Monday, January 15, 2018

Trinket Box Die is in the House!

I was so excited to use some of my Christmas money to order the Trinket Box!! And I love the leaf arches from the thinlits set! One day I'll have all the Eileen Hull dies on my wish list :)

And here is my first trinket box!! A Fairy's Den...


Here are a few step outs I did while I was making this little gem.

After I cut out my pieces I inked the covers and spine with Distress Oxides, and painted the tray piece with Finnabair's Sparks in Iris Potion. I also painted the inside black using my Dylusions.





 
I love shimmer!! And metallic!



While I was letting all of this dry, I used my Twist and Style tool to twist up my wire that would hold my fairy in place. I then painted my fairy in shimmery paints and wax finishes.

Look how perfect that twist is! Now to practice wire words!


A little resin fairy I had in my stash by Prima.
Ohh Hammered Metal Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies...you make my heart skip a beat! These wooden spools were again bits I found in my stash!

Seriously look at all that melty goodness!

Inside behind the fairy is a little nest of pink mesh (that i saved from a bouquet of flowers)





I added a strip from the Graphic 45 Fairy Dust collection around the tray part. 




Then I added the leaf arches from the thinlits set and added flowers from my stash (which is actually getting low since I want flowers on everything lol )



Again...the finished Fairy's Den, with a little hare charm from Emerald Creek guarding the opening.


Thanks for stopping by and checking things out!! Come back soon as I've got a project for Wild Whisper Designs coming this week too!

Have a great week everyone!

Cathy
 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Holidays Are Over, but....

I still have holiday projects to share!! I had to wait until the recipients opened their gifts and now have the time to do a post and share with you! This wreath was one of my favorites this year! You can't go wrong with the Tattered Poinsettia die!

The wreath is made of wood and I got it at Michaels last year. I do plan ahead sometimes! :)

The finished project!
I prepped all my bits and pieces first! I cut out 5 tattered poinsettias, then 5 large ones again for the leaves. Then I ran them through with the matching embossing folder (which I didn't even realize I had BUT am so glad I do).

The poinsettias I edged with platinum distress glitter and did platinum stickles in the centers. Before I did the glitter I used my new tarnished brass Distress crayon, scribbled on my craft mat, spritzed with water then used my finger to run it over the raised parts on the poinsettia. The leaves were done with evergreen bough distress ink and then I used a Finnabair wax on the raised parts.
I covered the whole wreath in ripped up pieces of TH Christmas stash from a couple years ago (yup I am a paper hoarder lol) and once that part was dry I sponged over it with Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo Distress paints.

For this part I used my absolute favorite TH stencil, Ranger Texture Paste and a touch of red acrylic paint with a pearl finish. 

This is one of my favorite parts!! I had this little resin window in my stash and this pic of Santa is cut out from the Th Christmas pad I had. Just like looking out the window on Christmas Eve and seeing Santa!
A little wooden word I had in my stash and stained with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray and the adorable little tree charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.
 
One of my fave charms from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

The vintage deer and Christmas trees are too cute and I had to add them too.
 And of course the gorgeous poinsettias! Just love this die!




And one more time because I just love it, the finished project!!






Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a wonderful week!! More Christmas posts to come LOL I still want to share the ornaments I made  this year and some of my favorite cards.

Cathy

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A New Calendar with Wild Whisper

We are well on our way into the new year!! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year!

I am up on the Wild Whisper blog today with a new project. It's a very simple project but something I needed to have in my craft room.

I created a 12 month calendar. I downloaded the calendar pages from Printable Calendars and chose the template with the room for a picture on the top. But I chose some of my favorite Wild Whisper cards from the collections released over the year.

I have a horrible habit of jotting down notes on scraps and then losing them in piles LOL So I thought with a calendar with some of my favorite quotes and positive words on it, hanging right behind me, I may have a better chance of staying organized! Fingers crossed!!

All 12 of the pages are up on the Wild Whisper blog! Pretty and practical!





It's also so customizable to suit how you want things to work. I chose bull dog clips so it hung flat, but you could use a snap ring, staples, one clip....so many choices. And the sentiments you use are any that bring you a smile, some positive inspiration or which ever ones you just want to see.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Cathy

Monday, December 18, 2017

I Still Have Cabin Fever!

There are more projects up today featuring the Cabin Fever line! This December Kit  from Scrap Shotz is amazing. I have up a scrapbook layout using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine monthly sketch, 2 cards and 6X6 canvas board. 

My take on the CSM Sketchy Challenge featuring the Scrap Shotz December Kit.

6X6 canvas board using the Cabin Fever line and some TH snowflakes and distress crayons for the background.

Two quick cards created using the cut apart cards from the paper pack, ephemera and the enamel dots.
Head on over to Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz to see more details and list of supplies with direct links to the Scrap Shotz store. This is a great kit so grab it while you can! 

Thanks for popping in and hope you have a great week!!

Cathy


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cabin Fever!!

Wow! The December Monthly Kit from Scrap Shotz is fabulous! It features the Cabin Fever line from Carta Bella, and you will want to create with it. Great line for holiday layouts, cards, tags, maybe some holiday gifts. I made up 6 tags using the kit and love the designs on the paper and the snowmen and bears are kind of adorable!!





For all the details and some close up shots, head on over to the Scrap Shotz blog today. I also added links to all the items I used that you can get through Scrap Shotz Online Store

Hope everyone is having a great week and not being too overwhelmed by the holiday season.

Thanks for stopping in!

Cathy