Saturday, 31 May 2014

Timeless Thoughts

This lovely wee mini can be used for pictures for your handbag, or as I was utting it together had a thought (it hurt to thinkj rofl) anyways I love this idea I have.

  I took the Paper Accents Marquee natural chipboard No 2, 3, 4 and 5. along with the Snippets  Butterfly chipboard shape natural.  Covered them with paper and used a ring binding.  You can add as many tags as you want, for this one I chose one from each.

All items are available from Scrapadabadoo.

I uised the paper to cover the chi[boar and used the aspects of the paper to look as if it had embellishments.

Each Tag can have a picture or for the time capsule to have a simple thought on each one eg

·        what the weather is like
·        Recent family event description
·        Current Car and why you like it
·        Songs on Radio
·        Favourite Book(s)
·        Favourite Food/Recipe
·        Popular sweets/chocolate
·        Films just out
·        Favourite Quote
·        Picture of your mobile/cell phone
·        a selfie
·        Biggest news of the year to date that affected you
·        Note for person receiving it
·        description of your day
·        what is important to you
·        favourite bible verse

or anything else you can think of.

Pocket in Time

Scrapadabadoo Ustream kick off has begun, soooo excited.  The Design Team are using Prima's Time Traveller Paper so look out for lots of different ways to use this gorgeous paper collection.

I decided to do a little pocket holder, you can use it in the Jen's Time Capsule Trunk for receipts, photos, thoughts.  Have fun.  Had to use my envelope board lol one day I will make envelopes with it :)

The tutorial is available here

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scrapadabadoo Design Team Ustream kickoff

Scrapadabadoo ustream click here to take you there

Scrapadabadoo is starting a ustream on 31st May, 2014.  4 members of our design team will be streaming, with a wee break for the loo and more coffee between the shows.
They will use the Prima Time Traveler Collection (US spelling) to show you the different aspects of using this paper line.

  The rest of the Design Team (Wendy, Gwen, Patti, Debi, Jessie, Kim and myself) will be posting (during the streaming) on Scrapadabadoo Facebook – Scrapadabadoo Crafts -  what they have used this paperline with eg tags, cards. 

The ladies will also have cutting guides for the projects on their blogs.  Will list the blogs at the bottom of this post.

We are 8 hours ahead of them so the times are:
Zandra     9.30 pm GMT
Jani          11.30 pm GMT
Ashliegh  Midnight GMT
Jen           2 am GMT

Zandra has a gorgeous mini album to share with us, this lady loves to work outside the box and her creations are awesome.
zandra ustream

Jani does fantastic flowers

Ashliegh does fabulous construction and minis
This project will be able to house the tags the rest of the Design Team will be doing
and also Zandra’s mini album.

Jen is giving us the opportunity to capture this glorious moment within her awesome time capsule

DT Team Blogs:
Wendy -
Ashliegh -
Gwen -
Jessie -
Zandra -
Jani -
Jen -
Debi -

Sunday, 11 May 2014

My Favourite Crayon

Have you ever bought a paper collection and though why did I get that!!!!  Well I did with the Bobunny Zip A Dee Doodle Paper collection.  Sheesh not my colours, not my style must have had a blond moment.  Picked it up then put it down again several times.  Then found it again and decided to look at it do I use it, give it away hmmmm.  Then I had a eureka moment the monochromatic side of the papers perfect for making a mini album for a youngster.  They can colour in the paper and keep notes, pictures, whatever in it.  Get them started on scrapbooking.  I then came across a chipboard album and hey presto My Favourite Crayon album was born.  I dug into my dies box, love my bigshot er even adore it lol to use with this album.

So got the BoBunny Zip A Dee Doodle Paper collection and decided what ones to use and found I needed a sheet of each.  I used the black chipboard Tall Album and it went well together.

I used the acetate as the front page with chipboard pieces from the collection.  I then layered it over a page and left it relatively blank for the youngster to do their own front design.  I added a little chipboard bow at the top just as a wee note.  I accidentally punch a hole in the wrong side oopsy but you could add a charm, ribbons etc whatever the youngster wants.


I have a lovely die called Lifestyle Crafts Pocket Die Set, loving the look of it, took two diecuts and used them to make a pocket.  As it is an intricate front I put some cardstock behind so you can easily take the tag in and out.  A chipboard tag was added to the front as a closure.


I love the shadow box that Debi Schnabel put up and was used as a challenge on Scrapadabadoo Crafts, and it fit nicely on one of the sides, I used an A4 sheet and the scoring was perfectly aligned with any size of paper, yippee, can make any size shadow box now.  I had some Tim Holtz sticky tissue paper roll in the back of my desk so decided to use that which can be colour that in as well.

I so love the LIfestyle Crafts Treat Pocket Die and use it everywhere I can lol.
Put a chipboard arrow on top of tag just for a pop of colour.

Two envelopes 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”, you gotta love that envelope board
makes the envelopes to fit your work.  I don’t need to have a ton of envelopes just in case now.
I used the top flap cut down to use as a hinge for them, enables the young un to access the patterned paper for colouring.

(aside hmmm need to get the other two – ooooh Carol lol)
Two on top, two on bottom, hinged to flip open sideways right and left.
A circular paperclip to keep them closed.

Er did I mention this is for a young un, hmmm well adults can colour in too it is very soporific.
Have fun making it, I did.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Scrapadabadoo DT - Use Your statsh 2


Well it can by anything really lol.  Ok Blondie here loses things on her desk - hmm no secrets there.  So needed something to corral the little peskie beggers likes of pens, pencils a few tools.  So decided to make a holder, now having gotten my wee handies on some Canning Jar diecuts and played with them, oooh loved it so went and bought the Sizzix Canning Jar die as well.  Looooove it.  Barrie and Carol you rock you get in amazing products.

Okies Pen Pot you say, get on with it - lol - okay its an easy one, the bairns can play with this one, fill it sweets, pencils whatever your wee heart desires lol.

Scrap paper was used but the bairns can used plain cardstock and they can write, draw, stamp whatever on it.

The back of the holder is a pocket and I used the smaller jar from the Sizzix Canning Jar Die
as the notes.

Made a wee pattern for this, have fun.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Box of Delights

In organising mode, made a wee 5 drawer cabinet for odds and ends on my desk.

Tutorial, click here to get it