Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 5

Week 5 of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown is Décor and Decorations

I have a couple of different projects up on the blog today, an altered frame and some textured baubles and tree.



You can see the post and additional photos here.

Thanks for looking.
Jessica T

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 4

I have my week 4 post up on the Artfull Crafts blog today.

Week 4 is handmade gifts. I used the Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane patterned papers and stickers to cover and embellish a drink holder box. A great host or hostess gift, or something to give your neighbour.

Here is my project:


Click here to see the post (with more photos) on the Artfull Crafts blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Jessica T

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 3

Week three of the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown is in full swing, and I have my post up on their blog today.

Week 3 is fancy cards. You can see my post here.

Here are all four fancy cards I made:


Thanks for stopping by.
Jessica T

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 2

Today I have a post up over on the Artfull Crafts blog for week 2 of the Christmas Countdown.

Week 2 is layouts, pocket-pages, mini albums, and photo gifts. I have one layout and a double pocket-page spread, made using the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection.

You can see the post here.

And here are the projects:



Thanks for stopping by.
Jessica T

Friday, 14 November 2014

What's on my desk today?

Moxie Fab World put out a challenge today to show your workspace.
 
"Hey, guys!
I'm a throwing a challenge out to you.
Right now. Right here.
I want to see your workspace. Messy. Clean. Pristine. Whatever it is, I want to see the real deal."
 
I've seen posts like this throughout the year, from many different bloggers, manufacturers, stores etc but have never done it but I thought I would today!
 
In the last week or so I've been working with supplies from Teresa Collins Candy Cane, Teresa Collins Tinsel & Co, and Simple Stories DIY Christmas. But what is on my desk today? The same collection as my last post! I've once again got my Kaisercraft North Pole out. As you can see, all four collection are Christmas collections - it is that time of year after all!
 
So lets see my desk today:
 
 22 1/2 inches wide and 17 inches deep. I can't exactly have too much on it.
(double page layout are tricky!!!)
 
The mix of papers - well, what's left of them after making 21 Plain & Simple cards!
 
Some mini Christmas trees, punched with my sons punch.
 
And some yummy embellishments, in my Grandmothers saucer.
 
And some off the page items, in a pastel pink and mint egg cup.
 
Now, what am I actually going to make? Think I may need to turn to my Pinterest Christmas board for some inspiration today!
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Countdown Week 1

Today I have my first post up on the Artfull Crafts blog. Week one is plain and simple cards. I made 21 of them using the North Pole collection from Kaisercraft. It was fun, quick and easy - once I was in the zone that is. You can see the post here.

They have a challenge running up until Sunday 21st December, so play along and link up your entries to be in to win some fun prizes (two prizes for each of the six weeks of the Countdown).

Here is a snapshot of all 21 cards I made.


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Design Team Introduction

I love Christmas crafts, and I was very excited to make it onto the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown Design Team!  Today I am introduced on their blog. Please stop by for a look!
 
I will be doing a post on their blog each week during the Christmas Countdown, and I will provide links from here for each week.
 
I hope you will feel inspired to do some Christmas Crafts after viewing each post throughout the six-week countdown :-) And please stop by the Artfull Crafts Christmas Store to stock up on supplies!
 
Jessica T

Monday, 27 October 2014

Crafty Christmas Countdown

With Christmas fast approaching it is time to get busy crafting those Christmas cards and projects!
 
I love making Christmas crafts. One reason I love Christmas things so much is because I love change, I love re-organising my home (very frequently) - and Christmas décor is only up for a month and then away again for another year. And I love deer, and Christmas involves many reindeer. I don't particularly love the traditional Christmas colours though, but I can handle them for a short time!
 
It is a good thing I love Christmas décor and Christmas crafts, because I made it onto the Artfull Crafts Christmas Countdown Design Team starting next month! So I'll be posting Christmas Crafts I've made each week over on their blog.
 
I put up my Christmas decorations on the 1st of December, and I also like to post my Christmas cards then too. Which means I need to start making them early to ensure they'll all made by the end of November. I started a couple of weeks ago (before even applying for the Artfull Crafts DT), and here is my favourite of the bunch so far:
 
 
It is clean, and simple. I stamped an earth image in blue ink on a blue background, and then used a Peace on Earth stamp in charcoal on top. Topped off with a white bow.  No traditional colours here!
 
 
 The Peace on Earth stamp is an absolute gem I found at our local second hand shop last month. It came as a set of three, with an original 'Ideas booklet', all for $5, and all made in 1988. I love it (the other two not so much!)
 
This card is being entered into the Artfull Crafts October Challenge (Anything Goes theme).
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Jessica T

Trendy Triangles Part 2

In my last post I talked about how we see triangles everywhere now, including in paper crafts, and I thought I'd give it a go myself. Well I did a second layout (a couple of weeks ago - I just didn't do a blog post until now, oops) involving triangles, completely different from the first. And using another current trend - gold. Here it is:
 
 
This layout is about a fury, three-legged, one-eyed kitty that we had living with us for 10 months or so, and some of the antics he got up to. I used layered triangles throughout.
 
 
I used these gold glitter Thickers, along with some brackets and asterisks that came in the package.
 
 
I used some paper that had gold flakes on it throughout my layout to, to carry the gold theme (it was an old wedding invitation envelope that I was given to craft with, I don't buy anything that fancy!)
 
This layout is also being entered into the Artfull Crafts October Challenge - with the Anything Goes theme.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Jessica T

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Trendy Triangles

If you follow any crafting or home décor blogs you would have heard the term "Trendy Triangles"! Currently you see triangles every where - paper crafts, linen, art, clothing. Paper crafting blogs often show inspiration pieces, sketches and examples. I have seen so many of them, and was inspired by them all so I gave it a go myself.


I used the Kaisercraft "Sweet Pea" 6x6 paper pad and collectables to make the entire layout with the exception of the number 9 which is from my stash.




Artfull Crafts challenge for the month of October is "Anything Goes" so this layout will be entered into that challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Jessica T