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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Autumn canvas by Chris Cresswell


Evening Crafter's

Chris is on the blog tonight with a fantastic Autumn canvas 









Hi everyone, Chris Cresswell here with my Autumn Canvas, using some of the scrummy products in this month's Goodie Box: Changing Seasons. 







 I chose to use a square 8" X 8" canvas, ready primed. I drew and painted a pumpkin shape to fill most of the surface but allowing for embellishments around the perimeter.



 I first sprayed the canvas, mainly around the edges and corners (including the sides), using Prima Colour Bloom sprays, choosing Autumnal colours. I added a beautiful, pink shimmery spray that was included in an earlier Goodie box! Once dry, I dabbed Distress Oxides through the fabulous leaf pattern stencil that's included this month. 



 Next, I chose some of the papers and tags to create a collage of images to fit the pumpkin. I love these tags! The burlap was perfect for the stumpy stem. I remembered to ink all the edges first! 



Now, it was just a case of choosing from the gorgeous selection of goodies to add embellishments and position them to create balance to the whole, overall image. I just adore those little resin leaves which I painted first before adding some acrylic glaze over the top. The little button pumpkin was a lucky find in my button box! I defined the perimeter with a Distress crayon: Rusty Hinge, blended in with my finger. 


 I wasn't happy to leave it at this point. I knew it needed something else. The sheaves of corn were perfect for added colour and defining the focal image. I also added some die-cut flourish leaves I had in my stash. Finally, using the little card that comes with each of the Goodie boxes, I cut out the title and the website name! And there you are. I love it! I hope it has persuaded you that you NEED to buy these Goodie boxes.  



Until next time...

This is how I put it together, but there are more photos and details on my blog if you're interested: https/loopsandlines.blogspot.co.uk

Oooh I love this can from Chris, so many elements and details to look at and clever idea to draw the pumpkin.

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers .

Thanks for looking 

Jules xx 










Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fall Tag with Katie Lamb




 Evening Crafter's

Well this project is very apt today as the leaves where certainly falling and blowing all over the place!!





Our Team have been busy with the Changing Season Goodie Box an Katie is back tonight with a Fall Tag, She has added some Pine cone stamps and a Fall greeting.






  • Take a blank tag and cover with gesso
  • Once dry spritz with water and sprinkle over Yellow orchid Brusho Powder


  • Let the first layer dry and then apply clear modelling paste over the top using the leaf stencil
  • Next add Rose red brusho powder and use a paint brush to guide the ink into the centre of the tag
  • Next glue the two large silk leaves to the centre and add a few sprigs of wheat over the top.
  • Stamp out two pine cones onto card stock, cut them out and glue to tag

  • Add a large flower and words of your choice.

I love how rich this tag is and how the embellishments have been placed centrally, fab work from Katie.

If you would like to see more from Katie please check out her blog 

We would love you to leave a lovely comment to support our designers

Thanks for looking

Jules xx



Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumn Shaker Card by Katie Lamb

Evening Crafter's

So we are back with some inspiration for using your October Changing Seasons Goodie Box.



Katie is first up with this fantastic shaker card, She added her own Sequins & Beads with a foam sentiment.

  • Cover a 6 x 6 card with patterned paper.


  • Cut out a strip of patterned paper and adhere to the card centre.
  • Cut out another layer and add a fancy edge to the bottom using a die cutter
  • Using a nesting die, cut out 3 circle frames from craft foam and glue them together

  • Next cut out a circle from card and acetate, Glue the craft foam circles to the base and fill with sequins and beads before adding the acetate over the top. Cut out another circle frame from patterned paper and add to the top off the shaker box
  • Paint the wood wreath with orange acrylic paint and once dry adhere it to the top of the shaker box.
  • Add paper flowers around the frame and a piece of dried lemon


  • Add beads to the centre of the lemon slice.,
  • Finish by die cutting a sentiment out of craft foam.

What a fabulous use of the embellishments from the box to create this stunning card, its really one to recreate. 

If you would like to see more from Katie please check out her blog https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk/

Please support our designer and leave a lovely comment.

Thanks for looking 

Jules xx 



Just added some NEW Christmas embellishments to our Treasure Trove, check them out HERE!


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Sparkle Scrapbooking Page by Sandra

Evening folks, well where did that weekend go, did you do everything you wanted? I sure didn't get everything done (again!!!)  :) :)



Sandra is back, with another cute 6x6 scrapbooking page using the Tweet Tweet Goodie Box 







  • Start by adhering a piece of designer paper to the grey board, and ink the edges with brown ink.
  • Coat designer paper with clear gesso en let it dry completely. If you want, you can use a heat tool for that.
  • Add some gelatos to the centre of the paper and spray some water on it. Rub it out with your finger to the area you want.
  • After drying, add some texture with a script stencil and some modelingpaste.
  • Separate the bird from the Wooden Bird flower, and cover both pieces with embossing ink. Pour some Frantage embossing powder over it and melt it with the heat tool.


  • Add a strip of double sided adhesive and wrinkle a strip of fabric. 
  • Adhere the embossed flourish on the page, and add some sisal.
  • Mat the picture with some green designer paper and adhere over the bottom part of the flourish.
  • Adhere the bird on the lower left corner of the picture.
  • Add two pink flowers on the lower right corner.
  • Adhere the leaf charm, the metal leaves and a resin bird, and finish it off with some sparkle gems.



