Friday, 17 August 2012

Hi crafty friends, well we seem to have a bit of a holiday themed update today :)

Halloween Candle

Inkadinkado Stamp set: creepy Crawley #98303
Black organza ribbon
Adirondack Black archival ink
Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder
White tissue paper

I actually decorated this candle a few weeks ago but never got around to taking any photos, so as I was testing out my new light box I thought I'd take a few.

So this was a cheap candle from Wilkinsons, I stamped the bat on to white tissue paper with black archival ink and embossed using disco black embossing powder.  I then cut out the bat roughly and used some pritt stick to temporarily hold it down while I used my heat gun to gently warm the wax so the tissue 'disappears' into the wax.  I just finished the candle with some black organza ribbon.

Flower/Ribbon Embellishment

1 yd white seam binding
1 yd 1/8 peach organza ribbon
1yd white lace
8in gold bead trim
large pearl for centre

Here's a lovely flower/ribbon embellishment I made following this tutorial by cynthialoowho, I didn't have tulle so I used some seam binding, lace and some organza ribbon.  I didn't wrap the bead trim around as I couldn't get it to look right so I cut about 8 inches in to 4 pieces and hot glued them to the back of the flower, I added a large pearl to the centre. I love how this came out, it's so pretty :)

Christmas Candles Scrapbook Page

1 sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper
Cream, red, light green, dark green and yellow card stock
Ribbon from stash
Glossy accents
Distress markers
Distress inks, Festive berry, peeled paint, antique linen 

This was made using the new Cricut cartridge A Quilted Christmas, as soon as I saw it I knew I NEEDED it lol!  This is the project that is at the front of the handbook that comes with the cartridge, I have to say I'm loving the new style of handbooks, much easier to find things.  I am going to be making a lot of projects with this I can tell you, I'm also thinking of making a quick video review of the cart for my Youtube channel, so keep your eyes peeled for that :)

Anyhoo, that's all for today
Happy crafting
Anna x

Monday, 13 August 2012

New Video on Youtube

Here's a video showing my Halloween mini album Hope you enjoy
Happy crafting

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Ladybug Crafts New Monthly Challenge

Hiya, well no new projects to post as I've been super busy with work but just wanted to give anyone out there reading this a heads up. The lovely lady, Sam, who owns Ladybug Crafts is starting a new monthly challenge on the 1st of September, go check out her blog and join in :) Happy Crafting Anna xx