Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Paper Flourish October Kit Club

Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope you are all having some relaxing creative time at some stage this week. It's the 5th of the month again, which means it's Release Day for the PAPER FLOURISH October Kit Club. Tracey has really given us some beautiful products to work with this month and I'm here to share with you some of the projects that you'll see in the October Instruction & Inspiration Magazine that comes with these Kits.

This is a set of mini gift cards that I made with the October Kit, mainly using the Collectables that come in the box of goodies.

And two more cards...

And a layout. Check out the stitched circle stamp with matching die! An optional extra in this month's Kit.

I had so much fun playing with this Kit and I can't wait to create again using the oodles of left overs.
Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Sisterhood weekend inspo...

Just popping back as promised to share the other two layouts that I completed on our recent fabulous mountain Retreat. This first page is from a class that I commenced at the Create By The Lake Retreat back in July. This was a class taught by the beautiful Lauren Hender using lots of colourful Flutterby Designs products and multiple photos....eeek! I thought that the only way I was going to get this finished was to complete it for the challenge set by Lizzy Hill at last weekend's Retreat, criteria: use at least 4 photos. So here 'tis:

Just check out the beautiful Flutterby Designs Flair and wooden embellies! Soooo gorg!

This was really out of my comfort zone with the bright colours and multiple photos, but Lauren's design was very easy to achieve. Happily I think I'm becoming more comfortable with using lots of bright colours :)

The second layout that I finished whilst away was a challenge set by Mary Bennetts, criteria: use a song lyric or quote somewhere on the layout.  I chose this lovely quote by Carson McCullers, however at the time of printing the photo I had no idea who the author was, hence why it states "Unknown" on the photo, but happily I've since found out.   "We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known."  This is one of my favourite travel quotes, and I have many in my collection :)

This is another travel photo of DD on her recent trip to Thailand. Gee I hope she keeps travelling so I can keep scrapbooking! :D or better still, I hope I can keep travelling!

I covered the title with Pearl Pen. The papers are a mixture of G45, Echo Park, Stampin up with a bit of hessian thrown in. The lovely wooden compass is from Kaisercraft.

So that's it for the moment. Thanks for dropping by once again and I'll be back next week with the new Paper Flourish October Kit Club projects.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Weekend Getaway Projects

Hello again everyone, it's been a bit long-winded between blog posts I'm sorry. However I'm just back from a wonderful weekend in the Blue Mountains with my scrapping kindred spirits. I just want to quickly share with you a couple of the projects that I made over the weekend. The first is my entry for the challenge at More Than Words .  For my "recipe" I used Die cuts (skeleton leaves), Flair, Flowers and Mist and of course the word "Delight".

Here is how I cooked it up:

I love an Aqua and White colour combo. The flowers, sequined bow & arrow are from D-lish Scraps. The photo is a one of my DD & her partner on their recent trip to Thailand. The photo isn't perfect, but it captures their "delight" at travelling to foreign shores once again. 

Again I've included a pretty cluster using my die cut skeleton leaves - one of my favourite dies.

The other project I achieved over the weekend was a canvas that I've been wanting to do for a very long time.

The paint brush is an old one of my Dad's which I grabbed from him before he threw it out. It has some lovely bits of rust and calcium build-up on it so I've tried to reproduce that on the canvas. Thank you to Mary Bennetts for the Title inspiration, Lizzy Hill for her colour and texture guidance and Cheryl O'Brien for coming to the rescue with the perfect Mist. It was a real team effort :)
The background is stenciled with texure paste and coated with a thick layer of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.

I had so much fun creating this and I can't wait to do another.  I'll be back in the next few days with a few of the other projects from our weekend away.  Thanks for calling in xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Well hello everyone and a huge hello to Spring! Of course with a new month comes a new and beautiful Kit from PAPER FLOURISH. This month's theme is Christmas....I know right! How can that be?!! But it must be faced and why not get your Christmas cards organised or create those overdue layouts from last Christmas before the new one is upon us. So to get you started I'm sharing with you what I've created with the wonderful Paper Flourish September Kit Club.

Lots of frosty blues and silvers in this Kit, which lends itself to more than just Christmas themed projects. You'll find the instructions to these projects and the designs of the other DT members in the Paper Flourish Kit Club September Magazine.


The little wooden snowflakes are just too cute!

Once again, Tracey has gone above and beyond to stock this Kit with so much product. You'll have enough for lots of cards for family and friends as well as your Christmas layouts and more.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Father's Day Inspo....

Yes it's hard to believe that Father's Day is just around the corner here in Australia, so I've had put my head down and rear end up!  I've used this card as my entry in the currenty Mini Challenge on the More Than Words FB page (criteria being to use the word "Best") and I've used left overs from the Paper Flourish August Kit Club

A vintage card with a modern twist using Colour Blast Colour Paste and a cute little stencil from Flutterby Designs. 

Plenty of stash leftover from this very cool masculine Kit. Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

More Colour from Colour Blast

In keeping with my "Colour my World" mantra at the moment, I want to share with you a lovely technique that was shown at the recent Flutterby Designs "Create By The Lake" Retreat. The lovely, talented Amy Prior demonstrated how to get this rainbow effect with Colour Blast Colour Paste. So I brought out one of my stencils and gave it a go. I must say....soooo much fun and once the paste dries it becomes this beautiful shimmering vibrant colour. I then added some Liquid Pearls dots and covered a few of the chippy titles with the Perlen-Pens and Liquid Pearls. However, for the word "Brisbane" and the little circle embellie from Flutterby Designs I added Colour Blast Shimmer Dust to some Gesso to paint the result!

A very simple design but I really wanted the photo to shine and the colours to pop. This page is a "just because" page and it's very different to what I normally do. Thanks for dropping by xx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

More than Words Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome back. I've had a wonderful week of catching up on well-over-due jobs, cooking decent meals and finally feeling like I am getting on top of things both domestically and creatively. One of my personal achievements this week was to create a layout for the current challenge at More Than Words and to incorporate more colour into my projects. I really like the theme of this challenge and new exactly which photo I wanted to use.

I love using circles so I pulled out my treasured Prima Stitched Circle stamps, which apparently are collectors items now. A set went up for auction at the recent retreat that I attended and after fierce bidding, ended up selling for quite a bit of money, so I'm cherishing these stamps even more now :D   The other thing I was excited to get stuck into was my Colour Blast Shimmer Dust and Colour Blast Colour Paste. I had the chance to play with these beautiful Australian products at the aforementioned retreat and I was blown away at how magical these products are. I think my new motto is "colour, colour, colour"!  Here is my entry:

I just had to use this colourful pic of me with two of my scrapping buddies Mary Bennetts and Lizzy Hill. Not only did the photo fit the theme but also my own criteria of  using bright colours. I hardly ever get to see these ladies IRL but they are always ready for a cyber chat and inspire and encourage me endlessly. This photo was taken at Camp Mojo last year and I can't wait to see them again (plus a couple of other of my lovely friends)  next month for our weekend getaway!

This cute felt star is part of a package from Charms Creations that I won at the recent retreat. So glad I have had a chance to use it already :)

Look at that rich, vibrant colour!

Lots of layers and texture!

So thanks for calling in and I hope that I helped colour your world!