Thursday, August 30, 2018

Stamp-A-Faire 2018: Garden Whimsy Pop-Up Box with Lexi Daly

The fifth challenge for SAF 2018 was

Lexi Daly's tutorial on how to make a pop up box of flowers was lovely.  Again I did not have the dies used but instead used flower dies I had at hand with PTI coloured cardstock.

I had been given a present of die for a pop up flower pot which I had not had a chance to use. This challenge seemed to be a perfect time to give it a try.

I used a die from PTI to cut a sentiment twice and glued them together to add dimension.

The front of the card was made using some PTI patterned paper and stamps and dies.

Well that completes my entries for this years SAF. Many thanks to everyone at PTI who made the event happen. It was a wonderful weekend.

Many thanks for stopping by.


Stamp-A-Faire 2018: Green Thumb Garden Journal with Heather Nichols

The sixth and final challenge for SAF 2018 was to make a journal.

Heather Nichols took centre stage again to teach a class on how to make booklets and a fabric cover. When assembled they would become a garden journal.

While I did not have the  actual journal papers or stamps used by Heather I attempted to make my own using PTI cardstock and embroidery floss. I used a ruler and a sharp pointed tool to make the holes in the journal pages and using one as a template easily created the remainder needed. Attaching the pages together was super easy by following Heathers tutorial for booklet and Heather's tutorial for journal cover .

 A look at the inside of one of the booklets.

The cover is not yet finished. I used the stitched medallion 3 die from PTI to add a little interest to a piece of Hawaian Shores felt from PTI.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Stamp A Faire 2018: Planting Your Garden with Dawn McVey

The fourth challenge for SAF 2018 is

Dawn McVey is a lady who inspires me not only with her talent but by who she. Dawn has suffered greatly with her health recently but never gave up as she fought a very brave and difficult battle to find medical treatment and regain her health. She shared her journey with us crafters along the way with honesty, kindness and humour.

All of the talented ladies of PTI were stars today at Stamp A Faire but Dawn was a special star with her joy for life and humour.

I did not have the stamp set or dies which Dawn used and so I substituted some flowers and leaves from Don't Forget To write set, Filled with Joy set and Cutting Garden set, all from PTI.

I have two more challenges to complete and hope to do so tomorrow.

Stamp A Faire Water your flowers with Betsy Veldman

The third challenge with SAF 2018 is

Betsy Veldman is a crafting hero of mine. She is an amazing designer for Papertrey Ink. A link to her class is here
I definitely need a lot of practice at this medium and a lot of time! Great class and truly inspirational.
As I did not have the stamps used in the class I made do with stamps from the Year of the Stamps set from PTI and the leaves came Pretty Peonies also by PTI.

Once again thanks for stopping by.


Stamp A Faire 2018 Building A Felt Flower Wreath

The second challenge with SAF 2018 is

For this challenge Lizzie Jones from Papertrey Ink taught us how to make felt flowers. I did not have the flower dies that Lizzie used but I had a set called Year of the Flowers Poinsettias Die Collection from Papertrey Ink so I improvised by using them.

I used some glitter felt ( from local store ) and some Pure Poppy felt from PTI to make the flowers and I used Limade Ice Felt from PTI for the leaves. I sewed the flowers and used a hot wax glue gun to make the leaves.
I love how the wreath turned out and  will enjoy it over the Christmas period.

I popped the wreath on the wall to get an idea of how it will look for Christmas. Love it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamp A Faire 2018

Hello fellow bloggers,
It has been a long time since I have had a chance to blog and craft. I am delighted to have the time this weekend to catch up with crafting and connect with my fellow crafters.
I am participating in Stamp A Faire 2018 with Papertrey Ink

The first challenge is the following:

I did not have the actual tools for this but I improvised by using two old frames with some hose stapled to act as a screen (not and ideal choice as the hose dipped when draining the water from the pulp). The paper did not turn out too bad for a first attempt.

The sheets of paper lying out in the sun this morning to dry.

A little closer look

If you would like to join in this is the  link to the tutorial given by Heather Nichols from Papertrey Ink.

The next challenge starts pretty soon so I'm off now to get ready. I'll post finished products throughout the day.

Thanks for stopping by.


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