Saturday, 28 July 2012

We have moved!

The Stampin' Stuff blog has moved to our own domain www.StampinStuff.com.au

You will automatically be redirected in 5 seconds.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Who wants some Tim Holtz candy?!


Up for grabs:


There are a few ways you can win and you can choose as many entry options as you like. Each option gets you an additional entry into the draw!
  1. Put a quick link to this post on your blog
  2. Like Stampin' Stuff on Facebook and share the page with your friends
  3. Take my little hyper bee banner below and put that on your blog with a link to www.StampinStuff.com.au
Remember to leave me a comment on this post so I know how many times to enter you in the draw!

Ends Midnight 26 July 2012 (Australian EST)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Pinterest Project

My first attempt at a project I have found on Pinterest.  It is a tree in a vase and what I thought was going to be a quick and easy project turned out to be a long but easy project through no fault but my own. 

I was too lazy to brave the outdoors and find sticks so I made the branches from wire then cut strips of hessian (from my wedding table runners last month) and frayed them and wrapped them on the wire.  I then sprayed them with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink in a Mini Mister

I cut the leaves on my Cricut from Kaisercraft paper and glued two together with a thin piece of wire coming out from the inside.  I then poked a hole in the hessian, squeezed in some mod podge and inserted the leaf.

The tree doesn't look as 'messy' in real life.  The camera had trouble seeing the depth of the project but in real life the branches spray out nicely and don't mush up and blend into one like the picture shows.



 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Who wants some Tim Holtz candy?!


Up for grabs:


There are a few ways you can win and you can choose as many entry options as you like. Each option gets you an additional entry into the draw!
  1. Put a quick link to this post on your blog
  2. Like Stampin' Stuff on Facebook and share the page with your friends
  3. Take my little hyper bee banner below and put that on your blog with a link to www.StampinStuff.com.au
Remember to leave me a comment on this post so I know how many times to enter you in the draw!

Ends Midnight 26 July 2012 (Australian EST)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Blog Candy!

Who wants some Tim Holtz candy?!


Up for grabs:


There are a few ways you can win and you can choose as many entry options as you like. Each option gets you an additional entry into the draw!
  1. Put a quick link to this post on your blog
  2. Like Stampin' Stuff on Facebook and share the page with your friends
  3. Take my little hyper bee banner below and put that on your blog with a link to www.StampinStuff.com.au
Remember to leave me a comment on this post so I know how many times to enter you in the draw!

Ends Midnight 26 July 2012 (Australian EST)

Stamp Giveaway

For a chance to win BIRGITTA FLOWER from C.C. DESIGNS, head over to the Stampin' Stuff Facebook page and tag yourself in this picture before 15/07/2012.

*Postage to the winner is free within Australia. International entries are welcome but extra postage costs may be applicable*


Monday, 18 June 2012

Shabby Drawers

 I finished my Shabby Drawers!  I started these ages ago but got busy planning our wedding.  That was last weekend so now I have more time to finish things again!  Woohoo.. bring back the papercraft!  

The pattern for these drawers can be found at Laura's site.  She is the constructive genus behind their chunky design that I love.  I'm using them to store my ribbons.

The pattern paper is by Fabscraps and is the Shabby Chic Collection.  I also used Shabby Chic paper flowers and a couple of handles I found at the hardware store.  The brads in the middle of the flowers are Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Curio Cabinet

This is another epic project from Follow the Paper Trail (Laura Denison). Her patterns and ustream classes are fantastic. She makes everything so easy to construct. The whole cabinet is made from scratch using chipboard. I covered it in Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant paper

The crown piece has a time piece, game spinners and adornment wings.

The left side has a memo pin and an adage ticket, a philosophy tag and some little books that I made from chipboard scraps covered in paper.
Each cupboard has a plastic sheet window. It is thicker than acetate and perfectly clear. I like it because you can cut it, do what you need to then peel off the blue protective covering right before you are finished so it doesn't get damaged or scratched.

