...one thing I loves is papers... lots of papers... very lots of papers... especially new ones as they still smell so delish! Do you do that? Get new papers and stick your nose straight into them? Oh, erm.. just me then! *I do it with catalogues and paddling pools too you know!* Well, I got some of the new Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs papers last week, from Jones of Nottingham, so I could make some samples for my demo day last weekend at Coleman's. I had a few blissful moments sniffing said papers (G45 always smell so nice!) and then I got playing! I had a Candy Box Crafts Bird House to alter and whilst cats and dogs don't really go with birdy's, I saw that the reverse of the papers are so lush, they would do perfectly for the alteration of the house.
As I mentioned yesterday, I don't normally do flat pack as I am well aware of my limitations. I have an admission to make. I spent a while covering all the pieces of MDF, all carefully measured and marked, cut and inked and stuff... and then realised one of the sides of the roof wouldn't fit! "How daft is that! It doesn't fit, the tab is in the wrong place" Says I to Grim who I have called into the Room of Stash to see what I was up to. And then, there was a clanking and a-banging noise as the penny very loudly dropped. In actual fact, the genius guys at CBC hadn't put the tab in the wrong place... oh ho, no, this idiot here had put the paper on the wrong side of the roof! Oopsies!! So, if you are making a bird house, check you have your paper on the right side... ahem... quite!
Isn't that gingham gorgeous? One thing I loves about G45 papers is the backsides are always so pretty (backsides, you know what I mean lol) so even though the theme of the papers is all things four legged, it worked perfectly for our feathered friends too. The flowers that are adorning the roof are actually from the additional strip sets you can get to go with the paper collection... I just popped them out, inked the edges and bunged buttons onto the centres... and then fixed them to the roof. Simples! I have a few more samples using these papers (and the Xmas ones) and will be blogging them next week.
That's all from me for today... I am busy playing with ink and stuff in readiness for my next lot of DT projects. Thanks for looking, have a great day! TTFN