Sunday, December 3, 2017

Baubles with Foamiran Flowers

I bought some clear baubles in Sostrene Greene Athlone and half filled them with iridescent snowballs from The Range, Liffey Valley.  I die cut some Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and sponged with a blue Gelato.  

After making the Foamiran flowers I stuck everything onto the top of the bauble, including some fluffy white Marabou trim and sparkly white berries.

While we're looking at the tree, I found a brand new teddy - provenance unknown - while decluttering for Christmas.  So I stuck him in the tree too.  I think he looks happy to be there.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Penny Black Poinsettia

Some Penny Black dies this morning, including an absolute favourite which I'm going to be using forever - Antique Frames.  I cut two layers of cream card using the Antique Frames dies, sponging the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  I then cut the Berry Branch from the same card, adding some Liquid Pearls for berries.  The foliage dies (Layered Xmas Wreath) were embossed with Wow platinum and some gold embossing powder.  The Layered Poinsettia was cut from red card and I added a centre from 14 Bar Crafts.

The Merry Christmas die is another favourite, bought from Crafty Angels in Newbridge and embossed with gold powder several times to give a metallic look

Christmas card production coming along nicely!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Foamiran Christmas

Some red Foamiran arrived from 14 Craft Bar so of course more poinsettias had to be made. I also used a resin tree (coloured with Crushed Olive DI) and a Scrapiniec Merry Christmas, and Lemoncraft papers, also from 14 Craft Bar.
I added some white iridescent snow from The Range, Liffey Valley.  Some gold fabric here and there too, Tim Holtz dies cut from Neenah Desert Storm card, twine, glitter., white berries.

The wreath is a Tonic Studios die cut - Fern Garland

I used gold seed beads instead of stamens in the poinsettias.

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Ger x

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Penny Black dies

Some lovely new Penny Black dies arrived and I had to have a play.  I began by wetting some watercolour paper above an imagined snow line, then sprinkled Brusho powders and used a wet paintbrush to move the colours around.  I then used a wet paintbrush to draw the moon, dabbing with a paper towel to lift the colour.

The trees were painted after the background was dry.  I then die cut two trees  (Penny Black winter branch), added some burlap ribbon and a ribbon bought in Aldi last year I think.  The Poinsettia is another Penny Black die, and the centre is from 14 Craft Bar.

I then sprinkled some white Frantage powder and heated it from under the paper for some snowfall.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Christmas blue, white and silver

This card is made from Lemoncraft papers and Foamiran flowers made using Foamiran and poinsettia dies from 14 Craft Bar. 

I coloured the poinsettias and all the die cuts with a blue Gelato and a make up sponge triangle.  I also used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil and white embossing paste.

The 'Noel' die cut is silver embossed.  I added lots of glitter!

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Papers - Lemoncraft, Foamiran, Poinsettia die - 14 Craft Bar
Tim Holtz Festive Greens dies and Christmas sayings
Tonic Studios - Fern Garland
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil

Monday, October 16, 2017

Anything Goes with Foamiran Flowers at 14 Craft Bar

I love using Foamiran so decided to join the challenge over at 14 Craft Bar, where I buy Foamiran and all sorts of yummy crafty goodies.  I followed the lovely Emilia Sieredzan's YouTube video for making poinsettias from Foamiran and used Trimcraft papers, a Waltzingmouse stamp (stamped in red and heat embossed with Wow! clear sparkle powder).

I was in my local Guiney's haberdashery section and found burlap/hessian and gorgeous gold net fabric both of which I've used, together with some red chiffon ribbon.  The greenery are Tim Holtz/Sizzix die cuts and I forget where I bought the frosted berries.  The red stamens are from 14 Craft Bar

I'm loving the combination of gold fabric, hessian and Christmas berries and greenery, together with Foamiran poinsettias.  I'll be using these elements lots in my Christmas crafting!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Just Because

Some watercolour paper dampened with a brush and water, then watercolours dropped in and dried before patting into the beads of colour still on the craft mat, makes a pretty background for some Foamiran flowers (you've got to try this stuff).  I added Simon Says Stamp die cut Clustered Leaves and some more flowers from The Ribbon Girl and yummy Silver Glitter Paint.  Also some twine and clear drop flatback beads.  

The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and edged with some Worn Lipstick distress ink.

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