Ivory Moon

Monday, December 31, 2012


I hope you all had a great christmas, my partner and I stayed with family for Christmas.  Christmas to me is all about being with family and enjoying time together.

Today I am showing you a card I made for an order I received last month.... this is what I call my scene cards simply because it is a little scene .... the details of the order were ... had to have a speed boat with a personalised name ... Freddy Mercury and lake  Geneva  and a bottle of Evian water ...

I decided to put the bottles on the little plaque at the front containing the birthday message ...
I have only been able to post the photo today as today is the recipients birthday and I didn't want to spoil his surprise.

Thank you for stopping by and I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for supporting me and my blog ..... HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ..... I WISH YOU ALL A FANTASTIC, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2013 

Love and Hugs 
Tina xxx

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I have finally put my christmas tree up .... I am SOOOOO late this year ... but things have been busy here ... any way its now up and our house feels all festive .

LEJ Designs have put their new challenge up today and its all about sentiments,  Christmas is a GREAT time for sending sentiments to the special people in your life... so why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone (as the saying goes) and enter the challenge ...

Here is my DT entry, hopefully it will give you all some inspiration to make something for yourselves.

Close ups 
these gorgeous jingle bells were designed by Lindsey (owner and designer of LEJ Designs) 

the rest of the 'NOEL' Banner 

LEJ Designs are also giving away a FREE digi image for this month only... a very cute Christmas dragon.

Please go over and join in the fun for your chance to win xxx


Tina xxx

Friday, December 07, 2012


ooooo I LOVE december and especially christmas ... my favorite time of year.

Crafty-Mess have started a new challenge over on their blog ... why not enter the challenge... the theme is 'Vintage Christmas'  

Here is what I designed for my DT  entry 

here is the link for the challenge 

has also launched their new challenge as well 

Here is my DT make for it ...

LEJ are also offering a FREE digi image for this month only ... pop on over to see what you have to do to get it, also don't forget you can also enter their challenge too 'Count down to Christmas'

Thank you as ALWAYS for stopping by 

Tina xxx

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hello Everyone ....

A few days ago I read something that got me very excited ..... Crafty-Emblies are looking for 3 people to join their design team.... If you have used any of their products you will understand how wonderful it would be to join their design team ...

Here are my 3  Favorite altered items I have made in the last few months.   

1.  Desk Tidy 
This first one started out as an old cookery book ... I got the idea off youtube but took it a step further by adding the sections  for holding pens, sharpener's, sticky notes etc, while the folded pages are great for holding notes, cards  & photos.. simply slide them between the pages.

2 ... Halloween 

This is a little scene I put together for Halloween this year ... it was my very first order from
 Crafty-Emblies and I saw the Tag and thought it would make a great tomb stone ... I built the base from chip board and added acetate to mount the ghost and the bat so they would appear to be floating above and in front of the tomb stone.

3....  Christmas Waterless Snow Globe

My third entry is my version of a waterless Snow Globe ... this started its life as a coffee Mate tin
I cut out a window and painted the whole thing white.  I lined the inside with black handmade paper which has flecks of silver (I chose this so the light would bounce off the flecks and make the inside sparkle)  I glued the reindeer into the front and cut out and glued a fence behind the reindeer.  I bought a battery operated fiber optic christmas tree and placed this behind the fence. Once the decorated lid is in place and the tree is lit it gives a great effect and looks wonderful .... I added flocking to the fence and the floor of the tin for snow.  I was very pleased at how it turned out.
This was made for a swap and the recipient has done a video on youtube ....  her youtube name is .......Debbiehemsworth 

Thank you all for taking the time to read and look at my blog 

Tina xxx


I  decided to start entering some challenges on some of the blogs I follow ... I came cross a challenge for inchies .. I have seen these done but have never had ago myself so decided to try and make some . .. what do you think?? 

not sure if I have done them right but I had fun making them : ) 

Challenge entered at ....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

HELLO everyone ... PLEASE join in in the Craftymess Challenge its a great chance to win some FREE stuff ...... hop over now xxx
Happy Saturday 

Hello .... today I would like to show you a 'sort of' snow globe I have made ... I have taken part in a snow globe swap and my partner is Debbie Hemsworth  (she is on youtube under this name too ... go check out her stuff .... WOW WOW WOW .. she is awesome) 

Any way here is mine for the swap ... I have put a small battery operated fiber optic tree at the back to light it all up & used a black handmade paper containing silver speckles in it to line the back wall. They really sparkle when the tree is lit  .... I needed to keep it enclosed so the tree would show to the best of its ability ... hope you like it.
Thanks as always for taking the time to stop by my blog 
Tina xxx

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hello Everyone 

Here is a jewellery box I have decorated, I started with one of the paper mache boxes you can buy from craft stores and painted using black acrylic Then I used indigoblu glu and gold leaf to decorate the box and varnished it using Inka-Lack varnish.  
I have 2 of these for sale if you are interested please go to my facebook account.  You will find me under Ivory Moon Designs.

