There are some links below to my tutorials for projects made for the Graphic 45 blog, and my You Tube channel.



Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

How to Make A Boxed Candle Christmas Gift

Here's a short video tutorial on how to make my candle gift box. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas papers by G45 but these could be changed to suit your own style and taste. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Thanksgiving Wreath



I love the colours we see around us at this time of year and they inspired me to make this seasonal thanksgiving wreath as one of my G45 design team projects last month.  Its an inexpensive project and can be made from all those papers you have tucked away in your stash.  If you'd like to make one yourself click the link here to go over to the post on the Graphic 45 blog.  Details of what you need are there too. 

Happy crafting and thanks for calling by....... :-) C

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Have fun making hand made gift bags


We all buy gift bags for the gift we give, but why not make your own and use your favourite papers to cover them with for that extra personal touch.  They're easy to make and only take a couple of sheets of card.

Click here to go over to the G45 blog and the instructions on how to make one yourself.

Happy crafting and thanks for calling by :-)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bright and cheery storage ideas

Mother Goose handy caddy 
This striking hold every thing caddy could be given as a gift packed full of goodies or made o sit in your craft room to hold all those thing that clutter up our surfaces :-) 
It was a DT project for G45 with instructions. Just click the link below to go to the blog post and the video link for instructions on how to make one yourself. 



Happy crafting everyone:-)

A little bit of Art Deco


I loved designing this card and used the Sizzix Art Deco frame to showcase the gorgeous daisy cut a parts. 

It featured on the G45 blog along with instructions on how to put it together a while ago.  The link below will take yo to the blog post if you'd like to make one yourself. 

Happy Crafting everyone :-)

From chipboard came pencil case




This was a fun project to make.  I took two sheets of chipboard, cut it into shape and viola!  in a couple of hours had a neat pencil case in front of me.  This was a G45 DT project in September 2013.  

For more info on how to make one yourself click the permalink below to the G45 blog post. 

Secret Garden Card - How to make



Secret Garden Card
I must have been going through a purple phase when I made this card as a G45 DT project. Having made a few samples from the same collection for Create and Craft TV I seemed to have no lavender/purple papers left and lots of projects that were all the same colour!! 

If you'd like to make the card click on the link below to visit the blog post on the G45 blog. 


Monday, 1 April 2013

Stamped backgrounds for Cards

Here's a short video showing you how I created the backgrounds for three cards using distress inks and stamps. 



Bw C

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Lets Make Series 11 - A Birthday Book



Place in Time birthday book - Graphic 45 
If you're like me and keep birthday dates in your head, sending cards last minute or after the event then here's a project that can help you keep track of those all important dates.  for you.  Make your self a handy birthday book out of the Place in time paper collection by Graphic 45.  The video below takes you on a step by step journey from cover to cover with all the info and techniques you need to put the project together. 




Have fun if you get crafting :-) 

Monday, 4 February 2013

"Lets Make" Series 10 - How to make a Zig Zag album

Here s a short tutorial on how to make my Zig Zag memory book


Happy crafting everyone:-) 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Some of my glittering techniques

I thought I'd share a few of my glittering techniques and show you how I add a bit of sparkle to my projects.



Have fun and happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

How to cover rounded album corners

Just a short little video to show you how easy it is to cover rounded album corners and get a really professional finish. 

Happy paper crafting everyone.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

How to use Indigo Blu Amazing Mega Flakes

The effects from these Mega Flakes is truly amazing.  The flitter glue can also be used to add glitter to the stamped image too.

Since I made this video Kaye at IndigoBlu has brought out a tabby new eraser, powered by batteries to get rid of overstamped mega flakes.  It works a treat and is well worth investing in.  Here's the link this handy little helper

Happy crafting everyone:-) 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Lets Make Series 9 - How to add stitched pages to an album

Just a short video showing you how I stitched the page sets into my Ladies Diary 
Video 1 of 1 

Happy paper crafting everyone 

Lets Make Series 8 - A Halloween Tag

Its a little early for halloween preparations but this series (2 videos) focuses on fussy cutting, inking and layering to build up a spooky tag from the Happy Hauntings paper collection by Graphic 45.
Video 1
Video 2

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

"Lets Make" Series 6 - A Collection of Tags



Here's a taster of the latest series going live on my You Tube channel shortly.  Inspired by Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, I set myself the challenge of using three core products on each of the 12 tags, and along with supplies I already had complete my this unique collection. 
Core products were: 
1: Cream heavy weight card 
2.  Tim Holtz distress inks
3.  UTEE
For step by step instruction on each tag please visit my You Tube channel by clicking on the link to the left of this post.  

"Lets Make" Series 5 - Noel Christmas Album


Friday, 30 September 2011

How I cover the pages in my chipboard albums

How I make my Tim holtz "tattered florals"

How to get the best from the on the edge dies

How to make the binder from my "Magic of Oz" album

Vid 2. How to make the pages from my "Haunted" album

Vid 1. How to make the pages from my "Hunted" album

How to make an envelope pocket album

How to make a large wallet album

How to make a flip up photo page

How to make my "Happy Days" album