Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Bags 'n' Tags....

Hello everyone and thanks for joining me for another Mad About Scrappin Monday project share.  Today I have some bags n tags that will make a unique and personal way to give your gifts.  I have used three medium sized bags from the craft section in my local cheap shop and my Christmas kit.  

There's not that much to really tell about these I have used a selection of papers from the Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas paper pad, which I have co-ordinated with some of the tags from the ..... sheet; some seam binding in Christmas colours; mulberry paper flowers from my stash and some lace from a previous creative team kit.  I have also created some matching tags from the 3 remain tags in the kit.  I have embellished them with the wooden icons; buttons and sentiment banners.  

So I will let the pictures do all the talking now......

 Wow guys that was quick!! we have come to the end of my post already. Thanks so much for joining me again today and I will see you all again real soon.  Please be sure to check out all the Mad About Scrappin links below - especially the shop to see what's new and what's on sale.

PS:  OMG guys only ten more sleeps to go....have you got your Christmas wish list in???

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Cute Little Bird Ornaments

Hi all, back again with another project for you all.  This time it is for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  I have had this pin on my to do list for quite some time...

and this week Faith sent me some more spools. So this is my take on these cute little bird ornaments.

I have used some craft wire to fashion the hanger.  To create the circle I just molded it around a bottle that was just the perfect size.  I then tested the proportions with these cute little birds from the store.

I then got myself a little production line happening.  

I lined the top of the spool with a 1 inch punchout of some dictionary papers and then added some cheesecloth, that I wrapped loosely around my fingers to create the nest.  I added some eyelash trim to add a bit more texture.

Once I had all the nests done, it was time to added the birds, beads and flowers.....then before I knew it they were all lined up waiting for their glamour shots.....

 ....and here they are

 I have hung a small "love" charm from the top of the wire hanger...and added some beads too
 Here is a pic of the spools with their word sentiment and flower
I just love how cute these are....they would make great little easter or springtime table decorations.

Well readers, thanks for stopping by and taking a look, please come like Faith's Store on Facebook and check out all the latest goodies she has for sale by clicking the links below.

....remember to live your bliss......
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Monday, 8 December 2014

A Little Christmas Cheer

Hi all, thank you for stopping by.  I am back to spread a little Christmas cheer with you all.  It is time for my Mad About Scrappin MOnday project share and today I dug into my Christmas design team kit and created some gift cards and tags.  These are cute and just the right size to pop into that special someones Christmas stocking.

So now where to start?  I have used three of these tags and the two little gift cards.

I thought I would share a little tip with you all.  The three little tags were a little crinkled from their journey down to me....
....soooo I grabbed my trusty little travel-sized hair straightener 
.......and just ironed out the wrinkles.  I also use this on some laces and ribbons to get rid of some of those annoying little wrinkles.

Once I had them all straightened I then grabbed my Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and make up wedge and inked up the edges.  I have also done the same to some chipboard frames.

I added a stamped sentiment to the back of the tag.

Then from the gorgeous embellishments in the kit

I embellished the little frames with some little tag cut outs from the "Long Winters Nap" and "Up on the Housetops" sheets from the 8x8 paper pad.  I topped each fo the tags off with a small jute bow and added some pine branches to the poinsettas

The two itty bitty gift cards are only 3"x3" square and were great to use up some of the leftover paper scraps I had.  
 From the "Ho Ho Ho" sheet  I fussy cut the two "Ho Ho Ho" word strips 
 I fussy cut the Santa from one of the postcards found on the "Up On The Housetops" sheet and added a red rose from my stash with some of the twine and sequins from the kit.
 The second little gift card is much simpler as I have just layered different selections from my scraps and fussy cut the image from the "Jolly Old Elf" sheet
  I added a small twine bow with a little bit of bling in the centre.

 Soooo we come to the end of my post.  I hope I have inspired you to spread some festive cheer too.   Please be sure to check out all the Mad About Scrappin links below - especially the shop to see what's new and what's on sale.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Memory Nest Design Team Call

Heya all....back again with another post.  This time it is for "The Memory Nest" , they are having a design team call and it is ending soooon guys, so you better be quick.   Leslie is looking for 2 crafty ladies to join her challenge design team. The requirements are really easy - create a layout using this sketch and send Leslie an email telling her you wish to be on the team.

So guys here are some pics of my take on the sketch....

 I have used some handmade flowers that I have sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang in Rambling Rose and Cotton Candy pink.  I have also added some thread underneath the flowers.  This is the first time I have tried this technique...I have seen it on many layouts over on youtube and thought I would give it a go.

I have also used some modelling paste and my dots stencil to add some textured dots onto my background.  Below is a close up of the dots and also some splatters I added with Lindy's Stamp gang Tiffany blue starburst spray.

Here are a few more close up pics of some of the details.

Come check out the Memory Nest on the links below....every Monday there is a new challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by 
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