Saturday, September 29, 2012

Good company...

A big hello out there...and a huge welcome to all my new followers :)
There's just a day & a bit before my giveaway ends...you can find the details HERE

It's Saturday afternoon & all housework is done, so I settled in for some afternoon scrapping!

I seen the latest sketch over at Creative Scrappers & was really inspired by it...it's such a great classic sketch - sketch #227

I have turned it 90deg anti clockwise to come up with this...


Using Basic Grey - Clippings, that I bought as a kit from Paper Stories quite a few months ago.

Can you believe it.... not a flower in sight!!!  LOL
I felt that I'd kind of forgotten how to scrap without flowers...but surprisingly, this all came together really quickly :)

I've used a couple of 2crafty chipboard cogs & a Lil' Red Rocket bug button in my cluster
 
 
And some more 2crafty stars that have been covered in washi tape
 
  
I love this Clippings garland...that comes with the stitching holding it all together.
 
 
And some more journaling with a few of the banner stickers from the Clippings sticker sheet.
 
 
That's all from me for now, until next time...enjoy your weekend, where ever you are in this big wide world :) xx
 

Friday, September 28, 2012

My Minds Eye - Make it work

Hi everyone...happy friday...and yay that we get to have a long weekend :)

For my giveaway that's ending in a few days time, please go HERE

Over on the My Minds Eye blog, the September challenge is a "Make it work" challenge....to create a layout & card that go together...as a pair.  Either using the same design elements, or the same products.

I've created my card & layout using My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine from my September DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.

I really LOVE this range of papers, and I think they have jumped to the top of my list of favourite MME range...ever!  The colours & patterns are just so fresh & so so easy to work with.

So anyways...here is my layout & card....

 
 
And the layout on it's own....
 
 
 
 
My cluster that includes the MME  crochet doily that I altered & made into 2 pieces...along with a 2crafty chipboard Flower Spurt, Lil'  Red Rocket button, TSS mulberry paper rose, MHC flower & stamped leaves.
 
 Here is the 2nd piece from the MME Sunshine crochet doily...and another 2crafty chipboard butterfly.
 
 And my card....
 
 
Using the "So happy together"  diecut as my top layer, with 2 of the banners & other pieces cut from the "Hello greetings"  paper, with another Lil'  Red Rocket button.
 
 
Thanks so much for dropping by...and thanks also to MME for such a great challenge!
Enjoy your long weekend for those who are getting it :) xx
 
 
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Products Used:
My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Together Chevron Paper
My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangarine - Wonderful Word Stickers
Kaisercraft leaf stamp

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just a little reminder....

.....about my giveaway that is open until 30th September (AEST)

This is the first giveway....



Including some 2crafty chipboard & a MFT rolled mum die

And the second giveaway....



Which also includes an MFT rolled mum die, some more 2crafty chipboard & a Kaisercraft bubblewrap stamp.

You can find all the details HERE...including the linky tool to add your name :)
So hop to it...only a few days left....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

One more layout for The Scrapbook Store...

Hi everyone, happy Sunday!

For my giveaway, please go HERE

I'm back to share another layout using my Sept DT kit from The Scrapbook Store - featuring Teresa Collins "Tell your story" range.  This has been such a fun range to work with...I really love the colours & patterns that it has.  If you're wanting needing to get yourself some of this fab range, you can find it all HERE.

Ok, on with the layout. 
I have been eagerly waiting for 15th September, which is when Sketchabilities started back after a bit of a break over the Canadian summer.  I really love Karan's sketches & couldn't wait to start playing along :)

So here is my layout based on the latest sketch, #75

 
 
And the sketch....
 
 
 
 And now for some closeups...
 
 
A few Prima & Manor House flowers mixed in with some buttons & doily piece..and you can see a bit of the CW Chickenwire template work using gesso & then a light spray of GM.
 
 
 And some stickers from the "Tell your Story" stickers sheet...along with a few of the tickets that come in a 12" length in the Die cut border strips pack, to create a bit of a banner
 
 
 Some more Prima & TSS paper flower with some more buttons...and you can also see the twine that I've twisted together for the top of the banner.
 
 
 MH flower, resin flower & Heidi Swapp puffy button with a few stickers from the TYS sticker sheet...plus a piece from one of the Die cut border strips
 
 
And my title & journaling
 
Pic is from our cruise a few years ago (yep, I'm still slowly scrapping them...not sure that I'll ever get thru them all though!)....as we arrived at The Isle of Pines...this is one of the photos taken by the ships photographer....that you then pay a fortune for!! lol
 
That's it for now....thanks so much for dropping by & for leaving me your wonderful comments (they really do put a smile on my dial :)......enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps! xx
 
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Products used:
Twine
Buttons
Heidi Swapp - Puffy buttons
Resin flower
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Sweetest Thing ....


**If you'd like to enter my giveaway (still 10 more days to go)....please go HERE
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Hello there everyone...thanks so much for dropping by today :)
I'm here to share another layout using MME - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine, from my September DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.

My layout is based on the September sketch at Get Creative....

 
  I've hand cut a heap of strips from the Happy Woodsy & Together Chevron papers to form the circle in the sketch.
 
 
For my cluster I've used one of the gorgeous Sunshine crochet doilies, TSS Mulberry paper rose, Kaisercraft & Manorhouse Creations flower, a Lil' Red Rocket spotted yellow button, & some stamped leaves (I seem to be using these alot lately).
 
 
And here I've cut some of the word banners from the Hello Greetings paper
 
 
And also some of the shaped pieces that I've tucked in behind my photo.
 
 
 
The photo was taken earlier this month...out in one of the local canola fields.
DS was partnering a girl in a Debutante Ball, so we took advantage of us all being dressed up & got a few family shots as well :)
 
Hope everyone has had a beaut week...until next time, happy scrapping! xx
 
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Products used:
My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Together Chevron paper
Kaisercraft stamped leaves
Mr Hueys spray ink - Calico White
Date stamp
 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Some more Tell your story...

***  For my giveaway....please go HERE


Good morning scrappers -or evening, afternoon etc...wherever you may be in this big wide world of scrapping :)

I'm back to share another layout created using my September DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I received 2 different ranges in this months kit, so this layout is using Teresa Collins "Tell your Story".  The colours in this range are just amazing & look totally awesome together.

My layout was created for the September sketch at C'est Magnifique....

 
 here is the sketch...
 
 
 
And some close ups....
 
For my cluster I've used some of the new TSS flowers, as well as a Prima flower...a Lil' Red Rocket orange spotty button, some stamped leaves & 2 pieces of 2crafty chipboard - Heidi's Vines 
 
 
 I've inked & painted the Heidi's Vines in orange, teal & white.
 
 
My background I've lightly misted with Trunk Bay Glimmermist & also used my new CW template - 6x6 Paint lids with some Kaisercraft paints. 
 
 
Pics are from our cruise a few years ago, and are of one of the locals doing a traditional welcome dance as we arrived at the Isle of Pines :)
 
 
Okie dokies...that's all I have for now peeps, thanks for dropping by & enjoy the rest of your weekend :)  xx
 
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Products Used:
Lil' Red Rocket - Orange spotty button
Kasiercraft stamped leaves
Echo Park alpha stickers
Kaisercraft paints - Orange & Spearmint
Versacolor Ink - Cinamon
Button
Machine Sewing
Gesso
 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MME - The Sweetest Thing

Hi there fellow scrappers, how is everyone today?

If you'd like to enter my giveaway, please go HERE


Today I'm sharing a layout using my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store - using My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine.

These papers are utterly gorgeous...and really, they don't need much work to make a layout look good!

My layout is for sketch # 225 over at Creative Scrappers


I've used Happy Sunny paper for my background & then pieces of Happy Woodsy, Hello Greetings, Hello Wishes & Together Chevron paper.

And this is the sketch ....that I have rotated 90 deg anti clockwise





In my cluster I've used one of the many new flower ranges to The Scrapbook Store - a 5cm Mulberry Paper Rose...plus a Manor House flower, Kaisercraft blooms, MME Sunshine Crochet Doily (that I cut up to get 2 pieces), a Lil' Red Rocket checkered button & paper doilies, some stamped leaves....and some 2crafty chipboard - Flower Spurts & Butterfly frame (a more detailed list, including links, is listed at the bottom of this post)


The techniques I've used on the chipboard was I first gave a couple of coats of gesso, then dabbed on some texture paste...once that was dry, I painted on some Oriental Poppy Glimmermist using a dabbing effect.


