Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Can you believe it - this is my last class of the year! Next week we're doing a nice and easy project, so we have time for a Christmas party after class! 
 My photos aren't perfect, they were snapped with my i-phone (which I've been told is sooo outdated) and printed on my home printer (never my best choice), but who's got time for perfect photos at Christmas?! This time of the year is for enjoying the magic. 
...And fixing the deck...
 So out come the punches and dies!
  Don't like snowflakes in the Aussie Christmas heat? Too bad, cause here they are. I miss white Christmas. Seriously, you can replace them with stars if you really want. 
And here is my Christmas tree in all its glory:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas chipboard blog hop

This is my project for the Scrapbook Creations blog hop. If you just happened to start here, find the beginning by clicking here.

I had some lovely chipboard from ScrapFX and I used the large swirl and the Christmas stars to make a cute little bird house.

I didn't want the bird house to be strictly Christmas cause my little cupboard that houses my Christmas treasures is full and this little gem might have to be on display all year long.

 The chipboard swirl was embossed with "shabby white embossing enamel" by Stampendous. This stuff is wonderful, it is basically chunky embossing powder with mica flakes and glitter already mixed in. Super easy to use.

 On the bottom of my house I used some of my great-grandmother's 100 year old lace (my Mum is cleaning out the cupboards and I'm getting the ribbons and laces!). The pearl strips finished off the edge. 
You can find the white magnolia here ($1.20 for 3)

These ScrapFX stars have a beautiful design on them already, which I didn't want to cover up, so they simply got a coat of white Distress Paint and some inking around the edges with pinecone ink.
That little bow is another piece of my 100 year old haul from Great-grandma.

I hope you like my little bird house. It went from this:
to this:

The stand is actually a candleholder that was given to us on our wedding, but hasn't been used much. It is quite lovely really, made from stone from the Ural Mountains (where we met), but it needed a new lease on life. I simply took off the round metal plate that holds the candle and glued the house on the spike. 

Now don't forget to leave me a comment and keep blog hopping for your chance to win the awesome prize above!
Your next stop is:
Elisabeth B

Cheers, Geli

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Be Merry

If you're anything like me and you love having lots of Christmas paper, you will love showing them off with this class project.

I used lots of my Christmas dies and the Punch-around-the-circle punch, a cute Christmas bird stamp and some bling.

Wild Angel with Filigree and a Doily

Here is how to make a
wild angel from a doily and one of these flower filigree borders

Christmas Angel Cards

 Use strong scissors or tin snips to cut off the wings and 2 of the petals from the flower like this.

Christmas Angel Cards

Take a 11cm doily and fold it in half ...

Christmas Angel Cards

and then fold it into thirds like this.

Christmas Angel Cards

 Draw a line along the edges with Glossy Accents and pour some Glass Glitter over it. You can find several colours of Glass Glitter in the glitter and microbeads section.

Christmas Angel Cards

Now glue the wings, the flower petals ("hands") and a circle pendant on the folded doily like this.

 Make some wild hair by winding some wool strands around 3 fingers 4 times (or more, depending on the wool). Tie the middle with some thread and cut open the sides. 

 Glue it on the head, draw on a face with permanent marker - if you want - and your wild angel is done.

Christmas Angel Cards

 You can use her on a card, or as a tree decoration (tie a ribbon through the loop on the circle pendant). 

Christmas Angel Cards

Here I have made a card using a piece of kraft card, a bit of lace and some gold baker's twine