Customer Showcase

Hello again …….

we have so so many talented customers at Fernli Designs  we want to show off some of their work …..  and here are 2 very beautiful makes for you to feast your eyes on …

 

Sharon Verbiest made this awesome Christmas countdown sign from one of our large tags …..  She said its for her Daughter …. but I am TRYING to steal it from her ….. after all Kids DO NOT need this sort of thing …… do they (cough cough …. wink wink )    I am sure Bethany wouldnt mind LOL ……

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Our second make today is by Denise Whitehurst …… IT is wonderful and it even lights up !!!!    Denise my address is …………..

I mean SERIOUSLY …. how amazing would it be to receive this card for Christmas …. Definatly one to keep as an orniment for the next year …

 

STUNNING jobs girls ….

 

keep posting your amazing makes on our Facebook page and your work may be on here next

 

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Christmas Wreath

Hi and a VERY MERRY DECEMBER TO YOU ALL ,,,

 

To day we are showing a guest design team make from the lovely Amanda Charlsworth …

Here is what Amanda had to say
My final project for November for Fernli is a pretty christmas wreath .

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I was given a large chipboard circular shape and knew immediately what I would do . I waited the whole thing with white paint first and allowed to dry .

I the loop tied 12” lengths of white tule and lace around the shape to give a fluffy shabby look. I then decorated it with ease using a pre bought inexpensive tree decoration and some beautiful lace appliqués.

I also used a variety of beautiful paper flowers to add colour and depth to the wreath . It turned out so lovely I was actually surprised . Very easy to do give it a try……

 

x Amanda

 

Well I don’t know about you lot but I am LOVING all this Christmas Inspiration …. Beautiful make Amanda ….  Thank you for being our Guest Design Team Member for November 

Dont forget to join in on our Facebook page and share all your Christmas makes

Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think of Amanda’s make 

  The FERNLI TEAM

December

Welcome to December and our NEW Guest Designer Suzi oh WOW has she STUNNED us with her makes  ….

Project number 1 …..

PROJECT USED: The 8 Drawer Storage Unit –

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I paid a visit to the Range and managed to get a large sample of this gorgeous World Globe hessian glittered fabric wallpaper (which was £25.00 a roll) I then popped into B&M and found these amazing handles reduced from £6.00 to £1.00. The drawers are going to be filled with Christmas gifts for my Husband!!

WOW … What  lucky Husband ….. AWESOME JOB Suzi  we LOVE it …

Please leave a comment below and if you have been inspired to decorate one of these amazing Draw sets then don’t forget to post your photos on our Facebook page for us to see …..

Crafty hugs to all

The FERNLI TEAM 

Amanda’s 2nd DT Project

Well how lucky are we … we didnt have to wait long for Amandas 2nd guest design team project … WOOO HOOO …. and  its another CHRISTMAS ONE ….. I am SOOOOO Excited ..

here is my second project .I altered a set of three wooden tags.c2529e_38518c7456874763b4bb4c8eee0eeb81

The set of three were using the Fernli 4” scallop topped tags. I also used the small wooden christmas embellishments , two house shaped and one gingerbread man .

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I used co-ordinating DSP to create a banner piece which I attached with double sided tape. I then used hot glue to attach the christmas embellishment . I used a simple sam with to and from on for the user to write the name of the recipient on. I finished off by tying pretty red and white ribbon to the top secured with bakers twine and added a ribbon cluster to the bottom again using hot glue.

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I did one tag slightly different I had to get PINK in this project somewhere and why not. I took one of the Fernli double tag shapes with the push out middle . Using window sheet and thick foam tape I created a shaker take . I put pretty DSP inside before construction along with ink sequins which have free motion inside. To close the gap using the two wooden tags together left on the side I used pink sequin trim secured with hot glue which looks really pretty. I then tied some satin and organza ribbon to the top of the tag and glued on a pretty Pink and white ribbon rose. As the DSP depicts kissing doves i added a sentiment which reads I LOVE YOU to the bottom along with a singular babies breath flower

 

How super cute are these … and so quick and simple to do  …. I think you should all have a go at doing some of these … they would look great on presents for that special person in your life …

Don’t forget we have a Christmas competition on our Facebook Group so join in the fun and show us your makes

 

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Novemeber ..

