Friday, 23 September 2016

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - SEPTEMBER SKETCH CHALLENGE - BEST FRIENDS


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and the latest BERRY71BLEU challenge for September.
For this months challenge, we have a sketch by the lovely Paivi.
For this challenge simply follow the sketch and follow the theme of
Add something blue.


As you can see I have added a couple of blue flowers to mine.
HERES HOW
Take your background paper and a stencil/mask and add lots of white texture paste dots all over the page.
When dry, add lots of stamping around the page in pink and yellow
Next add some paint flicks in brown, pink and yellow
When dry, adhere paper strips down the page not forgetting to tear then ink around the edges
Matt photo in pink card
Matt onto torn and inked music paper, adhere as per the sketch
Now start to decorate with flowers, sisal, pearls etc
Next take a chipboard title, ink and emboss, adhere.
xxx 
SCRAPPY STASH
Pretty papers x 4
Pink and yellow cardstock
Brown and pink chalk ink
Music paper
Music and script stamps
Dotty stencil/mask
Assorted flowers
Sisal 
Sticky back pearls
Flower branches x 3
Enamel roses x 2
Embossing powder
Texture paste
Spray mists - pink, brown and yellow
Chipboard title by CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS 
Flowers made with HEARTFELT CREATIONS stamps and dies.
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I have also entered this into the More than Words Facebook page challenge here https://www.facebook.com/More-Than-Words-Challenges-1496773810619027/?fref=ts 
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Thank you so much for stopping by, I do hope you follow me for more inspiration and tutorials.
Bye for now.
xxx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

CARD INSPIRATION

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and another card for your inspiration. For this card I have used goodies from NOOR Design, using one of the monthly card kits. I have also entered this into their September challenge FLOWERS AND LACE.
http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-22-flowers-and-lace.html
HERES HOW
Matt a 6 x 6 inch card blank with pretty paper, ink edges
Cut out a matt 4 x 4 inches, ink edges and adhere
Add a doily
Matt a vintage image, ink edges, adhere
Start to decorate with assorted flowers, lace, stamens, butterfly etc
Add a sentiment.
CRAFTY GOODIES
Card blank 6 x 6 inches
Card kit from Noor Design
Brown chalk ink
Assorted flowers -  some from kit
Butterfly punch
Stamens
Lace - from kit
Acrylic flowers
Pretty papers - from kit
Aqua card stock
Doily - from kit
Sentiment.
I hope you like my card. Many thanks for popping by, I do hope you become a follower to keep up to date with lots more inspiration.
Bye for Now
xxx

Friday, 16 September 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFT DESIGN TEAM - Down by the seaside - September 16th


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest project with FABSCRAPS for JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM.
I love these papers and hope you do too.
HERES HOW I DID THIS
Matt photo
Cut a large border for the centre panel in pretty paper - 4.5 x 12 inches
Matt onto plain card stock, adhere
Cut another pretty paper 6 x 6 inches, matt, adhere as per layout
Make a journalling block by cutting out some lined paper, matt and adhere for hidden journalling
Cut out one of the tags from the paper collection, matt, add fuzzy fibres and adhere as per layout
Take the chipboard words, ink and emboss, adhere
Fussy cut some star fish from one of the papers, add down the side
Stamp and die cut some flowers, adhere and add some pearls.
SCRAPPY STASH
Fabscraps paper collection - C72, Beach Affair x 3 papers
Fabscraps C72 Beach Affair Journalling Collage Tag
Down by the Seaside chipboard words
Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily Stamp and Die
Embossing powder, distress ink, dark pink card stock, fuzzy fibres, mini pearls, lined paper.
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Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you like my layout and have a go. I would love it if you would become a follower of my blog, just click on the followers link in the left hand side panel.
And don't forget to look our for more Fabscraps Inspiration next friday.
Bye for now.
xxx

Friday, 9 September 2016

ANOTHER CARD FOR INSPIRATION


Hi everyone and welcome to  my blog.
I am hoping to inspire you today to make a card.
I have used the challenge up at ALTAIRART for my inspiration.
http://www.altairart.pl/2016/08/wyzwanie-8-1-motyl-2-kwiaty-3-warstwy.html
HERES HOW
Cover a 6 x 6 inch card blank with pretty paper, ink edges
Matt a pretty vintage image
Now start to make some layers, I used 6 layers of different dies and sizes,
 using lilac, white and green card for every other layer
Adhere matted photo
Now start to decorate with three flowers on one side,  add in some leaves, stamens, sisal and a butterfly
Next add some mini flowers on the opposite side, two stickpins, a lace flower, a punched out butterfly and a pearl button
Add some lace to opposite sides of the card
Add a sentiment.
CRAFTY STASH
Blank 6 x 6 inch card
Pretty lilac and green paper
Lilac, green and white card
Dies, ovals, in different sizes
White lace
Purple flowers - roses and carnations, green leaves
Mini stick pins - hand made, see below for link to make these
Lace flower
Pearl button
Vintage image - see link below for some of these images
Sentiment - FAITH - plastic sticker.
Sisal and stamens
Butterfly punch
Mini pearls 
Brown chalk ink.
LINKS
Stick pins
https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hand-made-stick-pins.html
Mini flowers
https://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/hand-made-flowers-tutorial.html
Vintage images
vintage images here - https://uk.pinterest.com/caroleanne345/vintage-images-free/
And here https://uk.pinterest.com/caroleanne345/vintage-designs/
Butterflies
Butterflies here https://uk.pinterest.com/caroleanne345/butterflies/
xxx
MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY
I DO HOPE YOU LIKED MY CARD AND BECAME A FOLLOWER
DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK SOON FOR MORE INSPIRATION
BYE FOR NOW
xxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - FAMILY MEMORIES



Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest layout with FABSCRAPS and JONES CRAFTS Design Team.
It was Grandads 90th Birthday Bash recently so here is another layout using the photos we took.
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HERES HOW
Double matt photo in coordinating pink card
Lightly adhere to background pretty paper
Now start adding layers, inking the edges as you go
Adhere first layer, 9.5 x 6.5 in pink card
Then just keep adding layers
Die cut some flourishes, adhere
Stamp and die cut some flowers, adhere
Emboss the chipboard title, adhere
Add a punched out butterfly and a sticker
Add flower centres.
xxx
SCRAPPY STASH 
Fabscraps pretty paper - COSMIC BUTTERFLY, C83 007
Fabscraps Shabby Rose card kit papers and sticker
Fabscraps chipboard title - FAMILY MEMORIES
Heartfelt Creations Flourish die
Heartfelt Creations Flower stamp and die, Botanical Rose
From my stash, Brown embossing powder, pink chalk ink, butterfly punch, sticky back pearl.
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Also entered into the SCRAPKI SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE
Theme STARS - These are my two Stars!
You can create any type of project, you want - off the page, layout, ATC, tag, art-journal, collage or any other. Feel free to express yourself.
Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you like my layout and have a go.
I love and really appreciate your comments.
Also, I would love it if you became a follower.And don't forget to keep an eye out for more fabulicious Fabscraps Design Team work every Friday.
That's it for now, have a happy scrappy day.
xxx

Friday, 26 August 2016

GECKO GALZ CARD CHALLENGE - August


HI everyone, I have a card for you today that I have made using GECKO GALZ products for their challenge.
For this challenge we had to use at least one Gecko Galz product and make it nautical. I thought this would make a great masculine card.
HERES HOW
Ink the ship image around the edges
Matt onto cream card, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, ink edges
Matt again onto blue card and again onto cream card ink as you go
Cover a 6 x 6 inch card blank with the blue pretty paper
Cut out a piece of blue card 5.5 x 5.5 inches, adhere
Die cut a doily, I thought this looked like a ships wheel, adhere
Take some sisal and ad next with a hot glue gun
Now add all your matts
Next it's time to decorate with shells, beads and bits n bobs
Use hot glue gun for best results.
I hope you like it and have a go.

The challenge ends on the 30th of August.

GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS




FROM MY STASH
6 x 6 inch card blank, blue ink, blue card, cream card, doily die, 
mini pearls, shells, beads, micro beads, gems, buttons, colouring pens, sisal, hot glue gun.

MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY, DO PLEASE BECOME A FOLLOWER AND LEAVE ME SOME ENCOURAGEMENT! 
AND LOOK OUT FOR MORE PROJECTS COMING SOON
BYE FOR NOW
XXX

Friday, 19 August 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL WONDERFUL



Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest layout with FABSCRAPS and JONES CRAFTS Design Team.
It was Grandads 90th Birthday Bash recently so here is another layout using the photos we took.
xxx
HERES HOW
Matt photo in black card
Cut a piece of pretty paper 9 x 7 inches, matt onto black card
Adhere this onto 12 x 12 background paper
Adhere photo to centre
Cut a border strip, 12 x 1 inch,  matt onto black card, adhere
Emboss a chipboard word, matt onto black card, adhere
Stamp and die cut some flowers, adhere
Colour and emboss some Hot Air Balloons Chipboard, adhere
Using a black pen add some strings.
XXX
SCRAPPY STASH
Fabscraps pretty papers - PARIS C84 004, 2 sheets, use both sides
Fabscraps chipboard, WONDERFUL and HOT AIR BALLOONS
From my stash, Black Card, Dark pink embossing powder, ink pens in dark green, dark pink, black, Dusky pink chalk ink.
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Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you like my layout and have a go.
I love and really appreciate your comments and would love it if you left me some.
Also I really appreciate it if you became a follower, and do please keep an eye out for more fabulicious Fabscraps Design Team work every Friday.
Bye for now
xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED - YAY - TURTLE SOUP CREATIVE MAGAZINE AUGUST 2016 ISSUE 12



Yay - I have been published in the 
with these layouts!
Do go have a look as there are lots of designers here with amazing inspiration. Enjoy.
Bye for now.
xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

