Thursday, 22 June 2017

Perfume Bottle Tutorial - Cherish The Memory

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I have upcycled a glass air freshener bottle for my post with Cherish The Memory.

I started by giving my bottle a coat of Gesso, this helps to give the glue something to grip onto and shows the colour of the Decoupage papers off better than it going onto a clear surface.

I tore my beautiful shabby look Decoupage Paper into small pieces and glued in place on my bottle.

Once dry I added a fairly thick layer of Crackle Glaze being careful not to have drips. This took a couple of hours to dry thoroughly.

Once dry I coated it in Antiquing Cream, letting this dry for a few minutes before rubbing back with an old cloth to reveal the crackles.

I then sealed my bottle with a couple of coats of Gloss Varnish.

I love how it now looks like crazed porcelain.

I added my pretty Gemstone Tape to the neck of the bottle. Cherish The Memory stock several styles of this tape in a selection of Gems and Pearls and is the perfect finishing touch.

I added some Copper Embossing Powder to the base of my bottle. My Crafty Individuals perfume stamp was stamped in Archival Ink adding some Embossing Powder around the edges and shading my card with Tattered Rose ink.

I mounted this onto a little cheesecloth, glued in place adding a couple of butterflies to finish.

Cherish The Memory Products Used:

Please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :   

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Happy Summer

Hi everyone today for my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing inspiration using some of their fab Nautical Dies on my card which could easily be adapted onto a Scrapbook layout.

My card measures approximately 6 inches square and I started by adding some torn Shabby layers to my card using Maja Design papers along with some cheesecloth, micro beads and lace.

My Doily and Angel Wing were added to the centre of my card with foam strips along with an accent of the Ships Helm.

My Lighthouse was cut out in 2 patterned papers to form the stripes and backed with cream cardstock. My Anchor I highlighted the chain with a bronze coloured Promarker. I added some shells and dried flowers to compliment my Starfish and Sand Dollar Dies.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
M4 Circle Classic  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you feel inspired to making a Summer card.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone, today for my DT post with Cherish The Memory I'm sharing a feminine design using the Studio Vintage Line.

My base layer was tattered with scissors at the edges and some Distress Ink added to highlight it. My next layer was also tattered at the edges and rubbed along my Versamark Ink pad. I then sprinkled Copper Embossing Powder onto it and heat set adding some lace and part of a Doily for added detail.
My sweet diecut picture frames I added Stickles to for extra sparkle and mounted with foam tape.

My tag also has Copper Embossing Powder added, pretty die cut flowers and a butterfly finishing off with a shabby ribbon.

Cherish The Memory Products Used:

Please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :
Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie xx

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Always Remember

Hi everyone, today my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs showcases some of the beautiful flowers available from Cheery Lynn. 

My card has been made using papers from Maja Design starting by cutting and tattering the edges of my base layer which measures approximately 6 inches square, I then layered my stamped sentiment placing it behind my die cut frame with a lace Border.

My flowers have a variety of centres, my large flowers have been inked at the edges and my die cut centre added which is formed by rolling the die cut around tweezers and gluing in place. 

Once dry you simply fan out the rolled die cut add a little Ink for definition and glue in place.

My smaller blue flowers have a blob of Glossy Accents in the centre and Micro Beads poured on top with a sprinkling of Glamour Dust for added Sparkle. Finishing my card off with a spritz of white from my Chalk Markers.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you feel inspired to make some flowers.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Live, laugh, love

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by. Today for my DT post with Craft Consortium I am sharing some more inspiration using the stunning Tell The Bees collection.

My card measures roughly 6 x 6 inches and I started by stamping my honeycomb stamp and heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder. I tattered my layers at the edges and added a little iced spruce distress ink to them and added a couple of fussy cut Bees.

I layered a gold band of glitter card onto my card with a lace overlay and my diecut frame along with my paper people.

My flowers were made using Cheery Lynn's Shasta Daisy die and some Prills in the centres which compliments the flowers on my paper.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x

Craft Consortium Products Used :

Friday, 26 May 2017

La Parfumerie


Hi fellow bloggers on my DT card today for Cheery Lynn Designs I'm sharing some vintage inspiration with you.

