Thursday, 21 July 2016

Wall Frames

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. The post I have for you today is two wall frames I have created for Meg's Garden using the Water Colour In Blues patterned papers. I love everything about these patterned papers and I know that you will too.

 When I got these papers I couldn't wait to use them. I have a couple of friends with birthdays coming up so I decided to create a wall frame for each of them. 

For my first one I used a timber frame to place the gorgeous papers on. My center piece I fussy cut from the cut and create sheet, I distressed the edges and then inked them with Distress Ink. I found a verse and placed on it and then raised it up in the middle with cardboard. 
The edges of the timber frame I coloured with a Royal Blue Copic. 

 I edged the center with pearls and fussy cut the butterflies from the patterned papers. I love the Organza and Pearl flowers, they have a beautiful soft feel to them.

Behind the beautiful blue flowers and on the back of the frame I placed some of the White Nylon Lace. This lace is stunning and has an elegant look to it. The outside edge of the frame I inked with a blue/grey  Distress Ink. 
Now for my other wall frame created with the same stunning papers but this time I decided to go with the purple tones instead of the blue. 

I chose this time to use a chipboard as my frame and I coloured it with a purple Copic. Again I fussy cut the beautiful purple flowers from the patterned paper and inked the edge with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I also raised it with cardboard and then placed some gold pearls in the corners. 

The sentiment I also fussy cut from the patterned papers. As I said I love the Nylon Lace so again I used it on this wall hanger.The violas had that touch of purple and went perfectly. The other flower I used is a Blue and White Apple Blossom, they come in 5 different colors and look great on any craft project. The brass flying bird was my final touch.
On the bottom corner I used one of the Violas and then fussy cut the butterfly from the Water Colour In Blues patterned paper. 

I hope you have enjoyed having a look at my two wall frames. Don't forget to keep scrolling down and have a look at other stunning creations from the design team. There is always plenty of inspiration and amazing patterned papers, ribbon and many embellishment to see. The Megs Garden Store always has the amazing products we use and they are easy to find by clicking the links.
 Until my next post I hope you all keep warm if living in cold weather like me and that your crafty mojo flows. Hugs all - Brenda  

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Girl Mischief

Hello and as always welcome to my blog, I love having you call in. Today I have my DT page for Let's Get Sketch. As always it's an awesome sketch and I got do scrap a friends children, yes girls, I do love to scrap the girls when I have so many of my boys. This page is of Ebony, Hayley and Rachael and they are such amazing girls. The photo of them are when they joined in with friends in the Colour Me Fun Run. Now for the sketch, Brenshevia does a wonderful job creating the sketches.

Now for my page which I created on Glitz Design patterned paper - Felicity. The only other paper I used is cardstock - purple, mauve, pink, apricot and orange. 

The other products I used were - 
Copics - Dark Oink, Lilac and Blue
Wink Of Stella Brush - Clear
Cherry Lynn Designs Die
Molossi Chippie - Glasses 

Dusty Attic Wprd Chippie (Title)
Black Journal Pen
Websters Letter Stickers
Scrapwar Star Chippies
Th Craft Stall Wooden Embellishments

For joining in the fun all you have to do is use the sketch above. You will also find the other sketches for this month over on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog. Create and link it to the blog, it's that simple. We would love to see what you come up with. While at the blog check out the rest of the inspiration from the very talented design team.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Design Team News - Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Welcome all to my blog and my big announcement. 

I'm now a member of the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team and boy am I happy and looking forward to working with the rest of the design team. The team oozes with talent and it an honor to be chosen to work beside them.  Please call over to the blog and join in the challenge fun and you will see my first reveal next month. 

There is loads of fun and inspiration on the blog along with great prizes. Starting with this months challenge reveal by the very talented Tania Ridgwell. Tania's page is just amazing so please check it out, keep calling back for more inspiration from the team and make sure you join in on the fun and possibly be a winner.  

Happy Crafting Everyone XXX

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Best Day Ever

Welcome to my blog and I would like to share with you my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. For this sketch I chose to use two photos of my eldest son Riley. They were taken a few years back at the beach after a swim meet. It was a rather windy and very fresh day. 

 Now for my take on the sketch. 

This page has been created with Kaisercrafts - Coaastal Escape Collection patterned papers and specialty sticker sheet.

The only other products used on my page is Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and my black journal pen around the edge of my title to make it pop just a little from the other word stickers. 

That's my page of my very handsome son and I hope you have enjoyed stopping in. Please call over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun. The blog has awesome DT inspiration and the link for you to join in and we would love to see what you come up with. 

