Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Our Creative Corner : Autumn Challenge!

Our Creative Corner is back after the long summer challenge, with a brand new one to enter!

The challenge is all about Autumnal colours...

 Julia is our host, and this is what she has to say....
 "I love the colours of autumn! Those beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image provided and make an autumnal inspired project"

This month, the challenge is sponsored by Creative Embellishments

and the fabulous prize for our random prize winner is a $25 voucher to spend in their store..

So... what did I create?

This rustic wire figure...

Playing amongst stamped and glazed leaves....

So, why not pop on over to the OCC blog now.. and see all the wonderful art my teamies have created! (oh and then join in with the challenge, of course!) 

Trish xx

Monday, 31 August 2015


I am sharing a rather round project tonight over on the PaperArtsy blog..... all about circles!
I can share a little sneek peek... you'll need to pop on over HERE to see the whole thing!

Hope you have had a great Monday!
Trish xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2015


Hello, sadly neglected blog readers......

I seem to have been rather busy... so apologies for the lack of art shared here!

Today I am sharing a project over at the Calico Craft Parts blog... I just ADORE the printers trays used as shadow box frames... and the word? The word is from the Create Your own range... yep, you can ask them to make ANY WORD YOU WANT! Anything at all! in 5 different fonts and 5 different sizes! How cool is that! I chose 'dream' because I wasn't feeling that adventurous..... I have a list of weird and wonderful words all ready to order though!

Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

A Memorial Blog Hop for Lily

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

Blog Hop List

Leigh Snaith-Brunton
Laura Holland 

My project is this colourful panel...

I created layers of detail on the background using paint, stencilling, printing, splattering, stamping and a little bit of washi tape...

As it is quite a thick panel, I could create my favourire black and white striped edging..

The amazing octopode figure was printed off, then covered in clear gesso. As I like to colour with wet media, the clear grsso gives the paper a nice protective layer! I used acrylic inks and watercolour pencils to add the colour.

The quote I used feels very apt today.

Lily was such a fabulous, talented artist. She will be missed throughout the whole of the crafting community.

Trish xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2015


Are you into ATBs? Artist Trading Blocks? Creating with cubes, in other words
Calico Craft Parts has a selection of cube kits, just perfect for all that ATB art!
My DT piece this week just happens to be one of those ATBs...

Of course, that's just a sneeky peek.... to see the whole thing you'll need to pop on over HERE!
Feel free to leave me a comment :)

Have a fab day everyone,
Trish xxxx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Butterfly Dream!

I have a DT post over on the WOW! Embossing powder blog today.... lots of embossed vellum butterflies! I haven't done this for ages, you forget how effective some techniques are! A little peek...

The whole project is now live over on the blog HERE...
Have a lovely day everyone!
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

WOW! and VLVS!

All this week there is a fabulous collaboration happening between two great companies....

It is my turn today over on the WOW! blog, I'm sharing a framed home decor piece using both WOW! powders and Viva Las Vegas Stamps.... You'll need to go over to the WOW! blog HERE to see the whole thing, but I can share a little of the process here too....

I created a painty background, then stamped some wonderful VLVS images in black ink...

I used white embossing powder to emboss the writing circle design, and more white (and black) powder to create splatters...

I cut a word from black card as my final touch, then embossed it with black powder to give it a fab shine!

Hope you like it!
Don't forget to hop on over to the VLVS blog HERE to see more inspiration!
This event last all week, so check the WOW! and VLVS blogs to see all the other wonderful creations by the rest of the DT!

      Find WOW! : 
Shop | Blog | Facebook

Find Viva Las VegaStamps! :
Shop | Blog | Facebook

Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mexico moods!

 We have a fabulous summer challenge for you over at Our Creative Corner!

The theme is.....

Mexico Moods

We want you to grab any inspiration you like from these wonderfully exotic photographs...

Go for colours, shapes, textures, objects or style.
There is certainly plenty of inspiration to choose from here in this selection of glorious, vivid, colourful photographs.

Join us in the summer holiday mood....!!!

We have some FABULOUS prizes on offer! TWO prizes for TWO randomly drawn winners!

 There is a $20 voucher for anything Stampington over on Ecrafting.com!


Stampington are also offering a $2 voucher for EVERYONE who enters the challenge (1 per person) how great is that!

We also have the fabulous Tando as a sponsor...


Tando are offering a wonderful surprise selection or products to the winner!

My take on the mood board?
This little hanging panel! 

Have a great day!
Trish xxxxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Here Comes The Sun

It's a Summer theme this month over at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog!
My contribution is this page:

Lots more pictures over on the blog HERE right now!

Have a fabulous day,
Trish xxx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hidden Objects: Wish!

So happy to be back guesting on the PaperArtsy blog tonight!
The theme is 'Hidden Objects'... and I'm going to be mean and make you hop on over to the PA blog HERE to find out exactly what I did to embrace the theme!
Not totally mean though, here is a pic to be going on with..

(I know.... nothing about that says 'Hidden Object' does it? he he he... you'll need to go look!)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx