Sunday, 25 April 2010

1st Try

Hi all,
This is my first project for my blog. I saw this box on utube. It was by APieceofCraftdotcom and was called the expandable keepsake box. Here is where I watched it

http://www.youtube.com/user/APieceofCraftdotcom#p/u/38/-SX5AzSQzzk

I thought I'd give it a try. I made a gypsy file to help me make it for cutting all the bits(I'll upload that file later). I think you should be able to cut it all on a 12x24 mat, but I don't have one of those yet. A few teething problems and here is the result. I used Brenda Pinnick papers, cereal boxes for the card and metal magnetic fastners from papermania to open and close the box. The flower I made following another utube video I found. That's another posting for different day. Back to the box.

Here is the box closed

















Here is the box open

As you can see on the open picture the file section is too big. I now what I have done now and like all crafting you have to make mistakes to learn. I'll post again about the boxes when I've made a proper one now I've got the teething issues out of the way. I think you'll all agree for a first attempt it's not a bad little box!

Monday, 19 April 2010

First day

Hi all,
Welcome to my Blog. This is a first for me. I've never blogged before and needed a lot of help. I would like to give a big Thank you to Pam at The Bug Bytes (you can tap on her button to the right). Pam has been a great help with setting up this blog. Without her help and patience you wouldn't see this. I have also learnt a lot from Pam's Gypsy Videos so please go look at her blog.
I'm hoping to post my first designs by the beginning of next week.
Please feel free to leave a comment or any tips. Like any crafter I'm still learning as I go along and any help is received gratefully.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again

Kelly x