September 22, 2014
I recently posted a gorgeous Paper Flower Bridal Bouquet tutorial
by Lia Griffiths, here.
I absolutely adore making paper flowers. I have Created a myriad of flowers in my time in many shapes, colours and sizes. I just love using the Creative efforts of others as a spur to try a new technique, medium or manner of display.
in the early days of my Blogging,
I would constantly compare my work to that of other Creatives.
A HUGE mistake!
Mark Twain did say,
“Comparison is the death of joy”.
Nowadays, I get such a thrill from seeing
the imaginative constructions of others.
It genuinely inspires me to ‘have a go’ and try my own version
of their beautiful composition.
So feast your eyes on these inspirational fleurs.
1. Emily’s Board: paper flowers
2. Kathryn Grady: paper flowers
3. Classicly Amber: Paper Flowers
4. Shannon Bell: Paper flowers
As always, if you do make some of your own spring blossoms,
then share a link in the comments.
I would genuinely love to see what your hands Create.
July 28, 2014
As I am a confirmed lover of Paper Crafts, I thought it was highly appropriate that my latest choices for my Pinterest Picks series encouraged this passion.
So please ‘click’ and enjoy.
1. Robin’s board: Paper Crafts
2. Ghyslaine’s board: Fleur en Papier
3. Lia’s board: I Heart Paper
4. Gee Cecil’s board: Paper Crafts
And there’s always my Paper Crafts board for inspiration, too.
March 22, 2014
Have you ever wanted to have crack-a-lack at doing calligraphy?
I know that you can get kits and books and heaps of online tutorials.
How would you like a really simple version,
that will get you writing
– yep you read that correctly WRITING –
your own place cards (wedding)
door sign (bedroom door)
or even a title page (homemade recipes)?
Here’s a couple of tutes,
that will show you how just doing it
is all the skills you require.
Here’s my attempts.
Not so appalling is it?
when trying to think of words to write!
I suppose if I practice a bit
I could actually get good at it.
Will you have a crack?
I’d love to know if you do :D
Sorry just had to share this – it’s just a tad funny!
January 26, 2014
Stacey Dunning from Block Head Stampers,
wrote this amazingly helpful post
comparing various specialist** stamp pads.
I came across it on the Jellybeans FB page
I then created a printable Table
so as to keep handy when I ordered any stamp pads
when I did a particular project
that required a special ink.
I’ve already found it so helpful.
** not relevant
for general craft use
January 1, 2014
I think we have all seen this freakish dinosaur
on the Interweb this week.
Stop following me !!!
With it’s googly eyes following us no matter where we move !!!
Well here is a link,
to print and make your OWN googly-eyed monster.
Perfect for the School Holidays – and it’s FREE!
I reckon the cat would be the creepiest.
It’s even got a skull on it’s collar!