Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mini Easel Box Card with Drawer and gift box

Made this little gift card for a friends 18th Birthday. The box has a little drawer for which you can put a small gift, not shown in the photo but I made a mini bottle with charms. It all lays flat and fits neatly into its own gift box.

Made from Centura card A4 from crafters companion, this is a 300gsm card and has a beautiful sheen to it. Covered with Santoro paper from the A4 paper pack. The key is from a die by Marianne cut from thick black card and layered up I usually cut about 5 of them then glue together with PVA glue. Then distressed with Buff it Gold paint.
The size of the easel box is 3 x 3 inches perfect for posting and a keep sake.

Happy Crafting
Made by Holly

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Spray inks and Rock Salt technique

I used numerous colours spraying randomly on 300gm watercolour paper,while wet I applied rock salt all over,then left to completely air dry,when dry, just brush the salt off ! so easy and so pretty :)

Little Sketch Book created by Pattie Bloomfield

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

I'm in!

Still not creating but will be soon as my crafting cabinets are almost sorted....I really can't wait to get back to it and make a start on our book pages.
This is just a little something to check I'm posting correctly :)  Happy Blogging

A Larger version of the Tea Box

Instructions below on the smaller version

Altered Yorkshire Tea Box

Tim Holtz distress ink,Walnut.
Centurian pearlised card (Hobbycraft or CC)
Bella Rosa paper pad 
UHU glue
Brown Promarker pen
Tim Holtz metal feet ( Hobbycraft or online shops)
Embellishments of your choice

I first cut down the 4 sides of the box so it laid flat allowing me to cover completely with the Centurian card,so the whole box is a blank canvas on the outside.then covered the outside again completely with the Bella Rosa papers.edged with brown Pro marker.

Then proceeded to do the same inside the box.
If you wish to fix tags or pages inside its a bit more complecated,I measured a piece of paper to fit the inside left of the box and concertina,d it this I stuck down leaving pockets for the pages to fit in ( see Pics) I glued them in.
The feet I used UHU glue to fix but you could use pins,I chose the easy way lol they are very firm .
I haven't put any measurements here as when you have the box in hand you will see how easy it is to simply measure,or you may decide to use a different box.
I am really pleased how sturdy this box turned out ! 

Made and Designed by Pattie Bloomfield

Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Welcome to the blog of This n That mixed media group, a group that is run on social media Facebook. So far we have 42 members, all are able to chat and share their art work. We are a happy group and some of the members meet up on a two weekly event, demonstrations are arranged for each group meeting. For those too far to attend the group offers a link up using Skype. I hope to be able to share some of the talented ladies art on this blog.