Monday, July 27, 2015

Folded Flower

Kia Crafty Chums,

I thought I'd come along with a quick make that goes with a video I uploaded the other day.

I got the idea from the paper craft magazine, it's full of great ideas every month, I love it.

What you need to do is cut 5 squares of paper, make them any size you want so long as they are square in the video I show you 2 sizes, a 3"square and a 2" square if I remember correctly. 

Fold on in half diagonally.

Keeping the fold at the top and bring the two outer points down to the bottom. 

This forms a square.

Open up the folded flaps, place your finger inside and squash the fold to make a kite shape on each side of the central square.

Fold up the top points of the kite shapes in line with the edge of the square.

Fold over the outer edges of the kite to enclose the previous folds.

Run a line of glue along the folded edge and join the two folded edges together without creasing the paper.

The petal shape is formed without creasing, continue until all the paper is folded into petal shapes and then glue them together along the folded edges to form the flower.

Five petal flower or Kusudama, front view.

Five petal flower or Kusudama, side view.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you liked the mini tutorial. 

Keep Well

Nicky x 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Accordion Fold Album

Kia Ora Crafty Chums

I hosted a swap over at International Crafters on FB the other week. It was an Accordion Fold Album swap and it was a lot of fun to make.

I even did a tutorial on how to make the album, I probably made it look harder than it was in reality to make, but I only have a limited space to work in, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it Lols. 

Here is part 1 of the tutorial.

See you again soon and as always 
Keep Well

Nicky x 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The event of the Summer

Kia Ora

Here is a bit of YT news you may have heard about already, if you haven't then there's an arts and crafts event taking place between July 17th and July 20th. It's a youtube hash tag event for both the creative video makers and the watchers.  To find it just search for the #lovesummerart between these dates and you'll find a lot of lovely creative people joining together to create some great things.

I hope to see you there.

Keep Well
Nicky x 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Card Share

Kia Ora,

Oh my goodness here I am back again so soon lols.
I had a few minutes spare from my crazy life to share some cards I have made. I needed a couple for a few  birthdays this month so I killed two birds with one stone by whipping some up to send and making a video for my you tube channel too.

Thanks for stopping by
and as always
Keep Well 
Nicky x 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Kia Ora Crafty Chums,

I have been busy over the past year setting up a FB page with 3 other gals called International Crafters, we host challenges and swaps and are supportive of all the crafty guys and gals that post to our group. It's been a lot of hard work but we're getting more and more crafters join us every week.

Here are 2 ATCs I made a couple of weeks back…

And a Tutorial on my You Tube channel I posted on how to make the ATCs Here

It might just be that I have more time to make some cards now that we've settled into the routine of posting tutorials and challenges. Fingers crossed at any rate. 

Thanks for stopping by 
And as always 
Keep Well

Nicky :)