Thursday, September 11, 2014

Card Share + my scrap space

Hi there! I have a couple of cards to share today. 
 
The first one using lots of layers and the gorgeous Webster's pages Vellum on the bottom there.  I also layered some Crate Paper bits and a few sequins, Prima flower and some spots of Shimmerz Inklingz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The second card a little girly one for my niece.  I have used Crate Paper here with some Prima flowers.
 
 

 
 
 
So you may or may have not known a few months ago now, my wonderful husband, decked out a new scraproom for me.  I thought I would share some photos with you all of my space. 
 
  I certainly love retreating to my little room of pretties (as I like to call it)!  With a house full of boys its the one place I can have flowers everywhere....lol!!!
I hope you enjoy!!!
 
 
 
I bought this shelf from a Newsagent!  It's gorgeous and perfect for all of my little jars and bowls.
 
 
 



I bought the 4 x 2 cabinet at Bunnings and flipped it on the side.  Fits lots of baskets etc but I am still on the hunt for more storage items.
 






I bought the white newspaper rack from The Reject Shop and thought it would be perfect for all of my paper pads.
Tim also added steel racks for me to hang things off  (I had these in my old room).
 





My Create letters I bought from TYPO.....my gosh, I love that shop :)





Look at my mountain of Shimmerz....yummo!!  Can't get enough!  I bought the corner shabby shelves from a homewares store for half price.
 





 
Some of my mediums!  Pen and tool holders from Typo.
 





 
I have a 3 tier rack for Washi tapes, threads and twine.  Glass jars for Resin pieces.
 





 
I bought these 2 big jars from The Reject Shop for $8 each and throw all of my misc flowers in there.  One for blue, turquoise, lime and purple, the other for yellow, orange, pink and red :)
 






 
Here is the reflection from my mirror.  I absolutely love my Magnetic board and shadow box from DWBH Homewares.  You can spy my Ikea trolley in there too......everyone's got to have one of those ;)
 
 




 
Last picture today of my paper rack!  So I am pretty pleased with the job he did, building all of these shelves and cupboards for me.  He did really well! 
 
 





 
I am still not finished decorating, not sure I ever will be but there you go, here is my crafty haven!!!
 
Until next time, thanks for stopping by.
 
Hugs xo


Monday, September 8, 2014

Baby Jack collection - PLS

Hi!!  I am stopping by today to share with you my introduction piece that was shared over on the Pretty Little Studio blog last week.  I have used the utterly adorable Baby Jack Collection!
 
 
Here is the list I used from this collection:
 
3×4 Pocket Card, Tabs, Word Art, Diecuts, Flair, Feathers, Confetti, Word Stickers, Polaroid Tags, Pattern Paper, Paper Ribbons, Bunting Flags.
 
 
 
"I Love You to the Moon & Back"
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Baby Jack collection is so adorable, I have 3 boys so I think this collection might get a workout from me.   I love the colours in the collection and really played on the mint and kraft hues for my layout.  The Baby Jacob die cut was the cutest accent to add to my layers, like he is dreaming about all the adventures he may have. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I chose a photo of my then 2 year old having a little nap,  I thought the 4 x 6 journaling card “I love you to the moon and back” matched perfectly.  I wanted this to be a focus of my layout so I opted to add it to the left of my page and in turn I built up those layers under and around my photo. 
 
 
 
 

 
 







Using the Baby Jack Wood Faux Feather die cuts, I layered two of these together, attached them to a skewer stick to create an arrow.  




 
 
 
I scattered the star confetti around the page and applied with foam tape. 
 
It's just a fun game of finding as many cute PLS products you can within my work!
 
 
 
 








 
Thankyou for visiting today, I always appreciate your kind comments!!!
Hugs xo
 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pop & Colours #3

Evening all!! 
 
I am so excited that I can now share with you my creation for Pop & Colours #3.  I was apart of this wonderful line up of ladies and you can find out more about these online workshops HERE.
Even though the classes started August 5th, you can join in any time as they will be available at the private blog for 2 years!
 
