Tuesday 29 September 2020

Me and My Mum

 Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today I am so happy to share with you all my Monday's Creation Post.

This was the last one for the collage of scrapbook pages that I have been working on but I'm not happy with one of the layout the I completed earlier. I love the layout but It just doesn't match the rest of the 6 layouts. So next Monday I will create another one.

 This layout is my daughter " Kyra" and her 2 daughters, Emelia and Eliza taken at a family wedding where the girls were flower girls. Its is one of my favourite photographs of them. 

Ive used beautiful Blue Fern Studio  papers for the background with some ScrapBoys
papers for the layers. Some stenciling with crackle paste on the background. I love to use Stamperia crackle paste when I create as I have found it's the only one that " fine " crackles with a heat gun. I used the same on all the leaves and flourishes. The flowers are from my stash, 49&Market, Prima and Green Tara.

You can see that really "fine" crackle on the leaves here. Lots of gorgeous layers. Rather than butterflies I went for these very cute little dragonflies.


The heart chipboard that I used for the frames was coloured with Finnabair's wax in Rose Gold. The trellis was embossed with copper embossing powder. To bring it all together I have inked with Perfect Pearls ink sprays. I had forgotten how much I love their shimmery colours and will definitely be using them more often.

Thanks again for stopping by
I hope you take a little inspiration from my creation


Monday 14 September 2020

Happy Moments

 Hello everyone and welcome back to my Happy Monday Creation.

Yes I have decided to call these "My Happy Monday Creation" The reason why, I have Monday's off so I spend the day creating in my craft room. No shop work, no class requirements, no using anything in particular, just creating. Letting my projects come to life, evolve as I add a little of this and a little of that.

I am creating a series of layouts to add to a wall in my home. This is number and its my son Wade and daughter in-law Kelsey.  The series will have every one of my immediate family in them.

I hope you like this one as much as I do.

               For the papers I have used the new Maja Design papers, Miles Apart. I just love the softness of Maja's papers and they are beautiful to work with. The chipboard pieces are bits and pieces from my personal stash. Flowers are from Prima I love Prima flowers and these are just stunning. Ive used  stencils by  Finnabair to add some texture to the background first. 

                                         Some Close-ups

                            I've embossed the title to make it stand out a bit more.
               I have coloured the Art Stones with some dark red paint to add a little pop. I made the heart out of resin, added some lace, stamping and some dark green ink from Color Blooms to bring it all together.

I hope I have inspired you a little with this layout and I look forward to next Monday to bring you another creation.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a little love 

Craft to make you heart smile


Carol xx

Monday 7 September 2020


 Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Its Monday and here and my day off from my Scrapbook shop.

So what do we all do on our day off? Craft of course.

As I have each Monday off I have been doing some scrapping just for me. No class layouts, no constraints just a free flowing scrapbooking.

This photograph of myself and my daughter was taken about 4 years ago at my son's wedding and is one of my favourites of us.

I have a challenge site The Confetti Box Gallery

Each month we have a new challenge and this months is Hello Spring. I used the colours, the flowers and of course the little bird as my inspiration for this layout. 

                                      Septembers Challenge

I hope you get some inspiration from the layout or maybe come play at The Confetti Box Gallery

Ive used some older Blue Fern paper in this layout. Teamed it with 49&Market flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard, Finnabairs stencils, Tim Holtz Dies, Bo Bunny Dies and lots of gorgeous little embellishments from my stash.

A couple of close ups for you

Hello little birdie

 Thanks for stopping by

till next time

" do what makes your heart happy "