Sunday, 18 June 2017

Mini Album Time to Remember

Greetings and welcome.

Today I share another mini album. This one however is slightly different to the previous ones I have made. Usually I create as many pockets and photos matts are I can, not this time.

The cover is really simple for a change, using some wood elements and the metal book corners. The title wood elements are from Imaginarium Designs and the hinges and keyhole are from Kaisercrafts. I covered these in some Vintage photo stain and then coated with crackle accents. 

I love book corners and used up my last Tim Holtz book corners.

The papers I used were from a paper pack I found in my station by Toga L'Air du temps. A wonderful vintage paper collection. Along with the paper I also have some brads from the same collection as well as some journal cards which will be added once photos go in to the album. 

I hope you like this mini album.

I am considering creating kits for my etsy store with instructions on creating your own mini album. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Unexpected birthday Card

Hi there crafters and readers/followers of my blog.

I hope you are all well and creating up a storm these days. Seem to have an excess of creating energy right now, which is tough when I have an exam in little over a weeks time. 

Todays show and tell is a card I made out of the blue a while ago now. Love it when inspiration hits and I get to make someones day.

I made this impromptu card for a friends birthday. I had been a bit involved in my studies and had not realised the birthday had come up. One afternoon I created this and popped it in the post. Few days later received an elated message via Facebook with a thank you for the card. 

In my hast to make and post the card however I forgot to photograph the card! Luckily I was able to get some photos to show you the card.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Birthday card all flowery and bright

Greetings crafter

I am finding some time for crafting these day as a breather from my studies. This particular card I made the day after I completed an arduous assignment for my university course. It was so lovely to get stuck in to some paper craft.

A dear friend had her birthday the day after I made the card and we had every intention to catch up however life happened. I was able to catch up with her a couple weeks later for a yarn day and gave it to her then.

I haven't worked with flowers and leaves for a while, so there were a few brief moments of abject terror that I was making a total mess. However, I rather liked the end product. 

I seem to be drawn to the aqua and teal tones these days as I feel they work well with for white and creams in the papers. Of course I edged elements with Tim Holtz Vintage photo because it is my go to.  

Stay tuned for some more posts coming your way. 

Just a reminder that I have a deal on at the moment on my Etsy store for free shipping world wide on any physical products. Be sure to use the coupon at check out.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Untitled layout of my brother

Hello my lovely creative beauties. 

I have been rather quiet due to studies but I am slowly trying to find a routine to include some scrapbooking time. I have found it is something I miss terribly when I don't get to play with papers and paints. 

Today I am sharing a layout I did of some photos of my brother taken by a good friend. 

I had no chip board to mount the final layout of to which unfortunately meant that the piece is a bit curly.

I used more paints and sprays and texture pastes than I have used in a long time. 

I found a few embellishments in my stash that I felt works rather nice in the over all feel. As the photos were a lovely high contrast, I opted for a complimentary high contrasting orange over the black crackle in the back ground. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Birthday number 38!

Hello crafters,

Thank you so much for being here and reading this. Life has been super busy and I have had little time for crafting which is sad. I did however get a chance in the last few weeks to have some spare moments here and there.

I finally got around to doing my 2016 birthday layout. It was such a wonderful time it was so important for me to record it.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Friendship Appreciation gift

Hello Crafters

By happy accident a friend of mine and I celebrated our one year FB anniversary since we refound one another after a few years of disconnection.

Through the last 12 months we have both found much comfort and compassion in our newly sparked friendship. With a new appreciation for one another passions and ideas and perspectives. A month or so ago I had in mind to make her some thing, because, well that is just who I am.

I made her one of my mini albums, in a steampunk style because I know she likes that theme. There is a video at the end of the blog post of the flip through.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A new hand made book

Hello Crafters

Welcome welcome.

I have been getting back in to the swing of things lately. Today marks one year since I got my wheelchair, today though life is some much better and different. I have been doing intensive physiotherapy every week since the second week of January, as a result I now walk with no walking,, aids and even go put and am being more adventurous.  I have also started crafting much much more. First up of my creations I want to share with you is a handmade book I have created for myself.

I have used the Cafe au Lait collection and coffee stained printer paper for the internals. 
I have used some Graphic 45 papers for the outer cover and also the inside on the cover. 

This ornament on the front cover was made using some Tim Holtz gear and Finnabair embellishments. To compliment this ornament I added some bronze book corners.

To sew in the signatures in a way to not have the stitching on the spine of the book, I used the pamphlet stitch and I sewed each signature to a separate bit of chipboard that I then glued in to the spine. 


So here I a flip through on youtube.

Monday, 12 December 2016

A Card Box for my Faeries Oracle Card Deck

I bought a oracle card deck off and friend. She carried it in a lovely scarf which she wanted to keep so after a month or so of having the deck I felt it needed a box to hold the cards in. I went through my paper collection to see if I had anything that might compliment the card deck.  It isn't easy to try and find something that would compliment Brian Froud's art work. The deck is the Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth.

To my total delight I have two sheets of some pretty Kaisercraft papers which I used for the outside and a few off cuts in my scraps bag that were big enough for the inside. 

This was a lovely little project that has a great purpose as I am now not to worried about losing cards or my cat getting hold of the deck. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Spoons Book.

Hello crafters.

Wow it has been a while and I DO hope you are all well.

I have a BIG treat for you all today, I have a very personal and brand new project to share with you which I started a few months back. I have shown a few sneak peeks along the way but today I am finally happy to show you the whole thing. Of course there is a video on my youtube which will brush over some of the content, because you are here to see the pretties.

It is called The Spoons book because I have created it to preserve my Spoons Useage. The Spoon Theory was created by Christine Maserandino who has Lupus. I recommend you go and read the story in the link, it shall illuminate much about this book.

I chose the Harry Potter story for the theme because of what it represents: Harry's battle against an unknown and insidious enemy and in the end being victorious. There is of course a bit more to it really but that is what it really boils down to.

There is also some beautiful fan art out there in the big internets.
The silhouettes are done by: GTRichardson
The beautiful book illustrations are from: Gabriel Picolo
I managed to find the marauders map too along with many of the newspaper articles from the movie from various sites and forums.

The file so far has been a wonder to create and also invaluable in the content and helping out in some dark places.