Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch - December

Hello and Merry Christmas to all my Blogging friends.  Sorry if I have been absent lately my 
computer is away getting fixed so I'm posting from a very old laptop which has been quite a trial.
But amongst all the busyness of Christmas I did find some time (very late at night) to create a page and card.

I had lots of yummy papers from Pink Paislee after attending the Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffries 
class in Melbourne in November.

So this page is using a mix of Color Wash and Mixed Company papers and embellishments.
It's for the current sketch challenge at Once Upon A Sketch
My Journalling is based on the criteria of 'my favourite month'
A list of all the things I love about January.

Here's the Sketch my layout is based on.

The picture on my page is a print of one of my Instagram photo's capturing a lovely sunset on the Great Ocean Road at Lorne last January.
So I loved this Insta title.

My embellishment cluster is made up of flowers, some of them altered with Color Shine sprays
I love the ephemera packs and resist diecuts.

 And while I had all these lovely papers out I put together this little Mixed Media 
Birthday Card for my Daughter whose birthday is in my favourite month. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Design Memory Craft Sneak

Hello bloggers! 
Can you believe we're almost at the end of another year?!

I've just popped in to share some sneaks and hopefully 
entice you over to the Design Memory Craft Blog {HERE}
where I have a page to share along with a video on how I created my background.

Hope to see you over there.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sassy Scrapper Design Team pages

Hello, last week on the Sassy Scrapper blog I shared this page
using the Heidi Swapp Believe range.

This week I'm sharing this page. 
If you want to see the whole thing you know what to do. :)

Happy Christmas, hope your preparations
for next week are all going well.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Design Memory Craft sneak

Hello bloggers,  

pop over to the Design Memory Craft blog to see

the video on how I made these teachers gifts.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Show Us Your Stuff - December

Hello and welcome to my Show Us Your Stuff post for our December challenge.
We'd like you to use the word JOY on a page along with the usual hand made item. 

I used a crafters workshop stencil with the word Joy and created a 
shawdow effect using black and silver Gelatos. 

My handmade item are these Christmas trees. 
Created using the same stencil and shadow effect as for the word Joy. 
I also sprinkled them with glitter and used foam tape to elevate a couple of the trees.

Hope you find some creative you time in this busy month and can join us at Show Us Your Stuff.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you so much for your comments.
I appreciate them so much. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World - December

The December SATW challenge is up. 
Read all about it below. 

We all know how busy the month of December is SO we are changing our rules FOR THIS MONTH ONLY - we are allowing TAGS and ATC's!!  And there is NO LIMIT on the size of your layouts, canvases or art journal spreads!!  You can even do a single art journal page!!  We understand that this month is about spending time with your families, creating memories to be scrapped in the future, so we are trying to help you save time & still get the chance to be creative, just in a shorter time frame if necessary!!
To be eligible for judging please include in your blog post:-

1)  Our mood board image.

 2)  Our name "Scrap Around The World" & a LINK BACK to this current challenge.

Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please turn off word-verification 
if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

Here's my take on Zanka's gorgeous mood board. 
I used the Messy Head range of papers from 7Dots. (who as you will see below are offering the most amazing prize to our December Winner)
 I love these papers they're so easy to put together and great for backgrounds!
*The word 'clan' in my title was an after thought but I forgot to remove the apostrophe and the S before I photographed it.  Trust me though both the apostrophe and the S are no longer there!

As you can see I was inspired by the gilt edged frames in the mood board.
so I've added plenty of metallic paint to chipboard frames, my title and even the stencilled background.

Below is one of those happy scrappy accidents that occur from time to time.
I used a photo overlay from the Maggie Holmes Collection Flea Market. 
See the rolled corner?  Well if you get your heat gun too close to plastic it melts doesn't it? ;D
 Lucky for me I quite like the curled corner and I could totally tell you all it was deliberate
except you already know otherwise now!!

ONTO the prizes!

1st prize - 3 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio!!
Hopefully, Domestic Goddess & Messy Head {Collection kits}

2nd prize - 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

4th prize -YOUR CHOICE of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

5th prize -Assorted Prima Christmas goodies donated by DT member Eila Sandberg.
To be eligible for these you must first be a Follower of her blog 
so please follow the link & sign up - you won't be disappointed!

Eila is a super talented scrapbooker who is also one of the nicest peeps in the biz!
Her blog is always a visual treat & she is well known for her encouraging nature.

Random Prize - Donated by Leonie Neal-Dawson (ME)  :)
Kaisercraft paper pad, collectibles, flowers, Maya Road canvas album & trinkets.

The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday 31st December 2013!
The very last day of this year!!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Video for Scrap Around the World

Hello Scrappy friends.
Earlier this month I shared this layout for the current Challenge at Scrap Around the World.

Today I'm back to share the video I filmed while I was creating this page.

I've really enjoyed looking at all the entries roll in for this challenge for which I created the mood board below.   So many fabulous bright colourful pages it's been a delight to look at them all.
There's still time to create a page in our challenge with some fabulous prizes available.
All the details can be found on the SATW blog here


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sassy Scrapper Sneak

Hello. happy hump day!
I have a page layout to share up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today.
Here are a couple of sneaks.

Head over here for the full page. 


Friday, November 22, 2013

Metallic Gelatos

First Set of Gelatos I ever bought were the metallic ones.
They're still my favourite I think and that first set is still going almost two years later.
Here's a page a did a while ago using various techniques with the Metallic Gelatos.

Sorry for the lack of text just about to head out the door to work.
Have a great weekend. :)
Hi Ho!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Design Memory Craft post.

Hello blogging friends.

I got busy last week creating some cards using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Products.

Head over to their blog to see how I used

Gelatos and Stampers Big Brush Pens to make these simple cards. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sassy Sneak - Maggie Holmes Flea Market

Want to see another page I've made using the 
Maggie Holmes Flea Market range from Crate Paper.
It's up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today.

Head over here to see the whole page.
I've also used some gorgeous Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays on the background.