Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch April Sketch

 Hi!!  I am busy playing catch up at the moment.  We just got home yesterday from our week and a half away at our holiday house!  Boys are back at school today......
Anyway I am sharing my April DT layout for Once Upon A Sketch.
Journalling Theme: "An event that changed my life..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Here is my take on the sketch.
"My Life"

Love, love the colours I have used here :)

A feather arrow :)

Lots of Shimmerz paints :)


Some Prima SIIC and Pebbles.....I just love adding Shimmerz to these pebbles.

I hope your Easter celebrations were fun.....we had a great time and the bunny certainly found us, I think we will be eating chocolate eggs for weeks :) 
Have a wonderful day xo

Friday, April 18, 2014

A new Scrapbook Diaries Kit :)

 Hi all!!!  Just popping in with my new Scrapbook Diaries kit "You Are My Happy".  This kit is once again filled with beautiful products and loads of extras for an additional creation!  You can find all of the kit details and options HERE.

There is a mixture of product here including the gorgeous Marion Smith heart paper, lots of Crate Paper chippies, a little Allison Kreft Recorded and of course beautiful Prima flowers.......just to name a few.

With the purchase of this kit you will also have access to a full instructional video to show you my process of creating this piece. 

'You Are My Happy' 


Here are a few detailed shots........

I hope you enjoy my brand new kit! Complete with cute handmade bow :)
Have a great Easter weekend xo

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Chasing Seagulls"

I am stopping by today with a new Shimmerz creation. Something beachy today..........
Shimmerz products used:
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu
Spritz in Sapphire and Mango Madness
Coloringz in Madarin Mai Tai
Shimmerz in Ultra Marine
"Chasing Seagulls"

I have used lots of Prima products and shells which the Shimmerz compliment so well.  These blue's are my favourite's to create with, if you didn't notice!!  I love the vibrancy to them, but also very calming.

I love how the colours blend into the shells, which I applied Gesso to first.

I applied a mask with some modelling paste to give loads of texture and then blended the blues together.

I also added a plastic pocket with little shells, cheesecloth and sequins.  I then applied some Madarin Mai Tai down the side.

I have used a 2 Crafty Chipboard frame here.  Almost looks like a setting sun :)
Some Prima Pebbles and SIIC and the Metal Seagull!

Thankyou for dropping in today!  I can't wait to get back down to our little piece of paradise..... and more 'Seagull Chasing' for Mason :)
Have a great day xo

Friday, April 4, 2014

Something for boys!!!

Hi all!!!!   I have some super boyish creations to share today! 
It's funny I have a house full of boys but I just love to create pretty things!    The only place you will find glitter and flowers is in my scraproom.....the rest of the house is full of Lego, Superhero's, robots, cars and Transformer's!!!  I LOVE it and I really love this page :)  I can't wait to do a Lego page because we (yes, I love it too) create a lot of Lego lately.....in fact I think we are off to see the Lego movie in the holidays :) :)
I was so excited when Crate paper released the new Boys Rule collection.....truly hard to come across an awesome 'boy'collection!!!
"Superhero's in disquise"

A few closeups........

Here are a couple of cards I whipped up :)

I made this one for Cooper for his 7th birthday.  He just loves his DS so it was awesome to see the little Gameboy chipboard piece in the Boys Rule collection!  Perfect fit for my boy :)

So what do you think, completely different to the norm right?
That's me for today!  Have a wonderful weekend :)
Hugs xo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Today, I am stopping by with my newest Shimmerz creation.  Here is the gorgeous colour palette I used:
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu and Blue Jeans
Spritz in Mango Madness and Ruby
Dimensionz in Blue Lagoon

Awww, my little baby boy (well not so baby anymore, can't believe he is 3 in 2 months).......just starting to become a little poser, he is so adorable (yes, I am biased but it's true ;)   Those big blue eyes are going to have the girls chase him one day....LOL!!!!

