28 Apr 2014

Prima Stationers Desk Papers Post by Barbara

Time to get organized....................

Hi there,

I am back with my final DT project for Ali-Craft. Using the scrumptious Prima Stationers Desk Papers.

Once again I am using this pack.

Stationer's Desk- Collection Kits
Prima Stationers Desk Collection Pack.

I have a horrible habit of writing peoples address's down and then losing them, So I decided to create an address book.

Here it is..............................................

Front Cover.

I took a MDF book with tabbed pages, that I have had in my room for ages, covered the front and back covers with the papers and added to the front a Punched border. Then using some scraps of paper, I made a rose using a Sizzix flower die.

Using a plastic template I added a couple of swirls of Diamantes and then added some of the small flowers, that I had shaped them to give some dimension.

Close up of flower and swirl.

Then I decorated each tabbed page with Tim Holtz stamps, Distress Inks and the small stamps that match the collection.

Inside of Address Book.

First Tabbed Page.
I used the adhesive letters from the collection pack to give each Tab a alphabet section ready for the address to be safely written into.

I hope you enjoyed my final project for Ali-Craft Design Team this month.

Happy Crafting


23 Apr 2014

Prima projects by Barbara

More Prima goodness..............

Hi there,

I am back with my third project for Ali-Craft DT.

Continuing with the theme of items you may use on a day to day basis, I have made a book mark and a Altered giant peg, which you can use to hold a special Photograph or a note for some one.

So here they are.............................

The giant peg, was given a good coating of Gesso, before I added a layer of Espresso Paint dabber. I left it to dry then trimmed some of the Prima paper to fit the front and back, gave them a good edging with Antique Linen Distress Ink and stamped a  few of the small Butterflies in Potting Soil Archival ink.

The other side, using a different pattern.

The Bookmark started life as a giant paper clip and a huge bottle cap!

I gave the bottle cap a coat of Paint Dabber in Espresso left to dry, then cut a circle from some scraps to fit on the inside and edged once again in Antique Linen DI. Molded a butterfly with some Air dry clay; once dry painted and gilded with Treasure Gold (Sorry I had to get use some in my projects lol). Adhered the Butterfly to the centre of the bottle cap. Then using a strong glue (Bostik) I then attached the Bottle Cap to the Paper Clip.

Close up of the Butterfly........

I hope you have enjoyed my project this week, Don't forget to pop back next Monday for my final piece.

Happy Crafting.


18 Apr 2014

Becky Higgins Project Life

Just arrived ..................

We have a large range of the fab Project Life by Becky Higgins now in stock on our website

Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping. This system is so simple, it's revolutionary.

The very basics that you need to complete an album are:
  1. 12x12 Binder
  2. Project Life® Core Kit
  3. Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages
for more details pop over to the project life website

Get started on your project now with the help of Project Life
make sure to send your pictures to our ali-craft Facebook page
ali x

15 Apr 2014

Let's alter it......................................

Let's alter it......................................

Hi there,

I am back with the second project for Ali-Craft DT, using the delicious papers by Prima.

Stationer's Desk- Collection Kits
Prima Stationers Desk.
I decided to make some stationary items, things that people may use on a day to day basis. So my first piece is an altered Chipboard Panel, you can buy these from Ali-Craft you may need to call them, as I am not sure they are on the website.

So here it is.............................

Note Pad holder.

I took the Chipboard Panel and gave it a coat of Espresso Paint Dabber (it's about the only one of mine that has not dried up!)

I then drew around the panel on a sheet of the Prima Paper, then trimmed it so I would get a border around the panel. I coloured the edges of the paper with Antique Linen Distress ink and then stamped a few of the Butterflies using Potting Soil Archival Ink.

I had a rummage through my stash and found a Bulldog clip, I took it apart and coated it with some Glue and Seal by Ranger, then painted the handle with some Espresso Paint Dabber, whilst that was drying I Covered the barrel of the clip with some scraps of Prima paper ( waste not want not). once it was all dry I re-assembled the clip. 

Altered Bulldog Clip.

I adhered the paper to the panel making sure there was a even border, I then pierced a hole near the top, aligned the hole on the Bulldog clip over it and attached it with a fancy Brad.

I choose a sticker from the sticker sheet and placed it near the bottom and added some of the smaller Prima blooms that match the collection, to give it a bit more dimension.

Flowers from the Prima Collection.

Well I hope you all enjoyed this weeks project.

Happy Crafting.

7 Apr 2014

Prima Stationery Desk by Barbara

The art of Prima.....................................

Hi there,

Well I have been absent for a while, my apologies, I have been a bit busy working on a few things, mainly ideas for future workshops and my Design Team projects.

Any way It is my turn to show you all, what I have created for Ali-Craft design Team for April.

I was given the beautiful 12 x 12 kit from Prima called "Stationers Desk".
It is stunning, a palette of Browns, Beige's and Reds, my favourite colours ahhhhhhhhhh. I was also given the mini stamp set and some small paper flowers both of which are from the same collection.

So here it is

Stationer's Desk- Collection Kits
Available here

It is full of Papers, Note card's and stickers including Alpha's.

So here is my first project to show you. I decided that I would make a card, using the gorgeous 12 x 12 papers and some Dies.

Stationers Desk by Prima.

I cut two large shaped pieces of card to create my card, scored one at 1" from the top edge to create the hinge and glued them together.

Then using the next size die I cut a layer from the Prima Stationers desk and then edged it using DI ink in Antique linen. Randomly stamped over with the Butterfly in Potting Soil Archival Ink, then adhered to the card using Foam pads to give a bit of dimension.

I proceeded to cut some spiral flowers from the card stock and rolled them to create roses and added a diamante in the centre.

Whilst they were drying, I cut a swirl from some scraps of the Prima papers, then cut a few narrow strips, made them into flag shapes. I stamped a verse from Paper Artsy ELB05 and heat embossed it using Wow powders and then distressed the edges.

I checked my rolled Roses were dry and went onto assemble my card, I adhered the die cut swirl  first then added the flags to underneath the stamped panel and attached it to the card once again using foam pads for dimension. Then I added the roses, using wet glue and left to dry.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my first project using the Prima stationers desk collection, please come back next week, where I will have another project to show you.

Happy Crafting

Barbara xx