Thursday, July 24, 2014


Recently, I bought some files from SVG Cuts including the set Maison de Madelaine. One of the files in the set was for this clock.

I cut the files on my trusty Cricut expression machine using a 6x6" paper pad (Almanac Collection by Prima) for the clock face and other pieces. The cogs were cut from lightweight chipboard and I layered several layers to make them reasonably stable and to stop them from bending. I used vintage photo distress embossing powder on the cogs to give them a slightly rusted look.

I used a clock movement I bought from Spotlight to complete the clock. It now rests very nicely on the wall in our dining room!

If you want to check out the wonderful cutting files and sets from SVG Cuts, please use the direct link on the top right hand side of my blog.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Photo Album for Mum's Birthday

My mother celebrated her 89th birthday at the weekend and to help her celebrate many years, I made her an album of photos from different periods in her life. The album design was from Anne over at - another of her unique designs.

I found the design to be easy to make and decorate, but found that I had to reduce the size of the pictures so they would fit onto the mats. Also, the folded mats for the narrow pockets - when they had photos attached, they were a tight fit in the slots. However, the end result was pleasing and Mum liked it a lot!

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