Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Hello and welcome to 2022. Its been such a long time since I have been here but a busy shop and busy family life makes it hard to get everything done.

So for the start of the year I have created this layout on the newest arrival to our family, our beautiful twin grandsons.  The gorgeous little men arrived at the start of September and with COVID I was not able to meet them till Christmas. Having 2 means no sharing is required, which is a great bonus. I am sure you will be seeing more of them in the future. 



For this layout I have used the Scrapboys paper range Bedtime Tales.
 I loved the soft green and creams in this one which just went perfect with the photo.
2Crafty Chipboard, Finnabair Waxes and liquid Acrylic paints and lots of flowers from different collections. I love to use my stash up when creating.


A few close up for you 







Thanks for stopping by

Cheers
Carol
 

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
Carol

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
 
Cheers 
 
Carol x

Summer

 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

Cheers

Carol x