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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shabby Chic Cushion...

I was given some material, lace and other goodies from my MIL. I liked the pattern on an old torn pillow case, so I thought I would have a go at making a cushion cover, in Shabby Chic style of course! It took me nearly ALL day to make this LOL. I'm happy with how it turned out, considering I have NEVER made a cushion cover before. I just did an envelope type closure at the back...sewing in a zip just frightens me a little (or rather a lot!) I am not very good at sewing, so pretty happy considering! Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jewellery Box

 It's been a very, very long time since I last blogged. Over a year in fact!! Just been busy and, alright, I keep forgeting to blog :\  Anyway, I thought I'd share a jewellery box I made for my daughter, Georgia's 10th birthday, which was yesterday (21st March). My dear mum-in-law gave me a HEAP of lace, fabric, ribbon and 'stuff' after cleaning out her cupboard. Lucky me!!! :D One thing that was included was, a wooden box just perfect for a little girl's jewellery box! I set to work sanding and painting. It also came with some beautiful mauve satin and wadding for cushioning the interior. I happened to have the exact match of paint as the satin. It is the same colour as our eldest daughter's (Erin) room at present. I had some lovely flowers and pearls and trinkets to adorn it with. I also found in the stash, some trim that matched the colour as well as some lace!! It came together so easily! I really enjoyed making this for her. I had to tell Georgia it was for Nan, as I couldn't get it finished in time if I had of waited for her to not be around. (Just a little white lie!) On her birthday, Georgia opened her present, she gasped and glared at me, so funny! She loves it, which is all that matters!



Left side

Right side


I am really happy with how this turned out! I didn't go and buy anything, I just used what I had :) I made a hat pin to go inside, although I'm not sure if this was a good idea! lol
I will be uploading some more pics of other stuff I have done/altered/destroyed (lol) tomorrow.

Belinda :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My last 3 kits for sale!

Hi everyone!
I am selling the last 3 K&Company Que Sera Sera 6x6 Mega Mini Kits on Ebay.  These are fantastic kits that I have put together myself. I don't sell outside of Australia at the moment. If you are interested in a mini kit go to Ebay and type in  K&Company Que Sera Sera 6x6 Mega Mini Kit .  Mother's Day is coming up fast, these kits would make a beautiful mini album for Mum's and Grandparents. The papers are just to die for! Go take a look!

Bye for now,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hi everyone!

I had a heap of old CDs from when my husband used to by PC User magazine. They are all out-of-date, but being the hoarder I am I saved them for 'later'. Glad I did, this wall hanging was SUPER EASY and SUPER FAST! I had some papers from Basic Grey (Sugared) that I was saving for something. I love shabby chic, so this paper suited perfectly! I used sand paper to lightly sand the entire CD, then painted the back side with white paint (you can cover with paper, which I think would finish it off better). I then used my Fiskars shape cutting tool to 'cut' around the CDs with the paper under the CD with the 'wrong' side up. It worked beautifully and took just seconds!

I stuck the paper to the CD with my ATG gun (use any strong glue/tape). I then used my cropodile to punch holes in the CDs for the wire (or ribbon would also look great!) to connect the CDs. Then I sanded the edges to bond the paper to the CDs a bit more. I painted the edges (rather than inking) with white acrylic paint. After this dries, it's time for the fun bit of decorating each CD as you wish. You can use photos, magazine clippings that you have matted onto cardstock- anything! It all depends on what theme you have chosen to do.

Here, I chose to do a 'title' CD (or page if it were a mini-album) and embellished with really pretty crystals that were picked up from Spotlight in the Florist section. I stamped the title 'OUR FAMILY' on to some very old music paper ( I love the natural colour and texture) and then sealed it with Jo Sonya Satin Varnish, just to stop the brittle paper from aging any more. I 'antiqued' a decorative chipboard flourish with paint, crackle medium and Dimentional Magic to seal it then added some bling. The crystal ribbon was brought from my local cheapie shop (like a $2 shop).

Continue to embellish the other CDs (as many as you like). I used old brass picture hanging wire (to coincide with the shabby chic/antique look), with a heart earring base (?) (from Spotlight jewellery section) in the middle of each piece. To finish off, I tied some pink ribbon to the top and base of each CD (as shown). I used a large paper clip and hot-glued this to the back of the 'title' CD at the top.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!!

* Thanks to Leah Fung for the paper clip/hot glue idea!!

Thanks for looking.
Bye for now,

Friday, January 22, 2010

New OTP project

Hi everyone. I had the need to create yesterday but wanted to make something other than a layout. I really, really LOVE shabby chic/french, so I decided to make middle daughter (Kloe) a name plaque door/wall hanger out of the 4x4 mini canvases I had. It was pretty quick, especially using the heat-gun to help dry the paint. I used the cricut Home Decor cartridge and cut out the gorgeous chandelier with black cardstock. I also used Kaiser and Jo Sonya paints and JS crackle medium. The letters were from a bag of die-cut letters I brought off a lady from the local market, so I am unsure if what the font is. I used Jo Sonya Opal Dust and Kindyglitz (crystalina). I used Dimentional Magic to stick everything down and used Jo Sonya satin finish acrylic varnish. I liked the way it turned out, I think I will make a bigger version but without the name for an art piece! My daughter loved it, so that's always a bonus!  Hope you like it!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scrap Room re-do

I recently re-did my scrap room. It just wasn't working and I needed more space for 'stuff'. I had a few boards that I painted in white and my hubby put them up above my desk for me. It looks fantastic! I am really pleased with how it came out! It's so much nicer to create in a room that you love.

Latest update...

Well, it has been quite a while since I last blogged! I have just been busy with family stuff. Christmas blew me out of the snuck up so very fast! I really wasn't prepared for it this year. We had Christmas lunch at my mother-in-law's with my 2 sister-in-laws and my brother-in-law and their 2 boys, Caleb and Isaac. It was a great day, with a cold lunch, instead of the traditional hot lunch. It was very yummy though. We took lots of photos..always great to look back on and lots of layouts!

On the scrapping front, I haven't done a great deal. My printer needs a new head, that equals lots of money! I like to print out my own pics because I like to fiddle with them in pohoto-editing software first. I also do a bit of hybrid scrapping. I so want that printer fixed! I really miss scrapping. I did a christmas banner, which turned out pretty good I must say. I made the papers by 'blending' different papers in photo-editing software then printing them out. The banner says "JOY". Appropraiate for Christmas. The truth is, I couldn't be bothered doing a really long one that says "MERRY CHRISTMAS"!! lol Talk about lazy.

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