Wednesday, December 22, 2010

OTP Christmas Canvas

I think all of this rain we have been having here has washed away any urge to scrap anything at the moment (or is it because I have been so busy creating a new range of embellishments to share with you in the New Year?)

But finally .... after starting my Christmas OTP last month, I have finished it!

Using a Canvas (the back part) as my frame and covering it with coffee dyed muslin here it is
my Christmas OTP ...

The cute houses are Scrapware Christmas Houses which come in a packet of 5 that I covered with my favourite christmas pattern papers from The Girl Paperie

Framing the canvas are the new Scrapware Alyssa Flourishes with our gardenias

More scrapware ... mini grass and mini fence borders

One of my favourite parts - our brown felt stars match perfectly with cinnamon stickles and hanging from our brown rhinestone chain

From us all here at my2angels we hope you and your family all have a wonderful Christmas

Take care
Be safe
and see you on the other side of Christmas

PS For my sister, Alyce, over in Scotland & family in NZ here is this years Christmas Tree Photo (both of them wearing tee-shirts sent from family in Ireland)
The tree has been up for 3 weeks and I only got around to getting the kids to put the angel on tree today (Sarah made the angel at school when she was 7!)

PS Alyce, your mail I promised to sent to you (a christmas card) well ... umm ... whoops its still sitting on my desk!)
and thank you Aunty Helen for the Christmas Card, your card is .. umm ... well ... on my desk as well (:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Tags and Cards

Christmas Gift Tags
from Taryn

I adore making gift tags, they are sooooo easy, and I love how they really dress up a gift.

Here's a few I made using the Everybody Loves Christmas range from Echo Park.

If you want to learn how to make these little guys... keep reading.

So I took 3 sets of shipping tags, and inked the edges using distress ink.

Then chose some co-ordinating Christmas papers, and trimmed to just larger than the shipping
tag, pasted the shipping tag on top, and trimmed the corners.

I chose some decorations by cutting elements out of the paper, and using a punch, and also elements from the Everybody Loves Christmas Sticker Sheet.
Pleating some strips of paper adds some lovely texture to your tag.

To finish off, add some bling using pink rhinestones or oversized silver rhinestones and silver

And for another variation, use a combination of paper strips, and trims from the sticker sheet

And then trim with blue rhinestones and rhinestone chain.

The possibilities are endless!
Hope you get to create your own Christmas tags this year!


From Wendy

Take your Card Base and ‘3 Items’ .....

Patterned Papers + Rhinestone Chains + my2angels Christmas Charms = Really Easy Chrissy Cards

I’ve used Little Yellow Bicycle and Basic Grey papers cut or die cut into squares, add a couple of strips of my2angels acrylic chain, stuck on with some PVA glue and a couple of Christmas Charms attached with brads.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland Photo Frame with secret compartment

Winter Wonderland Photo Frame with secret compartment

Its my DD best friend's birthday this weekend and when DD asked her what did she want for her birthday and she said "anything your mum makes" ... god love her!

She is so cute and when we haven't seen her for a few days or so she comes over and peers over at my table to see if I have made anything new

And well I couldn't disappointment the birthday girl (whose favourite colour btw is blue) so I have made her a BOX .... but not any old box its a Winter Wonderland Photo Frame with a secret compartment!

Ta da

The photo frame is our white scalloped felt frame with acetate to protect the photo and adhered to a piece of cardboard, leaving the top open so she can slide a photo into it (so tempted to put in a photo of me to tease her!)
The box is covered with Prima Annalee Poetry

The little house from the Wistera lane kit and the tree from the scrapware 3d house with loads of diamond dust and blue flowers
Lots of charms ... our cat, little girl, butterfly, small silver key and mushrooms
scrapware mini grass
Scrapware petite 3d butterfly on the roof - inked and crackled

The birdbath is the circle piece from the scrapware 3d house (the wreath that is shown on the front door) - gave it a coat of paint and applied some crackle accent for the water.
Oh the little bird is also from scrapware (can't remember which kit I stole that from)

I tied our friends charm with blue organza ribbon around the bottom of the frame

Painted more branches from the backyard, twisted our blue and white stemmed flowers and sprinkled with diamond dust.

