Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with you for the new year!  I was chosen to be a new designer for the Fussy and Fancy Design Team!!!!  I have loved participating in their challenges and I can't wait to design for them in the upcoming year, so be on the lookout for some new projects and ideas!  In fact, here's a new project right now!  This was designed for their upcoming challenge of "Celebration" and it was created for my niece who loves celebrating winter and snow.  She also loves bears, so I thought this image (James the Bear from Lili of the Valley) would be perfect for her!  For this challenge, we were to create a 3-D project to go along with the card.  Well, I thought and I thought and I couldn't decide what I wanted to do, so I made a whole matching set!  I made a card using the sketch from Lili of the Valley and I love how it turned out!  I also used the same sketch for the matching gift bag that I created as well.  Finally, my 3D projects were a stamped candle and a winter snowglobe.  This is going to be a long post with a lot of pictures, so I apologize in advance!!  Here's the whole matching set:

Here's the snow globe I made for her - It's the second one I've done and I love how they both turned out.  This one is a slightly smaller version than the one I posted earlier using Magnolia images.  I covered the small round tin with some paper from my stash, used glossy accents to secure some trees in the background, then adhered my stamped image (after he was colored with my Copics and cut out of course!).  I then added Polar White Flowersoft for snow before using Glossy Accents to glue the bowl to the top of the tin.  I was surprised how well it held after a few second dry time.

Here's the matching card.  I colored all of the images in using the same colors and for this card I followed the sketch from Lili of the Valley.  I cut him out using my deckled rectangle Spellbinders, inked the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink and added a Digital sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.  I then added Diamond Stickles everywhere!

Another angle:

And the inside:

Here's the matching gift bag for all of her gifts to go in and I LOVE how it turned out!  I used a plain blue bag from the dollar store, added blue/silver sparkly ribbon from AC Moore to the top and bottom of the bag, then followed the sketch from Lili of the Valley for the bag as well.  I added the same image and digital sentiment, but added two flowers in the corner which were glimmer misted with Frost Glimmer Mist and Pearl Glimmer Mist which can be found at  I then tied a bow using the same ribbon and adhered it to the handle of the gift bag.  I think it turned out pretty well for my first bag!

Here's a close-up:

And finally the candle.  I love this technique and it is SOOO easy!  I stamped the image on a piece of white tissue paper, colored it in with copics and cut around the image closely.  I then placed the image where I wanted it to be on the candle and wrapped a piece of wax paper around it.  I melted the image onto the candle using my heat embossing tool, then added Diamond stickles for the snow and on his hat.  Finally, two pieces of snowflake ribbon and a bow completed this easy project.

My niece LOVED these gifts and I had so much fun creating them for her.  Be sure to check out the challenge at Fussy and Fancy for this week and link up your own project for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!   Hope to see you there!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Lili Of The Valley - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Christmas Card with Matching Giftbag/Box
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special (My Niece)
Stamping Scrapping - Anything Goes (Check out this awesome store for your spellbinders, stickles, and distress inks!)
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Snow Much Fun
ABC DT Challenge - Baby it's Cold Outside


  1. Absolutely fantastic project, what a super gift, they recipient will be thrilled!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cottage and Congrats on making the F&F DT team, well deserved

    mandi xx

  2. Boy, I wish we were related. You must be crazy about your niece. Lovely gift, beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing at the SSCC Challenge. C2

  3. Such a great set! Just LOVE that snowglobe, so clever! The card and bag are gorgeous, I love how they match and the candle is lovely as well!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

  4. What a great giftset this is, love the snowglobe and the matching candle, just a perfect gift! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week and all the best for 2011! Hugs Gemma

  5. WOW, this is stunning! I love everything but I`m speechless about the snow globe!
    Thank you for joining us at SSCC!

  6. Tiara, the gift ensemble is extraordinaire! Beautifully done! Congrats on the dt gig! I love playing in that challenge, too! Thanks so much for playing Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  7. Beautiful gift set Tiara, your snow globe and candle comeplete this stunning set perfectly! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage & Happy New Year to you :) Donna x

  8. Wow!! These projects are amazing!!! Can only imagine the time and effort that went into each one of them, but they are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at the ABC Toys & Crafts - we always love to see your beautiful work!

  9. wow these are fantastic such special gifts, i love the snow globe, Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  10. Hi! What a great set of beautiful gifts... I can see why your niece loved them! The snow globe and candle are fab! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

  11. Holy WOW this is crazy beautiful. I love that you shared the how to on your amazing Candle. I had no idea how to do that. Can't wait to try it myself. I am so glad you shared your projects with us at ABC Toys & Crafts. These are Perfect for our "Baby It's Cold Outside". Look forward to getting to know you better and seeing more of your work. Congratulations on being chosen for Fussy & Fancy

  12. how pretty! great projects.
    Thanks for playing at ABC Toys & Crafts!