Thursday, December 19, 2013

Scrap the Boys - All I Want For Christmas

The challenge for December at Scrap the Boys is a quote - All I Want For Christmas - I went a little bit out of the box because I wanted to use this photo and non traditional coloured background.
and now for a close-up
There's a lot of mixed media here including gesso, stamping and inking or spraying with the fabulous Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Dylusions sprays.  I've also used an Imaginarium Chicken Wire Chipboard - cut into pieces.  There's also some dry wall tape, washi tape, Kaisercraft and Prima Stamps and a Crafter's Warehouse Stencil.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Meg's Garden Christmas Album Post

This is my last DT post for Meg's Garden and if you haven't been to visit her blog you'll be missing out on some gorgeous vintage papers to play with.
This is quite a long post so thanks for looking.
Memory File Folder Album (my own version with measurements in inches)
You’ll need four (4) A4 Manilla Folders
Co-ordinating cardstock OR extra manilla folder

Cut each to folder to 8 ½ ” on open side and 6 ¼ ” on the fold side then score at 1” from fold side so it opens more easily and fits into the hinge.
For the hinge cut a piece of cardstock or manilla folder to 8” X 6 ¼ ”
Score at 1” all the way along the 8” length.
Fold in a concertina fashion.  Fit the first file folder into the first valley of the concertina fold.  Repeat with the other three folders.  See tape position in the photo.
Tape the bottom and sides of the folder that will glue to the second folder and the open top will form a pocket for tag or smaller page.
Cover each side with your choice of patterned paper before creating and affixing the spine. To make the spine cut a piece of co-ordinating cardstock to 6 ¼ ” X 3”.  Score on long side at 1” then flip and score opposite side at 1”, this will give you a  ¼ ”spine.
Decorate the memory file as desired.
For the tags or smaller pages that fit into the pockets cut cardstock to 6” X 4 ½” then cover both sides with patterned paper and decorate as desired.  I used a spellbinders die cut in half for the tabs and adhered them to the top of the smaller page but in hind sight I would have adhered before adding the patterned paper ie.  Adhere over the top of the tab.
Products Used:
Vintage Christmas – mini - S110
Oh Christmas Tree - P6327
A Berry Merry Christmas - P6324
Christmas Decorations - P6360
Christmas Flowers - P6362
Christmas Cherries - P6363
Christmas Roses - P6364
Holly & Poinsettia - P1815
Vintage Christmas 6 – ATC04
Lace – L28970
Green Holly, Silver Leaf Flakes
Pearl String
Round Silver Diamante Trim – RBY28Vintage Beauty Charm

Stampin’ Up!  ink, patterned paper and stamps
Spellbinders Nesting Frame
Liquid Pearls

If you pop over to Meg's Garden you can see the rest of the project with tags included, lots of room for photos in this little album.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scrap Friends - Family

There's a fabulous Sketch Challenge over at Scrap Friends so I thought I'd play along as I haven't been there for a while and they do have good challenges.  here's my take on the December Sketch.
I used:
Kaisercraft Basecoat Paper and Film Strip Border Stamp
Charms Creations Runner
Prima Circle Stitch Stamp
Green Tara Washi Tape
The Greatest View Peacock Feather Flair
Heidi Swapp Hearts and Color Shine Sprays
Heidi Swapp Dots Stencil
Dylusions Black Ink
Assorted Alphas
Creative Memories Circle Template
Here's the Sketch:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

UmWowStudio - A day in the sun

I created this page while Skype scrapping with three wonderful scrappy friends, we had such a lot of fun creating blindly from one another because we could only hear each other, couldn't see what we were producing. 
We did however have a great sketch chosen for us to follow and it came from UmWowStudio.

Here's the sketch.
I've used paper I won from a lady in Greece along with Heidi Swapp Color shine, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays, Sequins, Stampin' Up! paper, washi tape, american Craft Thickers Alpha and  Basic Grey Alpha.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Make Pretty Stuff Downunder

I made these cards to go into our little folder from the technique class that Heidi Swapp taught - these gorgeous little ones are my six grandchildren either in hospital or soon after.