Oh yeah I should mention the lid can't be opened .... I cut one of the sides and turned it into a hinge before sealing it down permanently

and the secret compartment .... painting a thin box I picked up from Spotlight adding our clear drop pendants and spacer beads to make a little handle

we have a secret compartment hidden at the back

And there you have it .. can't wait to give it to her tomorrow

Hope you are having a great start to the weekend

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Embellishments Day 8 Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Embellishments
by DT Taryn

Silver Ribbon Christmas Tree

Cut a piece of white cardstock to a rectangle, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 "

Trim the corners to form a triangle

Apply silver stickles or glitter around the edges of the triangle.

Arrange 3 silver metallic leaves over the triangle

Make 4 knots out of the silver fibre ribbon, arrange them on the tree, and trim the edges

Apply rhinestones to the centres of the ribbon knots

Make a small bow for the top of the tree, and apply a large silver rhinestone.

Ric Rac Christmas Tree

Cut a rectangle of green patterned paper, 3 x 4.5"

Trim it to a triangle shape, by cutting off the corners

Cut a tree base from the scraps (reverse side)

Ink the edges using peeled paint distress ink (optional)

Using the grid marks on your cutting mat as a guide, apply strips of thin double sided tape at 1/4" intervals

Apply red velvet ric-rac along the strips of tape (one tree takes approx 40cm ric-rac)

Stitch around the edges and down the centre (optional)

Add a star/jewel/accent to the top of the tree. (I have used a large rhinestone mounted on a wooden button, that has been inked using fired brick distress ink)

Add strips of rhinestone chain (optional)

Concial Christmas Trees

Cut a piece of plain cardstock 2x2" square, and ink the edges.

Cut 3 concentric circles out of green patterned paper. (I have used approx 2 - 2 1/4" circles)

Cut each circle into 3rds (approximately)

Roll each piece gently to form a cone type shape, arrange the 3 pieces in the shape of a tree, and apply them to your square piece of cardstock using dimensional magic (hold it in place for 10seconds so that it sticks)

Decorate the tree using stickles / glitter and rhinestones.


FOR INSTRUCTIONS WITH PICTURES TO CREATE THESE TREES HEAD OVER TO OUR CHRISTMAS EMBELLISHMENT RESOURCE SECTION and you will also find all the Christmas Embellishments we have shown you on blog the past 8 days

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you have found some quick and easy embellishment ideas using minimal products

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Embellishments Day 7 Holly

Christmas Holly Embellishments
by Tracy

Add a red button tied with Maraschino Red & White Bakers Twine on top of 2

white mulberry leaves (I sprayed mine with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist for a little extra sparkle)

Or try these combinations

Brown Wooden Button

Dark Green with Brown Tips Leaves

Brown and White Bakers Twine

White Button

Pink & White Bakers Twine

White Mulberry Leaves

We also have other Holly products available over at my2angels like ...

Scrapware Mini Holly


Scrapware Holly Photo Anchors

and the Scrapware Christmas Puddings

And of course these are all 20% when you enter CHRISTMAS at checkout till 20th December

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Embellishments Day 6 Snowflakes

Christmas Embellishments Snowflakes
by Tracy

All of these can be added to your layouts or cards minus the pegs

Tie a double star charm with Bakers Twine and add “hanging” rhinestones

Apply stickles or kindy glitz onto the felt star

For the left photo I added rhinestones

and the right photo has organza ribbon tied to a jump ring

and here are some other examples ...

Lime Green Stickles on our Black Embossed Felt Stars

Cinnamon Stickles on our brown felt stars hanging from our Brown Acrylic Chain

and more quick and easy star ideas ...

Cut out a piece of corrugated cardboard and paint with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.

Ink edges with Peeled Paint

Tie a double star charm with bakers twine around the painted star

Applying dimensional magic or a quick drying liquid glue to the peg

Sprinkle Glitter over glue

Once dry, adhere 3 textured metal stars

Cut out a star from cardboard (I used one of our felt stars for a template)

Coat with Dimensional Magic or other quick drying liquid glue and spinkle with Diamond Dust

Add button tied with matching bakers twine

And so what am I doing with all these embellishments that I have made, apart from obviously adding them to my layouts?

They are all on bakers twine to hang my Christmas Cards from ...

Sorry about the shocking photo ... the weather is terrible here for photos but I am sure you get the idea
See ya tomorrow :)