Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gift Compendium of Cards

Just thought I would share the little gift I made this morning for my friend Ann. The pretty papers make it simple and quick, and a little stamping and ribbon finish it off.

Monday, January 26, 2009

delays in tutorial posting

Having a little trouble posting my tutorial with photos, so will try a different method soon:

Update here is the link to my first ever Youtube video: its not perfect or even quite complete, but I have had so many visits to this post, there is obviously an interest! I plan to update the video over the holidays. Thanks for your interest

  • chipboard
  • 1 sheet patterned paper
  • 10 envelopes
  • ribbon
  • double-sided tape
  • modpodge
  • stickers etc to personalise
Tuck the flap of each envelope to the inside. Then use a strip of double-sided tape in the centre of the envelope to adhere another envelope on top. Continue until you have a stack of all 10 envelopes. Make sure you only use adhesive down the centre of the envelopes or the organiser will not be able to expand. Finish up with a strip down centre of top and bottom envelope of stack.
Cover one side of both chipboard covers with the patterned paper, mitering the corners.
Add in a length of ribbon centred on the middle of the back cover.
Stick envelope stack to inside of back cover, then line up front cover and adhere.
Decorate the organiser to suit. The ribbon ties it closed when not in use. When I have it out (most of the time), I tie the ribbon loosely and pull the concertina out so the ribbon acts as a stabiliser.
I use one pocket for each colour group of scraps and it keeps it right at hand when I am creating.
Have fun

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scrap Cardstock Organised at last

I have been ticking off some of my partly completed projects! and I took photos as I went so I could post my first ever online tutorial. One of my plans for this year is to learn to do video tutorials, but this will have to do for now.

So check back tonight for the tutorial and make your own desktop scrap organiser for cardstock. Tutorial is here

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Last minute link to Valentines Blog Candy

Check out these goodies from Three Clovers Design, just in time for Valentines Day. The closing date is 2oth January, so click over there now!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway

PhotoThe draw for the giveaway is now closed... its the morning of 13th February in New Zealand! I will announce winner later today...

Welcome to the first giveaway on my blog. Photos of the giveaways will be added soon!!

One World One Heart (OWOH) is the brainchild of the wonderfully creative Lisa Swifker, with the aim of encouraging people to explore and get to know about creative and generous artists worldwide by way of their blog. Here is is her description of OWOH...

"The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way...This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the art community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together...We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging."


I will be giving away a handcrafted and stamped birthday diary including 6 birthday cards and envelopes. The perpetual diary helps remind you of loved one's birthdays from year to year, and there is a pocket for each month to keep cards, stamps and address labels on hand. The inspiration for this diary comes from my new favourite blog site Capture the Moment

I will also draw two names to each win a set of 6 gift tags. So you have 3 chances to win!

To enter in the draw, all you have to do is make a comment on
this post, and be sure to include your email details so I can contact you if you are a winner.

I will draw the winners on 12 February.
The draw will be done using a random number generator and I will contact the winners.

Good luck and have fun meeting new people and ideas: I am sure you will find it inspiring. If you want to find out more about the event just click on the logo, its not too late to join!

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Bling for my Wardrobe!

I have been having a lot of fun making new jewellery to go with my new clothes. I hate the clothes shopping: updating my jewellery is the part I enjoy.

I made 3 new necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings... and here is the best part..... in line with my new policy of "sustainability" I managed to complete them while spending less then $5. (at the Beadhold, my favourite source of supplies and inspiration) The rest came from my stash, including leftovers from a CHA 2007 make-and-take and beads I received in a Stamphappy swap several years ago.

I also made some simple repairs on two other necklaces and a pair of earrings! And I organised my beading workbox, with all my finding in mini ziploc bags on a book ring. Wow, its really convenient, with everything at my fingertips.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

oops, back from Holiday....

but my blogger was stuck on transliterating into Hindi. That was very interesting!!

I have had a wonderful holiday so far. The photo is of the rocks at the bottom the garden at Langs. The holiday has been great and the weather fantastic, but now I can't wait to get back to my own space. Tomorrow I'll be back at home. Time for crafting and more in my downstairs work area. I can't call it a studio yet, but that is one of the ideas I am going to implement this year.