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Winnie the Pooh and Friends Christmas Home Decor Project

I did warn you I’d make a Home Decor project using the Winnie the Pooh dies and papers and sentiments.  Here is the first of my projects which will be hanging in my home this Christmas to compliment my Winnie the Pooh themed tree (I did tell you I loved my Winnie).

I had some canvas frames lying around in my MDF project box and I wasn’t sure what to do with them.  I looked at my dies and I realised that my Winnie the Pooh and friends ones would fit nicely in them, each one being 4×4 inches.  Each canvas has been embossing using a Versamark clear embossing pad and then adding some WOW embossing glitter in Icicle…and I used the entire pot!  Once these were all dry I cut the following dies from their respective colourful creations pad.  The dies I used were as follows

  • Adorable Piglet
  • Thoughtful Tigger
  • Festive Eeeyore
  • Loving Pooh
  • Shine Bright

I stuck these securely to the canvas with Modge Podge and added sentiments from the cardstock pack.  Once these were dry I sprayed the canvasses with Spray and Shine as I like to make sure the paper has some protection.  I left these to dry and then I assembled the canvases.

To assemble the canvasses I used some jute string and I actually stapled it to the back of the canvas as there was some sturdy wood.  I continued to do this and made sure that the tip of the canvas was right next to the other.  I did one row down and then another up making sure that I made a loop at the top for hanging.  And there you go.  The photo does not do the project justice as there is sparkle and shine all the way through it.  However I have taken a close up of part of it so you can see the effect.  I personally love it but then I would and I hope you do too.

 

Thank you once again for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A

 

 

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Tahlia

Hello and thanks once again for stopping by.

Today I am showing my final card made using the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracy Easson.

For this card I used Black Versafine ink on some Neenah Classic Crest Card and used Spectrum Noir Colourblend to colour the design in.  I stamped a sentiment in four corners of the design but I felt it lacked some floral adornments so I used some paper I had left over from a Dreamees project and I ran these through my Big Shot using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die.  I haven’t used this die in a long time and I really should get this out again.

I like this card but I think I could have done something else to it, you know how it is, you sit and do something and something is not quite right and you wonder where you could have improved on it.  Anyway the recipient loved it so there you go!

Thanks once again for stopping by, I look forward to your next visit

❤️

A

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Georgina

Hello and thanks for stopping by once again.

Today I am showing a recently made card using another stamp from the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracey Easson.

This card is a simple one again but I added some bold flowers courtesy of Dreamees.  The card itself is  a 7×7 card and I used a 6×6 inch piece of watercolour card to stamp and colour my design.  I used Staz-on ink and then used my trusty Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour her in.  The card looked rather bare and I had these flowers ready-made so I added some faux pearls to the centre and added them to my card to make that bold statement.  I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A

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Merry Christmas from Winnie the Pooh

Time has escaped me but I’m back ready to share some more of my latest makes and I’ll start by showing this very simple design which I love.

Anyone who knows me will know that I have an addiction to Winnie the Pooh.  If you’ve ever been in my house you will see that he is everywhere!  The fact that I can now make my own Winnie Christmas cards and seasonal home decor is nothing short of exciting!  I’ve started by making a very quick Christmas card though, using all elements from my paper craft kit and using some die cutting.  I actually cut two images out and decoupaged them to make them stand out a little more. I added a lovely sentiment and mounted this onto some of the Winnie the Pooh paper which I had in a craft kit.

There we have it.  One Christmas card!

Thank you very much for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit

❤️

A

 

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Aall and Create itac17 Challenge 2 – Asia

Hello again.

Today I am sharing this challenge post which I admit I am very behind in posting. Never mind it has to be uploaded by the end of the month so better late than never even if I am now 2 challenges behind!

I am not sure if what I have made has ticked any of the boxes.  To be honest I really am struggling with the brief and the standard of work is just infinitely better than mine.  If only I could draw things would be much easier.

This piece is made up of something which I knew I had here and I’ve actually made this into a large bookmark.  The base is made from a page of the Kaleidoscope pads by Hunkydory and which I have coloured as best as I can and folded in half to make the bookmark (secured with red line tape for extra strength).  The design itself is something which I made for A level textiles about 20 years ago when the brief was Asia! I made up a load of samples using this lettering which I took from something someone gave me from China and which is supposed to represent my Christian name.  I developed all these samples and then from there made a white silk wrap with two of these at either end, embroidered with beads.  My bestie still has it as I made a dress as well.  The design was drawn onto a piece of cotton, coloured red and then a red piece of thin satin stitched over in the design in red.  The colours have distorted over time and even though I haven’t done the greatest of jobs I have at least used something which was sat around doing nothing!

Until next time.

❤️

A

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Sophia – Wonky Tonk Girls

Hello again.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend of mine who was celebrating a special birthday recently and now its been received I can show it.

I fell in love with the Wonky Tonk Girls by Tracey Easson when they were featured in a recent edition of Making Cards Magazine and I knew that I would make plenty of cards using them, you will see some other designs in future posts.

For the background of this card I played with my Distress Oxides as I wanted something earthy.  I chose Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Iced Sprite, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I was very pleased with the result and I used what I had for the base card and to matt and layer before mounting my main image.  The stamps from this kit worked like a dream and I was so pleased with the effect.  Brave Spirit suited this card and once I had coloured Sophia in and mounted her onto the card it all came about perfectly.  I used black for the matt as I felt it suited the card.  So pleased with it and I know my friend liked it too.

 

Thank you for stopping by once again.

❤️

A

 

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London and Paris

Hello and back to blogging after a break.  I have a number of projects to show you and today I am starting with these makes featuring London and Paris skylines and which, if I am honest, I really am not to sure about.  I say not sure, I mean I am not sure if they look good and I am not sure if I like them.  It just shows that sometimes us crafters really have days when we don’t know if our work is any good.

Both designs use dies by Joanna Sheen, and backgrounds and cut outs  made using Distress Oxides. All my lettering is from the Leonie Pujol Typography set.

Below is my take on London.  I have used three distress oxides on the top (Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Black Soot) and three on the bottom (Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet). On another sheet of paper I used  Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and cut out three sets of the die. I am not sure if you can see but I have decoupaged the skyline and tried to show the different colour.  There wasn’t much else I felt I could do with this design so I cut out the words from scraps of paper which had been left over from Distress Oxide experiments.

Paris I have used the same technique for the background using Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans for the top and Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover for the bottom.  For the cut out I have used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.  This time I cut out three images but decided to use two only and again made the writing using offcuts of papers  I had experimented on.

Some people may like these designs whilst I am indifferent but I would love to hear your comments on them if you have time.

Take care and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A