made today.

I'm in love with the papers and the darling 
LaBlanche image. 

The papers I have used are from 
the Madame Payrauds collection by
Docrafts Papermania. 




Here, I have used a LaBlanche 
vintage epoxy domed sticker,
lace ribbon, cheesecloth, white mulberry roses 
and a metal clock charm embellishment.

Finally, I adhered some fussy cut butterflies 
to match the colour scheme. 


Thanks once again for stopping by,

Hugs
Zowie xx

Good luck card



Hello lovely friends,
hope you are having a great day!


My friend has been successful in getting 
a new job and starts working
there this week.

I'm so happy for her!

 I made this shabby chic good luck card 
to celebrate her happy news. 




I have used Craft & You papers to
decorate the entire card and adhered
one of my handmade lilac coffee filter peony flowers. 


Thanks for stopping by 

Hugs 
Zowie xx


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Vintage lollipop card


Hi again friends,

Here is my first lollipop
card that I have made.

I really enjoyed making it.
They are a little time consuming,
but the results are stunning.

Once you have made the base, the 
possibilities of decorating are endless! 




I have had this beautiful vintage image 
for quite some time now and 
it fitted perfectly for this project.

I will be making more of these cards
in the next few weeks and will hopefully 
be doing a tutorial. 

Have a great weekend.

See you on the next post,

Hugs
Zowie xx



Shabby chic altered clothes pegs


Hello friends,
hope you are well!

Here are some shabby chic clothes pegs
that I have altered,

I have really enjoyed this project,
it's super easy and the results 
are super cute! 



To create these, I took some plain
wooden pegs and adhered
this beautiful pink paper
to the front of the pegs, using
mod podge. 




Next, I adhere vintage lace and 
cheese cloth to the bottom of
the pegs.

Finally, I added a beautiful pink mulberry rose
and the word love, that I printed out using my
home printer. 


Thanks once again for 
stopping by.

Hugs
Zowie xx



Friday, 3 March 2017

Shabby coffee filter peony flower tutorial


Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here is my very first tutorial!
I've been making these wonderful
dreamy, shabby coffee filter peonies over 
the last couple of days and wanted to 
share how I made them.

Materials:

* Coffee filter papers
* Distress markers
* Tattered florals die
* Paint brush
* Scissors
* White or clear glue
* Heat gun
* Stylus


Here I have used Distress markers, Dusty concord,
Aged mahogany, Rusty hinge and 
Worn lipstick.



Using the coffee filter paper, cut 4 layers
of the small flower and 6 layers
of the medium size flower.


Next, add water to the stack of flowers.

While they are still wet, add some watercolour to 
the centre of each flower.
Distress markers are wonderful for water colouring.
Working on a craft mat and using a paint brush 
mix water along with the preferred 
distress marker to achieve this colour. 



Next, use the heat gun to dry the flowers.

Then, cut a slit between each petal. 


Run the stylus around the edge 
of the petals to curl them.

Make two stacks of medium flowers
with three layers each.
Using some glue, add the 2 stacks of 
flowers together and let dry. 
Next, glue the four smaller flowers together and 
adhere to the centre. 



Finally, ruffle the layers to give a fuller look. 


Thanks for reading,
see you on the next post.

Hugs
Zowie xx