Dragons Lair Designs: The Shoe Fairy

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be sharing my first design project for the Dragons Lair Designs! This month’s featured product is from the Southern Comfort Collection. After pondering on what I could create with all these wonderful digital images this is what I came up with. 
First I printed one of the Southern Comfort Paper onto a 5″x7″ sheet of cardstock. Then I ran the paper through my diecut machine to cut out the Rolodex card. If you don’t have a Rolodex diecut you can find a Rolodex punch at your local office supply store that can punch the notches in the bottom of the card. The Rolodex card is approximately 4 1/2″x2 1/2″. 

Next I fussy cut individual images out from Southern Comfort Cluster Pack and Southern Comfort Elements digital packs which I inked edges and added Stickles to give some of the images a little glitter. Then I adhered to the top of the Rolodex and embellished with fun and whimsical crafty goodness.

The Southern Comfort Free Journal Card Sheet I fussy cut the woman with the violin out, applied pastel chalks to her dress, face and violin and glued one of the feathers to her back and then adhered her into the shoe. Both of these images where cut out from the Southern Comfort Cluster Pack. I also punched a crown from the leftover scraps that was printed and added pastel chalk to give it a little color. There you have it my whimsical little Shoe Fairy Rolodex card! I hope this has inspired you to create one for yourself. Please be sure to stop by the Dragons Lair Designs and check out the Southern Comfort Collection. There is just so much you can do with this collection!
Also if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Button
Crystal Stickles
Baker’s Twine
Sizzix: Rolodex Diecut
Crown Punch
Pastel Chalks
Sequins
Gems
Pearlized Top Pins
Tulle
Seed Beads
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Snowman

Hi everyone! We are almost half way through August! Can you believe that??? Summer has sure flown for me. I have painted one of our bathroom and three coats of paint later I can say the walls are finished. Now all I need is to paint the trim and door, install the new light and flooring, vanity, mirror, faucet, make a curtain and I’m finished. 🙂
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full of Smooth Foam ornaments last year for a blog hop and this is one of the leftovers I didn’t use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with white acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and baked according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet of vintage sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into a cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along the bottom of the hat.

I adhered two black dew drops and carrot nose to the ornament shape, painted a dot for the mouth and then I applied Antique Mod Podge all over then covered in glitter.
I painted a chipboard snowflake white and once dry I applied antique Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter over the whole snowflake. I then adhered to the base of the ornament the snowflake, tied seam binding around the “neck” and finished off with dew drops to the bow and snowflake.

Lastly I glued the little hat to the snowman’s head. Easy peasy decoration to set out at Christmas or a super cute gift to give. 🙂

Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam: Ornament, Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops, Seam Binding, Glitter, Sculpey Clay, Tinsel, Vintage Sheet Music, Chipboard Snowflake, Black and White Acrylic Paint, Gesso
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Altered Pages: Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Hi everyone! I’m here to share an art journal page I created using a junk mail envelope as a base for my page. I used some of the awesome collage images that are on the AlteredPages site and we are cross promoting  Leaky Shed’s assortment of chipboard dies this month too.

For more details on how I created this art journal page stop over at the Altered Pages blog and check it out!

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Red, White and Beautiful Snowman

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my project for Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge and this month’s theme is Red, White and Beautiful. I didn’t do the traditional 4th of July summery project but I decided to “practice” making snowmen. I’ve been asked to participate in a craft show in September (which I’m still trying to decide do I really want to do it) and I had bought a 4 ft kinda of silvery/looks like it has turned (vintage looking)  tinsel tree I bought at Hobby Lobby for 66% off, after Christmas, and with lights too. The tree reminds me of when I was little and would go to my great grandmother’s house for Christmas. She had a big silver tinsel tree with the color wheel and I would sit in front of it and watch it change different colors. So cool! 🙂 I plan on making snowmen to add to the tree along with some of my other ornaments I have collected through the years.
I decided to try out Eileen Hull’s candy drawer on this project. I started by cutting out the candy drawer from mattboard and then cut out the drawer again with scrapbook paper. I inked and adhered the scrapbook paper to the drawer. I then assembled and adhered the drawer together and let dry. I used a combination of Zip Dry glue and Mod Podge and cloths pin to hold it together until it dried.

