Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My Sweet Little Boy

Well ladies I'm back from my holiday in Queensland and
refreshed. Now it is time for me to do some catch up with
my DT work. The first LO I want to show you is for 


Below is my take on the sketch.


The gorgeous boy is my eldest son Riley. He was 17 weeks old
in these photos. He was such I good baby, I was so lucky.

My base paper is by Graphic 45 - By The Sea Collection and I 
inked the edge with Distress Ink - Faded Jeans. The chippie is by
A2Z and inked it with Faded Jeans and then sponged a little white
ink on it. 

  
The chipboard flowers are by Craft Works. I used a lighter 
blue ink on the doily. The scrapbooking mats are also by 
Craft Works and I used Black Soot Distress Ink on the edge.


I used cream cardstock to mount my photos and made my
tag from navy cardstock. The edges I inked with Black Soot.
I then placed a twine ribbon at the top. Now for Riley to read
it all he has to do is slide it out.


I hope you like my take on the sketch and would love to see 
you call over to Let's Capture Our Memories and join in on
the challenge. Also have a look at the other DT girls layouts.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Brothers by Birth

Hello all you  beautiful craft people and welcome again
to my blog. I would like to show you today my latest DT
 layout that I have created for this months challenge over 
at Let's Capture Our Memories. Please hop on over and 
check out the other DT ladies work. There is some very 
talented designs and inspiration for you too see. Also don't
forget to join in the fun. 

This is the sketch you will be working with.

 
I loved this sketch and this is my take on it. 


This LO is of my two very handsome boys Harley and Riley.

The patterned papers I have used are by Simple Stories - Summer Fresh
on a black card stock. I love these papers, you can use them on so many 
LO's. I also used the Fundamentals Card stock stickers from the same 
range. The paper doily I sprayed with October Afternoon spray from
Sasparilla Collection - Hitching post.


The title and the vine flourish with bird are by Scraptopia. I have used 
Copics to color them. Green YG67, Brown E08, Sky B24, and also Golden 
Yellow Y17. I then covered each of the chippies with Glossy Accents.


The patchwork tiles I cut using a spellbinders die. I then inked the edges 
with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut stain.


I hope you have enjoyed my latest LO and are now on your way to 
the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog to check out the other work and 
to join in the fun. 

Until next time.... Happy crafting and stay safe. XX 


Thursday, 27 March 2014

This Is What Awesome Looks Like.

Afternoon Ladies and welcome to my first post since I have
come home from the Scrapbookit Retreat. Oh and what fun it
was. Classes, scraping and awesome company.

One of the LO's I created at the Retreat was this one of my girl
friends son Lockie. If you knew this cute young man then you 
would also know the title is just perfect for him lol. 

I have created it for the challenge at Kraft It Up. For the March 
challenge you had to create a LO using a different style than you
would normally create. This LO is very different for me. It also had
to include a list. My list is on the back of my LO. The list is about
things I need to do with my scraping.


The title chippie is by Scraptopia and the Steampunked one is by
WOW. For both I have covered them with Modeling Paste and 
then with black Gesso. Over the top of this I sprayed them with 
Ranger, Perfect Pearls Mist - bronze and heat dried them.

 
To create my back ground I have used three stencils, Scrap FX -
Whirlpools with modeling paste, TCW - Mini Bricks with light 
grey ink and Prima - Cracked stencil with distress ink, Gathered
Twigs. These three stencils went well to create a boy background.
Underneath the photo I have used hessian, Gauze and cotton.


When I was creating this LO I was working alongside the very
talented Cindy Porter who also designs for Scrapbookit. I was so 
lucky to be able to get guidance from such a mixed media talent.
This is what inspired me to do the things on my list.
Thank you Cindy.

    





Monday, 17 March 2014

Building Memories.

Hello all. The title of this LO has a very big meaning to 
me. My beautiful mother has cancer and at the moment 
it feels like we are building memories one day at a time.
Holding on tight to the ones we have and being very, very
grateful for the next one. 

It is my DT layout for Scrapbookit.  Hope on over to the blog 
and check out what we have all been up to this month. 


  I have used the Limelight Collection by Kaiser Craft. They are such 
nice patterned paper and I also added the Collectables to the LO. The
title is a wow chippie and I used Kaiser brown and white ink on it. 


Distressing of the patterned papers and a white pen to journal. 
String, Kaiser tinny letters and the page is done.


I just love Harley's smile in this photo. I guess we have all been
                                            through the "Smile" OH why did I say that faze.


Love the three of you. XXX



All Dressed Up

Hello everyone and as always welcome to my blog. 
This is my DT post for Let's Capture Our Memories.
Please take the time to drop over to the blog and join 
in the fun while looking at the other DT girls awesome
takes on this sketch.

I have also placed my LO in the challenge over at
Lasting Memories. Challenge #181 is "Early Spring"
and I had to use flowers.  