In the middle is a bird cage, game piece, vial, scissors, a bracelet from Diva and some muslin. I made the little boxes using chipboard scraps and covered them in pattern paper and the flowers are from Petaloo.
The right side has a memo pin with an adage ticket, corked vials and a vintage key.
The bottom is a drawer. The original pattern has a mini album that slides in and the spine of the mini is the drawer front. I just made it as a slide out drawer.
My partner is an electrician who loves playing with gadgets so he whipped up three LED lights to sit in the roof under the crown and wiring goes down the back to a small battery pack and a switch hidden underneath the drawer.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Trunk Full of Recipes

Call me lazy! I can take it. I made two of these trunks before Christmas but I have only just taken a photo of mine now. I gave the other one to our friends and inside is a mini with heaps of pages for us both to write our wood fired pizza recipes (aka Pizza Inventions!).

The trunk is made using a pattern by Laura Denison from Following the Paper Trail and she has weekly ustream classes showing how to make each project. I'm currently working on her Shabby Drawers now. Everything she makes is from scratch using chipboard sheets so you don't have to look high and low for a box in the shape of a trunk. The surprising thing is that they are always easier to make than they look.

The paper used is Bo Bunny Et Cetera. There are a million Tim Holtz Long Fasteners and I used my Bind-It-All for the mini.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Makeover

My craft room/office was in desperate need for a makeover recently. It was at a point where no amount of cleaning the clutter made it look even half ok so a trip to Bunnings opened a can of worms. We went for two cupboards and got five then went for one set of drawers and got two.

I am thinking now, that I would like a decent bench top but until I learn to craft a bit more like an adult (and not everywhere other than the cutting mat), I might have to wait for that!

I have almost suppressed the memory of 'The Kindy Glitz Incident of 2009' but the walls and shelf contents haven't forgotten.

Before:

After:

It has been a few weeks and I still haven't let the clutter come back. That is progress!

The cupboards and drawers are flatpax from Bunnings and you can choose drawer faces and cupboard doors separately in a heap of styles and colours but I love the idea of being able to see what I have without picking it up to find it is covered in dust! Yay for doors!


Matt just happens to be a handy genius and converted a set of pot/kitchen drawers to hold 12x12" paper. The rails that the files hang on are towel rails from Howards Storage World that have been cut down.

Cropper Hopper make 12x12" suspension files but they are a couple centimeters too long for the drawers so I just cut them down and taped them closed again. The front and back panel of the drawers need to be cut again so they they are a few cm higher than how the drawers originally come to compensate for the paper height.

The best part is, unlike most things I upgrade to, the top and bottom drawers are only half full so there is still room to add more!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Life

I made this little journal (for lack of a better word) using my Bind-It-All and it was my grungy project that marked the re-entry into crafting after my hands decided they didn't want to work properly a number of months back. I didn't do any craft for a few months and it has just taken a few months in addition to get some photos! I made it as grungy and messy as I could because that was easier on the hands than attempting precise and deliberate.

I got the idea for the flowers from Donna Salazar's tutorial on puffy flowers. The cover is made from Corrugated Board and Steampunk Debutant pattern paper. The blue paint is gorgeous, shimmery Jacquard Lumiere paint and I put some Snow Cap paint over the top to make it a little bit more blotchy. The little leaves poking out under the flowers are Leaf and Swirls Doohickey Die from Magnolia.

The stamp inside is Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry and I was selective where I put the different colour Distress Inks to make the bold words stand out more. I then put some Glossy Accents over them for some dimension. Each page is stamped top and bottom with various stamps from Tim Holtz sets.
The stamp on the back inside cover is from Stuff to Say with 'Possibility' and 'Imagine' accented with Glossy Accents.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Displays

These Dusty Attic 3D Displays were made by combining both the Santa Sleigh and Christmas Trees sets and they turned out to be great little Christmas decorations, if I may say so!

The sleigh display has pattern paper covered houses, sleigh and reindeer but I think brown paint would have sufficed for the deer because it is hard to see the pattern anyway and they were very tricky to cut and sand. You could always paint the deer brown and still use some red pattern paper for the sleigh. I also put some Glossy Accents on the reindeer and sleigh to make them stand out a bit against the houses.

The trees are painted with green Jacquard Lumiere Paint (which has a beautiful shimmering, metallic look to each gorgeous colour) then dabbed with Oregano Alcohol Ink to give them a bit more of a grungy, mottled look. There are transparencies glued behind each window.

