ATC's, Mixed Media

Valentine ATCoins

Hi Everyone,

 I have a fun project to share with you today, a trio of valentine themed artist trading coins!

Now I have had these wee discs for ages, my friend Helen from Handmade at Helens gave some the last time I attended one of her workshops, so thought it was high time I made something with them!


These were made for my post today over on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog, you can see the full post over here.


Thanks for popping round and see you all soon with more projects


Mixed Media

2 blogs in 1

Hi Everyone,

A bit of a catch up from me today, as I am behind, so I have 2 blog posts combined into one…

I have two Colourcraft Design team projects to share with you, the first is my last project for December and the second is my first project for January..

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I made this beautiful winter shimmer frame using Colourcraft soft form relief paste and their fabulous pearl paint, here is the link to the step by step tutorial on the Colourcraft Design Team Blog (here)

My next project is valentines related, this uses up embelishments to create a lovely dimentional mixed media heart, again there is a step by step process and you can see it (here) on the Colourcraft Blog

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the projects, I will be back in 2 weeks with some valentine card ideas

Thanks for popping round


Altered Items, Arts & Crafts, Challenge, Colouring, crafting, Die Cutting, Distressing, Embelishments, Gift Bags, Handmade, Inking, Mixed Media, Mulberry Flowers, Paper Crafting, stamping

Love Gift Box

Hi everyone.. I hope you are all having a great week and are looking forward to a craft filled weekend 🙂

Tonight up in my workshop I thought I would make this little project and participate in a Love/Romance challenge over at Snazzy’s Design Team Blog 🙂

So for this challenge I created a Little Love Gift Box, which is perfect for Valentines day, you could fill this with a multitude of different gifts, for example put in a pair of frilly undies, or some sweet treats or your other half’s favourite chocolates..

I used the following products :-

  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Barn Door, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany.
  • Stampin Up En Francais French Script Stamp
  • Stampin Up Heart Trio Punch
  • Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish Frame
  • 15mm and 20mm Deep Red Roses
  • Metal Heart with Wings Metal Embelishment
  • Glitz Design Love Games Patterned Paper
  • Heart Doily
  • Dylusions Fuschia Ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Studio G Wooden Letter Stamps
  • Accucut Cardboard Box die from my friend Deb.

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Valentine Altered Notepad

Up in my workshop tonight I made a wee notepad for my niece, normally I made my notepads with cardstock, but I used leftover scraps of chipboard for this one and covered with patterend Paper 🙂

Supplies List :~

  • Leftover/offcuts of chipboard
  • Making Memories Je t’adore patterned paper
  • Bazzill Pink Textured Cardstock
  • Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
  • Nestabilities Labels 1
  • Pink Seam Binding
  • American Crafts Thickers Glittered Chipboard Alphas
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 1omm foundation roses
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matte Medium & a paintbrush
  • Decoart Glitter
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk Ink
  • White Acrylic Paint

and for the back of the notepad I used a Prima E.Line pink polkadot flower and another Wild Orchid Crafts rose hot glued into position.