Sunday, 21 April 2013

My Other 2 Heartfelt Creations Submissions

Good morning fellow bloggers, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend:)
Yesterday I went to a copic class at SirStamalot in peterborough and it was such an inspiring and interesting class run by a lovely lady called Louise.  I met some wonderful ladies too:)
So any way as promised yesterday I have my other 2 Heartfelt Creations submission projects to share with you today:
Memory Trinket Box

Timeless Amour - small memory trinket box (project 3)

Papers used:

·         Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Papers

Heartfelt Creations dies used:

·         Timeless Amour (HCD 728)

·         Layered Scalloped Posy (HCD 717)

Other items used:

·         Small round trinket box (approx 10cm diameter)

·         Acrylic paint

·         Pearls on a thread

·         pink satin ribbon

·         pearl hearts, clear gems, stickles glitter and a decorative button or brad for the knob


·         Paint the box (inside if you wish as well) and allow to dry.

Using 2 or 3 co-ordinating papers cut:

·         6 large decorative hearts (keep the inner hearts)

·         22 small inner trellis hearts (9 of which should be in co-ordinating coloured paper)

·         14 small enclosed hearts (5 of which should be in co-ordinating coloured paper)

·         14 tiny blossom flowers (from the layered scalloped posy die set)

·         Cut the words from the Birthday sentiment from the paper pad which says ‘ May your birthday be filled with yesterday’s memories today’s joys and tomorrow’s dreams. ( You don’t need  ‘may your birthday’)


·         Make up 9 small hearts for around the outside of the box : take 1 small enclosed heart and 1 small trellis heart (co-ordinating coloured papers), glue together at the edges ( not at the bottom, or top only a little at the sides) . When dry squeeze slightly towards the centre to create a little puffed out heart.  Take 7 small trellis hearts and fold in centre slightly. Put to one side.


·         Using a very strong glue (I have used a hot glue gun) glue the decorative pin or button in place (I cut of the back off the button so that it was flat).


·         Adhere the pearl trims and ribbon in place .


·         With the box upside down adhere the 4 large decorative hearts, inner large hearts, 4 small trellis hearts and 4 small enclosed hearts in place as in picture.


·         Starting from the front of the box first adhere 2 puffed out hearts as in picture then the other 7 around the outside of the box. Then take the 7 trellis hearts and adhere with just a little glue along the centre where you folded them, when dry slightly fold the edges in together as to give a winged effect.


·         Adhere the small blossom flowers around the lid.


·         To decorate the top of the box take the 2 decorative hearts, 2 large enclosed hearts, 2 small trellis hearts and the small enclosed heart that you have left and adhere in place as in picture . Use 3d gel or foam pads to slightly lift the hearts away from the lid.


·         Adhere the words that you cut from the paper pad onto the lid......’ Filled with yesterdays memories today’s joy’s  and tomorrow’s dreams’


·         Finally decorate with LOTS of gems and stickles  glitter and glue the small pearl heart onto the small heart on the lid.
My other project is an Altered Heart : Mystical Decorative Heart

As I explained in my post yesterday these pictures are awful as I had the wrong bulbs :( in my lamp and the true colours are more pink!

Mystical Decorative Heart – Wall Decoration (project 4)

Papers used:

·         Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Collection

Heartfelt Creations dies used:

·         Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

·         Delicate Asters (HCD 726)

·         Timeless Amour ( HCD 728)

·         Layered Scalloped Posy (HCD 717)

Heartfelt Creations Stamps used:

·         Mini Vintage Floret pre cut (HCPC 3502)

·         Open Vintage Floret (HCPC 3500)

·         Delicate Asters (HCPC 3494)

Other items and embellishments used:

·         Open Lattice wicker Heart

·         Acrylic paints – I used metallic’s in 2 different shades of pinks

·         Tulle, lace for around the outside of the heart and lace for the hanger and dangles

·         Small and large gems, pearls and self adhesive pearl flourishes x2

·         Stickles glitter

·         Gold embossing powder and gold metallic ink

·         Pearlescent angel hair


Die Cuts needed:

·         2 x large decorative hearts

·         1 x small trellis heart

·         Vintage floret flowers:3 x  extra /large, 6 x large,7 x medium/ large, 9 x medium, 9 x small/medium, 7 x small and 9 x extra small ( this is only a guide as it depends how you want to layer your flowers up)

·         17 x small blossom flowers from the layered scalloped Posy die set

·         5 x foliage leaves


·         Paint the heart , I used a sponge to give it a shabby vintage look.  Finish using a little gold metallic ink.  Allow to dry.


