Sunday, 4 April 2010

Desert Island Crafts – Part 3

bind it all
I love my Bind It All, I have had it for about three years now and have lost count of the little wedding, baby and birthday books I have made with it. I sent for the space bar which made the hole punching much more accurate.
The books I tend to make are 4ins x 4 ins and I usually make my own covers using a really thick strong card and then covering both sides before binding. My favourite size wires are 5/8 – which gives me plenty of depth for embellishing the pages.
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My best discovery last year was DCWV adhesive cardstock, it goes on like a dream, no bubbles or ridges and comes in an assortment of colour ways and patterns and saves so much time!
altered art cupboard
This is one of my smaller cupboards – crammed again – this time with all the bits I would like to alter one day ….. the pink things are picture frames with a small deep window in – ripe for altering – I’m just at a lose as to where to start ….. I have said time and time again how much I love Tim Holtz – but I just don’t have a clue where to start!
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My treasure is this postcard, every year alongside the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC in November is a gift fair, and every year I drool over these heart pendants – I so want one, but how on earth do I choose just one as they are all so beautiful?  Perhaps this year I won’t sigh at the very sight of them or stroke them, perhaps I will actually make the BIG decision and buy one!


Angie said...

I am sure ...with you ingenuity could make one a fraction of the cost... unique to you .

qwiksave said...

If you get yourself the new Tim Holtz book, he has step by step techniques you could try out on trial pieces. Then go for the real mckoy! Eeeease yourself out of your comfort zone. It feels good! :-) qwiksave x

camcraft said...

Would love to know more about the space bar please :-) Must look out for the DCWV adhesive cardstock - never thought of using it before. As ever your work is so inpsiring :-)
Carole x

seedlings mum said...

Just found your blog and love seeing all your bits and pieces, that postcard of the heart things is very beautiful, I can sure understand your dilema! lol