Monday 26 October 2020

Having the Time of our Lives

 Hello everyone and welcome to my

                           Monday Creation.

Today I went a little different with a darker look to my layout. I think its important to be always pushing your boundaries, trying new styles as you would try new techniques. I usually go with a contrast or very soft colours so I hope you like this one.

 I love this photograph of Poppy and Eliza (middle granddaughter) taken a few years ago now. Eliza was and still is fascinated with doing hair. Maybe hairdressing is in her future. Although Poppy doesn't have much to play with he was still a great sport sitting and allowing her to try.

The papers are from a very old 49 &Market range that Ive been saving for who know what. Don't we all do that. Finnabair stencil is one of my favourites and I used some gold Icing paste to add texture to the background. 2Crafty chipboard heart frame, Finnabair metal embellishments and the gorgeous 49 &Markets flowers are just perfect to finish it off. 

There are lots of layers in this one and I will explain some of them in the closeups.

Prills (the small stone like balls) would have to be my all time favourite embellishment to use and here I have added them to the background but also took a piece of brown wire stem, added some 3D adhesive to the end and rolled it in the prills. I love this effect. Finnabairs metal grungy hearts are just a stunning add the finish it off.
The cogs are a great way to add a little masculinity to a feminine layout. Black Gesso and then some Vintage Gold and Copper wax from Finnabair.
The Dusty Attic leaf chipboard was coloured with Prima spray and then I embossed randomly up the centre of each of them,
I die cut some leaves and chicken wire to add some extra texture to the layers but went for a contrast colour. The doilies were inked with Prima spray.

 Thanks for stopping by

till next time, keep safe

 Carol x 

Thursday 15 October 2020


Hello and welcome back to my little blog and my " Monday Creation "

I know I am a little late but sometimes life just gets in the way.

This is a photograph of my hubby (Pat) and myself that we had done with a professional photographer in a National Park near where we live. I love the natural look of the photo.

 I love using Blue Fern Studios papers and this one is Jane's Memoirs. Isn't it just gorgeous paper?  I have used an aall and create stencil lightly on the background with modeling paste. Lots of paper layers behind the photo.

I used a couple of 49& Market frames, some very old square chipboard pieces I found in my stash, 2Crafty chipboard, Dusty Attic chipboard and of course gorgeous flowers from 49 & Market to finish it all off. 

I coloured the gauze with Prima spray and added some Art Stones to finish off the layout. I have fallen in love with Ranger's Perfect Pearls mica powders to add a little colour to the background to bring the whole layout together. 

Thanks for stopping by

and please leave a little love


Carol xx

Monday 5 October 2020


 Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by to have a look at my 

                       Monday Creation.  

 This is a special photo of my daughter and hubby at my son's wedding several years ago. Wedding are so much fun and you can definitely see the love and happiness on their faces.

 I absolutely love Blue Fern papers. They are so nice to work with and the textures in the papers are divine. Ive used several of their papers for the background and the layers. Lace, flowers finished the layout.

Close ups and some extra details....... 

 I love to add words to the clusters, It's a fantastic way to add extra meaning to your story.

I started off putting down some clear crackle paste (Stamperia) on the background paper, I love how it crackles with the heat gun. All the chipboard pieces were covered in white crackle paste and left to dry. Once dry I coloured them with several different inks.
The title was left flat and painted with Ceramcoat paint which is my favourite. I die cut some small leaves and added Art stones to finish it off.
You can see the beautiful crackle in this picture and I added a Prima Mica powder with water to add colour to the background.
Thank you all for stopping by

I hope you are able to grab a little inspiration from my creation

Till next week


Carol xx