Friday, November 17, 2017

Yummy treats and sneaky peeks...

Hi folks...it's been one of those "out and about " gallivanting kind of weeks which means not a lot has been ticked off the Christmas Crafting List but hey...all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl and this old crafter a tad grumpy.
So...knowing that it was going to be basically a three day cubbyhole working week...I spent all day Monday editing photos and scheduling posts on the computer and Tuesday making my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...
leaving me foot loose and fancy free on Wednesday to meet up with my Little Sis for lunch followed by my Birthday Afternoon Tea For Two treat from M&S...

and that yummy over-indulgence resulted in an evening with my feet up watching TV and a bowl of Cornflakes and a banana for supper.
On Thursday...I met up with a friend for morning coffee and spent the rest of the day food shopping...not one of my favourite jobs but hey when the cupboards are bare, Old Mother Hubbard has to take one for the team and step up to the plate.
And before you know it's Friday and with the Friday Girls outing re-scheduled for tomorrow, today is definitely going to be a cubbyhole day...a Stitched Ovals Shaker Ornaments production line kind of a day...

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday to share my project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...in the meantime...
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series - Merry & Bright Vignette Boxes

Hi folks...I'm sharing another project for the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series, a set of three Vignette Boxes decorated with lots of Holiday Idea-ology to create a Merry & Bright Decoration...

I used the middle sized and two smaller Vignette boxes and cut strips of paper to fit from the Mini Christmas 8 x 8 Stash Paper and Christmas Kraftstock Pad, fixed them in place with Distress Collage Medium and added Christmas Design Tape to finish off the edges...
I applied a layer of Ranger Texture Paste in to the bottom of each box before decorating, the texture paste will hold the Idea-ology items in place when it dries.
In the first box I added...
a triangle shape of paper decorated with Holiday Talk Stickers to create a Christmas tree
a Wood Slice decorated with Christmas Remnant Rubs and Frozen Findings Snowflakes and 
Frozen Findings Icicles coloured with Picket Fence Distress Paint 
a Woodlands Tree spritzed with Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain and tipped with Ranger Opague Texture Paste 
Idea-ology Baubles coloured with Cranberry Alcohol Ink
a Snowflake Adornment coloured with Picket Fence Distress Paint and fixed in place with Vignette Hardware
in the middle box
Christmas Ephemera
a Transparent Tile fixed to Christmas Paper with Glossy Accents
a Woodlands tree decorated with Idea-ology Baubles
a decorative deer painted with Distress Collage Medium Matte and dipped in Distress Vintage Platinum Glitter
A wood slice, a Christmas Typed Token and Eclectic Elements thread bow
a Christmas Alpha Dice
and Frozen Findings Icicles and Snowflake
in the third box...
another wood slice decorated with Christmas Remnant Rubs, a Christmas typed token highlighted with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and an eclectic elements bow.
a Woodlands tree
a SalvagedSanta painted with Distress Candied Apple, Black Soot and Vintage Photo Paints and  Black Soot Distress Marker wiped back to create shading on his face and beard
a Snowflake Adornnment fixed in place with Vignette hardware
I fixed Frozen Findings Icicles to the front of the two smaller boxes and applied a thick coat of Texture Paste to the top of all three boxes, added a Woodlands Tree, Christmas Transparent Tile, Frozen Findings Snowflake, red Eclectic Elements thread bow and a Decorative Deer inside a Decorative Dome to the middle box...
and added Typography Letters coloured with Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress Paints, a Decorative Deer, and Idea-ology Baubles.

Make sure you check Tim's Facebook and Instagram to see the week's projects from all the designers, you don't want to miss any of them and Tim will be sharing a recap of Week 3 on his BLOG on Saturday.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tick Tock....I've Assembled A Clock...

Hi folks...I've had an Assemblage Clock for a while but never seemed to find the time to decorate it. I realised the clock was ticking  (excuse the pun) and if it was going to be ready for Christmas 2017, I needed to get a wiggle on.
But before you can Assemble you need to Un-Assemble and at this point I was a little bit concerned that the Re-assemble part of the project would not go according to plan. But in for a penny in for a pound I painted it inside and out with two coats of Evergreen Bough Distress Paint lightened down with some Picket Fence and sanded it back to reveal some of the metal and believe me, no-one was more surprised than me when everything was re-assembled and it actually looked like a clock again. A bit of a polishing the old halo and shouting from the rooftops moment in the cubbyhole.
and voila...I'm now the proud owner of one "fun to decorate and easy to put back together" Assemblage Clock.
But hindsight is a wonderful thing and I realise now that I should have photographed the decoration inside in more detail before I added the snow and glitter and fixed the back on the clock. Basically I used Christmas Ephemera, die cut the deers and trees from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits Winter Wonderland and Home for the Holidays, added a small Woodland Tree, a Wood Slice, snowflakes from Frozen Findings, Christmas Quote Chips and Idea-ology Baubles...

I die cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlts Garden Greens from white cardstock, inked with Vintage Photo at the edges, white cardstock coloured with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint and added Ranger White Enamel Accents and  Silver Metallic Kraftstock sanded back to reveal the kraft core...
added the foliage, Frozen Findings snowflakes and Gilded Christmas Remnant Rubs to the glass

and a triple Crinkle Ribbon bow...
I'll be back tomorrow to share another project for the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration Series and I think that maybe, this one is my favourite.
Hugs Kath xxx


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