Wow this has got here very fast …..  This month we have the very talented Amanda Charlsworth as our guest designer …..  and I am LOVING her first make …

 

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So i used four of the Fernli coasters and cut christmas theme music paper to size adhered with glue them went over the top with Mod lodge glitter to seal and protect.

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I created the word noel from a stamp set which I heat embossed clear , double layered cream and green card and placed the lettering onto a rosette created from 1” cut strips from a 12 x 12 sheet , scored every 1/4”.

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I fussy cut houses and gingerbread men from some DSp. The poinsettias are ones I had made from yardstick using a dies I got free in a magazine, I coloured the tips of the petals added stamen and glitter to the centre then again coated these in glitter mod lodge. Finally a double layer of ribbon was glues to the back of the coasters to create a hanging . A small card bow with a ribbon rose cluster was added to the bottom to finish it off and keep it looking tidy .

 

How Wonderful does this look ….

I ADORE Christmas and this has really got me in the mood to make some more Christmas Decorations …..

we have LOADS of Christmas items on the web site   Here are a few …

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c2529e_eeeb0bd28db9402ea64d99f6333100ea Christmas Cross

c2529e_c59dcd560aa14a27ac8ae351228f8d9e Bauble Gift Box …. Perfect for all those HANDMADE decorations you have made

… so Please pop along and see what appeals to you and dont forget to show us your makes on our Facebook group …  

 

Please leave a message for Amanda …. We love to hear what you think ;.

 

Wishing you ALL a Merry November ( or as I like to call it ….. Christmas Month Eve hahahaha )

The FERNLI TEAM 

Jewellery Cabinet

Hey Fernli Friends 

 

I hope you are all keeping well and have been crafting your little fingers off … don’t forget to post your photos on our Facebook page …. we love to see what you are all making with our designs.

Today is a Design Team make from Tina ….

Hi everyone …

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Today i am showing my Design Team Make, which I enjoyed making so so much … My partner is not a girly girly person and I wanted to make her a Cabinet to keep her jewellery in  that would fit her style … Lou sent me this prototype to see what I thought and to see what I could do with it ….. I have to say …. I LOVE IT …. I love how there is space on the other side of the draws so I could put handles on the draws and still be able to shut the cabinet up …

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This was a very simple make over … after putting the cabinet together which was very simple I then glued the chosen paper to the outside and sanded it around the edges so it had a smooth edge …. i then inked the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Tea Dye.

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All the hardware were added once the whole thing had me decorated

 

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the paper I used is a Tim Holtz one but I have lost the front cover so not sure of the name of the collection.  Again it was just a case of gluing the paper to the front of the draws then inking them  …. The Handles are from Xanderous Crafty Stash on Facebook.

 

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img_2797With the paper on this side I cut it to fit then inked around the edges before gluing it down as it would be very difficult do do once the paper is in place.    I used some small Handles from my stash to use as hooks to hang necklaces.

 

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All the other Hardware on the cabinet are from Xanderous Crafty Stash ….. Pop along to Fernli and have a look at the amazing items you could alter …. you wont be sorry .

i would love to know what you think  so please leave me a comment below.

Many thanks for stopping by

Hugs Tina

 

  The FERNLI TEAM 

Kim’s SUPRISE make ,….

Well Fernli Friends,

we have a little surprise for you today ….. The very Talented Kim decided to make us a Surprise make for her October Design Team spot ….. and we are SOOOO glad she did …. check it out ……

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Hello Fernli Designs fans! I have some fun Halloween ATC’s to share with you today.
I love Halloween, and doing ATC’s are so much fun! Fernli has some great ATC products in their shop, so let’s get started on how to make these!


