Friday, 11 April 2014

Recapture: Craft Stamper Blog Challenge!

The Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month is all about Bottles.....stamped bottles, bottle tags, altered bottles, you name it! The inspiration post is now live over on the CS blog, the DT have made some fab projects for you to look at, and hopefully be inspired by. There are some great prizes to be won, so why not hop over and have a look at the details!
My contribution is this......
(It's a flipping nightmare taking a picture of glass when the light bounces off it!!)
My bottle has a captured fairy, looking out through the glass just waiting to be released.....
The bottle is standing on a giant bottle cap that I have coloured with alcohol ink, supporting the wispy fronds of book pages and frosted film...
The bottle cap is on a spool, decorated with more book pages, wire, cord and a punched out heart...
The top of the bottle has been decorated in a similar fashion....
I must say though...the bottle has no lid, so he can fly away any time he wishes.....!

Hope to see some of your creations in the challenge, can't wait!!
Trish xxxx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


As you know, Calico Crafts have recently released their own range of wood and MDF shapes, called Calico Craft Parts. Part of that range are a stunning selection of corners, wonderfully detailed and in a range of sizes. I've gone a little 'off piste' with the corners today.....I've turned them into feet!!!
To see some more pics, and get a detailed run down on how I made this box, please head on over to the Calico Crafts blog!
Have a great day,
Trish xxxx

Friday, 4 April 2014

Craft Stamper Blog Challenge!

The new April Challenge has just gone live over at the Craft Stamper Blog...
The theme this time is BOTTLES! Altered bottles, stamped bottles, you name it. As long as stamping is involved you can create to your hearts content!
LOADS of fab eye candy from the DT to look at......(mine will be along next week for the inspiration post) So why not hope over and take a look....!!
p.s....the prize this month is fabulous...I have it on good authority that these are the paints Finnabair uses!!!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Vibrant Blooms

I've managed to fit in just a *tiny* bit of crafting time this many meetings and whatnot, don't know whether I'm coming or going!
My DT project this week for A Sprinkle Of Imagination has a few bright blooms on it....
I think the quote is just wishful thinking on my part though!!!
To see the whole thing, please hop on over to the ASOI creative team blog..
Have a fab day!
Trish xxx

Monday, 24 March 2014

Calico Craft Parts!

I've created a little 3D assemblage using the fabulous Calico Craft Parts flourishes...
To see the whole thing, please hop on over to the Calico Crafts blog HERE !!
Love Trish xx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Trish Does Clean And Simple...

Yes, I felt that fact alone was deserving of a blog post title!!!
Well, OK,'s CAS Trish style, which actually turned into an assemblage. Do they count?
Rushing for time, tight deadline I made this:
This is my inspiration project for the latest colour challenge over at A Sprinkle Of Imagination. This is the palette this month....
The rules are that a minimum of three colours need to be used, so I chose mauve, pale lime and sage for my banners...
I stamped the heart onto an old book page, stuck it to some card to add a bit of weight to it, then cut it out...
Glued on to some wire, which was then inserted into a hole drilled in a driftwood disc!
This months colour palette is far too yummy for me to stop there, however. I'll be back later in the month with another project using those gorgeous shades!!
Why not join in, there is a voucher to spend in the shop up for grabs!
All the details are here.
See you soon,
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Red Circles....

Yep, nothing more taxing that stating the obvious eh?!
The little peek above is part of my DT piece for A Sprinkle Of Imagination this week!
I would be very happy if you could pop on over HERE to take a look at the whole thing, and tell me what you think!
love Trish xxx

Monday, 10 March 2014

"Glorious" - a spoon girl!

I decided to get my art doll head on again...and created this spoon girl for Calico Crafts today!
Spoon girl? The base for this is a wooden spoon....yes really!
Please check out the Calico Crafts blog for all the details!
Trish xxx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Take It Make It March Challenge!

It's the first Friday in that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Blog
It's an exciting day, as not only is this the start of the new monthly challenges, but today marks the first projects of the brand new Design Team! Please pop on over and have a look at their fab projects, and show them some love in the comments!!!
Anyway...... down to business! The March challenge is all about monoprinting with Acrylic blocks. I have done an article in the April edition of Craft Stamper showing just how to do this (although it's easy really, you don't need me telling you what to do!) I can't show you my samples from the magazine, but I can show you another project created in the same way!
The background for this panel was created by smooshing red, green and turquoise paint onto an acrylic block, then pulling a print from it. Once dry, I got to work adding in some extra details. Washi tape, stitching and stamping...
and some black UTEE crystals melted in to give some nice textural splats...
My image is a wonderful Zettiology girl I haven't used in an age...
kept black and white so it didn't detract from all the colour going on behind!
There are some great prizes to be won in the challenge, so why not hop on over now to have a look!!
Trish xxxx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Peek A Boo!

My DT project for A Sprinkle Of Imagination today has lots of Stampotique involvement...
All contained in a Prima icon box!
I would love it if you would pop on over and have a look at the whole thing!
Trish xxx