Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Putting on the Ritz

Another month almost gone and we are now well and truly into the cooler weather.  Perfect time to be inside scrapping up a storm
 
Today I have a layout to share wit you using the new Ritz collection 


 
  I love this pic of my dear nan and pop.  I have scrapped it before but it is a favourite and I felt these papers went so well with the photo.  Here is how I started my layout.
 
Using the 6 x  6 Evening Cocktail papers I chose 5 different patterned papers and cut them 3.5 inches squared.  I then matted them all onto white then black cardstock



 
Using the stamp from the Cubic Celebration Stamp and Emboss set I stamped onto my page.  I first penciled around where my papers would be.
 

 
I then adhered all my square mats down layered over the top of each other.
 
 
In this new collection there is a chipboard.  I love chipboard!  So many ways to glam it up!
 
Here are a couple of close ups.  Peeking out from my cluster here is the Thin Waves chipboard.  I have embossed it with some gold embossing powder.  I have also added a feather which was cut from the Deco Feather decorative die.
 
 
At the bottom of my photo is the Fanned Background chipboard.  I used some gold pigment powder mixed with gesso to colour it.  I have also tucked into my bottom cluster the Swingers chipboard.
 
All my flowers I have coloured with pigment powders

 
I have used a couple of papers from the Rambling Rose papers just to frame my page.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time
 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cards with Rambling Rose

Hello paper peeps!
Jo here today to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the super awesome Rambling Rose Card Makers pack
 

These cards were so easy to make as everything was in the pack.
 
I simply made some embellishment clusters from the ephemera in the pack and then added them to some patterned paper and my card base.
 


 
Super quick, super easy
 
For my second card I did add the Rambling Rose Corner Die to fancy up the middle of my card.
 
A couple of doilies and some Glitzin Glamour on the butterfly and you have some cards ready to go.
 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your beautiful comments on our blog and Facebook page.
 
Until next time
 
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Easel Card - L'Aquarelle

Hello!  It's me - Jo back again to share what I have been creating.
 
I have an easel card to share with you all today using the L'Aquarelle collection.
 
 
I have to say I have become a little obsessed with the inspirational quotes in this collection.
 
They really are perfect for cards and also scrapbook pages.
 
I have covered my card with some of the pretty papers in the L'Aquarelle collection.  I then used the inspiration card as my focal point.
 
I have tucked a couple of doilies in and you will also see the lacey die behind the quote.  That is another die from the collection called Antiquity Frame Background die.  I did trim the edges off.  I have fussy cut out some of the pretty flowers and that sweet little bird and added a paper blossom too.
 
At the bottom of my card I added one of the framed trinkets.
 
Finished off of course with some 3mm gemstones.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time
 
 
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

LAquarelle - Wishing you the best

Hello paper friends.
 
 
Jo here to share with you a very quick card I whipped up for a birthday recently using one of the many gorgeous dies from the L'aquarelle collection.
 
 
Very simple but I love just the two colour combination.
 
This is the die I have used to create my card
 
 
It is called Rose Trellis Edge die and makes the perfect start for your card.
 
I then layered a piece of coloured cardstock (ULT200021 - Caloden) behind it.
 
Added my sentiment using the nesting ovals and scallop ovals die and finished with one of the pretty Camden Cottage Roses.  And of course some pretty gemstones!
 
Super quick, super easy but very pretty!
 
Until next time
 
 
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Acetate Card with Rambling Rose

Hey there everyone and thanks for stopping by.
 
Jo here with a card to share with you using the Rambling Rose Card Makers Pack.
 

I have used some acetate for the front of my card and by adding the pretty Rambling Corners die cuts  it gives the card a pretty softness.
 
To make the card I cut a piece of acetate 5.5 inches x 6 inches and scored it at 5 inches.  I then sandwiched that folded piece of acetate between to pieces of 5 x 6 inch pieces of white card stock.
 

 
I used the ephemera from the card makers pack and some of the patterned paper.
 
To adhere my pretty die cuts (rambling rose corners) I used the Ultimate Crafts Die Cut n Bond Tape
This makes adhering these super intricate die cuts a breeze!!
 
