Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Paperclip Folder

Hi all
As you know I have joined the #12 Paperclips of 2018 over at the
 Paper Clip FB page HERE
Well Amira (admin) has created a tutorial of a paper clip art folder,
check out Amira's You Tube channel HERE
so I thought I would make one as well to store some of my
paperclips in. As it turns out mine are too big so I tweaked a little and
voila here is mine..
The cover, love this paper that I received in the January kit 2017 from
Aunty Vera HERE
Opening the cover, love this paper...

As you can just see peeking out in the middle, I have two pockets to keep the other Paperclips in.

Paperclips tucked away in the pockets...

Close up of the paper clip which is a large plastic black one.

Close up of the paperclips in the pockets..
I just love this design and I need to make smaller paperclips lol
I hope I have inspired you to create
glorious things
Donna xx

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

My Bestie February Aussie Challenge

 Hi all, Well it's My Bestie time again and for this month of February I have created a
Criss Cross Card that I had a brilliant time making...
Cut one piece of 15inch by 5 inch cardstock, score at 5inches and 10inches.
Cut of the diagonal as shown. 

Cut two pieces of black cardstock @ 4 7/8 inch x 4 7/8 inch. Cut one piece on the diagonal.

Cut one piece Black cardstock @ 4 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch
Cut one piece White cardstock @ 4 7/8 inch x 4 7/8 inch
Cut one Patterned piece of paper @ 4 3/4 inch x 4 3/4 inch cut on diagonal
(remember to watch where your patterns are).
 Cut two pieces of Pattern paper @ 4 5/8 inch x 4 5/8 inch

Adhere all together as shown

Using the Sunrise Lily collection from Heartfelt Creations, diecut  3 large and 3 small flowers

Colour in using Pumpkin Pie
 Old Olive
Kiwi Kiss
So Saffron
all from Stampin Up 
I added a belly band later as I thought it needed something else.
This measures 1 5/8 inch x 11 3/4 inch black cardstock
patterned paper  1/2 inch x 11 3/4, score 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches
I also fussy cut the flowers and vase from the Sunrise Lily paper and adhered to card using 3D foam tape.
 I cut some tabs from Lots of Labels - Stampin Up and place a gold brad in the centre as shown.
 I punched some hearts from a heart punch - Friskars and adhered them
using 3D foam tape.
The flowers were sprayed with a liquid adhesive and sprinkled with a fine glitter.


I punched a black border and adhered it to both sides of the card.

The two Bestie images Valentine 155 and Hearts a Flutter were stamped
on water colour paper with Tuxedo Black then heat set.
Stitched Circles and Stitched Squares from Scrap Dragon was used to cut out the images which was then placed on 3D foam tape.
The images were coloured in with Distress Inks..

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you to create gorgeous things..
Donna xx

My Crafty Friend - Art Frame - AVSC

Hi all,
Hi all, Well I loved the paper so much from the 2017 November kit that I decided to revisit and thought I would create something 'different'..

Again it is a recycled project but I fell in love with this frame and though I have to use it on this project,,

A few items to assist me in changing this frame into a art work.

Firstly I chose a background paper then a quote for the botom half.. I adhered two pieces of cotton lace to the top of the frame and a paper doily. Then a strip of washi tape just finsihed it nicely. 

I added the banners from the sticker sheet in the kit then a strip of ribbon on the top A flower in the bottom corner and a chipboard dress form to finish (or so I thought).

Again I covered the frame with distress ink, rubbed some liquid pearls on top, a splash of Inka- Gold and some fine seed beads to finish it off. A sewing machine embellishment and nearly done.

I stood back and looked at it and it looked unfinished so I rummaged around in a earlier kit and found a couple of feathers and thaought yep will do nicely in the flowers..

Using the pearl drops from the kit I coloured in the washi tape Loved how this turned out.

 Finished project !!

The Three projects together...  How elegant is this kit..

