Monday, 21 July 2014

{Love} is the beauty of ther soul.

Hello all and welcome to my blog. This LO has been created 
for the challenge over at D-lish Scraps. I loved the colors and
I like doing LO where they are about love. I always have to do
my boys. They are the love of my life.


I didn't have to use the sketch but I loved it. The colors are
great, so combined with the sketch and love I found it so much
fun to do. Below is my take on the challenge. 


The patterned papers I chose are by Kaisercraft - Key To My Heart
Collection. They were just the right color. To mount my LO on I 
chose Simple Stories Patterned paper. The cute little butterfly's were
cut from G45 papers.

 
The paper flowers were stunning colors and matched the challenge
and papers perfectly.


The fabric bow is by Dear Lizzy and the ornate corner flourish is
by Scraptopia. Ob this LO I also used a Marthas Stewart boarder
punch and white paint on the corrugated cardboard.

 
A journal pen for my stitching and some Distress Ink - Black Soot
were also used. As I just love fussy cutting I just had to add the
butterfly's.The title chippie is by Scrap FX.

 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

O'Rileys

Welcome as always to my blog. I would like to bring to you
my DT layout for Let's Capture Our Memories. The beautiful
birds in my photos were taken on our holiday to Queensland
this year. 


I love the sketch for this month as it was a challenge for me to.
I don't do a lot of LO's with this many photos. I hope you like my
take and that it inspires you to hop on over and join in. 


I created my layout on Kaisercraft white card stock. The patterned
 papers are also from Kaisercraft - Storyteller Collection. On the edge 
of the patterned papers I used a Fiskars Boarder Punch. 


I mounted the photos on black card stock and and on the edges of the 
patterned paper I used Distress ink - Black Soot. The B in the middle
is by Scraptopia and I inked it with Versa Color Ink - 
Cardinal and the Glossy Accents.


My title is American Thickers. The banner is a Stampin' Up Punch 
and twine. I inked the edges and this made the two pieces stand out
a little more. 


I used a mix of flowers on this layout, Petaloo, BoBunny and also
Kaisercraft. The Leaves are by Kaiser and the butterflies are resin 
ones that I made and then inked.  

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Family

Hello everyone and as always welcome to my blog.
The post today is for my DT work for Jo at Scrapbookit.
The challenge has been set by Cindy this month and I'm
sure you will like it.


There was plenty of inspiration to get from this mood board 
and you were also required to use a stencil so don't forget it :)  
  if you hop over and join in. Below is what I come up with.
 
 
At first glance you may say where is the stencil, but I did use one.
I shall show you a closeup.
 
 
Tinny little dots. The stencil is a 6x6 TC - Our Town. It is a great 
stencil as it also has little houses, picket fence, lines and a heart on it. 
I find it a very versatile stencil. 

  
This wonderful kit i got to use is by Echo Park. They have some very 
 beautiful kits and Jo has them, yippee. This kit along with most of these
comes with (12) 12x12 patterned double sided papers, 12x12 alphabet
sticker sheet which also has elements and a 12x12 elements sticker sheet. 
If you are not one for adding bits and pieces like I do then these kits will 
have everything you need to make a beautiful layout.
 
 
The wooden bike embellishment is by Kaisercraft. The ink I used 
on the edges of my papers is a Distress Ink - Fired Brick. I also used 
it on the background along with Kaisercrafts - Lagoon. The 
stamp on the background is Kaisercrafts - Arty with Distress inks - 
Black Soot and Faded Jeans
 
 
The flowers are Manor House. Behind them I used some gaze and 
I colored it with the Distress Ink - Fired Brick. The distress inks 
have many uses. I also added just a little silky metallic cotton with 
the gaze. The cute little red brad hearts were just right for this LO of 
my Mum and Dad. They have been married 53 years and still as 
inseparable as the  day they married.
 
 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Holiday

As always, welcome to my blog and this months first
DT post for Let's Capture Our Memories. As always
it is a sketch,  challenge #79. It will be loads of fun so 
please hop on over to the blog and join in the fun. 

Now for my take on the challenge and the other DT girls
have done an awesome job of it. I'm sure between them and
hopefully me you will have some inspiration to join in.


 These photos were taken on our resent holiday to Queensland. 
Australia Zoo was one of the highlights of our trip. We were 
very lucky to be able to see the Erwin Family feeding the 
Crocodiles. Bindi with her mothers ever watchful eye fed the 
largest and oldest Croc at the Zoo. Young Robert with the help 
of a Croc keeper fed and held a young Crocodile. 


