Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Classroom Decor ~ Boho Rainbow

Hello everyone. I hope that you are having a good day. I have decided that it is time to redecorate my classroom and I have decided that my new theme will be the Boho Rainbow. I looked at several ideas on pinterest and have been shopping at Kmart and Spotlight to gather supplies.

To alter my rainbow, I applied one layer of gesso and let it air dry. Then I selected some paint and used blue painters tape to tape of each area as I applied each colour with a paintbrush.

Once everything had dried, I used macrame cord to tie my cords to the base of the frame. I used a cord and beads to create a hanger at the top. Everything was purchased from Kmart (the paint I had in my stash).

Supplies:

plywood rainbow

macrame cord

wooden beads

cord

Monte Marte studio acryclic paint set 18 x 36mL paint

liquitex white gesso

Thanks for stopping by!



 

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Cross Stitch Pillows

 

Happy New Year! I hope that you have been safe and well and have enjoyed the holidays with your loved ones. It has been a very long time since I have shared anything crafty with you. Teaching during a pandemic has been the most challenging experience I have been through to this point. Words cannot describe my new 'teacher tired' that I have been experiencing from the end of 2021. 

I have been crafting small projects in the background, and have taken up old crafts that I haven't worked on for a long time. I have been doing some cross stitch and quilting, cut back on scrapbooking and card making temporarily but did make Christmas cards at the very last minute. I just haven't had the time and quite frankly, my mojo left the building.


I have made two cross stitch pillows, following the patterns from Lori Holt's stitch cards.  These projects are very portable and fun to make. I followed Lori's construction on her Youtube channel.


Instead of using felt on the back (which Lori Holt uses), I used some adhesive lace flowers from my stash. I adhered it to my pillow back using hot glue.


Supplies:

Lori Holts stitch card Set A and I, Aida 14 count rustico, called for DMC thread, white adhesive lace trim, fabric from my stash and polyester filling.

 

Stay safe and well.


 



Friday, 9 July 2021

Slimline Card


 

Hello everyone. I hope that you are keeping safe and well. It has been a little while since I've shared a project with you, but with the challenges of Covid affecting shipping, Kaisercraft have experienced problems in receiving product. I am glad to be able to share a slimline card with you, using the Le Belle Collection. Its vintage and gorgeous.


I have enjoyed creating cards using slimline dimensions. I use 9" x 4" for my card base.

For the focal area of my card, I have used a birdcage and butterfly from the collectables. I fussy cut some flowers from Garden (reverse) to add to the base of the cage. I then altered some paper blooms to add dimension and also add a vintage feel to the card.


As I had chosen a slimline card as my card design, I could take advantage of the extra length of the card front. I used a variety of fishtails created from dies from my stash and adhered them using glue and foam tape to add dimension.

For a list of products used click here to view the Kaisercraft blog.

To all of my fellow Sydney friends, I hope the current lockdown has not been too difficult for you and that you are all safe and well.


Take good care.




Monday, 5 July 2021

Sew By Row

 

Hello everyone! I hope that you are safe and well. I have taken advantage of our lockdown in Sydney and have finished my Lori Holt Sew By Row cross stitch. I absolutely love how this has turned out and can't wait to frame it and place it 'somewhere' in my house. I follow the Fat Quarter Shop on Youtube which is where I saw this and then I purchase the pdf pattern at the beginning of the year and now it is no longer a WIP but a finish!

 

Here are some close ups...




Take good care.



Saturday, 15 May 2021

Blessed

 

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing a layout that I have created using the Flowering Natives Collection from Kaisercraft. It has beautiful native florals in this collection. I decided to take it in a vintage direction with my layout.

I distressed the edges of my papers and inked them with vintage photo distress ink. I also used stamping and stencils to add textures in my background. I applied some of the vintage photo distress ink to my paper to dull it. When I did this, it reminded me of faded wallpaper.


I cut up a sentiment from the base of a paper and inked the edges and used it on my layout. I felt it complimented the sentiment. To add more vintage feel to my layout, I added some ink splatters once complete.

To view more about this layout, click here to go to the Kaisercraft blog

To purchase any products from this collection click here


Take good care and thanks for stopping by!




Monday, 5 April 2021

Birthday Wishes

 Hello everyone! It's been a very long while but I am very happy to be able to share a birthday card with you today. It's using paper from Kaisercraft's new release Lilac Mist.



To create my card, I wanted to showcase lots of the papers as I had a difficult time deciding which ones I wanted to use as I liked them all. To help me in my design decision, I pulled out of the paper pad some papers that were my first choice - which were four! Next I went to Pinterest and had a look at the card sketches. I often do this to kick start my ideas and then I found a sketch that appealed to me. This sketch would enable me to showcase the papers I selected plus provide me with some options in my composition.

My take on the sketch....


To get the dimensions of the smaller squares, I just cut out scrap paper and played around with them until I was happy with everything. 


Once my papers were positioned, I embellished with flowers and dies from previous releases.

If you would like to purchase any of the products from this collection, visit your local stockist or click here to order online. 

If you would like to view the products used in this project, click here to go to the Kaisercraft blog.

 

Stay safe and well


 


 



Sunday, 17 January 2021

Mini Quilt

 

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. As Kaisercraft is having shipping delays with their products, it has given me the opportunity to dabble in some of my other crafting hobbies that I haven't had the time to do in ages...one which is quilting! I have been a fan of Lori Holt for a while and she has a Youtube channel where she shares tutorials for various crafts. She has a series called #sewyourstashseries where she shares quilt blocks that enable you to do just that. This block was a way back into quilting for me...nothing too big and something I could finish.


This is my completed quilt. This is from the Sew Your Stash Series #6 and it was so much fun! I only had to purchase some background fabric (only a little bit..the rest I already had) and I could mix and match as I went.


To complete my quilt, I did some straight line quilting in a grid pattern to finish it off.

Stay safe and well





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