From Cardboard to Door Hanger

Hi there, how are you? Today I’m posting a recycled project with a quick tutorial for Artfull Crafts.  I’ve been tidying some boxes lately & have kept a few to recycle, & this de-cluttering got my brain flowing with ideas.  Hence, I’ve made a door hanger out of a 9″x4″ cardboard from the scraps of my Secret Garden stash.  As mentioned from some posts a couple of months ago, this collection is super pretty, so I had to transform this plain cardboard into something pretty.  Here’s what I created:

“Secret Garden Door Hanger”

Secret Garden Door Hanger

The Garden Roses paper was the last biggest sized paper I’ve got left from this collection, & lucky it fits the cardboard for my door hanger.  I’ve cut out some circles from the Wildflowers paper & layered it among the die cut swirls (as shown from the quick tutorial below) from scraps, collectables & stickers from the collection.


Here’s how I made the base & the background:

I’ve added some flowers & a Prima key resin to finish it all off.  Here’s one last look of some Secret Garden goodness:


Folding piles of washing is a bit more enjoyable now, as I get to look at layers of pretty flowers.  Don’t forget to check out the Secret Garden collection here.  As always, thanks for popping in & have a great day!



Ridiculously Wonderful

Good day! A new month means delicious new collections from Kaisercraft, available to purchase at the Artfull Crafts shop.  Today I’m sharing an album for Artfull Crafts which features the Chase Rainbows collection.  It’s a great rainbow (as the name suggests) of colors & prints, with some touches of chalkboard thrown in.  Here’s the front cover of the album:

Ridiculously Wonderful

I’ve used the 4 Window Display Wooden Album (by Kaisercraft) here, & featured one of the arty colorful paper from the collection.  Now grab a cuppa as we look inside:


I’ve had these Heidi Swapp alphas for awhile & have finally used them here.  There’s some Imagine If Arrows & Banner chipboards, & Papervine Bronze Arrow trinket layered under the collectables & stickers as well on the pages.


What I like about these albums are the pockets that you can easily add journaling into.


Throughout the pages you’ll also see a variety of Kaisercraft & Maggie Holmes wooden flourishes/chipboards.


There’s heaps of different quotes/sayings from the sheet of chalkboard paper from the collection that is very handy for scrapping.


Of course I had to add some Sparklets!


What a magic Christmas family ‘do it was at the Hamilton Gardens.  You know how we get so many great photos during special occasions? Why not create an album with it?  There’s a few here & you can request to get some from the shop.


Definitely loved every second of it! There’s 20% special for the full collection of Chase Rainbows, click here to check it out.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Have a great month ahead!




Curly & Cute

Hi there, how’s it going? Only a few more sleeps to go & we’re onto a new month! Oh how time flies.  Last night I got inspired & made some time to scrap.  I created a layout featuring the gorgeous curly locks of my daughter.  I’m entering it for Sketchabilities Sketch #133:


And the gorgeous February Scrap Around the World mood board by Tatiana Sidorenko :


The main inspiration I took from the board is the beautiful hair.  I was also inspired by the lovely green colors, curls/swirls & the lush fauna.  Here’s my layout:

“Curly & Cute”

Curly & Cute


I’ve die cut a few swirly leaves in green & stone color/print paper for the cluster.  I also stamped some leaves on a couple of corners.


I added some strips of light lime green bling at different angles.


I painted the letter chipboards black, then embossed them gold with a woodgrain stamp (except for the letter “y” which is the left over from the chipboard piece).


I shaped a heart from one of the mini paper bloom’s stem.  Isn’t it so cute? 🙂


I added some seafoam green color to the heart veneers, inked the edges & added some alpha stickers on top.  I’ve die cut some doilies from some light yellow green vellum, then folded them in half.

So there’s my layout.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I got so inspired by the gorgeous photos, I couldn’t stop creating this page last night (I had to restrain myself at some point, so as not to overdo the layout…lol!).  Again, thanks so much for all the inspirations & I look forward to next month.  Thanks for popping in & have a great day! 🙂

Enjoy the Open

Hello, hello! It’s time for Let’s Capture Our Memories reveal sketch#108, courtesy of Page Drafts by The Nifty Pixel:

Jan.18 Sketch#108

I’ve been enjoying creating cards for LCOM, & I have to say that this is one of my favourite sketch.  Here’s my card:

“Enjoy the Open”

Enjoy the Open

I’m stoked how it turned out! I’ve given this card to our friends before they left for the Aussie Open for a couple of weeks.  I received a happy phone call from them as soon as they received it, & got them really excited for the great event.

Don’t forget, you can join in the LCOM challenge here.  Thanks for dropping by & have a great day!

My Girly Girl

Hi there, how are you? Today I’m sharing a girly layout which is inspired by a sketch & a mood board.  The wonderful sketch is from Sketchabilties #124 by Karan Gerber:


The October mood board inspiration is from Scrap Around the World:

SATW October  2014

I was inspired by the mood board’s beautiful butterflies & colorful shades of the top right photo.  Here’s my entry:

“My Girly Girl”

My Girly Girl

Since this month’s Scrap Around the World mood board is created by Rachael Funnel, I thought I’d add some Arty stamp touches on the background.  This stamp reminds me of her a lot.  Thank you for all the wonderful inspirations, sketch & mood board.  Have a great day! 🙂