Saturday, 20 January 2018

Earrings in Origami...

Hello,

There is something about Origami (paper folding) that is so fascinating, the sculpting and folding of the paper to create some really intricate designs. Not to mention the beautiful origami papers that are available to create these designs with!

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to homestay Japanese students who seem to always present you with amazing gifts... origami paper included.  One of the packs of origami included instructions to create these gorgeous little bowls.  There is 4 colours - yellow, green, blue and pink and as origami paper is double sided, I was able to create 8 different bowls by inverting the paper.



Most of the origami instructions included in the packs of paper are in Japanese, but I haven't found this to be a problem as the illustrations are generally easy to follow.  I packaged in each of the bowls, a pair of earrings and this makes a fabulous small gift! 


If you have not had the opportunity to read the book "Sadako and the thousand paper cranes" about the Japanese girl, who was two years old when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, please do as this book has been a heartwarming inspiration to many origami lovers.

I am having a crafty day with some beautiful friends,
hope you have a crafty one planned also!
Shell
xox

Monday, 15 January 2018

Cards for Kids - Kaszazz

Hello

This selection of cards was created with images from Kaszazz, Little Wisdom collection.


Pugsley and Friends Fur Ever sets




Oh-So Cute Animals set

Sentiments from various sets.

Enjoy your day
Till next time
be happy
BaRb



Sunday, 14 January 2018

Bamboo Tile Necklaces...

Hello,

I created these Necklaces using bamboo tiles which I purchased from Beads Online an Australian online store.  First, I selected origami papers in a range of patterns and colours, cut the papers to size to fit on the front side only. Adhered these to the front (the tiles were already black) and then coated the tile in mod podge.


Next, I added the bead fixings through the centre of the tile to create a pendant, choosing the beading to co-ordinate with the papers. Then added a black necklace to each.


The origami papers with the gold features running through them are my favourite!


Off to the markets today, hope you have some crafty plans!
Shell
xox

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Stampin' Up Pocket Card Set...

Hello,

A quick and easy project today... This was a kit from Stampin' Up - all the pieces needed to complete this project came in the kit...

Included were "Hello" and 'Thank you' stickers, the pockets, the cards for inside the pockets and the twine.



No stamping, colouring or cutting required!


You could package these up as a gift set or use them individually.

Have a fantastic day.
Hello and thankyou for visiting!
Shell
xox

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Kaisercraft Dressform...

Good morning,

2018 is here! We are already a week into the New Year!  Today's project is an Off the Page project - a Kaisercraft Dressform... 

Fisrt, I painted the sides and edges of the dressform with black acrylic paint, allowed to dry, then traced around the edges of the dressform onto papers from my stash. I chose two different papers (in co-ordinating colours) so you have the option of choosing which side you wish to display. Next I cut these out and faux stitched with black pen around the edges of both 'fronts'. I then adhered these to the dressform.



  To finish off, I added embellishments to both sides, the butterflies are stamped and punched using Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri. Other embellishments used: pearls, rhinestones, twine, brads and a leaf vine ribbon. 


Thanks for visiting.
See you again soon,
Shell
xox

Monday, 1 January 2018

Baby Cards - Kaszazz

Hello

This set of baby cards was created using products from Kaszazz.






























The top two cards use papers and images from Early Years collection. The next two cards have stamped and coloured images. Ribbons, pearls, rhinestones and stickles were added to finish the designs.

I hope you enjoy these cards.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb