Christmas Candy Jars

Christmas Candy Jar – These jars are handmade so each one will vary slightly.

Made from a 4″ clay pot as the base and 4″ clay saucer for the lid and spray painted. A wooden finial is added to the lid for easy opening. The lid has a gasket seal for a tight fit.

The Santa piece is embellished with snow paint for the white fur and 651 vinyl for the belt and buckle which were made and cut with my Cricut and Design Space.

The Elf piece is embellished using red felt for the bib with little gold bells sewn onto each point.  I used 651 vinyl for the belt and buckle which were made with my Cricut and Design Space.

The Snowman piece is embellished using flannel fabric for the scarf and 651 vinyl and my Cricut and Design Space for the face and buttons.

Measures approximately 9 1/2″ tall (with lid) and 4 1/2″ wide at the widest part (which is the glass bowl).

These jars can be purchased in my Etsy shop.  Choose the option of Santa, Snowman and/or Elf at checkout.


Christmas Crafts All Year Round – October Challenge – Santa, Elf or Fairy


Pumpkin Fairy Doll

So cute and so fun to make.  This Flower Pumpkin Fairy Doll is made using heavy gauge wire, embroidery thread, a silk flower, wooden bead, tuille, acorn top for the hat and a glittered pumpkin floral pick.

She is available for purchase in my Etsy shop along with other flower fairy dolls.  They come packaged in a clear plastic box as shown.


Time Out Challenge #118 – Photo Inspiration


Witch Halloween Tote

This witch Halloween canvas tote measures 15″ wide and 16 1/2″ long (26″ with the handle drop).

I used Design Space and my Cricut to cut the witches stockings and shoes with glitter vinyl.  The image is Witch Shoes #M7C8AD84 from Creepy Critters.  I used two different styles of ribbon and sewed them onto the tote to create the skirt.  I finished it off with a matching bow.

Great to use as a Halloween Tote or Trick or Treat bags for the kids.  You can purchase this tote and other styles in my Etsy shop.


Double D Challenge – If the shoe fits

Upcycled Dracula Bottle

So fun to make.  I just loved the shape of this bottle so I didn’t want to get rid of it.  I decided to make something out of it so I removed the labels and washed it out.  Using my Cricut and Design Space I made the label from 651 purple vinyl.  The image is Eye of Newt #M3B675 Monster Bash.

Then, I gathered all of my red crayons and melted them over the bottle to create the bloody effect.  I made the cape using my sewing machine and black satin fabric.  That was a bit of a challenge since I’m not a seamstress!

I just love how it turned out.

This bottle is part of a set that is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.


Try It On Tuesdays – Slap it On Challenge…with paint, colour, textures, papers, etc.

Halloween Potion Bottles


I created these potion bottles using 651 vinyl.  Each image is loaded into Design Space and cut with the Cricut.  The following are the images used:

Witches Brew – 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ is M40503 from Happy Hauntings

Potion – 5″ x 3 1/2″ is M408E9 from Happy Hauntings

Skull and Crossbones – 5 3/4 x 2 1/2″ is M2E504 from Teresa Collins Chic and Scary

Poison – 10 1/2 x 2″ is M41B6E from Happy Hauntings

To achieve the old and dusty effect I first sanded the bottles using heavy gauge sandpaper.  Then I mixed brown paint with some water and coated each bottle.  When that was dry, I mixed black paint and water and splattered each bottle.  The web is created using a hair net.

These bottles are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

This is what the bottles looked like before I added the effects:


Creative Artiste Challenge #42 – Anything Mixed Media

Snowman Wine Tag

Door Hanger Tag #M3362E from Tags Bags Boxes and More.    Designed with Design Space and cut with the Cricut.  The tag was cut on Kraft Board at 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ and scored at 2 1/2″.

To/From is a stamp from Chatty Press

Peachy Keen Stamps PK 303A Tubular Star Snowman small

Snow is cut using Creative Memories cutter (shown below) and embellished with Martha Stewart glitter

I splattered the snow using watered down paint and a splatter tool (shown below)


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #407 – Splatter It

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #185 – Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #418 – Crazy Egg/ATG…Anything Goes

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Technique is Reverse Canvas.  Instructions can be found HERE.  This project was made using Cricut, Design Space, and Cricut Heat Press.

Frame measure 11″ x 14″

Yellow flower is cut at 6″ and is the 3D Flower (#M3CBDF) from Flower Shoppe

Pink flower is cut at 6 ” and is the 3D Flower (#M3D7E1) from Flower Shoppe

White flower is cut at 6″ and is the 3D Flower (#M4733C) from Flower Shoppe

Light green leaf is cut at 3″ and is the Leaf (#M3976E) from Create A Critter

Single green leaf is cut at 1″ and is the 3D Leaf (#M44A9E) from Flower Shoppe

Dark green leaf is cut at 2″ and is the Branch with Leaves (#M40083) from From My Kitchen

Sentiment is an uploaded image cut at 3″ with HTV vinyl

Mason Jar is an uploaded image cut at 4″ with HTV vinyl



The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge – Bloomin’ Flowers


Altered Wine Bottle

Materials Used:


Acrylic Paint

Walnut Stain

Styrofoam balls

Modeling Clay

Faux grape leaves and vine

This is an altered Yago Sangria Bottle.  I removed the label and applied glass primer to the bottle.  Then I painted the bottle with acrylic paint and let it dry.  After it was dry, I applied walnut stain to give it a distress look.  I took a styrofoam ball and cut it in two.  Using modeling clay, I molded the clay over each half of the styrofoam ball.  I made an “x” in the center of each.  To get the orange peel effect, I pressed the styrofoam on the clay and let it dry.  Then I took more clay and rolled them into small balls for the grapes. I let them dry and then I adhered them to the bottle.  At this point, I was ready to paint the fruit.  After the paint dried, I glued on some faux grape leaves and vines.

So fun to make!

I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

Creative Artiste Challenge #41 which is always anything goes using mixed media.

Love 2 Create Challenge #11 which is anything goes using mixed media.

Mix It Up Challenge #16 which is anything goes using mixed media with an optional twist of block stamping.  I did not include the option.

Ombre Peace Tote Bag

This technique is a very cool way to tie dye using Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol.  I made a stencil for the peace sign using my Cricut and Design Space.  I cut the image out on stencil film and adhered it to the tote. Using Sharpie markers, I colored in the peace sign…

Then, with the stencil still in place and using 91% rubbing alcohol and an eye dropper, I applied the alcohol to the stencil…

After removing the stencil, this is what the end result was…

After it dried….

This is being submitted to Stamps & Stencils Challenge this month which is to make a project using the Ombre technique and either stamps or stencils.