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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Last Minute Christmas Gifts




I came across three of these cute little bare wooden treasure chests a few weeks ago and decided to decorate for my sisters-in-law. After sanding I covered the box with Viva Inka Gold paint using a piece of wet and dry. This is the most gorgeous creamy textured paint and a little goes a very long way. It dries with a fabulous sheen.

I then covered the box with papers from the GCD Paris Nights paper stack. Oh my, these are lovely! Easy for me to cut them up because you get more than one of each , ha ha! The edges of each piece were inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink, to give them a slightly shabby look. The paper on the outside and inside of the lid are flocked, so strokeable!!

I covered the outside base of the box with a piece of black velvet paper to stop it from scratching surfaces. I always think that makes boxes look finished and more expensive looking.

Finally I dug out my Prima bling. Oh that took a deep breath to stick that on and give it away I can tell you! I just hope they like their little boxes.

Well, that's probably me done with blogging until after Christmas Day. So, I hope you are all where you want to be.

Keep warm, and Happy Christmas.

Iolanthe xx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Look What The Postman Brought Me......


Isn't it amazing? This was my prize for coming 1st in the Bramwells Papercraft Challenge which I won with my 'Boys Toys' book.

So, what was in the box?
A gorgeous Bo Bunny bag, with all of the following Bo Bunny kits:
A Noel Canvas Project kit
Winter Joy Scrapbook kit
12x12 kit of Midnight Frost,
12x12 kit of Cambridge
12x12 kit of Olivia
Mini Edgy Album Sophie
Sophie paper pad
Mini Edgy Album Noel
Noel paper pad
Midnight Frost card kit
Noel card kit
Noel stamp set
Noel rub ons

Jones Tones glitters set
A cute little giraffe

Phew! Quite a list eh? Huge thanks to Bramwells for their very generous prize. All I need now is to get snowed in over Christmas so that I can play!!

I hope to be back posting regularly soon, life in the 'real world' has been getting in the way lately.

Stay warm! Happy crafting

Iolanthe x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas....


Looking out of the window at all that snow, there was only one stamp that I could use for my card today. It's now getting close to the point where I need to get on with the cards that will be made in batches. This one is for all my staff at work. So, I decided that I needed something classy and elegant that could be put together quickly. So here it is......




I stamped the image first using Adirondak Denim. The image was then die cut with the Marianne frame. Before taking it out of the frame I ran a Quickie glue pen over the embossed areas and then, after removing it from the frame, sprinkled it with Glamour Dust. I also added some Glamour Dust to the roof of the little cabin, the trees and the snow on the ground. The stamped panel was then mounted onto a piece of blue mirri card.

The background was embossed using a snowflake Cuttlebug folder and the edge inked with the Adirondak Denim ink.

So, there you have it, very simple and quick. All I have to do now is make another 25 to go with it!

Happy crafting

Iolanthe x