Tuesday 21 February 2012

Monday 20 February 2012

Kaisercraft drawers project...

Kaisercraft drawers

Start by staining the drawers with a Tim Holtz Distress ink refill. I used walnut.

When this has dried rub over with kitchen towel and the spray with a clear varnish.
Assemble the drawers as follows. Put the back into the base. Add the sides. Then the shelves and finally the top. Use wood glue to hold in place.

For each of the nine drawers you will need to cut paper at the following sizes;
2 x  3 11/16” by 3 11/16” squares for the base.
2 x 2 9/16” by 3 ¾” for the left and right hand sections.
2 x 3 11/16” by 2 9/16” for the front (this is the section with the semi circle cut out).

Placing the drawer flat use a copic or pro marker to colour around the edges of each individual section.  Use the chisel end of the pen line the edges with the pen. Then add dashes around each piece of paper. 

Using paper glue stick each piece on the inside of the drawers. Then put paper glue down the outer edges of the front and the back sections. Bring the side pieces up to the front and back sections and hold in place until they are dry.
Attach the relevant pieces of paper to the outside of the drawer. Repeat this on all nine drawers.

Decorate the front to suit your taste. I simply used buttons. I then stamped the images from the Tina Wenke range and stamped them again on matching papers and cut sections out to paper piece the images. Score a small piece of card and fold in half to attach to the back of your images and sit on top of the drawers. By not glueing the images down on to the drawers it allows you to mix it up depending on your decor or mood!

Saturday 11 February 2012

Sneak peeks

Here are a few sneak peeks of the projects coming up on my shows next week. When I return from Stitches trade show (27th) I will do a video tutorail for the Easter Spring box.
Stay tuned and enjoy the shows.
Melanie xxx

Sneak Peeks

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Play Day

Good morning
Today I am having a play day. By that I mean I am starting to put all the colouring to good use amd making up the samples for next weeks shows. I am going to do an Easter Surprise projrct and finish of my Kaisercraft chest of drawers. I will post a sneek peak when I have done them.
Have a great day
Melanie xxx

Saturday 4 February 2012

What a wonderful day!

I just wanted to share with you what I have been doing today. I have sat on my bed all day watching the rain turn to ice, also glancing at create and craft and COLOURING IN!!! A whole day to myself just COLOURING IN!! I am prepping for my next shows on the 13th, 14th and 15th of FEB. I am doing Paper Clinic on the Monday and also fabric crafting with Cricut. then on Tuesday it is new Stampavie and Kaisercraft. On Wednesday I am doing Cricut and hopefully all the new cartridges will be on the shows..... Hoorah!!!!!!!!

Anyway back to colouring in. Just wanted to say HI!
Have a good weekend
melanie xxx

Thursday 2 February 2012

Back Home!

Hi Crafters,
Just arrined back home after a long journey. I am so sorry we couldn't update the blog while away but it wouldn't work!!! Now I know why I don't do technology!!! Had a great time and found some fabulous new product. Watch this space.
Introducing Alison.Add caption
I know there is a recession on, but Philadelphia airport have really taken it to the extreme!
Our first day in sunny California. Just off to the show. I think you can probably imagine how excited I was.
Here we are on the Thermoweb stand with the owner Scott. Very exciting new product to come from them x
Here I am with Helen. She owns a company called My Little Shoebox. We will be distributing her products and they are lovely.
This was taken with the guys from Bo Bunny. I am really excited about their new collections and I will be doing some projects to go on their blog. I am ridiculously excited about that!!!!!!
Introducing...... Suzie Blu x  She is an amazing designer for Stampavie and is really talented. She loves her mixed media art work and has introduced me to a whole new world of crafting. Can't wait to have a play with her stamps. Very different and very lovely.

Say hello to my friend CRICUT. Exciting new cartridges coming soon.