Hello everyone! I think Christmas must be in the air as everyone seems to be very much in a blog hopping/prize giveawaying mode at the moment :). Yes, that's right - another blog hop share and more prizes to come! But first I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left some love on my previous post with the Poinsettias Christmas Card - your kind words are so appreciated. I've also welcomed new peeps who signed up to receive my posts by email - thank you so much for your support! If you'd like to see my future posts popping in straight into your inbox, you can subscribe to my blog with a couple of easy clicks.
Now, back to the blog hop bonanza. This weekend Stampendous and Tombow are playing together to colour their way right into Christmas! From first thing on Friday till COP on Sunday evening we are sharing projects featuring magical stamped images coloured with Tombow markers. And here is my inspiration for today.
This is a 6x6" card with a kraft base and the background covered with Authentique paper from the Rustic Collection. To adhere I used MyStik dispenser. I stamped my Jumbo Dear Santa image with Ganache StazOn ink onto the back of my patterned paper - the paper is quite thick and textured so the colouring was a lot of fun. To colour the image I used the following markers, picking up the colours from the blending palette with my water brush: 905, 985, 879, 098, 947, 856, 837, N35 and 026.
I also added a sticky canvas panel which I smooshed around in ink from the pens, misted with lots of water. The seam binding ribbon received the same treatment. When the canvas dried I repeatedly stamped the worded panel from the Jumbo Dear Santa set with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink.
To take part in the prize draw, hop over to all the participating blogs and leave some love (cuz we loooove to know what you think about our projects!). The winner has to have a US mailing address. Here is who's playing today:
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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