Saturday, May 31, 2014

Another layout with Crate Paper's "The Pier" collection for All About Scrapbooks

And hello again everyone....I am back again so soon to sneak in one
more post before the end of the month :)
I have another layout to share for All About Scrapbooks using the super versatile
"The Pier" collection by Crate Paper, and it's a fun carnival themed one, and is based on the
but I was too late in linking up my layout - LOL
"Beach House Ferris Wheel"

I couldn't go past the bold chevron paper for my background :)
Here is the fabulous sketch
And a few close ups....




For all the details on products & techniques....head on over to the AAS blog HERE
Thanks so much for visiting today :)
Have a happy scrappy weekend everyone! xx

Friday, May 30, 2014

My 3rd Creative Team article for Scrapbooking Memories - Vol. 16 No. 9

Hello again peeps!
I've been meaning to get this post up for quite a few weeks now, but time seems to always elude me!
Better late than never though, eh?!!
My article for this issue is titled Basic DIY embellishments - to tie in with the "Back to Basics" theme for this issue.  There was only one layout for this article as there were many close up shots of my DIY embellishments along with a step x step on how to make a simple circle flower.
"Colours of Kinsale"

Just about all the embellies on this page are quick & simple hand made embellishments (except for the buttons, brads, chipboard pieces, alpha's & thickers).  The DIY embellishments include layered
stamped images, chipboard buttons, mini flags & circle flowers.
The other Basic DIY embellishments in the article were - Lollipop flowers,
Pinwheels & Embellished paperclips
So, it just goes to show that you really can get back to basics & create a page without spending a fortune on embellishments - they are so so easy to make & help to make your page extra special because of the handmade goodies :)
Here are a few close ups....

As you can see, I've gone for lots of colour on my page to tie in with the title & amazing colours of this fascinating town in Ireland.  Here is a small cluster of stamped images, mini flag, chipboard button & circle flower :)

Some more quick & simple stamped images.

And a few more circle flower with chipboard buttons & shop bought buttons for their centres.



And here are a few shots of the DIY embellishments
Layered stamped simple & quick!

Embellished paperclips - using punched shapes, again makes them quick & easy :)

Chipboard buttons - using map paper, fabric & patterned paper.

Mini flags using a pin & washi tape...too easy!

Lollipop made from hessian - these are my fav's as I love the texture of them!

A circle button that was in my step x step....6 cut/punched circles of paper, a button & a few minutes of your time ...... & you have yourself cute little flower!
So that is article # 3 done.
I hope you enjoyed reading it in the magazine & have been inspired
to create some of your own embellishments :)
Until next time....Happy Scrapping!

Kaisercraft Storyteller for All About Scrapbooks / Kaisercraft Saturday sketch May #2

Hi there lovelies...hope everyone is having a great day! 
It's almost the weekend...yayyy :)))
I'm just quickly popping in to share another layout created for All About Scrapbooks using the leftovers of the seriously gorgeous Storyteller collection from Kaisercraft.

My layout is based on the Kaisercraft Saturday sketch #2
"Anchor of the Marie Gabrielle"

I have added a bit of background work to my base paper & embellished with heaps of diecuts from the Collectables pack, Kaisercraft blooms & a 2Crafty butterfly.  Pics are of me at Wreck Beach along The Great Ocean Road at the site of the shipwrecked Marie Gabrielle....a really fascinating & beautiful place!
Here is the Kaisercraft sketch...
Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 10.02.20 AM
Here's a few close ups....



For more details, including a list of products & techniques used, pop on over to the AAS blog HERE

Thanks so much for visiting today :)  xx

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crate Paper - The Pier for All About Scrapbooks / Sketchabilities sketch #115

Hello again everyone...Happy Sunday to you all :)
I am back with another share using the gorgeous Crate Paper "The Pier" collection for
All About Scrapbooks....with something different again this time, just to show how versatile this collection is.  I know I keep saying that....but that's because it is true! 
I am loving all the different layouts that I've been able to create with this collection...and they all look very different from each other too.
My layout is based on Sketchabilities sketch #115
"KSMS Buskers"

Another paper that I absolutely love is this one I've used for my background - I seem to do that! Use the most favourite papers as my backgrounds :)  It is the "Poolside" pp.
This is Karan's sketch that my layout is based on...
And here are a few close ups....



You can see my blog post over on the AAS blog HERE - showing more details including techniques & products used, plus some more closeups.....please feel free to pop over for a looksie :)
Thanks so much for dropping by today....enjoy the rest of your day. xx

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Crate paper - The Pier for All About Scrapbooks / 15th May Stuck sketch

Hi everyone...just quickly popping in this morning to share another layout created using
I am absolutely loving this collection, especially how versatile it is.  This layout I've created is a baby layout, and is based on the 15th May Stuck Sketch....
"Cluck Cluck"

I am in love with that background is just beautiful!
Pics are of my daughter & my Great Niece when she was first born (she's now 5 months old)
Here is the Stuck sketch my layout is based on....
and now a few close ups....



For more details on products & techniques used, please pop over on the AAS blog HERE
and we would love for you to leave a comment if you have a spare moment - feeling like no-one ever visits us over there :( 
Thanks so much for visiting today :)
Have a great weekend everyone....I'm off for a day of shopping & visiting.
Take care... xx

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kaisercraft Storyteller for All About Scrapbooks / Scrap Around The World May moodboard

Hi everyone,
Today I'm back to share another layout I've created with the gorgeous
Kasiercraft Storyteller collection.   This is another Kaisercraft collection that I really LOVE


This one is a little bit different for me...clean straight lines.  But I do love to mix things up a bit.
My layout was inspired by the May moodboard over at Scrap Around The World..,.in particular, the gorgeous colours of yellow, teal green, the apricoty colour (under the shoes) and the red/deep pink :)
This months mood board at Scrap Around The World is to celebrate their 1st they are having an EPIC challenge!   Lots of BIG prizes up for grabs, so make sure you give this one a go!
This is the moodboard that I took inspiration from....
And here are a few close ups 



Aren't the colours & patterns of this collection just gorgeous?  I think they are...and they are so versatile for any style/theme of layout.  Gotta love that!
You can see my blogpost which includes a list of products used, plus techniques, over on the AAS blog HERE.  Thanks so much for dropping by today...happy weekend everyone! xx

Monday, May 12, 2014

Kaisercraft Design Team 2014 Entry

Hello everyone...and welcome to my blog today.
I am here to share some of my recent creations using a few different Kaisercraft collections,
as part of my 2014 design team application :))))
First up is a beyond the page item - A standing shape - Butterfly

I have used paper & collectables from the "Art of Life" collection, as well as some tiny pieces from the Base Coat collection for my punched butterflies.

I've created a cluster of paper blooms with some of the Art of Life collectables as the base of my cluster, with some added diecut leaves & some pieces of muslin.

Branching out from the cluster is a wooden flourish - Berry Vine, with some stamping underneath & around the cluster using Tiny Dot texture stamp.

And here is a rubon from a very old pack that I've had in my stash for quite some years!
(I really should use rubons more often!)
Ok, my next project is a layout using the newly released "Story Teller" collection
"The 12 Apostles"

I have purposely picked out the gorgeous blue papers from this collection
to help co-ordinate with my photo of the 12 Apostles, and the fact that there is a little hint of a golden yellow there on the main background piece was an added bonus!

I've added some paper blooms, collectables diecuts & some pearl flourishes to create my main cluster....and there's also a Green Tara flower in there as well.

and again for a smaller cluster at the top right of the photo.

My title & a bit of strip both the top & bottom of the page.

And now for a couple of cards using last months release of Honey Chai

Using a mix of layered papers, stickers & collectables diecuts.


Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my work...I hope you have enjoyed your visit today.
Until next time...happy scrapping :) xx


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