Monday, September 23, 2013

My last projects as guest designer for The Scrapbook Store

Hi there peeps.... welcome :)

As busy (and sick) as I have been, I've managed 2 more cards using FabScraps Wild at Heart range from The Scrapbook Store.

These 2 are very different from my last 3 masculine cards....they're much more prettier!

Using leftover pieces of Surfing Wild 1 & 2 papers
along with a few bits n bobs from my stash...including some punched hearts & diecut doily
A close up of my little cluster

The same papers were used for this one....and again, a few flowers,
leaves & diecut from my stash.


Okie doke....that finishes me up for my guest designing this month.
Thanks so much to Suzanne for having's been fun :))))
Well, I'm almost there....just a few days to go and I'm off on my o/s trip :))) 
So, things will be a little quiet here on my blog over the next few weeks until I return.
And then when I'm back....hopefully I'll be all inspired to scrap with lots of new pics!
Until then....take care & happy scrapping!  xx

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3 more cards as Sept Guest Designer for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone, 

Things have been a little hectic around here of late - just over a week to go before I'm heading off on my big trip!!!  So I've been busy organising all those last minute things, plus I've been sick, which has slowed me up a bit!!  grrrrr.  I have managed a little bit of scrapping though, in the form of some cards.

So here's a little of what I've been up to using FabScraps "Wild at Heart" for The Scrapbook Store..

This card will be for my dads next birthday....he'll be turning the big 80!!!
Using the Wild Ride papers, with some mesh tape & one of the Finnabair Mechanical cogs.

I pulled out my old Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and have covered one using mesh tape, before adding the metal cog on top


Plus we're having a 21st next year as's a big year for major milestones in our family next year....we also have a 25th as well.  This one will be for my sons 21st.
Using a mix of Wild Ride & Skating Wild papers & the FabScraps chipboard guitar.

Again, I've covered the guitar using the Tim Holtz Distress Glitter (Pumice Stone), and I've also added a few canvas resist cogs from my stash.

This one was a fairly simple adding one of the pockets & tags from the die cut set...too easy!

And the final card in this set....again using the Wild Ride papers.

I simply cut the bike dude from the Die Cut set & stuck him down on a few layers of PP & kraft CS with some foam dots...and wrapped some twine around the CS, and that was it.
Not sure who/what this one will be for, so I've left it without a sentiment at this stage.
ok, so that's it from me for now.
I have a few more cards in mind, so I'll be back some time soon with those.
My apologies for not doing much visiting to everyone's blogs of late.
It may be a while before I get back into the swing of things...probably when I'm back from o/s and hopefully not soo busy!.....and sick :-/
Thanks so much for dropping by....xx
Products used:
Prima - Resist Canvas - Clocks, Gears & Keys
American Crafts - Thickers
Carolees Creations alpha stickers
Bazzill Cardstocks
Mesh Tape
Distress Ink

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Scrap Africa - Guest Designer - Challenge # 21

Hello there scrappers, a big welcome to my blog today.
Challenge # is now live over on the Scrap Africa blog......and the challenge is to use Washi tape & twine....easy peasy, eh....and fun!!
So here is my take on the challenge...

Using some more of those fairly old Echo Park papers - Victoria Gardens.
And the pic is of a lone single sunflower that suddenly just popped up in my garden!!
I'm not sure how I never noticed it until it was this tall, its all a bit bizzarre, almost as if it just madly grew overnight!!

Here you can see where I've used some twine - wrapped around one of the photos, and as a small clump at the bottom of my cluster

My Washi tape is the blue checked pieces that are in a few different spots over the layout.  I first stuck the washi to some scrap cardstock so that it was more visual & didn't blend into the patterned papers that are below it.  There's also a 2nd washi tape at the bottom area of layered PP's.

 Here is my small cluster of flowers, button, small crochet doilie, Prima ticket & a 2Crafty square flourish.

More blue washi tape at the top of the page, with another strip of grey striped washi in under the patterned triangles.

My title...and standing tall, it sure did!

And here is a close up overall view of the main areas of the layout.
I have a small amount of strip journaling on the front of the layout, but the main journaling about this lone tall sunflower is on the back .
Thanks so much for visiting today....if you'd like to check out the awesome inspiration from the Scrap Africa DT, or would like to enter this fabo challenge, then pop on over to their blog HERE
Until next time.....take care & happy scrapping! xx

Thursday, September 12, 2013

3rd layout using FabScraps as GD for The Scrapbook Store - Scrap Africa sketch # 21

Hi everyone, I'm back to share my 3rd layout as guest designer for The Scrapbook Store - using FabScraps "Wild at heart" range.

