Monday, 28 April 2014

Work in Progress

Hey everyone I have a WIP Work - In - Progress to share with you all today.  I have been working on this mini for a few weeks.....quite a few weeks now!!!   Leanne - Mad About Scrappin store owner sent me the gorgeous new Botanical Tea and By the Sea paper pads and I have been distracted by them ever since.

Anyway,  I thought I had better share some of this with you all before I forget the details and how I made this mini in a draw, or a sleeve, !  So I will now do my best to show you how to make it...I am not that great with giving tutorials or giving directions just ask hubby ;)

 To create the draw, I used one piece of A4 white cardstock.  with the cardstock in the portrait position I scored at ¾" and again 1¾" .  I then rotated my paper to the landscape position and scored at 1"; 5½"; 6½" and then at 11"

I cut away some of the cardstock on the right handside and removed some of the corners to create the little "flaps"
Then, using some wet glue I applied it to the 1 inch flap

and also these little tabs....
I then very carefully folded my sleeve or box into place.  I used my bone folder to press all surfaces together!!

Once I had the outer sleeve all completed, I set to work on the insides.  From another piece of A4 cardstock I cut a 4½" x 10" strip.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to add the fancy edge to one end.
I scored this at 6½" and again at 7½".  This will create a flap that goes over the outside of the box or sleeve.

I also did this to four strips measuring 4⅜" x 12" and again I gave them a fancy edge on the Silhouette Cameo

 I rounded all my corners with my Zutter ½" corner rounder.

So that is my first instalment of my "work in progress".   The papers I have chosen to cover this album with is the lovely Pink Paislee Collection - "Cottage Farms"

 I still have a lot of work to do and will be sharing more of this mini with you all soon.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my  Mad About Scrappin share for this week...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Butterfly Garden Storage Box

Hey guys just wanted to quickly share another storage box I have created for my daughter in law Emma.  She really loved my Botanical Tea one....which you may remember from a few posts ago.   Well I created one for her from the gorgeous DCWV stack - The Butterfly Garden and this is how it turned out ...

I have a video up over on my youtube channel here 

Well readers that's it for today!! Very short n sweet...
Thanks for joining me again today.

.....till next time 
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Altered Paintbrush and Mousetraps

Hey guys I am back was your Easter? I hope you all didn't eat too much chocolate!!

Today I am back with a couple of really quick projects.  Yes I am still using the Botanical Tea papers from Graphic 45, But I thought with Mothers Day coming up this could make some really unique gift ideas.

First I have for you a couple of Altered Mousetraps that I have turned into Shabby Chic fridge magnets.....

I completely pulled the mousetraps apart and gave them a couple of coats of gesso.

Then I set about covering them with just some leftovers and some scraps from my previous projects and on each of them I have used some of the 2.5cm Curly Roses. As they are so small they were completed really quickly.  Which meant I could move onto altering this paintbrush.

I managed to find some paintbrushes that come with raw wooden handles....the only downside of them is that the largest size I can get is 3inches, but that is not too bad as I have found that I can get a lot onto that small piece of real estate!!

I have used satin flowers, a piece of an old doily, lace, some scraps from the Botanical Tea - "Fauna" which I layered with "Sweet Chamomile"

 I have added an Elise Satin Bloom to a piece from an old cotton doily.
 I fussy cut a butterfly from the papers and added a thin coat of glossy accents for durability.

 The final touches were some snippets of bling from my stash, a seam binding hanger and one of those gorgeous resin birds.

Here is the finished project....something a little different and avery unique gift giving idea... You can also see this project over on youtube

Well I hope you have enjoyed my  Mad About Scrappin share for this week...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

My Tablet Cover

Hey guys ..... just a really really quick share for you all today.  I recently altered an old book that I picked up from an op shop into a cover for my tablet.  I was sooo lucky to actually find one that fit it perfectly!!  .....and this is how it turned out

well readers that is it.....that is my super quick share for you all today.  You can see this on my youtube channel too
....till next time 
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Shabby Chic Oval Box

I have been on quite a creative roll lately!! and just seem to making one project after another.  Today I have a little oval box to share with you all.  Sorry guys I have no before pics and no process ones either.  I just got busy with it and didn't even think of stopping and taking pics.

This little box started out as one of those brown paper mache boxes that you find at most craft shops.  This one was the middle sized one from a set of three nesting boxes.  

It is my first attempt line a box!!  I have used some thinnish wadding from my quilting stash and some pretty pink satin fabric and a LOT of fabric tack :)  

I have to admit I really did think this was a bit beyond me and that it would be too difficult to do....but I was was much easier than I imagined and I had it done pretty quickly!  I first glued the wadding around the sides of the box and then whilst it was drying I made a couple of chipboard templates of the lid and the inside base.  After a bit of fussy cutting to get the size just right, I adhered the wadding to both of the templates with some fabric tack.  I set these aside to dry and went back to glueing the pink fabric around the sides.  I wanted to give my inner pieces the appearance of being quilted so I added some rhinestone brads to the base.  To the lid I also wrapped the ribbon around so that little tags, photo's or memorabilia could be tucked inside!

The outside of the box is covered in an old collection by Grant Studios, designed by Grace Taylor.  These papers are quite rare now, but they are just beautiful and I love how shabby chic and soft the colours are.  

I have used a few paper flowers, recollections bling, pearl trim and seam binding to decorate the lid and "front" of the box.  The little die cut pieces are actually from Kaisercraft's "True Romance" collection, but they match perfectly. 


I have to admit that I am really very happy with how this little box turned out.  I also have a video up on my youtube channel if you would like to go check it out!! 
 and a lot of pics at my facebook page 

Much love and blessings to you all over Easter
....till next time 
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