Monday, 5 January 2015

Love layout, Dawn layout, card & envelope

Hello everyone, Brenda here to share with you my first post for 2015 over at Scrapbookit. I hope you have all had a wonderful and Happy New Year. We are now looking to Australia day.....well in our house we are. That and a 10 day holiday the boys and I will be heading off on next week. I have been busy these holidays with a lot of different tasks and doing things with the boys and mum. For now though I have a couple of layouts to show you and a card. I have created the layouts to the grid I set for this months challenge. I love these grids /tic tac toe as you get some good choices on how you would like to do your layout. Below is the grid and you can choose three squares in any direction.

For my first layout I chose to use the top row on the grid.....Flowers, Spray and Chipboard.
 Because I have used a few products on this layout I will just list them for you but please if there is anything you would like to ask about what I have done or how please just ask in the comments and I'm more than happy to tell you. The layout is of my friends daughters cat - Salem. He is such a beautiful cat and Miss Meghan can do anything with her. She dresses him up all the time and he never cares. Not even when dressed like a girl :)

Patterned papers - Authentique Crush Collection
Kaisercraft - white cardstock
Soft Pink material flowers
Kaiser mini Blooms
Kaiser flower Blooms
Copic Hot Pink Marker
Kaiser Leaves
Black journal pen for stitching

 Dylusions Ink Spray - Black marble
Prima Color Bloom - Glistening waves & Storm Cloud
Distress Ink - Black Soot & Pickled Raspberry
Kaiser cardstock - Black & Hot Pink
Slick writer Broad Point Pen
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Sketchy

Flourish With A Bling - Rose Pink Pearls
Dylusions Stencil - Luscious leaves
Scrap FX Chippie
WOW Love Arrow Chippie
Modeling Paste
Now for my second layout. This layout is of my friend Dawn who I got to know through my son Riley's swimming. I friendship I treasure very much. Dawn and I have so much in common and I feel it gives us a special understanding of each other.

 For this layout I chose to use the second line - Banner, Journal and Die cuts
On this layout I used the same Patterned papers as the one above by Authentique - Crush. 
The other patterned papers with the beautiful roses is by Darkroom Door - Pearlescent 12 up Collection. There are different colors in the collection and they are so beautiful.
Hot pink & Black Cardstock
Distress Ink Black Soot

 The dies I chose to use were the Sizzix Banner die & 3D flower die
Kaiser decorative Die - Lacey Boarders
Velvet Pink Leaves
Flourish with a Bling - Jasmine Pearl
Pink cotton
Kaiser - Blue Ink

  Modeling Paste
Prima Color Blooms - Vintage Coal
Butterfly punch
Glitzin Glamor - Crystaline
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Chicken Wire
Kaiser Rubobs - Friendship & Retro Alpha's
Now for the final project I have made - a Stand Up Card and Envelope

The card has been made with a Sizzix Stand Up Card Die - Stephanine Barnard 15 piece die set
Kaiser Cardstock - Purple
Darkroom Door Pearlesent Patterned Paper Collection
Purple String
Kaiser Happy Birthday Rubon
White Journal Pen

Distress Ink - Black Soot
Kaiser Pearls
Kaiser Birthday Verse Rubons

Below is the envelope I made from a Kaiser envelope template. I inked the edges with Black Soot - Distress Ink. I made the label to write the address on with the Darkroom Door patterned papers. Like the card it is a very soft mauve with beautiful butterflies on it. I then stamped flowers large and small on to the cardstock and placed them on the card. I then used Kindy Glitz - Crystalina on the flower head of the large flower.

I hope you like my post for this month and that I have been able to inspire you to join in with the challenge. I went across with my to picks but you can go down and up or diagonal. you decide but make sure you join in the fun to be in the running for this months awesome prize. 
Also don't forget that everything we use is available through the Scrapbookit store. All you have to do is go to the Scrapbookit Blog and at the top of the blog, that's right just above my post over there you click the store link and away you go. You have so much to choose from and if you can't find what you are looking for then contact Jo and she will help you out. 

Until my next post enjoy your holidays and if you have children what is left of your holiday time with them as the holidays will be over before we know it. 
Happy Crafting      Hugs Brenda xxx

Appreciate Beauty

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you my take on the challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog. As always there are three requirements for the challenge and you will need to fill these to be in for your chance on an awesome prize.  Make sure you call by the blog though and see what the other DT girls have been up to. There is plenty of inspiration there.

