Monday, 10 September 2018

Wallet/Magazine storage

Storage is always a problem, especially in a craft room :D useful is this one??????  I have made up this very-easy-to-do *WALLET STORE* .  It is incredibly sturdy and will hold magazines easily and because you decorate it yourself you can really go to town!
Once joined together and painted I added some painted embellishments.  Who can resist the *WHIMSICAL HOUSES *  and those *CURLY TREES* are so pretty!!!!!  Had to add a few little *BIRDS* to finish off. 
At the moment this wallet store is only available with the Round Box which looks like this...
But still a very good price for the two.

Thank you for coming by xxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Twinchie #9

Hi,  here is this months *twinchie* using the colour combo provided.  This really does look far better in real life :-D
I have used the *mini mask - numbers* to add the '9' in the centre of this.  I also used some coloured modelling paste through a stencil to create the bamboo effect (sadly this is now out of stock).
The colour palette...
Thank you for taking a look, take care, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Note/Photo Holder from Scraps

Hello there!  For my 'stand alone' piece I have used up some left over pieces from the pretty *TRIPLE ARCH FRAMES*  I have done a few of these now and was left with several of the insides.
I glued some small and large ones together before decorating with stamping and paint effects.  Before I attached the smaller arches to the larger ones I glued a piece of card behind the smaller one to create a gap.  Then only attached a section of the smaller arches to the larger ones.  I added a heart to the top.
 Thank you for taking a look today.  Please pop back to see how more of the DT interpreted this theme.  Hugs Karen x

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tando Creative's Paint Saint!

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠHello lovely crafters!  As my paint stash grows more and more I am finding space to be an issue in my craft room.  Ever late to the party as I think most of the Tando DT already have one, I have decorated a *PAINT SAINT*.  If you haven't seen one of these you will be amazed that storage with a 5inch square base can hold 32 1oz pots of paint!!!!!!!! It will also hold the next size up but not so many.

This comes with instructions and is very easy to put together and easy to decorate if you use a brayer, which I did :-D I softened down the *media paints* (Primary Magenta, Cobalt Teal Hue & Dioxazine Purple) with *tinting base* to make pastel shades before randomly brayering them on all the surfaces before putting them together. Then I added some white spots and some stamping.

You can see that they form two trenches (for want of a better word haha) onto which you lay the pots.

To finish my Paint Saint off I wrapped some *Bakers Twine* around the handles.

Thank you for coming to take a look today.  Take care, hugs, Karen x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Twinchie #8

Hi!  here I am again with my latest *twinchie* using the monthly colour themes.  It's hard to believe that its the 8th one of 12 already!!!!!

and the colour palette....

For this one I dabbed all the colours but the blue onto the substrate and used blue on the *corner flourishes* .  Some *crackle glaze* gives a bit more interest!

Thank you for looking xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Decorating with fabric

Hellooooooooo!  I am rounding up this week with a *BOX* decorated with brightly coloured fabric!  The box itself is around 8x8inches square and about 2inches deep.....a really handy size for all sorts of things!  Its a great box for stash storage as well as for putting a gift in.  I have made up a few of these over the years now and this time I have added some internal storage!

The box kit comes with a grid for the top, some tic-tac-toe pieces and 10 rounded squares.  I have disgarded the play pieces and used the squares which I covered in fabric and put into the grid on the top of the box.  I added fabric to the sides of the lid with some daisy braid.
I also added fabric inside the lid and the bottom.  For the box insert I used 3 *SMALL CUBBBEYS* which were glued together and then wrapped in fabric with fabric in the bottoms.
I didn't glue them down in the box so that I can move them around.
Not sure what I will use the box for, probably beads!!!
Thank you for taking a look.  Please leave a comment as I love to hear from you , take care xxx


Monday, 9 July 2018

Domino Frame

Hellooooo, I am kicking off this *Domino* week over at Tando Creative with an altered photograph frame.  One of those cheapy 5x7inch wooden frames!  With the greyboard domino's being so reasonable priced at 10 for £1.40 you could afford to do this with lots of frames as gifts.
The wooden frame was painted in a matching colour before I glued the domino's to various matching papers.  They were cut out and glued around the frame.  You could leave it at this point and pop a photograph in :-D  But I decided to make it into a picture so I disgarded the glass into the recycle bin.
The card that was behind the glass was painted in blues and greens before adding *weathered wood* then white acrylic to form the lovely crackly finish.  The stamp has been paper pieced and painted before attaching.  I then added the word *Reflect* which is one of the many words that Tando cut.
Thank you for looking today and do leave a comment as I do love to see them, take care, Karen xxx