Thursday, 17 January 2019

Carpe diem

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for the Crafts Dreamy Mood Board challenge 

Here is the lovely Mood Board that inspired me to make my vintage Cherub tag.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, hugs Zowie xx 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Sleigh Ride

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! Today I am sharing my DT creation for the Crafts Dreamy Challenge   Here I have created a Wintry theme scrapbook layout. 

Please carry on reading for more details on how I made this..

Here I have used these beautiful Winter scrapbook papers from ManuDesign Studios 

I have also used these Winter scrapbook clusters  also from ManuDesign Studios.

This wonderful Sleigh Ride digital stamp is from Sparkle 'N' Sprinkle.

Here I have used a vintage photo of this sweet Romantic couple  which I adhered behind the framed cluster.  

I have created snowflakes using an X-Cut snowflake punch and Decoart Glamor dust. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. Hugs Zowie xx

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash 385- Winter blues

Everybody art challenge

Moo-Mania & More 182- cold and frosty colours

ABC Christmas challenge - A is for Anything B is for Berries

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday -January challenge

A Vintage Journey- Put your stamp on it

Saturday, 15 December 2018

I believe in Father Christmas!

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! I just love the holidays and I am getting so excited to share the festivities with my wonderful grown up children and my two adorable Grandsons. It is baby George's first ever Christmas and little Alfie is three, so the magic and wonderment of Father Christmas is a big thing for him! I Cannot wait to take him to see Santa! Having the Grandbabies brings back many fond memories of sharing the magic of Christmas with my own children when they were younger. And now I get to live a new chapter in my life, as a Nana, by making even more wonderful Christmas memories with them too....

Today I am sharing with you a vintage Christmas card that I have created for the 
Crafts Dreamy Challenge Here is Decembers Mood Board, inspired by Winter and the magic of Snowfall. The Mood board isn't compulsory, but there for inspiration. I have used some of the colours on the Board to make my Father Christmas tag. I love the look of the Red and Mossy Green colour tones and the snow covered solitary wooden bench also inspired me to use wood patterned paper. 

Here I have used a mixture of scrapbook paper and corrugated cardboard to achieve a very vintage Christmas look. The plaid is a single sheet from The Heritage Christmas paper collection and the Wood design paper is from the First Edition Wild at heart collection. I have also used this gorgeous Vintage Santa Claus  image.

 I adhered all layers of paper on to my card using double sided tape. The edges of the paper and image have been distressed using the edge of my scissors and Walnut stain Distress ink, so that It achieves an old and frayed look. 

Next, I made a chocolate poinsettia using a Tattered lace Poinsettia die and Crafters Companion Centura pearlised card. I also added some Christmas red glitter stamens to the centre of the poinsettia to add a bit of sparkle. I also adhered small wooden numbers to the bottom of my card. A variety of Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies have been adhered underneath the Poinsettia. 

Here is a close-up of this beautiful vintage Santa Claus image; isn't he just fabulous! 

You can find more details on this months Crafts Dreamy challenge HERE  The Design Team and I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your visit.

 Hugs, Zowie xx 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Shabby Chic Christmas Decor

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. Today I am sharing a few photos with you. I have always wanted to have a shabby chic Christmas tree! so this year I went shopping for a flocked tree and vintage looking ornaments. I was so excited when I found these beautiful ornaments, they are exactly what I was looking for to create a shabbylicious theme in my home! 

I chose a white, blush and rose gold colour scheme. 

Here are a few more close-up photos of the ornaments hanging on my tree.

I am so happy with the way my tree looks! See you on the next post, hugs Zowie xx 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A shabby chic Christmas

Hello lovely friends, hope you are well! As you probably know by now, I love anything that is vintage and shabby chic! This year I have bought a new Christmas tree and lots of vintage ornaments; there will be a separate post on that soon, so would love for you to stop by and visit! 

Todays Christmas tag is very shabbylicious! I wanted to use a light pink and blue colour scheme, so this is what I created. These beautiful papers are from NostalgieGrafikland

Once I had chosen my paper to compliment this lovely vintage image, I took a strip of corrugated cardboard, which I previously painted with white acrylic paint.

I adhered all layers of paper onto a piece of blank white card stock using double sided tape and inked all edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

I created a Winter flower collage using a Tattered Lace Poinsettia die and Holly and Fern dies from the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens.

I have used Viva Decor 3D snow on the edges of the Poinsettia and snowflake die cuts.  Picket Fence Distress paint has been applied to random parts of the tag to give a snowy effect. Lastly I added a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment which I adhered behind the main image. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit! See you on the next post, 
hugs Zowie xx 

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges: 

Moving along with the times - 86. Anything Christmas

Simon says stamp, Wednesday challenge - Christmas

Crafty Creations Challenges - 380 Anything goes

The Card Concept- 104 Elegant Holiday

Sweet Stamping Christmas - December