Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mini Layout

Hey there Crafters.
This week I wanted to show you this mini ...hmmm I suppose you would call it a layout.  I haven't decided yet if I am going to attach some ribbon on the top and make it a cute wall hanging or mount it on to a journal cover.

For this project I used heaps of laser cuts from Imagine if....
I painted them all white.
Above you can see..I have used part of a chipboard frame, some leaves,  some chipboard flowers.
The roses I also got from Imagine if...and the little leaves also.  I brushed some gesso with my finger over to tone the colour down a they blend in perfectly.
More chip board pieces on this side layered and tucked in.  I love how the chipboard pieces give dimension and interest to this creation.
I love this bird cage and bird in the middle.  After I had stuck everything down I thought it needed a little colour on the chipboard pieces so I just ran some ink over all the chip board pieces.  It caught the edges of the chip board pieces and really makes them stand out.
I have been enjoying working with these laser cuts.  Hope you get inspired and try some of these fun projects for yourself.
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Happy crafting

Monday, February 23, 2015


Hey crafters today I wanted to share some flowers I made for a swap over at With all my art and soul swappers.
The theme for Feb. was Valentine and these are the flowers I created.
I used Felt and lace to create these blooms.
Cut the fabric out with my trusty Tattered Florals die from Tim Holts and then simply layered them up to create the lush fabric flowers.

I packaged them in a cello bag and added a doilie to the top.
I made this paper bow with a new die I got, and have been going crazy making bows out of all my scrap paper!!
Thank you for stopping by
Happy crafting everyone x

Friday, February 20, 2015

Cards - 3 very different cards

It's that time again crafters!!
Time to show you a couple of things I have created using supplies from Imagine if....
This week I needed to make some card so I got out my shoe box filled with Imagine if... goodies and got to work.  You will see I have achieved 3 very different looks using chipboard die cuts from Imagine if..
This first one is my favourite.
The first thing I did was distress and layer up some papers.  I find it hard not to add lace to everything so next the lace went on.
For the frame I just added some texture by using my hot glue gun.  I recommend painting over with paint and then using something like rub n buff to highlight the raised edges.  I just inked over mine and the glue resisted the ink...bit of a rookie move but I was still ok with the look.
I love how these die cut flowers and felt flowers add dimension to the card.  The chip board leaves I inked up with the same colour as the frame.
I felt the card needed something in the corner and so I added a felt moth and the we go one card down.
Above you can see I have a beachy theme going on.
I painted up the words with some blue acrylic paint and with my finger just brushed over the words with gesso.
I tied some string around the layered papers and then adhered some of these awesome laser cut sea shell embellishments.

 Lastly I have this fun birthday card for a special little girl.
I inked up the horse in rainbow colours.
 You can see here in the corners I have coloured up stars and adhered them as well as some felt die cuts.

I also added some sequins and stickles to add some sparkle...all girls young and old love sparkle :)
You can see the glittery glossy accents I put on the horse ran off the edge and kind of looks like it's poo'ing glitter lol so be sure to do that before you stick your embellishments on!!  Lesson learnt.
So there you go guys 3 very different looks using laser cut embellishment :)

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Happy crafting

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beautiful hanging butterfly

Hey crafters I am back with another project using supplies from Imagine if...
This week I created a hanging butterfly.
Bejewelled with bling, it sets of beautiful shard of sunlight.
Sorry I don't have photo's of the process I went through but I have had the worst time with my camera and lost all the photos I had taken.grrrrrrrrrr
This was a fun project to create.  I used a beautiful MDF Laser cut butterfly from Imagine if...
I painted it black, punched some holes in it and then adhered all these beautiful crystals to it.
I did the same to the smaller butterflies and then with some wire and beads I made these dandles and then I connected it all together.
I can't wait to hang this in the perfect place and watch it catch the sunlight and send out beautiful rays of colour.

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Thank you guys for stopping by
Have a great week and craft on :)
Tasha xx