Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Random Takes and Mini Book Makes

Hi Everyone, it's Danie here today with a slightly random post which pretty much sums up my week.

When I first thought about what I was feature in my post I didn't think I had much .....but  I am always tiding up here and there in my craft room and finding bits and pieces I wanted to use and play with..... putting them aside, grabbing them out, mixing them up, you know how it works.......

A few collage sheets from Altered Pages had recently caught my eye.  One was the Bottle Cap Flowers Sheet that I received last Spring (September here in Australia) and the others were the Ephemera and Calendar ATCs May.

Bottle cap images are not just good for using with bottle caps, they can be used in a number of ways.  Here I have simply layered them beneath some clear cabochons and these are perfect to use as embellishments for your papercrafting projects.  Teaming simply with some coordinating ribbon makes a wonderful CAS Card for Mother's Day this Sunday, while adding magnets to the back of them makes a delightful floral set of magnets for use on the fridge or pin board.

I have also been working on a Pen Pal Swap Project which requires some little notes, tags or ATC's to be placed inside our main project (an envelope pocket mini book). From the Ephemera Collage Sheet the images of the Heart and the Hand had me thinking about Random Acts of Kindness, so I made a ATC with one of my Gelli Print Backgrounds which used the Swirly Garden Stencil from the Crafters Workshop. I stamped the word KINDNESS on the front and finished the rest of the quote (one of my favorites) on the back.  It reads Kindness - Comes in many Forms but always from the Heart. 

My second ATC uses another Gelli Print Background and a delightful image from the May ATC Calendar Collage Sheet teamed with some bright paper scraps and another stamped quote.  It is said that those of us who are creative are so because we remain young at heart and still see things as we would do when we.were a child........hence my choice of image and quote for this one.......

Lastly is the Vintage Bird Mini Tag Pocket Book Kit I have put together for sale at Altered Pages.  I fell in love with the Vintage Bird Post Card Collage Sheet and teamed it with some Glitz Papers and some other Little Spring Birdies.  

Gelatos, Seam Binding and Manilla Tags also feature in this book and I made a quick video to show just how easy it is to create the pages for this book.  

Here's to 'letting what you love be what you do' this week.

Danie xx


  1. Danie, a nice little collection of quick projects. I love that you took the time to actually use the "scraps and pieces" pile that we all have!

  2. What a great post showing the diversity of the products no matter how small. LOVE the bottle cap flowers... they are a perfect fit for cabochons. Great ATC' s and mini tag book! THANKS!!

  3. What a lovely assortment of goodness there Danie! I love it all but I have to say the ATC's captured my heart... I have a fondness for them so I always gravitate towards them.

    Thanks for sharing your art!

  4. I like your ATC's ♥ The person receiving the Pen Pal Swap is going to love it!

  5. Isn't this wonderful, a showcase of work by a wonderful and diverse artist. Danie is preparing for her Fall/Winter season being in the southern hemisphere. Holidays there are opposite from what we celebrate in the US!