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Saturday, 23 January 2021

LockDown #2 - Giveaway projects

 With the second lockdown happening leading up to Christmas I figured we all might need a little distraction from the doom and gloom and utter overwhelmingness (if that is even a word!) of it all and, selfishly, to give me something with which to occupy my mind

I always have plenty to do but nothing I HAVE to do but having announced it on FB I knew I'd not want to let anyone down so the second round of giveaways kept me motivated and really helped me through those weeks

I only did five this time :-


                                                                PRODUCTS USED :

MDF Snowflake / Deer & Word

Scrapinec Decorative Chipboards:

Spring Prodigy / Wreath Set GST-165 / Mon Merry Cheri Wreath GST-262

FINNABAIR (Prima Marketing) 

Art Basics : Heavy Gesso White / 3D Gloss Gel/ Modelling Paste

Art Extravagance : Texture Paste - White Crackle 

Glitter Set - Caribbean / Ebony & Ivory

Art Alchemy : Metallique Acrylic Paint - White Pearl

Sparks Acrylic Paint - Magical Pond

Metallique Wax - Mint Sparkle / Blue Lagoon / Heather Hills

Art Ingredients - Mica Powder : Lilac Opal Magic / Green Opal Magic

Snowflake from Finnabair's Mechanicals range

Tim Holtz Stencil - Flourish THS032

Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray : Sassy Sapphire / 

Frosted Forget-me-Nots / French Lilac Violet

Seth Apter (Aladine) Izink Dye Spray ; Antique Pearl / Blue Moon



Black Powertex Universal Medium

Powertex Colortrix : Terragreen / Red / Clear Gold / Gold

Powertex Easy Varnish

Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter - Gold Rush

Finnabair Art Extravagance Glitter Set - Ebony & Ivory

Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium

Anna Marie Art Designs Crushed ice Crystals






 OOOooops!!!! No idea what products I used as I forgot to make a list

Finnabair's Heavy Black Gesso for sure and all the metal flowers and leaves are from her mechanicals range - as is the heart locket and it would all have been adhered with heavy body gel from Finn's Art Basics range

The little fir cones are from Tim Holtz's Ideaology range



A little book in a wooden box ... pages of the book are in the wrong order & with this new blogger thingy I just can't work out how to move them - but you will get the idea



I either forgot to write down the products used or I have lost the list - either quite a likely scenario

Apart from four or five pages that have Tim Holtz Ephemera the rest are are all stamped with images from my collection - glittered and embossed and inked and grunged.

The wreath on the front cover is from Tim's Ideaolody range and the stencil is one of his too



Ok ... it was really hard to give this one away as it has such a very personal attachment to it.  I have told this story before - when I made nephew number one (Richard) a musical violin that played Silent Night shortly after daddy died. 

Singing Silent Night was daddy's party piece but not sung in a beautiful choral fashion but quirky and funny and would always make us laugh as he would clasp his hand to his mouth when he got to the word "virgin"- just daddy being daft but I now can't hear that carol without tears forming

I had one little musical movement left from when I did the violin (never buy just one of anything and now wish I had bought more because they seem to be no longer available) so as the "Christmas in a Tin" idea took shape I just knew what I wanted to do



Finnabair (Prima Marketing)

Art Basics Heavy Gesso - Black / 3D Gloss Gel / Heavy Body Gel

Art Ingredients Mica Powders - Bottle Green / Frozen Lake / Teal / Purple /  Lilac Opal Magic / Green Opal Magic 

Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique - White Pearl / Silver Spoon / 

Art Extravagance Glitter Set - Ebony & Ivory

Finnabair Moon & Stars Mould

Snowflakes from Finnabair's Mechanicals range

Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray :

Afternoon Delight Denim / Frolic in the Forest Black

Hobbilicious Quirky Cottages

Tim Holtz : Woodland Trees / Reindeer / Word token

Distress Spray Stain - Bundled Sage

Tim Holtz Stars Stencil - THS115


The startof 2021 has brought us another much needed lockdown so Giveaways number 3 are currently in progress but I will blog those once they are all, er, given away!



  1. Super projects in your signature 'wow' style!