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Friday, 9 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Hi guys, just popping by today with a couple of cards I made recently using these adorable digi images which came from here
I came across her digi's while looking around for something that I wanted for my nephews cards and just couldn't resist them, I love them, so thank you xx
Isn't he just adorable!!! I coloured him with my distress re-inkers then added some liquid pearl for the fur, papers are by Studio light which i bought from tracy at Noor Design UK,
This is another one!! 
again painted with distress re-inkers, bu this time I used dutch Doobadoo structure paste for the snow, using my plastic  palette knife to make peaks for added texture, I also printed out a extra top piece and fussy cut this out to make the one on his head 3D, the sentiment was designed on my computer,
papers are again by Studio light and I used a text stamp on the digi too,
My sister and hubby got one too, as she doesn't really do overly foofy stuff and I just loved this image too,
This one is again coloured the same way, then i added some glamour dust on the bauble, I love this image!!!!!! it's so quirky, but oh so totally me!!!! lol
I think i have made all my Christmas cards now, I still have some to show you later on and a Christmas Decor too, but more on that later!!!
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's a Cracker!!!

Well a cracker decoration really, I made this from a template using my Silhouette Cameo, as another decoration for my table or where ever it finishes up, lol
Sorry it's a little hard to photograph,
I used some of the papers from the latest In the forest winter wonderland collection from Tracy at Crafteezee, at Noor design UK  I cut these down to size and then distressed the edges with some distress ink and then my scissors, I then finished the pieces off with some machine sewing,
On the front I added a snowflake chipboard which came from
 Monika's online shop Love to craft and create, this I just coloured with ink on the edges,
Top view, I used the fabulous ribbon Tracy had wrapped around the collection on the cracker too as shown,
This closer view shows the adorable lace, shabby white larch cones, cinnamon stick, and some of the flowers all from the kit, I added another chipboard piece on the other side too, but sorry again I forgot to take a photograph,
You can order the monthly kits from tracy here,
Happy Crafting!!

Monday, 5 December 2016

T'is the season

Hi guys, we've got frost again here today, but no snow as yet, I do love a sprinkling of the stuff around Christmas though, 😜

Anyway onto my card, using one of the latest Tilda stamps I got in my latest Magnolia kit, I coloured her with my distress re-inkers
I used yet more of the latest In the forest Winter Wonderland products for my card, from Tracy at Crateezee, the shaker has the Viva Decor ice crystals inside,

The papers are by Studio Light frozen which i bought from Noor Design Uk, too
the lovely lace, shabby sprigs, shabby white Larch cone and some of the flowers from the collection too,

I then finished the card off with some Snowtex, pearls and a Joy - Winter die,
I will be back soon with some more inspiration using this fabulous kit,

Challenges
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes with an image
Marvelous Magnolia - Anything goes Christmas
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Altered Bird boxes with Tutorial

Hi guys, I bought two boxes from The Range with the idea to alter them,
I have seen some gorgeous creations using this sort of style especially from Dorota and she inspired me to have a go too,
I have done a little step by step on how I have gone about it, so warning quite a few photo's so maybe you want to grab a brew and a biccie first!! 😊
First I gave them both a couple of coats of white Gesso,
As you can see they have a star and a heart on the front, I wanted to make these stand out so I made my own embellishments to go on the top of them,
I found some dies in my stash to fit the shape on the box and a slightly larger one as shown, I placed them onto a magnetic mat so they staid in place while they went through my die cutting machine, I first cut them out using some cardboard from an old package, then again with some Tim Holtz Ideaology Grunge paper, this doesn't cut very well so I ran it through a few times then trimmed what was left with my scissors,
Glue the chipboard one and the Grunge paper one together, 
when dry glue these onto the boxes,
then go over with some Dutch Doobadoo structure paste, dabbing it on with a knife, so you get a rough uneven texture, let this dry, it may take a while depending on the depth of your paste!!


Hopefully you can see the texture on this photo!!!

I left these to dry, and went onto decorating the sides,
I took a brick stencil and some Grunge Paste which I put through the stencil randomly here and there with my knife, the while it was still wet, I put some Stampendous aged ivory embossing enamel over the top, then I went over with my heat gun, this makes the base structure paste bubble slightly which I think adds to the texture and it also sets the embossing enamel over the top too,
I  placed some cheesecloth randomly on the tops,
Now for the fun part!!!!! I finished them off with  a little crackle glaze and some foam balls in two sizes, which I stuck on with some mat medium from my stash, these again take a little while to dry, so do a section at a time,
Meanwhile I made a Poinsettia flower with some Foamiran and coloured with some distress ink,
I  heat set them then shaped them and layered them up, adding some gold coloured stamens from my stash, when I had made them I decided to add a little stickles on the edges of the petals too,
I then added some Scrapiniec chipboard which I again covered with the Frantage and added some Pomegranate Apples from my stash, finally adding the flower on one side of the box,
This is one of the other sides, using the foam balls again, some chipboard and one of the bark stars which came in my Yuletide collection from Crafteezee at Noor Design UK,
This is the flower on the other box, again I used  the chipboard, foam balls and Pomegranate Apples and some of the smaller bark stars again from the Yuletide kit,

Are you ready for the front view? 👀

The top sections were finished off with some gorgeous chipboard pieces from Monika at
 love to craft and create, I kept these in their natural colour,
I took some  Dusty Attic chipboard bricks in my stash and painted them with white gesso, then adhered them onto the front sections, with some more foam balls and some tiny Gypsophila type flowers from my stash plus a molded bird which the lovely Bev sent me, finishes the boxes off,
The front sections of these boxes remove to add a battery tealight in, doing the decorating this way means I can still do this too,
Let me know what you think,

Challenges
Noor Design UK - Sparkle
Deep Ocean - Santa is coming to town
Dusty Attic December mood board - (I've taken my inspiration from the home theme and verse, be your own kind of beautiful)
Frilly and Funky - home for the Holidays
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Freebie Alert!!!

Hi guys, just popping by to let you know on Facebook over at Kit and Clowder Alyce has a Advent Calendar going on, it starts today with a  Freebie from All Dressed Up with an image called Christmas Tree Fairy by our lovely Wendy,
This is a card I created recently using it, how adorable is this image, so for more details of how to get her pop on over to Kit and Clowder for more details,
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Don't forget All Dressed Up has a Face Book themed challenge every month too, and for those who still like to do blog challenges we have an anything goes one on the 15th of every Month as well, here,
Looking forward to seeing your creations, have fun!!
Happy Crafting!!