Monday, 12 October 2009
I saw this design on the internet the other night while browsing due to the fact that I couldn't sleep, so thought I'd give it a try. I'm quite pleased with the results and it wasn't quite as complicated as I thought it would be.
Basically, you just punch four sides of the 6x6 cover with the bind it all, then just add the pages so they 'close' on top of one another at right angles instead of like an ordinary book, if you get my meaning. Hopefully the pictures give you an idea of how it's done.
It took me two days but that was mainly due to the colouring and cutting out.
Anyway here's what was used in the making of it:
Giggle Gang stamps, Kyle Emmy and Charley.
Cuddly Bits Daisy Patch rubber stamp.
Large Doily Frame stamp.
Peppy downloadable backing papers in Cornflower/Blue.
Marvy La Plume Brush Markers
Bind-It-All 6x6 cover (1)
Bind-It-All 6x6 pages (4)
White 'O' Wires
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Take care everyone
Friday, 9 October 2009
This project started life as a tin of peas!!!
I was getting so fed up of trying to rummage my containers for some of my smaller tools that decided to do something about it instead of buying yet another container!
I measured a sheet of glossy card, then inked it up using Tim Holtz Alcohol inks. The letters you see spell the word 'STUFF' and are from a small chipboard alphabet set, I embossed them with gold embossing powder, glued them around the tin and just added some other bits and pieces I had lying around on my craft table.
I'm quite pleased with this, because now I don't need to go 'a huntin' for the tools I need and can see them at a glance.
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Thursday, 8 October 2009
Another project for Cuddly Buddly! And I must say I had loads of fun with this!
It's a fantastic little wooden box shaped like a book......so it's just perfect for stashing away all those little secret things that us females like to do....lol.
Anyway, I painted the box with Adirondac Acrylic paint in Terracotta, then stamped the Cuddly Buddly Daisy patch corners round the edge in gold, then heat emnbossed. I also distressed the cover with Tim Holtz distress ink in Fired Brick, but sadly the photo doesn't show it very clearly, but it looks like the 'book' has been handled a lot. I painted the 'pages' with a Sakura Chisel point marker in gold to hopefully make them look like they were edged in gold. I turned out not too bad and also looks like it's an old boook and had a bit of a hard life!
I Used the Peppy downloadable backing papers in cornflower and peach for the inside covers and for the sweet little card and ATCs. I stamped the Giggles gang, Kyle, Emmy and Charley then coloured them using Marvy La Plume brush markers, I also used the Daisy patch 'bits' stamp and stamped it multiple times to get the cluster of Daisies. I tied them all up in a little bundle with some lovely ribbon and hid them away inside the 'box'
The alphabet used for the 'title' of the book is one I have had in my craft stash for absolute yonks! In fact I've had it sooo long that I can't remember where it came from or who it's from, but it just seemed to 'fit' the project perfectly.
I modelled this 'book' on one I'm in the middle of reading just now actually, it's an old leatherbound one that I got from someone and it too has had a bit of a hard life.
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Tuesday, 6 October 2009
This project started out as a bare naked chipboard notebook, but you know me.....I just can't leave things alone and just HAD to do something with it......so....I used the Cuddly Buddly digi download Peppy papers in peach and cornflower to cover the front, back and inner pages.
I used The Giggles Gang stamp range, Emmy sitting, Kyle with flower, and Charley, along with the CuddlyBits Daisy patch stamp and also the Large Doily frame stamp. I coloured the 'kids' using Marvy La plume art markers as I seem to be the only one on the planet that DOESN'T own a set of promarkers yet!
I used some lovely ribbons to embellish the binder and also stamped and coloured the kids onto shrink plastic to make some cute little 'charms'.
I really did enjoy doing this project and as you can see it is ongoing as I can't seem to remember what safe place I put the rest of the 'baby pictures' in....as usual...lol.
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I made this dinky little photo frame using the Cuddly Buddly Large Doily frame rubber stamp and the digi download Peppy Backing papers in peach and Cornflower, I stamped onto two different papers and then partially stamped the bow to match the bottom layer, I just cut them out, glued them all together and then added the photo to the back, I then made a little 'leg' for the frame to make it stand up better.
I'm quite pleased with this little project and to be honest it had loads of uses and would make great little gifts.
Oh yes, that little boy is now 15 and standing five foot six inches tall!! He'll be mortified with this photo, but I love it. lol.
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