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Sunday, 26 May 2013


I have had a bit of a crafting drought, so this weekend I just couldn't stop. The four-drawer box seen below is a design that was created by Snapdragon Snippets for Silhouette. I purchased the design from the Silhouette online store, but I didn't like the end result completely. The design comes with four drawers and a frame. The frame is cut from four separate pieces which are glued together to create the frame. It looked messy to me that way, so I used my Studio design program to create a pattern for an outer shell. I cut the pattern out with my Cameo and glued it on to the outside of the frame.

Snapdragon Snippets design with my added outer shell

The paper I used comes from Recollections 'Everyday Moments' paper pad (Michaels). I distressed the fronts of the drawers with Perfect Pearls Mists (Sunflower Sparkle) to add a a bit of interest. You can't see it in the photo, but there is also an adorable yellow polka-dot pattern on the inside.

Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle - so pretty!

This little box is the perfect size to house my Color Box Chalk inkpads, Sketch pens (for my Cameo), and Perfect Pearls powders (Ranger).

My second project was much simpler to create, and I have already made several. The original pattern is a Lori Whitlock design which I purchased from the Silhouette online store. The box was too small for anything useful, so I had redesigned the pattern to fit an A2 card. I found that design to be a little too bulky. I had to cut the pattern using two 12x12 sheets, and in the end the box held just a few too many cards.

Last week I redesigned the pattern once again so it can now be cut from one 12x12 sheet. Here is my end result:

Clean and simple - Uses only one 12x12 sheet

Saturday, 25 May 2013

I'm Back!

Sketched Flowers - 2
Sketched Flowers - 1

It has been quite a while since I was last here. In the past month my family and I had all our possessions packed (due to the flood), and we moved to a new place. I am almost finished unpacking and organizing us into our new space. I have to say that while unable to make cards I was definitely having creative withdrawal!

Sketched Flowers - 3

As soon as my office was unpacked I set to work designing this new set. My Sketched Flowers set is not only my first set in my new space, but it is also my first attempt at using a sketch pen with the Cameo. I have to say, I am quite in love with the sketch function! Watch for more creations using sketch.

Sketched Flowers - 4
Sketched Flowers - 5

Sketched Flowers - 6

Sketched Flowers - 7

Sketched Flowers - 8