Thursday, 29 November 2007

Kirsten's Nellies and Tildas

Kirsten is almost as addicted to these stamps as me...actually probably more as she refuses to make them into cards but gives them all names and keeps them on her bedside table to keep her company in the night LOL

I love how she added the beads and beard to the Pirate to make it like Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

Some Sugar Nellie cards (and maybe a Magnoila one too )

I have had the best day today! Went to see a new quiz show "The Kids Are All right" being filmed at the BBC today with none other that the gorgeous and talented John Barrowman (Torchwood/Dr Who) as the host. What can I say...he is even more gorgeous in real life, a total gentleman and just all round nice guy.
Look out for me on prime time Saturday night TV as an audience member soon :D

I finally had a chance to play with my gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps this week that I got from Funky Kits (link in sidebar).

Had so much fun with these and there are some new ones out soon as well :)

Winter Girl Nellie

Winter Boy
Cutest nellie :)

Aaaar Nellie!
Flowery Nellie
Sweeping Edwin (Magnolia)

Haarlem 16-18 November

Another fab time at Scrapaganza...this time in Haarlem.

Havent actually finished any of the projects yet, although the acrylic album is almost done so in the meantime here are a few photos of Haarlem.

Town centre
Fresh bread

Flower stalls
And last but not least here is a photo of our gingerbread house we made as part of the fun on the Saturday party night. So glad it ended up going to a good home Mary :)

Boxes template - for Mary :D

Take your 12 x 12 cardstock (plain or patterned) and score it at 2" intervals so you end up with a grid of 36 squares (I've just drawn in the lines so it shows up better on the photo but you don't have to! )

Then cut out the two boxes as shown including the flaps where indicated and glue together.

Have no idea why DS sniggered when he saw this (insert rolling eye/wry smilie here!!!!)

Friday, 2 November 2007

CHRISTMAS PLANNER Class - Paper Bag Book

As usual I am more than happy for anyone to use the following instructions for their personal use but please do not copy them (either to teach your own classes or to post elsewhere online) without permission.
Thank you :)


Paint chipboard title with green paint. When dry decorate with Stickles green glitter paint.

Decorate flower with Stickles paint if preferred.

Fold all three bags in half. Open them up and layer as follows:

Bag 1 (bottom) – opening to your left

Bag 2 (middle) – opening to your right

Bag 3 (top) – opening to your left.

Fold each bag in half. Using a pencil mark 4 holes approx 1” apart and ½” in from the edge. Punch holes using cropodile or hole punch.

STEP 2 – Reminders pages

Cut out calendars & words from pre-printed sheet.

Doodled, striped paper – cut two pieces 5”w x 4 ½”h

Red dot paper – cut two pieces 5”w x 3”h

Attach red dot piece to stripy piece with tape on three sides leaving top side open to make a pocket – make sure the tape is right to the edge so that your calendar fits in.

Punch hole in calendars & add ribbon.

Round edges and attach to pages. Punch holes through patterned paper. We will finish the decoration later.

STEP 3 – Presents pages

Words & doodle paper – cut out the word “Christmas” and put to one side.

Then cut two squares 4 ½” x 4 ½”

Red dots – cut two pieces 4” x 2 ½”

Green card - cut two pieces 4” x 2 ½”

Stamp green card with notebook stamp

Round all edges.

Layer dotty paper, then stamped pieces at an angle.

STEP 4 – Cards pages

Stripe paper – cut two pieces 4 ½” x 4 ½”

Cut out two star shapes using the star punch. (Put stars to one side for now)

Cut two pieces of red dot paper as big as the stars and attach behind the striped paper.

Cut two pieces of white cardstock 4” x 2 ½” and stamp with notebook stamp

Round all corners and attach to page as shown

STEP 5 – Food pages

Red dots – cut two pieces 4 ½” x 4 ½”

Doodled stripes – cut two pieces 4 ½”w x 1 ½”h

Red cardstock – cut two squares 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Draw lines on red cardstock & add Christmas tree brad to lower right corner.

Round corners and attach to pages as shown.

STEP 6 - Events

Doodled stripes – cut two pieces 4 ½” x 4 ½”

Red dots – cut two pieces ½”w x 4 ½”h

Green cardstock – cut two pieces 4” x 2 ½”

Punch two stars from red cardstock. And another one from green cardstock (put the green one to one side for now)

Round corners and attach to pages as shown.

STEP 7 – finishing off & cover

Cut two circles from red cardstock and attach to “Reminders” page along with striped stars as illustrated.


Cut one further circle from red cardstock, one from green cardstock and one from the doodled strip paper.

Cut the two cardstock circles (ie red & green) in half.

Striped paper – cut piece 4”w x 3”h

Dot paper – cut piece 4”w x 3”h

Trim striped paper with decorative edge scissors

Attach green half circle to lower edge of cover.

And attach patterned paper on top

STEP 8 - cover

Red card stock – cut piece 5” x 5”.

Fold in half and punch holes to match paper bag book

Attach to outside pages using double sided tape as shown.

Bind book using fibres – double knot each one.

Attach circle, star, flower, “Christmas” and chipboard title to cover as shown

STEP 9 - Tags

Green cardstock – cut two pieces 4 ½” x 4”

Red cardstock – cut one piece 4 ½” x 4”

Attach circles at varying positions along longer length.

Decorate tags with small strips of patterned paper