Sunday, March 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
My Godson was married in Rotorua in February this year and although it was requested that there be no gifts (they actually live in Australia) I really wanted to make them something special.
I chose to make The Wedding Album from Paper Phenomenon.
I used a paper collection from Couture Creations as it was the perfect colouring (the bridesmaids were in purple).
The project consists of two open-ended boxes that are hinged together. Each box contains its own album.
Monday, May 16, 2016
One again, mine is far from perfect. I do tend to rush on like a bull at a gate, patience is not my finest virtue, lol.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Marquee Letters are all the rage right now.
I like them a lot but find that they are a bit pricey.
My trusty Cameo came to the rescue and together we designed one that fit the bill perfectly. I cut the letter out twice. Once at the full size to use as a pattern for the chipboard base and again, offset on the inside, with the patterned paper. I created "holes" the correct size for the lights and used the alignment tool to spread them out evenly.
I am really pleased with it and I just may use this idea for Christmas gifts for my neices this year.
(Not long after I created mine, Silhouette put up some 3-D letters in the design store that would be good for this too)
Thanks for visiting my blog, I do appreciate it.
Friday, March 25, 2016
I purchased the Game Night Tutorial from Paper Phenomenon. It was fun to make and although I decided not to make it as an actual playable game, I put in game pieces and fake money etc, just for fun.
I printed various photos from Andrea's life-to-date and popped them in the pockets. I haven't shown them here for privacy reasons (and I didn't actually take photos of them anyway, lol)
On the backof each photo I put appropriate comment such as "Becoming a Grandmother - Priceless" and "A Boozy Girls Night - $200 fine" etc.
I will share another project soon. Meantime ....
Friday, March 11, 2016
I have purchased several of her tutorials and friends and family are getting good at giving me money for tutorials as gifts, bless them.
Today, I want to share with you the very first of Kathy's projects that I made. Talk about jumping in at the deep end! What was I thinking???
I chose to make the Vintage Camera and you can get the .pdf tutorial here.
I will be back soon with another proect to share with you. Meantime ....
Monday, February 8, 2016
I could make many excuses but I am sure you don't want to hear them. Are you even still there?
I will make a few posts that will be in random order on the timeline. I have not been doin nothing, I can assure you.
I have joined up with some lovely local Hutt Valley ladies who asked if I would like to pop along to their fortnightly get-together. Heck yes! Why not. What a fantastic group of new friends I have. I am a happy scrapper.
I have started making some of the many awesome projects that are produced by Kathy (Orta) King. Her blog is called Paper Phenomenon. She sells tutorials for the most amazing boxes, mini albums and more. I will show you some of what I have done in the posts to follow.
I spent an awesome two days helping out Lowri McNabb from Papervine, at the Wellington Paper Arts Show last September. It took 3 of us over 3 hours to set up and about 40mins to pack down, lol. It was pretty frantic at times but it was great fun and so good to see so many crafters in one place.
Last year I also made it to Autumn Escape in Taupo for the first time. It was a fantastic 3 days at Waiaraki Resort One of the draw-cards for me was that Teresa Collins was teaching some classes there.
I did actually do a little bit of traditional scrapbooking too. In July last year Liam was keen to go to Armageddon - a sci-fi fan expo. I ended up taking him 2 days in a row!!! He really wanted to meet Karen Gillian who is the actress playing the companion on Dr Who but sadly, I was not able to make that happen. He really enjoyed be able to o out and about in costume and not being seen as being bit weird.