Scrapbooking Top 50 - Week 8

The last challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 was to use the Inspirational Pictures and I landed on White Way where you have to use whitewash, washi tape and fabric.  I really wanted a snowy picture to cover the whitewash element and I was lucky enough to be given permission to use a photo from a scrappy friend - do you recognise the two precious little ones?  I've used washi tape behind the photo and I made the larger flowers from some cheesecloth fabric.
To make the flowers I used the concertina method and tied them in the centre with a sheer ribbon before opening them out and stitching the two edges together.
A huge thank you to Kelly Foster for the use of the photo.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pixels and Paper Challenge

I discovered that I could combine with another challenge at Pixels and Paper and as I've just completed my Memory File on our chickens 'Itchy & Scratchy' decided to enter it in the November photo inspiration challenge.  I was inspired by the photo as it suited my file that includes photos of my grandson's involvement with the chickens. 
I wont post all photos on this post but you can see them HERE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Heidi Swapp Wrap Up Challenge

The challenge was to use up the leftovers from our amazing event with Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress. 
I used the 'Believe' paper range and left over ephemera from the other projects. My project was time consuming because I didn't have a memory file so I made my own templates from the ones we used of Heidi's. 
I also needed to make the paper fit so there was a lot of gluing of the patterned papers onto manilla folders that I used as a base. 
Can you believe I have 34 photos in this memory file, it's amazing how many will fit with all the added photo stacks that Heidi and Kim taught us to make. 

I think I'm hooked on these memory files.

I haven't added all the interactive photo stacks but you get the idea.  
Thanks for staying for this long winded post both with photos and text.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 5 - Week 7 Quotes

Week 7 and I rolled a 3 so it was off to Family Close and the challenge for this week was  to use hearts and include the quote - FAMILY, we live, we laugh, we play, we love.  
Here's my layout with four of my grandchildren having some summer fun in the backyard pool.

Materials Used:
Heidi Swapp Template
Bo Bunny Patterned Papers and alphas
Dylusions Stamps
Freckled Fawn Tiny Wooden Hearts
American Craft thickers alphas
Basic Grey alphas
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray
Dylusions Ink Spray

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Scrap our Stash - Five Years On

This month over at Scrap Our Stash they have a great challenge where you get to use some of those 6X6 pads of patterned paper.

Materials used:
Kaisercraft 6X6 Nan's Favourite Collection Patterned Paper
Studio Calico Arrowhead Wood Veneers X 6
The Trinket Track Hearts
Tiny Doily from Charms Creations
Flair by Shopevalicious
Maya Road Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Teresa Collins Alpha

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meg's Garden Christmas Gift Boxes

These are for my Design Team commitment at Meg's Garden, 
hope you get to make some in time for Christmas
You can view all the beautiful Christmas papers and embellishments at Meg's Garden. 

Meg’s Garden Products: 

Christmas Plaid – P6365

Holly & Poinsettia – P1815

Vintage Christmas – mini –S110

Round Glass Ornament Stamp - LB1358

Cornsilk Blooms - da806 
Green Holly
Other Products Used:
Faber Castell Gelatos
Stampin’ Up! Vintage Brad, Ink and Cardstock
Prima Marketing Chalk Ink
Quik Kutz Nesting Doily Die
Alison Ellis Design Glitter
Kaisercraft Mini Roses
D-Lish Scraps Leaves
Green Tara Lace Flower
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Crossgrain Ribbon, Sequins and Micro Beads - Retail - Wholesale

Scrapbooking Top 50 - This lady is my Ma

Week 6 is Products and I landed on Chipboard Cul de Sac where I had to use
chipboard, inks & mists and resin.
 Materials Used:
Dusty Attic Blossom and Corner Chipboard
The Crafter's Warehouse Brick Stencil
Ranger mesh stamp, Perfect Pearls & Distress Ink
Kaisercraft rub-ons
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Ink
Dylusions Ink Spray
Versa Color Inks
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 - Celebrate Turning 18

Over at I landed on Banner Boulevard in Week 5 and it was to use a sketch and twine.
Materials Used:
A paper collection pack I picked up at our local Aldi store with the addition of some Kaisercraft products, the butterflies from a collectable range, the veneer heart to the left of the photo, some Liquid Pearls and some washi tape.  The background is a Heidi Swapp stencil with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray.  I also used a Martha Stewart Border punch around the edge.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sketchbook 365 - Itchy & Scratchy

