Thursday, 23 August 2012
The mini book cut from one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock is pretty well known, but Tim Holtz has a super video HERE for making it with slightly sturdier covers than usual (Valentine Mini Book).
Paulien of Swirlydoos then took this design and made a lovely vintage mini book for one of her card challenges while I was away. I just love Paulien's vintage style, so just had to have a go myself - and it was really quick to put together. See her picture tutorial HERE for some lovely ideas.
I used a piece of rather nice patterned paper by Fancy Pants to make my book, but everything else is from my scrap box - things cut for other projects, bits of mis-stamping, loads of inky bits and pieces from my workshops and some Crafty Individuals mini-pics. Add a few flowers, pearls and of course some butterflies ..................
This was such alot of fun to make and I have made a little (very little!) dent in my scrap box. I think it would also make a lovely birthday card for someone special.
I hope you give it a go.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
I am still struggling to get back into the swing of things - it is amazing how you simply forget so many techniques that before the holiday were just second nature! So I thought I would try and catch up with the Card Challenges on Swirlydoos and this week's challenge is to use a piece of Prima packaging and some lace. I "loosely" followed the sketch!
I've been wanting to use some of this packaging for a while as it is so pretty. Everything else was in my scrap box, including all the flower petals and leaves - made or cut out for other projects but not used - so very quick to put together.
I woke at 6am this morning to the sound of torrential rain, but it really didn't sound like anything I had heard before. Once the fog (and it was thick!) lifted, we noticed that there had been a massive peat slide to the south of our house, down the hill and into the Loch. The "rainburst" has left a huge swathe of Shetland flooded, with more peat slides and a number of houses having to be pumped out. Our weather is certainly unpredictable these days!
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Hi everyone! It's great to be back crafting and blogging after a great time sailing the west coast of Scotland (more in another post). I needed a project to get me back into the swing of things and Martha invited me to take part in this wonderful Altered Spoon Bloghop Challenge. Just what I needed.
So here is my entry - a wedding spoon. All the goodluck wedding traditions go back to the mists of time, but I do know that the wooden spoon originated in Wales and was given to a lady by her admirer and was usually hand carved to show he was good with his hands and could provide for a future wife. A carved heart would be to show affection.
No hand carving in mine, but some of the flowers are handmade. I just need a happy couple to give it to now!
Susan is celebrating her five year blogiversary today - congratulations Susan!
Click the link here to go to Susan's blog and blog hop around the wonderful entries - loads of wonderful inspiration!
Have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back with some more posts soon!