The lovely title I used is by Scraptopia and I inked it with a black
Kaisercraft ink. I inked around all the photos and patterned papers
by Prima with StazOn.


The branch with birds is by Kaisercraft an also inked with black.


The small bird at the corner of the journal is by Kaisercraft and 
again inked black. Below, Our Family Holiday is a rub on and 
Australia Zoo are Kaiser Mini Sticker alphas.


The birds below have been fussy cut from Kaisercraft patterned
papers - Hunt & Gather Collection.




Thursday, 3 July 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello all and welcome to my blog. I would like to show
you a LO today that I did for the challenge over at
For this challenge you had to use triangles on your LO.
I decided to use my triangles on a banner for Harley's 
birthday page.


I made this LO using Stampin' Up patterned papers, stamp and 
also banner (Triangles for challenge) punch. 


The bracket and cakes are from my dies and I decided to do my 
journal all the way around the edge. On some of the patterned papers
I used Kaisercrafts white ink and in the circles I did hand stitching
with my journal pen.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Live Laugh Love

Hello all and welcome once again. Today I'm posting a LO
of my eldest son Riley.  This LO was done for the challenge
over at Orange Paperie & Co. It was a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge
and I chose to do and I chose twine, orange and chippies.


As soon as I looked at the challenge I knew what I wanted to 
do and my mind was racing. I had just the right photos for 
this challenge.


Not only was I excited to know the exact pictures I wanted but
I'm so happy with the result. The photos were taken at the boy's
martial art Christmas party where they had their faces painted.
Riley was the cutest tiger and no matter how much he tried I was
only able to laugh when he tried to look scary. 


My title is the first of the chippies I chose by Scraptopia. I Inked it
with Kaisercraft Tangello and the sponged a little of there black ink 
over it. Once the ink was dry I then used Glossy Accents.


For my second chippie I also chose one by Scraptopia and used 
again Kaisercraft inks - Tangello, Teal and white. On the heads I
also sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray - Lemon Zest.

As you can see in this close up I decided to use a plain Twin to 
match with the cream cardstock in the background.


Even though I have used butterflies on my LO they were not 
because I picked them from the Tic-Tac-Toe and nor were the
stamping I did in the background. I chose the butterflies because 
they were orange and I fussy cut them from Kaisercrafts - 
Curiosity Collection 12x12 sheet. The stamps are also by Kaiser
and are in my background - Chevron and Diamonds.


Now how could one be scared of that cute face :)

The patterned papers I used are from the Kaisercraft range - Dream Big.
Some of the other items I used to create this LO are a Sizzix Frame 
Works Die, Orange Cotton, Corrugated Cardboard. Dylusions Inks - 
Black Marble and Squeezed Orange. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Brothers Together

Hello again everyone and welcome to my blog. I would like to 
bring to you this time a LO I have created for the June Inspiration 
Board Challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog


Colour: Blue
Word: Together
Technique: Masking

The photo I chose is of my two sons Riley and Harley. The two of 
them are always together and are best friends. I hope you like my 
take on the challenge.


I created the layout on White Cardstock.  The papers I chose were 
Graphic 45 - Little Darlings. I inked the edges with Faded Jeans 
Distress Ink. I know many so they will never use flowers on boy 
pages but I think there are times when they are just right. I love them 
on this LO and so do the boys. They are small and large paper flower 
along with a paper flower spray.


I have used gauze which I colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray -
Blue Hawaiian and also Kaisercraft Ink - Island. The chipboard doily
is by JT's Laser Cuts and I sponged a little of the Island Ink on it.


For the background I used Modeling Paste on TCW Mini Harlequin
Mask. Once dry I then inked over the top with Versa Color - Cryan.
Also on the background I used a Kaisercraft Stamp - Arty with Distress
Ink - Faded Jeans.


Behind the photo which is mounted on royal blue cardstock I used
corrugated card board which I sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang 
spray - Blue Hawaiian Blue and the painted it a little with Kaisercraft
white paint which in places had a slight blue tinge to if from the spray.


The chicken wire chipboard is by Dusty Attic and the title is cut from
royal blue cardstock using Sizzix Alpha Dies. I then inked very lightly
over the top with Kaisercraft - Island.

I hope you like my take on the challenge and if you have the time hop 
on over to the 123 Challenge Blog and join in the fun. There is some
great inspiration from the design team to get your creative flowing.