Over the next three days you are invited to visit all the partnering companies' blogs for inspiration and for the details on how to join the the main blog hop giveaway. Spellbinders will choose one lucky winner for each day and each winner will get a bumper back of fantastic goodies! The featured brands may also be hosting their own special giveaways... so be sure to check them all out!
And here is my offering for today. This is officially my first Christmas card this season! :). OK. So my colour scheme may raise a few eyebrows perhaps - what, white, pink and green for Christmas??? But ever since I made this Happy Dreams Do Come True glitter background card I just couldn't get this colour palette out of my head. Don't you think it's beautiful? :)
Of course Stampendous are celebrating this joyous occasion with our own giveaway each day of the hop! Be sure to hop over to Stampendous blog for all the entry requirements and the official rules. To enter Stampendous giveaway visit all the participating designers' blogs and leave some love! We love generous heartwarming comments - they make us really grateful and really happy!
Here is who's playing today in the Stampendous team:
Hello Friends! Popping in today to give you a shout out about my next workshop on 6th December 2014 at Sparkle Dreams in Swindon. We'll be playing with Stampendous stamps, dies, Frantage embossing powders and glitters and great adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to create a beautiful seasonal wreath. You will leave the workshop with a bag of new techniques and a unique festive home decor piece - perfectly timed for Christmas!
We are required to advise the participants that this workshop contains a lot of glitter and may contain flash photography. Therefore viewers may find this workshop truly dazzling!
For booking information hop over to Sparkle Dreams blog. The seats are selling out fast so booking early to secure your place is highly recommended!
I look forward to seeing you on the 6th December!
Big crafty hugs
First of all, thank you to everyone who visited and left lovely comments on my mixed media Halloween Lantern post :0. I would also like to extend my warmest welcome to my newest followers - thanks for joining in! If you are new to my blog, make yourself at home and check out my other projects, too. And if you don't want to miss my future offerings, be sure to click the 'Follow My Blog' button in my side bar :). Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! The idea was born a few years ago to offer an online ideas 'library' dedicated to handmade gift suggestions which you can use all year round. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.
My offering for the Handmade Holiday's blog hop is this altered Bobbin House. I've had this wooden advent calendar waiting to be decorated for a couple of years now. But I didn't have a concept what to do with it.
Then I've finally had an idea to turn it into a storage solution for small bits and bobs for one of my friends who loves sewing. I thought the little drawers would be perfect for storing sewing machine bobbins with threads, ready to be used when needed.
I prepared a video tutorial for this project which you can watch below or on my YouTube channel.
And here are some close up photos of the Bobbin House.
I hope you like my offering :). My heartfelt thanks to everyone who'd like to leave a few kind words :).
Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?
Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!
Re-edited: Woot woot! My lantern has won the October Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - yay! Big thank you to the MMMC's DT for choosing my project! Hello lovely Bloggers! I hope you are all keeping well, enjoying the autumnal sunshine and colours.
Today over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog I am sharing an altered mixed media Halloween Lantern Tutorial using some of my favourite adhesives, stamps and paints. Hop over to the blog to see my faux rust technique, DIY rusty rivets and mesmerising illusion panes.
Rowlux Illusion Film Gold Moire; metal lantern, ribbon (May Arts), metal feathers/embellishments.
I would really love it if you found a moment to hop over to see my post with this Halloween Lantern Tutorial. And just to tempt you even more, here's a little video of my lantern lit up - I am really pleased with the final result :-).
Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely heart warming comments.
Happy Halloween everyone!
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I'm joining the following challenges: The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 - Ribbons, Twine and Fibres
But wait, there's more! Not only you can see my projects in print but there is also a special online feature, where you can view and download for free (yay!) a full tutorial of my silver Photo Corner Pinecone Card & Ornament set!
Wait, there's even MORE awesomness coming!!! (Can you hear me squeal with excitement???)
See a couple of lovely pinecone ornaments hanging 'casually' in the background on the cover? YES!!! My pinecones made the cover of the CardMaker magazine!!! Now, that made my lose my breath completely when I found out!
I am still to catch up on my blog visits to see what you my lovely Friends have been up to. But my head is still spinning around from all the excitement so please bear with me for a tad longer. A bit difficult to read blogs when your eyes are facing the screen for about 1 second at a time... (I had to get my cat Kropek to type this post for me lol).
Thank you so much for being part of my happy news day!
I hope you are enjoying this week's blog team up of the three fantastic companies Stampendous, Dreamweaver and Core'dinations. Today we have a big blog finale but if you have missed the fun earlier this week, be sure to check out these posts:
During this week's long blog collaboration we've been inspiring (and tempting!) you with some of the most essential crafting products - cardstock, stencils and stamps of course. I'm sure you'll agree that no respectable crafty tool box should be be left without them! :)
Now, we couldn't just tempt you with these awesome products without offering a little giveaway prize, could we? Nah, that would be unkind! So of course we have one. In fact, we actually have three! Here's what you might win:
For a chance to win simply leave some love on the participating blogs throughout the week. The more comments you leave, the bigger your chance of winning.
Here's my offering for today. When I saw this Splats stencil, I immediately thought of the little mess/devastation that my cat Kropek recently made at home (I shall spare you the full details! lol).
Before I knew it I was looking through my collection of feline stamps and I found this adorable Bonjour Kitty. Oh là là! The French look with a little beret and a scarf reminded me of street artists on Parisian's Montmartre. One thing led to another and I ended up with a messy feline artist keen to colour outside the lines :-) lol.
2. Cut a panel from patterned paper, slightly smaller than the card blank.
3. Ink and distress the edges. Make a small tear along the bottom right edge. 4. Tuck in a small piece of sanded Paprika card under the tear. Adhere the whole panel to the card. 5. Emboss a small piece of Paprika card the the brick folder and sand the raised edges. Use it to create a small banner from 3D Foam Pennants and an additional background panel. 6. Ink the Kitty stamp with PITT pens and stamp onto white card. Colour the image in with Inktense pencils. Stamp the image again on a Post-It note and fussy cut (to create a mask).
7. For the background, mask the Kitty and sponge PanPastels and Distress Inks through the Splatter stencil. 8. Stamp the Wired circle off the edges and around the Kitty. 9. Add shading with chalks and pencils. Add small splatters with watered down black watercolour paint. 10. Trim the stamped panel to size, distress the edges with ink and seal the image with hair spray. 11. Dab some Boss Gloss in bottom right corner, sprinkle with Aged Scarlet and heat emboss. 12. Mat the image with Coconut Cream and French Roast card. Adhere to the card base. 13. Ink the sentiment with PITT pens and stamp onto patterned paper. Sponge splatters through the stencil and heat emboss with Aged Scarlet (as in step 11). Trim to size and mat with French Roast card. Adhere with 3d Foam Squares. 14. Make a ribbon bow and adhere to the card with DODZ - 3D. 15. Finish the card with the banner and gems.
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Hello, my name is Asia - welcome to my crafty blog! I'm a creative card maker, occasional scrapbooker, mixed media explorer and handmade home decor lover :). Stay around if you’re prepared to become bewitched by my creative spell :).