Monthly Archives: December 2016

up cycled envelope

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Amazon delivered a package a few weeks ago, in this cardboard envelope, I liked the shape and in my mind saw a whole new look, so I kept it and up cycled it last night.

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I chose 4 sheets of 12 x 12 papers 2 of each.

img_2321Then carefully opened up the glued edges.

opened-envelopeI cut strips of the rose paper to fit around the edges, then went over it with the black ‘bitten’ rose paper.

I had to do this because the paper wasn’t big enough, but I thought it turned out ok.

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Once it was all covered inside and out, I added stripes of gems to frame the centre paper on both sides.

 

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Using a cropodile, I punched some holes and added metal eyes.

Then threaded some red ribbon through and tied the bow to finish off.

Happy up cycling

xx

 

Card for Mathew

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I was asked by a lovely Lady (Tai ) to make her son Mathew an 18th Birthday Card.

A few Ideas came to mind and so the card turned into more of a six page keepsake.

Happy 18th Birthday to Mathew.

I hope you liked it, and here is how I made it.

18th-cardI made two 6×6 cards from Kraft card and joined them together so I had six pages to work with.

I have used distress inks on all of the edges and papers to give a worn look.

I covered the front with Heartfelt Creations cogs and gears paper, heat embossed some cogs in gold and added the golden key, then from Grey board I cut the cogs from Tim Holtz Gadget Gears #2 dies, and made them gold using gilding wax, and did the same for the number and words.

I attached the bead to some raffia to use a fastening.

travel-cardFor the inside I chose some vintage papers and added the tag to the first page, spelling Mathew and adding scattered type keys.

The next two pages I managed to find some paper that had travel related images, I added sentiments to the passport page.

For the centre page I made a lift up panel, on the outside I used glossy accents on the glasses and added the camera and sentiment.

mens-cardInside I made two panels, one with a pocket for the removable tag saying:

‘look in here for yester-year’

And then used glossy accents again on the watch face.

For the upper side I added a verse ( I had to wrap the fastening around it just to keep it up for the photo)

memoriesInside this I added some personal details, Mathew as a toddler and two of his favorite toys.

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Using Kraft card I cut the frames from Spellbinders labels eight, distressed it with inks then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

For this page I heat embossed Mathews birthday date and month the used distress inks over the top.

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I used a Tim Holtz clock die ‘tick tock’ coloured it with distress inks and heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I cut the numbers from black card and set the clock hands to the time Mathew was born.

I added the star sign and the number 15 to finish off.

And then lastly for the back page I added a lovely family photo

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using paper for the bottom half and hessian for the top I made a pocket for two blank removable tags.

I covered the tags ( Sizziz tags #5) with lines paper and left blank for mum and dad to write their own personal messages

Then the frame was cut using Tim Holtz Ornante frame die and some Tim Holtz sentiments to finish off

I really enjoyed making this card and feel very honored to have made it.

Thanks for looking in today

xx

 

Vintage mdf box

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Today I finally got around to covering this little MDF box, It’s been sitting in my stash for a while, and I fancied a quick little project today.

It’s handy for make up brushes or pens.

I chose a sheet of paper from the Mademoiselle stack, covered the box inside and out.

Then using distress inks in vintage photo and rusty hinge, I inked the edges and just over the embossed paper to make it stand out better.

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I added ‘ live, laugh & love’ to the sides, along with a butterfly, hearts and a card stand with I used for a corner.

live-laugh-love-mdf-box mdf-box-laugh mdf-vintage-covered-box I added some gems to finish off and sprayed it with a sealer

img_2310Thanks for looking today

xx

Les Fleur’s Bottle

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This weeks make is a wine bottle, I’ve not made one for a while and have been waiting to use this lovely napkin.

I started by covering the bottle with gesso.

Then using a damp brush I drew a water line around the parts of the napkin that I wanted to use, then separated the layers as I only needed the top one.

I glued these in place with some mod podge.

decorated-wine-bottle

I used white chalk paint and covered the rest of the bottle, then using a sponge I daubed grey chalk painted over the white and up to the napkin.

I added some garden string to the top and a couple of wooden embellishments.

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I also added a few gems to the flowers.

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Then my all time favourite flowers, the delicate aster from Heartfelt Creations.

using white paper and distress inks in Festive Berries and Fired BrickĀ  I shaped the petals and glued together along with some leaves and a little glitter.

napkin-covered-wine-bottle

Hope you like it

thanks for looking

xx