Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Portrait

Here's another little offering for you - an 8 x 8 display of my DD! Isn't the little frame cute? It's from Creative Memories and I just love it. I stamped on this LO and popped the little butterfly up at the bottom. I love the chocolate coloured frame with this paper and the photo. The corner bits are chocolatey magnets :)

Chocolate! Mmmmmmm!

Too bad I'm trying to shed some weight after an over-indulgent Christmas! Otherwise I would go find me some rich, dark chocolate. Lol!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Accordion Album Page

How's the New Year going at your place? I'm getting back into the swing of things at last!

I decided to take up a challenge and scrap a page about a significant birthday.
I also wanted to fit heaps of photos on one page. I used an accordion album to do this. You can see from the pictures how it is done - all I did was fold up a piece of cardstock and use each flat surface as a picture area! You could make your accordion longer or shorter. Attach more cardstock folds for a longer album, but bear in mind that will make it thicker when it is folded up. How thick a page can your album take? LoL!

I have the layour in a magnetic frame right now and once I put it in my album, I will cut a piece out of the page protector so the album can still be unfolded by any viewers. I'll need a little flat clip for it or maybe I can make a little 'clip' out of cardstock by using a circle or other shape and my slit punch - hmmmm! I'll let you know what I decide!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


For all of you who guessed about Twinchies, you were so right! Lol! Twinchies are two inch square works of art! I used one on a card I made to show how they can be used. Of course, you can use them fro anything you lik e- they are just pretty embellishments for any scrappin' or cardmaking project :)

I've noticed some of you have new avatars and they look GOOD! I must update mine soon. It's a new year, after all, right? Hmm. Maybe this 'ol blog could use some redecorating too.

OK I have those things on my 'to do' list!

Hope you're having a great day!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Paper Balls

I was asked how to make a paper ball this week. The only trouble was, it had to be one you could make without using any adhesive. I was stumped for a minute, then I remembered my school days and all the folded paper balls we made and filled with water to throw at each other! Lol! Who would have thought that a schoolyard plaything could become a lovely papercraft one day? Not me!

Well, I had to remind myself how to make these, and then I thought, why not make them out of designer paper? I was really pleased with the way this one turned out.

Just in case you want a reminder of how to make them too, I wrote a few details down for you :)

Have you got any other ways for using these to decorate, other than to string them up in groups somewhere for a pretty effect?

Hope you're having fun!


Aren't these little pretties just beautiful? I collected most of these in a swap and I must say, I love them all. Each one has personality and each one is so different, yet when I put them together on a page they all form a powerful whole.

If you have never tried making inchies before, here's some instructions about how to get started.

Oh and do you remember which inchies on this board are the ones I made? There are three of them!

I'll be showing you how to make Twinchies pretty soon - he he - can you tell me what they are??

Hope you're having a great New Year so far :)


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I trust you will have far more Ups than Downs in the year 2009, and that we will all be able to find the time and space to craft with inspiration, and continue to help and encourage each other in the wonderful world of paper crafting!

All the very best to you, your family and friends. See you with some new craft projects soon - some pages for a circle journal on tips and techniques, a decorated OTP clock, some ATCs, new cards - I have a LOT to show you and will be getting all this organised soon. I'm just enjoying a little break, but I'll be baaaaack! :)