CARDS USING CORE'DINATIONS CARD STOCK AND VINTAGE IMAGES




Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest projects.
For these three vintage, shabby chic style cards I have used Core'dinations card stock, vintage images and lots of flowers.
HERES HOW
CARD 1
Take a 6 x 6 inch card blank and cover with light salmon cardstock
Distress and ink the edges
Using a template cut out a 6 x 6 inch scallop shape
Put through an embossing folder, distress and ink the edges, adhere
Now cut out a slightly smaller scallop shape, in pretty co ordinating paper, ink the edges, adhere
Cut out a 4.5 inch circle, distress and ink the edges, adhere
Cut out another slightly smaller circle, distress the edges, adhere
Die cut a pretty frame, adhere
Matt a small vintage photo twice, distress both edges, adhere
Now decorate with flowers and add a sentiment.
CRAFTY STASH 
Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in light and dark salmon taken from the Pastels pack of 30 
Dotty paper, Pearl card, Scallop template, Brown ink,
Dotty embossing folder, distress tool, circle dies, assorted flowers, sentiment, Vintage Image, Card blank 6 x 6 inch.

CARD 2

HERES HOW
Take a 6 x 6 inch card blank
Emboss a 6 x 6 inch piece of lilac card,emboss all over
 Distress with sanding block, scuff up the edges, adhere
 Cut a 5.5 x 5.5 inch  piece of aqua card, using the same embossing folder, emboss, sand all over and scuff the edges, adhere
Cut a 5 x 5 inch piece of card in lilac, emboss, distress all over with sanding block and scuff the edges, adhere
Die cut a small frame, lightly scuff with sanding block, adhere
Matt a small vintage photo, distress the edges, adhere
Decorate with assorted flowers and two stick pins.
CRAFTY STASH
Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in lilac and aqua, taken from the Pastels pack of 30
Embossing folder, Sanding block or emery board, Frame die, Vintage photo, Assorted flowers, Handmade stick pins.

CARD 3
HERES HOW
Cut a piece of light aqua card 6 x 6 inches, emboss, distress edges, adhere to card
Cut a 5 x 5 inch piece of dark aqua card, emboss, distress edges, adhere
Cut a 4.5 x 4.5 inch piece of pretty co ordinating paper, distress edges, adhere
Cut a matt 3 x 3 inches, emboss and distress, add vintage image, adhere
Decorate with string pearl, flowers etc, add a sentiment.
CRAFTY STASH
  Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in dark and light aqua, taken from the Pastels pack of 30
Embossing folders, Circle die, Pretty co ordinating paper, Vintage image, Assorted flowers, stamens, stick pins, pearl button, string pearls, lace, resin rose, sentiment, 6 X 6 inch card blank.

I do hope you like my cards, thats all for now until next time, I would also love it if you became a follower of my blog to keep up with more crafty inspiration.
Bye for Now
xxx



Friday, 12 August 2016

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST - Party Fun


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my August Mood Board Challenge - SUMMER HIDEAWAY by the lovely Jessica Lundman for BERRY71BLEU Design Team. 
This is a fab mood board with amazing prizes, I hope you have a go. 

HERES HOW 
Matt photo onto some card or pretty paper, attach foam pads to back, lay down in centre of page
Adhere some green mesh behind the photo
Adhere photo
Paint some white brick chipboard then when dry add a little brown ink, adhere to either side of photo
Stamp and die cut some flowers and leaves, add stamens, adhere 
Add some fibres for texture
Paint the title chipboard piece and emboss, adhere
Add a few layers in cream and cream cardstock.
SCRAPPY STASH
Background paper
Pretty paper for matt
Cardstock in cream and green
Brick chipboard - Blue Fern Studios
Flower stamp and dies from Heartfelt Creations
Leafy stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations
White paint, brown ink pad, embossing powder in white, stamens, green mesh - all from my stash
Party Fun chipboard title from Creative Embellishments.
LINKS
http://bluefernstudios.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog
https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/
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AND NOW FOR THE PRIZE
The inspiration for my project was the amazing
August Mood Board "Summer Hideway"
created by Jessica Lundman.


Our August Sponsor


Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) is the parent company of 7gypsies,Tattered Angels, and Canvas Corp (or Canvas Home Basics). It is based in Springdale, Arkansas and owned by Randy and Christine Meier. Most of the products they carry are made at their facility in Springdale while a few things are sourced globally for more variety. 




CCB has a fantastic blog that provides a daily dose of inspiration, an online shop where you can pick up one of each of all their product lines, and an actual outlet store there in Springdale where you can find some incredible bargains on craft supplies or attend classes and workshops such as Ken Oliver's very first Pop-Up Workshopfeaturing his incredible Color Burst Watercolors!


Canvas Corp Brands has set up a prize pack containing products from all 3 brands for the winner of the August Challenge.



Use the linkytool in the right sidebar to add your project!
Please note: International winners may be responsible for shipping costs. 
Please be sure to follow our CHALLENGE RULES. 
We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards. 

Thank you and I am looking forward to meet with your great projects on our challenge!
You have time till 31st August :-)
Many thanks for visiting today, have fun with the mood board and good luck.

Bye for now.