Monday, February 17, 2014

Sickness and an Almost New Project!!

Hi Everyone, Sorry I have been absent the last week, We are all sick :-(
Nothing major just sinus, migraine, cough and that's just Me!!
Hubby has sinus and headache!!
Little Man is the worst, Sinus, Earache, cough, temp and eyes stuck together!!! :-(

I had great crafting plans, and had started a few projects before all this hit, only got a Birthday card finished Saturday morning for My Sister-in-Law before she arrived at lunchtime!!!

I won't get a lot done this week with little Man still being sick and on midterm!!

I am going to show you a project I made Christmas Week for Evan (Little Man)
He wanted a Toy Cupboard that was on Peppa Pig which of course is not real!!!
He said Santa can get any toy, to which I replied a Toy Cupboard is not a toy!!
Thank goodness he agreed and that saved a lot of heart ache when Santa could not deliver!!!

I waited almost a week after Christmas day to give it to Him and it was very well received, it is a toy cupboard for his peppa figures and also doubles up as a classroom!! :-)

This is the front, I used Bo Bunny Blast Off 12x12 paper pack.
I had been hoarding this for a long time!! :-)
I used 2 Tim Holtz hitch fasteners as little knobs on the doors.
I couldn't make up My mind about putting His name on the left door.
Might still go back and do it!!

Inside view, I wanted to use a lot of the different patterns!!

Back view

Another to show doors better!

This is Evan, the minute I gave it to him he ran and gathered lots of His Peppa toys to play!

A lot of the Peppa Figures all sitting to attention in their Classroom!

The proud Teacher!!


Evan teaching Irish Words!!
I was so Happy that He liked it, I got over having to cut into My Paper Pack!! LOL!!
I hope to be back in a couple of days with a new project.
See You then,
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx

Monday, February 10, 2014

Heart Projects Step by Step!!

Hi, I am back today with a step by step on the notebook in the last post.
I didn't take photo's of the process on the canvas but I will explain a bit about how I did it!! :-)

I got this A5 size Diary, and decided it needed a bit of cheering up! :-)

I had gotten the January Creativity Magazine and there was a free gift with it, Stamp set and paper pack. I used one of the papers a small floral, it was A4 size so I cut it in half and tore the edges.
I stuck it down on the front and back covers using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium in Matte.

I left it to dry and cut some Jute ribbon and sprayed it with Glimmer mist Iridescent Gold.
It's hard to see in the photo but it gave it a nice shimmer. I used the Multi Medium to stick this down to the left side of the book.

Next I got a small Doily and sprayed it with the same glimmer mist.
I dried it with My Heat Tool and stuck it down with the Multi Medium.

Next I took another one of the free papers from the pack it had a lovely pattern of tape measures.
I stamped the Freebie heart stamp onto the paper with Black Archival ink and cut it out, and again stuck it down with the Multi Medium.

I cut the letters from Grungepaper using the Tim Holtz Wordplay die.
I covered them with Black Acrylic Paint Dabber, when that was dry I again covered them with Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy.
I left this to dry overnight as I feel it gives a better effect when left to dry naturally.
I again stuck these down with the Multi Medium, where the letters overlapped the jute I needed to add a bit of Glossy Accents to keep it down.

Nearly there!! LOL :-)
Next up I stuck on 2 buttons using the Glossy Accents.

I had this Forever Friend 3D Embellishment pack for ages and thought it was too cute to use!
Still can't believe I did!!
I stuck it down on 3d foam along with a few heart shape gems!

My second project is a small canvas.
I painted the canvas all over with a dark brown Acrylic paint,when that was dry
I covered it all over again with a generous layer of Crackle Medium.
I left this to dry overnight and then went over it with a coat of white Acrylic paint.
This gave the lovely crackle background.
I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold and Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl.
I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die to cut out the Photo and inked around the edge.
It was stuck down with Glossy Accents.
Down the two sides I stuck down some pretty lace and then put a string of flat back pearls the
 centre of the lace. I stuck three little roses in the corners.
I stamped the wording using a Kaisercraft Stamp set, I stuck it behind a bookplate,
and added two flat back pearls for the finishing touch.
The wording says:
"Remember Life's Treasures are People not Things"

Well I hope You enjoyed seeing My projects.
I made them for the New Irish Challenge Blog
Why not come over and join in the fun!!
Hope to be back tomorrow.
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Big News Reveal!!!

Hi Everyone, I am so Excited to share the News I hinted at on My first post!!!
My Friend Eithne has started a New Challenge Blog Craft ForThe Craic.
She has asked Me to be on the Design team with Her, I am very excited, as far as I know this is the First Irish Challenge Blog!!
I invite everyone to come on over and take part in our first Challenge, and there will also be a Design Team Call soon so if You are interested in that leave a comment!!

This is one of the Projects I made the theme this month is Hearts!!

I will be back tomorrow with  step by step pics on how I made this!!
If I can figure out how to rotate the pics!!
This is the Second Project!!
The wording says
Remember Life's Treasures
are People not Things.
Well that's it for now, I hope You will pop over to Craft ForThe Craic and join in with all the Fun!!
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quick Tour of My Craft Room!!

Hi, For todays post I am going to give You a quick tour of My Craft Room!!
It is not a glamorous room but it is functional and I know where everything is!!
I took lots of photo's but most of them I took tall so they are sideways on the computer!!
I hope I can rotate them properly, fingers crossed!! :-)

Well I think that worked!! All of the units and Desks are from Ikea.
I will also post a quick video of the room!!
If You have any questions leave a comment below!
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Day 3 of Older Projects!!

Hi, Just a quick post today!!
Have had a bit of a day from Hell, but am determined to get this up!! :-)
Am on a bit of a roll, and I want to keep up the momentum!

Did You notice My New Blog Header!!
My Friend Eithne designed it for Me!
I LOVE it, it represents My Hubbie, Evan and Me!!
You can find Eithne here Card Room Delights.

This is a project I made for Eithne, I put a calendar on it which is hanging on a Tim Holtz miniature hanger. This could also be used to attach a photo!!
This is the back, I made a little envelope to hold the other months of the year!!
It stood on a small easel.
This is a similar one that I made for My Friend Robyn!
Well that all for now, I will be back tomorrow!!
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 2 of Older Projects!!

Hi, I am back today with another Mini Album!!
I made this some time ago from a kit that I bought from My Friend Robyn.
This is Her Blog,
This is Her You Tube injoystampin videos.

This is the front cover!!
Blogger does not want to upload the rest of the pics, so I am going to try put a video instead!!
This is the first Video I ever made, so please be gentle with Me!! :-)
I will be back tomorrow, hope You are having a great day!!
Crafty Hugs,
Michelle xx

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day 1 of Older Projects!!!

As promised this first week on the blog I am going to show some of My past Projects!!
I hope to have something New to show soon, I am working on a few different things at the moment!! :-)

A Mini Album I made for a Swap!! :-)
This is the Charm I made to hang on it!!
Back of Album!!
All of the pages were made using toilet roll inserts!!
Back of the tags!
All of the tags were sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
Front of tags!
Some Extra little tags I included!!
The Album had to include Fairies.
I also made a shrink plastic Fairy on the charm!!
I will be back tomorrow with another older project.

Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx