Friday 2 December 2016

" A Christmas to Remember "

Hi and welcome to my little blog.
Today I want to share a layout that 
I have done as part of the Design Team for Color, Stories and Inspiration

This is " Major" case file 219 and the challenge is for the whole month.

These photo were taken a couple of years ago but very a very special Christmas.
I just love the photo booth that we did and its a definate for this year. So many great
photos so many wonderful memories.

This is the case file with a fantastic sketch by Emma

Case File elements that I have used are:
Colours - all 5 used
The Evidence: polka dots, plaid, stripes, snowflakes, burlap, metal, brad, stars,trees and tags.
The Testimony: I journaled about the holiday

Gorgeous burlap flowers

Santa and Chrissy baubles fussy cut out of some old paper in my stash

A touch of Gesso on everything just adds that Chrissy feel.

Thanks for stopping by
don't forget to leave a little love if you like what you see.
Carol xx

Thursday 1 December 2016

" Im so Cute Its SCARY "

Hi all, 
yes it has been a while but with some redecorating going on in my home, something had to be put on the back burner and unfortunately that was my scrapping.

for December is this beautiful and striking colour of Green

Yes this is yours truly all done up
 for Halloween for 2016.
How good is the eye shadow for this months colour.

A few ghosts and of course my flowers.

This was originally what the title was but I changed it to the solid colour you 
can see in the main picture.

Didnt realise how hard the ghosts were to see on the background, 
oh well that's ghosts for you. Black Gesso and Inks gold to change the spider.

Lilies are just so fitting.

Thanks for stopping by and if you liked what you have seen please leave some love in the form of a comment.

Carol xx

Wednesday 2 November 2016

" Daughters "


Hi, happy to have you back to see the other side of this double layout.
You will also see that it has 2 different pages. 

The other one was the first one that I did but I think I improved on it. Let me know which one YOU prefer.

A little different but I do like both. You will see that I did not clean the second 
one up on Photoshop, so it looks a little pale.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time

Cheers Carol xx

Tuesday 1 November 2016

" Mother "

Hi everyone and welcome to another catch- up post.
This one is part 1 of a double layout.
Which I just forgot to post.
I wont go into long details but if you want to know anything just contact me.

Lots of fussy cutting, flowers (of course)

Doodled around some of the patterns on the background

Thanks for stopping by
keep an eye out for part 2 tomorrow

Carol x

Tuesday 25 October 2016

" Fairy Birthday Card "

Hi everyone, 
 I hope you are all happy and healthy.

I know I have not posted anything here for awhile as 
I have been so busy with family. 
I have been away in Townsville, Queensland.
 Hubby and I were attended the eldest sons wedding and we decided to used this special time for a holiday touring around the area.

So I'm back and have some serious catching up to do.

So please be patient and over the next couple of weeks I will try to post as much as I can.

So for today I am posting a quick card I made using Nini's Dies. The little flowers are the cut outs from the round doily. Plus the fairy is also one of Nini's dies too

Thanks for stopping by

till next time, cheers Carol x

Thursday 21 July 2016

" Christmas Gift Voucher Envelope "

Hi everyone and welcome to my 
Christmas in July post.
I normally don't go in for the whole Chrissy in July but I have recently joined Nini's Design Team and am lucky enough to have these gorgeous dies.

If you haven't been on the site yet here is the link;

Anita had the cheapest dies online plus she also carries some stamps and embellies and bits and pieces.
Do yourself a favour and take a look.

The combination of these dies cut out the envelope and the infill on the front. There are 4 in the range,
I just loved this one.
What a fantastic idea to use to pop those Gift vouchers or gift cards in. 
I chose Christmas for this one but you could use them for any type of celebration or just for a thank you.
You don't have to use the infill on the front, you can just use patterned cardstock and have a stunning envelope.
Endless ideas.

Love the back on them too. Nothing has been left out.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol xo

Friday 8 July 2016

" 30th Birthday Card "

I always seem to forget to share my cards and
 my other crafty ideas. 

So today I am sharing a pretty little card I made some time ago

The heart is the negative heart from a 2Crafty set of heart frames.
Love tulips and don't use them nearly enough.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time

keep smiling

Carol xo

Thursday 7 July 2016

"My first OTP "

Hi everyone, 
I was just going back through some of my creations and I found this little beauty that I made awhile ago.

