Thursday, 31 October 2013

Just a little something....

Hey everyone, well as most of you probably know I have been rather busy with creating and posting for Scottie Crafts design team.  Well today I am here to post about some of my creations that I have done for me.... I will try and make several smaller posts rather than one long epic read.  Today I want to share with you all my altered dress form.

I have had this idea floating about in my head for a few weeks now, it was finding the time to make it and now that I have made one I want to make some more!! I reckon they would make a unique Christmas gift.

I started out with a couple of thick poster board die cuts from the Tim Holtz die; a wooden cotton spool; a wooden skewer and an old mini CD.

 I covered the dress form pieces with Kaisercrafts "The Lakehouse" collection.

 and then defined the bodice shape with some pearls
 Unfortunately this is where the photo's stop till I get it all together and start playing around with the layout.  A few of the steps that I forgot to photograph are.....

I took the wooden skewer and whittled - is that the right word whittled?? well I whittled one end to thin it out and flatten it so that it would fit between the two pieces of poster board easier.  Plus giving a flat surface for gluing.  I waited 24 hours for this to dry.  I wanted to be sure that the glue had well n truly set.  Whilst I was waiting I covered the CD base with "Relax" and "Springs"  papers from "The Lakehouse" Collection. I then added two layers of lace and some pearl trim to finish off the edge.
 I also gave my spools a couple of coats of gesso.  Once they were dry I wrapped them in fabric, lace and ribbon.
Once my dressform was dry, I added strips of pink seam binding, lace, ribbon and pearl trim.

I have decorated the base with various mulberry paper flowers, a button, some leftovers of a pearl flourish; a simple stickpin and a butterfly

I have covered the bottom and added some wooden beads as feet.
Here a couple of pics from different angles.

 I really enjoyed creating this.  It was great to get back to some using some pink! and making something for myself.

Thanks for stopping by....
Remember to......
    ✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Altered Paper Bag - Gift Bags

Hello everyone, this week I am back to share with you all a couple of altered paper bags.  These were such a quick and easy project to do and to top it off they make a great way to give a gift.
These little bags measure 4" wide x 7" long and are available in the scrap booking section in Kmart.
Once again I have only got pics of the finished bags.  I have used up a lot of the leftovers from last weeks mini album and a few sheets from the Gingerbread 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad.
I have sealed the bag with some soft vintage red seam binding that I have threaded through two punched holes.  I created a curved flap with my scallop edged scissors. I have tucked the flap behind one of the Collectables round tags.
 Here is a close up of the tag.  I added some Chrystalline Kindyglitz to the bells and then sealed it all with a good coat of glossy accents.  I wanted to make it a little stronger and sturdier to hold the flap in place. I then added one of the tags from the tag sheet to the back of the bag.

 I have decorated the Kraft coloured bag much the same way.  I have added some ribbon and lace to the front.  I layered up two tags from the collection.  I added some more glitter and glossy accents before adhering it to the bag. Again,  I have tucked the flap under the tags.

I made a simple dangling charm for each bag using some pearl beads and Christmas charms from my stash.  I then attached each of these to a double sided gift tag and attached them to the bag with some bakers twine.

 Well everybody, that is my project for this week.  I hope I have inspired you to create some simple gift bags this Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Ho Ho Ho Wooden Album

Merry Christmas Everyone...what is that I hear you say? It is too early?   Noooooo, it is never to early to get into the festive spirit -  is it?  Ok,  well enough of all the Christmas cheer then and on to the good stuff and I don't mean Christmas lollies I mean SCRAPPING stuff.  I'm here today to  share with you all my latest project that I have created from Kaisercrafts Gingerbread collection.  Believe it or not,  I'm actually not really into all the Christmas scrapping very much, but these papers make creating those special Christmas projects and gifts a breeze.  This past week I pulled out from my hoard vault (and dusted off all the cobwebs) a Kaisercraft wooden tabbed album.

To make this mini I have used....
Seam Binding

 I am sorry guys I have done it again.  I forgot to take photo's of the process...  :(  All I have to share is the finished album. As you may have already noticed I decided to change the orientation of the album and scrap it horizontal.  I traced around the wooden pages and fussy cut the papers.  I did leave all the wooden edges raw as the brown tone went with the pages.
 I have added some glossy accents to the Gingerbread men and use pop dots to give them some dimension.
I also added some Chrystalline Kindyglitz to the Christmas ornaments and layered them up with pop dots as well.
 On each of the pages I have used the Collectables pack that was in my kit.  These are fantastic little extras that Kaisercraft now carry for all of their paper collections.  They make embellishing and journalling  so much easier.
 Here I have used some of the little tags, just tucked them into a pocket behind the photo mat for some hidden journalling.

Well everyone that is my project share for this week.  Sorry, it kind of seems short n sweet this time round, but the pictures really do all the talking .  Thanks again for stopping by and sharing some of your day with me. 
Till next time remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Monday, 14 October 2013

Altered Noodle Box

Hi everyone, today I am here to share my Altered Noodle or Take out Box with you all.  I have had this noodle box in my stash for quite some time, just waiting to be altered. I thought the Gingerbread collection from Kaisercraft was perfect for it!!  I love these papers, they have a retro feel to them and certainly put you in the Christmas mood.  I have used selections from the 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pad.
 My first step was to pull the box apart and set aside the wire handle.  Making sure to put it where I would find it again!!  I don't know about you, but sometimes I put things down on my desk and they just vanish!! never to be seen again!!
 I then cut out segments from the sides to reduce the bulk and make the sides sit a little flatter.
I also sanded the shiny surface just to be sure that my glue would stick.

After I got all my surfaces prepped I set about tracing and cutting the box pieces out.  I am sorry guys I got busy with it and totally forgot to take pictures of this process.  
 When I finally remembered to take photos, I was up to the embellishing stage.  I have used some ribbons and seam binding from my stash.
 A sticker or two from the sticker sheet that came in my kit.
and the final touch was a wooden Santa embellishment from my stash.

 Here is a close up on the sides and the ribbons. 

This project came together really quickly and easily. I think it makes a great gift box, but I thought I would use mine as a table decoration and fill it with lots of Christmas lollies!!!

Thanks again for stopping by and sharing some of your time with me.  
✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