Thursday, 26 February 2015

Wine Gift Box

For todays Imagine if . .  DT project Jo has given me a MDF Wine Box to construct and decorate.  All the DT ladies were given different MDF projects to complete, so take a trip via the links at the Imagine if . .  blog to check these all out.

 Here is the start of the puzzle, but very easy to put together.


All glued together and ready for decoration

After I attached some 'bunches of grapes' (flatback pearls) the exterior was primed with a good coat of gesso

Tissue paper prepped and ready to attach 

Then the real fun began, attaching all the bits of tissue, which was mod podged in the appropriate places. 
Next I created bottles to attach up the middle.  I made these out of light cardboard firstly, then attached, so to have clearly defined edges.  The whole inside has been lined with burlap.
Enjoy these closeups of the finished project.

Imagine if . . product used are:  MDF wine holder
                                                   Quote sheet - Seasons in Time
                                                   felt leaves - spring set

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Summer fun

As soon as I saw this photo on Facebook I just knew I had to make a summery page using it, so thanks Sarah for sharing it with us.  This was also a great chance to use other summery supplies, both paper and Imagine if . .  goodies.

Gotta love the paper from the new Kaisercraft 'Sandy Toes' collection, which was distressed to the max, then I used some modelling paste thru a stencil before spritzing with 2 different blue coloured Lindys Stamp Gang sprays.  Corrugated card was distressed, as was this gorgeous photo.   I left the chipboard title raw as the colours match well.  Muslim & felt flowers soften this area. 
Flowers from BoBunny and Prima compliment this new 'wispy burlap flower' I've just learnt to make.  Take this link here to see the easy tutorial I followed.

Prima bling, buttons and this lovely Imagine if . .  quote finish the page nicely.
Thanks for visiting, I hope this leaves you with the warm fuzzies.
Imagine if products used:  circle stencil
                                           spring leaves
                                           Seasons in Time Quote sheet

Sunday, 15 February 2015

I'm Back

Finally after 7 long gruelling months, my job has come to its seasonal end . . . so now I'm back.
I've been working in the busiest Avocado packhouse in New Zealand where we packed in excess of 1 million trays for export, which is a new record high.

Now once I catch up on all the jobs around the house I'll be free to get my teeth back into some serious crafting, with extra DT duties and lots of challenges and competitions out there to participate in.

Firstly I am glad to be back on the DT with the cool ladies at Southern Girls Challenge, where they have the coolest bunch of ladies and the most amazing collection of sponsors with awesome prizes for you all to win.  I can't wait to get started, my first project is due there on 12 March.

I'm still on  the DT for Imagine if . .  and am thoroughly enjoying using the evergrowing selection of chipboard, felt and MDF products.

So busy, busy times ahead.

Presently I'm getting into my vegetable garden, which despite very little TLC over the last few months, is producing extremely well - I can see lots of pickling, preserving and jam making coming up.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Valentines Day cards

Here we are in February already, gee where did January go??
February of course brings us Valentines Day, and what a great excuse to get all soppy for a change.  For my DT project I've made a small selection of cards using lots of different bits of chipboard & felt from Imagine if . .  .

3 very different cards using lots of different techniques and materials.  I've used Kaisercraft & BoBunny papers, bakers twine, lace, string, paper doily.  These have been altered by embossing, painting, stamping, glossy accents, stickles and texture paste.
Enjoy these individual photos:

Imagine if products used:  set of hearts
                                           open hearts
                                           chicken wire
                                          ' Love your smile'
                                           felt leaves
I hope these give you a bit of inspiration, check out what the other DT ladies have to show you this week, perhaps some more valentines day treats or perhaps some summer fun to share.