Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Something girly!!!

I really can't believe how long it's been since I have created a Gracie layout.....I took these pics of her hiding and playing with bubbles:)  She is just the sweetest isn't she?  And she is also about to become a big sister, so excited to meet my brother and sil's baby any day now.  Meage is due next week sometime around Mason's birthday so we'll see if they share a birthday or not!!!! 

I created this layout using Shimmerz and a mixture of other product!  Oh this is so so pretty and sparkly, I am still finding glitter Enamalz on my desk:):)

Here is the list of pretties I used on my Gracie creation:

Coloringz in Mon Shari
Vibez in Grape Escape and Jeni B Bleu
Enamelz in Jack Frost
Pearlz in Pretty In Pink and Mint Julip
Shimmerz in Butter Cream

"Perfect Little Miss"

Lots of closies of the details:

Even my Prima birdie got a coat of Pearlz......

I created the bubbles by dipping a lid into Gesso and applying to my page, I then did the same and dipped it into the Mint Julip Pearlz.  The candelier is covered in Jack Frost Enamelz.

Not even my flowers were safe from the Jack Frost Enamelz.....

Lots of texture paste and Shimmerz Butter Cream and Pretty In Pink Pearlz......

Shimmerz are also having a SALE in their store until the end of May.  Be sure to drop by and stock up on Shimmerz....think I might do some shopping myself:):)

Okay, so it would be completely wierd of me not to share something boyish on here so here are a few of my favourite pictures I took of us last weekend.  Boys will be boys playing with the rocks and dirt!  Mason even had a go at chewing a rock....ewww! 

Gosh I love this one of my spunky boys....

All of us........

Okey dokey, time to get off here and save my scraproom from Master M.
Have a great day.
Hugs xo

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Invitations:)

Head on over to the Pink Paislee blog to see invitation inspiration all week.  This assignment had perfect timing for me.  My little bub Mason is turning 1 in less than 2 weeks and I wanted to handmake his invitations.  I am doing a little bit of decorating with hot air balloons, bunting, pom poms etc so I thought making the a hot air balloon template for his invites would be super cute!

I drew and traced the template on various pieces of Pink Paislee paper.  I used the Soiree and Spring Jubilee collections.  I am using the colours lime green, aqua, royal blue and orange as the colour theme for his party decorations so these papers matched perfectly.

I then cut out another piece of paper in the balloon shape and cut this into 3 sections.  I distressed the egdges and added them to the front of the balloon.  I then randomly stamped the music sheet stamp over the balloon.

I cut small diamond shapes for my bunting.  Using a piece of string I wrapped them around and placed a knot at each end.  I added string for the ties and hessian for the basket.  Popped on the number and word 1 and added all of the party details to the back.

So excited for his little party:):)  I am even attempting to make the cake......hahaha this might be a disaster!!!  Can you really go wrong with a packet mix????......we will find out!

Have a great weekend, it's rainy here so our weekend might be a quiet one.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunsets Over The Beach

Hi, hope you are all having a lovely week.  A wee bit of sickness has hit this household but we are getting there!  I hope it is all gone before a certain little person's 1st birthday!!!  I wanted to share with you today a canvas piece I made using Shimmerz.  Here are the Shimmerz products I used:

Vibez - Egg Noggin and Jeni B Bleu
Spritz - Treasured Hymn
Shimmeringz - Heavy Metal
Enamelz - Sparklicious (lots of this on there that my pictures just don't give it justice)
Shimmerz - Antique Lace and Butter Cream
Pearlz - Mint Julip
"Sunsets Over the Beach"

Some closeups.  I placed my embellishments in place and then I proceed to alter everything using Gesso and then a coating of  Shimmerz Vibez and Spritz.  I just love these colours mixed together, very antique, shabby looking!

I have used some Melissa Frances on here as well as some Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology:)
Also adding Shimmerz to the elements.

Oh, I love my title on this.......I scraped a thick coating of Gesso to the section where I wanted my title to sit, I then used the end of my paintbrush to etch out the words.....I really love how this turned out:)

I used lots of Sinamay and string and some Prima pretties.

Lots of tiny little shells and more misting!!!  Lastly I sprinkled Shimmerz Enamelz in Sparklicious over everything.  I just couldn't get the photos right but this is so much prettier irl and so shiny:) 

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you like my canvas as much as I do!!  Much more to share but will be back another time....little people need some snuggles:):)

Hugs xo

Ps - Prima and Faber-Castell are still hosting their blog hop so if you missed the fun head over to the Prima blog to find all the details.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Come create with me:)

My class is getting closer at Miss Arts and now I have promotion video to share with you:)  I can't wait to share my tips and techniques with you!

I hope to see you there:)

Ps -  On another note I just want to say a huge thankyou for all those who left sweet comments and joined in on the Prima/Faber-Castell blog hop.....it was fun wasn't it, so much inspiration!!!  Big hugs to you all and I'm waving hello to all my new followers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Welcome to the Prima/Faber-Castell Blog Hop!!

