Translator

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Secret Santa at A Vintage Journey

Click to Enlarge

Hi Everyone, Today is rather an exciting day for all the Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey. Brenda came up with a wonderful idea that we would have a Secret Santa and exchange Craft Gifts. So all our names were put into a bag and Brenda let us all know who we would be gifting to. I was given our wonderfully talented Nikki.

Today is the big reveal day on A Vintage Journey, where we all see what each other made and who we all gifted to. So please make sure to check it out HERE.

I decided to make Nikki a Tree Decoration along with a Decorated box for safe keeping.


My box was made using my Scorpal Board and and Kraft Card. I stamped a variety of stamps with Archival ink, Distressed the edges and gave a sprinkling of Frantage.


My Poinsettia's were coloured using Tim's new distress spray stains. The dies used here are from Cheery Lynn Designs.


You will also see I decorated the inside. My tag was die cut from a Magnolia die adding the same treatment to it as my box.

  
The Tissue Paper was also stamped and the letter N on the little sticker.


My tree decoration was made with TH Pocket Watch die.


I cut out in 4 layers of chipboard to achieve depth. Texture paste was applied through my stencil. I then added a mixture of Antiqued Bronze and Brushed Pewter Distress paints. 


I rubbed over PaperArtsy French Roast with a baby wipe. I let it dry slightly then rubbed it back adding some Treasure Gold to finish the effect.


I placed some remnant rubs on my acetate to give more dimension.

My background was inked, stamped, Frantaged and the tissue technique for my Robin. I placed some Flowers Soft Snow in before gluing together.

Finally adding a little Tinsel and Snowflake charm I added bling too.


I was absolutely delighted to learn from Nikki that she adored her gift from me.


I also received my gift from Chris. She is very creative and came up with the idea of a Poinsettia Candle Holder, isn't it beautiful.


It looks stunning sitting on my Fireplace and has a beautiful warm flicker through the flowers from an electric candle. It's a perfect gift for me as I love Yankee Candles and will compliment my Christmas ornaments beautifully. Please check out Chris's blog to see how she made it.


Over at AVJ we would like to give everyone who enters our challenges and who follow our blog posts the chance of a Christmas gift and the nearest thing Brenda could think of doing is to offer our Christmas Give Away. This will be a lovely present to one lucky person. Pop over HERE to find out the details.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Julie x


Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

45 comments:

  1. Your pocket watch ornament is GORGEOUS Julie - I love the bird and snow and the awesome paste stenciling on the back - and your box looks like an antique! the perfect place to keep this ornament safe when not on display!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous pocket watch decoration Julie! I absolutely love the cute little scene with the bird and the snowflake hanging to the side. What a lovely piece for Nikki to receive. Then to top it off you created a beautiful prentation box. LOVE IT! What a lovely poinsettia candle holder. Karen.x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your gift box and decoration Julie. Looks so authentic and I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come. The poinsettias candle holder looks wonderful too and I'm sure you'll enjoy having it amongst your decorations. Hugs Rita xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing project, love it!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

    ReplyDelete
  5. You made a stunning gift Julie, love both the box and the wonderful tree decoration, such a cool idea with the clock. Chris's present to you looks wonderful too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is one Christmas ornament that will never be misplaced with the most beautifully decorated box to store it safely. And as for the pocket watch itself, well you've surpassed yourself with this. The painted texture on the 'case' and the frantaged Christmas scene inside combine perfectly to make this something that will be wonderful to display each year. Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just love your creative mind Julie and the wonderful gift it came up with. This is such a special present to receive with the wonderful box to put it in too. Love it xxx

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a gorgeous tree ornament - I love the embossed back and those fabulous spritzed colours, and the snowy scene inside is charming. How lovely to have the co-ordinating box too - beautiful poinsettias! What an amazing creation from Chris too.
    Alison xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a gorgeous gift you made Julie. The box is such a great idea too and the stamped tissue is so perfect. Nikki must have been thrilled, what a lucky lady. Your pressie is also lovely, what a fun idea for the secret santa. Keep warm. Hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing Julie!! Your ornament is stunning and what a brilliant idea for a gift! You are so lucky to receive such a gorgeous gift as well! holiday hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I adore your ornament and matching gift box - what a fabulous secret Santa gift

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your decoration and box are stunning Julie, I love the embossing on the ornament and the delightful little scene you created. The poinsettia on the box is so beautiful too, what a lovely place to house such a special gift.

