Kim’s SUPRISE make ,….

Well Fernli Friends,

we have a little surprise for you today ….. The very Talented Kim decided to make us a Surprise make for her October Design Team spot ….. and we are SOOOO glad she did …. check it out ……

Hello Fernli Designs fans! I have some fun Halloween ATC’s to share with you today.
I love Halloween, and doing ATC’s are so much fun! Fernli has some great ATC products in their shop, so let’s get started on how to make these!

I used the
Fernli Designs ATC Frames Set for this project, and below you can see what the blank wood looks like before I decorated it. These are super sturdy and so fun to make.
For my first witchy gal, I painted her with gesso first, then added a layer of Prima clear crackle. I wanted all the ATC’s to look worn and very distressed. Once the crackle was dry I added some silks acrylic glazes in some lovely fall colours to pick up on the grooves of the crackle.img_7704
I gave each of the ATC’s a similar treatment, only varying the colours of paint slightly. I added several of the Tim Holtz metal pieces, his pieces work so well for Halloween. The top ATC has a cut out of a moon that I printed off from the internet. All the images in the ATC’s are from Google Free images, I love the vintage feel they add to these pieces.

I added some flowers to soften the look of the one above and another Halloween sentiment to it featuring some lovely black cats. I added some silver embossing powder to each of the ATC’s as well, for some sparkle and shine!

For the lovely witchy lady above, I fussy cut out a broom, which was another free image I printed off, and added some flowers, cogs and a Tim Holtz skull and crossbones to the top. I love this image of this pretty lady and her familiar cat sitting on top of her shoulder!

My final ATC is of this cheeky little witch hiding behind her garden gate. I love the look on her face! I added more cut out images I printed off, a Tim Holtz number plate and a flower from my stash to finish it off.

I am really happy with these, and I am going to add them to my ATC Display Tray, which I have pictured below for you. Fernli Designs has a challenge in their Facebook group featuring these ATC Trays, which you can join in here:
Fernli Designs ATC Challenge

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and will also join in the ATC challenge in the Fernli Facebook group, its lots of fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Fernli Designs Products Used
ATC Frames


Arn’t they AMAZING …. we LOVE what Kim has done  ….. Why not have a go too and join in the fun over on our Facebook Group 


Don’t forget to leave a comment for Kim below 


Thanks again for joining us


Kim’s Dream Catchers

Hi Fernli Friends …. Today we are sharing Kims GORGEOUS Dream Catcher …. and what a STUNNING job she has done  …. check out the Peacock Feathers ….WOW !!!!!

Good morning Fernli fans, Kim here with my next project for Fernli Designs.
This time I have created a dreamcatcher with tons of great items from the Fernli Store.

I started off with the Circle Layers and used two of the larger circles to be the base for the dream catcher. I used some Prima twine in a neutral beige colour and wove my dreamcatcher first. Once the weaving was done, I used the same twine to wrap around the base of the circle. This gave the circle lots of thickness and stability. After I was finished with this I set the circles aside and started to work on the pieces I would attach to the dreamcatcher.

I painted the Peacock Feathers with some Prima Art Alchemy Paints.
I looked up on Google images for a photo of a peacock feather and tried to do my take on what they would look like, I did take some artistic licence here! I love the Prima paints they have so much shimmer to them and went on the wood so easily.
Once the feathers were complete, I move on to altering one of the Fernli keys next.

I used a key from the Ornate Key Mix 5 (Set 1). I altered it with some of the Finnabar rust paste.
I layered on the rust paste and also gave the key a bit of light turquoise paint in spots so it would pick up on the colours of the peacock feathers and other embellishments I used on the dreamcatcher.
You can see in the photo below how they look together.

Now it was time to decorate the dreamcatcher. As I mentioned, I did 2 of the circles up to look like dreamcatchers. I glued a smaller one to the large one and this gave it a lot of dimension.

For the smaller dreamcatcher, I used a free butterfly image I printed off of the internet and added some glossy accents and glitter glass to its wings. I then used a Prima Relics & Artifacts resin doll to attach to the centre of the butterfly. I painted the little doll up in browns and blues to match the other embellishments.

