Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Layout

Hello everyone! I am back again with another project to share. I haven't created a scrapbook layout for a little while and decided that today was the day! I have been creating albums for my siblings over the last couple of years. The hardest part is finding photos (all prior to digital) that are decent (quality). I recently finished an album for my sister and now I am up to the final album...for my brother. To kick start the album I began with a Christmas photo. I love this photo and am so pleased that I can use it over and over.
My layout follows the Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #3.

I had a lot of fun creating my layout. It always helps to use coordinating papers from a collection. Here are some close ups....


Paper: Kaisercraft Twig and Berry Collection and collectables, Turtle Dove collectables

Stamp: Kaisercraft treasured memories

Ink: Distress ink walnut stain, Versfine vintage sepia and Versa colour gold

Other: Memory Box frostyville border, drop ornament and Emma ornament, Martha Stewart punches cherish, floral vine and branch, Kaisercraft real red mini paper bloom and pearls, Hooked on Craft flower and leaves, Distrezz it All.

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Proud as a Peacock

Hello everyone! The card I am sharing with follows the latest JustRite Friday Challenge. For JRFC #086, you are asked to get out those jewel tone papers and accessories and use any colors (or similar) from the inspiration photo in your project.

What a challenge! These are colours that I normally don't use in my projects. After going through my supplies I pulled out any potential papers that I had and was surprised to find some papers that could work.

I started with the centre/sentiment. I used a labels stamp and built it up from there. I embossed the bottom paper layer with a fleur de lis impressability. My sentiment was selected as it had a similar fleur de lis feel and then finally I used a Spellbinders fleur de lis element to frame it.

Next I moved on to the peacock image. I fussy cut the peacock from Webster's Pages Royal Christmas papers. One of their designers incorporated a decorated chipboard piece into the peacock design which I thought looked amazing. I die cut a flourish and finished it off with some glitter. I applied some to the body of the peacock as well.

The final part of my card is the floral cluster. I like the flow from the peacock and I wanted to use it on the other side of the label. I added two die cut flourishes, flowers and a bow. I also used some feathers to suggest a hint of peacock feathers!


Stamps: JustRite Fleur de Lis labels Twenty and You're So Sweet set

Ink: Stampin' Up! Orchid Oppulence

Paper: Ruby Rock-It Le Jardin, Webster's Pages Royal Christmas

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities labels twenty and classic circles small, Spellbinders shapeabilities fleur de lis motifs, Spellbinders impressabilities fleur de lis pattern, Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish, Die-namics fancy flourish, Glitzin' Glamour crystalina, Prima flowers interlude D and mini roses, feathers and ribbon.

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas Spirit

Hello everyone! I am sharing a Christmas card that I have made following the Tic Tac Toe challenge from The Shabby Tea Room. For this challenge, you are asked to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS from the inspiration photo AND USING THE TIC TAC TOE TABLE CHOOSING ANY THREE IN A ROW!

The three choices I selected were doily-pearls/gems-sentiment.

I created a floral vine. I had bought some inexpensive table decorations from Spotlight and cut away the berries from the display. I incorporated some leaves and flowers together. I used a gold ink pad to add some vintage flair to the leaves and largest flower. I had some red pearls left over and added them onto some of the die cut foliage I had also added.


Paper: Stampin' Up! crumb cake, red and green cardstock, Kaisercraft 6" Christmas paper pad

Ink: Distress ink old paper, Versa Color gold

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities classic circles small and large, Hooked on Craft flowers, Kaisercraft Turtle Dove collectables and pearls, lace, paper doily, Martha Stewart branch punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone! I am sharing some Christmas ornaments that I have created this week for The Shabby Tea Room . For the challenge you are asked to create a card or project inspired by THE COLORS FROM THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE SHIMMER and/or GLITTER!
I was really excited by the challenge and had so many ideas. I did a little bit each night after completing my school work (am writing school reports atm) and this was my reward to myself. Over four nights I managed to create three ornaments. As I was creating them I called them pink, white and blue! There are a lot of photos to share this week so I hope you'll enjoy them.

Blue Ornament

The main focus was the angel. I used some glitter to add details to the wings and the white portion of the dress. I found some glitter cardstock in my supplies and used it to create the background layers. I adhered a strip of glitter pearls around the base die cut oval as well. To finish it off I added some tear drop crystals, ribbon and a brad.

Pink Ornament

This was the second ornament I created. I found this lovely image on the internet. Again I used glitter to add detail, this time to the gift in the bottom left hand corner as well as on the doll. Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut two base and the image. I didn't have the right colour pearl strips, so I used liquid pearls instead. I used the glitter cardstock to create the poinsettia. I used some pink beads to create the centre. To finish it off I added a bow and a pearl strand to my flower.