I've gone for a real grungy feel for this layout, and have based it on this months sketch over at Scrap Africa, sketch challenge #21....

I have added a bit of template work on the background to help break up the dark brown, plus sprayed a few random squirts of white Dylusions ink spray as well.  Pic is of my DS a few years ago, when he was first hooked on motocross....alls he did was, as the title suggests, Eat - Sleep - Ride
Here is the sketch...
And as you can see, I've stuck fairly well to the sketch, just reducing the size of the angled pieces at the top & I added some layers in under the photos.

Here is my cluster of cogs....The FabScraps chipboard cogs I have left one raw and covered the other with Distress Glitter, which I have then cut in half & used in separate places on the page.  Both pieces are from the Cog border piece, and I have cut the cogs out from the centre, rather than using it as a full piece - I'm never too scared to cut my chipboard pieces!  The Metal cogs are Prima Finnabair Mechanicals.   I've also added in some messy strands of cotton to add a little more interest & texture to the page.

Here you can see some more cotton strands, plus a bit of the template work.

Journalling on the diecut tag that slips in under one of the layers.

Here you can see the template work a bit better.  I've used Crafters Workshop - Stacked Triangles with modelling paste & then I've heat embossed on top, which has given a really unusual texture
(it's a bit hard to see it in the photos though)

And here is an overall close up.
Although I have a super busy few weeks ahead before going away, I still have a few more projects planned using this range - so I will be back shortly to share them....then I'm afraid my lil ol blog is going to be quiet for quite a few weeks.
Anyways....thanks so much for visiting today :) xx
Products used:
D'Lish Scraps - Wooden star button
Carolees Creations - Tiny alpha stickers
American Crafts Thickers
Distress Ink
Cotton thread

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FabScraps "Wild at Heart" Card - Cardabilities Sketch #82

Hello again peeps, welcome to my blog.
I'm popping in quickly to share a card I created for Cardabilities sketch #82, using my GDT kit from The Scrapbook Store - FabScraps "Wild at Heart"

I know! me? make a card?!?.... hope you all didn't fall off your chairs!! lol's nothing flash, but here is what I came up with....

This time I've used "Wild Ride 1 & 2" papers, and it's a tad on the grungy side, so will obvioulsy be given to male for whatever occasion.  I've also used a piece of chipboard that I cut from the FabScraps Cogs Border and again, covered it with Distress Glitter.  There's also one of the Finnabair Mechanicals that I have altered, plus a few different die cuts using different dies.
Here is the Cardabilities sketch - created by Karan Gerber :)
And now a few close ups....

For the Finnabair Mechanical, I first coated it in gesso, and then sprinkled it with embossing powder & heat embossed....then I lightly sprayed it with mist & it is an unusual finish that I really like.  I've sat it on a few layers of die cuts that are raised up of the card with 3d foam tape.

A fairly simple card, with a bit of added grunge :)
Thanks for dropping by....hope you all enjoyed your weekend! xx
Products used:
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist
Memory Box Die - Locina Buckle
Bazzill Cardstock
Carolees Creations - Tiny alpha stickers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Scrapbook Store - GD with FabScraps - Sketchabilities sketch #98

Hi everyone, I am back again to share my 2nd layout as guest designer for The Scrapbook Store, using FabScraps Wild At Heart papers & embellishments.

I went for a beachy layout for these papers....I thought they were perfect for it, and I've based my layout on Sketchabilities sketch #98 - I love working with Karan's sketches!

I have turned the sketch on it's side

I've used the reverse side of both Surfing Wild papers....I just love the flowery one!
Pics are from our trip last year in Tassie.
Here is the sketch
For my cluster I've used Manor House Creations flowers & a flair button, as well as 2crafty chipboard flourish...and a few pieces of muslin tucked in here and there.

Here you can see the cute little pocket & tag that is part of the Die Cut set (where I've set my title on top of the pocket flap) get pockets, tags & a long mini piece of each PP in the range in each set.  These are so simple to use! Everything is already pre-cut & pre-scored...and all you need to do is fold the flaps in & stick it down - plus they are double sided, so you get to choose which side you want to use! ....
My journaling is on the little tag that sits inside the pocket.

