Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ingvild Bolmes Giveaway!

Hi There!

I completely spaced about entering this competiton earlier! Because I have been having a terrible run of luck the past few weeks I am trying to turn my luck around & entering this awesome comp!

I am almost certain that you would have seen & heard about the extraordinarily talent Ingvild Bolme but in case you haven't check out her new blog here. I was so lucky to attend one of Ingvild's classes in November 2011 while she was touring Australia & she was amazing!

Her work is truly  one of a kind & I find her creations so inspiring!!

So fingers crossed I'm the lucky winner !!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers XX

More Challenges!

Hi There!

Just sharing the last couple of challenges I have played along with before the end of month deadlines!

This page was created for the Graphic 45 August challenge which was to create a Summer layout

I have used the Tropical Travelogue collection with some Prima flowers & a Flourish with a bling pearl flourish
This pic of Kayla was taken at Hamilton Island earlier this year. Man I wish I was back there right now LOL!

I played over at Kaisercraft with Saturday Sketch #2

I used the Lakehouse collection. Still slowly scrapping pics from my Brother's wedding!

I was so happy to see my page & card from my last post both be featured. I was on the watch list over at CSI: ColorStoriesInspiration & a featured Top 4 at the Cheery Lynn blog!

Apologies for not visiting anyone lately. We have had a rough 2 weeks in our house! Everything is back on track as of today so hopefully it stays that way!! I promise to visit & leave some love soon!!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A couple of challenges

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2 posts in a day WOW!! I have been getting my mojo on with a couple of challenges this month! Callenges are such a great starting point!

I had a play over at CSI- ColorStoriesInvestigations for Case File# 33

The nautical theme & colours really caught my eye!
If you have never played at CSI the rules are you need to use the color palette plus 2 lots of eveidence & 1 lot of testimony . I used a mix if MME & Websters Pages plus some cute ephemera that CSI supply for every case file with the CSI Coordinates!

My Evidence was liquid medium (gesso), wood grain (the background MME paper) transparent (a transparent Websters Pages Yacht Club frame) & nautical elements (CSI coordinate ephemera)

My Testimony was journal strips & a riddle from Dr Suess Oh the places you will go. " you have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can streer yourself  any direction you choose"

The next challenge I played along with was over at the Cheery Lynn blog. The challenge was to create something using a Cheery Lynn Die with the theme doily.

 I have used a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily & the Cheery Lynn French Lattice Die. I have so many of their gorgeous dies on my wish list! They all have so much detail to them!
I have used Prima Almanac papers & notecards with a MME ribbon.
I will be back soon with a couple more challenges!

Thanks for lookin!

Sassy Scrapper & an Ombre chippie tutorial

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My last 2 projects are up on the Sassy Scrapper blog. I was lucky to play with some gorgeous Prima Meadow Lark as part of my August GDT spot!

Check out the shop here to save 10% off all Prima Meadow Lark products!

Products used
Kaisercraft cardtsock Coconut Weave
Kaisercraft Buttercream Bloom
Prima Meadow Lark Chipboard pieces
Prima Meadow Lark Chloe
Prima Meadow Lark Bronte
Prima Meadow Lark Grace
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl White Opal
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl Petal Pink
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearl Buttercup
Products Used
Prima Meadow Lark Grace
Prima Meadow Lark Labelle
Prima Meadow Lark Bronte
Prima Meadow Lark Floralee
Prima Meadow Lark Vinetta Flowers
Prima Meadow Lark Chipboard Pieces
Prima Meadow Lark Ribbon & Lace Trim
Prima Meadow Lark Wood Tickets
Prima Kennedy Rosette Flowers
Manor House Creations Sprinkle Flower Purple
Kaisercraft Buttercream Bloom
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Love Cherish Adore

Have you been hearing alot about Ombre lately?? Ombre seems to be THE next big thing in fashion & scrapbooking trends. A lot of manufacturers have been showcasing Ombre trends & techniques. What is Ombre? Basically it is different tones or colours that shade into each other. I have used Ombre to alter the gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard title Love Cherish Adore. Here is a quick little step by step on how to get THE look of the season!

First start by painting your title with gesso. This gives it a good base & stops your ink colours from seeping into the chipboard.

Choose 3 colours of inks, paints, mists or pan pastels that compliment each other. I chose pink (top shade) lilac (middle shade) & yellow (bottom shade)You will need a light & dark shade of your top & bottom colour. EG I have used a light pink, a dark pink, a light yellow & a dark yellow.

I used a combination of pan pastels & inks. Sassy Scrapper has a gorgeous range of Prima Ingvild Bolme chalk fluid edgers here or Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks here which are perfect to use!

Ink the top of 'Love' with a light pink going 3/4's of the way down as you can see in the picture. Ink the remaining 1/4 with lilac.

Ink all of 'Cherish' with lilac

Ink the top 1/4 of 'Adore' with lilac. Ink the remaining 3/4's with light yellow.

