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

Products used

 

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

Products used

 

29 Nov 2016

Rubber Stamps Giveaway


 
Crafty Individuals have just launched some lovely new stamps, and they are very generously doing a blog giveaway of their stamps! I have put some of my little creations with Crafty Individual stamps on this post.

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26 Nov 2016

Save 20% on Indigoblu Stamps !

I have had my eye on the new Robin stamp by Indigoblu for a while.This weekend they have 20% off so I may treat myself.....

I found a Christmas gift for a friend in the Amazon Black Friday Sale which was a very good buy. I can't say what it was incase he reads my blog!

I have sensitive skin so I always use Clinique products, they have 10% off all their products this weekend.

I think Hobbycraft stores have a Black Friday sale, but I have not been so I don't know exactly what they are offering in store.

Hope you all find some good crafting bargains in the sales!

23 Nov 2016

Snowflakes Glistening

This a quick card I made this afternoon, using Indigoblu Winterland Wood stamp set. I love this stamp set as there are endless pictures and decorations you can make with it.The sentiment is from their Sparkle and Glisten Set.

My Sparkle and Glisten Box made with this set had a little picture in the currant Papercrafter Magazine. Unfortunately the ladies picture next to it was not me, so I hope she doesn't mind!

18 Nov 2016

Bonfire Night Treat Tray


On Bonfire Night you always need a hot mug of tea to keep you warm. Of course you need an all important toffee apple too!
 


I painted a papier mache tray with Grandmas Teacup paint, and added some sparkling stars using the stars stencil and Snow White Metallic paint.
 

I die cut a mug template and decorated it with stamps from the Indigoblu Steampunkesque Stamp set. I added some colour to the lady with Gelatos . To match the tray I added some stars as before, but using blue instead of white.i assembled the mug and adhered it onto the tray and added an all important Toffee Apple.

Products Used

 

15 Nov 2016

Let It Snow

The main image is by Crafty Individuals, I chose this stamp after I was luckily chosen as winner in one of their challenges.

I stamped and water coloured the images. I fussy cut them out and detached the umbrella from the children. I made a snowy background with Watercolours and adhered the children to the texture paste and glitter snow. I used foam pads to hold the umbrella in place to gave it some depth. The Let it Snow stamp is from IndigoBlu's stamp set Sparkle and Glisten

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Penny Black and More Anything Christmas

Fashionable Stamping 'Tis the Season

A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes

 

13 Nov 2016

We Will Remember Them

 

 

 

Christmas Gift Box

 

I have a rather large pile of boxes because they maybe useful one day! I have actually used one of those boxes to make a little 3 inch square gift box.

I painted the box pink, and stamped tiny snowflakes on the sides of the lid. The scene on the top was created with watercolours and glitter, and a lovely set of Forest Magic Stamps.

 

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Stamps and Stencils Tags, Bags Boxes

Craft Stamper Anything Goes