Tuesday 19 December 2017

Vintage Christmas bauble

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I'm really in the festive spirit at the moment
and so looking forward to Christmas this year.

Here in the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving,
but I always use the opportunity at Christmas to 
reflect on how thankful I am to be spending time with
and celebrating the holidays with my amazing children. 

I realise every day, how lucky I am to be their momma,
and how they fill my life with such joy and happiness. 

Now, the three oldest are young adults and the youngest,
twelve years old, it makes you realise just how fast they 
grow up and how life passes us by so quickly. 

I made this vintage bauble using an image as on
one of my previous tags. I love it so much and 
it fitted perfectly for this art piece. 

There's something so magical about a
Victorian Father Christmas!

I started by using an Xcut snowflake bauble steel die,
the gorgeous papers are from First edition 'The promise'
collection and Dovecraft 'Curiosity corner' paper pad. 

Once the bauble had been completed, I then created
a collage of embellishments.

Here, I have used an M & C boutique floral leaves
cutting die, wooden Holly embellishments, 
pearl white stamens and a poinsettia 
created with a Sue Wilson filigree poinsettia die.

I have really enjoyed making this!

Here a few extra photos of my Christmas tree decor 
that I also wanted to share with you.
I came across these beautiful french glass baubles 
and just had to have them...
well, why not? sometimes you just have 
to treat yourself!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you on the next post.

 Zowie xx

Silent night

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today, I am sharing with you a recent 
vintage Christmas tag that I have made.

Here I have used beautiful papers from 
First edition 'The promise' paper pad 
and Docrafts 'Festive fauna' paper collection.

Once all the layers of paper had been adhered,
I then chose this delightful vintage image to 
complete the look of my tag. 

Here I have used a Die'sire 'snow is falling'
die to create these beautiful snowflakes,
and I added DecoArt Glamour dust to give 
them some super sparkle! 

Finally, I used the Marianne collectables 
Christmas village decoration set to create this 
snowy scene of Christmas trees and this darling little dear;
which have been embossed using a Tim Holtz
Regal texture fades embossing folder. 

I just love the snowy scene and the vintage nostalgia!

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Sunday 17 December 2017

Victorian beauty

Hi lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Today, I am sharing with you, a dreamy Victorian themed 
altered art tag that I have made.

This beautiful paper is a soft Periwinkle colour and 
is from the Craft & You Rose garden paper pad.  

I thought the words 
"Always act like you are wearing an invisible crown"
fitted this lady's expression perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by,

 Zowie xx

Old Father Christmas

Hello again friends,
hope you are well!

Today I am sharing with you another 
vintage Christmas tag that I have made recently.

Here I have used text paper from 
Dovecraft Curiosity corner paper pad
and paper from Docrafts festive fauna paper pad.

Once I had adhered the layers of paper onto my tag,
I then added this gorgeous vintage 
Father Christmas image.

Finally, I added a collage of white holly
leaves and a poinsettia made using 
the Sue Wilson filigree poinsettia die.

This little darling deer is from the Christmas
village decoration set. 

Thanks for stopping by, 

 Zowie xx

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

I can't believe that Christmas is only 
eight days away! I'm so looking 
forward to sharing the festivities 
with my wonderful children. 

I just LOVE the idea of an Olde world
Christmas and the nostalgia that 
goes along with it. There's just something
so magical about it all; Rewind to the days
when the holidays seemed less commercialised.

I wanted to create some vintage theme tags 
that embodied the feeling of that Old-time world.

I started to make this tag with a black and white 
theme in mind to match the beautiful image of
these two little Angels.

I have used cheese cloth and a wooden Reindeer 
embellishment, which I distressed with white acrylic paint.

The victorian lamp-post steel die is from 
the Marianne collectables Christmas village 
decoration set. 

I have used paper from my own
craft stash, to create a layered effect.

Finally, I added the words 
"It's beginning to look like Christmas"
and adhered a large snowflake that I created
using an Xcut snow crystal palm punch. 
I also added my favourite DecoArt glamour dust
crystal ultra fine Iridescent glitter to give the 
snowflake lots of sparkle!

I really hope that you like my altered tag?
I had so much fun making it!

Please check out my other Christmas tags on my blog..

Thanks for stopping by, 
see you on the next post.

 Zowie xx

A good heart!

Hello lovely friends,
hope you are well!

Here is an altered art tag that I have recently made.

I wanted to create something vibrant,
so I have used a soft green and magenta
colour combination.

Here I have used a collage of papers from
my own craft stash.

I adhered this delightful fairy image 
and matching heart embellishment made 
from the same floral paper on the tag.

Finally, I added the words
"No beauty shines brighter than that 
of a good heart"

Thanks for stopping by,
see you on the next post.

 Zowie xx