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!