This is my take. The photo is of my friend Mel's very
beautiful daughter Meghan.


I would first like to say that I know you are wondering where 
my journal is..... I could not decide where to place it to fit with 
the sketch and how I  was picturing the LO, so I decided to place
 it on the back. 

I have chose white card stock and the patterned papers are by 
Kaiser Craft - Lilac Avenue and Airy Fairy Collections. I used 
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray - Chartreuse on the back ground. 
The edges of the patterned paper were inked with Versa  Color Ink
- Pinecone. 


The flowers are by Manor House and I have used a die for the 
leaves. The fairy I have fussy cut from the patterned papers.
I inked the edge of the paper doily with Veras Color Ink - Gold.


I made the title from a die tag and the rubon is from Kaiser Craft. 
I placed Meghan's name just below her photo. A little hard to see
but I didn't want it to be prominent. I used Kaiser's Tiny Alpha 
Stickers for it. A little purple bling in two shades is used on the 
photo corners. The lace is off a pillow lace (yes, I cut up a pillow 
case I had because I couldn't find a lace in the color I liked. Before 
you try to guess they were new pillow cases....Opps) The Butterfly
and heart resin I made myself from my molds.


I hope you have liked my take on the sketch at Let's Capture 
Our Memories and please hope over to the blog. Let us girls
know what you think of our designs and join in the fun. 


Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Wild One

Hello all and welcome as always to my blog. Today
I would like to show you my latest creation for my
DT post at Scrapbookit.

This layout as each month is set by the months Guest
Designer. This time it was Mary and the challenge she
set was to create a LO or Card that had Texture, Layers 
and the title was to be from a song or a quote. I must say
that us DT girls are very lucky as Jo sends out packs with
plenty of time. Instead of checking mine again I went in 
hunt of a photo I knew I had of my son. Found!!! Now I 
open my pizza box to begin work.....Oh....yes it had 
beautiful flowers, how did I forget. 

I was very lucky to have received the 
papers by Kaiser Craft - Limelight Collection and flowers.

Ok new plan and this one I was very happy with.


If you know your `rock and roll` you will know that this beautiful
lady with her arm around me is Suzi Quatro. Yes I was very lucky to 
get to meet Suzi in January this year and spend some time with her 
before watching her tour. She is one truly very special and lovely 
lady. It is a day I will always remember. 
 I used a small flower template by Kaiser Craft and modelling paste. 
I left the modelling paste plain this time as I thought it looked better 
with the colors I was using. I used my new Kaiser clear stamp - 
Honeycomb with green ink on top of the paste and in a couple of 
other spots as well. The beautiful flowers and golden/green vine 
are all available  at the Scrapbookit store. I have layered the Kaiser 
Craft - Limelight collection papers after distressing the edges of the 
papers. I also used the limelight collectables pack and clustered some 
of them. I used a paper doily underneath everything.



This guitar is by Kaiser Craft and I have inked it with brown and 
then I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy.
Please call over to the Scrapbookit blog and join in the fun. You will
also find the little button to the store and be able to get products 
through Jo that you have seen us DT girls use. While there though join
in on the challenge. It is a lot of fun and Jo will have a wonderful prize 
at the end of the month for some lucky person.

Keep coming back ladies as I have a truly beautiful photo of myself and
the ever sexy Shannon Noll. I know when I get around to doing that one 
you will love it "the pic anyway :)"   Hugs all.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Love Each Moment

Welcome once again to my blog. I have been a little slow
at bringing my latest DT post for Let's Capture Our Memories
to you on my blog. I have still been busy with mum and to cap
it off I'm in full swing with working out what secondary school
my eldest son is off to next year. :(  Yes I'm a clingy mum. I'm 
not looking forward to this change in our lives at all. But no more
crying on my blog for now. It's time for my layout.

This is the sketch for this months challenge. It's a beauty so don't 
forget to check out my fellow DT's at the blog and while there 
please join in on the challenge fun.

 
I hope you like my take on the challenge. I just loved this 
sketch and how my LO turned out. The photo is of my eldest
son Riley and a day we had together. A special day I will 
always remember. 


The patterned papers are by Kaiser Craft - Velvet Ensemble Collection.
The flowers I have fussy cut from the papers. I placed corrugated card
on my base paper. The chippie boarder, title and bench seat are by 
Scraptopia. I colored them with Copic - Moss YG67. On the boarder 
chippie I cut and stuck a piece of the corrugated card. Around the
patterned papers behind the photo I used my journal pen to do some 
stitching on each. Around the photo itself I used a slick writer black- 
medium pen to just make the photo stand out a little more.


Like always I love to fussy cut. It is great way of getting the optimum 
from your papers and I just love cutting out the papers.

As you can see I have also fussy cut my son Riley from a second pic
and placed him on a seat and colored it green to match the seat in the 
photo. It was such a beautiful day at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.