I used the
Fernli Designs ATC Frames Set for this project, and below you can see what the blank wood looks like before I decorated it. These are super sturdy and so fun to make.
For my first witchy gal, I painted her with gesso first, then added a layer of Prima clear crackle. I wanted all the ATC’s to look worn and very distressed. Once the crackle was dry I added some silks acrylic glazes in some lovely fall colours to pick up on the grooves of the crackle.img_7704
I gave each of the ATC’s a similar treatment, only varying the colours of paint slightly. I added several of the Tim Holtz metal pieces, his pieces work so well for Halloween. The top ATC has a cut out of a moon that I printed off from the internet. All the images in the ATC’s are from Google Free images, I love the vintage feel they add to these pieces.

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I added some flowers to soften the look of the one above and another Halloween sentiment to it featuring some lovely black cats. I added some silver embossing powder to each of the ATC’s as well, for some sparkle and shine!

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For the lovely witchy lady above, I fussy cut out a broom, which was another free image I printed off, and added some flowers, cogs and a Tim Holtz skull and crossbones to the top. I love this image of this pretty lady and her familiar cat sitting on top of her shoulder!

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My final ATC is of this cheeky little witch hiding behind her garden gate. I love the look on her face! I added more cut out images I printed off, a Tim Holtz number plate and a flower from my stash to finish it off.

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I am really happy with these, and I am going to add them to my ATC Display Tray, which I have pictured below for you. Fernli Designs has a challenge in their Facebook group featuring these ATC Trays, which you can join in here:
Fernli Designs ATC Challenge

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I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and will also join in the ATC challenge in the Fernli Facebook group, its lots of fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Fernli Designs Products Used
ATC Frames

KIMS BLOG 

Arn’t they AMAZING …. we LOVE what Kim has done  ….. Why not have a go too and join in the fun over on our Facebook Group 

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment for Kim below 

 

Thanks again for joining us

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Kim’s Dream Catchers

Hi Fernli Friends …. Today we are sharing Kims GORGEOUS Dream Catcher …. and what a STUNNING job she has done  …. check out the Peacock Feathers ….WOW !!!!!

Good morning Fernli fans, Kim here with my next project for Fernli Designs.
This time I have created a dreamcatcher with tons of great items from the Fernli Store.

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I started off with the Circle Layers and used two of the larger circles to be the base for the dream catcher. I used some Prima twine in a neutral beige colour and wove my dreamcatcher first. Once the weaving was done, I used the same twine to wrap around the base of the circle. This gave the circle lots of thickness and stability. After I was finished with this I set the circles aside and started to work on the pieces I would attach to the dreamcatcher.

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I painted the Peacock Feathers with some Prima Art Alchemy Paints.
I looked up on Google images for a photo of a peacock feather and tried to do my take on what they would look like, I did take some artistic licence here! I love the Prima paints they have so much shimmer to them and went on the wood so easily.
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Once the feathers were complete, I move on to altering one of the Fernli keys next.

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I used a key from the Ornate Key Mix 5 (Set 1). I altered it with some of the Finnabar rust paste.
I layered on the rust paste and also gave the key a bit of light turquoise paint in spots so it would pick up on the colours of the peacock feathers and other embellishments I used on the dreamcatcher.
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You can see in the photo below how they look together.

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Now it was time to decorate the dreamcatcher. As I mentioned, I did 2 of the circles up to look like dreamcatchers. I glued a smaller one to the large one and this gave it a lot of dimension.

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For the smaller dreamcatcher, I used a free butterfly image I printed off of the internet and added some glossy accents and glitter glass to its wings. I then used a Prima Relics & Artifacts resin doll to attach to the centre of the butterfly. I painted the little doll up in browns and blues to match the other embellishments.

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I also added some flowers from my stash and also some micro beads and a pearl centre to the largest flower beside my butterfly doll.

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For the larger dreamcatcher, I used the Wings Type 2 and a wooden heart from the off cuts and miss cuts bag. I used more of the Prima paints in coordinating colours and lots of flowers and micro beads as well for some fun texture.IMG_7722.JPG
Finally I strung up some beads from my stash with some clear fishing line and tied the key and the feathers to the bottom of the dreamcatcher.

