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Friday, 1 October 2021

Creative Artiste #76 October 2021

 This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down for my Crafts Galore Encore Christmas card.

 ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations, we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered the challenge last month. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

I'm not quite ready to welcome Autumn so I've made a tag in pretty summer colours.

The tag measures 4"x 7" (10 x 18cm). I started by covering the tag with a thick layer of texture paste. Before the paste dried I pressed a bottle top into it to create a random pattern.

I then used Caran D'Ashe Neo water-soluble wax crayons (Thank you Pam) and water to colour the tag.

I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade to colour some baby wipes and left them to dry. I then die-cut layers of petals and stitched them together to create the flowers.

I coloured a piece of card with orange, yellow and pink acrylic paints then die-cut a Cheery Lynn flourish and an angled piece of card for the sentiment. I tucked a piece of string into the arrangement to finish off.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our October challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore October 2021

Well, September proved to be another exciting month as we welcomed a new baby, our fourth grandchild, to the family. A beautiful little girl arrived all pink and shiny and our little princess is happy now that she's not outnumbered by the boys, ha ha.

But, before I sneak off for another Nana cuddle ...

 .... there is a new challenge starting today at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with September's challenge. The winners have been announced on the challenge blog. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. There is a full list of rules on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor this month is:

I have made my first Christmas card of 2021.

The card is 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm). I used red card for the base layer and to mat the circle. The papers are from an old Papermania Christmas collection.

I used the Pony Christmas digi and coloured it with my Copics before die cutting the circle.

I printed the sentiment on the computer, cut it in a banner shape and layered it onto red ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons. I also used the ribbon to make a matching bow.

I embellished the card with some holly die-cuts and a poinsettia. I finished with some green gems.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using Hetty Clare Art images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the October challenge.

Scroll up for my Creative Artiste challenge post to see a colourful mixed media tag.

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday, 3 September 2021

Creative Artiste #75 September 2021

Well the summer was fun packed and we managed a little holiday and lots of lovely days out. We also celebrated a little princess's birthday and a big princess's engagement! Like I said, fun packed. But it was back to school for the little princess yesterday and back to routine for me. Fortunately it's the weekend tomorrow so we can readjust to the changes slowly. 

Meanwhile ....

  ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations, we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered the challenge last month. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

I have made a canvas this month to show you. The canvas measures 12"x 9" (31 x 23cm). 

I started by stamping with the text stamp Vintage Note from Stampendous then I added some texture paste through stencil #17 by AALL and Create. Next I played with some DOX Reinkers and water. I used Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. I kept blotting the colours with a cloth until I was happy with the blends.


Once dry I added strips of lace from my stash and three flowers using the Inkylicious Oriental Poppy stamp on watercolour card. I used the Spiced Marmalade Reinker with water to colour them. These were all fixed to the canvas with Matte Gel.


I finished the canvas with an old Bee Crafty word stamp Faith and darkened the edges with black ink.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our September challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Crafts Galore Encore September 2021

That was a busy and fun summer. The time just flew by and the weather was kind to us too, including for the little princess's birthday. The trampoline was apparently the best birthday present ever and has kept our little girl amused all summer. All good things come to an end though and tomorrow is back to school.

But before then .... 

 .... there is a new challenge starting today at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with August's challenge. The winners have been announced on the challenge blog. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. There is a full list of rules on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor this month is:
who are offering two digi stamps from their store to our lucky winner.

I have made a 7"x 7" (18 x 18cm) card to show you.

I did my usual thing with a Copic pen to create the pink backing for the card base. There is a layer of pearlescent card behind the pretty paper from an old LOTV pad which I cut in different widths to fit across the card.


I chose to use this lovely image called For You and coloured it with my Copics. I trimmed it and mounted it on card coloured with a matching Copic.


I added a stamped sentiment and finished the card with some some pink gems.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using All Dressed Up images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the September challenge.

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday, 6 August 2021

Creative Artiste #74 August 2021

A lot of the current Covid restrictions are due to be lifted in Wales this month. Booking is still essential for most of the local family attractions in order to keep numbers of people mixing to safe levels. As the weather is predictably rainy this weekend I'm just going to look online at activities to amuse our little princess.

Meanwhile ....

  ....Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations, we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered the challenge last month. Your projects were all fabulous and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

This month I have done some colouring with a difference.

This is a small canvas board. It measures 5"x 7" (13 x 18cm). I scribbled all over it with Crayola wax crayons. I then used my heat tool to melt the wax colours. I used a clean dry cloth to rub over the melted wax and went back over some areas while the board was still hot to add more colour and reheat.

I used a white Posca pen and Aall & Create stencil #87 randomly over the canvas. I added some extra details and lines with the with the white pen and a black Posca pen.

I then splashed some gold acrylic paint randomly all over the board.

I decided to fill in the larger stencilled circles and used Versamark and Aged White Frantage to do this.

The canvas reminded me of how scattered my brain has been recently so I added a suitable stamped sentiment with foam pads.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our August challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges: