Xmas 2015


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Monday 27 July 2015

Crafty Cardmakers & more challenge 144 - Anything but a card

Carole is hosting today and would like to see your creations that are anything other than a card. So tags, gift boxes, altered art, home decor. Anything as long as it's not a card.

My project is a standing Friends word made from MDF.  

It came in the standard brown colour, so I painted it with some cream base paint  and then applied some crackle glaze.  When dry, I overpainted it again with some matt green paint and waited for the crackles to appear.  I don't think I had applied enough glaze, as the crackles weren't significant so I enhanced it by adding some pebeo gold gilding wax to the letters as well.

I had bought the small figures earlier because I liked them, with no real idea of what to do with them.  But when I was thinking of decoration,  I saw the width of the base of the friends stand and I thought they would be perfect to go there!  Last September when I went to Ally Pally, I bought some dried flowers and things from the Anna Marie stand and I used those to decorate the base of the stand, along with some red pine cones I had bought in Hobbycraft.  All were stuck down with hot glue, around the figures also stuck down with hot glue.  

I really like the effect I got with this - the final touch was that I used the Crafters Companion big score board to make an oblong box to put it in and it was ready to be given as a gift.  


  1. This is fabulous Jackie I love it, the little people are gorgeous and just perfect for your project, where did you get them from hun if you don't mind me asking.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Jackie, this is gorgeous - love the decoration!! I'm another that never puts enough crackle stuff on - but the overall effect you've achieved is fab!! Thanks for providing such lovely inspiration for my Challenge!! Cxx