Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Simon Says Stamp Plushies

Hello everyone! It's been terribly hot here in Sydney and I am so thankful for air conditioning! I have been working on something a little bit different and I can say that I am hooked....plushies! I ordered two sets from Simon Says Stamp last year and I have been busy making different owl and sun plushies. I have decided that this year, I will offer this as a co-curricular class for students when I return to school as I know that they will love making them as well.

To create the owls you need two main colours for the body and scraps for the rest. I started using hot glue to attach my pieces but found that a wet glue worked best for me.

I plan to display these owls in my classroom...great home decor pieces.

The Happy Sunshine is the actual plushie that I will make with the students. I suggest that if you plan to make this with children to use a wool needle as it has a blunt point and also a large eye.

Below is a video tutorial on how to create make this plushie. It is a beginner level and it is very back to basics.


wool needle, embroidery floss, felt, cotton balls, Simon Says Stamp Plush Little Owl wafer die, and Happy Sunshine wafer die

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Creative Chemistry Tags

Hello everyone! I have been watching the Tim Holtz sneak peaks for Creativation and boy are there some amazing products coming our way! It also motivated me to continue with my CC101 tag making, so today I am sharing my creations for Day 3 and 4.

The above tag was my completed tag for day 3. I was unable to complete the other two tags as I don't own alcohol inks, however I enjoyed the reflections stamping no the less.

The next tag is watercolouring with reinkers....

layered misting....

and finally custom stamp pad technique.

I am really enjoying creating these tags and I am certainly glad that I have signed up to do it. I have more tags to share very soon!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

On Top of the World

Happy New Year! This is my first post of the year and I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. I have been busy updating my study...five days of constructing IKEA furniture and sorting out my teaching resources and finally it was complete. So now that is done I can start up some crafting again!

Today I am sharing a card that I have made using a stamp that has been in my stash for a while. I haven't done any type of colouring and felt that it was time. I used distress markers and really enjoyed the process. I am playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where you are invited to be square.


Paper: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basic, Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper

Ink: Distress Ink Old Paper and Walnut Stain

Stamp: Gorjuss Top of the World

Distress Markers:
Hair - wild honey, brushed corduroy and gathered twigs
Skin- tattered rose. spun sugar and tea dye
Dress- shabby shutters and bundled sage
Apron- antique linen and old paper
Stocking/shoes- pumice stone and black soot

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima 577544

Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder, clear vellum, paper doily and hemp

Thank for stopping by!

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