Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Design Team Call - Colorful Creations

Check it out.......  Colorful Creations is having a Design Team Call. 

If your looking for a Design Team then hop on over and have a look. I know its going to have a great Team and loads of fun with the challenges. 

A Special Day

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. I hope each and everyone of you have had a wonderful Christmas like the boys and I have. Lunch and tea at my dads was sadder this year without mum but none the less still a wonderful day and I'm so glad and grateful I got to spend it with those I love.

Now about my post. This one is for my DT posting over at Let's Get Sketchy. Sorry it is late but boy has this Christmas month been busy. Much more busy than I thought it would be. You still have a few days to put a page together and hop on over and join in. Sometimes the quick pages are the good ones and you never know you just might be a winner. 

My second page for this month is a re-do again from a very old page I did when I first started scrapping. Lots of changes to the page but using the same photos. 

This is the main original page (it was a double layout). The funny thing is I thought it was great and now I look at and think yes still great but how far my designing has come. 

As you can see the closeup of my son Riley was from the page above and the other two are from the second page. Riley loves the new creation.

Now for the closeups and the products I used. 

White Cardstock and Black Cardstock
Patterned papers - Websters and Echo Park
Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubbles
Modeling Paste

White Acrylic Paint
Distress Marker - Black Soot
Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint - Mountain Meadow
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood
Rubon Letter

Dusty Attic Chippie Word - Special
Script Stamp
Timby Designs Color Crush - Pomegranate and Kiwi Fruit

I love his smile, it's priceless. I still remember this day at the fire station and me telling Riley to smile and as soon as I clicked the camera he looked over to Fireman Dale. He didn't want to miss one single thing he was doing. The smile was for his mum the eyes were on one of his hero's, a fireman.

Thank you so much for stopping in. Please call in again as I will have many more Design Team pages for you to see along with other creations. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and see 2017 in with special people who you love. I know I will. Please be safe and I look forward to seeing you all and your creations in the New Year.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Quick Christmas Tags

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my tutorial post for Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog  If some of you are like me and leave somethings to the last minute this time of year then I'm sure that  this post will help you with some creative ideas for quick tags for the presents to jazz them up.
If you would like to see how I have created them then please hop on over to 
I had fun doing these tags and have the presents ready for them to go on. 

So for quick and easy tags please call over and see my tutorial at Off The Rails. 
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones my crafty friends.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Amazing Teacher

Hello crafty friends and welcome again to my blog. I must have been on a roll the last few days as I have finally after sometime been able to look at the challenges this month. Wow I can't believe it. The boys think it's because I'm finally getting on top of being sick for so long. I hope they are right.

The page I have created is for the challenge over at White with 1 and I decided to do a page for my son Harley's album of his Grade 6 teacher Miss Hilliard. He is really going to miss her, she has been an awesome teacher and has been able to help Harley in a fantastic way to learn.

I'm so happy with how this page has come up and Harley is more than happy with it too.

The products I used are - 
White Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Paper leaves
Dusty Attic chippie word title
Green Metallic Cotton 
Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Migical - Greased Lightning Green

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paint - Green mixed with Modeling Paste
Brass Embellishment
Viva Inka Gold Rub - Green/yellow
Mont Marte Paper Flowers

Mixed Paper Flowers
script Stamp
Maya Road Stencil
Art Lover Alpha Letter Rubons
Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters

I know that Harley will move onto Secondary School next year from our small country school all the better for having Miss Hilliard as his year 6 teacher. Not only will she leave his early start instilled in his mind but her teaching and personality will be in his heart. I also know that over the years when he looks back at other students from our small community following behind him he will be able to tell those she teaches. She is truly amazing and we love her. 

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and having a look at my page for the White with 1 challenge. Until my next post happy crafting.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you all. xxx 

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Hello crafty friends and welcome as always to my blog. I didn't think I would get some extra pages done before Christmas but I surprised myself after popping into the Dusty Attic Blog. My favorite colour is purple and and I had to use Dusty Attic chippies. I have plenty of them so that sealed it, time to look for a photo. This wasn't too hard as both Riley and I have been addicted to Snapchat and the fun changing pictures. I loved this one with the purple piece of hair.  

The colour and words are the inspiration and you must use Dusty Attic Chippes (easy I love them) 
Now for my take on this awesome challenge. 

I have used three Dusty Attic Chippies on my page -
Honeycomb (small)
Feather Charm #3
Word Pack #9 (Beautiful)

The other products I used are -
White cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
White Gesso
Green Tara Flowers
Prima Color Blooms Mist Spray - Iris

I coloured and Word Title with Viva Inka Gold Rub - Violet. I love how the Inka Gold products come up on the chipboard. They have a beautiful rich metallic look.

On the Feather Charm I used Copics to colour the base Mellow and Golden Yellow. Over these I used a variety of Kaiser Gel Pens in different shades of purple.

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and having a look at my page for the Dusty Attic Challenge. 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas

Hello and welcome to my blog and probably my second last post before Christmas and boy is Christmas coming fast. I do hope you have your festive season shopping all done as it is getting quite hectic in town. I do love Christmas though.

Today I would like to share with you my DT page for the challenge over at 
Off The Rails Scrapbooking. It is and awesome challenge and perfect for the month of December so after dropping in here don't forget ot head on over to the Off The Rails Blog and join in the fun with us, you could be the lucky winner of this months prize and what a great Christmas present for you.

Theme - "Traditions"
Sponsors for the month are:  

Now for my take on the challenge

I created this page of my two boys Riley and Harley taken with Santa in 2012 on white cardstock. Back then I knew that my years were numbered with them believing in Santa and this made me quite sad. Christmas with them believing was so much fun. It still is but just in a different way. 
Now it is time for some closeups and to list the products I used.

