Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I wanted to have a go at making my own wreath this year. I bought a styrofoam ring and covered in brown paper which I then distressed with ink so that I could then stick leaves and flowers to the circle. I cut out the leaves and flowers from templates I got from Penny Duncan.

Close up of one of the poinsettas. After cutting these out I then painted the petals and leaves with champagne glimmer paint.

Project Recipe
Ink: Early espresso, old olive, whisper white
Card: Old olive, more mustard, cajun craze, early espresso, always artichoke, cherry cobbler and wild wasabi
Accessories: champagne glimmer paint, self adhesive pearls, dimensionals, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Frenzy and a Summer Mini


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Check out the great deals available for this month only at Stampin' Up!. Click here for a full lists of stamp sets, accessories and tools that would make great Christmas presents for you! So if your husband or family is having trouble deciding what to get for you, organise your own! Email me and I will have your gift shipped direct to you.

Also now available is the Summer Mini catalogue. If you would like a copy send me an email. I will put a link on the side of the blog so you can have a look at it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Trees

I saw these beautiful ornaments on Penny Duncan's blog a few weeks ago and just had to give them a go. I cut them out on the Gazelle and then it was a matter of just layering all the pieces. I covered the dsp with Crystal effects and dazzling diamonds so they really sparkle in the light.

Penny suggested they be used for gift tags, but there was a lot of layers involved for a tag and at over 5 inches long, probably a bit big too. But the kids really wanted to make some too, so we made some smaller ones without so much detail.

Project Recipe
Cardstock: Old olive, cherry cobbler, choc chip
Ink: Old espresso for distressing the dsp layers
Accessories: Letters to Santa dsp, Vintage wallpaper and stripes embossing folder, crystal effects and dazzling diamonds.