A Little Notebook for 13Arts

Hello my lovelies! I'm here with you today to share a little note book I have decorated for 13@rts.

I used the chipboard clock to create a sort of dream catcher.

The little book is sparkly and shiny thanks to lots of yummy micro beads and holographic glitter.

I also added my title "Dream & Believe" using the chipboard words and the little Cabochon and some paper "You and Me" to make the ampersand.

I really enjoy wotking with the Turquoise colours in the 13@rts range. This time I've teamed them up with the black gesso and I'm really happy with the results.

13@rts products used:

I hope you've enjoyed my creation. See you again very soon.

Art Journal Fix for VLVS!

Hello peeps, I'm here with you today to share a little video tutorial on "How I fixed my Art Journal" ...... yep fixed!

Long story. Anyway, it went really well. 

Viva Las Vegastamps used:

So sit back and enjoy the video.

A Little Card For Dusty Attic

Hello loveliness's! Fiona here with you to share my VERY FIRST Dusty creation!! Eeeeeekkkk a tad exciting!!! I'm just loving having a play with this gorgeous chippy and other products. So many possibilities!

I decided I'd make a little card inspired by this months mood board.

The blue tones in this board just spoke so much to me. I wanted to try out some of the Dusty In Colour to see how they applied. My intention was to make a weathered wood effect similar to what was in the moodboard. They were FABULOUS!! Great coverage, awesome colours and easy to apply from their little squeeze bottle. I am definitely a fan!

I also wanted to add some of the gorgeous Dusty in Bloom Collection. The Blue Bonnet flowers match in perfectly. I tweaked them ever so slightly with some Dusty in Colour Denim and some white Gesso.

And then of course there is the chipboard. The gorgeous blue winged feathers on the moodboard caught my eye immediately so I wanted to try and add that in some how. The perfect solution was to choose one of the Large Wings which I coated with different shades of blue, grey and white.

I also added a title or sentiment to my card from the Cherish Yesterday set. I wanted this card for a friend who is heading into new, exciting and big challenges in 2017 and I wanted her to remember that she is working hard for her future and so "Dream Tomorrow" was appropriate.

The background was created using one of The Dusty Attic stencils which I'm also totally in love with! These little 7"x5" stencils are so perfect for cards and this design suited the moodboard well.

The Dusty Attic Products Used:

That was so much fun! Thank you for sticking around and checking out my first post. I'll be back next month with some more creations for you xx

7 Dots Studio Tutorial and Cards


I am back with you in 2017 and to kick start the year I have a little tutorial for 7 Dots Studio.

I experimented with some geli plate printing using the "Hex" stencil and the clear stamp set from the "Cotton Candy Dreams" collection.

I choose paint colours to put on my geli plate that would coordinate with the papers. Mint green, mission brown and orange. The combination seemed odd but once I put it all together it came out great.

I made two cards. A tall one that I added some chipboard and die cuts to. I also stamped some painted images onto the card to compliment the stamped images from the geli printing.

And a short card that I also added some chipboard too but also stencilled onto with white paint and added some fussy cut hexagons from the 12x12 "Sugar Haze" paper.

Here is the video tutorial showing you the steps I took to achieve the patterns on the Kraft paper and vellum that make up some of the design of the cards.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.

7 Dots Studio products used include:

7 Dots Studio - Cotton Candy Dreams - Chipboard
7 Dots Studio - Cotton Candy Dreams - Clear Stamp Set

I'll see you all again very soon xx

Oh Deer! A Christmas Ornament for 7 Dots Studio

Well tomorrow we celebrate another Christmas day and a New Year is just around the corner. I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you who have supported me through my journey this year. It has been a whirl wind!

I am very honoured to finish the year up with this little last minute Christmas decoration. I love finding plain little pieces in stores at Christmas time and jazzing them up. This time I found a little reindeer in K-Mart for about $4.00. 

I dressed him up with some gorgeous 7 Dots Studio papers and elements and now he looks a million dollars!

To begin the makeover I glued on some paper from the "Writers Block" collection and then trimmed as much off as I could before filing down the edges to make it look nice and smooth. Ssshhhhhh I forgot to do the inside of his antler ..... no one will notice .. right? 

As you can see with the original piece it is wooden, so the surface was nice and porous. I used gel medium all over to glue the paper on. it worked a treat.

I added some glitter and white gesso to his face and antlers before starting to decorate his bodice.

Using a crocheted doily for the base, I built up some leaves and then a couple of stickers from the "Yuletide" collection and then a little piece of wood and some tiny pine cones.

I also added some stars from the "Writers Block" die cut elements.

Along with a chipboard bracket also from the "Writers Block" collection. I made a little pearl necklace with some gold wire and added that onto the deer to finish it off.

Finally I added the title "Christmas Day" from the "Yuletide" collection and the last coating of gesso and gold glitter.

I am really happy with this little makeover. It is a perfect addition to my Christmas decorations this year.

How are your decorations coming along. All done now or do you have some last minute pieces to create like me?

7 Dots Products used Include:

A Journal Page for 13 Arts

Hello! Well this is my last post for 13arts for 2016. What an amazing year it has been on this team. So many amazing opportunities have come my way and I have had the chance to get to know so many wonderful people who I now am proud to call my friends.

I wanted to create a journal page to celebrate my journey so far. My title is Dream, Magic, Believe. I truly believe that if you work hard and dream big, your dreams can become a reality.

I had so much fun playing with Olga's "His and Her" collection. it is my first real play with it and boy am I in love with the vintage look you can achieve from it!

 My background is made up from layers of  Rainbow Colors in both the  Black Duo and Brown. both of which compliment this vintage style perfectly. I also couldn't wait to try out the new Acrylic SPALSH! Ink in the Glitter Black. the photo's really don't do it any justice. this stuff is AMAZING!

13@rts products used:

Thank you so much to each and everyone of you for your support throughout the year. It has been amazing. I will most certainly see you all again in 2017!

I hope you all have a very safe and festive Christmas and New year. x

Christmas Wreath for 13Arts

Hello my beautiful arty people. Well it's that time of year when we all start our Christmas craft. I am a HUGE lover of my Christmas craft. I make at least half a dozen new things every year.

I often make a new wreath for my front door and this year I decided to go with a traditional Pine cone option. If you didn't have one of these you could use a Rattan Wreath. I adorned it with some of the most glorious foliage from the Christmas section on the 13@rts website.

The little Red Jagoda Berries are so perfect for this holly leaf spray. The red colour is just perfect and the little Pinecones finish the centre piece off just beautifully.

I also gave the pine cone wreath a little touch of  White Gesso. It looks a little bit like snow and gives the whole piece a more rustic feel.

I found that the Maple Leaves with the slightest touch of gold glitter the perfect filler for my spray but the main greenery I focused on was the Large Green Brocade Leaves. I enhanced them with some Shiny Powder in the green.

I am really happy with how it came out and can't wait to hang it on my front door. What Christmas craft will you make this season?

13@rts products used:

Ink Acrylic SPLASH! Glitter - Scarlet