Wednesday, September 23, 2015

moss ball topiary

happy wednesday :) my daughter gave me some moss balls to play around with . heres what i did with one of them.

i made a moss topiary/fairy house
first i took a can and covered it in moss. it came in a sheet that i cut a little bigger than the size of can. after hot gluing it on i cut off the excess with scissors. i glued a coaster to the bottom so i could decorate the front door area with moss, mushrooms and stones. for the branch i painted a dowel and shoved it into the ball :) i also took some branch stuff and poked one end into ball and wrapped it around then pushed the other end into the ball. i used 3 or 4 pieces of branch stuff . you could get more bendable stuff from your craft store . i just try to  use what i have in my stash before spending more money.

i added some flowers, twigs and flowersoft to the moss ball and the moss covered can. for the door and windows i just colored pieces of unfinished wood with bic mark~it markers. then adhered with hot glue. 

for the mushrooms i again used markers and then dotted with acrylic paint. the wood pieces can be found at hobby lobby.

thanks so much for checking out my fun lil project. it only took about 1/2 hour to do and it would make a great gift if youre interested in trying this. have a great day xxxshelly 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

cardztv gallery

happy tuesday! today is my day to showcase a project for cardz tv gallery . ive been on a huge altering terra cotta planter kick the past few months. i'm sure pinterest is to blame ;) i hope you enjoy what i made.

i painted a small planter pink ( i wasnt in a hobby lobby run mood so i mixed white and red to make my desired color). i sanded here and there for that shabby look i like. i turned the pot upside down then hot glued the saucer atop that. my intention was to make a lil bird bath decoration out of this, but my kitten bebop (her pic is on my side bar) decided to eat the only brown birdie  i had ( decorative of course! ) and i still wasn't in the mood for that hobby lobby run. so... i decided a candlescape would be pretty.

i added some flowers

and some pearls. i made a paper band for the candle, adding ink and pearls and this fabulous lil sentiment using a stamp from the "simply said" set.

you can easily purchase this and lots of other of marys fabulous stamps ~>here . you're welcome in advance :) 
thanks a million for visiting my blog. you're comments always make me smile, thank you for that too! have a fun crafty day! XXXshelly 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


happy thursday! well it's been forever and a day since i posted anything here. did ya miss me? lol.  took a little summer break from cardztv , now its time to start fresh :)
i made a  simple little gift for a sweet friend of mine who's always there when needed, without having to ask. i am truly blessed. i don't take that for granted. ever.

this is one of those 5 minute (less paint drying and heat gun heat up time)  projects, but my heart went into it big time! 

i painted a little terra cotta pot. added some moss and a smidge of  plant frou fou. the roses on the branches are actually from the spice isle ( my daughter picked them up for me i'm not sure where) i hot glued them (and my finger..ouchie!) to a branch.

added some cute lil birdies and used a stamp from the count your blessings set

i stamped the hearts onto some cotton ribbon using the new basic borders stamp set. then hot glued that around the pot. oh, i noticed that glue on the ribbon too, it has since been removed ;) 
i think this turned out pretty dang cute :) i'm going to get her a cupcake, her once a day diet splurge to give with this. 
you can pick up the sets of stamps i used plus lots of others here ~>cardztvstamps

if you've never tried mary's stamps i promise you will not be disappointed! 

thank you for stopping by the ol blog, your sweet words make me smile :) thank you for that too :) have a fun crafty day! don't forget to check out the gallery tomorrow and see what awesome project gloria has made.  XXXshelly 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

merry christmas

happy thursday :) this is my last post for the year at cardz tv gallery . the rest of the girls have really put out some awesome projects haven't they! be sure to keep stopping on by there daily where you'll see new projects from a different designer, except for sundays.

today i'll be showing you 4 projects i whipped up quickly. after this i need to do my christmas shopping. nothing like puttin that off until almost the last minute eh ;)

my first project is a test tube hot chocolate gift /popcorn gift set 

i took 4 tubes and added popcorn kernels to one tube, homemade hot chocolate mix to another, itsy bitzy marshmallows ( found at walmart )  to another and then crushed up some  peppermint candies to another.
 i just wrapped a piece of burlap around them and added a bit of ribbon both secured with double sided sticky tape 
 i frou~froud up the top with some christmasy stuffs

and cut out a little mitten for a tag and added a bell  the sentiment is from "the very merry" stamp set . i used a cute tiny clothespin to hang the tag. 

my next project is a card
i used a cuttlebug folder for the back matting then a random stamp for the swirl

i inked this mat  up a bit in white and brown and added a pearl and the sentiment which is from the "very merry" set

some lace flowers and twine to finish it off.

my 3rd project
a little beary cute home decor setup using pinecone trees. for the bases i covered hairspray lids with paper. used a glue gun and made swirly designs on the one on the left , and used a metallic paint on it then  filled them  with moss then hot glued the cones on top

i added epson salt mixed with chunky glitter for the frost and used red viva decor pearl pens and jewelry making pearls for the bling

the cute lil bear was a gift from my daughter years ago. 
i used a sentiment from "christmas critter captions" 

and for my last project, another card
for this i hand cut a stocking. made the corners from a circle i just cut in fourths. 

added a punched branch and used viva decor pearl pen added some lace and then  buttons

and the sweet sentiment from the  "very merry" set
you can pick up these awesome stamp stamp sets plus other fun ones ~>here
you're welcome in advance ;) 

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. you're sweet comments always make me smile. thank you for that too! 
have a wonderful fun and safe christmas!! 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

christmas fun with cardztv

happy thursday! today im hosting for cardz tv gallery where you can find awesome, creative and fun projects from a different designer every day (except sundays)  using stamps from cardztv . today im showing you 5 projects ive made.

