Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Craft Space Tour

Hello dear all.

I don't have a project for you today, but I would like to take you on a tour around my craft space.

Here are a few pics and the video tour will follow at the bottom of the post. I hope you will like it :)

In the following video you can peek into the bookcases and some drawers with me:

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Notebooks + Mini Album in One

Hello dear all!

Again I am here with a project which was not created for any design team, but for a pure pleasure of my own self :)

It is a mini album which also has two notebooks inside. For creating it I used an idea of another crafter - Yevgeniya Tipikina.

For embellishing my mini I've used the 'Serendipity' collection by Bo Bunny.

Serendipity Bo Bunny

Serendipity Bo Bunny

A few close-ups of the cover:

Serendipity Bo Bunny

There are three pocket pages with different flaps, card and memorabilia holders on the inside of both of the covers, two notebooks, one transparent pocket and one envelope in this book. The paper is really nice, I loved it. This time Bo Bunny rocket it.

Serendipity Bo Bunny

Serendipity Bo Bunny

I hope you like this travel book idea in my implementation.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cartonnage - Trinket Purse

Hello everyone!
I have always liked to incorporate fabric in my projects (at least whenever I can), but today I want to share with you a trinket purse which I made completely from scratch and it is all covered with fabric (in the best traditions of cartonnage) :)))


I've added a shker on the top lid, but it turned out not exactly the way I planned. Anyway, I will of course learn from my mistakes.


The picture in the shaker window is directional (I will not do that any more), since something looks wrong once the purse is kept in a standing position :)
Here are some of the close-ups of the details:

And here is how the inside looks like:
I've just realized, that I haven't been using my personal watermark on the pictures of a project for a long time, since almost all of them were made for a certain design team, unlike this purse, which was created just for fun, to learn and explore new things and new materials.
I hope you like it.
Have a great day!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Baby Girl Mini Album and June Anything Goes Challenge at I Am Roses

Hello dear friends!

It has been a while since I posted here on the blog and in the next coming months I will be a little MIA, because we plan to relocate to another place, so I will not have my craft supplies around for a couple of months. 

I still hope to post from time to time and share my impressions about the new place, where we are going to. If you want know more details, just stay in touch and check my blog once in a while :)

Now, back to the project that I want to share. About a week ago I've created a mini album for a daughter of my friend. The paper was so cute! It was called "My Sweet Baby Girl" and it was by Fabrika Decoru.

The inspiration for creating the album came from another crafter (Svetlana Zavyalova). By the way, Svetlana has a wonderful on-line paid course for creating an album of this kind (the binding she uses in the course is different from the one that you will see here, though).

The album measures 8X8" and has 4 spreads, it can hold up to 50 pictures of the 3.5"X5" size. 

Here are the links to some more Fabrika Decoru products which were used in the album:
Cut-out Sheet with cute little pandas
Decorative Chipboard with more of the pandas

Besides the album I made a matching Birthday card and used a lot of I Am Roses flowers on it:

Here are the links to the flowers:
Small White Paper Flowers 

With this card I am here to remind you about the beginning of the monthly Anything Goes challenge at the I Am Roses blog.

Every months a Winner of the challenge is chosen (who get 50$ prize) along with the 'Top 3' (who also get prizes worth 25-30$).

The winning chances are so very high!! Here are the rules of the participation:
- Contest runs June 15th - July 8th (Ends 11:55PM PST)
- Theme: "Anything Goes"
- Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
- One project submission per participant
- One winner will be chosen
- Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “June IAR Challenge”
- Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
- Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
- Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

If you want to have a closer look inside the album, you can watch this video:

That would be all from me for today!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Graphic 45 Communique Chain Box + Tutorial

Hello dear visitors!

As some of you may know, the 2016-2017 Graphic 45 Design Team was given an option to stay for an additional term. This happened for the first time and I am so thrilled that I will be creating projects with the Graphic 45 products for one more year.

The members of the current team are called now the "Brand Ambassadors" :) 

Anyway, within the next few days each one of the design team members will be introduced to the Graphic 45 blog readers for the second time (according to the alphabetical order) and today the focus is on me.

Besides telling you a bit about myself, I will also share a new project with a tutorial for creating a cute 4X4" box featuring the "Communique" Deluxe Collector's Edition paper set:

So… This is my second term on the Graphic 45 team and I am happy to introduce myself for the second time.

I am 37, was born in Ukraine. At the age of 20 (back in 2000) moved with my family to Israel. Have started crafting there, in 2012, after a surgery which forced me to stay home for a month. That was the time when I discovered Polymer Clay and started my blog “ClayGuana”, sharing different polymer clay handmade items.

Once you start to craft it is really hard to stop. One day I was buying alcohol markers in a craft shop (wanted to try them on polymer clay), and a cashier in the shop started to ask me questions about the markers… Here and there, I got to know about scrapbooking and cardmaking from her. After an online survey I was amazed with the amount of supplies a paper crafter needed (in comparison to the amount which was enough for the one who deals with Polymer Clay) and thought to myself that this was not my cup of tea.

I‘ve always loved to color though, A LOT, and this must have been the reason why I wanted to make my first ever scrapbook card, no matter what. I made one, then I made another one… They were so funny, as if they were created by a child J But you do something and you learn to make it better and better every time.

In 2013 my husband and I moved to Singapore, where I finally had lots of time to dedicate to my relatively new hobby. I was pregnant and stayed at home, learned a lot from the You Tube videos and started to make cards with the digital stamps, colored with Copic Markers. Around 2016 I wanted to set Copics aside and change a style. I’ve created lots of OOTP projects since then, a lot of them have video tutorials too.

Here are some more facts about me:
- I never can craft without being interrupted by two of my kids
- I can never finish a project in day unless it is a card (for the previously mentioned reason)
- I like to work in silence (this happens like almost never)
- I hate a mess on a craft desk
- When I craft and am obsessed with a certain idea, I can stay hungry for hours.
- My first G45 collection to work with was “Steampunk Spells”
- My favorite tools are a bonefolder, scoreboard and my Sizzix machine.

You can find me here:
Blog: www.clayguana.blogspot.com
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BE6vAO4_W6rMforrNEgvw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClayGuana/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clayguana/

And now let's move to the Communique Chain Box, shall we? :)

The "Communique" collection is full of classy cameras, vintage typewriters, 1920s newspapers, and glorious telegrams. The colors which prevail in the collection are so classy (black, red, cream and brown), that you can fit these papers almost for any project.

I have created a little box which can be kept on one’s office table. There are two little booklets inside the box, where either little pictures may be placed or some handy information may be put down (like the addresses of interesting sites, maybe some clever quotes or even passwords).

For a unique look, I've decided to attach metal chains to the lid of the box and I’m quite happy with the result.

Graphic 45 products used:
Communique - Deluxe Collector's Edition
ATC tags Black

Here are the links to some metal pieces from AliExpress that I've used while creating the box:

And here is the link to the video tutorial for you to use:

Thanks for watching!