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I hope you like my project today, and will give this one a try. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube for weaving your own Dreamcatcher, and Fernli Designs can provide the rest of the goodies!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, please visit my blog for more info on this project and all of my Fernli Designs makes.
Kim🙂
http://www.angeldeamcrafts.blogspot.ca

Fernli Designs Products Used
Peacock Feathers
Ornate Key Mix 5 Set 1
Circle Layers
Wings Type 2
Wooden Heart from Off Cuts and Miss Cuts Bag

 

Hasn’t Kim done an AMAZING job …. I personally was stunned by how beautiful the peacock feathers were …. 

Please leavea comment below for Kim and ourselves so we know what you think ..

 

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KIM’S 2ND MAKE

Welcome back Fernli Friends .….  I hope you have been looking forward to Kim’s 2nd GDT make for us …. I know I have been ….. and she didn’t let us down either ….

 

Here is what Kim had to say ……..

 

Hello Fernli Designs fans! Kim here today to share with you my next design team project for Fernli Designs. I am really in Halloween mode, and all the amazing products in the Fernli Shop, have helped me to get into the spirit!

This time I have created a giant tag/wall hanging for my door, so everyone knows a little witchy magic is afoot!

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I started off with one of the 2mm Giant Tags. I love these tags so much, they are one of my favorite things to work with. I also got out some of the leaves from the Flower and Leaf mix set and the String Swirl. I also found a fun image of a lovely Victorian lady in some gorgeous autumn colours and also a little witchy hat for her to wear.

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I took my paper pieces and glued them on to some black card stock to make them stand out more and give them some more stability. Once the glue was dry, I fussy cut out the ones I needed for this project.

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Next, I put a coat of gesso on all the wooden pieces and once that was dry, started to layer on some paints in Autumn tones, like orange, bronze, copper and brown. I used a variety of paints from my stash for this.

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Once the pieces had the desired colour to them, I got out some Silks Acrylic Glazes and give them a coat in a colour called Autumn Leaf. I did this on the tag as well.
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Once the paint was dry on the tag, I got out some gold embossing powder, and sprinkled it on the tag and gently heat embossed it. This gave the tag a nice texture and sparkle.

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Once I was finished with the embossing powder, I got out some vintage music paper and glued it down on top for even more texture.

Once the glue was dry, I got out more of my paints and did a dry brushing on top of the paper to make it look old and distressed. When that paint was dry, it was time to glue my witchy lady down. I put her on first, then placed the hat on her head.

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I gave the String Swirl the same treatment as the tag, first a mixture of paints and then some of the gold embossing powder.

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I then glued my sentiment on top of the swirl and added some trims to my tag as well.

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I placed the leaves, some flowers from my stash and a distressed bottle cap on the left side of the tag for interest.


I added some brown seam binding to the top of the tag, and some gold trims to the side. This finished off the piece nicely.


I hope you will give one of these giant tags a try. I love creating with them, and really the sky is the limit, you can put anything you like on them.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Please visit my blog for more info
http://www.angeldreamcrafts.blogspot.ca

Fernil Designs Products Used
Giant Tags Set of 3 2mm …….. £2.95 for 3
String Swirl ……… 30p each
Flower and Leaf Mix …….. £1.00

 

WOW Kim you have done another fantastic make for us and we at Fernli HQ LOVE what you have done  …. Loving the Halloween theme makes for Octoberween Month

 

PLEASE leave a comment below for Kim as I know I would LOVE to know what your thoughts are . 

Thanks once again for joining us and please join us on the 15th for Kims final make for October 

The FERNLI TEAM

Kim’s Guest Design Spot

Hello my lovelies hope you are all well …..   ITS OCTOBER …. WOOO HOOOOO HALLOWEEN  ….. I love Halloween  and I can not wait to show you Kims first DT make for us  …. OMG I am so excited ….

 

Here is what Kim had to say …..

