Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Introducing No 19 Vintage Emporium

Hello, my friends!  

I have a fun new challenge blog to share with you today! 

I haven't been a part of a regular challenge in a very long time.
When my sweet, and super talented, friend Zowie started this one,
I just had to be involved.

You all know how much I enjoy making vintage projects...
...as many of you do too!

No 19 Vintage Emporium is all about VINTAGE!


Those of us on the Design Team have the pleasure of working with 
a fabulous digital kit of goodies from:


The beautiful kit this month is called "The Emily-Rose Collection"
and you can find it HERE.

The winner of this challenge will receive this fabulous kit for a prize!


Isn't that a beautiful collection?

First, I made a tag in a pocket!
Here it is:


This is the front of the pocket and the tag pulled out.


Here is the back side:


This is the back side with the tag pulled out.


For my second project, I made a set of Memory Dex Cards:




This vintage challenge runs for an entire month,
and the only requirement to enter is that your project be VINTAGE!
That's it!
I really hope to see MANY of you join us!

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Here are the links for you:



Scrappy Tails Crafts - Wishing You a Merry Christmas in Foil!

    Happy Wednesday, my friends!

It's Nancy back with another fun foiled project for Scrappy Tails Crafts

These Christmas Foil Plates are so much fun to play with!
They also make it very easy to create gorgeous cards!

Here's my card:


Isn't that foiling festive and fabulous?
I think it makes a card very special!

I chose a paper from my stash that had the red foil on kraft design.
I matted it with red cardstock before adding it to my white card base.


I took a pretty sentiment from the Hot Foil Christmas Sentiments Set of Three,
and foiled it onto kraft cardstock with gold.
I then matted that with the same red cardstock,
before adhering it to the card base with foam tape.


I then used the Hot Foil Poinsettia Flower Set of Three.
I foiled the plates on kraft cardstock; red foil for the flower and green foil for the leaves.
Then I used foam tape to adhere them in place on the card.
 

I would really encourage you to give foiling a try if you haven't yet!
It really is fun...and addicting too!

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Scrappy Tails Products Used:

 Hot Foil Christmas Sentiments Set of Three;

Hot Foil Christmas Sentiments Set of Three.

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Here are all the links for you:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Scrappy Tails Crafts - More Foiling Fun!

   Happy Wednesday, my friends!

I'm back with a fun new project share for Scrappy Tails Crafts

Today I have another foiled Christmas card to share with you.
I've used some more fabulous Hot Foil Plates from the 2021 August Release

Here's my card:


Doesn't that foiling make a lovely card?
I began with a white card base.
I chose a decorative paper from my stash that resembled snowflakes.
I covered my card base with a panel of this paper.
I then foiled the Hot Foil A2 Snow Background Plates onto the blue cardstock,
using a pretty pearl foil, and added that to the front of the card.


I took my favorite sentiment from the Hot Foil Christmas Sentiments Set of Three,
and foiled it onto another piece of the blue.
I then layered that on top of another strip of the designer paper.
To finish things off I added some pretty snowflake rhinestones.


Here is a photo that shows off all the pretty foiling!
I have to say that I'm having a lot of fun playing with 
my new foil plates!
I'm sure you will too! 

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Scrappy Tails Products Used:

 Hot Foil A2 Snow Background Plates; 

 Hot Foil Christmas Sentiments Set of Three.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project share!

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Here are all the links for you:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Scrappy Tails Crafts - A Little Birdy Told Me...

    Happy Wednesday, my friends...
...and Happy First Day of Fall! :o)

I'm back today with a fun new project for Scrappy Tails Crafts

I thought I would interrupt my run of foiled Christmas cards,
to share a card that celebrates the first day of Fall! 

Here's my card:


The inside of the card...which I neglected to photograph...
says: "...it's Fall!"
I actually began with cutting the A2 Forest Tree Cover Plate Metal Die,
from kraft cardstock.
I then cut it out again, and fussy cut out the larger horizontal branch.
I turned it upside down and adhered it in place to the frame.
I then adhered the cut frame onto my background paper.
Pulling out the Fall colors from the background paper,
I added two more matts before adhering it to my kraft card base.
 

and stamped several birds onto watercolor paper.
I colored the birds in with watercolor paints,
and then fussy cut them out.
I also stamped the sentiment out on watercolor paper,
and added some of the colored matts behind it.
Finally, I added the birds to the scene using foam tape.


Here's a closer look at the birds.
I chose colors that would work well with my scene,
and then settled each of them on their own branch.


All the great dies and stamps from Scrappy Tails Crafts work so well together.
You can combine pieces from different sets and create such fun projects!

This is the first project that I have finished and photographed in my temporary location.
It was tricky trying to get some good photos,
as it's quite dark here with higher than usual windows. 

