Happy Spring Time!

hiya guys. Sorry I have been lacking in the blogging world I just have not been crafting enough and doing anything interesting recently but hopefully I will be back into my crafting soon. I have have been busy doing a variety of crafts however for The Octopode Factory. Here is something I did recently

At the moment there is very generous spring time deal so go check it out. There is plenty of inspiration on the blog as well.


Roll up roll up!

Happy new year everyone! I know have been away for a while but I have had to change job etc and just not had time to blog. Hopefully things will change this year as I'm looking to set up a business in my crafts and still continue coming up with photographic projects. But at the moment working at Starbucks is just way too much fun. Anyways I was asked by lily of the octopodes factory to come up with a design with her new circus images.

I'm not a big fan of clowns but these are so cute! As usual I wanted to do something different to just a tag or a card so I designed a little circus train with the main focal point being the clown digi.

I made the paper myself using a red promarker then using brushed corduary and vintage photo stains. The extra circus themed images I got from pinterest on a selection of Victorian circus themed cut out toys for children.
At first I was not sure of the combination of the Victorian images and the octopode image but they work really well together. If you would like to purchase these images then please visit the octopode factory shop were all the digits are a very reasonable price.


Autumn & TOFF Fortnightly Challenge- Witches

Happy autumn everyone! I just love autumn it is my favourite time of year.The lovely crisp chill air in the mornings, the sun bursting through the autumn trees and warm nights coshying up on the sofa under a blanket with a hot chocolate. Yum!

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This week over at The Octopode Friday Challenge this weeks theme is Witches. I love Halloween and October so I was excited about this challenge. For this challenge I used the Gloomsville Witch digi to create my inspiration for the theme. I decided to do something a little different from a tag or a card or even a tea cup (see previous posts) and decided to paint a plate!

To paint the design onto the plate I printed the image to the size I wanted and traced over it with carbon paper underneath to transfer it onto the plate. It is amazing what you can do with even digital stamps. And it was just as simple as painting it in afterwards. 

It looked a little plain so I decided to add something round the edge along with a couple of cobwebs. After all it isn't Halloween without cobwebs! After it was heated it came out looking amazing!

There is plenty of other witchy inspirations from the rest of the design team so go check it out and enter your witchy creation whether it be a card or a tag or even a cauldron! (You never know) and you could be in with a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice from The Octopode shop.


Friday Challenge-eyes

So this fortnights theme for The Octopode Factory is 'eyes'. I decided to use the steampunk digis flowers and of course alfie. He is so cute and adorable.

To create the tag I used tim Holtz festive berry and brushed cordury distress stains for the background and also the crinkle ribbon at the top of the tag. The little stickers also came from the Tim Holtz ideology range as well. The paper on the tag was from a steampunk pad I can not actually remember the name of but I will look into it and let you guys know. I loved this theme and this has to be one of my favourite tags I have made.

If you head on over to The friday challenge blog you can enter your own eye themed card, tag or even something completly different to be in with a chance of winning 3 of the octopode digis of your choice! So go enter! There is pleanty of inspiration for you from the design team as well.