This is the second in my little series of hanging Christmas decorations. I have used the same little wooden heart - this time with Picket Fence crackle paint. I distressed the edges with some fab sparkly embossing powder. The script was stamped in blue and then a couple of swirls stamped in graphite and embossed with the sparkly embossing powder. I added some blue gems, a snowflake made from Sizzix die and a couple of punched snowflakes all liberally embossed and sponged with blue ink. I then added a bit of stickles glitter glue in waterfall and a few ribbons tied in a bow. This one's my favourite so far lol.
I started my classes again this week and would like to welcome our three new members- I hope you'll enjoy yourself! This week we made a couple of cards for general use - everyone layout was basically the same just a variation of paper, sentiment and embellishment.
Here are my samples of the cards we made -
Just one person missing from the photos - the elusive Joanne lol
Went out to my craft room this morning intending to get on with my class prep for Tuesday night but I started fiddling around instead. I found these wooden hearts I had bought at one time intending to decorate them but I'd forgot about them. They are about 6 inches high and 3 inches at the widest point. Right I thought I'll have a go at this Tim Holtz crackle paint that I hadn't used before. The colour - Antique linen - I didn't much like it when I put it on but it's great stuff - and I think it suits the vintagey look of this little plaque. I then embossed around the edges with gold embossing powder - stamped in gold swirl which is actually a Personal Impressions Christmas tree stamp - embossed it with gold as well - then stamped a script in red and another little swirl in gold. The ribbons are from my stash - a fab red gingham - goldy fibres and a great holly ribbon that I have let fall down the card and added some red gems for berries. The sentiment is stamped and gold embossed and then cut out in a banner shape and then inked around the edges. Sorry about the long post - can you tell I'm excited about my Christmas projects? lol
Need to get a bit oo wire on the back to hang them up with - I have 4 of these hearts so I think I'll make a little series of them - maybe Winter Wonderland next so watch out for them!
My hubby's birthday yesterday so had to make a card quickly before he arrived home from work - image kindly donated my docrafts buddy Lynsey coloured with promarkers - papers from my stash - a few pieces of card candy - some nestie circles and a sentiment made on the computer.
Girly pink birthday card with some added bling!- stamp inked up in pink and then embossed with holographic powder - gives a lovely sparkle - echo park papers - gems- marianne butterfly die -stickles glitter glue -sentiment made on the computer.
A Golden Anniversary - the sentiment was made on the computer - papers from my stash - no name on them - flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers - Border punch - gems and ribbon -gold mirri card - Stickles glitter glue in gold .
A cute 8x8 card for a very girly girl! Digi image coloured with promarkers and some sakura stardust for a bit of bling. Papers are Pink Petticoat , Martha Stewart border, stickles glitter glue coloured with promarkers for the "gems" as the flower centres. Sentiments made on the computer. I made the little handbag and the shopper using scraps of the paper, some gems and ribbon and twine for the handles.
I bought this beautiful Whiff of Joy stamp the other day and as soon as it arrived I just had to ink her up. I have made a keepsake wedding card using the fabulous Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers - these are my absolute fave at the moment.
I am married to Stephen and we have two daughters and a little grandson. We live in the centre of Northern Ireland in a town called Portadown. I work part time and spend most of my free time between crafting and looking after my grandson Ryan who is now three.
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