Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Fairy door wall decoration with chalkboard notice board Stage 2




Fairy door wall decoration with chalkboard notice board Stage 2


Hi Craft Addicts!

If you have read yesterday's post about how I made the fairy door, I am now going to go through how I made the rest of the notice board wall hanging.

Fairy door wall decoration with chalkboard blackboard section
I again painted the large notice board (it is 28cm x 19cm) with the black Pebeo Gesso acrylic paint on both sides allowing it to dry in between the 2 coats. 

Once dry, I decided where I wanted the fairy door to go and marked where the top would go and then stuck the chalkboard paper (blackboard) which is from the 12" x 12" pad from ColourBox.near to the top right hand corner leaving room round it to add the faux stitching using the white Graph-it Shake marker.

I then glued the Fairy door to the panel using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue as it really does the job of sticking it securely! 

I also stuck the 2 toadstools which I had previously decorated to the right hand side of it allowing the larger one to hang over the edge. 

I had a Fairy Twinks (from Tattered Lace) die cut already in purple mirri card and so added it to the fairy door so it looks as if she is going in. 

I also added a paper flower which I had edged in pink (and used the purple Nuvo Crystal drops in the centre) and a plain white mulberry paper butterfly to the right hand corner. I then added some black cord for hanging.

And there you are - one very pretty wall decoration which I think would make a lovely present.

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Fairy door itself














Products and items you may need to make the Fairy Door project


  • MDF Fairy door kit from Dreamees including the fairy door and toadstools)
  • Large MDF panel (you can get this from many different stockists)
  • Black Pebeo Gesso Acrylic paint
  • Violet flowers Peel off stickers from Craft Creations
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers
  • Butterfly topper from Hunkydory
  • Fairy Twink die from Tattered Lace 
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Blackboard chalkboard card from ColourBox (12x12in paper pad)
  • Graphi-it shake white marker
  • White/Pink mulberry flower
  • White paper butterfly

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Monday, 7 September 2015

Fairy door wall hanging with chalkboard notice section




Fairy door wall hanging with chalk board notice section


Hi Craft Addicts!

This is a "story" of two halves - first of all the fairy door and then how I used it to make a chalkboard notice board wall hanging. So I will do this in two sections (the fairy door today and will post the noticeboard tomorrow)..


I used the Dreamees Fairy Door making kit which you can buy from their website here.(this makes 2 so is excellent value for money) - you get all the necessary bits including signposts, trees, toadstools etc.

Using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (I find they cover the MDF really well) in three different shades of brown, I "painted" the larger of the doors in the darker brown on both sides a couple of times and then the smaller of the doors and the "struts) in the lighter shades of brown. 

I also added some silver dots to the struts to make them look like nails and used some purple Nuvo Crystal drops as a door handle but of course you can used anything you like!

I tried to add a brick like effect on the larger door using the black Spectrum Noir marker by drawing some lines equally down the door and then added some vertical lines alternately to represent the bricks. You could also use some brick texture paper to cover the doors too.

Once this was done, I hand painted some Violets (and leaves) peel off stickers in various shades of purple, pink and green using both the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and also for the first time the Iridescent Shimmering Watercolour paints (Set 3 Autumn sunrise) from Cosmic Shimmer and cut them out.

I wanted the door to be open and so placed the smaller of the 2 doors on the bigger one and marked lightly where I wanted it to be and then glued the flowers around the right hand section of the larger panel stopping where the door itself would be opening using Collall All purpose glue as it allowed for a bit of movability! . 

I then glued the edge of the doorstep to the larger panel and allowed it to dry - once that was done, I decided how "open" I wanted the door to be and glued it to the larger panel and the doorstep - whilst it was drying I used a pen to keep it open. I then added more flowers and a pink butterfly (this is a Hunkydory topper) to it.

And there you are the first step in making this decoration/notice board. Tune in tomorrow for the next stage.....


