Christmas Rustic Candle Holders

Good evening everyone
I hope you have had a joyful day.
My crafty make for you today are these glittered glass candle holders,
The glass jars are from two candles that I bought a while ago, once the candles were no more I cleaned them, making sure all the wax had gone and put them to one side, I always keep any glass jars.

First of all I masked off the edges of the jars, top and bottom, just around the rims, I just used sellotape. This can be a bit fiddly but it's worth taking time over.
I smoothed over PVA glue using a sponge then sprinkled with red glitter, tapped well to get off excess.  I lightly sprayed with sealant spray, this stops the glitter coming off, and put to one side.
I made two raffia ribbons and made two raffia bows, I made the holly leaves by using a punch on green card, shaped them and dipped them in clear UTEE in my melt pot.
I used a sprig of fern and with my glue gun I attached the raffia bow, the holly leaves, three faux berries and a glittered larch come.
Using a glue gun I added the raffia ribbon around the top of the jars and added the bow embellishment where the join was.
To finish it off I used white Flowersoft for snow, around the top of the jars and bits on the embellishment, basically where snow would land.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you like my candle holders,
enjoy the rest of your evening.

Christmas Coasters

Good evening everyone
I hope you have had a great day.

My share with you today is a Christmas coaster,
I created it using a birch wood disc, added faux pine, larch cones, 
berries and holly, just on the front and added Flowersoft as the snow.

You can use it for your candle voltives or tealight holders ...

... or to sit your Christmas ornaments on

I hope you like it and has inspired you to make your own
decorations this year, if you haven't already.

I have, so far, made half a dozen of these and I think
they look great dotted around the room.

Thanks for visiting

Christmas Eve Box

Good afternoon everyone
I hope you're enjoying your Friday so far.
My crafty share for today is a
'Christmas Eve Box'
I've been making this on and off for a bit but finally got round to finishing it.

I started with a wooden box which I purchased from 'Hobbycraft'
I gave it a quick light sand just to make sure that it was smooth and then painted it with 'Dark Scarlet Americana multi surface satin acrylic paint'
I made a template from printer paper to cover to middle of the box and around the sides, just leaving a corner and along the edges showing, I just tore the paper, it doesn't have to be an exact shape.
I then stamped snowflakes randomly with Versamark and heat embossed in gold.
I used gold gilding wax lightly all along the edges.
The gilding wax was also used to colour the wooded lettering and then I sprayed it with glitter spray, I attached to the box using wet glue and added metal snowflake embellishments.
I also added metal corner embellishments and a metal clasp.

To finish it off I lined the inside with green felt.

I still might add bits to it knowing me but for now I'm quite pleased with it.
Thank you for visiting today

Vintage Christmas

Good evening all
I hope you have had a fabulous day

A quick post from me today
A Christmas card created using a topper from the 
'Hunkydory Vintage Christmas collection'

The dies used are the beautiful
'Poinsettia Flourish & Corner' set 
from the Festive Collection by Sue Wilson

I hope you like it
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your evening

Blue Christmas

Good evening everyone, 
I hope you have had a great day.

I've been making Christmas cards again today, using the lovely Hunkydory Christmas collection.

I simply mat and layered bless background card and gold mirror card, added the topper with the frame raised using Collall glue.
The background die is a Spellbinders die, I used the beautiful Poinsettia Flourish & Corner die set by Sue Wilson and added some poinsettias.
I added some white stickles and the sentiment to finish off.
I thought about added some faux gems but thought it didn't need it but will probably end up adding them.

I hope you like it, thanks for visiting my blog
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Christmas Candle Decoration

Good evening everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful day.

The project that I am sharing with you this evening is a Christmas \candle decoration,
I really enjoyed creating this, I see them in the shops all the time and thought, why buy them, make them, so I gave it a go!

... I think it looks great and I'm quite pleased with it

To see how I created this click
Full details and links to where you can get the things you need to make it is here.
There is other projects on here too that you might want to try.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you like my project.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Christmas Hanging Decoration

Good afternoon everyone, 
I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are enjoy your day
I'm sharing with you today a Christmas hanging decoration that I made yesterday

I used
A natural wood disc - Hobbycraft
Pine sprigs - from a wreath that I had
Berries - Baker Ross
Larch Cones - Baker Ross
Flower Soft 'Snow'
Hessian Bow
'Noel' wooden embellishment - Hobbycraft
A short length of chain (to hang)
Hot melt glue / glue gun
Holly leaves which I made by punching out of green card, inked them and popped in the melt pot with UTEE ( Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
I sanded the wood disc and added a bit of walnut distress ink just to add some colour around the edge, I attached the chain using small eye hooks which I carefully screwed into the top.
I attached the 'Noel' sentiment with hot melt and added some 'Snow' Flower Soft around the edge using acrylic glue.
I added the Flower soft to the larch cones, pine sprigs, berries and holly and attached all together using hot melt.
I attached the bow also using hot melt.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it, it is my first attempt but it will definitely not be my last.
Thank you so much for visiting

