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Tandiart Fairies


I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some digital downloads from Tandiart, created by the very talented Sylwia Gryczuk.

I had a canvas bag that I was keeping for altering and Sylwia’s fairies were just perfect ❀️

I did an image transfer, using Finnabair soft gloss gel by Prima and then added paint and some doodles πŸ˜ƒ

I really had fun creating this project, especially with the digital download.

If you would like to your hands on some beautiful artwork go to Sylwia’s etsy store

And check out Sylwia’s other social media sites on Facebook, Pinterest and

Here is a few photo’s of the bag

I used the wonderful paint from Daily art and some gesso from Prima, I made the flower from the Tim Holtz large tattered florals die coloured with distress paint and some vintage lace, gifted to me from my friend Karen ❀️

Thank you Sylwia for the chance to play ❀️❀️


Finnabair workshop ❀️


I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend the Finnabair workshop hosted by Kate at Create with Kate in Tourmakeady.

Here is a couple of photos of my projects, one of which still needs a photo (wish my printer would play ball ☹️)

We had a lot of fun getting messy and sparkly, A lot of giggles and laughs, everyone’s projects were amazing !❀️

If you ever get the opportunity to attend a Finnabair class do it, Anna is an amazing teacher 😍

Thank you for stopping by,

Hugs xx

Challenge Food and/or Drink


Hi back again with another challenge entry for

I made a card with Tim Holtz crazy cats, love them πŸ˜ƒ, and the fish is from an old stamp set by creative expressions, the jar is a die cut from echo park.

I really love the expressions on these cats faces πŸ˜ƒ.
I colour them using the distress markers and used the coordinating die set to cut them out.

The dies are brilliant as they cut really close to your stamped image! ❀️

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter xx

Easter time


Hi all, just having another play with Finnabair art alchemy paints. 

 I used some of the opal magic, violet and gold!

It’s like having two paint colours in one πŸ˜ƒ, on the black base it is gold………but on the wings where I used the white crackle paste, you can see the violet ( well I hope you can, cause I grunged it up a bit πŸ˜ƒ)

 I had a lot of fun altering this egg and I think I just might have make it a yearly thing πŸ˜ƒ

Thanks for stopping by xx

Bliss and Gesso.


Second post for today…….phew! πŸ˜…

This layout is for the March challenge over on More than Words challenge blog.

This will be the first time I have entered in this challenge, so here it goes! 

I used the White gesso make the wave and also to highlight the shells and stones and I think the bliss speaks for itself πŸ˜€ My kids and I just love to spend time at the beach ❀️

Thanks for looking x


Lucky star’s


Hi all, well I have spent the weekend crafting, I put my back out so I could do nothing else πŸ˜ƒ.

I’m going to bite the bullet and enter this 5 x 7 canvas into the Simon says stamp Monday challenge, which is to create with lucky star’s.

Here is my entry, 

I am very lucky to have these three bright smiling star’s.

Thank you for looking πŸ˜ƒ

A little mixed media play


Just wanted to share a little project I’ve been working on. I purchased a few of Finnabairs new Alchemy metallique paints and WOW!!!!! Love them! 

I have also used some of the mica powders, glass glitter platinum and black micro beads on the background.

The beautiful flaming heart is from Sandra Everstons, Relics and Artifacts collections.

I have also used bits and pieces of old jewellery to decorate the heart.

The background is made up of lace, texture paste, white gesso, mica powders and I have used Finns 3D Matt gel to glue everything down.


I have also used chipboard from snip art and Wycinanka.

Thank you for looking, going to have another play!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Tim Holtz, 12 tags 2016, FebruaryΒ 


This year Tim is mixing it up with the 12 tags. I have decided to join in πŸ˜€.

I don’t always have exactly what Tim has used but it’s all about the techniques and most importantly having fun!

This is my tag for February, I guess my thinking behind it is my love of travel and my hope for my kids to explore the world, and of course leave a bit of sparkle wherever they go!