The snowman head I gessoed, painted with white acrylic paint and once dried I lightly drawed out the placing of its eyes, nose and mouth. The mouth I painted on with black acrylic paint and  added pink for the cheeks. I shaped and then baked the “carrot nose” according to the direction on the Sculpey Clay packaging. Then I glued two Black Dew Drops and the carrot nose to create his face.  

I applied Antique Mod Podge to all of the snowman’s head…nose and eyes too…and then glittered him up. Also I painted two Snowflakes Chipboard Diecuts white and added glitter to them too. 

I have drawn out my own pattern to created the hat for my snowman. I roll it up first to determine where I’m going to glue it and to make sure the size is right. Once I’ve got that right I glue together and then adhere the tinsel twine around the brim and then glue to the snowman’s head.

I also cut out a medallion diecut, assemble and glue to the top of the candy drawer along with a snowflake diecut. Then I adhered the head on top of the snowflake. I also added a snowflake and button to the drawer to top it off. Now all I have to do is fill it up with goodies when Christmas rolls around and give it to that someone special. 🙂

Supplies Used:
Sizzix: Eileen Hull’s: Candy Drawer Diecut, Medallion Diecut
Paper Studio Scrapbook Paper
Smooth Foam 1 1/2″ Ball
Gesso
White, Pink and Black Acyclic Paint
Antique Mod Podge
Button
Glitter
Orange Sculpey Clay
Robin’s Nest: Black Dew Drops
Tim Holtz: Tinsel Twine
Chalk Ink 
If you have any questions about this project let me know. Please be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge and check out what everyone else has created and there is also time to still play along!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Happy Easter!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share a egg carton that I altered into what I call an adult version of an Easter basket. I gessoed and painted it a soft pink. I cut and adhered a piece of Bunny Stripe cardstock from the Robin’s Nest to the top of the carton. I fussy cut the bunny image which is from Altered Pages and glued in the corner and then proceeded to add all sorts of flowers, dew drops, bling, mini eggs, lace and tulle to the top.

I filled the inside with all sorts of goodies…crafty goodness and chocolate…you can’t go wrong with either. 🙂

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Easter Sunday is full of love and time spent with your loved ones!!!




It’s Your Day

Hi everyone!!! It’s me Tonya and I’m here to share my card I created for the Crafty Card Gallery blog. The theme for this month is either black and white or penguins. Well, I do have some penguins stamps but decided to go the black and white route.  I used the backside of the Wind Flame with Thermal Icing , Black and White Glitter Border Swirl and Black Glitter Swirl on White cardstock from the Robin’s Nest to create the base and decorate the front of my  5″x8″ card along with some other scraps I had laying around. The corset diecut is from Gina’s Designs which I painted with white acrylic paint and once dry I added extra fine glitter to the top of it. Next I added gathered lace to make a skirt and last but not least I printed out “It’s Your Day” sentiment to the card.

Super easy card to make!!! It could be used either for a bridal shower or wedding card.


If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Winter Cup of Tea

Hi everyone! I’m back to share one of my projects I had in the works for Christmas but just ran out of time to get it posted. The first time I seen one of these paper tea cups was one that Renea shared on her blog. Oh my gosh!!! It was absolutely stunning and I knew I had to created one of these for myself. It is easy peasy to create too!!! All I had to do was print the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer pattern off on Boy Polka Dot Stamp cardstock and cut out and adhere everything together.

I used Zip Dry glue to adhere all the tea cup and saucer pieces together. It is a strong glue and you don’t have to worry about your project coming apart either. Also I glimmer misted a paper doily and once dry I adhered on top of the saucer.

Now for the fun part…DECORATING!!!

I added a small amount of tissue paper inside the tea cup to give me something to adhere to. I googled vintage children images and found this sweet little girl all bundled up in her wintry finery and knew she would be perfect for my little tea cup. I printed her on hp soft gloss photo paper and then fussy cut her out. For her “wings” I cut a small section off of a snowflake Christmas ornament and added some more extra fine glitter. Once dry I glued to the back of my little girl and then I adhered her to the tissue paper.

