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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas Canvas ...

No blogging for a couple of weeks and now 2 in 2 days!!! woo hoo!!!
I made this canvas to put up as a Christmas decoration ... using some 'pages' from a Kaisercraft album (Christmas Ornaments) for my photos! Cool eh?!  
I painted my12x12 canvas with some red acrylic paint and then painted on some silver acrylic paint then rubbed most of it off and left just enough to give it a hint of silver.
I have used the gorgeous LYB Christmas Delight Papers, which are gorgeous and thick. Using the LYB Christmas Morning-Gifts Galore for a base, I cut several strips of different papers to use across the middle of the paper, LYB Merry Bright Bands & Chestnut Carols and LYB Delightful Dots. The final strip is some  Bazzill Kraft which I punched out using my gorgeous MS lattice punch.  I have also cut out some gifts from LYB All-Wrapped Up for layering with the other gifts already on the bottom of the base paper.
After adding the extra cut out gifts (some with 3d tape) I finished off with a strip of My2Angels Red Acrylic Chain with Rhinestones. I then inked up some of my title, the Scrapware Antique Alphas and 4 Holly Photo Anchors then gave them both a good coat of trusty Crackle Accent. I also crackled the little bird and the rest of my title which is a diecut and some BG letter stickers from my stash.
Now for the most important part, the photos, I stuck them onto the ornaments which I had in my stash from last year! (another unfinished project!!!)  when they were well and truly dry I cut out around the ornaments with my craft knife and sanded the edges! sooo happy with the finished look. I ‘tied’ them on my LO with some My2Angels Gold Satin Ribbon with Gold Stars and stuck the holly on next to the photos with some red ‘berry’ brads! Finally I used some Kindy Glitz, Perfect Pearls (mixed with some Mod Podge) and Liquid Pearls to decorate my gifts (I think all that Kindy Glitz and all other things glittery that Corrina has been using on her cards recently has finally rubbed off on me lol!!!).
When my page was dry I stuck it on to my painted canvas using double sided tape and hung it on my wall! VoilĂ , my first Christmas decoration ... now for the pesky tree with ALL those branches to assemble!! :( 
Oh and guess what I managed to get a photo of at the weekend ?? my other son in a Santa Hat .... typical!!! 
Thanks for looking!
Wendy x

Saturday, November 27, 2010

4 weeks today .....

... it will be Christmas Day!! Does that freak you out?!?!?!? It does me!!!! I am sooooo not it in the least bit organised!!! I have been sooooo busy at work that I haven't had much time to do anything let alone scrap or blog but I have managed a couple of Christmas LO's for my2angels, one of which I am going to share today!  

This is my DS sat under our Christmas Tree for the usual obligatory photo I take each year on Christmas eve! A kind of 'Christmas Tradition' ....
I have used some of my absolute favourite papers on here, Basic Grey!! which Tracy was kind enough to order in for us. I have always loved BG papers, I can spot them a mile off in the LSS, and this Jovial range is just gorgeous. All the papers match and coordinate so well, it's so easy to mix and match and the leftover bits are just perfect for your Christmas cards. 
(I have an idea on that to share another time!!)

I’ve used the Pomegrante as my base and then cut up the Frosted Window and Merry Maker into some strips, I pleated up one piece and added some red satin ribbon with white swirls. The tree is from my stash but Tracy has Scapware trees that could be used instead. I gave the tree and the Scrapware Holly Photo Anchors a combination of treatments, including Perfect Pearls in Kiwi and Rust (for the ‘baubles’) and Glimmer Mist in Honeydew and Starfish and then added Diamond Dust to the leaves.  For full instructions see the my2angels blog post HERE
The flower is cut from the BG Nordic paper.
For my title I used a combination of Thickers Daiquiri, Jenni Bowlin Circle Alphas in Reverse Black and Reverse Red and some Rusty Pickle Alphas. 
The journaling circle is from the LYB Christmas Delight Journal Tablet and I’ve also added a my2angels cross charm next to my title.

Well its been a while I know .... but I hope? it was worth the wait ... thanks for looking guys!
Oh and a BIG .... Happy Birthday to my DS .... 14 today .... love ya babe!!!
Wendy x

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gutter Mesh & Design Team Call

You know how I said a little while ago that I was having fun with some gutter mesh?? well here are some cards I have recently made using it and some ripped cardboard .... its great for boys cards but still pretty enough for girls when you add a flower and some pearls!! and its really easy to attach, you just staple it on!! Too easy!!!
I've also used some my2angels products ..... the frangipani flower
As you can see I love to personalise my cards!!
Lastly .... no mesh and cardboard for this one, just some embossing and some gorgeous Websters flower ribbon with pearls in the centres and of course a gorgeous photo of my favourite model Miss T ... Happy 10th Birthday babe! 
(Edit: much as I would love her to be my DD she actually belongs to one of my very good friends LOL! but yes, Julie, she is very beautiful!!!)  

I will soon have my 1st Christmas DT project to share using some gorgeous Basic Grey Jovial papers which are now available at my2angels
Here is a tiny sneaky .....
Also if you would like to join us at my2angels we currently have a call out for 1 or 2 new members for our Design Team! (Australian residents only!)
So if you think you would be interested check out all the details HERE (1st Nov post)  
Tracy is absolutely awesome to work for and I have enjoyed every minute working with her and the rest of the team!!
Thanks for looking .... you know I really do appreciate it xx
Till next time .... 
Wendy x


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