Sunday, 23 November 2014

Its Nearly Christmas

Hi and welcome to this weeks hop, you should have started at
Imagine If, and arrived here from Tashes blog
This week I am making a double sided Christmas tag with
movement. One side has snow (glitter) and the other side
has bells.

I used x 3 Tags from Imagine If .I had saved the clear plastic covers
from packaging. I chose some images to used from

After chosseing my images, I put the glitter into the plastic and
glued the images to the back to hold the glitter in

Next i covered my tage with paper and cut out a square to the
exact size as the plastic cover . I then glued this to a blank tag 

Above you see the dimention

I did the same for the other tag, but this time i added tiny bells



I then glued this tag to the back of my glitter tag to mack
it double sided

To decorate  I used tiny pine cones, berries and matching ribbon

Brenda from the Imagine If Design Team Kindly sent me a
container full of these cute looking pine cone babies

I used tiny lettering on one side of my tag and Imagine If lettering
on the other side

I covered the word "JOY" with gold glitter to match the bells

Added the matching ribbon to the top, this could be used to tie
the tag to something like a tree or parcel, what ever you decided
on really.

The words say "jingle bells jingle bells " These 3 photos are to
show you the movement of the glitter


I kept to 3 main colours  brown gold and red

Thanks for coming to visit, your next hop is off to
Brenda's blog HERE

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Santas Sleigh

Welcome to this weeks blog hop, you should have come from
the Imagine If blog. This week I get to make Santa's sleigh

The sleigh comes in 4 pieces which means it is easy to
put together. You can paint it or cover it with paper as I have done.
I used one of the papers from Kaiser craft base coat
 Christmas collection  called flora I love the look it gave of
old worn wood, as below


Gold peal craft is great for Christmas stuff.

I positioned my paper so the dark line was along the sleigh ski.

I gessoed the bows then covered with green glitter and arranged
some green berries in the Centre

And this is the finished bow, love how it come out

When using small chipboard things like swirls , bows etc
the best thing to use to get into those small places that your
ink edger's wont go is a black memento pen, this is a must have
in my stash

I used gold  peal craft corners to make a snow flake on the
back of Santa`s seat and along the sides

I hope you have fun and get inspired to make your own sleigh
they are so much fun. Thanks for visiting my blog, your next
stop is at Brenda's blog :)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas layout

WOW November all ready, I love Christmas, what about you?
This week at Imagine If  we have started our Christmas box\
of GOODIES .... yes, with a blog hop , you should have started
at the Imagine if blog and come from Lillian's blog
I like to get started with my papers, then I get a bunch of
chipboard that relates to or works with my page,I
play around with it until it works for me.
The Santa on the sled is very cool, you can find it HERE

Even though we don't get snow in Auckland, I
still like to have snow flakes on my page
Snow flaks can be found HERE
see what I did to this one next

I Sealed it with gesso first then used fake snow on the top, this
gives dimension and sparkle

Next was the bow, and yes, I even got some punches out :)

I used the bow of a gift box set
  HERE  then covered it with matching paper

Added some twine . Love the deer to, its so delicate
I cant remember what this squiggly is called, but I cut
it in two and added half to top and half to the bottom
of the page

I love Christmas, it brings back many happy memories as well
as giving me an excuse to put up decorations and lights :)

Have a good week , not long to go till we are on holiday.
Thanks for visiting :)

Next DT Blog is Brenda's Blog

Monday, 27 October 2014

Storage Ideas

I am all ways looking for ways to store stuff and at the same time make
it easer to accesses .Im a bit of a hoarder ,I don't like to toss out stuff
because one day I just MIGHT use it lol

This week we are blog hopping,, starting at Imagine If ,
 you should have arrived here
from Brenda's Blog , Brenda has also been working on her storage
this week.

So here we go, I brought a plain folder , which I am going to add
some magnetic pages to hold my thin dies and also some
slick pages to hold my favorite cling stamps.
 Firstly I used the Imagine If circle stencil with whipped spackle
to create a back ground, I also made straight lines using a piece of
I missed a photo here, i then used a light green spray over it,
next I run my paint brush along the top full of paint so it would
run down the cover.
Next I pulled out the chip board
 ( have I told you before how much I LOVE chipboard ) lol

I then started gluing things on, I also added some metal and
other embellishments

below is a few close ups
I used cogs
Imagine If large clock Key
Beautiful finely cut flowers
And some mesh and cotton trim
Your next stop is AT Lillian's blog
Thanks for visiting :)
I have also entered this in Finnabairs
warm and cozy  challenge. Here's my
Cute kitten sleeping in green  blanket - stock photo