Tuesday 13 October 2015

" Love You "

Hi all this is another one that I created for D-lish Scraps recently.
I am slowly getting through all the posts that are waiting to be published.
This is a photo of my youngest granddaughter Eliza. The photo was taken at her day care centre for the yearly photos. There are so many details to look at in this one, lovely soft colours
which is something I don't use often.

I distressed the edges and random punched edges and then inked them.
Where I punched the edges I have added some lace to poke out.  
All the chipboard was painted in white.

The background is a mix of texture paste with stenciling and 
script stamping with my Gelatos, I also added some pink spray and splashes 
of green ink.

I love the little birds and these resin heart frames are gorgeous especially
when you add a quote to them. Don't you just love the 
gorgeous zip hanging down?

Love this flourish which I cut in half and added each piece to 
either side of the photo. Lots of layers and some doilies added.

I found some cut outs in my stash and inked them in the same
pink ink at the edges of the layout. Plus the little fairy.

This is such a cute title from Scrap FX. 
Lots of roses with soft green leaves which you can get form D-lish scraps.

Some of the items used;
From D-lish Scraps:
Chipboard title and flourish
Green leaves
resin heart
other items
plain cardstock
Kaisercraft cutouts
Kaiser stamps
Cremacoat paints
Little wooden birds
Ranger zip

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
Keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Monday 12 October 2015

" A pretty card "

Hi everyone and if your in Australia you would be enjoying some beautiful spring weather.

This is a 50th Birthday Card that I made for a special friend of mine.
As you would be aware I very rarely showcase any cards on my blog but I am very happy with the way this one turned out.

Very Shabby Chic which is a style that I love.

Lots of layers all distressed. I have used some dies to cut out the background, the mannequin and the flourish. These are available at Anita's Die Cutting (very reasonable)
How cute is the little bird poking out of the flowers.
Doilies behind the layers with feathers and beads.

Thanks for stopping by
Till next time

Carol xx

Friday 9 October 2015

" First Cuddle "

Hi everyone and I just can't believe how far behind I am with my blog posts so here's another one that I did recently.

This is Major case file 175 at Color, Stories and Inspiration (CSI)

As I said I am behind in my blog posts so I don't have a pic of the case file and sketch to show where I got my inspiration from.

This is a photo of my little " fur baby" when we first got her from the breeder sitting on my son's knee for the car ride home.

I painted corrugated cardstock for the background and then tore the 
patterned paper on the diagonal. The sketch called for a set of three photos
which I placed down the page.

I used striped pattern paper to put some fishtails off the photos.
Painted the large flowers  the same colour as the corrugated board.

I put the circle frames around the first photo of my baby girl
and all the chipboard was inked with black archival ink.

I used my Motex machine to ad my journalling to this layout, and then
hand wrote some of the words in different fonts. I like that look. The circles are texture
paste which I then doodled around.

I love the little wooden dogs that I have randomly put around the page 
plus some flairs and layers of pattern papers.

Case File Elements;
The Scheme: Aqua, yellow, white, light pink and grey
The Evidence: I used, polka dots, grid pattern, animals, doodling, flowers,buttons, 
The Testimony: I used the prompt to handwrite my story mixing the print and cursive. You can see it on the front of the layout.

Some of the items I have used;
Corrugated board
Fancy Pants "flower garden"
Plain Cardstock
2Crafty chipboard
ScrapFX chipboard
Ceramacoat paint
Finnabair bubble stencil
Prima flowers
D-lish flairs
Wooden dogs
Archival ink
Motex printer

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day and keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Thursday 8 October 2015

" Happy Today "

Hi everyone hope your all having a great day and welcome back to my little blog.

Today I want to share with you a case file from Color, Stories and Inspiration CSI

In this layout I have featured my granddaughter Emelia, taken at her daycare recently. 
I don't use browns and greens that often but I must say I really like the way this layout came together and may have to use these again.

I used cream cardstock as the background which reals gives a softness to the layout.
Lots of stamping and splashes of colour.

The little book has my journalling in it. 
The chipboard pieces including the title have been painted rather than inked.

I picked these little blackboard houses up in one of the cheap 
shops and I am a real fan now. I put a googly eye on the
little bird, cute as. I think the buttons like the bird are 
coming into fashion.

I die cut out some black circles to add to the clusters for
some extra depth, plus there are heaps of gorgeous layers
behind the matted photo.

The flowers are from Prima, Petaloo and some I had in
my stash already. I added some of the mushrooms cutouts that
I found in my stash.

This one shows the stamping so well.

