Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winter Card

Hi friends!  It is a blustery, chilly day here today.  I love it!  Winter and Christmas are fast approaching so it is time for me to start making some cards for the holidays.  I always fall short and probably will again this year!  The card I'm sharing today, though, was actually made a couple of months ago.  I received some beautiful items in a swap and used them to create this card.

Beginning with a white cardstock base, I simply took some of the papers and trims I was given and layered them onto the card.  The only things I added were some cheesecloth, twine, diecut fern branches and the word "winter" which was diecut from silver cardstock.  I used some of the gingham ribbon I was sent to wrap around the tiny spool.  Silver Stickles was applied to the branches.

Well, there you have it--the first card I made for the season.  I do have several others lined up to share in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned!

This week brings the Thanksgiving holiday to those of up in the States so I am wishing everyone a wonderful day.  There are also many ways to help those who are not so fortunate so please remember them in whatever way you can. 

Thank you, friends, for stopping by and for the sweet comments you leave.  I am very grateful for each and every one of you whom I have met through this wonderful crafting community.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

For You Card for Secret Garden Crafts

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Today is a new design team post at the Secret Garden Crafts blog and here is the card I made.

Oh my goodness, I love this new collection from Stamperia called "Sweet Christmas."  As you can see, though, this collection is versatile for any occasion.  I started with a white cardstock base and then layered two sheets of paper from the collection, inking and distressing.  Everything was attached to the papers with foam tape for dimension.  I tied a piece of white lace around the side of the papers.  Next, I cut an image from the papers of the little girl and placed a delicate die from Memory Box on top of it.  The "For You" sentiment was also cut from the papers.  I made a cluster of Cottage Roses, Tea Roses and Sweetheart Roses onto diecut flowers in the lower right corner.  I placed some Minature Sweetheart Blossoms in the girls hair and a Sweetheart Blossom in the lace bow.

Please stop by the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see what beautiful creations my fellow design team members have made.  Also, please remember there is free shipping on any $20 or more purchase from the shop.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and for your kind comments.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thank You Card for Play Creative

Hi friends!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.  There is a new challenge page on Facebook called Play Creative.  It is a monthly challenge and the theme this month is a thank you card.  There is a $25 prize at Secret Garden Crafts/Crafty City for the winner.  Here is what I made.

The Lemoncraft papers and the Quinn Flourish die I used can be found at Crafty City and the flowers can be found at Secret Garden Crafts.  All other items used are from my stash.

If you would like to be added to the Play Creative page on Facebook, send me a PM or leave a comment here and I will be happy to add you to the group.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  Please stop back again on Wednesday to see my next project for Secret Garden Crafts.  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Altered Paintbrush for Secret Garden Crafts

Hi friends!  Today, I have a different project than what I usually share.  My fellow design team members at Secret Garden Crafts and I were challenged to alter a paintbrush.  Here is my take on it.

For this project, I chose a small 1 inch size paintbrush.  I painted the handle in an off-white color.  A green leaf vine was wrapped around the handle and two lacey trims around the brush.  A pretty applique accented with a large pearl was placed on top the lace.  Next came the beautiful flowers from Secret Garden Crafts--Cottage Roses and Blooming Buds.  Gesso was added for a shabby look.  Two satin butterflies were placed among the flowers as well as a strand of pearls.  A lovely pink seam binding bow was tied at the top.

This was quite an easy project to do.  Please take some time to visit the Secret Garden Crafts blog to see what beautiful projects my fellow design team members created.  Also, please visit the Secret Garden Crafts shop to see all the gorgeous flowers available.  There is free shipping for all orders $20 and over.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fabric Post Card

Hi there, everyone!  Here we are already into the month of November.  It's hard to believe the holidays are fast approaching!

Today, I have another first for me to share--a fabric post card.  I was surprised how easily it came together.  No sewing required--just glue!

I began by cutting a piece of felt measuring 4x6 inches and then covered the front with a lacy fabric.  For the back, I cut a piece of muslin to size and then stamped the post card elements in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  The image of the lady was backed with batting and edged with ruffled lace and pearls.  Bridal appliques were placed next.  A fancy lace trim was glued across the bottom.  A pretty pink and white lace trim was added around the edges.  Then came the fabric flowers and the acrylic leaves.  A beautiful butterfly applique was placed at the top. 

On the back, I added some braided trim around the edges.

Well, that's it for me today.  Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to stop by.  Please come back again on Wednesday to see my next post for Secret Garden Crafts.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dear Friend Tag for Secret Garden Crafts

Hello friends!  I'm back today to share a tag I made for Secret Garden Crafts.  I love working with the beautiful assortment of flowers you can find there.  Here is what I made for this week.

For the background of the tag, I used papers from Prima's Princess collection and Craft & You White Days.  The edges were inked and distressed.  A journaling card from the Prima collection was placed on top.  I made a little frame edged in lace to showcase the White Days paper, a sentiment banner, and a butterfly made from the paper.  All layers have pieces of cardboard under them to add height.  I also tucked in pieces of lace and appliques under the papers.  Several layers of laces were placed across the bottom of the tag.  Next came all the wonderful assortment of flowers and leaves from Secret Garden Crafts--Bourbon Roses, Cottage Roses, Wild Rosebuds, Sweetheart Blossoms, Blooming Buds, Spiral Stamens, and two-tone Mulberry Paper Leaves.  A pretty jewel piece, flatback pearls and seam binding finish the tag.

I hope you like this tag and all those gorgeous flowers and products to be found at Secret Garden Crafts.  Just a reminder that there is free shipping on all orders $20 and over.  Please take some time to visit the blog to see what beautiful projects have been created by the rest of the design team.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Angel Canvas

Hi friends!  It's a rainy Sunday here today--perfect day to stay in and do some crafting!  I thought I shared this canvas already but, in checking my posts, I see that I haven't.  So here it is!

This is a small canvas measuring 5x7 inches.  I began by applying a coat of gesso to the canvas followed by a bit of stenciling with paste and stamping.  A couple of sprays were added for slight color.  Then, the fun began!  Lace, various flowers, diecut leaves, sentiment tiles, twine, feathers, satin butterflies and rhinestones were glued to the canvas.  Let us not forget the main focus--the pretty little angel!  There is also a sprinkline of microbeads here and there.

It was a joy to make this canvas!  It came together so quickly.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments.  Please check back again on Wednesday for my next project for Secret Garden Crafts.  Have a wonderful day!