Sunday, 16 January 2011

Just a little something...

Hi all,
Well it has been pretty hot in my neck of the woods over the past couple of weeks and I am struggling to find the motivation to craft. For a while I thought I had totally lost my mojo completely!!! But I found it again on Wednesday and I created this mini album!!

I had so much fun creating and making my birdhouse wall hanging
that I decided to make a mini!! So I adapted my template slightly and here it is!!
The front cover

the back cover

I decided to really challenge myself this year and actually stop hoarding all my papers and get in and use them.....So..... with that in mind I took a deep breath...and pulled out my Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Collection. This wasn't easy scrappers! I almost cried when I made that first cut, but then the rest was easy and well worth the is sooooooo pretty!! I have mainly used all of the pink papers and mixed in a few of the grey. I have more detailed photo's over on youtube.

Another one of my creations is my fan....I was inspired by my Masquerade Mask and the paper shoe!! I am really loving the whole Marie Antionette style so I decided to try my hand at making a paper fan and...well....
this is my first attempt....I'm not completely happy with it...
but I'm sure with some tweaking here and there...
I will get the look I am after lol.....

Here is a close up of all the pretty stuff!!

To make this I used some pink cardstock cut to 6" x12". I then used my Marthat Stewart Scoreboard and scored both pieces every 1/2". I then concertina folded them. After doing this I ran them through the Big Shot and embossed them with the "Jules Jewells" Cuttlebug embossing folder. After doing that I had to refold my fan, as it got a little squished! I then gave it a quick spray with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmermist. I then hot glued my flowers and feathers to a paper doily, which I then glued to my fan!! The to jazz it up a little I added some bling to the doily; added one of my crocheted butterflies and lastly a stick pin!!

Well readers thanks for sticking with's been a pretty long post....
and I have rambled on enough....

Will be back soon with some more creative goodies.....*cross fingers*
Happy scrappin Crafters!


  1. Gorgeous mini album and altered fan!!
    Love them both!!
    Hope your having a good year so far!!

  2. Hi Michelle...Thanks so much! My year has been great!! How about you? Thanks so much for dropping by. Hugs Kim

  3. Oh girl!!! sis!! The birdhouse mini and the birdhouse wall decor is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, I love them the shoe and fan ...speechless1 I love the colors and the embellishments. Your style is so me, I love all that is pink and girly...TFS!! Keep up the great job...
    lov ya
    you cyb sis

  4. Such Beautiful work! I love the birdhouse and fan. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments that you have left me. They are very encouraging.