Saturday, January 30, 2010

Romance card and box....

Last night, I had a New product Launch and the new range of papers is called: Romance. It's a very pretty black and white range, which I think is quite versatile. I made up a new workshop for my customers, so they could have a little fun while here. We used the new chandelier stamp, name plate - which I really like, and of course, script. I won't give too much away, but if you'd like to book in for this workshop, just drop me an email, and I'll fit you in!! The box can be used for chocolates or if you want , something not edible, like notelets, cards, soap - really anything a box can hold!! Enjoy.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Boys Layout

Well, this is April's layout. Jason's birthday is in April and he really didn't want to feature by himself for the whole of April, sooo lucky, Greg and Steve are also in April!! I used a white acrylic paint dabber for around the edges of the raven bazzill. I also used the paint dabber for the Grid stamp and the arrow. The chipboard alphabet was coloured with the acrylic paint as well. I stamped the roman numeral clock with Ancient page coal black and mounted it above the cutout wings to symbolize "time flying" !! The reason the photo looks reflective is that it has a piece of acetate over it. I bought, a while back, a sheet of acetate with various size frames, so I merely used this. You could,however, also use the acrylic paint dabber on some ordinary acetate/transparency and stamp your own designs to the attach over the photo. I attached the acetate with the 3mm supertape - superthin!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Enchanted family layout -January

I had a great time with this layout using the enchanted papers and pomegranate SB essentials card stock. I've used rubons, layering of circles, rhinestones, pewter brads, flowers and fine white rick rack. I've never been a rick rack fan, but I think I'm beginning to see many creative uses for it. I also used a punch for a strip of paper across the top to make it look like a notepad. To finish it off , I stapled ribbon in a wobbly manner and adhered it to the top of the page and used great stickers to make the title. Hope it inspires you just a little.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cute Bird house workshop- great fun!!

This cute Bird house is a workshop by Jane Anne de Visser from Kaszazz. I had great fun putting it together, and popped a battery operated tealight candle in it. It looked really nice. This is one time that practicalities fly out of the window and you create, just for the sake of it!! I could also see, that if I didn't guard it with my life, my smallest possum would take it into the black hole, that is her room only to fill it with littlest petshop toys!! It would never be seen again! If you are interested in creating a house to call your own, give me a call or email me and we can set up a time to have fun!!

Damien's page

My niece, Bron has the most gorgeous kids. This is Damien who is about 18mnths now. (I think). I became inspired by some stampin up papers that I've had around for a while. I based this layout on a layout in the book 601 scrapbooking ideas - a great book. This layout was also done by Nicole, which I posted on my blog around Nov/Dec. It's interesting to see how each person interprets things. I edged all the papers with vintage photo distress ink and stuck down. I used a nestabilities die to create the corner pieces, which I had cut in half. They were edged. I punched out the flower from the circle flower paper and then punched out the inside circle so I could create a raised effect on the corners. The photo was mounted on java bazzill and rubons were used along the strip, at the edge of the photo and above the striped piece , next to the photo. I used an aged copper embellishment on the strip to write his name and year of photo.

Purple Butterfly page

I figured the time had come for me to start blogging again! Hope you all had a fantastic Festive season. For Christmas, I bought myself a scrapbooking calendar. So, I've naturally had to get to work at putting it together. I"ve done a page for January but not yet taken the photo, so it'll have to be out of sequence, sorry. This is my February page. I used Kaisercraft paper with chipboard that I picked up on my travels. On the chipboard, I used smooch to colour. I then added bling. I had to trim the paper so that I could have a purple boarder. With the left over trim, I turned it over and added it to the left side of the page and put rhinestones on it. I folded over the top right and secured with an eyelet. I added some sticky bling across the top of the photo over the torn strips and a circle of bling on the left side of the photo.Hope you enjoy!!