Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Together We Have It All

Hi there paper peeps!
 
I have been having another little play with the very pretty Sea Breeze range.
 
The ephemera pack has been sitting looking at me with those pretty little bathing beauty ladies and I really wanted to incorporate them on a layout.
 

So this layout came about very quickly.  I decided to pull out my scraps of Sea Breeze paper from the collection pack, started fussing cutting the ladies from the ephemera pack.  Die cut a couple of dies using the Cardinal Frame die and also the Flourish from the Sandy Frame and Flourish die set. 
 

 
I grabbed my white flowers (the big blue one is coloured with the gorgeous new Anna Griffin Pigment powders)  So shimmery and pretty.  Tucked in a little metal trinket and added a charm at the bottom.

 
Here is another close up for you.  I absolutely love how this turned out.  I was so happy I could use those vintage ladies with a modern photo and still stick to my style of scrapping.
 
Until next time
 
 
Products used
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, September 2, 2016

Be Merry

Hello friends!
 
Today I have a Christmas layout to share with you all using the very bright and very different BE MERRY collection.
 
Yep this paper line is a little bright so its perfect for those fun filled photos at Christmas time!
 
Here's my layout


 
Yep its a little different.  Lots of bright colours and not a flower in sight!
 
Here's how I came up with this layout
First grab some supplies
 
 
I then placed some of the patterned paper from the 12 x 12 paper pad at the top and bottom of my page.  I also tucked under some glitter paper just to give it a little sparkle.  Seriously this glitter paper is AWESOME.  Not only does the glitter stay put dies cut through perfectly!
 
 
Then using one of the new 4 x 6 stencils in the range I added some stars in the white space
 
 
 

 Once that is done is just a matter of clustering up some embellishments and of course adding a doily.  Yep for me no page is complete without one.  This one is called the North Star Doily set.
 
Here is a couple of close up pics.
 

 
Just to give my page a little more texture I have added those super sweet gemstones that match perfectly and also hand stitch across the tops of the papers.
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope I have inspired you to have a go with this fun collection.
 
Until next time
 
 
Products used
 


Friday, August 19, 2016

SMILE

Hello friends and thanks for popping by.
 
 
I have fallen in love all over again with pretty napkins.  Yep I find myself venturing into the $2 shops to see if I can find some nice designs.  This layout was done using some napkins I found along the way. 
 


I normally don't use yellow but I have also taken a bit of a liking to it lately.  Think it may have something to do with the Maggie Holmes Shine and Bloom collection that have touches of yellow in.
 



Here is a couple of close ups.  Love that pretty little Maggie Holmes tassel.  Mixed up my flowers with some from my latest Wild Orchid haul.
 
The circle chipboard frame was actually left behind from a chippy pack but I have covered it with some embossing powder and given it new life.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time
 
Jo x


Birthday Wishes with Couture Creations

Hi paper friends!  Jo here again this time to share a couple of cards with you.
 
Today I have teamed up a couple of the super sweet Life is Beautiful dies with my favourite papers, Magnolia Lane.  The dies I have used are Floral Spray and Cherry Cupcake.
 

These cards were super quick to make and using the Glitter Cardstock from Couture Creations they really make your cards pop!
 
Here is how I created the little cupcake.




I cut out the die twice.  Once in pink cardstock and the other in silver glitter cardstock.
 
As you can see in the photo below, I kept all the little cut out pieces from the silver cupcake.
 


I then stuck my pink cupcake onto one of the circles from the nesting dies and then started gluing in all the silver cut outs. 
 
I then layered it up with the scallop nesting dies and my favourite doily from the Magnolia Lane range - Magnolia Doily.


 
I also made another quick card too.  This time I used one of the paper magnolias and added the floral spray die.  This die is fantastic as a filler when using flowers.
 
Again I have used my circle nesting dies and also the Magnolia Doily die too.
 
 
Thanks for popping by.
 
Until next time
 


Couture Creations products used
 
CO724518 - Floral Spray It's A Beautiful Life collection
CO724514 - Cherry Cupcake - It's A Beautiful Life collection
CO723040 - Circle Nesting Dies
C)723041 Circle Scallop Nesting Dies
Ultimate Crafts Products used

ULT157486 - 6 x 6 Magnolia Lane Paper Pad

 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Scrapping with Blue Fern

I have to say, Blue Fern have some of the most beautiful papers around (my opinion anyways).  I love the quality of the paper and the designs are so pretty.  Not only do I love their papers, but their chipboard is truly awesome!
 
Recently while I was in my fav scrapbook store (The Scrapbook Store) I picked up some papers.
 
Just sharing today what I did with them.
 


Those diamonds are a chipboard pack and I have covered them with some embossing powders and some gesso.  I added some textured paste and some stenciling to my back ground and then pulled out my flower stash.
 
Here is a close up
 
 

 
I was really pleased with how this next one turned out.  I never ever ever scrap pics of myself on my own, but I think as I get older, I realise the importance of it. 
 
Again this is using some Blue Fern papers and a mix of chipboard and flower.


A couple of close ups for you.  I did attempt to do some mixed media on the background and surprisingly I didn't stuff it up!
 
That really sweet little metal embellishment with the balloon on is from a pack from Wild Orchid Crafts.  They also have some lovely products.



These pretty flowers are also from Wild Orchid crafts and I pulled out my micro beads and had a bit of a play with them too.
 

 
Thanks for stopping.
 
Until next time
 
Hugs
 
Jo


Treasure - Couture Creations

Hello and thanks for popping by today.
 
I have another layout to share using the Sea Breeze collection.
 
 
I don't really have a lot of beach pics so I thought I would be able to use it in other ways.
 
I wanted to try something a little different for the background.  Yep a little messy and uncontrolled for me but fun just the same.  Here is a closer look.
 

I used the Collecting Seashells embossing folder and some Versamark ink.  I gently tapped the inkpad over the top of the embossing folder and then used it as a stamp.  Once the image was on the paper I put some white embossing powder over the top and heat set it.  When it was cool, I then ran some watery blue paint over the top.  The embossed parts resisted the paint and just settled on the paper.
 


 
Using the Sea Breeze collection pack, I created my paper cluster.  I tucked in a cut of the Cardinal Frame die and also the Windy Flourish die.    The Windy Flourish die cut was cut from 2 piece of old cereal boxes and then stuck together.  I then used the Versamark ink again and covered with white embossing powder.  You will see on the final pic that I moved it over and made another cluster to the left of the page.
 
Using some Gelato's I coloured my flowers and added one of the super sweet cabochons to the centre.
 
Here is a closer look at some of the details.
 


You can see here how the embossing leaves just a slight bit of texture to the page.  I have also added the anchor charm from the charm set and also couldn't help but tuck in a doily.  This one is from the Magnolia Lane collection.
 

 
here below are all is the links to the latest online magazine and with some wonderful creations to inspire you all, and also links to the all the products.Creative Magazine Issue #16 HERE

Until next time
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hello and thanks for stopping by my little part of the cyber world.
 
Today I have a couple of layouts to share with you.
 
A couple of weeks back I got busy making some little embellishment clusters using some Kaisercraft collectables.  The range I used was called Confetti - one I have had stashed away for a while.

Once I made my clusters I then added them to my layouts.

Here is what I came up with.


I love how this turned out!  love the lacey look and the circles.

Below is a couple of close up shots


You can see here the little embellishments clusters.

 
Here is another one using that same collection.  A pic of my beautiful girl at our wedding last year.
 

Again another couple close ups.



And just because I love this collection I squeezed one more out of it.  Another one of my little girl!






 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Until next time
 
Hugs
 
Jo x