Monday, December 10, 2018

Love Story - Prima Moon Child

Hallo there my friends.  I decided to break into the beautiful Prima Moon Child collection this weekend.  It has a lot of dark and purple colours and the challenge is to tone it down a bit.  I used a "selfie" of  my love and me.
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Prima (Moon Child) and Prima (Epiphanie); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Prima (Love Story); Bling:  Prima (Moon Child); Flowers: Prima (Moon Child); Die cuts: Prima (Moon Child); Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Ink:  Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers); Stencil:  Prima; Dies:  Cottage Cuts; Stickels: Magenta; Other:  Doily from my stash.

You all know that I love using sketches:

The details:
I used a sheet of Prima Epiphanie to bring in another colour and used Peacock Feathers distress ink through a Prima crackle stencil to add the turquoise to the layout.

I fussy cut the butterfly and added magenta stickels to it.

The chipboard title and hearts were also taken from the Love Story collection.

I added some Peacock Feathers distress ink to some of the flowers to mimic the blues in the paper.  The beautiful leaves are a Cottage Cuts die.

I love how it all turned out.  I also added some of my signature style hand stitching to the page.  I adore the beautiful variegated multi coloured thread that is available.

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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sea Treasures - Penelope Dee - Paradise

Hello my crafty friends,  I have quite a few pages that I have created that I still need to share.  Today I am sharing a page with photos of 2014.  We were at Plettenberg Bay and the red tide killed off a lot of sea creatures and I was so blessed to pick a many pretty Pansy Shells.  That needs to be recorded...right?  I used the gorgeous Penelope Dee Paradise collection for this page.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Penelope Dee (Paradise); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Penelope Dee (Paradise); Flowers: Prima; Enamel Dots:  Nuvo Crystal DropsInk:  Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky);  (Wedgewood blue); Mixed mediums: Lindy's Midnight Teal embossing powder, WOW bright white embossing powder, 13Arts Iridescent white glitter, Border punches: Fiskars, XCut; Stamp:  Penelope Dee; Other:  Sisal, Silhouette Cameo seaweed cuts.

Sketch inspiration:

Some close ups:
 I used a lot of fussy cut elements.

 I used sisal underneath my flowers for extra texture.

 The Penelope Dee chipboard title was heat embossed.

 I really adore this collection...nearly as much as I adore the beach.

 The coral was stamped and coloured with distress inks.

Here you can see the dimension and the shiny bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Friday, November 30, 2018

Remember this - Art from the Heart - Harmony collection

Hallo my crafty friends...happy Friday!!!!  I want to share one of my latest pages with you using the beautiful Art from the Heart Harmony collection.  The two previous layouts I made using this collection were both beach themed pages.  The collection is really versatile and this page will show that.  This page is my twist on a page that I saw on Pinterest and really loved. 
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Harmony collection); Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood veneer title:  Hip Kit club exclusive; Wood veneer hearts: JA Floral; Cork hearts:  Pink Paislee (C'est la Vie); Chipboard frame:  Simple Stories; Gold bow: Maggie Holmes; Flowers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Celebr8; Tassel: Maggie Holmes; Other mediums:  Finnabair Light paste, Wow Gold embossing powder; doily die: Prima; Stencil: Prima; Other: sequins from my stash.

I first applied the Finnabair light paste.  I mixed some white acrylic paint into it and then added texture powder to get the right consistency.

 I cut up one of the patterned papers to make layers of ephemera behind my photo.

 The idea for the gold cork heart on the stick was snatched off the gold glint in the cork.

 The wood veneer hearts was dressed with gold heat embossing powder.  The little gold paper clip is by Felicity Jane.

 A Simple stories frame was cut in two and used on both sides of the photo.

Thank you so much for visiting my page today, have a lovely weekend. ♥♥

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Relax - Art from the Heart - Tranquility collection

Hello my dear crafty friends.  Today I am sharing another page that I made with the gorgeous Art from the Heart Tranquility collection.  The South African manufacturers really create wonderful products that can compete with the international brands.  I chose to scrap more photos that was taken during our Scrapbook Studio Secret Event road trip. 
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Tranquility); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8; Wood Veneer:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Flowers:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Celebr8; Buttons:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio;  Die cuts:  Art from the Heart; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Glitter drops (Honey Gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC variegated; Ink:  Colorbox (Creamy Brown); Embossing powder:  WOW (Black glint), Lindy's Gang (Hyacinth blue jade); Border punch:  Fiskars; other:  buttons from my stash.
The Pagemap sketch used for inspiration:

Some close ups: 
 I like to challenge myself to use older stash and some chipboard.  I found these tiny buttons in my stash to add to the little banners.  The Dusty Attic chippies frame the layout.
 A lot of the embellishments were cut from the cut apart sheet and I added some embellishments from my Cocoa Vanilla studio stash.

 The tickets were perfect to do the journaling on.

 Another delicate chippie to add to the opposite sides of the page.

