September 2015 - The Crafty Spark

Single Drawer Desktop Calendar & Post It Note Holder

Following a request from one of my followers on Facebook I've made a variation of the Desktop Calendar & Organiser that I posted on my blog the other day.... you can see that version HERE.  Initially I started designing this solely with the request in mind but as I changed the sizes and style it suddenly occurred to me that my Dad would love something like this!  So this version is for Kim and my Dad.... and everyone else of course ;)

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Christmas Tree Card-In-A-Box Tutorial

Here it is.... finally I hear you say !!  I had a great response when I posted this card on Facebook last weekend with lots of requests for the tutorial so here you go.... ENJOY and as always, happy crafting everyone :)


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How to make a Christmas Lantern

Did you enjoy the Pootles Blog Hop at the weekend... wasn't it great!!  Well as promised, here is the first tutorial for you... the Christmas Lantern

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It's Christmas! - Pootles Blog Hop Autumn/Winter Catalogue




A couple of weeks ago there were some fabulous projects in the Pinkies Blog Hop..... this week there are more fabulous projects in the Pootles Blog Hop! I really am such a lucky girl to be able to take part in these hops and really hope you enjoy it as much as me :) So, without further delay lets jump straight in :)

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Matching Gift Box for the Desktop Calendar & Organiser

I hope you liked the Desktop Calendar & Organiser I made a couple of days ago :)  Well, here's the Gift Box I made to go with it..... and of course a tutorial for you so you that can make your own ;)  Now tomorrow..... WOW, you have to come back tomorrow........ The Pootles Blog Hop is commencing at 7am and there will be some fantastic projects for you to see.  Just pop back in the morning and you can jump right in at my post which will then have a link at the bottom to go to the next blog :)

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Desktop Calendar and Organiser with English Garden Designer Series Paper - Great Gift


Something a bit different today... I needed a present for a friend of mine who's just got a new job so what better than a Desktop Calendar and Organiser to keep all her mini bits and bobs together.  Come back on Friday for the tutorial on how to make the Gift Box to put this little gem in :)

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Halloween Lantern with Happy Scenes

I'm going a bit halloween made at the moment!  This time I've done a lantern tutorial for you which I think you'll like :)  I've made quite a few of these in the past for all sorts of occasions... all you need to do is change the colour and embellishments but the basic shape stays the same so let your creativity run freeeeee ;)

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Howl-O-Ween Shadow Box Card

Did you like the shadow box tutorial I did the other day?  Hope so because using the same method as in the video, I've made a Howl-O-Ween Shadow Box Card (so called because that's the name of the stamp set I used!)

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How to make a shadow box frame

Have you ever wondered how to make a shadow box frame?  Well I have and thankfully, Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa came up with a fantastic solution so I've done a video tutorial for you based on her method which I have to say, is far superior to all others I've tried!

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Storing your stamps and matching framelits together

I have a little tip video for you today on storing your stamps and matching framelits.....




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Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop Time



Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping

You may have joined me from Lucy's blog (wasn't it fab!) or you may have just jumped in on my blog - either way I hope you are enjoying our hop today :)  There are so many fabulous new items in the new Seasonal Catalogue it was really hard to decide what to choose for today's post!  In the end I had to toss a coin and Halloween won :)


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Flower Shop & Pansy Punch Card-in-a-Box Tutorial

Hello everyone, I have another video tutorial for you today :)  I made my beautiful daughter a card-in-a-box for her birthday so I filmed it as I made it!  My wonderful friend Linda Parker from Papercraft With Crafty has been on at me for ages to do a video tutorial for one of my flowery card-in-a-box type cards so as well as being for my daughter, Linda, this one is for you xx

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