A close up of the 2crafty Flower Spurt


















Photo is of my Mum & Dad, and my Brother & I, taken on Fathers Day last year :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by & check out my work.  My apologies that I haven't
been over to visit you all lately...I really don't know where my time is disappearing to!  But hopefully I'll find some time in the next few days to come visit!
Enjoy the rest of your day :)  xx

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Products Used:
My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine - Together Chevron Paper
Kaisercraft leaf stamp
Echo Park Brad
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Oriental Poppy
Flourish with a Bling - Pearls
Button
Gesso
Texture Paste
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2crafty shares....

Hi everyone..and a huge welcome to my new followers!

If you'd like to enter my giveaway that's running until the end of September, please go HERE

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You'll probably remember a few posts back where I shared some sneak peeks of the layouts I created for my September blog post over on the 2crafty blog.

Well, I can now reveal both layouts in full here on my own blog :)


"A vision of beauty"
I've used 2 pieces of 2crafty chipboard for this layout....The main piece being the stunning Twiggy Branch piece, and also a gorgeous Delicate Butterfly.

 
 

More closeup detail on the Twiggy Branch


 
A closeup of the beautiful Delicate Butterfly




And here's a close up of the whole branch.
 
 

Ok, next up ........ "We are Family"
 
I've used 3 different 2crafty chipboard pieces for this one....Cartia's Swirl at the bottom of my photo, a Damask piece on the top of my cluster & a Tiny Kathleen's frame that I've cut in 2 pieces & placed side by side at the top of my layout.
  

 Cartia's Swirl



Damask poking out the top of my cluster
 
 
And the Tiny Kathleen frame that I cut in 2.


















So there you have it....& just in cased you missed my post over on the 2crafty blog...you can check it out HERE & you can also see the different techniques that I've used to my chipboard pieces.

Thanks so much for dropping by...I'm hoping to be back soon with some new creations :)  xx



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teresa Collins - Tell your story...


Hello again fellow scrappers, I hope everyone is well :)
If you're wanting to enter my giveaway, please go HERE

This month my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store contained 2 fabulous ranges! 
Teresa Collins - Tell your Story....and My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine!

The first layout I've created is using Teresa Collins "Tell your Story", and my layout is for Sketch #174 @ Skissedilla


The colours in this range are fabulous...they're so fun & vibrant & go together so well! 
I love them <3.  To create my background on the reverse side of the Flowers PP, I've used my new CW Mini Hexagons template using both Orange & Spearmint acrylic paints mixed with texture paste...then I've misted over it with Mr Huey's Calico White.  (A more detailed list of products used is listed at the end of this post)













In my cluster I've used a few of the new flowers to The Scrapbook Store - the main flower is the 5cm Apricot Mulberry Paper Rose and the smaller 2 are the 2.5cm Aqua Cherry Blossoms.
There are a heap more of sizes, colours & varieties in store & you can check them out HERE ....they really are great value for money!

Also tucked into my cluster is an ultra gorgeous love bird button from Lil' Red Rocket <3



And here you can see the beautiful Celia's Flourish Frame from 2Crafty that I've simply painted in Spearmint Acrylic paint & then wiped some Gesso here & there with my finger.
 
You can also see some of the Die Cut Border Strips from the TC range in under the CB frame....these are so quick & easy to work with...& look great :) 
 
  
And a close up of a few of the butterflies cut from the Butterfly PP
 
  
 
Well, that's all I have for now....but will be back sometime soon with my next creation from my DT kit ....possibly using MME - Tangerine!
 
Until next time...happy scrapping & thanks for dropping by xx
 
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Products used:
Kaisercraft - Orange & Spearmint Acrylic Paint
Mr Huey's Mist - Calico White
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Trunk Bay & Oriental Poppy
American Crafts Thickers
Buttons
Crochet Doiley

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