Altered Birdhouse

Today is a beautiful,snowy day. It is Saturday 13 Feb. My family had a late breakfast and everyone is looked after,the dog,the cats and the birds….Now it’s time for ‘Me-time’…Hopefully!! I bought a few birdhouses a while back and had this dream of doing something with it,but never did…So today I decided to pull one out and make something….and what better place to take photos of my project than outside in the snow…..

This is What I made….

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It started off with a little wooden Birdhouse from the Dollar store ($2). I tore little strips of paper,inked the edges and started on the roof…DSCN9175

..I curled the edges up for a 3D effect..

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I cut a hole in the back to insert a tea candle (the battery operated ones)…

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…and this is what it looks like with the lights off and the tea candle on inside the little house…..

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Some close ups: I used Kaisercraft ‘Base coat’ col – ‘Rock’ for the walls and chimney. Prima flowers ‘Hello Pastel’ vine and a Resin birdy (I used markers to color the birds…DSCN9236

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I used Kaisercraft ‘Base Coat’ – ‘Concrete’ for the roof and inked the edges with Prima inks….’Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Dark Rust’.

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Prima birdie,little nest and a Prima flower. I used twine around the base of the house…. (…and real snow)

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…and there it is on the mantel in the TV room,with the ‘candle’ burning,warming the room on the snowy Saturday.

Thank You for looking

Till next time

XO

Black and White Plus one

Funny sometimes how you look at other scrapper’s layouts and you think that you will just never ever be able to scrap like them…Long time ago there was a challenge running on one of the many scrapbook sites. You had to use black and white plus one color. I made these layouts,but was not brave enough to enter them…..But now I feel like sharing them on my blog…for me….

These photos are special to me. This was my very last year of school. My Last School Dance….

# 1 ‘Last Year of School’

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I used plain black and white card stock with lots of Prima and Petaloo flowers and bling.

#2 School Dance’

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Plain black card stock on black and white paper. With a paper doily Prima flowers and a Resin pillar….

#3 ‘Cherish’

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Using plain black and white card stock with Prima flowers,bling and a metal lamp…

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Till next time.

Off the Page – Cake for a friends Birthday

To give a gift has become so hard! Everyone has everything already… A perfect handmade gift is the best way to go nowadays. I made a ‘Cake’ for a friend….and put a  gift card inside. Later she can use the ‘cake’ to store little nick knacks inside…..

‘Happy Birthday,Carol’

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I used 2 sizes of boxes from the Dollar Store. Using Tim Holtz papers to cover the boxes.

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I punched and inked the edges…DSCN5686

I gathered ribbon and added lace to decorate the cake….and added a metal butterfly.

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I used foam roses and pearls and a stencil with gesso…

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….and last I made the ‘cake stand’ with an empty ribbon spool….DSCN5690

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Till next time.

Portraits of the Past

The sad thing  in life, is that we have to say good bye to people we love. People that meant the world to you.People that left a hole in your heart…But we will always adore them! They will be in our hearts forever! That is way I love photographs! It stop time,freezes it in place….When my Parents-in-Law passed away,we got a box of old photos!! This is one of my favorite photos…

This is my Father- in Law when he was about 2 years old….long,long ago…

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I thought the Bo Bunny ‘Timepiece’ collection was perfect for the photo of my Father-in-Law. Here he is about 2 years old – in 1933. Just adorable!

IMG_0641I made the paper flowers to compliment my layout…..

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Making the flowers : Circle punch and a small flower punch,ink pads and glue.. You need to punch 2 circles (or cut by hand) and about 5 little flowers per flower. Ink one of the circles in the middle,I used yellow… Cut your circles in to ‘petals’,spray with water and scrunch up,leave to dry…..then unfold carefully. Shape and fold your ‘petals’ to your liking and the put your flower together. First you flower that’s not inked,then your inked flower,then your 5 little flowers….make sure they overlap….end with the very last little flowers still in a ‘bud’…let the glue dry and fix it to your project…

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Till next time!

Adventure

There are just so much inspiration out there… I am inspired by my gorgeous little girly and the beautiful scrap paper collections and embellishments. It can just make your imagination go wild….. This Layout is a ‘fairy tail’… My little baby is entering a wide,big world. She is out to explore all that’s on offer out there….

I am using Kaisercraft ‘Base Coat’ collection. It is just beautiful….

‘Adventure’

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I tore the one sheet ‘Concrete’ and glued it over the second page ‘ Rock’. To ink the edges,I used the inkpads from Ingvild Bolme. To set my girly on a beautiful adventure of exploring,I added Prima flowers ‘Mini Sachet Sunrise’ (blue), ‘Soubrette’ (white) and a vine from the ‘Engraver’ collection. The Prima lamp is guiding her…I love the resin pieces at the bottom. The Petaloo butterflies will keep her company…. To make the ‘wall’ look a bit more ‘real,I added some Rub-on words….

This is what Fairy tales are made off…

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Till next time

Make A Wish with My Creative Scrapbook Kit

“Make a Wish”

DSC_1209Webster’s Pages ‘Postcards from Paris’ collection – ‘Twilight in Paris’….and ‘Take flight’

DSC_1244First I used texture paste and a Prima mask on the background….

DSC_1207…then I fuzzy cut the balloons from ‘Take flight’…

DSC_1208_2…more fuzzy cutting…from ‘Le Petite Cafe’….

DSC_1248added Prima flowers (Fairy Rhymes and Anna Marie)…just love the alphabet letter stickers from Webster’s Pages ‘Story tellers’…

DSC_1250 …used pop foam dots for dimension….

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Till next time!!

Using My Creative Scrapbook Kit Nov ’13

All Webster’s Pages ‘Postcards from Paris’ collection…

“Fairytale Pretty”

DSC_1225Webster’s Pages ‘Postcards from Paris’ collection. With beautiful bright flowers from Prima. I did some fuzzy cutting and used a bit of imagination…..

Close ups:

DSC_1231Just cut a slot with my craft knife to put the Webster’s Pages trim through…I gathered the lace in with needle and thread to make curtains/window dressings/drapes……

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DSC_1359Gorgeous Prima flowers “Cabriole Aque” (the little pink ones) and the absolute beautiful “Anna Marie”

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Blessings till next time