Wednesday, January 25, 2023

CraftWell DT: Christmas Ornaments and Shakers



This is my Craftwell. For this post I decided to make shaker ornaments for a Christmas Bazaar and for my children teacher's gifts as tags:

Here are the finished ornaments displayed in a small tree for effect:

Here, I'm showing the ornaments as wall displays:

Before I added the shaker pieces following the kit's instructions, I added some hand fuzzy cut bronze paper pieces to ground the die cuts:

I made three of each kind and stamped them with different sentiments:

I used the leftover ornaments as tags for the teachers gifts. I stamped my children's names on the back and attached them to the gifts. They were perfect for this as they could be used as ornaments afterwards as well or as wall d├ęcor:

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

Queen & CO Winter Wonderland shaker kit
Glossy Glass Glue
Tacky Glue
Glue Gun to attach the ribbon

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges:


Monday, December 5, 2022

WW DT: End of Year Anything Christmas Goes Challenge


 Dear Scrappers,

This is my October post for Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog:

Our sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful:

Facebook Group -
and the prize on offer for the winner is two images of their choice from the shop

I chose the 

Christmas Baubles, Digi Stamps, which is very celebratory of the end of the year.

I went looking for sketches to work with this image and found this one:

This challenge is a collaboration between two blogs, and I used the sketch and combined two different printed papers from the Tattered Lace magazine freebies, one is the stripped paper and the second I used mats for the digital image, with stripped stars in the same colors (yellow and dark red).

However, I did not make to post in time, so I was suggested to join the next challenge:

I guess my baubles are colorful enough and the card in general is mostly white.

For the digital image, I decided to use metallic red and gold pens, and when coloring with a red pen, it smeared a little bit.

Then, I used distress inks as watercolor media and the unexpected happened and the red/ gold ink smeared worse... so I worked around it and decided to with the mage a bluish background to blend my mistake some:

At least the inside of my card work out better

From sweet sketches challenge blog, see bellow for more info.

I used the matting die to cut the image and then used different distress inks and some HeroArts inks to color it. Then I traced the edges of the die cut unto a larger piece of printed blue cardstock to use as a mat. I fussy cut the blue mat and use the negative corners as part of the sketch embellishment.
I used foam squares to mount the die cut and some bakers twine to complete the look with this month's SCT Sampler sentiment die cut instead of the ribbon.

The outside of the card:

A closer look:

Materials and tools:

SNAP, CraftWell 
Album matting dies and folder, Anna Griffin 
Tattered Lace printed paper
Graphic 45 dies
CTMH card
Metallic pens
TH Distress 
TH water color brush
3D Zots 
Dazzle Stars outlines

For more details about the challenge, please visit:

Closing date for entries is 5pm the day before the next challenge.

Winners and Top 3 will be announced on the Sunday morning at 11am following the end of the challenge.

Happy November

Vicky Tovar

Some Challenges and Inspiration

X-xtra special

Friday, November 25, 2022

Craftwell DT: Fall Festival Goodies



This is my next post for Craftwell. 

Every year my daughter's troop host a fall festival at the pumpkin patch, so I searched Pinterest and came up with several ideas for dressing up fall goodies:

Reese candy holders: 

These pumpkin (orange flavored) gummies were my favorite: 

I die-cut several tags and stamped them with fall sentiments, the same with the acorns, sunflowers, and pumpkins. I used all the different shaped pumpkin dies I had as well as the sunflowers and acorns.

The instructions for the Ferrero Rocher containers, I found them in Pinterest and followed them.

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine

Other Companies:

SCT sampler stamps
Sizzix stamps and dies
Spellbinder dies
Queen & CO pumpkins and sunflower dies
Tattered Lace flower stamp & die
CTMH Stamps and dies
HeroArts stamps
CTMH color cardstocks
Recollections Fall Orchard printed papers
Other brands cardstocks as well
Tacky Glue

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Happy Thanksgiving/ Black Friday

Vicky Tovar
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