My word requirement is in my title, my technique folds are where I have folded my patterned paper over. The lemon color I don't think you can miss that :) The photo i have used is of a beautiful flower that was at the Wet & Wild theme Park in Queensland when we went there in 2014. I love flowers and Take many photos of them.

The patterned paper I based my layout on is by Kaisercraft - Now Boarding Collection. The patterned paper which I have done my folds on is by Websters Strawberry Fields. The distress ink I used on the edges is Gathered Twigs. The little butterflies are a Carl Punch.

The beautiful Birdhouse is by Prima - Shabby Chic Treasures Birdhouse collection. I have used a little Distress Ink - Mustard Seed on it just in keeping with the lemon required. On my patterned papers I used Derivan Ink - Sepia, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green. Also some Prima Color Bloom Sprays - Sorbet and Vintage Coal.

I have used a variety of flowers and I think they look stunning around my flower photo. I have used Prima - Divines flowers, Petaloo - Darjeeling and Botanica Collections. and some paper blooms that I added a little of the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to. Again bringing more of the Lemon color 
to the layout.

For the title I used Kaisercraft Mini Alpha Stickers - Latte and Alpha Script Rubons. 

I have also used my journal pen to do some stitching on the edges of the holes I created in the paper. 

 I hope you have enjoyed the closeups and details on my layout and that you will be heading over to the 123 Challenge blog and joining in the fun. 

Happy Crafting,  Hugs Brenda

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Years with a Bang

Welcome to my blog again. We have  had Christmas come and go, New Years come and go, next is Australia Day. For my family it will also be Country Swimming Championships and the start of school soon for both my boys. Riley moving onto Secondary School and Harley changing to our local Primary School which will be a new start as well. I guess my family are bring 2015 in with a big bang this year. New challenges and beginnings. 

The layout I would like to show you today is for Let's Capture Our Memories. As always at LCOM you get to create your design to a sketch. I chose to create mine about New Years.

This is my take on the sketch. Please don't forget to call by the LCOM blog to see what the other girls have been up to and get inspired by the creations and join in. 

The patterned paper I used is a Glitz Design - Wild And Free Drips. It is an awesome paper for this layout. It reminded me of the fireworks as they fell towards the ground. The letters I used for the title are red American Thickers and Mini Aloha Stickers. 

Around the edge of the photo section I used my black  journal pen. I used Kaisercrafts circle die to cut the circles out and then used the journal pen to do some stitching. 

I mounted the photos on purple, red, green and yellow cardstock and then mounted them on black cardstock. Around the edge of the black cardstock I used Kaisercrafts white ink. The circles were cut from the same cardstock as the photo frames. 

I hope you like my New Years layout for Let's Capture Our Memories and that you go by the blog and join in the fun. We would love to see you stop in. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Meg's Garden Design Team 2015

Welcome to my blog and my first post for 2015 and what an exciting one it is. I'm so exited to be able to announce that I have been chosen to be one of the designers for Meg's Garden. What an awesome lot of very talented ladies I will be working with. Along with the team I look forward to showing you some beautiful papers and wonderful embellishments from the Megs Garden store.  


On the right of my blog to make it easy and quick for you to see what the design team have been up to is a link to each of the very talented ladies blogs. I know they will love to see you call over as much as I love seeing you. You will be able to find us all at Megs Garden and I know I will look forward to seeing you there. xxx

Sunday, 28 December 2014

All Dolled Up

Hello everyone and as always welcome to my blog. With Christmas day over we are now only looking at a couple more days and New Years is upon us. Again a time for family, friends and celebrations. I hope you all enjoy your New Years Eve and Day. My mums birthday is New Years Day so our celebrations will be with mum. For all of you going out please stay safe and if drinking don't drive. Now time for me to get on with it. 

I would like to show you a design layout I did for Patricia at Scrapbooking & Keepsakes. I just loved doing this layout of a friends daughters Hailey and Mackenzie when they attended a family wedding. They both look so beautiful.

