Saturday, 17 February 2018

Creativation Idea-ology sample

Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
Just a really quick post today to share with you another
 one of my samples that I created for Tim Holtz 
Idea-ology booth at Creativation 2018

This was a lot of fun to create...
I used a printer tray as the base, covered it in a mixture of Tim's papers
I added one of the new collage frames along with a frame from the framed panels....I then
got to work using distress paints to grunge them up!
The background is made up of the Milk caps....  I love this paper doll boy with his dog ( painted using distress paints)
I then added some of the gears, facets and locks....all Idea-ology! 
To finish I added rulers, some stitching and a clipboard 
I hope you like the the sample
As always feel free to leave a comment, 
sorry its a quick post....
I will be back very soon with the last of my samples
Have a great weekend!


Monday, 12 February 2018

Follow your ❤️

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
As its Valentines day this week I thought 
I would share a vintage inspired make with you...

I started with a scrap piece of wood, to which I added lots of layers of gesso and texture crackle paste, I then coloured it using distress paints.
Next I used some of the new collage floral papers (yep... I'm using colour!) onto one of the new large cabinet card frames using collage medium, I also layered the background 
using some of the new wallpaper from Idea-ology.
Then I selected the photo from the found relatives pack and added layers, 
stitching and some Idea-ology embellishments.

To finish I added a couple of butterflies and a word chip
and added a rusty wire to the wood to make a hanging.

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and every one
Wishing you a very Happy Valentines!

I will be back soon with more of my samples from the Creativation show!
best Wishes


Friday, 9 February 2018

Creativation Part 2

 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Many thanks for all the comments on the previous Blog hop...
Richele has announced winners on her blog here...
(Thank you Richele for organising the hop, it was so much fun x!)

Today I'm sharing 3 more of my samples made for the Idea-ology booth at Creativation 2018,
starting off with this clipboard...
I wanted to create a grungy look and set to work applying lots of distress paints and collage medium
 To add a pop of colour I added one of the Milagro Adornments, along with the bird...just love these charms!
This next sample was created using a Vignette box, the new panel frames fit perfectly over the top to create a shadow box 
The inside was decorated with ephemera, a paper doll and those cool clock hands and not forgetting that fabulous handle also from the new Idea-ology release! 
This sample is also made up also using a vignette box, the inside is decorated with the new wallpaper, ephemera and paper doll
To finish I painted the finials and added them to the box, oh and added some stitching to the frame
These samples were really fun to create,
 please feel free to a comment, I appreciate each and everyone!

I have more samples to share very soon so be sure to pop back!
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog hop and Giveaway

Hello friends

Welcome to the Creativations Tim Holtz Blog hop and giveaway!
I am so thrilled to be sharing with you a couple of my samples that I created for Tim's  Idea-ology booth...
Before I share, let me first of all tell you all that there's some super
PRIZES to be won!
To be entered into the give aways just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts listed, the more blogs that you visit and leave a comment on, the more chances you have of winning! 
(I will let you know where to head to next, along with a list of all the other blogs at the end of this post)

Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele's blog (

 Ok so here's my first sample...
I started with a framed panel, , the actual frame was painted using gesso and distress paints, I sanded it back to give a shabby look and sealed it using vintage collage medium.
The background was created using Tim's Memoranda papers, I created lots of torn papers then glued them in place, again using the collage medium.
When the papers were dry I then stencilled Distress grit paste through one of Tim's stencils (THS020)
When the paste had completely dried by itself, I used distress crayons and distress paints to give it a worn/vintage look.
  I then got to use the fabulous new Aviary collage paper!
This Collage paper is so much fun!
I cut the two birds and foliage out and using the collage brushes & collage medium, then decoupaged the collage paper onto the the torn background. 
The final part was to add some of the Idea-ology embellishments, I added one of the new measurements metal rulers, sitting one of the paper dolls on top of it and then added the word band.
The stars were painted with distress paint, I added the words from the Clippings stickers and that lovely door lock is a new release too!
Here it is on display in the Idea-ology booth! 
Next sample is one of my favourites to create as it uses the vignette boxes
I covered the box in papers and distressed it, part of the new releases are the baseboard frames which can be used over the top of the vignette boxes....
I added another metal 'Measurements"ruler to the base, followed by a section of Milk caps.
The Quote token is also another new release and another new favourite of mine.
The paper doll is a new member to the dolls, I added him some butterfly wings from the botanical ephemera pack.
To finish the box I painted up some of the finials and added some mini keys to the base and added one of the new Mini Hardware pulls to the frame....

