Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Relaxing Sunday making Tealight Boxes

I've had a lovely quiet Sunday making 24 boxes to hold 4 scented tealights. I am planning to have a stall at my village summer fete this year, so am making a head start on some of the hand crafted gifts I hope to sell in aid of Breast Cancer.

The boxes were made with a piece of base card stock that measures 5 and 7/8th of an inch square. I then used the envelope punch board to punch and score at 2.5 inches and 3.25 inches

Before assembling the boxes I glued a 3 x 3 peice of decorative paper to the centre section and used a die to cut out a circle. I then used a small square of clear acetate to cover the hole and make a window into the box.

I then assembled the boxes, added 4 scented tea lights and completed the decoration with more decorative paper and ribbon. I kept the reverse of the boxes blank and added a candle safety label that I had printed with my blog address on it.

Am really pleased with how they turned out. Happy crafting x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Graphic 45 Time To Flourish Project Sheets

Sometimes I have lots of ideas running through my head and crafting comes easy, but on other occasions I really seem to struggle. When my mojo runs low I turn to the experts on the Graphic 45 blog and create something using their wonderful project sheets. This week has been  very low mojo week, so I downloaded the Time To Flourish project sheets for January, February and March and made the following 6 cards. I love them and plan to make the rest of the years card projects, by the end of the year I will have 24 cards, that I will split into two sets and give away as crafty gifts.

Hope you like them:

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Faux Book Storage Idea from Pinterest

You have probably come to the same conclusion as me: it is impossible to have just a quick look on Pinterest. Anyway whilst having a browse  this weekend I happened upon a link to a video by the amazing Olga Struk:

As I adore finding ideas for storage solutions and Graphic 45, I just had to have a go at making them. I adapted the idea slightly by using Pringles tubes cut in half lengthways to make the curved spine of the faux books. I also made the covers slightly bigger (4.5 inches by 5 inches).

They were so easy to make and now I have homes for a few more crafty supplies. Hope you like them - Happy Crafting.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Graphic 45 - Baby to Bride Collection

It's been far too long since I made any greeting cards, so have had a lovely evening creating two simple cards with the Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Collection that was recently re-released.Whilst the name of the collection lends itself top baby or wedding cards, the collection is versatile enough to be used for any type of greetings card.

I added lace, ribbon, paper roses, twine,wooden embellishments and adhesive pearls and am so happy with how they turned out. Hope you like them too - happy crafting xx

Friday, 3 April 2015

Yippee ... fabulous storage for Stampin Up Ink Pads and Punches

Just had to share the following from the guys at Candy Box Crafts, fabulous storage for Stampin Up Ink Pads and Punches. If you would like one (or more) of these - Pink Tulip Creations Ltd in Warwickshire will be doing a "special introductory price" - pre order yours tomorrow by giving them a call - just click on the Pink Tulip link to go to the website for their contact details:.

This was the FB post from the guys at Candy Box Crafts this morning:

Good morning everyone and Happy Easter !
Well its been a busy old week but first I'd like to welcome all our new likers, thank you for liking us here on Facebook and hope it will inspire you to get creating 
Well this is one for all you 'Stamping Up' fans - we've been asked many times recently if we could devise a unit for these types of pads so we've been tweaking one of our ever popular Ink Pad Storage units to hold 32 Stamping Up type Pads. It also comes in very handy for storing some of the punches too.
Can be free standing or easily wall mounted if space on your craft table is at a premium. Neat, robust and versatile. With an rrp of £19.95 its an affordable way of storing all your ink pads together, being able to add another unit as your collection grows. Available from Monday and like all our products comes flat pack.
Monday will also be competition time !! so stay tuned for that when up for grabs will be one of our our latest products being showcased for the first time x

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

My New Storage for All 60 Tim Holtz Distress Inks

The wonderful guys at Candy Box Crafts have done it again, they have designed a new mdf storage solution that will hold all 60 Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The storage unit can either be sat on a shelf/desk or can be fixed to the wall as there are 2 key holes on the back for screws.The kit comes with easy to follow instructions ....I assembled/glued mine together in a matter of minutes, it is as yet undecorated as I can't decide which Graphic 45 paper and embellishments to decorate it with.

I've attached a picture of my plain one along with a fabulously decorated one that was done by the guys at Candy Box Crafts, using Brushos and some of the amazing Designs By Ryn stamps.

There are lots of new Candy Box Crafts products in the pipeline that I am so excited about. Sadly, I can't tell you what the new products are as yet, but all I can say is that if you are a Stampin Up fan ... keep your eyes on the Candy Box Crafts website and Facebook page.

Links to the site are on my blog, just click on the Candy Box Crafts logo and it will take you straight there. Happy Crafting.