Ciao Bella Card Challenge

Hello all I am Sharing my DT challenge. I successfully made 8 holiday cards with using one 6×6 paper pack, technically I think I could have squeezed one more out the scraps. lol Using the Time for Home Collection and titles from Creative Embellishments.

CBP Card Challenge 3 HT

I made a short video. Just lots of layers but you see I use the scraps and leftovers to make these beautiful holiday cards.


The DT for Ciao Bella Paper is having a challenge to make a project with one paper pack. To show just how far you can get with one paper pack. I got to pick which one I wanted to use and thought how about I get my holiday cards done. 2 birds with one stone.


Here are some close-ups of the cards.

CBP Card Challenge 4 HT


CBP Card Challenge 8 HT


CBP Card Challenge 13 HT


TCBP Card Challenge 17 HT

CBP Card Challenge 16 HT

CBP Card Challenge 3 HT


Time for Home 6×6 Paper Pack

Creative Embellishments Christmas Sentiments

Lindys’ What Watch Blue

Finnabair Snowflake Paste

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Mechanical Dreams Creative Embellishments Mini Album


Hello all, Welcome back. I would love to share a fun steampunk mini album I made recently. I love just playing with paint. Its relaxing to just sit there and let the time get away from you. It’s also forgiving. A slip here or not the right colour there, it’s transforming. I have been looking at the Steampunk Octopus for months. Trying to figure out a fun project to use it on. I was digging around and found the Oval Album and the light bulb just turned on. 


I made a video of the evaluation of the album.


Here are a few close-ups

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I love the Steampunk Heart 2, I painted and blended. I added some rust effect with paint and water. I diluted the paint to age the project more and give it that grunge feel to the project.

Steampunk Album 7

Using another ATC coin, I paint and layer the last page. I top it all off with tiny metal watch parts on various parts of the chipboard and paper elements.


Steampunk Album 10


I used the Steampunk ATC as the center point for the cover. Doing some light painting and a brief title to the project.

Steampunk Album 2

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a Crafty Happy day



Oval Mini Album

Steampunk Octopus

Steampunk ATC’s

Steampunk Heart 2

Nautical Artist Trading Coins

Circles Stamp

Distress Chicken Wire Stamp

Distress Crackles Stamp

Seaweed Stencil

Distress Patterns Stencil

Nautical Stencil 

Other Supplies:

Craft Box UK Steampunk City 12×12, Steampunk City  6×6, Steampunk City

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Metallic Gold, Phthalo Green-Blue, Burnt Sienna, Primary Magenta, Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold, Blue Green Light, Colbalt Teal Hue, Paynes Grey, Phthalo Green-Yellow, Ceruleon Blue, Modeling Paste, Metallic Silver, Burnt Umber.

Finnabair Mica Powder Bottle Green, Blue Water

Lindy’s GangBlackbeard Blue Violet Moon Shadow Mist, Whale Watch Blue



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Ciao Bella Paper Collateral Rust ATC’s

Hi everyone, I want to share a fun set of ATC’s made with the Collateral Rust collection from Ciao Bella Paper. This was just a relaxing set of ATC’s to make to just let the texture of the paints pull out the elements of the paper. Its just relaxing to have the brush in my hand and letting the flow on the paint just do it’s thing.

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These little ATC’s were quick and easy to make, just some layering but more of the technique of adding some aging and rusting with minimal paints, a dab of water and a brush.

The beautiful thing with this paper collection, is there really isn’t a lot you have to do to manipulate and alter the paper in any way. The paper truly speaks Rust.


Adding the crackle glaze to the cut out signs helps give that worn look to them. And of course I love my quinnacridone gold.

Collateral Rust ATC's Heather

Here are a few more close-ups for you.

Collateral Rust ATCs RawI topped of the ATC’s with a few bolts from Andy Skinners Industrial Elements, rusting the elements to add to the overall look of the project.


Thank you for stopping by today.


Cioa Bella Paper Collateral Rust 6×6 Pack
DecoArt Media Quinnacridone Gold Fluid Acrylic
DecoArt Media Cobalt Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Transparent Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Tinting Base
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
Andy Skiiner Industrial Elements

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Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Hello all! Welcome to another challenge at Creative Embellishments. And what a challenge it is. I took the inspiration from the specimen bottles and science from the mood board. I added the circles and the patterns to add texture to the background. I used a large tag and can you believe it…no paper. I decided to just add details with chipboard and paint. Starting on the background I used the Bokeh Circle Stencil and crackle paste. After that dried I added another layer right over the top with the Distress Circle Stencil. I layered the Distress Circle Boarder and the Infinity Circle Boarder. But I still felt something was missing and added the large black gears. I did make a little video of the creative process for you.

CE September challenge

Here is the mood board to get some creativity flowing.


