Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Oh Thank goodness it's the weekend, with my mind being 'adrift' this week I had lost track of the days, so it was a genuinely amazing surprise when Paul walked in yesterday lunchtime, I really had no idea it was Friday, hahaha.
Michele has done us another 'in depth' magazine review, this time on the Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Before that I wanted to share with you some of the things that I made earlier this year for my 'Pocket Letter' Swap with the lovely Kay Maude (Kayzeekins) on fb. I used the same, beautiful paper throughout the swap, Kay was very 'honoured' as I had hoarded that paper for a long time, as it is so pretty, it was called 'Shabby Chic' by Crafters Companion and sadly they no longer make it.
The first photo features the three extra bits that I made to go in with the Pocket Letter, now these were quite 'big' projects for me because unlike our Janet and Danielle etc I don't do '3D crafts', I thoroughly enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone though and I have to say I was really proud of what I made too.
The three items were....
A gift Bag, that was decorated to compliment the Pocket Letter, my most complicated (for me) piece was the little folder that I made that was to hold a set of handmade notelets that I had also made with the same paper, there were 6 little notelets inside, 3 hexagonal and 3 small rectangular ones, all with matching envelopes. I added little lace appliques on the front and back and used seam binding to use as a closure.
The third Item was a cover for a Chocolate bar, I used another piece of the beautiful paper and wrapped it around the bar of Green & Blacks Chocolate, adhering the paper at the back, I then added a piece of pretty lace across the front and attached some beautiful blue rose trim on top, as Blue is Kay's favourite colour and there were elements of blue in the paper too.
I hope you like my little projects ladies.
I will hand over to Michele now for another Magazine review.....
Michele's Magazine Review.....
Papercraft Inspirations has a Glitter Decoupage Kit as the Free Gift this month. The Kit contains enough to make 4 cards plus a set of stamps that could be used for many Occasions.
This photo shows lots of ideas using the free gift.
This features shows you how to make Shaker Cards perfect for children's Birthdays.
This feature has step by step instructions that to make 2 very different style cards using the same shape dies.
This Months free papers are so cute, they'll make lovely Easter Cards.
There is also an article showing 3 projects using Emoji's, I bought a set of Emoji Dies ages ago and I haven't used them. Maybe this will Inpsire me?!
Thank you so much Michele for another fantastic Magazine review, it's so useful to read about features other than the Free gifts, as also the freebies are one of the main reasons we buy the mag, its al real bonus if there are some useful hints and tips features, for example the Creative Stamping magazine I bought a few weeks back had an amazing feature showing you how to make your own really detailed backing paper, using distress inks and the free stamps, that to me was a huge bonus.
So I really appreciate the effort you go to to let us know exactly whats featured inside. xxx
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend ladies, the weather isn't any good for gardening, so my solution for all of you is to stay warm and dry in your craft rooms!!
Love and Hugs to all of you,