Friday, 26 August 2016

GECKO GALZ CARD CHALLENGE - 26th August


HI everyone, I have a card for you today that I have made using GECKO GALZ products for their challenge.
For this challenge we had to use at least one Gecko Galz product and make it nautical. I thought this would make a great masculine card.
HERES HOW
Ink the ship image around the edges
Matt onto cream card, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, ink edges
Matt again onto blue card and again onto cream card ink as you go
Cover a 6 x 6 inch card blank with the blue pretty paper
Cut out a piece of blue card 5.5 x 5.5 inches, adhere
Die cut a doily, I thought this looked like a ships wheel, adhere
Take some sisal and ad next with a hot glue gun
Now add all your matts
Next it's time to decorate with shells, beads and bits n bobs
Use hot glue gun for best results.
I hope you like it and have a go.

The challenge ends on the 30th of August.

GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS




FROM MY STASH
6 x 6 inch card blank, blue ink, blue card, cream card, doily die, 
mini pearls, shells, beads, micro beads, gems, buttons, colouring pens, sisal, hot glue gun.

MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY, DO PLEASE BECOME A FOLLOWER AND LEAVE ME SOME ENCOURAGEMENT! 
AND LOOK OUT FOR MORE PROJECTS COMING SOON
BYE FOR NOW
XXX

Friday, 19 August 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL WONDERFUL



Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest layout with FABSCRAPS and JONES CRAFTS Design Team.
It was Grandads 90th Birthday Bash recently so here is another layout using the photos we took.
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HERES HOW
Matt photo in black card
Cut a piece of pretty paper 9 x 7 inches, matt onto black card
Adhere this onto 12 x 12 background paper
Adhere photo to centre
Cut a border strip, 12 x 1 inch,  matt onto black card, adhere
Emboss a chipboard word, matt onto black card, adhere
Stamp and die cut some flowers, adhere
Colour and emboss some Hot Air Balloons Chipboard, adhere
Using a black pen add some strings.
XXX
SCRAPPY STASH
Fabscraps pretty papers - PARIS C84 004, 2 sheets, use both sides
Fabscraps chipboard, WONDERFUL and HOT AIR BALLOONS
From my stash, Black Card, Dark pink embossing powder, ink pens in dark green, dark pink, black, Dusky pink chalk ink.
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Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you like my layout and have a go.
I love and really appreciate your comments and would love it if you left me some.
Also I really appreciate it if you became a follower, and do please keep an eye out for more fabulicious Fabscraps Design Team work every Friday.
Bye for now
xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED - YAY - TURTLE SOUP CREATIVE MAGAZINE AUGUST 2016 ISSUE 12



Yay - I have been published in the 
with these layouts!
Do go have a look as there are lots of designers here with amazing inspiration. Enjoy.
Bye for now.
xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

CARDS USING CORE'DINATIONS CARD STOCK AND VINTAGE IMAGES




Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest projects.
For these three vintage, shabby chic style cards I have used Core'dinations card stock, vintage images and lots of flowers.
HERES HOW
CARD 1
Take a 6 x 6 inch card blank and cover with light salmon cardstock
Distress and ink the edges
Using a template cut out a 6 x 6 inch scallop shape
Put through an embossing folder, distress and ink the edges, adhere
Now cut out a slightly smaller scallop shape, in pretty co ordinating paper, ink the edges, adhere
Cut out a 4.5 inch circle, distress and ink the edges, adhere
Cut out another slightly smaller circle, distress the edges, adhere
Die cut a pretty frame, adhere
Matt a small vintage photo twice, distress both edges, adhere
Now decorate with flowers and add a sentiment.
CRAFTY STASH 
Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in light and dark salmon taken from the Pastels pack of 30 
Dotty paper, Pearl card, Scallop template, Brown ink,
Dotty embossing folder, distress tool, circle dies, assorted flowers, sentiment, Vintage Image, Card blank 6 x 6 inch.

CARD 2

HERES HOW
Take a 6 x 6 inch card blank
Emboss a 6 x 6 inch piece of lilac card,emboss all over
 Distress with sanding block, scuff up the edges, adhere
 Cut a 5.5 x 5.5 inch  piece of aqua card, using the same embossing folder, emboss, sand all over and scuff the edges, adhere
Cut a 5 x 5 inch piece of card in lilac, emboss, distress all over with sanding block and scuff the edges, adhere
Die cut a small frame, lightly scuff with sanding block, adhere
Matt a small vintage photo, distress the edges, adhere
Decorate with assorted flowers and two stick pins.
CRAFTY STASH
Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in lilac and aqua, taken from the Pastels pack of 30
Embossing folder, Sanding block or emery board, Frame die, Vintage photo, Assorted flowers, Handmade stick pins.

