Thursday, November 29, 2018

Everyday Moments - Layout

Hello scrappy friends and welcome!

Today I have a layout to share with you that I created a wile ago now.  This layout just kinda fell into place without much effort.  Sometimes that just happens.  More often than not it doesn't lol!

It's a bit of a "bitsa" layout were I have used lots of different bits and pieces and just kind of coordinated it myself. 

I started using a pretty stencil with my distress inks.  Then I had a super cool flourish that I had cut on my cameo so I coloured that and added some pen marks.

From there I had a new stamp I was itching to use.  It's the one that looks like string so I stamped that and them moved onto embellishing my page.  I used a couple of chippy pieces I had left over from previous layouts.  Added my flowers and the sentiment I cut from my cameo. 

It felt really good to just start from scratch with no collection as such as a starting point.  Just some bits and pieces laying around on my desk.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pretty cards with Spellbinders Cut and Emboss

Hello and welcome back.

So as some of you may know, I have a really love of embossing folders.  I don't know what it is about them but for some reason I just love them.  It's not like I use them a lot but they are the one thing (aside for doilies and flowers) that I can't seem to walk pass at a scrappy shop.

So when I seen these ones that cut as well as emboss - well I was beside myself!

These awesome folders are from Spellbinders.  I only have 3 at the moment but yep, there is a few more on the way.

Here are the cards I made with them.

They look so good with some pretty glitter paper behind them or some gold card.

I teamed them up with some pintable diecuts that I cut out on my cameo and some chippy from Scrap Matts and quick as quick, they were done!

Think this last one may be my favourite.  Love that pretty little tulle flower from D-lish Scraps.

Thanks so my for stopping by

Until next time

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Us - Cocoa Vanilla

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by.

I found some time this afternoon to get a little scrappy with the super pretty new collection from Cocoa Vanilla - Midnight. 

I also have prepared a short little walk through video as to how I created my layout just for a bit of fun.


Some close ups too!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Until next time

Celebr8 - A Beautiful Life!

Hello paper friends!

Thanks for popping by.

I was fortunate enough to be ask to guest design for Celebr8 South Africa this month.  Wow how excited was I!  I got to play with the super pretty A Beautiful Life collection.  Oh my so many pretty things in this gorgeous paper line.

So I got busy and created 3 layouts

Here is the first one and I think my favourite.

In the paper pack there is a bonus cut apart sheet so I was in my element sitting and fussy cutting all those gorgeous designs.
For my second layout I chose to fussy cut the flower wreath out of one of the 12 x 12 papers.  I then adhered it to a white back ground and stitched a little to highlight the feathers.

For my last layout I focused on a cluster on the left hand side again using some chippy and the pretty cut apart sheets.

I had an absolute blast playing with this lovely range.  If its not at your local papercraft store you need to ask them to get it in for you!

Until next time


Saturday, November 10, 2018

More Petite Jardin

Hello scrappers!

Thanks for popping by

I have still been working with the oh so pretty Le Petite Jardin collection from Couture Creations.  It's such a pretty collection!

Today I have scrapped a photo of my hubby.  He works as an Engineer at Curtin University and has just been nominated for an award for Excellence in his field of work.  It is actually quite a big deal with professional photos at work so I snapped this quick pic before he left that morning and decided to scrap it.

I really like the water colour paper in this collection.  Yep I have used flowers and it is a boy page but really I don't care.  I enjoyed creating it and for me that's the main thing :)

Below are a couple of close up shots.

I have also tucked in some of the super sweet velum poinsettias from last years Christmas collection.  I love these!  They are so handy for adding to your clusters and layers.

Until next time

Friday, November 9, 2018

Birthday Cards

Hello and welcome back!

I don't know about you but I have a whole pile of cards I have made over the last few months and they just keep piling up but for some reason when I have an upcoming birthday I like to make a card for that person rather than use one I have already made.  Just feels a little more personal I guess.

So today I have two cards to share.  One is for a lovely lady who comes along to my scrapbook classes and has become a dear friend and the other is for my dear bestie who's birthday it was yesterday.

I grabbed some chippy and some pretty paper and flowers and before I knew it these cards came together quickly!

I fussy cut a few flowers for this one and also added some foil to the birdcage too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time.  Keep crafting

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happy Birthday 18

Welcome paper friends, to my little part of cyberspace.

Today something really different for me.

Different in colours that I would never normally choose and no flowers!  I had these pics to scrap of my boys 18th birthday recently so I decided to be brave and pull out the distress inks and go nuts.

I coloured some white cardstock with the inks and then stamped the stitched circles and cut them out.  Before I stuck them onto my white background I added some stamping for extra interest. 

I seem to gravitate toward geometrical shapes when scrapping boys so I pulled this long chippy piece from Dusty Attic and used that as well as the little hearts.  It needed something extra just to finish it off so I decided to add the gold micro beads.

Didn't turn out too bad at all!

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time

Thursday, November 1, 2018

White on white scrapping

Hello paper people and welcome back!

I love a nice clean white background.  Its where I seem to feel most comfortable when scrapping.  As much as I love patterned paper I always feel like I am "overloading" my page at times so the white for me just calms things down a little and helps bring your eyes back to the photo.

These next two layouts I created using white embossed card as well as white embellishments.

I love how these turned out and coupled with the white stitching it just has a really fresh feel.

So my next layout is again with embossed squares but this time I have kept them all the same size.  I  really like the white on white with the black and white photos too.  Just soft and pretty.

Both my layouts were teamed up with some Dusty Attic chippy and those little black title words just make it all pop a little.

Until next time

Stay crafty