Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kaisercraft Mini Album

I made this album as a small surprise for a friends birthday, I know the papers were from Kaisercraft, but try as I might I can't remember the name of the collection. I must be getting old. Anyway hope you all like it xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Graphic 45 - 12 Days of Christmas - Unusual Advent

I am a huge fan of  "The Great British Bake Off", but sadly can not bake at all. While having a sort out of my kitchen cupboards ,I came across an unloved and unused muffin tin. I was going to pop it in a box for the charity shop when I suddenly realised that it had 24 spaces. Hmmm, I thought to myself advent calendars also have 24 spaces ... so with the aid of my trusty circle and scalloped circle punches and a few sheets of Graphic 45's "The Twelve Days of Christmas" left over from last year, a few embellishments and a magnetic sheet... I made this ... hope you like it.

Small punched circle were glued to the inside of the muffin tin

A scalloped circle  of magnetic sheet, keeps the lids in [lace

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Oh how I love MDF creations by Candy Box Crafts

As many of you already know I am very lucky to be on the Design Team for Candy Box Crafts, and over the past week I have been playing with a few of their creations. One I can't tell you about as yet ... top secret! lol

But one I can share is the "Single Beach Hut", one of the earlier Candy Box Crafts Designs.

I had already turned my beach hut into a sentry box with Graphic 45's The Nutcracker Sweet Collection, but I had always had an idea to decorate it in the style of a garden shed. So with the help of some wood coloured card stock and an embossing folder I re-covered the sides of the shed.

I painted the roof with some Paper Artsy paint and added lots of Memory box die cuts to make grass and foliage. I then added a some miniature clay flowerpots, a watering can,a rake, a few paper roses and a couple of doves and hey presto the transformation from sentry box to garden shed was complete.

Hope you like it!

Before the revamp!
After the re-vamp!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Recycled Tea Bag Box - Prototype

take one empty tea bag box

trim off unwanted falps

cover bottom with paper or card stock

cover inside and out

punch a decorative border and attach to box

make some dividers and add lined cards for addresses or recipes