Friday, 27 March 2015

Vintage style card from RUTH


 I've got a vintage style card to show you today  - all made with Ivory Linen card from Papermill and given an aged look with distress ink .

 I've used the Tonic Studios Harriet and Helena Header Fold dies to give the shaped top to the card and Buttermilk Crystal Drops around the edges.

The Just for You Essentials die set was used for most of the rest of the card and the Aunty is from the Family Member Sentiments 2 die set and the embossing folder is "Victoria".
I've added 2 hand cut butterflies from the Trimcraft Botanical Notes paper pad.


Forever Moments - Lyon MDF Unit - Floral Designs - an idea from Edna


Good afternoon. Welcome to the blog today.Here is my Lyon MDF unit that I've decorated for the One Time Only shows currently on Create and Craft. I hope you manage to catch the shows and take advantage of the great offers. The next show today is at 6pm.

This unit is quite substantial in size but I was so busy getting it ready I forgot to measure it. Perhaps next time! 

Tonic - Lyon MDF unit
Bellus Buttercup, Plush Peony Entwining Trellis die sets for the flowers
Tilda Sewingbird paper collection
Forever Memories Mini Ring handles
Nuvo Acrylic Burnt Umber
Ornate Elegance Header die

I tried to match the flowers to the paper design - well, I did say try! :)


I cut the floral design out of the paper and applied one to each side of the unit


I lined the drawers to give a neat finish and the job was done.

Thank you for calling in today.
Have a great day!


See Edna's original post on her blog here. 

Forever Moments - Tivoli MDF Unit - Button Storage Drawers - an idea from Doda


This is Tonic Studios Tivoli unit that I decorated to make a little button storage unit. Did you see it on the 8am show on Create and Craft TV this morning? Further shows are at 11am and 6pm showcasing all the gorgeous MDF units, plus the amazing new clay and moulds .

 I created the little button handles myself. For more details on how I did that you can check out my blogpost here. 


This would be an ideal unit for sorting out all your pretty buttons. If you used a different colour for each drawer you could sort all your buttons according to colour. 
I like playing with buttons. Do you?


Don't miss the shows.
Have a lovely day.


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Forever Moments - Verona MDF Unit - Memories - a Knick Knack storage unit from Edna


Hello and welcome to the blog today.
There's a fabulous One Time Only show on at 3.00 pm on Create and Craft today featuring the beautiful MDF units by Tonic - the Verona, the Tivoli and the Lyon. If you are a fan you won't want to miss it! This is the Verona unit I decorated for the show.

Tonic - Verona MDF unit
Nuvo Acrylic Black
Papers - Graphic 45 'Time to Celebrate' collection
Memories die from the Inspirational words die set
Forever Moments Parisian Transfers

I've added cut out butterflies and image from the paper pack on the side panels and flowers are 3D'd on the top panel. 

I left out one of the partitions to leave a good space for storing those wee knick knacks we all collect or or your crafty stash. It's ideal for your Nuvo Pure Sheen glitters and Crystal Drops too.




I lined the drawers and added rub ons to the small drawer fronts to finish. 

I hope you like this one today.
More soon

Thank you for joining me.
Have a good one!


See Edna's original post on her blog here.

Forever Moments - Tivoli MDF Unit - a little vintage style shelf unit from Doda


Don't miss out...the One Time Only Deal on Create and Craft TV starts today (at 3pm) and continues for the next couple of days. It will be featuring (among other wonderful goodies), the Forever Moments MDF furniture that you can customize to your hearts content. 

This particular unit is called the Tivoli unit which you can also make up with 4 rows plus 24 mini drawers. This time I opted to leave out a couple of shelves and make it up as a little shelf unit to store some of my craft supplies. It's the perfect size! (BTW, I've kept the shelves and am going to use them to make name plaques for two little girls I know)

I love collecting vintage ephemera to use for craft projects. The paper |I used to decorate this unit is taken from a 1936 Hobbies catalogue that belonged to my great grandfather. It wasn't in mint condition so I didn't feel too bad cutting it up for this, and now I can enjoy looking at it on my craft desk. Hobbies  are still very much on the go and have been trading since 1895.  

There are so many ways to decorate these little units...I hope this has inspired you.

have a lovely day, and enjoy the show.

See my original post on my blog here. 



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Entwining trellis - Plush Peony - a pretty card from Ruth


This card is made with the Tonic Studios Plush Peony die set, Delicate Lattice border punch and Intrica Butterfly punch.

The paper is Bella Rose from Trimcraft, and "all the white" is white hammered card from Papermill



See Ruth's original post on her blog here.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Deco Geometric Layering Dies - Wall hanging in a box from Edna


Good morning!
Hope this finds you well and thank you for calling in today.

I have a slightly different sample to share today and it's a tad picture heavy so I hope you can bear with me to the end of the post. I have a little wall hanging in a decorated box to share today.
I love these colours and the papers and on the plus side it's a guy thing!!


Tonic - Deco Geometric Layering Dies
Man about town - Kraftyhands 6 x 6 paper stack
Images from Kraftyhands About Town die cut set; Man About Town postcard stack
Tim Holtz 'The Journey' Visual Artistry stamp set
Hessian ribbon and jute from the Ribbon Girl
Gathered twigs distress ink



The finished box measures 6 x 5 1/4" and is 3/4" deep



I've used the Deco Geometric layering dies for the base of the wall hanging - they cut through medium weight chipboard that I used for the base of my panels.
Tonic - Live the Life you Imagined Frame sentiment die set
Dream - Inspiration word die set
Numbers from the Advent Squeeze treat box die set coated with Glossy accents
Tim Holtz Adage tickets


Close ups of each of the panels





I managed to sneak in the littlest star from the Star Layering die set too. :)
I finished off the panels with a backing of plain chocolate brown card stock to hide the gubbins!
The strange and wonderful plastic pieces were from my stash and were attached to the panels with glossy accents.

I hope you have enjoyed this little departure from my normal cards today.


Have a great day! 


See Edna's original post on her blog here.