Friday, December 16, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Dont ya just get fed up with just being so damn busy this time of the year? and we are all suffering the same no time syndrome ! lol   Well I have been busy making some extra special Christmas presents, but shhhhh cant tell you too much incase the receivers are tuning in! hehehe

So here I am finished wrapping the twins birthday presents! (how inconvenient just before chrissy!) almost all the christmas presents and almost finished off my handmade goodies! Listening to Michael Buble Christmas Album - just luuurrrrvvvveee it, all the christmas lights are on and up, and I have to say its beginning to feel a lot like christmas and I am so excited ! what a big kid !  
Bring on Santa ! hehehehe
Anyway I digress I thought I would just show you a quick handmade share - Canvas gifts for the family...
 What's so special about these I hear you say? well to me everything, the men on the horse's just happen to be one man and that's my Daddy ! - I am sure he wont even realise what I have done when he opens it, but I am pretty sure he will love it once it hits home ! So proud of him I know it will stir a tear or 2 now he's getting older - lol

You cant see from the picture, but each image has been antiqued with Tim Holtz distress stain, and then the whole canvas modge podged - once dry it was then antiqued again over the edges - then crackled with tim holtz distress crackle rock candy.   I have made 2 more of these slightly different for each recipient but they all have my dad in them.
Anyway off to deck some more halls ! and Jingle my own bells !  hehehehehe

TFL  - Simone XXX

Friday, December 2, 2011

Togetherness at Challenge Heaven

This month (dec) at Challenge Heaven, as the Design Team member I have the theme challenge....
The Theme is create a layout in the theme of 'Togetherness' with this criteria, use a stamped heat embossed element in the background of your page , and a handmade embellishment.
Here is my take on the challenge :
 I have stamped in the bottom left hand corner and up the left hand side of the page and heat embossed using Clear with a gold sparkel added it gives just the right amount of bling but subtle all the same :)
 My hand made embellishment is the Net flower - created with a strip of netting hand sewing a length of vintage lace to it and pulling the cotton to gather it into a rosette type thing adding in a vintage button and then stitching the sides together.  - If there is a call for more info on how to do this, email me / leave a comment and I will consider adding in a tutorial :)
 A little closer on the heat embossing - which is also behind the photo on the top left hand side.
The circles in the back ground were cut from the flipside of a piece of websters pages, these were then screwed up into a ball, inked with Tim Holtz distress Ink, and then spritzed with water, once unfolded and dry the inks blend in together to give a much worn / distressed look.  Just adds that extra bit of shazam to what otherwise were quite dull circles :) lol

Thanks for looking girls, remember to pop on over to Challenge Heaven and take a good look at all the inspiration, why not pop in and do one of the challenges why you are at it :)  Gotta be in it to win it. \
Simone XXX