Sunday 20 December 2015

Jingle All The Way

Hi Everyone, Apologies for still being behind with some of your blogs, I am still under the weather and we are also having terrible problems with our internet downloading pages and losing connection, hopefully all will be sorted soon. 

This is our last Challenge of the year at That Craft Place and I am super excited to showcase some of Lisa's amazing Bespoke MDF for my DT project. All links on my sidebar.

It has been a few years since I have made an extra special project for my much loved parents so this is a Christmas Present that has had hours of love poured into every detail for them.

With everyone so busy at this time of year I thought I would just show you around my Christmas Scene, which my Husband has taken all these amazing pictures for me.

As you can see I painted the runners of my sleigh, then stamped and heat embossed Gold onto them for added texture and went around the perimeter rubbing in Gilding Wax.

Next my papers were glued in place sanding around the edges to make neat. I then gave it all a coat with DecoArt Gloss Varnish.

A view inside my sleigh. 

For my images I added Chunky white embossing powder, I then mounted the images onto cereal box packaging and dipped into my embossing powder to form a frame.

Some cheesecloth coloured and dried with my heat gun, this makes it lovely and stiff and I added it behind my images.

A view of one of the finished sides.

I glued two Reindeer together for added stability.

My MDF words and die cuts were all heat embossed with different colours of glitter embossing powders.

My Tree was from Tim Holtz and I sprayed it with Distress Sprays, once dry I added Glossy Accents and Distress Glitter. Finishing off with a star, tinsel and bells threaded together.

My Santa Sack was stitched to form a sack adding Polystyrene packing peanuts to the inside. A ribbon and embellishments to the outside and a couple of labelled Candy Canes for my Mum and Dad.

I tore corrugated cardboard back in areas to reveal the corrugation and gave a coat of gesso and added on some Cheesecloth and glued onto my plinth of wood. I wanted this to look like a very old Cobbled Street.

Next was to add my cobbles using a brick stencil along with DecoArt Sand Texture Paste that I added a little black paint too. I scattered over glitter and chunky white embossing powder. Once dry heat set in place.

Finally lots of Flower Soft Snow was added. Gilding wax was added to the feet and around the edges of the plinth.

My Snowman was originally a cheap wooden Snowman tree decoration. I covered his body in Snowtex and added a Paper Clay Carrot for his nose, along with a stamped sign.

Santa was made by using .... Ha Ha fooled you ..... bought from a Christmas shop !

The reverse side of the sleigh.

The rear of my sleigh.

Some angled shots.

The reindeer's collars.

If there is anything else you would like to know about my post please email me or leave a comment and I'll get back to you when I can.

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Christmas.

Crafty Hugs,

Julie x

Products used:
MDF Sleigh
MDF Words
Bespoke Cutting Service used for Reindeer and Plinth.
DecoArt Products:
Embossing Powders
Distress Products
Cheery Lynn Dies:
B635 Snowflake Set 2
B486 Dancing Snow Flurries
B475 Merry Christmas Hanger
DL175 Lace Pine Snowflake
B156 Pine Branches
B216 Wreath Strip

All Products available from That Craft Place.


  1. WOUW Julie, this is Spectaculair!! You did great work and I love the Shabby style en all the snow and texture pasta, so many lovely details....super!!!
    I wish you also a Merry, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,,,I'll be back next year that's for sure!!! Hugs Gerie

  2. Fantastic project, Julie! What a special gift!

  3. WOW! Absolutely FABULOUS Juliz! They are going to LOVE (and cherish) this filled with love project! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  4. soo beautiful and gorgeous with all the lovely details, fabulous!
    I wish you and your family a happy Christmas and a good start to a successful and healthy new year!!! Many thanks for all your ideas and inspirations this year! Hugs, Kerstin xx

  5. This is magnificent Julie and must have taken hours of time to make. Your Mum and Dad will treasure it. Gorgeous little details. Get well really soon, only 5 more sleeps....:0) xx

  6. A beautiful creation Juliz, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    Merry Christmas.

    B x

  7. A gorgeous Christmas creation Julie! Beautiful made! Marlies

  8. You transported me to a beautiful wintry scene with sleigh bells twinkling and the crunch of the crisp white snow. I am in complete awe as I study all the precious details of this creation.
    Your parents must be incredibly proud of their talented daughter.
    Here's to you feeling better soon.
    Lynne x

  9. Oh wow Julie, absolutely AMAZING!!! I can just see the amount of work that has gone into this, but worth every minute! The details, from the cobbled street to that delightful snowman are just amazing! I bet your parents are gong to adore this!! Stunning photos too, well done Chris!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  10. Well what in tarnation! This is gobsmackigly, stunningly amazeballs! Ohhhhhh I just love everything about this. Where to start as I am dazed and awed by your creation. That sack-how scrumdidilyumptious! So thoughtful to add your parents names to the candy canes. You almost had me at the Santa-I was thinking polymer Clay? Hehehe! That tree is so fun and festive and genius idea to sting the bells! Loves this, loves this! I hope you feel better! ~Niki