Here are some close-ups.

CE September Challenge 8

CE September Challenge 2

I hope you find some inspiration with this mood board. I look forward to the entries.

Thank you for stopping by!



Large Tags

Distress Circles Stencil

Bokeh Circles Stencil

Infinity Circle Frame

Distress Circles Boarder

Finnabair Metallic Paints Brass Hardware, Soft Satin, Deep Waters, Raven Black. Glass Glitter Midnight Blue, Pitch Black

Craft Box UK: Art Alchemy Collection, Craft Box Micro Beads

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Romantic Times Accordion Album

Hello all, another post today sharing another beautiful collection from Ciao Bella Paper. Today I want to share with you an Accordion Album made with the shabby chic Romantic Time Collection. Well, I am always making something for someone and again, this is a accordion album that has lots of spaces to put those precious photos. I had on of the girls at work in mind when I made this, thinking this would be a good little baby album.

CBP Romantic Time Square Heather

Here is a creative video of the process. A little longer video today, because of the bigger project, but thanks for the support.

I love the way this album is made, It flows from the front to the back with ease. There is a short walk through video also of the finished project.

Here are some close-ups

Romantic Time Album 2

One of the first pages.

Romantic Time Album 5

Romantic Time Album 9

Romantic Time Album 6

Thank you for stopping by and your continuing support.


Ciao Bella Paper Romantic Time 12×12
Ciao Bella Paper Romantic Time A4 Creative Pack

Creative Embellishments Flourish Clock
Creative Embellishments Flourish 6
Creative Embellishments Flourish 14
Lindys’ Gang Silhouette Silver Moon Shadow Mist
Prima Marketing Rose Quartz Flowers
Craft Box UK Make New Memories Lace
Craft Box UK Vintage Seamstress Ribbon

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4 Seasons Tag Exchange with Creative Embellishments


Hello everyone, I want to share a fun project I made, a tag exchange titled 4 Seasons. I am in a group of social media and the tags exchange was brought up and I though how fun would this be. I picked out the paper and matched all the chipboard and flair to go with each season.

4 Seasons Tags


Here are a few close-ups of each of the seasons.

Spring is bright and bold, the new beginnings of greens as everything starts to emerge from the sleeping earth.

4 Seasons Tags 1

Starting with background, I use the crackle pastes and one of my favourite patterned stencil. I “paint” spray on to the Flourish Corner before putting the tag together with the Spring Flair from the Seasons Flair.

4 Seasons Tags 3


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Starting the process with the Fishnet Stencil, I begin the base, adding texture and feel to the tag. Using the same “painting” technique with spray, I add a matching colour to the mini leaves set and a few layers and just pop the flair on the tag.


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The background on fall tag is much more subtle, crackle glaze with the Paint Splatters Stencil and a little shadowing with a watercolour pencil. Using a bit of blending on the acorn cluster chipboard before topping off with the Seasons Flair.


4 Seasons Tags 4

Again adding texture first, I use a crackle paste on the background and on the snowflake stencil and set aside to dry. I layer of some paper elements and pick the matching Seasons flair to the the winter tag.

I hope you enjoy! I want to thank you for stopping by today.



Creative Embellishments

Acorn Clusters

Mini Leaves Set 3


Seasons Change Flair

Flourish Corners

Distress Patterns Stencils

Snowflake Stencil

Fishnet Stencil

Paint Splatters Stencil

Ciao Bella Paper: Sound of Spring 12×12 A4, Snow in the City 12×12, A4, Le Repubbliche Marinare 12×12, A4, The Sound of Autumn 12×12, A4.

Lindy’s Gang: Grab a Buy Gold, Golden Doubloons, Azure Sea Asters, Pointsettia Red Gold, Lucky Shamrock Green, Jolly Roger RedRaspberry Lemonade, Oktoberfest Ornage, Tea Pot Purple.

Finnabair Microbeads Bronze

Riddersholm Design German Glass Glitter Aquamarine, Red

Craftbox UK Microbeads

DecoArt Media Crackle Paste, Crackle Glaze, Modeling Paste


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“Dare” Altered Arch

Hello everyone, I would love to share a creative altered arch made with the new release from Andy Skinner and Creative Expressions. This new product is so much fun and it gives so much texture and details. Just brilliant how these new pastes work.

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I made a creative video for you of the process, sometimes I dont know where or how I will get to the finished project. Sometimes it takes days to finish, sometimes it ends up in the bin, and as you see in the video, I start with one idea and end up with another with the impression of the Buffalo Stance.

Andy Skinner Dare 6

Here are a few close-ups for you!

The new Strata Paste is amazing for adding a texture you just want to touch.

Andy Skinner Dare 2

The resist paste works in so many ways. I used it to add more dimension to the word banner.