I also added some flowers from my stash and also some micro beads and a pearl centre to the largest flower beside my butterfly doll.


For the larger dreamcatcher, I used the Wings Type 2 and a wooden heart from the off cuts and miss cuts bag. I used more of the Prima paints in coordinating colours and lots of flowers and micro beads as well for some fun texture.IMG_7722.JPG
Finally I strung up some beads from my stash with some clear fishing line and tied the key and the feathers to the bottom of the dreamcatcher.

I hope you like my project today, and will give this one a try. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for weaving your own Dreamcatcher, and Fernli Designs can provide the rest of the goodies!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please visit my blog for more info on this project and all of my Fernli Designs makes.

Fernli Designs Products Used
Peacock Feathers
Ornate Key Mix 5 Set 1
Circle Layers
Wings Type 2
Wooden Heart from Off Cuts and Miss Cuts Bag


Hasn’t Kim done an AMAZING job …. I personally was stunned by how beautiful the peacock feathers were …. 

Please leavea comment below for Kim and ourselves so we know what you think ..








Welcome back Fernli Friends .….  I hope you have been looking forward to Kim’s 2nd GDT make for us …. I know I have been ….. and she didn’t let us down either ….


Here is what Kim had to say ……..


Hello Fernli Designs fans! Kim here today to share with you my next design team project for Fernli Designs. I am really in Halloween mode, and all the amazing products in the Fernli Shop, have helped me to get into the spirit!

This time I have created a giant tag/wall hanging for my door, so everyone knows a little witchy magic is afoot!

I started off with one of the 2mm Giant Tags. I love these tags so much, they are one of my favorite things to work with. I also got out some of the leaves from the Flower and Leaf mix set and the String Swirl. I also found a fun image of a lovely Victorian lady in some gorgeous autumn colours and also a little witchy hat for her to wear.

I took my paper pieces and glued them on to some black card stock to make them stand out more and give them some more stability. Once the glue was dry, I fussy cut out the ones I needed for this project.

Next, I put a coat of gesso on all the wooden pieces and once that was dry, started to layer on some paints in Autumn tones, like orange, bronze, copper and brown. I used a variety of paints from my stash for this.

Once the pieces had the desired colour to them, I got out some Silks Acrylic Glazes and give them a coat in a colour called Autumn Leaf. I did this on the tag as well.
Once the paint was dry on the tag, I got out some gold embossing powder, and sprinkled it on the tag and gently heat embossed it. This gave the tag a nice texture and sparkle.

Once I was finished with the embossing powder, I got out some vintage music paper and glued it down on top for even more texture.

Once the glue was dry, I got out more of my paints and did a dry brushing on top of the paper to make it look old and distressed. When that paint was dry, it was time to glue my witchy lady down. I put her on first, then placed the hat on her head.

I gave the String Swirl the same treatment as the tag, first a mixture of paints and then some of the gold embossing powder.

I then glued my sentiment on top of the swirl and added some trims to my tag as well.

I placed the leaves, some flowers from my stash and a distressed bottle cap on the left side of the tag for interest.

I added some brown seam binding to the top of the tag, and some gold trims to the side. This finished off the piece nicely.

I hope you will give one of these giant tags a try. I love creating with them, and really the sky is the limit, you can put anything you like on them.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please visit my blog for more info

Fernil Designs Products Used
Giant Tags Set of 3 2mm …….. £2.95 for 3
String Swirl ……… 30p each
Flower and Leaf Mix …….. £1.00


WOW Kim you have done another fantastic make for us and we at Fernli HQ LOVE what you have done  …. Loving the Halloween theme makes for Octoberween Month


PLEASE leave a comment below for Kim as I know I would LOVE to know what your thoughts are . 

Thanks once again for joining us and please join us on the 15th for Kims final make for October 


Kim’s Guest Design Spot

Hello my lovelies hope you are all well …..   ITS OCTOBER …. WOOO HOOOOO HALLOWEEN  ….. I love Halloween  and I can not wait to show you Kims first DT make for us  …. OMG I am so excited ….


