Tuesday, December 18, 2012

7 More Sleeps to go....

Hi there,

A few more sneak peaks but again I can't give much away until the recipients receive their pressies.
I had an "epiphany" (or whatever) regarding a certain 13 year old nephew and came up with this. The same KaiserCraft Wishing Well. Not too cute for a 13 year old? Manly enough for a good kiwi bloke? I hope so.
I hand-made the tennis racket, bucket (out of balsa wood - and fiddly!!??!!) and fishing rod. There's even a wee hook on the end of the line.
 A lot of texture paste & paper, resin molds and some fab new dies make up this wee embellishment cluster. 

A clan of Fraser kids.

Make It Crafty butterflies and leaves, along with some more resin molds.

Beads to make grapes on a Dusty Attic vine.

Here's to a smooth lead-in to Christmas......wishing you all a fab Dec 25th.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas crafting in full swing

Hi there,

Yup. I have been flat out making pressies in the last month or so. I can't post all the pics just yet as that might give the game away, but I couldn't wait to post this one. I won't name names, although you can read the recipients name in one of the pics and she loves pink. :-)

This is a Kaiser Craft wooden wishing well. I was eyeing one of these for some time thinking it would make a great pressie. The papers are from Prima (a 2010 range). I used Distress Paint on the side pieces 'cos my original paint job was not that flash. The hard bit was trying to get up under the roof as I'd already assembled it before I decided on the distress paint. :-)

And I have to say I am very very pleased with the final result. So much so that I am about to start on a second one - the challenge being it has to be more "manly". No flowers allowed!

Its a good thing I don't have any athletics commitments this weekend.....