Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Washi freebie

I actually got around to making my own wahi tape this was my favorite one Ive used a file that should alow you to use it in a digital collage help yourself is you want it. I used ordinary masking tape, versafine and archival ink and Tim Holtz: French Market stamps and the stamp image if one of Frantic Stampers own stamps.

New Horizons

I have been busy packing as I am moving back to Ireland. All my stamping and craft stuff has been shipped now and boy do I miss it. I realise it is part of what keeps me sane! My resolution to make somthing beautiful every day did not stretch to posting it so heres some pictures of some of the things I made and remembered to photograph LOL
I used lots of different tin cans to make a desk tidy, now sailing across the ocean to Ireland.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year free printable library pocket envelope


Brand New Year sending best wishes for the new year to all. May we all live up to our resolutions and fill the year with good will.
My number one is to make or do something beautiful every day possible - no pressure is another one!
Here is something new for the first blog of the year. I am going to work on journaling this year as we will be making life changes and memory storage will be good to have.

This is a little library pocket envelope for your personal use: 

Friday, 31 August 2012

Free printable sewing ephemera sheet

I want to try and see if this works for people. Let me know if you are able to copy and use it at a decent resolution. I will start adding more collage sheets and free images if it works for people.


Please do not sell this sheet, feel free to use in your own work or for hand made craft works to sell. sheet copywrite: paperwishesbyamanda. happy crafting.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Paper Garland Upcycling no. 3



Another day and another easy project. Again its abandoned tattered charity shop books. 


 I have punched, sewn and turned this one into a garland. 

use tape to centre the punches circles



 Looks lovely in the sunshine. Today has been like a lovely summers day in Ireland  yet it is the depths of ‘winter’ here. The blue winter skys are one of the nicest aspects of living in this country such incredible deep blue.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Book Envelope Upcycling no. 2


Secret Garden Envelope

More magical recycling, this gift envelope is made from a damaged copy of The Secret garden. I loved this story as a child and it seemed a shame to let this old copy go into the bin because it had pages missing. A ten minute  project and I can give it away page by page. You could use an old button instead of the brad if you have none of those hanging about. The bird is an Inkadinkado stamp.
Just as well it is a 10 min. project. I have had a mad day taking the cat to the vet. His legs are bandaged up after a car accident and he is confined to a cage. Add that to shopping day and taxi services and craft has to take a back seat.