Make A Wish Birthday Card

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This month has been very busy for our family party-wise as friends and family seem to be celebrating a birthday party after another.  This got me creating birthday cards, and today I get to share with you one of them featuring Fundamentals’ new colors and goodies.

Christine Santos

Fundamentals Materials: Shamrock Cardstock, Buttercup Cardstock, True Blue Cardstock, Doilies, Sentiment Toppers, Bitty Bows, Birthday Sentiment Stickers

Ruby Rock-It Materials: Oriental Chic Florals, Happy Days Droplets

This birthday card is made especially for a little girl who is not into girly colors like pinks and purples.  It certainly was a good excuse to create a fun birthday girl’s card with Fundamentals’ bright new range.  I’ve die cut the colorful cardstock with my nesting banner die cuts which added fun layers on top of the card.

I’ve layered the doilies behind the pretty floral, keeping to the green, yellow and blue colors of the card.  It gave the same festive and fun look of rosettes without the bulk, plus you get the intricate and delicate cut around the doilies.  These are then surrounded with some Happy Days Droplets to finish off the card.

And there’s another birthday card done and dusted.  Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to check out all the Fundamentals range here.

Cheers,

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Pink Mixed Media Apple

Today I’m sharing my off the page pink mixed media apple inspired by Berry 71 Bleu’s February Challenge:

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Isn’t the mood board gorgeous? It’s absolutely perfect for the month of love, gorgeous soft pink shades and flowers.  Here’s my take on it:

I was inspired by all the pink colors and florals from the mood board, and the feeling of love.  I’ve used Scrapmatts’ chipboards and stencil to build my pink apple.

Scrapmatts chipboards: Ornate Frames (CB4069), Leaf Spray (CB5166), Scrap Words (CB6113)

Scrapmatts stencil: Borders (ST1010)

For the beautiful colors, I layered a few Tattered Angels Paints to achieve the balance of soft, with little hints of bright pink to tie it altogether.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Tutti Frutti, Cadillac Pink, Black Cherry, It’s Pink, Pearl

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists: Polka Dot Pink, Chalk

I had fun creating my little apple, and I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you’ve been spoilt on Valentine’s day.

Cheers,

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Celebrate Good Times

I had a blast creating and teaching my February class layout for Scrapaholics and today I get to share them with you.  Lots of clean layers and textures in this fun multi photo layout.  I’m aiming to have more photos in my layout classes this year, listening to what you lovelies have requested.  This layout is very much about the circles, and is repeated in many different ways throughout.  Here it is:

“Celebrate Good Times”

Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies that attended my February class and bought the kit.  I had such a blast and I can’t wait until Scrapaholics release my March class with you all.  A little hint: the background is definitely not white.

Another big news…I’ll be teaching two classes for Scrapaholics at SENZ – New Zealand’s largest Scrapbooking and Craft Expo which will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland on June 30-July 2.  Classes will be released early May so keep an eye out for SENZ class bookings here.  Wooohooo!

Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

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Eat Cake – A Candy Red Heart Card

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February is all about the month of hearts, and this got me inspired to create a heart shaped card for a birthday girl.  I’ve incorporated Fundamentals‘ new cardstock colors, bitty bows, doilies and sentiment toppers with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection.

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I’ve die cut the gorgeous Candy Red Fundamentals Cardstock with my nesting heart dies.  I then layered the Bolt Patterns Paper to balance with the bright colors.

A tip with Fundamentals’ Doilies: Simply cut them into smaller pieces and use them as layering elements to your projects.  If you look closely, I’ve snuck these little beauties in between the heart layers.

I’ve fussy cut a couple of pretty pink and peach flowers from the Bolt Floral Paper.  The card is finished off with a couple of adorable Fundamentals Bitty Bows, Sentiment Topper, Mini Peg, Butterfly, and Bella’s Small Flourish Bling.

Now this sweet little card is ready to give to the sweet birthday girl.  Thanks for popping in and check out all the new Fundamentals range and colors here, along with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection here.

