Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Pretty in Blue Ballet Slippers

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a gift I made for my friend's daughter.  She loves everything blue, and everything "dancing".  So for her birthday, I decided to make her a pair of the cute ballet slippers from Clara's Christmas Eve SVG Kit.

The roses are from the Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit - I just added a little Kaisercraft pearl in each one to tie in with the string pearls around the slippers.  I also ran the inner soles through my Bigshot to create a bit of interest.

As a final touch, I added crinkle ribbon and a couple of glass embellishments I had in my stash.  I think these are so cute and I was so happy that the colours matched my papers perfectly!   

These were so much fun to make.  I do hope that I've inspired you to make some too - I think they'll make a great Christmas present for any little girl or young lady.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Boxes - Fleurette Bloom DT Project

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing my latest DT project for Fleurette Bloom. Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I simply couldn't resist making Fleurette's cute little pumpkin boxes from the Harvest Happenings 3D SVG kit!  I just love the colours of fall (again not something we see much of here in the Sunshine State), so I was thrilled to use some lovely fall papers for a change.

For the tag, I resized the leaf place setting files from the same kit and sprayed them with some Perfect Pearls mixed with water for a touch of shimmer. Whilst the leaves were still wet, I crinkled and curved them a bit and then dried them with a heat gun.  I think it gives them a more natural look, don't you?  

I did the same for the leaves on top of the boxes and then ran the vines through a crinkle machine before I curled them.  As a final touch, I added some natural twine around the stems and grouped the boxes together with ribbon and some more twine.
I'm really pleased with how my trio turned out and so happy that I decided to do this project even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I hope that I've inspired you to make some too. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

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