Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gingerbread House

With Christmas gifts all wrapped and on their way to their new homes, I took a day to craft for me =)

This gingerbread house is too cute for words!!  It was a freebie from SVG Cuts and I'm so glad I was able to get it and create something so adorable.  It gave me the opportunity to use my new birthday gift ~ the Copic airbrush!!  I'm addicted to it after one use... oh the possibilities!

The gingerbread house is large - uses 8 sheets of brown cardstock and 5 sheets for the icing.  All of which resulted in a trip to the craft store coz I already knew the base had to be kraft so I could airbrush some color like a real gingerbread.  And of course no gingy house can be complete without some adorable cuties in the windows!

I used the following on this creation:
SVG Cuts Happy Holidays set
Recollections Kraft and White cardstock
Patterned paper is from Recollections Jolly Holiday stack
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK1346 Picture Snow Day
Vellum (has sparkles in it)
Handmade dew drops for the lights on the roof
Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest
Copic Airbrush and markers
Ki Adhesive Gems
Archival Coffee Ink
Distress Inks in Antique Linen, tea dye, rusty hinge, walnut stain
Stickles: Baby Blue, Christmas Red, Holly, distress milled lavender, Orange Peel, Cotton Candy, Frosted Lace (almost the whole bottle!!)
Blue ribbon
and of course my Cameo
I have entered this project in the following challenge:
All that Stickles Happy Holidays Linky Party

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas decor

So I've been busy with plenty of Christmas cards and gifts and decided to make some new Christmas decorations. I'm a country girl at heart and will find just about any reason to use a mason jar... Christmas is no exception!  When I saw SVG Cuts released their first vinyl set I was in love.  The entire arrangement is made from paper, including the pinecones! The mason jar has been etched to showcase the gorgeous pattern.  I simply love it!

For this project I used the following:
SVG Cuts 3d Wintergreens set
Recollections cardstock
Stickles in Gold, Silver and Diamond
Homemade glimmer mist
SVG Cuts Christmas Gifts Vinyl
Plaid washi tape
Mason jar
Floral wire
I have entered my project in:
All that Stickles Linky Challenge
2 Creative Chicks Winter Challenge