Monday, 29 December 2014

Shabby Pink Santa Stocking

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas with lots of love, gifts, family, friends and way too much food!
The three of us wanted to change our theme to shabby this year and all being girls we chose more shades of pink!
I found an old cardigan in the perfect shade of pink for the stocking
 so just cut out from a template and stitched with my new sewing machine! (lucky me)
I have glued and stitched on layers of lace and appliques....just love the look!
I then made a tassel of fibre, lace, seam binding and pearl trim and stitched to the back of my flower which is made from a running stitch pink lace with a off white chiffon.
I added a lovely soft pink paper flower to finish off, a little white paint dabbed to tone down the colour! 

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy New Year wishes to you all, stay safe.
Much <3 to you all!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Hideaway!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place
and the last blog for Imagine if for 2014!
Wow how time has flown by!
Merry Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year!
Jo over at Imagine if  is having some end of year fun for you all to join in!
You will need to blog hop to all the Design Team members and look for the hidden words and then once you have them all go to  Imagine if facebook page
and write

If your name is drawn you will need to return to list the hidden words!
get them right and you will win them all!

Good luck and have fun.

Todays project was a MDF box with windows (the same as my Halloween box)
To start off with I super glued it all together then painted the inside a nice pale cream.
While I left this to dry I worked on a mini fire place, I used left over chipboard to do this part then covered with a brick paper from Kaisercraft and used a print out from pinterest for the fire part.
I used some more chipboard and wood look paper from the same collection and made a little mantle.
Rather cute if I don't say so myself ;)
On to more fun the mini Christmas tree :D
I used the tip of our actual Christmas tree for this which worked perfect as it was always to long for the star.
I trimmed it into a rough triangle shape then glued little green, red, silver and gold plastic beads to look like baubles. And using one of imagine if's stars painted with Aztecs gold for the perfect tree topper.
I used the same paper from the mantle piece for the flooring of my little room after that was all in place the fireplace and tree where glued in and looking adorable. Back to pinterest again for a tiny box template for some little presents (it wouldn't be a Christmas scene without them)
I used an old red file to cover the outside to help strengthen the shape and wrapped some white ribbon around so now we have a miniature scene inside a Christmas gift!
Feeling the fireplace was missing something I had  some little elf shoe chipboard from Jo and thought hmmm!
I cut a rather rough looking sock out and painted them red with a white top and hey presto we have little stockings!

Making a mini wreath was a little tricky but
 it was just gluing beads onto some plastic so it would peel off once it had dried which took awhile. Oh and a sprinkle of glitter!
 So while that was drying the room was still missing something.. A chair!!
I had some unused cleaning sponges so i started cutting and gluing and wrapped with some fabric.
After a little more decorating of the mantle and placing a big white bow on top my little Christmas scene was finished
7 Christmas Trees!

For the blog before me go here to see what Beth has created
   and to find the hidden word!

Items used from Imagine if
Laser cut chipboard stockings
Laser cut chipboard star
MDF 3D room/box

My Youtube Channel for more of my creations!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Burlap Christmas Stocking!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my Happy Place!....
Oh my goodness!
Christmas is almost here!

We all played a wee game guessing what each one of us had done with the Burlap stocking Jo had given us all!

Its funny how there is a kind of theme or style we all work with and was great to see what all the Design Team though!

Some thought I would do Shabby Chic as that's really been my theme on most of my Christmas projects and wow the house is looking great with all the decorations!
But then there were the others who thought flowers Lace pearls reds a touch of green with soft colours!

Well I would say there is a combination of all so a Shabby Chic/Traditional with the use of paper! yes even paper went into my stocking!

This weeks Design Team project is a burlap stocking!
Ready to fill with goodies.

I started off with gluing down some pretty Christmas themed paper,
 followed by layers of lace, ribbons and twine!
The fun embellishing began with making a selection of flowers that I clustered around where the stocking hangs,
 then added pearl trim, felt leaves bows and tied on two bells in matching colours.
The embellishing is similar on the toe to keep it all matching
 with the addition of three candles inked for some colour tucked in behind the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this creation as I did creating something pretty to fill with goodies!
To check out the next Design Teams creation
 is Beth and  my guess on what she would produce would be something that moves as she makes projects that are very interactive...hmmm lets see if I was close!
List of product from Imagine if are:
Christmas paper collection.