Here's a better close up of the gorgeous flowered paper - Surfing Wild 2....and some 2Crafty chicken wire chipboard, as well as a punched border.
So there you have it....layout # 2 using this versatile range.
I'm thinking my next layout with this collection will be a tad on the grungy side :D
Thanks so much for dropping by....xx
Products used:
Paper Doilie
Basic Grey - Micro alpha stickers
D'Lish Scraps - Flair button
Mont Marte - Modelling paste
Mont Marte - Gesso

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FabScraps - Wild at Heart {Guest designing for The Scrapbook Store} - Stuck Sketch #20

Hi I am back with my first layout as GD for The Scrapbook Store using FabScraps "Wild at heart"..... you can find it in store HERE

My layout is based on sketch #20 at Stuck sketches (I haven't played along there for such a long time!).... here is my take on it

For this layout I've used the Wild Tunes papers from the Wild at Heart range
& the pic is of my sons band when they were ready to go on stage as a support band for "Tonight Alive" (apparently they're a big band here in Aus....but what would one's mum know?!? lol)
{A list with links of products used can be seen at the bottom of my post}

Here I've used the FabScraps Chipboard Guitar....that I've covered in Tim Holtz Distress Glitter, which was super easy to apply - just use any wet adhesive (I used craft glue) then sprinkle the distress glitter all over, don't be too scared to use too much, as you then shake the excess off & pour back into the little jar.  I then swiped some gesso with my finger around the edges so that it didn't blend in too much with my background paper.  The thing I love about this distress glitter, is that it is not overly glittery at all, so is great for masculine pages too!  There's also one of the metal cogs from the Finnabair Mechanicals pack in amongst my cluster as well....loooove these!
And I have journaled all the details on the Die Cut Tag popping out at the side near the cluster.

Here you can see a bit of the background work....using CW Mini Harlequin template & some Kaisercraft stamping....oh, and there's a 2Crafty chipboard arrow in there too!
Title and some more 2Crafty arrows 

A few paper clips & some gyprocking tape with a few brads from my stash

Another of the Finnabair Mechanicals...with a tiny brad added to the centre.

And here you can see an overall close up.
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today.....until next time, take care! xx
Products used:
Prima Marketing - Canvas Resist - Clocks, Gears & Keys
Prima Marketing - Fabric Alpha Stickers
October Afternoon - Alpha Stickers
Basic Grey - Brads
Tattered Angels - Simply Sheer - Burlap
Versacolor Ink - Black
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste
Mont Marte - Gesso
D'Lish Scraps - Wooden Star buttons
D'Lish Scraps - Washi Tape
A Lil' Something - Admit One ticket
Gyprockers Tape

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Guest designing for The Scrapbook Store - September sketch challenge

Hi, it's September already!!  Time is flying by, and I sure do hope the next 4 weeks fly just as  Remember in my last post I said I had some news to share?....well, here it is....

Suzanne from The Scrapbook Store asked me if I'd be interested in doing a month of Guest Designing, and seeings I won't be around for October, and I have a few things happening when I get back, that only left September....and even though it is going to be a super duper busy month for me, do you think I could say no?!?  Of course not!!! lol

So, Suzanne has sent me a stack of FabScrap goodies in my GDT kit, so I will be sharing as many projects as I can fit in over the next few weeks.  For now though, here is my take on the September sketch....created by the very talented (not only with creating sketches, but her scrap work is amazing too!) Melinda Spinks.

So here is my take on it....using Studio Calico papers - Classic Calico 3, from my stash, but available in TSS HERE

My pics are from our trip earlier this year to The Great Ocean Road.
Loch Ard Gorge has such an amazing story to it, starting with a ship wreck back in 1878....I have journaled a heap more on the back of my layout to tell the story - you can see HERE where I got the info from for my journaling (it's a great read if you're interested in that kind of thing)
So here is this months sketch
September 2013 Sketch Competition
And now for some close ups....

My cluster....using a few different flowers - Green Tara, Kaisercraft & Prima...along with some DieNamites die cut leaves & branches, as well as a handmade fabric button....and a little camera using my $2 Typo stamp :D

Some basic journaling to fit in with the sketch...and more detailed journaling is on the back of my layout.

A few very old brads from my stash...not sure what brand they are, as well as some gyprockers tape tucked in to the side of the Studio Calico PP.

And my title

For the background I first used CW Chickenwire template with my "mint" Gelato, applied with a foam ink blending tool.  Then I did some random stamping using Kaisercraft "Crackle" stamp & a "Chocolate" Gelato (hmmm....Chocolate & mint...YUM)...which gives a very subtle effect compared to inks.  Then to finish off, I used CW Tile Texture template with texture paste & some Mr Huey's "Pumpkin Spice" mixed through it to give a colour that matches in with the sand & rocks of the photos....oh and there's a few flicks & splatters of TA Burlap Simply Sheer mist in there as well.
If you feel like joining in on this months sketch, upload your layout HERE by 30th September to be in the running for a $40 store voucher at The Scrapbook Store, with free postage!....and it is a random drawer, so anyone can win!  Looking forward to seeing your take on this sketch :)
Until next time, take


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