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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


Over on the Craftbubble Forum, Clare has set up an exchange over summer called the Little Things. We alter little things and swap them in a  small box/altered matchbook at the end.

The first Challenge was to make a minibook. I followed Clare's tutorial and this is the finished book.

They are made with Tim Holtz's alphabet cards covered with acrylic paint.

I overstamped with a crackle stamp then used a flower stamp and embossed in white embossing powder. I then added small beads to the flowers.

Ribbons and bead were added to the jumprings for decoration.

I am enjoying exploring mixed media and have completed another Journal page on Clare's tutorials - From Cardmaking to Art Journalling (lesson 5)

Hope your week is going well!

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Spooled Items
Make it Monday - Linky Party
One Stop Craft Challenge - Make your own Background
Simply Create Too - Anything but a card
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes


Vicky said...

Gorgeous sweetie...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

catherine said...

This is absolutely fabulous Debs and love all the colours. fantastic job
x catherine

Kathyk said...

Stupendous piece, Debs - loving the colours.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! It's absolutely gorgeous Debs. Lx

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome mini book! Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge: Make Your Own Background

coops said...

wow so stunning Debbie.i love the bold colours :D

xx coops xx

Molecraft said...

A brilliant creation!
Helen x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is fab Debs, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool challenge! I love your altered book- great colors! Saw you on MIM ~ Shelly #52

Chrissy said...

Beautiful colours Debs..fabulous mini book.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Lisa M said...

Absolutely love your minibook you've designed here. Each page is so vibrant and full of life and makes you excited to see the next one. Love your use of spooled items too!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing your talents with us!
Lisa xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



Aunty Sue said...

Fab creations Debs thanks for sharing at Divas for design and good luck

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Your minibook for our Challenge #42 - "Anything But a Card" is so pretty!

We hope to see your beautiful work in all our upcoming challenges at Simply Create Too--why not come back by Friday for our newest?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Bettina L. said...

What a great little mini book. Love the vibrant colours and the details with the pearls, twine and flower stamps. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx