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Archive for the month “November, 2016”

Granddaughter’s Christmas Gift

I have been working on this for a little while then when I had completed all the cutting and folding I put it to one side, as one does!! Yesterday the book finally made its way to the craft shed where I covered the outside covers of the book with decorative papers, added some metal corners and a bit of ribbon and then made a box for it and ta dah! It is complete.

fairy-on-the-moon-cut-and-fold-sigThis is a great way to use those dreadful books that you will never read.  Am now about to start another one for my sister but this time  depicting a cat!

Thanks for looking x


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

For this fortnight the alpha challenge on Craft Barn is the letter “U”.  A quick look at the entries posted so far show that there are some very original words depicted, sadly mine won’t be one of them – yet again! I think my brain is soaring with the seagulls, do wish it would come home.


The only item slightly (?) original – can you quantify originality??? – is the background stamp which is homemade.  Using dies I cut funky foam into various shapes to use as background stamps. The foam die cuts were mounted onto cushioning such as EZ Mount or Kling On; they do make great background stamps.

Materials Used:

Inks – Versafine Onyx Black

            Archival Jet Black

           Versacolor Old Rose

Stamps – Viva Decor Capital Alphabet

                Katzelkraft Autumn 


Thank you for looking xx


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