Sunday, 7 May 2017

Heartfelt Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am trying my best to have some balance in my crazy time of year...reports!! As I look outside my window, I see a beautiful sunny day and wish that I could be spending some time in it sipping coffee. So my aim is to reward myself with getting a quota of report comments done and then doing just that!

Today I have created a card following the current sketch from Mojo Monday and also at the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is 'a hint of pink.'

I get hooked on buying loads of supplies and lately I have been digging deep and rediscovering the treasures that I haven't seen for a while and enjoying that. I have used an older paper collection from Pion Designs plus some of my favourite dies to create this card.




Supplies:

Paper: Pion Designs For Mother

Stamp: Hero Arts Everyday Messages

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia and Distress ink Vintage Photo

Dies: Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, JustRite Custom Die Template, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One

Other: Green Tara Roses and Wild Orchis Crafts, Stampin' Up! Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shabby Chic Cards

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing two cards that I have created using the White Flowers on Green Collection from Meg's Garden.

The collection has lovely ephemera. I selected this elegant lady as my focal image and used a Spellbinders die to frame it. I drew inspiration from the colours from the flowers in her hat to select flowers to embellish my card.

The lace, and trinket are also available from Megs's Garden as well.

My second card again has images from the ephemera pages. I fussy cut the white frame to frame another elegant vintage lady image.

To compliment the scrolls in the frame, I selected some Spellbinder lacey edge dies. The background papers are very subtle, so I framed them with white card stock and used foam tape to add definition between my layers.






Supplies:
Paper: White Flowers on Green
Ribbon, lace and trinkets all available from Meg's Garden 

Stamp: JustRite Large Elegant Sentiments

Ink: Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Versafine

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Floral and Flourish Trim, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork and Peaceful Butterfly Wings, Elizabeth Craft Curvy leaves, Couture Creations Edith and Baby

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Other: Hug Snug seam binding, Kaisercraft pearls, Hero Arts white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!








Sunday, 30 April 2017

Enjoy The Day

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a card with you. I have returned to school after a restful break and needed to do something creative to unwind. My card follows the latest sketch from Mojo Monday which is shown below.

Here are some close ups..






I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes for this week.


Supplies:

Paper: Prima Tales of You and Me

Flowers: Prima Tales of You and Me #586317 and Green Tara Roses

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Dies: Joy Crafts Open Heart and Butterfly

Other: White Lace

I hope that you all have a great week!

Hugs from




Monday, 24 April 2017

#blessed

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another layout which is for an album that I am making for my cousin of his lovely twin boys. It's amazing how quickly they grow...they are 23 weeks old so I need to keep moving so I don't fall too far behind. I am using Pion Design papers for this layout....a collection that I've hoarded for ages and it seemed a perfect match for this photo.

I distressed all of my edges an inked them using Gathered Twigs distress ink. I also added foam tape behind one of the photo layers so that I could tuck in some embellishments that I fussy cut from the papers.

My title is from Dusty Attic. I used gesso to alter it. The frame is a from Scrapmatts and I painted it with gesso then used 13 Arts mist to paint it using a paint brush, then I dabbed off some of the mist with a paper towel to add some texture.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The tiny blue ones I have had for a very long time and they coordinate perfectly with the papers. It really pays off to dig deep into your supplies...it's amazing to find your hidden treasures!

Supplies:

Paper: Pion Design Vintage Garden Collection Blue Ornament, Flax and Borders and Tags sheets

Stamps: Bobunny Midnight Frost Clears Stamps

Ink: Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Ranger Archival Jet Black

Other: Scrapmatts Flourishes 05 and Ornate Frames 17, Dusty Attic Hashtag Sayings #1, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Lace, Flat Back Pearls, Twine, Lace Doily, 13 Arts Pastel Blue mist, Liquitex gesso, Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by!







Friday, 21 April 2017

The Easter Bunny Is Here





Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the first of two posts that feature some felt plushie toys that I have made over the school holidays. As you can see, the Easter Bunny AKA Plush Liam from Memory Box has bounced into my home!

