Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Cascading Sunflower Drawers

A very good afternoon to you all. I hope you are all having a good day:)
Well I am now on day 2 of the 4 Day Deal and I really am having a fun time...if you watched this mornings show with Dean you would have seen that Dean put me on the spot with the reading of the emails.... what did you think to my presenting skills? ummm I think I had better stick to the crafting :)

Thank you for all of your emails. I have been overwhelmed by your support and well done to those of you that have won a card:)

So today I am going to share the altered drawers with you...After making my 20th + card I really needed to create something a little different and these drawers have been sitting in my craft room for almost a year. This collection is great for a project like this:) This project got my crafting mojo back on track.

  • Before adding any paper or embellishments I painted the drawers with some distress stain. I didn't add any undercoat as you can only see the edges.
  • I purposely chose the papers so that the middle drawers had the flowers on them and the others 2 were matching. For the lid I have used one of the panels from the paper collection with the cockerel on and cut it to fit.....unfortunately I don't have a picture on my laptop, but I will add a picture with a top view tomorrow so that you can take a look at what I mean.
  • I have used the decorative border die from the Cut Mat Create collection to add some detail to the fronts of the card. I have also added one on each side.
  • To decorate I have added some Hobby House pearls on string and some cream lace.
  • Next  I added the drawer handles which are also from The Hobby House.
  • I have of course added lot's of gorgeous sunflowers cascading them down the drawers. I have added some seed beads in the centre using Pinflair glue gel.  The leaves and flourishes are of course also Heartfelt Creations.  
  • To finish I have added some Stickles glitter - Platinum around the edges of the paper. 
I hope this has inspired you to create something a little different:)



  1. Hello Nikki

    You are doing fine with the presenting I was only thinking how relaxed you are now. This box of drawers is lovely I am definitely going to make it for my granddaughter for her bits of jewellery.

    Thanks for sharing
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. These drawers are gorgeous! All the beautiful samples have inspired me and I have ordered the main stamp, die and paper pack. I already have some heartfelt creations paper and it is gorgeous so couldn't resist as sunflowers are so beautiful :) x

  3. Hi Nikki. WOW! These drawers are so beautiful, I love them! Hugs,
    Maggie xx

  4. This is stunning ! Such a gorgeous piece of art x

  5. Hi Nikki
    Stunning, the sunflower papers are gorgeous and I love how you've used them to decorate the set of drawers. Was only able to catch one of your shows but your samples were beautiful
    Best wishes, Pat

  6. This is just AMAZING, Nikki. Truly an inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing and can't wait to watch the shows. Think the only chance I'll have is when everyone has gone to bed!
    Hugs Annie

  7. After a busy day childminding (grandchildren) , I have just relaxed by watching the 7-8pm show. Lovely! Your creations and demos are just super. Thank you, Nikki.

  8. Fab shows Nikki, although I've only seen the first one from today but they are all recorded. These drawers are absolutely amazing, beautiful project. Pat x

  9. Hi Nikki, this little set of draws is amazing Id love to have a go at a project like that. Seen most of your shows, just got one from this morning recorded to watch, and really enjoyed them. I put my order in last night, watching for my delivery to have a go myself now.

  10. Hi Nikki
    What a gorgeous project,I have enjoyed all the shows and the samples are beautiful,you have done a great job,can't wait to get my order and start creating.
    Love Angela x

  11. Hi Nikki, what a fabulous set of draws, it must have taken you ages. Have seen some of the shows, but all recorded. Lilian.

  12. Hi Nikki the draws are beautiful, so pretty. I have watched as many shows as possible and really enjoyed them Thanks for the inspiration x

  13. Beautiful project Nikki. i loved the shows I watched yesterday and the whole kit is inspiring. Thank you
    Marion B xx

  14. Wow and WOW again, what a beautiful project Nikki, i am enjoying your shows and you are doing just fine , you are a perfect natural Nikki .
    Take Care and enjoy
    Elaine H X

  15. Morning Nikki
    Yes WOW again from me, this set of drawers is stunning, love the cards on your show and this
    Sunflower kit is a must to have
    Carol x

  16. Morning Nikki, So glad you are enjoying your shows as much as we are enjoying watching you, your samples and demo's are fabulous.
    These altered drawers look stunning !! loving your embellishing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. You made a great job of the box and drawers. I have a similar set ready to decorate, but can't find the paper I want. (or at least, it only appears as two sheets in a pack of others I don't want) I'll keep looking.

  18. Wow Nikki, this is lovely. I keep trying to get to a bit of home decor but haven't managed yet, never seem to have any spare time these days :-(

  19. Hi Nikki
    that is just stunning ! gorgeous and very beautiful. x

  20. Oh I do love these drawers! The sunflowers make everything come alive. Fabulous creation :)

  21. Hi Nikki,
    Such an amazing project,,,absolutely stunning set of draws. I'm loving the sunflowers stamps....Heartfelt Creations always seem to get it just right with their products....and you always show them off at their best . Well done Nikki and you look as if you have been presenting on TV for years now.

    Love Sheila xx

  22. I didn't miss a show, you were fantastic!!!!!

  23. Hi nikki
    What beautiful little drawers. I really love the sunflower collection. I finally managed to catch the live shows for a change but my e-mails were not read out. U must've had too many!! Lol

  24. Nikki, I just had to pop over and see what you've been up to. Everything looks so gorgeous! These little drawers are just precious, and all your added details really make them special. So proud of how you manage yourself on Create and Craft TV! You are a natural!


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