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Monday, March 2, 2015

Full Candle Wrap Around Wrapper Video

Full Candle Wrap Around Wrapper:-

So many folks have asked how I make my candle wrappers and create the shine of the finished product.  It is a pretty lengthy process and I had thought of using photos to make the tutorial but that went on for ever and ever so instead, I have attempted to put the info into a video.  Be gentle with me, this is the first video I have made :)

Fingers crossed this will answer your questions.


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Full Candle Wrap Around Wrapper:-

So many folks have asked how I make my candle wrappers and create the shine of the finished product.  It is a pretty lengthy process and I had thought of using photos to make the tutorial but that went on for ever and ever so instead, I have attempted to put the info into a video.  Be gentle with me, this is the first video I have made :)

Fingers crossed this will answer your questions.

Click here to view the video

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Birthday Elvis

A super fast post of a card I made today, alas no pics as I was going along as I was also trying to make a video of how I do my candles and what a frustrating job that was grrrrrrrr. I totally forgot to get my camera out for the usual snaps of how I put my cards together and to remind me on what I did hahahahaha.

Anyway, for this card I have used a digi I won in last weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge from the Birthday Elvis set by Digital Stamp Boutique.  Not my usual sort of image to work with but oh what a sweetie this hedgehog is and I had great fun :)


I used brown card and then layered more black, blue and dark brown mounts on top with a final mat of the same card I used for the base.  The black, blue and top mounts were all embossed with two different Embossilicous folders.  Spellbinders Grand Squares and Scallop Square dies were used to do the die cutting and I was over the moon to find the perfect ribbon in my stash to embellish my card with.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and I chalked the backgrounds on both the digi and the sentiment.  I should add, the sentiment is part of the Birthday Elvis pack too and what a corker it is, don't you think :)

To finish off I add a bit of micro glitter and and also stitching on the blue mount.

Than you so much Digital Stamp Boutique for my fab gift and Mr. Random for picking me out the hat :) :) :)

Ingredients:-

  • Image - Birthday Elvis and All about the Presents from Digital Stamp Boutique
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Squares and Scalloped Squares
  • Embossing Folders - Embossilicious 
  • From my stash - ribbon and glitter


I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day :) xx

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SPS Daisy Fairy

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Daisy Fairy by Joanne Schempp which is available from the Sweet Pea Store in digi format.
To begin with I designed and cut my card sections.
 Next I coloured the image with Promarkers.
For the matting behind the digi which I cut on my die cutter I added lace.  Only the edges of the mount were coloured to match the digi as the rest of the area will be hidden - no point in wasting precious ink lol.
I printed the sentiment and mounted in on a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval which I coloured the edges of in the same way as the other scalloped mount.
 I then assembled all the sections of the easel card, adding pearl strands behind the image mount too.  It was then onto the bottom section.  I finished this off with some daisy vellum and a Spellbinder die Nestabilities-labels-20 for the writing area.  The sentiment was used to hold the top section in place when standing.  The daisies were made using Sizzix Mini Daisies and were finished off with yellow Flower Soft and some more pearl stems.
 And here we have the finished card :)


Ingredients:-
  • Image - Daisy Fairy  by Joanne Schempp
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals and Nestabilities-labels-20, Sizzix Mini Daisies and the others by me
  • From my Stash - Flower Soft, pearl strands, daisy vellum
I am entering into the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Skelly Cup

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 32
Paper Piecing

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For this fortnights inspiration I used the awesome new digi 'Skelly Cup' which Ike designed for me to use :) Thanks Ike, you are a superstar.  I do love these tea bag boxes and this digi was just perfect.  So here we go on what I did.

I seem to have deleted the first few pics off my camera but I started with cutting the template for my box.  I then printed the image 4 times for the paper piecing.  The first layer was the whole image as usual, second layer the saucer and cup, third layer just the cup and the top layer was the front section of the saucer.

