Hi, Welcome to my Blog.
I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.
Here's my rendition of a grade one harp piece called "Charlotte in Spring". I only started learning this on Monday. Wouldn't it be a great tribute to the new royal Spring baby if it is a girl named Charlotte!
I started learning the harp in February last year when I got a small 19 string Welsh Folk Harp for my 50th birthday.
After nearly a year of lessons I treated myself to this new 34 string lever harp from Telynau Teifi in January.
As I seem addicted to making Box Cards and that UKPapercrafters will be doing them for our SWAP next month.
Here's a little tutorial.
I have only made my boxes up from A5 card so far, they fit snugly into C6 envelopes.
Firstly, from the shorter side of your A5 card score at 2", 4", 6" and 8" which will leave a little flap to make up your box with.
From the longer side score in at 2 3/4" (leave the section next to the flap unscored as this makes the upright back of the box - although if you forget you can always glue solid card on both sides afterwards.)
Cut into your initial score lines up to this new score line and snip off the top piece of the flap at an angle.
You can round the corners if you like, I quite like them rounded.
It's best to decorate the outside of your box BEFORE gluing it into a box shape.
Inside the box top opening are glued two 1/2" x 3" strips of card scored 1/2" from each end and folded into a "Z" shape. It you use wet glue and squash your box flat whilst the glue dries, you'll know it will fold flat afterwards.
Choose which way you wish your box to fold flat and stick with this as it will dictate how much you can extend the internal items over the edges with them still being within the folded shape to fit in the envelope!
This month's SWAP theme is "April Showers". We did the same back in 2009 and I even had a few bits and pieces left over from that time!
Following on from my new found love of making 3D box cards I made one for my SWAP.
I used the leftover umbrellas (die cut circles cut in half with decorative scissors).
Various rain drop shaped pieces from other dies (how fortunate).