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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!!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Winter Wonderland Lantern

Hi guys, It's freezing here this morning, I'm just back from taking Tegan to school so I'm defrosting!!! lol,😄
I think I told you I recently got my latest Crafteezee collection In The Forest Winter Wonderland kit, so many gorgeous fabulous products again in the collection,  so using some of them I have made this Lantern,
I used a template off my Cameo Silhouette to make the lantern base then decorated the top and base with some of the Studio Light Forest papers from the kit, and some vellum from my stash,
 with some  Sissix die cut trees to the sides on top of the vellum, On the base I added a Magnolia Doo Hickey lovely fence die, onto which I added some script stamping from a Stempelglede stamp,then on the the front section one of the cinnamon sticks, a shabby sprig and a flower, from the kit,
This Tilda is one of my all time favorites and she is coloured with my distress re-inkers, then fussy cut out, adhered only to the base so the main part of the Lantern can be removed,
 On the top I added a snowflake trim die, leaf dies,and yet more goodies from the Crafteeze collection, another shabby sprig, a larch cone, some more of the flowers, and used a little of the ribbon which was tied around the collection as a handle,
The sides are decorated similar using some beaded stamens from my stash,
On the top edges of the main part I added the fabulous Enamel dots which again were in the kit,
Seeing as it's a Lantern I added a battery tea light so it lights up when it gets dark,
This is one of the side views,
Challenges
Magnolia-licious - need a little Christmas
Noor Design Uk - Winter
Midweek magnolias- anything goes with a magnolia image
All about Magnolia - All about the Holy Night
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia - Magnolia snow or glitter 
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Hi guys, just showing you a another card I've made using some of the products I had left out of my Art Deco kit from Tracy( Crafteezee), at Noor Design UK
My hairdresser has her 50th Birthday in December and I just couldn't resist using this adorable Cupcake Treat Wee stamp digi again by Sylvia Zet, coloured again with my distress re-inkers,

I used some papers by Studio Light and a Scrapiniec border I had in my stash,
The gorgeous metal leaf, Gold coloured tassle, straw and the large pink flower were from the Art Deco Kit, I finished off my display with a little white waxed twine, and a glass strawberry again from my stash,

I stamped the Happy Birthday onto a tag shape from the LDRS fancy Rectangles and layers die, again bought from Tracy at Noor Design UK,
Well I've been playing with the latest kit from Tracy here, check these out they are fabulous!!
Happy Crafting!!