We all have got those Prima boxes with resin clocks or some other yummy embellishment in them.

I had this one and decided to have a go at an " Off The Page " (OTP) creation.

Having never done an OTP, this was so much fun. I just don't do them often enough.
This little beauty didn't last long on my sideboard.
My daughter saw it on a visit and was swiftly put in her bag to go home to
her home.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xo

Wednesday 6 July 2016

" Cute as can be "

Hi again,
today I am sharing my layout for 
colour challenge for this month, July
I don't often create with the  colour blue but I really loved this  and I have been wanting to scrap this very cute photo of my gorgeous granddaughter " Eliza " for the longest time.

I used the negative of the 2Crafty heart chipboard frame and adhered
the beautiful lace and pearl trim to it. Against the squiggly heart frame it looks awesome.
 I never throw the negative parts
of the chipboard pieces out. I have a box that they all go in, you 
just never know when you might need a piece or use one for 
a stencil.

This is such a pretty colour for this month challenge at White With 1

Showing the layers and that beautiful lace/pearl trim around the heart.

I just love Prills. They are the little beads that I adhered to the 
end of these chippy flower pieces. I think they have to be my favorite
embellishment at the moment, I love that they are all different sizes.

Lots of die cut pieces in the layers teamed with a little black stamping.

A few flowers, gauze and the title across them all.

Those Prills again and to finish it off I added some
dollops of liquid pearls around the page.

If you would like any information about any of the items or products
that I have used please drop me a message and I will do my
very best to help you.

Thanks for stopping by 
till next time
keep on scrapping.

Carol xo

Tuesday 5 July 2016

" Me & My Brother "

Hi all,
 I have so many posts to share with you 
all this week.
So to start them all off I have for you today one I did 
This was one of those layouts that started off in one direction but ended in a completely different one.
This is " Major Case File 205 "

I loved the colours in this case file. 
These photos are of my 2 sons and their 
step-sister. She and her family live in another state and we don't see her or them often enough. The boys love to have some fun stirring her  up and she just adores catching up with them. She has always been their sister no matter what. Watching her grow from a little girl into a loving mother has been an absolute pleasure for me.  I think the bright fun colours of this case file just suit these photos perfectly.

Case File items are as follows:
The Scheme (colours) all 5 accounted for in this layout.
The Evidence: I used the following from the list, chevrons, stripes, monograms, puffy stickers, something transparent, labels, metal and wet medium.
The Journaling: My layout was inspired by the "Photo a Day " challenge. 
I used  2012 #20 Someone you love. See above ...

Coloured some of Green Tara hessian to go across the page. 

Love the bright flowers on this one. 
The frangipani's were way to big so I cut down the petals now I think they worked well.

Added some strips of paper with fish tails as per the sketch. 
Metal wheels that I found in my stash (my first embellishment that I bought )
I love the beaded twirly sticks from D-lish Scraps.

Washi tape around the edge as well as in the strips of paper.

To many details to list on this layout.

If you would like to know about any of the products that
I have used to create this layout please don't hesitate to 
contact me. I will do my very best to help you.

Thanks for stopping by
Till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xo

Sunday 3 July 2016

" A daughter is a gift of Love "

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by on this very cold winter's afternoon.
Today I want to share with you a layout that I did as 
part of my DT work at 
Color, Stories and Inspiration. CSI

This is a picture of my beautiful daughter "Kyra " 
with her youngest daughter " Eliza" taken at 
The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas lights.
 It was a couple of years ago now but they are such sweet
photos which I thought were just perfect for this case file.

The Scheme - all colours are accounted for.
The Evidence - I used damask pattern, polka dots,stripes, hearts, birds,metal, flourishes, wings .borders, flowers, doilies, lace and bunting.
The journaling. I documented about something I loved by way of labels

Coloured my lace on the border to suit.
 Damask stencil with Colourblast paste,

Love this ScrapFX bird. Gesso and then some Gelato rubbed over it.
I used string pearls for the bird to hold the bunting.

Found this velum butterfly which looks beautiful 
fluttering over all the pretty flowers.

I am so in love with these little birds from The Resin Rainbow, I seem to find
a home for them on all my layouts now.

Painted the chipboard which is also from ScrapFX . 
Popped a fussy cut photo into this cluster, awesome. 

Is you would like any further information on 
any of the products that I have used please
feel free to contact me

Thanks for looking

till next time, keep on scrapping

Carol xo