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Hello and welcome to Crafty Kayes Room. I enjoy cardmaking, scrapbooking, off the page and miniatures. I would like to share some of my projects with you. I hope that you enjoy your time here and will visit again soon.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eastern Elements Multi Frame

I have made this frame with Alison Ellis Eastern Elements paper, really gorgeous paper with hints of metallic gold running through it.

Thsi frame is made an A3 sheet of chipboard and the frames are also made from chipboard. Colours can be changed to suit your own style however the following instructions are for the photographed frame
Cover the A3 piece of chipboard with black card.
Cut the following pieces of chipboard for the frames
2 x 13cm x 12 cm
2 x 13cm x17.5cm
1x 12cm x16 cm
1 x 17cm x 16 cm
Mark 2cm all around each piece of chipboard and cut out the centre to make the frames.
Cover the frames with Alison Ellis Eastern Elements paper using glue or jac paper.
Ink the edges with a contrasting ink. I have used a black stamp pad. Insert photo 4
Glue the frames onto the backing board leaving one side of each frame open to slide your photos in to the frames. Alternatively if you have already chosen your photos you can attach them to the board before gluing the frames to the back board. Insert photo 5
I have chosen not to use a photograph in the centre bottom frame and instead I have added layered butterflies and rhinestone flourishes. As an added embellishment, I have cut geishas from the paper and backed it with card and attached it to the frame with 3d tape. I also added smaller layered butterflies and rhinestones.
For this project you will need:
2 sheets A3 chipboard
Alison Ellis Eastern Elements Paper
Gold glitter paper
Rhinestones and rhinestone flourishes
Butterfly dies or punches
(Joycraft butterfly dies were used for this project)

                              All products used for this project are available from Blue Edge Crafts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Robots Robots Robots

Blue Edge Crafts have some super new Birch Robot Papers. Here are a few of the projects I have complete using these papers which have a beautiful varnished finish and just a touch of glitter.   
The first is a combined scrap page and photo frame.

The next is a scrapbook page 

and some cards 

                          Check out the Blue Edge Blog for instructions for some of these projects

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Handbag Album

Every two weeks on Craft Mad, we have a Create and Chat night where we get together online and make a project or learn a new technique. We also chat, giggle and gossip.
                               Today I would like to show you a handbag album we made recently.

Our next Create and Chat will be on Friday 1st April 2011 when Kerry will show us how to make a really sweet Easter project .
 Check it out here Craft Mad

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday and Special Occasion Calendar

This week I am going to revisit some of the projects I have made for Craft Mad.
The first one is a swap we did earlier in the year where we swapped a calendar. This is a perpetual calendar for birthdays and special occasions.

To make this calendar you will need:
1 piece 30cm x 30cm 3mm mdf board, alternatively heavy card or chipboard could be used.
Two 30cm x 30 cm sheets white Bazzill
One 30 x 30 sheet patterned paper
Three 30 x 30 sheets blue Bazzill
6 sheets white A4 card
Note book
2 screw hooks
1 bulldog clip
Alternatively if you are using chipboard/heavy card you will need 3 bulldog clips
40 cm ribbon
Note: Any colours of your choice may be used. The colours used in these instructions are for the photograph shown and are used purely as a guide .

Cutting Instructions
Check that the thick card/ chipboards or 3mm MDF measures 30cm x 30 cm. (backboard)
Cut white Bazill  to measure 29.5 cm.  (first layer)
Cut patterned paper to 29 cm. (second layer)
Cut three 10 x 30 cm pieces from the blue Bazzill. Repeat this with both sheets so that you have 6 pieces. (calendar backing pieces)
Cut one 9 x 30 piece of blue Bazzill.  (note book)
Cut 12 pieces white Bazzill 9cm x 30 cm (calendars)

