Sunday, 16 July 2017

Please be seated

This may come as a shock to some of you, but I made a card AND I made it using bright colours.  Yes ME!!!  The queen of grunge made a card (it's been a few years) and with bright colours and NO distressing <gasp>. I honestly don't know what happened.  There was even patterned paper involved.

Well I guess I had better show it to you.

I don't know the correct name for this card.  I call it a flip top card.  I made my first one years ago.I will put the items used at the bottom of this post.

This card will lay flat in the envelope and then you just open up the sides so that it is free standing.   I have made a number of versions of this in the past.  Some die cut, some with lace to name just a couple.

The top flips up so that you can put a message there, but if you want to add an image, the message could just as easily go on the back.

 I hand dyed a white butterfly applique and added 2mm and 3mm AB rhinestones.

I flattened out a love slider to add to the card and dyed bakers twine using Melon mambo ink refill to match.

Items used
Stampin' Up
Color theory A4 cardstock pack - Item code 144195
Color theory designer series paper stack - Item code 144193
Very Vanilla solid bakers twine - -Item code 144224
Tempting Turquoise Ink refill- Item code 101041
Melon Mambo Ink refill - 1item code 115662

XCS (Xanderous Crafty Stash)
White butterfly applique - Item code ND123
2mm AB Rhinestones - Item code ND114a
3mm AB Rhinestones - Item code ND114b
Love slider - Item code ND068

Thanks for stopping by

Naomi x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Busy busy busy

I'm so sorry that it has been so long since I last posted, but life has been so busy.

Life is still busy, but so much fun now.

I'm still running Xanderous Crafty Stash.  It has grown from 25 lines to over 300.  I'm now stocking metal embellishments, rhinestones, flat backed pearls and so much more, but there was a gap in what I was able to provide so in addition to XCS

This allows me to share so much more.  Quality card stock and papers, stamp sets, coordinating dies, embellishments and all manner of crafting goodness.

If you would like to to see the complete range of Stampin' Up products available, you can find them here .  To chose me as your demonstrator, please follow these instructions.

Thanks for visiting.  I have a few projects planned to share with you.  Keep a eye on this blog to see more.

Naomi x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Face of time

 Long time no blog.

Getting my business running right and life in general has gotten in the way of my crafting, but I did make time to make this piece.

I call it Face of time.

I have used a lot of different products to make this canvas and had a really good play, trying out colours and textures and techniques that I have never tried before.  I pretty much just winged it and let what happened happen.

This is one of my  favourite parts, the appliques I have been hoarding with the cogs.  I lean towards Steampunk and try not to just stick cogs any where, but they really seamed to fit with the piece and the theme  TIME.

I was so happy that this crackle effect worked.  I wasn't sure it would or if I had used enough of the Decoart Media Crackle Glaze.

Loving the textures here.  My first time using clay balls, which I made myself a while ago.  A lot of the colour here comes from the DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold paint that I used.

I was inspired to make this canvas by a challenge over on Andy Skinners blog The theme for which is time.  I have incorporated time with the use of a Tim Holtz weathered clock die cut and gears.

I want to make another one that is some how flower themed.  Not sure how that is going to look yet, but I am sure I will have fun finding out.

Happy crafting to you all.


P.S  I created a video showing the process of how this was made

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Getting up to date

I'm such a bad blogger.  I'm trying to Blog or Vlog or both at least once per week in 2016 and so far I haven't managed it.  I will keep trying though.

I ended up creating a separate Blog for my Vlogs to go on as not all of them will be craft related.  It is called The Serial Camera Dodger if you want to check it out.

So far this year I have managed to make 3 tags.  One paper and  two MDF and I have started on a new project called He-Bot and She-Bot.  I'm doing a series of videos on the building of the two of them, so I will be creating a new tab on here so that you can find them easily.  I will turn them into a play list when they are completed, so that any one who wants to try later on can find all of the videos easily.


What else do I have going on craft wise?   Tina and I have planned out a number of videos showing you all a bunch of different things that you can do with pieces from Fernli Designs in the form of tutorials.  Some will be experimental like our first video, so keep an eye out for the Ti-Ny Crazy Crafters :D

I'm itching to make mini albums.  I have at least 3 in my head along with some beginners videos that I want to launch. So many ideas right now and so little time.

So that is what I have managed so far this year.  Hopefully I can keep up the pace and have plenty to show you.

Time to get back to it all


Naomi x

Friday, 8 January 2016

Facing fears

I have always done my best to avoid being in front of the camera, but I plan to change that this year with a series of VLOGs

Welcome to my first one which tells you a bit about me and my crafting.

Thanks for stopping by.


Naomi xx