Is there anything better than two companies combining their amazing products? Today we have a joint venture by Prima Marketing and Faber-Castell! Not only do our products work perfectly together, but they provide wonderful platforms for inspiration and creativity!
We challenged our talented design teams to create projects combining products just for YOU! Hopefully they will get your creativity going too.

Here is my layout using Prima and Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils and Wax Crayons.   The Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils and Prima's Paintable papers were made for each other.  I wanted my layout to be very soft and neautral of my sweet bub:)  The watercolours were great for this as I could really tone down the colour by applying more water. 


I scrapped the brick mask with some gesso, I then applied modelling paste to give it extra texture.  I then used a black watercolour pencil and added colour to the bricks.   I love how the black turned into a grey and how the colour run into the texture paste.

I added touches of blues, apricot and green onto the Paintable paper. I popped some Prima blooms in there too and used a blue wax crayon to give the centre of the flowers some colour. 

Prima Product list:

#950149 "Aquarelle" Fairybelle
#602284 Paintables
#811358 Paintables
#844141 "Notary" Almanac
#549053 Sugar Blooms
#546311 Angelica Rose Airy
#542993 Roses of Spaint Minstrel
#552633 Bretton Vine Purity
#890728 Shabby Chic Resin Shutters
#550004 Brick Mask
#557669 Laraine Pearl White
#557621 Parisa Aspen White
#557157 Tivona Small Rose

I hope you enjoyed my creation:)

We've also included a chance to win some of our products. Hop around to our talented design team blogs and leave a comment on each of their blogs. Once you are done, come back to our blog and let us know your favorite technique. We will pick a random winner on the Prima blog May 30th! Faber Castell will also have a prize so make sure you go to their blog for details on how to win!

Ready for the fun to start?
Ready, set, GO!

Blog Links for Prima:

Blog Links for Faber-Castell:

Thankyou so much for visiting me today, I hope you have fun visiting the other wonderful blogs involved in the Prima and Faber-Castell Blog Hop.
Hugs xo

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Let's catch up........

Hope you are all having a lovely week, it's beautiful here atm, a little chilly in the morning but I have lots of little snuggle bunnies that like early morning cuddles so it's okay:)  I've got lots to share with you today!  First up is my first assignment for the Heidi Swapp blog.  I had to create a Mother's day card using the Color Magic range.  I also choose to incorporate the Sugar Chic range.  My first card all pink and girly....thinking of my sweet Mum when I made this, she loves pink:)

"Adore U Mum"

I had so much fun making this I created another using the blue tones.  Banners everywhere:):) How cute is the bow tie paper clip?


Now onto my Prima projects I haven't shared here yet.  The first one was for a feature back in April focusing on flowers!  I used the Pixie Glen range and used lots of new flowers and Shabby Chic resin and metals.

"My Favourite Little People"

Some closeups.  I wanted to create a scene with the open fence, walking into my garden:)

More details, misting and modelling paste.

Here is a tag I created for Prima tag day:)  It's very shabby!  I'm not convinced I am a tag maker yet!  Might have to practice some more.

Prima's product pick for May.  Lot's of gorgeous deep colours in this one.  A photo of Mason I haven't scrapped yet, his first smile at 5 weeks old.......how precious.....now he is 11 months old!

"First Smiles"

Did you spot the resin squirral??

Here is the beautiful palette, have a go, you could win some lovely prizes!

Okay, that's me for today.  Hope you liked!  Have a great day:)
Hugs xo

Saturday, May 5, 2012


I am so excited to announce I will teaching at Miss Art's Papercrafting School this June!!!!!  It's been a long time coming and this is such a huge achievement for me as this is my very FIRST time teaching!  

Here is a little sneaky of my class........"Altered Layouts".........

I hope you will come and join me in creating something to 'Treasure'. 
More details coming soon:):)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Shimmerz Canvas Tags

Hi!  Just popping by with my new Shimmerz project.  I created these 2 little tags using the following Shimmerz products:

Coloringz in Mandarin Mai Tai, Pink Stiletto, Lime In Da Coconut and Mon Shari
Vibez in Grape Escape
Blingz in Hottie Pink

I sprayed Mon Shari and blended Lime In Da Coconut together for this tag.  I stamped a little and applied the flowers adding the Vibez in Grape Escape to the petals. 

This time I blended Coloringz in Pink Stiletto and Mandarin Mai Tai. I love the rich, bright colour that the Coloringz bring to any layout or project. Lots of Modelling paste and sinamay were also added for Texture:)

I hope you like my little tags.........you can find all of these and more here at the Shimmerz Paint store:)

Thankyou so much for all of your lovely comments about my new DT role.  I truly appreciate all of your support.
Mwah xo