    I see that many of us love our candles too and I can only imagine how beautiful the candle holder from Chris looks when it is lit up. This really has been a wonderful Secret Santa exchange! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. What an amazing gift you've created the box and the ornament are brilliant

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy 2015

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hoi julie,
    What a beautiful Creation !
    Hugs Doris

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! Julie the box is gorgeous all by itself, but that hanging Christmas clock ornament is incredible! Love the little tree scene and great texture! Lovely gift from Chris to be enjoyed. Happy Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful decoration and fabulous gift box, gorgeous vintage Christmas colours
    The detail on the decoration is exquisite

    Fantastic candle gift from Chris

    Jools x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your tree ornament is GORGEOUS I love it now this die is on my must haves for next year so pretty :) thanks for the inspiration
    hugs Nikki

    ReplyDelete
  18. This truly is a special gift - thank you again. I have shown my crafty friends and they are so impressed too!!!! Thank you xxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a beautiful ornnament and your gift box and tag compliment it so perfectly! The candle holder from Chris is beautiful too! Thank you for sharing them with us and wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  20. The box is so beautiful and the lovely tag as well, really wonderful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. You had me at pocket watch and birdie! What a beautiful gift you have crafted, Julie! I'm sure it will be enjoyed for many years to come. I think that little birdie would have to sit on my desk year round! And what a lovely gift you have received from Chris! I'm so enjoying seeing all the gifts you have crafted and given each other!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Think this is the best christmas-artwork-gift I've seen in a long time! Such great texture and such a good idea to make a beautiful matching box aswell! Think this is one that is going to be used for years and years... Inky greetings, Gerrina

    ReplyDelete
  23. Speechless again Julie!! Oh my,Nikki is one lucky girl getting this in a swap,I love it,brilliant idea,I have that die but wouldn't have thought of using it like that :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Absolutely stunning gift for Nikki Julie and your gift from Chris so stunning ......a real keepsake

    Have a wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for New Year, 2015

    Hugs Annie x

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a little beauty Julie! Truly gorgeous ornament - I love both front and reverse! Beautifully done. Chris' gift to you is gorgeous too - It looks like a gorgeous confection - good enough to eat. Nicola x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your decoration and gift box is stunning! A lovely secret Santa idea and so inspirational! Ruth x

    ReplyDelete
  27. The time clock transformation is beautiful! The techniques you used are awesome! TFS! ~Niki

    ReplyDelete
  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pocket watch ornament you made for Nikki, Julie! The gift box is incredible, the ornament is incredible!! Absolutely love this (I've totally got to make one too, now!)(I have that die!) :) It's a WOW creation and I bet that's what Nikki said too :)
    Oh, what a lovely new piece of Christmas décor you have!! I love festive candle holder Chris made for you :) Just love those poinsettia blooms!!
    Merry Christmas!! XOXO-Shari

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love the box you made. The stamping inside, the colors and the pocket watch is spectacular! The pointsetta's are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow perfect timing! I have just bought the pocket watch die and now have the inspiration x

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm joining your give away too :)

    Love
    Maarit

    ReplyDelete
  32. The box itself was already gorgeous and than oh my that ornament wow, loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love the attention to detail you have Julia.... I love it all.. especially the back of the watch... love the look... so very real of the vintage ones... love it all... very nice in all ways... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  34. Once again Julie you have come up with a stunner! A lovely keepsake! I rather think that you will be using your candle holder for many Christmases to come too! Hugs, Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  35. This ornament is just stunning. A treasure for the tree each year and a special box for storage - how lovely is that? Just Beautiful. Happy Holidays -

    S@ndy xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Lovely decorations on the box and I loved that cute looking pocket watch.
    Cheers :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Be still my heart! This is just a fabulous gift box and ornament! I love the wonderful vintage vibe from using all the kraft paper...the stamped interior of the box is gorgeous, too. That pocket watch....totally going on my list of must haves! I found you via Sara Emily's blog (saras closet) and I'm so glad I did! I'm adding you to my reader! Merry Christmas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. So gorgeous and Christmassy! Love your creation :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hallo Julie, so very gorgeous ,,,your gift box is incredible, I love the ornament, the clock, the card beautiful....real vintage and Nikki present tou you also beautiful...love it : )
    hugs
    Irma

    ReplyDelete
  40. I only can say wow! This is sooo pretty, love your decorating and most the pocket watch!

    ReplyDelete
  41. You really made a beautiful gift, Santa!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Oh Julie... Everything is fab, i especially adore your pocket watch with the little robin inside, WOW again!!! Wonderful inspiration and great techniques, thank you for shaing all the steps as you do!
    And the candle by your friend is fabulous too!! You have been spoiled :) Hugs, Coco xx

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a lovely gift...from the box, to the tissue, to the tag, and finally to the beautiful pocket watch ornament. Thank your for sharing how you created the ornament.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...