Sunday, 18 February 2018



Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying a warm
and cosy, relaxing weekend.
It is wet, cold and........yes, you've
got it..........blowing a hooley!

Anyone got just two of the three?
Aren't you the lucky ones?!

Take a look at Craftyfield's mini
tutorial using those lovely little
boxes from Tando

"Since the Craft Barn was having a sale
 in January, I grabbed a few bits and 
pieces... I wanted to explore the possibilities 
offered by the Cubbeys with aperture and 
this is what I made  

The cubbeys need to be slotted 
and glued together but, 
depending on your chosen finish,
you will need to decorate first. 

I decided to go for paper rather than 
paint as I love the look of the
 Kaisercraft Basecoat papers and thought
 they would be perfect for my "inside walls".

The photo shows the pieces already
 papered on one side 
(what will be the inside") 
and the outside papers ready 
to be glued on the made-up cubbeys.

 I wanted to exploit the apertures 
and decided to use acetate as windows. 

One is inspired by churches stained 
glass windows, another is looking out on 
a landscape, both stamped and
 coloured with glass paints. 
The third one is a piece of printed acetate.

 Of course the point of it all is to
 see the sun streaming through and
 projecting coloured shadows... 

I am planning to showcase my cubbeys
 on a window sill for free and eco-friendly
 lighting, but you could always place
 it anywhere with a small candle behind
 (electric preferably).

I placed a few embellishments I made 
with paper clay, some Kaisercraft flourishes 
and other crafty treasures from my stash
 on the larger side of the cubbeys."

Love the sun streaming through 
the windows Craftyfield.  Thank you
for this inspiring tutorial.

I'm sure you all know that the SALE 
continues throughout February.  I'm
off to see if anything more has been
added and of course I shall need to
check out the Tando section..........!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

PS:  If you need any clarification or 
extra information on any of the
projects we show, do please get in

Saturday, 17 February 2018



Hallo there!

So, that's it for Valentines
now we are back to the 
nitty gritty of birthdays....

Angela Radford has brought
us a birthday card that I think
would make a charming
Valentine card too....... Yes, I
do mean without the sentiment

 "Hi, back again with a quick card made with
 some left-over die-cut paper.

 I seem to keep so much left-overs so decided 
it was time to use it up. 

This could be made with any shape you happen
 to have made. 

The stitched edge can be done with stamping
 or drawn by hand.

The stamps used on the card blank are
 Penny Black and Carabelle and I've used 
sequins dotted around too.

 The technique used for colouring the paper
 used Distress Oxides which I applied
 direct to the surface.

Spray this with water and let the colours blend. 
Allow this to dry naturally or my personal favourite
 is to place another piece of card over the top 
and blot which will give you a second piece of
 card to work with later. 

Back soon and happy stamping everyone, 

Angela xXx"

This really is an innovative card
Angela, thank you very much.
I rather like the colour combo too

I shall be saving my die cut paper
as well now............  just as well
I don't do all that much die cutting.

I love the shapes left behind though
and such a quick card idea too

'Til tomorrow 

Mickie xx

Friday, 16 February 2018



Hallo Everyone!

I'm quite enjoying this
week's love fest and I
hope you are too.  Brings
a smile to the face I feel

Claire Jackson has a
gorgeous project to share
with us today:

"I’ve used a Tando tag and minis to 
create a little gift for a loved one. 

The background and minis are decorated
 with PaperArtsy paints and crackle glaze 
with a little Imagination Crafts Starlights
 for shimmer. 

I stamped in Archival Ink and paint.

The heart is a Tando outline mini 
on top of a solid heart

First I covered it in Imagination Crafts 
rusty patina (soot), before scratching 
it back and adding red Enamel Accents and 
more Starlights. 

The centre was filled with Enamel Accents 
taking great care not to get any bubbles.

 I spattered a few drops of Enamel Accents
 onto the tag to tie it together. 

To finish off I added a computer generated 
sentiment and some ribbon.

This would make a great gift for 
Valentine’s Day, a wedding or anniversary."

Thank you Claire and indeed, it would
make a great gift for the occasions
you mention.  I also think it would
make a great gift for someone who
is going through troubled times

Always nice to know that somebody

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx