Some Lovely Words for Your Beloved…

Some Lovely Words for Your Beloved…

Stuck thinking of something special to get your mate? Perhaps you’ve left your run too late and now you’re starting to get a little hot under the collar thinking perhaps you should have purchased earlier?

Never fear dear reader, a solution is close at hand…

Pop into your closest art supply shop and purchase some heavy, good quality, archival paper plus a few ink pens or something else you’ll be handy at writing with and get writing…

Here are a few others prepared earlier than you for inspiration! Oh, and next year perhaps you can order one of these earlier and save yourself the stress!

Love, Mrs Jones x

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Pride & Prejudice Quote by heytheredesign on Etsy.com
I Love You Much, E.E.Cummings Quote by PrintRevolution on Etsy.com
Personalized Share Love Print from Shoppe by Scoutmob
Everywhere and Back Archival Print by lovelysweetwilliam on Etsy.com

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Valentine’s Craft Inspiration…

Valentine’s Craft Inspiration…

Hello friends!

If you’re feeling a little crafty this weekend I’ve collected some photographic inspiration to get your Valentine’s project started.

If you want instructions or more inspiration, head on over to my Pinterest Crafty Goodness | Valentine’s Board for heaps more.

Have a lovely Love Day.

Love Mrs Jones x

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Gift ball…

Gift ball…

I’ve seen these gorgeous gift balls to make for kids and thought I’d give a more grown up one a go for a friends birthday today! Here is the end result… Tutorial to come!

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Very disappointing Sharpie, very disappointing…

Very disappointing Sharpie, very disappointing…

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So, a few days back I was in Officeworks (for you overseas readers, it’s a chain of stores that sell stationery, print photos and office products) when I saw their new pen displays… Now, I’m basically a stationery whore – seriously, I’d do just about anything for more of the stuff -it is a problem and I’m currently NOT seeking help for it 😉

The new pen display is a very, very large unit that has sections for pens and pencils and boy is it cool… So after checking it all out I came across the latest Sharpie markers – Sharpie Metallics! Ooh, be still my beating heart – it’s nearly Christmas and I have a lot of stuff to make for people and these were just down my alley, so to speak. I purchased the Sharpie Metallics, Gold, Bronze and Silver – along with some other stuff, but I don’t need to go into that, as my husband does read this blog!

Got them home, started using them today to address some tags for gifts and the Gold Sharpie leaked EVERYWHERE! And… I didn’t realise until it had dripped all over my December Daily folder that I’m starting to compile, a number of tags, as well as my desk and keyboard… Super unimpressed. I’ve sent an email to their customer service department and will see what the outcome is and keep you posted. But my advice to you guys is wait on purchasing the Sharpie brand of metallic permanent markers because you might find yourself in the same situation – and it will make you pretty grouchy to say the least!

I’ll keep you up-to-date on the fix. Currently, the Bronze pen seems to be okay, but I’m keeping a really close eye on it while I’m working just to ensure I don’t end up in the same mess! Ooh, and if anyone has any ideas how to get the ink off my desk (Ikea white ‘wood’) and hands that would be super awesome!

Have a great day,
Love Mrs.Jones x

Vintage-style Christmas goodies for creating…

2974784_600x6002974782_600x6002974777_600x600Crate Paper’s ‘Fa La La’ and ‘Bundled Up’ series are just perfect for making your own vintage-styled tags, cards and other gorgeous Christmassy stuff this year. Check out the whole range at Two Peas in a Bucket and get crafty now! Otherwise it will be Christmas before you know it and you won’t have any time up your sleeves! With Love, Mrs Jones x

 

DIY Wall-Mounted Tape Holder

Supplies: 1.2m wooden dowel (16mm)
Gloss Enamel Spraypaint
Cup Hooks (2.9mm)

Spraypaint your dowel with Gloss Enamel; I’ve chosen a sweet Lemon Yellow from the Taubmans White Knight range. I’ve been using a fair bit of spraypaint for my upcoming Christmas gift tutorials and found this brand works super well.

While your dowel is drying, get onto the cup hooks. I drilled holes before screwing them in to make the job a little easier! Make sure you measure the distance between the hooks, so that your dowel will sit nicely in between the hooks. It’s also a good idea to ensure they’re even on the wall so that your dowel doesn’t fall out!

Now that your dowel is dry, rest it between the cuphooks on your wall and load it on up!

The finished product!

Enjoy x

An Oldie, but a goodie

Image from christinadiaz

Head on over to Christina Diaz’s blog for some inspiration as we head into Summer. Spruce up your outdoor furniture!

DIY Tree Trunk Chalkboard

Head on over to Lark & Lace for a DIY Tree Trunk Chalkboard. So sweet!