29 Dec 2016

What a Surprise!

I discovered today that my little Christmas box (3 inch square) won the Readers Challenge in Papercraft Inspirations! I gave this box to my Mother for Christmas and filled it with lip balms and little chocs.

I made the box some time ago with some beautiful Forest Magic stamps which came with the magazine. I wrote a few words about it here.

My talented friend Sandra's gorgeous card was published too!

Thank you so much for visiting. May you have many happy days in 2017!

24 Dec 2016

Silent Night, Holy Night




My favoutrite Christmas Carol is Silent Night, so I wanted to share it with you today, Katherine Jenkins sings it so beautifully.

To all of my Crafting friends and friendly visitors, may you all have the Happiest Christmas it is possible for you to have.

With Love and Christmas Hugs xxxxx

21 Dec 2016

Glittered Roses

I made a Christmas wreath today, this one sits on a cabinet with a candle in the middle, it's not a typical door hanging wreath. I thought I would share how I added glitter to the roses.



For the wreath I used red roses, gypsophila, some rosemary from the garden, some fir from the branches which had to be cut from our tree, holly, gold sprayed cones, and some artificial red berries.



I diluted some pva glue with water, and used a brush to place the glue onto the roses and added touches to parts of the greenery and berries. I shook some ultra fine glitter over the glue, when dry the glue becomes transparent.


I hope you have fun adding some sparkling glitter to your floral arrangements this Christmas.

Thank you so much for visiting.

 

18 Dec 2016

A Breath of New Year Air

I made a much smaller bauble than this one for The Craft Stamper Christmas Decoration Art Call, and I was so lucky to have it selected for publication. So I thought why not make a larger and different one to see in 2017! I made this especially for Indigoblu, and you can see lots of other wonderful projects by the Indigoblu International Design Team here.

I found a box of inexpensive baubles in Hobbycraft which separated in half. Which are just perfect for this project.

I began by stamping the dog from the Indigoblu Clumber Park Stamp set, and fussy cut him. Being sure to leave tabs under his feet as these will be pushed into the snow later.

I die cut 2017 from Shrink Plastic and shrunk it with a heat gun, but this can also be done in an oven.

I mixed texture paste and Unicorn sparkles together and spooned it into each side of the bauble. I had gathered some thyme from the garden and used this as winter trees,

I stood the dog into the back half of the bauble a long with some thyme.

I hung the 2017 onto the trees branches, and added a dab of glue to help keep them in place.

I stood the New Years tree into the snow in the front half of the bauble. When both sides were dry I pushed them together, and hung it with a white ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting me today : )

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Craft Stamper Snow and Ice

Vintage Journey Winter Magic

Southern Ridge Christmas and New Year

Studio 75 Christmas Decoration

Love to Create Anything Goes

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16 Dec 2016

December Daily Journal

 

 

How are all your Christmas preparations going? I had a bit of a fight with a falling Christmas tree earlier this week!

Every year I try to make a December Daily journal to record all of the Christmas mishaps and preparations.

I created the background with watercolours, I added some Iridescent Medium to them. I cut the beautiful swan from a Christmas card! I used the trees from the Indigoblu Winterland Wood stamp set on the cover, and the deers and trees on the tags which I popped into a pocket on the inside cover.

The inside pocket is made from Kaisercrafts Christmas Wishes range. I used glossy accents on the top edge of the pocket and let It drip down to make icicles and then shook lashings of white glitter over it!

I tied on blue, pink, and white organza ribbons to the tags.

The 8x8 scrapbook is from Hobbycraft.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well!

Vintage Journey Winter Magic

Stamps and Stencils Christmas Wishes

Fashionable Stamping Challenge Anything Goes

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Words 2 Craft By Winter is the time for Comfort

 

12 Dec 2016

Magical Winter Unicorn Forest


I used a Lavinia Stamps Unicorn, and he told me that he wanted to be in a Magical Winter Forest! I decided to use a mixture of watercolours, glass beads, and gems to make a mystical home for him.

A close up pic of the frosty icicles, I love glass beads! : )

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I would love to read any comments you might have, and I look forward to visiting your blog too!

I am entering this into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge on their Facebook page.

I would also like to enter it into the following Challenges

Craft Stamper Snow and Ice

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Vintage Journey Winter Magic

5 Dec 2016

The Wishing Tree

On the Morning of Christmas Eve some very special deers gather around the Wishing Tree. This tree is the tallest one in the forest, and it is covered in twinkling stars. The deers know how very lucky they are, as they have magical abilities which bring joy to so many all over the world. So on this special morning they gather around their tree to give heartfelt thanks, and they each close their eyes tightly and make a special wish.......

You can find all the details about how I created this Wishing Tree on the Indigoblu Blog.

May all your Christmas Wishes come true xxx

Thank you so much for visiting me.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Frilly and Funkie Home for the Holidays

Stamps and Stencils Christmas Wishes

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Craft Stamper Snow and Ice

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