Saturday, 31 May 2014

Fakenham Fire

Well what a week it has been for Fakenham in North Norfolk UK. We are a small market town in the beautiful North Norfolk conservation area. This week one of our major buildings along with other buildings either side were burnt to the ground in the worst fire fire in 100 years for Fakenham, luckily no body was hurt. The building was occupied by the Factory Shop chain but owned by a local family who also have a business in the town, it has been heart breaking for everyone especially for those who have list their homes above the shops. One the the shops next door was a small independent gift shop/ art supplies shops where I bought alot of my card and essentials, I will miss them so much as they do not plan to set up again in the town. 

I have been busy this week as being half term holidays I have been at home ( I work in a nursery school), I have made a couple of cards and lots of tealight gift boxes ready for a village fair.Thanks to Pootles Papercraft Youtube channel for ideas.

Small boxes holding 3 tea-lights

Medium boxes hold 4 tea lights in dark blue box and 2 large tea lights in light blue

Long boxes hold 4 tea lights

Indigo Blu free stamp with Simply Cards and Papercraft.  

Shaker Card using a Wee Stamps digi image

Paper piecing card using a Little Claire Stamp

Thanks for looking

Dawn x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Promarker Storage

Just had to show you all my Promarker storage idea as I was so happy with the finished project. I had been storing my pens in elastic bands and vertically in a box since I started buying them but recently I have been using the extra thin nibs that you can buy separately. Well every time I went to use one the ink had accumulated in the lid, now I not sure whether you are meant to keep the thin nibs on the pens but I am sure it's was the fact I had them stored vertically rather than horizontal. I had been watching Sam of Pootles Papercraft on Youtube and she makes all different types of boxes, I managed to adapt the slim line embossing folder box to hold 12 Promarkers stuck three together and built it up into the box. I then used some aperture framing card to make the outside of the box and decorated with 12x12 papers. I haven't done it too fancy as I have other things on top and at the sides of it on my desk but it has worked a treat.It should fit all 148 original colours (I only have 15 to go)plus I have 12 special editions in it too.

Hope you like it, and do take a look and the wonderful Pootles Papercraft on Youtube such an inspiration.

Dawn. x