Andy Skinner Dare5

black and white head shot


CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Funky Cold Patina

CE 7×7 Stencil By Andy Skinner Redemption

CE 6.5X4.5 Stamp By Andy Skinner Pray

CE 6.5X4.5 Stamp By Andy Skinner Buffalo Stance

CE Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Strata Paste

CE Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Resist Paste

CE Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Super Matt Varnish

Tando Creative Straight Edge Large

Tando Creative Textures 1

Tando Creative France Pappilon Embellishments Kits

DecoArt Media: Quinnacridone Gold, Titan Buff, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Teal Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Payne’s Grey.

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HomeGrown Card and Tag Set 7 Dots Studio

I would love to share a card and tag set I made with 7 Dots Studio Homegrown Collection. This collection is so pretty and elegant, perfect for those special occasions that come up unexpectedly. I usually make it worth the time getting all the supplies out, so I make the both, I can never decide what I want to use, so this gives me options.

Heather Homegrown card tag 1

I made a video of the creative process for you all, enjoy.

Enjoy the close-ups:

Heather homegrown card closeup



Heather Homegrown Card



Heather Homegrown Tag

Thank you for Stopping by, Have a great day!



Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers

Homegrown Die-cut Elements 6×12

Homegrown Sticker 6×12

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Yuletide Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Homegrown Flair

Prima Markety Flowers, Resin Clocks

Finnabair Stone paste Limestone, Mica Powder Lilac Opal Magic, Vintage Pink

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Altered Clock with Andy Skinner

Hello All, long time! Life sure changes from time to time. But I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. But very excited to sharing a fun Retro Clock I made with the Retro Clock Kit and fun Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and Rub-ons from the new Andy Skinner line from Creative Expressions.

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I wanted to capture a fun and creative clock, mixing up the background paper and adding the the rub-ons in the circus theme I was trying to capture. I did make a video a of the creative process.

Here are a few close-ups for you.

Andy Skinner Clock 8

Andy Skinner Clock 4
Andy Skinner Clock

Andy Skinner Clock 2

Andy Skinner Clock 1

black and white head shot

Tando Creative

Andy Skinner Reversible Clock Large
CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Raspberry Ice Cream

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Satin Powder

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Super Nova

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Granite

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Funky Cold Patina

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Lava Paste

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Quick Grab Glue

CE Mixed Media Transfers By Andy Skinner Poe Diversity

CE Mixed Media Transfers By Andy Skinner Alchemy Plus

CE 7×7 Stencil By Andy Skinner Redemption

CE 7×7 Stencil By Andy Skinner Inspire 

Ciao Bella Paper The Greatest Show


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Ciao Bella Bag Album

Hello All. I want to welcome you back to the blog, and boy are you in for a treat. This project was huge. And the more I played around with it the bigger and bigger it got. Using the versatile collection Voyages Extraordinaires from Ciao Bella Paper, I made a bag album. I actually started with the bags, did the binding and then the project grew from there. I ended up adding tags to each bag on top of it all.

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I have two videos for you today. One is the creation of the bag album and the other is the creating of the tags. There was a ton of raw footage with this but I condensed it down enough so I don’t waste your whole day watching videos. I know how how easy it is to go down the YouTube rabbit hole.

CBP Bag Mini 1

Enjoy the bag album video:

Here is the tag portion of the video:

CBP Bag Mini 3

Its a heavy photo post today. I will let the album do all the talking.

CBP Bag Mini 5

CBP Bag Mini 4

CBP Bag Mini 6

CBP Bag Mini 7

Here are the tags for the first bag.

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CBP Bag Mini Tags

Now on the the second flap.

CBP Bag Mini 10

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Here are the smaller tags that fit in the smaller bags.

CBP Bag Mini Tags 11

CBP Bag Mini Tags 12

CBP Bag Mini Tags 124

Now on to another flap

CBP Bag Mini 12

CBP Bag Mini 15

CBP Bag Mini Tags 17

CBP Bag Mini Tags 21

CBP Bag Mini Tags 22

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!


Ciao Bella Paper Voyages Extraordinaire 12×12

Ciao Bella Paper Voyages Extraordinaire 6×6

Creative Embellishments:

Distressed Patterens Stencil

Distress Grid Stencil

Distress Weave Stencil

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Checkered Stamp

Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Fishnet Stencil

Steampunk Artist Trading Coins

Nautical 6 Piece Set

Nautical Artist Trading Coins

13@rts Technical Stencil

Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Cogged Up Stencil

Andy Skinner Stampendous Steampunk Stamp

Andy Skinner DecoArt Time Warp Stencil

DecoArt Media Quinnacridone Gold Fluid Acrylics

Lindy’s Gang Moonshadow Mist

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