Monday, 5 December 2011

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Hi all, here is another great tutorial for you from a very talented crafter Lesley of  "The Messy Crafter" 

Head on over to her blog The Messy Crafter for full instructions. 

Hugs 
Tamara  

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tissue Box Tutorial - By Jill

Hi all, Jill from A Life well crafted had made a brilliant tutorial for making a tissue box.  Over on Ellephatastic 

If you would like to give this a try head on over to 
Ellephantastic Challenge Blog to view the rest of the tutorial.

Hugs 
Tamara 

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Diane's Bookmark card

This isn't a tutorial but wanted to show you this gorgeous bookmark card by Diane

Hugs 
Tamara

Flower Tutorial

Hi all, Here is a really cute flower tutorial. sorry but its in Portuguese but is quite easy to follow the pictures.
 
Enjoy 
Hugs 
Tamara

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Another wonderful Tut from Mandy - Pins

Here's another tutorial for the fabulously talented Mandy of A sprinkling of Glitter showing how she makes her pins. 

Visit Mandy's blog for the full tutorial 

Distressing

Hi all here's a distressing tutorial for you all by the wonderfully talented

Distressed-image

Visit Kim's Blog

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Mandy's twirly thing's

Just a quick post today to point you in the direction of Mandy's Blog A sprinkling of Glitter to share a fab tutorial on her Twirly thing's 

To get the full tutorial go to A Sprinkling of Glitter
Hugs 
Tamara 

Friday, 28 October 2011

How to Create a Labels Drop Down Box

Hi been busy today and have found another great tutorial for you all to enjoy and try.  This time its how to add a drop down labels box 
Go and try it..
Hugs 
Tamara 

Draw box Tutorial



Drawer Box
by Holly McMillen


Create an adorable box with a drawer to hold cards or other goodies.

Supplies



One 8 1/2" x 7" piece of heavy cardstock or lightweight chipboard (drawer)

One 9 1/16" x 6 1/16" piece of heavy card stock or lightweight chipboard (Part A)

One 9 1/8" x 6 1/8" piece of heavy card stock or lightweight chipboard (Part B)

Paper cutter with scoring blade

Sticky tape or other strong adhesive

1/2" circle punch

Hole punch

Scissors

Stamps, paper and embellishments to decorate the box

Step-by-Step

Step 1


Score the 8 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstockon each side at 1 1/4".




Step 2


Cut up to the score lines on all four sides as shown.




Step 3


Fold tabs and apply sticky tape to the back of them. Form into a box bottom.




Step 4


Using the 1/2" circle punch, punch a 1/2"circle in the front of the drawer and set aside.




Step 5


Score at 1 1/2" on both short sides and at 1 1/2" on one of the long sides of both Part A and Part B.




Step 6


On Part A (which will nest inside), cut in on each side at the score line to the interior score line.




On Part B (which will nest outside), cut up on the two bottom score lines to the interior score line.




Apply sticky tape to the tabs and fold both pieces in to form an open ended box.




Step 7


Apply sticky tape to the interior walls of the Part B (slightly larger piece).




Step 8


Slide the smaller piece (Part A) into the larger (Part B) and press together.




Step 9


Slide the drawer into the box and it is ready to decorate.




Note:

Lightweight chipboard works well - you can use the backing to the 12 x 12 designer paper packs.




If you use regular weight chipboard, adjust Part B to measure 9 3/16” x 6 3/16”, but keep the score lines the same. This will allow for the slightly thicker paper.




Fun tip:

When made with the lightweight chipboard, you can stack the boxes for storage of Nestabilities™ or other supplies.




Step 10


Decorate the box and create matching cards.




This box holds up to 10 cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and envelopes.







Rica's Haven Shadow box Tutorial

I have just found this gorgeous blog with lots of gorgeous tutorials. 

Monday, 5 September 2011

Tent Card Tutorial by Louise

Hi all, I wanted to share with you a fabbie tutorial I found on how to make a Tent Card.
This tutorial is by a lady called Louise, she made the tutorial for Tickled Pink Stamps.

Tent card tutorial by Pink Pinkette Louise

Click on the link to be taken to the tutorial page. 
The gorgeous card Louise made with her tutorial..

 
Thanks to Louise for letting me post her tutorial
Visit Louise's blog for lots of great cards and projects 

Hugs 
Tamara 

Saturday, 30 July 2011

How to create a watermark in Photoshop Elements

Good morning I was asked to do a tutorial on how to create a watermark using Photoshop.  Well here it is, hopefully you can follow it.



Hugs 
Tamara 

Sunday, 19 June 2011

How to crop and add a faded border using Photoshop

Hi everyone, just a quick tutorial for you today on how to crop and add a faded border.  I created this tutorial using Photoshop Elements 7, I'm not sure if it will work with other program's
   Hope this is helpful to someone! 


Hugs Tamara

Monday, 13 June 2011

Pyramid Card or Teepee card tutorial

Good morning all I wanted to share with you a fabulous tutorial for making a Pyramid Card.  Give it a go I was surprised at how easy they are to make and such fun to decorate! 



Hugs 
Tamara 
Head on over to my blog to see a pyramid card that I made using this tutorial 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Another Messy Crafter

Afternoon folks I just wanted to share with you a fabulous tutorial on Sky created by Annika Ryan of 
Another Messy Crafter.  Its really easy to follow and the results are stunning..

Annika has also done a few more video tutorials so please visit her blog to find out more..


Hugs 
Tamara 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Corner Bookmark Tutorial

Corner Bookmark 
Craft Supplies you will need 

  • Score board and score tool (I used the Houghie board)
  • Large Scalloed edge punch (mine is 3")
  • Edge punch or border die (I used Martha Stewart doily punch)
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Double sided tape and glue
Craft Supplies you will need 

  • Score board and score tool (I used the Houghie board)
  • Large Scalloed edge punch (mine is 3")
  • Edge punch or border die (I used Martha Stewart doily punch)
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer 
  • Double sided tape and glue

Step 1
Card stock and Measurements
  • Card stock cut to 4" x 4" square (if you prefer you could make the square bigger or smaller)
  • 2x Squares cut to   2 ¾” x 2 ¾”  (cut one out of card stock and the other from your chosen design paper).
  • If you make your square bigger or smaller you will need to adjust your smaller square.  To do this just measure your diagonal score mark this will give you the size of your smaller square.
Step 2 


Mark three sides of your 4" square at 2 inches.

Step 3 


Score your lines from mark to mark


Step 4


The two smaller  2 ¾” squares, cut them both diagonal to end up with two triangles.. 



Step 5 


Use your punch or die to shape the bottom edge of the base of your bookmark..

Step 6



Using one of your design paper triangles, glue to the front. 

Step 7 & 9


Measure from the bottom edge of the triangle to the top edge of your shaped border. Cut a piece of card stock and decorate.  I used distressing inks to add some colour to my edges.

Step 8


Glue to the front and add ribbon.

 Step 9 


Follow step 8 this is for the back of your bookmark to hide the ribbon edges. 

Step 10 




Use double sided tape to secure the two flaps at the back.  Then add the other card stock triangle to hide the gap.  Decorate with the remaining design paper triangle.


Step 11



Add your die cut circle and scalloped edged circle and decorate.  For this bookmark I used a digital 

image from 


called "New Rosaline"

Add your chosen embellies and your finished.

NEW BLOG JUST FOR TUTORIALS

I'm setting up this blog to list all sorts of tutorials. As I'm finding it takes me ages to search for the information I might need for different projects. If you have a tutorial that you would like me to add here please get in contact. All I would do would be to list your tutorial, what it is and then a link to your blog/site.