CARD 3
HERES HOW
Cut a piece of light aqua card 6 x 6 inches, emboss, distress edges, adhere to card
Cut a 5 x 5 inch piece of dark aqua card, emboss, distress edges, adhere
Cut a 4.5 x 4.5 inch piece of pretty co ordinating paper, distress edges, adhere
Cut a matt 3 x 3 inches, emboss and distress, add vintage image, adhere
Decorate with string pearl, flowers etc, add a sentiment.
CRAFTY STASH
  Core'dinations ColorCore Card stock card in dark and light aqua, taken from the Pastels pack of 30
Embossing folders, Circle die, Pretty co ordinating paper, Vintage image, Assorted flowers, stamens, stick pins, pearl button, string pearls, lace, resin rose, sentiment, 6 X 6 inch card blank.

I do hope you like my cards, thats all for now until next time, I would also love it if you became a follower of my blog to keep up with more crafty inspiration.
Bye for Now
xxx



Friday, 12 August 2016

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST - Party Fun


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my August Mood Board Challenge - SUMMER HIDEAWAY by the lovely Jessica Lundman for BERRY71BLEU Design Team. 
This is a fab mood board with amazing prizes, I hope you have a go. 

HERES HOW 
Matt photo onto some card or pretty paper, attach foam pads to back, lay down in centre of page
Adhere some green mesh behind the photo
Adhere photo
Paint some white brick chipboard then when dry add a little brown ink, adhere to either side of photo
Stamp and die cut some flowers and leaves, add stamens, adhere 
Add some fibres for texture
Paint the title chipboard piece and emboss, adhere
Add a few layers in cream and cream cardstock.
SCRAPPY STASH
Background paper
Pretty paper for matt
Cardstock in cream and green
Brick chipboard - Blue Fern Studios
Flower stamp and dies from Heartfelt Creations
Leafy stamp and die from Heartfelt Creations
White paint, brown ink pad, embossing powder in white, stamens, green mesh - all from my stash
Party Fun chipboard title from Creative Embellishments.
LINKS
http://bluefernstudios.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog
https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/
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AND NOW FOR THE PRIZE
The inspiration for my project was the amazing
August Mood Board "Summer Hideway"
created by Jessica Lundman.


Our August Sponsor


Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) is the parent company of 7gypsies,Tattered Angels, and Canvas Corp (or Canvas Home Basics). It is based in Springdale, Arkansas and owned by Randy and Christine Meier. Most of the products they carry are made at their facility in Springdale while a few things are sourced globally for more variety. 




CCB has a fantastic blog that provides a daily dose of inspiration, an online shop where you can pick up one of each of all their product lines, and an actual outlet store there in Springdale where you can find some incredible bargains on craft supplies or attend classes and workshops such as Ken Oliver's very first Pop-Up Workshopfeaturing his incredible Color Burst Watercolors!


Canvas Corp Brands has set up a prize pack containing products from all 3 brands for the winner of the August Challenge.



Use the linkytool in the right sidebar to add your project!
Please note: International winners may be responsible for shipping costs. 
Please be sure to follow our CHALLENGE RULES. 
We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards. 

Thank you and I am looking forward to meet with your great projects on our challenge!
You have time till 31st August :-)
Many thanks for visiting today, have fun with the mood board and good luck.

Bye for now.



Friday, 5 August 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - AWESOME



Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest layout with FABSCRAPS and JONES CRAFTS Design Team.
It was Grandads 90th Birthday Bash recently so you will be seeing some layouts using the photos we took, I hope you like them.
xxx
HERES HOW
Matt photo in light green card, matt again in brown card
Cut a piece of pretty paper 9.5 inches square, matt onto brown card
Cut a piece of pretty paper 7.5 inches square, matt onto brown card
Ink edges as you go
Adhere these to a 12 x 12 sheet of pretty paper
Adhere matted photo to the centre
Make a border by cutting a piece of paper 1 inch wide, ink edges
Matt onto brown card, adhere below photo
Stamp and die cut some leafy branches and flowers, adhere as per photo, add pearl centres
Die cut the numbers 90
Take the word chipboard and heat emboss with brown embossing powder, adhere across the border.
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SCRAPPY STASH
Fabscraps pretty paper - Peaceful C77 005, 2 sheets, both sides
(To get the most from one sheet I gutted the centre to use as another layer)
Fabscraps Chipboard word - OMG Awesome, (I cut off the OMG)
Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch stamp and die
From my stash - Brown chalk ink,Small pearls,Brown card, Light green card, Numbers die, Brown embossing powder.
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Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you like my layout and have a go.
I love and really appreciate your comments, but for some reason my comment button has disappeared, just click on the 9.00!!!
Also I would love it if you became a follower, and do please keep an eye out for more fabulicious Fabscraps Design Team work every Friday.
That's it for now, have a happy scrappy day.
xxx

