Hello crafty friends! Well, the holiday season is starting up, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I’m not ready! I have plans to make a few DIY decorations this year, and what better way to start than with a wooden pallet sign? These things are very trendy right now, as I’m… Read More DIY Festive Vinyl Sign
Hello crafty friends! Today I’d like to share an upcycling project with you, using ColorBox® ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez, and Activa Products. Having a busy family and work life means that we visit the drive-thru a little more often than we like to admit. That means that we end up with many of the… Read More Recycled Drinks Tray Fall Centrepiece
Well here in south-east Ontario, Fall has finally arrived, although only a couple of days ago we were basking (or baking!) in a late Summer heatwave. I’m almost relieved that the cooler weather and some rain has broken through. Being English, I do long for some soothing grey-day rain at times, especially to break up… Read More Happy Halloween Lantern
I was recently asked if I could make a card for a friend who has reached the incredible milestone of 30 years at the same company. Wow, I am just so in awe of anyone who can achieve a feat like this in the 21st century; people just don’t tend to stay in one place… Read More Celebration Pop Up Box Card
I am currently enjoying a wonderful vacation with my family, in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have always heard how lovely the scenery is here, and I have not been disappointed. Today, we visited the Newberry national volcanic monument, and climbed to the top of Lava Butte. The views of the mountains are truly… Read More Follow Your Art
2017 is a celebratory year – our country is 150 years old, and Plaid Crafts are also enjoying 50 years of Mod Podge! To mark these occasions, I have created a cute planter using recycled materials and the Mod Podge Furniture line. The Furniture formula is a glue, sealer and decoupage medium that comes in… Read More Let’s Celebrate!
Here is a sweet treat for the bunnies in your life this Springtime! Start by making a basic box from plain cardstock. Cut a 12″x12″ sheet to 10.5″x10.5″, score on all 4 sides at 3.75″. Cut at the four corners, fold into the box shape and adhere. Now, cut one egg shape of around 7″… Read More Spring Treat Box
Hello crafty friends! Today I wanted to share another instalment of my recent trip to the 2017 Creativation show in Phoenix. I had the chance to attend some awesome workshops from some of the craft industry’s leading manufacturers. First of all, a home décor demonstration from DecoArt and the wonderful Tracy Moreau. We used Americana… Read More Creativation Workshops – Part 2