Sunday, 21 December 2014

Happy Birthday Emma! ( Karleigh Sue DT Post)

While most people have been busy preparing for Christmas, in this house we have another very special event to prepare for first- our beautifully quirky daughter Emma's 9th birthday tomorrow. It hardly seems like 5 minutes since she was a tiny, contended little thing, who loved nothing more than a good snuggle with her Mummy. This is the earliest photo I could find of her on the pc- taken when she was about 5 months old.

Now she's not so little, but despite her independence she still loves her cuddles and is a real Mummy's girl at heart! 

Yesterday we celebrated her entering her last year in single digits with a trip ice skating with her friends, so this digi by Karleigh Sue was the perfect choice for her card (Emma adores all Karleigh Sue digis, especially when I colour them as blue eyed blondes as she says they look like her). You can find it the the Etsy shop here. I coloured her with promarkers, and teamed her up with a Graphic 45 snowflake paper from The Nutcracker range, a doily sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer mist to give a little sparkle, and die cut glittered snowflakes. 

I can't wait to see her face when she opens it- I predict a huge smile!

Happy birthday Emma!



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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Advent Calendar

I forgot to share this project with you in time for the 1st of the month, but better late than never! I don't mind admitting it was a rush to get done in time for advent- at 4pm on the 30th November I was frantically painting, cutting and sticking like a mad woman! I am really pleased with how it turned out though so it was worth the stress, and my girls are loving discovering their little treats hidden inside each day.

I started by painting the MDF tree ( it's from Hobbycraft if you are wondering) with a cream acrylic paint. I am really feeling a vintage vibe this Christmas so I wanted to make this quite understated, and not bright and glittery, and the papers I found in my stash left over from last year fitted the bill perfectly. I carefully cut them to size, allowing a notch for the handles. It was a bit tricky as no two drawers seemed to be exactly the same, but patience paid off and I got there in the end. 

I die cut the numbers using Tim Holtz's Vintage Market die, and inked the edges with distress ink.

A few wooden reindeer finished it off nicely.

Now I really must make a start on my Christmas cards. I think my new years resolution should be to start my festive makes in February!!

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Gigi Flap Dancer- MoonFlower DT Post

My crafting mojo is definitely back after a little break so tonight I'd like to share another make with you all. The digi is called Gigi Flap Dancer and is by the very talented MoonFlower Digi Stamps. She was such a fun image to colour! I used promarkers to colour her, gave her dress and shoes lots of sparkle with silver glitter stickles,and used red flower soft to add texture to her boa. Some perfect pearls beads finished her off and left her all set to party!

I mounted her on some beautiful red glittered paper from my stash, and embellished with feathers, ribbon, brass corners and gems. 

My remit for this card was that it should be for a 'young' 75 year old. I very much hope that this hits the mark and helps the recipient celebrate 3/4 of a century in style!

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Mrs Claus- Karleigh Sue DT Post

Hi all. It's been a little while since I've blogged as I have been so busy ( sadly crafting has taken a backseat too!) , but Christmas is coming down the track fast so I thought I'd better make a start on some festive cards before it's too late!

Today I am sharing my take on 'Mrs Claus' by Karleigh Sue (click the link to find her in the Etsy shop). I coloured her with promarkers, added some red stickles to her shoes for some festive sparkle, used perfect pearls for the mistletoe berries and created a fur effect on her clothes with sprakly white flower soft. I mounted her on mirror card with festive papers and embellished with ribbon and sequins. The sentiment was typed on my pc.

If you want to keep up with what's going on at Karleigh Sue you can follow her facebook page here. There is lots of fun stuff happening so do pop along and hit the like button. You can also join in with the challenge blog, and if you need inspiration take a look at the Karleigh Sue inspiration blog here.

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