Friday, 28 August 2015

My last Fab Friday with Tiddly....

Hi there!! And welcome! It has been a little while since my last post, life has happened, my littlest little guy just turned 3 and I have hurt my back again. Oh well, life goes on and sadly, so do DT terms!

I am here today sharing my very last card for my term on the very awesome DT over at Tiddly Inks! Very bitter sweet as this team was one of those items on my "to-do" list for my crafting! I decided not to apply for another term straight away but I have no doubt I will through my ring into the hat again sometime!! 

Christy, if you are reading, thank you so much for the opportunity over the last few months, I have had so much fun and it has been a real pleasure "working" on your team!!

Enough of the chatter though and onto the card!!

I have used my one and only clear Tiddly Inks stamp set for this card - Happy Day and I just love how this card came together!!

Another very CAS card but I really love how this turned out!! I have already given this out - it was my Nan's birthday last week so I thought this was perfect for her. I personally love the bright pops of colour!!

The copic combos I used are:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E41, E43, E47 and E49
Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15 and BG18 Frill/Socks: C0 and C1
Red: R22, R24, R29, R59 and C5 Yellow: Y11, Y15, Y17 and E15

I pulled some papers, some thread and some enamel dots from my stash that went well with the colours I coloured with. The sentiment is from the stamp set, punched with an Ephipany tools 1" circle punch with an epoxy dot stuck to the top. Last touch was some gold colour shine sprinkled across the card front.

I really have had so much fun with Tiddly Inks so if you are included do throw your hat into the ring, Christy is awesome to "work" (I use that term VERY loosely!!) for and Lou is pretty fabulous too!!

Happy scrapping!!


Sunday, 16 August 2015


Hello, hello!! Well, it seems even though my desk currently looks like a bomb hit it I am being super productive lately!!

I have just completed another 12x12 layout - start to finish in 30 minutes - AMAZING!! I may add some stitching, but I will decide later!!

I am here today however to share a different 12x12 LO I created, another for our wedding album and another using an awesome cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I am using this to enter a 2nd time into their monthly challenge for August! Perhaps there will even be a 3rd as I am pretty impressed with my forethought when I created this LO!!

As you can see when I cut the file "Spread Your Wings" I put it pretty much where I thought I wanted it to be on the layout so that I could use the positive cut and the negative cut! I am really pleased with how this turned out and am really excited to use those butterflies on something!!

I found some of the same frangipani printed vellum in my stash that we used on some of our wedding stationery and chopped it down to fit behind that cut. Love how it turned out!!

After I stuck the vellum down I placed the cut butterflies back into where they were cut from so that I could stick down all the little in between cuts. That is probably what took the longest in putting this LO together.

I have used the Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6x6 paper pad for my layers behind the photo along with the black and white striped fabric frame from the same range. All of the paper layers expect the floral are actually the strip from along the top of the papers that kept them in place in the paper pad!

I kept the embellishing pretty simple, I wanted the photo and that cut to be where your eye goes to first and foremost. I didn't really have anything to say with this photo so a simple title and somewhere for one of my fave wedding photos to call home now!!

So, thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


Friday, 14 August 2015

Fab Friday with Precious

Hi there!!

Yep, it's another Fab Friday with Tiddly Inks!! This is my 2nd last one as part of the DT team so I to be honest, I am a wee bit sad that my time is almost up!! That being said, I have had so, so, so much fun!!

So, onto the good stuff, my card!!

I used the gorgeous Precious digi stamp - I have been drooling over her for quiet some time but have not been brave enough to test my colouring skills but I gotta say, I love, love, love how she and the card turned out!!

And, of course, a close up of her :)

The copic colour combos I used are:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: YR14, YR18, E08 and E18
DRESS Blueish-Purple: BV20, BV23, BV25 and BV29 Green: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 and BG99
Cream: E40, E41, E43 and E44 Pinkish-Purple: RV91, RV93, RV95 and RV99

I have used papers from a freebie 6x6 paper pad I got yonks ago in a craft mag - Meg's Garden "The Romantic Garden" paper stack. The colours work perfectly together!!

The flowers, the frame, the, stick pins, the doily and the purple flower tucked behind the layers are all from my stash. The sentiment was stamped with a tiny alpha stamp set I got from Typo ages ago and stamped in Dark Brown chalk ink.

And just a close up of that little cluster in the top left hand corner!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creation for this Fabby Friday!!

Happy scrapping/colouring!!


August with Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty fans, I'm here with you today sharing my normal PL spread and also an art journal cover that I created using a bunch of Dusty products! Something fun and different for me!!

First up is the art journal cover. I started off with a canson journal and removed the cover from the binding, picked out all my chippy pieces and applied a couple of coats of gesso to the cover and only 1 to the chippy pieces. I have used the Tea, blush, primrose and tiny bit of the navy and white colour shine to colour up all the pieces and the covers. I also added some cheesecloth which I used the colourshine to colour and some tiny beads I found eBay.

I've gotta say, I'm so happy with how it turned out - and a bit chuffed with myself, this has been my 1st real unguided effort with mixed media!!

I decided to use a title on the cover and picked this piece from the Word Pack #10 pack as my craft room and playing is my escape.

The little butterfly is from Mini Butterfly and the circle frame is from the String Frames Small set which I have cut the side off.

This big butterfly is from Flutterbies 3Pk - just love the detail on it!!