I really hope you like what I created, Thank you so much  for popping by....
Please make sure you head on over to the very talented Jan Hobbins  blog here,  who has again created her magic!
Ooo and before you hop over to Jan, don't forget to leave your comments, you could be in with a chance to win goodies! 

Here is the creative line up.....




A big big  thank you to Tim, Mario, Paula and Richele and all the other amazing designers 
You are the very BEST!

I'll be sharing some more samples in the next few weeks so be sure to pop by soon
Have a lovely week 

Kaz x

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Ranger ink designer challenge 2018

 Hello friends

Welcome to my first post of 2018!
The last couple of months have been crazy busy, with lots of secret projects on the go...
but today, I'm so excited to share with you one of those exciting projects!

Before I show and tell, I just want to send a big thank you to my dear friend Dyan Reaveley. I remember years ago watching Dyan teach her journaling.  I was totally fascinated with her style, her enthusiasm and her desire to share her knowledge, but the main thing that struck me most of all, was her honesty, her honesty to journal her deepest (sometimes darkest thoughts) her dreams, her hopes and fears for all to see....then she works her magic and creatively puts it all together into "Dyan's"own unique style....its so inspiring to watch
(thank you millions Dyan, for giving me this opportunity and for always encouraging me to be brave...)

You can Check out all about Dyan and  Dylusions here

So back to the challenge.... The Ranger Designer challengne takes place at the Creativation trade show in Arizona USA.  This year it was Dyan's turn to showcase her line of must have products. 
Dyan choses a selection of designers and sends them a box containing the same things (just different colours) and the designers work they magic which is then showcased at the show.

I got sent a selection of Dylusion paint colours, they were black marble, melted chocolate, tangerine dream, pure sunshine and vanilla custard.... and yes, those of you that follow my blog will know that colour scares me.... a lot, I like my comfort colour, brown and lots of it!
The box also contained a paper mache top hat!
So this was most defiantly a challengne! 
After lots of experimenting, I decided on a patchwork look, I had to make a template of the hat, and make a base....then I painted lots of patches of Ranger cardstock and set about sewing them altogether. 
I then got my serious grunge on.... 
lots of embellishments were added, some ideology and some of my own vintage additions and
not forgetting those pheasent feathers!
Here it is on display at the show!
( thank you to my friend Jess, for sending me this photo)
As soon as they film a video of the Ranger booth, I will add it here so you can see all the other artists "hat" work.....they have made some truly inspirational pieces that you don't want to miss....

I will be back very soon to share some of the other secret projects that I made for the show.
As always please feel free to leave a comment,  I appreciate each and everyone!

Have a lovely week 


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Eileen Hull Journal ....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good...
Brrr its dropped so cold here in the UK,
I've moved indoors from the shed....
as much as I love to create in my shed its just way too cold!

Ive really tried not to buy the Eileen Hull journal die, not because I didn't like it just because I wasn't sure I would use it, but after seeing lots of inspiration from my arty friends I decided I needed it, I wasn't disappointed, such a fun die!

I cut out out the die using greyboard and coated it in gesso and crackle paint
I then distressed it using distress paint, texture paste and lots of stitching 
I then added a frame (prima),  made layers using some re-cycled parcel paper, added some remnant rub-ons (Tim Holtz) and some vintage lace 
To finish I added some paper flowers to the frame.
This die has loads of here for more inspiration
As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each and everyone!

Hope you have a great week!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Heart card

Hello friends,

Hope you are all good!
A very quick post from me tonight to share a little bit of colour...
Those that know me well will now that 
I don't tend to use colour much...
but I recently purchased some of Dina Walkers scribble sticks and I love them!

I used a scrap piece of cardboard from some packaging
used a dry brush to brush on some of dina's gesso randomly.

Next I added some dots of colour using the scribble sticks, then I stitched into the card 
I then die cut some chevrons using the Tim Holtz strip thinlits  and a heart by sizzix 
To finish I added some rub ons, layered the cardboard onto black and white card, then used an old pocket watch ring to circle the heart.

This was a fun little project to create, loved using the scribble sticks, 
(go check them out here or buy them from here)

As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate you popping by...
Have a lovely weekend