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The smallest things canvas.

I have a wee canvas for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft group challenge over on Facebook. In honour of St Patricks day this month, the challenge is to create a project with green in it.

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I started with a canvas that i didn’t particularly like and took the Swirled hearts texture sheet from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which I scraped some texture paste through. I then used different colours of Colourarte silks to get the green colours of the bacground. I printed the quote onto a piece of green paper and then cut it into seperate words before I stuck it onto the canvas. The heart is from the Waterworks shape set and it was painted with Vintage mint silk acrylic glaze from colourarte. I used a stabilo all surface pencil to outline the words and make them stand out against the background. I finished the whole thing off with some prima flowers.

I created my first snapguide

Check out How to Alter a Jigsaw/puzzle Piece With Masks by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Teacher gift

Today I am sharing with you this cute teacher gift for Phillip’s P6 teacher who he said has been the “best teacher ever”. I cut the file for the box on my silhouette along with the pinwheels and the name for the chocolate bar.

I got the idea for it from Deann’s video class over at Ginas Designs

Desk Tidy Teacher Gift

Every teacher needs chocolate right?

Personalised chocolate bar

 

Congratulations to my Winner of the Gina’s Designs Birthday blog hop!

Ginger Jarnagin won the Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing that I am giving away here on my blog. Congratulations!!! Please follow the steps below to claim your prize!
The Grand Prize winner has been announced over on the Gina’s Designs Blog
1) Please email Gina at Contest @ ginasdesigns.net(without the spaces – or just click the link and hopefully you can skip step 2 and 3 if I have done this right 🙂 all you have to put in is your name and address)
2) Place “Birthday Blog Hop Winner” in your email Subject line
3) Please state what blog you won on and the shape set you won
4) Please provide your mailing address

*****If we don’t receive your email by Friday June 5th at 5pm CST a NEW Winner will be chosen****

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us, and stay tuned for more from Gina’s Designs Lasercuts!

New Instructable

Wall Hanging Instructable

OK I know, I didnt last very long with my promise of blogging once a week did I? I must try harder!

Here is a new Instructable that I have written and I would love it if you go and take a peek

Wall Hanging Instructable

Whilst you are there check out Deann’s Book box and Kim’s shadow box as they are fabulous!

Happy New Year

First of all I would like to wish all my followers a very happy and healthy 2014. We had a very quiet Hogmanay this year so I was able to do some crafting before the bells and here is the result from 2 angles (ok so I finished a little of it off this morning 🙂 )

Lamp made with chocolate baroque stamps lamp1Web

I had seen a lamp similar on the web somewhere, quite a while ago now, and I decided I wanted to make one so I took a couple of bits of card and stamped them with the small flowers from a set of Chocolate Baroque stamps (sadly no longer available but Sunny Sunflowers would work) using versamark ink, then I embossed them. I repeated the process with a diferent flower and used mica powders on them. I then made a template (actually to be fair my Bestie made the template for me!) and cut out all the pieces and decorated them. On the acetate for the shade I stamped more of the flowers and coloured them with alcohol pens. I do wish I could get a decent “lit up” picture as the light shining through the flowers is so cool!

Challenges:

That Craft Place – Anything goes

I must be crackers!

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

I know, I know and bit of a corny title but I really couldn’t resist it 🙂 The Freebie Friday this week over at the Gina’s Designs blog is a file to allow you to make a cracker. I made mine with an autumn feel but they would make super Halloween treats for the kids, just fill them with some sweeties and you are good to go.

Fall Crackers free printable sheet from Ginas designs

Getting organised

5 Drawer storage cabinet from Ginas Designs

Here is the last set of drawers (well for now anyway until I get a new box from Gina 🙂 )  I have had so much fun decorating these, and I really love the way they turned out.

This set is the 5 Drawer Storage Cabinet I used the same set of papers to cover the drawers and sides and the labels on the front are from Gina’s Stackable Labels Set

5 Drawer storage cabinet from Ginas Designs

 

Harvest Wreath for Papermill Direct Design team member challenge

harvest Wreath for autumn challenge at Papermilldirect

Hi to all out there in blogland! Today I have made something a little different and I am really pleased with how it turned out. You know when you suddenly get an idea in your head and you have to do it there and then? Well this was one of those, its a little different to the picture in my head but that happens to me all the time!

I started off with some white linen paper from Papermill Direct which I inked up with distress inks – Mustard seed, Wild Honey, Barn Door, and Vintage photo. I love the way the linen texture come up when the paper is inked don’t you? I then took my trusty “Autumn Gatherings die from Sizzix and cut me a “heap” of leaves and believe me, you do need quite a few (I cut 4 1/2 strips) Once the leaves were cut I set about inking the edges of them so they would stand out against each other a little bit and then stuck them fairly randomly onto a ring of brown card. The ring measured 6 inches on the outside and 5 inches on the inside, just in case you wish to know 🙂 All that was left was to stick on the scarecrow, words and corn which were all cut on my plotter. The corn was painted with liquid leaf copper.

Here is the result:

harvest Wreath for autumn challenge at Papermilldirect

I am entering this into the Autumn challenge over at Papermill Direct (they are looking for a new design team too so why not pop over and have a go)

 

Anything but a Card with SplodgeAway

Bird Wall Hanging made with SplodgeAway Fancy Lattice mask

Today is the start of the SplodgeAway ‘Anything but a Card’ week and I am starting the week with this bird hanging

Bird Wall Hanging made with SplodgeAway Fancy Lattice mask

I used the SplodgeAway 6″x6″ Fancy Lattice Mask to make it along with some distress ink, an IndigoBlu stamp and a cutting file that my pal Gina made for the birds and the hearts. I decorated a couple of the hearts with my Martha Stewart clay.

Please pop over to the SplodgeAway Blog and see what the rest of the design team come up with for the rest of the week, I know you will be in for a treat.

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