My Perfume Bottle die I cut out twice in patterned paper, I coloured in my gold elements with a Promarker. For the main body of the bottle I shaped it on my Embossing Mat to give it some dimension and added small dots of Silicone Glue in between the layers, finishing with a small Cameo from my stash.

My main image on my card was stamped using a Crafty Individuals stamp and Archival Ink which I layered on to my card with a touch of lace and pretty vintage styled flowers adding some Flowersoft into the centres.

To add some extra detail onto my card I added stitching around my floral layer, tattering at the edges and inking. I sprayed the paper in the corner and crushed it in a concertina fashion layering a touch of cheesecloth, lace and my small Doily behind.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used :

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog.

Crafty Hugs
Julie x

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Making me Smile

Hi everyone, today I am sharing some more inspiration for my DT post with Cherish The Memory, using their exquisite Vintage Line, how  I adore these pretty papers and 3D Decoupage in this line, my card measures approx 6 inches square.

I started by matting and layering my first 2 layers which had been tattered at the edges and some distressed machine stitching added.

My middle layers were matted and layered with touches of cheesecloth using diecuts from my book adding my sentiment and hearts with Silicone Glue finishing with a shabby ribbon and a flower brad to the centre.

My green diecut framed image was also out of my book of die cuts. I layered it onto my Cheery Lynn die adding my butterflies which I curled their wings to give added dimension adding some black gems into their centres and a little black thread for their antennas. My flowers were die cut using a Spellbinders die and my same pink background paper adding Pearls to the centres.

Products Used: 

Please check out Cherish The Memory Etsy Shop to see their beautiful range of papers and craft packs with new items being added weekly. You can also follow them on the following links :

Happy Crafting, 

Julie x

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sneaky Peak for Create and Craft

Hi everyone,  thanks so much for once again stopping by my blog, I so appreciate your visits. Today for my DT post with Craft Consortium I am sharing a sneaky peak of my Lighthouse using the award winning Kori Kumi collection which will be shown on Create and Craft at 2pm on Friday the 26th May.

My Daughter managed to get my Lighthouse for me on my 'Virtual Shopping' trip to Michael's in the US, she FaceTimed me from the store and I went shopping from the comfort of my sitting cool is that !

So I started off by adding some paint onto my Lighthouse and then covered the walls with pretty papers and added die cut windows from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Next I had fun adding lots of embellishments that come in the Kori Kumi Collection and my 3D Decoupage image.

A close up of the top

Finally a picture of the back of my Lighthouse.

Please do check out Craft Consortium and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

If you would also like to have the chance of becoming a Guest Designer with Craft Consortium and winning a Paper pad of your choice,  please share your craft projects with us by tagging Craft Consortium on Facebook or on Instagram at #ccmakes. 

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie xx

Monday, 22 May 2017

Maja Guest Design

Hello everyone, I am super excited and honoured to have been asked to Guest Design for Maja Design today - a dream come true for me. 
I do hope you enjoy my 3 projects on this blog post today as much as I have enjoyed creating with their exquisite papers.

As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

Maja Design Products Used :

Other products used:
Cheery Lynn Designs - 
Sue Wilson Small Flowers - Delicate Garden
Stampers Anonymous - Correspondence Set
6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square 
Tissue Tape
Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap 
Distress Paint - Faded Jeans 
Treasure Gold Gilding wax 
Versamark Ink Pad 
Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders 
Anna Marie Dried Flowers 
Flower Stamens, 
Cheesecloth and Lace - Ribbon Girl 
Scrapiniec Chipboard - Memories Captured 
Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape 
Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet - Hobby House

This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5" x 10" and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my 'Precious Memory' as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1" squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

Products Used List.
Maja Design Products Used -
Other Products Used -

Scrapiniec - Ivy and Precious Memories
Dusty Attic - ATC Frame
Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror
Spellbinders Hydrangea
Gilding Wax - Rose
Sewing Machine, White Thread
Lace, Cheesecloth
Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon
Distress Oxide Peeled Paint
Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips 
Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue 

The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

Maja Design Papers Used :
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

Other Products Used :
Lace, Cheesecloth
Image from Stash
Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks 
Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel 
Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel 
Craft Consortium Pearl

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.
I would love if you had time to leave me a comment.

Crafty Hugs to all, 
Julie xx


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