Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Layout for "Southern Girls Challenge" (link on previous post or off the badge).  July Challenge is "Warm Fuzzies".  Usually when i look at the boys baby photos i usually go "awwwhhh"! Just the thought of cool, soft chubby cheeks and little cuddly bodies is a heart melter for me.
Products used: paper - stampnup - old stock. Marion Smith papers, Little darlings g45, corrugated board fancy pants - with paint. Chippie is from Scrapware, its painted and pen stitched ( faux) paint around edges and of course, paper edges distressed too with a distresser.

Titled "Baby Cheeks".

Sunday, 28 July 2013


I have been chosen for the Design Team at Southern Girls!!!
Awesome! Pop on over to their site and take part in the fun challenges they have going on.http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

2013 Circle Journal

OH ME OH MY!!!! This was to be a mixed media journal about the things I liked things about me!
Well used glossy cardstock and alcohol inked and, then with texture paste pressed a stamp into it and stamped onto the inked card, then stamped in ink ontop on the paste once dry. ( love doing this) Also random stamped with staz on in a dark colour. went around the edges with a painty pen in white and black.
The words are mounted onto corrugated board and used tinfoil negitive surrounds from the donna salaazar word dies (spellbinders) . Also into dictionary pages, so used this as an element for a frame and words.
Love the colours and how it turned out...colourfull and modern!!

Teen Birthday layout

This is my eldest son Lachlan turning 15! What a challenge doing teen layouts...younger is soo much easier! Well this was a challenge for Dusty Attic...as usual my supply of D/A chippies is dismal. I had on hand only this drippy goo borders, infact, i think these were the negitive remains! so painted them and embossed the D/A hinges and made a rustic fence and embossed that, added a DA cog. Used a paper with the circle&star and mounted it on to a plain pc of cardstock.

Travel Page layout

With this page i challenged myself with using layers!! and incorporating multi photos, i seem to only use one photo when im entering a challenge (mostly) but in my private stuff seem to use at least 2 or 3 photos per layout. Papers 7gypsies and stamps. A mask in the corner, compass, Tim Holtz flower die and tulle flowers on top.

Boys Dinosaur Banner

These papers are from MME and are rather old now..3yrs ago? But Still so gooood! The sizes are about 20cm wide and 30cm high. I still like the clean cut lines without to much fuss, and you have room for a photo on each one to hang in a bedroom.  I made them in triangles and rectangles with circles out of each corner (with a circle punch,easy) .

Altered Canvas

An altered canvas swap for Faith Nz Aquarius. I had no idea what to do, so just went with the flow. glimmer misted with purples and coffee colours, stamped onto tissue wrap and glued down. Texture paste on the corugated boards and distressed with re-inkers (lloovve doing this) Glued on flowers, velvet leaves, twigs and pine cones (both from the south island) and of course lichen....Hoping to capture a Fairy Glen. And the canvas had to have a quote of inspiration too.  Dont you just love it!

Tussie Mussie :Woodland theme.

This Tussie Mussie with a woodland theme made me think of Little Red Riding Hood. So i did the colours around that. With a small posie of flowers and lichen and embossed with a bark finish and dry embossed. inside a 4 wooden pegs wrapped with natural fibres/cottons.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Steampunk Time Traveller

Challenge to alter the above item into something to win a Cricut 2 machine from Scotties Crafts. Always wanted one so hope to win!! Just like my photo on their facebook, the one with the most likes wins!!
Left lever is the accelerater ( wooden peg wrapped in corrugated cookie wrappers and copper wire) the right hand lever is his lantern. Dusty Attic chippies for cogs and clock, embossed and distressed with pva and heated and inked, I LOVE HIM...HE'S SO COOL!!! Will attach him to a hot air ballon soon and hang him off the ceiling. Also had to have your own face so had to redo that, wheels empty ribbon  wheels and all the rest is from scraps Awesome! Couldnt stop creating him, such fun!

G45 Olde Curiosity shop layouts

4 Heritage layouts...I  created these from the G45 collection "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" as i felt it was quite a challenge to use these papers for layouts. I think i did well! I also used these, one each week , as a page map for the classes i ran using the 12x12 pad, stickers, and alphas as a kit.

Southern Girls Challenge : Punches & Dies

Layout for SGC, used edge punch from stampnup and chipboards from Dusty Attic, painted and doodled with a black pen in stitch lines.