Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer album

For some ungodly reason I decided to make the spine of an album bigger because the one in the tutorial looked too took nearly 1 1/2 12 x 12 packs, 1 pack of black card and a million photos...

Recycling christmas cards

No I am not making Christmas cards yet but using some old ones my Dad gave me. He fold an old unused bundle in work but they are such good quality it would have been a shame not to use them! Inspired by Craft Stamper and trying to resist the urge to buy the stamps to go with the tutorial I made do with what I had. Have to say I did have fun making it and I am not a card maker!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A few cards

Scrap youself...why not

I'm finding something very theraputic sticking teeny tiny gems down lately, not happy with the loopy lou script but it was that or use my crayons as D suggested....we aren't talking after that lol

This photo just break my heart! I was cleaning out a top scrap shelf and standing on a chair, Eli comes in and starts this "mama....mama...mama" without turning around I say "one minute baby and I will be with you" he just sighs and says "Der you go" and leaves a bunch of flowers on thge table as he walks out. Felt soooo bad!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A bookmark tag

I decided to make a bookmark for my book club, the first one was a hurried one and I just didn't feel it.... so I decided to make another one

Subconciously I made the same colour, theme and pattern... must have to keep it like that so ;)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Upcycling furniture

Trouble is when you get second hand furniture (Thanks Mum!) it might not always suit your house but you just accept it because, hey it's free! I hated my dark furniture and when I heard about Annie Sloan paint I knew it was my best bet to get rid of this colour! There's no prepping so it's just slap the paint on and let it dry, ta daaaaa!

Didn't notice Diablo until after, he does it every time lol

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Finished altered canvas

Thanks to Lisa for the tutorial on this canvas and I finally finished it off, one day before I teach it for a class. Not like me to leave it to the last minute! I rolled the second smallest tattered flower four times and rolled it into a rose after spraying it. I used an old book for the paper and love the effect it gives.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A wedding wish- my senbazuru

Wiki info here
I knew I wanted to make something special for Amy's wedding and I wanted something that had dramatic effect so when I saw this idea I knew it would be perfect for a) my busy hands at night and b) my lifelong wish to learn how to origami

It took me 2 months of constantly making them every night, I started at 5 minutes to make one and near the end I was making them in 1 minute 15 seconds

I tipped
  the box of 1000 out on the table and was going to throw them in the air just cos but then I remembered I had to sort them out uhh wasn't looking forward to that at all
Love all the spectrum of colours and how delicate they look!

Chinese takeaway containers holding Japanese origiami..why not!

The first string I made and this was more annoying than making the 1000! I pushed them together for the photo but will space them out when I am gluing them. I need to make about 33 of these and hang them off a branch so I can make a backdrop for a wall. I'll post a photo from the wedding, now I've to find somewhere safe to store them!