Next I cut the front, back and side panel toppers and stamped these then embossed them with Silver Dollar embossing powder.  I also did the same with the handle section of the box.
 The silver was way to bright, I thought I had Gun Metal embossing powder but alas not. To get around the problem I airbrushed the embossed areas with my black Promarker.  The image is showing this as a bit rusty but in real life it is more a metallic black.
 I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used a die for the bottom section.  The sentiment just came to me as I was about to print, I did have something else in mind but my fingers did the typing and they came up with 'Time for a Brew' hahahaha.  Both the label and the image background were then distressed with black chalk.
 Here you can see the paper piecing, I used 3D glue dots as I did not want to much of a gap between the layers.
 To finish off these sections I use Black mica (Frantage) and some super strong sticky glue to attache the bits.
 The panels, image and sentiment were glued to the box and tea bags added :).  Three buttons were added to the right hand side just to help balance out the front view of the completed project.
 Front view of the tea bag Skelly Cup box


Ingredients:-
  • Image - 'Skelly Cup
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders - Lables 22, box by me.
  • Items from my stash - Silver Dollar embossing Powder, rubber stamp, buttons, Frantage etc. 
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Monday, February 23, 2015

Medicine Woman

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps.  As it is Featured Artist Week the whole DT are working with images by Linda Biggs and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Medicine Woman which is available from the Sweet Pea Store in both rubber and digi.


I have a bunch of design papers from magazines and they just seem to sit there unused so I am making a conscious effort this year to attack the pile lol.  With that in mind my first step was to choose my backing paper and then colour my image around those colours.  With that done I used a peel off birthday sticker in white and airburshed it with my Promarker, one of the colours used in the image.  I should add the image was coloured with Promarkers and I chalked the background. The sentiment was, once dry, placed on some of the DP used for the background and then die cut.
To finish off the card I used a Dreamcatcher die from Cherry Lynn which I airbrushed and Sizzix  - Ornate Hanging Sign.  The sentiment was cut with Xcut tags. a lace border was added along the bottom edge and a bow tied with the same lace and then airbrushed with my Lilac Promarker.  Finally, some pink Stickels on the dreamcatcher and pearls picking out the three main colours, pink green and blue.

Ingredients:-
  • Image - Medicine Woman by Linda Biggs and available from Sweet Pea Store in both rubber and digi
  • Colouring Medium -  Promarkers
  • Dies -  Dreamcatcher die from Cherry Lynn,  Sizzix - Ornate Hanging Sign and XCut tags
  • From my stash, lace, pearl brads, blue gems and Stickles
I am entering into the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Iris

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is an awesome digi pack containing several images and a paper pack too - how cool is that.

Challenge #231

Theme 'Anything Goes with Birthdays' 

For this fortnights creation I am working with the Iris digital stamp and paper pack by Coosty Creations available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  The pack contains the image to colour and four papers.

I love giving these boxes with tea bags in to my friends and I think they like getting them too lol.  I designed the template for the box a wee while ago so my first job was to gut it out.
 I then embossed each of the sections with an Embossilicious A4 embossing folder.
Next, using one of the papers from the pack I cut four panels and glued them to four panels I had cut using the same mauve card as the box.  I then distressed the edges.
 The mounts were attached to the box and I added some ready pleated lace in the just the perfect colour around the top edge.
 Next I coloured the image with Promarkers.
 While thinking (which I occassionally do :) ) I thought it would be rather sweet to add some peel off corners to each of the bottom corners.
 Next I moved onto the toppers.  Using Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Oval, Circles and Scalloped Circles for the image and the sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped with a Just Rite stamp.  Before attaching the sections together I added some white lace around the edges of the image and sentiment parts, I then attached these to the rear sections which also used the paper from the pack.  Liquid pears were added around the edges of the toppers too.
And here we have the completed box (well almost complete - just needs some tea)
 Now it is complete :)

Ingredients:-
  • Image and Paper Pack- Iris digital stamp and paper pack by Coosty Creations
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - box design by me, Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Circles and Scalloped Circles
  • From my stash - lace, corner peel off stickers and Liquid Pearls
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)