Wedding cake boxes

Can you make something with these wedding cake boxes? My good friend asked me. I’m sure I will think of something I said. The boxes stayed in storage for years. The idea then came to me. An advent calendar! How many boxes did I have? About 80. That meant 3 advent calendars! I purchased 3 […]

The Creative Exchange – part 2

So today I want to share what I sent my recipient as part of The Creative Exchange – read here for the background to the exchange and as promised a little treat. My first ‘downloadable’ and a quick tutorial on how to make one of the items included in my package. My recipient is an illustrator, […]

handmade swap – 5th package

The details I received for my 5th swap partner were: Favourite Colours: purple and green Decorating Style: haphazard and pretty Favourite Things to Make: earrings and dolls Hobbies, Passions: sewing, making Jewellery I had been itching to use the green laminated fabric I purchased a while back. So I quickly decided to make a green themed […]

A fair facade?

I took this photo several months ago, with the plan to replicate the facade onto a card, a ‘congratulations on your new home’ card. OK, the home owners have been living there awhile [but less than a year] but I was still determined to create this idea I had in my head. So along with […]

Warping wire – swirling strips – a tutorial

In my last post I wrote about how a floral wire art inspired me to come up with a floral design in quilling. So instead of warping wire I swirled some strips of paper and created a flower. This is how I did it. 1. I used cream and brown 5mm / 3/16 inch quilling […]

SIC – 5th month

Yes, I am guilty I have lagged behind my self imposed challenge however am revved up to catch up and get going again. A reminder here why I am doing this, and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th challenges if you are interested. I love bunting so when I saw this… I was eager to get […]

Five senses journal

I came across this up-cycled bound book today. I love it when people think outside the box in their crafts and also re-use what would otherwise by rubbish and discarded. It reminded me of a book I created for a Spotlight store competition. The brief was to create something that represented 5, their birthday. I decide […]

Cupcake Craze [without the calories]

Looking into my archives I came across some photos of a competition I entered. You had to design a cupcake [or 4 because one wasn’t enough for me ;)] from crafty materials, any materials, as they say, you are only limited by your imagination. So, I pulled out some organza ribbon, embroidery thread, vellum, glitter, […]

Thank you! Gracias! Danke! Obrigado! Merci!

I bought these cute embossing folders at the show recently and of course needed an excuse to try them out. A couple of weeks back my son received a huge bundle of Wiggle’s gear, T-shirt, back pack, books, DVDs and puzzles from a family friend’s son [who is a big boy now ;)]. I wanted […]