the first one is a snowman scene in a jar
i made a snowman out of two little glittered styrofoam balls, some twine for a scarf ,little twigs for his arms and an orange broken toothpick for his nose and viva decor pearl pen for eyes and mouth. i made the tree out of craft picks that i colored with distress markers. i hung a wooden star with twine from the  underside of the jar lid (attached with a glue dot). i used epsom salt and glitter and some pearls for the snow and little snowballs.. i used 3 unfinished wood circles for the word joy. i glued them onto a piece of popsicle stick then hid that with the snow. 
i used a hatpin for the heart atop the tree. and then glued punched snowflakes to the outside of the jar

for the lid i adhered a paper doily to the inside part of the lid then used a stamp from the "very merry" set. i also used martha stewart punch branches and viva decor pearl pen . i added some lace and pinecones around the ring of the jar. 

for my next project i made a tree out of corks
i used bic mark~its to color the corks i hot glued them all together, the base of the tree is also a cork. i hot glued this to a round coaster.   i just used my glue gun and tossed the glitter onto that while it was hot for the snow/frost

the decorations are brads. they easily push right in the cork.

i glued some moss onto the coaster and added a few pebbles and pinecones to hide the coaster. i  plopped on some hot glue then used epsom salt and chunky glitter again for the snow

for the gift card or tea bag or little candy holder (i havent decided what im adding to this yet) i just frou froud up a little envelope with glitter  and punched branch. for the berries i used a viva decor pearl pen. the sentiment is from the "very merry" stamp  set

my next project is a simple  card
i used a memory box wreath stamp
i added some pearls, twine and  punched snowflakes
the stamp is from the "very merry" set

for my next project i made a reindeer gift set 
i used clothespins for the reindeer. added some felt googly eyes and a pompom nose. i also glued a hanger onto the back ,you jut cant see,that way he can be an oranment if wanted.  homely lil guy eh ;) lol i thought this would be cute for that little santas helper that maybe helped trim the tree, helped ya bake cookies or wrapped presents 

just tuck a gift card inside.  i stamped on some snowflakes and frosted the bag then i added a bell  i put a glue dot under the button keep the envelope closed. the sentiment is from the "very merry" set

my last project i made were some quicky faux candles
these are very easy to do. i painted a toilet paper roll tossed on some glitter. then i used my glue gun to make the"wax" added some battery operated tea lights. thats it. they fit right inside i did put some tissue paper into the rolls just in case the lights decide to sink in. 

heres a little upclose shot. i didnt use any stamp on this as theyre going in my bathrooms ( i made a few more than just these 2) instead of  gifting them.  

here is the fun "very merry"  stamp set i used. you can purchase that from mary  right here <~ 

thank you so much for stopping by my blog youre sweet words always make me smile  and encourage me:)  have a great rest of day or evening ! happy crafting :) 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

it's all about christmas

happy wednesday! today is my turn to host at the cardz tv gallery . i'm sure you've been having a blast checking out all the top awesome projects my dt sisters have been showing ya! it's just a couple of days until thanksgiving and before we know it christmas will be here. so i decided to show you a couple of christmas things i've made. all  the stamps i used are from mary's cardztv stamps and can be purchased ~> right here <~  you're welcome in advance ;) 

for my 1st project 

i made a tag or ornament.
i took a round coaster and added some lace and punched piece of paper
the snowflake is cuttlebug cut and emboss. i added a pearl to the center and added some glitter stickles, some pompoms and ribbon. 
i used this sentiment from the "very merry" set. 

for my next project i made a christmas card
i'm sure i saw something similar while browsing pinterest. i hand cut some triangles and tree trunks from cardboard then wrapped in twine added some buttons and pearls, handcut some snow hills and stamped with snowflakes and inked it up a tad.

the sentiment is from the "very merry" set also

my next project are also cards
i used my fave line of prima stamps. jack and jill. 
i just think these two are the cutest :) this is the first time using the christmas ones 
i made 2 cards with them just different colors.
the one on the left i used the utee cracked glass effect and the one on the right i used utee but only layer of it. 

heres the cracked glass effect. i love the old worn look and the colors i used really went well for the style. i added some snowflakes with pearl centers. i used my viva decor pearl pens.

heres the other card
i used swiss dots embossing folder for the matting and some snowflake stickers and added rhinestones

i used the same sentiment on both cards using the "very merry" set

for my next project i made a cookie box using a 12X12 piece of cardstock. here's a tutorial i found 
i added a goofy looking  ornament i made. i just drew out a gingerbread man onto thin cardboard and then in self adhesive cork (tim holtz). i inked him up til he looked baked, sprayed with my spray adhesive and "sugared" him in chunky  glitter. i then used some twine around him added buttons and  using viva decor pearl pens added eyes nose and mouth 

i used "very merry" set on unfinished wood stars. i inked them up a tad. 

for my last project i made a very easy little treat holder. i found this easy to follow  tutorial 
i think these would look cute sitting on a plate maybe adding the guests name on a little tag attached under the bells 

i used a little hole punch , tied some bells with hemp twine and tied in the back. 

i used a martha punch for the sprigs and added ice crystals (epson salt) and  berries using viva decor pearl pen
i  used "going in circles" for the sentiment and heart. 

thank you oodles for the blog visit, your esweet words always make me smile, thank you for that too! 
i hope ive given ya some fun christmas themed inspiration :) 
happy crafting and have a blessed thanksgiving! xxxshelly