Friday, 3 August 2012

House-Mouse Project book and Insert CD Card

I love Joanna Sheen's books and CD's and have most of the older ones. With me being a full time mum it means my crafting budget is basically non-existent so when I do get something new I have to be able to use it for a lot of projects and these two items will definitely be used for a lot of items. Here is a card I made showing how well the two work together and to send in for my Paper Certificate course.


Opening the card reveals a smaller card on the inside

Mirror image insert
Images and background paper with small flowers from Project 11 in the House-Mouse Project book cd Insert and background with large flower from House-Mouse Insert CD both by Joanna Sheen
Card:   Centura Pearl (lilac and aqua)
Paper:  Satin Finish Paper 100gsm for backing paper and Printable Decoupage Paper 150gsm for topper
Ribbon: From local Haberdasery Store
Pen: White gel pen for Faux Sticthing
Die Cutting: Joy Butterfly border and Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Large and Large Labels Embossing: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Splendid
Time: 3 hours

I was inspired to make this card by a card I saw on Little Claire's blog. Thanks Gemma for posting the instructions on how to make it.

Hope you like what I have created for you today and do pop over to Joanna Sheen to pick up these two products.

Wordbook for a Special Boy

I made a little Word book for my son that was feeling left.  I am trying to work my way through my stash as I have loads of discontinued products that I never used.

I used Red cardstock and red paper from a Brights Paperstack, not sure what make as it is as its been in my stash for a while. The little boys are a clear Woodware stamps set that I stamped with Stazon Black on white card and coloured with watercolour pencils.  The letters was cut with my Xyron Personal Die cutting machine.

David really loved it and went to bed with it under his pillow, which made the 'V' a bit wrinkled, knew I should have taken the photo straight after making it.

"Unleashing The Creative Child Within You" Review

I am sure a lot of you have seen this Advert and wondered if the book is all it promised to be.....

Unleashing The Creative Child Within You
Back when we were kids creativity came naturally to us. Everything was possible and our prolific imagination was the only limit we knew.
Through the years we have grown apart from our inner creative child and along with that – have lost our pristine and utter joy of creation.

In this e-book I will pave your way back to your inner creative child, brick by brick.

“Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” will explain why you became distant from your core creativity and will reveal the secret to getting it back.

With exercises designed specifically to help you find the inner child within you, regain its confidence and unleash it – you are bound to get your mojo back faster than you think.

Get “Unleashing The Creative Child Within You” for your Kindle
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You can read the Kindle book on Kindle devices, on your smart phones or on your PC or MAC.

Well after 2 babies in less then 2 years, packing up all my craft goodies, a few failed house purchases and then at last a  house move, I felt pretty down, demotivated and uncreative so I thought I have nothing to loose but a few pounds if it does not live up to its promised.

When I got my pdf download, which you can purchase directly by contacting Avital here, I though this little book will definately not get my creative juices flowing but started reading it anyway.

I was up till the early morning reading it and started doing the 10 Exercises in the book straight away.  Now halfway throught the exercises I can now definately say: If you are looking for an immediate creativity boost, buy this book! 

Not only do I feel inspired to craft again but I am also more in touch with who I really am.