Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Finished and on display...

I have finished the little houses.  I found some fabulous little trees and battery multi coloured LED lights.  I made little openings to fix 4 LEDs into each of the backs of the houses to hold them in place and mounted all of the houses onto a board.  They fit really well on my photo shelf.

I think I will be making more of these... especially with the kids..!
Here is the website where I got these fabulous house templates

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Putz Houses

I recently saw some little glitter house decorations on the web.  I just love the idea of having little hand made paper houses and being able to make each one as individual as I want.  Of course once my Grandson saw what I was making, he wants to make some too.  I have done these so far..

... I feel that these are just the begining Lol... just to get into doing them.  I have used little red LED battery lights poked in the back of each house, there are 20 lights so we will have to get busy .. with my little grandson's help we will have them made  in no time.. !!He he

If anyone is inspired by the thought of making little paper glitter houses (Putz houses) here is a fantastic website with loads of free templates to give it a try for yourself

I will be back with more Lol..

Thanks for visiting

Friday, November 9, 2012

New inspiration from old stash

How many of you are guilty of buying craft stuff and then it lives in the dark corners of your craft cupboards for a long time.. I have a few things like that too.  I dug out my Daisy Dandilion decopage kit and my Anna Griffin Christmas card kit to play with.. both were TSV's years ago on QVC. both 'must haves' at the time Lol..  

I think that with all the new and wonderful products that keep coming out, new life can be given to old stash.. I don't buy alot of whats out there ( I would if I could afford to LOL) but there are a few things that catch my eye and I just have to have.

This one is using the beautiful Small Madison window die which I simply had to have.  There are some more gorgeous window dies available too.. the large window like this one, and some absolutely fantastic gothic arch windows too.. they are all on my wish list LOL

 I die cut the window where I wanted it to be on a 5" square piece of card - I only wanted the opening left by the die cut so I could  add my silver windows later.. the white diecut I put to one side for another project.
I used one of the beautiful Anna Griffin Christmas trees from a Christmas card set I got years ago from QVC - I glued it to the back of the piece of card.  and mounted the 5" piece of card onto a 6" card with foam tape. I then die cut  2 more windows from silver mirri card.  
 Using pinflair glue I placed the first silver window into the gap so that it was flush to the window gap, then I curved the second window slightly  with my fingers so that this one could be very slightly raised onto of the first one with pinflair again.   I added a few punched snowflakes and a touch of Stampendous silver halo glitter with the greeting to finish it off.

This card uses one of the gate fold flap opening cards that came in the same Anna Griffin kit.  I thought it looked really nice on the card this way. The Poinsettia is die cut from some Anna Griffin paper from the same kit.

   I used some of the Daisy and Dandilion rub ons that came in another card kit from a few years ago for the topper - I used some of the silver halo glitter to sparkle it up.  

This card uses some ribbon I've had for ages.  It is a pretty metallic organsa red berry ribbon. I just added the whole embossed piece from the christmas greeting embossing folder and added a die cut snowflake that I cut from some holographic card. 
 A few punched snowflakes with gems and a pretty spotty bow finished the card for me.

And for the last card I have used a freebie paper for the background, a torn paper tree with bits of My minds eye dear santa card stock.

The teddy bear is a Tear bear.  I used different torn pieces of a lovely paper full of fibres to make up the bear drawing the details on with pen. I think he looks quite happy sitting there in the snow Lol..

Thanks for visiting today, I hope my cards are a bit of fun to look at and maybe get some of you thinking how you can use some of your stash that hasn't seen the light of day for perhaps too long 

See you soon..

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas...

I've been making bits and pieces ready for my grandchildren (and me Lol) to paint and decorate for this Christmas time.  
When I saw this fabulous free Shining Star template from TheToymaker.com  I had to make some in advance ready for one of the creative days we will have before Christmas.

I used cream card for these and decided to put backs onto each one to make them stronger for little ones to handle.. I simply created another template by drawing round an assembled star... also I punched holes and threaded some wool through so they can be  easily hung up.

I can't wait to start painting them and be one of the kids now LOL!!

Thanks for visiiting..


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