The Scheme: Beige, cherry red, green, white and brown all accounted for.
Evidence: I used plaid/polka dot, book pages, mushrooms, leaves/stems, animal/insects, wet medium and googly eyes.
The Testimony; I Used the Inspiration words for my journaling and I have this little story inside a book that you can see I have placed above the picture. It has string tied around it.
Emelia my first born grandchild, the love of my life. I have watched you grow into a gorgeous little girl who loves to do all the girly things like dance and sing, dress ups, shopping and of course my best scrap friend or as you say " crafting". You will put music on my phone and dance by your self or dance with your little sister. You love to play in Nanny room with all her craft stuff. I hope as you get older you never lose that love of all things arty. You will always be my scrap partner. You make my heart sing my darling girl xx

This is the little book that has my journalling in it.

Some of the products I used.
Plain Cardstock
Authentique paper
Prima Journaling notecards
Book pages
Kaisercraft stamps
2Crafty chipboard
ScrapFX chipboard
Cremacoat paint
Distress ink (gathered twig)
Prima flowers
Petaloo flowers 

Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my scrapping
Till next time
Keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Friday 2 October 2015

" The Eyes are the Window to the Soul "

Welcome everyone and today I want to share my challenge layout that I created for the
The Scrap Suites Cyber-Crop challenges over on Face Book.

My challenge idea was to use unusual or everyday items from  around the house to either stamp or
stencil your background.
I used a piece of a basketball
a golf ball
bottom of a nail polish bottle
clothes de-fluffer
a cork from a wine bottle
and for a stencil I punched a row of flowers on some scrap cardstock and if you look closely you can see the Martha Stewart punch as the leaves and flowers on the background.

This is my youngest granddaughter " Eliza". Distressed the edges then inked them. You can see by above how I created the background stamping but first I adhered thin strips of pattern papers down and outlined them with black ink.

You can see the unique stamping in this photo very clearly.
I took the  little white Green Tara flowers and added 
a little of the aqua ink to the centres.
The "honeycomb" pattern is from the golf ball.

Love the colour combination on this layout so I wanted to bring 
that beautiful aqua colour boldly on the title.
The circles are from the wine cork.

Layers behind the photo and I added some of the orange to the wings of the black and white butterflies. A couple of white doilies in the layers.
The flowers and leaves are from the Marta Stewart punch and the circles from the bottom of the nail polish bottle.

The ScrapFX chipboard was painted white and I rubbed Gelato colour over the flowers then a perfectly placed pearl in the middle of the flowers. In the clusters I added some of the beautiful Green Tara ribbon. I love this stuff, you pull the thread and it bunches it up to make these perfect bows.

I love this resin frame that I purchased from  D-lish Scraps.
I adhered a tag "this is me" to the inside.
The dot patterns are from the piece of basket ball and the clothes de-fluffer.

Some of the items I have used;
D-lish products;
resin frame
Green Tara flowers
ScrapFX chipboard

Prima flowers
Green Tara ribbon
Kaisercraft cutouts
plain cardstock
scrap pattern papers
Black distress ink
Black archival ink
Ceramcoat paint

Thanks for popping in and taking a peek at my blog. 
If you like what you see please leave some love.

Keep on scrapping 

Carol xx

Thursday 1 October 2015

" Love You "

Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by my little blog.
I hope for those in Australia you are enjoying the school holidays.
Today I want to share with you my design team layout for the October colour challenge at White With 1 
The colour this month is
" Peach Puff "

This is my eldest granddaughter "Emelia". I loved the softness of this colour but to make it look even softer and ever so girly I added the soft white feathers to the flower clusters.
Distressed the edges and then random punching. 

You can just see the texture paste that I applied via a stencil in the background.

Beautiful flowers in peach and white with those gorgeous feathers and 
finished off with the skeleton chipboard leaves from 2Crafty.

I had to add an angel to this one, it signifies Emelia becuase she is my 
little angel. I painted some of the chipboard in the peach puff colour
and then the skeleton leaves are painted in white with 
Ceramcoat pearl finish over the top.

A light splash of colour on the background then I finished it off with black stamping. On the background I added the faithful plasterers tape which is just so versatile.
I fussy cut out some beautiful black and off white butterflies.

I love the black as an accent to the softness of the Peach Puff.
The heart frame and the title inked in black. 
Clear cabochon scattered to finish the layout.

Some of the products I used;
plain cardstock
Ceramcoat paints
2Crafty chipboard
ScrapFX chipboard
plasterers tape
Prima flowers
Enthaily flowers
Kaisercraft cutouts
Martha Stewart Punch

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a comment
so I know you have popped in.
Keep on scrapping
Carol xx