Archive for June, 2010

Glazed Washers

Okay, I have to say when I saw this week’s 3D Tuesday Challenge, I was a bit skeptical.  I dunno if mine will turn out, but I had most all the supplies, so why not give it a go.

After working on it, I have to say, I LOVED THIS challenge!  Paper Craft Planet’s 3D68, “Washed Away” challenge from Silvia was so much fun!  I am a bit of an impatient person, so waiting for the glue to dry was difficult for me.  I followed the directions pretty closely, except instead of glueing the paper to the washer & then waiting, I just used the diamond glaze to glue the paper to the washer & then the glaze on top at the same time.

I cut my patterned paper with 2 round nestabilities that best matched the washer (easy-peasy!), so really, like I said the hardest part of this craft was WAITING a day for the diamond glaze to dry.  You can see my washer balanced on an empty thread bobbin here …

But look how it turns out!

Now, I must admit, I didn’t have ALL of the supplies.  I didn’t have a clasp, so I just made a slip knot in the leather cording.  I like it like that too, because it’s adjustable.  Just tie two knots and then it slides, but because of the leather, it holds in place.

Don’t forget to trim the ends.

Check out the 3D68 album for more inspiring washer necklace patterns.

Thanks, Silvia for all the links over at Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday group.

Carrousel Mobile

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #85, is the lovely musical State Fair.  I adore musicals.  I think it started when I saw those classics on TV as a kid (Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Grease … ).

It was a lazy, rainy day here, and I was looking at the movie on You Tube & thinking of fun summer Fairs & I thought I’d make a Mobile:

Not too fancy.  I looked online at many different well balanced mobiles & the math behind it, but then I cheated & just went with easy.

The top of the carrousel is a circle cut out of American Crafts HEAVY Glittered CS.

Cut into a “pac man” shape. :D

And then pull the circle in & adhere so it becomes kind of a cone shape.

Then some scalloped punch action.

Adhered with tape.

I could have left it there, but being that it was a mobile & you would see the ugly under side of that, I cut out two more circles.  The larger of which, I cut some darts/fringes.  The smaller circle was the one I used to hang the ribbon on, so it was just easier for me if I did that separately.

Some seldomly used, but loved Sizzix Die Cuts.  I love these old things, they can cut through fabric, heavy CS … no problem.

My CS, was 1 sided glitter, so I flipped the paper & cut it twice, in order to tape the two haves together & have a place to hide the ribbon coming down.

My youngest was watching me pain-stakingly cut little triangles … “MUM, why not use the star punch, it has triangles on it”.  BRILLIANT CHILD OF MINE.  Simple is best, wtg Liam, you just saved me a bunch of tediousness.

The “chain” was from the Dollarstore, I think it was meant for making jewelry.  I tied a knot in it so that it stayed in place.  The knot is hidden anyway.

Chairful Day

I must say, one of my favourite weekly challenges is Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge.

I have a thing for little boxes.  Little favour boxes, little gifts to hold handmade goodies or just to dress up a little something.

This chair favour box is this week’s 3D67 challenge from Paper Craft Planet.  Adela, of Creations by AR, provided the template for free this week.  Couldn’t you see this dressed up a bit for a wedding or as a shower favour box?

Trigger Tuesday Halter

Moxie Fab’s Trigger Tuesday Challenge has come up with this Halter Top from Anthropology for a fun challenge this week.

I had some paper from Cosmo Cricket (Hello Sunshine) that reminded me a bit of this fabric, so that’s where I started.

Here’s my go with this trigger challenge:

Wee Cradle

Time for a challenge from Embellish Magazine! This challenge was for a baby themed project.

Here’s my go with it!

Sticking to these 4 colours was a bit hard for me, but then I found this little {Free} Template, by Chris Woolsey, over here.  Now I must admit, I did cheat a bit & rather than cut out by hand (which you easily could) I converted it to an svg in illustrator & then used Sure Cuts a Lot software to let my computer talk to my cricut Cutting machine.

