29 October 2012

Chocolate Gift Pack

Pinterest is a fantastic feature - an absolute must for users of the internet.  Lots of time is spent (not wasted) gathering and cataloguing very useful information.  Ideas can be squirrelled away and then easily accessed to help you out with a project.

Some colours do fade a little.
You can write on a ceramic mug with Sharpies and then bake it in a moderate oven (180c) for 30 minutes.  After which you have your own personalised Hot Chocolate Mug
Hand washing only.

Perfect for the tweenie in your life.

15 October 2012

Penguin Shuffle

Pygoscelis papua
When I discovered that the Stampin' Up Owl punch could also be used to make other creative critters, it was a no-brainer that Tom Papier was going to have another birthday card in the theme of penguins.

How's the dude hanging down?
Those of you who know me quite well will realise that Tom's birthday was celebrated many months ago.  What can I say, I have only just recently re-discovered these gems of photos.

13 October 2012

Papier Storage

We spend so much of our hard-got money on our craft pursuits (ahem); so much so that sometimes we're reluctant to spend any more on keeping our resources tidy.  But we need to keep them in order so that we can easily access them when the time comes.
You can buy these storage cubes from local hardware stores.  Bought as a sort of flat pack they are assembled into cubes and held together with the circular buttons you can see.  Then using cable ties, eight shelves are held in place, providing perfect storage for 30 x 30 cm papiers.
This group of scrapbooking papiers has been organised according to the predominant colour of the papiers.  A ribbon has been fixed to the side so that a particular colour-set can be readily found.

Do you have any clever and frugal storage ideas to share?

05 October 2012

Papier Addiction

My obsession with all things papier goes beyond the ridiculous.  There are certain retail outlets that I just cannot walk by or drive past without stopping, foggy face pressed up against the previously pristine window, to see what treasures may be anew.
One such establishment (let's just call them "The Dealers" because in essence that is what they are) has a bargain bin.  Oh yes, we've all been there, the ubiquitous trolley bursting with useless items and scraps that simultaneously scream "rubbish" and "bonanza".  Even now I can see my voracious little face lighting up as I stuff my $5 bag full of card, that I have no specific use for, yet convincing myself that it's too good to leave behind.  Really?  Why not leave it for someone else?

I'm shaking my head in shame even as I write this post.
Onto another subject altogether, how gorgeous is my papier flower at the bottom of the card?  I learnt how to make these at Paperific last month.  Check out this post of mine, from 3 September, to find out a little more on the flowers and how they are constructed.  Oh, and you'll get a much better view of the flower.

03 October 2012

Fluttering Wings

Who needs an excuse to make a Butterfly Card?  Certainly not I!

I saw this technique at the Bellbird stand at Paperific.

The left wing (no political inclinations intended) of the butterfly has been re-stamped onto OHP Transparency Film, cut out with an extended tab, and then inserted into and behind the original image to create the 3D effect.
Happy 18th Birthday to another one of Sally Cakes' friends/acquaintances.