Showing posts from March, 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 Instructions 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…

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

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

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 Bazz…

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.

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

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.

Robot card

I have made this card using the fabulous new Birch Robot paper from Blue Edge Crafts .

Laser cut 3D card

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

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.

Wedding Card

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Spellbinders Cards

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

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.

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.


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.

Cuttlebug Card

Todays card is a cuttlebug card whic was part of a swap over at Craft Mad

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.

3D Wedding Card

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