Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Remember this moment

Hello lovely people
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Today I have an older layout to share.  This one is one that I put together using up some of my stash and the papers came from The Reject Shop.
 
I love how this turned out!
 
 
I was a little brave and tried a little bit of mixed media.  Just a bit of stamping and stenciling.
 
Here is a closer look at the embellishment cluster on the right hand side.

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


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happiness with L'aquarelle

I'm back again today with another layout from the gorgeous new L'aquarelle collection
 
 
Yep totally out of my comfort zone for this one - ORANGE!  A colour I would never use!  But again those beautiful flowers and birds were calling to be fussy cut
 
Firstly using the 6 x 6 lace doily stencil I created my back ground.  This time I used an orange ink pad and gently swiped over the stencil.
 
 
I then clustered my papers ready for my photo.  I also tucked in one of the diecut shapes too.
 
 


I then finished off with those pretty cut images from the paper 




For my title I decided to use one of the Inspiration Cards and I mounted that with 3D tape to one of the dies in the collection.  The die I used is Rolling Mesh Background Die.
 

 
Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments
 
Until next time
 
 
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Together with L'Aquarelle

Hello paper friends and thank you for stopping by today!
 
 
I have a layout to share today featuring the new L'aquarelle collection just released at CHA
 
WOW  this collection is so pretty. 
 
 
As soon as I seen these beautiful flowers on the papers I knew I had to cut them out.
 
Here is a quick run down on how my layout came together
 
Using the Rolling Mesh 6 x 6 stencil I spread some of the Anna Griffin matt texture paste onto the page.


 
While the texture paste was still wet, I then sprinkled over some of the pretty purple glitter.


 
Once you shake of the excess this is what you are left with
 
 
 
I then started layering my papers.
 

 
Using the Flowering Frame embossing folder I made a photo mat for my photo and also gently swiped over it with a little green ink
 
 
I then started placing all the pretty flowers and also the gorgeous butterfly.  It is cut from the Watercolour Butterfly die.   I used some Couture Creations embossing powders on the die cuts to make the pop a little  This is a double die that also give you the background shape too.
 
Here's a couple of close ups for you
 

 
Thanks for letting me share!  Until next time
 
 
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On The Edge - Couture Creations Cards

Jo here to share with you some cards I have made using the On The Edge dies from Couture Creations.
 
 
So for these cards I pulled out some 12 x 12 acetate sheets.  Its a little hard to see on the photos but the die cuts just "pop" using white cardstock on acetate.
 
On the top two cards I have used Ezra Border (that's the one on the left and side)  The other one is definitely a favourite - its called Rosy Ferns Footer.  You will see on the pic below I have used two cuts of this one to frame the acetate front

 
This card on the left is using the Verbascum Stems Footer.
 
Now here is the trick to sticking these on acetate without marking the back.
 
 
Yep a big roll of double sided tape that you apply to your cardstock before putting through your machine.  This makes working with these intricut dies a breeze!
 
Thanks so much for popping by!
 
Until next time
 


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A litttle more Christmas Scrapping

Hi and thanks so much for popping by my little part of the cyber world.
 
Just another quick share today.  I have scrapped a few more Christmas pics.  Normally Christmas photos take forever for me to scrap.  This year I found the papers really grabbed me and made we want to get my creative on!
 
I have to say these papers were a challenge for me as they are quite "busy" but I'm really happy with how they turned out!.
 
Hehehehe these silly Christmas props actually gave us a lot of fun!
 

 
I added a touch of gold to this one.
 
 
This last layout was with a different paper lane.  It was a Bella Boulevard line with lots of cutesy images.  I know - not something I would normally scrap with but good to challenge yourself right?
 
 
I still have a couple more pics to scrap from Christmas but have to say that novelty has worn thin a little bit so may have a break and get back to those Christmas photos a little later on.
 
Thanks for popping by!
 
Jo


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas scrapping

Hello!  Well can you believe we are already half way through January!
 
 
So I decided that I would get my Christmas scrap on and I have already started scrapping last years Christmas pics.  Here is a couple of what I have created.
 

These papers are very different to what I would normally use.  They are the Christmas line from Pink Fresh Studios.  I think that's what I like about them - they are so bright, fresh and clean.
 

 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
Jo


Saturday, January 7, 2017

You Make Me Happy

Hello friends and a Happy New Year to you all!
 
I hope this year brings you all much love and happiness!
 
Today I have a layout to share with you all.
 
 
I am still very much enjoying using the Ooh La La paper range and I have also added my favourite die from the new Ornamental Affair die collection.
 
Here is a quick run down on how I created my layout.
 
 
I first started with a little of the Anna Griffin Texture paste and also my favourite stencil - Secret Garden Damask.
 
Using a plate I traced a circle.  Before hand stitched around the  line you have traced I stamped using the Sunshine Flourishes stamp set from the Ooh La La collection.
 



I then cut two of the Everly Background die and embossed them in gold embossing powder.  I then rubbed a black inkpad lightly over the top to give it a little more depth.
 
When my texture paste was dry I also rubbed light a blue inkpad over the top just to pick up a bit of colour from the photo.
 
I then set about layering paper and diecuts and of course a doily :)
 
Here are a couple of close ups.
 
 




Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
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