Saturday, 16 August 2014

Pearly Girl

Love fiddling with flaps, pockets, beads, wires and when I got the BoBunny Enchanted Garden paper and accessories I was in looooove lol.   Ok had to use beads of some description here and so this particular binding method can to fruition.  I saw this method some time ago and thought perhaps instead of cutting chipboard, with my hands it can be difficult, there must be another way of using it soooooo this is what I can up with. 
  I used
BoBunny Enchanted Garden paperline and accessories for this one - the 6 x 6 pad, the brads, the buttons, layered chipboard, the jewels, emphera pack.
Embossing powders Ranger Queens Gold Embossing Powder, Lindys Stamp Gang Terra Cotta Plum.
Stamps Impression Obsessions  Cover a Card QuatrefoilPapermania Postal Frame, Papermania Botanical Print, Bobunny It is Written, INDIGOBLU-Crackleglaze
Dies - Spellbinders Fancy Postage Stamp A 2 Card Creator, Spellbinders Botanical Swirls Die, Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Die, Cottage Cutz Small Confectionery Bag Die, Cottage Cutz Victorian Gate Die ,Spellbinders Country Charm dies, Spellbinders A2 Curve Border 1
Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes
Darice Pearls  10 mm Pearls and 8 mm pearls
Sprays  Prima Color Bloom  Gold Foil, Cotton Candy, Pearl White, Soft Teal
Ribbon Leaves Olive Green
Wires, jump rings and spacers from my stash
have fun

I used a cutapart from one of the pages, immediately thought this would do for the front door.
Had some ribbon olive leaves in my Design Kit and thought yea around the door.
I cut the shanks off of some of the brads and used silicone glue to attach to the front cover.
Bobunny’s gorgeous jewels for the base of the door made it pop.

wire binding with pearl drops

Front page pocket with tabbed photo matt,
I cut out one of the smaller cutapaarts and mounted it on some chipboard
(love Gwen’s idea for this)
The binding started out as white cardstock and I then used Prima Color Bloom Soft Teal
Darice Pearls were used as part of the binding

top opening flap.
I loved the paper and thought it could stand on its own without a lot of embellishments
I used some of the layered chipboard accessories to hight aspects

close the flap and then open it from left to right
again wanted to leave the paper clean
(also I had used a lot of embellishments on other pages and it was getting rather bulking rofl)

reverse side, again a top flap
did I tell you I love this paper lol
side pocket with tabbed photo matt

waterfall flaps (again one of my favs)
I used three of the layered chipboard for the bottom

Each of the pockets have similar format.

used white embossing powder with Chandelier stamp

another pocket, with layered chipboard piece
these are gorgeous
love this cute little character on a pocket, of course, lol
I made an inside pocket with photo matt to go inside it

pockets again lol
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adore this cutapart, decided to use it as a pocket so made a wee slit and used it for a tag
I used Prima Colour Blooms soft teal and cotton candy on white cardstock
the picture does not do it justice, it is soooo lovely, soft and shimmery looking
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I loooove dies of any description and hauled out my spellbinders

again a cutapart used as a belly band type pocket

more flaps added lol,
Cottage cuts confectionary die used for the pockets

One of my many favourites lol

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on the left Rangers Gold embossing powder and Indigo Blu Crackleglaze
on the right used papermania Papermania Botanical Print,
tag I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Terracotta Plum embossing powder with BoBunny It is Written stamps

Had to use my gilding flakes with quatrefoil stamp
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Indigo Crackleglaze with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Terracotta Plum embossing powder
used Gold embossing powdere to give an edge to the photo matt

Tutorial can be found here

You can also use this method on chipboard:
I love all things ethereal so when I saw the KaiserCraft Enchanted Garden paper collection I had to use it, so when I used it lavishly on my Boxed Memories Album I still had leftovers woo hoo.
No waste in this household so had this lovely chipboard album to play with and decided it would go together beautifully.