The lattice in the top corner is part of the Marrakesh Trellis Small and the butterflies are from Flutterbies #3.

And just a shot of the back which I used the same stencil on and the same colour shine colours.

So, my 2nd project for the month is our Week 29 in our 2015 Project Life album. I have used a mixture of the Heidi Swapp Dreamy 6x6 paper pad, Dreamy PL kit and some of the Gold Foil value kit. And also added in a bunch of Dusty goodies and some of the ephemera from the Dreamy collection.

All of my chippy pieces were painted white with the Dusty In Colour Alabaster. The 2 aqua-ish pieces had a coat of Dusty In Colour Oceania mixed with some Dusty In Colour Capri with a little water added. After all the paint was dried I applied some of the gorgeous Dusty In Colour Vintage Gold with a dry paint brush - it was really hard to photograph on the white but you can really see it on the aqua-ish pieces!

This piece was a piece that the very talented boss-lady designed for those of us lucky enough to attend the DA July retreat. This piece was where my whole page design started!!

Dusty products used:

Make sure you join in the fun challenge for your chance to win $100 worth of chippy!! Look at this gorgeous inspiration board!!

We also have another awesome little competition happening with the prize being a pack of some of the brand new texture paste and stencils designed by Jen! Just head over to the Facebook page and follow the instructions on the pinned post!! Here is the awesome prize pack!!

So, that's it for me for this month!! Happy scrapping!!


Sunday, 9 August 2015

If You Think My Hands Are Full....

Hi there!!

Yes, it is quiet possible you have thought you have come to the wrong blog with all of these 12x12 layout's I've been sharing lately but if your here, welcome and I hope you are enjoying seeing something different from me!! I will add here that I have taken a bunch of photo's of our 2015 PL album and plan to share those sometime this week (I hope!!).

But that's enough chatter!! I'm here today to share another 12x12 layout! This time the whole design was inspired but the gorgeous cut file in the background which I purchased from The Cut Shoppe (gorgeous, gorgeous designs!!) and am entering into their challenge for the month of August!

I have used a photo from Mother's Day 2015 paired with the cut file, some pretty blue glitter cardstock, a full piece of 12x12 from the Shimelle collection paper pad, some black and white scraps from my scrap box and some Shimelle stickers and rub-ons!

After I cut the cut file I knew I wanted something bright and bold behind it so I started flipping through papers and found this one!! I picked the cut file and the background before I picked the photo by the way ;)

Before I adhered the cut file I cut some of the blue glitter cardstock to back the hearts, attached those with a liquid adhesive and then attached the whole piece to the background paper. I LOVE how this turned out!!

There wasn't a great place for the journalling so I used the white border all the way around for it!

As you can see I have layered up a bunch of scraps behind the photo, cutting and tearing some (thanks Missy Whidden!!) and popping the photo up on pop dots.

I have used some alpha's that I picked up from Big W (the typewriter type font) and some thickers from my stash. The "fabulous" heart is from the "Lovely" PL edition and this card is actually dry embossed and I just cut fussy cut the heart from the card. The mini tile alphas are from the Shimelle sticker sheet, the "absolutely", the camera and the gold hearts from the rub-ons and the wonderful and wander stickers from the same pack of stickers the alphas are in.

I finished off with a little bit of stamping with a roller stamp and black archival ink.

So, I hope you have enjoyed and happy scrapping!!


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tiddly Inks Challenge #163 - Paws for Thought

Hi there!!

A super quick share with you today for the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks!! Paws for Thought! I thought outside of the box a little here, pretty easy to do with my 2 little people being little boys!!
I have used the super cute Monstrous Party and thought I would go with a primary colour scheme - red, blue and yellow.

I have had this cute image printed out for some time but I have never been brave enough to colour them up!! I love how they turned out, can see where I need to improve but this will be a fun little card for a little boy!!

The copic combos I used are:
Yellow Monster: Y15, Y17, E15 and E18
Blue Monster: B12, B14, B16, B18 and B39
Red Monster: R22, R24, R46, R29 and R59
Balloon: G21, G24 and G29
Grounding: W1, W3 and W5

So, that's it for today!! Make sure you pop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to see all of the awesome makes the other very talented girls on the DT have done and also to enter your own take on the challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!


Monday, 3 August 2015

There is Always Time For Fun

Hi hi!!

Just popped in quickly today to share the 3rd of the 3 layouts I created using the prompts from my little boxes :)

The prompts I pulled were 12x12 layout, machine stitching, die cuts, plastic stamping, stencils, mists and a collection kit.

Another  layout for our wedding album

So, the machine stitching, die cuts and plastic stamping are pretty obvious!! I used the mists to colour the heart die cuts and have also added the same colour SU marker's to the clear matte gel paste I used for the stencil work. The collection kit I used was the only whole unopened collection kit I own which is the Bella Blvd Daily Chevies kit. I even used some of the 12x12 papers for the layers behind my photo.

I pulled some tiny word stickers, a black doily and a mix of thickers and little alpha stickers from my stash.

I had a heap of fun putting this together!! It has been a little while since I pulled some prompts so it must be almost time for me to pull some more! I have been busy doing lots of copic colouring and slowly catching up on our PL album. I realy, really hope to share some more PL pages here but I need to take some more photos and edit etc so fingers crossed, soon!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!