Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Something Old, Something New

It’s a new month, so a new challenge at Noor! Design.  This month we’re working with the Something Old, Something New theme.  I’ve used the new MDF Berry Sweet set and the new strawberry die set for my something new, and the butterfly die set (one of my favourites) as well as the two leaf dies for my something old.


I painted the fine lace with two coats of gesso to give it a wrought iron fence sort of look.


And a close up of the flowers and leaves which I cut from scraps from the Botanical paper pad


Noor Design products used:
MDF Berry Sweet set
Botanical paper pad
Berry Sweet strawberry dies
Butterfly die
Vintage Flourishes Leaf die (2)
Vintage Flourishes Leaf die

Wild Orchid Crafts products used
25mm wild roses
Open Roses 15mm and 20mm
Cosmos Daisies
Hip rose buds

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Morning all, I’m dropping in with a super quick card that I made on the weekend, using another of the fabulous Shape Art templates from Noor Design.  The oval is new, from the latest release.  The sentiment is from the Baby Paper Art (also released this month).  I think the word is just so perfect for the picture.


Before removing the die cuts from the dies, I inked it up with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.


These little dies are just the right size to pop in amongst the flowers.


Flowers from Wild Orchid CraftsChrysanthemums, sweetheart blossoms, open roses, wild roses.


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Joy, Peace, Hope

I’ve been playing with some mixed media again, man I’m loving getting messy! Apologies that the photo is a bit skew-whiff, the project is rather large so I struggled to get it all in one shot (and straight too lol).  Hopefully I’ve done the post right so clicking on the photos should open them up larger for easier viewing.


This is another of those fabulous MDF sets from Noor Design.  I love how they take the paint and inks.

Right, so on to the close ups.  The sentiments are from a chipboard set I found in my stash, I can’t even remember buying them so have no idea where I got them from or how long I have had them.  Buried under all the flowers is a plastic snowflake ornament, and under that is the texture given by embossing with a snowflake stencil and also some die cut doilies (links at the end of the post).  I also added some metal snowflake charms for extra texture and can’t forget the angel wings (top right).  That mould I got off eBay is going to be one of my best purchases ever I think.  Once I had inked and sprayed I went around the edges, on the bells and also the angel wings with silver wax (Inka Gold by Viva).  The mini cones I picked up whilst out walking my doggies, just gave them a couple of coats of gesso same as the flowers.  I also blinged up the flowers and cones with Distress Glitter, don’t think it’s showing up very well though.

The inks are a mix of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Tattered Angels and my own mix using distress re-inkers and mica pearls (these worked a treat)

I joined the hearts using little mini album rings – that was a eureka moment I can tell you lol.


The middle heart.  Again I used one of those snowflake tree ornaments under the flowers.


No room on the little heart for the snowflake ornament, it would have swamped it.


I think you can see the wings on the top heart better in this shot.


I can safely say that I am addicted to Mixed Media Open-mouthed smile

Products used:
Noor Design:
MDF Essential Hearts
8 Point Die 
 Structure Paste
White Gesso
Ice Stars stencil

Wild Orchid Crafts:
Trellis Rose
25mm Wild Rose
Open Roses
Hip Rose Buds
Pearl and bead berry spray 
Seam Binding 

Thursday, 25 June 2015


Here’s a vintage Christmas plaque I made on the weekend using one of the new Essential Oval MDF plaques from Noor Design.  These are such great value for money and are a fab size too.
I made the flower using co-ordinating paper cut from a Tim Holtz die.
A chipboard bird, some die cut letters, bells, string, texture by using embossing paste and a Mask Art Ice Stars stencil (also from Noor) , lots of bling and job done.  You can see the stencil work quite nicely in the picture below.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Yo-Yo lamp winner

The winner of the Yo-Yo lamp is
Wendy Thompson
Congratulations, please email me your address so I can post your prize off to you
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