  11. Wow, this is great work...I'm speechless...:-), well done!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

  12. Wow,this is such a great project you have made, thanks for sharing on WLVC. gr. Liesbeth

  13. Absolutely stunning,can see a lot of love went into creating it too
    Donna xxx

  14. WOW it looks amazing Julie and you have really poured gallons of love into this one!!

  15. Brilliant photographs1 Love every bit of it Julie and thanks for sharing the production, Angela xXx

  16. Julie, I was not able to visit your blog late;y, but now I am completely flabbergasted about all the gorgeous creations you made. I am speechless!!
    Wish you a very Merry Christmas!!
    Lia xx

  17. This is absolutely fabulous!!!! Have a wonderful holiday!

  18. Oh WOW Julie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Amazing Christmas project, I adore it to bits, this is so dreamful and beautifully done in each and every detail!!!!!
    Happy Christmas to you!
    Hugs, Coco xx

  19. I am speechless...really am....such a amazing creation...wowwwwww.
    Thanx for sharing this with us at WLVC Julie and a very merry christmas to you and the people you love. xxx Plony

  20. A message I posted earlier seems to have disappeared. I just wanted to say what a fantastic project and thank you for sharing the techniques. Great job also by Chris in taking these photos,

  21. Wow! What a fabulous project. All of the details are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
    -Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

  22. I am a little stuck for words Julie, this is incredibly beautiful - I loved seeing how you brought it all together, your attention to detail is superb and what a glorious result! The Santa looks so realistic too - a great find. Chris is a wonderful photographer too! A totally stunning creation, perfect in every way! I hope you and Chris have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Anne xxx

  23. Hello Julie ,
    This is wonderful so fantastic !!!
    So many lovely details TOP
    I wish you also a Merry, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year .....
    Greetings Doris x

  24. C'est superbe ! Très beau décor de Noël, j'adore ! Bravo !

  25. This is an amazing Christmas scene !!
    Thank you for joining us at the Artistic Stamper's December challenge. Hope to see you next month !
    Titbelsoeur DT

  26. Julie this is just awesome. I love it! You used so many different techniques on this project. Great to have you with us at Creative Artiste Challenge this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  27. What an absolute delight Julie! So very beautifully crafted with exquisite attention to detail. Your parents will treasure it. WIshing you a very Happy and peaceful Christmas and may 2016 bring you health and happiness in abundance. Nicola x

  28. What an amazing creation! I really love, love, love it! Also the way you showed how you made it with all the photo's. Thank you so much! It's outstanding!

    Thanks for joining us in our challenge at WLVC! Love to see you back!

    Hugs, Nicolette

  29. This is amazing! I love all the creative details you put into this beautiful project.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.

  30. What an amazing creation, love it! Thanks for joinng WLVC

    Gr. Jacqueline

  31. Saw this on Facebook - this is so lovely and creative and beautiful! what a wonderful decoration for your table - a work of love truly!! Wishing you the happiest of Christmases Julie! Julia xx

  32. Oh Wow Julia, You totally transported me back to my childhood, thank you I love everything about your project... Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  33. AMAZING!!! I want the sack! I have been drooling over this on social media. Finally I am here to see in all its grandeur. Simply stunning... Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares, Cheers Nicole

  34. This is simply delightful! I adore the details of this project, especially the pattern mix and gorgeous texture! Love this!!! Hope you had a very merry Christmas. Hugs, Autumn

  35. Thud! How FABULOUS! What fun you must have had making this and your parents LOVED it, I'm sure! So glad you shared with us in our Winter Challenge at Dies R Us!

  36. Wow, this is amazing, Julie! So much work gone into it. A very special gift. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  37. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  38. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  39. Congratulations Julie, on winning our Challenge over at Creative Atiste challenge Blog...
    Please pop over to see how to collect your prize...
    Rhonda xxx

  40. Oh my goodness! what a wonderful creation Julie. Love your detail work!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek this month.

  41. oh wow. That is fab. Im sure your parents loved it. What a thoughtful gift. Thanks for joining our December challenge over at Craft for the Craic. Happy New Year.

  42. WHat an exquisite , out of the world creation Julie! I am so happy to be here...thanks for sharing this project with us at Craft for the craic! Happy new year to u! :)
    Suchi xx

  43. A complete and utter delight, Julie - you can see your dollshouse history in this one! Firstly, what a splendid Father Christmas - much nicer than lots of the ones you see. Then on to your marvellous sleigh - so beautifully papered, and I love the addition of the vintage images. Brilliant sack bulging with gifts, and I love the snowy corrugated base board. Altogether fabulous! I'm only sorry I'm so late catching up with it.
    Alison xx

  44. I am utterly blown away by your creation and by the beautifully photographed step by step...I can well believe it took a few weeks! Such detail your parents must have been thrilled!


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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