Tuesday, 7 August 2012

My very first Graphic 45 Altered Object!

Right, this might need some explanation why this is such a huge deal for me...

Ever since I discovered Jim the Gentleman Crafter's blog I knew that he was my muse, my inspiration!

No kidding, his style is my style with the 1 big difference that I lack a lot of technique and have trouble gathering the right supplies for projects I have in mind.
The creativity is there, so are the ideas but the finished projects lack the perfect finish he has mastered and shows us with every single project he has shown us.

This time I was able to get my hands on the right supplies for a project I had in mind.
It's not as extensive as his projects tend to be and I didn't make the box myself, but it's a start.

The reason why this has been such a big deal for me is that, for the first time, I felt it all really came together when I finished the piece. It stands on my desk and every time I look at it I realize there is nothing I want to change about it and that is HUGE to me! Before this I always felt that I could have done better if I would just.. add, take of, have other supplies, better embellishments...

So, this is a milestone in my crafting journey and I have to thank Jim the Gentleman Crafter for giving me the inspiration to keep going and keep improving myself. So, thank you Jim for sharing your world with us all!

Here are some picture's :

The supplies I gathered included 2 sheets of Graphic 45 paper, Tim Holtz Ideaology Foundations, some basic paper that matches the colour of the Graphic 45 paper and later on I added some Bo Bunny paper from a 6x6 paper pad I used on a earlier project.

First I painted the box in a dark brown colour and then I started crafting and was so busy with it I forgot to make picture's!

So here is the end-result ;


Front open

Right Side


Left Side


 Some close-ups :

The Lock
The colour is a perfect match with the foundations but in the picture it shows up a lot lighter. 

The Foundations
I LOVE these, they are so beautifull!

Some distressing on all the paper edges

Some more distressing

A key I'm still working on.
It's a wooden Kaiser Crafts key which I don't want to attach to the box but keep is separate like you would any key.
I want to use some ribbons but I just haven't figured out how to attach them yet.
Work in progress!

July 2012 : Ultimate Goodies Month!

Hi all,

Before I share my latest crafting project I have to share my newest goodies with you all!
July really turned out to be an ultimate goodies month for me.
Offcours it all started with my early birthday present from my husband, a Big Shot.
But soon after other goodies started to arrive as well...

There was the package from Paper Crafters Library with the Spellbinders labels 4 Nestabilities that I've won in the Spellbinders give-away week they had.

On the right in the picture is a Joy Crafts Die of Flags that I've bought in a local store.

The first arrival of my ordered goodies that I've shown earlier on my blog. Followed by the Bigs Gears that my sister ordered at amazon.co.uk for me. I forgot to make a picture of the gears die but I'm guessing you'll know what that one looks like!

Then there was the early birthday present my sister send me the from the uk. She was curious whether she had bought the right supplies and so I had permission to open the package early. And boy, I was stunned by all the awesome goodies she had bought me! AND I LOVE IT ALL!! This has been such an amazing gift I can't put it in words.

1) A package of 3 medium sizzlits which include keys and banners. They are so cute! I love them!

2) A set of 2 mini sizzlits with buttons and a star and 1 sizzix punch.

3) A set of 21 die cuts from the Tim Holtz Alterations collection in 3 different colours.

4) 2 embossing folders, 1 with a sample pack of core'dinations cardstock.

5) Some cute self adhensive borders with a Angry Birds theme on them.

Isn't this amazing? She has been so generous and she definitely knows what I like! :-) Thnx Sis!

This was followed by the arrival of Bazzil Goodies I won in a give-away at May Flaum's Camp Scrap 2012.

The suprise package contained 1 spool of black & white ribbon, 1 pack of cotters and 1 set of alpha sewing stencils.

And to top it all of my husband came accros a scrapbooking store during his work and suprised me with some more goodies...

Watching the Big Shot being used opened up his eyes about all the possibilities it has and made him understand why I really wanted that machine. And now he is comming with ideas for crafting projects!
I just love how understanding and supportive he is about my crafting addiction.

1 embossing folder, 1 cutting die border and 1 set of Spellbinders Shapeabilities that I just LOVE!!

WOW!! I have been so spoiled and pampered this last month!!
I love my new goodies and I already started using them and have so much ideas for projects I want to make that I just don't know where to start.
Thank you to all the people who were so generous to me!