Saturday, 13 December 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crackers

Graphic 45 twelve days of christmas paper collection is one of my top
favorites from the graphic 45 range. I love the colours and could not resist using it with my latest twinery design team project.

I decided that christmas crackers would be fun project to make.




As you can see there are great papers that coordinate so well and the green twine 
I have used is almost a perfect match.
I used the twine to create a cross hatched effect for some back ground texture.
The colour I used on the box was


This photo is a front view of the cracker box. I made some rosettes from the paper and incorporated petaloo poinsettias and mulberry roses. the two birds are fussy cut 
from the paper collection. 


The box I altered is graphic 45 8 x 8 match book box. It has a slide drawer which 
holds the crackers. 



The crackers were made using the we r memory keepers candy box punch board. Then paper mats were made to decorate the outside. 
The cracker labels are coordinated stickers mounted on card stock. 


The ends of the crackers were fastened using more twinery bakers twine 
in the following colours




This was a fun project to create. Making your own crackers adds a personal touch to
 christmas. They could be used as a gift or an addition to any christmas table. 
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you would like.

Happy crafting 
Andrew



Thursday, 11 December 2014

Graphic 45 Scrap Frame Trio

It has been a little while since I have posted and its catch up time. I am 
about to move interstate so it has been a busy time plus there have been a few personal things, but now to share what I have made lately.

My scrap frames were an idea I had to decorate my craft room with a splash of graphic 45.
I had three blank frames in my stash and painted them up to match these 
great graphic 45 collections 

Raining cats and dogs
Time to celebrate 
Twas the night before christmas


I love the colours of this first frame and it has a lot applications. 
There are fabulous images and I have another project that I will be sharing using this 
collection : raining cats and dogs.


Time to celebrate is the 45th collection from graphic 45 and it has a wonderful colour 
palette and theme. The large section of this frame gave me a great 
opportunity to fussy lots of images from the collection.



The final frame is a christmas theme and uses Graphic 45 twas the night before
christmas collection. 

Please check out my projects on pinterest as well the link to my board is


Please leave a comment if you can, I love to here your thoughts.

Cheers Andrew 



Saturday, 22 November 2014

Colour Wheel Tags

Graphic 45 and Core'dinations card stock have had a blog hop over the last five days and 
I thought I would share my project in case you missed it . 
There have been some great creations and I encourage you to go over to the graphic 45 blog and look at the different days. Here are the links each of the days :



My project was a set of tags made from six different collections

Raining Cats and Dogs
Mother Goose
Sweet Sentiments
By the Sea
Botanical Tea
Good Ol Sport.




The supplies that were used to create each tag are listed beneath 
each picture.




Good Ol Sport Tag
Good Ol Sport Alphabet Stickers
Good Ol Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol Sport Cardstock stickers
Good Ol Sport Tags and Pockets
Good Ol Sport 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Big score
: Game Day
: Cheer On
Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 Patterned paper pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature series
: Triumphant Red
: Venetian Lace
Walnut Stain distress ink

Mother Goose Tag
Mother Goose Cardstock Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
Mother Goose 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Spot On
: Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose 8 x 8 Patterned Paper pad
Mother Goose 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Robins Egg
: Gala Gold
Distress ink Gathered Twigs




Botanical Tea Tag
Botanical Tea Alphabet stickers
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Botanical Tea 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Birds of a feather
: Robins egg
Botanical Tea 8 x 8 Patterned Paper Pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Precious Pink
: Spring Green
Distress ink pumice stone
Pink gingham ribbon

Sweet Sentiments Tag
Sweet Sentiments Tags And Pockets
Sweet Sentiments Chipboard 1
Sweet Sentiments 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Perfect Petals
: Heart Song
Sweet Sentiments 8 x 8 Patterned Paper Pad
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: French Lilac
: Lemon Chiffon
Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Blue satin ribbon




