Saturday, 22 July 2017

Memories ~ Meg's Garden~

Hello everyone! I have another layout to share with you using this beautiful collectionfrom Meg's Garden called Lavande. It is just so beautiful to create with. I have another snapshot of my cousin's twin boys. They are seven months now. I am just amazed at the special connection they have.

To create my layout, I used the 12 x12 Lavande 07 and 11 papers. I inked the edges with Distress ink to vcreat an aged look. Using dimension foam tape adds dimension to the layers. I also cut of some of the 4 x 12 strips to make a tag and anything extra to the layout.

I had some ephemera left over from some of the other collections. It helped to add a vintage feel to the layout and to creat a focal point to the photo.
I also added some flowers and chipboard to my layout. I altered them either with white gesso or using Prima oil pastels.

When I created my background, I had some texture. I used a stencil and modelling paste plus two prima sprays. These are very subtle and you can see them if you look closely!

Supplies from Meg's Garden

Paper: Lavande Collection
Ephemera from Parisian Garden
Ephemera from White Flowers on Green
Mesh Ribbon

Finnabair stencil dots and stripes, Color blooms iris and pressed metal, Distress ink ground espresso, Prima oil pastels, Tim Holtz tag collection, Martha Stewart rose leaf punch, Scrapmatts CB4060 Ornate Frames 17, Butterflies 02 CB4009, Assorted Words 03 CB4050, Prima stamp Read to Me, Wild Orchid Crafts green sweetheart blossom

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Everyday Card ~ Kaisercraft

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that I made which was just for fun. Lately, I have been working with a lot of purple papers, so I decided to pull out aan older Kasiercraft paper collection from my stash to create with. I have friends who love purple, and decided that it would be handy to have an everyday card on hand for them.
To create my card, I pulled out the coordinating flowers and collectables to create my design.
The doily is a Kaisercraft die. The white flowers are Kaisercraft blooms. I pulled out the centres and added some Kaisercraft sparklets. I love how they turned out and it really makes the most of what you have!

It's really great to create with treasures from your stash....I have paper to the wazoos! (is that a word...LOL) and I know that it has a purpose and I always use it somehow.


Kaisercraft Products:  Violet Crush paperpad and collectables, Paper blooms coconut and grape, mini paper blooms coconut and amethyst, Sparklets crystal, Decorative dies doily.

Other: white lace

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Dream Layout

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a layout with you that features papers from the brand new collection from Meg's Garden named Lavende. It's vintage and beautiful.

To frame my photos, I used beautiful flowers from Meg's Garden along with some chippies from my stash. I altered all of the chipboard pieces by stamping them with Versamark ink and heat setting them with white embossing powder.

I love this little bird cage with the birds! I used white gesso as a base coat before I coloured the pieces in with Prima oil pastels. To add a vintage touch, I stamped a script stamp over my bird cage and title.

Supplies from Meg's Garden
Paper: Megs Garden Lavande
Lace, flowers, pearls


Scrapmatts Page Border 07, Bird Cages 01, Assorted Words, 2 Crafty chipboard frame, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Prima Oil Pastel, Bobunny Midnight Frost, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hello everyone! Today I am thrilled to be sharing two projects with you as part of my Design Team Application for round two with Kaisercraft. I have been blessed to have already been part of the Kaisercraft Design Team before, and feel absolutely blessed to be a part of the selection process again. I received a box of goodies which contained a brand new paper collection called Lilac Whisper as well as some flowers and other beautiful products.

When I first had a look at the papers I thought of spring, which then symbolises new life which then leads to flowers and then of course babies. Baby girl? Baby boy? Combine the two - pink + blue = purple! I decided that I would make a card and an exploding box.

To create my card, I used a number of elements from the collectables that accompany the collection. The soft images compliment the papers so beautifully. Below, I have video tutorial which shows how I created my card and also a technique for adapting the paper blooms to create a shabby chic look.

For my second project, I have created an exploding box.
Create a base using whitecardstock. Each square section is 10cm x 10cm.
Cut 5x 9.5cm squares using Hydrangea papers.
Cut 5 x 9.5cm papers using Illusion and Echo papers.
Die cut some doilies using white cards stock and two circles using Illusion and Echo papers. By repeating the use of the papers, it adds a cohesive feel to your design.
Decorate using left over papers that have been used as well as items from the collectables. Have a balance of light and dark on each square. I used the front and back of each paper on each square quite frequently as they coordinate so beautifully together. I also used left over papers from my card, so that both projects complimented each other.

In my design, I placed die cut items on opposite sides and items from the collectables on the other opposite sides to attain balance. In the centre, the baby shoes were created from a printable template using Opal Paper.


Kaisercraft Products: 
Lilac Whisper Collection : Mauve P2343, Hydrangea P2343, Illusion PP2345, Echo P2350, Opal P2346, Sticker Sheet SS342, Collectables CT885
Mini Paper Blooms Coconut and Sage, Paper Blooms Amethyst,  Pearl Strip Champagne, Sparklets Crystal, Nesting Oval Dies

White lace, Spellbinders dies, Little B dies, Marianne Design doily die, Distress Ink, Foam Tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Heartfelt Wishes

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am trying my best to have some balance in my crazy time of year...reports!! As I look outside my window, I see a beautiful sunny day and wish that I could be spending some time in it sipping coffee. So my aim is to reward myself with getting a quota of report comments done and then doing just that!

Today I have created a card following the current sketch from Mojo Monday and also at the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is 'a hint of pink.'

I get hooked on buying loads of supplies and lately I have been digging deep and rediscovering the treasures that I haven't seen for a while and enjoying that. I have used an older paper collection from Pion Designs plus some of my favourite dies to create this card.


Paper: Pion Designs For Mother

Stamp: Hero Arts Everyday Messages

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia and Distress ink Vintage Photo

Dies: Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves, JustRite Custom Die Template, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One

Other: Green Tara Roses and Wild Orchis Crafts, Stampin' Up! Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shabby Chic Cards

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing two cards that I have created using the White Flowers on Green Collection from Meg's Garden.

The collection has lovely ephemera. I selected this elegant lady as my focal image and used a Spellbinders die to frame it. I drew inspiration from the colours from the flowers in her hat to select flowers to embellish my card.

The lace, and trinket are also available from Megs's Garden as well.

My second card again has images from the ephemera pages. I fussy cut the white frame to frame another elegant vintage lady image.

To compliment the scrolls in the frame, I selected some Spellbinder lacey edge dies. The background papers are very subtle, so I framed them with white card stock and used foam tape to add definition between my layers.

Paper: White Flowers on Green
Ribbon, lace and trinkets all available from Meg's Garden 

Stamp: JustRite Large Elegant Sentiments

Ink: Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Versafine

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Floral and Flourish Trim, Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork and Peaceful Butterfly Wings, Elizabeth Craft Curvy leaves, Couture Creations Edith and Baby

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Other: Hug Snug seam binding, Kaisercraft pearls, Hero Arts white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Enjoy The Day

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a card with you. I have returned to school after a restful break and needed to do something creative to unwind. My card follows the latest sketch from Mojo Monday which is shown below.

Here are some close ups..

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes for this week.


Paper: Prima Tales of You and Me

Flowers: Prima Tales of You and Me #586317 and Green Tara Roses

Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Dies: Joy Crafts Open Heart and Butterfly

Other: White Lace

I hope that you all have a great week!

Hugs from

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