Monday, 17 November 2014

Just Hanging....

... Around...It's November's colour challenge over on the Ribbon Girl blog..This month the colour is red..
I know... I've used a lot of blue too but that just sets off the red!


There's some fab little wooden shapes in shop, hearts, stars, labels and reindeer too.
I covered them in patterned paper..


Added some rusty bells, Merry Christmas ribbon..(out of stock at the moment but keep checking)


Gingham ribbon.. and all tied together with button twine onto a length of garden twine..
I was going to add bling to the garland but sometimes less is more.
If you would like the chance to win some ribbony goodness and a great prize from Marianne Designs then hop on over here to add your red project.
Sadly this will be my last post for the Ribbon Girl, it's time to step aside and take a break.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Gingerbread ....

... houses.. I had these little houses left over from last year, they're from Tando Creative and come in packs of three.


The gingerbread man is a stamp but I have no idea where I got him from...the blue glitter grass is an icicle die from Marianne.


the roofs are covered with Doodlebug chunky sugar coating glitter.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Pegged!

...how to make a peg wreath...draw a 24cm diameter circle on chipboard, draw another 18cm diameter circle within the first... cut out and cover with patterned paper... I used kraft.


Cut a motif to hang in the middle... Tim Holtz layered snowflake.


Arrange 24 pegs evenly around the circle... glue in place.


Add your decorations... I used a sheet of Elle's Studio Noel collection paper and punched out the numbers.Some were glued to the pegs and others fixed with foam pads.


it would work with small rosettes




If you make one leave me a link so I can come visit.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

I Just Love...

... Snowtex! This snowman's head is simply a polystyrene ball covered in Snowtex and the sprinkled with Glamour dust. It's easy to apply. I dabbed it on using a paintbrush.
The body is a circle of velvet gathered and filled with rice. To attach the head a small dowel is pushed into the polystyrene ball, it's the glued into the neck of the gathered velvet.... after you've added the ruff.


A pointy hat completes his outfit.


For a fluffy look just apply the Snowtex with a palette knife.


I got mine from Oyster Stamps.... I have no connection with them... they were the cheapest and had it in stock... Free P&P didn't hurt either!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Little Houses Made Of....

...chipboard.. not ticky tacky... whatever that is.


Something to hang on your tree 


 Made with The Artful Dwellings die and the  movers and shapers dies from Tim Holtz

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Upcycle...Recycle..

...Whatever..It's nice to be able to use something instead of throwing it away. Over on the Ribbon Girl Blog this months colour challenge is white and while riffling through my ribbon stash looking for inspiration I came across some empty pin wheels...


and I thought BAUBLES!






Hop on over here and add your white creation for the chance to win some ribbony goodness from The Ribbon Girl and a voucher for LOTV

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Pumpkins...

..I've been sewing... I made a couple of tops.. what's that got to do with pumpkins you ask....
well I used the left overs to make them...


once I started it was hard to stop!


I bought a top in the sales....


to make these sparkly orange ones.


They're easy to make... just a cylinder of fabric, gathered top and bottom, stuffed and then wrapped tightly with string... I love them