A Gift of Love

 Good afternoon everyone
I hope your enjoying your day so far
My make today is a card I made yesterday, it's using one of the beautiful

To create the card I used the old but great technique of paper tearing, I took a piece of white card and, pulling up and towards myself, tore the card carefully, I tore a large square for under the back ground paper, which I found in my stash, a piece for under the beautiful image and a final piece on which I stamped the sentiment, which is one of four that come with this stamp using Seedless Preserve Ranger Distress ink, which I also used to ink the edges of all three pieces of the torn card.
I tore a couple of pieces of purple vellum, just to add for effect.
The flowers are die cut from satin paper using the dies
Added a few faux gems to embellish.
I coloured the image using the following ProMarkers
Pear Green
Cool Grey 2

I hope you like it, I loved making it
Thanks for visiting

Autumn Happy Birthday

Good afternoon everyone
I hope you have all had a great week
My project today is a birthday card made for my best friend, love of my life, Bryan
Happy Birthday Bryan
I created it using a piece of artwork from a calendar last year
the beautiful work by

Hannah has very kindly allowed me to share this project with you 
"we are very happy and pleased for people to make things using our items for their own personal use but not for selling. we don't endorse use of our products (e.g. with decoupage) for commercial purposes."
Thank you Hannah.

I mat and layered gold mirri card, black card and back ground card which i stamped using a single leaf stamp and Espresso Adirondack ink, I lightly inked around the image fist with the leaf stamp and then with Vintage photo Distress ink to match the design.
I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.
I add brown string and made the embellishment using fabric leaves, die cut foliage, leaves and skeleton leaves which I lightly inked and added some real acorns and faux gold studs to finish.

I really hope you love it as much as I do
thanks for visiting

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon everyone
Hope you had a great weekend
My card today is for my Niece
who was 21 yesterday

I made it using the beautiful Flower Fairies topper, mat and layered it onto lilac Hunkydory Adorable Scorable and gold mirri card
I mat and layered some back paper, lilac card and gold mirri onto the base card, made two ribbon border using the same materials, the die is the
'Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson die - Swirly Vine Background from the Background Collection'
I made a flower cluster using faux flowers skeleton leaves die cut leaves and added faux gems.
I hope you like my make for today
Thanks for visiting

Get Well Soon ...

Good afternoon everyone

Here is a card I made for a very special lady who is not very well at the moment but is well on the mend
I made it using a topper and card stock from the 'Lavender Rose' collection by Kanban

The die used on the surround is a beautiful die 
'Ivy Square Overlay'
I done a flower cluster using faux flowers, spider webbing, ribbon and die cut leaves.

I hope you like it
Thanks for visiting

A Cosy Christmas

Good afternoon everyone
Another Christmas card to share today
I created this using the
'The Joy of Christmas' collection by 'Hunkydory'

I simply mat and layered onto hologram mirri card, added some die cut borders.
The card is decoupaged

I added the sentiment and added a bit of glitter and faux gems.
I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by

Season's Greetings

Good evening everyone
A quick Christmas card to share with you today
I created this using a beautiful Christmas topper and card stock from Hunkydory

I simply mat and layered onto hologram mirri card and die cut some edges out of it too to surround the image.
I made two bows, one out of netting and the other out f organza ribbon and added the sentiment.
You can't see it on this photo, sorry, but I added glitter lightly on the berries and holly.
I hope you like it
Thanks for popping by

Snowy Postcard

Good evening everyone
I hope you have had a fantastic day
I've been doing Christmas cards today again, here is one of them
It's an A5 landscape card. 

I made it by first cutting to size some silver mirri and rounded the corners, I measured some smoky grey paper from the 'Christmas Whisper' 12"x 12" paper pad by Hobbycraft, using the 
'Holly Panel' stamp by 'Inkylicious' I stamped randomly with VersaMark, added white embossing power and heat embossed.
For the topper I used the 'Snowy Postcard' stamp by 'Stampendous' I stamped using VersaMark, silver embossing powder and heat embossed. I Distressed around the edge using the 'Weathered Wood' Distress Ink and added some 'Iced Snow' Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels to the roof tops etc on the image.
I mat and layered the image onto silver mirri.
I made the embellishments by die cutting the poinsettia's using the 'Medium Poinsettia' die by 'Britannia' and added some of the Iced Snow Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels and added some silver faux gems. I used the 'Poinsettia Cluster' die by 'Sue Wilson' to cut out the swirl underneath the poinsettia out of silver mirri.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added faux gems to finish.

I hope you like it
thanks for visiting

Santa's List

Good morning everyone
Another Christmas card to share with you today
I made this using a topper and card stock from the

Simply mat and layering the card onto gold mirri,
the frame is die cut from the gold mirri using the
I added some holly embellishments to finish.

I hope you like it
Thanks for visiting and have a great day