Monday, 28 December 2015

" Christmas Shaker Cards "

I dropped into say Merry Christmas to each and everyone of  you and your families at this very special time of year.
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year with all your hopes and dreams coming to each of you.

I wanted to share a couple of the shaker cards I did this year.
I was looking for something a little different for my Chrissy cards  and came across the process for making shaker cards on YouTube.
They are so easy to do and I will definitely be making them again  next Christmas.

How gorgeous are these shaker cards and so easy.

I made these for my 2 cute granddaughters as a 
special surprise from
Nanny and Poppy

You can see the process on YouTube  because
 that's where I got it from.

They have them proudly sitting 
on their bed side tables.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Thursday, 10 December 2015

"Don't Follow your Dreams Chase Them "

Welcome everyone 
 I'm here today sharing my latest Design Team layout.
This one is for Color, Stories and Inspiration (CSI) Case File 184

I must say I absolutely love the colours in this case file. So soft and so pretty.
This is a photo of my daughter and my gorgeous granddaughters at the Street Art festival
in the beautiful seaside suburb of The Entrance NSW.

I used a plain white cardstock as the background for this layout. I added some of the circles
with a stencil and some small triangles of pattern paper.
Gelatos with lots of water to get it to drip down the page.
I even added a couple of chipboard dream-catchers to the background 
but there a little hidden.

You can spy the triangles in the background and then I added
plaster tape, and lots of stamping. I think I used 3-4 different stamps on this one.
I am so in love with the little birds peeking out of the flower clusters, so real looking.
Oh I almost forgot the wooden owls that I embossed white.

I use some tulle and made bows out of it, gorgeous effect.
Random punched the edges and added some lace.
Touches of gesso on the edges of the flowers and leaves.

I painted the circle frame in white and added a coat of white shimmer paint.
Using the pegs to hold on the journal tags as per the case file elements
I painted them with glitter which was also an element.

The title and the dream-catchers are painted in the charcoal colour of the 
case file elements. The last thing I did was to flick the remaining Gelato
colour all over the finished layout with some charcoal colour too.

Case File Elements:
The Scheme all five colours are easily seen on this layout.
The Evidence.. I used the following: stars, animals, ribbon/bows, triangles, branches, glitter, grid design, circles.
Testimony: I have handwritten my journalling on a series of labels which I had made. You can see then pegged around the layout.

Some of the items I used:
white cardstock
Martha Stewart punch
texture paste
Finnabair stencil - random bubbles
2Crafty chipboard
ScrapFX chipboard
plasterers tape
Kaisercraft Stamps
Prima flowers
Petaloo flowers
D-lish flowers
Studio calico 
Stamping up owls
Green Tara flowers
Cremacoat paints

thanks for stopping by
till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

" Sweet "

Hi everyone and can you believe that it is only 18 days until Christmas Day, WOW !!
Today I want to share my last design Team layout for  White With 1 for this year  anyway, I will be back in the New Year.

This is a photo of a friends daughter and the colour was just perfect for this months colour. I struggle doing anything in blue so this one was a real stretch for me. I decided that I wanted to do a girly, very pretty page. I hope you agree because I think this page is all that and more.

Distressed edges, inked and stamped. I used  plain white cardstock, added
 some strips of pattern paper, texture paste and 
lots of different stamps of the Majorca Blue colour.

The colour for December "Majorca Blue"

Oh I just  love the drops of " diamonds" dripping down the page. Team these
with the little beads and touched of lace just so pretty and girly.
 I painted some of the flowers and added a touch of 
glimmer to the petals.

 Black film strips, die cut with more of the 
gems dripping down the page
Hint, the little bead are from and old necklace I found. I adhered
them with some glue and I love the effect,

The blue heart is painted with this months colour and then 
I added some Mr Huey's glimmer mist.The white one
has beads and painted white

The title is an old one from my stash. How good is 
is to finally be able to use some of that old stash we all have
sitting around?
Of course there are lots of gorgeous flowers on the page.

You can see al the layers here. Just so many, papers, doilies,lace, pieces
of chippies,beads,gems and all so beautiful.

Some of the products used....
White card stock
2Crafty chipboard
Prima flowers
Green Tara flowers
Petaloo flowers
Scotch glue

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xx