Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Painted Moose

I painted the wooden moose (57607) with Folk Art Acrylic paint and added a bow of ribbon (DCRB007x16), twine DCTWN002x16 and Creative Deco Bells (510280).
The eye is a Simply Creative 3mm silver pearl.

Folk Art painted bells

 I painted the ceramic bells (556600) with Folk Art Acrylic paint (Plaid) and added 3D Snow Effect and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter with some Simply Creative 3mm red and green gems. The ribbon is Dovecraft DCRB007x16

Decorative Rivoli card - Tonic Studios

 Good morning :) A little change from Christmas cards and decorations. I've used the Tonic Studios "Decorative Rivoli" Layering die set for the background and inside if the card with a butterfly form the Monarch & Princess Wings Die set. The smaller butterfly is from an older Tonic die set.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Children's Christmas Advent Calendar

 I've used a Christmas Calendar Kit (see below) to make this advent calendar with papers from the 6x6 "A Christmas Story" paper pad FEPAD130x16 and numbers from the Dovecraft Christmas Basics Adhesive Advent Numbers set DCTOP026x16 (Silver) and I used sticker sets 28985, 28958 and 28914 inside.
This would be great for some of my friends to make with their children/grandchildren :)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Today's demo photos and cards

Some of the ladies who joined me at Inspiring Ideas today - thanks very much for coming 
A big thanks too to AlmaLeslie, Jackie, Owen and Liz for looking after me so well 
Hope to see you soon again.
 Blan, Jenny, Claire, Catherine and Anna

 Emily, Julie, Frances, Blan and Jenny

Milly and Marie

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Hillsborough, Co. Down

We went for a lovely wall this afternoon around the lake at Hillsborough, Co. Down. The autumn colours are amazing and the sound of all the different types of birds is wonderful to listen to.

 The fort

Demo at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Saturday 18th Nov

Hello :) Just a reminder that I'll be demoing at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Saturday (18th Nov) from 11.00am - 4.00pm. I'll be using lots of Christmas papers and dies etc and would love your company if you're free :)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Tree - decoupage paper and chalk paint

A papier mache Christmas Tree which I've painted with Folk Art Chalk Paint from Plaid (Spanish Moss). The centre has been covered with First Edition Deco Mache papers ( Blue Snowflake FEXDEC014. I've added 3D Snow Effect and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter on top, then added lots of Dovecraft Christmas Basics Adhesive Pearls - DCDOT015x16

Gingerbread men

I've used a Dovecraft "Sew your own" kit  (DCXSK16)to make the Gingerbread men.
 There is enough in the pack to make 2 gingerbread men so I made one up with the polyester filling inside and used part of the other one to make a matching card.
On the card I used 
Dovecraft Christmas Basics A4 Mulitpack card DCCRD004x16, 
 Christmas Basics A4 Mulitpack felt  
                              Dovecraft Christmas Basics Adhesive Pearls DCDOT014x16
                                                    Creative Deco bells  510280
Paper from Trimcraft "A Christmas Story" 6x6 paper pad  FEPAD130x16
Dovecraft Washi tape DCWTB012x16

There is also a Sew Your Own Christmas Tree kit available

Birds in heart frame

 I have used Green birds (Art no 51826), Create Craft Heart Bowl 13-25 cm Empress Tree, Dovecraft Christmas Basics A4 Felt Multipack, Dovecraft Christmas Basics Adhesive Pearls DCDOT014x16, 3D Snow Effect and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter and twine DCTWN002x16.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Xmas candle holders

Xmas candle holders painted with a coat of Rich Black Folk Art Chalk Paint and then Extreme Glitter Paint on top (L-R red, gold, emerald and silver). The sparkle is unreal! 

I've used the Trimcraft Christmas Foliage dies FEDIE126x16 with Dovecraft Christmas Basics Premium A4 felt for the flower. The tag die is made with the Trimcraft Christmas Gift dies FEDIE130x16 on 6x6 paper from the FE Christmas Story paper pad FEPAD130x16. I've also used Dovecraft Adhesive Pearls DCDOT014x16,  DCDOT015x16 and Plastic buttons DCBTN014x16, Ribbon - DCRB006x16  and twine DCTWN002x16

Stag's head

This is a large stag's head made from papier mache which I've painted with Folk Art Metallic Silver Chalk Paint and covered with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter and Black Extreme Glitter Paint for the eyes. I covered the antlers with 3D Snow Effect and added Extreme Glitter on top. I've attached some Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas" accordion stickers around the base of the antlers.

Snowy antlers

 Large papier mache antlers covered in 3D Snow Effect with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter on top.
The large rosette is made from the 12 x 12 Gift of Christmas paper pad with Dovecraft Magic of Christmas Paper Blossoms and Dovecraft Adhesive Pearls.