Most Wonderful Time

Good day.  We’re almost onto December & this has got me inspired to create festive projects lately.  I love Scrap Around the World’s festive November mood board:

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My main inspiration is the wooden star on top of the lit tree, & also the top left image’s white wood & “Most Wonderful Time” sentiment.

“Most Wonderful Time”

Most Wonderful Time

This is my first mixed media Christmas layout, & I had fun creating it :).  We don’t get snow in our side of the world but I really wanted to add some “white” touches to the page, hence the splatters of white paint.

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I’ve added some media on the hessian paper & layered a star silhouette cut out from a white wood paper.  This is then layered under the sepia photo, giving it a nice frame &  just the right amount of texture & shimmery color.  Various alpha stickers are added at the right side as inspired by the board.  I’ve added a little touch of heart on the photo as well.

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She’s very happy & delighted to have Santa visit & give her a present from her preschool.  She couldn’t stop talking about it to everyone for weeks! 🙂

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Thanks for dropping by & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  A big thanks also for the fab inspirations of the SATW team.  Enjoy the rest of your month!

Cheers,

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Sister, My Greatest Joy

Hi there, how’s it going? I hope you’ve had a great weekend celebrating dads’ special day.  Today I’m  posting an album with the lovely Generations collection for Artfull Crafts.  It’s got a heritage & vintage feel to it, which I enjoyed creating with it.  I like that it has some soft pretty colors mixed in it, rather than having too much brown which some heritage papers may have.  Here’s the front cover:

“Sister, My Greatest Joy”

Sister, My Greatest Joy

The Generations collection comes with a 12×12 Paper Pad (48 sheets) which I’ve used in each page of this album.  Aren’t the Wooden Babushka Dolls adorable?

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The pretty corals, blues & greens are what attracted me to create with this collection, & the inspiring words & quotes that come with it as well.  Perfect for all family & geneaology projects.

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A few bits of ribbons & lace have been snuck in the pages & tied to the album ring.

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Having the photos printed sepia works well with this collection & gave a lovely nostalgic feel to the whole album.  I’ll surely reminisce when looking at this album every time the girls grow up.

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There’s a variety of Artfull Embellies throughout: Pastel Polka Dots Wooden Button; Antique Bronze Small Key; Pocket Watch Charm; Antique Bronze Clock Face Charm; Antique Bronze Small Flower Charm; Wooden Colored Peg; Silver Heart Charm; & White Waxed Cord.

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There’s also some old school Kaisercraft rub ons & wooden flourishes on some of the pages.

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Of course there are some lovely die cut pieces from the Collectables & phrases from the Sticker Sheet as well.

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Last is the back of the album:

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So take a step back in time to remember generations, past and present with the beautiful Generations collection.  If you love vintage timepieces, keys and floral patterns, you have to take a good look at this collection here.

Thanks so much for dropping by & having a look at the album with me.  Have a great day!

Cheers,

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A Thanks For Teacher

Hi there.  Today I’m posting a card for Artfull Crafts.  I just received a sad news that one of my daughter’s favourite preschool teacher will be leaving the centre soon.  She’s found a job closer to home & this is very understandable.  No need for long drives & she gets to see her girls more often, not getting home so late.  She’s been such a big & important part & we can only wish all the best for her.  This calls for an extra special thank you card, which I’m sharing with you today.

“Thankful”

Thankful Card

Extra special means lots of layers.  I love the prettiness of the Secret Garden collection, with a bit of mixed media thrown in.

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There’s a good variety of ribbon & embellishments at Artfull Crafts, & surely there’s something there that will tickle your fancy.  In this card I’ve added a Butterfly Artfull Embellies & some Vandoros Herringbone Ribbon with a pin through it.

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I’ve lightly applied some gesso at the base of the card.  Once dry, I had a good play with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, & Kaisercraft & Prima stamps.

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The dies that I’ve used here are My Favourite Thing’s Die-Namics Swirls die (which you can request from the shop) & Kaisercraft’s Doily Die.  Some left over from the specialty paper, stickers & collectable pieces are added.  The front of the card is finished off with some mini paper blooms.

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Inside I’ve added a cheeky photo of my (cheeky) daughter for her to keep.  The white doily provides a great writing space inside the card.  Something different, & it really goes well with the Secret Garden papers.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the card with me.  I was very inspired creating it & I hope she’ll love it as much as I do.  Remember to appreciate & be thankful to all our wonderful teachers.  They do so much for us & they need to be reminded that often.  Do check out the Secret Garden collection here.  Thanks for dropping by.

Until then,

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A Little Girl’s Kiss

Wow, can you believe we’re more than halfway through January already? How’s the start of your year going so far? I’m posting today for some “XO” inspiration for Artfull Crafts.  Let’s start off with a layout I’ve created called “A Little Girl’s Kiss”.  This is the sweetest moment captured ever, so I really wanted to document it.  The XO collection is perfect for this…a mix of sweet & pretty colors, prints & patterns.  Here’s my layout:

“A Little Girl’s Kiss”

A Little Girl's Kiss

Isn’t the My Heart glossy specialty paper just gorgeous? When I got my hands on this paper, it got my brain flowing with ideas straight away.  Lots of subtle layering here, as I wanted the photo to stand out from the gorgeous papers.

Onto the second XO creation…a Valentine’s card of course! The collection name speaks for itself, so it’s a no brainer for me to make one.  Here’s my card:

“P.S. I Love You”

P.S. I Love You

The message in a clear bottle really added a gorgeous touch to this card.  I’ve simply trimmed the P.S. I love you from the XO sticker sheet, placed it inside the corked bottle, then twisted some mini rosebuds on the top.  The black heart at the bottom left of the card is simply the left over from the sticker sheet.  You know, the ones most of us don’t use & throw away.  Simply cut it out, & voila!

 

 

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Have a super week!

Cheers,


 

 

Young Picasso

Hi there, how’s it going?  This is my first 2015 post for Artfull Crafts.  First & foremost, I’d like to thank Liz for taking me on with this year’s design team.  I had a great time creating for the Christmas countdown & this year will be even better.  I hope you’re having an awesome holiday so far.  Today I’m sharing with you a layout I’ve created with my daughter’s artwork from preschool:

“Young Picasso”

Young Picasso

If you’ve been waiting for the right collection to document those school/art photos, then wait no more.  Too Cool For School is available at the shop now, & there’s 20% off for the full collection, & 10% off for the full paper collection.  Enjoy your summer & I look forward to share with you more crafty creations.  Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Cheers,