Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shabby Chocolate Christmas Card

Hello everyone, Elin here with another shabby Christmas contribution.
I have made a chocolate cover, where you can add a chocolate bar and give as a gift:
I have used bazzill to fold after this tutorial here. (the tutorial is in Norwegian, but with google translate you should be able to understand it ;). For this project I have used design papers from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basic collection; 1891 and 1905.
My all time favorite in the LLC store : Bark hearts <3 have been given the main focus here. I have added a bit of shabby white frantage to them, and the text strips says "Warm Christmas Wishes Anno 2013".
The lovely flowers are also to be found in the store.
The inside of the chocolate card looks like this. On all pages I have used a stencil and applied snow-tex with a craft stick from Claudine Hellmut Studio Line. The consistency of  snow-tex is perfect for use with stencils, and it drys really quick. Together with frantage, it gives a great winter feeling to all kind of projects. Here I have used a background stamp from Inkido, and the stamp is from Kort & Godt, and is a Norwegian Christmas saying:
 "May your Christmas be good and give you peace of mind. May all problems become small and disappear. Let the days to come be good and kind. Merry Christmas to you and your family." 
Well, something like that ;) 
The lovely lace used behind the text can of course also be found at the store, and the same goes for the gorgeous bark star. 
Can you see the theme here? Wood looking papers, bark hearts and stars, white and earthy colors? ;)
A final closeup of the snow-tex stars and the gorgeous shabby white frantage <3

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs & Kisses

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's Shabby Time!!

This week I am playing with papers from Maja Design's "It's Christmas Time" collection for LLC's "Shabby Christmas" inspiration.  I love adding lace, pearls and Gesso for any shabbiness and that's just my basics to start with.

One of my favorite embellishments to play with are these Magnolia doohickey hearts, tied up with some shabby seam binding and popping the vintage pearl brads in the center.  This time I even added a few pearl strands. 

Those bark stars are always a favorite of mine too!!  I have a chipboard tree from Southern Ridge Trading Co. that I covered with some Martha Stewart texture but it's the same as the SnowTex sold in the LLC store. 

YAY I got to add my favorite Wild Orchid Crafts bouquet but I also threw in one of those sweet Magnolia cherubs and a new white apple.  I just love them!!  I think it's because it's just such a non-traditional color that draws me to it.  And of course everything is covered in Gesso!! 

This week LLC is sponsoring 
and the theme is 

They would love to have you join in their challenge and 
one lucky winner will receive

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

...Oh, and don't miss out on Sandy's special offer this weekend: