Monday, April 17, 2023


 Hello everyone,

What a great weekend, I had such a lovely Birthday and was spoilt rotten, even my Grandsons arrived with gifts, oh, how they grow up and mature..

I sold the first builders coasters so thought I better whip up another set as they are becoming quite popular..

I had so  much fun making my own patchwork backgrounds for my art journal pages,
 I just had to do it for these coasters...

And using a glue stick, they are quick and perfect with no mess..

And there they are...BUT...

This does make the paper very thick and for small coasters, well, it makes sanding and trimming difficult and slows one down.. lesson learned.

Die cut a little tool box..

and using a hand held punch  cut out these tiny circles.

and used a black marker added a line down the center to make screw heads..

Tool boxes all lined up with its screws
 and cut the saw blades in silver and the handles in red..

Holly changed position today as I yelled at her, 
but enjoying the sun as well, and pretending I don't exist.

This is tray she jumped on, that is why I
But all the tools cut in silver and had handles added in their colour..

Putting thing in place and made some bigger screws for the edge.

Glued waiting for it to dry..

Edges sanded...

and sealed with Medium matt glue..

Done..they may look bulky a bit, but they are quite flat, maybe a lump or two where the saw handle is, but not much, they could whack it with a hammer, that would flatten it !!

So there we go, all done, thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you tomorrow with nautical coasters..


Challenges to enter...

We love to Create [anything goes]

All Sorts challenge   [make you own background]

Cut it Up  [something beginning with B - Builders coasters]??


Janette said...

Great set of coasters again Chrissy, no wonder they are selling.
So glad you had a good birthday, its so good to get spoiled now and then.xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a happy birthday with the family! LOVE those coasters, and your attention to details is fabulous, wow. The tools look real! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great coasters Chrissy

gr karin

Margreet said...

Glad you have been spoilt rotten by your family.
Your builder coasters look very cool!
Had to laugh about Holly.
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

Belated birthday wishes Chrissy- glad you had a happy day!
These coasters are fabulous- bet these ones get snapped up quickly!

brenda said...

Sounds like a great Birthday and what super coasters, very cleverly done. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Liz said...

Brilliant, what a fun project Chrissy. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week and choosing to use the Create your own Background option. Good luck!
Liz xx

*Vicki* said...

Wow, your coasters turned out brilliant! I love your idea with the tools for the masculine theme and especially the collaged papers for the background! So glad to hear that you've had a wonderful birthday and spoiled rotten my friend!! P.S. Your package was just shipped out!

crafty-stamper said...

Glad you had a good birthday and was spoilt.Fabulous builders coasters and love the die-cut tools.Hope Holly has forgiven you lol
Carol x

jimlynn said...

Happy belated birthday and that's great that you had a good one.
Love these little coasters - too cute, fun, and VERY useful too!

Conniecrafter said...

These are certainly cool, great for a mancave or workshop!
Good to hear you enjoyed a great birthday!

Brenda said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Very coo coastersl, so detailed. I love that you collaged the background.

Larelyn said...

These are amazing and just so clever. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up Starts with a B Challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Marvellous and again, creative coasters. I heard you with the hammer!
Faith x

Lisa said...

Great coasters with all those little tools. That is a lot of work putting them together with all those little pieces. You did great!!!!