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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Kalkbay Harbour - Art from the Heart (Savannah)

Hello there.  I am sharing another page created with the beautiful Art from the Heart Savannah collection.  While we were in Cape Town recently we did the scenic route from Muizenberg to Cape Point and we lingered in all the beautiful places and captured moments.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Savannah), Bazzil basics; Cardstock:  American Craft, Bo Bunny; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer:  Elle's Studio, Studio Calico; Flair: Felicity Jane; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge); Stencil: Tim Holtz; Border Punches:  Martha Stewart, EK Success; Dies:  Quickutz; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
 I matted all my photos on dark brown cardstock.  I added some flags to the side of the page and added some die cut and wood veneer stars.

 I love how vibrant the papers are with these photos.  I also dusted off a few of my border punches and used punched strips for added texture.

 I added some phrases cut from the cut apart sheet.


 I added some hand stitching to the large star and the circle elements.

 The large star was the perfect spot for the page title.

 I had to add the photo of Kobus pinching his nose while standing between the drying snoek.

I always love to use stars on more masculine pages.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lady Pattern Paper - Like a Sir collection

I simply adore this gorgeous "gentlemanly" papers and it was perfect to showcase the "gentleman" in my life.  I decided to add some Twinkle Toes (Starry Night Intense Teal) as a contrasting colour and after matting my photo on brown cardstock I added a layer of this paper behind my photo.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Like a Sir, Twinkle Toes); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title: Lady Pattern Paper; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic; Flowers:  Celebr8; Mechanicals:  Finnabair; Pearls: FabScraps; Ink: Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Ground Expresso), Colorbox Chalk (Creamy Brown); Stencil: Tim Holtz (Bubble), Lady Pattern Paper; Stamp: Christy Tomlinson; Border punch:  XCut, Ek Success; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko; Other Mediums:  Finnabair Rust Paste. Other:  Twine and beads from my stash.



For my background I framed a Twinkle Toes (Baby Hearts so Buff) with the Like a Sir (Mister Right).  I distressed the edges of the So Buff paper and punched it for added texture.  I then stamped various colours of brown inks onto the background.  I wanted even more texture and used some corrugated cardboard that I dry brushed with teal and brown acrylic paint and then tore the edges.  

I layered two blocks of Like a Sir (London Town) behind the photo using both sides of the paper.  I then punched a strip of the Like a Sir (Mr Pennyworth- the camera side) and also layered it over the two blocks.  I also added another piece of painted corrugated cardboard behind my photo. 

Before sticking it all down I prepared my various chipboard pieces.  The lavender sprigs were painted creme, the chipboard clock was painted teal and brown to tie in with the painted corrugated pieces.  The script chipboard and the "Gentleman" title was heat embossed with copper embossing powder.  The gears where treated to rust paste.  

  I also used some Finnabair mechanicals and finished my page with a few pearls and a flower.

I layered the paper and chipboard pieces on  my background.  I then strung some wooden beads onto twine and embellished the strip of corrugated cardboard with it.


I love all the texture and dimension on this page.

Do you want to document the gentlemen in your life?  Be sure to get this gorgeous collection from your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

This is Home - Art from the Heart (Savannah)

Hello there.  I was so blessed when Tracy Schimper the owner of Art from the Heart gave me her Savannah and Adventure collections to play with.  I have been away and these gorgeous paper have been waiting for me.  Today I got stuck into the Savannah collection and used photos that we took during our recent trip to Cape Town.  We really spent a day playing tourist in our own country and explored the gorgeous coastline around Cape Town.  Here is my page:

 Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Art from the Heart (Savannah collection); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Scrap Collections; Chipboard aloe:  Room5; Flowers:  Celebr8; Ink:  Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs); Stencil:  Prima; Border Punch:  Martha Stewart; Other: Sisal.

Some close ups:
 The labels, tags and little circle embellishments were all cut from the cut apart sheet.  I added some sisal behind the little circular embellishments to add texture.  I also added some swirls on the patterned paper using some distress ink and a stencil.

 I just love this chipboard title and it was perfect for this layout.

 I added a punched border strips in the orange rust colour on both sides of the layout.

 I cut some banners to add behind the photos and the little word sentiments are also cut from the cut apart sheet.

 I very seldom create 2 page layouts, but I had so many photos taken at Cape Point that a 2 pager is perfect to document our day out.

 I again used the cut apart sheet to cut the little journal spot and the circular embellishment.

I stamped the date on one of the labels, added word sentiments to the photos and my layout was done.

Do you have many photos of your travels in South Africa?  Remember to get this awesome paper collection from your local scrapbook store before they are all gone.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sunshine - CSI279 - MME The Sweetest Thing

Hallo there my dear friends.  Today was mid month reveal day on Color Story Inspiration. I do love the challenges and I am so blessed to be part of the design team.  These challenges get you digging into your stash for the perfect colours and the perfect accents to match the evidence in the case files.  Here is my take on this case file:
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  My Minds Eye (The Sweetest Thing); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Amy Tangerine (Kal Barteski); Wood veneer hearts: JA Floral; Enamel hearts: Amy Tangerine; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black); Die cuts and layered stickers:  My Minds Eye (The Sweetest Thing); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Stamps:  Felicity Jane.


