Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paper Crafter's Library Special Feature With Graphic 45

Greetings!!!   Happy Wednesday and Pre-Turkey day!!

Today, I have a quick little sneaky peaky of a project that is being featured over at the Paper Crafter's Library.  Complete with tutorial to make sure your Thanksgiving day doesn't have to be spent watching football, unlessyou want it to be!  Or maybe you just like to craft while you watch, either way, I think you will get a kick out of this fun little tutorial!!! 
Just click the link below to jump into Christmasy Bliss!!
Wishing you and your Family an very Thankful and Memorable Thanksgiving day!!
Thankful you stopped by!

Nicki Chicky

Monday, November 12, 2012

Graphic 45 and Petaloo Christmas Gift Blog Hop Day 1

Hello, and welcome on this fabulous Monday!!  Today you are in for a treat, it is not only the start of a new week, but the start of a 8 day Blog Hop with Graphic 45 and Petaloo!
Of course there will be prizes, TONS of Christmas gift inspiration and LOTS of yummy Graphic 45 papers, all in the spirit of things!
Here is what you could win, and don't forget, to participate you need to leave your comments of love to everyone along the your journey this week!! 
Also, make sure to stop by G45's Facebook page to find out another way to win some goodies!!
Now onto the schedule...
All week long you can hop along with the schedule, jump in at any time, or use it to come back and visit for that little bookmark of inspiration!  Either way, I hope you enjoy the journey!!

Monday, November 12:
Alberto Juárez:
Nicole Eccles:  <-------- You Are Here

Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel:
Jane Tregenza:
Betto Cesare:
Irene Tan:

Saturday, November 17:
Sunday, November 18:
Helena Johansson:
Monday, November 19: 
Mireille Divjak:

Now onto my Christmas gift idea! 
This shabby chic shadowbox is a wonderful gift  for all those Christmas collectors!  Capturing the wonderful wintry feel of Christmas, with splashes out yummy purples and teals of A Ladies Diary combined with the Nutcracker sweet, and the brand NEW A Place in Time collection!

The whole thing was inspired by the gorgeous purple Petaloo flowers that I received in my care package.  Combined with their cream flowers, the idea was born!

Using a Graphic 45 art box for the top,, and one of their Metal film canisters for the base tied the whole thing together.  In the middle a hand painted candle stick creates the perfect vintage decorative stand.  Plus, the film canister still opens, making the perfect place for a handmade mini book, ornaments, or other fun little gift!
Inside the shadowbox is Christmas in Paris.  With small traces of ice all around,
and an image of the Eiffel Tower.  The word Joy captures the moment, as one of G45's Ornate Key Holes and keys frames the date, December 25th.  And don't forget the ice forming on the outside of this box to help create that lovely vintage feel, by using ground up Mica Glitter. 

This is a super simple gift that requires very little fussy cutting, and has such an elegant feel. 
Here is where it all began, with the little bird resting in the frosted flowers.  This little birdie was perfect, with untones of purple, he was cut from the New Place in Time line.
These companies pairing up will always be something magical!!!

Thank you so much for joining in the hop today, and stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my project and are ready to get into the swing of Christmas creations!!
 Lots more to see from here today, and don't forget, for the next 8 days as well!!!
Wishing you many visions of sugar plums and happy designing!!

Nicki Chicky

Supplies Used:
 Graphic 45 Papers:
 A Ladies Diary- Lasting Impression, Garden Stroll
Kraft Reflections: Bits and Pieces
A Place in Time - May, January, October Cut aparts, Calendar Foundation,
Place in Time Sticker Alphabet
A Nutcracker Sweet-  Nutcracker Sweet

G45 Staples: 8x8 Matchbook Box, Metal Film Canister, Ornate Metagl Key Holes,
Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Door Pull,Trims

Petaloo: Paper Flowers and Stick Pins
Ranger: Frosted Lace Stickles
Scrapbook Adhesives; 3D foam squares

Other: Paint, Sandpaper, Candlestick, Mica gitter, Metal Star