The challenge at sketchbook365 is a fabulous sketch which I used on an A4 size layout, it's of our curious chickens, I just love them because they have such quirky personalities.  They found their way down the side of the house and discovered if they tap on the window someone will come to say hello to them - very cute!!!
For the background I've used The Crafter's Warehouse chicken wire stencil with a distressed brick stamp from Ranger Dylusions stamps.  
The paper is from Kaisercraft and the alpha is American Crafts.
Now for the fabulous sketch:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly - Our Holiday Selfie

Week 4 was techniques and I landed on 'Cutters Close' which meant fussy cutting as a feature and to use leaves so I fussy cut some leaves!!!  
I've used some older Stampin' Up! papers and a Crafter's Workshop stencil followed by a spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang starbursts.  There's also a few metal embellishments with a Green Tara Flower and some tiny Hooked on Craft flowers and lastly an Evalicious Flair.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

13@rts Brand New Products

I would so love to win some of these fabulous products from 13@rts and my favourite (we could only choose one and do you know how hard that is because I love stencils and sprays) is the paper collection pictured here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Scrap the Boys (It's a Sign of the Times)

The challenge for Scrap the Boys is to use Blue & Green.

Products Used:
Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Dusty Attic Chipboard Cogs
kaisercraft Large Brad, Pearls, Journal Tickets, Tiny Alpha
Metal Key and Trinket
Metal Flowers
Prima Dark Blue Flower
Memento Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos

Monday, October 28, 2013

Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly - Beside the Yarra River

It's Week 3 - Colours Challenge and I drew the Chance card so could choose the  a colour set and use a polaroid frame or film strip - I used both on this layout.
I've used an older paper range I had in my stash along with some older Kaisercraft Collectable Die Cuts and rhinestones.  The butterflies are a spellbinders die and the sequin one (top left) was in the Scrapbooking Top 50 kit.
I had the net and other ribbons in my stash and I dragged out my Xyron machine to cut the alpha letters.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Couple of Cards

I made these two cards for my grandsons' birthday's this year, just thought I 'd share as they were quite simple to make and the look is effective.  The first one is a gorgeous stencil that I used with texture paste and the second is also a stencil used with gel medium and then a mixed media centre, something I was playing with and thought 'why waste it' so I made a card.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scrap Around the World (Friends)

Scrap Around the World have a lovely mood board and a sketch, if you wish to use it, for their October challenge.  You can visit HERE and they have some lovely prizes to share. 
Here's my interpretation, I loved the chevrons on the cushion, the spots on the cups and the softness of the colours.  I did use the sketch and tried to stick fairly close to it.

and now the mood board and sketch

Products Used:
Amy Tangerine 'Yes Please' patterned paper collection
Dear Lizzy Alpha
My Favourite Things Chevron Stamp
Memento Ink
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink
Kaisercraft Pearl Bling and Circle Stencil
The Trinket Track Spotted Button, Pearl Flower Centres
Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Sprays
Dylusions Ink Spray
Washi Tape
Sharpie Fine Black Pen
Butterflies from stash

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 2: Styles - Ink, Newsprint, Doily

This is my submission for Week 2 - Styles over at Scrapbooking Top 50. I landed on 'chance' and chose 'Media Mall' with a polaroid frame. I've used ink on a stencil on the background (very subtle) and all around the distressed edges as well as a sentiment on the lower part of the polaroid frame. The newsprint is on a background doily and the heart from the kit. The doily is on the background as a mat with an additional two cut from a die.

Products are: Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary patterned paper collection with items from the Scrapbooking Top 50 Monopoly kit and those gorgeous little flowers 
are from The Trinket Track
The colours are not showing up well on my laptop so I hope you can see better than me.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meg's Garden - Reverse Canvas

This is a reverse canvas I did for my turn as Design Team member at Meg's Garden

To see more details head over to  Meg's Garden blog

Meg’ Garden Products:

Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue - P6346 
Cornsilk Blooms - da806
Vintage Beauty Pack 
Lace - 3cm white - L2853
Flower silver trim - RBY45 

Other Products Used:

Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Pale Green
Tattered Angels Glimmermist –  Latte, Electric Blue, Meadow Green
Versa Color Ink – Old Rose, Atlantic, Mint
Bridal Veil Tulle - Retail - Wholesale

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sassy Scrapper (love)

This month at Sassy Scrapper the challenge is to scrap lift one of their Design Team's layouts.  I went to Shell Carman's blog and scraplifted her layout called Beautiful Girl.
Here's my interpretation.
and a collage of some close-ups.
The paper range is from Kaisercraft called Forget me Not and the flourish, stamp and bird cage are also from Kaisercraft.  The flowers and zipper fastener are from Prima and the cream leaves are Hooked on Craft while the little wood veneer bird is from Studio Calico.  I've used On the background I've used a Crafter's Workshop Stencil with texture paste.
Here's the layout I scraplifted.

