Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas cards :)

You might have seen my last blog post about searching my stash for leftovers to make Christmas cards.  Here are some more creations from my mammoth card making session .. a session that, admittedly, lasted quite a few days ;)
 
 
I still had some sheets of paper from the 6 x 6 Heidi Swapp Believe paper pad - these are just PERFECT for cards - there are so many different looks you can get from the same paper pad!
 
 
Adding some of the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Believe Ephemera makes things super easy for coordinating embellishments :)
 
 
I've also used some of the gorgeous banners from the Believe Banner Delights pack.  I really like this black/white/red colour palette for Christmas cards!  What do you think?
 
 
Do you make Christmas cards?
Do you use non-Christmas ranges?
I'd love to see some!
Come over and share your creations in our Facebook Group.

Til next time,
Happy creating :)
Chloe

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stash busting Christmas cards

Hello there Scrappers!
 
If you are anything like me, you have a rather large stash of older products, of collections that are mostly used but there's still bits and pieces left - and you can't throw anything away - ever!  Because you never know when it will come in handy!
 
So, I decided to make some Christmas cards with what I have on hand.  Preferably not Christmas ranges - there's nothing like challenge, right?!
 
First up, I saw my sheet of Pebbles – DIY Home Collection – Washi Tape Paper ... this was perfect for a washi background!
 
 
THIS PAPER from the Pebbles DIY Home collection even featured a deer head that I cut out with a paper punch :)
 
For my second card, I used some journal cards from My Mind’s Eye – On Trend 2 Collection – Journal Cards.  Using journal cards is one of my favourite things to do on cards - it makes creating easy!
 
 
I added some Heidi Shine on the background for some shimmer :)
 
Do you make Christmas cards?  Do you use non-Christmas ranges?
 
Happy creating :)
 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov sketch at SC

😊 Hello there Scrappers!

I hope you are all enjoying the challenges at Scrapping Clearly this month - and maybe you found time to play along with our Birthday challenges too?
 
Here is the November sketch:


I was instantly inspired by the sunburst background and knew I had the perfect The Crafter's Workshop stencil which I used with some mist ...
 
 
You'll notice I did mirror the sketch to suit my photo, plus I added a few more layers here and there for added interest.  I've loved playing with the Cocoa Vanilla You Rock collection - it's perfect for pets, too!
 
 
I've added some sparkle with the Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers Navy – Epic ... I just love these!  Lots of layers with the chipboard and veneer, along with the paper ephemera ...
 
 
 
Other products used:
 
Happy Scrapping!
 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Fabulous!

Hello there!
Have you seen this month's mood board over at Scrapping clearly yet? It's quite dramatic!


Such a vibrant board, isn't it!

I was inspired by the colours, and the grid design...


I used the Something Wonderful 6 x 6 Designer Pad for the background papers -
I've wanted to do this design for a while...  and this was the perfect opportunity!


I just love that street map washi tape - so versatile and fun :)


That gold word thicker is so hard to photograph - but so awesome to use!

Products used:


Hope you can play along with our challenges this month. :)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nap Time

Hello there :)

Today, I will be sharing a page inspired by this month's mood board at Scrapping Clearly.


I remembered that awesome CVS paper in the YOU ROCK collection ...


and this was the starting point for my page...


How gorgeous is that pic of my little nephew!!

Loving to layer up the embellies in the mood board colours!




Products used:


Happy creating! :)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October FWAB shares!

My page titled “Hello” was created for a mixed media challenge. Now, I’m not a regular mixed media scrapper, but it’s fun to get a bit “messy” every now and again, right? I do admit to being quite conservative, using stamps, masks, gesso, paint and mists in small amounts.

