Thursday, 10 April 2014

Southern Girls Challenge - Time To Earn Your Stripes

It seems a huge amount of time between challenges at Southern Girls now we have stretched the time out to 3 weekly - BUT it is time again for my team now.  This challenge we are sponsored by Marianne Designs, Artfull Crafts Inklings and Emerald Fairies.  I have created cards with both Emerald Fairies and Artfull CRafts Inklings...

First up is the Artfull Inklings card....
 The papers are Happy Go Lucky by Fancy Pants, The image is coloured with copics.  I have used a SU sentiment stamp and punches.  The sequins and mist are both Studio Calico.  The Washi is from my stash.

Next up is the Emerald Fairies Card....
The image is called Jewel and I coloured her with copics.  The papers are Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine and I have used a few diecuts on my card, the clouds are cut with a die from Memory Box and the frame on the image is a spellbinders die. I coloured up the hearts on the image with liquid pearls.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. Happy Scrapping.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Last of February Projectlife

Today I sharing my last 2 pages for Feb - One thing I love about PL is that it is about our day to day lives, not just layouts about the important stuff.  Although it can mean I don't scrap the important stuff anymore and I really must remedy that.

I have used mostly the Coral Projectlife corekit for these pages and added bits out of my stash from Studio Calico and lots of alpha stickers that come on the 12 x 12 sheets from MME & Fancy Pants.  

I have noticed a very bright theme coming out in my pages and I have decided to just go with the eclecticness of the pages together in my album and live with it, because I mean really in a life with four kids, a hubby and mad cat nothing is really ever the same each day ;)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Art Journal Dabbles

I have been having a bit of a try with with Art journaling as I am involved in a circle swap.  I am totally loving the experience.  I am not very clever at it but it is still alot of fun and if you get a chance to be involved in a swap I say go for it :)

Here are a few of my pages I have done so far.....

Quite a few of the journals have a quote theme which has been loads of fun.  My latest one is the top one, boy was that hat hard to draw!  I have forgotten to take photos of quite a few which is a bit sad :(  At least I remembered these ones though so that is all good.

Thanks  for dropping by - I would love to know which on is your favourite so leave me a comment.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Project Life Week 3

I had forgotten to post my week 3 spread, which is kind of unbelievable as it is my favourite so far.....

Lots of little things happened, plus it was the school holidays so of course the kids were here keeping me out of trouble ;)

Here are a few close ups....

I have used my new BH coral kit in a few places on this spread - I am pretty sure it is my fav kit so far, the colours are perfect for boys and girls which is great in our house.

And something I have done this week is clean up the desk in the office, it is part of my new organising kick - so far I have done our bedroom....

and the office....

and I am part way through the boys room - that is where I snaffled the shelf at the back of the desk from, it used to be in my room when I was a kid :)  And now I have it back.    Still alot of rooms to go but it is a good start.  And I am so happy with how these 2 rooms look I am really looking forward to getting the house finished.  PLUS I have Andrew doing his mancave and I have been selling the unwanted stuff on the Dannevirke sell page on Facebook and making some birthday money YAY.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

A Pretty Special Layout

As a child, and an adult, I was fortunate to have really fantastic parents :)  When I was born they were a little older than the norm back then.  Unfortunately this meant that all my grandparents apart from my Nana had already passed away.  We lived a relatively long way from my Nana so I didn't see her  much, maybe once a year if that. Anyway recently I posted a photo on facebook of some of my cousin and myself at Nana's 80th, it kind of snowballed and there were lots of cousins I hadn't seen since that night being tagged in it.  This led to a facebook group being started for the family and lots of awesome photos being posted, which I have now saved.  One of the photos was a photo of my Pop, who is my mums Dad.
I decided to make a layout with it, it is not a heritage layout and I have used fairly modern papers but I think they match the photo.  I have also put some hidden journalling behind the photo that is personal to me.

I am stoked with how it has turned out  and again - I love the photo so much.
Supplies are.....
Studio Calico papers
Amy Tangerine paper
Scraptastic Stamp
Zing embossing powder
Distress Ink
Foam applicator
Scotch Adhesive Gun
Criicut Personal cutter
Opposites Attract Cricut Cartridge

Thanks for dropping by :)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Some February Project Life Spreads

Ok so I know that officially you are only supposed to call it project life if you are using all Becky Higgins stuff - well I don't care.  And since Harvey Norman actually bagged the name for their photo memory line and I have used their cards as well as BH ones I am going to call it project life!  And here are 2 spreads for your enjoyment....

Thanks loads for stopping by - have a great day :)

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Swinging in the Breeze with Southern Girls

This week over at SGC we would love to see projects with banners and/or pennants.  I love me some pennants and of course Trace and I come up with the themes so yep - pennants and banners it is ;)

This week we have 2 of our new ladies starting with the team so make sure and drop by and check out their projects.

Here is my card for this challenge, I have used a wonderful background from Make it Crafty who are one of our fabby sponsors this challenge.

I also used a Saturated Canary image layered in PSE over the MIC background.  The images are coloured with prisma pencils on watercolour paper and this time I blended with odourless mineral spirits to blend, normally I don't bother.  The papers are Sweetest thing by My minds eye.