Here is what Kim had to say …..

Good morning Fernli Designs fans! I am so thrilled to be doing some more design team work for Fernli Designs. I love their products and this time I have made a fun and whimsical Witchy Work Table!


I have a lot of parts to this project, so lets get started!
I am using this wooden plaque from Fernli Designs as my table base. I am also using lots of scroll corners and flourishes. I will have a complete list of the items at the end of this post.
My first job was to paint everything black, as what other colour would a Witchy table be?


Once all the black paint was dry, I used some Prima clear crackle paste on top of the paint, and when that was dry, I went over it with some silver Gilder’s Paste to pick up on the cracks and grooves in the wood.

I attached the corners type 5 and the curly swirl to the table to work as legs and they worked out perfectly! The table was even and stood up straight. These make perfect table legs.


Once the table was together, I set it aside for a bit, and began to work on my pieces that would go on the table. First up is the Witches hat. No Witch can be with out this! I used air dry clay to make the hat and the pumpkins for my table. It was easy to create the shapes, and I let them all dry over night to make sure they were sturdy enough to paint the next day.

I painted the hat black (of course) and added a twine braid and black flower to finish it off. I also added a bit of the silver Gilder’s Paste to pick up on the cracks in the hat and make it feel a bit old and worn.

For the pumpkins, I rolled them out into balls, added some lines for the grooves in the pumpkin and rolled out a stem and made some leaves.

When the pumpkins were dry, I painted them black and then dry brushed on some orange paint for the pumpkin and green for the stems and leaves. I am pretty happy with how they came out!

I needed to make a hat stand for my Witchy hat, so I cut a small dowel down and added some of the small Fernli corners. These corners were from a mixed bag of Fernli Goodies, and can be available upon request. These worked out great for a hat stand

I glued the hat on to the stand and then glued the stand on to the table.

Next, I decided to make a Book of Shadows for my Witch. I created this mini book much the same way you would create a mini album. I cut up some old book paper for the pages in the book, and added some hot glue to the outside of the book for a cob web effect, adding more of the silver Gilder’s paste to make it look old. Some tiny moon and stars stickers and a date finished off the outside.


I added some cheesecloth, that I sprayed orange to give a spooky effect on the top of the table, and began to add the rest of my elements to the table.
I made a “crystal” ball out of a bottle cap, silver bead cap and large pearl. I used some Stickles all over the pearl to make it appear like it was shimmering. For the black candles, I cut up a hot glue stick and heated up one end until I could make a glue string coming off of it, it make it look like the wick of the candle.

I glued down my finished pumpkins to the table, and rolled up more of the vintage book paper to look like scrolls.

I used the Decorative Panel 1 for the back of the table to hold up the book. I added a Tim Holtz Skeleton and gave him some spooky orange gems for eyes.


I also added a Prima Relics and Artifacts small doll to the table and gave it a bit of a creepy make over with green paint, red fangs, and yellow eyes.img_7881
My finishing touch was some spider webs. This was achieved with very slim glue strings using a hot glue gun. I ran the strings all over the table. Once the strings were dry, I used some Diamond Stickles from Ranger and ran a tiny bead of that over all the strings. This gave the faux webs a sparkly effect which I love!

I had so much fun with this project! I am so thrilled with how it came out!


I hope you have found some inspiration here today and will give a project like this a try.
Fernli Designs has tons of great items and you are only limited by your imagination.
Please check out my blog at for more information on this project

Thanks for stopping by!

Fernli Designs Items Used
Oval Plaque
Corners Type 5 (Mangrove)
Curly Swirl
Decorative Panel 1
Small Fernli Corners (available upon request)

WELL …….. What do you all think ???? STUNNING isn’t it …..  i would love to have this on my table at Halloween …. Thank you so much Kim for sharing this amazing make with us ….. check out Kim’s BLOG  to see more of her amazing makes …. AND A pumpkin clock …. 


