Friday, 17 February 2017

More Pretty Storage

These are the final two boxes I have recently made.  The Home box is made of MDF and comes flat packed and bare.  It's a great size - approx 11" square and I added some acetate inside the lid to ensure nothing escapes through the cut out letters.  Apologies for the bad photographs but the light was really bad, however, feel the first photo shows the true colour.  I am not a 'green' person but I absolutely love this shade of paint.










This second box was a flat packed kit I've had for a while in chipboard.  A little harder to work with as it does have a tendency to warp a little when wet medium is added.  Kept it very simply decorated as it will be stacked on my desk as I'm storing my paint pens in it.







Thursday, 16 February 2017

M is for Mandy!

This is the present and card I made for my Sister's birthday.  The plaque is from Anna Marie Designs and I have actually bought myself one (or two!) but haven't got around to decorating it yet.  The card is a design I've used before but I love it so chose to use it again for Mandy.









Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tongue in Cheek Anniversary Card!

When I saw these stamps, knew exactly what I wanted to do with them and surprisingly, the card turned out just as I had planned!


The background was made with Distress Inks, ghosting, stencils and stamps and then stamped and heat embossed the main images.  The sentiment was computer generated.

The card is for my Sister and Brother-in-Law who I hope will have a chuckle when they see it!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Birthday

The Valentine's baby in our family turns 40 today (my Niece) so this is the card I made for her together with a little gift to go with her main present, just to remind her how old she is!



Craft Room Storage


Thought I'd share some of my craft storage which I made a little while ago but forgot to photograph!  They all come from Stamps Away, flat packed and bare MDF but assemble beautifully and take all types of medium well.  In all three cases, I have used chalky paint and pretty papers with some chalkboard stickers added to the small crates in the first unit.






Unfortunately, the top shelf bowed a little on this unit mainly due to the fact that I piled too much stuff on it, so it now has something lighter resting on it!



Monday, 13 February 2017

Filing Box

Saw this project from AMD recently and loved it so much, I just had to replicate it.  It comes flat packed in bare MDF but is such good quality, it goes together like a dream and takes different mediums brilliantly.






Saturday, 11 February 2017

Silver Wedding Anniversary

This is another card I was asked to make with quite specific requirements such as the colour, no flowers, heart shape in the centre, etc.  Took me a while to decide on the finished layout as I love to add embellishments but had to sit on my hands this time!  Also made a box for the card and again, kept it simple with the plain white heart which was intended to add the names of the couple.



Friday, 10 February 2017

How Old Would You Be?

Another card requested by a different friend of mine who I know doesn't like fussy cards, also it was for a man so resorted to my trusty stamp from Penny Black!