Friday 11 September 2015

We have guests today

Hello everyone, it's always lovely to share what you have been making and today we have Moira and Asia who are our special Top 3 and DTMSM guests.

I am delighted to have been asked to do a Guest spot on the blog.
I started crafting in 2006 when I got married and wanted to have a go at making my own wedding favours.  Over the next couple of years I got into stamping and altering.  I then set up the Happy Daze online craft shop which I ran until I took early retirement die to ill health.  Unfortunately the blog I ran for many years was lost when I closed the shop, I have a new blog which commenced in January 2014.  The main focus of my work is mixed media including art journaling and altered art, journaling etc.  My work is usually quite bright and colourful with forays into the vintage and shabby.    I like working with paint, texture, stencils, ink sprays, stamps, coloured pencils.  
I am currently Guest DT for July and August for That’s Crafty and I was asked by Creative Cardmaking for a piece as they were looking for something more challenging for their readers and my card appeared in Issue 36.  
I am a member of the DecoArt Outreach Blogger Programme.

I’ve got your number

Wood Door Hangar
DecoArt Modelling Paste
Number Stencil
DecoArt Media Acrylic Fluid  in Cobalt Teal, Cerulean Blue
American Multisurface Neon – Green
Eclectica EM12 stamp by Paper Artsy
Small number stamp  from Grunge stamp set by Art Journey
Archival Inkpad Jet Black
Pitt Big Brush Stamper PEns
White Sharpie Pen
Text stickers
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Numbers
Treasure Gold – Renaissance
DecoArt Media Texture Crackle

1.       Coat  the wood hangar in gesso
2.       Spread DecoArt Modelling paste through the number stencil with a palette knife
3.       Stamp the Eclectica stamp on the hangar and mask
4.       Apply  a thin layer of the Texture Crackle in odd spots here and there.
5.       Paint with the Cobalt Teal, Cerulean Blue  and Neo Green paints blending as you go
6.       Over stamp in a random fashion with a number stamp using the Pitt Big Brush Stamper Pen in green.
7.       Remove the mask and colour in the stamp with  Pitt Big Brush pens and pick out white highlights with the Sharpie pen
8.       Go over outline with black pen to ensure it pops
9.       Add text stickers
10.   Highlight the stencilled numbers and edges with Treasure Gold

Hello everyone!

My name is Asia and you might already know me from my blog Under a Creative Spell. (link

I'm Polish but I now live in the UK with my lovely hubby and an adorable cat Kropek. I work full time as a property manager and my crafting hobby is a real blessing after a long day at work. I am really lucky to live on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, a truly magical part of England and I often draw inspiration from its traditional vintage and country cottage style. 

I've always had a creative bug of one form or another. But my crafting adventure really took off after my wedding 6 years ago. It all started with our wedding stationery, then I made my first scrapbook album with the wedding and honeymoon photos. After that I just couldn't stop crafting!

Today I am a happy stamper and card maker, occasional scrapbooker, mixed media fan and handmade home decor lover.

My inspiration today is a wedding card I made for an amazing couple who celebrated their special day in a Ch√Ęteau in Chef Boutonne in France. The area is known for its picturesque sunflower fields and these graceful blooms were chosen as the flowers of the wedding. No surprise then that they also had to feature in my card! :).

For more details and close-up photos of my card please hop over to my blog Under A Creative Spell.


Thank you so much to Chris and the DT for inviting me to join the September's challenge. I hope my card has inspired you to play along with the Numbers theme! x


Thank you both for your fabulous contributions today and providing more inspiration to our lovely readers. I am on the road today but I will be over to leave some love asap and I am sure some of our fabulous readers will be too.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We will be back on Sunday with another brilliant project from one of the design team. See you then.

hugs Brenda and the CVC Team xxx