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1  -Inspiration Board From Old Picture Frame- in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by elliebelly123 on: June 15, 2008 01:00:07 AM
Hi! Wink

I made this inspiration board from an old picture frame I had. I made it by cutting a piece of cardboard the same size as the glass in the frame. I then wrapped the cardboard in fabric and stapled the back. I slid the fabric covered cardboard into the frame, put the backing of the frame back on, and voila! The pins stick straight into the cardboard.

Here it is with all my magazine cuttings and inspirations;

And here it is just by itself;

Do you like it? Let me know...


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2  Re: Handmade Christmas Bon Bons!!!!!!! in Winter Holidays by elliebelly123 on: December 15, 2007 04:11:36 PM
Ok, firstly, WOW!!!!! Thanks so much everyone for all your comments!!!!!

I've been looking around since seeing this, and I can't figure out how you cut the sides to make them fold. Did you use a punch? Fold and nip them? I'd love to make these for my wedding!
I too would like to know how to make these! I saw some at world market and thought they were a little to expensive. But if I could make them, that would be really fun! Would you mind making a tut or posting a link with directions?

Here is a mini tut.

Well, I can sort of explain how I did it. For one bon bon I used one piece of A4 cardboard. first, you measure how long the toilet roll is and mark that in the middle of the cardboard like this

Then draw two more lines about 1 inch further out of the line you just drew.

Then, you put a line down the centre of those two lines, like this

Now, you draw lots of little lines about 1cm (1/2 an inch) apart. You only need to go about two thirds of the way, depending on the size of you toilet roll.

Now draw little triangles in between those lines, but make sure they're not touching. Then cut them out with a stanley knife. MAKE SURE YOU CUT OUT THE RED TRIANGLES, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!!

Get your snap and tape it to the inside of your toilet roll.

Cut off the excess cardboard and wrap it around your toilet roll. secure with tape. Now close one side of the bon bon with ribbon. Put your goodies inside and close up the other side with ribbon too. Secure the ends with tape too.

Now get some pretty paper, cut it to the right size and wrap it around and stick with tape. You can use ribbon too, and all sorts of other things. Whatever you can think of.  Smiley

I hope that make sense. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.

Thanks again everyone!!!!
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3  Re: Show off your TREE, Mantle, Or other HOLIDAY decor! in Winter Holidays by elliebelly123 on: December 15, 2007 01:00:02 AM
Here is mine!!!!

It's just me and my mum, so we keep it small.

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4  Handmade Christmas Bon Bons!!!!!!! TUT ON PAGE 3!!! in Winter Holidays by elliebelly123 on: December 15, 2007 12:53:08 AM
Hi!  Cheesy

I made these Christmas bon bons for me and my family a few days ago. They took ages to make, because I actually cut out all the cardboard for the outside of the bon bons myself. I used toilet rolls, and I covered them in coloured cardboard, tied them up with ribbon and stuck Christmas paper on the outside. They also have snaps inside then so they bang when you pull them.

Here is what I put inside the bon bons

1 hat
1 joke & quote
1 party popper
1 chocolate

I made ten in total

Here are the pics

What do you think?Huh Comments appreciated.

p.s I'm 14 Grin
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5  Re: Show Off Your Hair! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by elliebelly123 on: December 04, 2007 05:30:50 PM
My hair is no where near as cool as all of you guys, but I thought I'd post anyway. Wink

My hair used to be really long, so I cut it shorter and put blond streaks in it.
Here is what it looked like;

Then I dyed it red, which usually doesn't come out very bright on my hair because it is naturally dark, but because of the streaks it went like this;

(This photo was taken right before my birthday party, so that's why it's curly)

It faded pretty quickly and went pretty yuck, so I dyed over it and now I have sort of chocolate coloured hair, but a bit shorter.
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6  My Purple Themed Bedroom! YAY!! with Sheer Purple Curtains & Accents (pic heavy) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by elliebelly123 on: December 03, 2007 07:09:58 PM
Here is my bedroom!!!!

Before we moved into the house, my room was pink with really ugly floral wallpaper and lace curtains. YUCK!!!

So after lots of painting (by my dad, who painted the whole house yellow), and ripping down of wallpaper, and new carpet, the room was at last acceptable. So all I had to do then was decide how to arrange all my furniture and things and then put them all in.

Firstly, here a view from the top, so you know how it all works

As you will see, I decided on a purple them. In case you haven't noticed, purple is my favourite colour. Me and my mum painted the bed frame purple, and I bought the purple sheet set from my Christmas money. The shelves, desk, drawers and wardrobes are all from Ikea.  That weird silver jewellery stand thingy that's on the side of the shelves, my mum found in the bargain basement at Ikea for $15. It is so useful for hanging all sorts of stuff. I also use it as a sort of dressing table, because it has a mirror attached to it. I also have a bigger full body mirror on the back of my door.