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November Monthly kit is available for $61.40 which is a saving of 20% on buying the items separately.

Postage is $8.50 anywhere in Aus.
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I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..


November Kit (Aunty Vera)
Frame (Reject shop)
Chipboard Dress Frame
Glitter shapes and beads (Cheap as Chips shop)
Inka-Gold - Cobalt Blue
Treasure Gold
Glimmer Mist Gold
Stormy Blue - Distress ink
Feathers (cake mix - Aunty Vera) 

Friday, 26 January 2018

Australia Day 2018

Hi all,
I wanted to celebrate Australia Day with family this year, so weather permitting we are off to have a barby and a glass or two of bubbly and to celebrate where we live and having the love of family..
Does it worry me sometimes of where Australia is heading, yep it does but I love being an Australian and wouldn't want to live anywhere else..
I decided to try and get three of my grandchildren to sit for me, wave a flag and to smile.. Did this happen? Yep but not at the same time lol
I think in this photo Charlie was trying to get a booger of her finger lol.

Astaria, gumbies, sunnies, and a flag, what more do you need..

Emmie, glasses too big nan I will hold them for you.

Charlie, I am just way too cool..

Forget the trampoline, this is for fun, not work nan.. lol

Have a great day and be safe out there people..
Donna x

Australia Day Recipe Book AVSC

Hi all, how are we doing this Australia Day!!
I thought I would combine the wonderful January kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft with
Australia Day and this is what happened..
A recipe book filled with Australian recipes..And to all the Kiwi's out there I am claiming the pav as Australian as I love it so much hehe..
The cover measures 7 1/2 inches x 5 1/4 inches.
Score at 3 5/8 inch x 3 7/8 inch
punch two holes
one 7/8 inch down from the top
one 3 7/8 inch up from the bottom  
of the spine you just created.
Cut 4 pages at 6 1/2 inches x 4 3/4 inches
Score 3 1/4 inches
Cut 16 mats @ 3 inches x 4 1/2 inches
Round the corners of one side, (don't forget that you have a left and right side on the pages). Ink around the edges with blue ink..
Adhere the mats on to the pages as shown.
Using the Open Road stamp set from the kit, I stamped all the stamps
on assorted pages to give some interest points.
So far looking good..
Line up the pages on the cover and pierce the holes to match.. 

The Cover of the recipe book..
All the fussy cut images came off the net from Pinterest
(tried to find the original contributor but was unable to do so) 
Don't you love Aunty Vera's washie tape.

 True Blue story here, no Bull!!
 Hoo-Roo, love me veggiemite !!
We do em big ova ere mate!!

We live in Straya mate, wot bout ya self?

 How cute is this bow with our Aussie Damper..
Mum's sponge is a beauty for sure...
(love that washie tape here)

Now who doesn't love MILO
WHAT!!! What's wrong with ya!!

Road signs we have a million of..
I love this apple crumble recipe which is a favourite in our house..

Love Lemonade scones with homemade raspberry jam and cream YUMMO!! 

For a winter's meal beside the fire with a hot buttery dinner roll. mm mm!!

Love the 'Pav', the trick to this pav is knowing your oven, my new one takes 45 minutes but my old oven took 1 hour to cook; a huge difference in the time..
Don't the stamps look great above and below this recipe..

Every Bloke and Sheila loves their veggie-mite...

Two of my favourites 'slurp'..

Hubby's favourite, me not so much, as I cant stand looking down at my plate seeing their eyes staring back at me lol.

The Aussie Lamington, what else is there to say..

I just love this paper and the quote is just wonderful..

I needed a strip of colour to brighten up this page. 

One of my all time favourite savoury things. The fussy cut hand, flag and saying finishes this page of nicely. I love the stamp on this piece of paper.

 Cover of the book, love the fly spray, think its aiming for the witchetty grub though! 

The Finished book

I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..
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January Kit
Night of Navy ink - SU
Distress Vintage Photo ink
Glossy Accents
Kindy Glitz