Masculine Christmas Gift Box

Hello Everyone!

A warm welcome to Blogmas Day 10! .. gosh we are into double digits now πŸ™‚ we have 14 more days left until Christmas Eve and of course the end of Blogmas!

Today I have a masculine gift box to share with you.. it started out as a plain brown hexagonal paper mache box…

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I half started making this the other night when I made a christmas card and mixed up too much of the light green paint, and instead of wasting it, I painted the lid of this box.

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x paper mache box
  • Paperartsy Hyde Park Semi Opaque Green Paint
  • Deco Art Media Tinting Base .. when I mixed it with the Hyde park it gave me the colour on the lid.
  • First Edition Wild at Heart 6×6 patterned paper stack (I love this stack)
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Black Tartan Ribbon from Stampers Grove
  • 3 x Painted Pinecones from Hobbycraft (you get 6 in a bunch)
  • Hot glue gun to stick the pinecones down

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Now that I am writing this blog post and looking at the picture I am wishing that I had edged all the paper panels and the edges of the lid with distress ink just to give it some definition..

As always, thank you for popping round and I will see you tomorrow for Day 11 πŸ™‚

Sarah x

Festive Tray

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 9!

I made it ….. by the skin of my teeth with today’s project πŸ™‚

I still have a few bits n bobs to add to this but it is almost there so thought I would share it as is..

I am at Stampers Grove tomorrow making festive trays with the lovely ladies and this is sample tray No. 2

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These trays are perfect for filling with goodies (tea/coffee/biscuits or toiletries/perfume/makeup or even sit a dolly or a big teddy in the middle and wrap up in cellophane with a big bow on top..

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I want to add some glittery snowflakes (using the Tim Holtz dies I used earlier in the week) along the outside edges just to finish this off but I will need to do that tomorrow morning.

I’m off to bed now as it is an early start for me in the morning, then I will see you all tomorrow evening for another blogmas project… I’m thinking it might be a gift box πŸ˜‰

As always, I appreciate you coming round

Sarah πŸ™‚

A Merry Christmas

Hi everyone..

Welcome to Blogmas Day 8…

I can’t believe how fast the days are flying in… the good thing is, I have 3 Christmas cards made already πŸ˜‰

I have another card to share with you all, simple yet I love it.

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Supplies list :-

  • Daler and Rowney Watercolour card for the base
  • Scrapiniec Chipboard Shapes
  • Paperartsy Hyde Park Semi Opaque Paint
  • Deco Art Media Tinting Base (added to the Hyde Park to make it opaque)
  • Papermania 2mm clear Rhinestones
  • Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas Stamp
  • Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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I love the simplicity of this card, not too many things going on… just paint a chipboard shape and add to your card πŸ™‚

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Thanks for supporting my blog I really do appreciate you all who take the time and stop by πŸ™‚

I’m out tomorrow for my works Christmas Lunch, but should be back in time to make something for the blog … I have a workshop on at Stampers Grove this Saturday and have another tray to alter… so that will probably be my blog post..

See you all tomorrow

Sarah

 

Shine

Hi everyone,

A warm welcome to Blogmas day 7

I mentioned last night that today’s post was going to be a card.. here it is πŸ™‚

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It is a 4 x 4 card and similar to the one i made the other day, but with this one I tried out my new sizzix 3D embossing folder that I bought at the weekend at Stampers Grove..

It also uses the new Tim Holtz /Sizzix Thinlets snowflake dies that I used the other day too… here is a wee picture of the ones I bought, I am hoping to use the branches dies very soon too..

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Supplies List

  • White Cardstock 8″ x 4″ and scored at 4″ so when folded makes a 4″ x 4″ card base
  • White Cardstock for the top embossed layer
  • Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflake Die Set
  • White Glitter Paper
  • Aleene’s Tacky glue
  • Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Tim Holtz Chit Chat
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Small star punch and silver glittered cardstock

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I love all the texture in this wee card Β and it is very white.. almost too white like snow πŸ™‚

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Oki Doki.. that’s me for another night, back tomorrow with Day 8

As always, thank you for popping round

sarah

Purple Rain-Deer

Hi Everyone..

Welcome to Blogmas Day 6!

Today’s Christmas crafty project is a couple of purple reindeer Glitter and Shimmer πŸ™‚

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I have made these for Alex at work’s daughter to hang on her wee christmas tree, I made the glittery one first and I think If i was making another glittery one I would give it a base layer of paint the same colour of glitter I was going to cover it with, the reason being, if you look hard enough you can see the paper mache brown shining through… did i mention i got these at hobbycraft reduced to 50p each.. i love a wee bargain

But as this will be going on a Christmas tree I don’t think you will notice it too much..as after the glittery one was finished, I painted the other one with Imagination Crafts Lilac Mist Starlights paint… i like this one better

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I forgot to mention that I gave the glittery one a good old spray with Crafters Companion shiny varnish spray to keep the glitter in, as it sheds like crazy

I really need to get my christmas cards made, so tomorrow will be a card post πŸ™‚

As always, thank you so much for popping round and I will catch you all tomorrow πŸ™‚

Sarah

Merry Little Christmas Card

Hi everyone!

A warm welcome to Blogmas day 5.

It is absolutely freezing outside and I had to stick an extra heater on in my shed tonight to warm the place up πŸ˜€ however the cold spell is due to go away mid week as the jet stream sits above the UK bringing warm air up from the nether regions πŸ˜‰

I have a wee christmas card to share today, I am using my favourite patterned paper and also a new Snowflake Die Set.

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supplies list:-

  • First Edition Christmas Promise 6×6 Patterned paper stack
  • Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas stamp
  • Tim Holtz Snowflake Die Set
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive

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I’m thinking i might just make this my Christmas card for the neighbours this year, I will see how many I can make this weekend πŸ˜‰

As always, thanks for popping round and I will see you all tomorrow

Sarah

 

Sparkly Votive Holder

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 4

I have a little sparkly votive holder to share with you today, I bought this yesterday when I was through at Stampers Grove teaching a workshop…

Here is the before picture

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and here is the finished project, I gave it a couple of coats of Imagination Crafts Starlights Paint in a gorgeous purple Lilac Mist, now purple is not a go to colour for me, but at the class yesterday one of the lovely ladies Robyn used a purple on her project and it was lovely, so this was my inspiration for today’s project πŸ™‚

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I shall see you tomorrow for more crafty fun, as always thanks for popping round

Sarah