Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beautiful friends

I can't believe that I haven't blogged for a whole week. This thing called 'time' keeps on getting away from me. :)  I scrapped 2 layouts over the weekend.  The one I can't reveal now, but this one I can.  I played along with Stuck's 15th January sketch.  Here's what it looks like.
And here is my take on it, using a photo of my DD and her two besties. One of them took the pic on their iPhones and I was very lucky to be able to 'borrow' it. :) I've used the Crate Paper 'On Trend' collection available from The Scrapbook Store.
... and a few close ups.

That's all I have to share for today.  Thank you all for visiting.
Hope you've had lovely week so far. Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Australians! Have a wonderful long weekend. 
Until next time!
M xox

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Guest DT member for Scrap Africa!

Second post in just over a day!  Most unusual for me. I know.  I did say yesterday that I will have something exciting to share in today's post... and now you know!  I am totally thrilled to be a Guest DT member at SCRAP AFRICA this month!  You can read all about the new challenge and see the reveal of all the gorgeous layouts from the rest of the DT members HERE.
So the challenge is:
Use postage stamps on your layout, old, new, rubber stamped stamps, whatever you have in your stash!!  You have until the 31st of January to get your entries in!


Here is my example.  I've used the Kaisercraft 'Check In' collection.  It's a gorgeous range suited for all your travel photos.  The photo is of my DD while on holiday in Bali during early December 2012.  My main focus was to try and convert the photo into a postage stamp, therefor the money value near the top of the photo. 
A close up of some of the embellishments.  The smaller stamp 'frame' was made using an older Cuttelbug die I had in my stash for ages. :)

 Some of the tickets that come with this range. :)
 And my journaling on a tag, just to fit in with the theme. :)
That's all for today! Hope you are having a great day and a lovely week! Thank you so much for visiting!
Until next time!
M xox

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A bit more 'Marigold'

Hi everyone. I'm back to share another layout using my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store. To be really honest, I'm not all that fond of the first two I did earlier this month. :(  So last night I sat down and realised that I just have to go with what comes natural for me. No use pushing the boandries every time hey? I had this beautiful background paper from the Kaisercraft 'Marigold' collection and found an older photo of my mum and I and this is what I came up with.
A little close up of the beautiful Dusty Attic Birdcage chipboard. Just spread a thin layer of Gesso over the top.  Also used some Texture Magic and my Crafters Workshop 'Cherry Blossom' template to create a subtle textured background at the top of my page.
The Collectables that come with this range makes it really easy to embellish your pages.  Also used a variety of Kaisercraft Paper blooms and Prima flowers.
I cut the leave using the Poppy Stamps 'Lorelai Leaf' die.
The chipboard words for my title are from the TSS Chipboard 'Assorted Words 07'.  Love using these smaller words on my layouts. :)   And I don't seem to ever get enough of using these Kaisercraft pearl strips. Just finishes a page of so nicely I think.
That's all from me today! I'll be back in a day or two with an exciting share. :)
Hope you are all managing to stay cool.  It's been extremely hot and humid in Perth for the last 2 days.  Looking forward to the cooler weather they are predicting for tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting.
Until next time!
M xox

Monday, January 07, 2013

New year! New layouts!

Hi there blog friends!  Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  Our little family had a lovely time catching up with friends and just enjoying each others company while hubby was on leave.  Unfortunately for us, we couldn't spend any time with family this year, but that's just the way it is sometimes. :(  I managed to fit in some scrappy time too.  My DT pack from The Scrapbook Store was just too enticing to ignore! Lol!  I received the Kaisercraft 'Marigold' collection this month and I love it.  The following layout is based on one of Kaisercraft's sketches for December, but I didn't get around to posting it by the due date.  I used some photos of my friend's little man.   Just love all these fun pics of him.  I am not a hundred percent happy with how my photos turned out, so might think of retaking them tomorrow.
A little close up of some of the layers.  Can you believe that there isn't a single flower in sight?!
I had loads of fun using the fun elements from the 'Collectables' pack.
Another fun little banner. :)
My second layout... going a bit more floral this time. :)  The photo is of the kids and I with my parents while on holiday in 2005.  I wanted to use this beautiful piece of pattern paper but didn't want to cover it up too much. So decided to cut a circle out in the middle and put my photo behind instead. Added some Kaisercraft paper blooms and a pearl flourish to finish it off. :)
A close up of my title and great little quote that was included in the sticker sheet.
I have set myself the mammoth task of tyding up my scrap room this month.  I have loads of stash that I will never get to use, so I think there will be a HUGE giveaway coming up soon. Watch this space! :)
For now it is over and out from me.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having an awesome week. :)
Until next time!
M xox