Thursday, 18 August 2016

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Chimney Advent Calendar

I know it may be a bit early, but I was determined to get this done in time for Christmas. This isn't the finished article, there is a base to it !!! But I'm not setting it up fully until December :)

Thank you for looking. Take care & keep smiling :)

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Magnolia Tilda in the garden.

My friend Val has just finished her Chemo Therapy treatment and is now awaiting her radio therepy for breast cancer. The cancer is gone (lump rmoved and it hadn't spread to her lymph node) but the treatments are to reduce the risk of it coming back....
Stamps -
Magnolia- Leaning Tilda, You are so special collection
Brick wall, Shabby Chic Summer collection
Bildmalarna- Stone wall with flower pot, Shuttered window

Dies
Memory box - Trellis border
PoppyStamp dies - Leafy Sprig border

Punches
Martha Stewart - Grass die
X-Cut - flower punch

Here's to a long, happy, healthy future.

Take care & keep smiling

Friday, 6 May 2016

Beyond the Page Storage Hutch - The sewing Room

After seeing the storage cupboard I made for my son (Tarot cupboard), my friend Val said she would like something like that for her sewing stuff...
Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Storage Hutch

Paper -
Delish - Bleu Stripe
Designs Galore - Forget-Me-Not collection
Pion Design - Alma's Sewing Room - Borders (tape measure)

Paint - DecoArt Americana Country Blue. PlastiKote Spray Paint - Brass (dressform diecut)

Raw Chipboard - Dusty Attic - Wire Dress Form. Fabscraps - Spool

Brass fittings/embellishments and dolls house accessories - eBay

Singer Advertisement found on the internet.

You maybe wondering why there is a sewing machine in the bottom cupboard, the reason is, the doors swing inwards, so I stuck that there to act as a door stop :) Oh and the little clock is a working clock.
Thank you for looking. Take care & keep smiling.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fathers Day Fossil Box

This is the reason I made my Dad a dinosaur Father's Day card. I wanted to make a box for his (and my son's) fossil collection...
The box -  flat pack from Candy Box Crafts
 Paper - KaiserCraft Something Blue Collection - Special Day
Brass fittings, picture frame and velvet paper from ebay
Fossils - Amazon

Thank you for looking, Take care & keep smiling :)

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Fathers Day Card. Jurassic Dad

I know it's early but I've got so many projects on the go I wanted to get this done first before I forgot !!!
 Pretty basic card. The dinosaur skull I made from chipboard, and blunted 3 craft blades cutting it out !!!
Shell paper - Paper Adventures
fossils stencils - The Crafter's Workshop
Sentiments - computer generated
Thank you, Take care & keep smiling :)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Storage Cupboard

I made this for my son after he asked me to make something for his "man cave" to keep his vape things in. Went a bit off beat and used tarot/playing cards to decorate it. I personally like the art work on the Rider Waite deck, but thought the colours might be a bit gaudy for my son, so I went on the hunt and found these lovely black and white cards. And just in case you're wondering, NO we are NOT satanists, and all those flatback pearls were individually stuck on, definitly a labour of love :) ...

Tarot/playing cards - Arcana, Dead on Paper
Flourish border (sides of card frames) - Dusty Attic fancy trim 6
Die cut on drawers and top - Spellbinders Flourish Trim
Paper lining - Kaiser Craft, Holy Night Star Paper
Gate die - Cheery Lynn, Wrought Iron window
Image in the Cabouchon was printed from the computer and is the Hermit from the Led Zepplin album The Four Symbols.
The quotes inside the "gates" were suggested by my Dad, from Dante's Devine Comedy which he read many years ago but still remembered there were some beautiful quotes to be had from there. So I had a look and decided to do the black gate as the descent into darkness and the white gate the ascent back into the light ...
 Thank you for looking, take care and keep smiling :)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Decoupage or Altered picture frame

I used to be on facebook for about 6 years and in that time made friends with several people across the world. One particular family I became very fond of and a member of this family has recently had life changing surgery, so as a reminder to her, that I still think about her I made her this picture, something she can look at when ever she feels a bit down and be either lifted by the sentiment or just the thought that someone on the otherside of the world that she has never met cares. After all we all need to feel loved and special sometimes ...
 The picture frame was just a plain wooden frame that I covered with some K and company paper. The sentiment is A Garden of Peace Frank Frankfort Moore. Printed on bazzill basics card with a light floral print (computer generated). The little birds started out plain white that I coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Take care & Keep smiling :)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Altered Box - Black Butterfly

My friend was looking at a tissue box in a supermarket and said she wanted it because it had butterflies on it. I said I'll make you one, what colour would you like it (thinking of a rainbow of colours I could use) and then she said it ... black, silver, grey,white, glittery, sparkly, and can I have it to keep my colouring pencils in !!! UGH I'm no good with monochrome, but I said OK, and this is what I managed to come up with, a rather ornate pencil box hahahahaha ...
A5 Box by Candy box Crafts
 The box ( from Candy box Crafts) comes as a flat pack, as is fairly simple to assemble, all the pieces are numbered but there are no actual instructions.
I primed it first with black gesso and then black acrylic paint and then a final coat of DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra fine Glitter paint - black.
The chipboard trellis is by Dusty Attic and painted with white gesso and then Platinum Tim Holtz Distress paint.
The butterflies on the sides and front are also chipboard by Dusty Attic again painted with white gesso and then with  DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra fine Glitter paint - silver and Daler-Rowney graduate acrylic pearl white paint.
Thank you for looking and take care and keep smiling :)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Card for 2015

With one thing and another I didn't have time to make individual Christmas card this year so I went into mass production mode and got the dies out. Won't be doing an all white card again in a hurry, nightmare trying to keep them clean :)  ...
Dies used - 
Sue Wilson - Filigree Poinsettia and Trailing Ivy
Couture Creations - Tied Together
Memory box - Winterberry Sprig
Spellbinders - Ovals
Embossing Folder - Tied Together by Couture Creations
Thank you for looking, take care & keep smiling :)