Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blue Fern Studios 'Timeless' for The Scrapbook Store

Just wanted to grab this short break in my schedule to share my February DT work for The Scrapbook Store. Wow! It's almost the end of March I hear you say!!  I know, the first few months of 2016 have been so very busy already and I've got so much more planned for the rest of the year! :)
Okay, straight to the point then. ;)  I got to work with the stunning new Blue Fern Studios 'Timeless' collection.  The first layout is of my gorgeous girl and I. She was busy taking selfies of the two of us during our recent holiday, when my husband snapped this pic of us. :)
I simply love this 'Floral Arrows Crossed' chipboard from Your Creative Wings. I've coloured it up using my ink pads and then added some muslin and a few mini roses to the mix.
Here I've built a little cluster using more of the same elements and the same chipboard set, but also added a charm and a Kaisercraft bloom.  I've added some Prima 'Micro Beads' in Bronze using Prima '3D Matte Gel'.  The butterfly was cut from one of the patterned papers.
The title is from the Dusty Attic 'Mini Captions #3' chipboard set.  I love these gorgeous small titles.
 
More roses in all forms and sizes, repeating elements from the other clusters.
The following layout is of my dear mum and I during our visit to them in December.  We live more than 9000 km apart and every moment spent together is perfect and very precious.
My cluster are made out of Petaloo 'Forget Me Nots' in Antique Mauve and a big Green Tara 'Azalea' in Antique Pink. I've also added Craft Consortium resin florals in 'Rose Blush' and a few white Green Tara mini roses.  I've cut the leaves from one of the patterned papers using the Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' die.
I've fussy cut some flowers from one of the papers to add to the bottom left corner. Also added a strip of Green Tara lace and a Kaisercraft pearl strip underneath the photo. :)
One of my favourite doily dies must be this one from Cheery Lynn called 'French Pastry'.  It complemented the rest of the design and all I had to do was add the title.
This card was made using some of my left overs.  I love adding corrugated cardboard to my projects and it perfectly matched these papers and the gorgeous Green Tara 'Linen Look' trim.  The sentiment was cut using the Elzabeth Craft Design 'Happy Birthday' die.
That's all I have for now, but will be back to share my March layouts soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Wishing you a wonderful Easter.

Until next time.
M xox

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy friends. I haven't been around for a long time now, but I think it's time to start blogging again! I have been busy with all sorts of 'life' things and scrapbooking and blogging had become a bit of a 'time luxury'.  This year will definitely bring some changes for me and I hope it will be mostly good changes. My motto for 2016 is to 'live everyday with intention'. :)

I have had the fortunate opportunity to design with the gorgeous new Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' collection for The Scrapbook Store last month.  I absolutely adore this range... it's so feminine and pretty.
I'm sorry, but I have to warn you... this is a looong post! :)
All my photos were taken during our holiday in December. Nothing like new photos to make you feel like scrapping hey?!
My flower cluster consists out of Petaloo Teastained Cream Dahlias, Green Tara Antique Pink Azaleas, and Green Tara mini roses,  I've also added some fussy cut flowers and leaves as well as small pieces of Dusty Attic 'Wrought Iron Fence Border' into my clusters
 I have used a beautiful chopboard title from 2Crafty.
The background was prepared using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Art Is' template with Golden Light Molding Paste.  I like how subtle it is.
I love the Scrapmatts 'Lamps 11' chipboard... it created just the right 'atmosphere' that I was after.  All that was left to do was to add a few pieces of Green Tara lace and I was done with this one. :)
The following layout futures my beautiful girl again. So easy when you've got a gorgeous subject. xx
  
My flower clusters consist out of Green Tara 'Fantasy blooms', 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard and I've also added some  Blue Fern 'Shabby Brick Bits' chipboard that I covered in one layer of gesso.
A sweet little tag from the collection featuring a butterly and some natural twine.
Two more flower clusters and a bit of Green Tara lace.
My third layout featuring my daughter, my mum and myself.  Very special times. :)
I've created some texture on my background using a Prima stencil and Golden Light Molding Paste.
My title is from the Dusty Attic 'Mini Captions #3' chipboard set. I have heat-embossed it using Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.  
My clusters feature Prima flowers, Green Tara leaves and mini roses, as well as Blue Fern 'Chelsea Vines' which I coloured up using Luminartes Silks Acrylics Glazes.
 
I have also added some of the Blue Fern 'Jeweled Page Dangles' chipboard which I heat-embossed using the Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby White' embossing powder.
The piece of chippie under the photo is the 2 Crafty 'Formal Flourish 3' which was also heat-embossed using Stampendous Frantage Shabby Pink' embossing powder.
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I also made 3 cards with the left-over papers and tags.  The sentiment on the first one was cut using a Elizabeth Craft 'Thank You' die.  I finished it off using natural twine, Green Tara mini roses and Tim Holtz Distress ink.
I tried to create a patchwork effect on my second card. I added a sentiment using the Elizabeth Craft 'Happy Birthday' die, and also added natural twine, Green Tara mini roses, charms and a button.
The last card was pretty simple as I used one of the tags as my main element and just add a  Green Tara mini rose and natural twine.  I distressed the edges of the background paper before adding a piece of Green Tara lace. The sentiment was stamped using the Hero Arts 'It's your Day' stamp set before adding it the background paper.
Phew! What a massive post. I hope you could make it to the end.  If you did, I have to congratulate and thank you for your endurance! I really appreciate your support and hope that I could inspire you in some or other way.
Hope to see you soon on the www. Have a fabulous day!