Acetate front cover, and I fussy cut the fairy and toadstool and put it on the front. 
The paper bundle has a lovely page of borders so enjoyed playing with them.
Wild Orchid Craft flowers were used for a wee touch on the front.
 Peach 2 Tone Wild Roses, these are gorgeous and I also used Cherry Blossoms to tuck in the corners.

A couple of pages inside
There are some lovely tags in this bundle and I used one to make a pocket. 
The top of the page I used a stamp from my stash and the Lindys embossing powder.
I had some paper cut outs in my stash that I trimmed  (don’t like the white edges)  for the hummingbird to feed off.

Stunning papers in the bundle, pocket on front of page and a tag tucked in behind the pocket at the side.

To finish the album, I used Gilders Paste to edge the album, of course!  My fav, didn’t ya know rofl.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Queen’s Secrets

This is a Faux Book Box, soo easy to make.  I have lots of fun making these.  Can be made to suit any occasion I often do it for weddings, also for birthdays, special days.  Some I put minis into, some I put sweeties/gifts into, others I use as a money gift box, some I do as a picture frame, some I do 3d stories the possibilities are endless.

This particular one I did a wee accordion mini for the inside.  You could put in tags instead.

Front of the Faux Box Card I used a free hand cut-out of DCWV Burlap Paper
I then chose some Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, these are sooo yummy
I also used some lace from my stash and some cabochon pearls.

Inside left I made two pockets  one for a large matt, one for a tag for journalling

Inside right I made a section to hold a wee accordion mini
Ribbon is from my stash
I used Martha Stewart Scalloped Teardrop Punch to decorate edges


Mini album, held together with some ribbon

accordian type mini album for inside the box

You can make these any size you want to the depth you want by altering the measurements  Instructions for this box can be found by clicking here
Let your creativity fly.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Bead-O-Rama by Margaret Ann Moffat

I loooove embellishments of any description and I had so many bits of paper left over from projects, too big to throw away but what to do, what to do – oooooh make beads of course.

Paper beads started in the Victorian ladies households, where to pass the time they rolled bits of wallpaper, newspaper whatever they could find into beads often making room dividers with them.

Well I don’t need a room divider but I do adore beads in all their forms soooooo a crafting we will go and make some beads. There are loads of tutorials on these, this is just my wee example of some of them and what I then use to decorate them to brighten them up/make em fancy whatever yer wee heart and creative mind takes you.

Here are some types of beads you can make, there are a lot of them about so start easy and then play about.  I made templates from lightweight chipboard and keep that handy to be able to use up my scraps more prudently.
The longer the length the fatter the bead.  The More layers you use the fatter the bead.

Rectangle bead which you can stamp, colour, emboss, wrap things around, make as a dangle soooo many things to do with this one.  Any width and length.  This is such a versatile bead so many ways to use them.

Beadcaps, pearl strings and a dangle makes this a lovely embellishment for cards, mini albums, love the spine to have these.  You can make a wee note or put a letter on the bottom piece.

P6160074  wire wrapped rectangle bead

P6160073  Ribbon rolled up makes a lovely embellishment

P6160076  beads, bead caps and wire looped at end

Eclipse style bead

Top bead unadorned, bead on left paper was edged with a gold marker pen, the one on the right edged with a silver marker pen to add something different to the bead

Ornament for card, Christmas Tree

used as a drop embellishment on this tag

wire wrapped

Cone bead on the left is one layer and on the right two layers
Cone bead used as feet for matchbox set of drawers for my beads

Cone bead used to make an angel with beads, rondelle, wings bead, wire looped at top

Bicone cut
Bicone cut used to make a dangle on spine of mini album

I love making these Leandra Beads, regrettably I have used all mine up so had to borrow a picture from Paperartsy
will get some UTEE and make some to show you (I ran out doh)

Pencil cut, I edge the end pieces with gold marker pen

All that remains is to let your imagination and creativity take flight, if you like it then its lovely dont listen to others criticise its your work run with it.

Tutorial on how to make these beads can be found at