Friday, 1 December 2017

Scrap The Girls December 2017

Scrap The Girls Challenge blog spot

I loved this mood board!

I had the perfect photo - me beside a genuine Christmas tree  with snow all about in Perth Canada

early January 2017

My Mind's Eye had the ideal collection for this mood board!! - Joyful
Papers I used were;
Starry Night
Foiled Paper Pine Cone
Foiled Paper Trees

Joyful Puffy Stickers

Mixed Bag Cardstock Dies

and Freckled Fawn Foam Word Stickers provided the title.

why not pop over to the blog and enter your challenge - Christmas is so much fun to scrap!!
December's sponsors are  Corbett Creations and D-lishscraps

Sunday, 26 November 2017

More Than Words November 2018 Challenge

More Than Words Challenge Blogspot

I had the perfect photo for this theme- taken outdoors on our adventure, showing woodgrain in it as well!!

It was taken on our recent holiday to Canada and I have always been intrigued by the logs that float in the waterways (in British Columbia at least). 

If you look closely you can see all the logs built up on the edge of the waterway, the houses are built from wood and the front facades are woodgrain. 

The photo also includes a lot trees without their leaves showing plenty of wood!

The base paper layer is also woodgrain.

I chose The Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Collection  because I think it complemented my photo perfectly!! - snow in the photo, the same fir trees!!

All that fussy cutting was worth it!!
I was tempted to put texture paste and inks etc behind the photo but I wanted the focus to be on the photo and how well the page design complements it.

By the way it was indeed an absolutely  magical day, and holiday for that matter!!

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes
- Forest

Scrap FX Chipboard Word
Couture Creations Heat activated Foil

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Kraft Plus November 2017 challenge- Think Big

Kraft Plus Challenges

My take

Big title

 Big flower, Big Heart and Big chipboard Sticker!

Big photo (7x5) taken on a big holiday!!

Products used

Kraft Paper

Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection,

 Kaisercraft wooden heart

 Prima flower

Really enjoyed this challenge and Cocoa Vanilla Studio Collections are so delightful to work with!!

Highlights for your page

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenges   November 2017

Today I am sharing how I highlighted the shoe stamp on my Inspiration page.
I thought the shoe stamp was very "chic!"

Gather your supplies-

-Carabelle Studios Stamps - Girly 

    Altenew Crisp Embossing powder Pure White Opaque

                                 Anti static pillow
                                Versamark ink (or Embossing Ink)      
                                acrylic block
                                 heat tool

Wipe the part of the page where you want your stamp to be with your antistatic pillow- this stops the embossing powder sticking where you don't want it!

Place your stamp on the acrylic block, making sure it is not upside down or sideways!
apply Versamark ink
and stamp your page.

then generously sprinkle the embossing paste over your stamped image

It is handy to have 2 biggish sheets of paper folded in half. 
lay them on top of each other, 

Tip excess embossing powder off your page onto the top folded paper.

Then you can gently fold that and pour the embossing paste back into the jar it came in!
This is a good way to prevent wastage of your embossing powder, though I invariably lose some of it!!
 If you get the some of the  powder where you don't want it you can very delicately flick it away with a fine paintbrush-but be careful you don't swipe the image itself and muck it all up !😞

Now all that is left is to use your heat tool to set the embossing powder

I'm loving the Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder as all you need to do is hold the heat tool over the powder for a few moments, move it across the image and you see it setting as you go!

 You don't need a lot of heat on the one spot for long and you don't need to wave the heating tool above it - just hold over the image and move across it!

Of course the usual techniques to stamping apply, such as getting an even spread of the Versa mark ink over the stamp, not leaving it too long before covering with the embossing powder, and not burning the paper underneath by holding the heat gun too long in the one spot .

If you haven't tried this technique before maybe practice a few times before you go straight to your scrapbook page!!

If you look at my page you can see I  used 49 and Market Gabi's Line stitch stamp as a border.
This time I used the Altenew crisp Embossing Powder Translucent Pearl and
 it gave me a lovely way  to frame  my page.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Design Guest Design spot November 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Store
Mystical scrapbooks blogspot

The online blog challenge this month is Shapes and my Challenge is
" use Squares in your background"

I was really excited to work with the Australian Cocoa Vanilla Studios "You rock" Collection which is available at Mystical Scrapbooks. 
It is ideal for boys, but hey girls wear blue too!!
My beautiful happy darling boy is now a handsome young man and I am so proud of him!

The papers I used were
 -In Line
 - Galactic
Cocoa Vanilla Studios You Rock Washi Stickers  
Cocoa Vanilla Chipboard Stickers
Faber- Castell deep blue gelato stick, shaved into Golden Light Moulding paste.
I also added Finnabair Glass Beads to add texture to the moulding paste, but I wouldn't do that again as it made the texture paste really hard to spread!!
Prima Finnabair stencil - Grungy Grid
Rainbow Splendour Embellishments and Corbett Creations Wood Veneers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Prima Sequins
KJKareen Accent Scrapbooking Flair
and of course Black bazzil (available from Mystical Scrapbooks too)

Looking forward to seeing how others interpret the challenge,  so upload to the blog and good luck!!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Off The Rails November 2017 Challenge

I loved this Mood Board

Plenty of chic on this page!!

I was so excited to get my cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream Collection!
Papers used - Abundant
  -Wild and Free
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Rhapsody Diecut Ephemera(the butterfly)
Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Rhapsody Chipboard Titles
Kaszazz Star Die
Versamark ink
Altenew Crisp Embossing powder Pure White Opaque
and Translucent Pearl
Carabelle Studios Stamps - Girly
49&Market - Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp set
Dutch Doobadoo A5 Stars Mask
Bellbird Paper Arts diamond Glitter

This was so much fun making!!
 Can't wait to see how others  interpret this yummy mood board!!
Prize up for grabs too!!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Scrap The Girls November 2017

Scrap The Girls Challenge blogspot

 My daughter has already travelled to Canada and is planning her European trip.
She is certainly out to conquer the world and she has the shoes for it!!
 Pagemaps was my initial inspiration and as usual the page took it's own path!!

Echo Park Paper Company had the perfect collection- Go See Explore
papers - Tickets
            - You got a Postcard
            - Lets Fly Away
            -Explore The World
            - Navy/Solid Coordinating solid
            -Red/Blue coordinating Solid
             Go see Explore Chipboard accents
              Go See Explore Enamel Dots
              Kaszazz Travel Icons Stamp
            Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder -Antique Gold
            Versa Mark Ink Pad
             49 and Market Garden Seeds-Poppy

I thoroughly enjoyed putting this page together!!

let's see what you can do!!