Friday, 28 February 2014

End of the Month wrap up....

Another Friday and we are at the end of the month, just like that!!! This is insane!!! Didn't we just celebrate Christmas? Anyway today I thought I would share with you another layout that I created for Molossi, it was such a fabulous design team kit and with heaps of left overs for the stash and that's not a bad thing.

Today its about creating a hybrid.... mixed media + fussy cutting + layered flowers = hybrid.

''Little Things''
Molossi chipboard, Manorhouse Creations flowers, Flourish with a Bling- pearl,
Gesso, Texture paste, Butterfly kisses pp,
Dylusions .

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Show us your stuff...

Good morning..... Today I thought I would show you something I did for Show Us your Stuff  and for February we had a beautiful quote to use on our layout and dont forget the something hand made.... and on the plus side as long as it was handmade and your brought it you can still use it... bonus


So for my handmade pieces I am using lovely little embellishments from Rainbow Splendour...... The mini pinwheel, butterflies and lady bug.

''Follow your heart and happiness will follow''

RBS pinwheel, lady bug, butterflies,  Heidi Swapp pp and sequin heart. Manor house flower,
Prima flower, diecut., Martha Steward punch, Sn@p alphas, Lilly Bee alphas.

So if you have anything hand made why dont you join in this monthly challenge ......

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Scrap Friends February sketch...

OMG ok this is insane the end of the month... and now for the frantic end of month wrap ups. I must be honest the last couple of weeks I have been suffering a lack of mojo and not of the usual kind but I am really hoping to turn it around this  up and coming Long Weekend (over here in the West).

But while I am trying to do that I would like to share with you my take on this months ScrapFriends February sketch challenge... And if you have any tips on how to find my missing mojo please share!!!!

 Scrap FX Love Scribble Heart 2013046
Heidi Swapp chipboard pp, Dylusions, 
Glossy Accent.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Scrap around the world

I am thrilled to have been invited as a Guest Educator at Scrap Around The World! So if you would like to see how I create my backgrounds why don't your pop over to Scrap Around The World's blog to get a step by step tutorial. 

This months mood board I must say did make me panic a little as I am quite often purple challenged. But there's only one what to deal with that go head on and create something purple and I am very happy I did just go for it.

''If your dreams cant scare you they're not big enough''
Tattered Angels Mist – Deep Plum, Black Cherry, Cupid. Heidi Swapp Color shine – Gold Lame
Stazon ink– BlackJo Sonja’s – Texture Paste  Prima Marketing – mini stamps (brick wall x2) 12 inch Template (Swirls)
Script & music note stamps – Stash Butterflies stamps – UNITY Crafters Workshop 6 inch Triangle Mask
Crate paper - Flea Market tags & Ephemera Pack Pink Paislee – Prairie Hill Bitty Blocks Alphas
Paper Doily - stash

For me the bit that inspired me for the background colours was the ombre cake with the graduating tones. The next thing that I focused on was the touches of gold and the triangles which I used in my layering of texture paste. 

And then finally the quote.... the perfect title.....

So I hope you like my tutorial  over at Scrap Around The World and here how I worked this months mood board there's still some time to create and enter for yourselves.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Friday and visions of a sleep in ?

Its Friday!!! Friday !!! Friday!!! That means one day to the weekend.... a sleep in... lol now I am cracking myself up... must teach the children how to sleep in then I can. But on a plus side that means creative time.
But with it being find I am able to share my layout that was done for Molossi.... and I must say it has gone full on girly, and it was a lot of fun!!!
Manorhouse Creations flowers and flexible words,
Butterfly Kisses pp, Flourish with a Bling pearl flourish,
Doilies, Glitter cardstock, Ac cardstock

So if your mad on flowers why don't you pop over to Molossi and grab some today!!!!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Inspired Blueprints #122

Another Tuesday... and the weeks are flying past and I have said it before seriously what its with all the Easter stuff!!! I mean come on we  know its coming up but this is how you get people over the holiday before it even starts!!! ok rant over and I could go on but this is a scrapping blog afterall ( I am sure I am not alone?)

We have Sketch # 122 for Inspired Blueprints today and I must say I do love this layout and its ever perfect for all you project lifers (not me, haven't been converted yet lol).

For my version I just moved the Left hand side photo up a little bit in its position to tie it in with the other photos as they are a series.

AC Tag, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes pp's, diecuts and flower,
Heidi Swapp Buzz word glitter.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Feeling the love.... with Mixed Media

Happy Valentines Day.
I am here with another layout hopefully that will inspire you to get messy. This layout is also perfect for those little strips of paper you always seem to have lying around and if your like me you don't want to throw them out but then you feel guilty hoarding little bits.... Well feel guilty no more!!! I am going to show you how to use all the left over bits.
I am sure you are asking where the left overs are? They have been used to make my background.