 
 
 
 
My creation is a true reflection of my style and I couldn't resist something beachy.  Plus I used my favourite colour combo....I hope you like too :
 
 
"Rock Pools"
 
 

 
 
 
 I have already seen so many beautiful layouts created from my tutorial!!  
 I would love to see your creation too!
To join in on the fun, sign up HERE!
 
 
Have a great night xo


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pretty Little Studio Sketch

 
Hello lovely blog friends :)  I have had my very first creation go live over at the Pretty Little Studio blog.  First up it's the sketch challenge for September.  I actually really loved the sketch but I tell you it had me stumped there for a bit, definitely a challenge for me but I got there in the end.
 
 
Here is the sketch:
 

Here is my take on the sketch and a little about my layout :
 
 
 
“I am so excited to be here with my very first creation for Pretty Little Studio.   At first glance I loved this sketch, loved the idea of it with the 4 squares. I started pulling out all the bits and pieces from the Silly Monkey collection. This collection is just so much fun, awesome for the little boys in my life. As my style is quite layered I started by grabbing a few sheets of paper from the collection and chopping them up into squares.  I chose the stars, spots, chevron, a bit of everything really.    I added a few mixed media items and paints and layered all those papers with foam tape.  I used the die cut image  “Little Champ” as my centre focus,  I also added a Flair button from the Silly Flora pack for his head.  I used a few flags and some twine to create the little banner at the top.    I finished off by adding some stars and sequins from the Baby Jack Confetti Mix in mint.  I hope you get to play along this month, I would love to see what you create!”
 
 
 
"So Fun Everyday"
 
 
 


 
Products Used:
 
 
Here are some detailed shots of all of my layers:
 




























 
 
 
 
I also have a extra card to share today.  I whipped this one up the other day using PLS products also. Mostly using the Clowning Around collection.  Super fun :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope you are having fun creating!
Until next time xo


Monday, September 1, 2014

Live, Love & Sing

Hi all, hope you are all well and enjoying the first day of Spring (YAY!!!!) Well for some of us anyway :) :)
 
 
Today I am sharing a canvas I made for a friend of mine :)  She has lovely rainbow decorative pieces throughout her home and she is a singer!  I thought this would be perfect for her.
 
 
Here is the list of Shimmerz products I used:
 
 
 



"Live, Love & Sing"
 
 
 




I created the background with a lot of texture.  Starting with Gesso, Calico strips, patterned paper strips, washi tape and stencilling.  I then misted my way down the page starting with the Jeni B Bleu Vibez. 
 
 
 




Once the background had been dried I applied the music note stamp.



 
 
 
I then added the embellishments.  Layering flowers and words.
 
 
 
 



I then applied the Shimmerz products with a small paintbrush to the areas closest to the embellishments blending the colours once again as I went down the page.
 


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Thanks for visiting today xo


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrate Today

Hi there, just dropping in with a cute card to share :)
 
I have used mostly Crate Paper here with a couple of Prima flowers and the Celebrate Today title being Heidi Swapp.
 
 
 



 
Have a lovely, creative week xo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OUAS - August

Hi everyone!  Today I have my August DT layout to share for Once Upon a Sketch.  Once again the sketch is beautiful!  Still a little more time to get your entry in to be in the running to win some awesome prizes.  Visit Once Upon A Sketch to see all of the other dt examples.
 
This months criteria is:
 
Journalling Theme: "The men in our lives..." 

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 :)
 
 
"Together"
 
 


 
I have used Ocean Melody collection papers by Webster's Pages.  Here I have used a 2 Crafty Chipboard anchor.  Applied Gesso, added cotten and placed in with my layers.
 






I managed to add my journaling to the top and bottom of the page, where I had free space...hehe :)



Some layers of Prima flowers and shells also.
 
 


 
 
The 'together' word circle is another 2 Crafty piece.   I have used the pie chart stencil here also.  I love the effect it gives mixing it with Shimmerz.  I snuck in a MME badge too which went perfect with it's triangles.
 





 
I love the vellum from this collection.  It's colours are gorgeous!
 



 
 
 
More vellum to the right and a beautiful day journal spot.
 
 
 

 
Last shot of all the texture.
 
 


 
Until next time, thanks for visiting.
Hugs xo