August Designer

Hello Fernli Friends 


August is the month of our Guest Design Team Member Tracy Evans  who is a wonderful Designer and you should really go and look at her amazing makes …. she is on many Design Teams and regularly appears in Craft Magazines so you may recognise some of her makes, she is one VERY talented Lady and we are thrilled to have her do  a guest spot for us ….

Here is Tracy to let you know what she did for her first make ….

I am thrilled to have been invited back to be a Guest Designer for Fernli Designs, who supply a fantastic quality range of laser cut designs.

For my first piece I chose to use one of the fabulous Tags which I combined with Tim Holtz products.fernlitag9
I began by applying one coat of Gesso to the tag to give a good base for my next layer of paints.fernlitag1.JPG
I applied Evergreen Bough and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to a non-stick craft sheet and spritzed with water.fernlitag2
I mopped up the beads of paint with the tag; these tags are so sturdy and will take anything that you throw at them!

I continued to mop up the paint from the sheet; drying each layer between applications. I love the blend of colours.fernlitag4
I placed the Tim Holtz mini stencil over my tag and then applied Gesso lightly over the numbers using a piece of Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam.

The white really pops against the background and adds a further layer of interest to my design.

For my next layer I applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the reverse of the number stencil and then spritzed with water.

I then placed the stencil ink side down and then dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel and then dried with my heat tool.

I had a second background prepared using the Gesso Resist technique, colouring the background with Distress Inks. I stamped my focal image onto the background and then cut out the image.

I shaded around my focal image with a black pencil and then added some scribbly lines with a white pen.

I included a number embellishment from Tim’s Idea-ology range to echo the numbers in my background.
To spotlight the focal image further, I added a painted circle around the image using an old lid.

For further interest I also included splatters of red and white paint to the background and repeated the sentiment from the focal image, adding to the top of my tag. I also applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of my tag for definition.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with a second piece for Fernli Designs.


WOW … Tracy thank you so much for a totally amazing and stunning GDT piece  … i am sure many of you are feeling inspired by Tracy’s Design Piece and we would love to see what you make which has been inspired by Tracy …. Please add your photos to our Facebook Page  for us all to admire


Please leave a comment below for Tracy 

Thanks for stopping by


Out of the Blue

OOOOOOOOoooooo its a VERY exciting time over at the Fernli offices .…. We are having a lovely little Challenge called ‘Out of the Blue’ …. here’s the details..

Customers were invited  via our Facebook Group to put their names on a list  to receive a surprise parcel containing 2 Fernli Pieces to decorate … one is for you to do what you want with but the other is for you to Decorate and add into the challenge and the winner gets some more Gorgeous Fernli goodies ….


10 names will be drawn from those below

You keep both Fernli pieces but one piece must be decorated (in any style you wish) and the finished project entered here. (photos ony) You have until end of September to complete your project, but the sooner they are all in, the sooner I will do the draw and draw the next 10 names.

If you decide you cannot commit after the draw takes place, please let me know so I can pass the parcel to someone else. If it already shipped when you tell me, I will expect you to post to the next person on list.

The winner out of this 10 will get a further small package.

Those who did not get to take part this time will be entered into the next ‘Out of the blue” challenge. When challenges are finished there will be a final overall winner.

Good luck to all who have entered ….. keep an eye out for the photos of the luck 10 on here and our Facebook Group



Maymay’s 3rd project

Well we have reached that time of the month when we are showing the last make of one of our Guest Design Team members ….. Maymay chose to use the Large Intricate Cross

c2529e_1aa19888fcf841c9901e09fc1926f9f0 The cross is 200mm x 130mm and can be cut from either 2 or 3 mm thick MDF.  It is approximately 8 inches tall and is on sale from £2.99 to only £2.40p

Maymay loved it so much she changed her mind on what she was going to do for her 3rd project ……… and that’s what we love … the fact that one of our designs appeals to you so much you just ‘HAVE’ to use it ….  Here is Maymays youTube video on what she did …. Go see for yourself just how beautiful it turned out


Maymay Heat embossed her cross using White embossing powder and it is BEAUTIFL ..  She then backed it onto some STUNNING copper paper which really,  really makes the Cross stand out even more and really shows off the Intricate  detail of the Cross .


We are so happy you loved the Cross so much Maymay and are pleased to know it is in your Scripture Journal for ever and will be cherished.


Thank you so much for all 3 of your projects and for the great videos you have done on them.

Please leave a comment in support of Maymays hard work.


Maymay’s 2nd make

Hello everyone …. today we are sharing Maymay’s 2nd design team make for us …


Maymay decided to alter the lovely Family Birthday Sign  These are £6.00 and make a wonderful gift


either to yourself or to a friend or family member ….

Maymay has done a great video all about her wonderful transformation of this very useful sign …..


Thank you Maymay for another great GDT make , we love what you have done xx


Please leave a message below for the lovely Maymay 



Hi Fernli followers


Today I am sharing my very own make ……


Wooden Chest    ….    £3.95


…. Naomi and I (Tina) Decided a while ago that we would both use the wooden chest for the Fathers day challenge and the baby challenge … as I was putting it together I saw that the lid of the chest would make a great baby craddle ….

I won’t bore you with how I put it together as there is a video of Naomi and I putting them togehter.


I did a paint effect on the craddle part using a crackle paintIMG_2513

…. I them made the bedding using wadding and cotton fabric and some ribbon …. to  make the canopy I simply bent some thickish wire and cut a small length of straw for it to slide into and then glued it the the back of the craddle … on the other end of the craddle I heat embossed a primitive heart (2 inch heart  £0.15p)


Then I decorated the rest of the Chest  to match the carddle part  and added some baby lotion, bottle, shampoo and ear buds ….. I will wrap the whole thing in celophane and tie a blue ribbon around the top to finish it off.


