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Live Deeply Another New Favourite

Live Deeply – Another New Favourite

March 21, 2020

The Live Deeply Collection of transfers has quickly become another new favourite. I was going to post that it was my new favourite and then I realized that I have more than one of those. The Feathered Friends Collection comes to mind. This one is the Live Deeply Collection – Octopus and I have used … Read more

Boots & Bling

Experimenting with Glitter – Boots & Bling

March 18, 2020

I wanted to try experimenting with glitter on chalk paste and what better transfer to try but Boots & Bling? It kind of sounds like it is calling for glitter. I had a board from the Board & Pillar Stand that was extra. I am going to use the stand with one of the house … Read more

A week of projects

A Week of Projects – Linda’s Visit!

January 24, 2020

A week of projects arrived with Linda. What fun! She had placed an order for the Absolutely Fabulous and Chill Out transfers, along with a couple of surfaces before she came so they would arrive while she was here. We knew we were going to enjoy chalking together. We didn’t know just how much we … Read more

No Hurries

Time for Christmas Presents!

January 3, 2020

It’s time for Christmas presents and what a wonderful time of year it is! Of course, I was going to make Christmas presents this year for everyone. The overwhelming majority got t-shirts but there were a few tea towels and throw pillows thrown in. Everything I gifted was inked. Inking is my favourite thing to … Read more

Joy in the Journey

A Christmas Present Made with Love

December 26, 2019

This one was so much fun to do and was truly a Christmas present made with love! When Heike saw the Joy in the Journey transfer in the catalogue, she felt it would have personal meaning for Don. She reached out to let me know she wanted to make a board for Don for Christmas … Read more

To All a Good Night

To All a Good Night – Trio of Trees

December 10, 2019

This year, Chalk Couture came out with a Trio of Trees. I loved them but wanted to make something a little more eye catching than the patterns that were on the Tree transfer. After looking at several variations of trees created by other designers, I stole some ideas and created 2 sets for this season. … Read more

Good Things Take Time

Good Things Take Time – A Quick Little Demo

November 30, 2019

This quick little demo of the Good Things Take Time transfer is a perfect example of why I love Chalk Couture so much! I had a friend drop by for coffee and when she looked around the room at all my chalk projects, she said, ‘I’m going to have to come over some time so … Read more

Couture ink on kitchen towels.

Couture Ink on Kitchen Towels – Tea for Two?

November 23, 2019

I can see my kitchen from my desk so of course I had to try Couture Ink on kitchen towels. I had made myself a set of tea towels with the Wicked Chickens transfer. I love them so much, I decided to do tea towels for some of my Christmas gifting. I am making all … Read more

Spellbooks

Spellbooks – Using Chalkology Paste with a Brush

October 31, 2019

Spellbooks were new for me this year and they were so much fun to make! It was my opportunity to practice using Chalkology Paste with a brush. It took a bit of learning to get the right balance of paste without dry brushing but 3 Spellbooks in, I got it. The tutorial I was following … Read more

Halloween Candy Tray

Halloween Candy Tray

October 27, 2019

This Halloween Candy Tray took me 4 tries to finally finish! Nothing ever trips me up but me and this problem is my biggest crafting challenge so you will hear me say it again and again when I am talking about projects – do not touch when wet. Use a tool to speed up the … Read more

Apothecary Bottles

Apothecary Bottles – A Lesson Learned

October 10, 2019

The first thing I made on glass were these little Apothecary Bottles. I found the bottles at Michaels and thought they would be perfect for the Halloween Apothecary Labels transfer. They were totally cute when done and filled with candy. All but one of them sold quickly. Then I brought the one home that did … Read more

Apple Pie

Apple Pie on Greyson Frame – Size Swiped!

September 17, 2019

Apple Pie on the Greyson Frame was my first attempt at the largest board, with the largest transfer, in multiple colours. There is a lot going on here and I was nervous even to start. The Greyson Style board has a design area of about 18 in X 24 in. The Apple Pie transfer is … Read more

Victorian Skull Pillow

Victorian Skull Pillow For Chae

September 12, 2019

I made this Victorian Skull Pillow for Chae for Christmas. She wanted this transfer on a t-shirt but I could not bring myself to make that. I think she is a little young to be walking around with skulls on her shirts. LOL! But a throw pillow for her room? That is a whole different … Read more

Wicked Chickens Tea Towels

The Tea Towels That Started it All – Wicked Chickens

September 9, 2019

These are the tea towels that started it all for me. While it was the Sugar Cookie transfer that caught my eye online, it was Wicked Chickens that sealed the deal. So they were the first thing I made with ink. I love them so much, I made a set for a friends cottage and … Read more

Butterflies for Lily

Butterflies for Lily – A Birthday Gift.

September 3, 2019

Butterflies for Lily was on schedule for today, I needed a birthday gift for her. She is just getting ready to move into a new bedroom so I knew I wanted to make something she would love for her wall. My sister had give me a box of old plastic frames and one of them … Read more

That Amazing Wood Tray

Amazing Wood Tray Repurposed

August 29, 2019

I found this beat up but amazing wood tray in our workshop this fall. I knew it was there but had forgotten about it because it was really rough looking, but super solid. When I realized the compartments fit my chalk supplies perfectly, I decided to try and clean it up. It turned out so … Read more

Live Life in Flip Flops

Live Life in Flip Flops – Summer Beach Fun!

August 10, 2019

Live Life in Flip Flops was the first project I did when I got Couture ink. I was dying to try the ink and knew a beach towel was the perfect surface. I found a big beach towel with a carrying case set and had the idea of inking a pair of flip flops on … Read more