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Scrappy Tails Products Used:

 A2 Forest Tree Cover Plate Metal Die;

 Spring Birds 6 x 8 Stamp Set.

Other materials used:
Recollections Cardstock;
Doodlebug Papers;
Ranger Archival Ink;
Watercolor Paper;
Watercolor Paints.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll have another fun project share very soon!

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Here are all the links:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook

Thursday, 16 September 2021

House Hunt

   Hello, my friends!

Today I have another project share for Kate Hadfield Designs.

Again, I've used Tape Runner adhesive to put it all together.

I used products from both of these companies to make another 
fun page in my traveler's notebook.

This does a really great job of depicting my life at this moment:


If you haven't yet heard...we're on the hunt for a new house.
Ours sold sooner than expected, and we haven't found a new one yet.
We have seen such an interesting variety of different houses.
 I couldn't resist using these adorable houses for this page.
I'll be documenting our search on the next page in the journal.

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Kate Hadfield Products Used:



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Here are all the Kate Hadfield Links:

Kate Hadfield Designs Shop

Kate Hadfield Blog

Kate Hadfield Facebook

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I used the retractable Tape Runner adhesive to adhere everything in place.
I love the retractable feature of this tape runner. 
It makes it so easy to keep in my Traveler's Notebook kit,
with no danger of the cap coming off or anything getting stuck that shouldn't get stuck! lol
The green one on the top is the retractable one.
 

Here are all the Tape Runner Links:

Tape Runner Shop

Tape Runner Facebook

Retractable Tape Runner on Amazon  

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Christmas in September

 Hello, my friends!

It's time for another new project share for Bowdabra!

This is also a new project for Relative-History!

I used a Bowdabra bow, along with a lovely paper from Relative-History,
to decorate a wood framed mirror. 

You can buy these simple wood frames at Michaels very inexpensively.
They come as photo frames or framed mirrors.

The paper I chose is from the beautiful Winter Wonderland Collection.
I distressed all the edges of the paper,
and adhered it in place over the frame.


 Then I went on to make the lovely red bow!

Here's how:



Supplies Used:
Red Sparkly Wired Ribbon;
Decorated Wood Framed Mirror;
Scissors.


1. Place the ruler over the Mini Bowdabra.
2. Cut a piece of the Bowdabra wire approximately 18" long. Fold in half. Insert into the Bowdabra tool, as shown in the photo. Tuck the extra length under the base of the tool. 


3. Determine how long you want your tails to be. Insert the ribbon into the Bowdabra tool at that measurement. I made mine about 10" long.


4. Then determine how wide you want your bow to be. I wanted mine to be approximately 6" wide. I made my first loop the width of the ruler, which is just over 3". That will give just a little bit of extra room for some fluffing of the bow, and making it 6" wide.
5. Twist the ribbon, insert it into the tool, and form your second loop on the other side.


6. Make a second loop, on top of the first, measuring 2 1/" inches. Twist the ribbon, and insert it into the tool. Repeat for the second loop on the left side.


7. Now measure out your second tail, and trim the ribbon off.


8. Using the Bowdabra wand, scrunch the ribbon all down tightly.


9. Pull the wire up from beneath the Bowdabra Tool. Insert the wire ends through the wire loop and pull securely, holding the ribbon down with your other hand.


Here's a closer look at what that looks like.


10. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra Tool, and trim the wire ends.


11. To finish off my bow, I cut a small piece of ribbon, folded it over, and wrapped it around the center of the bow. This hides the wire, and makes a pretty center. This piece of ribbon can be stitched or glued in place.


Finally, adhere the ribbon in place to the top of  the decorated frame.
I then gave my ribbon tails a bit of a twist to finish it off!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back next month with another fun bow project!

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Here are all the Relative-History links for you:

Here are all the Bowdabra links for you:

Bowdabra Shop

Bowdabra Blog

Bowdabra Facebook 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

LineDotArrow - Feeling Blue Journal

Hello, my friends!

Today I'm sharing a new journal project for LineDotArrow!

I'm afraid this one is long overdue and late!
The move was really interfering with my crafty time! lol
We are now in our temporary location and I've had time to finish it up.  

I call this journal my "Feeling Blue Journal".
I've used a couple of beautiful blue kits from the shop,
along with a really beautiful ephemera kit.

As always, I've added some extra bits.
I've also added some pretty blue doily pages that I made myself.

Here's my video:

 


I have left lots of journaling space in this one,
and you don't have to be feeling blue to do so!
Please let me know if you have any questions about anything!


LineDotArrow Products Used:

Botanical Nature Kit;

Delfts Kit;

Ephemera and Fussy Cut Set 4.



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Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project.

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Here are all the links for you:

LineDotArrow Shop

LineDotArrow Facebook Group

LineDotArrow Youtube

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