Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shrove Tuesday.......

I won't be doing this with my pancakes......

Nigella's' American Breakfast Pancakes.....


Easy peasy and very yummy:)

Take care.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paper, Scissors, Glue.......

The on-line doll club that I belong to had a challenge to make an album or book out of old CDs.

Source: Cloth Doll Artistry

I've never done any mixed media stuff before but I as I had about 40 old CDs I figured what the heck. I have to tell you that this was too much fun....so much fun in fact that I may make another one:)

I started out thinking I'd do a Steampunk book......as I love Steampunk......but I'm not sure if I truly stuck to my theme.

It may be more like Steampunk meets Monty Python....LOL

So here is what I made...

The Cover...


I really didn't have a clue what I was doing but I persevered. I got a bit carried away and instead of four or fives pages I have a few more:)

Below is a video showing how to do a simple album. I chose not to punch a hole in the CDs because I simply didn't have anything that would put a hole in them. Instead I used ribbon as hinges and it worked out well.

A little hint. If you are going to make one of these books and use ribbon as I did then put your hinges on first and put the book together. That way the hinges won't show because you will be covering them with your paper:)

After I was finished I covered the edge of each of the CDs with a thin gold cord. The majority of the images I used came from The Graphics Fairy. There are lots of places where you can get free images. Here are just a few that I have on my blog list.

Digital Two For Tuesday

Stampin D'Amour

Free Vintage Digital Stamps

My Fanciful Muse

Magic Moonlight

Vintage Holiday Crafts

Take care:)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Paper Doll Freebie....

Gingermelon is offering a free downland of three of her fabulously cute paper dolls. They are quite large at about 12 inches tall.....Penelope, Prudence and Rown:)

 If your interested here is the link.......Gingermelon....

Take care:)