Friday, 29 July 2016

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL- JULY 29TH - JUST FLY


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and my July BERRY71BLEU Design Team Layout.
This month we bring you a little magic with our Mood Board Challenge which is all about the fantasy genre! Dig into your fantasy books, watch Game of Thrones, put on your fairy wings and take your imaginaton to a new dimension!

Trouble is I do not possess fantasy books and I've never watched the Game of Thrones, so this was a really big challenge for me and way out of my comfort zone!
For my layout, taking inspiration from the board was very difficult for me. In the end, I decided to use all the colours and the wings for my layout.
HERES HOW 
Matt photo onto black cardstock
Lightly adhere to page and start layering up with all the coloured cardstock, four layers in total
Now add the butterfly
Die cut and stamp out ivy, add paint, glitter and ink, adhere around the photo
Add some titles.
And there you have it.
SCRAPPY STASH
Background paper from BLUE FERN STUDIOS
Title stickers - 7 DOTS STUDIO
Ivy stamp and dies - HEARTFELT CREATIONS
Cardstock - black, white, aqua, purple and green
Blue pearl paint, brown ink, glitter glue, butterfly from my stash.
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AND NOW FOR THE PRIZE

We really look forward to see YOUR interpretation of this challenge!! Use the linkup on the right sidebar to submit your project!

Our Sponsor


"My name is Connie Riddersholm, I am the designer behind the brand Riddersholm Design.
It all started in 2010 with some digital designs i made that was giving away on a blog i had then.
Some scrapbooking girls where introduced to these designs and asked what they where thinking.
They sayd do it - print these. I did that - and quit a lot of Scrapbooking papers are designed since.
I sell my paper lines mainly to European paper craft stores. As well as i have customers in USA and Australia.

I run my small business from Randers in the middle of Jutland.I live on a farm with my husband Henning and a bunch of animals.For many years we have been breeding New Forest Ponies. My sparetime is used with my German Shepherds dogs.I compeed with my working dogs in IPO Schutshund and Tracking."


Riddersholm Design give one winner papers from this collection:



You have until July 30 to submit your project!
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Many thanks for visiting today, have fun with the mood board and good luck.
Bye for now.



Friday, 22 July 2016

FABSCRAPS FRIDAY FOR JONES CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - ON THIS DAY - 22 July


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and the FABSCRAPS FRIDAY Design Team Reveal for JONES CRAFTS.
Today I have made a really simple layout using lots of easy layers.
HERES HOW
Matt photo in pink cardstock
Matt onto black cardstock
Mount again onto pink dotty paper
Matt onto black cardstock
Matt onto flowery paper
Matt onto black cardstock
Matt onto pink cardstock
Adhere all these layers onto background paper
Die cut and stamp out lots of flowers
Ink the flower edges, curl slightly and adhere
Add punched out stamens and pearl centres
Now take the chipboard word, apply black ink, allow to dry, add silver ink, attach to stripey paper and adhere to page
Add a small Celebrations sticker and the date.
SCRAPPY STASH 
 Fabscraps Shabbby Rose Collection Card Kit C85
Cardstock, pink and black
Chipboard word - On This Day
Inks - black, brown, silver
Background paper Fabscraps, STAYCATION C80 005
Flower Stamps and dies - Heartfelt Creations, Sun Kissed Fleur
Stamens punch, pretty pearls and Date sticker from my stash.
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I hope you followed along.
I also really appreciate your comments and all my followers, for some reason I have lost my comments section unless you click on the time 9.00 at the end. I wish I knew why!!! If anyone knows how to sort this out, please let me know!
Many thanks for visiting today, do look out for more Fabscraps Fun and inspiration from my blog. 
That's it for today, bye for now and Happy Scrapping.