I would LOVE to know what you think of my make  so please leave a comment below for me .. xxxx 

Thank you everyone  …. Tina





Hi Fernli friends

Today we are sharing a new Guest Designer to the Fernli Family.

The lovely Maymay Helms

Maymay chose the Perpetual Calendar


So here is what the very talented Maymay has produced for her first GDT make


Isn’t it wonderful …. Here is a LINK to Maymays youTube video on her GDT piece … I STRONGLY advise you to watch her video as you see the whole process from start to finish …. plus you get to hear that lovely sweet southern drawl of her’s  … I could listen to you ALL day Maymay  xx

Thank you for such a wonderful first designer piece …. can’t wait to see your 2nd make

Please leave a comment below for Maymay and let her know what you think of all her hard work …




Vintage Tag

Today we have another make by our lovely blushing bride Yvonne


Yvonne made this gorgeous Tag using the Fernli Scalloped Tag c2529e_38518c7456874763b4bb4c8eee0eeb81 £1.50 for a set of 3 Giant tags



And the Flourishes  8 Flourishes for £1.00 (4 mixed sets)

Also used was, seam binding, lace fabric, eyelash trim, half back pearls and bling and some stickles on the flourishes. The lady images is from Pinterest and the frame is from sizzix .

What a beautiful vintage themed tag  … thank you for sharing Yvonne we love it ..


Please leave a comment below for Yvonne 


Yvonne & Marina

Hi Fernli Friends …. Today we are sharing 2 makes from 2 of our very talented Design Team …. Yvonne  (our Blushing Bride …. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RECENT WEDDING XXXX ) and Our lovely Marina

Our lovely Yvonne created this very beautiful ‘Wedding Cake’ style display using …

Heart Frame  … £0.60p

Dimentinal Hearts    Available in sizes  4″ &  6″ and start from £1.50



Beautiful work Yvonne …


Marina has also been working hard and has created this gorgeous  Layout..

ATC DISPLAY   Normally £4 … on sale at just £3 (go grab a few now while they are reduced )

Hearts …  1″ from £0.10p

Flourishs 2   Set of 6 flourishes  £0.90p


Gorgeous display piece Marina ..

Pop along to the Fernli Web Site and grab yourself a bargain and DON’T forget to check out ALL the NEW PRODUCTS we have added to the site …


We have a new Guest Design Team Member for July  Maymay Helms from the YouTube channel MayMay Made it Crafts a very talented lady …. so watch out for her 3 makes this month ..

PLEASE show your support for our wondewrful Design Team and leave a message below 

Thanks as always for your support


Donna’s 3rd DT make

Hi again everyone … nice to see you back for Donna’s 3rd DT make


Donna used the Family Birthday Sign 

Hello again. This is my final guest design team piece for Fernli Designs and its the Family Birthday Sign. This is so handy for me as I am always forgetting birthdays! I have a large family so luckily there is also an extension pack of hearts to add all the extra birthdays on to it. I have also been commissioned to make more of these for family members, it happens all the time!

Step 1 – Paint the sign and hearts with the paint of your choice. I have used white chalk paint. I then inked around the hearts with a sponge. (You can also Ink around the sign at this stage, I just did mine later but It makes no difference)

Step 2 – I gathered all my letters that came in the pack and Corners I decided to add. I then grabbed beautiful glaze paint called Prismo Fantasy, Love this stuff! I added it to the letters using a wooden skewer, letting the paint drip down the skewer onto the letters and leaving it overnight to dry.


Step 3 – I mixed some silver gelato with some embossing paste and using a stencil and a palette knife I smoothed it over the sign.

Step 4 – I sponge inked around my sign and glued down the letters. Then using silver rings I made a chain to hang the sign and added the hearts which I wrote the family names on using a black ballpoint pen.


Then the sign was complete! Thank you Fernli Designs for inviting me to be a GDT, I thoroughly enjoyed every project I made. xx

Thank you Donna for another STUNNING design piece … I’m not surprised you have had orders from family members ….


Please leave a comment below for Donna and all her hard work ..

Thanks for stopping by


Donna’s 2nd DT make

Hello everyone …. firstly I have to apologise to you all for my absence … i have been rather unwell and unable to do much so i am very sorry especially to Donna herself for not posting her makes on time ….

Donna’s 2nd DT piece is just as stunning as her first …. I hope you all managed to pop over to her facebook page to follow her and see all the other wonderful stuff she makes …

Here is Donna’s make ..13515327_10154295386413679_1356174146_n


Step 1. I part assembled to Desk Tidy so that I could paint the inside easier. I have used white chalk paint, being careful not to put too much paint around the notches on the project. After it had dried I stuck the rest of the tidy together.


Step 2. I applied glue to the outside of the tidy and the front of the drawer.

Step 3. I then placed the designer paper onto the glue and filed around the edges of the designer paper with a nail file. The excess paper comes away leaving a very neat edge.

Step 4. I cut 3 pieces of coordinating designer paper for the sections on the desk tidy and inside the drawer. These measure 3 2/8 x 3 7/8 Inches, 3 2/8 x 2 7/8 Inches and 6 11/16 x 3 Inches.

Step 5. I have used a Square Coaster, ATC Blank and two 1” hearts to embellish the desk tidy. I gave them all a layer of white paint and then added designer paper to the hearts. By adding some clips and ribbon I’ve made them into cute little Clip boards.


Thank you  Donna for all your hard work and this beautiful Desk tidy

Please leave a comment below for Donna xxx

Thanks for stopping by