Sunday, August 30, 2015

Small Treat Boxes

Like many weekend nights, there is music playing somewhere around my estate and I'm finding it hard to sleep.. Not because of the music though, just because I'm generally a horrible sleeper.. lol.. 
Anyway, I took this to my advantage as many crafters do and headed for my craft desk.. 

I have saved a pin on Pinterest a few days ago featuring a Treat Box.. It is so super simple that I thought I'd give it a go since I wasn't keen on starting a big project.. 

These are so easy! 
Use 1 squared piece of cardstock or pattern paper, score it into 9 equal sqaures, then score a diagonial line from the middle square corners to the outer corner square points.. Fold the score lines and done! 😊. 

The one I saw on Pinterest were 12x12, but that was way too huge for me tonight.. So I downsized and used a 6x6 square base..  Actually I just used some pattern pieces from a paper pad.. 
I had so much fun that I made 4 boxes.. 

I'm not entirely sure if I've actually finished these two.. I was starting to get a little tired, so my creative imagination side was getting a bit drained from the first time makes.. lol
I do hope that you can find some inspiration in these to make your own! You can add paper to the middle also, so it's not white if you wish.. 

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Good night and happy weekend! Toni.. xoxo

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wedding - twisted easel card

Back today folks with this fun neutral feeling card in a Twisted Easel Card style.. 
Would suit maybe a beach or subtle outback wedding?! What do you think? 

I love that you may never think certain pieces of chipboard would ever go together until you try them. Memory Maze produce so many styles that can easily be placed together on the same project. As many of you would know by now, I love to LAYER my chipboard pieces, so Memory Maze are the perfect go to items for me. 

Wedding card

The making of this card was quite simple. Kaiser papers and Flowers, Memory Maze chipboard, some Peals, Washi and Twine. 
The title was lightly painted with a cream colour, then brushed over by Antique Linen distress ink. The swirl in the front was inked with Pinecone from Versamark. The side tribal flourishes are actually the off cut middle from another project, they have been lightly painted with White paint.  

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Little Mr Attitude - pocket style layout

Well hello crafting friends. I do hope that you have been having a lovely week. I am here today to share with you something that you may have seen before, but with a twist!
My first project is a mash up between "Pocket Letters", Project Life and Scrapbooking. I hope you enjoy it! 

You can view the video tutorial I made for it here -

The photos feature my little mr attitude Hunter.. While during a photo shoot his true cranky little master attitude came to life.. The photographer was amazing! She just giggled and kept clicking away.. Mark and I loved the these attitude photos of Hunter cause that really is him! lol.. 

I made this layout solely because I wanted to make a Pocket Letter, however once I made it, I really didn't like it.. So I refused to leave my crafting table until I made another one that I would love.. Of course I went straight to my boys photos and into boy themed papers (Kaiser Scrap Yard collection) and created in my comfort zone.. I'm so loving how this has turned out! It uses the basic collector card sleeves (most popular for baseball cards.. Most popular in the crafting word for ATC's..) 

Little Mr Attitude

Pocket style layout

For more photos of this project, please follow this link to the video -

Hope you have enjoyed this post and now it's your turn to get crafty.. :) 

Memory Maze products used

Monday, August 3, 2015

Boys Train - Double Sided Stepper Card

Boys will be Boys 

Double sided stepper card

For my second project for my recent Memory Maze DT post, I wanted to share something that my youngest son Hunter (5yrs old) had quite a creative input into. This is the first stepper style card I have done and honestly only made it  "just for fun". 

The base for the card was actually quite quick and I look forward to creating some girl themed ones with more detailed embellishments and techniques in the near future, and hopefully share those with you too.
Although we made a stepper card, I have great visions of this chipboard set being used in a Card In A Box style product also. 

But for now, I had fun with some Twinkling H2Os on the chipboard pieces. 
These are the pieces we used. 

This is a piece we were trying some different colouring combinations trials on. 

Thank you for visiting.. 
Be back soon hopefully.. :)
Toni.. xoxo

Life is Beautiful canvas (video)

August is so lovely here in Yeppoon.. We are very lucky and blessed to live in a little coastal town in the perfect state of Queensland, Australia.. It is perfectly never too hot, nor too cold. It is really quite nice to send the kids to happily play outside while I'm quietly able to get some crafting done. 
I can still see them either out the door or window while they are on the swings, trampoline, playing basketball or riding their scooters.. So I created this first project to capture that feeling of loveliness and nature while showcasing some wonderful Memory Maze chipboard pieces on the small 130mm x 130mm square canvas. 

Life is Beautiful

I have also created a special video that features the techniques and products used. 
The video only goes for 2:37 minutes, so if you have a spare moment today I would love it if you were able to check it out.. :) 
This can be found here ~ 

Here are some close ups 

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