Hello crafty bloggers! So lovely to see you here today. Your visits make my heart sing with joy! Today I would like to share a project I made for Stampendous with the beautiful Manger Family stamp. My DT Sisters have also been sharing their inspirational Christmas projects this week. So if you are stuck for inspiration for your Christmas makes you might like to check out the projects on the Stampendous blog. With all the buzz of Christmas gifts shopping, Santa, jingling bells and stuff, I sometimes forget what Christmas is actually all about. Don't you think this stamp is just perfect for capturing the spirit of the 'Manger Miracle'?
As you might know I'm not much of a 'colouring' stamper but I thought it might be helpful to share the colours of the Spectrum Noir markers I used for colouring the image.
I've used a lots of raffia, burlap and cheese cloth to add texture and capture the atmosphere of the Manger :). I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration and thank you so much for all the comments you so kindly share. Have a wonderful week! Big crafty hugs
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Our Creative Corner - A Very Vintage Christmas Live & Love Crafts #18 - Stardust
Good morning crafty bloggers and happy Thanksgiving to all!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Some Odd Girl have been sharing beautiful projects on their blogs Monday through Friday this week. If you follow along and comment on each of the posts along the way, you'll be entered to win some sweet swag from both companies!
There are two happy boxes of adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and two $20 gift certificates to the Some Odd Girl shop to be won! Cool, isn't it?
Today I am playing with this magical stamp Fairy Magic and I'm wearing my adhesives on the outside to add lots of magical sparkle.
I've started by stamping the fairy onto cardstock with Black Memento ink. Then I coloured it with SpectrumNoir markers - you can see the steps and marker numbers below.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Some Odd Girl will be sharing projects on their blogs Monday through Friday, and if you follow along and comment on each of the posts along the way (that's 10 comments you'll need to make, folks!), you'll be entered to win some sweet swag from both companies! There are two happy boxes of adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and two $20 gift certificates to the Some Odd Girl shop to be won!
Be sure to make your way around to both blogs each day this week and you have until Sunday, December 1st at midnight EST to squeeze in all your commenting - we'll be announcing the two lucky winners on Monday, December 2nd! Thank you so much for popping in today and your lovely comments! And happy hoppin'! Big crafty hugs
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Challenges for this card: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Hello blogging friends! So lovely to see you here today. I've been a bit MIA lately as life again got in the way of crafty blogging. But I hope you are all well!
Today I am sharing a quick and easy Christmas gifts project - clay Christmas tree ornaments. I ♥ Christmas - that's what this post is all about :). And I will also do some cooking today, too!
You will be glad to know that this month's blog challenge at Stampendous is all about handmade Christmas gifts. Make sure to join the challenge for a chance to win some great goodies! (NB. winner needs to have a US mailing address).
Before I tell you about my project I would first like to announce to announce the winner of my surprise gift from the question I asked in my Move Night layout post. The correct answer was 62 DODZ in total :).
The winner will receive a fabulous set of House-Mouse Designs® rubber stamps from Stampendous :). Without further ado the winner is...
Katie's guess of 50 DODZ was the closest :). Katie, please email me your address and the stamps will be on their way shortly!
Now on to my project. These clay heart ornaments were on my mind ever since I saw the Sweater Square stamp in my DT package and I was itching to play! And I was really excited to see a similar project with wooden hearts in the recent Craft Stamper magazine. This stamp has such a great design - I cannot imagine ever getting tired of it :).
I made a generous batch of clay hearts in two designs using Stampendous cling Sweater Square stamp and a holy branch from the Jumbo Cardinals set. I also used the STAEDTLER® FIMO®air microwave clay in white, a heart shaped cookie cutter and a small rolling pin.
To cure the hearts I cooked them in the microwave :). I will soon share a full tutorial on Stampendous blog, but for now, here's a recipe card for safe keeping!
And here's a piccie of my kitty Kropek (not)helping during the manufacturing process lol.
When I was finished decorating the hearts, I added sparkly treads for hanging onto a tree and popped them in festive goodie bags along with some sweets.
Hello lovely bloggers! I don't have a crafty project to share today but I thought I would give you heads up that the new website for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L is now live! And oh boy, it's beautiful and super functional! First of all, browsing the products has never been easier. If you would like to find out more about any of the adhesives, you can check out all the projects featuring them with a quick click of a button. I just love love love this and will sure use it myself for inspiration. I am also really excited about the new profile pages for the Design Team and for the lovely Ambassadors - I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the interesting facts! That's all for now. I just really HAD to tell you all how much I love the new look! :) Have a lovely week! Big crafty hugs
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Hello lovely bloggers! I thought it would be nice to pop in today to bring you the second day of the fabulous blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Monte Paper Mill! Today I'm playing with MPM Take 2 Collection papers. This is a lovely collection, full of great vintage film/movies related images. I've decided to make a scrapbook page with a photo of old film tins piled up, that we came across during out recent trip to Prague. My inspiration for this layout was a sketch from the November Sketchbook365 Challenge and it kind of evolved from there :).
I swapped the sides with the photo and the tag element and for my tag element I reused some clothing labels :).
I also used the packaging from the flowers to embellish the layout - the see-through doily from Prima flowers was just perfect for that!
I am also 'wearing' some adhesive on the outside! Can you see those little foam triangles from the new 3D Foam Pennants set? I covered them with the most beautiful Stampendous Teal Mica Fragments and trimmed around the edges. It's so easy to apply the mica fragments onto the 3D foam shapes - be careful through, it's very addictive! :). The zipper and the tiny lace flowers came all the way from a charming flea market in Ghent.
One of my flowers lost its centre so to fix it I adhered a pearl over a sticky dot from DODZ™ - Medium pack. As my dot was bigger than the pearl I sprinkled some Fresh Green Glass Glitter over the excess.
To adhere all my flowers and embellishments I used DODZ™ - Small, DODZ™ - Medium and DODZ™ - 3D - lots and lots of them! Fancy having a guess how many I used in total? Leave a comment below and the closest guess will get a little crafty treat from me :). I will announce the winner next week.
Thank you for visiting today! Be sure to visit and comment on every post this week to get a chance to win a fabulous Blog Hopper prize package! Big crafty hugs
Good morning lovely bloggers! Happy Saturday to all! Even happier as you've found a moment to visit my blog today :). I cannot believe that we're now in November. But I'm not ready yet to get myself into wintery shades. I don't know about you but I would much rather keep my warm autumnal colours for as long as I can. And with this in mind I have a delicious, juicy and fruity card to share today lol.
OK, so what have we got here?
Stampendous Cling Pear Blossom stamped with Coffee Archival onto watercolour paper and coloured with Inktense pencils. I added a mist to the image with a Pearl Glimmer Mist to liven it up a bit with a subtle sheen.
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