Saturday, 12 December 2020

My Girls

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Today I'm sharing an older layout that I did for a very special lady which I hope you can grab a little inspiration from.

I haven't had time to do a lot of crafting lately, why?? because I am  in the middle of relocating my little scrapbook shop into a bigger and hopefully better premises. We are planning to be open in the New Year so as you can imagine I am very busy. 

Enough about that lets get back to the layout.

I have no story of the photo as I did do this for a friend for her wall.

The paper is an older one from 49&Market as are the flowers. I used some lace and doilies in the back ground too. A little stamping to finish off the page and this was a very simple layout for me.

The lady that this was for was over the moon with the finished page with her gorgeous grandchildren in the photograph.

Cheers and till next time
thanks for stopping by

Monday, 2 November 2020

My Book of Family

Hello all and welcome to my little blog.

Today I have something a little different than my usual scrap booking. 

 I am sharing with you an altered book that I did with one of my favourite photographs of myself and my children. 

A few years ago we did a photo shoot which was a gift for me for Mother's Day from these special humans. Its was the best day, us girls got our hair and make up professionally done. The photographer came up with some fun poses which in the end has us all in stitches.

 Taking an old hardcover book and altering it to create a beautiful keepsake was just so much fun. Adhering all the pages so that they fall just the way I wanted them to look. Adding the flowers, metal trinkets and chipboard pieces. These are great projects to use all those bits and pieces that you have lying around in your craft room.

Next I covered everything with Gesso. I added the colours using Prima sprays. 

 Finished it with some extra flowers.

Now to find a stand for it. 
Thanks for stopping by
Carol x


 Its Monday Creations time again.

This week has gone by so quickly and I realised that its not long now till Christmas. I wonder how many of you ave got all or some of your Christmas shopping done. I know I have only got a couple of gift so far.

Today I am sharing a photograph of myself and my eldest granddaughter Emelia aka Milly with you. My daughter, myself and my 2 granddaughters went on a trip for a couple of days to Norah Head lighthouse on the Central Coast of NSW. We had a fabulous time exploring the beach and taking some great photographs.

The papers used for this layout are from Maja Designs    

I've used chipboard from Dusty Attic, WOW, 2Crafty and Kaisercraft. The flowers are from 49&Market and Prima.


Some close-ups and further details....

The chipboard has been covered with crackle paste to give it a lovely crackle effect. I love using the Stamperia one because it crackles beautifully when you heat dry it.

                                             Love the seagulls from Dusty Attic.

Prills and Finnabair Art Stones always finish a layout beautifully. The title and some of the chipboard leaves were inked with Stamperia leather spray and the blue is Perfect pearls in Patina Blue.


Thanks for stopping by


Carol x

Monday, 26 October 2020

Having the Time of our Lives

 Hello everyone and welcome to my

                           Monday Creation.

Today I went a little different with a darker look to my layout. I think its important to be always pushing your boundaries, trying new styles as you would try new techniques. I usually go with a contrast or very soft colours so I hope you like this one.

 I love this photograph of Poppy and Eliza (middle granddaughter) taken a few years ago now. Eliza was and still is fascinated with doing hair. Maybe hairdressing is in her future. Although Poppy doesn't have much to play with he was still a great sport sitting and allowing her to try.

The papers are from a very old 49 &Market range that Ive been saving for who know what. Don't we all do that. Finnabair stencil is one of my favourites and I used some gold Icing paste to add texture to the background. 2Crafty chipboard heart frame, Finnabair metal embellishments and the gorgeous 49 &Markets flowers are just perfect to finish it off. 

There are lots of layers in this one and I will explain some of them in the closeups.

Prills (the small stone like balls) would have to be my all time favourite embellishment to use and here I have added them to the background but also took a piece of brown wire stem, added some 3D adhesive to the end and rolled it in the prills. I love this effect. Finnabairs metal grungy hearts are just a stunning add the finish it off.
The cogs are a great way to add a little masculinity to a feminine layout. Black Gesso and then some Vintage Gold and Copper wax from Finnabair.
The Dusty Attic leaf chipboard was coloured with Prima spray and then I embossed randomly up the centre of each of them,
I die cut some leaves and chicken wire to add some extra texture to the layers but went for a contrast colour. The doilies were inked with Prima spray.

 Thanks for stopping by

till next time, keep safe

 Carol x