Monday, January 12, 2015

OTP - Dress for jewelry display

A little bit of practical crafty fun.  I have been missing my earings. ..cos the are stored in a jewelry box.  So I thought let's get them out where I can see them.

And here is the finished product.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

ATC: 1,2,3

The theme of this swap bot swap was 1,2,3.  

As it is Christmas I used some cute little penguins for my interpretation.   Stamps and Dies from Lawn Fawn, Technique Tuesday and Papertrey Ink.

Super cute and super fun to make.

From one Penguin...

to two of them...

and from two penguins...we go to three...1,2,3.

Season greetings!

ATC: Pink Christmas

Another swap with Swap bot,  this one's theme was Pink Christmas.  

 I used a really cut die from Whimsy Stamps.   Overall I kept this ATC pretty simple because I wanted to focus on the sleigh.

Love Christmas and this chance to share the joy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ATC - Butterfly, buttons and book page

I signed up for 3 more ATC swaps. ..  

The Row house swap (Thanksgiving), a Disney swap and this one.   I forgot to take a picture of the other 2  which is a bummer cos they were really cute.

For this one I used the book page ( had to buy a book,  lol.  Just to rip a page out) to cut out my butterfly embellishment.  

Used Lindy's to bring colour. 

 Hope the recipient likes it.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ATC - Glue Art

My 4th ATC Swap for this round of ATC's was themed Glue Art.  I haven't played with hot glue a lot but thought, lets give is a go.  I only needed to make one ATC but figured since I had the glue out I would make a few.  So I made three.  One is on its way to my swap partner. The other two I kept...for a future swap?

This first one I call - Shipwrecked.

I kept to muted bronze tones.  Really happy with the way it came out.  I look at it and get the feeling of a shipwreck, like treasure or a fishing net...don't know why but feels like a ship wreck.

This next one was named after AJ influenced my thinking about the finished appearance.  When making it I was just playing with the glue to see what I could do.

The color choice came from my preference for pinks and purples and then just played til I was happy.

It's title ( Thanks AJ) - Life

And my third and final Glue Arts ATC - at least for now is called Coral Reef.

From the outset I had the idea of coral.  So I tried to make the glue work with me and then used colors that I think of for coral and under the sea.  The photo really shows the red.  In life  the red isn't so prominent.  I loved this one as it really achieved what I set out to do.  And those who know me know I rarely start out with a specific idea.  I generally just roll along til I find the outcome I like.

I really hope the recipient likes the one I chose to send, if they dont I would happily send one of the others.

Would I play with glue to make art again?  For sure!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my creations.


ATC - Halloween theme

Continuing my current interest in ATC's, I signed up for another few swaps on Swap bot.

This swap had an easy theme at least I thought so til I realized I don't have much Halloween themed stuff....but I made do and love the finished cards.

Two recipients each to receive one ATC each.

Hope they like them.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Cards - Birthday box card

This isn't my first box card but is was a bit outside my normal style.   I wanted something special and I feel like I got it.

I used Prima Paper,  Technique Tuesday stamps, Kaisercraft flowers and Petaloo butterflies.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

ATC - Holiday Row House (Halloween)

Found my old Swap bot account.  Time to get my swapping in action.   It's going to be nice playing with A TC ' again.

My first ATC is themed for Halloween.   I really wanted to do this swap but with most of my stamps in storage was a bit stumped with what to do.

So I pulled out my Slice and design cards.   A few cuts later and my ATC was under way.

This card has houses and towers and a cool spooky tree.  I covered it all with black tulle.

Slice Design Card:  Spook Alley
Designer Paper

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ATC - Steam Punk Witch

My second ATC swap...whoohoo.  This swap is about steam punk witch's!   I think I have a lot to learn about steam punk.

Used my Slice again for this ATC. Added a memory box die, some gems, some cogs and a watch hand.

Design card : Spook Alley
Memory Box Die: Large Ringlets

Loven Halloween!

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Boxes - Quick n Cute

I wanted to give a little gift to a couple of work colleagues.  I had some chocolates from Australia but wanted to make them look pretty.  So I whipped out the envelope punch board, some 6 x 6 designer paper and these little gift bags came to life.

Some stamping and a little twine to finish them off and my little gifts were ready to go...

The inspiration for this was found on you tube...Go find this video (see link below) if you want instructions to make this little cutie.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Memory File - Project Life, Snap and Heidi style!