Products used - 
Modeling Paste
Beads - Pearl and Red
Black Journal Pen
White Paint
Colour Blast - Snow White
Liquid Pearls - Platinum Pearl
Script Stamp
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Timby Designs - Color Crush - Pomegranate
Viva Ink Gold - Aquamarine
Distress Ink - Barn Door
Wink Of Stella Brush - Gold
Scrapmatts Chippie - #19
Dusty Attic - String Frame / Small
Tim Holtz Stencil - Stripes

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and having a look at my page. Please keep calling back to see other creations and don't forget to leave some love so I know you stopped over. Please call to 
Off The Rails Scrapbooking and join in the fun with the challenge.

Have a Great Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Don't forget to get lots of photos because I for one will look forward to seeing them in 2017. 
Ho ho ho..... Merry Christmas XXX

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Fire Station

Hello crafty friends and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a page I have created for my DT post over at Let's Get Sketchy. As always we have another great sketch challenge for you to create with and I hope my page of my son Riley and 4 years of age inspires you. 
I'm going to show you also a page I create many years ago when I first started scrapping. Wow has my scrapping changed. I have removed the photo, fire hydrants and the journal writing and created my new page for the challenge. Now the sketch.

Now for my old page and the new. 

There were two pages I originally did so you will get to see the second one recreated later this month for my second challenge at Let's Get Sketchy

I have created my page on white Cardstock and also mounted the photo on white and black cardstock.

The patterned papers are by - Websters (dots) and Echo Park (zig-zag)
The other products are -
Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
Distress Marker - Festive Berries
Timby Designs Color Crush - Pomegranate & Pineapple

Dusty Attic Diamonds 
Rubon Letters
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Arrows
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Modeling Paste

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page for the Let's Get Sketchy challenge and that you have also liked the page makeover. I know Riley loves the new creation and sure let me know it. I must say they are a huge difference and I know you will be surprised at the next page too. 
Don't forget to hop on over the the Let's Get Sketchy blog and join in the fun. 

We Are Family - Display Frame

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog and my post for Meg's Garden. Today I would like to share with you my We Are Family photo display frame. I have created it using the very beautiful Spring Pastels Collection.

This collection consist of stunning shades of pinks, lavenders, greens and  blues. For my creation I decided to focus on the pink mix. Like I do with my pages, cards and off the page and more I have done quite a bit of fussy cutting. It gives a great use of the papers and Meg's Garden papers are wonderful for this.
 I have used the beautiful spring coloured patterned papers on the background with a different one in the different sections. With the frame I painted it with with and then used some Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet sponges over it.
I have even fussy cut around the boys and myself along with the watch on the chain, butterfly and period lady. The words are rub-ons and in the small square just below us I used a filigree long oval vintage trinket and placed a dot in the middle with liquid pearls. Behind our photo and on some of the other sections I used some Flower Edge Organza White lace, it is so delicate looking.
I have used some of the Green Tara Fantasy Blooms in the White and also the pink. When using the pink ones though I made sure to just use the ones from the pack that were white with the hint of pink center. I have also used a round large filigree vintage trinket and placed one of the Fantasy Blooms in the middle. 

I have used a chippies for the title and the ornate frames around my sons Riley and Harley. They have been coloured with a Pale Lilac Copic which has some out more on the dusty pink side so it goes well with the rest of the work. If using this method I would always recommend that you test on the back first to make sure your colour is coming out the way you want it to.
Again behind this photo of Riley I have placed the beautiful lace and the bird have been fussy cut from the papers, they are so cute. With the photo of my youngest son Harley I fussy cut one of the flowers from the papers. These papers are so beautiful and I love the flowers for fussy cutting just the same as the birds.

This beautiful dancing period lady was fussy cut from the papers along with the tags I have used. Again I have used more of the flowers and another of the Vintage Trinkets, the filigree strip and again I have used the Liquid Pearls in the middle. 
I have enjoyed you stopping in and I please keep calling back. There is always something new. 
Happy Crafting XXX


Hello crafty friends and welcome to my December post for 123 Challenge Blog. Yes I said that scary word - December, ops there I go again :) It's the month we all love but also wish it didn't come around so fast. It seems like the years are just flying by. 

First I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

 Again we have another great challenge for you and some fantastic inspiration from the rest of the design team over at the blog. Wow last challenge for 2016 so I hope you come along and join in even though this is a hectic time of year. Take a little me time and you never know you might be the lucky one to win the monthly challenge and end up with an awesome prize to help start your new year.

When I first looked at the challenge I thought Christmas and then when I started to look through my stash of photos I come across the one I used of my eldest son Riley. Mmmmm, far from Christmas, but I decided I would use it and change my plans. You will find that the design team has been split down the middle with our thinking. Half going with Christmas and the other half not. Makes for an interesting challenge and some great inspiration. Now for my page -

For the base of my page I used Kaisercraft _ Empire Colleection patterned papers and Sugar and Spice Studio Prisma Paper - Silver. 
The other products used are : Scrap FX Chippie (Bike)
Kaiser Craft Sticker Sheet
Memory Maze Believe Chippie

Scrapmatts Chippie
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Wink Of Stella Brush - Silver
Hemp Cord - Blue
Journal Pen
Distress Markers - Evergreen Bough, Ripe Persimmon


I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and that I have inspired you just a little. Don't forget there is more inspiration over at the 123 Challenge Blog. Then please link up your page as I would love to see your creation. Happy Crafting.