Sunday, April 30, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends,

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog today with the final Kaisercraft reveal for April.

I have used the Chase Rainbows paper pad and collectibles.  I printed my photo in black and white as the tops that my friend and I had on clashed.   First off I cut various sizes of the papers to make my layers.  I then cut banner edges in some of the paper strips.  I added some twine and some Fancy Pants Millie & June Ephemera, some Echo Park Jack & Jill Enamel Dots, and some small splatters using Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Sapphire and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Gold.

Some close ups:

I hope I have inspired you all in some little way.  If I have, why not let me know?

Thanks for dropping by  - see you all soon

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My Time to Craft Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at My Time to Craft and the challenge this fortnight is to use sequins and/or buttons.

Here is my layout

Very simple layout this one.  The background paper is from Kaisercraft Indigo Skies, blue, blue and more blue - love this collection. I traced around a chipboard star and glued the sequins down.  I took a Flutterby star stencil and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Old Navy, Powder Blue and lemon Sorbet (to match the sequins).  I layered up some of the other papers from the Indigo Skies collection.  Mounted the layers with foam dots for more dimension, and added some bits from the Collectible pack as well as from the Wood Veneer pack - all from the Indigo Skies collection.

Some closeups:

thanks for stopping by today and I hope yoou get the chance to play along with us.

Till next time

Sketches in Thyme #274 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at Sketches in Thyme for sketch #274, and a beauty it is designed by our own Bev Code.

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And my example
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I used a sheet of Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely collection - Lady.  The 2 block pps are Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely and Free Spirit.   The heart template was filled in with Cosmic Shimmer Texture paste in Royal Gold.  the Kaisercraft wood veneer hearts were embossed in Stampendous embssinng powder in Pirate Gold. The flowers are a mix of Kaisercraft and Green Tara.  Assorted sequins and splatters of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine on Gold finish the layout.

Some closeups:

Hope you get a chance to tackle this sketch and link your creation at Sketches in Thyme.

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 17, 2017

Creative Inspiration DT Call

Hello Scrappy Friends

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Creative Inspiration Monday Sketch Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is Monday sketch challenge over at Creative Inspiration.  If you arent a member of the friendliest little forum on the net, then head on over, join up and check out all the fabulous challenges.

Here is todays sketch:
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 And, here is my example:
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I went with smaller photos than the sketch called for, but still like how it turned out.  The background was made with watered down acrylic paint splashes topped with some Lindy's Magical Shakers in Bavarian Blue (my absolute fave colour)
 You have until the end of the month to play along

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is Moodboard reveal day at the Scrap Plezier blog,  and boy, did this one challenge me!!

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Here is my effort:

I love my new Tim Holtz Floral stencil, and I love the effect using Inka Gold in Hydrangea.  The papers are from Kaiser Fairy Dust and My Year, My Story collections and the diecuts are from the Fairy Dust collectibles. Finished off with some Bazzil alphas coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and then I added some purple sequins.

A couple of closeups

Thanks for dropping by today.

Until next time

Saturday, April 8, 2017

My Time to Craft Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

Its time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft, and this fortnight your project must not contain any designer paper, so that is, make your own with stamps, pastes, embossing, etc, etc.

Here is my layout

I have used some new Lindy's Magical Shakers in Bavarian Blue, Lederhausen Laurel, and Octoberfest Orange on the background, after applying a coat of white gesso, and then spraying with water.  Once I was happy with the placement and intensity of the magicals, I allowed the background to dry overnight before applying a Kaisercraft stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Black Ash.  Once that was dry I took a Creative Expressions stamp from the Arty Background stamp set and using Hero Arts India Ink in Black I stamped around where I wanted to place my photo. Finally I sprayed and splattered with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Tin. Once everything was dry I added some twine I had coloured with the Heidi Swapp, then mounted my photo on some music note tissue paper that came wrapped around a bunch of flowers, and placed it in position with some foam mounts.  I finished off by adding various bits and bobs from my stash.


