Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November Village Collection Piece: The Windmill House

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Wow it's such a pretty day in Texas!  It's like spring...A cool breeze and no humidity...It's amazing!  I find myself on the front porch writing this post and dreaming of Holland...Holland is on my bucket list to see.  It would be so amazing to visit the gardens full of tulips and the iconic windmills.  Since I cannot transport myself there, I decided to create one in chipboard and paper.

This month's Village Collection Project is nothing other than...

 The Windmill House




If you would be interested in making this months project, please follow the LINK HERE.

or here:


Thank you so much for coming by to take a gander...If I don't get a chance to say this again, I hope you have a Wonderful, Safe and Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, October 30, 2017

September Village Collection: The Olde Fall Mill House

Good Morning Everyone!

I know it's a weird day to post the September project on a Monday morning...two days away from November...but I am trying to get this months house in before the end of the month.

As I was covering this month's Village Collection piece with paper, I feel I really lucked out on the paper collection.  I bought it for the rock looking paper to cover the sides of the mill house.  I had no idea what the back of the paper looked like and then to discover it was roof tile....Yahoooo!  So, happily I used the tiles for the roof, covered the sides in rock and then added the wood look paper to the windows and doors...The Olde Mill comes complete with a flower box under one of the windows and the water wheel moves of course...LOL!  I so wished I had some tiny decorative pumpkins to set by the front door, for photographing the sample, but just never got around to it.  Just imaging fall leaves and pumpkins on the base of this project...

This month I give you...

The Olde Fall Mill House






If you would like to give this month's Village Collection Project a try...


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Thank you so very much for coming by!  For all my friends coming to Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, I will see you this weekend with my coat on!  Can't wait!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, October 20, 2017

New Projects!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Hello!  Today I wanted to offer you several fun, easy and affordable projects to make.  Three Fall Gifted Boxes and one holiday project.

Again, these projects are so easy to make, yet when finished makes a beautiful gift.  The three Fall Gifted Boxes are cut from 2X heavy weight chipboard and would make great place card holders at each place at the Thanksgiving table or a wonderful hostess gift filled will homemade what-nots.  Just add your own paper and embellishments for this project.



Santa's Workshop Puppet

The Santa's Workshop Puppet is cut from wood and just needs a little inexpensive white glue to put together.  You add your own paper and embellishments to finish it off.  Just twist the poinsettia knob on the back and watch Santa do a festive dance!




If you would like to give these projects a try follow the links below:

Fall Squirrel Gifted Box:


Fall Turkey Gifted Box:


Fall Acorn Gifted Box:


Santa's Workshop Puppet:



To all my Village Collection folks...Yes, this month's project is coming.  The sample is actually built, I'm just waiting for the paper to come in so that I can show it to you completed.  I hope you will like it...

Thanks so much for coming by to look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Village Collection: September -The Haunted Victorian Manse

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I'm back on track with the Village Collection!  I actually have the September house done in September!  Go Figure!

This month I thought we would get a head start on Spooky October.  We are continuing the Village Collection with what could be either a pretty Victorian House or a Gothic Haunted Manse.  You get to decide by what roof paper you add...That one element makes such a big difference in the look...You will receive the black paper shown (which is basically balanced on the roof for the photo to show you...as I originally did it in the terracotta paper.) or you can use whatever paper you have on hand for the roof.  I think it came out pretty cool.  I love how all the trim details pop off the main paper. and will display it as a part of my Halloween/Fall decorations and then pull off the black paper and add some wreaths to the windows and door for the holidays!  I hope you like it..

The Victorian House /Haunted Manse








If you would like to give this month's Village Collection kit a try... CLICK HERE.

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Thanks so much for coming by for a look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Monday, August 28, 2017

August Village Piece: Gypsy Wagon

Hello from Texas!

Yes, It's here!  I was determined to get August's house done in August and it finally here!

As we continue to build our Village Collection, this month is a Vintage Gypsy Wagon...a Vardo.  I wanted to change things up a bit and do a unique "house" to add to the collection.  Done with Authentique Paper and paint.  The gypsies call these wagons ‘vardos’.  The outside of the horse drawn abode is typically very decorative and over the top, with beautifully engraved carvings and paintings, as well as ornately designed wheels – these wagons certainly did make a statement!  I sure had a such a great time designing this one!  Hope you give it a try!

I present August's Abode...


The Gypsy Wagon



I hope you like it...If you would like to give this month's Village Collection piece a try there are two ways.

For the kit with paper...follow the link HERE!

Or Here:



To make it in your own style you can purchase the kit without paper HERE!

Or Here:


Thanks so much for coming by to take a look!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

July Village Piece and Fairy Doors!

Good Afternoon!

