Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sparkly ScraPerfect Star

Hello friends, Kim here again to share with you my next DT project for ScraPerfect. This time
I have altered a wooden star and made it into a Christmas ornament for my tree.

I started off this project with a wooden star from Fernli Designs, some Kaisercraft paper, and of course my trusty bottle of the Best Glue Ever.
I traced the image of the star out on the paper, and then used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap.
You can see that I hardly use any glue at all. This glue works so well on paper, its truly amazing and when I add it to my wood projects, it really gives a hold that lasts. The No Clog Writing Cap makes for easy flow of the glue.

Once the paper was glued on both sides, I used some Chinese braid from my stash to go around the edges of the star. I also uses the Best Glue Ever for this.

Here is were we are so far, cute right?

I wanted my star to be dimensional, so I used a wooden snowflake to layer on top of the star.
I painted the star with some white chalk paint.

Now it is time to get some sparkle! I am using the Best Glue Ever here in a different way than usual. I took the cap off the bottle and used a paint brush to ensure even coverage and "painted" the glue all over the snowflake, also from Fernli Designs, in a light even coat.

Once I was finished gluing, I got out my glitter and sprinkled it all over the snowflake. You could use something like stickles for this step, but for me, I have arthritis in my hands and the Stickles bottles are hard for me to squeeze. This is so much easier and the glue gives such great coverage, that I just find it easier to do.

Here you can see what a great job the glue did with the glitter.
Once the glitter was dry, I added a blingy snowflake to the middle and then glued the snowflake down on the star.
I wanted lots of dangle and texture on the star, so I created a bow out of seam binding.

I added pieces of beaded wedding applique to the points of the star next.
 Last but not least, I made a lace tassle for the base of the star so it looked pretty and shabby chic at the same time.

A final touch was a tiny organza flower on each of the corners.


And once again here is the finished star.
I hope that you have found some inspiration here today, and will check out all the great products in the ScraPerfect Store.

Friday, 18 November 2016

#25 Stardust Way For The Fernli Designs Christmas Challenge


Hello Fernli Designs fans! I have a fun project to share with you today and some exciting news!
First the news! I have been asked by Lou, the owner of Fernli Designs to work full time for her for the next 6 months, and I am so happy!! I start in January, and I am excited and thrilled to be working with such a great company as Fernli Designs. I have done guest work for them in the past and always been thrilled with their amazing products.
Now onto my fun little project #25 Stardust Way. Some of you may remember I did an altered house not too long ago, which you can find here
I decided my little house needed a neighbour on the next street over, and this tall fairy house from Fernli Designs fit the bill quite nicely!

I started the house off with some lovely Christmas themed paper from Kaisercraft, called Christmas Wishes, which you can find HERE
I love this paper, its so pretty, lots of pastels in pink, aqua and whites all my favorite colours.
I papered all of the outside and the inside as well. This paper is so gorgeous!  As you can see in these photos, I also added some Fernli 5 Pointed Stars which I painted white and then glittered with some Martha Stewart glitter.  You will see more of these stars around the house as we go along on our little house tour!  Some white resin frames, an ornament from the paper collection and more Stickles added a bit more glam to the outside of the house.
I used the ornament sheet for the walls inside, and as you can see, I also added a pink bottle brush tree, which I decorated with some pearls and Stickles in the Diamond colour.  I also added a battery operated light to give off some nice warm glow at night time.
Now on to the roof. I started off with some white chalk paint for the roof, then took some lace pieces from my stash and layered them on the roof. I then added some soft aqua fuzzy trim to pick up on the aqua in the paper, and then I added some beaded bridal appliques to each side.
The finishing touch to the roof, was more of the 5 Pointed Stars, which I stacked one on top of the other, varying in size. I painted and used two different kinds of glitter on them, then glued them with hot glue together and placed them on the roof.  I also used some glittered holly leaves and berries from a Christmas Pick I got at Michaels.
I added a seam binding bow to add more shabby goodness!
I added some beautiful beaded trim around the edge of the roof, from Kraftsupplies4U.

Here you can see another star with the house number, which is a brad from my stash. I used some white Chinese braid around the door, which I sprayed with some Prima Bloom spray in Soft Teal, so it would match the house colour.

The house comes with a door, which I painted in the same white chalk paint, glittered and added another star and pearl door knob.

I added another resin frame and cut another little image from the paper line to place above the door, and topped it off with one of the tiny stars from the 5 Pointed Star Set.

 The last little touch I did on the house was add some lovely flower trim from my stash, I love this trim it looks like flowers growing on a vine. I added more Stickles to the leaves and petals to pick up on the sparkle!

Here is a couple of more shots of the house!

 I hope you have enjoyed my project today and found some inspiration here today. Please check out the Fernli Designs Christmas Challenge which you can find by joining the Fernli Designs Facebook Group and then go to the It's Christmaaaaaassssss!! Challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the Fernli Designs Store for all these items and lots more too!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Altered Cookie Cutter Ornaments for ScraPerfect Design Team

Hello friends, I have a fun project today to share for ScraPerfect.  This time I have created some  cookie cutters which I altered to be Christmas Ornaments.
I am sure most of us have some old cookie cutters we don't use, or some we have found in our travels. I have been wanting to alter this set of four, for a while now.
I started off with cookie cutters that looked like this.
And I transformed them with the help of The Best Glue Ever to look like this...
I cut out some vintage images from some Christmas paper from my stash and glued them into place in the center of each ornament.

I have the No Clog Writing Cap on my glue, it works great and you use a minimal amount of glue on your projects. This is what is so great about this glue, you don't need much, making it very economical!
Here are some shots of each of the cookie cutters.


I added some pearls from my stash, glued them down with The Best Glue Ever, it worked great. I did add some Frosty Lace Stickles to the pearls and it made them look like snow!

For the backs of the cookie cutters, I wanted them to sparkle too. I painted them in a light blue colour and then took a brush and brushed on some of The Best Glue Ever, and while it was wet, sprinkled white glitter all over the cookie cutter. 

For a final touch, I added some snowflakes from my stash, and a bit of bling too!

I added a few more finishing touches, some lace...

Ribbon roses, snowflakes...

Lace, resin roses and a few flowers finished off my altered cookie cutters.

I hope you have found some inspiration today and will check out the ScraPerfect store!
Thanks for stopping by!