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!), and here’s what I came up with.

“Your Time To Shine”

Your Time To Shine

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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Heart You

Good day! I’ve been having a blast teaching at Scrapaholics this month & I’m giving a big & thankful shout out to all the lovely ladies that attended my classes.  Today I get to share with you my blue & gold fun mixed media layout class:

“Heart You”

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Shiny, shimmery, inky & glittery…we’ve had some messy fun in the class for sure.

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Loving all the Green Tara flowers in this layout.  Hopefully they get to supply more of these soon.

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My daughter gave me the 2 thumbs up for this layout.  I’m so lucky to have children who adore looking through their scrapbooks (made by their mom of course!).  Just one of the many reasons I thoroughly enjoy this craft, & now I’m on a mission to share it.  I hope you’ve had a great month & thanks for popping in.  Do check out my class at Scrapaholics next month here.  It’ll be a set of 3 cards this time using the beautiful Storyteller range.  Hope to see you there. 🙂

Cheers,

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Graphic45 – A Voyage Beneath The Sea Layout

Hello everyone.  Today I’m posting a Graphic45′ layout which features the stunning Voyage Beneath the Sea collection.  The colors, graphics, prints…so divine!

“I Love You (More Than All The Fish In The Sea)”

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How gorgeous is this collection?  Here are a few close ups:

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Here’s a quick step by step of this layout:

 

So what do you reckon? I hope you enjoyed the quick snapguide & got your G45 creativity on.  Thanks for popping in & I can’t wait to post some more G45 creations this year.

Cheers,

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A Farewell Post for Artfull Crafts

A new year means a call for a new Design Team, so today I’m saying goodbye to the wonderful team of Artfull Crafts. I had a blast creating with Liz’s generous DT packs & I’m sure the 2016 team will enjoy it as much as I did. The rest of the DT has been amazing & inspiring. I’m so lucky to have worked with a diverse group of lovely talented ladies.  You can also check out the full blog post here.

Here’s a recap of my favourite projects from last year:

Thankful Card

                                               (Secret Garden Card)

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(A Touch Of Gold Multi-Purpose Box)

Childhood Memories

(Time Machine Layout)

I’d especially like to thank Liz & Graham for having me on the team. Thank you to everyone that left lovely comments on the blog, I appreciate all of them. I wish the new DT the best, & I look forward to your inspirations.

Thanks everyone!!!

Cheers,

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Masculine Birthday Card

Hi there, how’s your week going? Mine has been busy planning on new ventures, keeping the kids occupied (it’s school holidays!), & birthdays happening left, right & center.  I make sure to give myself some creative time & today I get to share with you a masculine card.  This is inspired & for Berry 71 Bleu’s “Get Your Sparkle On” January Challenge:

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Here’s my take on the lovely board, with a dark & shimmery masculine card:

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The shades of blue & the dark starry sky are what attracted me most from the challenge board, & I tried to incorporate these to the card.  My hubby will be having his birthday very soon & I hope he likes it.

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I’ve embossed & painted the cogs keeping to the colors of the card.

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Thanks so much for dropping by & that’s it for my quick post today.  Now I’m off to do & tick off more tasks from my to-do list.  Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

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An American Vintage Clock For Dad

Hi there, how are you today? As for me, I wish I was at CHA right now.  Just imagine all the crafty goodness all in one place.  One day I’ll have to make a trip there, for sure.

My hubby is celebrating his birthday soon so this got me thinking of what I could create for him.  I have a dad word wooden clock & I thought this would be perfect for his office.  I wanted to create something masculine without having to use blue as a predominant color.  Hence why I layered the clock with papers from the awesome American Vintage collection by 7 Gypsies:

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The base/background is the Across USA paper, & the dad word is adhered with the State Plates paper.  The edges have been inked with a brown inkpad.

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I sure had fun building the cluster at the left side of the clock.  It consists of the following 7 Gypsies goodness: Road Trip Book Knob, Antique Brass Metal Label Holder, & Correspondence Mini Ephemeras.  The cog chipboards are given coats of the following Tattered Angels paints: Cowboy Glimmer Glaze, Graphite Glimmer Mist, & Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.

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Texture has been added by stamping with the same brown inkpad & Canvas Corp’s Be Beautiful Cling Stamp set, among other stamps from my stash.

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The cluster is finished off with a strand of Natural Jute Rope that is lightly stained with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  Last but not the least is my favourite step, which is adding splatters of Gold Glimmer Mist on the clock.

I’m really pleased on how it turned out.  I always enjoy creating masculine projects, & I’ll have to make a point of doing more of it this year.  I hope you enjoyed my post today, & thanks heaps for dropping in.  Do check out the Canvas Corp shop here.  Until then.

Cheers,

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Star Tree Décor

3 1/2 WEEKS TO GO CHALLENGE – HOME, TREE & TABLE DECORATIONS

It’s that time of the year to put up the Christmas tree, so why not make it look special this year? Who doesn’t like sitting at a pretty table at Christmas? It’s easy to make some simple crafty items to brighten up the table.  Think about crackers, napkins, centerpieces, placemats, etc.  How about the house? Have you thought about having an Advent Calendar or Festive Wall Art/Display?  Show us all your great festive ideas & you could win!

There will be TWO winners for this challenge:

1.) Overall Winner will receive a Kaisrcraft Holly Silhouette wall art rrp $29.00SBC_kai-sb2262_gif

2.) Drawn Winner – everyone who enters will be put in the draw to win an Origami Flower Kit rrp $20.00

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You have until midnight December 23rd to enter your projects into the Gallery.  Maximum 3 entries per challenge.  We look forward to you joining in the fun!

This year I made a home decoration/display with one of my favourite shape…stars! One can never have too many stars :).  Let me show you what I created, I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.  Here’s my Christmas home decoration:

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I’ve used the Wooden Star Tree for this project & is currently 30% off at the shop, with all papers from the Home For Christmas collection.

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I went for a clean & natural look, inspired by the texture of the Laurel paper.  I wanted this piece to have a marriage of festive & Scandinavian feel.

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The first smallest top star has the Mistletoe paper & cut out pieces from the Laurel & Sugar Plum papers.

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The second star has the Sugar Plum paper as well.  This is one of my favourite paper from this collection, it has a lovely & versatile print.

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The third star has the Pinecones paper with pieces from the Poinsettia & Season papers.

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The fourth biggest star has the Sugar Plum paper too.  Both sides of the paper you can pretty much use for anything & everything for your projects.  That delicious vine is from Prima’s Midnight Kiss Victorian Christmas Flower pack.

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Don’t forget, there’s also 30% off all Christmas Wooden Projects & Home Décor Items in the shop, including this Star Tree Décor! It’s a great deal, so why not pick up some projects & get into the festive spirit.  Click here to see the range.

As always, thanks for dropping by & we can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations :).

Cheers,

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