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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Tartan Tags By Teresa Morgan

Hello Crafters 

Well I am having a busy day loading up products to the website for the Black Friday Sale next Friday, please be sure to check it out. 

Tonight Teresa is back with some Tartan Tags 

1. I was inspired to make some fabric Christmas tags using some of the beautiful embellishments in the November Goodie box. I also had a rummage through September's box and picked out a wooden robin and pretty brass leaf charm.

2. The tartan pieces are actually upholstery fabric swatches that I picked up earlier in the year - they were so festive and tactile, I thought they would work well with the contents of the Goodie Box. I cut some kraft card to fit the backs and glued into place to both cover the sticker and add some stiffness.

3. I cut some of the hessian and lace trim to fit across the tags and glued into place before adding some die cut ovals using the 7 Dots Studio papers.

4. I used some narrow green washi tape to bind my floral elements into a bunch (as I didn't have any florist's tape). I also die cut some foliage using one of my Sizzix dies.

5. I liked the natural wood of the stag's head but wanted to add a bit of interest so used Distress Ink around the edges.

6. I used silicon glue to assemble the tag - adding in an extra pomegranate stem to hide the washi tape.

7. For my second tag I bundled a couple of pomegranate stems with tape as before, and twirled the wire from the flower around a paintbrush handle to create a tendril.

8. Again, I used silicon glue to assemble the elements, tucking the star pick and some die cut foliage behind the die cut oval.

And here are the finished tags:

...and some close ups:

Well I have learnt some thing tonight and that's to tape stem embellishments together, I really never thought of that before, and I even have the tape. Thanks Teresa, I love these tags, the tartan works so well with the goodies from the box. 

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For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

It's Yule Christmas Card by Jules

Evening Crafters,

Another weekend is upon us, What do you have planned? I am going to the Christmas Markets in Harrogate for the first time and am very excited as they have over 200 stalls to look at :)

So its my turn with a project from this month's Goodie Box

I knew when I was choosing the contents for this box that I wanted to make a DL size Mixed Media card, as I haven't done one for a very long time.

  • I start with a piece of mount board slightly smaller than DL size and used the Texture Three stencil from the website with Prima Modelling Paste.

  • Next I stamped a Seth Apter stamp in clear sink and embossed with a Glitter embossing powder, to start the sparkly processing, Whilst doing this I also  embossed the Stag head from the box.

  • Taking a sheet of the 7 dots Papers I cut and distressed  the edges and covered with Prima's White Gold wax. I stuck this to a thick piece of cardboard for dimension

  • Then I starting some laying with one of the tags which also has the wax around the edges and cardboard for more dimension

  • Next to be added, where the pomegranate stems, gold star, and some element for the 7 dots Studio sheet. At this stage before I added anything else I splatted white & black paint over the whole project.
  • I sprayed the large resin star with black Lindy's and highlighted again with the white gold wax.

  • I wanted lots of sparkle, so I took my gold glitter and sequins to dot around the project. I fixed these in place with Prima Soft gel and a paint brush.

  • Time to add the finishing items, this included my Scrapiniec chipboard, which I dusted with glitter glue, this was also added to the white flower. The remaining elements and Christmas greeting were added.
  • Once everything was dry I attached to a bright yellow card blank.

My finished card

I do hope you enjoyed the project ans can leave a nice comment.

Jules xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Stag Wall Hanger By Teresa Morgan

Hello Crafter's 

We are back with a Brand New box for this month and its called Its Yule, there is just a very small handful of them left of the website if you would like to create some Christmas projects with one please click here 

Teresa is first up on the blog tonight with a stunning wall hanger

Stag Wall Hanger

1. Begin by adding some black gesso to the back, sides, and front edges of the paper mache hanger. There is no need to paint the entire front of the hanger as we are going to cover it with some of the 7 Dots Studio papers.
Remove the wooden stick from one of the glitter stars and add a touch of black gesso around the edges, then paint the resin stag with the gesso too and set aside to dry.


2. Trim some of the papers to fit the front of the hanger and glue into place. You will have to join two pieces as the hanger is taller than 6 inches, so make sure the join is near the bottom where it will be hidden by the embellishments.
Choose a selection of 7 Dots Studio Tags and Elements.

3. I wanted to add a little 'substance' and dimension to the Tags and speech bubble so I mounted onto greyboard and trimmed to fit. Some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges blended it in nicely.


4. Glue the Tags and Elements into place, and add the arrow to the top edge with 3d foam tape. The greyboard really made a difference to the layered effect. 


5. Once the resin stag is dry, apply some gilding wax with your finger to highlight the detail. This made the stag look like it was made from brass, really changing the look from the white resin original.

6. I used some silicone glue to attach the stag, then added the small gold metal star (from the charms pack) to frame the die cut star from the Elements.

7. I added a little more of the gilding wax around the edges of the hanger to tie in with the gold from the glitter star and stag.

And the finished piece.

Ooh I love this project, the papers and elements in the box are so different to the normal Christmas papers and the way Teresa has coloured and made the stag bronze is simply stunning, I want it lol :) 

Please leave a lovely comment to support our designers and thanks for looking. 

For more projects for Teresa please check out her blog and You Tube Channel 

Jules xx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Autumn Shrine by Chris Cresswell

Evening Crafters., Chris is back tonight with her final project this month.

Hi everyone, Chris Cresswell here with my second project using the gorgeous products in this month's Goodie Box, 'Changing Seasons'. I do hope you like my 'Shrine to Autumn'! 

  • I used a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Artful Shrine, one of her 'art Parts' kits, to create my Autumn Shrine. This is what it looked like before I gessoed all over each part, back and front.
  • After a layer of gesso, I used several colours of PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints, until I was happy with a fairly bright Autumnal orangey-red. I started with a layer of Haystack as this is an opaque chalk paint, followed by a layer of Pumpkin Soup, then Smoked Paprika, both translucents. 
  •  I then used the gorgeous leaf stencil over these layers using a mixture of London Bus and Tango. I was tempted to doodle around these leaves once they were dry, with a white gel pen, but resisted! 

  • The next step was to choose and cut to shape one of the gorgeous and brand new Prima Ambermoon 6" X 6" scrapbooking papers and insert it into the niche. On top of this I selected and glued down one of the Prima Abermoon notecards. The words would be the focal point. You can see some of the papers and notecards here:

  • Now it was time to assemble some of the embellishments from the Goodie box, bringing them together in celebration of Autumn. I was able to raise some of the elements by strategically placing a couple of the orange slices in the lower left hand corner. These fruit slices smell delicious! I've added a mini fir-cone and acorn, collected for me by my grandchildren! I couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter! I've sprayed the metal bronze fox charm with 'Gilded' Prima Colour Bloom. I love these sprays. Those orange wheat stems have become a real favourite, adding balance to the whole assemblage.

  • The next step was to adorn the arch in some way. For this I glued down one of the yellow Daisy fabric flowers just below the centre of the arch. These flowers are huge and gorgeous. I had already used my larger resin leaves in my last project, so I used grunge paper and a Tim Holtz Bigz leaf die, cutting them down slightly and added these on either side of the flower, having coloured them first with some Distress Oxides: Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. 

  • Finally, I cut a strip from one of the papers to add more words along the plinth, inking the edges first. And there you have it! It can stand alone, but I think I'll keep it on its little stand, bringing a little Autumn colour inside! 

Thanks Chris, this is super sweet, it would make a great mantelpiece focal point for the Autumn months.  

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Jules xx