Friday, 30 November 2018

Matchbox Art

Hello and welcome!

We have a wonderful new challenge theme over at PaperArtsy - Matchbox Art. I have had a fun time creating a matchbox project using some absolutely gorgeous tea themed stamps by Scrapcosy. 

Please do join me over on the PaperArtsy blog if you would like to see more.

Jennie x

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hello and welcome!

It is the fifth Friday of the month and yay! we have a Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey! We all absolutely love these extra Friday's in our calendar and generally create with what is on our desk or experiment. 

Do hop on over to the blog to see what my fabulous teamies have created from their bits and pieces!!

And all these "bits and pieces" were laying around on my desk ...... I am terrible for clearing up ! I recently bought a lovely flower arranging magazine and it had some wonderful inspiration for combining colours at Christmas. I would never have thought of mixing the lime green with the red and white, but what a lovely combination.

I had also been experimenting with Tim Holtz's 3D Embossing Die - I wanted a really white effect for Christmas and it works a treat, although difficult to photograph!

I am always making these white poinsettia's at this time of the year using the Tattered Poinsettia die. 

If you are a subscriber to Mixed Up Creative then you can access my tutorial in last week's magazine or alternatively you can click the link HERE for a similar tutorial on my blog.

And this is how it all came together. A lovely bright tag to cheer us up during the days leading up to Christmas. 

As always thank you for joining me today.

Jennie x

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Advent Shrine

I am always in awe of the lovely shrine's created by my fellow teamies over at Calico Craft Parts and so decided to have a go at making one myself. 

A peaceful focus for the period of Advent.

It was quite a large project to put together but I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Do hop on over to Calico Craft Parts where I am sharing a post with all the details and individual parts used.

Jennie x

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Christmas Baubles

I know we are only in the  middle of November but .... it's time to start sharing some Christmas projects I have been making for Calico Craft Parts

This is the first - using book and tissue paper to make a simplistic honeycomb style paper to fit inside the 3D Christmas Baubles. 

All the details are over on the blog at Calico Craft Parts including a step by step of how I put together the inner papers.

Look forward to seeing  you there!

Jennie x

Friday, 2 November 2018

Recycled Dress Patterns at PaperArtsy!

Tonight on the PaperArtsy blog I am sharing a project made using old dressmaking patterns! Do join me over there if you would like to see more.

Jennie x

Favourite Paper Stash!

We have a fabulous new challenge at A Vintage Journey this month


Sandy is our host and she is challenging us to use our beautiful scrapbook papers we have hoarded over the years. You can find all the details of the challenge HERE at A Vintage Journey as well as some fabulous inspiration from my Creative Guide team mates. 

I have had fun using some of my favourite Stamperia papers and combining them with Eileen Hull's Dies.

I can't tell you how difficult I found it to use these papers! I thought I was going to need counselling after I cut the first piece! The problem is they are double sided and are absolutely fabulous on both sides.  In fact it took me ages to even decide which piece of paper to use! 

I have used Eileen's Trinket Die to make the outside box. I really love this die and you can cut the paper quite economically. I have left the aperture open and and filled it with one of the most gorgeous tags in the whole set.

Inside the box is a small notebook and I have used another of Eileen's dies, the Needle Book, to make this. Again I have cut a large tag from the papers and placed it directly over the die to get the most from the paper. 

I have used the title plate from Eileen's Box Storage Die as well for the cover.  

A little bit of paper decoration inside using another tag ..... along with tea stained papers.

I am hoping that my gorgeous grandaughter will love this box and book in a couple of years time as I certainly had her in mind whilst making it. But in the meantime I will just keep on drinking in these lovely papers!

As always thank you so much for joining me for this new challenge and I hope we can encourage you to join in and use some of your lovely paper stash!

Have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Wallet Journal

Hello Everyone and welcome to another new month and another new mini album for the Mini Album Maker's Challenge. 

Yet again my lovely team mates at Mini Album Maker's have a wonderful array of mini albums for your inspiration and I hope you pop over to see them all by clicking the link HERE.

Last weekend Shetland Scrapbookers had their yearly weekend get-together and I was asked to put together a mini album for the Saturday session. They were particularly keen to have a Book in A Pocket, however, this turned out to be a Book in a Wallet! I don't think anyone was disappointed though!

I also decided to use some papers which I bought many years ago and which at the time were such huge favourites that I couldn't bear to use them. But my taste has changed and I thought it was about time they got used!

 The wallet opens to reveal an inside pocket for tags ........

....... and a flip page journal inside.

The inside journal wallet is not unlike my "book, within a box, within a journal" I shared with you in  September which you can see if you click the link HERE. However this is slightly smaller in both measurement and pages and is housed within its own wallet, which is a handy size to take away on holiday.

So here are the details of how I made it:

For the outer wallet cover:
cut a piece of cardstock 6" x 11" then score at 4", 4 1/2", 8 1/2" and 9".

Inside pocket: cut a piece 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and score the side edge at 3/4". 
Mark 1/2" at the top and 2" from the bottom right and cut away this piece.

Using tape attach this to the outer wallet on the left hand and bottom edges.

For the inside wallet cover:
cut a piece 9" x 5 1/2" and score at 1 1/2", 1 3/4" 5 1/4" and 5 1/2"

 Inside Pocket: cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2" x 2" ......

...... and attach to the larger side of the inside wallet.

For the inner book: cut a piece of cardstock 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 3 1/4".

For the flop out pages: 
cut one piece of cardstock 6" x 3" and score at 1/2"
cut a second piece 3 1/2" x 3" and score at 1/2"

Adhere the 1/2" flaps to the book page to provide to flaps.

Close the book and add this to the inside wallet cover.

Finally close the inside wallet and attach this to the outside wallet cover
(in the middle rather than where I have "posed" it for the photograph!!)

Now you have your base book to decorate as you wish.

I found it easier to decorate the inner wallet and book before adding it to the outside wallet and tucking some ribbon underneath as a closure before sticking it down onto the outside wallet.

I chose to close the outer wallet with magnets for a clean look.

And here are some of the lovely books made by the members of Shetland Scrapbookers.

Each one so very different!

As always thank you for joining me today and I hope you find some time to join us 
in our challenge this month. 

Happy crafting!

Jennie x

Recipe Storage

Hello! its the first of the month and my turn to share the first of the November projects at Calico Craft Parts. I have used the ATC/Tag Storage Box Kit to make a Recipe Note Storage Box for myself but which would also make a nice present. 

Do hop on over to Calico Craft Parts if you would like to see more.

Jennie x