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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Sunshine - CSI321

Hallo there.  I am sharing the page I made for the 1st June Color Story Inspiration challenge.  I used a photo that Kobus took while we were at Umhlanga in March.  (before the whole world shut down).  Reflecting on those happy days felt good.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Bo-Bunny double dot; Cardstock:  American Crafts; Letter Sticker:  Paige Evans (Truly grateful); Puffy stickers:  Paige Evans (Truly Grateful); Die cuts:  American Crafts; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Distress Ink:  Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral; Stencil:  Celebr8; Other:  Silhouette Cameo, Fringe Scissors.

The case file:
I used the case file in the traditional way:

Scheme:  All colours used.
Evidence:  Solid white background, circles, enamel dots, eye glasses, fringe, summer-themed elements.
Testimony:  I documented my passion for summer.

Some close ups:
 I cut a large heart with the Silhouette Cameo.  I then chose the 5 colours and cut strips of 2 inches and then cut the strips with a fringe scissors.  

 I fussy cut black and white flowers from a Felicity Jane patterned paper to contrast with the bright colours of the patterned paper.

 I chose distress inks in the same colours as my fringed strips and stenciled it onto the background.  The puffy title is by Paige Evans (Truly Grateful) puffy stickers.

Bright and happy...I wish I can go back to March and have another 14 days on the beach.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Consider playing along with the awesome challenges on Color Story Inspiration...you will love using your stash and you also stand a chance to win awesome prizes.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Cherish this Moment - Pink Paislee C'est La Vie

Hello there.  I have slowly been working my way through my youngest grandson, Kian's new born baby shoot photos.  Here is a layout of him with his mom, dad and siblings.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Jen Hadfield, Pink Paislee (C'est La Vie); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard:  Title - Dusty Attic; Embellishment:  Blue Fern Studio; Flowers:  Petaloo, Celebr8; Cork hearts:  Pink Paislee; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold); Die cuts:  Pink Paislee; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko (Gold),  Lindy's Gang; Border Punch:  Martha Stewart, Fiskars.

Some close ups:
 I love the colour palette of this collection and the border punch strips and hand stitching adds a lot of texture.

 I absolutely love Dusty Attic's chipboard titles.  The white space in the photo was perfect for the placement.  I heat embossed the title in gold.

 A combination of flowers from my stash with the cork hearts and enamel dots.

 I am really challenged to use what I have in my stash and there are many (forgotten) gems that I am rediscovering...like this pretty chipboard corner that I heat embossed as well to bring in the pink that is in some of the patterned paper.

I love how this page turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I really hope that you are inspired to create something pretty ♥

Monday, May 25, 2020

You & Me - Lady Pattern Paper - Bohemian Muse

Hi there.  Have you seen the gorgeous new Bohemian Muse collection by Lady Pattern Paper?    When I saw the wreath paper I knew that I was going to fussy cut the entire wreath and use it to frame a large photo.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Bohemian Muse); Cardstock:  Lady Pattern Smooth cardstock; Letter Stickers:  American Crafts, Pinkfresh Studio; Acrylic hearts:  Elle's Studio; Paint:  Kuretake; Other Mediums:  Stickles. (Seafoam, Twilight, Golden Rod, Pink Tafetta, Tickled Pink, Rose Gold, Turquoise, Black Diamond, Waterfall, Raspberry Tart.

 After I fussy cut the wreath, I applied Stickles in complimentary colours to the florals.  I splattered watercolour paint to the white cardstock.

 I raised the wreath on foam squares to raise it up from the background.  The quote was cut from the cut apart sheet.

I kept embellishing to a minimum because the wreath is already such a large embellishment.
 The title was made up with alpha stickers in my stash.

I love how shiny the wreath is.  

Be sure to get yourself this awesome new collection.  It is available at most of the local scrapbook stores and online.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hello - CSI319 - Crate Paper (Hello love)

Hi there.  I hope you are taking care of yourself and staying safe in these unusual times.  I am sharing the mid month reveal for Color Story Inspiration.  It would be wonderful if you played along.  It is fun to dig into your stash for the right colours and evidence.  Added to that there is awesome prizes that can be won.  I used photos taken during your March trip to the Umgeni River Bird Park in Durban.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Crate Paper (Hello Love), My Minds Eye; Cardstock:  American Crafts; Letter Stickers: American Crafts (Maggie);Chipboard: Hello Love;  Word Stickers: Maggie Holmes; Flowers: Prima, Celebr8; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Honey Gold); Stickers: Maggie Holmes; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Punches: Fiskars, EK Success.

The Case File:
 I used the case file in the traditional way.

The Scheme:  All colours used.

Evidence:  Wonky dots; flowers, leaves, enamel dots, animals.

Testimony:  I used the inspirational word "Hello" as my title and journaled about our visit.

The Pagemap I used:

Some close ups:
 I love the colours and the layers.  I outlined my layers with black pen and stitched around my circles.

 I added some birds around my title.

 I usually struggle with pretty tags...choosing to use them between layers.

 The Story.

A mix of embellishments of what was part of the collection and what was lying on my desk.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you were inspired to create.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

{Precious} - Pink Paislee C'est La Vie

Hello there.  I am sharing another page of my gorgeous grandson Kian.  I used papers from Pink Paislee C'est La Vie as well as papers from Lady Pattern Paper.  My little grandson is now 9 months and they moved to Sydney Australia in March.  It is sad that this little man will not even remember me by now.
  
Supply list: Patterned paper: Pink Paislee (C'est La Vie), Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers: American Craft (Happy); Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Cork Hearts: Pink Paislee; Flowers: 49&Market; Enamel dots:  Nuvo (Bright Gold); Die cuts: DMC; Embossing Powder: Tsukineko (gold), Lindy's C'est La Vie Cerise; Gesso: Little Birdie; Stencil: Prima; Border Punch: Fiskars, Martha Stewart; Other: Doilie

Some close ups:
 I first applied the gesso through a stencil to the background.

 The 49 and Market flowers were just the perfect colour match.

 I did quite a lot of stitching to the layers in the background.

 The beautiful Dusty Attic frame, title and camera were heat embossed.

 I used the cork hearts and Nuvo Crystal drops as finishing touches.

 The title was made with American Crafts foam gold alpha stickers.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope that you found some inspiration here.♥




Monday, May 11, 2020

#Love - Pink Paislee C'est La Vie

Hello there.  This weekend I just scrapped for the pleasure I get from it.  My youngest grandson Kian is already 10 months and I still haven't scrapped many of his new born photos. 

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pink Paislee (C'est La Vie); Cardstock: Lady Pattern, American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Pink Paislee; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (Wattle Blossom); Flowers: Petaloo, Prima, Little Birdie, Celebr8; Cork hearts: Pink Paislee; Acrylic hearts/circles:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts: Pink Paislee; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Embossing Powder:  Nuvo (Glacier White); other: Doily.

Some close ups:
 I cut down the paper and framed it on white cardstock.  I then stitched around the outside as well as along the colour blocks.  I substituted the yellow block for the original hot pink one.  The doily adds some softness to the layers

 The alpha chipboard was also part of the collection and I found some gold acrylic hearts in my stash to add more gold finishing touches.

 I am totally in love with Dusty Attic chipboard.  I used two pieces of the Wattle blooms and embossed it in white.  I then cut it apart to use as layers between my flowers.

 I wanted to use the cork hearts because it pics up on the brown blanket in the photos.  The gold glimmers in it is just so pretty.

Another large heart with two acrylic dots were the final touches.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...and yes I do believe you can use flowers for boys and men.♥

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Totally Pawsome - CSI 318 - Amy Tan

Hallo there.   I hope that you are all safe and well.  Today is day 41 of the COVID-19 lockdown.  Today I am sharing the layout I made for the 1st May reveal on Color Story Inspiration. This case file is the perfect colour combination and clues to scrap photo's of Stefan with his furry friend, Sumo.  

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins (woodgrain), Amy Tan (Plus 1); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic; Chipboard frame: Simple Stories; Enamel dots and crosses:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other mediums:  Embossing powders: Tsukineko, Nuvo; Border Punch: Fiskars.

The case file:
This is how I solved the case:
Scheme: All colours used.

Evidence:  Wood background, animals, camera, polaroid frames, something glossy.

Testimony: I did not follow the testimony.

The Laura Whitaker sketch used as inspiration:

 Some close ups:
 I cut a few banners and added some heat embossed Dusty Attic paw prints to the banners.

 I used the cut apart sheet to make tags and added my journaling to one of them.

 Stefan loves to mimic Sumo when he lays on the floor.

I added some ribbon to the chipboard dog's neck.  Love how this turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dream BIG - CSI 317 - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hallo there.   I hope that you are all safe and well.  Today is day 34 of the 35 day lockdown against the COVIC-19 virus.  Today I am sharing the layout I made for the April mid month reveal on Color Story Inspiration.  I love the combination of pinks and blues and decided to scrap a photo taken in the Durban Botanical gardens.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio (Bohemian Dreams); Cardstock: American Crafts; Chipboard:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Die cuts and vellum:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Enamel dots:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Border punch: Fiskars.

The case file:

The sketch by Laura Whitaker that I used for inspiration:

Some close ups:
I layered the vellum florals and butterflies over the die cuts.

Love the butterflies.

A big chunky chipboard title.

 Another little floral cluster.

I love the way this turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