My Lovely Friends,

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Snow is Falling

I got this fabulous MDF Mail Album from My lovely friend Agnes owner of 14 Craft Bar recently by  Scrapiniec, which I altered using using the colour  white, with a hint of Silver too,
I decorated it to give a frosty snow effect using some mixed media and my Foamiran Poinsettia with winter leaves dies from lady E Design


I started off by painting the MDF Mail album with some white Gesso, giving them a couple of coats, then when dry going over with a coat of white Acrylic paint, 
In places I added some crackle paste to give an aged effect, 

Next I added my paper leaves made with Lady E Design Poinsettia and Winter Leaves dies, I cut some of the leaves out of non shed glitter card too, then the Poinsettias which I made out of 0.6 White Foamiran, these I added a hint of fine glitter glue to each petal, 

I added some Old Silver Wax with my finger here and there, having my floral display on first helped me to know where to put it,

Some people use the scroll effect on the inside at the top but I wanted to make a feature of it so after I had added all the above I glued it in place on the top as shown,

I used the small MDF adornments on this and on the bottom scroll too, this makes it look different but you can of course use it any other way too, non is right or wrong, do what ever you fancy,

I added some Art Stones mixed with some snowflake paste then I added these to the bottom right,

When dry I added some bead string and glitter balls to my floral display then I added some Pinflair Ice Diamond Glitter on the leaves and parts of the Mail album to finish it off, this really glimmers in real life, but sorry it doesn't really show to well on here,

I finished off with some various white laces, seam binding and a bit of white twine on the rings used to hold the Album together,

I thought I'd show another view of the Album as well,

I hope your inspired to have a go yourself, feel free to be inspired to use any ideas I've shown here, let me know if you have a go to,

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

A wintery exploding box

Have you finished your Christmas makes yet? I'm nearly there but I thought I'd show you one I've made recently, 

I used the fabulous papers and images by AB Studios again with of course some of my handmade paper leaves and Foamiran flowers,

I mixed the flower and leaves with a gorgeous BlooMar frame, this is in it's natural colour thought I've added a hint of glitter on the berries effect,
I also added some stenciling on the paper too,

The scene inside is created with another BloMar chipboard, this adorable 3D sledge, which was very easy to put together, I added a few embellishment on the top but left a space as I'm going to add some rolled up money on it too,

The foamiran flowers and paper leaves are form the Lady E Design Poinsettia and Winter Leaves dies,

The sides are decorated with fussy cut out images from the papers,

At the back section I added another BlooMar Chipboard, again in it's natural colour,

BlooMar Chipboard / Christmas collection

I will have another project to show you soon,
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Easy to create Bauble card tutorial with BlooMar Chipboard

Hi I've created a video on my youtube channel and would love for you to take a peek, if you wish of course, lol

Anyway I show you how to create a easy bauble shaped card, I also used BlooMar Chipboards on mine,

I used the adorable papers by Scrapboys from the Cotton Winter paper set, so love the colours and patterns on these gorgeous papers,
As you can see I used a few of the images which I fussy cut out by hand,

The gorgeous BlooMar frame 01 and snowflake part of a set from the 04 snowflake collection are covered with wow embossing powder then heat set, before gluing into place on my bauble, like I said my video shows you step by step show to make the base shape etc too,

Do check out BlooMar Chipboards, Margo has some stunningly beautiful designs, it's well worth a look and they take mixed media so well too,

BlooMar Chipboards

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

More Christmas cards for the Men

Hi guys, as you may know i have quite a few fella's in our family, some are quite grown up and so it becomes harder to think of a card for them year after year, lol

So here are two I've come up with,

I created a bauble card for the first one, then used some of the fabulous paper and images by AB Studio, I fussy cut out the Deer and raised it up with some spare chipboard,
I added a BlooMar chipboard snowflake on the top, I used some Wow Embossing powder on this first,

To finish off the card I splattered some watered down white gesso over the front,

Card number two is a DL styled card,

I wanted this to look classical in design, so I used black and silver colours,
I used some leaves cut out of  lady E design Poinsettia and winter leaves dies out ofwhite paper then coloured them with two colours of silver, then using a leaf die from the Leaves 6 Herbs die I cut some out of non shed glitter card,

I used two of the fabulous bauble chipboards from BlooMar, these I used some Silver embossing powder on the top then heat set them,

On the larger bauble I added some of the glitter card, I finished it off with silver coloured sequins and clear Gems plus some cones from my stash,

Well I'm getting near the end of my Christmas cards, still a couple or so to show you, including a tutorial of how I make a Bauble shaped card,

happy Crafting!!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Christmas Time

Yes I'm here again with another card for Christmas using one of the fabulous windows by BlooMar Chipboard, this time I used the layers together,

I used some Wow embossing powder Gold on the star and baubles,

I used papers from AB Studios, Breeze of the Forest, then I  added some snowflake paste with a stencil to give a snow effect, when dry I cut some spare chipboard down to create some brick shapes and coloured them with some distress ink,

I fussy cut one of the gorgeous Christmas Tree images and hot glued it to the card, then I glued the window over the top,

Using some leaves again from my favourite lady E design Poinsettia and winter leaves dies I created some leaves using paper, some of them arecoloured with some inks, on top of these I added some more fussy cut flowers from the papers,
Taking one of the words set by BlooMar Chipboards I added some Aged Ivory Frantage over the top and heat set it, then I hot glued it in place, simply gluing some tiny beads around the display to finish it off,

I put a little white Gesso onto a small piece of foam and dabbed it around the card here and there on the bricks and window frame,

BlooMar Chipboards - Christmas Collection

Lady E Design dies

Happy Crafting!!