Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Button Tree

I thought I had posted this last year but have only just found it in draft, I still think it worth posting.

Chloe my granddaughter was at my house last week, she loves crafting with me and I with her. I am feeling sad at the moment as my 84 year old mum passed away on the 9th April. Well to help me Chloe made me a wonderful button tree, I happened to show her a picture of one that I came across on Pinterest.http://www.simplydesigning.net/kids-craft-button-art/
This is her version

Mixed Media

Blogging has been difficult over the past couple of years, a lot has been going on in my life, family and health problems.
I have found myself distracted and unable to concentrate, but one thing that has helped me is mixed media. I found myself looking on YouTube at 3am (when I should have been sleeping) and then following mixed media artists on their blogs.
The help and inspiration has been fantastic.
I am now addicted to art journals, challenges, blogs and YouTube channels and loving it.

This is a layout from 'Pick A Stick' challenge a closed group on Facebook. It is a monthly challenge and this is January's.

Another group I belong to is Mike Deakin's, who has been a great inspiration, Mission Inspiration. This is also a Facebook group and has a monthly challenge.

In the future I hope to blog my various mixed media projects.

Saturday, 4 April 2015


I have created another blog at  trishandartychaos.blogspot.com called Artychaos. There are several reasons for this, one being that I had been away from blogging for so long that I had forgotten how to post to Chloecards and created  a new blog Artychaos. Secondly I have now become very keen on learning as much as I can about mixed media and sharing some of the projects that I create. I  hope that my followers on Chloecards will continue to look me up on Artychaos.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Long time gone

Hi again it has been soooo long since I posted on my blog, all has not been well but hopefully that is about to change. I hope to keep upto date and have lots of crafty bits to share.

Saturday, 9 November 2013


After a long time away from blogging I thought it was now time to return. There are many reasons why I have not been here health and family being the main ones. I have also recently returned to my love of scrapbooking and various paper crafts.

 One of the many projects I have in mind is working with mix media. I have done some research - using the internet, YouTube and an online workshop and now feel ready to embark on some artistic projects as well as keeping up with making cards and my scrapbooks.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hunky Dory Cards

I have also started card making again - here are some examples of cards made using the freebies in the Hunky Dory magazine.
I just love the quality of Hunky Dory Card and Toppers.

Five Birthday Cards


It has been so long since I blogged, hopefully that will change.

The year 2011 was so eventful and not in a particularly good way, but a New Year and I am determined to have a positive frame of mind and do all the things I have been putting off doing.

I have already made a start with the scrapbooks - looking at all the photographs has taken me days but
finally the choice has been made and the first page started. 

Here is a sneak peak at one of the photos chosen - me Kayaking in 1986

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Baby Cards

I have been asked to make some cards for new born babies. These are the two styles that were chosen.

These were made using 'Little One' stamp set from Stampin Up and the sentiment from a set given to me so I don't know the maker.

The waterfall cards were made using my Cricut machine and files from SVGcuts, a great website.

First Holy Communion

Recently it was my Granddaughter's First Holy Communion and this is the card I made for her.
The photograph is not great (I must take some classes in photography). I used the bigshot and a cuttlebug embossing folder to embosss the flowers.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Father's Day Card

Second post today and it is for my Dad. Yes it is a Father's Day Card.
I have used SVG cuts file and my Cricut machine.
Dad is registered blind so I have tried to make the card quite simple but tactile.
Happy Father's Day are cutouts and raised letters and the enjoy is a metal brad.


It seems an age since I updated my blog, no excuses just that I have been AWOL but am now back and hopefully will keep the blog upto date.

Here are two of my latest cards. The first one is a thank you card for a wedding invitation received a couple of weeks ago. The card has been sent but you can believe the kind of life I have been having just lately - I sent it without signing.
Consequently I had a phone call asking if I intended to accept the invitation, we laughed when it was realised what I had done.

I have used the Hougie board to make the diamond pattern on the front of the card and the image is from Shoes In Bloom CD from Ooh La La Creations. I made the flower using an SVG cuts file on my cricut machine.

The second card is for a friends birthday, she loves oriental so I think this card is very appropriate.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

And the Year Goes On

Hopefully things are now going to get better...
One can hope.

After an awful scare - I was taken ill in M&S (cannot thank the staff there enough) and having lots of tests at the hospital I have been given the all clear, so we can now carry on.

I love SVG files and using my Cricut machine to cut them out, (more about that later). So I have been busy today making an exploding box for my sister.

I used double sided papers from K & Company - Wild Raspberry Speciality Paper.

I downloaded the exploding box files from SVGCuts, which is a fantastic website, Leo and Mary are so helpful and provide lots of inspiration through tutorials and freebies.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring is in the air

It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and the daffodils are looking great. So here is a bright spring a card to go with the day.
I used Hot Off The Press papers, the colours are so cheerful I love them.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

One for Three!

Here is a card I really enjoyed making, it is inspired by three challenges.

The topper is made with five different stamps,
a block of text for the background
Bella Panels Dragonfly
A butterfly - Stampin Up embossed with Joanna Sheen Patina Gold EP
Bliss - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Anna Griffin

The three Challenges are:
Cupcake Challenge 'Up in the air'
One stop Challenge 'Clean and Simple'
Quirky Crafts Challenge 'Sketch'