The beautiful patterned papers I used on this layout are by Margie Romney-Aslett - All Dolled Up and it was just right for my title. They are lovely pink, cream, black and gold patterned papers and would go with so much. It is a kit and you get 12 sheets of double sided 12x12 patterned papers, one 12x12 titles/accents sticker sheet and one 12x12 Alpha sticker sheet.  For the photo I used some black card stock as well and it made the photo pop just that bit from the papers. 

The chippie at the top and bottom of the photo is by Memory Maze and I used Baby Pink embossing powder on it. The stamps are from the Artful Clear Stamp Collection. They are just beautiful stamps and the ink is Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. The spray I have used in the background is Prima Color Bloom - Cotton Candy.

This gorgeous doll is a mixed media stamp from the Julie Nutting collection by Prima. Once I stamped and cut the doll out I then stamped it on the patterned papers and cut those out.I then layered it onto the doll. The hair I cut from brown cardstock. I used some pink fine netting over the top of the skirt and Kaisercraft pink pearls on the waist. There are different dolls and you are able to get them online in the Scrapbooking & Keepsakes store or you can call into the shop and get them in person. 

The absolutely gorgeous die by Our Daily Bread was a must have for my collection. Their dies are just beautiful and I know you will like them. I cut it out of pink cardstock and inked the edge just a little with Walnut Stain. The title of course is from the paper pack. The pink, white and pink/white paper flowers were a perfect color for the papers. On the white I inked them a little with Walnut stain. Amongst the flowers I placed some Kaisercraft Sparklets - Princess and here and there on the layout I used Kaisercrafts new Epoxy stickers - Candy hearts. 

I hope you like the layout and please remember you can get the products I have used either at the online store or in the shop at Harold Street, Wendouree. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Around The Tree

Hohoho....Hi everyone and welcome as always to my blog.....
This year seems to have flown past, I just don't know where the time has gone. The year has had it's ups and downs for my family and me. Some things I would like to change and others have been just wonderful. The one thing I have come to realize is that we need to have both to balance our lives.

For this post I'm going to do it the easy way and just list the products that I have used. The reason being is that I have a few things to show you besides my layout for my final post over at the Scrapbookit blog for 2014. So if you have the time now or between Christmas and New Year please call over to the blog and join in the challenge as there is still time as long as you have it. 

Because I have put together a few things for this post using the G45 papers and other bits and pieces from the Scrapbookit store I decided I will just list the products.  I hope that is ok for everyone. I guessed that maybe you would be to busy to read one of my long winded posts. :)

 Doily, Bella! gold glitter chipz, Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs. KaiserCraft Cardstock.

 Modeling paste, KaiserCraft stencil - Stars, red Kindy Glitz, red journal pen.

 Dylusions Ink Sprays - Postbox Red & White Linen, Perfect pearls Mist - Heirloom gold.
I hope you have liked this layout and now for the extras that I said I was going to show. Cards, Gift Card Pocket, Gift Tags and a small Gift Bag.
 Graphic 45 patterned papers - T'was the night before Christmas, Kaiser Craft 6x6 patterned papers - St Nicholas, Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Kaiser Washi Tape, Kaiser Epoxy Stickers, Kaiser Sparklets, Red, yellow & blue Kindy Glitz, Ribbon, Buttons, Christmas Ribbin (with words & Pictures).
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Hexagons, White Pigment Ink, Gauze.

Cardstock, Green Tara flowers, Kaiser Epoxy stickers, journal pen. 

Please stay safe and I will see you here again in 2015 
Happy holidays, family and crafting. HUGS xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Happy Me...

Hello all, this is my final post for Treasures Forever for 2014. Don't worry though I will be back again in 2015 showing you some more creations and products from Roz. This layout was created for a challenge that was being run when I was in Warrnambool at retreat. I hope you like it. 

We were all given the same products and paper in a pack and had to create a layout using, cardstock, patterned paper, feather, brad, handmade flowers, doily, journal tag and hearts. It also had to have a black title.

As you can see I followed all the requirements and also used some sprays to tie everything in together. It was so much fun to see what everyone come up with using the same thing.

I decided to cut around the photo of me so as there was no background and it helped the photo to stand out a little more I think. 

Don't forget to go to facebook and keep up to date and to keep calling back to my blog to see what I have been up to for Treasures Forever.