Friday, August 23, 2013


I must say that I totally love all of the Disney cartoons, but the classics have my heart.  There just seems to be something magical about the art work and animation that made them so special and now I'm lucky enough to be able to share my favorites with my new grandbabies...and pass the love on to them.

Like I said in my last post, I was off to make another clock and this time it was for my daughter-in-law...well I've finished and here it is.  Please excuse the fuzzy glare in some of the shots, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get a clear shot.  Sorry.

Pinocchio 20" wall clock
Geppetto and Figaro

For this project I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Disney Classics-Pinocchio (pg53), cut at 5", windmill icon/icon layer (pg56), cut at 9", Figaro (pg58), cut at 2" and Geppetto (pg59), cut at 9"...Plantin Schoolbook-numbers 1-12, cut at 1 1/4".
Now for all of the little extras.  For Geppetto I used vellum for his glasses along with Glossy Accents and white flock for his hair and mustache.  I also used the Glossy Accents on his finger nails, eyes, mouth and the accordion.  I then sprinkled Martha Stewart-Crystal fine glitter to the accordion to give it a little sparkle.  Oh, and my favorite add on...MS brown ink to give his outfit a little depth, plus some Pebbles Chalk (med. pink) for his cheeks.
Figaro.  Very easy...Glossy Accents just to make him pop a little.
Pinocchio.  A little Glossy Accents for his hatband, feather, mouth and eyes, along with mini brads for the nails in his knees and Liquid Pearls-Butter cup for his buttons.  I also used Pebbles Chalk (dark pink) to give his cheeks some color and inked his outfit with brown and ocre.
Background.  For the circle I simply inked it with olive green and added brown card stock cut at 1/4" to create the look of a slatted wood floor and the windmill to complete the feel of the scene.
Once everything was put together and glued down, I sprayed it with Krylon Crystal Clear Coat
and replaced the glass.
There you have it.  Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I can't begin to tell you how nice it feels to be posting on my blog again...The past 10 months have been an emotional rollercoaster ride for me, with the loss of my mom, the birth of my two beautiful grandbabies (first time Nana here) and all of the little bumps along the way that life decided to put in our paths during our healing .  But with each passing day, our families strength and faith keeps us going and makes us even stronger...then one day you wake up and realize that life does indeed go on and it  does get easier and we should appreciate and count our blessing daily and take part in the life we are given.  So...

Now for my first attempt at crafting for what seems like forever.  I hope you'll like it.  Oh, I didn't make notes on this just felt so good crafting again that I simply forgot.  I do know that the characters were cut at 1 1/2", 4 1/2" and 5", but as far as the little extras, sorry.

Alice in Wonderland 20" wall clock for my "Craft Cabin"
The White Rabbit

The March Hare


The Queen of Hearts

Playing Card


Once again...I'm sorry for not taking any notes, but it really felt so good to craft again that I totally forgot.  I do promise to take notes on the next project though.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie

*Now to start on the Pinocchio clock for my daughter-in-law.