Please leave a comment below for Kim  …. thanks again Kim … looking forward to seeing your 2nd make 


Janets 3rd make for us

HELLO once again Fernli Friends

Well we have come to the end of Janets dt spot for us for this month and here it is ….


Janet chose to decorate one of our Recipe boxes …   Which have been reduced to £3.00 … please note these are cut to order so could take up to 5 working days to be dispached … c2529e_3862edb7ed7843e38fb53c3f1e6ef312.jpg.png

Janet has done so much work to this box  inside and out and you really shoud go over to her Youtube video to get all the details  …. its BEAUTIFUL …

Here is a LINK to Janets video where she tells you all about what she did to alter this gorgeous recipe box ..


Janets Gift Tag

Hello again Fernli friends 

So sorry I havent been keeping up with the blog (I’ve been unwell )    ANYWAY … lets get on with Janet’s 2nd GDT make for us for the Month of September …..  and it is beautiful !!!

Janet started off with one of our Giant Tags …. 3 for only £2.95 c2529e_38518c7456874763b4bb4c8eee0eeb81.png

Here is what Janet had to say …

Title Shabby Chic style Giant Tag.14218480_1020143974768601_502866796_n

Description on how I made it.

I painted the giant tag front and back using white gesso paint and then went over it using pink acrylic paint so the edges of the tag will look neat. I then papered the front of the tag using a pretty pink and white patterned paper. Then using a digital image that I printed out of a lady I glued that to the front of the tag and I then decorated around the image using a cream gathered lace and a cream coloured flat back pearl trim to frame the image. For the bottom of the tag I used three layers of net lace and I also made a pretty pink organza bow that I tied around the tag and glued down to the centre at the bottom front of the tag, I then made another darker pink bow and placed it in the centre of the large bow and added a pretty embellishment with a pearl drop on it. For the top of the tag I added a pink organza flower and an embellishment in the centre of that to cover the hole at the top of the tag and I also added a small pink bow and a rhinestone flower to the top left of the picture of the lady. Finally I papered the back of the tag and I also added a pink organza flower to the top at the back of the tag to cover the hole in the tag.


WOW Janet what an awesome job … we love the colours and all the pretty laces and ribbons you have used …  and of course the BLING … who doesnt love a bit of BLING …

If you would like to watch a video of Janets make CLICK HERE  where you can see up close the beautiful details of Janets make .


Thank you everyone for stopping by … please leave some love for Janet below xx

see you soon for Janets 3rd and final make for this month ..



Janets Month

Welcome Fernli Friends …. 

Today we are showcasing our new Designer for the month of September … the lovely Janet Stokes …. Janet makes beautiful projects and we are thrilled to be getting 3 from her for this month ….

Janet used the Dimentional hearts     c2529e_501c850634704d689f8c6787c408d816  They do come flat packed but MUCH easier than Ikea furniture to put together  … so dont let that put you off …  Priced at £1.50

So here is her first make


After assembeling the Hearts Janet added Wadding to the top then covered Calico fabric so she could add the laces …. Janet ... you have some STUNNING laces in your stash …


Janet then Papered around the edges of the hearts then glued them together she then added more lace, trims and pearls and 2 stunning stick pins in the top heart  to finish off these GORGEOUS hearts …  what a beautiful decoration to have on your dresser showing off all your stick pins …..

CLICK HERE to see Janets youTube video and see how stunning they really are ….

If you decide to have ago at making something like this please post a photo to our Facebook group so we all get to see it ….

AWESOME job Janet we are Fernli HQ LOVE what you have done and cant wait to see your next make … thank you for all your hard work …

Don’t forget to leave a comment for Janet below please 


Tracy’s final Project

Today is the last of Tracy’s Guest Design Team makes and Tracy has out done herself yet agin with this stunning  Fernli tag …..


Follow Tracys instructions below ….


I have just received the new releases from IndigoBlu and this seemed the perfect opportunity to combine those products with this month’s challenge along with incorporating Fernli Designs laser cut tag.