The gorgeous blue flowers are by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and was the perfect colour for this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to get your Art from the Heart collection from your local scrapbook store before they are all gone.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Always be yourself unless you can be a Pirate - Lady Pattern Paper - Ahoy Boy collection

Hello there my crafty friends.  I do believe the latest collection by Lady Pattern Paper (Ahoy Boy) is one of the cutest collections I have seen this year.  I am blessed to have some cute "pirate" photos of my grandsons.  These photos were taken at the same pirate party as the Ahoy Boy double page. My grandson, Juan loves to pose for pictures and I got some cool photos of him before he shed his clothes and jumped into the pool. I used bits and pieces that were left over from the double page. I also used some of the Basic Essentials Red Pop to bring in red accents.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Ahoy Boy and Red Pop); Cardstock:  American Craft;  Enamel dots etc:  My Minds Eye; Twine:  WeR Memory Keepers.

I used this Page Map for inspiration:

Some close ups:
 I cut some banners from left over bits and pieces.

 The title block was cut from the cut apart sheet.

 I love the red combined with the gorgeous Ahoy Boy collection.

 The twine wrapped around the photos adds some lovely texture to the page.

...and a few enamel dots and stars complete the page.

Be sure to get this cute collection from your local scrapbook store before it is all gone.  Thank you for visiting my blog today. ♥

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

It's the little things in life - Art from the Heart - Tranquility collection

Hello there my crafty friends.  Tracy, the owner of Art from the Heart sent me the latest Tranquility Collection...and it is just stunning.  I am sharing the first page I made using this collection today.  The photos were taken during the Secret Scrapbook Event in Benoni.  Cariena, Priscilla and I had breakfast at Bottom of Boden, right on the Bullfrog pan and Benoni.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Art from the Heart (Tranquility Collection); Cardstock:  American Craft; Pearls:  Fabscraps; Flowers:  Celebr8; Resin flower:  Marion Smith; Twine:  WeR Memory Keepers; Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Ink:  Color Box (creamy brown); Stencil:  Prima; Mixed Media:  Finnabair White crackle texture paste; Border Punches:  Fiskars, XCut.  

The Page Map I used for inspiration:

Some close ups:
 I love these pretty patterned papers on light Kraft paper.  I just added some texture paste to three places on the background to soften the background.

 I cut a flag from each of the papers.

 The cut apart sheet in this collection is gorgeous.  This circle embellishment is also the perfect title.  I added a bit of stitching around the circle for extra texture and popped it up on foam squares.

 A few cut out embellishments, little flowers and a few pearls complete the embellishing.

 I added a few flowers to this fussy cut flowers and it finishes the page perfectly.  The "Memories are made of this" label was cut from one of the manufacturers strips.

Be sure to get yourself this gorgeous collection at your local scrapbook store.  Local is really "lekker".

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Normal is just a setting on a washer - Secret Scrapbook Event 2018

Hi there my Crafty friends.  I am sharing a page that I made with the scraps of the collection that I was given for the Secret Event.  This is just an inspiration page.  I have been wanting to make a page in a grid format for a while now.

 This photo of Lukas feeding his pony Benjy through the window was perfect for the quote on the 3x4 card.

Some close ups:
 I drew a grid with a pencil and then pierced hole to do the stitching.  I then added my squares to the background.

 I used the Heidi Swapp stamps and black Archival Ink on this page.  I also added stickers to the card as well elsewhere for embellishments.

 The "One of a Kind" is also part of the Heidi Swapp stamp set.

 I cut some of the cards with pot plants to fit the grid and then added some of the sticker pot plants to create some dimension.

Here I also added to sticker pot flat against the patterned paper and the other popped up on a foam dot.
Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ahoy Boy - Lady Pattern Paper

I was very excited when I saw the new Ahoy Boy paper collection because I knew that I had the perfect photos to compliment this collection. In March my grandson, Stefan had a “Pirate Party” for his 6th birthday. The Pirate Party turned into a pool party in minutes as the pirates stripped and jumped into the pool.
I have not created a double page spread in ages and it proved to be quite a challenge. I used the gorgeous Ahoy Boy – Loot paper and trimmed it into a frame that would frame my double page. I distressed the edges and adhered it to Lady Pattern Paper Plain Kraft paper. I then added some hand stitching to the frame. I cut a 10-inch diameter circle from Ahoy Boy – Merboys (scales side) and two smaller 4-inch diameter circles from the Ahoy Boy – Starward papers.

 I then cut the Ahoy Boy – Merboys (a side) to 6 inches to place behind the large circle and my photos. I cut 1-inch strips from the Ahoy Boy – Aye Aye (stripes side) and punched borders from the Ahoy Boy – Starward (dark blue side) paper. I arranged my patterned papers and photos the way I wanted them and then fussy cut elements from the various papers to use as embellishment on my page. I brought some red into the layout to pick up on the photos with brads, enamel dots and embellishments from my stash. Lastly, I added my hand stitching to the circles.

I love how the Ahoy Boy layout turned out and I might just do a few double pages again in future.

Ooh La Limited scrapbooking paper & Scrapbooking Paper Packs  you can check the Lady Pattern Paper website to see which papers were used.
Be sure to find this gorgeous paper at your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