White Ornament

For my final ornament, I went with a silver and white combination. I stamped my ornament twice and embossed it using silver embossing powder. The background layers again were created using the glitter cardstock along with the poinsettia. Again I used beads to complete the centre of the flower. To finish it off, I used a tear drop crystal along with some beads to create the bottom portion of my ornament.

I think that I will give these ornaments as gifts this year. When I have some time, I'll create a box for each of them.


Blue Ornament
Paper: DCWV Glitter stack

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities lacey ovales, classic ovals small and floral ovals, Kaisercraft pearls, Stampin' Up! baja breeze seam binding, Glitzin' Glamour crystalina, tear drop crystals and jump rings.

Pink Ornament

Paper: DCWV Glitter stack and Whimsy stack, Prima Fairy Belle Collection 6x6 paper stack

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities labels twenty and layered poinsettia, liquid pearls petal pink, Glitzin' Glamour crystalina, pink seam binding, pearl strand, pearl brad.

White Ornament

Paper: DCWV Glitter stack

Other: Spellbinders shapeabilities Parisian motifs, Spellbinders nestabilities lacey circles, standard circles large and layered poinsettia, Stampin' Up! delightful decorations and ornament punch, silver embossing powder, Versamark, beads, ribbon, jump rings, teardrop crystal.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 11 November 2012

White Christmas

Hello everyone, I am back again to share another Christmas card. This card follows the challenge from Scrapbook Boutique.
Challenge : Create a project using the photo as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page's totally up to you!
I have wanted to create a completely white card. I created a monotone card a few weeks ago however there was some creme in it to have just a subtle hint of colour.

I used an embossing folder to create the frame. I then cut out a tree using a Memory Box die. I used scraps of white cardstock and a punch to create the layers on the tree. I used glossy accents to attach it all together. The trimmings were simply some white pearls and finally a star , die cut from some glitter cardstock.

Here are some close ups...


Paper: White cardstock, DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack

Other: Martha Stewart branch punch, Kaisercraft pearls, Memory Box Twiggy Tree, Sizzix Loving Thoughts set, Spellbinders nestabilities stars five, Stampin' Up! dimensionals, Ranger Glossy Accents.

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Merry and Bright

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a Christmas card that I have made, following the challenge from JustRite Stampers. For this challenge you are asked to use at least 2 die cut elements on your Holiday project. I love Christmas decorations, and having a chance to get started on making some cards is a real incentive to get moving!

I stamped a tree ornament and layered each section with foam tape. I used a punch to punch out the sentiment as well.
My floral section contains layers of fronds as well as die cut leaves. I applied some glue to the flower petals and added some glitter. I also used some gold beads to create the centre. I love how this is dimensional.


Stamps: JustRite Stampers Merry and Bright

Ink: Stampin' Up! real red

Other: Spellbinders nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament and Layered Poinsettia, Spellbinders shapeabilities foliage, Sizzix ornate frame set, Martha Stewart branch punch, red glitter, Stampin' Up! punch and 2 way glue pen, Glitin Glamour crystalina.

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Saturday, 10 November 2012


Hello everyone! The card I am sharing with you today follows the challenge from The Shabby Tea Room.
You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS FROM THE PICTURE, INCLUDE A PUMPKIN and MAKE IT SHABBY!

I really struggled with my project this week. I just couldn't find the right papers for the vision I had in mind. I did however have a starting point that I worked from which was a framed picture.
I die cut a frame and painted it white. I then applied some 3D white paint to add dimension and to make it look 3D. I also inked it slightly with some Colorbox chalk ink. The image is a Harrison Fisher girl.
Next I created my large floral element. I cut a strip of tulle and ruffled it up. I layered it as follows, flower, doily, fussy cut flower and then tulle. I fussy cut some leaves and added them afterwards. I coloured some cream seam binding using a distress reinker to finish it off.
I used a printable element from a Shabby Princess digi kit that I had and added it near my sentiment. To finish my card, I added some more flowers and a pearl flourish.

Paper: Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection 6" paper pad and Velvet Ensemble.

Ink: Distress ink and reinker dried marigold, old paper, Colorbox chalk ink chestnut roan

Stamp: JustRite Stampers Vintage Rose medallions

Other: Spellbinders shapeabilities fancy tags and antique frame and accents, Kaisercraft paper bloom sunset, mini paper bloom coral and pearl flourish, Francheville vintage crochet flowers, Stampin' Up! pnch and seam binding, white tulle and bow easy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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