I also used Silver Classic Glitter Cardstock to make the rosette, Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes die cut and the Metallic Teal Dew Drops are all from the Robin’s Nest.

The cardstock doily is from Gina’s Designs which I cut in half.  I added different bits and pieces of lace inside the tea cup, sprigs of pearls and flowers. Next I added gesso here and there around on the lace and sprinkled glitter to give it a shimmery look.

I added another dew drop to some snowflake sequins on the handle and a flower bud with more pearl sprigs and I’m finished. I so love how this wintery tea cup fairy child turned out! I can see me making more of these in the future. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Ornament Blog Hop: Wish Snow Globe

Hi everyone! It finally hit me that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have lots of projects and swaps that I’m working on and I’m running out of time…YIKES!!! But I do have this adorable project that I have just finished using a SmoothFoam snowman body and Robin’s Nest products that I would like to share. This snow globe is for the “An Ornament Blog Hop” linky party that The Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam are hosting. So please be sure to hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s Blog and checkout everyone else’s creations using Robin’s Nest and SmoothFoam product and be sure to become a follower of each blog for a chance to win prizes…now who doesn’t love prizes??? I know I do. 🙂
I used an old Tostitos creamy spinach dip (1 lb. 7 oz.) jar which I had no problem cleaning out. 🙂 The lid I gessoed and once dry painted with turquoise paint and then seal with Mod Podge. Next I gessoed the snowman body twice and then painted white paint. I lightly penciled in eyes and mouth and then painted with black paint. Load pink paint on a brush and “pounce” most of the paint off onto a piece of paper and then “pounce” the rest on the snowman for cheeks. While all of that is drying I took a small piece of sculpey clay and created a “carrot” nose and then I followed the baking directions on the side of the package. Once the nose has baked and cooled adhere it to the snowman. I poked tiny holes and added a bit of glue to the twigs before I added to either side of the body and I glued three dew drops down the front of the body too.  Now comes the fun part…GLITTER!!! I sponged Mod Podge to all of the snowman and then sprinkled glitter all over. Let dry.

Next I cut a 1/8″ strip from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock to make a scarf. Cut to fit around the neck and glue. Now cut four small pieces and curl the ends with a pair of scissors and glue to the side of the neck and add a Pearl Dew Drop to top it off. Then lightly  Mod Podge the scarf and add glitter.

For the hat it needs to be cone shaped. I free handed a pattern and once I got it the size I wanted it I traced it onto a vintage sheet of music and cut out. Now roll up to make a cone and then adhere. Also add tinsel around hat and glue to the head.

Take the lid and adhere a smaller lid to the inside.

Draw a circle slightly bigger than the lib onto felt and cut out. Then adhere to the inside of lid over the smaller lid. Now adhere the snowman to the top of the smaller lid and then sprinkle shaved ice glitter over the felt.

Now screw the “globe” over the snowman, add shear ribbon around bottom and tie off.  Adhere dew drop, button and Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes together. Once dry Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter over the snowflake and then glue to the middle of the bow.

I adhered together a wooden snowflake, medallion (made from AquaMarine Glitter Sorbet Cardstock), Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes, button and jingle bell. Lightly Mod Podge and add glitter. I added a Pearl Dew Drop to the tip of the snowflake “arms” and then glued to the top of the “globe”.

Cut out four banners, Mod Podge, add glitter and let dry. Print the word WISH, cut apart and adhered to the banner. Thread onto baker’s twine alternating between beads and banner. I’m so please with how it turned out!!! I can’t wait to now display it on the mantel along with all my other Christmas decorations.

Supplies Used:

Glass jar with lid
Ceramcoat Turquoise Acrylic Paint
Anita’s White Acrylic Paint
Gesso
Antique Mod Podge
Twigs from a tree
Extra Fine Glitter
Shaved Ice Glitter
White Felt
Sheer Ribbon
Silver Bell
Wooden Snowflake
Vintage Sheet Music
Silver Tinsel
Blue Buttons
Blue Jewelry Beads
Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants
Sizzix Medallion 
Timeless Aqua and White Twine 
Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay
I do have more Christmas ornaments in the works and I will share once I’m finished.  Remember to follow each blog for a chance to win and if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!