Monday, October 28, 2013

Craftmad Meet Up - Mandy's Projects

Not quite sure what happened after Wednesday last week.  Although there was finishing off the painting of the two roller doors on the shed, grocery shopping, visiting Mum and Dad, catching up with  three friends at movies and coffee (About a really nice movie), daughter got a casual job - Yay!  Then I filled the gaps with normal routine stuff. :-)

So Monday again and today I am going to share the items I made with Mandy's kits at our Craftmad Meet Up.  Mandy is the originator of Craftmad Forum and she also owns Blue Edge Crafts and Sticker Store. I didn't realise how busy Mandy had kept us until putting up all these photos.  The first project is a box we made from scratch.  We had to glue up all the sides and reinforce them with paper.  It has turned out to be very solid and sitting pride of place on my craft cupboard.

The sides I had another play with Tracey's Tim Holtz Distress Inks and, I think, did a pretty good job matching the top paper.

Mandy had kindly cut out our names to put on our own boxes and all these lovely embellishments.

This card was so quick to make but I think so effective.

I have always wanted to make a gingerbread card so I thought this was a lot of fun.  If fact have ordered a couple.  :-)
We used Diecut Gingerbread Man, Happy Holidays Card front, and another thing I love for Chrtistmas - the Holly Frame Diecut.  We gave him black glitter paper buttons and eyes.

Another quick card that I really love the end result.  The feather is so pretty...luckily for us Mandy found these hidden in her stash.  We started with an Embossed Circle Card, then added the black scalloped edge circle and topped with the red bird and feather. Oh and added a grey shimmer paper to the inside of the card.

This one we started with a brown card blank and added a piece torn handmade paper.  Then attached a piece of Cream Organza ribbon and topped this with an image from a Decoupage sheet.

This card is going to my nephew later this month when he turns three.  We all had fun dressing this little guy up and drawing in his facial features.

The colours on this card are so pretty.  I really liked the texture of the burlap ribbon

And lastly, but by no means least.  This card looks even better in real life.  The 3D Paper Tole images we all used were all pre-cut, are glossy with a hint of glitter.  They are from the Easy 3D Hearty Craft Pack range.  I also liked the silver zig zag sticker that we attached to the edges.  Looks like stitching to me. 

And that brings me to the end of my post today.  Thanks for popping by.


  1. So beautiful are your creations x

  2. Beautiful colours and design as always super creations.

    B x

  3. Fantastic box and cards Merry... Love the gingerbread man..Loz

  4. Wow Merry you have been busy these are all fabulous!!
    Kevin xx

  5. WOW Merry these projects are Awesome, you should be so pleased with yourself, each and everyone has been a joy to see especially that beautiful box, well done you, i look forward to seeing many more of your creations.
    lorraine x

  6. All so stunning... cannot pick one. The first one that is a box is just too striking for words... the colour scheme is beautiful and those flowers pop of the tree. Very pretty indeed. And so are the rest.
    Glad that daughter has found a job.


  7. Wonderful card designs, looks like you have been busy.

    Hugs Diane

  8. Gorgeous projects!!
    Love them all!
    Love all the details on the boxes!
    Congrats to your daughter!

  9. Hello dear Merry,
    your Avatar foto ist beautiful..*wow*

    You were so busy..
    Many wonderful card creations.
    Great work, Merry.

    Many greetings
    from your slowly swan ;o)

  10. These are fabulous! You gals sure got upto a lot!

  11. I really enjoyed all of these projects The cards were so quick and easy and a wonderful result and the box so pretty and so functional.


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