Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Nordic Crown Flower ~ Poppystamps

Good morning friends.  I've got a new card up over at Poppystamps.

Sure would love it if you popped over for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 26, 2024

Valentine Ornament Box

Hello friends.  Valentine's Day is on the horizon, so I thought I'd share another box ornament with you.  

I hope you don't mind seeing more of these boxes.  They're just so much fun to make!

I used an image from Pretty Little Studio for this little darling.  

Look closely and you'll see that I added some silver garland to the inside edges of the box.  I used various dies from my arsenal that are ages old.

The millinery flowers are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They have an amazing selection of flowers in every size and color.

While I had my supplies out I made another box ornament, as I'm trying to use up some supplies.  And, why not?

I don't even remember who made these die cuts or where they came from, but the colors matched these paper scraps perfectly and I love watching the birds at our feeders.  

Making these ornament boxes makes me happy, so I'll be entering one of these into the Cut It Up Challenge, where the theme is "This Makes Me Happy".

Do you feel like sticking around?  Here's a few more pictures of the Valentine decorations I've put up.  I cut a bunch of paper hearts from paper scraps and made this little garland to string across our mantel.

Close ups of the decor from left to right.

I made a smaller garland to add to this arched frame.

Did you notice this darling little snapshots book in the picture above?  I found it at Goodwill many years ago and it had never been used.  It has the old paper pages that you had to use photo mounting corners to add pictures.  I just love the image on the cover and it still looks brand new.

Some old apothecary jars filled with heart fillers and paper shred.

If you've stuck with me this long, I thank you so much!  I know this was a picture heavy post.  

Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?  I've got a post planned soon for some vintage style Valentine cards that I made.  I do hope you'll come back to see them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 19, 2024

NOEL With A Touch of Gold

Hello friends.  It's so cold and snowy outside so I've been trying to make the most of my time indoors, cleaning and organizing my craft space.  I tried clearing off the table, honest I did!  But when I started finding all these little bits and bobs of finished things that haven't been used, the wheels started turning and..... well, you know how that goes.

I found this embossing folder and dies from Honeybee stamps that was sitting on my desk and I remembered I wanted to try adding some gold to the raised part of the frame, so that's what started it all.

So I started looking for something to go in the middle and found these two little love birds.  I stamped some fir boughs around the outside edge of the scrap oval I found in my scrapbox, which fit just perfectly onto this card once I cut a frame using gold mirror cardstock.

The NOEL is al older die it think from PTI.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  I don't have the packaging anymore.  Anyway, NOEL is layered with gold mirror cardstock as well. 
I didn't get very far cleaning my craft space but I've got a jump start on Christmas cards for next year.

This card fit perfectly into the Christmas Kickstart Challenge right now, where they're looking for a "Midas Touch".

I'll also be entering this card into the Triple B Challenge
While my card doesn't reflect any of these attributes, you can create anything, any color, any design you want as long as it has BIRDS~BLOOMS or BUTTERFLIES on it.  So there you go!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is looking for Sparkle and Shine.  I think this might qualify as well.

I hope you're keeping warm where ever you are!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Sparkle & Shine ~ Double D

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenges, and the theme is "Sparkle & Shine".

For my card today, I used Spellbinders Infinity Punch & Pierce Plate from the Stylish Ovals Collection to create the background, adding a piece of Foiled Vellum from the Serenade of Autumn Collection to shine through in the center oval.  The butterfly is a Dimensional Autumn Butterfly Sticker from the same Serenade of Autumn Collection.  I added a trio of Gold Flecked Gemstones for a finishing touch.  

While I had all the supplies out I figured I'd make a second card because two is always better than one.  Right?

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!  Flutter on over to the Double D Challenge blog and see more amazing inspiration from my talented team mates.

Here's the inspiration board to help jump start your creative juices:

And here's what you could win when you play along:

ETA:  I've also added one of these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Sparkle & Shine

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Nordic Birds ~ Poppystamps

Hello friends ~ It's my turn to post over at the Poppystamps blog.

Sure do hope you'll pop on over to Poppystamps to have a look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 12, 2024

More Valentine's Please

Happy Monday friends!  Are you getting tired of my Valentine's posts yet?
Since you clicked on my blog and you're already here, please indulge me and stay for a bit.

In my last post, I mentioned a craft I made using an item I found at the Dollar Tree.  Did you find it in the photo?

If you spied this little cloche, then you're correct!  I found the plastic cloche at the Dollar Tree.  

As you can see, I snazzed it up a bit.  The base was shiny black plastic.  I simply hot glued on some twine and added a button.  I covered the bottom inside with a piece of scrapbook paper and hot glued the vintage buttons and this darling pink glittered deer that I found at Target in the Christmas section.

I fount the Cath Kidston button card printable online and printed it on my home printer.  I sewed on these darling heart shaped, polka dotted buttons.  Swoon!  I love how it turned out and it was so simple to make.  I might have to go back to the Dollar Tree and buy more cloches for all the holidays.  

If you enjoyed the pictures from my last post, here are more of my Valentine displays.

I found this two tiered tray at Goodwill and filled it with some vintage finds as well as some homemade things.

The vintage inspired card in the back is one that I made a few years ago and the Valentine's day candy box is also one that I made.

The light up tree was purchased at Hobby Lobby this year, so if you like it, you can probably still find them.  The kitty on the spool is another handmade.  Bet you couldn't tell that.  huh?  

Thanks for spending some of your time here with me.  Your visits and comments make my day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Valentine Curio Box Ornament & Decorations

Hello crafty peeps!  Just thought I'd pop on and share another vintage inspired creation with you.

I made this little cutie last year, but never took pictures or shared. 

It is a curio box ornament that I made using Eileen Hull's Passport Book Die.  It's supposed to open like a book, but I glue the cover on and fill it with treasures.

As you can see, I added some moss to the inside on the bottom and tucked two little foam mushrooms inside.  

I did some postal stamping on the front and added some handmade rolled roses and some purchased flowers I found at Hobby Lobby.  The leaves are die cuts.

As promised in my last post, here are some photo's of my Valentine's Day decorations on display.
This stepback cupboard gets changed out seasonally.  It one of the only places in my house that gets changed often.  Otherwise, my decor stays pretty much the same, except at Christmas, when I decorate the entire house.

The bottom two shelves...

In focus:

In focus:
The OXO is a vintage tin that I made a few years ago.  The little red deer is so retro!

I'll come back another day to share my most recent make, which was a Dollar Store find.  HINT:  You can see it in one or more of these photos.
Hope you'll come back!

Thanks for stopping by!