Samples created with Tiny Tubs SVG Files on Create & Craft TV tomorrow

New bundles coming on Create & Craft TV tomorrow for ‘Tiny Tubs’ – dies or SVG files for electronic cutting. Great scene building elements and cute animals. Here are my samples for the shows using the cutting files and the Brother ScanNCut. I will blog some instructions over the weekend.

AW Farmyard

AW Fantasy Canvas

AW New Baby

AW Bee Happy

AW Bluebells

There are so many lovely scene building elements useful for many different styles of project too.

I am on the Brother ScanNCut Team–yay!

I have some news. My 3 months ‘trial’ on the Tattered Lace Design Team has arrived. I also had to make extra samples as part of the final round. I have been holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed and hoping ………………….. and I am through! Yay! Not only that but I am on the ‘fabric DT’ and the ‘Brother ScanNCut DT’ too. OMG!!! Terrified but delighted. Here is a sneak peek of my first assignment for the Brother cutting machine – something coming on Saturday on Create & Craft TV – maybe something cute? A little different for me!

AW Bee Happy SP

AW Bluebells SP

AW Fantasy Canvas SP

AW Farmyard SP

AW New Baby SP

Did anyone see the Brother ScanNCut show today on Create & Craft TV? Fabulous Style Boutique CD of images and USB with SVG cutting files. Loads of images for building scenes and for ‘dress up dolls’. I raced a couple of samples through for the shows – another on tomorrow if you missed it. Such fun.

AW Home Decor Frame

AW Screen

SVG format means that you can use them in many other cutting machines too. I have a Silhouette Cameo and they can be opened in Silhouette studio Designer Edition. The CD has jpegs and png which you can edit, resize, re-colour etc, in My Craft Studio, or they can be imported into Serif Craft Artist – or whichever is your favourite digital software.

I will blog some step by steps for my projects over the weekend.

Anne x.

Sea Dragon Canvas TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque

Sea Dragon Canvas – TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel this week.

AW Sea Dragon Canvas


  • Seadragon, Mermaid Queen, Underwater Kingdom, Underwater and Seashell Collage stamp sets
  • White stamping card, teal green glitter card
  • 20cm square canvas board
  • White Gesso
  • Acrylic paints (blues, greens and teal metallic)
  • Viva Décor Croco Crackling Colour (green shimmer -501)
  • Viva Décor Precious Metal Colour (pink)
  • Alcohol pens – for colouring die cuts (greens)
  • Watercolour pencils (pinks, purples, blues, greens, yellow, orange)
  • Versamark Inkpads (Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black)
  • Archival inkpad (dark blue)
  • Watercolour or acrylic transparent shimmer paints (blue, green – for dragon)
  • Recycled jewellery pieces (chains, pearls etc.)
  • PVA pearls
  • Iridescent glitter glue (pink)
  • 3D glue gel
  • Dies to cut seaweed – mixed branches (Heartfelt Creations) and leaves (Couture)
  • Stencils with swirls or water patterns (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Add a coat of white gesso to the canvas. Note: The canvas was already primed but I find that the gesso adds a bit more of a key for adhering acrylic gels etc.
  2. Paint the background with streaks of blue and green acrylics. Add some texture with stencils (if you like).
  3. Stamp some of the weeds etc. with dark blue ink. Stamp the mermaid silhouettes in black ink. I used a heat gun to aid drying.
  4. Apply the crackle paste all around the edges using a palette knife and leave to dry overnight. Rub over the crackle texture with some pink metallic paint. Add some sparkly streaks into the water. Rub a little teal metallic in some areas.
  5. Die cut a range of seaweed shapes using dies from plain card (colour with pens) and teal glitter card.
  6. Stamp the dragon, seaweed, shells and starfish onto white stamping card using black ink, and brown ink for some of the shells. Colour with watercolour pencils and a damp brush. Add some shimmer paint to the dragon. Cut out and shape slightly to give them dimension.
  7. Glue on the die cuts and stamped images using 3D glue gel. Add some ‘treasure’ – chain, pearls etc. Add PVA pearls to some of the shells, and extra sparkle with glitter glue.

Finishing your artwork:

Optional: Spray the canvas with acrylic varnish. This will protect the canvas, particularly the watercoloured images.

I used a Tim Holtz BigZ Easel die to cut a stand from mount board (attached to the back). Alternatively punch some holes and hang with cords.

Sea Dragon card TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque

Sea Dragon card – TV show sample created for Chocolate Baroque on The Craft Channel this week.