Thank you for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Thursday, November 22, 2012

For Glyn

A lovely friend of mine Glyn, saw the altered envelope I made a few days ago and messaged me to say how much she loved it .... Glyn is such a lovely lady and I wanted to send her something that would bring a smile to her day.  So I decided to design some note cards and matching envelopes 

I got such a lovely message from Glyn today and thankfully she liked them and they did brighten her day ..

Thank you for dropping by 
Tina xxx

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Good Morning World 

As I told you a few weeks a go I became part of the Design Team for Craftymess ... Well my first DT challenge  went live yesterday so why not pop over and take part at www.craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk
Here is my DT entry for the challenge 
I backed the image onto chipboard and fussy cut it out then coloured the image using Promarkers 

Please support The Craftymess Challenge 
Many thanks for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Saturday Morning people ...

I started my morning by watching a christmas movie ... they always put me in a happy mood ... 

This is something I have been working on for a few days ... wish I had bought Gold gauze instead of the red ... I thought the red was much deeper in colour, but oh well may be next year I will get the gold and make another one ...

I would love it if you would leave a comment for me ... good or bad : ) 

thanks for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hello everyone ... 
I hope you are all well and have been busy crafting ( .... I seem to have done more on the computer than crafting lately )  

I have taken part in a Facebook craft swap group with a bunch of wonderful ladies ... it's the UK & Ireland Craft swap  group ... they come up with some great challenges and everyone is so lovely and welcoming so why not drop by and have a go ....

My latest swap was for "Mail Art"  where you basically decorate an envelope in any way you want ... it doesn't have to be one that is for posting, as many of us hand deliver our cards so you and decorate till your heart is content ... 

Here is my first effort ....  

Its been fun doing something new .... 

My next challenge is a 'water free' snow globe ..... so far my biggest challenge is actually finding a jar to use .... Watch this space I will keep you updated .

Happy crafting friends xxx
and as always thanks for stopping by 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Well ... I've had a few busy days so not much crafting has got done ....   I have more good new though ... I am now a member of the design team for LEJDesigns .... it feels like all my christmases have come at one lol ..... 

I have made this today and also worked on a few other projects I have on the go at the moment ... 

I have used an oasis flower ball, a wooden dowel rod and a terra-cotta pot... 
I stamped a swirly pattern on to white card then punched out (what felt like a million ) flowers from a punch that I have.   I then used a ball tool and a thick mat to make the flowers curl up then attached the flowers using small silver pins to the oasis ball .... I then glues a crystal gem to the centre of each flower to hid the head of the pin.

I cut strips of green tissue paper and rolled them around the rod to hide the wood.  I filled the pot with a bag of sand and fixed the rod into the sand and covered the top with moss...   

The ribbon i have used is wired and I bought this last christmas last year from Wilkinsons.

Hope you all like it ... thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my blog .... I would love to get some feed back and comments from you all xxxx

Tina xxx

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I got some great news today ... I am now a member of the Craftymess Design Team, I am so excited and can not wait to start on my first challenge.  

Yesterday I decided to decorate a jewellery box for my sister-in-law.  I bought the paper mache box from a craft store and painted it black using acrylic paints then decorated it using gold leaf flakes.  I them coated it a few times using Inka-Lack varnish to seal and protect it ..... hope she likes it 

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Thank You

Hello and welcome to my new followers .... Thank you al for all your comments and for taking the time to drop by.

Last week I entered into an ATC swap with a group I am with on Facebook.  The title of the challenge was 'Poppy's".  I really enjoyed this challenge and I am a big supporter of Remembrance Sunday and supporting our troops', past and present.
There is a video tutorial on YouTube on how I have the poppy's ..... Search for "Ivory Moon" and you will find the tutorial.    
Many thanks for stopping by 
Tina xxx

Monday, November 05, 2012

5th November 2012 

Today I decided to make the long over due task of starting my christmas cards and handmade gifts .... like many of us, every year I promise my self I will start earlier ... but I never do ...

This is a box I have made using Tim Holtz tattered flower die, sizzix box die, red card stock, ribbon, red crepe paper and gold card....  I will be making a few of these to put some little gifts in for my family and friends .

Hope you like it ... if you have any questions please message me.  Thank you for dropping by my blog xxx

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