I always try to blend my embellishments to the Shimmerz products I used. 
Lots of flicks also with the nozzle.

The Dimensionz in Blue Lagoon fit perfectly with this colour palette and really brought out Mason's blue eyes.  I applied some in dots and also applied it more thickly and then ran a paintbrush through it to give it a dripped look.

I made an bow and arrow out of florist vine......love it :)

I have applied the Vibez to the resin heart.

Look at the Shimmery colour when added to the patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments. 
Have a great day xo

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2 Crafty fun!

Just sharing my March creations for 2 Crafty Chipboard! 
 I have used some beautiful and fun pieces this month.
The 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces I used on my first creation are:

Cute- Loopy Font
Chevron Bits
Mixed Buttons
Polaroid Frame
Penny Farthing Bike
 ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars

I applied some mint paint to the "Chevron Bits" and some Gesso to the negative
 pieces which I then layered together.  I then adhered them to the layout with foam tape,
giving them dimension.

Two of my little cuties feature on this layout, so it was fitting to use the "Cute Loopy Font"
 as my title piece.  I gave it a coat of Gesso first and then added some Shimmerz paints
 and lastly applied some glitter to the bottom section of the word.

I added a few tiny hearts out of the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" set.
I covered the "Mixed Buttons" with some chunky gold glitter.
Under the photo here, you will also find a glitter covered "Polaroid Frame".

To finish off my layout I added the cute "Penny Farthing Bike".
  Applied some paint and popped on a couple of Wood dots.

I have a little addiction to pastels at the moment.
  On this page I have used similar colours but have popped a few more
 brights with the oranges and pinks.  

 I have used the following 2 Crafty pieces:
Cherish Loopy Font
Vintage Elements 1
ATC Georgian Frames

I used the "Loopy Font Cherish" word as my title.   A quick application of Gesso and
then again a light coverage of Shimmerz down the bottom section of the word.

I have used the big ornate frame from the "Vintage Elements 1" pack.  Gesso was applied
first and then I gave it a really light coverage of Shimmerz which I toned down with water.

Lots of Shimmerz and other bits and pieces.

I loved this little "Bambi" piece and new it would fit perfect with the
 words......."Cherish those dearest to me".
 So I would have to say that this whole layout came together by this one cute piece!
  I have applied some watercolour pencils to the outline of Bambi.
 I love the effect it gave once adding water.

I used a couple of  "ATC Georgian Frames" on certain sections of the layout.
 Some where cut in half, I used watercolour pencils and Shimmerz paints to
 blend them into the background.

I love this pie chart stencil by TCW.  It had fun teaming it with Shimmerz and watercolours.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend has been lovely xo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Some pretties today :)

Hello!  Tonight I have a few pretty things to share with you. 
The first creation is one of my DT pieces made for Shimmerz this month.
It's a canvas I made for a friend.  Her precious little niece was born and I got to go all out girly and pretty on this one!!!! 
Here are the Shimmerz products I used:
Spritz in Plum Pudding and Ruby
Coloringz in Pink Stiletto
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu
Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink
Shimmerz in Magenta and Lilac
Enamelz in Sparklicious

I used a Prima mask and some Gel Medium on the canvas.  Which I then sprayed with with the Vibez and Spritz.  I then highlighted the resisted area with the Shimmerz pots, also adding a little water to give it the water colour effect.

I always like to add some crystals or enamel dots to my creations.  I try to match the colours as close as possible so they almost blend into the Shimmerz background.

I don't think you can quite tell by my photographs but I added a lot of sparkle to this creation.  It's sooooo pretty!  I tone my flower edges down with a little Gesso.  This is when I will sprinkle on the Enamelz in Sparklicious so that in dries into the wet Gesso.

I now have a few pretty cards I want to share..........
"Love You"

I used some AC Dear Lizzy papers on this one.....
"Happy Day"


I hope you enjoyed my girly post today.....off to create some more :)
Have a great weekend xo