Monday, 29 November 2021

The Milano Memory Box

This is what I have been working on over the weekend, I took part in an Online Craft Retreat with Clare from My Creative Spirit, we have been making a Memory Box, Album and Photo Box.

This is the Memory Box, it is quite large, it's 12" tall, 11" wide and just over 6" deep and has a recessed window in the front.  I used the Graphic 45 Come One, Come All collection to decorate mine.


It has a lid that opens and a drop down front, both are secured with ribbon.  On the inside there is a divider that creates a section to store the Album and another to store the Photo Box.


There is also a small drawer in the bottom and it stands on wooden feet.


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Saturday, 27 November 2021

Christmas Wishes

Today I am sharing the next set of Christmas cards and Gift Bags that I am creating for my Teacher son to give his pupils for Christmas.


As before, I have used the the Craft Consortium - It's Snome Time collection, I computer generated the sentiment on the card above but I used one from the collection on the card below.


I am taking part in an Online Craft Retreat with Clare from My Creative Spirit this weekend, the first session was last night when we put together a Memory Box and we have three sessions today and three more tomorrow.

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Pauline
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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Four more

I am sharing four more of the cards that I have made for my Teacher son to give his pupils this Christmas, I am also making gift bags for him to fill.


I have used the Craft Consortium - It's Snome Time collection again, I have made ten cards and ten gift bags using this collection so far. As before, I used two of the papers, a topper with one layer of decoupage and a sentiment on each card.


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Pauline
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Wednesday, 24 November 2021

It's Snome Time

It's the time of year when I start to make gift bags for my Teacher son to fill and give his class for Christmas, I need to make 30 and this year I have decided to make Christmas cards to go with them - I really need to use up some of my Christmas collections.

I am sharing the first two today.


I have used the Craft Consortium - It's Snome Time collection, there is a 12 x 12 paper pad and eight toppers, two of four designs.  I've kept things simple, I used two of the papers, a topper with one layer of decoupage and a sentiment on each card and another sheet of the paper to create the gift bag.


Two down, twenty eight to go!

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Poinsettia Perfection

I'm back making Christmas cards again, this time I am making cards for my neighbours so I don't have to keep them flat.


I have used the Nature's Garden Poinsettia Perfection collection from Crafter's Companion, I used three of the papers, a sentiment and the Poinsettia die, I cut the banners with my Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies, the gold star is an unbranded die and the foliage was cut with some Tim Holtz dies.


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Saturday, 20 November 2021

Facebook Live Class 27 - The Album

Finally, I have managed to complete the Album that I started in the class with Claire, My Creative Spirit  last weekend.

This is the album cover, we made this during the class.
 

I decided to decorate mine with papers from Graphic 45, the floral paper is from the Artisan Style collection and the striped papers are from the Once Upon a Springtime collection, I decided to make a belly band to keep the Album closed.


This is the Album opened, there are pockets on the inside of both covers and there are six pages that are all the same with a pocket on the outside edge.  I have put Journal/Ephemera cards in the pockets but you could add photographs.


Below you can see the first page opened out, I added a belly band on this and the next page below.



On the next two pages I have added long pockets along the bottom.



These are the final two pages, I added a belly band to these two as well.



Above you can see the centre of the Album, there are four flaps, below you can see the first two opened out, below that you can see all four flaps open.



The photographs are not brilliant, it was a miserable day and I had a little helper when I was taking them, we have two gorgeous black Labradors - Ramsey, the older one, is very laid back and doesn't take much notice of anything.  Jasper, the younger one, is into everything, you only have to move and he is there to see what is going on!


This is them both together, Ramsey is on the left, the one on the right is Jasper.


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Monday, 15 November 2021

Facebook Live Class 27 - The Box

I took part in another great class with Claire, My Creative Spirit at the weekend, you might have seen my previous post HERE, where I shared the chipboard pieces that I had cut in preparation for the class - this is the completed box, we put it together in the first class and then I decorated it with my chosen papers.

This is the box all put together, we added magnets to keep it closed, it looks a bit of a mess doesn't it!  Clare goes through how to put everything together and makes one during the Facebook Live.


This is it opened, we added a little ribbon pull to open it up with and two ribbons to secure the lid when open.


This is my box decorated, I used papers from Graphic 45, the striped papers are from the Once Upon a Springtime collection and the floral papers are from the Artisan Style collection, I have had this collection in my stash for ages and decided it is really time that I actually used it.


This is the box opened up, I lined it with black cardstock, it gets a bit busy if you use patterned papers on the inside as well.  It certainly looks a bit different now doesn't it, I'm working on the album at the moment, they always take a bit longer to decorate, I'll share it as soon as I have finished.


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Pauline
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