Category Archives: Thompson Crafts Design Team

Dreamer of Dreams Mixed Media Coaster

Hello there, this week for Thompson Crafts I have been making a mixed media coaster, I have been dabbling with a few more products and experimenting a bit more and I am pretty pleased with my little coaster, hugs Aly xx

Products Used

MDF Coaster
Gesso White and Black
Finibar Texture Paste
Structure Gel/Paste
Rustic Paint – Blue Mold
Hobbylicious Clocks wooden elements
Hobbylicious Keys Wooden Elements
Gold and Blue waxes
Angel, Leaves and Flower resin/clay pieces (purchased from Kasia Bigaj)

Below is a pictorial step by step of how I created my coaster

Tell Me A Story

Hi there this is my project for Thompson Crafts this week –

This week I have another little mini scrapbook page with a twist, I have distressed it and folded the corners over for more interest.
I started out by distressing the edges of my paper and then popped some paint splatters in black and white for the background. I gathered all my pieces together and decided on a
pleasing orientation and glued it all down. I’ve added seed beads and sisal for texture and
Hope you like hugs Aly xx

Materials needed

Dream Shadow Paper, Craft O’clock Paper Pad
Vintage Photo
Seed beads
Black and white paint for splatters
Paper flowers
White clay moulded flowers
White clay moulded bird
Seed beads

Dont Overthink It

I think sometimes we overthink when we look at a piece of paper and try to decide what we are going to make and sometimes its just nice to have a rummage in the scraps box and pull out some bits and have a play and see what we can come up with, so that is what I did!

You will need –
Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Black and white paint for splatters
Gold paint for splatters
A mirror stamp onto thick greyboard Ggreyboard swirls
Rose and leaf molds
Mirri board for the mirror

I have splattered my backing paper with black and white paint and some gold.
Colour a doiley with gold paint and pop it behind the mirror, create the orientation you would like and stick it down. I had all these bits and pieces on my desk as they were left overs from other projects and I thought the”Dont overthink it” sentiment was just great for me too.

Hope you enjoy the project and have a go at something yourself
Hugs Aly xx


Hello there, I am blogging another project today using the goreous products from Thompson Crafts. I havent been able to help myself, I love these paper and products so much.
I have created a little 6×6 scrapbook page using the following products

Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Cogs from Fabrika Decoru
Finabair Stamps Elementals “Messy”
Fussy cut flowers from AB Studios Gentle Wind paper pack
Tim Holtz vintage image
Wing and crown from my own stash
Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Black Soot

Here is the video to show how I made it.

Be Creative

Hello there it Monday so its time for my Dt Post for Thompson Craft Supplies. This week I found a few sheets of gorgeous handmade paper so I got out some of my Thompson Craft Supplies goodies andset to making a little canvas.
Hugs Aly xx

You will need the following 12×12 papers –
AB Studios Rustical Journey Bonus Page
AB Studios Rustical Journey Sheet number 6 Feel It
AB Studios Behind Closed Doors Everyday Bonus Sheet
AB Studios Behind Closed Doors Sheet number 5 Future Memories
AB Studios Stencil id-176
Flowers sprayed the colour of choice
Crackle effect Stamps

Here is a video of how I made it.

Imagine, Believe

Hi there, I am sharing a little coaster I have decorated for the Moodboard Challenge over at Thompson Crafts Supplies Facebook Group, we run one every week starting every Friday, come and join us its so much fun.
Here is my coaster …..

You will need –

MDF Coaster
Crackle Paste
Script Stencil or rub ons
Typed ribbon
Smal key embelishment
Purple paint
Some little paper hearts
Shreddd hessian/straw
Metal embelishments
Heart Pin
Glue Gun

1. Gesso your coaster let dry then spread a little purple paint with your finger, let that dry, then brush a small amount of crackle paste on and dry off.
2. Using a script stencil or rub ons just pop some onto the project to start creating texture and interest.
3. Arrange the embelishments you wish to use to create your design onto the coaster, then when you are happy, using a glue gun, start to glue down your elements.

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial
Hugs Aly xx

Lucky Is A State Of Mind

Hi there, hope everyone is safe and well and managing to get lots of lovely crafting done.

Today I am sharing a canvas as Dt for Thompson Crafts Supplies

I have used the following products –

A piece of mount board cut to 7 x 9 inches
AB Studio Gentle Wind 12 x 12 sheet
AB Studio Pink Scents 12 x 12 sheet
Fabrika Decoru Decorative Elements
Tim Holtz Sentiment
Pink Paint
Light Pink Crackle Paint
Selection of white flowers
Pink spray ink
Gold and Pink metallic paint to splatter

Here is the video of how I made it
Hugs Aly xx

Today I am Thankful

With all the uncertainty and anxiety at the moment with the lockdown etc, I am definitley feeling THANKFUL and I thought that could be the theme of my next piece of work. Here I have use a HUGE tag its actually 25cm x12cm so its a big one!

This is my DT project for Thompson Crafts

Hugs Aly xxx

You will need –

Large tag

AB Studios – Amazing Flowers 12 x 12 Sheet

AB Studios – Feel It sheet No 6

Texture Paste

Stencil Black Soot for edging the tag

MDF Hearts

Distress Stain – Fired Brick

Glue gun

Hobbylicious Tangled Twine

Cheese cloth




What you will need to do –

Adhere the Paper to the tag that you would like as the background
Using a stencil, smooch through some texture paste
Using a script stencil and some black soot ink create some interest by inking through with Black Soot Distress Ink
Colour up 2 small mdf hearts with the distress Ink Stain in Fired Brick
Cut out your floral elements that you would like on your tag, I have used AB STUDIO sheet 6 Feel It and Amazing Flowers
Arrange your elements into a pleasing orientation then using a glue gun and wet glue adhere your elements as you wish
Add Sisal and Cheescloth in areas for texture and interest.
Using wet glue in a couple of areas add some glitter for effect too
Finally add a sentiment and ribbon to your tag

All you have to do is Fly

Hi there, it’s the last week of my Guest Design Team spot on Thompson Crafts, so sad but I do hope to see you soon using more of her fabulous products
This week I have created another small canvas
Hugs Aly xx

Materials Used –

From Thompson Craft Supplies
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Rubber Stamp – id-124 Rose

Take Me There Page 4 – Letters to you

Backgrounds and digital images from own stash
vintage Distress Ink

Please watch my video tutorial and follow along to make this

See you next time!
Hugs Aly xxx