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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Christmas by Candlelight....

Morning Folks....bbbbrrrrr it's freezing here, so much for ''Summer''!!! Still determined not to switch the heating back on yet though, hopefully the last of the holidays will be lovely and hot, got 3 weeks left!! With the cold weather in thought, I've been busy trying out new techniques, had another go at decorating a candle, haven't done this for years, it took me a couple of go's to get the hang of it again lol!!!  I used the image ''Bells'' by Delightful Digi's. Here is my finished creation.....the table centre also created by myself...
Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - ''Bells'' Image
ProMarkers - Moss Green, Pear Green, Lime Zest, Mustard, Berry Red and Lipstick Red
Wink Of Stella Pen - Clear
Gelly Roll Pen - Metallic Silver
Papermania - Gold Brads
Ribbons and Gems from my stash

First of all I printed out the image onto tissue paper. To do this I wrapped the tissue paper around a piece of white card and held in place using low tac masking tape for support and to keep the paper in place. I then coloured in the image using various ProMarkers, listed above, and then carefully cut out. I placed the cut out image on to the centre of the candle then held this in place wrapping greaseproof paper around and using excess for gripping onto. I applied heat with my heat gun till the image changed to a wet look. This is when the image has applied to the wax. Carefully I unwrapped the greaseproof paper, image was set and then I decorated the candle by adding the ribbons, gems and brads. To finish off I created this table decoration to showcase my candle.....Well that's me all ready for Christmas...the very first time I'm ready months ahead!!! ...
Close Ups 
Hope you like it!! For more inspiration, hop over here to see Delightful Digi's DT Christmas Collection gorgeous creations!!

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Red, Green and Gold......

Hi there....another new post from me again showcasing Delightful Digi's Christmas Collection. Here I have used Poinsettia Project sheet and using traditional colours red, green and gold... This is my finished project:-
My Project 
Products Used
C5 plain white card
Delightful Digi's - Poinsettia Project sheet
LuminArte Shimmer Paints - Amber bronze, Sea glass, Moss green, Poppy red and Sunflower
Liquid Pearls - Lemon yellow
DecoArt - Glamour Dust Crystal
Gold metalic card
Embossalicious Folder - Vintage Screen
Kanban - Sentiment topper
Ribbons (Various) and Gems - From my stash

To make this I printed off the project sheet on to watercolour card, cut out then coloured using the various LumiArte paints. Once dry I layered together then added the liquid pearls and glamour dust. I cut the gold card to size then embossed with the flourish folder and placed on card after adding various ribbon border and bow. I placed the poinsettia topper to the opposite side to the bow. To finish off I added sentiment topper and gems....
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Thanks so much for stopping by, it means so much to me!
So till the next time
Take care 
Krafty Hugs

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Wednesday 15 July 2015


Hiya  Folks, hope you are all well?!  I'm here this morning with a new creation. Last month I came Top three on the Indigo Blu Challenge and was so thrilled to be asked if I was able to do an inspirational piece for their new Flutterby Challenge! Well I couldn't say no ... so here is what I created ... A little upcycled heart box.  I altered the box with the focal point being ''Big Butterfly'' ... very apt for this challenge!! Here is the final result...

 Products Used 
Indigo Blu - ''Big Butterfly'', ''Crackleglaze'' and ''Honeycomb'' stamps and White Gee Sso
Docrafts - ''Pearl Blush'' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz - ''Rusty Hinge'' distress ink and ''Raspberry, Mountain Rose, Sunshine Yellow & Gold'' alcohol inks
Pinflair - ''Antique Silver'' buff-it
Versamark - Clear Ink 
Stampendous - ''Aged Green'' and ''Aged Copper'' embossing enamel 
Crafter's Companion - Heat resistant acetate
Britannia - Rose leaf die
Prima - Flower
Laura Ashley - Brads 
Papermania - Flower border

First of all, I coated the box, inside and out, with the white Gee Sso. Once dry I painetd over using the acrylic paint. Whilst waiting for it to dry, I stamped the butterfly on to the acetate and embossed with the aged copper enamel. I carefully cut round about it. I then applied the various alcohol inks to cover the clear areas and put to one side. I then stamped over the lid using the crackleglaze stamp and rusty hinge ink. Then I stamped over parts of the lid using the honeycomb stamp and versamark ink, embossing with aged green enamel. I added hessian lace round the bottom of the box and Papermania flower border. To finish off I added the flower, brads, leaves and skeleton leaves to one corner and placed the finished butterfly to the other ... Ta da .. one finished altered heart box....hope this has inspired you to have a go!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope that you have enjoyed my post!
Please pop over to the Indigo Blu Challenge blog and join in the fun!!

Till the next time
''Happy Crafting''
Krafty Hugs

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Saturday 11 July 2015

Hearts and Bears ...

Hiya Folks, well I have not coped with this very warm clammy (humid) weather, yes it's lovely to have it warm, but it's nice to be a little cooler! So thinking of that, here is another little Christmas sample made using 'Bear Hugs' and 'Frame Heart' images both from the new 'Christmas Collection' by Delightful Digi's along with 'Red Poinsettia' backing paper...

Products Used 
Delightful Digi's - Bear Hugs and Frame Heart images and Red Poinsettia paper
Creata - Heart shaped easel card
X-Cut - Scalloped Heart die
Crafty Notions - Sunshine gilding flakes
Kanban - Sentiment topper
Liquid Pearls - Ruby red
Stickles - Frosted Lace
ProMarkers - Red, Pastel pink, Duck egg, Pastel blue, Pear green, Meadow green, 
Sandstone and Ivory
LuminArte - Siam white, Sea glass and Olive vine

Close Ups 

First of all I combined the 'Bear Hugs' image within the 'Heart Frame', duplicated 4 times then printed  onto watercolour card. I glued round the 'Heart Frame' and sentiment with a Quicky glue pen then gilded using Crafty Notions Sunshine flakes. I then coloured in the bears using Promarkers and LuminArte H2O's and decoupaged them and the same with the holly leaves too! Round the edges of the easel card I added the SticklesFrosted lace ... once dry I layered the framed bears heart on top. I die cut a heart shape using Delightful Digi's red poinsettia backing paper and X-Cut heart die and layered on to the base of the card. To finish off I added the sentiment and with more holly leaves cut out and coloured...
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave such lovely complimentary messages, it means so much to me!!
Until the next time
Krafty Hugs

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