How stunning are these flowers? The perfect finishing thing for my layout. Why not give your layout a feature with a stunning Manorhouse Flower or two.
RAZZLES - pink
Manorhouse Creations Razzles- Pink
Lotus - white
Manorhouse Creations Lotus - White
I hope that has inspired you if you do get arty please share a link in the comments over at the Molossi Blog. Stay tuned for next weeks Molossi post I promise you a lot of layering and fussy cutting and of course some stunning flowers.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #121

Another Tuesday and another reveal for Inspired Blueprints, sketch #121. This layout is one of those evolving layout that I sort of thumbed around a few things and wanted to see where it would go... and I am really beyond happy with the result and on a positive note I am using my old stash that should my DH very happy too....

I have been trying to focus on how to cluster a lot of flowers together, lets face it, its an art form and one I would love to be able to pull off without stressing about it. Do you have any rules or trick/ tips for those followers that ''do'' flowers?


MME Follow your Heart pp, Prima Flowers and pebbles, Resin Flowers.


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Scrapbook Savvy January Sketch Catch up

I was very lucky to have a great creative month last month but the problem with that is finding the time to share some work and catch up with blogging... and there are some days words just leave me. But today I need to push through that and share with you last months Scrapbook Savvy's January sketch. 

I love this sketch because it really allows you to interpret the layout any way you want.... for me I wanted to have some fun with the background and mimic the colours in the photos. This properly is the first time that I have ever done photo/colour matching for a layout. 

Jan 14 Savvy sketch

''Spaghetti 101!''
Ac cardstock, Heidi Swapp templates, Washi tape, Sawyers Place washi tape
Dylusions, black pen.

So if all goes well with this months creativity, I cant wait to enter this months sketch over at Scrapbook Savvy.

Friday, 7 February 2014

My first ever post for Molossi

Oh this is exciting my first post for my new design team Molossi..... and what a beautiful kit it was!!! It was worth stalking the postie for sure I was told it was a awesome design team kit and it didn't disappoint at all.

Its a stunning range of papers that just screamed to be fussy cut and they are perfect for your little princess in your lives.

Butterfly Kisses pp, Glitter paper, Manor house Flexible words.

So for some tips and trick on how this layout was done why don't you pop over to Molossi shop and grab some of these beautiful products.  and stay tuned... next week I make this kit work for those who love to do a bit of mixed media.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Scrapbook Savvy Cyber Crop ... catch up

Today I thought I would just do a quick share showing a layout that I did create for Scrapbook Savvy Cyber Crop, I was very lucky it happened during the holidays and I managed to complete all the challenges laid out, ( this doesn't happen that often). But my favourite challenge has to be the blind crop!!!!

I love how you get a list of instructions and you have no idea how the layout will turn out and there's always plenty of options to add your little twists on it as well. Plus its a perfect opportunity to play with some of your favourite papers in your stash....


Heidi Swapp  Mixed Company Papers, Banners, Confetti Rub ons, Ephemera pack and Colour magic tag, and Buzz word stickers, AC cardstock.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Sawyers Place - Valentines Cards

Good morning... a little share for Sawyers Place today, now the house is quite well as  quite as it can be with a 3 yr old. As it is now the start of February  I thought it would be a great time to practice my card making skills or lack there of... with some quick his and her Valentines Day cards.

The one thing I do love is if you change a couple of elements you can have his and her cards... and the best thing is Sawyers Place Sticky paper in the Insanity Script, just cut and peel then your done for an instant background.

This year I am going to do better with card making those who are card makers any tips and tricks? I am always a bit lost on where to start.... for these 2 little cards it took as long if not longer to create a layout!! INSANE, so if  you could share any tips please do!!! 

''Kiss me''
Sawyers Place Sticky Paper, Glassine bags, Tim Holtz Glitter,
pegs, Crate Paper Flea Market diecuts.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #120


Its Tuesday and we have another sketch reveal for Inspired Blueprints and we are up to sketch #120
which is amazing considering I joined the team at sketch  #81 which means I have created 39 layouts which is not a bad effort.

For me, I really wanted to focus on the background behind the photo and this sketch allows that. Also I rotated the sketch to the RHS.

''Love you''
Tim Holtz Distress inks and Tissue tape, embossing powder, Unity Stamps,
Kaisercraft Stamps, Washi tape, Heidi Swapp Colour shine, Dylusions,
Texture paste, MME pp.