Here is a pic of the view from the door

The blanket that my cat is sleeping on was a present from my nan. The fairy lights wrapped around the jewellery hanger/stand thing were made by me. The curtains I made by getting white curtains and sheer purple curtains and ironing them together with hemming tape. I don't think you can see, but the purple layer has little flower details on it. Oh, and they're also from Ikea.  Wink

Here is the view from the corner near the window

See those magazine holders on the shelves? I plan on decoupaging them with pics from fashion magazines one day. One day.....

This is the view from the opposite wall of the wardrobes

I keep all of my cds and favourite books in those long skinny shelves next to the wardrobes.

Here is the bed

What do you think?Huh I love it!!!

Comments appreciated.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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7  SIMPLE & YUMMY Mediterranean fish!!!!!! in Recipes and Cooking Tips by elliebelly123 on: December 03, 2007 06:04:05 PM
This is a really easy recipe that only takes about 20 mins to make and it is sooooo YUM!!!!! It's also really, really healthy. I came up with it after trying heaps of different combinations and I finally found this one, which I thought was perfect.

Ok, so here it is;

(This recipe serves 4, so adjust it for how many people you want to make it for.)

4 fresh white fish fillets
1 red capsicum
1 yellow capsicum
2 zucchini
1 red onion
1/2 a cup of kalamata olives
1/2 a cup of lemon juice
olive oil

Seed and cut the red and yellow capsicums into thick wedges. Slice the zucchini diagonally and slice the onion into rings. Put all of this in a bowl with half the lemon juice and a splash of olive oil and toss to coat. Heat a grill pan (If you don't have a grill pan a normal frypan is fine) to medium/high heat and place all the vegetables in it. Cook until the vegies are slightly charred on both sides. Empty back into the bowl and add the olives. Heat the pan again and put some more olive oil in to coat the base. Add the fish to the pan and cook until brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with the vegetables and lemon wedges.


Here is a pic
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8  Re: What's for supper? in Recipes and Cooking Tips by elliebelly123 on: December 03, 2007 05:45:01 PM

So simple and so tasty!!!!

Mix pesto, halved kalamata olives, cooked asparagus chopped into 2 inch long pieces, and chopped sundried tomatoes with cooked spaghetti. YUM!!!!

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9  The YUMMIEST & HEALTHIEST Thai Fish Cakes EVER!!!!! in Recipes and Cooking Tips by elliebelly123 on: December 02, 2007 11:59:49 PM
Here is one of my favourite recipes to make because it is really easy and quick to make and it tastes really really awesome!!!! I sort of made it up as I was going along one time when I was bored.

Ok, so here is the recipe

400g of pink salmon, drained (14 ounces)
2 tablespoons of green curry paste
1/4 of a cup of peas
2 eggs, whisked
1/2 a cup of chopped parsley
about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of flour
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil

(I'm in Australia, so I only think in cups and grams, but here is a good chart for converting things;

Mash the salmon with a fork. Mix in all the other ingredients except the olive oil. (Mix in enough flour so that the mixture is thick enough to make into firm patties) Make the mixture into patties with your hand and grill them in the oil in a frypan until they are brown on both sides.
Serve with a salad.

Here is a pic

I really recommend trying these, because they taste really good, and they're so easy!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

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10  Amazingly Incredibly Awesome Monopoly Outfit!!!! Dress & Purse & Necklace!!!!! in CHALLENGE 21 ENTRIES by elliebelly123 on: October 01, 2007 06:06:32 PM
Hi. Grin

This is the first challenge I've ever entered. When I saw it, I thought "Wow! What an awesome idea!!!" So I got cracking!!!!!

So I made a dress out of monopoly money!!! It was a lot of work, but I think it was worth it!!!

I started by spreading out a big sheet of contact. I then carefully stuck the colourful side of the monopoly money onto the contact. I ended up with a big sheet of monopoly money 'fabric'.

Then, I made a corset pattern to fit me. I cut out the pieces from the monopoly money 'fabric' and sewed them together.

Here are some pics of what it looked like at this stage

I then took a long time (a seriously long time) making strips of monopoly money with more contact.

Then I sewed all the strips, plus the lining i'd made out of plain white cotton, onto the corset part of the dress. Lastly, I put bias binding on the top, and sewed little tabs onto the back for the ribbon.

I made the purse basically the same way I made the dress, with more contact!!! The necklace is made with rolled up monopoly money and the car piece.

Ok, onto the pics!!!!

Close up of the back

What do you think??? My mum thinks it's a bit inappropriate for a 14 year old to be wearing, but it's a costume!!! It's not like I'm going to wear it to school or anything....  Tongue

I hope you guys like it!!!! Tell me what you think!!!!  Grin Grin Grin

And don't forget to vote between the 6th and 12th!!!!  Smiley

Thanks. Cheesy

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