Mini Recipe Book

The Southern Girls Challenge this month is ‘Circle Shaped Embellies’. I had some vintage style flair in my stash, and I wanted to make a little recipe book for my sister. These flair matched beautifully with some Pink Paisley paper also in my stash. For the cover, I got out a jar shaped die and…

A Birthday Puzzle

  Recently my oldest nephew turned 7, and I had promised him a ‘very special card’ for his Birthday.  He loves trains, always has, and so I thought this chipboard train would be perfect. I found in my stash, a wooden puzzle I had already prepped with gesso, and that was the perfect base of…

Fairy Blackboard

The new chipboard fairies from Imagine If are really sweet, especially for a little girl, just right for making a gift for my only niece. I started out with a dry erase board, and we sprayed it with blackboard paint (very cool having blackboard paint in a spray can, no brush marks. I covered all the…

Christmas Gifts

This year has gone flying by – I can’t believe it is Christmas already, nor that it is so long since I blogged! For a small gift for some friends, I decided to create some pillow boxes and make some fudge to put in them. I started out with some clear sheets of acetate, and…

Samples for PaperVine

This weekend just gone, I was helping out Lowri and PaperVine at the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show.  My main job was the Make’n’Take, using tags, washi tape, twine and embellishments, so I thought I would share my samples with you. There are three sizes of tag stocked by PaperVine, #3, #4 and #8.  The #3 and…

Distress Paints

Welcome to the Scrapfest Blog Hop!  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Beth and I love to create – both papercrafts and other things – and I know I’m having fun when I end up with painty or inky fingers. For my birthday, what I really wanted was some of the new…

Presents for a New Baby

My sister has a new baby, and I want to make something special for her and the baby (and send it to them before baby got here).  I love the ‘flowers’ that are made from baby clothes, but to buy them ready done is very expensive, so why not make my own?!?  I went to…