Saturday, 31 March 2012

Beautiful Day

Hi everyone. This layout is one that I had fun doing. My siblings know that the original version of this photo looked a little bit different (slight change to the background).

I die cut the flourishes then inked them both with distress stain.

I repeated the corner flourish. I fussy cut some butterflies to finish things off.


Paper: Websters Pages Lullaby Lane, Your Life and DCWV pastels

Ink: Versa colour umber, Distress ink Tattered Rose, Distress Stain Picket Fence.

Other: Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch, Hooked on Craft flowers, Prima flowers, Prima alphabet stichers, paper doily, Die-namics fancy flourish die, Prima craft knife, Prima distressing tool, Distrezz it all.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 26 March 2012

With Love

Hi everyone. I managed to leave work early for a change (no after school meetings!) and found some time to work on a card. It was a shaky start but I got there in the end.

Once I decided on the paper, things feel into place. I wanted to stay away from my favourite WM set (Victorian Frippery) and use some of the other stamp sets for this card. I was drawn to the colours of this background paper and used coordinating inks to match it.

Here I layered some of the vintage label 10 stamps. Each layer has foam tape to add dimension.

Initially, I played with just the label one stamp. It needed something extra so I found a Spellbinders die to layer with it and (ONE of the Victorian Frippery stamps) to finish it off.

I like a little bling on a card so I added a butterfly and pearls to finish it off.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels 1, Vintage Labels 10 and Victorian Frippery

Paper: Prima Romantique, Kaisercraft vanilla, DCWV brights

Ink: Versafine satin red and vintage sepia

Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 10, labels 1, standard circles large, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur de lis accents and Parisian accents, Stampin’ Up ruby red satin ribbon, August moon lace trim, Hooked on Craft flowers, Kaisercraft pearls, butterfly.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Just For You

I am sharing a card with you that is to thank some colleagues from work. I am following the JustRite Challenge #069 of a butterfly and soft spring colours as my guide.
Once I made the first card, I made three more! 

Card two...

Card three...

Card four....


Paper: Grace Taylor Vintage Collection

Stamps: JustRite Fancy Labels

Ink: Stampin’ Up Certainly Celery

Other: Kaisercraft paper blooms coconut, Spellbinders Nestabilities ovals large, small and labels 13,  Stampin’ Up tag punch small and large, paper doily, green nylon ribbon, bow easy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Time

Hi everyone. As I still try to fit my craft time into a very busy teaching schedule, it is amazing how uplifted you feel when really you are completely exhausted. I am nearing the completion of scrapbooking an album for my sister (I think) and I am sharing a layout of her our brother at Christmas. This is another of my favourite photos of my siblings.

The sentiment is a rub on that I feel captures this photo.

I applied distress stains, paint and crackle accents to antique the appearance of this chipboard element.

Distress stain and crackle accents were applied to the chipboard hinge.

Just a little bling added to the die cut butterfly.


Paper : Webster’s Pages Vellum Designs II digi, Prima Romantique, Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer

Ink: Distress ink Walnut Stain, Distress Stain Walnut and Picket Fence

Other: Martha Stewart Eyelet lace, Cherish and Monarch Butterfly punches, Kaisercraft white paint, pearls and rub on, Stampin’ Up banner punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities eyelet squares and classic rectangles large, Spellbinders Shapeabilities butterflies, Hooked on Craft flowers, 2 Crafty chipboard, Scrapmatts chipboard clock and hinge, Prima Tres Jolle flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone. I’m back again and am sharing my latest take on the Waltzingmouse challenge. 

I am also including this card in another challenge with Hooked on Craft which asks for a project to have more than one fold. Immediately I knew that I wanted to create an easel card.

I used the cameo stamp to create part of the main focal image. I used a wooden ornate frame to complete it teamed with the some die cut elements. I also masked the journal stamp from the Victorian Frippery stamp set to use the image as a border stamp.

I stamped a sentiment from the Fancy Phrases set onto another die cut.

 Another view of the card.

Another example of the Victorian frippery stamp used as a border stamp.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Cameo to Go, Victorian Frippery and Fancy Phrases.

Ink: Versafine onyx black, Distress ink Old linen

Paper: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings and vanilla weave

Other: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings collectables, wood flourish frame, mini paper bloom and pearls, Green tara flowers, Spellbinders Nestabilities classic ovals small.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, 17 March 2012


Todays card is based upon the Scrapbook Boutique March challenge.

Create a project based on the photo inspiration and include at least one handmade flower.

I used a Spellbinders die to create a flower using a coordinating paper.

I fussy cut the sentiment and layered it with a stamped image. Each layer was constructed using foam tape, to add dimension.


Paper: DCWV Whimsy Stack and Brights

Other: Versafine deep lagoon, JustRite Friendship blooms, Spellbinders Nestabilities labels 13 and picot edge circles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities fleur de lis accents, Spellbinders Rose Creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Jingle Bells

This is a layout which is part of an album I am completing for my sister. I am the eldest of five children. I hope to scrapbook an album for each of my siblings. This is album 3 of 4. The photo is of my brothers and sisters at Christmas time. I love this photo!

I followed the Creative Scrappers sketch #198

For the title, I applied distress stain followed by crackle accents to created an aged look.

Again, I applied distress stain as well as crackle accents. A few flowers were incorporated as I really wanted the flourish to be visible.

I loved the white poinsettia flowers. It complemented the flowers featured in the background paper.


Paper: Webster’s Pages Waiting For Santa vellum, Country Estate and Paris Collection (digi)

Ink: Distress Ink old paper, Distress Stain walnut

Other: Kaisercraft wood flourish, Sweet Nothings collectables, These Days collectables, Scrap Matts flourish, Hooked on Craft poinsettia pack, Green Tara flowers, Martha Stewart floral vine deep edge punch and doily lace edge punch, Ranger crackle accents.
Thanks for stopping by!

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