Saturday, February 9, 2013

Candy's Card Colour Challenge.

I created this card for "Candy's February Card Colour Challenge" 
For this challenge you are required to create a card using the colours red, blue, green and white.
6" x 6" Card
 I had a go at colouring the stamped image (not my strong point, lol) using dove craft brush markers that I found out are not the best for colouring. I think I might need to look into getting some copics.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Making Ribbon Embellishments.

On a recent camping trip instead of taking books to read (on the odd chance that I'd get a spare minute to myself.) I took an "Assorted Pack of Ribbons and Trims" and a needle, thread and scissors to make some flowers to use on future scrapbooking and cardmaking projects.

Handmade Ribbon and Trim Embellishments.

Using an "Assorted Ribbon and Trim Pack" from Scrapbook Fantasies
I simply cut the 1/2 metre lengths of ribbon into thirds (I prefer to use odd numbers of flowers on projects) and using a needle and thread handstitch along one edge of a length of ribbon and gather until it looks like a flower of sorts. Sew the ends together so they stay put and there you go.
Multiple flowers can be layered and either stitched or glued.
Buttons, beads and sequins added to the centres would also look great.
I you have or know of someone with little girls
these would look great on hairbands or hairclips as well.

I also have a Birthday Card to share that I made for my Dad recently.

Happy Birthday 2 U Card
Products Used:
Patterned Papers-(unknown)(old)
Stamp-Heidi Swapp(old)
Ribbon (Assorted)
American Thickers
Ink-Staz On Black
Cuttlebug-die cuts

Thank you for stopping by.

Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection.

The next collection that I've had the privilege of working with as part of
Scrapbook Fantasies Design Team is the Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection
which is available instore now.
This collection of patterned paper is made up of brick, stone, wood and corrugated iron images. Natural colours that are great on their own or perfect with a pop of added colour. 
I managed to complete 3 layouts and 2 cards. 
close up

another close up
Products Used
-Background-Bazzil Bling
-Patterned Paper-Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection
Paper Doily-(unknown)
-Frame-Kaisercraft Flourishes
-Title-Basic Grey-mini mono stickers
-Flowers-Kaisercraft Paper Blooms (honey and Coconut)
-Ribbons and Trim-Assorted Pack
Mist-SEI Brown
Mist-Lindystampgang/starburst/bachelor button blue
Mask-Kaisercraft Doily
Texture Paste
Ink-versa color-pine cone
Pen-Zig Chocolate
Stamp-Kaisercraft clear cling stamp-Bubblewrap

Close up
close up
close up
Products Used:
-Patterned Paper-Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection.
-Title-American Thickers
-Flowers-Kaisercraft Paper Blooms (honey and coconut)
-Ribbons and Trim Assorted Pack.
-Washi Tape-october Afternoon Witch HAzel
-Buttons-Assorted (unknown)
-Ink-Versa Color-Pinecone
Stamp-Kaisercraft Numbers-clear cling stamp

close up

close up

close up
 Products Used:
-Patterned Paper-Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection.
-Frame-Kaisercraft Flourishes (cut in half on diagonal corners to enlarge it)
-Flowers-Kaisercraft paper blooms (honey and coconut)
-Texture Paste
-Glass Bead Gel-Golden Artist
Title-Basic Grey
-Ribbons and Trim-Assorted Pack
-Ink-Versa Color-Pine cone
Journalling-brown Pen-
Card 1

"Pinwheel Card"

 Products Used:
Kaisercraft-Base Coat Collection patterned papers-paper blooms and doily mask-Mist-SEI brown-assorted ribbon and trim Pack.
Card 2.

"Happy Birthday Card"
Products Used:
Kaisercraft-Base Coat Collection patterned papers-Bazzil Cardstock-Cuttlebug diecut-assorted ribbon and trim pack-Versa Color pine cone ink-Black Staz On ink-Stamp-Heidi Swapp
Thank you for stopping by.


Design Team at Scrapbook Fantasies.

Welcome and Happy 2013.
A fresh new year brings with it exciting new opportunities and endless possibilities.
I have recently been enjoying the weekly layout, card and sketch challenges online at
 "Scrapbook Fantasies" and also at "My Creative Slice" . I find these are a great way to challenge yourself when you begin to run out of creative ideas. If you are into scrapbooking or would like to start, pop over and check them out and have a go. They are so much fun and you get to check out what other Scrapbookers create as well. There are also lots of bonus prizes on offer too.

My lovely friend Alicia, owner of Scrapbook Fantasies recently invited me to join her Design Team. Which involves creating Scrapbook Layouts and Cardmaking with new paper collections. I gratefully accepted the invitation and I couldn't wait to get started. Make sure you check out the other talented design team members Alicia , Mar, Candy and Paula's lovely work also.

The first range that I got to work with is the Kaisercraft Suga Pop Collection which is being released in February 2013. The colours are lovely to work with and the gorgeous owls (who doesn't love owls) birds, hearts, egg/oval shapes and flowery patterns make it work well with many different photos and themes.
Perfect for Valentines Day, Easter, Baby, Feminine and surprisingly Masculine style layouts and cards.
I think it's also the first time I've used Kaisercardstock which I found to have a lovely soft texture which was great to machine stitch on.

These are the following layouts that I created using the Kaisercraft Suga Pop range.

close up

another close up

Also the 6" x 6" cards I created using the same range.

close up

close up
The following layout and cards are created using the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear and Magnolia Range which are the January monthly page and card competition kits that can be purchased from Scrapbook Fantasies.
I love how the the kits are coordinated and ready to go. All you need to do is find the perfect photo and play around with it until it all falls into place. Also great to use if you are just starting out scrapbooking, short of time or overwhelmed when choosing papers from the huge range to compliment your photos.

The January Monthly Page Competition Kit.
The black bow was made by ripping the lovely black tulle ribbon flower to pieces. Yes I know very delicate work here. I also used a circle/bubbles template, texture paste, yellow mist and turquoise ink,black ink, machine stitching,butterfly punch. I also loved the challenge of using floral papers to make my baby boy layout work.

close up
The January Monthly Card Competion Kit.
This kit contains a generous amount of cardstock and patterned papers and I managed to make two cards.
The birdcage is made using the Kaisercraft birdcage template and texture paste. Then rubbing pine cone and gold ink pads over the top lightly. The flowers have all been fussy cut and layered using thick double sided tape.

close up

close up

another close up.

 Thank you for stopping by.