Monday, 29 September 2014

Terrariums and broken pot gardens... 10 months on.

Hello readers.

At the end of last year I started getting back in to gardening and created a few broken pot gardens and terrariums. It was loads of fun and now 10 months on the out come is wonderful.

Over the last 10 months some plants dies which I swapped out for new plants with would lasted better in the pot conditions.

You might be able to see some small while little man which are kodama's (from Princess Mononoke) which I created from Glow-in-the-dark Sculpey.

This was taken Boxing day 2013, the day I made this broken pot garden

This one was taken today.

This was taken boxing day 2013 when I made this one

This is the same pot today.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The 2015 Sherlock Planner by Watson

Hello creative creatures. I have my official first project for The Sherlock Book by Watson to show you. 
I wanted to make a planner for 2015 and I thought The Sherlock Book would be a great thing to use. I wanted a sturdy cover so I bought a file folder and cut it down to size. This was then covered with a strong craft paper and covered with the kit's cover and then sealed with a varnish. From there I added some Tim Holtz Corners and a bookplate and also one of Meg's lovely Lions Head door knocker charms

The inside of the book was a bit tricky as I wanted a lot of pages for the planner.  I ended up having double the pages. This gave me around 36 pages to have in my planner. 12 were turned into a calendar and the rest were added the the divided sections. The back of the pages (because this was a printed kit rather than the download) I inked misted and splodge to add some distressing. 

The ephemera I added here and there to the sections of the planner to later use which they are held in with paper clips. I also used some extra ephemera from the Vintage Ephemera Packs

The closure of the book is really simple, two islet holes on the front and back cover and some twine attached which just get tied together when the planner is in my bag. 

Here is a video of a flick through of the planner. 

Monday, 22 September 2014

A Birthday Card For a Sister

I made a card for a friends sister. It was well received. 

This was a very simple care and I used Prima's Cartographer collection which I haven't used yet. 

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Gentlemen Mini Album

Hello there crafters. Todaying I am sharing my next project for Meg's Garden. 

I created a mini album using The Gentlemen Collection I design from Meg's Garden. I have been itching to do another mini album but didn't have anything to put in it, until I realised I have a lot of pictures of my archery adventures. This is now my archery brag book. 

There is a youtube video at the end of the blog post which shows the construction and completed project in it. 

I used the Kathy Orta Hidden Hinge mini album method which I really like as you can create so many pockets and interactive pages. 

Inside the front and back covers I created pockets for extra photos and cabinet cards.
Two of the pockets in the mini album were created to hold small booklets for journalling as well, there you will see when you watch the video below.

Other Products
various washi tape
Tim Holtz metal books corners

Thanks for reading and please leave a comment or question.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Meg's Garden: Correspondence mens cards

Hi there crafters! I have some more cards I made using The Correspondence collection

I first create a lot of feminine cards with The Correspondence, but this time I went for a more masculine feel. 

The Correspondence papers are obviously from Meg's Garden as are the small metal gear charms, which I just love using. I also used a hot air balloon from the Around the World in a Balloon from the collage papers.  The chippies are from Prima, Kaisercraft. The gear frame and brick wall on the next cards I cannot recall. (anyone that recognises it please leave a comment and remind me who creates it, thanks)
The next card uses some of the same items as the first.

This next card was just a throw together of some of the things lying around on my desk. I do this sometimes as a bit of a challenge to myself, of just being able to use what I have at hand. 

Again I have used The Correspondence collection and some of Meg's mini Backgournd papers and also a clock face from Old World Time transparency.  The wood veneers are from Kaisercraft and Creative Embellishments 

I would love to hear what you think of these projects.
Happy Crafting!