Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Storms Don't Last Forever

Hey everyone!

We're 5 days away from Christmas (yay!) and I have been running around like a headless chicken! Two schools events, Christmas shopping, crafting, cardmaking, made stuff for the girls' classmates and teachers for Christmas, seen two nativity plays, hosted for a visitor from Portugal, finished cards for magazines, got our tree, decorated the tree, visited Santa... and finally got to sit down and edit the photos of the recent layout I made. So here I am, sharing it all...

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Why not?!


Thank you for stopping by! 

Another rainy week and a weekend have passed, two kids birthday parties and dozens of other chores later, it was finally 'me' time for a moment. I think it was Saturday. I went up to my lovely attic craft room feeling the usual itch to create something... anything! I was so excited to have a moment to myself and be able to sneak up there whilst Daddy was with the kiddos...

I got up there, looked around and

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Change Is Good

Hi everyone!

I’m back! I’m back from a bit of a break from blogging. I know it’s been a while since creating something for myself and sharing it with you here. There has been a lot of change lately. I don’t even know where to start! So I’m not going to bore you with it all, but will tell you a little bit about what brings me back, what I enjoy doing nowadays and how my direction changed. 

I still design for the magazines and and have been busy cardmaking. I don’t have time to post about each feature and so I am hoping to pick a few cards from 2016 and 2017 to round up the years. I will post at some point soon. 

I still run the Mixed Media World challenge blog so I hope you can join now and then. The wonderful DT ladies do fab job inspiring you each month and I’m blesse to have them around. We are nearing 1000 followers on the FB page and will have a giveaway when we do reach the big number. I am very excited about that! 

I recently chopped my hair off so am now sporting a shorter hair. I have documented it in the layout below. This layout is not just about the hair cut though. It is very much about the new direction, my new hobby and  about what I have been up to lately. To elaborate...

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Designing for PaperArtsy with NEW Eclectica3 by Alison Bomber


I'm back with a fun project and a very special post! I am over on the PaperArtsy blog showcasing the fabulous new stamp sets by Alison Bomber. That's right! I'm so excited for Alison, you have no idea!

I had a great fun playing with them and I couldn't just stick to one stamp when there are so many fabulous quotes to choose from. I created a fun Pocket Journal...

Obviously, I had to take plenty of close ups for you. It would be great if you could hop over to check it out. You can also find the links to various retailers so you can get your very own stamp set designed by Alison!

All the best,

Ingrid xxx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Designing with PaperArtsy Squiggly Inks, UTEE and New Paints!

Hi there!

I'm sharing my creative journey with you all today. Not all went the way I planned, but I got there in the end and you can find out when visiting the PaperArtsy Blog. I had a great time playing with the Squiggly Ink stamp set Bricks & Mortar 1 by PaperArtsy, the yummy new paint set by Tracy Scott and some UTEE.

Here's what I created...

Now, please hop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see how it was made and learn a trick or two. I hope you like it. 

All the best and Happy Easter! 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 12 March 2017

MMW#23 challenge inspiration


Our March/Apr challenge is up and running and I am very excited to have our new teamies all together and sharing their gorgeous work for the first time!

I had a great time playing with PaperArtsy Grunge paste, Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso, making imprints using skeleton leaves, adding colour with Lindy's sprays and highlights with DecoArt crylic spray and Lustre paste. I also adding a contrast colour using some gilding flakes. It was great fun!

MMW Mood board 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Art Journaling for PaperArtsy

Hi there!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I have a very special post for you...

Today I am sharing some of my art journaling with you. I got the ooohs and the aaahs on as I was playing with the lovely PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Finish paints, Sara Naumann's journaling stamps and one of the gorgeous TCW stencils. I had a real blast, made an almighty mess and ended up with another colourful page spread in my file journal.

I truly hope that you find some time to hop over to the PaperArtsy blog to check out my post there. What more, I am crossing my fingers that you will enjoy it and maybe even share it with your crafty buddies out there. For now, I shall leave you with a few sneak peeks... enjoy!

Big crafty hugs,

Ingrid xxx