Thursday, 29 November 2012

10 Meander books done

Today I was determined to get the ten meander books most of the way finished
and I succeeded :o) the only thing left to do is ageing them with distress inks, here
are a few pictures to give an idea of what the finished books will look like.... I hope
that when I take them to the shop in town they sell .... Please feel free to comment.

Aj also had his Nan over for a days crafting, and a chance to catch up, I thought
I would also add a few photos of our new craft room, and until we get a chance
to paint the walls please, no comments on the loverly wall paper .. since we moved
in and with work we have still to decorate ... ha ha.. my excuse and I`m sticking to
It :o) 

All busy at work ..

AJ Checking his kits.

All neat n tidy

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Meander Books

Hello again ...
Well I have news ... last week I went to this fantastic little shop we have here in our town (Louth in Lincolnshire) called Serendipity and stocks vintage goodies, I will post a few pics if the owner gives me permission ... Well I went to the shop just for a look and ended up chatting with the owner and got around to me talking about crafts and making Meander/Memory books vintage style. She asked me to pop back with some samples and if she liked them she would make an order ..She would like 10 books for now to see how they sell .. What! yes 10 books,... stunned and amazed :o) Now I just got to get my finger pulled out and get a move on ha ha. This is where I`m up to at the moment :o) Will keep ya all know hows things pan out .... 
The ten books in the process of being made.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

New Project

Well the start of my new project has started to be an adventure, first off I have had to de-construct an old beaten up vintage stationary wallet and out of chip board, glue
and some tips I have picked up from the Gentelman Crafter ( Jim ) I have made a 
good start on a new one I will keep you all up to date as things go along.  
Here is where I am at the moment.   

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Roll on 3 days off

Hello Craft fans :o) 
Just a Quick note, a few more projects on to be added in the next day or two as I have my 3 days off and thank to a few new Crafting friends on their blogs my creative juices are flowing and my mind is full of good ideas for New prjects.. So see you on the other side.
Happy Tuesday..... Mark  

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Little Drummer Boy

Well here again :o) I decided to make a card for one of the many challenges out there,
this one caught my eye. Its to create a card inspired by a favorite Christmas carol,
chose The Little Drummer Boy with a vintage touch Hope it comes across that way.
I dont usually make cards BUT I enjoyed this one

Made a small rose out of old printed paper

Screwed up a topper and added some Distress Ink
I used Card stock, Sheet music, Kanban topper, Distress Ink, Ultra fine glitter, 
Cricut machine for drummer boy, and printed words. 
This is my entry for Crazy 4 ChallenCrazy 4 Challenges -" Your Favorite Christmas Carol"  

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Well what can I say.. seems since I have a few days off work Ive become lazy
not even been into the craft room, its raining and cold :o] oh well thats the typical English Autumn weather I should man up and embrace it .... yeah right.
I will however be posting before the week is out as I have joined a couple of
blogs doing craft challenges to keep my creative juices flowing so watch this 
space. Also i have another book project to be getting on with as well as some mini meander books to be done for christmas..
So craft friends Happy Crafting. M. 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Been a busy day but fun ..

Well today was just one of those days busy busy busy.... but I can honestly say productive, for one I got to grips with getting the instructions and photos done for the Hat Stand, also today when AJ ( ) or myself are not at work we have his Nan and her friend over for a day of crafting, anything from cards to altered art ...
We have a good old natter and catch up .. mmmm now thats making me sound OLD .. ahh
We learn from each other and sometimes we set challenges to keep our interest. So thought I would share a few pics of our day :o)
Frugal Crafter..every grain of Glitter :o)

Concentrate AJ.

 Ah a welcome break .. we enjoyed a nice salad
and a good cup of tea ... What more could you
ask for .. There are no pics of me I was the
photographer for the day :o)
Aj enjoying his lunch and a good Natter with his Nan
Mmmmm my food and a good cuppa amidst the glorious mess

 The card I made Stamp by Gorgeous
 and colours using Spectrum Noir pens
 attempting a mono style with yellow
 highlights & red hearts on the boots.
 Then simply mat & layered and added a simple black ribbon to finish.

Photos of Construction

Hi Crafters, I do hope these photos help .. Any feed back welcome Dont be shy :o) 
The Base

Top cut small slit to attatch
This is where the back support glues in.


Dimensions & Instructions for the Steam Punk Hat Stand

Using Chip board Cut out all the ellements from the pattern below, to glue the pieces together I used Glossy Accents by Ranger. When dry Paint with black acrylic paint and decorate in any style you wish.
There are photos posted that I hope may help.If you need help Just Yell :o) 
Angel Policy  If you would like to use my design all I ask is that you please e-mail me for permission
Thank you, above all I hope you have fun with this design,send me a pic of any of your results .... 
Happy Crafting.. M.