Thursday, 25 August 2016

Father's Day Inspo....


Yes it's hard to believe that Father's Day is just around the corner here in Australia, so I've had put my head down and rear end up!  I've used this card as my entry in the currenty Mini Challenge on the More Than Words FB page (criteria being to use the word "Best") and I've used left overs from the Paper Flourish August Kit Club


A vintage card with a modern twist using Colour Blast Colour Paste and a cute little stencil from Flutterby Designs. 


Plenty of stash leftover from this very cool masculine Kit. Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

More Colour from Colour Blast

In keeping with my "Colour my World" mantra at the moment, I want to share with you a lovely technique that was shown at the recent Flutterby Designs "Create By The Lake" Retreat. The lovely, talented Amy Prior demonstrated how to get this rainbow effect with Colour Blast Colour Paste. So I brought out one of my stencils and gave it a go. I must say....soooo much fun and once the paste dries it becomes this beautiful shimmering vibrant colour. I then added some Liquid Pearls dots and covered a few of the chippy titles with the Perlen-Pens and Liquid Pearls. However, for the word "Brisbane" and the little circle embellie from Flutterby Designs I added Colour Blast Shimmer Dust to some Gesso to paint them....love the result!



A very simple design but I really wanted the photo to shine and the colours to pop. This page is a "just because" page and it's very different to what I normally do. Thanks for dropping by xx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

More than Words Challenge


Hello everyone and welcome back. I've had a wonderful week of catching up on well-over-due jobs, cooking decent meals and finally feeling like I am getting on top of things both domestically and creatively. One of my personal achievements this week was to create a layout for the current challenge at More Than Words and to incorporate more colour into my projects. I really like the theme of this challenge and new exactly which photo I wanted to use.


I love using circles so I pulled out my treasured Prima Stitched Circle stamps, which apparently are collectors items now. A set went up for auction at the recent retreat that I attended and after fierce bidding, ended up selling for quite a bit of money, so I'm cherishing these stamps even more now :D   The other thing I was excited to get stuck into was my Colour Blast Shimmer Dust and Colour Blast Colour Paste. I had the chance to play with these beautiful Australian products at the aforementioned retreat and I was blown away at how magical these products are. I think my new motto is "colour, colour, colour"!  Here is my entry:


I just had to use this colourful pic of me with two of my scrapping buddies Mary Bennetts and Lizzy Hill. Not only did the photo fit the theme but also my own criteria of  using bright colours. I hardly ever get to see these ladies IRL but they are always ready for a cyber chat and inspire and encourage me endlessly. This photo was taken at Camp Mojo last year and I can't wait to see them again (plus a couple of other of my lovely friends)  next month for our weekend getaway!


This cute felt star is part of a package from Charms Creations that I won at the recent retreat. So glad I have had a chance to use it already :)


Look at that rich, vibrant colour!


Lots of layers and texture!

So thanks for calling in and I hope that I helped colour your world!


Friday, 5 August 2016

Paper Flourish August Kit Club

It's "Release Day" again and I'm here to share with you some samples of what you can do with your Paper Flourish Kit for this month. Here is the link to the Paper Flourish shop if you are wanting to order or subscribe PAPER FLOURISH KIT CLUB



If you have men in your life then this is the Kit for you and with Father's Day approaching it is the perfect theme. First up is a couple of cards that I made:



The colours are really lovely and to be honest they lend themselves not only masculine themes but also feminine, children, animals, travel etc.



 I love the Kaisercraft Collectables pack that comes in this Kit!  Lots of cute little embellies.



As usual, Tracey from Paper Flourish has packed this Kit with heaps of product. Check out her video on the Paper Flourish FaceBook page.



I just love this paper range!