A2Z Scraplets (Roses)

If you haven't seen the products at A2Z Scraplets you can see them HERE, you can also see the October Sketch Challenge here

I've used a DCWV Paper pack, Green Tara flowers, and old alpha I had in my stash and to that I applied a coat of Liquid Pearls, the butterflies are from A2Z Scraplets and they've been gessoed, stamped, inked and been finished with a coat of Dimensional Magic for the shine.
I've also used some collectables from Kaisercraft, a Making Memories Journal block, a Stampin' Up! border punch and a couple of veneer butterflies, oh and the stamp on the butterflies is a new one I got yesterday, it's from a Tim Holtz collection by Ranger.

Chantal's New Shop

Chantal has some great news!  Her new store will be open for sales on the 1st November, 2013!  That's less than 3 weeks away!
So to celebrate, she's having a big giveaway!  All you have to do to be in for the draw is;

1 entry:     Make a comment on her blog!
2 entries: Put her button on your side bar! :)
3 entries: Post about this news on your blog and/or fb! :)
Then let Chantal know what you've done in her comments section. Easy!  
The more you do, the greater the chance of winning!

Chantal's news can be found HERE

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Week 1:Trends (Glitter, Paints & Stars)

This is the first week of challenges over at Scrapbooking Top 50 and the number I picked came up with Glitter, Paints & Stars and here's my interpretation. 

My glitter is Kindy Glitz and its applied around the edges of all the stars that were cut using the Spellbinders die and the paint has been brushed lightly behind the stars.  
I've also used a couple of Kaisercraft stamps, some stitched borders and some loose threads.
The gorgeous flair is from D-Lish Scraps.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

D-Lish Scraps (Look at Me)

D-Lish Scraps have a fabulous fluoro inspiration board for the challenge this month 
and I was inspired by the fabulous colours.  
The layout is of my youngest grandson taken in my back garden.

I just love the little puffy alphas I had in my stash, I've had them for ages and I think they were meant for this fun layout.  The paint I used was from a Riot store and it's only a children's set of tiny tubs of paint, perfect for a project like this one.  
I also used the 'Just Add Paper' kit from D-Lish Scraps, it had so many beautiful bits and pieces including the sequins, fluoro dots, speech bubbles and that fabulous washi tape.
The stencil is from a2z scraplets and I doodles around it with a sharpie pen and the background stamp is from Kaisercraft.

You also have the option of using the fabulous sketch.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Get Creative Card Challenge

Irini's challenge at Get Creative was to use layers and after a Skype Scrap session with two of my scrappy friends, one from the other side of the world and one in my own Aus, this is what I came up with, hope you like it, we had such fun chatting and scrapping and hope to do it again soon.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Background Paper in Previous Post

A quick post to let you know the brand of my background paper in the previous post CSI #90.

It was Prima Marketing Sunrise - Sunset collection - Celsius  #960018 by Finnabair, I'm sorry I don't remember how old it is.

I found this on Finnabair's blog, she's used the paper mentioned above.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CSI #90 (You Make Me Happy)

My entry for the challenge at CSI, I haven't entered for a while now and wanted to challenge my self to use the colours for this one.  If you want to see what the team have created or you want to join in with one of their challenges why not pop over to the above link and get inspired.

My Scheme:
I've used all colours
My Evidence:
I've used a few on the list:  the cat, a heart, polka dots, tie something and two alphas
My Testimony:
I've written a diary entry on behalf of the cat.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

D-Lish Scraps (It's Home)

This month over at D-Lish Scraps they had a fabulous mood board, pictured below my interpretation of the colours and the sketch.

I decided to do an A4 size and start an album of things in the garden and around the home.
And now the Mood Board and Sketch.
I had such fun using my new gelatos, the colours are amazing.  I used the background of this resist paper for the squares but they appear as diagonals here.
I've also used some of my favourite D-Lish trinkets and a stamp set that came free with a magazine some time ago. 
I'm having trouble making my pages flat after using water and also some glues on the layout.