Thursday, September 26, 2013

PTI September Blog Hop Challenge

Yes, it's time for another PTI Blog Hop. This month's theme is wreaths and since I was in a home decor mood, I decided to decorate a wreath to match the Christmas tree I just finished.

So here is the wreath which also uses elements from the tree - muslin and vintage lace, a rolled zipper rose and Harvest Berry leaves. Can't wait to use both these elements in a few months time!


And here's a closeup of my die cut letters:



Paper - Bella glitter paper
Accessories - Polystyrene wreath; muslin; vintage lace; Melissa Frances zipper ribbon; Maya Road trinket pins; Prima Flowers; satin ribbon; PTI Harvest Berry dies; PTI buttons; Cricut; glue gun

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oh Christmas tree

I was inspired by this post from Melissa Phillips to create my own 3D Christmas tree and here's what I came up with:


The tree is sitting on a papier mache box which I decorated with patterned paper, glitter and buttons:


I made flowers out of zipper ribbon and also used vintage buttons and glitter leaves:



A wired ribbon was used to tie to the double bow on top:

Paper - Bella glitter paper; Melissa Frances patterned paper
Accessories - Polystyrene tree; papier mache box; muslin; vintage lace; Melissa Frances zipper ribbon; Maya Road trinket pins; Prima Flowers; satin ribbon; Kaisercraft pearl brads; PTI Harvest Berry dies; PTI buttons; Cricut; glue gun

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jellicle cats

I came across these cat stickers from Melissa Frances and thought they'd be perfect for any cat lover like my Aunt. This one features stitching as well. I'm using my sewing machine a lot more now that I have it set out in my craft room and don't have to keep packing it away!


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - rustic cream; prima and other paper from stash
Ink - Tea dye duo
Accessories - cabbage rose ribbon; Melissa Frances sticker; sewing machine

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tweet talk

Oops, not much time for crafting just now so I had to dig through photos to find something to post. Here's a little card I made a while back to send to my Aunt who's really fond of birds. It's a cute set from Market Street Stamps - pity they're not around any longer.

This one's perfect for paper piecing.


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Stamper's select white, aqua mist, sweet blush pattern pack, fine linen pattern pack; other from stash
Stamps - MSS Cheap talk
Ink - Versafine onyx black
Accessories - washi tape, sewing machine

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yet more....

Christmas cards - if you can bear them. Just about finished my cards for this year, then a few tags will wrap things up. Can't get enough of Tremendous Treats so they feature here again:


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Kraft, rustic cream, sweet blush, aqua mist; SU patterned paper
Stamps - Tremendous Treats: Christmas
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories - Tag Sale Die; circle dies; ribbon; foam tape; sewing machine; colics

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Craft room makeover

I've been wanting to increase work space in my craft room for a while now. Up until now, I've had two computer desks in the room - one for craft and one for laptop and 'office' but there's a lot of wasted space as you can see from these photos:



I've been looking for tables that could run the length of the wall above which measures 3 metres.   I was even wondering if I'd have to have something made, but the solution was Ikea Linnmon tables which come in a variety of lengths - 2m, 1.5m and 1m. The 2m and 1m combo (60cm wide) fit perfectly. And here's the finished half of the room:


The best thing about this new arrangement is that I now have a dedicated sewing area where I can leave my machine set up and don't have to keep unpacking and packing it away in the spare room wardrobe!

I also have a much larger desk area which will be perfect when I'm working on my Project Life album for my niece.  I'm still using the smaller computer desk for now, while I figure out what I'd like to do with the other half of the room:



This is the main storage unit and I'm wondering about replacing it with a large Expedit which would take up most of the wall. Another 1m Linnmon table would replace the computer desk and make an L-shaped work area. Just need to figure out what to do with the printer!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

More Christmas cards

Needed a few more Christmas cards, so decided to break out Tremendous Treats. Colouring the images is very therapeutic!  Here are a few of the examples. My next task is to make some matching tags!


Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper - kraft, sweet blush, pure poppy, hawaiian shores; SU patterned paper; green from stash
Stamps - Tremendous Treats
Ink - Versafine onyx black; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - copics; ribbon; circle dies

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Scrapbooking day

Had a great catch up with crafty friends recently. We spent most of Saturday working on Christmas gifts and cards, general scrapbooking and of course lots of chatting, laughing and eating! Great way to spend a Saturday, thanks Heather and Yvonne!