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Sunday 20 March 2022

Single Page Lay-out: Pear Tree Treasures Design Team Project

This is now the third of four glorious projects created with Carta Bella Farmhouse Market collection. Not sure how many products are left of this line at the Pear Tree but if the first 2 projects didn't inspire you to want it maybe this one will! You can find what is left by following this LINK.

Single Page Layout: Extra products used was gesso/modeling paste with stencil for background texture (see separate photo), sewing and border punch; gems




Close up of the background! Using white gesso or modeling paste creates such wonderful texture and elegant back drops on a white background without taking away from that white space.

Give it a try! 

Products used and links:

Modeling Paste; Palette Knife; Stencils

Monday 14 March 2022

Sweet Sunshine- March Stick it Down Challenge

 Next to crafting, gardening is my next favorite thing. Well maybe not so much the act of gardening but the creating of planters, watering and watching it all flourish would be the most favorite part! 

Summer 2021 was a spectacular garden season and I would have to say the butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, dragonflies fully agreed! 

The layout is featuring a lovely butterfly getting its feast from the hydrangea tree.

Sketch: Stick it Down March Single page challenge

Products: Simple Stories Simple Vintage Lemon Twist and it's embellishments



Sunday 6 March 2022

Set of Thank you Cards and GIVE AWAY!

Here is Take 2 of the projects created from the fabulous Carta Bella Farmhouse Market collection as part of the Pear Tree Treasures Design Team.

There are 4...yes 4! great projects created from this line so travel over to scoop up the products to play along. The collection can be found HERE (not sure how much will be left by now)

This project is a cute box of Thank You Cards made using the paper line, stickers and the tag die.

The give away is the Tag Die! I used it only once to create these cards and really want to gift it to one of you. Please go over to Pear Tree Facebook Community Page for more details. If you are not part of the community yet then jump aboard the gravy train of fabulous members and projects. It is called The Treasure Trove by Pear Tree Treasures.

 And yes I created the little box because, why not!

Here is the process for that:

Thanks card set with box: Used Carta Bella Tag Die set; Cards 3 ¼ x 5- set of 5

To create a card box follow the steps below:

  1. Measure your envelopes

  2. Box Base will be 2 ¼” above the size of your envelopes; score each side at 1”

  3. Cut the ends as shown

  4. Fold and varnish score lines and glue ends together

Box top you will follow exactly the same steps BUT you will add another ⅛”  to the measurements.


Envelopes 4x5

Box base will be 6 ¼” x 7 ¼” and you will score 1” on each side

Box top will be 6 ⅜” x 7 ⅜” and you will score 1” on each side

Example photo:



Here is the give away:

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Underwater Sea- Mix Media Project

This was a fun project to make, one that continued to change into something unique and one of a kind.

All I knew was I wanted to create a cube. The rest came from playing with mix media products.

4"X 4" cube made from chipboard
Many mix media products including: mould shapes of sea items (used prima mold and molding clay); finnibar products such as paints, waxes and sparkles; distress inks; gesso

Chipboard Shapes: Never stop exploring
Paper: Authentique Voyage
Stencil: By the Sea
Short Video for project walk through HERE