Sunday, 31 January 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. School went back this week and my head is in a spin. So to help ground myself I decided to play along with Mojo Monday. Here is the sketch.

I used Altenew's Persian Motifs stamp set and water coloured it with Distress inks. I selected papers from Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 6 inch paper stack. I have some close ups below....


Stamp: Altenew Persian Motifs

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics

Ink: Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Versamark, Versafine Black Onyx

Dies: Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Cheery Lynn Fishtail Banners, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch, Spellbinders Ornamental Tags One

Other: Celebrations of Australia Satin Pearl Embossing Powder

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Vintage Mini Album in a Case

Hello everyone! Today I have a mini album to share with you. I have been wanting to create an album to use up albums are a great way of doing that. I have so much of this beautiful paper which is The Curiosity Collection from Kaisercraft. I also wanted to make a mini album that folded out. Alexandra shared a tutorial on how to make a mini album suitcase. I adapted it slightly and kept it simple as it is eight pages in total. This is also constructed using envelopes. I am also sharing a video walkthrough below. It's a great album to make and I love how it stands up so easily!

Here are some close ups....

 Enjoy the video below!


Paper: Kaisercraft Curiosity Collection, Collectables and Sticker Sheet, 0.6mm chipboard

Ink: Distress Ink Black Soot

Envelopes: Portacraft C6 Kraft Envelopes and cards

Dies: Sizzix Fancy Rectangle Frame, We 'R' Memories Keepers accordion pocket template die, Crop-o-dile, Stub and Deco Chomper, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Up! tab punch


Chinese vintage buckle trunk latch hook lock box buckle Modish (available on ebay)

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Home Decor

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share something a little bit different. While I've been recuperating, I decided to work on some techniques that I've been wanting to do for some time. I have wanted to work on copic marker colouring as well as colouring with distress markers. I also hoped that along the way I would find my Mojo! To help me with this process, I enrolled in an online class which if you are interested, the link is here.
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As I was busy colouring, I found this frame at The Reject Shop. I decided that I would display my pictures in and display in in my classroom for the children to see.

Here are some close ups...

As I have been working on these images on and off over the last two weeks, I have had a lot of fun! Using the frame has really made a difference.


Stamps: Altenew Persian Motifs, Gorjuss New Heights, Kaisercraft Butterflies, Tim Holtz Simple Sayings, Digital Stamps free from the internet, Digital Stamps from the on line class (see link above)

Ink: Distress inks

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Neenah Crest Solar White

Copic Markers

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Friday, 8 January 2016

Thank You

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing some thank you cards that I made last year. I had five parent helpers who assisted in my class throughout the year. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire who shared a tutorial on mass producing cards using the MISTI. You can watch her tutorial here. I also fell in love with the Altenew stamps which she used in her demonstration...vintage and roses... I practised stamping the roses and I can say it does take practise and managed to create five cards in one night. I had the same design for each, but just changed the papers.

I used Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors Collection and each card still looks unique! The MISTI tool is expensive but is certainly worth the investment...particularly for layered stamping and also for mass producing cards.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Maja Design ~ Summer Crush ~

Hello everyone! Seasons Greetings to you. Things have been a bit quiet here on my blog. Last year I had emergency surgery and I have been recovering from that. As a result, I have been taking things slow. To get creative again, I have decided to participate in a challenge...Mojo Monday.

Here are some close ups....


Paper: Maja Design Summer Crush

Flowers; Wild Orchid Crafts

Dies: Memory Box Cascadia Butterfly Trio and Leavenworth Butterfly Trio, Magnolia Rose Leaf and Spellbinders Circles Large

Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen and Vintage Photo

Other: Lace and Hemp

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Mini Folio ~ Meg's Garden ~

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I have a new project to share with you. Meg's garden has a lovely range of printed and downloadable mini packs. I have created a mini folio using papers from the beautiful Forget Me Not Collection. It features beautiful vintage images as well as vintage ephemera and botanical images.

This mini folio is a project that is fast. You need an envelope punch board and 6x6" papers to complete this project. I followed a series of simple tutorials from Papercrafter 45 which you can see here

The folio is contains a pocket where you can create insert a tag for photos.

As you can see, I have used papers from the collection to create the tag. On the right there is a flap. I have added magnets so that it closes with ease. It is also a space where you can also add more photos.

This is a view of the front and back cover of the folio. I kept my embellishments quite flat, so that should I make more, I could place them into a box (future project).

Using the strips that come with the collection, I fussy cut the flowers and the butterfly to embellish. To add dimension I adhered the flowers with dimensional foam tape to my cover.

Meg's Garden Supplies:

Forget Me Not Printed

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