About Me

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mixed Media 'Be the YOU'

Hi there!

This project started off as a one layer card and then my direction changed completely and the final result is a multi-layer mixed media project - and I enjoyed every minute of creating it.

I was inspired by this photo and used the colors in my project.


I used Distress Oxides for the focal image and the background canvas. The sunflower (CTMY stamp) was colored with prisma's after lifting some of the background color. Added some stenciling to both the focal image, and the background with modeling paste.  Stamped the sunflower image repeatedly on the canvas for continuation.  For texture and interest I layered corrugated board after painting with gesso and distress paint.  To finish off the sunflowers I added glitter glue and prills to the centers and lastly a burlap bow and tissue tape.

             Take It, Make It ChallengePlease take this badge if you are joining in our challenges

Let It Be

When I saw this digital image I just had to color it! 

The color scheme is from MFT Color Challenge and I used SN markers.  I wanted some texture so I used alcohol blending solution on the big, bold letters.

To finish it off, I added a butterfly die cut from Vellum as an embellishment.  I'm also linking this to Power and Spark Challenge

Pin-Sights 'Thanks'


The next two cards were inspired by Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge.  I am always so inspired by these and this month is no exception. 

I gold embossed Mondo Magnolia stamp on glossy paper which I colored with alcohol inks.  To finish off I added washi tape, gold splatters and metallic thread.  

 I'm also linking this so Simon Says Emboss ItJoy Clair and WOW!

Pin-Sights "Oh happy day!'

 I used Bold Blossoms and Bold Blooms dies,  glossy paper colored with alcohol inks, and adhered to Essentials by Ellen embossed card stock.  Popped up the flowers with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is gold heat embossed.

Thanks for visiting me today and have a wonderful week!

Zelda x

Sunday, June 11, 2017

You're Beautiful


I'm so happy to have had some time to craft this week-end and I have a few cards to share today.

My first card was made with a few challenges in mind.  The StampTV challenge this week is "Let The Music Move You" and the song which inspired me is "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.  Here is the link if you'd like to (watch and) listen. I'm also playing along at MSC Spark It Up Challenge and Power and Spark The June Bug Challenge

(Click to enlarge)

For the background I used a stencil and Nuvo Mousse and added a sprinkling of Gina K Prismatic Glitter (unfortunately the photo didn't pick all the lovely sparkle from the glitter).  The butterfly and sentiment are all Gina K Designs. 

Sketch Challenge

My next card was inspired by My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

Sketch Challenge 336 #mftstamps

When I saw the sketch I remembered this lace heart I had in my stash which I thought would be perfect for this challenge.  The sentiment is  MFT Complimentary Greetings.

Pattern Papers

The challenge at Cas-ual Fridays is 'Use Those Pattern Papers'.  Oh and don't we all have loads of them!!  And yet I don't often use them ....... 

I added die cuts from CF Linked Die and the sentiment is CF Casual Comfort.

Masculine Card

My last card for today is a Masculine card for SSS Monday ChallengeSSS Wednesday ChallengeDies R Us and HLS Anything Goes With Dies.

(Click to enlarge)

The background was created using the Faux Leather technique and it really feels like chamois leather!  I used the following dies:- Cheery Lynn Burlap die, Art C Feather dies, Sizzix Celebration Words. 

     Grab our Badge!            

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Zelda x

Sunday, May 28, 2017

3 Cards 1 Stamp set


I had fun playing with the gorgeous Concord and 9th Hello Lovely stamp set.

Here I gold embossed and colored with watercolors using Derwent Inktense pencils.

For the second card I used Spectrum Noir Markers and Prisma pencils,

and lastly white embossed and colored with Peerless Watercolors.

I'm linking this to the Floral Challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 and HLS Watercolor Challenge


Have a great day!
Hugs, Zelda x

Friday, May 19, 2017

Use A Quote

I'm very excited to be a guest at A Vintage Journey today and to share my Use a Quote project.  

I recently made this faux book card for my daughter's birthday and today's project is a matching box.  
I happened to have a suitable size box in my 'stash' but I needed to change the design to one with a hinged lid. I also added an extra layer of chipboard to the sides to make it sturdy.

Here is my completed project:

 I thought the quote was the perfect inspirational message for this project.
  I used the same patterned papers I had used in the card and selected matching card stock and embellishments.  The ribbon serves as a tab to lift the hinged lid.

Here is the inside:  

I distressed and inked all the edges and added lace to finish it off. 

The inside of the hinged lid.  

Once again all the edges were distressed and inked. I inserted a panel covered with satin material, added some lace and the two triangles of patterned paper which create a pocket.  A lace die cut border and pearls finished it off.

Here is a side view:

And a close-up.....

Thank you so much to A Vintage Journey for inviting me.  I enjoyed every minute of creating this for my sweet Kayleigh who turned 18 on the 18th May! Happy Birthday sweetheart ❤

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.
Zelda x

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You Color My World

Hi ....  a short post .....

A fun and colorful card using Distress Oxides, Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots and Reverse Confetti Dream in Color.  I'm linking this to Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge.

Short and sweet :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!  

I have two cards I'd like to share today.  First up ......

I used Brusho's for the background, stencils and the stamp is Close To My Heart.

I'm playing along in the following challenges:



I was inspired to color after seeing the Mod Squad Let's Color Challenge.

I used a combination of Copics, SN markers and Prisma pencils.  "Mom" is foiled, added a frame and of course some sequins.

To end off I'd like to share a pin I saw on Pinterest ......

Image result for quote for mom on mother's day

So true isn't it!  It really made me smile.

Have a wonderful day.
Zelda x

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Best Mom

Hello and Happy Sunday!

(click to enlarge)

My first card was made with Rubbernecker Daisy stamp and Oxide Inks (and loads of water!). I also added some Glimmer Mist for a bit of sparkle. 


I must thank my friend Angie who suggested I add this card to some of the challenges mentioned ..... thank you Angie!

Positively Negative

The challenge at Mod Squad this week is Positively Negative and here is my entry:

I used Gina K Designs Stamps and patterned paper, and Cheery Lynn Alison's Ribbon die (available at Gina K Designs).  

Thanks for looking - and stay positive (couldn't resist that 😉).


My last card today - for my dearest Mom who lives so far away.  

I used Crafter's Companion Ornamental Screen die, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Trio die, Flowers stamp and dies from Gina K Designs, sentiment stamp WPlus 9.

Thank you for looking and for your encouraging comments - they add sunshine to my day 😘

Have a wonderful week!
Zelda x

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Awesome Friend


I have a couple of cards and a tag to share today and I'll keep this very brief. First up is a card I made for Cas-ual Friday's Color Challenge.

I used Cas-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set and Friend die.

I'm also linking this to Simon Says Work It Wednesday and SSS Anything Goes.


Flowers and Hugs


My next card was inspired by Essentials By Ellen Pin Sights Challenge:-

I used Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea and Lovely Stamp sets, and colored with Zigs.
I'm linking this to SSS Anything Goes and Simon Says Work It Wednesday.

Be Different

And lastly I have a fun tag which I created for Rubber Dance Theme Challenge

For the background I used acrylic paints and an old credit card. Really fun to make!  Stamped the flowers and some quick coloring with Distress Inks... added a title and some twine and that's it.  Super quick and easy.

That's it from me today.  Have a great week!