AW Sea Dragon Card


  • Seadragon (sea dragon, mermaid, sentiment), Underwater Kingdom (mermaid), Underwater (starfish), Seashell Collage (Wheel and Anchor) stamp sets
  • 6 X 6 inch scalloped card blank, white stamping card
  • Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black), archival dye ink (blue)
  • Brusho’s (Turquoise, Ultramarine)
  • Metallic paint (silver gold) *
  • Pebeo Drawing Gum
  • Watercolour pencils (yellow, golds, oranges) and brush
  • Alcohol ink marker (black)
  • Decorative Lattice Swirl Die (Heartfelt Creations). If you don’t have these dies, swirly or seaweed like foliage dies would produce a similar result.

* I used Starlight paint (Imagination Crafts) but the Aztec Paints featured in the shows this weekend would be perfect.

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the Sea Dragon with Versafine and mask with the Drawing Gum. Trim to approx. 10 X 14cm and edge with black pen.
  2. Drop Brusho crystals onto the card and spritz with water.
  3. Colour extra card with Brusho’s for die cuts. Cut out the swirly trellis with dies.
  4. Stamp the anchor, starfish and wheel with Versafine onto spare card and cut out. Stamp the sentiment with blue ink, cut out and edge with black marker.
  5. Stamp the silhouette mermaids with blue ink. Remove the masking from the dragon, colour the dragon and starfish with watercolour pencils. Add some shimmer paint to the dragon.
  6. Layer elements and glue to card front.

Secrets of the Deep Card created for Chocolate Baroque TV Shows

I initially created this for the Colour Challenge but when I heard Lesley was going to have sea themed shows on The Craft Channel this week I thought that I would send it in for her. It certainly stands out on TV! I definitely would like to make another of these but in more dreamy colours next time.

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

AW Secrets of the Deep Colour Challenge 24

Here is another project created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 24. I am a little unsure about this one but it is certainly Fairy tale and vibrant. If I made it again I think that I would make the sea colour and the mermaids little paler. This would give a little more depth and less clash.


· Underwater, Underwater Kingdom, Sea Dragon and Mermaid Queen stamp sets.

· Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, glitter pens.

· White card, yellow card (for die cuts), glitter card (orange), white stamping card.

· Zig 2 way glue pen.

· Pebeo Drawing Gum.

· Midas touch gold foil (for cold foiling with glue).

· Inkpads: Versafine (Onyx Black) and dye based (violet).

· Stickles glitter glue (Diamond).

· Circular nesting dies, largest 15cm (TODO Basic Circles), branch dies (Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch), eyelet die (Sizzix Originals Red die – Eyelet Washers…

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Card Created for the Chocolate Baroque TV Shows – Mermaid Queen

I love this Mermaid Queen set from Chocolate Baroque. I have made several versions of this for friends, young and old,  and I sent one Lesley Wharton to use in her shows on The Craft Channel this week.

aw-daisy-mermaid-cardAW Mermaid Queen Stepper.JPG

Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

I love the soft colours of this month’s Colour Challenge. I hope that you like my offering. I got lost in a fantasy world creating this one.

I am looking forward to seeing all your entries. It is always amazing to see the range of styles and techniques used by out talented Chocoholics. My teamies have created some lovely projects as inspiration too.

Good luck with the Challenge. Happy Crafting, Anne xxx.

AW Challenge 19


  • A4 card folded to create a central stepper card (main panel approx. 6 X 6 inches)
  • White stamping card
  • Crafty Individuals Background Paper Pad (Book 6 – The Seaside) 6 X 6 inch pad
  • Mermaid Queen, Secrets of the Deep, Underwater Kingdom, Underwater and Seashell Collage stamp sets
  • Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
  • Alcohol ink pens (black, pale blue, green, blush pink, pale yellow and clear blender)
  • Pale aqua glitter glue and Glossy Accents
  • Die…

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Quick and easy sea themed cards created for Chocolate Baroque

These quick and easy cards doubled up as TV shows samples for Lesley Wharton on The Craft Channel this week – using stamps from the Seashell Collage set.


Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller

Good morning. Today I am sharing 3 quick makes using Seashell Collage stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Must got to the sea CAS

I must got down to the sea

AW Smooth sea CAS

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner

These first two were stamped onto the same background paper created by randomly spritzing an A4 sheet with blue, red and gold mica sprays.

AW Gull Scene CAS

Seagulls in Italy

My third project was stamped onto a patterned paper from Crafty Individuals.


  • Seashell Collage and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • A4 sheet of thick cartridge or watercolour card, 11 X 14cm cream card blank, 15cm square card blank in cream and white, cream stamping card, Crafty Individuals 6X6 inch backing paper (Travels in Italy)
  • Inkpads: Archival (Coffee), Versamark, Versafine (Onyx Black),Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
  • Mr Huey’s Ink spritzers (blue/grey, red, gold with mica)
  • Alcohol marker (black), fine tipped marker (brown, black)
  • Polychromos pencils (brown, grey, white, black, red, orange)

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