Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Angels, Tussie Mussies and Hearts

These are some of the Christmas Projects I've made recently, they are all in white and cream tones because after years of having a very traditional Christmas decor in our hot and humid climate I decided it was time to cool things down a little and go for lighter colours for Christmas, so hopefully in a couple of years everything will have transitioned nicely. I can't do it all in one go this year so it will have to be either next year or the year after that it's complete, fingers crossed for next year!!

Firstly I made a lovely heart with a 'crazy quilt'-ish style, this is done with glue rather than the traditional fabric and laces. They are very easy to make and they were inspired by Lele Lineca on Youtube.

My next project was for a challenge on youtube to make a 'raggedy doll' following Va's (Bianca4430) tutorial, I made mine in to a Christmas Angel and then I made her some wings that were inspired by 'The Feathered Nest' blog. I'm very happy how they turned out and actually prefer the wings hanging rather than on the dolly.

You can see the wings properly in the video HERE

Next up is my little Tussie Mussie, I made five of these little lovelies and I love them :) They were inspired by Roxycar11 on Youtube and were very easy to make.

I also made a couple of quick glass baubles, they were so easy and quick I will definitely be making more of these next year!!

I hope you all like my little projects, you can see videos with most of my projects on my youtube channel HERE and thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has/had a wonderful Christmas :)

Fun with Tags

Tags are something that are very quick and easy to make, especially if you're using glue and paper!!! Here's a couple I made up in the past week, the first is for a little challenge in our facebook group, it's just a layered lace Christmas tree which is so very simple yet I love how effective it is. There's a little jewel for the top and some lace and fabric for the tassle .... easy!!!!

The next one is for a little swap it did with a lady called Sara, it was meant to be a Christmas tag but evolved into something entirely different once I got started, lol!!! I call it my little whimsical Christmas fairy tag but I really don't thing there's much Christmas on it at all. I really love the colours and the skirt and the mix of the metals with the butterflies and then the touch of whimsy in the floaty skirt. It came together very quickly and I think the finished tag is just lovely :)

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Lace Spools and an Altered Chocolate Box

I love Pinterest lately, I could spend hours just browsing through all the gorgeous photos they have, which I often do late at night when I should be sleeping. I was admiring pictures last week when I came across a lovely photo of some lace spools someone had made from toilet paper rolls!!! haha I loved the idea and quickly set about trying to make my own and these are what I came up with :) I just covered a toilet paper roll with book paper, made two circle shapes from cardboard 1/2" larger than the rolls and covered them with book paper also. Glued it all together and decorated the top with an assortment of doily bits, flowers, pearls lace and flowers. Pretty easy really yet very effective and a lovely way to display your favourite laces or to give as a gift to someone special.

The little chocolate box was found in a thrift shop, I really liked the shape and size of it. As with the spools this was also covered in book paper, I would love to get my hands on some music paper for projects such as these but all in good time I guess. The box is decorated with a mixture of fabric, metal and resin flowers along with lace, appliqu├ęs and doilies. There are a few pearls scattered around and a lovely vintage trim around the sides. A very sweet little box.

I also made a Christmas card which turned in to an easel card by mistake but nevertheless I think it turned out very nicely.

Thank you once again for stopping by.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Blue Fern Studios is having a Giveaway!!!

Pop on over to Blue Fern Studios to be a part of their Giveaway where you can win some wonderful Chipboard pieces!!!! Just follow the instructions and you're in with a chance :)

Image property of Blue Fern Studios

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ornaments, Tags and Mini Albums ... oh so busy

I've been busy busy busy these past few weeks, still finding my niche in the crafting world and 'finding' my style. Firstly I've made some lovely little Christmas ornaments for a swap over at 'Scrappers Obsessionz' which is a New Zealand and Australian crafting forum, I chose to make heart shapes decorated in a simple 'crazy quilt' style, I saw a tutorial on Lenecca's youtube channel that was very easy to follow and thought I'd give it a try. I love the way they turned out and I really hope the ladies receiving them will like them too.

Next up was a 'Junked Up Doily Tag' swap also hosted at 'Scrappers Obsessionz', I didn't take individual photos of the tags I made but I did show them in a video which you can find here.

I also somehow found time to create my very first mini album. I did a swap with Kimibee09 on YouTube, we agreed to make the minis in a Shabby Chic style interpreted any way we wanted. I've never really done Shabby Chic before so was flying a little blind but I did find some lovely papers to help me along. I used the 'Sweet Nothings' collection by Kaisercraft which are really gorgeous. I filmed the album once it was complete so you can see it all HERE

I really do love the way it turned out but I don't think I captured 'Shabby Chic' the way I imagine it to be. I'm going to keep trying at this theme and see what I can come up with.

You can also see the gorgeous album Kim made for me in her video here

and if you'd like to see a very long video of me opening up my package and seeing the album for the first time, you can watch it HERE :)

Thank you so much for stopping by :)