‘Christmas’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie Holiday Gift Tags

    10th December, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends! I have a SATURDAY STEP BY STEP over at Frilly & Funkie with some holiday gift tags.

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Tags

    iGirlZoe: Holiday Gift Tags

    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Zoe x

     



  2. Frilly & Funkie Home For The Holidays

    7th December, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! This is the last challenge for the year.

    This challenge is hosted by Kathy (Kathy by Design), who has chosen the theme HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS …KATHY says, “Let’s get ready to Deck the Halls by creating some home decor for the holiday season. You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes …basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don’t celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme.”

    iGirlZoe: Home for the Holidays
    This final challenge theme is really fitting, as I will actually be going “home for the holidays!” With so much to do before we go, I decided to make some gift tags to adorn my gifts this year. I will be back on Saturday with a step-by-step for this gift tag.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    The Frilly & Funkie Design Team will be back in the new year with a brand new set of challenges and I’m delighted to be joining the Design Team for another term. Wishing you all a happy holiday season.
    Zoe x

     


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  3. Festive Frame

    13th November, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… I’m delighted and very humbled to be following the exceptional talents of Audrey Pettit and Emma Williams, to share a project that I’ve made for the holiday inspiration series over on Tim Holtz’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Festive Frame
    I wanted to make a home decor piece to display in my new home over the holiday season. I’m head over heals for this years Tim Holtz holiday products, many of which I used in my project, including the new gilded remnant rubs (YES I SAID GILDED)!!

    If you haven’t seen the new holiday products, they are HERE and HERE. Once these holiday hotcakes are gone, they’re gone, so get them while you can!

    You can see the full project and tutorial HERE. I really hope it inspires you to make something during the holiday season. Be sure to pop back to Tim’s blog regularly to see more holiday inspiration to come.

    Have a great week.
    Zoe x


  4. Frilly & Funkie What a ‘Mesh’!

    9th November, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    This challenge is hosted by Pamellia (My Little Craft Things), who has chosen the theme WHAT A ‘MESH’ …PAMELLIA says, “I would like you to create a vintage or shabby chic project using any type of mesh (crinoline, cheesecloth, tulle, burlap, canvas etc).”

    iGIrlZoe: What A Mesh
    This holiday card is so quick and easy to make. I used papers from the Tim Holtz tidings paper stash, as well as new Tim Holtz Sizzix holiday release dies.

    iGIrlZoe: What A Mesh
    Die cut a cameo frame with the movers and shapers oval insert from distress watercolor cardstock. Emboss with a texture fades folder and blend in vintage photo, walnut stain and ground espresso distress ink.

    iGIrlZoe: What A Mesh
    For the center of the frame I die cut a star from the new Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits dimensional star set from metallic kraft core cardstock. I sanded over the top with a sanding grip and spritzed with gathered twig distress marker.

    iGIrlZoe: What A Mesh
    Using the same technique as with the cameo frame, I die cut “Believe” with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits holiday words thin set, underlaid with metallic kraft core cardstock and mounted over burlap.

    iGIrlZoe: What A Mesh
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

     


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  5. Scribble Woodland Deer Card

    13th September, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello. I’m back again with another sample card that I made for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event on Friday, where he showcased his incredible new Stampers Anonymous holiday stamps and stencils. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it on replay and see the stamps on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer CardYesterday I shared another sample that I made using the gorgeous new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps and stencils. Here’s how I created this sample…

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Die cut an oval. Blend antique linen distress ink into the frame and walnut stain distress ink onto the edges. Colour the snowflake stamp with stormy sky distress marker**, spritz lightly with water and stamp onto the frame. Repeat creating a random pattern, making sure you dry the stamp before adding more distress marker. Once completely dry, blend a VERY LIGHT layer of vintage photo distress ink over the top to give an aged look.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    **TIP* you will need to “season” your stamp first. Ink with archival ink and stamp twice onto kitchen paper and set aside to dry. If you don’t do this, distress ink and distress markers will just bead on the stamp and you won’t get a clear image! Go on! You can do this! You can always clean the stamp afterwards… but I would leave it “seasoned” and spend the time crafting instead. 😉

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    On the reverse side of the birch stencil scribble on pumice stone, iced spruce and stormy sky distress markers and spritz with water. Turn the stencil over onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock. Place a piece of kitchen paper over the top and smooth out with your hands. Carefully lift the stencil off the cardstock and air dry or with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Position the stencil back over the dried cardstock and secure with tape. Scribble pumice stone and stormy sky distress markers directly onto a non stick craft mat and pick up with a waterbrush and brush through the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and dry the cardstock. Once completely dry, drawer along the outline of the birch trees with the fine tip of a frayed burlap distress marker and then go over with a waterbrush to soften the lines and create shadow. Blend weathered wood distress ink around the edge of a slightly larder piece of distress watercolor cardstock than the frame and edge with walnut stain distress ink. Mount the frame over the stenciled birch background and on top of the edged watercolor cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Stamp a sentiment onto a strip of distress watercolor cardstock with vintage photo distress archival ink. Blend in weathered wood distress ink and edge with vintage photo distress ink. Mount the strip over the bottom of the oval part of the frame. Leave the top center part unstuck to slip the deer under slightly. Stamp 2 deers onto distress watercolor cardstock and fussy cut. Cover one with vintage photo distress marker and watercolor the other carefully with a variety of brown tone distress markers. Glue the detailed deer head over the other and adhere to the front of the card just tucking slightly under the sentiment strip.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Cover an adornment snowflake with picket fence distress paint and dab away excess with kitchen paper. Attach the snowflake to the sentiment strip with glossy accents.

    Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my take on this week’s challenge over at Frilly & Funkie. If, like me, you adore this deer stamp, be sure to stop by and checkout Bobbi Smith’s stunning card sample created for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event over at Vintage Muse Designs.

    Zoe


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