Priceless Smile

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. The page I would like to share with you tonight is my DT post for 123 Challenge Blog. This months challenge is all about Pastels, Glitter and the word Priceless. Like every other month you must use the colour, word and technique to be eligible for a wonderful prize. My first thought for this one were girly.... my boys were going to miss out.     

Now for my take on the challenge and it is all about my girlfriend Dawn's beautiful daughter Ebony. Eb has a very strong nature and is in some ways like me, not afraid to bump heads with people. What I really love about her though is her priceless smile. Sometime so cute and sometimes so cheeky and I love the both.  

The patterned papers I chose to use are by Kaisercraft - Cottage Rose Collection. For the title I used Webster letter tickers and The Craft Shop Wood Embellishment - Smile, which I coloured with a pale green Copic. I also framed the photo with a frame I fussy cut from the patterned papers. 

To save loads of reading I will list the products I have used starting with the background - 
Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
Modeling Paste
Prrima Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magical -  Opal Sea Oats
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray - My Mojito Green
Sunday International Glitter - Champagne

Imaginarium Designs Chippie - Honeycomb covered with the patterned papers and the edges inked with Distress Ink.
 Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and WalnutStain
Kaiser Ink - Petal Pink
Punched butterflies

Prima flowers - Large Yellow
Little Birdie Flowers
Green Tara Flowers
I loved these flowers together and their pastel shades, they were perfect for the challenge. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and that I have been able to inspire you to join in the challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog. Make sure you drop in to see the other DT creations, there is so much inspiration there. 
Happy crafting. xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Port Fairy

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share a page with you that I have created for the challenge over at Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog. As soon as I looked at the challenge I thought - Yes, I love to tear paper. This challenge was going to be fun, below is the inspiration picture and the criteria. 

CRITERIA is distressing in some form. 
Think tearing paper, inking edges 
or using some sandpaper on your cardstock.

From the criteria I chose - Tearing the paper and inking the edges. The tearing of the paper reminded me of the waves and how rough it become late in the day. 

For my inspiration from the photo I chose - The weathered look and what better than the beach. We all know how much the ocean can weather things. The roughness to the weathered door reminded me of when we went to Port Fairy on holidays and the roughness the coastline took near the lighthouse at the end of the day.

Now for my take on the challenge.

I remember the first time (Many years back) I attended a workshop and there was tearing of the papers. Wow was I horrified - tear the papers, what do they mean tear the papers. No this couldn't be right not tearing the papers, you cut the papers. My first tear was about to happen and the look on my face  must have been one of committing murder. I kept thinking I'm going to do this wrong. There is no wrong though and I soon got to love it, it's an awesome technique. 
The beautiful patterned papers I chose to use for this page are by Pion Designs - Shoreline Treasures. I also loved these papers for the challenge as they are quite vintage which also made me think of the aged weathered look. 

I fussy cut my embellishments from the patterned papers and on the edges of my patterned papers I used Distress Ink - Black Soot. 

For my title Port Fairy I used Kaiser Alpha Sticker Letters and the verse was cut from Pion Design papers.The other product I used also was a Kaiser Clear Stamp - Fishing Net.  

The anchors, shells, coral and cute little boy with his boat have all been fussy cut from the patterned papers. I love the boys boat too as it has a weathered look too it. 

Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my page created for the Pixels and Paper Challenge
With such a short time left till we are halfway though the year I hope it's been a great half. I hope that the second half is wonderful too and that your inspiration flows. Please call back again as I would love to see you. Hugs and happy crafting xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2016


Hello and as always thanks for dropping in. Today I would like to share with you my latest creation for the challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy and it is another great one for you to join in on.
I chose this time to do a selfie, my boys seem to be getting me into them and truth be told its normally the only photos there is of me lol. Anyway now for the sketch and my take on it.

The patterned papers I chose to use are by Kaiser Craft - Utopia Collection and I created it on white cardstock, with them I once again used the wonderful Freckled Fawn products. 

Freckled Fawn Products - 
Stars Washi Tape
Wooden Flowers - Purple
Cork Embaellishment
Lace (White and I inked it with Distress Ink - Peeled Paint)

I used a Prima Doily Die and inked the edges with Distress Ink -walnut Stain. I punched out butterflies from the patterned paper and used the same Distress Ink for the edges.

The flowers are fussy cut from the patterned papers and I rolled the petals and used a purple pearl in the center. The leaves have also been fussy cut from the papers. 
I used a white chipboard for the title and coloured it with a Copic - Amethyst.

I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see my latest page and that I have been able to inspire you to join in over at the Let's Get Sketchy blog challenge. For those who are living in the cold winter weather like me at the moment stay warm and craft...... That's my answer for the cold, as much as I can anyway.     Happy Crafting xxx