The second tree farm display was made using the left overs from both kits. I made the trees and houses in the same way as above but I put some Tacky Glue randomly over the trees and houses and sprinkled on some Polar White Flower Soft.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Possibility to Imagine...

I whipped this up today using the new Tim Holtz District Market Burlap Panel - Memoirs. They are a great starting point and are way more interesting to look at than plain canvas.

I used Tim Holtz Corners, some TH Lost & Found paper mounted on some chipboard, 7 Gypsies Tissue Paper, Filmstrip ribbon, Stamps - Curiosities and Stuff to Say, die cut flourish Grungeboard that has been sprayed with Distress Reinker and Perfect Pearls and a few bits and pieces I had lying around. The two coins are just a penny and a three-pence from the 40's that my dad gave me.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Vintage Suitcase

Check out this awesome project! I keep an eye on Follow The Paper Trail on you-tube and when Laura showed this vintage suitcase I had to make it straight away. You can buy the pattern at Laura's site and she shows how to make the suitcase and decorate inside on her u-stream channel. Also check out the Trunk Full of Memories project too... it looks excellent!

The straps are made from Grungepaper using D-Rings and Hitch Fasteners.

The top has a Grungepaper pocket and I have put some Pen Nibs, Vials, Film Strip Ribbon, Hinge Clips, a Pocket Watch with a Timepiece and Game Spinners.
Laura's pattern has a mini album in the bottom section but I made some postcards using Tim Holtz stamps sets, Postcards and Stuff to Say. There are also some pieces of 7 Gypsies Mini Ephemera.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Wishing Well

I made this fun little project using the Make It Crafty Wishing Well Kit. It is so cute and it actually works lowering and lifting the bucket with the handle. The chipboard has been cut so precise and everything fits together perfectly it is great for people like me who like everything millimeter perfect!

I covered all of the pieces in Basic Grey and Imaginisce pattern paper, put some flowers on and some artistic wire poking out. There are also some little faux bubbles in the bucket too.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Clay Creations

I wasn't going to post my clay creations on my blog but I decided to after all... just because. These little guys are made from Sculpey clay and the original dragon in an egg was made from a tutorial that I got from Clay Lessons.

My baby dragon isn't as baby like as the tutorial but it was my first real attempt at scuplting so he turned out pretty well.

The little dragon above is my toddler dragon and he was my third attempt at sculpting and I decided to go with what I knew and made the face similar to the baby in an egg.

I have no idea where I was going with this guy for my second attempt at sculpting but I call him 'The Troll' for lack of a better description of what he could possibly be! I made a little rabbit hole with grass, moss, rocks and a stick for him to come out of because MAN was I struggling to sculpt hands and feet!

Each one is sculpted from scratch except I did cheat and when I finally made on arm and hand that worked out, I made a mold of it because I spent days trying to get two the same and it just wasn't happening!


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Plywood Mansion!

This was one monster of a project but it is now complete... after only five days and three trips to get more paper! (You can click the pictures to see them larger)

My friend called me the other day and said that Cotton On Kids in DFO Cairns has plywood doll house kits marked down from $39.95 to only $5.00! I raced in there (luckily I was parked just on the other side of the road anyway) and picked one up. I had NO idea how big it was! The picture on the box was only a black and white sketch and there were no real instructions so it was quite interesting seeing it take shape. Quite a surprise to find it had a bay window on the side because the box didn't have one of those!

So anyway, I covered it all in Ruby Rock It paper and put some transparencies in the windows and some artificial vines on the sides with some little paper flowers.
The mansion before:

Friday, 19 August 2011

Top Secret

The final Rock Chic card is Luscious Linda! The background stamp is Bricks and the sentiment is from the Darkroom Door set, Mail Art.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Evidence


Say hello to Rock Chic card number 2! This stamp is called Star by Whimsy Stamps... again, colouring her hair was sooo fun! I really enjoyed not making a 'cute' card for once! The background stamp is Bricks and the sentiment is from the Darkroom Door set, Mail Art.

Monday, 15 August 2011

This is Art

This is a great stamp also! It was so fun colouring Kitty Katastrophe by Whimsy Stamps... I could go crazy with the hair and bold colours. I made this card as a set of three. The background stamp is Bricks and goes well with the theme I was going for. The sentiment is from the Darkroom Door set, Mail Art.