I then finished off my card with some 3mm pearls and some white paint splatters.
 
Thanks for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dream with Laquarelle

Hello paper people and welcome back to the blog again.
 Jo here today to share with you a layout a created using the new L'Aquarelle range.
 

 
The inspiration for this layout came from the gorgeous inspiration cards in this collection
 
I love these little cards as sometimes I like to leave little quotes on my page that work not only as a title but also leave behind a little "something to think about" too.  I also wanted to create a layout for my boy.  Yep I know it has flowers and is not grungy or "boy" looking as such, but I'm not one for all this pink has to be for girls and blue has to be for boys kind of thing. I enjoyed the process and that's all that matters right?
 
So I fussy cut out some flowers and also made these burlap flowers too.
 
 
Yep the burlap flowers I die cut from an older die set called Clavelina Layers from memory.  The dies cut perfectly through the burlap.
 

 
To make my page a little more masculine I found a couple of pieces of chipboard floating around my stash and I then made them look all pretty using a mixture of both these embossing powders
 
You will also see that there is also a couple of doilies from the Ooh La La collection as well as some of the smaller ones that were cut from Enchanted Tea Party Die Doily Set.
 
I also added in some metal trinkets too just to tie in with the metal look of the embossing powder.
 
Here is a couple of close up shots.

 
And one from the other side.  Its a little hard to see but the two colours of the embossing powder together has given that chipboard fantastic depth.
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments you leave.  They really are very much appreciated.
 
Until next time
 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rambling Rose

Hi and thanks for stopping by.
Jo here with a layout I have created using the super gorgeous new paper line - Rambling Rose by the very talented Sue Smythe
 

Here is how is how I created my page.
 
To start I used some embossing paste and one of  Anna Griffin stencils.  I then used some embossing powder and heat set it. 


Here is the finished result
 

 
I coloured my flowers using some of the purple pigment powders mixed with a little gesso
 
 
The Rambling Borders die is one of my favourites in the collection.  To make it a bit more of a feature I double embossed it with some embossing powders
 
 
I then assembled my layout and made my clusters.
 Here are a couple of close up shots of some of the details.

 
 
Thanks for popping by.  Until next time
 
 
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Mini Album - Rambling Rose

Hello paper friends! 
 
 I'm back again today this time to share with you a mini album with the oh so super pretty Rambling Rose collection.
 
This little mini is crammed pack full of goodness.  I have used a few dies but the papers are so pretty I really wanted to make them the feature.
 
I have made a little video for you so you get to see all the interactive parts of the book and there are some close up pics too.
 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Enchanted Tea Party - Couture Creations

Hello lovelies!
  Jo here today to share with you a couple of super easy cards made with the lovely Enchanted Tea Party collection from the very talented Denise Boddey
 
 

 
These cards actually came about from some scrap papers that were left over from a layout that I created (stay tuned at a later date for that one)
 
Here is my first card
 


 
So I grabbed some supplies and a couple of the new dies from the collection.
 
 
The dies I used were the Enchanted Frame and also the Doily set from the collection.
 
I then fussy cut out some flowers and layered my card.  Added some stitching too for a little texture.
 
This next card I did the same but I also used some of the Enchanted Tea Party Ephemera set.  How sweet is that pretty little top hat!  LOVE IT!
 

 
 
Again I have layered up with a couple of the doily dies and I also used some of the heart shaped paper doilies from the Ooh La La collection.
 
Thanks for popping in today!
 
Until next time
 
 
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Happy - Enchanted Tea Party

Hello and welcome!
 
Jo here again today to share with you a layout I have created for Couture Creations using the stunningly beautiful Enchanted Tea Party.
 
 

Soon as I seen these papers those pretty little flowers were screaming at me to fussy cut them out.
 
So I kept this layout really simple with layering some papers and lots of fussy cutting. 
 

 
I fussy cut that sweet little teapot for a pop of blue on the page and also added some of the super sweet doilies from the doily die set.
 
One of the clocks was also fussy cut from paper and the other was in the ephemera pack.
 
 
Another look at my clustering.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Until next time
 
 
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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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