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Friends

Hello again and here’s to another post where it would be far too much for me to tell you exactly how I made this.  There are plenty of photos and my best friend loved it.  All products used including the MDF is by Dreamees.


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Jewellery Box

Hello again and thanks once more for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a jewellery box I made for my best friend.  It took such a lot of work that if I told you how I made it then we would be here until Christmas, so I shall just leave you with photos this time.  Everything on here is by Dreamees except for the ribbon around the box which is from a selection by Create and Craft.



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Bunny love

 

Bunny here is something which I should have shared ages ago but just didn’t get around to it!

Bunny is not intended as an Easter decoration but she could be displayed at Easter and I could have designed it with more of an Easter theme.

I chose pink and green as it is a colour combination that I do not usually use and I think I have dine a pretty good job on this.  Apart from the pink flowers which were pre made and in my stash everything you see here is by my favourite craft company Dreamees.  I have so many of their products and I do not fail to use them week in week out and the quality is fantastic.

I stuck the paper on the MDF and embossed the MDF before I put it all together and made sure that the pieces were secure before they were added to the base. Once the base was secure I added the flowers which I made from left over pieces of paper I had used on the flower-pot.  I was careful not to overdo the flowers on the base.  I finished the flower-pot off with some lace.  This was the last thing I did as it was looking bare and needed a little something. I hope you like it.

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

A

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Its time to catch up

This is so much later than I had planned!!! But I am here and blogging again and at least I can share something I have given as a gift recently.

So here is the first thing that I have ready to share

This lovely black cat was an MDF kit by the lovely Dreamees and whilst I own a dog, my best friend has a cat and I knew this would be perfect.

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This is a very simple design as it turns out.  I put the cat together as per (or should that be purr) the instructions and painted it with a black acrylic paint I had in my stash.  Once I had done this on both sides I started bit by bit with the Modge Podge and the Glitter.  This took some time as I wanted to make sure it was well coated, but it wasn’t days just a few more hours to make sure it was perfect.  It didn’t take long to coat both sides and once it had dried completely and was covered I gave it a good spray with my Spray and Shine which is excellent for a varnish effect and gives a good protection (it does stop the glitter coming off too).  I added a ribbon and then thought, you know I could do something else with this.  I headed off to my MDF stash and found a rectangle the right size.  I painted and glittered and then added this sentiment cut using some mirri card and a Tattered Lace die which was free with one if their magazines. Sprayed this bit and then adhered it with redline tape and there you have it.

my best friend loved it.

Thank you for stopping by and I will be updating this more regularly as time goes by and I have more projects to share.
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A

 

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Happy Halloween everybody

Happy Halloween everybody.

Halloween is not something I have ever made anything for but the kids seem to be into it and by default auntie ends up getting into the, erm, spirit of things.  Today I am doing two posts, this is the first and the latter will go live later on.

These are some MDF Halloween things that I have made and hung up in the house.  All the MDF is by Dreamees and I was wondering how I could display the things without them looking a mess then I thought, suction cup hooks.  These clear ones are ideal for where I needed them to be as I have glass doors and they would be fairly anonymous.  Bits of ribbon to hold the letters and there you go.  No mess and reusable.

Boo! has been made using some Dreamees embossing glitter which, if I am correct can be used as a glitter and an embossing powder, and I’ve been using them like glitter for a long time now.  Once dry I sealed them with my staple of Crafters Companion Spray and Shine which protects and seals and is worth every penny.

 

The bats I love!!  They were first painted black and then when dry I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter in Black Soot on either side and then left them to dry before adding the black ribbon.  I could have stood them up around the house but hanging on the door is lovely.

 

Finally there is my haunted house. Again I painted the whole thing black except the windows and door.  The roof off the house had an extra layer so I used the Distress Glitter again to add some effect.  The doors and windows were painted white and then I added some Distress Glitter in Spiced Marmalade to the doors and windows.  I could have gone all out with cobwebs and such but my Halloween is a little more subdued than most.

Anyway I hope that you like this post and pop back for the next one today.

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A


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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.

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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.

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A