Saturday, 28 March 2015

Gift/Memory Box G45 Come Away With Me

This is the same shape box as in my last Post, but this time I have covered and embellished it with Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Collection.

It's the first time I have used this Collection and can't wait to use it again!

I used a Glue Stick to stick the papers on with and have used some Foam Pads to raise some of the elements on my fussy cutting .....

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Happy Crafting !!!

Michelle X

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Gift / Memory Box - Graphic45

I had Time to Cre8 today!!

I have been dying to use Graphic45 Steampunk Spells Collection again.  I haven't used it since last year and I just love it.

I know it's not to everyones taste, but there is so much you can do with this Collection.

I have used a MDF Box for the base and painted it with Acrylic Paints.

I normally give it 2 coats, you will have to sand it down after painting it, it gives you a nice smooth surface to work on.

I don't bother sanding between the 2 coats, it comes out just as well sanding after the 2nd coat.

I use a glue stick to stick the papers on, they stick really well and right up to the edge, so no lifting edges!

Hope you like .....

Happy Crafting !!

Michelle X

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Domestic Goddess today!

Unfortunately today I had to do my Domestic Goddess bit!

You know, the normal, washing, ironing, shopping, hoovering, cleaning kitchen floor etc., etc. So NO crafting for me today :(

But I did manage to take a picture of the Money Box I finished yesterday!

I am hoping to get some crafting done tomorrow though!

This Money Box is covered and embellished with Graphic45 Botanical Tea Collection.

I did alot of fussy cutting with this one and really enjoyed it!  It's so relaxing .....

Happy Crafting !!!

Michelle X 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Bird Box Money Boxes

I bought these Bird Box Money Boxes last September at my Local Craft Show.

Finally I have got round to decorating them!

They are made from MDF and are a really good quality.  Unfortunately the chap who was selling them didn't have a Web Site :( So if I want any more I shall have to wait till this September! AND hope that he will be there!

As you can see, I painted and sanded them first ......

The plastic stopper at the bottom is really good quality too .....

The first Money Box I covered with Graphic45 Bohemian Bazaar Collection - so retro .....

The second Box I covered and embellished in the Mother Goose Collection from Graphic45 .....

It's not easy to see, but I dapped some glitter glue on to some of the embellishments.

I have one of these Money Boxes left, so hopefully, tomorrow, I will be covering one using Botanical Tea Collection from Graphic45.

Thank you for reading my Blog .....

Happy Crafting!!

Michelle X

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mini Album from 12" x 12" sheet of Paper

I have made another 2 Mini Albums from a 12" x 12" sheet of Paper.

This time I used the Graphic45 An Eerie Tale Collection.

I thought I might be a bit stuck with this Collection as on first impression it seemed to be designed for use with Halloween only.

But as you can see from these Mini Albums, the papers lend themselves to using for Fairy Tale too!

I will be taking these to the Topsham Flea Market tomorrow, the Link will take you to our Facebook Page.  We sell all sorts of things, it's a very small Market, but I love it and love all my friends there.

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Thank you for reading my Blog!

Happy Crafting!!

Michelle X

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Mini Albums using Graphic45

Today I finished the Mini Albums I was making.

I got the inspiration from watching a Video Tutorial from the Graphic45 Blog

This is a fabulous Blog for Tutorials, both written and Video.

I have also gathered together quite a few Video Tutorials on my Pinterest Board which you can view HERE

This particular Tutorial was showing you how to make a Mini Album from just one sheet of 12" x 12" paper!

You can view the Video on You Tube it's very easy and brilliant instructions.

So this is what I made.  I thought I would make 3 while I was at it!

I have used the Couture Collection from Graphic45.

You get 8 pockets to place Gift Cards, Paper Money, Notes or Photographs in.

Really enjoyed making these!

Michelle X 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New Makes - Graphic45

Here are my "makes" from yesterday.

I have to say, it's taking a bit of time to get back in to the crafting zone!

But I am so enjoying it :)

I have used the Mother Goose Collection from Graphic45.

I am addicted to ALL the Graphic45 Collections and their Staples - just love them.

They are all Wall Plaques/Hangings.

These are a couple of photos from a different angle.  I was hoping you might be able to see the Glossy Accents I used, but I don't think you can.  Photographing is not easy, is it?

I have been making again today and hopefully will be able to take photos tomorrow ready to put on my Blog.

Thank you for dropping by!

Michelle X 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Life Got In The Way!

Well, as you can see, my life seemed to stand still on 12th September last year!

This was due to some very happy news and then in October, some very sad news.

It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride.

The good news in September came when my eldest Son was given a Council Flat!  He had waited for 18 months, which wasn't really very long considering some people have been waiting for years, so we know how VERY lucky he is.

He is 30 and has a mild form of Autism which means he can live happily on his own with a little help along the way:)

October ended in a very sad note.

My Dad passed away on 18th October 2014.

It was so sudden, we saw and talked to him in the morning, by the evening he was gone.  It was such a shock for us all, especially my dear Mum.  

Dad was 87 and had had a fabulous full life.

He fought in the 2nd World War as a Frog Man (taking bombs off the bottom of Ships) and a Gunner in the Royal Navy.  He had to leave the Navy in his early 20's because of Tuberculosis.  In those days it killed many people, but luckily my Dad survived and, as I say, went on to live a very full interesting life. Bless You Dad, miss you!

So with getting my Son settled and then dealing with the death of my Dad, crafting has taken a back seat!

But I am back!!  Today is going to be my first day of crafting and I really can't wait!

So I am going to say goodbye!!  I am off to craft :) :)

Have a lovely day everyone and I will take photos later and try and post them on here as soon as I can

Michelle X