Saturday, 10 December 2016


Hello dear ones! and welcome! I can't believe it is already the last month of 2016! My New year cards are not all done yet. Everyone are having a winter theme creation of this month. This season is my favorite time of year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! I did something a little bit different, a mixed-media textured winter miniature cottage using a mix of various material like MDF, Card stock,  paper, acrylic paints, Laser cut chippies, mediums and Snow flack paste .
Have a look at this.... so small... so cute

I must warn you, I made a mess! When i making this cute :-)
But I like to say ~ you have to make a mess to make pretty! :) 

Many of you expressed interest in a tutorial for making doll-houses.
It's a little crazy around here today, so please forgive me if this tutorial seems a bit hurried. It really is just a matter of cutting, gluing and adding.

Here goes . . . .
I'll show you how to make a version of this house. This is just basic idea

1, Take thick card stock or thick chart paper. Cut like rectangle shape. If you are using card stock, you need 2 rectangle pieces 

2. Cut out the shape,  

3, Use Cobblestone stencil with texture paste for stone effect

4, The next step is to break out the hot glue gun.
I like to glue on the windows and doors next. It's much easier to do 
for framing the window. I choose Wycinanka cut out for cross window. Details are shared in last of this post. 

In this pic can see the effect, Color i took acrylic brown 

5, Attaching 2 ends of cardstock with stapler 

 6, Roof: As we did same technique, attaching one side of cardstocks 2 ends with stapler.   

7, Make it as a cone by cutting excess part  


8, here is the way attaching the 2 part. Use glue gun for fast and easy attaching   

9, I dont know what should i called this paper, But you will get from local craft store. This is best one for arranging roof part. 

10, Cut the tiny pieces like this and attach on roof with glue gun 
How is this Cool idea...Is it? ;-) 

Now it's time to talk about the base.

For small houses I like to use MDF square plaque 7" X 7". Its perfect cute for this
 11, I marked the few portions in plaque for attaching cottage, stencil work on ground...etc and After stencil work i painted moss effect plaid-craft paint. Mixing of two shade to get dark green

 Select colors for ground part as you like
 12, Next step is arranging mini garden... take dry plants, tiny flowers, beads etc

13, Icing of Gardening ;-) 
I took Aleen's glue with flower soften for Garden boarder. 
Use brush for excess powder 
14, Last and final step for this little winter cottage, take the snow flack paste, randomly add on roof and some other portion too as you like

Here's the little finished house.
 This is the view Santie Claus sees when he's coming in for a landing. :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the winter season!  
If you decided to make a few, I would love to see them! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies used

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Burlap-Cork Handmade Embellishments & Tags

Dear all,

A very good morning!!

So tell me..
Which crafter don't love embellishments & Tags?
And what if it is all handmade?

Well, I am here today to share my 4th and final project on Burlap-cork-Jute products. I love making Scrapbooks so Embellishments and tags are must have items in my craft room. After doing Burlap-Lace mason jars, Burlap-jute Prima doll card, Altered diary with printed jute roll.. I was wondering what should I do next which is different and unique..

And this is what I came up with..

I am so excited as this one is so close to my heart. I had fun making these embellishments & Tags. Chrishtmas & New year is right around the corner so add new life to your Cards, Gifts with these cuties.

When I started this project I didn't know I end up making so many of these. Well, we crafters don't want to waste single piece of paper or product...for making embellishments all you need is die cuts, foam adhesives(anything looks better with layered look..), glossy accent, brads/buttons, flowers, pearls , some punches..and I have used burlap and cork die cuts & shapes.

I generally ,make video tutorials but due to some software issue I am not able to put it..somehow I have captured the clips and presenting you the written tutorial,.I hope you may find some inspiration,
As there will be lots and lots of pictures and this post is going to be long so fasten your seat belts!!

Before I move on to the tutorial, let's have a look on these cuties...

Isn't it tempting?
Let's get started...

  • Coloured Burlap Stickers
For colored Burlap sticker, you need "Burlap Sticker-Tags" & "Flag-Burlap Stickers" Product and few mulberry roses, pearls, twisted rose buds,glossy accent, leaves, pollens and shabby resin embellishments.
The process is quite easy as you can see in pics below..

All you need is to understand the color combination and how you place your toppings on the stickers and see, how a simple burlap sticker transformed into gorgeous Burlap embellishments.

I have used Sparkling Dust from Dress my Craft on these flowers and loved the snowy effect came from it..

Loving it!!

  • Cork Tags
What comes to your mind when you think of cork?

It is used for bottle stoppers or for insulation..but do you know there is awesome cork products available at crafters corner which you can use in so many various craft projects..One of the product is "Cork Tags" and yes this is the main ingredient of my next creation..

This is what I made ...

  1. I have cut down a jute roll and pasted it on cork tag, placed a sticker Hope on it which gives complement to the rusty look of jute and cork..and topped it with a metal charm.
  2. For the second tag, I used birds & butterfly die cut to decorate it.
  3. For the third one, I used Burlap sticker- Plates and flourishes and topped it Cork butterfly die cut and white mulberry roses.

  • Burlap & Cork Embellishments

Making this is quite simple and fun..I have used Flag cork stickers, Flag burlap stickers, Burlap shapes-Circle, Cork shape-Zig Zag round and few 3D sentiments die cuts...

  • Burlap Cork with Doily embellishments,
I have used doily as the base and topped it with Burlap-cork die cuts and shapes and used gardenia flowers, leaves to embellish it.

Isn't it cute?

I have listed the materials along with the pic and they are available on crafters corner website so go and grab it,

I hope you all enjoyed watching it. Please share your reviews, I would love to hear from you all.

Cork Tags

Scrapberry's Shabby Resin Embellishments