Good morning Fernli Designs fans! I am so thrilled to be doing some more design team work for Fernli Designs. I love their products and this time I have made a fun and whimsical Witchy Work Table!

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I have a lot of parts to this project, so lets get started!
I am using this wooden plaque from Fernli Designs as my table base. I am also using lots of scroll corners and flourishes. I will have a complete list of the items at the end of this post.
My first job was to paint everything black, as what other colour would a Witchy table be?

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Once all the black paint was dry, I used some Prima clear crackle paste on top of the paint, and when that was dry, I went over it with some silver Gilder’s Paste to pick up on the cracks and grooves in the wood.

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I attached the corners type 5 and the curly swirl to the table to work as legs and they worked out perfectly! The table was even and stood up straight. These make perfect table legs.

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Once the table was together, I set it aside for a bit, and began to work on my pieces that would go on the table. First up is the Witches hat. No Witch can be with out this! I used air dry clay to make the hat and the pumpkins for my table. It was easy to create the shapes, and I let them all dry over night to make sure they were sturdy enough to paint the next day.


I painted the hat black (of course) and added a twine braid and black flower to finish it off. I also added a bit of the silver Gilder’s Paste to pick up on the cracks in the hat and make it feel a bit old and worn.

For the pumpkins, I rolled them out into balls, added some lines for the grooves in the pumpkin and rolled out a stem and made some leaves.

When the pumpkins were dry, I painted them black and then dry brushed on some orange paint for the pumpkin and green for the stems and leaves. I am pretty happy with how they came out!

I needed to make a hat stand for my Witchy hat, so I cut a small dowel down and added some of the small Fernli corners. These corners were from a mixed bag of Fernli Goodies, and can be available upon request. These worked out great for a hat stand

I glued the hat on to the stand and then glued the stand on to the table.

Next, I decided to make a Book of Shadows for my Witch. I created this mini book much the same way you would create a mini album. I cut up some old book paper for the pages in the book, and added some hot glue to the outside of the book for a cob web effect, adding more of the silver Gilder’s paste to make it look old. Some tiny moon and stars stickers and a date finished off the outside.

 


I added some cheesecloth, that I sprayed orange to give a spooky effect on the top of the table, and began to add the rest of my elements to the table.
I made a “crystal” ball out of a bottle cap, silver bead cap and large pearl. I used some Stickles all over the pearl to make it appear like it was shimmering. For the black candles, I cut up a hot glue stick and heated up one end until I could make a glue string coming off of it, it make it look like the wick of the candle.

I glued down my finished pumpkins to the table, and rolled up more of the vintage book paper to look like scrolls.


I used the Decorative Panel 1 for the back of the table to hold up the book. I added a Tim Holtz Skeleton and gave him some spooky orange gems for eyes.

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I also added a Prima Relics and Artifacts small doll to the table and gave it a bit of a creepy make over with green paint, red fangs, and yellow eyes.img_7881
My finishing touch was some spider webs. This was achieved with very slim glue strings using a hot glue gun. I ran the strings all over the table. Once the strings were dry, I used some Diamond Stickles from Ranger and ran a tiny bead of that over all the strings. This gave the faux webs a sparkly effect which I love!

I had so much fun with this project! I am so thrilled with how it came out!

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I hope you have found some inspiration here today and will give a project like this a try.
Fernli Designs has tons of great items and you are only limited by your imagination.
Please check out my blog at http://www.angeldreamcrafts.blogspot.ca for more information on this project

Thanks for stopping by!

Fernli Designs Items Used
Oval Plaque
Corners Type 5 (Mangrove)
Curly Swirl
Decorative Panel 1
Small Fernli Corners (available upon request)

WELL …….. What do you all think ???? STUNNING isn’t it …..  i would love to have this on my table at Halloween …. Thank you so much Kim for sharing this amazing make with us ….. check out Kim’s BLOG  to see more of her amazing makes …. AND A pumpkin clock …. 

 

Please leave a comment below for Kim  …. thanks again Kim … looking forward to seeing your 2nd make 

The FERNLI TEAM