Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Craft Consortium, 3D MDF Bird House, Mixed Media

I'm embracing my inner 'Messy Betty' for today's Craft Consortium project - a 3D MDF bird house.

It's a picture heavy post!


This little kit started out looking like this...

...  and just by adding these three decoupage papers...

...  and some texture paste and Sparkle Medium...

Plus some 'Always & Forever' lace...

I've created a house any bird would love to call home!

(Well, I made one for it.  And even added one of these...)!!!

Always & Forever - Vintage Feather Charms


Hope this has inspired you to find your inner 'Messy Betty', too!

Donna... x

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Craft Consortium, 'An English Garden', 3D Project

You know what it's like when you get an idea in your head, don't you?

Well...  that's pretty much how this 3D project came together.

I just really wanted to take those toppers from the 'English Garden' premium paper pad and somehow 'bring them to life'.

So here it is.

My first ever 3D project!



Now admittedly I don't normally go 'all out' on lots of photo's...   but this one's an exception as I just didn't know how else to try and show you how it looks.

Can you see that this is a mixture of the toppers AND some of the decoupage papers that 

...  and did you notice those handles?

Let me give you a list of the supplies used...


Decoupage Papers:

Always & Forever:


For those of you who are wondering how I got the toppers to stand upright, I backed them with a layer of card for extra strength and then made little 3D triangles from thin strips of card.

Attach one side of the triangle to your topper and the other to the base...  being sure that you are happy with how they look before the glue dries!


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.

Should you need any details of dies used or any further information on how this was put together, please feel free to email me...

Donna. x

Monday, 4 June 2018

Craft Consortium 'Flip Flop' Card, 'Tell The Bees'...

 Good morning to you!

Well, it's morning here as I type this - and it's another lovely warm day which makes me happy.

Speaking of making me happy...  

I just love, love, love creating distressed looks on cards.

So for my 'Tell The Bees' design project that I'm sharing with you today I went all out on distressing just as much as I felt I could get away with!

It was my first go, too - (at a 'flip flop' card, that is)...

These are seriously such fun to make!

So what have I done?

I've used the front cover of the paper pad, a sheet of the design paper to die cut a layered flower, another sheet of paper to fussy cut the bees, paper scraps from previous projects for the 'lines'...  and I've stamped (don't forget to heat set) in Archival ink, partial stamped/stamped and used Embossing Powder - and added a lace edged die cut.

As you can see, I've used my distress tool a lot for this project, too!



Craft Consortium really do sell the most beautiful design papers.

Don't forget to 'tag us' with your makes - we would love to see them...


Click here if you would like to see a quick IG video of this card, too.

Donna. x