Friday, 21 August 2015

Backyard Boy ~ Maja Design~

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing a scrapbook page which is for an album that I am slowly making for my brother. As a toddler, he was always into cars, trucks etc and loved playing with them all the time. To create this page, I have selected papers from The Vintage Autumn Collection.

To alter the title to have a rugged masculine feel, I used Distress Spray Stain faded jeans and then used Clear Rock Candy. The Clock face was embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze embossing powder. The clock faces were fussy cut Clocks XVI to add to the vintage/masculine feel of the page.

To frame my photo, I used the reverse XXI and distressed it. I  applied some weathered wood distress ink before adding a wall cut out from Wild orchid Crafts. I didn't alter it as I liked it raw.

Even though it's a masculine page, I still like to add flowers! The flowers help to frame the photo and of course compliment the beautiful papers!

The bottom section features a section of corrugated paper. I have had various colours in my stash for a while now! I used a ruler to tear a section of my papers and then I distressed them with some ink. I used XV as the very base of the page.

Maja Design papers used:


Background No XIII and XV
No XXI, Clocks XVI and XXII

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Magnolias, Green Tara Flowers, Prima Flowers
Punches: Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and rose leaf, Stampin' Up! Tag punches
Chipboard: Wild Orchid Crafts Background Wall Cut out , Scrapmatts Clock faces 01. Blue Fern Studios Backyard Boy
Other: Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain, Clear Rock Candy, Distress Spray Stain Faded Jeans, Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze, Corrugated Board.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Two Cards to Share ~ Meg's Garden ~ The Forgotten Meadows

Hello everyone! I have two cards to share with you using The Forgotten Meadows papers from Meg's Garden. I created quite a number of projects with them now...they are so versatile and gorgeous!
This card was quite easy to construct. I used a Spellbinders die and lots of dimensional foam tape to add dimension to each on my layers.
I chose flowers that would compliment the main focal image which was a left over from a previous project.

For my second card, I used one of the ATC sized ephemera cards as a ler and built up my design around it.

I stamped my sentiment on some of the design paper, and used the coordinating die to cut it out. The stamp is from JustRite.

I did have some layers in this card. I inked and distressed all of my edges using walnut stain distress ink.


Thanks so much for stopping  by!

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Vintage Pocket Page Baby Girl Album ~ Plus a Video

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've created a mini album and I thought that now is the perfect time to do so. They do take me a while to create ...but in the end the wait is worth it! I have some close friends at work who have new baby girls (who will receive this I'm not sure) so this has given me some inspiration and motivation to create an album. For this mini album I have used papers from the Vintage Baby Collection. I have also followed a tutorial to create this album. It's a pocket page style album. It's part of a tutorial series by My Sisters Scrapper which can be found here.

For the front of my album, I die cut this image from It's a Girl and used a Sizzix antique frame die to showcase it. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima blooms as well.

Throughout the album I used all of the 'girl' papers, ephemera cards and die cut sheets. I wanted to allow for journaling and personalisation in this album, and the journal cards make that possible.

I also used several baby themed die cuts. The onesie section folds out and offers room for photos and also for journaling. I also used stamps to add opportunities for journaling and also to add the dates for special photos and occassions.
This style of album had lots of interaction! I also created an envelope using my WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and a sheet from the 6x6 paper pad. Inside I added a little booklet for more photos and journaling.
This is one of the back page. I used a journaling card and folded in half to create a little book. To create the closure, I stamped onto a leftover piece of patterned paper and adhered it with some foam tape.

I have created a video walkthrough of this album where I show all of the elements of this album.

Maja Design Papers



Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Green Tara Roses, Prima Le Mia, Petalo Penny Lane Antique Rose Pearl Daisies and Mixed Blossoms

Dies: Sizzix Antique Frame, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small and Large, Oval Floral, Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped Hearts, Marvellous Squares, Classic Squares Large, Die-namics Baby Onsie, Postage Stamp Stax, Pierced Traditional Tag Stax and Vintage Flourish, Memory Box Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Baby Stuff, Elegant Scrollwork, Baby Script, Amira Flourish, Kaisercraft Decorative Die Love Hearts, Magnolia Rose Leaf,  Marianne Craftables CR1201, Ultimate Crafts Rocking Horse, Little B Baby

Stamps: Kaisercraft Confetti, Limelight and The Looking Glass , Stampin' Up! En Francais, Fiskars Baby

Ink: Color Box Chalk Rose Coral, Distress Antique Linen and Walnut Stain, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Rich Cocoa , Distress Paint Victorian Velvet and Picket Fence

Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace, Rose Leaf, Stampin' Up! Tab Punch, WR Memory Keepers Deco Punch and Crop-o-dile and Envelope Punch Board

Other: 0.6mm Chipboard (for cover), Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish Baby Dirls, Vivaldi Teardrop Spray, Doily, Hug Snug Seam Binding 

 I hope that you enjoyed this album and that you'll have a go at creating one!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.


Monday, 3 August 2015

Vintage Waterfall Folio

Hello everyone! I hope you are well. Today I would like to share a waterfall folio that I have created using papers from Meg's Garden. The collection I have used is called the Forgotten Meadows. It has muted tones, beautiful flowers and oodles of vintage charm.
To frame my main focal image I altered a chipboard frame. I placed it in an embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. I used Distressed stain walnut stain, then applied Versamark embossing ink, then sprinkled Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze Embossing powder and embossed the frame to create this aged vintage look. Once dry, I applied some more of the distress stain to tone it down.

Here is the inside of of the folio. There is a side pocket for tags and another for mementoes and on the right you can see the waterfall mechanism.

I used some left over papers as well as some of the of the ephemera from the cut and create sheet that is supplied in the collection.

I have a short video that I have made where you can see me going through my vintage waterfall folio.

I hope that'll have a go in creating one. Here is the link to a tutorial which I followed to create it.

 Meg's Garden Supplies:

0.6mm chipboard, Creative Cottage Crafts embossing folder, Spellbinders Les Papplillions two, Prima Doily one, Die-namics traditional tag stax, Sullivans corner punch, Distress ink vintage photo, Distress stain walnut stain, Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight bronze embossing powder, Kaisercraft Printed tape Timeless, Green Tara printed tape, Kaisercraft black pearls, 2 Crafty frame, Scrapmatts page border, Hemp, paper clips

Thanks for stopping by!

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