Sunday, October 21, 2018

3-tier cake storage box by Juili

Dear crafters,

I made this 3-tier storage cake using my own handmade flowers and crochet laces. Step by step detailed tutorial is included. Hope you all will love it!

Thank you!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Friendship and a Butterfly Tutorial

Hey there Off The Rail Fans!
Lisa here today to share a layout and a fun layered butterfly tutorial with you.
I used Shimelle Little By Little collection for this layout:

I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers. See that cute butterfly? See my tutorial on how to make these later in my post:

I fussy cut a few more flowers, the title "Friendship" and those cute animals from papers in the collection:

Here is another one of the butterflies I created:

Did you notice the words above the photo? I used this tag from a scrub top  and placed half of it under my photo. I covered the words " Tooniforms and Cherokee" with fussy cut flowers. This is a great way to recycle!

Now for my tutorial on how to make the layered butterflies:
I used 2 different butterfly punches and punched butterflies from 4 different papers in the the collection. 

Layer 4 butterflies, all different patterns on top of each other. I stitched through the body part of the butterfly using my sewing machine and white thread, leaving the tails of thread:

Fluff up the wings. Easy peasy! 
These make fun homemade embellies and they are really fast to make!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Love Life tutorial by Brenda Caldow

Hello and welcome to Off The Rails, Brenda here with you today and I would like to share my latest page with you that has been created using this months mood board. 

Its all about recycling and I decided to use a piece of pizza box that I had some chippies sent to me in.I never through them out as I use them in this way and I also use them for raising things up on my work when I need height. 
The other thing that I used was a punch to punch out some circles from left over painted cardstock from a page I had done some time back. 

Firstly I tore a piece of the card board from the pizza box and then remove most of one side to expose the corrugation underneath.

I then chose a Dylusions paint and used a baby wipe to put it on the card board.

I then did ruff hand circles around the punched out circles with a black journal pen several times.

Once that was done I placed some gauze and cotton on top and mounted my photo on some more of the pizza box.

My butterflies were also punched out of the leftover painted cardstock that I had cut the circles from.

I  chose my chipboard title and coloured it with a paint pen. It was now time to put the page together.

The products I used on my page are -
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
Dylusions Paint
Distress Ink
Journal Pen

Large circle Punch
Small Butterfly Punch
Little Birdie Flowers
Scrapmatts Chipboard Title

As you can see I used more pizza box under this section as well.

I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see what I have been up to. If you keep scrolling down you will see more amazing work by the rest of the Design Team. 
Please join in with us this moth on our fun recycling challenge. I'm sure you can find something to use on your creation and I look forward to seeing it. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid month moodboard reveal with the DT

Hi Off the Rails fans

Halfway through the month already and we hope you are working on your recycled projects for this months moodboard.





This month we also have a guest designer project from
Selena Stevens Art

The photo of this canvas really doesn't do it justice - I (Louise) have seen it and that eye really looks at you. It's such a fabulous piece of canvas art!

Selena has used cardboard pieces and the texture is unbelievable. 

Selena also created a process video ...

This month you are playing for two wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors


Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.... Best ever circle cutter - small, compact, cuts on smaller surface and up to 10" circle. It's amazing.

 Bev will pay U.S/Canada Shipping, and also shipping from the U.S. to Australia

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fall of October

Hello Off The Rails fans!
Did you see our October mood board?
This time our board is the theme of recycling.

Do you want to do some recycling work?
I chose a box with the concept of recycling this time.
Delivery box and cup holder which are seen many around.
I decided to put a feeling of fall in it.


 1. Cut the box as needed.


2. Draw a letter shape on the box.

3. Cut the knife along the shape of the letters.
 4. Add a wood pattern stamp on the shape of the letters.

5. Blending on white paper with autumn color ink.

6. Prepare wood, leaves, mushrooms, and people by die-cutting and stamping.



7. Decorate the letters with die cut and stamping.
8. Completion of autumn motifs decorated on the box!
Does autumn sit down on the discarded box?
Why do not you try your own autumn?
Thanks for looking at my work.
see you next time.