Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Paper, Buttons & Clay Christmas Trees~

This is the latest addition to my own personal Christmas decor. Paper, Buttons and Sculpey clay Christmas Trees. Although a little time consuming, these tress were pretty easy to make. For a complete tutorial, pop on over to Buttons Galore & More.

I created the stars from Sculpey clay, and then added the buttons after baking.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a very crafty holiday season.

Friday, 20 December 2013

One Left Over~

I love Teresa Collins. I think I have mentioned this before. One of her coordinating embellishments with the Memorabilia Collection is sequins. I knew when I saw it that I wanted to create a large glittering layer of it. A tedious process I must say. There are 200 sequins in the pack and to create the layer that you see in my layout, took 199!
I was a little nervous when rounding that last corner, whether I would have enough...or scrap the idea and move onto the next. But in the end I love how it turned out.

Although you can't tell, but Zoe's dress had a golden coloured sequins top, so I thought the glitz worked well.

I hope the next time you have the chance to add a little glitz to your project, that you choose "of course"! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Buttons and Clay~

This is a layout that I created for Buttons Galore & More using Sculpey clay.
I had a blast creating all sorts of things with Sculpey, including these embellishments.

To see how you can create embellishments like these, pop on over to Buttons Galore & More.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas Altered Canvas~

Today I'm sharing an altered canvas that I created for a class here in Sydney. I loved playing with all the mixed media to create it.
To my surprise the ladies that attended the class LOVED getting a little messy and creating it as well.

Project Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Holiday Minion~

This is a post dedicated to what has been deemed Margaret's favorite Sculpey clay ornament that I have created. A Holiday Minion of course.

These characters are just too sweet and charming not to love!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out another of my Sculpey clay creations.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Holiday Brownie Bites~

Margaret always asks me to make something special for her school parties.
So for today's Band Christmas Party, I made these little Holiday Brownie Bites. They were pretty easy to make, and they taste fantastic!

1 Boxed Brownie Mix
White Melting Chocolate
Candy Canes (chopped)
Large Marshmallows

I prepared the brownie batter as per the box. Spoon into lined mini cupcake pan. My brownie mix said to bake for 30-35 minutes in a regular pan. So for minis, I baked them for 15 minutes. 
While they are in the oven, cut your marshmallows in half (I use scissors). Place a half marshmallow on each of the baked minis. Place back in the oven for another 2 minutes.
Remove from oven, and let cool.
Melt your white melting chocolate. Dip the tops of the cooled marshmallows into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped candy canes.
Voila! Super cute, and fantastic tasting treats!

Quick Gift Idea: Recipe Journal~

Do you need a quick little crafty gift to add to a gift basket or perhaps to give with a gift card this Holiday Season? Well this cute little Recipe Journal could be your answer!
A Recipe Journal is a useful little gift, that I personally use all the time. I look for new recipes online from time to time, and before I try them, I will write them down in the journal. Once it is tested and family approved then I will commit a recipe to a card in my recipe box.

A recipe journal can be created using any regular notebook. I simply covered it with some pretty patterned papers and embellishments, and voila! A sweet and simple gift.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you include something handmade in your Holiday giving this season.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

End of the Line Inspiration~

Just a bulk layout share of recent pages that I created as End of the Line kits. All the layouts are created with older collections from a variety of manufacturers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sculpey Christmas Ornaments~

I have really enjoyed creating with Sculpey clay. During this busy time of year, I have found sitting down in the evening and creating with clay, very relaxing.
Here are a couple more of my creations.

First is the sweet and simple little snowman, with super cute button accents.

Second is my cute little Christmas lamb.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope at some point during the busy holiday season that you  take time to sit back, create and relax.

Winter & Holidays Challenge~

This is my very last post for Use It Tuesday, the challenge blog that encourages you to dig into your stash of crafting goodies to create.
The creators and organizers of Use It Tuesday have decided to end the challenge blog's life on a high note, and focus on other future endeavors. Thank you for having me as a part of your very creative design team and all the best in the future.

So for this last challenge, the theme is Winter & Holidays.

I chose to go with a Christmas theme. I have had this pack of K&Company die cuts for about 5 years, I have used some of them creating cards. But still had a huge stack.

I created a wreath of sorts out of the die cuts, by first tracing a light circle in pencil, the same size as the piece that gets adhered over top.

It created a fun festive look to go along with last years photo of Margaret at her Christmas Band Concert.

Thank you to all of you that have taken the challenge in the past at Use It Tuesday, and I look forward to challenging you in the future.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Bo Bunny Christmas~

Welcome to my second December reveal for Down a Dirt Road Scrapbbooking.
This portion of my reveal is created using the Bo Bunny, Elf Magic Collection. These patterned were so fun and festive to craft with.

Thanks for stopping by, and for even more Christmas inspiration be sure to pop on over to the forum at Down a Dirt Road Scrapbooking.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Yoda~

This is a quick crafty share of a gift that I made for my brother for Christmas, I am fairly certain he will not read this post and spoil the surprise.

I created this little guy using Sculpey clay, and inspiration from a slightly different little Yoda craft that I saw on Pinterest. Loving playing with Sculpey clay!

May the force be with you this Holiday Season!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

May Arts Ribbon & Buttons Blog Hop~

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon and Buttons Galore & More Holiday Blog Hop.
Ribbons and Buttons combine to create some pretty holiday craftiness.

I created a simple Chalkboard Christmas Ornament that can be personalized for anybody's Christmas tree.

Project Recipe:

The ornaments can be personalized and changed over and over. It would even make a great Christmas Countdown.

Thank you so much for stopping by, whether it was your first stop on this Blog Hop or just your next stop. I hope we have inspired some Christmas craftiness for your home.

Check out some more of our Button and Ribbon craftiness:

Simple Stories Christmas~

Welcome to the first part of my December reveal for Down a Dirt Road Scrapbooking.
The first part of my reveal is created with the Simple Stories December Documented Collection.

On both layouts I added buttons from Buttons Galore & More for the perfect embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the next post for Down a Dirt Road Scrapbooking.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Canadian Scrapbooker~

If you haven't already gotten your Winter issue of Canadian Scrapbooker, you definitely should!
It would make a great stocking stuffer for that crafty someone in your life.
While you browse through the winter issue, keep your eye out for one of my layouts.

Look! There I am. Well there's Megan and Averie to be exact.

Thanks for stopping by!