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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Handmade Computer Shelf using Xyron and DCWV

So I have been having a horrid run of bad luck with technical equipment these past few weeks.  The refrigerator, dishwasher and drier all decided to break down.  Then my car needed a replacement clutch and flywheel and to top it all off my Laptop USB' ports ALL fell apart and disintegrated.  I swear I must have 'The Force' cause nothing in my hands is safe at the moment.

I decided to upgrade from a Laptop to one of those fancy pants touch screen all in one desktop PCs. Yep I'm wondering too how long it will take for me to break it lol.  So since this new piece of kit takes up a lot of desk space I decided to make a shelf for it so that the keyboard and mouse could be hidden when not in use.  Plus I have two external drives and a set of speakers not to mention a sea of cables cluttering up my work space.

I wanted to keep it simple and not have a mega structure sitting on my desk so I made a single shelf unit but I can adapt it in the future if needed. Oh and one more thing, I ain't no carpenter so forgive the rough put together :).

I covered the outside and will paint the underside but wanted to blog the basics :).

PC Shelf


Supplies



Xyron Creatopia
Xyron 9" Creative Station
DCWV The Homespun Stack
Mod Podge Hardcoat
1" Plywood
Foam Strip

How it's made

Measure and cut the pieces


Cut out the center piece for cable access


You can either use screws through the top into the side pieces alone but I added brackets because the PC is very heavy and i wanted the extra support.




Add the back piece but ensure it is to one side to leave a gap to feed cables through


I used an electric plain on the edges to smooth them out


Yep it aint the prettiest yet but a few coats of pain should fix that, or I might remove the hinges, cover with paper and put the hinges back


I picked the striped papers from the DCWV 


Cut pieces to cover the side walls and using the 9" Creative Station over the outside of the shelf. 




The centre hole needs to be covered before the top using strips of paper




The top of the shelf needs two sheets of 12 x 12 paper.  Run through the Xyron Creatopia and place on the top.


Cut the opening out.  Apply three coats of Mod Podge


The finished shelf



Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow Xyron and  DCWV on Facebook .

I'm also on facebook if you want to stop by and say hi !

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

DCWV Premium Paper Collection 'Frame it' Projects

DCWV have a fabulous new range of 'Premium Paper Collection' packs that include laser cut, Velum, Foiled, Glitter, UV Gloss, Pebbled, Corrugated, Burlap and more Sheets.  They come in 12 x 12 , A4 and  can be mixed and matched.  The super thing about these collections is that you can frame, craft or scrapbook with them and every project you create will look amazing and stylish.

For this blog post I am 'Framing' the papers and using them around my home.  For the first project I took a triple wall frame and by using small pieces from the collections I got a co-ordinated and stylish result.  My second project made use of a full 12 x 12 teal glittered sheet and a laser cut mesh pattern layered together and framed in an oversize frame from IKEA.



Supplies Used

Frames
Polka Dot Ribbon

My next post will be 'Craft It' with DCWV Premium Paper Collections

Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow DCWV on Facebook and their Blog

I'm also on facebook if you want to stop by and say hi !

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DCWV April Sketch Challenge

Wow cannot believe it is April already !! Ohh and not long now until the big Easter Egg hunt with the kids, really looking forward to it, although this year I am assigning each of the kids a colour and they can only find their own eggs, hopefully it will mean they all get the same amount and all will be harmonious !

Ok back to business and here are my DCWV DT April Sketch Projects.  To take part in the challenge visit the DCWV Blog and create a project using the sketches as inspiration and you could win some DCWV goodies.



Supplies Used

American Crafts Thickers

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Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm joining the creative crew at Making Cards Magazine

EEEk, I am over the moon to share that soon you will be seeing my working in Making Cards Magazine !.  I am giddy with excitement to be joining such an creative and talented bunch of people, somebody pinch me !!!!!.

My first set of projects feature on the July issue which will be out on the 25th of June.  I'd love to get your feedback when you have read them.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

New DCWV Mini Albums !!!!

Ohhh yes, they are finally here !!!, DCWV have released a new range of mini and Accordian albums. Over on the DCWV Blog right now you can see video reveals, Tessa Buys gives you a quick overview of the mini books, 4x4 accordian albums and the gorgeous 8.5 x 11 memory books and they are soooooooo cute, you will want them all in your collection. All will be in Joann Stores this month.

I had fun with a Mini Book for this blog post and added some of my favourite summer pics of the kids, here is a selection from the Album.


Supplies Used

Inkadinkado Artistic Flourish Stamps
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbons
White Embossing Powder









Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow DCWV on Facebook and their Blog

I'm also on facebook if you want to stop by and say hi !

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Canvas Corp February Valentine Challenge

Wow didn't February come around really fast!, This month the Canvas Corp DT Challenge is to create a Valentine card for someone special in our lives.  My card is going to my Hubby !.


Supplies Used

Canvas Corp Cherry and Kraft Heart Reserve 12 x 12
Canvas Corp Cherry and Kraft Swirl 12 x 12
Silhouette Cameo




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Canvas Corp Color Palette Challenge

Hi there, here is my project for this weeks Color Palette Challenge with Canvas Corp, the theme was babies and babies make me 'Smile'. I used Tattered Angel's and Canvas Corp paper





Products

Tattered Angels Taffy Glimmer Mist 19981
Tattered Angels Sky Baseboard 20284 
Tattered Angels Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist 14306
Canvas Corp Turquoise & White Chevron CCP2670
Petaloo Flowers
Kaisecraft Flowers
Embossallicious Grande Dots Embossing Folder 
Wooden Plaque




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Monday, February 2, 2015

Canvas Corp January 4x4 Canvas Challenge

For our first post for Canvas Corp DT we have been challenged to take a Canvas Corp 4x4 Canvas and create a something that will represent who we are in a creative way.  At first I was a little worried as to how I would manage to fit all I wanted to say on a 4x4 space but in the end I was happy with the result.

So here is my canvas, below I will explain what it represents about me :)


Supplies Used

Prima Flowers
Quilling Tools
Gems
Metal Sentiment

What it says about me !

I choose the Black and Amber (Yellow) colour scheme to represent my home City colours.  I am from Kilkenny and extremely proud of our heritage and sporting history.  The 'S' obviously represents my name, but it is large and bold and the quilling portrays the multitude of swirling creative ideas that I have in me and how they all work in different directions but in the end all come together in my projects.  The flowers show how I have bloomed over the years, being a mum and a crafter, and finally 'Live in the Moment' is something I truly believe.  I have had so much taken from me over the years that I appreciate every day and plan to live it like it's my last.




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