Sunday, 16 November 2014

Scrap Africa Mid-month...

Hello again! It's been a little while between posts, but I wanted to share with you the new challenge over at SCRAP AFRICA.  This challenge is all about "TAGS". We'd like to see what you can do with tags and you must use at least 2 tags on your project. We have some fantastic Guest Designers and while you are there, check out the great inspo from the Design Team.

I was in the grungy/vintage mood when I made this card. A bit of Gesso, lots of inking and misting. I die cut a large flower with some pp and hesian and covered them with Gesso and mist as well. As you can see I've used a large shipping tag and a small tag that I punched and layered with my Stampin' Up tag punches. It's very easy to add a couple of tags to a project and I like them because they can be a little project all on their own.

I'm working a lot more hours outside the home right now and I've had to decrease my project output, plus I have Christmas card orders to fill, so once the silly season has quietened down hopefully I'll be back into entering some challenges. In the meantime call back every week or so to check out my DT projects. I do hope you get a chance to enter the Scrap Africa challenge, we'd love to see your work :) TFL xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Having a Flair time!

I'm super excited to be joining the Team at STUDIO FOURTEEN40.  I've been a fan of Sandra's wonderful products for a while now and I have a lot of her Flair buttons in my stash. I love using them in my Project Life travel albums and tucking them into "clusters" on my layouts. There is a Flair for just about every occasion in the shop. But the big news is that you can now get your hands on some wonderfully fun wood veneer products!  Check out the shop and keep checking back because Sandra will be adding some new Christmas products very soon.  In the meantime, here is my first Design Team layout using the "Everyday Hero" Flair.

If you have someone in your life that is a Hero to you, big or small, young or old, the Everyday Hero Flair is the perfect touch for your project. This is my Son goofing around in his Captain America shirt that was given to him as a gift. And apparently this is his Captain America stance! And because he has the ability to make me laugh so hard, I had difficulty in keeping the camera still to get a decent photo. But I managed in the end and ended up with a good pic to go with the Flair.  Here are some closies:

The chippy circles are from Blue Fern Studio which I've gessoed, misted and stamped. I love how the Flair fit inside the circles. I've gessoed the background to tone down the pp, added some plasterers tape and stamped and then flicked some mist and Glimmer Glaze around the page.

The quality of the Flair is exceptional, which is one of the reason I love them and use them so often.

I urge you to call in at the Studio Fourteen40 shop and check out the new Christmas products. And don't forget to follow the Facebook page for all the updates. I'd like to thank Sandra for having me on her Team. I'm really looking forward to creating some inspiration for all her clients.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Scrap Africa Challenge #38

Hello once again. This time I want to tell you about the new challenge over at SCRAP AFRICA. This is such a lovely sketch, and you can interpret it any way that you wish. As I was on a roll with my Christmas card making, I decided to use this sketch for the basis of a card.

This is a lovely sketch for a layout as well and if you pop on over to the Scrap Africa blog, you'll see what the other DT members have produced - they are so talented!

I wanted to make a card that was a little bit rustic (hence the burlap/hesian) but with the traditional Christmas colours. I love using glitter on my Chritmas cards because I think it makes them a little bit magical :) I'm hoping to get a layout done using this same sketch very soon.

Thanks for dropping by and I really hope you can support Scrap Africa by joining in on this lovely challenge. TFL xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

D-lish Scraps November Mood Board

After a quick clean of the house and now back to update you on the new Mood Board for November over at D-LISH SCRAPS. Unfortunately this is also my last project as a member of the Spring Inspiration Team at D-lish Scraps. Thank you so much Amanda for having me on your team. It is such a welcoming place to play and all the lovely goodies in the shop are just too irresistable.

Here is this month's Board. Isn't it just so pretty!

Don't forget that the sketch is optional. I just love the colour in this Mood Board and Gold accents are all the rage at the moment. I recorded an event in my life that occurred recently. I recieved this beautiful bunch of flowers from my now previous boss and staff whom I worked with for the last six and a half years. They gave me these on my last day, as well as a staff gathering at a local wine bar as a farewell. I tucked the card inside the little kraft bag to keep as a memento. A new chapter has begun.

I finally got out the Gelatos and gave them a whirl and did a bit of background stamping. I've also used another freebie paint swatch from the hardware store - I love them as a cheap, easy way to match with my colour schemes and as another layer behind a photo. Besides the kraft tags (Kaisercraft) almost everything else is from D-lish Scraps' shop, except for the "Precious" title the little bird is from Craft Queen.

I urge you to play along with the challenge this month - the D-lish blog is such a fun place and you can also join their FB page The Scrap Suite. Regular Cyber Crops are held and Amanda has some fun games to play over these weekends as well as fantastic shop specials. Thanks for dropping in again. xx


I'm back today with sadly my final layout as Design Team member for Sketchabilities. Thank you Karan for having me. It's been so much fun and has really lifted me out of my comfort zone. My time on the Team has just flown by and I've really enjoyed showcasing Karan's wonderful sketches. The sponsor for this challenge is 7 Dots Studio so pop on over and say hi and then have a go at this sketch. So here is the new sketch:

I love all the layering on the sketch which I've attempted to reproduce in my layout.

I've used mainly Echo Park "Summer Adventure" papers as well as flowers & Flair from D-lish Scraps. I covered the chippy leafy vine with Structure paste & then sprayed with Prima Colour Bloom and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I have used another paint swatch that I picked up at the hardware store.The colour was a perfect match and the name of the swatch is "Free Spirit" which is very fitting for this girl of ours.


I've been having a lot of fun creating nautical themed pages of late and I love all the papers that are available now for just that purpose :)

I do hope you get a chance to play along with this challenge, it would be great to see your work. Thanks for looking today xx