By the Sea Tag
By the Sea Cardstock Stickers
By the Sea Chipboard1
By the Sea 12 x 12 Patterned papers
: Pier 45
: Set Sail
By the Sea 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Tuscan Sunset
: Blue Lagoon
Distress ink Frayed Burlap

Raining Cats And Dogs Tag
Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 1
Raining Cats and Dogs Chipboard 2
Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Raining Cats and Dogs 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Puppy Love
: Cats Meow
Raining Cats and Dogs 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 Patterned paper pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series
: Triumphant Red
: Bon Voyage
Lace ribbon
Distress ink Walnut Stain


These are the backs of each tag.I kept them simple to allow the photo 
to shine. I still incorporated components from each collection and the core'dinations 
card stock colours.










 Thanks for dropping by and make sure you visit the graphic 45 blog post for each day 
using the list at the top of this post. I would love for you to leave a comment 
I enjoy reading them

Happy crafting
Andrew






Monday, 17 November 2014

Cardmaker blog hop

Thanks for stopping by of this blog hop
Here is my card for the cardmamker blog hop


The twine I used was



Please follow along with the other great projects

Rebecca VanDeMark - http://www.caravansonnet.com/
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/


Link to The Twinery Shop:

Link to the CardMaker Magazine website:



The Twinery will be giving away 4 spools of twine - Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino ($60 retail value).

Visit the Twinery blog to ​find out how to enter to win the spools of twine.

hope you had a great hop

Andrew

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christmas Greetings with Scrapmatts


Sending christmas greetings to friends and family is part of the festive season 
celebrations for many people.
Handmade cards have a special feel to them and you can make unique cards for each 
person or create designs that are easy to replicate. What ever your design choices are, scrapmatts chip board designs are a wonderful addition to your cards each year.

This time round my blog post features four hand made cards using ten different 
scrapmatts chipboard packs.
I have given each one a postage stamp edge and lots of layering.

All the chipboard has been heat embossed ( my favourite technique ).

This first card features the following chip board packs :

Ornate Frames 19 CB6091
Assorted Words 19 CB6097



The second card uses these scrapmatts packs :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Stars 03 CB 1223
Leaf Spray 01 CB1146
Christmas Ornaments 12 CB5104



Card number three incorporates :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Holy 03 CB1224



And finally the fourth card has the following chip board packs :

Scrap Words 15 CB1213
Pine Sprig 01 CB1225
Floral Spray 01 CB1097
Ornate Frame 20 CB6092


As the christmas season fast approaches I hope you are busy creating your handmade 
cards. I hope you can find inspiration from my card designs. 


Cheers Andrew





Monday, 10 November 2014

Graphic 45 Gift Giving

Giving is a perfect way to show some body you care. Gifts comes in all shapes and sizes.

As part of our graphic 45 design team assignments we were asked to make a gift
bag and coordinating card.
I took my love of boxes and created to versions of my gift box bag.

The first was made with the come away with me collection and the second I
used time to celebrate.
  







There is also a video tutorial so you learn how to make them.


I hope you will give them a try using your favourite collection

Happy paper crafting 

Andrew

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Graphic 45 meets VHS

I have few catch up posts to do so stay tuned.
The first is my Graphic 45 Steam punk spells Video box mini album.
I loved making this project.
Every one out there must have videos lying around that you may have replaced with DVDs 
or digital movies. I thought what a great way to make a mini album.

There are a multitude of ways you could alter these boxes. But I have to say the 
range of graphic 45 collections make this project fun and easy to embellish.
  The front I decided to add a chip board window box style extension 
to create more depth and layering.



The inside was covered with paper and the pages were created using the graphic 45 
large tag staples in black. 


The next few photos are to show other aspects of the album.
I love the images in steampunk spells and the cover was the perfect way to use them.


The pages them selves have plenty of tags and photo mounts to display images 
or special journalling. 




I hope to do a tutorial for these video box albums soon using a different 
collection and binding style
 Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your feed back.

Happy paper crafting 

Andrew