Thursday, September 14, 2017

Craftaholics R Us Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends,

It is reveal day at Craftaholics R Us, where I have recently joined the Design Team.  I will be revealing a layout, or project of some description, each second Wednesday.

This weeks challenge was - Pumpkin, and here is my layout

Stay tuned, down the track for a tutorial on how I completed the background :)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with at Craftaholics R Us

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at Scrap Plezier and I am up today!!

I love Kaisercraft, and I think that the Sage and Grace Collection is one of my all time favourites – so I chose that collection for this layout.  

Simple layers, under a couple of photos of my husband taken on our  extra long weekend trip to Sydney in May.   Add a doily, some stickers and diecuts for the Sage and Grace Collection, use a black Sharpie paint pen to out line all the layers and stickers, and there you have a simple layout that looks amazing (well, I think it does, lol).

And some closeups:

The photos do not do justice to the gorgeous colour palette of this collection.

Your thoughts??

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scrap Plezier Moodboard Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

It is reveal day at Scrap Plezier for the fabulously yummy September moodboard:

I told you it was yummy!!

And here is my inspiration from the board:

I went with the pinks and blues, quote, flowers and the numbers.

Some closeups:

I used a stencil and texture paste across the middle of the layout, then when that was dried, I applied Prima Metallic Accents Semi Watercolour, in pink and blue over the stencilled area.  I then stamped using black dye ink, and then splattered some of the pink and blue watercolour.  I also coloured the white Kaisercraft flowers with the same watercolours.  Using Maja Designs papers, I layered my photo, added the quote in tiny alphas, and finished with some Cocoa Vanilla Wild At Heart Sparkle Enamel Dots.

Thanks for stopping by today - I really think you should take the Scrap Plezier Moodboard challenge.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Creative Inspiration Guest DT Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am the Guest Designer at Creative Inspiration for the month of September.  Why not come on over to the forum and check things out?

Today is Monday Sketch reveal day, and Bev designed the fabulous sketch we had to work with:


And my example:

Looking forward to seeing you all at Creative Inspiration to join in the daily challenges and the Mini Crop which starts on on the 15th and will be by next reveal at CI.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Drum Roll......

Design Team 2017/2018 Announcement 

Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi Crafters

Today I'd like to welcome some new team members and acknowledge our existing team that will continue to create with us ...

Please welcome

Carol W

Thank you also to our continuing DT

Tania R

Yep, thats me - now a Designer for Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Check out the fabulous Moodboard Challenge for September (I dont design until October)
This month we'd like you to be inspired by this moodboard.
Some of you may find this a little challenging - just remember you can be inspired in any way, shape or form by the moodboard.

Our team has done a fabulous job to inspire you ...

As always we are grateful to our fabulous sponsors ...

So much inspiration!
We can't wait to see your creations.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Guest Designer for September at Creative Inspiration

Hello Scrappy Friends

I m excited to announce that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer at Creative Inspiration for the month of September.  Bev and the girls on the forum are da bomb!!

Creative Inspiration is an "old fashioned" forum where you will find inspiration in the form of daily challenges, as well as monthly mini crops.

If you are not a member, I urge you to head on over and join in the fun - you really dont know what you are missing.

My first reveal is the Monday sketch, so I will be back then to show you what I came up with.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #290 Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

August 22 was my reveal day for Sketches in Thyme sketch #290 (so only a few days late sharing it here)

I used a piece of Kaisercraft Base Coat IV collection for the base and papers from Kaisercraft Daydreamer for the rest.

Thanks for stoping by today

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello SCrappy Friends

Wow, late again with my reveals this month.  I must slap myself and get my act into gear  - big time.

August 20 was reveal day at Scrap Plezier with a Kaisercraft layout.

Dont you just love my cute as a button Murphy?

I wanted to get away from using the normal squares, rectangles and circles, so decided to use triangles for this layout – and I love how it turned out.  Using Kaisercraft Indigo Skies, I cut 2 triangles from 2 pieces of patterned paper.  I then drew a border around the edge using my black Sharpie paint pen.  I took a piece of Kaisercraft paper from the Base Coat IV collection and using some Ranger Distress Ink and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, I smooched and splattered the watered down media onto the background.  I did not gesso the paper prior to doing this, and fortunately it didn’t warp at all.  I distressed the edges of the background paper and both triangles using my Edge Distressing tool and then inked the distressed edges with the Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch).  When the background was dry, I placed the triangles, and offset them to each other.  I added my photo and took some stickers and diecuts from the Indigo Skies collection to finish off the layout. 
The title alphas were a pack of really old Cosmo Cricket Chalkboard which I painted with the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine (Tinsel), and I love, love, love how they turned out.

So that is my challenge to all my scrappy friends, take some old stash and reinvigorate it to make something new!!