Once it’s cut out, it’s very quick to throw together.

It fits in the palm of your hand.  The Teddy Bear punch is from Marvy & the Stamp is from Stampin’ Up! (Cuddles & Tickles)

Groovy Vase

Just having some fun with a Kristina Werner (Reader’s Choice !) Colour Inspiration, #4.  I LOVED the photo that Laura had submitted, what a photographer.  Gorgeous picture of a jelly fish & a fantastic jumping off for a colour inspiration.

The ‘Vase’ is an idea that I first saw from Kim Burmeister that uses, of all things, a Stampin’ Up Christmas ornament punch–just with the bottom point trimmed off.  Clever!  Had to case.

That’s all, thanks for the fun!

The papers:  My Minds Eye:  Just Dreamy Cards, K & Company Berry Sweet, ColorBox:  Friendly Forest.

Punches:  Stampin’ Up!:  Ornament Punch & 3 flower punch

Winner of the Creations by AR Template …

And the winner of the Contest from Time for Tea & Time to Win for one of Adela’s Templates from Creations by AR is …. drrrrrrrrrr ….



June 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

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Congrats, Dalila!  To claim your prize contact Adela over at

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Guest Designer:
Susan Joyce

Armani doesn’t make a blue tuxedo

I am having some fun with being one of the guest designers on Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #84, Father of the Bride.

Isn’t this a clever card?  A Tuxedo Jacket!  HA!  Loved it when I first saw it from Angela Sgro.  It was published, along with a free template in Scrapbookstrendsmagazine.

I had seen this template a LONG time ago, but one of those cards you tuck in the back of your brain & then when I found out what the movie was this week, I had a flash to this scene:

Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you’d be wearing a black “tuxado.”
George: It is a black “tuxado.”
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don’t think so, babe. This tux is “nuffy” blue. No doubt about it.
George: What’re you talking about? Armani doesn’t make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don’t also make “polyaster.”

I thought ‘Father of the Bride’ was such a cute movie.  My fellow Cannuk, Martin Short, did a ridiculously funny character of Franck Eggelhoffer, IMO

Just too much fun!  Good for Father’s Day or A wedding or Graduation maybe!


The Creative Challenge this week, Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge#83, had a bit of a Guy Feel to it & I always have difficulty with Guy/Boy cards, but I gave it a go.

The bag template is a Freebie from Adela & you can find it over at Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Group!  Look at the bottom, under  Attachments & you’ll find the link to the

I do love repurposing stamps so I used the sentiment from a valentine stamp & coloured it with marker for the ’sent with love’.  The Golf T is a retired SU! stamps set called ‘Have a Ball’, the dsp is from Chatter Box Inc called Billiard Argyle (2 sided paper)

The tools I used to make the golf ball, besides the glossy white paper were …

Hey, Cupcake

Don’t forget this week by entering a comment in the Time for Tea & Time to WIN, you could WIN one of the templates from “Creations by AR”!

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST for one of Adela’s TEMPLATES, make sure you comment in the Time for Tea & Time to WIN!

, so that I can gather all of the comments together.

Okay, onto the fun creative stuff!  Adela has made so many cute templates, here’s just one more, called the Cupcake Card & Box Set:

Adela supplies you the template in both the SVG and the PDF formats.  So if you have a fancy smancy digital cutter (I used my old 6″ cricut with SCAL), you can get this done a bit faster, but otherwise, you can certainly use scissor power.

Open up the card …

to put in a birthday invite info or a special sentiment for a birthday friend, a gift certificate!

Okay, so what if you don’t want a birthday cupcake or even a card, you’re more into little boxes to hold treats … check this out!

I’m thinking of a gift for a friend, for a teacher at the end of the year, or maybe as a favour at a shower, filled with some chocolates or chocolate covered Pomegranate seeds.  I dunno … anything chocolate covered, really.

Can I say just how easy these templates are to put together!