Love This Life – Mixed Media Palette

Hi everyone,

Saadia here with a new mixed media project. It has lots of Little Birdie Crafts beautiful flowers, glitter and texture. I hope you like it.



Let’s start our project:

I applied a diluted coat of 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste to an oval wooden paint palette.


Next I mixed Texture Sand with Mixed Media Paste and applied it through the ‘Script’ stencil. After drying it with a heat tool, I applied the same paste through ‘Irregular dots’ stencil. 

I then applied different Color Splash sprays and chalk paints.

After that layer, I glued Sisal fiber, scrap paper and old paint brushes as I pleased.

Then, I added lots of Little Birdie Crafts beautiful flowers, buds and chipboard shapes. I heat embossed the chipboard shape with Copper Embossing Powder.

Lastly I added few microbeads, Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle glitter and a chipboard quote.












Some close ups:













Thank you for visiting

Take care and keep crafting.

Saadia Nawaz


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DIY Shadow Boxes

Hello friends! 
I am back today with a very interesting post.
Don’t we all love shadow boxes…? These can be made in various themes and for many occasions. Shadow boxes are the trend these days. 

I recently made shadow boxes for Mother’s day and let me tell you they were super hit!
Today I will be showing you how to make these shadow boxes using a sheet of cardstock/Paper and a scoreboard all by yourself. Isn’t it exciting..? So let’s get on with it without wasting further time.
Take an A4 sized white cardstock and a scoreboard. 

Score it 4 times at an interval of 1/2″ from all the sides.

Out of the 16 scored squares at each corner leave one and cut off all the remaining squares. The Picture will help you understand better.
Repeat the process to all the corners.

This is how you have the trimmed cardstock. 

Now starting with the longer side, roll up the folds and fold in the scored area and stick to the base to form the wall. Repeat to the other side. 

Now on the shorter side, you need to trim the first to panels straight in line with the folded wall. Cut the third panel diagonally. 

Now apply glue to the loose square, tuck it in the gap of the longer wall. Apply glue to the tiny triangular part and the tuck in the entire side by sticking it to the base. 
Repeat the same to the other side.

Your structure of the box is ready.


 I have a video showing the above process step-by-step. Click HERE to watch the video. (Do not forget to subscribe if you wish to watch more such videos)

Some tips –

  • You can make shadow boxes of various sizes using different sized paper. Just remember that when you use a rectangle paper you make a rectangle shadow box and when you use a square paper you make a square box. The video tutorial show rectangular shadow boxes made using A4 sized cardstocks. 
  • You can use colourful/printed paper for making these. Keep in mind that the backside of your paper will form the wall of the box. And the front side of the paper will form the front of the box.
  • You can decorate it with various themes by using theme-wise embellishments/decorations and the base cardstock. 

I have made a few shadow boxes to show you all:

Mini Shadowbox
I made this box using an 8″x 8″ cardstock. Once the box was ready, I used Chalk paint to colour it. Created the background using distress oxides and adhered it to the box. Fussy cut some succulents and a sentiment from the 12″ x 12″ Succulents paper pack and adhered them to the box. Lastly, place handmade succulents from the Succulent Shelf colour pack.

Supplies used –

Baby Shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. Embellished with Baby boy wishes sticker pack.
Picture courtesy – Pixabay



Baby boy wishes sticker pack
Adonia Moonlight flowers
Beaded blooms moonlight

Friends shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. 
Embellished with lots of flowers from the

floral collection.

Picture courtesy – Pixabay
Sentiment courtesy – Google

Supplies used –
That’s all from my end today!!
Hope you enjoyed making these shadow boxes.
Your feedback is always greatly appreciated. I would love to read them out.










Floral Heart Pocket

Hi friends! Tonya here with a heart pocket decoration that is fitting for the month of February. Since February is the month of Love, I wanted to do something that I could keep out after Valentine’s Day is over and it be used as a wall decoration. So lets get started.

Here’s What You Need:

Step 1

Gather your supplies.

Step 2

I cut from the Sizzix Heart Pocket diecut two heart and the pocket from patterned cardstock. The reason I cut two hearts out I wanted to make the back a little bit more sturdy. Also if you can’t find the diecut google heart patterns and print one off as a pattern in any size you want. All you have to do to create the pocket is cut one of the hearts in half. Once I adhered the heart and pocket together I added Ric Rac Ribbon around the back side of the heart.

Step 3

I cut a 12 inch piece of pink ribbon and adhered to the top of the heart to create a hanger. I threaded two white buttons and covered the ends of the ribbon. Next I painted both the heart and cherub chipboard pieces in Pink Ballet and Tattered Lace Chalk Paint. Once dry I embossed the heart to give it texture, lightly inked the edges along with the cherub. I cut two 3 inches pieces of each of the white lace and pink ric rac  and tied off in the center.

Step 4

I cut a piece of white lace and adhered to the lip of the pocket. Next I cut a piece of white paper trim down and added to the lace. The trim is self adhesive so no worries on trying to be neat when applying adhesive.

Step 5

I adhered the heart on the corner of the pocket, folded the ric rac and lace in half and adhered next to the heart along with a pink flower, the white rose that I  deconstructed (I only wanted to use the bud) and the cherub. I loosely added some bunched up thread for interest.

Step 6

I rolled the leftover white roses that I had deconstructed to create buds and adhered to the upper corner of the heart along with two pieces of white lace and one piece of pink ric rac and wadded up thread to finish off my heart pocket.

All that is needed now is more candy and a card and it is ready to be given as a gift and once empty it can be hung up as decoration.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!