Tuesday, 15 January 2019

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

Hi Everyone!
I wanted to throw this up there. These are a few of my favourite projects that I made in 2018.

The first is the toy soldier. He's quite perfect and regal. He is actually designed to be an EMS Honour Guard. I love it!

My flamingo wardrobe sits on my kitchen counter to hide all the little small things that accumulate on the counter. (kind of like a junk drawer, but more classy hahahaha)

Flamingos in a box was another one of my favourites. I keep this one on display in my living room.

The beehive box card was made with love. The recipient absolutely loves it, and the bees are so adorable.

and finally, my painted furniture piece.  I bought some cheap furniture off of marketplace and painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  The fold down door and drawers were decoupaged. It is REALLY heavy, so it's sitting by my front door right now until I have someone help me carry it upstairs. I've got big plans for this one LOL!
Graphic files from the Hungry jPeg.

There are many times after I make something, that I think "oh this is my favourite" but I  it's because I make all these things from the heart. I give a little piece of me with everything I give away.  Thanks for stopping by. Talk to you soon. 💝

Saturday, 15 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Lantern

Hello and welcome to day 12 of my "12 days of Christmas Cards."
this one is another SVGCuts project from Garden Party Box Cards

I inked the turquoise paper with Copper ink and sprinkles of copper embossing powder. 
Then I die-cut poinsettias and holly springs to decorate the lantern.
A lantern needs a candle, so I die-cut a large white candle and added it to the inside.
I really like how this one turned out. It's rustic and festive.

thanks for joining me these last 12 days.  I actually have some more cards to share, but I will take a little break before I put those up. See you soon everyone!

Friday, 14 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Retro Santa Box Card

Hi everyone!
I always like to do a retro themed card at Christmas time. I love the nostalgia of the vintage ornaments and Santa and his reindeer.
I used the plain box card in the Christmas Box Cards kit
I printed and cut out the inserts for the card and added some ornaments to the front
(the ornaments were fussy cut from the paper I used for the box base)
apart from the detailed cutting, the card was super simple to put together.
Whew! we are almost done the 12 days. One more to go! See you tomorrow.💝

Thursday, 13 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Christmas Stories

Hello again
This 12 days of Christmas Cards is going by so fast!
This project is from SVGCuts.com Halloween Box Cards
I'm not much of a Halloween person, but I LOVE Christmas, so I knew right away that I wanted to change it into a Christmas story book.
I left the moon on the book (it's part of the cut file) but added Santa and his flying reindeer and the title "Christmas Stories".
Of course I had to bling it up a bit, so I embossed the moon with Shabby White embossing powder and foiled the background of the title with a mother of pearl sheet.
A couple sprigs of white evergreen, snowflake, and a reindeer die cut finish off the front of the card.

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow 💝

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Poinsettia Planter Box

I've had this idea for a card all month.  Mary has a Poinsettia Box Card over at SVGCuts.com
Christmas Box Cards
I modified it a little - OK a lot!  Instead of using the flower cut files, I imported and re sized the poinsettia images I have.  I added some greenery, a cardinal, and pine cones.
I did end up cutting out the images by hand (ya I know😳) but I wanted to make sure that there was no white border around the printed images. I added some glitter glue to the flower centers and the evergreen sprigs.  It gives it a frosty sparkle, and I we shouldn't let anyone dull your sparkle!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Fa LaLaLaLamingo

You didn't think I could go the whole 12 days without a tropical Christmas card did you?
This one was designed entirely in my Silhouette Studio
I printed the graphics on a good quality cardstock.  I added a glitter overlay by applying Sookwang tape to the picture then dumping Rock Candy Glitter all over the exposed adhesive.
The glitter dulled the image a bit, so I just enhanced the flamingos with black,red and green markers.
Merry Christmas, I hope it's Flamazing!

Monday, 10 December 2018

12 Days of Christmas Cards - Special Delivery

Here's a really cute card I made using the Red Truck Box Card over at SVGCuts.com
I did enlarge the files by 125% so the finished card is 5x8 when folded flat.
and the cute Santa and tree?  Those are from Shark&Croc "Santa Secret" which I purchased from The Hungry jPeg. 
Santa is in a rush trying to deliver all those presents.  hahaha! He's so cute.  Thanks for looking! See you soon. 💝