The case file:
I solved the case in the traditional way.

The Scheme:  All colours used.

Evidence:   Evidence: dots, stripes, black and white prints, scallops, hearts, sun and cursive font for title. 

Testimony: I used the word "sunshine" as my title.

Some close ups:
 This collection have been sitting in my stash for years.  I added strips of black and white paper to it for a sharper contrast.

 I added a little Felicity Jane stamped bow to my die cut sun.

 A few layered banners and enamel dots and hearts are always the perfect touch.

 I adore this Amy Tangerine foam alpha and admit to hoarding it for years.

A few phrases from a song forms the perfect journaling.

Please come and play along with us at Color Story Inspiration.  It is heaps of fun and there are some awesome prizes to be won ♥♥

Friday, April 12, 2019

BEyouTIFUL - Lady Pattern Paper - Bon Crayon

Hello there.  I want to share another page that was created using the beautiful "Bon Crayon" collection from Lady Pattern Paper.  Here is my page using a photo of my granddaughter Leane.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Bon Crayon); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter stickers: American Craft (Doll), Pink Fresh Studio (Dream on); Wood Veneer:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Puffy Arrow: Heidi Swapp; Butterflies:  K&Co; Fowers:  Little Birdie, Celebr8; Flair:  Celebr8; Buttons: Dear Lizzy; Enamel dots:  Simple Stories; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Twine:  WeR Memory Keepers:  Dies: Sizzix.

Preparing my back ground:
I decided on a grid design and then did quite a lot of hand stitching.

Some close ups:
 I wanted to use darker accents on this page and decided to go with navy blue and black.

 I love how well the sprinkling of embellishments compliments the paper.

 I matted my photo on navy blue card stock and then softened the look with a doily from my stash.

 I cut circles with a die and cut it in two to make a banner.

I love to create a title with a mix of alpha stickers and a Celebr8 chipboard title was the inspiration for this title.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to snag this collection before it sells out. ♥♥

Monday, April 8, 2019

Wild and Free - Maggie Holmes - Dusty Attic

Hello there.  I was so very blessed to have the beautiful Knysna Loerie visit my garden earlier this year.  I took a lot of photos and got this page scrapped using two of them. 

 Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Maggie Holmes (Gather), Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Dusty Attic; Chipboard frame:  Dusty Attic; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes (Gather); Chipboard hearts: Pink Fresh (Indigo Hills); Enamel hearts:  Crate Paper (cute girl); die cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Gather); Mediums:  Finnabair Texture Paste, Lindy's Embossing powder, Nuvo Embossing Powder;  Stencil:  Prima; Border punch:  Ek Success.

Some close ups:
 I very seldom use a coloured cardstock, but this soft pink was perfect.  I added the crackle texture paste through the stencil and it was just perfect.

 I heat embossed the little frame with Nuvo (Glacier White) embossing powder and tucked a die cut flower behind it.

 I heat embossed the "Wild and Free"  title with Midnight Teal embossing powder.

 This page was just perfect to embellish with the Maggie Holmes chipboard birds.

Another Maggie Holmes Chipboard flower tucked in behind the photo...and finished with a sprinkling of gold enamel hearts.

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

Monday, April 1, 2019

Every road leads me back to you - CSI278 - Lady Pattern Paper

Hallo there my dear friends.  Today was reveal day on Color Story Inspiration. I do love these challenges and I am so blessed to be part of the design team.  These challenges get you digging into your stash for the perfect colours and the perfect accents to match the evidence in the case files.  Here is my take on this case file:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper (Basic Essentials), Dear Lizzy; Cardstock:  American Craft, Bo Bunny; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Prancer), Pink Fresh Studio (small navy blue puffy alpha); Wood Veneer geotag: Studio Calico; Flair:  Hip Kit Exclusive; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Autumn Red); Sticker sign:  Paige Evans; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Stamps:  Felicity Jane, Elle's Studio; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

The case file:
 I used the case file in the original way.

The Scheme:  All colours used.

The evidence:  Circle patterns, travel accents, circles, flair, geotag.

Testimony:  I used the inspiration word "Travel" as my main title and then I used some small puffy alphas to add the words "Every road leads me back to you."

 Close ups:
 I cut the compass with the Silhouette Cameo and backed it with navy blue and aqua patterned paper.  

 I busted some of my stamps out to use as extra embellishing on my background.

 I fussy cut flowers from a Dear Lizzy paper to add behind my photo.

I added a doily to soften the look and the final touch were Nuvo Crystal drops around the page.

I challenge you to play along.  You will enjoy the process and there is some awesome prizes to win.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