Oodles of photos to follow.  
With all my scrap supplies in transit from Oz to the US.  I have been keeping my scrapping simple.  Enter Heidi Swapp, Project Life and Sn@p Studio's.   With supplies from all three, plus my nifty  pocket photo printer,  and Costco photo service this is is my first Life in the US scrap file.

The picture above is the cover, still a work in progress..but I like where it is going.  Sorry the picture is a little blurry...

When it opens up I have a smaller flip file of the left.  This little folder captures a day trip as we checked out Connecticut.  On the right is a little tribute to my two Labs who have traveled to the USA with was a big journey for them.
These next pictures show  our day at the Submarine Museum.  These pages use Sn@p stick in plastic pockets.  I LOVE these!

I have used Heidi Swapp Memory files and embellishments.

You can see some Tim Holtz embellishments hiding on these pages.

Project Life mini kits along with Sn@p pockets are an awesome way to add extra stuff to pages.

For this page I used a simple card technique, so I could capture show a few photos of my girls and tell the story of their move to the USA.

As part of getting a new car, I had temp plates first in New York State and then in Connecticut.  So to do that I used some Tim Holtz hardware.  And under you can see where I saved a map given to my by the Hire Car company when I first got to New York.

I kept the little paper bag (that I asked for, hehehehe) when I purchased a few souvenirs at Liberty Island from our trip to see the Statue of Liberty.  It's a great scrappable.

Not only do I have a great scrap page I also have a cool pocket to keep things in.

I used every surface to add notes and brochures.

Again another paper bag that makes for a great memory.  This is the food section of my file.  So I have lots of brochures and some pictures....I Love how this came together.

Dont you just love these Sn@ap these photo flips!  These are from a variety pack.
And used with project life it is so quick to add journalling.

And as you can see here you can just keep open the brochures to see more!

I hope you enjoyed this look at my most recent project.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Layout - Color Pop!

I am so lucky that I have a lovely sister, even better she is pretty and likes to have her photo taken.  We were lucky enough to have her visit us for a brief holiday last year and we ended up with lots of photos...but this is one of my favorites and I have been looking fro the best way to scrap this picture.

Recently I came across Pop and Colour #2 - this blog has tutorials for using color in layouts.  My layout was inspired by the work of Riika and Georgia in their tutorials.

I had a great time playing with color, layers and texture.  

My base page is from this Minds Eye Paper pad

I used scraps cut into various sized strips as the first layer of texture and contrast - I then used a credit card to cover the strips with white Gesso.

I then added some iridescent white paint to texture paste and used a Kaszazz stencil (the best stencil ever - it was very solid and didn't feel like it would break as I dragged the paste across it).

Next I added a couple of drops of Lumiarte Paint to the page and spritzed it with water

The picture above shows what it looked like when the paint was dry.

 Next up I dropped a few drops of Weather Wood Distress reinker on the page

 Then I hit them with the mini mister, lift the page and let it all run...

And here's how it looks now the paints have dried again.

For the next step I used Distress Stain with a Prima Stencil

And ended up with my background looking like this.

To finish I used a text stamp to stamp in a few of the whiter areas, and a grunge stamp in a few other places.  I stamped 'Adorable' on the top of a tag, and glued down some black cotton.  Finally I did a little journalling on the bottom of the tag.

I though about adding some more embellishments but I liked it just like this

I hope you enjoyed this look at how I made this layout.

Hugs and Happy Crafting

Photo Stacks - Christmas

This is the 4th and last (for this project) post about my photo stacks.  As mentioned in the last few posts the details on how to make this style of phot stack is in my first post - Photo Stacks - Boy Themes.

This post is just showing the final two which are Christmas themed.  

Papers are by Fancy Pants:

Happy Holidays - Tree Lot
Happy Holidays - Snowfall
Happy Holidays - Festive

Also used in these photo stacks  - Clear Acetate and rub on's.

The scoring for the Acetate was @ 3" on the 12' side - I then used the clear layer on top and added a rub on  - love the effect!

Otherwise same deal as the others, just mixed up the pages and reversed the sides and viola!  Unique and fun photo stacks ready to capture Christmas memories.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my photo still considering whether to do a you-tube showing detail for each page - we'll see.

I can say this was fun and quick and I now have lots of Photo stacks ready for use.

Keep smiling something crafty could happen today.