Cheers,

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Your Time To Shine

It’s so nice to finally get some decent days off from work since the madness of school holidays started.  This means extra time for me to scrap (wooohoooo!) so I played along with My Creative Scrapbook’s January Sketch Challenge:

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I pushed my photo up while still keeping to the body of the sketch.  Here’s my layout, I hope you’ll like it as much as I do:

“Your Time To Shine”

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I’ve used Kaisercraft’s Ubud Dreams collection for this page.  I love the gorgeous prints and colors of this collection, which goes so well with my daughter’s photo.

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I also used Scrapmatts’ chipboards and stencil to this page.  The Ornate Frames chipboard gave the layout a delicate layer and framed the photo perfectly.

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The adorable Flowers chipboard have been inked and layered among the frames and flowers.

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Some subtle stenciling has been added from the Hexagons stencil, keeping to the colors of the layout.

Thanks so much for popping in.  Thanks to My Creative Scrapbook’s awesome sketch, I had fun playing along.

Cheers,

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Celebrate One

Good day! I’ve been very busy with family and work commitments lately which meant I wasn’t able to create for More Than Words’ December Challenge.  So for this month I made sure I had time to create for the awesome January challenge which is “Celebrate & Bling”:

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Can I just say that I looooove this challenge.  Bling runs in my scrapbooking veins :).  Here’s my layout:

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Celebrate One Today

This is my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday photos which I adore so much.  She’s a few years older now but that doesn’t stop me from scrapping and reminiscing on older photos, celebrations, and treasured memories.

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I’ve used some Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils for texture, dimension, and title for my page.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), Assorted Words (CB6116), Butterflies (CB1045), Scrap Words (CB1237)

Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Spray (ST5004), Strings (ST1021)

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I really wanted the photos to stand out which is why I opted for a full on black background with shimmery pearl and white touches.  To achieve this I used my trusty Tattered Angels paints.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Pearl, Graphite, It’s Black

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists: Chalk, Admiral, Monolith

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I embossed the stars chipboards with some glittery black embossing powder and then layered these under the photo.  The photos are framed with black glittered paper.

I misted the Admiral Chalkboard Mist and the Graphite and It’s Black Glimmer Mist onto my flowers to blend with the black background.

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For the butterflies, I simply misted the Monolith Chalkboard mist for a subtle addition of color.  For the title chipboard, I simply painted it white and then added a coat of Chalk Chalkboard mist for added glimmer.

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The shimmery background is made up of the Pearl Glimmer Mist, Admiral and Chalk Chalkboard Mists.  It’s all finished off with the addition of a variety of bling around the layout.

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So there’s my blinged up, glittery and shimmery celebration layout.  Thanks to More Than Words for the awesome challenge and thanks for popping in.

For Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, click here.  And for Tattered Angels paints, check them all out here.

Cheers,

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Texture All ‘Round – A Wintery Hello Card

Seeing all my friends from the other side of the world having fun in the snow makes me dream of snowy landscapes and cozing up by the bonfire.  All this thinking got me inspired to create a wintery card with Fundamentals’ Cardstock and Bella’s  New York collection.

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Bella materials: Join Together (New York) Paper, White Floral Fabric with Bling, Bella Florals, Silver Fabric Trim, Small Borderlines Bling, Fireworks Bling

Fundamentals materials: White Cardstock, Banners & Bubbles Wood Veneers

I’ve trimmed and layered the White Fundamentals Cardstock for my sturdy card base which is perfect for mixed media.  I then layered the gorgeous geometrical print of the Join Together from the New York collection.

Bella Florals adorn the center of the card, and on top is the Bubble Wood Veneer.  These are then surrounded with beautiful Bella Bling and Fabric.

A quick tip with Bella Bling: have fun layering your bling on top of each other for a different look.  This is my favourite tip when it comes to creating Bella projects, and I love the result every time.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella Bling and Florals.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.

Cheers,

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