August 11, 2013
I was trawling Pinterest
– as you do –
and came across this amazing
work by creative gal
B Carsten of Painting Pixie at Etsy.
Too cute !
Now I was thinking,
that with my GF’s (Sally) help
I think I may just try to make a little one.
Even if I don’t manage it
isn’t looking at them
December 7, 2012
One of the hold-ups of putting a tutorial online, is that it takes SOOOOOOO long.
You have to take the photos in a sequence as you make the object, all the while taking notes to coincide with the photos.
So today I am totally cheating.
well, no blow-by-blow description
with some notes
If you get stumped, just message me or add something in the comments
and I will immediately add your inquiry to the post
in case others in the crafty blogsphere have the same problem.
Stencil & Cut the outside circle
Stencil & Cut the inner circle
Wreath made by you out of an old box
Cut your tissue paper into a stack of squares
You can make them any size
Tissue square – scrunched and twisted from the centre of the square
Begin glueing – from the back
Second stage of glueing
Working around the wreath, keep an eye on the distance from outside edge – keep it uniform
Keep glueing tissue squares as closely to the outer edge as you can
Tissue all glued
Add some ribbon to hang the wreath
It only took me 2 hours from start to finish to make this
(I watched a movie while I made it)
This is totally a Pinterest find via my GF Sim
What crafter isn’t in lurv with Pinterest?
Here’s the link . . .
November 20, 2012
Jane, from Williams, SMSed me on the weekend to ask for a
simple yet beautiful card design
for the 50+ cards she needs to make for Christmas.
Check out the following photos as a quick guide on how to make this gorgeous card.
Change colours or profile and you have an entirely different card!
Step 1 – Cut, score & fold card of your choice
Step 2 – Stamp a large image onto one section of the card.
A partly stamped image adds more interest.
Step 3 – Stamp three Christmas baubles onto some card or paper,
then fussy cut them.
Step 4 – Adhere three pieces of ribbon to the card at random lengths.
Step 5 – Stamp a Christmas Sentiment onto a scrap of contrasting coloured card
and then cut the ends to look like a banner.
Roll the ends of the banner to make it three dimensional, and attach to the card.
Here’s the same card design completed in different colours and a slightly different layout.
It took me four and a half hours to upload all the photos
contained within this post.
I wish my new iMac wasn’t broken!
November 20, 2012
Well it would seem that I have been incredible lazy and unproductive. Not True!!!
I have suffered the ultimate bloggers nightmare – no computer. My new iMac blew it’s LCD screen and the company that I purchased it through was very unhelpful (“Not happy Jan”). Apple themselves were unimpressed that my new iMac was stuffed but that unfortunately has not speeded up the process of getting it fixed.
It’s so depressing not being able to ‘do’ my normal online stuff.
I have been using my old iMac (7 y.o.) and believe when I say, it’s not coping too well. The internet drops out all the time. I can’t load photos. I quite often can’t access online sites like FB or JBS. Boo Hoo.
So I am being super optimistic and trying to upload a post today.
Wish me luck peeps!!!
July 31, 2012
Here at the Purple Paper House we’re a bit addicted to Pinterest.
Seriously, check it out!
Purple Paper House – Pinterest!
On one of my many forays into Pinterest Land,
I came across cute craft created using
the free ones you pick up
in the paint shop or hardware store?
I have longed to make something with the numerous swatches
I have collected over the last couple of decades.
So Sunday I did!
And again yesterday.
Four garlands in total.
All the colours
Three Circle Ball
for Garland #1
Five Circle Ball
for Garland #2
Please let me know what you think of my little garlands.
I will endeavour to post some decstructions
in the coming days :)
Always pick up the swatches from a large store
(like a hardware warehouse).
All paint supply shops pay for the swatches
(as they do the paint tint which goes into your paint),
but do not charge you for them.
If you take the swatches from a small store – it will hurt them.
Unless of course you are buying paint while you are there
Even better for small business and competitive pricing in your community!