M xox

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there scrappy people. Today I want to share my October DT work for The Scrapbook Store with you.  I was lucky enough to work with the gorgeous new Ultimate Crafts 'Australiana' collection.  This collection was ideal for my local travel photos and all those country shots we always take.
Here is my first layout. The photo was taken on the way between Perth and Kalgoorlie earlier this year. 
I used a chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'.  I painted it in dark brown and then heat embossed it randomly using gold embossing powder.  The white flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers in the range. The other flowers are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.
I added some corrugated cardstock to add to the rustic feeling. ;)
And a vintage clock charm and some twine to round things off.
I've also coloured up some Dusty Attic 'mini dragonflies' with my Distress markers.
My next layout has a bit more colour to it.  This was the first holiday home we rented in Margaret River 10 years ago when my parents came to visit us.  It really was the perfect 'little' house and we still think very fondly of this holiday.  All the background stenciling were done using the gorgeous new Crafters Workshop 'mini Tuscan Wall' stencil, designed by the very talented Gabrielle Pollacco.
The bigger flowers in the cluster are Kaisercraft paper blooms and the little ones are from Petaloo and Green Tara mini roses.  I've added another chipboard flourish from the 2Crafty 'Flourish Adornment Set 1'
This beautiful corner piece is Dusty Attic 'Floral Corners' chipboard.  I coloured it up using my Luminarte 'Silks' paints and then added a few more Petaloo blooms and Green Tara mini roses.
For my title, I inked up a mini WOW chipboard word and added some stickers from my stash.

For my last layout I used photos of an old rusted car we discovered on a recent road trip.
I used another new Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Mini Organic Matter mask', also designed by Gabrielle Pollacco (one clever lady I'd say).  This time I teamed my stencil up with Prima 'Copper Crackle' Texture paste.  I lightly sprayed my piece of background paper with water and crumpled it up.  Once it dried, I just smoothed it out and inked the bumps and edges for some instant rustic texture. :)

Some corrugated card and an old car I cut from one of the patterned papers.
Some Petaloo blooms again and this time teamed up with Dusty Attic 'Foliage #3' chipboard.
I just love the old fuel pump to the right of the car that says 'Last Fill'. :)
I hope you made it through the whole post.  It seems to be my thing lately to leave everything for one post.  If you are here, I thank you for visiting and for any comments you might leave. It's always very appreciated.
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Layout for Blue Fern Studios' October Sketch Challenge

Hi there scrappy friends. I really love the October sketch on the Blue Fern Studios blog this month, so decided to play along. Here is the awesome sketch.
And here is my layout using the awesome Blue Fern 'Frolic' collection.  The 3 frames around my photos were cut from the 'Amoroso' sheet from the collection.  The photos are of my daughter's 3rd birthday party in 1998.  Oh, how I miss those days... xx
I decided to use 3 photos instead of one, but otherwise I pretty much stuck to the sketch (I think).
I have used Blue Fern chipboard 'Grid pieces' under my photos and the butterfly and bird were cut from one of the patterned papers from this collection.
The word 'Precious' was cut from one of the patterned papers in the collection too and the little resin angel was from an older Prima release.
And finally, my 'little Angel' chipboard title... also from Blue Fern Studios. :)
All products used to create this layout are available from The Scrapbook Store

Well, I hope you like my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Thank you so much for popping by my blog today.  I always appreciate it.
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone. I have one BIG post today to share what I've done for The Scrapbook Store during September.  I loved working with the new 7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' collection.  The earthy colours of this range was right up my street as I was dying to use some photos that I knew would fit perfectly.  For my first layout I used a photo that my hubby took of the Richmond Bridge, during out recent holiday to Tasmania.  It was built in 1823 and is the oldest bridge in Australia that is still in use today.
I have layered lots of tags from the tag sheet here.  More layers were added using Blue Fern 'Rock Wall Bits' chipboard, 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard, Petaloo blooms, Green Tara mini roses, together with plasterer's tape and some stamping.
For the next layout I used photos of a place very dear to my heart... the farm where I grew up.  It's been in the family for many generations and my brother and his family currently lives there.  I've backed my photos with pieces from the 'Sticky Notes' pattern paper and added a few tags. 
The windmill has been in my stash for quite some time waiting for the right layout. :)  I think it's from Kaisercraft.  I've given it a few layers of paint to give it a rusty effect.
The arrows and tickets are all from the Die Cut Sheet and the word strips from the Word Stickers Sheet.
 I've added some texture to my background using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chickenwire Reversed' template with texture paste.
The fence and leaves have also been in my stash for a while. I've teamed it up with some Petaloo blooms, Prima flowers and Green Tara mini roses.  
 The hearts are from the Die Cut Sheet too.
 I've also made a card with some of the left overs. :)
 A close up to show some of the layers.
My last layout is of hubby and I at a concert in Kings Park about a year ago.  It was such a great evening and the weather was perfect.  I love the 'Typewriter' pattern paper with all the sums and number words.  In this case 1 + 1 = 2 made perfect sense. :) 
I've used a variety of stamps on my background and added a few strips of washi tape. 
 The Blue Fern Studios 'Grid Pieces' worked perfectly here.
I've added texture to the background using various parts of the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Specimens' stencil with texture paste.  After drying I then highlighted the designs using Luminarte 'Sunflower' H2o.
 The title is one of the 2 Crafty 'Selfie Word pack'.
 A few Petaloo blooms for the final layer. :)
Phew! I'm exhausted. Lol! I always plan to do more regular shorter posts, but I seem to run out of time and then this is what you get.  I hope I could inspire you in some way to give this collection a try. 
That's my bit for today.  Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the warmer Spring weather (if you live in the southern hemisphere). 
Until next time.
M xox