Don't forget that with the Kit you will recieve a book with full instructions on most of the Design Team projects plus some inspo projects.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you all have a great weekend :)

Monday, 1 August 2016

Paper Flourish Kit Club


Hello again, just popping back in to share another project that I completed at last weekend's Retreat. On this page I have used some of the Paper Flourish July Kit Club products. You can subscribed to these Kits very easily HERE and as I've said before, you'll get oodles of product to make heaps of projects. This particular Kit uses the lovely Kaisercraft "Mademoiselle" paper collection. Anyway, here is the page I created:


Everything you see on this page is from the July Kit except for the flowers and the Colour Blast Snow White Colour Paste (a tad hard to see in this photo). I also added a bit of water colour to the background.

Seeing as it is now August, I will give you all a sneak peek at the Paper Flourish August Kit Club....DUE FOR RELEASE ON 5TH AUGUST!!!



This upcoming Kit is so much fun so I do hope you get a chance to grab yourself a Kit. Here is the link once again PAPER FLOURISH KIT CLUB

Thanks once again for dropping by. All going well I'll be back at the end of the week with a few Project Life pages and more of the Paper Flourish July Kit Club. xx

Challenge YOUrself #31

Just back from a fun-filled Scrapbooking Retreat and my head is full of inspiration! So as the title of this Post suggests, I have challenged myself to create more pages about yours truly. It's probably one of the hardest subjects for us to tackle, however I am just about out of photos of my kids so I am putting myself in front of the camera for a change. There is a wonderful Blog called Challenge YOUrself which sets monthly challenges about the subject of YOU. This is my first time entering a challenge on this Blog so here goes:



I took this sketch along with me to the Retreat, so I had ample time to get it done. I chose a pic of our DS and myself taken last Summer in Sydney. I remember this day in December because the weather was hovering around 40 degrees in the City and after a morning of shopping we called in to a bar next to the Opera House for a cool ale or two. It was just before Christmas so the shops were really crowded. It was so hot that after this photo was taken we went back to our Hotel for a "Siesta" in the air con before heading out for dinner and a show.


I had a bit of fun using some of Flutterby Designs' luscious "flutter colour" acrylic mixed media paint (Aquamarine Dream) that was kindly given to me at the Retreat, plus the amazing Colour Blast Colour Paste (Sunshine) which dries to a beautifully vibrant shiny texture. Both of these products come from wonderful Australian Companies.  So I've used a bit of vellum between the paper layers and stamped some of the vellum along with the photo with a script stamp.

Thanks for calling and I urge you to call on over to the Challenge YOUrself blog and check out the inspo or have a look at Flutterby Designs website as well as the relatively new Colour Blast website.
Ta ta for now xx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Case of the missing Mojo...Chapter 3

If you are still reading my blog posts I take it that I haven't completely bored you yet so thanks for sticking around :)  But I promise this is my last post for the day. This is the last entry on my new-found Mojo journey and it is for a Challenge that I haven't entered in a very long time....SCRAP THE BOYS. While I was scouting around looking for the missing culprit, thinking that it may have been hiding in cyberspace somewhere, I happened upon this old favourite Challenge site and I liked their theme for this month:



Now I do like a good beach theme and I also have many photos to choose from. The photo I went with is of my DH whilst we were on a Resort holiday earlier this year. We had this beach almost to ourselves so I wanted to print it in an extra large size. 


I cut some paper in curved shapes to overlay the photo to represent the waves. Note: he isn't really chasing the birds, he was just walking in their direction and they were a bit spooked - probably by the fact the he's carrying an umbrella....at the beach.....really?!!!  But it had been raining on and off quite a bit so we thought we'd take it along with us just in case.

I've used another Kaisercraft collection "Sandy Toes". The Flair buttons are from different companies and the bakers twine and metal star fish have been in my stash for yonks. I was meant to print the quote directly onto the photo but I forgot, but I quiet like the way it turned out. I used some adhesive-backed cork through the Big Shot for some of the words in the title and the branch.


Using a photo of this size still allows room for journalling as well as a few embellies.

Done and dusted! I'm so relieved to have found my creativeness again and I can only hope that it sticks around for good and doesn't leave me in limbo again. Thanks for following. Until next time...