His & Hers

Let’s take a moment to honor the ANZAC soldiers who fought for our freedom.  They are heroes that will forever resonate and leave a mark of fortitude and honor.  ‘Lest we forget.

Today I’m sharing a mini mixed media printer’s tray with Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, mixed with 13Arts’ His & Hers paper collection and mediums.

“His & Hers”

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Mini Rectangle Tray (CB6114), Ornate Frames (CB4069), Assorted Words (CB6115), Butterflies (CB1028)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)

I’m very fortunate to have worked with the amazing Aida Domisiewicz during Autumn Escape 2017.  She is the sweetest and loveliest artist I’ve met and I’m in awe with her work and 13Arts products.  I got her His & Hers collection and a variety of her media on my hot hands and incorporated them all on the printer’s tray.

13Arts materials: United Forever Paper, Multi Medium, White Gesso, Modelling Paste, Lilac Rainbow Color Duo, White Splash Ink, Pink Glitter Splash Ink, Gold Glitter Splash Ink, Warm Gold Shiny Powder, D5 Glass Spheres, D3 Glass Spheres, Silver Mica Flakes, Silver Glitter

I’ll do another post very soon with all the excitement and photos of Autumn Escape 2017.  It really was Autumn Escape’s best yet and I reckon it will be very hard to top this one off.

I couldn’t help but create straight away as soon as I got a set of delicious 13Arts products.  I had such a blast making this mini tray from start to finish and I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

For more Scrapmatts goodies, click here.  And for more divine 13Arts products, click here.  Have a lovely week!


Flight of Fancy Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone.  How was your long Easter weekend? Today I’m excited to share with you a colorful canvas featuring a mix of Bella Florals and Bling, with a mixed media twist.  See if you can spot all of them:

“Flight Of Fancy”

Bella materials: White Bella Florals, Floral Bling, Accent Flourish Bling, Spiral Flourish Bling, Silver Glitter Paper, Green Glitter Paper

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Set

Ruby Rock-It materials: Purple Glitter

I’ve used a hexagon canvas as the base of this project.  I then layered my mediums on top, adding different colors around the canvas.

I then layered some super gorgeous Bella Bling around the Fundamentals Bird Papertole.  The new Bling designs are divine and I just can’t get enough adding these beauties on my creations.

I punched some shapes from a couple of Bella Glittered Cardstock and surrounded them on the canvas.

For added glitz, I sprinkled some Purple Ruby Rock-It Glitter to match the color of the canvas.  Some splatters are added throughout for the final finishing touch.

So there’s my canvas.  I had a blast creating it and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It shop HERE, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need for all types of paper craft and beading.

Thanks for popping in.




Imagine – ATC Hanging Wall Art

Happy Easter to you!  It’s nice to be creating and blogging again after a very busy start to the month.  We have a new April “Feathers” Challenge up at the Creative Studio for Canvas Corp Brands:

The How To:

Use Feathers as your inspiration when you create. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Create, decorate, sew, knit or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

This month we have a different prize – we will invite the winner of the challenge to be our Guest Designer in June. This means that you will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with! 

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool HERE. You have until the end of May 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my April “Feathers” project:

“Imagine” ATC Hanging Wall Art

Canvas Corp Brands Materials:

Tattered Angels:
Navy High Impact Paint
Chalkboard Mists: Grape Ape, Black Orchid, Splash, Chalk
Glimmer Mists: Sapphire, Night B4 Christmas, Dragonfly, Periwinkle Bouquet, Abominable Snowman, Pearl, Crushed Shells, Gold

Canvas Corp:
Denim Fabric Sheet
Teal Burlap Flower
Dark Blue Burlap Sheet
Sisal Rope
Natural Hank Cord Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Chocolate & Ivory Feathers Reverse 12×12 Paper

7 Gypsies: Lace Trimmings

I was inspired by the whole mood board…the gorgeous deep shades of blue and purple, the feathers, and the dream catcher.

I thought what a great idea it would be to transform an ATC into a hanging wall art inspired by the concept of dream catchers.

I’ve also used a couple of gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboards and stencil for this project:

Scrapmatts Chipboards: ATC10-008 Rounded Corners 01, CB1028 Butterflies 18, CB1238 Scrap Words 24

Scrapmatts Stencil: ST5033 Stencil Triangles

I really wanted to add layers and layers of color and texture throughout this hanging ATC wall art.  If you look closely you’ll see crackle here and there, dimensional butterflies against the stenciled triangles immersed in Tattered Angels paints.  I really love every single nook and cranny of this project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join our awesome April “Feathers” Challenge.  Simply link up your entry HERE.  There’s an amazing prize pack and guest design spot up for grabs.  We can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations.  You’ve got 20 days to enter so get creating.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!


Glittery Ladybird Invitations

Today I’m sharing a set of super fun ladybird invitations for my daughter’s birthday.  She’s currently obsessed with all things ladybird and she loves how her invitations turned out.  Here’s a few that I made:

I got two thumbs up from my daughter for putting four spots on each ladybird because she’s turning four.  You should’ve seen my daughters in my little card making production line when we were creating these little cuties.  So much fun!