I don't know about you all, but I'm melting in Central Texas!  It's sad to look across my yard and see 50 Shades of Brown...Come on cooler weather is what I say!  That's my mantra anyway.  I know alot of you are enjoying the heat as you see so many cold days every year.  Where ever you are, enjoy these last days of summer.  I'm ready for fall..

Today, I wanted to share several things with you.  As you may or may not know, I went on vacation in July with a fun road trip from Texas to Alabama, to North Carolina to Virginia.  It was a blast.  I was so inspired by the architecture of Colonial Williamsburg and decided I needed to create a Georgian House.  This type of house can actually be seen everywhere and has been such a classical style that is still built.  The house I created may conjure up thoughts of old colonial houses, plantaion houses or even sorority or fraternity houses.  LOL!

As I was on vacation, I am totally late with July's house, and I loved hearing from you all that you missed it.  Thank you for that!  I have actually created August's...Domicile shall we say and it sits across from me as I write this.  However, I wanted to get July's out first.  So August's Village Piece is coming!

Here's the Georgian House..

Georgian House



If you would like to give July's Village piece a try WITH PAPER...Click Here!

Or Here:


If you would like to give July's Village piece a try WITHOUT PAPER...Click Here!

Or Here:



Fairy Doors...

In the wood kits, I've created three new Fairy Doors.  One, is a traditional Hobbit door, one is my interpretation of #10 Downing Street and last is a pretty French Door.

If you would like to try these out follow the links below:

#109 Fairy Lane- Hobbit Door


If you would like to make this kit...Click Here!

Or Here:


#110 Fairy Door- #10 Downing Street


If you would like to make this kit...Click Here!

Or Here:

#111 Fairy Lane


If you would like to make this kit...Click Here!

Or Here:

OK!!!  OK!!! I know this is a long post, but Cesar has been cleaning out my warehouse..aka..the spare bedroom...LOL!  He found the following kits and I have added them to the shop in case you are interested.  He wanted me to share with you all that he's not finished and there are several more kits coming soon.









Thanks so much for giving me some of your time.  Hope you all have an awesome week ahead and remember August House is coming!  It's different and cool!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



Monday, July 31, 2017

The Ladies Vanity and New Fall Projects!

Good Evening Everyone!
It was so good to get back in the studio after vacation, I have been going full guns getting some new project done for you all!  Yes, finally some Fall projects.  You asked, and here is a start...

Please know I haven't forgotten about all my Village Collectors.  I'm just running a bit late on July's house.  It's coming!  LOL!  But, for now, I would be honored if you would peruse the following projects that I have just added to the shop.

First up is a project I made for Graphic 45's booth in the Spring.  I call it The Ladies Vanity...


The Ladies Vanity






This beautiful and delicate ladies vanity is a great addition to any room as a decorative piece.  The vanity stand proudly on cabriolet legs, has three faux drawers in the front and a cool mirror fame that is made to hold a picture or a piece of mirrored film.  The right side has a drawer that pulls open to reveal a small mini book for collected memories such as pictures, journaling or ephemera.  Really an easy project to make.

Kit Contents:
All chipboard pieces cut to fit
Hard to cut paper pieces cut to fit Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady
Extra Papers to Make the Mini
(4) Hitch Fasteners for drawer handles
(1) Piece of Acrylic for Frame
(1) Mini Bottle of Glossy Accents
(1) Emailed Tutorial


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NOW...I couldn't help it, with all the fun and cool new Halloween releases, I wanted to start doing some Halloween projects!  First up is the...

Halloween Cat Cart


This is a fun reproduction of a Halloween toy from days past.  I love the Fall, old toys and Halloween when it wasn't so scary or gory.  The Halloween Cat Cart fits the bill.  A really cool cat cart with a an old witch riding the black cat.  A great piece to decorate for Fall.  Just add your own imagination, glue and paint and Voila!  Easy to Assemble! 

Kit Contents:
All wood pieces shown in picture
Dowel
Tiny Tutorial to help you put it together


Or Here:




Continuing with the Halloween theme in fun project to make... one of my favorites...

Halloween Chalkboard Pumpkin Puppet Kit

I love this kit!  I have made it in several styles including a wall clock with a sugar skull that I hope will please you.  They will be available in the next couple of days...

The Halloween Chalkboard Pumpkin Puppet has a really spooky pumpkin head that will need to be painted with black chalkboard paint, (Easily found in your craft store.) or you may choose to just paint it the traditional orange and paint or paper cut a face for it.  I love the idea of a chalkboard as you can either leave a message on it or keep drawing different faces on it throughout the holiday.  This easy to assemble project hangs on the wall.  Add your own paint, embellishments, brads, paper and a bit of imagination to make this a classic you will pull out year after year. This is a pretty cool and large project.  Totally easy to put together

Kit Contents:
All wood pieces shown in picture
Tiny Tutorial to help you put it together


Or Here:


Thank you so much for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter