Stamped Polymer Clay – I Couldn’t Stop!

July 29, 2013

As I already had the clay laying around
’cause I needed an excuse
I decided to make a just few more
stamped polymer clay images.

Dragonfly

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I even used some un-stamped ‘scraps’ to finish of a drop pendant design.

Pendant

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You like ?

So tell me . . . have you made anything like this.
I’d love you to share.

Put a link in the comments
so that we can all see your imagination at work.

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Valentines DIY Ideas . . . & I’m Back!

February 7, 2013

Sorry for being MIA for so long.

Having your Mum stay with you for 6 weeks,
makes a gal put priorities elsewhere.

I hope you understand ;)

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Valentines DIY Ideas

With Valentines Day a week away, I thought I would link up some lovely Blog ideas that I have collected.

They are all new ideas, however if you want to see some from last year
here and here they are :)

Please also check out my DIY Valentine board
(it’s brand new)
on Pinterest.

Love to you all.
xoxox

Click on the photos to see the tutorials ;)

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Wall Hanging that converts to Home Decor

Red Velvet CheesecakeOMG!

Red Velvet Cheesecake
OMG!

Hanging Hearts

Hanging Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Pavlova Hearts

Fringed Heart

Fringed Heart

I am hoping to put up a tutorial myself in the coming days.

Check back in a day or so :)


Get SMASHed

January 4, 2013

I do love getting SMASHed . . .

I have recently spent some “me” time
which entails some serious
mucking around and getting dirty!

SO much fun!

Check out the following photos of my latest SMASH efforts.

xoxox

On the following page I:

used a Tag from a swap, a picture from the Net, a piece of Foil that has been dry embossed and then altered with Alcohol Inks and then Fussy Cut

Page 3

Page 3

On the following page I:

have made this gorgeous winged heart,
by Die Cutting and Dry Embossing some card,
and Colour Blending the edges of the heart and wings.

Page 10

Page 10

On the following page I:

have simply Stuck in some paraphernalia from a quiz night

Pages 19 & 20

Pages 19 & 20

On the following page I:

stuck in a dried maple leaf, and attached a Green Tara floral sprig,
and then Added a piece of dainty lace

Page 25

Page 25

On the following page I:

made a Tag using a Stamp & T!m’s Blending Tool and Distress Ink Pads,
and on the Butterfly I have inked with Distress Inks
and then added a layer of Rock Candy, which I then Heat Set

Page 29

Page 29

On the following page I:

Hand Written one word, then Adhered a Tag made using
the Blend & Flick method from T!m,
and I have also Stamped an image and the year,
finishing with a Rubon on the top RH corner
and a small Bookplate with a handwritten Title.

Pages 43 - 44

Pages 43 – 44

On the following page I:

attached a a postcard I collected years ago and just could not throw out.
It now resides quite happily in my SMASH,
along with some handwritten journalling,
a Paper Heart and some plastic Tabs.

Page 50

Page 50

On the following page I:

created my “Oh Come On” page.
It’s where I grumble in code about different issues
I have adhered a small plastic bag,
fussy Cut a Border from some scrapbooking paper,
I have then Stuck down a Hand Cut cupey, a multi-layered Paper Flower,
a small Crocheted Doiley, a mini Skirt Pin and an Image of a Butterfly.

Page 62

Page 62

 This BAG is the key to my continued SMASHing.

I collect all manner of odds and ends and through them in this bag.
Whenever I want to SMASH, all I do is open my SMASH bag
and start
cutting, glueing and journalling!

SMASH Bag

SMASH Bag

So how do you SMASH?


Fleur Amour Canvas

December 21, 2012

I am teaching this class on
Monday, 24th December
and
Thursday, 10th January.

I have taught it twice before and have sold one of my canvases as well.

I find it such a beautiful, graceful and calming experience.
Painting the background is so therapeutic, and
making all the flowers is an explosion of colour.

Man.
I love what I do!

Fleur Amour Canvas

Fleur Amour Canvas


October Holidays – Craft Classes

September 26, 2012

Oh my word! I can’t believe how naughty I have been.
No new ‘Posts’ since forever :(

However – I can prove that I have been VERY busy.

In the meantime,
check out the timetable for classes this October School Holidays . . .

clink the link . . .

October

So what else has been happening at the Purple Paper House?

We-ell.

I have been making a number of wedding items,
plus kits for the shop
PLUS
these beauties for the

Perth Royal Show District Display.

The Whole Collection

Closeup of Microbead detail
on one of the flower balls

My own Design Invention
– fringing on the inside of the flower

Ribbons looped in the
centres of the flowers

I am teaching this class on
Monday 1st October
(a Public Holiday here in W.A.)
and on
Tuesday 9th October


i’msorryi’msorryi’msorryi’msorryi’msorryi’msorryi’msorryi’msorry

June 18, 2012

So where have I been?

I know this is crap – but I am just so busy.

I have been given full-time hours on the Autistic Bus (37.5 p/w) and I am having a lot of trouble sleeping and balancing all of my responsibilities.
Sorry peeps.
The crazy thing is, I have been making SO many creative and crafty projects.

Here’s a peek to keep you tied over, I am starting a new sleep regime tonight so hopefully I will have more time to blog and show you all my ‘stuff’.

T!m tape + Green Tara Flowers
+ Kaisercraft Stamp onto KC paper + Green Tara satin ribbon

Botany C.S. + K&Company adhesive strips + Kaisercraft stamp + KC paper + Gauze coloured with glimmer mist + scrap from old book (in background) + brown string + T!m’s Distress Markers (white in the ears of the deer & tail)

FYI
Although I only start at 5am (I know a LOT of mum’s who do that too) – I then travel the bus for four hours,
come back to the shop and try to do some work,
as well as general “Pia’ duties,
then I am back at the bus at 2:30
and not home until 6:30.

I only sleep a few hours in the night
(I don’t know why)
and so then I usually fall asleep at some point during the day as well.

VERY unproductive.

I’m not making excuses,
just telling you what I’m up against

P.S.
Sorry about the shocking quality of the photos
I took them with iPhone as camera is on the fritz
& I can’t afford to repair at the mo :(


A Little Bit More Love for Mothers’ Day

May 10, 2012

Hi y’all.

A week ago, I made some bibs ‘n bobs for Beside The Seaside,
including the front window display. (I will get a photo tomorrow.)
Pinky Swear!

Purple Flowers

One of the projects I made were these cute (and simple) vase stands
using gorgeous paper flowers from Green Tara.
I didn’t take photos for a proper tutorial,
but below is the directions to how I made them.

Pink Flowers

You’re always welcome to ring Jane 9752 3888 – and buy them,
but otherwise have fun making them.

  1. Cut a piece of thick chipboard at least four times the area of the vase that you have chosen
  2. Paint the whole piece of chipboard in a base colour (use something complimentary to your flowers) – the darker the better, and at least three coats
  3. When the paint is dry, place the vase in the centre of the chipboard
  4. Randomly glue your flowers around the vase, using white craft glue or hot glue gun
  5. Voila!

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