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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Its nearly time.............

for Tim to show his 12 tags of Xmas :D

Get stocked up now ready for it all starting on the 1st of December at Happy Daze :D or Bubbly Funk :D

Heres last years to get you in the mood :DAnd if Santa is listening an i-top bradmaker and a punch or two , and a tiny attacher would be lovely under the tree this year :D

Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

I'm busy working ....

..........honest I am LOL :D

well, ok...... I might be watching X-factor too LOL:D
so who do you want to win???
Rebecca or Katie for me :D Although I do think it will be One Direction to be honest!!

On to serious crafting stuff - I have been playing with a new glue that Moira is stocking at Happy Daze today and its fabby!!!!

Intoducing "The Ultimate" from Api's Crafters Pick:D

Crafter's Pick "The Ultimate" glue is a multi purpose adhesive that metals, plastics, ceramics, vinyl, fibreglass, painted wood, paper and other porous and non porous surfaces!

Durable, dries clear, water based, NON-Toxic and child safe this product was created with your crafting needs in mind.

Usable as a liquid glue or as a contact cement. To use as a contact cement coat both surfaces, allow to dry clear & press together.

This glue is truly amazing and deserves the name The Ultimate

I have to say i wasn't sure at first as its quite thick and gloopy - but boy does it stick!!!
I have been using it on a domino and metal embellies and its holding as tight as tight can be :D

Go and visit the blog HERE to see what the very talented Louise Crosbie has done with a jewellery box using this fabby product :D

Hugs'n'snowy snogs,
Julie xx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Christmas Domino Jewellery ideas

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Hey everyone, are you stuck for ideas for those little Christmas gifts??? How about teachers presents or stocking fillers???

Altered dominoes work out really reasonable, especially if you manage to find some in charity shops, the auction site or bargain shops.

I created these ones for this weeks Bubbly Scrumptious post :D

First I select the design from the patterned paper and cut to the size of the domino, then glue down with the glossy accents.

I use an emery board to soften the edges, then coloured the edges of the domino with inka gold.

I drilled the holes ready for the necklace findings but if you don't have a drill you can buy stick on bales or even glue a bead on to the top with a strong glue (epoxy works best or a glue gun).

I added two coats of glossy accents - don't be tempted to put it on too thick as it will never dry and will remain cloudy.

While its wet sprinkle in glitter of your choice - I really love the effect of the clear one on this set as it seems to give a textured effect like crystals :D

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You can also add charms, buttons or any other embellies you like while the glossy accents is wet.

Once your happy with the finish you can start adding your jewellery findings - you can pick these up cheaply on the auction site in small quantities.

I coloured my charms with inka gold applied with a paint brush and when dry buffed it with a tissue.

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Heres a few more example to inspire you :D

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Hope you like them,

hugs'n'snogs

Julie xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

I'm a Fairy in disguise :D

Hahhahahahaha the lovely Leanie created this for me :D

Why???
because the UK Scrappers "its a Scrappy little Christmas cybercrop" is finally here :D
Why not get over there and register to join in the fun and games on the 3rd - 5th of December :D

Have fun :D
Hugs'n'snogs,
Julie xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas Countdown spinner

Hi everyone :D

This was originally intended to be a piece for Vanilla Sugar but I didn't get it finished before I jetted off to the Dominican :D -Sorrryyyyyy Caroline!!!

So I have used it for my piece this week on Bubbly Scrumptious :D

So how did I create my countdown spinner???

I used Websters Pages Sweet Season throughout :D

Well, my buzz and bloom chippie didn't have the words on it, but other than that it was identical.

I started by covering the back of the back plate with the sweet sprinkles paper.

I covered the front side with the inka gold by watering a little bit down in the lid and painting it onand buffed when dry with a tissue. It did take two coats but it does cover the chipboard better.

I used the spare insert shape to cut out thegreen paper then glued down with glossy accents.

I printed the numbers on to the Safmat, cut out and stuck around the green sections. I actually used an advent kit from two peas but had to cut them down to fit them in so I could have used normal fonts on a word document.

Safmat is fabby as you can create your own rub on like stickers using your printer - fabby for hybrid scrapping :D

I covered the front section of my spinner in the Sugar plum tree paper, then used the second piece to create a 3d effect by cutting out the trees and layering up with 3d foam.

I did the same with the die cut sheet.

Next I added the Prima flowers and embellies and highlighted the decorations on the tree with the glitter pen.

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I was a bit puzzled how to put it together at first but asked advice while I was at the PInk Booby crop and was given the perfect solution.

I used a spare post from a scrap book :D to cover the screw head I popped on another Prima crystal centre :D

Hope you like it :D

Hugs'n'snogs,

Julie xx

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I'm back!!!!!

Hola :D

I am back from the Domincan Republic minus a bit of blood thanks to lots of mozzies feeding on me :( which resulted in a visit to the hospital!!!

We still had a good time though and my lovely hubby finally did the Padi diving course and thoroughly enjoyed himself even though it was hard going at times!!!

This week I have created a canvas for Bubbly Scrumptious that is to be given as a christening present.005

I have to say its just the most gorgeous baby pic so it was quite easy to create a piece of art around it :D

I painted the canvas with acrylic paint applied with a baby wipe - this is the first time I have tried painting like this and I love the effect. Its much softer than using a brush or a sponge and you can create nice swirly patterns in the paint.

When it was dry I inked the edges with frayed burlap distress ink.

I sanded the piece of die cut paper to soften the colour then ripped a couple of holes in to it. I curledthe edges back and inked with the distress ink, then stuck patches of scrap paper behind.

I highlighted the edges of the canvas and paperwith inka gold in old silver

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I stuck it down overlapping
the edge of the canvas to create a 3d effect rather than just covering the front of the canvas.017

I used Fancy Pants stamps and coffee archival ink to create swirls on the corners making sure itwent over the patterend paper to create depth.

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I painted Ranger rock candy cracklepaint to one corner and blasted with my heatgun to create some texture,then inked with the archival ink pad.


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I then added lace and flowers and spritzed with cosmic shimmer mist in copper.

I added prima canvas letters and a few buttons along with a mix of flowers to finish off.


Hope you like it and also the recipient,

Hugs'n'snogs

Julie xx