Monday, 20 March 2017

Baby Boy

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a layout that I have made which is for the challenge over at Prima at the moment. It's called March Make It Prima. I has a moodboard with lovely inspirational colours and images.

Here are some close ups...


Paper: Vintage Emporium Collection and Lyric Collection

Flowers: Tales of You and Me, French Riviera and Item #577407

Ink and Sprays: Dark Bark, Color Blooms Pearl white, Cotton Candy, Soft Teal and Dragonfly Blue

Other Prima Products: Stencil #960162, Resin Icon #573324 and Say It In Crystal Heaven Sent #586126

Other productsChippies: Twiddleybits vintage keys, WOW title and clockframe, Stampin' Up! banner punch and white lace

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Wallet Style Album ~ Parisian Gardens ~

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I have a wallet style album to share with you. The construction of this album is quite simple. I followed a tutorial by Ginger from My Sister's Scrapper which you can find here. The benefit of this style album is that it is easy to construct and it doesn't use a lot of paper. You can personalise to your style or for the occassion you wish it to showcase.

One thing that is important is to plan which papers you wish to use for the front, back and inside of your album. It sounds silly but you don't want to be short nonetheless. I used some lace and a metal embellishment which you can find form Meg's Garden. The butterfly was a stamp that I had and I stamped it onto some scraps from the collection. My album uses magnets to keep it secure.

This is the inside view when the front is first opened. All of the stamps used were Kaisercraft stamps from my stash.

The first reveal....
The complete inside view with the accordian sections extended.
The back view of the album.

As you can see, this album hold lots of photos. In order to be able to open and close the album I have used the majority of my embellishments on the front cover. You could alter some of the spaces allocated for photos for journalling spots.

This album is a Christening gift for my cousin and I hope he and his wife enjoy the little snapshot of their sons in this wallet.

Supplies used from Meg's Garden

Chipboard Scrapmatts Scrapwords 04, WOW clock
Stamps: Kaisercraft Vintage Cherish and Love, Bundle of Joy, Botanical Odyssey, 49 and Market Gabi's Circle Stitch stamps set and Butterflies are Free
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Magnolia Cherry Blossom
Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch, Metal Charm

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Easter Cards

Hello everyone! It was so lovely to finally see some sunshine this weekend after having such a wet and dreary week. It activated my creativity and I began making some cards for Easter. I have admired shaped cards for a long time and decided that I would make some.

I used two patterned papers from Lemoncraft and used my Spellbinders dies to create my shaped cards. I used lots of dimensional foam tape between my layers and distress ink to add definition between each layer.

I used Prima flowers and Green Tara roses to decorate as well as die cut leaves.

My second Easter card also uses papers from Lemoncraft. This collection is just so  beautiful!

I used some die cuts and added some bling with some liquid pearls.

Again, I have used flowers from Prima and Green Tara.


Paper: Lemoncraft House of Roses

Stamp:Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Ink: Distress ink Vintage Photo and Versafine Vintage Sepia

Dies: Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, Memory Box Forget Me Not, Spellbinders Curved Border two and Grand Ovals

Flowers: Prima and Green Tara

Other: Liquid Pearls white opal and hemp

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Monday, 6 March 2017

You're Fabulous

Hello everyone! I have a one layered card to share today. It's eventually going to be part of a gift set of cards that I plan to make. I purchased this layering flamingo set and hadn't had a chance to play with it.

This card was very simple to make. I used the stamps plus the coordinating die to create the main image. The background is a Tim Holtz  stamp .


Stamp and Die: Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo

Ink: Hero Arts Shadow soft pink, soft blossom and pale tomato, Hero Hues black (flamingo)

Background:  Tim Holtz Brushstrokes
Ink: Hero Arts shadow ink soft pool, tide pool and Altenew mango smoothie

Grass: Hero Arts Lime Green and Simon Says Stamp Green leaf

Die: Die-namics Postage stamp stax

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

More Plushies

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. It's been so extreme here in minute extreme heat and now we are having soaking rains. I was so happy to receive my bundle of goodies from Simon Says Stamp which contained some plushie dies that I had ordered. They are so addictive! I have started my lunchtime classes and the children absolutely love them. One little boy commented that 'This is the most ''funnest" thing I have ever done!"

Today I am sharing the Simon Says Stamp plush sweet elephant.......

and the Memory Box plush big bumble bee.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017


Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a layout that I have made of my cousin's sons...and yes it is pink because I'm playing along at the challenge over at Prima this month. They have a mood board for inspiration and I think that you can push the boundaries a bit with colour.

I have quite a number of Prima art mediums in my stash now so it was great to have a play. I used chalk inks to alter the chippie title and circular frame, and I used the wax crayons with a water brush to colour the chippie on the right. Having two coats of white gesso is vital so that the mediums have something to grab onto.

I used some color bloom sprays, stamps and stencils to create my background. Once everything was done I added some glass beads here and there.


Paper: Tales of You and Me 6" collection kit, Vintage Emporium Verona 847616

Ink: Color Bloom 2 Wild Berry 588779, Vintage Pink and Blossom Tress chalk ink, Water Soluble Oil Pastel, Worn Leather Color Bloom

Flowers: Tales of You and Me 586317 and 577407

Dies: Crochet doily and forest leaves

Other: Say it in Crystals 586126, Glass beads plum 961718, Stencil grungy grid 961718, Stamp Read it to me 960841

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Parisian Gardens Card and Envelope Card Box

Hello friends of Meg's Garden. I am thrilled to have returned to the Meg's Garden Design Team. It's great to back creating with such beautiful papers and products. Today I have two projects to share which use papers from the Parisian Gardens Collection.

For my card, I have used two sheets of the patterned papers and used one of the vintage images from the ephemera sheets as my focal image. I used lots of foam tape between my layers to add dimension.

The 'love' sentiment also came from the ephemera sheets. I fussy cut some tags from the ephemera sheets to frame the focal image. The edges of my base papers were distressed and all of the papers were inked with vintage photo distress ink. I used a variety of paper flowers to frame my image, varying the size to add interest and depth. The butterflies, doilies and chip board elements came from my stash.

I used up some of my left over paper to embellish this card envelope box so that it would coordinate with my card. Again, I used pieces from the ephemera to frame and create layers. This box accommodates my embellished 6 inch card perfectly.

The sentiment was a stamp and die set from my stash by JustRite. The doily is from Prima. The paper flowers are all available from Meg's Garden.

Below I have video tutorial showing how to make one of these envelope card boxes.

Parisian Gardens Collection
Paper Flowers 

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