Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Wedding Album

 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.

  Front of each album

 Back of each album

 Inside Pages.  
Some blank, some made with custom-made envelopes and some made into smaller pockets,

 The Inside with a frame on each side

 And a Card to Match

It was a lovely wedding and I have to say his two little kiddies are just delightful.

Thank you for taking the time to visit - as always, your comments make my day.

Esther  xx


Monday, May 16, 2016

The Vanity Project

Oh how I just love this project from Paper Phenomenon!

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.

I used black chipboard and printed the gorgeous papers from a printable, digital Journal Kit from the very talented Tsunami Rose on Etsy.

The drawer pulls are made with wide eyelets with hitch fastness inserted through the holes. They are the perfect proportion for this project. For the mirror,  I made a visit to the local Supercheap Auto Shop. There I found some adhesive mirror replacement that was just what I needed. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I  do appreciate it. 

Take Care, Happy Crafting
Esther  xxx

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The letter "E"

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.

Esther  xxx