Monday, May 20, 2019

Vinyl Holder Made from Toilet Rolls

I don't know about you but I was struggling with how to store vinyl and if you look in my craft room I have this holder on my wall... 
I had only just made it pre-photo's so I thought I'd share the close up image and where the idea came from..

Firstly:  this vinyl holder was fun to make and didn't take me very long at all.
It seems to be holding up really well thus far, and for something made from very simple items, I'm very pleased with it..

Secondly: I got my idea from Corinne Blackstone
who has a wonderful youtube video with a step by step guide 
on how to put this cute craft room idea together..
I'm not sure if she's the very original person who came up with this idea, 
however I found her tutorial to be very easy to follow so I'm linking her :)

Corinne's Video "Above"

My Vinyl Holder "Below"

Enjoy and Happy Crafting. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Craft Room Woes

So I'm sure a lot of people have great craft-room's with tons of storage and space, sadly I have a very small space its about 10" by 9" in size with a closet full of clothes, handbags, bowling equipment etc..
It was actually our storage room, but i have since taken it over..
So I'm sharing a couple of pictures of my makeshift craft room, which I'm sure given time will get more organised and be more functional..
Right now I craft on 2 folding tables we got from Sam's and a folding chair from there as well..
I have a small cube unit from target, with some canvas inserts,  and then a bunch of plastic containers in various sizes and 1 plastic drawer tower, I think I got that on sale from Big Lots.
It is very cramped and I literally have piles of stuff everywhere as I keep running out of containers and space lol..
I also collect Boyd's Bears so they are strewn throughout the room and the rest of the house as well..
It's not a crafter's delight nor dream space, but for now it's all I have and it somewhat works.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mothers Day - For my Boyfreind's Mum

Well this was an unusual year given I now have Mother's Day  to think about again.
My mum passed away several years ago, and my husband and I parted ways, so I haven't had to worry about doing the gift or card thing for several years..
But new boyfriend, new mum to try to please!
So I heard she was into crafty things too, makes bead items, knits etc... 
So i thought I would make her a gift box and card.
The card and box SVG's are from my favorite Dreaming Tree Team..
Its from their very pretty "For The Ladies" Bundle. you can of course purchase each item separately.

Supplies For Dress Card:

  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 White Cardstock (American Crafts)
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Lavender Cardstock (American Crafts)
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Apricot Cardstock ( Recollections)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Black Cardstock (Recollections)
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Grey Metallic Pattern Paper - (Joann Stores)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Apricot Floral Pattern Paper (The  Paper Studio)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Silver Foil Paper (Cricut)
  • Pink Dotted in Colors Ribbon  (Joann Stores)
  • Rhinestones and Pearl Stick On's
  • Ink For Stamping Sentiment - Versafine
  • Hot Glue 
  • Craft or Paper Glue - Scotch Tacky Glue
  • Wink of Stella Brush - Clear

I actually did very well on this card... My only gripe was you couldn't see the Wink of Stella in the details of the dress in pictures lol and the dress is a tiny bit further to the left then it should have been..  Otherwise this turned out very pretty.

Supplies For Orchid Box:

  • 2 Sheets Of 12X12 Apricot Cardstock (Recollections)
  • 2 Sheets Of 12X12 Dark Pink Cardstock (Recollections)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Light Lime Green Cardstock (Recollections)
  • 1 Sheet Of 12X12 Light Teal Dots Pattern Paper (The Paper Studio)
  • 1 Sheet Of 8.5X11 Teal Pattern Paper (The Paper Studio)
  • 1 6 x 8 Scrap Cardstock for lid edge decoration (DCWV Embossed White Card Stock)
  • Wired Organza Ribbon Glitter Silver Translucent (1.5” In Thickness)
  • Dry Baby’s Breath
  • Rhinestones
  • Ink For Edging Orchid and Leaves - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Hot Glue and Gun
  • Glue - Scotch Tacky Glue


 This was a tough little project and Leo always makes them look easy.
The paper wrinkled a little bit in some areas and my orchid didn't have as much dimension
as I would have liked, otherwise this turned out quite pretty.. 
The pictures don't show the true colors, sadly, as the box lid is more orange then it appears..

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Free 12 x 12 Resizable Papers

So I decided to venture into yet another unknown area and try my hand at designing my own digital papers. So far they have been working out pretty good and I’m enjoying the process. 
 I’ll be making more as time goes on and they are linked here for free downloading for everyone.

Please remember they are ©copyright and are not available for commercial use without my consent. Do not direct link my downloads, 
Do not post them as your own work or post them for download on your site without my consent. They are my design and hard work and are also NOT for resale!! 
 You may use them on all your personal craft projects and have images with the use of my designs on your projects on your site or social media, however if you do, please credit me with a link back to this site. 
 PLEASE DO NOT direct link to the download link address of the actual files. 

 Thank you and Enjoy The Digital Papers

My Email: 
(For any questions relating to use of the Digital Papers)
 You can Download my Adore Collection or Brights Collection Of Digital Papers

 >> HERE << and >> HERE << 

"Directions To Download each Digital Paper"
    2. Right click on the image
    3. Click "save image as" It will open a window to choose where you want to save your images on your computer.
    4. Find Your Computer Download location and "Click Save"
    5. If you click the small green logo next to the PNG file name, it will open a large preview of the Digital Paper.
    6. Once saved, open the folder where you saved your files and then open up your image in your choice of program (I use Paint Shop Pro) or Windows Photo Viewer.
    7. Print your papers.
    8. You can resize the PNG in any program that allows you to view and edit PNG files.
Examples: Adobe - Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Inkscape, Picmonkey, Corel Paintshop Pro, Photo Impact and many others.