Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Rusty tile Book (and SSSS)

A while back, my crafty friend Gillian gave me a couple of rusty tiles to use for some project or another. I haven't been overly inventive with them so far but I do love them. So today I decided to make 2 in to book covers for an ongoing project. its ongoing because i intend to add more pages but am adding them in bundles of 4 at the moment.
As the themes for Simon says stamp and Simon says stamp and show are "anything goes", then I am entering this. Its probably the only theme it will ever fit lol.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Case of "Paris Vs London"; Designed for Calico Crafts

Altered Case for Calico Crafts. The title is a no-brainer for me.. Paris would easily win.
This was made in the same way as the little one I made a couple of weeks ago. It's got the 7 Gypsies lille papers ( I have a 6x6 booklet). I attached the papers and the cut out bits of paper with Mod Podge. the trim around the edge was bought in a cake decorating shop about 3 years ago.
The cases can be found HERE.
And here it is pictured with the small one so you can see the comparison in size. The large one uses the Paris themed Papers and the small one mostly used the Union Jack UK papers (I'm Scottish but they didnt have any Scottish papers sadly lol) .


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Da Vinci Unfolded. Designed for Katzelkraft.

I have no idea what you call these things so its just a folded thingy. I have used the Da Vinci stamp sets from Katzelkraft, also available in the UK from The Craft Barn.
For brief instructions on how to measure out, cut and fold this project I will be posting them on to my facebook page. any questions then please just ask.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

FaceBook and a little tutorial:

Hi everyone. I have a facebook page and have done for a few years. My family and close friends used to leave messages there for me and chat to me but recently they have become alienated by the overwhelming amount of craft related conversation and images there. I have 234 friends of which I think only 40 are actual family and friends. SO.... in order to make my personal account personal again and make it less intimidating for my real family and close friends, I have opened a "page".
I am asking all my crafting buddies and followers, if they would mind going to "like" that page instead of being on my personal page.
It means I can give more detail on how a thing was made as well as giving me a chance to chat to you directly about crafts and life. As a starter I have added a little tutorial for an easy ATC folder. (easy but pretty).
You can find the page HERE. I have only just opened it so its a bit empty and only has me there so far lol. but it will fill up soon.
hope to see you there and invite your craft friends (she said hopefully lol)For the tutorial simply go to and "like" the page. its easily viewed from there in the photo albums...
Zx

Monday, 22 August 2011

Work space. (well,the neat part)

So I promised to show a photo of my work space. I have taken it from the neatest angle I could LOL and totally excluded all the drawers and things that are behind the chairs and all the boxes on the floor and under the tables ... Its for the best. its all too scary and messy except the desk area.
So anyway, here it is... You can click on the image to make it larger and nose around. The four chairs is me being optimistic that I will actually have people round to craft with me LOL.

Just don't look BEHIND YOU!!!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

All things Bright and Beautiful.

Bright and Beautiful is the theme this month over on the Crafty Individuals blog. I'm not a dab hand at bright colours. you may have noticed... however I gave it a go. I decided to think of the song and aim at the "all creatures" bit by featuring butterflies.
this is an acetate card with Crafty individuals background paper layered underneath. it has a crafty individuals stamped image and some crafty individuals butterfly images cut out and glued on for a 3D effect.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Coasters and Keyring: Designed for Katzelkraft.

Some coasters and a keyring made using clear acrylic shapes (thank you Val) and Katzelkraft Paris stamps.
these stamps are also available from The Craft Barn in the UK.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Mini travel case: Designed for Calico Crafts.

Helen from Calico Crafts sent me a few things to have a look at and try out. Some of it is just in and may not be in the shop just yet (but will be soon).
I started out with this teeny little chip board case, about 3.5 inches long. (nice size for postage stamps or cufflinks). I was thinking of making the larger one in to a box of note-letts and the little case can hold my postage stamps. handy for just writing out thank you notes, pop in the envelope and you have a stamp handy for attaching to post.
Just recovering my health from something so not in "prolific crafting" mode as yet so this was a great wee size to play with.
The paper used is from the 7 gypsies 6x6 book of papers from the lille collection. The case only used one sheet to cover it and there were still scraps left over for something else.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Renaissance Tag: Designed for Katzelkraft (SSSS)

Hi there. Well at last I have felt able to sit and craft. It feels like forever since I was last able (3 weeks). I made this tag for Katzelcraft using both the Da Vinci sets I have. Vinci Joconde and Vinci Vutuvre. (also available in the UK from the Craft barn). The main image of Mona is stamped on to a sheet of Mica and surrounded with a frame made from friendly plastic in various colours but predominantly red green and gold. the frame had shapes pressed in to it while it was warm and I used Treasure gold gilt wax polish to highlight the raised areas. I also stamped the word "renaissance" on to a piece of mica. The background of the tag also has some of the Vinci stamps on it. And the theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is "Show a TAG" so I am joining in with this one here.I would like to thank my friend Val of Bedecked Beads for giving me the wonderful gift of a huge bundle of craft goodies. the Mica, the tassel and the friendly plastic were all given to me by her. Thank you Val. x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Alter it monthly reminder.


For August over at Alter It Monthly we have the theme "Sirens and the deep blue sea". (doesnt have to be blue lol it can be any sea related theme you like and any colour.)
Our Sponsor is Calico collage (who even put together some great collage sheets especially for the theme. I have shown a thumbnail of it here but the real one is in a nice resolution. crystal clear even when blown right up. so do hop over and have a look. maybe get a sheet or two and join in with the theme. Now I am going to go see what I can make using One of these great sheets for myself.