To take a look at more of my creations on youtube


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Family Christmas Recipe's Journal

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
This weeks Design Team project Jo over at Imagine if    said "Surprise me"!
Go here to see the creation before me
One of the things I had always wanted to do was gather all my family's generations of Christmas recipe's and store them in one place to this was the perfect opportunity!
I have used a recycled book cover with this gorjuss paper collection sparkles and all!
The dangle I created is a selection of beads, bling, bells and ribbon threaded onto the cotton I used for the binding.
The paper collection is just so pretty I just needed to turn it into pages, add tucks and pockets.
I went through inking the pages for the di stressed look using my Tim Holtz inks!
I picked out a selection of chipboard and felt from Imagine if!
I will leave a list of links to the website at the bottom of this blog which I decorated up with di stress stain, stickles and ink.
I have completed my journal by creating cards, mini file holders, and envelopes to hold all the family recipes.

List of items used in this project from Imagine if:
chipboard gingerbread man
chipboard snowflake
chipboard santa hat
laser cut felt tree
laser cut felt gingerbread man

Come on over to youtube for more of my creations by clicking HERE

Sunday, 23 November 2014

MDF Christmas Tree all ready for santa!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place! I know a lot of you don't want to know that Christmas is fast approaching!
I love Christmas so I am really enjoying creating Design Team projects with the lovely goodies from Jo at Imagine if
This weeks project was to take this laser cut MDF Christmas tree and make it beautiful!
If you missed Beth's project!

Jo had sent some gorgeous Christmas papers for us all to use so I chose this one to glue down for my base! 

I've inked the edges but I changed my mind later on the final look I wanted to achieve.

With loads of flowers, bows and pearl trim I started to attach them all to the tree but was not happy with the outcome!

Im not one to give up so I carried on with the embellishing!
Next was time to put my star on top, I added this dimensional one painted a vintage cream over the one that comes in the pack!

Then I thought this is what's missing and did a white wash all over to tone everything down to a more shabby chic look!

for the final touch I've added light behind which gives a fab glow in the evening!

Sorry for the poor photo but this shows best the warm glow!

Happy crafting and see you all next week with another Christmas themed Design Team project.

On to Ngaere's creation next.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Vintage sewing Junk Journal

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
I have been busy in between Design Team projects creating Journals for gifts and for selling.
This one is created using recycled books for the cover and tea dyed papers,


 I have used old pattern papers mod podged to the covers
 and the yummy Kaisercraft Needle and Thread paper collection throughout the inside

Lots of tuck spots and pockets to stash all the special memories and 70+ pages for journaling!
For a look at more of my creations come visit me on Youtube just click HERE


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Christmas cards and a gift card Tag

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place!
I must say Christmas is my favourite holiday of the year so creating all the cards, decorations and gifts is such an enjoyable time.
We are having another blog hop so you don't miss any of the creations.
You can start here or
 You can go back here 
As you can see from all the Design Teams creations Jo over at Imagine if has all the supplies you will need to get started on your own creations!
My task this week was to create a Christmas card! No way Jo! I couldn't stop at one so I made a few and then I also made a tag to hold a gift card!

 I started with some red card stock for the base of my Christmas card and layered it up with silver embossed card (thank you Debbie) and then using some foam dots I added a traditional Santa cut out from a lovely sheet of paper from Jo then finished off with a selection of flowers, bling and a bow.

I had a look in my box of chipboard supplies from Imagine if! and oh what did I find but more Christmas stuff! lol I was like a kid in a candy shop!

I created a few different card backgrounds.  I inked and stained trees candles and deer, glued them on then added sentiments and bling to complete the collection of Christmas cards.

I wasn't finished yet though as I needed to create a tag to send to a friend!
I still had one of my tags left over from another project so I glued down a stunning paper from Jo then inked the edges to make it pop! 

I added three leaves and red flat back pearls to create a holly, an inked deer, a stamped sentiment and some dyed seam binding and a pocket with a mini card on the back to finish off.