·         Stamp the flowers with the co-ordinating stamps heat emboss with the gold embossing powders . Distress the tiny blossom with a little metallic gold ink.


·         Using the foliage die as a mask, stencil the foliage leaves and stamp using the co-ordinating stamps.


·         Make up the flowers : I have used 1 large main flower, 2 medium/large, 1 medium, 1 small/ medium and 1 small for the heart and 1 small/medium and 1 small for the lace dangles.


·         With a little of the gold metallic ink, distress the decorative hearts and emboss around the edge of the small trellis heart.


·         Adhere the lace and tulle to the outside of the heart from the back.


·         Adhere the flowers in a cluster, 3 of the larger flowers in the left hand corner with the 3 of the foliage and 3 of the smaller flowers diagonally opposite with the remaining foliage.


·         Adhere the small trellis heart just behind the smaller cluster of flowers and 1 of the decorative hearts over them.


·         Adhere the other decorative hearts in with the larger cluster of flowers as in picture.


·         Adhere the lace dangles to the back bottom part of the heart and decorate with pearls, the last 2 remaining flowers and 3 small blossom on each dangle. Fix the lace hanger by weaving through the open lattice and tying tightly .


·         Adhere the self adhesive pearl flourishes as in picture, Leaving parts of the flourish not adhered ( you will need to used a strong glue even though they are slightly tacky as this isn’t enough) .


·         Adhere the tiny blossoms to the pearl flourishes.


·         Finish by adding the gems to the flowers. Gems, pearls and stickles glitter to the tulle. I have also added a little stickles glitter to the flowers and foliage.


·         Finally I have pushed angel hair into the open lattice and filled the heart to give it a little mystical whimsy look.

Thank you all for taking the time to look at my projects, I know they have been long posts:(
 I really do  appreciate all of your lovely comments, Thank you x
Now I am off to do a bit of housework and play with my copics, so I should have some pictures to show you all this week with my newly learnt techniques :).
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend x











  1. Nikki, I sure do hope you are added to the HC team. It is always a joy visiting your blog and seeing what imaginative ways you are using your toys. The trinket box is beyond gorgeous, and your woven heart is beautiful! Thank you for always sharing. hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

  2. Nikki these are two amazing creations, I hope you are chosen as you really deserve - your projects are always so detailed and beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your class Carole Z X

  3. Nikki I'm sitting here drooling over these two projects .If you don't make the final cut with HFC I'll be really disappointed . Just love looking forward to visiting your blog to see what you have created . Now gotta go back and have a second look . Thanks so much for sharing

  4. At last I found you Nikki, every time you leave comments on my blog and I click on your name it took me somewhere else, I don't know why,I bet you thought I was ignoring you (I wouldn't do that) anyway I'm here now and I've become a follower so there's no getting rid of me lol.
    These two gorgeous creations are so beautiful, I love them both, so many pretty details. I love your craft room too wow!
    See you again soon.
    Hugs Teresa xx

  5. Gorgeous work Nikki, your work is so deserve to be on their team... simply AmAzing Detail... Hugs May x x x

  6. These are superb projects, so much work has gone into them - I have everything crossed for you, truly deserve a place on their team xx

  7. These are so stunning Great job! You're just gonna have to make it!!!

  8. Your HC submissions are stunning. I hope you made the DT.

  9. Hi Nikki, well what can I say, all your HC projects are stunning! So creative and you have used their products beautifully, you're a natural! Good Luck!xx


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