So beautiful with a shabby chic feel. I love that fact the material have been cut and gathered and the little wooden bird has been cut, adding the Frantage is another lovely idea.

We would love it if you can leave a comment to support our designers.


More can be seen from Sandra on her blog http://crea-sandra.blogspot.com 

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx


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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Shabby Chic Birdie Wall Hanging by Teresa

Hello Crafter's 

Its been a busy day here's sorting a photographing products for the new part of the website, the Treasure Trove, we would love you to stop by and have a look, link is at the bottom of the blog. 



We have another fabulous post from Teresa tonight, with more inspiration on using your Tweet Tweet Goodies Boxes. 

Shabby Chic Wall Hanging

1. Cut one of the pieces of grey board into four squares, these will form the base of each panel.
2. Cut the woodgrain patterned paper into 3 inch squares and distress the edges with a paper distressing tool before gluing onto the greyboard panels. Use Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to add a little colour around the edges.


3. Choose some contrasting papers and cut pieces to layer over the wood grain. Distress the edges as before then glue in place.
4. Colour the resin embellishments with alcohol inks to age them.
5. Attach the embellishments along with some of the pretty paper flowers to each panel. I used some wire to create a 'swing' for one of the birds to sit on).
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6. Add some sentiment stickers




7. Use the ribbon from the packaging to create the hanger.




I absolutely love the wall hanging using the resin embellishments and the shabby chic feel from Teresa, its fabulous I am sure you will agree.

We would love it if you can leave a comment to support our designers.

More from Teresa can be found on her blog - http://thefatcactus.co.uk

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx





Friday, 22 September 2017

Tweet Scrapbooking page from Sandra

Hello Crafters 

And we are into the weekend, hope you have some crafty fun planned!!!

Sandra has her first ever project today and its a stunning                                                      6x6 scrapbook page made the Tweet Tweet Goodie Box.


  • Ink the edges of the greyboard with dark brown ink.
  • Trim the designer paper slightly smaller than the greyboard and adhere on top.
  • Mat the pictures on some green designer paper.




  • Create some texture with a stencil and some modelling paste and colour on top with gelatos after drying the paste.
  • Glue some sissal on top of the colored area.
  • Adhere the pictures to the panel, over top of the sisal.
  • Add flowers, charms and sparkle gems, and add a resin birdcage in the upper left corner.




The finished page.




Such a pretty page from Sandra, with some lovely photos of her daughter.

More can be seen from Sandra on her blog http://crea-sandra.blogspot.com 

Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Design Team and Metallic Mixed Media Panel by Teresa


Good evening Crafter's.

I am so excited to introduce you to our brand new Design Team, each month they will be bringing you inspiration on crafting with your goodies boxes and  maybe even some other products from Artful Days ;) 



Chris our resident designer


Hello! I am Teresa and I live in Staffordshire, England with my partner, my daughter and her partner and our two cats! I have been crafting in one way or another for most of my life and started card-making around 12 years ago. I decided to start blogging a few years ago, and this led to me being invited onto a couple of design teams. I love to think outside of the box, and have fun trying out new products and techniques. I enjoy altered art, journalling, and mixed media, as well as card making. When I am not covered in paint and glue, I love to get outside and enjoy the countryside. I am an avid photographer, always looking for interesting details or beautiful plants to photograph. 


Hi my name is Sandra, and I live in the Netherlands. I am married and we have 2 daughters. I have been crafting all my life, and scrapbooking since 2009. Recently I discovered Mixed Media scrapbooking, and I absolutely love this. I also love to make mini-albums, and enjoy coloring with my Copic markers as well. 


Hello, I am Katie, based in the UK and I am a mixed media artist, well i try my best :). I was a Guest Designer for Artful Days last year and I really enjoyed the challenge of creating with different products that I wouldn't normal think of using.

And then of course there's little old me and I will be popping up with a project or two.
 


We shall be seeing lots of projects over the coming months, but first up on tonight's blog is Teresa with a fabulous Metallic Mixed Media Panel using this months Goodie Box Tweet Tweet. 

1.Glue a piece of patterned paper onto the grey board panel. Take some scraps of scrunched tissue paper from the packaging and glue in place with Mod Podge around the edges for texture.

2. Use mica sprays in black, gold, blue and purple to cover the panel allowing certain areas of the background pattern to show through. Keep spritzing until you are happy with the effect.



3. Paint the wooden embellishments and fabric flower with a coat of black gesso and allow to dry.



4. Arrange the embellishments on the panel and glue into place with all purpose glue once you are happy with the placement. Add some of the little texture stones and a sparkle gem and carefully apply black gesso to these too. 


5. Use more mica sprays and gilding waxes to highlight the texture and shapes of the embellishments.



6. Add a sticker sentiment to finish.




I am sure that you will agree a stunning first piece from Teresa.

We would love it if you can leave a comment to support our designers.

More from Teresa can be found on her blog - http://thefatcactus.co.uk

There is still a small amount of Septembers boxes left, please visit the store on www.artfuldays.co.uk 

Teresa has kindly made us an unboxing video so you can have a quick look at the contents:) 


Thank you for looking 

Jules xxx