Tiny Dancer


Some The ScrapCake and Manor House Creations 'love' to share today.
For my layout 'Tiny Dancer', I have taken inspiration from the song by Elton John for my title.  Of course my  'tiny dancer' is none other than my delightful Miss E. This 'twirling' moment was snapped in the school yard - she was all dressed up as 'Queenie' the fairy for book week.

Three collections of The ScrapCake have been combined in the creation of this.  As much as I love working within the realms of one collection, I also love to mix and match it up as well.  Here I have used My Private Happiness, Sweet Childhood and Summer City. Lots of 'blooming' Manor House Creations loveliness as well some Twiddley mushroom love, and Prima fairy resin. 

I did have some fun creating a mixed media background - I played with a Twiddley 'chevron' mask, some texture paste, mists and gesso. Whilst I had the mists out, I also altered the Manor House Creations fantasy flower.  It started off as a pale green colour and I 'attacked' it with some turquoise mist.  It actually turned out a bit intense, so I softened the effect with some white gesso. 

I got scissor happy and cut out lots of floral blooms from the My Private Happiness paper and some chevrons from the Summer City paper. 

MHC Products: Darling, Petite Roses – Pink, Romance, Fantasy, Country Lane – Lemon, The ScrapCake Products: Sweet Childhood , My Private Happiness

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Warm Wishes

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Doodlebug Design Team Call 2013

2013 Design Team Call 
Do you want every new release from Doodlebug, big boxes of yummy coordinating products, create-a-card products and embellishments galore?? Do you have a love of color, all things cute and glitter? Then Doodlebug would be the perfect place for you!!  

Here is your big chance!  
Take your GlueArts products and Doodlebug paper, then create something stunning and you could be selected for their 2013 team!
Go here to apply:

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Welcome to Wednesday with Hero Arts!!

Happy Fall Wednesday!

Outside the leaves are turning, mums are blooming and the air has changed to crisp and cool to remind us of the new season.

Today is another project recap with previous GlueArts' designer Linda Albrecht, she shows how a flower stamp from Hero Arts can be used so beautifully!! Don't you agree??!!

Stay tuned for what is coming up later in the week, which will explain why we're recapping all these amazing projects!

Autumn Splendor Fall Wall Plaque
Designer: Linda Albrecht  

Glue Arts- Extreme Tac Adhesive, Glue Glider Pro, Ribbon Adhesive, and 3D Foam Blanks
Hero Arts Bold Blossoms Clear Stamp set
Melissa Frances Chipboard Backdrop
BasicGrey "Pyrus" collection paper, chipboard and Elements Alphabet Stickers, and Rub on
Staz On Saddle Brown Ink pad
Velvet Leaves
Berry sprig
Creative Cafe Gems
Small styrofoam pumpkin, cut in half
Sheer 1" brown ribbon
Vintage Lace and buttons

1. Cover the chipboard backdrop piece with patterned paper using the Glue Glider Pro with the ExtremeTac Adhesive.
2. Stamp flowers using the Hero Arts Stamp set onto colored papers, hand cut out flowers from papers, lightly sand edges then layer pieces using the 3D Foam Blanks.
3. Adhere lace onto the bottom of the backdrop using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive. Adhere buttons onto each end of the lace.
4. Cut a styrofoam pumpkin in half then adhere it to the the backdrop using the Extreme Tac Adhesive. Add wire curlies, velvet leave and stem.
5. Adhere berry sprig next to the pumpkin then add layered flower pieces using the D Foam.
6. Apply gems to flower centers and a few velvet leaves to the design in the patterned paper, as desired.
7. Punch holes at the top of the backdrop piece then add sheer ribbon for hanging.
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Scare It Up With GlueArts Accent It All

We know you may have seen this adorable ornament before, but we have a great reason for reposting this (besides the fact that its a great project).

We have something cooking up for the end of the week that include some of the GlueArts products listed below. Stay tuned to find out what we have in store for all of our loyal fans!!! Til then, enjoy these project recaps :)

Halloween is just around the corner!

And for our family that means a house full of Halloween decor inside and out!

Designer Andrea Budjack has created a spooky ornament that would look great on a black feather tree or hung perhaps from a chandelier! This is also a craft kids can join in on as well!

If you don't decorate for Halloween...then change it to Noel and make your own holiday ornaments to give as gifts and more!

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Boo Ornament
GlueArts Designer: Andrea Budjack

Glue Arts Accent-It All (black)
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glass Ornament - craft supply
Provo Craft Cricut Expression and "Storybook" cartridge
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon and trims
Polymer Clay/Charms
Martha Stewart - glitter
Vintage Tag - craft supply
Papertrey Ink - button and stamp (sentiment)
Fabric - craft supply


1. Cut out "Boo!" using Glue Arts Accent-It All and place onto ornament.

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2. Create charms from polymer clay and glitter following baking or use existing charms. Add string and insert into ornament, leaving the string long enough to attach to the top piece. 

3. Using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Square, stick each string to inside of top piece to secure. Trim excess string and put top piece in place.

4. Using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive, apply lace to top of ornament.user posted image

5. Stamp sentiment on tag. Add ribbon, tag, button and jute string to top of ornament.

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Manor House and The Scrapcake combined

The Scrapcake My Private Happiness collection was combined with a medley of Manor House Creations flowers - And what a beautiful combination they make! 

The happy inspiration for this project came about with the days getting longer and a touch milder in my part of the world.  We have just entered the second month of Spring.  Soon it may be warm enough to venture to the beach and enjoy some time chasing waves or in my youngest case, running away from them and at the same time squealing with delight.

Here she is doing what she loves best at the beach 

The My Private Happiness collection called for scrapping this happy memory.  The colours and floral elements spell spring and summer fun.
The large decorative decorative circle elements were hand cut from the 7" x 12" Creative Dreams. This creates a beautiful backdrop for the other hand cut elements and pretty Manor House Creations flowers.

A step by step for this project is available on the Manor House Creations Blog HERE

A few closer peaks follow:

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today.

Warm Wishes,

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