Some closeups:

Thanks for sto
pping by

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends,

It was my reveal day on the Scrap Plezier blog on Sunday, but I have been sick so havent had a chance to share with you all until now :(

During a tidy up I came across this photo of my husband and eldest son.  My son was 15 weeks old in the photo, and turns 21 in October, so you can see I do not scrapbook chronologically!!  I took some Kaisercraft Mist in Olive and Lime Green and mixed some together to create a colour I liked, and was more matched to the papers, with a Kaisercraft stencil on the white cardstock background.   When dry, I splattered some of the mixture. I then took some papers from the 6.5x6.5 Bow and Arrow collection paper pad and layered over the stencilled background.  I mounted the photo onto another piece from the collection.  I finished off this rather simple layout with some wood veneer, pearls, and  diecuts all from Kaisercraft.  I drew a border around the outside edge of the cardstock to ground all the elements.

I hope my layout inspires you all to pull our some old photos and scrap them

Some Closeups:

So what do you think about that?

Thanks for stopping by today

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Scrapbook Boutique July Moodboard

Hello Scrappy Friends

I have created a layout for the July moodboard challenge at Scrapbook Boutique

Isnt it just the most divine colour?

Enter Our Challenge

There is still a day or 2 left to join - if you get your skates on!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Oooops, where has the time gone?

Oh dear, I have been super busy at work so my poor blog has been neglected for the past month :(

Well, I had better make up for that!

Now...for your viewing pleasure

My Time to Craft - July 1 challenge - Christmas in July

Not a Christmas layout, but a normal layout using Christmas papers:

Scrap Plezier - July 4 Reveal

Premiers 2011 was created using Kaisercraft Rewind papers from a couple of years ago.  Again, I have used papers from the 6.5x6.5 paper pad (I have a huge collection of these and love them).  For interest, I tore the papers using my metal ruler.  This gives a nice straight edge to the tear.  From there I did my usual layering, in no particular order, just making sure the photo remained the main focus.

I finished the layout off with diecuts from the Rewind Collection as well as some buttons from my stash and some splatters of Tattered Angels Glimmermist – Sapphire.  The journalling was done on a dicut journalling spot from the Rewind Collection.   The title alphas are from Jillibean Soup.


Scrap Plezier - July 10 Moodboard

And a fabulous moodboard it is:

I have used some mixed manufacturers in this layout of my boys and I taken at my birthday tea in May. Bits and pieces from Simple Stories, Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts, and Pink Paislee

My Time to Craft July 15 challenge - In the Garden

This challenge is to be my last for the time being at My Time to Craft - with work being absolutely mental, I have had to let something go, and unfortunately, it is this design team.  But...the wonderful boss lady Shell, has said I am welcome back when things settle down, she may regret that offer as I may just do that!!

Lots of Kaisercraft project life cards used as the layers on this layout.  Even dragged out an old punch to add some texture to the edge of the paper.

Scrap Plezier - July 16 Reveal

This layout was created using a sketch from Sketches in Thyme, and the gorgeous Kaisercraft Wildflower collection, papers and diecuts.  All edges of the background cardstock, patterned papers, and diecuts have been inked with Versacolour Pinecone.  The photo was mounted on dark green cardstock and pop dotted to give some texture to the layout.  The green sparkle washi tape is also Kaisercraft, and the pale pink washi came from the TYPO store.  The word stickers in the top left corner are Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers, the gold title alphas are Crate Paper Maggie Holmes, the small white and black letters are Kaisercraft.  The other alpha stickers used are from Simple Stories.  The splatters were created with Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Fabio in Plumeria Pink, and the turquoise colour is Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise.

Some closeups:

Scrap Plezier - July 20 Reveal

For the July 20 reveal at Scrap Plezier I went with Kaisercraft.
For this layout I wanted to use Kraft cardstock but felt the background needed a lift, so I trimmed the kraft cardstock and then layered it onto an old piece of paper from my stash.  I took a Kaisercraft Cherish clear stamp and using Hero Arts Black Dye ink, stamped along both vertical sides of my photo mats.  I then took a stamp from Creative Impressions and added that as well.  Next I took my Prima Watercolours and splattered various colours over the background.  These colours were chosen to match the papers I was going to use.  Whilst this was drying, I layered 3 pieces of patterned paper from the Wildflower Collection from Kaisercraft (6.5x6.5 paper pad), slightly crookedly, and then matted my photo twice, and placed on the paper background.  I took some Kaisercraft wood veneer and coloured it with the Prima Watercolouors – I love how both pieces turned out.  The title alphas are DIY Thickers from Studio Calico and are fabric, therefore customisable.  Again, I used the Prima Watercolours and coloured the title alphas in matching colours.  Finally I used some stickers and diecuts from the Wildflowers Collection to finish off my layout.


Sketches in Thyme #286 - July 22

Sara created this awesome sketch for this week at Sketches in Thyme

I have used Crate Paper Maggie Holmes papers, washi tape, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers and diecuts.  The title alphas are Thickers from Crate Paper.

Some closeups:

And thats it for July - thank you so much for getting to the end of this marathon post.

I will be back at the end of the month with some layouts from 2 CC's I will be participating in.

Dont forget to let me know you stopped by :)