Sunday, 9 November 2014

Altered Cup and Saucer

Hello crafty people; yeah it has beena while since I blogged but I have been busy with my swap group.  Happy news YAY for me...........   I am a full time administrator on the Chic Craftique FB group so happy day !!

My cup is a shabby chic fairy garden.  You all know how I love to created gardens with flowers flowers and more flowers.  Lace flowers and pearls my most favorite way to craft but as you all know I have practically tried everything.

I hosted an altered cup and saucer swap and here is what I created..........

I loved using the Maya Road window chipboard piece........wanted to create a "peep" into the garden

All the fairy images I fussy cut from different Prima "fairy" collections 

Love the net curtain :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 15 June 2014

House Shadow Box

Hey everybody, how you all been?? Yes I have not posted for a while; I have been very comes first right??!!

Today I am sharing with you a project I created for a challenge at Dubai Scrapbooking.

The challenge was to create a project using a kit we purchased.  Wow this kit was a real challenge. The papers were random, the embellishments did not match but I did love the chipboard pieces, the washi tape and the ribbon.

So here is my project.....

 I used the alpha's to create no 32 and blinged it up
 The chipboard butterfly was part of the kit.


   I used the washi tape to create the bowl for the hanging roses

I hope you like it.  I loved making this little project and of course who was the first to claim it ... my daughter.  So it has found a home on one of her shelves.

Thanks for stopping by and remember I love comments !!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Round Corrugated Mini

Its been a while since I blogged................. I have been busy getting my challenge blog up and running, securing sponsors etc.  You can visit my challenge blog at Dubai Scrapbooking

I bought these corrugated rounds at a local shop and decided to turn it into a little mini.  This mini is made up of so many bits and pieces; I will provide descriptions where possible.  My stash is not with me as some of you know and despite this I enjoyed making this chunky mini with bits and bobs, gifts from friends, freebies from magazines and minimum buys.  Enjoy!

On the cover I hot glued lace around the edge, doily in the middle, this die cut and blue flower was gifted by a friend, birds are by K&Co and the blue/white and orange.white flowers I purchased from a local supplier.  

 The next two pages

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Wall Hanging

I created this for a very special friend of mine to display in her craft room.  I was inspired by all the wonderful crafters who were altering Tim Holtz clocks and sadly these were not available in the UAE at the time.  Even though the completed projects were inspirational I wanted to create something a bit different.  I loved making this and I used such a variety of products.

The base of this project is a round cork place mat (the size of a side plate).  I had decided to use papers from Marion Smith's romantic novel collection so as you can see in the image below, I hot glued lace around the place mate to hide the cork from view.

Since TH clocks were unavailable I popped into Daiso and bought a cheap similar looking clock. Of course I had to open it up and remove the insides so that I would have an empty face to decorate and could not remember how to put it back together again lol..........

The images speak for you will note I used a variety of flowers and embellishments!

I loved how it turned out and feel a sense of pride whenever I pop in at my friend's home (which is often) and see this creation of mine hanging on her craft room wall!

Try something new...something different...and when you cannot find the product you are looking for...think outside of the box and find a will be surprised how easy it can be!!

...thanks for stopping by

Monday, 16 December 2013

Bon Voyage Cards

A warm hello to all you wonderful crafters.  Christmas is fast approaching and here in Dubai most are leaving on vacation to spend the festivities with family and friends back home. I thought a most appropriate time to share with you my bon voyage cards I created using World Traveler papers by Carta Bella.  I used the same paper collection to create a Travel Journal (please click on the words to see the post).

These papers are so great to work with; they are thick and the colours are deep and rich and to me, quite suitable for masculine cards too.


For the first card I layered 3 different papers, fussy cut the stamps, hot air balloon and the compass images from various paper within the collection. I used vintage photo ink and distressed all the paper edges with the Tim Holtz paper distresser.

The frame and Bon Voyage sticker is also from the collection.  My 1 inch circle punch was perfect to cut the compass images!!

The second card has a black cardstock base and I layered different papers.  The well traveled guy chipboard piece is from the collection.  

The red dotted banner is on black cardstock that slides under the coiled twine flower; it opens up to reveal a tag and a die cut from the collection - both places  for an additional or special message

Inside the card I layered cardstock and created banners.  Lovely big space to write a long message.

Hope I inspired you to create bon voyage cards AND some masculine card with this awesome papers.  Do take photographs of your creations and post them on our Facebook page.

Happy crafting...Janine