Tuesday, 25 December 2012



This is for Jam's friend coming from Amsterdam
for the holidays.
Dollar store box I painted it gold on the lid I used
the tec that Fiona does.
Apply a thick layer of glue, ( clear drying kind)
 then added some drops of alcohol ink.
I was suppose to do 2 colours then blow dry,
add other colour and dry again. sadly
I added all the colours together and the colour got
mucky. I didn't mind who it turned out, I went
over it with gold cream rub.
I used a piece from a necklace to embellish the lid.
Added gold ribbon and gold bead rope.
The hole in the front was  covered with chicken wire so
I cover it with gold ribbon.
I painted some little wooden blocks gold and
added them to make feet.
Sorry the pics aren't great.
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Saturday, 22 December 2012



This is the box Tonniece made for our
friend Sheila for her BD. She showed us
both how to make them and we did LOL. 
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012


This is the book that went into the box in
last posting, for my friend Jan.
I found the chip board photo books at
Micheal's in the $1.50 bin.
I got 2 of them and joined them together.
I ran my distressed ink pads over the chip
board then lined the out side with gold ink.
I used dollar store metal letters, strung them
on thread glued them down. I added more
$ store bling to the end, added her name.
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Queens Ann lace, birds on a wire, butterflies,
and flowers stamped.
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End of the book, I had tried to use gold leaf
on the orange vine page didn't like it at all:)
Dragon flies, swirls, vines, and used same
stamps on the front cover on the back.
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Monday, 10 December 2012



The lid sides cover with the steampunk botanical,
I put a little gold piece from my box of broken
jewlery. Then covered th rest in some lovely
handemade tissue paper orangey red:)
with yellow bits.
I got it from my DS in England Sandy.
Thanks for looking I'll post the brag book
soon, Cheers....
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I wanted to cover the corners of the box  so
I searched my stuff found a acetate box from
some perfume I kept:) never throwing any thing
out. So I cut it up to fit, it matches the design on
the side of the lid. I also put nail polish over them
so they don't come off, hopefully.
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Opps forgot to add pic of the little balloon,
I added some copper stickles to it and added
a few coated of clear nail polish over it..
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I'm healing well, feeling good so I've been busy
got all my cards out, my DS in England already
received hers only took a week.
This is a gift for my friend Jan, She has a new
granddaughter so I made her a brag book for pics.
Then I thought I'm pretty up a book (med box :))
for it. I love how it turned out and wanted to keep it.
But I won't sheesh!!
Jan had commented on my paper pack  by
Recollections Steam punk Botanical.
Which by the way was on 1/2 price at Micheal's,
love the paper gorgeous colours, there is some
orange and red I'm loving, who'd have thunk it.
I'm not par shall to orange being a red head LOL.
Jan loved this page with the
(balloon baskets rides hehehehehh)
Hot air balloons I couldn't remember what they
were called senior moment I thought I'd share:):):)
Thank goodness I remembered when it was posting
I added some bling, $1.50 bin at Micheal's, punched
a circle from the paper I did on the front and sides of
the lid. I covered over the compass with it.
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012


I have to have another small operation on Thursday the 8th.
I will be in hospital for 3 days then home.
Hopefully I won't be too ill and can come back and
be posting again soon, Gees seems like
 I just got back here:) , See ya soon...



My Friend Jan asked me to decorate a boot box
for her she is going to ship it full of craft goodies.
The lady is moving to a home and will be able
to have this for her room.
I used sparkly wrapping paper, added her name
to it and a couple of shinny words and stuff LOL.
I added 2 little fairies to protect her. Then  put
a sticky trim on the lid. I went over the foam letters
with liquid clear nail polish 5 coats so they will stay
on the box.

Most of the things I use I buy from Charity shops
 I have bought a few things we all must use :)
and will try to mention these things when I do.
I apologise to anyone I offended by not mentioning
there products
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First off I have to mention a very lovely and very
talented Lady named Fiona http://www.youtube.com/user/Jennings644
 MY BF Tonniece  showed me this Lady.
Boy has she inspired me. She makes everything herself
and shows you how to do it. Her videos are like, your
in her craft room with her and is she funny too.
I made this picnic basket and a box which I will
show later. I used the technique using glue and
alcohol inks.
The stick pins and embellishments were from
her videos too.
Hopefully When I go see my DS in Cambridge
England I can plan a visit to meet this wonderfully
inspiring woman.
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More inspireation from Fiona, my stick pins
are small, I need 3in sticks these will be OK
for cards. I made 4 in the bottom pic and my
friend Sheila made 2.
The top pic is the bling, embellishments for anything.
       I would like to get a thin glue gun, mine gives too much glue
so you can see it underneath.
I love making my own things to use so thanks again Fiona.
She will probably never see this but what the heck:):)
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Thursday, 25 October 2012



I made purse out of an old plastic pkg I had.
What do you give a girl (my friend Jan) who
has everything LOL..
She always gives lots of gift cards so I thought
I would make her some.
I saw some kool ones on splitcoast, easy, peasy.
Then after I made them I realized they wouldn't
fit in my normal envelopes sooo I had to make
my own, I added some stickers to seal them..
I made 5 Christmas ones  and 5 plain ones.
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