Products and items you may need to make the Fairy Door project


  • MDF Fairy door kit from Dreamees
  • Large MDF panel (you can get this from many different stockists)
  • Black Pebeo Gesso Acrylic paint
  • Violet flowers Peel off stickers from Craft Creations
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers
  • Butterfly topper from Hunkydory
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Chocolate - the 12 step guide wall hanging...


Chocolate - the 12 step guide wall hanging...


Hi Craft Addicts!

You may have seen my last blog about making a stylish wall hanging using a topper from Hunkydory  and a plaque style MDF shape from Dreamees and so here is another one I have made - this time featuring that other favourite, chocolate...

The process is exactly the same as before but this time using it landscape instead of portrait.

Chocolate - the 12 step guide wall hanging decoration
I painted the panel (which is 22cm x 10cm) using the Pebeo Black Gesso acrylic paint (I had to do it a couple of times using some Cut n Dry foam - this,

I have discovered is SO much better than using a brush as it does give a smoother coat.

Whilst it dried on both sides, cut a gold foiled border (with diamond panels) into the right length for both sides - this is from another of Hunkydory's card packs. 

I then glued them to the panel just to the right (or left) of the holes either side.

I then added some faux stitching using the white Shake it Graph-it marker which just edged the borders nicely and then glued the "The 12-step guide to chocolate" topper to the centre of the panel.

The MDF comes with some string which I poked through the back of one of the top holes (using a pokey tool) and tied a knot in it and then repeated it on the other side. I also added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer to the knot so that it secured it a bit more. 

Once all done, I added some White Crystal drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios) to the centre of the diamond shapes as I thought it added a bit of dimension. 

And there you are a wall hanging decoration that would make a lovely present for the chocolate lover (and who doesn't know one)....

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Products and items you might need to make this project


  • MDF panel - 22cm x 10cm - I would recommend this size as it is just the right size for the topper
  • String/rope which comes with the panel but you could use ribbon or Baker's Twine
  • Chocolate topper from Hunkydory
  • Border - gold diamond foil again from Hunkydory
  • White Crystal pearl drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Graph it White marker
  • Black Pebeo Acrylic gesso paint

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wine is the answer wall hanging



Wine is the answer MDF wall hanging 



Hi Craft Addicts!

I was looking through some of the toppers that I have from Hunkydory and was wondering what I could do with some of the larger ones and I came across one that I really liked and then had a "lightbulb" moment and thought it would look really good as a wall decoration and as I had some MDF panels, I thought they would be great together...

So, I first of all I painted the panel (which is 22cm x 10cm) using the Pebeo Black Gesso acrylic paint (I had to do it a couple of times using some Cut n Dry foam - this, I have discovered is SO much better than using a brush as it does give a smoother coat.

Whilst it dried on both sides, cut a gold foiled border (with diamond panels) into the right length for both the top and the bottom - this is from another of Hunkydory's card packs. 

I then glued it to the panel just under the holes on the top and then repeated it on the bottom, this time gluing it just on top of the holes.

I then added some faux stitching using the white Shake it Graph-it marker which just edged the borders nicely and then glued the "Wine is the answer" topper to the centre of the panel.

The MDF comes with some string which I poked through the back of one of the top holes (using a pokey tool) and tied a knot in it and then repeated it on the other side. I also added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer to the knot so that it secured it a bit more. 

Once all done, I added some White Crystal drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios) to the centre of the diamond shapes as I thought it added a bit of dimension. I also used Glossy Accents on the bottles and glasses to give it some "gloss"..

And there you are a wall hanging decoration that would make a lovely present for the wine lover (and who doesn't know one)....


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Products and items you might need to make this project


  • MDF panel - 22cm x 10cm - I would recommend this size as it is just the right size for the topper
  • String/rope which comes with the panel but you could use ribbon or Baker's Twine
  • Wine topper from Hunkydory
  • Border - gold diamond foil again from Hunkydory
  • White Crystal pearl drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios)
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Graph it White marker
  • Black Pebeo Acrylic gesso paint
  • Glossy Accents from Ranger

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