Thursday, 26 May 2016

Face of time

 Long time no blog.

Getting my business running right and life in general has gotten in the way of my crafting, but I did make time to make this piece.

I call it Face of time.

I have used a lot of different products to make this canvas and had a really good play, trying out colours and textures and techniques that I have never tried before.  I pretty much just winged it and let what happened happen.

This is one of my  favourite parts, the appliques I have been hoarding with the cogs.  I lean towards Steampunk and try not to just stick cogs any where, but they really seamed to fit with the piece and the theme  TIME.

I was so happy that this crackle effect worked.  I wasn't sure it would or if I had used enough of the Decoart Media Crackle Glaze.

Loving the textures here.  My first time using clay balls, which I made myself a while ago.  A lot of the colour here comes from the DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold paint that I used.

I was inspired to make this canvas by a challenge over on Andy Skinners blog The theme for which is time.  I have incorporated time with the use of a Tim Holtz weathered clock die cut and gears.

I want to make another one that is some how flower themed.  Not sure how that is going to look yet, but I am sure I will have fun finding out.

Happy crafting to you all.


P.S  I created a video showing the process of how this was made

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Getting up to date

I'm such a bad blogger.  I'm trying to Blog or Vlog or both at least once per week in 2016 and so far I haven't managed it.  I will keep trying though.

I ended up creating a separate Blog for my Vlogs to go on as not all of them will be craft related.  It is called The Serial Camera Dodger if you want to check it out.

So far this year I have managed to make 3 tags.  One paper and  two MDF and I have started on a new project called He-Bot and She-Bot.  I'm doing a series of videos on the building of the two of them, so I will be creating a new tab on here so that you can find them easily.  I will turn them into a play list when they are completed, so that any one who wants to try later on can find all of the videos easily.


What else do I have going on craft wise?   Tina and I have planned out a number of videos showing you all a bunch of different things that you can do with pieces from Fernli Designs in the form of tutorials.  Some will be experimental like our first video, so keep an eye out for the Ti-Ny Crazy Crafters :D

I'm itching to make mini albums.  I have at least 3 in my head along with some beginners videos that I want to launch. So many ideas right now and so little time.

So that is what I have managed so far this year.  Hopefully I can keep up the pace and have plenty to show you.

Time to get back to it all


Naomi x

Friday, 8 January 2016

Facing fears

I have always done my best to avoid being in front of the camera, but I plan to change that this year with a series of VLOGs

Welcome to my first one which tells you a bit about me and my crafting.

Thanks for stopping by.


Naomi xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Snow cube

It's that time of the year again where a lot of us are running around trying to work out what to buy as gifts.

This year I am going to try to make as many as possible and some of my friends and family might be getting their gifts a little early as I will be making them decorations and I would like for them to get some use this year,

The first gift that I made is this one.  This tag binder can be used for so many things from to do lists, to a calendar, to a mini album.

Here is a tutorial on how to make it.  You can get the tag and the embellishments (but not the ring binder) that I used from Fernli Designs.

The second gift that I have made is also my latest DT make for Fernli Designs.  This is the Snow Cube.  I love this project and I have ideas for loads more.

Here is a video explaining how to make one yourself and showing more views.

I hope you like them.

I'm off to play some more.  Thanks for looking.


Naomi x

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sharing some love

If you are a follower of my blog you may have seen me mention Fernli Designs a time or two.

Fernli Designs are a family run business that offer a gorgeous range of laser cut MDF embellishments and storage options.

Their products are beautifully cut and they offer such a wide range, that there is bound to be some thing for every one.  I'm quite an eclectic crafter, but I still find myself using their products on pretty much every thing I make, from mixed media, to scrapbook layouts, to cards and my construction pieces.

Fernli Designs has a great Design Team and Guest Design Team.  So if you get stuck for ideas of how you can use items that they sell, take a look on their  Facebook group  where there is also a monthly give away or visit their blog for more great tips and ideas and information on the current challenges that they have running.

Now for the LOVE

If you place an order with Fernli Designs that is over £25 not including the P&P you can use my special discount code to get 10% off of your order.  You can only use one code per order/basket.


I will put this code in my side bar so that you can find it easily in the future.

Time for me to go get crafty :)


Naomi x