Hello sweet peeps!!  It is already November which means it's time to start thinking about gift ideas for Christmas!  This year has just flown by way too quickly!  You know how there are certain people who have EVERYTHING and you just don't know what to buy them?  Well, how about giving them a hand-made gift that was made with love?  I decided to make this mirror as a gift for a dear friend.
 The actual wooden mirror was purchased at Ikea for $2.99.  I bought a bunch of them because the wooden surface is perfect for altering.  And because they were inexpensive too!!
The entire surface of the mirror was covered with torn pieces of The Crafty Chronicle and adhered with Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage.  Then I added a layer of gesso and spritzed on several colors of Smooch Spritz.
 I also applied ceramic stucco to random areas of the mirror for added texture.  Love this stuff!
 The distressed dots were embossed using white embossing powder by Clearsnap.
 This cluster is made up of mulberry flowers, satin flowers, cut flowers from Donna Salazar's Vintage Gears paper and Prima trinkets and bling.



The chipboard wire dress form (DA0228) and mini corner (DA0553) are manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  I created the dress from paper, tulle and trim.  I also added eyelets, ribbon, pearls, an antique trinket and Fairy Dust Glitter to further embellish the dress.

 Here is a peek at the bottom of the dress form.  I randomly painted it and inked it with Leather Mix'd Media Inx.  These Inx come in such gorgeous colors!
 The 'Beautiful' chippie (DA0034) was painted with acrylic paint and adhered using a spray adhesive to avoid glue seeping out from behind this delicate piece.

And of course we cannot give a gift without a card!  So I actually made one.  Yes... me.  Can you believe it?  I actually made a card!!!  Gasp!  LOL.  I am not a card maker, but I adore hand-made cards and I wish I was able to create some beauties like my fellow crafters.  But I had fun with this one.  I used Donna Salazar's Weathered Winter and Winter Wishes collections.  These are older collection, but still incredibly cute!

The chipboard nameplate was spritzed with Green Olive Smooch Spritzed and embossed with white embossing powder.  The funny little saying was cut from one of Donna's papers.  I added seam binding to wrap around the card as a closure.
This adorable snowman was cut from Donna's Holiday Greetings paper and adhered with foam squares to add dimension.
This beautiful edge was cut using Creative Book Pages Two Dies.  I added a little bling and stitched borders to  further decorate my card.  




Here's a peek at the inside of my card.  :o)

Hope my gift will inspire you to create your own for that special person.  Have a beautiful week!  


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