Use the dark pink & ink half way over the light pink so now you have 3 colours on 'Love' Dark pink, Light pink the Lilac

Use the dark yellow & hink half way over the light yellow so now you have 3 colours on 'Adore' Lilac, Light Yellow & Dark Yellow

Cover all 3 words in some Glimmer Glam or Glossy Accents for a nice shimmer finish

Products Used
Imaginarium Designs Love Cherish Adore
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Fluid Vintage Pink
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Fluid Coltfoot Stemens
Claudine Hellmuth White Gesso

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Once Upon A Sketch

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I have had a chance to play over at Once Upon A Sketch for the August challenge. The theme this month is your favourite season. I chose Winter because I like to become a hermit & sit on top of my central heating vent, curl up on the couch & read & of course it's always a good chance to scrap more!

This is my page
I have used more of my stash!! This is an old collection of Bo Bunny papers Midnight Frost that I had bought intending to scrap some snow pics! I luv the navy blue & plum purple colour combo! I decided to keep the chippies simple & painted them with gesso then covered them in fine glitter so that they all sparkled like snow!
My journalling was handwritten in white pen but it is kind of hard to see in the photo. It reads "Kayla you really loved playing at the snow. I loved watching you laugh as you went down the toboggan run. We also made a snowman & had a snow fight!" 2010
The large bloom is a beautiful velver flower by Green Tara. It is so luscious & pretty! The lattice design is my new Cheery Lynn French lattice die. Thankyou to the lovely Steph Devlin for letting me know which die she was using. I had been crushing on it for ages & trying to find one XX
The flourish chippies is Dusty Attic. This was actually birds on a branch but I chopped it up so that it looked more like a flourish. the scallop circle chippie is from 2 crafty
I used some white versa colour ink & some honeycomb mesh to create the dots & splashed some gesso around the page.
The cogs were from Fern Laser design & all the other blooms & leaves are Prima (you can see some of the  journalling on this pic!)

This is Nadia's sketch
Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 17, 2012

My Creative Sketches

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Are you looking for some inspiration or something to help spark your mojo?? Sketches are always a great place to start!
The August reveal has gone up at My Creative Sketches! Another awesome Random prize draw is up for grabs.

This months sketch was designed by Kim Keane

I don't work well with squares so I softened my page a little with some fussy cutting & a cheery lyn doily die cut
I have used the July Limited Addition Kit which was full of Websters Pages Girl Land. This is a pic of Evie when she was about 5 months old
Just LUV that gorgeous felt Prima flower!! & the Websters Pages mini princess petals are just so cute!

Short & sweet today!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for looking?

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Color Room & Prima PPP

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Over the weekend I was insired by a couple of gorgeous colour palettes. The first one I played with was over at The Color Room

I have actually shock horror used some scraps & left overs from my stash to create this page! Something I need to make more of a habit LOL!
The background paper is Stampin Up, the PP raspberry pink paper is Kaisercraft & the other paper is Websters Pages. I have also added a few fussy cur images from Graphic 45!

I luv this Prima Allegra flower. It has been in my stash awhile. Glad I hoarded it as it goes so well with this page!
This is a pic of my Evie Jools from January while we were holidaying at our van in Marlo.

I also played with the August Prima PPP. The colours are so pretty & remind me of rainbow icecream!

Again I went to my stash & used my leftovers! There is a mix of Prima Almanac, Pixi Glen, Meadow Lark, Songbird & Fairybelle!
a mix of old & new Prima flowers & a shabby resin
The alphas are also Prima. The only thing on this page that is not Prima is teh lovely large purple flower which is Green Tara

I hope u all had a great weekend! The kids had 3 birthday parties over the weekend so we were kept nice & busy!

Daphne89 Please send me an email at to claim your prize!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Guest Designing at Sassy Scrapper!

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This month I have the pleasure of guest designing for Sassy Scrapper! They have a wonderful selection of products & Olga the owner is soooooooo friendly & helpful!

Olga gave me some Prima Meadow Lark goodies to play with. I have created a couple of pages & a card. I have just posted a step by step on the Sassy Scrapper blog for this page

I also created this page which was on the blog earlier last week

You can find all materials used at the Sassy Scrapper shop. I still have another page & card to show. Thanks so much Olga for having me XX

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Altered candle jars & my giveaway winner!

Hi There!

Sorry I am a couple of days late announcing the winner of my giveaway. Hunter has drawn the lucky winner out of a hat & it is ....................

Daphne89!!  Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daphne can you please email me at with your address & I will post it out to you!!

This month at My Creative Scrapbook I got to play with the flower kit. I LUV flowers & Pam always packs this kit with the prettiest flowers you can imagine!

I decided to use these gorgeous flowers to alter 2 candle jars I had sitting on my mantel

All the flowers you see were from the August flower kit & I still have plenty left over! I have used some Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper, Prima Trinkets & some organza ribbon from my stash
There will be a step by step tutorial on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on how I made these which I will also post here later in the month

Thanks for looking!