Paint or ink the edges for at least 1cm in on thick card / chipboard / mdf. I have used 3mm mdf so I have used paint and have also painted the back. (This will be called the backboard)
To put the calendar together, using double sided tape or glue attach the white card to the backboard, then the patterned paper to the white card.
Using the white A4 card, print the dates of each calendar month of the year with a line after  each date for writing names.
Attach these to the blue calendar backing pieces, leaving about 1cm at the bottom and sides. Start with January and go through to June, then turn the pieces over and work backwards December should be on the back of January, November on the back of February etc.
Stamp or print the months of the year onto a small piece of white card and back it with a piece of blue card. Attach these to the top of the relevant calendars then punch a hole in the top centre.
Fold the 30cm x 9cm piece of blue card in half lengthways and insert a small note book inside.
If you are using mdf board you will be able to screw 2 hooks onto the board to hang the calendar, alternatively you can use bulldog clips and hang them from the top of the board.
You can also either screw the bulldog clip into the board to hang the note book half way down the page or hang from the top.
Add a ribbon hanger
Decorate the remaining of the board and the front of the note book as you wish.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Table Decoration

An easy  idea for a table decoration for your next party. I have used recycled coffe cans and covered them with patterned papers and added some ribbons.The flowers have been cut mostly from craft  punches and the parcels and circles were cut on the Cuttlebug and attached to wooden skewers. I added some bling with sequin stems and some  cellophane in the top of the tins. At the end of the night we drew names out of the hat and a few happy ladies took one each home.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog this week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Handbag and Cards

A neat gift idea in this handbag and card set. The instructions for these can be found on the home page at  Craft Mad

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Frocks and Handbags.

This is another card using some of the new Birch range of  paper from Blue Edge Crafts. Lots of pretty designs with a touch of bling in this range suitable for cards and scrapbookpages.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Laser cut 3D card

Good morning, todays card is a laser cut with 3D Boutique Foied Image both available from Blue Edge Crafts

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Doll

This is one of my favourite dolls. She is only tiny, about 15 cm tall. Her dress and hat are beaded knitting.

I was awarded 1st Prize at the Royal Queensland Show for this piece

 I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog this week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wedding Card

Todays card is a wedding card. I found this pattern in a book "Shirts and Shorts " by Can Do Crafts.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Miniature House

Todays post is a model of our home which Ron built. I have also included a view of the back of the house.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shirt ad Tie Card

This image came from a 3D sheet  from Blue Edge Crafts . I layered the card with patterned paper and added a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die

Monday, March 14, 2011

Firefighter Egg

I made this egg for my hubby Ron who was a firefighter for 30 years. He cut the egg with an oval opening at the front and a helmet shape at the back.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cupcake Album and Matching Card

The Cupcake Album is from Kaisercraft, I covered it with corrugated card and glitter paper and added matching flowers, title and some ribbons. I then made a card in matching colours fro a special birthday gift.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baby's Gift Box

I covered a box inside and out with Birch ABC paper. I  made Thank You, Birth Announcement and Christening cards, wrapped them with ribbon and added them to the box along with a few baby items, brush and comb and teddy bear etc.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spellbinders Cards

I really love Spellbinders dies and thsi card was made using the Renaaissance Hearts die.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Egg Doll

This egg has been cut from two ostrich eggs one for the skirt and the other for the overskirt. The overskirt has been completely handbeaded. This was one of my entries into the Royal Brisbane Show and was awarded 3rd prize.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Male card

Todays card was made for a friends birthday using a 6"x 6" card layered with patterned paper and an image added as well as brads and a greeting.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I made this handbag using a Kaisercraft kit. I ocvered the wooden handbag with patterned paper and added flowers rhinestones and a swirl which I painted, glittered and added Dimensional Magic.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

21st Birthday Canvas

I have used a 6" x 6" canvas and covered it with patterned paper, added a CD and embellishments to make a different type of birthday greeting.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3D Wedding Card

Todays card is a 3d wedding card. I have backed the 3D image with patterned paper and added a ribbon.