Fundamentals materials: Black Cardstock, Bitty Bows, Sentiment Toppers, White Circle Tags

Bella materials: Raspberry Glittered Cardstock, White Glittered Cardstock, Black Floral Strips Bling

I’ve die cut different sized circles from the Black Fundamentals Cardstock for the base, head, and spots of the invitations.  My daughters are the ones who adhered all the spots on top of the ladybirds, thanks to my Xyron sticker maker it was fun and easy.  They did an awesome job and were very good helpers indeed.

I punched some teeny tiny stars from the White Glittered Cardstock and Black Cardstock and adhered them in front and inside of the invitations.  The wings are fastened a little loose with a couple of red brads so they can flap open.  It’s all finished off by adding some Black Floral Strips Bling, Bitty Bows, and Sentiment Toppers on top.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today.  Check out more Bella and Fundamentals goodies here.



My Lovely Story

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! I’d like to share my March layout class with you which I’ve had a pleasure teaching to the lovely ladies that attended and purchased the kits.   Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You inspire me to brew up more ideas and classes, and you keep me coming back to teach more.  Here’s my layout:

“My Lovely Story”

This layout features Blue Fern Studios’ super gorgeous Memoires collection, which was a big hit in the class.  So what’s the story behind the photos? My daughter is flaunting here rosy teething cheeks, she’s such a trooper the annoying pain littlies usually get doesn’t seem to faze her.

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That’s it for today’s post.  Thanks for stopping by and may the luck of the Irish be with you.  Have a great weekend!


#Look At Me

Today I’m sharing a layout with Scrapmatts chipboards and Tattered Angels mists, and it is also the second time this month that Scrapmatts is guest designing for CSI-Colors, Stories, Inspirations.  This time we’ve solved CSI Case File#226:

It is also inspired by My Creative Scrapbook’s February Sketch:

Here’s my take on both inspirations:

“#Look At Me”

For the base of my layout, I simply flattened a piece of good ol’ corrugated cardboard and painted them with white acrylic paint.  I love the texture and ridges it gives the background plus the sturdy base.

The background colors are layers of gorgeous Tattered Angels paints.  The #look at me chipboards are given a good mist of Cadillac Pink Glimmer Mist.

Tattered Angels Paints: Navy High Impact Paint, Splash Chalkboard Mist, Glimmer Mists (Mint Julip; English Ivy; Cadillac Pink; Tutti Frutti)

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Circle Mesh (CB5130), Assorted Words (CB6116), Cats (CB1014), Leaf Spray (CB5166), Scrap Words (CB1238)

The rest of the Scrapmatts chipboards have been given a coat of white paint…easy, effective, and works every time.  The leaves were die cut from a scrap of white paper which I’ve given the bubble technique with Tattered Angels’ English Ivy Glimmer Mist.

This is the first time my daughter tried on some bubblegum lip gloss.  She got it from a party loot bag and boy oh boy did she love it.  I’ve written at the back that it makes me happy scrapping and looking back at the moments when she’s growing up to be a girly girl.  Time surely flies!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s layout.  I had fun creating it and it got my daughter’s seal of approval too (lol!).

Many thanks to CSI for having the Scrapmatts team and for My Creative Scrapbook’s awesome sketch.

For more Tattered Angels paints, click here.  And for Scrapmatts chipboards, click here.


Floral Monthly Planner

Planners are the craze at the moment and today I get to share with you my take on a monthly planner, Bella style.  A head’s up, this post is loaded with photos which takes you through the pages of the planner.  Let’s start off with the cover:

Bella Materials: White Florals, Purple Antique Floral Bling, True Romantic Collection, A Year In Review Cardstock Sticker Sheet, Pink Corrugated Cardboard

The body of the planner is composed of Fundamentals’ gorgeous new Cardstock colors and range.

Fundamentals Materials: Rose Cardstock, Serenity Blue Cardstock, Doilies

Inside the pages are beautiful papers from Bella’s True Romantic collection.

One of the reasons I love creating mini albums/planners/books is that I get to use up a variety of pretty papers all in one project.

The lined papers came from an old notebook, and I simply added them to the pages which suited the planner perfectly.

The Fundamentals cardstock are already folded and scored which made it quicker and easier to create the whole planner.  Just trim them down to your preferred size and voila!

I love how the Cardstock colors are made to match Bella and Ruby Rock-It’s collections, and how versatile they are so it goes beyond card making.

The months are from Bella’s Year In Review Cardstock Sticker Sheet, backed with Bella’s Pink Corrugated Cardboard.

If you haven’t got your hands on these gorgeous True Romantic papers yet, then I suggest you do.  Can’t go wrong with the mixture of florals and watercolor motif altogether.  Check out the different Bella/Ruby Rock-It retailers here.

Just a few more pages to go…

The cover of the planner is prettied up with a couple of White Bella Florals and some bedazzling Purple Antique Floral Bella Blings.  In between these is a Doily from Fundamentals’ new embellishment range.

Some light denim tie from my stash has been added at the left side of the planner.  It ties in beautifully with the shade of the Serenity Blue Cardstock.  It’s one of my favourite Fundamentals Cardstock color at the moment.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my floral monthly planner, Bella style of course.  Check out all the Bella and Fundamentals range here.