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