Friday, April 8, 2011

Me & Sam Layout

My eyes nearly popped when I saw these funky and bright So Cute! Collection & Paisley Road Collection Prima papers in my DT box from Tracy...WOW! GORGEOUS!!! I had the perfect photo for this too (taken by the wonderful Wendy – thx hun x) – one of Sam and I on holidays.
I used one whole sheet of Prima So Cute 'Hide and Seek' as my background paper (now, I don't usually use a patterned sheet as a background but I really REALLY didn't want to cut this one up – and it was perfect for what I had in mind. I used a piece of Prima Paisley Road 'Dandiya' for the matting behind the photo (yep, these papers are a double-sided BONUS!!) with a bit of machine stitching and inking around the edge. I popped some loose pink rhinestones on the clouds and used thickers "Rockabye" for the title.
This embellie cluster was made using some of our M2A stick on bling hearts, a lovely printed felt heart, and I adhered some of our awesome pins onto some M2A mulberry flowers (after I lightly inked the edges of the pins). The teddy bear was hand cut from a piece of Prima So Cute 'So Cute'.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass


Hi Everyone! I have to tell you it is soooo nice to be back on my feet and scrapping again! This month Tracy sent me a pack of the gorgeous Websters Petite Pages, which are 6x6 pages from the Spring Market, Yacht Club and Country Estate ranges....awesome value as you receive 36 mini pages in the pack...and they were just what I needed to inspire me to make this whimsical layout of my daughter Ashlee.
I started off with black cardstock that I messy machine straight stitched several times around the edge. I used zig zag stitch to attach 3 of the 6 inch pages diagonally across the page – I used the entire sheets and didn't cut them down. I placed my photo on then I 'stretched' a black felt scroll frame to fit it.
How did I do this? EASY!...I cut a black felt scroll frame in half diagonally. I placed one piece on the top right hand corner, and the other on the left bottom hand corner. I hid the gaps on each side of the frame with our wonderful paper stemmed star flowers et voila!!! The frame 'grew' bigger. I added one of our timepieces there too, as every Looking Glass page needs a pocket watch! AND yes, I did add Diamond Dust onto the stemmed flowers...and yes, I am a *little* addicted to it...
The leaves are our new Scrapware ones – a mix of large foliage and small foliage. I inked them in a light green ink first, and embossed them with distress embossing powder (peeled paint)...I just love the olive green colour they turned out! I added a few little charms here and there, and one of our fabulous engraved felt hearts that are our FREE GIFT this month. I couldn't resist the new Scrapware iron gates either so I inked some black and popped those on too – complete with a little lock charm to keep the secret gates closed!
The title is done using Websters Wonderfall alphabet stickers (just to keep the Websters theme going LOL)...and here's a sticker tip...don't be afraid to mix n match your stickers if you don't have enough of the one colour to finish your title. Sometimes it adds just a little interest and depth.


Friday, January 21, 2011


Hello poor little neglected blog! I FINALLY have made something to blog - jeez Mr Mojo has been very unkind to me recently!! I joined a facebook page called Scrap It With Attitude and we had a challenge put out to us to scrap a page or off the page item using your favourite brand - with at least 50% of the creation to be made using that brand, and post it on the challenge page with some general info about the brand. This was just what I needed to finally kick start the old mojo - something with a few rules to guide, but enough leeway for creativity.....and I chose PRIMA MARKETING inc to be the brand (yeah baby!!!)

It's easier to say what isn't Prima than what is!!! The bazzill backing cardstock, the Rusty Pickle title, the Carolee's creations Adorn It lettering for the journalling and that's it! The rest is Prima - the paper is Prima Fairy Flora Garden Party...Prima flowers, a prima say it with pearls swirl, prima lace,  a prima journalling card...

To get this effect I first cut out a large mat for the photo, then trimmed around the flowers and stems around the top 2/3rds of the mat. I used my fingers to curl the stems and flowers up from the page and added the Prima rosebuds over the top of the stems.
a close up of the lovely prima flowers....

Gosh I love Prima...and what a fun challenge!!! If you would like to join this group on Facebook, send me a friend request HERE and I will send you an invite...Hugs for now!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrap a Page for the Flood affected Queenslanders

Hi everyone. Unless you have been living under a rock, we are all aware of the devastating floods that are happening in Queensland. If you would like to join us in a crafty way to add a personal touch to your contribution, then head over to Sharryn's blog HERE for details on scrapping a blank page/making a card or gift to donate to someone who has lost everything. As scrappers, maybe we can help them regain something precious.

If you wish to donate any of your stash to help a fellow scrapper...
To any scrapbookers that want to have a clean out and donate to the flood victims.....Just collect all your unwated supplies and drop off points are

Scrapbook Central - Joondalup - Scrapbooks from the Heart - CanningVale
Inspired Crafts - Cannington - Tomorrows Memories - Bassendean - Made with Memories- Rockingham and Scraptivate- Joondanna. Just Scrapbooking - Jandakot. Smudge and Sparkle in Ellenbrook . Thanks Tina for this info.

Stay safe. Cx

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