This plushie was very simple to make. It comes with a carrot. I used a copic marker to colour the cheeks and ears. I also used some Doodlebug Designs black sprinkles for the eyes.

I will share my next round of plushies very soon!

Thanks for stopping by!






Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Flamingo Wreath Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a lovely Easter with your loved ones. Today I am sharing a card with you that was a birthday card that I made for someone who absolutely loves flamingos! I also dug deep into my stash to create the floral wreath which frames it as well.

I started my wreath by using a circular stamp and then I pulled out any floral and foliage stamps that I owned and stamped away. It was very easy to do once I had found the stamps that I needed. I used a wink of stella clear pen to highlight some of the flowers in the wreath.

Supplies:

Stamp: Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo and Die

Paper: Strathmore Smooth

Dies: My Favourite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

Ink: Flamingo Hero Arts Soft Pink, Soft Blossom and Ultra Pink
Wreath: Gero Arts Green Hills, Grape Juice, Field Greens, Soft Blossom, Ultra Pink, Altenew Warm Sunshine

Other: MISTI, Wink Of Stella Clear, Foam Tape

Stamps: 49 and Market Gabi's Circle Stitch Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue and Baroque motifs, Grant Archival Christina Re, Design a Flower set Practical Publishing

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Peony Scrolls using Tombow Markers

Hello everyone! I am so thrilled to be on school holidays, resting up and catching up on the the errands etc that need to be done. I also have felt the urge for stamping and watercolouring. I was waiting for some special paper to arrive in the mail so I could try my new watercolour pens and I love them!

I used Altenew's Peony Scrolls stamp set and watercoloured them using Tombow markers. I stamped the flowers and leaves using Versamark ink several times onto Strathmore smooth white paper and heat embossed them using Hero Arts white embossing powder. I used a watercolor brush and the Tombow markers to colour the flowers and leaves.
The Strathmore paper is also great for backgrounds using Distress ink. I had no problems using my ink blending tool at all! I arranged my flowers and leaves and either used glue or foam tape to add some dimension to my composition.

Supplies:

Stamp: Altenew Peony Scrolls Stamps and matching die

Paper: Stathmore Smooth

Tombow Markers: Pink 723, Green 133 and 195

Ink: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass

Other: My Favourite Things Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames, Foam Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Friday, 7 April 2017

Easter Card ~ Meg's Garden ~


Hello everyone. Easter is on its way. I was so inspired by the beautiful new collection from Meg's Garden White Flowers on Green to create an Easter card.

I have used three papers to create my base. The papers compliment each other beautifully. I started with a 6 inch square and decreased each layer by a 1/4 of an inch before adhering with thick adhesive foam. I fussy cut this butterfly from one of the ephemera pages. My sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on vellum.

The ribbon and lace create a shabby chic/vintage look to a card which I love. These are available from Meg's Garden.The floral vine was fussy cut from one of the ephemera pages. The chippies are from my stash.

I used a combination of green and white flowers to complete my card.

Supplies from Meg's Garden:
Ribbons and Lace 

Other:
Ink: Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Chipboard Scrapinec 3949 and 3556

Flowers Prima Salvage District #586423, The Scrapbook Store paper Daisies

Other: Morgan and Finch buds, We R Memory Keepers punch, 1/2 inch punch, Hero Arts White Embossing powder, Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Sentiments Clear Vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by!












Sunday, 26 March 2017

Floral Easter

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing another Easter card that I have made. I am playing along with Mojo Monday this week. I really liked the sketch and felt inspired by it.






Supplies:

Paper: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics

Dies: Poppy Stamps Grand Egg and Ornate Egg, Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Bannners, La La Land Leaf Flourish

Flowers: Prima Salvage District #586423, Petaloo Forget Me Nots Pink, Green Tara Roses, Hooked On Craft Chrysanthemums

Other: Morgan and Finch Buds and White Lace

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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...






Supplies:

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

Thanks for stopping by!


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


Other: 
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

Thanks so much for stopping by!






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