Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Art Journal - "Wine does that"

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Here's my latest art journal page.   I love the quote in this one and that's what the page was based around.  I have a stamp with this quote but it was too small for the journal page so I typed it up in Word and printed it out on Mixed Media cardstock. 

The wine bottle & glass image is from the Cricut "Summer in Paris" cartridge. The image number is #M41C6B and is included in Cricut Access

Hope you like it! Head over to my Facebook group - Cricut Explore and More -  for more "Cricut meets Mixed Media" projects.

Products used:

Happy crafting!  ♥

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bird Crazy Mixed Media project

Here's my Mixed Media project for this week. This is another double page spread from a re-purposed hard back novel.

As always I take a lot of inspiration from watching my favourite Mixed Media artists videos. This weeks project is based entirely on a project by Vicky Papaioannou. (My "Death before Decaf" project from last week was based on one of her projects too. I think I could watch her all day!)

If you look very closely you will see that under the painted layer is a Cricut Washi sheet from the Lia Griffith Woodland pack. Vicky often uses Tim Holtz tissue paper as her bottom layer. I didn't have any of that (ahem.... it's on its way though...) so I hunted through my stash so see what I could use that might be similar.

The Cricut Washi sheets were gathering dust (I find it difficult to find uses for it) so I thought I'd give it a try. It's self adhesive but I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to make sure it stuck really well. It dried a bit wrinkly (maybe too much medium) but I think it adds to the texture.

The birds are stamps from Tim Holtz (Bird Crazy) and the floral images are made using the Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil, texture paste and Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles and Shabby Shutters) applied with daubers.

The border (Around the Edge) and the sentiment (People... Not a Fan) are Dylusions stamps.

The painted background is done using Tim Holtz Distress paint dabbers. (Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio).

Here's a link to Vicky's fabulous video where she shows how to create her page.

Links to products used:
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Happy crafting!  ♥

Friday, April 13, 2018

Death before Decaf Mixed media project

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Here's my project for this weeks "Mixed Media Monday" over at Cricut Explore and More.

The stack of teacups is an image from Cricut Design Space.  The image number is #MB5DD69 and is from the "Dimensional Scenes - Tea & Cakes" digital cartridge. This cartridge is included in the Standard and Premium Cricut Access subscriptions.

The "Death before Decaf" sentiment is an SVG from Creative Fabrica.

My inspiration for this project came from two Mixed Media artists that I follow. The background is very loosely based on this video:

And the stack of teacups is inspired by this video:

Some of the products I used are listed below.

Dylusions Paint - Laidback Lilac, Crushed Grape and Melted Chocolate
Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic paint - Iris Potion
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint - Metallique Dark Velvet
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Walnut stain, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries
Sharpie Water based Extra Fine Point Paint pens - Black, White
Stickles - gold
Dylusions Stencil - Sugar Lumps Small

I didn't have a "coffee stain" stamp so I created my own circles by dipping a bottle cap into my
Dylusions Melted Chocolate paint.

Hope you'll drop into Cricut Explore and More to see our Design Teams Mixed Media projects. More of our members are also getting into the Mixed Media act too and are posting their projects.

You'll find us here:  Cricut Explore and More Facebook Group

Check out for most of the above supplies. Their prices are fantastic and shipping is fast. (Even to me in Australia!)

Happy crafting!  ♥

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cricut Cuttlebug Mystery boxes

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Two new Cuttlebug themed Mystery Boxes have just been released.

Both boxes contain lots of Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folders an dies.

You can purchase yours here: Cuttlebug Mystery Boxes

Both boxes are $39.99 each. One has a retail value of $99.67 and the other has a retail value of $125.87.

Use my Cricut discount code ⏩ NARELLE  ⏪to get 10% off your purchase and get free USA/Canada shipping. 

Cricut Access and Cricut Circle discounts also apply.  (You'll save a total of approx 30% if you get all discounts.)

Happy crafting!  ♥

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mixed Media card using Cricut made embellisments

I challenged myself to create a Mixed Media project using embellishments and stencils made from Cricut images and home made gesso and texture paste. Here's my project.  

Visit Cricut Explore and More Facebook group to see more Cricut Mixed Media projects from our Design Team.

Happy crafting!  ♥

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Cricut Sale for Access members

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Cricut has launched an Access Exclusive Sale running now through March 6th. This sale features $20 off Cricut Brightpad!

If you don’t have a Cricut Access subscription you can find out more here: Cricut Access

There are also great Non-Access deals such as: Up to 50% off Cardstock, Family Machine Bundles starting at $149.99 and Cricut Bags starting at $29.99. Here’s some links for you.

Make sure you use my Cricut discount code → NARELLE  ← to save 10% and get FREE shipping in the USA and Canada.

This is on top of Cricut Access discounts and Cricut Circle discounts. 

Happy crafting!  ♥

Saturday, February 17, 2018

CRICUT: Free Blocks card cutting file

I have a new Design Space card available over at my Cricut Explore and More Facebook group.

This is a dimensional card that folds flat to fit into an envelope.   It measures 4.25" x 5.75" when folded.  I have included a box envelope so that your card can included embellishments such as 3D flowers.

The cutting file is entirely based on a card and envelope video by Papercrafter45. It's worth giving those videos a watch to see how to assemble the card and envelope.  Don't forget to like her videos. There's no boring chatter to listen to... just great instructions. 😀


You'll find the cutting file in our "Free Design Space Projects" photo album.

This file is also available as a SVG.  You'll find that in our groups Google Drive.  Visit Cricut Explore and More for the link.

Happy crafting!  ♥

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