I began by applying the Super Thick Slap It On over the laser cut tag, applying with a palette knife, using the Hearts Layering Stencil.


I then removed the stencil and dried with my heat tool.


I stamped the owl from the IndigoBlu “Owl Always Love You” stamp using Black Archival Ink and then placed my frame over the design and marked exactly what area I wanted to show within my frame using a pencil mark.


I cut around the stamped image to fit my frame.


I stamped the owl once again but this time onto Metal Foil Tape (sorry about the glare), using StazOn Black Ink.


I painted the tag from Fernli Designs with Black Gesso, applying one good thick layer over the stencilled hearts.


I applied the Gesso to both the tag and the small frame and dried with a heat tool.


The owl was cut from the Metal Foil Tape.Indigobluowl14

I applied FlitterGlu to a piece of Phat Foam to create a sticky ink pad, working the glue into the foam with a palette knife.


I dabbed the Phat Foam glue pad onto the frame to apply sticky glue randomly around the frame.


I repeated the same process around the  Fernli tag.


I then applied Luscious Pigment Powders in Blue and Gold, applying with a soft brush.


I continued to blend the Luscious Pigment Powders across the Fernli tag until I was happy with the blend of colours and then spritzed lightly with water to activate the binding agent which then makes them permanent. I repeated the same process for the frame.


To add a touch more interest to the frame I also added Megaflakes Chocolate Box, adding randomly around the edges of the  Fernli tag.  I repeated the same process to the small frame.indigobluowl1-2

I added a touch of colour to the flowers shown inside the frame with pencil crayons.


I also added twine to the back of the frame for added texture and added delicate splatters of red paint for a contrast.


I stamped the flowers from the IndigoBlu stamp onto Metal Foil and then cut them out and added to the frame and tag for further interest. I also included the fabulous sentiment from the same stamp. This would make a perfect alternative design for a Valentines.


I added metal wire around my focal image to add a touch more texture to the design.

WOW … so much work has gone into making this stunning tag .… Thank you Tracy … we love it

We have over 12 different styles and sizes of Tags on the Web site so pop on over and see which you prefer and our great low prices mean you can create lots of tags for a small amount of money …


Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think of Tracy’s Fernli Tag 

Thanks as always for stopping by ….



Welcome back Fernli Friends,


We have another wonderful make by the very talented Tracy Evans ….. and I LOVE IT … Tracy used the Tall Fairy House c2529e_1095c3162200401a8fa39cf5c096e4da~mv2



Today I am back with another piece for Fernli Designs using their fabulous laser cut crafting supplies.


I love these Fairy House Tall, fantastic for altering and I opted for a seasonal make this time around.14111765_1122100701162769_379740013_n

I began by applying a coat of Gesso drying with my heat tool and then adding a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cadmium Red Hue again drying with my heat tool. Next I applied Texture Paste over Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and allowed to dry. I then applied a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Paint which I did not apply too thickly as I wanted a thinner more subtle crackle. If you want good thick huge cracks simply apply a thicker coat.


I love the crackle and how the red is clearly visible below and I love the added texture and dimension from the stars, subtle but I like it.

14111954_1122100714496101_1817768782_nTwigs have been added to the roof for a real rustic feel and I painted the edges of the roof edges with the same red paint.


I added a small house inside, adding a santa image from Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods stamp set. I added twigs around the edges of the house again to add to the rustic feel of my piece and to add further texture and dimension to my design.


Three Stars have been added, again from Fernli Designs, painted red and stamped with the month of December. I added a circle of rusty tin wire along with a rusty tin star.


Thanks to Tina and Lou for inviting me, I have loved altering this house which could be used in so many ways; a fairy house, bird house, forest house, Halloween house; there are endless ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


WOW …. I hope you are as impressed as we are at Fernli HQ ... we love your vision Tracy and thank you once again for such an amazing GDT make …

Dont forget we LOVE to see your makes and you can post them ANYTIME on our Facebook Page

PLEASE leave a comment below as we would LOVE to know what you think 


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