Here is a close up of the images

and a close of of the lovely pennants :)

Thanks loads for dropping by - happy creating.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Pocket Scrapbooking with Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine - Scottie Crafts

 This week I am using the Hello Sunshine Collection to do some pocket scrapbooking.  I used a 4x4 pocket protector from the WRMK multi pack.  It is a fun size, although a little awkward if you are using precut 3x4 cards, I had to do a bit of trimming and jigging.

As you can see though it looked really cool once it was all finished.

After printing my photos I matted them onto a mx of co-ordinating cardstock and 4x3 Project Life White Cardstock cards.

I then cut my 12x12 into 9 peices of 4x4, then trimmed to mat onto cardstock.  I added my photos and then embellished with alphas, washi tape and stickers.

I used both the A & B sides of the 12x12 to mix the patterns up.
The end result is fun and colourful and perfect for pocket scrapping as it is interesting to look at. 

Thanks loads for joining me today - Happy Scrapping :)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

A Valentines for Hubbster

So I was feeling like I REALLY needed to create something this afternoon. It is too hot outside and my craft room is nice and cool :)  So with it having been Valentines Day on Friday I decided to make hubby a card....

I have used an image from A Day for Daisies called Mailing Love printed on watercolour paper and coloured with prismapencils.  The papers are My Minds Eye "Love Me" from a 6x6 pad.  The cardstock is American Crafts.

Above is a close up of the coloured image you can see I dotted around the image with liquid pearls.

The stamping was done with a stampset from Elles Studio  called Love You More which came in the February Noel Mignon scrapbook kit, I have used Stampin Up ink in Groovy Guava and Riding Hood Red.

This photo is a close up of the flowers which came from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK, the prices are really reasonable and the shipping is very cheap internationally.  I added some Frosted Lace stickles to the flowers with a paintbrush to add some shine.

Thanks loads for dropping by today, I hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges -
A Day For Daisies - Use a big heart - I used 2 so I hope that counts
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - add a gem, glitter candy
Natalie & Amy's craft Challenge - Love is all around
Emergency Crafters - Pink or Red
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

KaiserCraft Hello Sunshine Collection - Mon 2 Fri Layout

Hello, Tuesday again already and a very good day for me to be posting this layout as my lovely big boys are back to school today.
I have used their school photo from last year for this layout, the image is owned by PHOTOLIFE STUDIOS.
I have used the super cute new Hello Sunshine collection by Kaisercraft for my layout...

To save on cardstock I layered my green chevron paper onto the 12x12 sheet and cut it out with a scalpel before layering my Giggle paper (black checks) on and sticking down.

 I stamped the banner and pennants from the Hello Sunshine stampset in versamark on black cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder to give the look of a blackboard, I also used an off cut of black and hand printed letters with a picket fence distress marker....

And then layered all my elements and added some pieces from the Hello Sunshine collectables.

Thanks loads for joining me today, happy scrapping :)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Scotties Crafts - Violet Crush - Precious Layout

Hello - time for my layout this week for Scottie Crafts :)  This is my last week designing with the fantastic Kaisercraft Violet Crush Collection  which looks like it is selling well in the shop as there aren't many links left.  I have used a photo of my daughter when she was just a little dot and her Nana....

I made a base of white cardstock and cut a peice of 12x12 Musk paper to size.  I layered lots of my leftover pieces of papers from the collection and a couple from the 6x6 paper pad.   I also added a doilie to my layers.  I also used some Prima flowers in the corners.
I cut the strip that has the paper name up as a journalling as it had this lovely quote on the reverse which matched my photo perfectly.

I added a couple of strips out of the collectables package from the Violet Crush collection under the photo.

Thanks for joining me this week, happy scrapping :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Scotties Crafts - Kaisercraft Violet Crush Layout - Time Tested

Today I would like to share a layout of my good friend Becks and I, made using the Kaisercraft Violet Crush collection.  We have been friends since we met at boarding school the day we started way back in 1990 :)  We catch up at Christmas every year when she comes home to see her mum and dad.

To start my background I screwed off the top of a mist and painted it on the white cardstock  under where my photo layer would be so it was going to show out the sides....

 I then chose a butterfly from Stacy Stamps Butterfly Free set and painted some picket fence distress paint on it with a paintbrush so it was well covered....

 I then worked out the placement and stamped it on the corner of my painted section being sure it would show one the photo layer was stuck down.....

I gave the whole lot a quick dry with my heatgun to be sure that my adhesive would stick.  I then put down my photo and layers which I had assembled earlier which include papers from the 6x6 pad and violet crush collectables.

I then added my title and stamped the date....

Thanks loads for joining me today :)  Happy Scrapping.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Southern Girls - It's all new

 It is time for the first challenge of 2014 at Southern Girls Challenge, Christmas has flown by and now it is all about fresh starts and new beginnings so for our challenge for this brand spanking New Year we want to see a celebration of new things, New Baby, Newly Weds, new pressies or just using new stash. 

Thanks you to our fab sponsors....

Ladybug Crafts Ink

And here iis my project for the NEW challenge, a Project Life spread, it is actually my cover page for my 2014 album.....

I have used cards from the following Projectlife kits, Dear Lizzy fifth & frolic core kit, polkadot party mini kit and a couple of different Noel Mignon PL kits. 

Thanks loads for dropping by and I hope you will join us at the challenge :) 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Playing catch up with Project Life

I have been trying to keep upto date with my PL for 2014  and also catch up on 2013, for 2013 I am up to July and so far 2014 is going ok ;) 

Here are my June 2013 pages that I caught up on.....

And my pages for 2014.....