Saturday, 30 November 2013

Jan: A girl can't have too many bags

can she?

 Well I'm stock piling my bags all ready for the festive season. These kraft bags  make ideal Christmas gift bags. Just the right size for candles/ pot pouri/socks/scarves etc.
I decorated the bags with Pion papers. The sentiment is from the Purple Onion Holiday borders set.I've used the diamante trim to add a bit of bling.
The sparkly snowflake has been decorated with the silver German glass glitter. This stuff is so glittery and Jean has a fantastic range of colours in the shop. The centre is one of the flat backed pearl.

 All in all an easy way to gift wrap your presents.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Julie: Roses [and tickets] are red

Hi there.

Today's project makes the most of the warm colours and vintage charm of some of the embellishments currently in stock at the shop;
For this birthday card I've used a length of the Rose organza ribbon in red:
I simply trimmed away the mesh backing and added them to my card using a length of double-sided tape. Then, to mirror the vivid shade of scarlet, I added a row of the vintage-style Blank Tickets across the bottom and layered my other embellishments on top:

You get 20 red , 20 blue and 20 white tickets in the £1 pack so there's no need to use them sparingly!
So I sneaked in a few of the white tickets for contrast:
 And here's the finished thing once again:
While mine was a birthday card, the red + white tickets and the red rose organza trim will make the ideal additions to your handmade Christmas cards too!
Julie :-)

p.s: Did you know 3DJean has a Facebook page where you can hear about the newest additions to the shop? You can find it here.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Twinkle Twinkle...

....Little star..I've dug out this old Sizzix 3D star die.. ( Tim Holtz has a newer version ).. and used some  Pion papers 

The glittery trim is a cheap garland from The Range, chopped up and coloured blue with alcohol ink.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

52 Photos

A quick update on the 52 Photos Challenge......

Number 13.... Something you can't live without....

Number 18 Your Shoes

23 pattern

44 Relaxing with a cuppa

 If you would like to join in then the list is here  and you can find the instructions for the easel book in
this post.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Jan: Take three squares

Hi folks that time of year is fast approaching so I thought I'd share a quick and easy Christmas project that you can use to decorate your home (or if you're really short of time an original handmade gift). 
 Cut 3 squares  of paper a quality weight, the sort you'll find in the shop.Your square can be any size, mine are 15cms.
Now fold in half diagnally to form 3 triangles
 Open the squares out and glue. Start by matching at a point working round until all three squares are attached.

 If you are using the same coloured card then it doesn't matter which order you stick. But if like me you use three different papers then make sure that you get each side different. Not sure what I mean? You will once you start!

Now you have your tree. Decorate as you please but bear in mind that your embellishments need to be light.

I have created a huge rosette from some of the paper and mounted a stamped image. Sorry this was last year's stock but Jean has some lovely Christmas stamps in at the moment. It wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of bling and my all time favourite Christmas border stamp.
Here's one done in the Lily Bee Jingle papers. 

As I said quick and easy. If you make one of these please leave a link so we can have a peek.

ps if you want to see this on a MUCH bigger scale check out my blog.

Today I've used Lily Bee Jingle papers, Purple Onion Holiday Borders stamps, Diamante faux mesh. 
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