Thursday, 27 December 2018

Tis the Season Gift Box

Today I am sharing my final post for this year over at Calico Craft Parts. 

I love their Book/Box kits and have used a combination of products and papers to make this Tis the Season Gift Box. 

Do join me over at Calico Craft Parts if you would like to see more!

Jennie x

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Clean and Simple Christmas

Hello to you all ! I am over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight showcasing these CAS Christmas Cards I have made for the current challenge. The simple bit was not so bad but ooooooh the clean was oh so difficult! 

Look forward to seeing you over there!

Jennie x

Friday, 14 December 2018

A Merry Christmas Cascading Mini Album!

Hello Everyone!

Every month one of the team at Mini Album Makers Challenge showcases a mini album and tutorial. Well this month it has fallen to me and if you would like to hop on over to Mini Album Makers you can get all the details for making this cute little cascading pocket book!

I really do hope you will join me there.

Jennie x

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Christmas Angel

Well here we are in the run up to Christmas and what better project to share with you today than a Christmas Angel.

I have used one of the small Art Dolls from Calico Craft Parts and I am sharing the details over on their blog today. So do hop on over if you would like to see more.

Jennie x

Friday, 7 December 2018

Star Light Star Bright

Hello and welcome!

We have a lovely new challenge over at A Vintage Journey for this Christmas season. The lovely Julia is our host this month and she is asking us to create with stars!


Fill up the dark winter sky with them or use a really big one as your central focus. Stencil them, stamp them, emboss them or die cut them. Make a card, make a star box, make a canvas, create a journal page - just remember to create in one of our vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk/timeworn styles.

I decided to take a Calico Craft Parts wooden star and made  it glisten as if on a frosty night. We are very lucky to have such clear skies here in Shetland and on a clear night the stars (including the milky way) are so wonderfully clear and sparkle away! You can almost hear them. We are very lucky.

After a couple of coats of white Gesso I gave the star a good reasonably thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paste. Once this had dried I smoothed over Rock Candy Distress Crackle.

This really has given a lovely frosty finish.

Another Tattered Poinsettia ! just made from crisp white paperstock. I just love the depth that can be created by using this technique. If you have missed them before HERE is a link to one of my tutorials.

We normally have a few white tree branches in the window of the study here at Tingwall House over the Christmas period and I think this will be lovely nestled amongst the branches.

I do hope you will find some time to join us in our challenge. Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey where you can see some wonderful creations from my fellow Creative Guides and all the details of how to join in.

For me tonight is our penultimate panto performance - the 11th of a twelve night run.  So still a busy weekend with the last night, last night party (!!!) and then clearing the Theatre on Sunday - always a very sad moment. Next week shall seem very strange!

As always, thank you for joining me and I hope you have a lovely weekend and hopefully a little more restful than mine!

Jennie x