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Jungle Book

Yesterday was a busy old day … I did a power of walking (3 1/2 miles), and from friday i’d been on 3 different trains (i’m never on a train)

I popped up to my shed late afternoon to make a tyvek ted for chunky our springer spaniel, which actually turned out to be a flat rabbit instead. I had thought that, if I made him a toy out of tyvek, it would last him and would be the answer to all his teddy woes (he destroys all toys).. but sadly my master plan failed and he wrecked flat rabbit in less than 5 mins.. I recorded the making and destroying process on Ustream, so if you fancy a nosey.. the link is in the side bar ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also made this DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts last night, the video is already up on Youtube, if you fancy a peek.

Its an altered book box that I had picked up from Hobbycraft a few weekends ago, I gave it a coat of Gesso then a layer of citron green acyrlic paint, followed by a linen and lemonade colourwash to help and dull down the vibrant green ๐Ÿ™‚

I also incorporated hessian/burlap fabric, lace and silk ribbon into the project…

and lots of Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and blooms ๐Ÿ™‚

WOC Supplies List :-

SK-00008 1 METRE GREEN SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)

SK-00009 1 METRE OLIVE SILK RIBBON (1.09 Yards)




Other supplies used :-

  • Book Box from Hobbycraft
  • Americana Citron Green Acrylic Paint
  • Folkart Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Docrafts Artiste Linen Acrylic Paint
  • Reindeer Moss from Hobbycraft
  • Rayner Champagne Gold Patina Acrylic Paint
  • Waltzing Mouse Stamps
  • Adirondak Sepia Brown Archival Ink
  • Sticks from Calico Crafts
  • Burlap/Hessian
  • Lace
  • Hot glue Gun
  • Iced sprice distress ink
  • papermania urban stamp set

I think I might made a mini book to go along with this wee project ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks so much for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ and enjoy the rest of your weekend



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Easter Nest Box

Hi everyone… hope your weekend is going well.

Today I have an Easter Nest Project to share with you that I created for Wild Orchid Crafts ย as part of their Youtube Design Team.

My daughter was throwing out an old mug box, and I managed to get it up to my shed before it hit the bucket! … this is what the box looked like before I altered and decorated it

I peeled off the cellophane skin

Gave the whole box a coat of Gesso inside and out

Then I took some Linen Acyrlic paint by Docrafts Artist and painted the whole box with 2 coats

I then picked some patterned paper .. I chose My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection

and I covered the lid and base

I had bought some Jungle Moss and Reindeer Moss last week and it was just perfect to make a nest for the top of the box

I used Glossy accents to adhere it to the lid of the box

next I took some englaise lace from wild orchid crafts and fixed a band around the lid and base and decorated the top with flowers and pearls and the bottom with buttons

The flowers were scrunched up into little balls to give them a crinkled effect then I stuck 2 together before adhering them onto the lace and topping with a pearl

I then made a label for the front of the box using the “b” side of the patterned paper, some victorian edge scissors, some skeleton leaved, a button and a flower.. oh and some old sticky letters from Karen Foster Designs

Next up was the egg shell for the centre for the moss nest… ย I used 3 colours of paint for the egg

I love the colour the egg turned out.. all creamy yellowey and greeney

All that was left to do now was to pop the chicks in and take some more photographs of the finished Easter Nest Box

I had a lot of fun making this project… a full supplies list is listed below.. thanks for popping in ๐Ÿ™‚ and enjoy your weekend!

Supplies List:-

  • 1 x Old Mug Box (rescued from the bucket)
  • My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper
  • Jungle Moss
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Easter Chicks from the Pound shop
  • Distress Ink : Iced Spruce
  • Scor tape
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic Paint in : Linen, Lemonade and Citron green
  • Half and Egg Shell from local haberdashery
  • Karen Foster Designs Alpha Stickers

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :

  • LL-00003 100 Natural Skeleton Leaves
  • BM-00041 2.2cm Foundation White Blooms
  • SP-00008 60 White, Ivory & Ta ย Self Adhesive Pearls – 5mm
  • BO-00014 Mixed Brown/Natural Buttons – 30g (1oz US) In stock now
  • LA-00042 1 Metre Ivory Insertion Aglaise Lace