Thanks for dropping by, dont forget to let me know you have been, and while you are at it, head on over to My time to Craft and check out what the other creative ladies have been upo to.

Till next time

Friday, April 7, 2017

Creative Inspiration Friday Inspiration Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is Friday Inspiration day at Creative Inspiration forum, and I have chosen this gorgeous colour palette which I found trolling through Pinterest, lol

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And here is my layout using the gorgeous Cotton Candy Collection from 7 Dots Studio

I heat embossed a chipboard scroll from my stash using regular Primary Sunset Orange, and glitter
Seaglass WOW embossing powders.  I coloured some really old white alpha stickers with Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin and Cracked Pistachio.  To finish off the layout I dded some sequins in orange and green.  I have also distressed all paper edges.

Some closeups:

Hope yo see your creations using the inspiration piece I shose

Thanks for stopping by today

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog today with another Kaisercraft layout.

I used papers and diecuts from Kaisercraft Seabreeze collection.  As well as a new Kaiser mini stencil called Dots and Dashes.  Rounding out the layout is some Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste in Leather, a Funky Flair button and some 7 Dots journalling strips.

The photo is of my eldest son and a team mate who were representing Regional Australia in the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands in June 2014.  Sam competed in the Octathlon, finishing 4th, just 42 points from a bronze medal.  He also competed in the individual 400m hurdles, just missing the final.  Overall at these championships, out of 9 events he competed in (over 3 days),  he managed personal best times or distances in 6 events.  The most special was his high jump where he jumped a qualifier for the Australia Junior Athletic Championships in March the following year.

And a couple of closeups:

Look at the glorious shine of the texture paste

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Till next time

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration magazine

Issue 16 of the Creative Inspiration magazine is now live - why not head on over for a looksee, you wont be disappointed

Sunny Day Crafting Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

Its April 1 so that means a new monthly challenge at Sunny Day Crafting.

This month the challenge is ..... Spring

There are some lovely projects on the blog, and here is mine:

A very simple layout using some Cocoa Vanilla Make A Wish pp strips, a doily, Tim Holtz Collection Floral stencil with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in  Lemon Sorbet, Aquamarine, and Powder Blue.  I also used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in Mango Blaze, and Spearmint (the first time I have used these and I need to practice my technique, lol).  I added some Pink Fresh Felicity puffy sequins, Amy Tangerine Alyx thickers, Cocoa Vanilla Sparkle Enamel Dots, Cocoa Vanilla Wood Veneer word arrow, splatters with Glimmermist Lime Twist, and stamping with a Prima Rossi Belle stamp.

See what I mean about practicing the Shimmer Dust technique - looks a mess to my eyes.

Thanks so much for dropping by

Till next time

Creative Inspiration Easter Blog Hop

Hello Scrappy Friends

Welcome to the Creative Inspiration Easter Blog Hop - I am so pleased to see you here. 

You may have landed here via Phillis, if not then you might like to start at the beginning and follow the hop through

1. Bev

2. Tracy

3. Phillis


5. Colleen

6. Louise T

Each of the DT have produced an awesome Easter themed project for you.

We ask that you visit all the blogs and  leave a comment that you have been there.

Then using something you saw on the hop that inspired you create, go to Creative Inspiration, join in the fun of the April 1st Blog Hop Challenge, and upload your creation as a comment.

Cant wait to see what you create.

Here is my Easter layout:

I used my new Dinky Diamond/circle stencil with Viva Inka Gold in Hydrangea, and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Powder Blue, Lemon Sorbet, and Aquamarine.  I also used the plastic packaging smooshing method using Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Deep Water, along with Dylusions Mica Sprays in Crushed Grape, Vibrant Turquoise, and Bubblegum Pink.  The title is some really, really old rubonsd, the butterflies are Pink Paislee, the chipboard word and arrow, the washi tape strips, and the Sparkle Enamel dots are all from Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish Collection.

Here are some closeups:

Thanks for stopping by, cant wait to see what you create :)