I chose to use the FWAB JESSIE FLOURISH in black – it adds some texture to my messy-ish background – it almost looks like dribbled paint like that, don’t you think?
My next project “Nice List”, I’ve gone all non-traditional Christmas again.  This time, I have gone with a pretty pastel colour combo.
The FWAB JASMINE PUFFY FLOURISH in Lilac was the perfect colour choice – as you can see I cut it up to suit my cluster.  You will also see some gorgeous FWAB flowers featured – a Maddison flower in Teal, and a small Maddison flower in lilac.  I just LOVE this colour combo!
My next layout “Stay till the sun sets” is for the October Scrapbooking Top 50 Mood board challenge.  I love this sunset pic, taken while we were at the beach last year.  We went back to the same beach this year, and this time I braved an early start for some sunrise photos!  (which will probably appear on a page soon enough ;) )
So, on this page, I used a small FWAB MADDISON flower in orange for a pop of colour and the FWAB JACK VINE in black which was the perfect touch of whimsy (again, cut to fit around my cluster – I’m so glad these are easy to cut!!).
 
These vines are just my FAVE!!  I love that they come in THREE different shades of green, plus black!  A staple in my stash, that’s for sure.
Don’t forget the amazing 50% off October sale!!  It’s the perfect time for early Christmas shopping!! Just click HERE
XXX Chloe

Monday, July 31, 2017

FWAB shares for July

Hi there everyone!

I'm sharing some pages using FWAB products today ...

First up is ...


In my page titled “Miss B”, I’ve gone all flowery and pretty :).

The FWAB Jack Vine in Green was perfect to add to my cluster – I love the bright vibrant green it adds, too!  I cut it all up, adding leaves here and there, all around.  (They work really well with my paper leaves.)  I’m such a fan of cutting up vines and flourishes!


You’ll see I’ve added some FWAB flowers too – these are my favourite flowers – so many colours and different styles and sizes make clustering a breeze.  I’ve used 2 FWAB flowers on this page:  Elise flower in cream and a Maddison flower in yellow.


Spot the Goanna was created for the July challenge at Show Us Your Stuff.
The July challenge is all about nature – so I used a photo of a massive goanna we found on the farm – it always amazes me how big these animals grow!


The nature theme was perfect to add a FWAB Lee’s Tree!  How cool does it look in my cluster!
I have also used a FWAB Elise Flourish in Antique Brown, cut up and added to my cluster also.
 
 
Then, you’ll see some FWAB Black Adhesive Pearls scattered around the page.
 
 
I kept my FWAB products to earthy, natural colours and they all match perfectly to the theme of my page :)
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XOXO is a Christmas page using non-traditional colours – I’m a bit of a fan of non-traditional :).
 
 
I’ve added lots of FWAB Adhesive Pearls in Teal all over my page – lots in groups of 3 for visual appeal, and some on top of other embellishments.
 
 
 
Then, if you look carefully, I’ve tucked some FWAB Nicky’s Beach Huts under my layers!  It’s fun to think outside the box with FWAB products, they don’t always have to be used for a set theme :).
 
 
 
These red beach huts were a perfect match for my colour scheme, and they look a bit like cool arrows when they are just peeking out of the layers.
 
Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July SC sketch

Hello and welcome to July!  We have officially started the last half of the year - isn't it just flying by :/ ... anyway, a new month means new challenges!!

Check out this month's fab sketch at Scrapping Clearly:


This one was really easy to work with ...


I have used the awesome YOU ROCK range by Cocoa Vanilla Studios again - it's such a fun versatile range!  The colours are great for boy pages!


I only added the gold ink just before I glued everything down - I thought it needed so extra texture - this was perfect :) ... I just applied it randomly with a scraper ...



Hope you can play along with this sketch!!

Products used:
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Chipboard Accent Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Die Cut Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Washi Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Wood Veneers
Heidi Swapp Frames Metallic
American Crafts Gold Arrows – Paper Clips
Gold Metallic Screen Print Ink

Thursday, June 29, 2017

FWAB team!

You might have noticed, I'm on the FLOURISH WITH A BLING team again!!  I loved loved LOVED my time with them before - such a lovely supportive team to be on.  When Maggie asked me back again, of COURSE I said YES!!

So, here are my first two pages designing for them:


My first page “Mr Handsome”, features our much loved family pooch … he seems to be getting quite a few of his own pages lately! I have used a FWAB Jasmine Puffy Flourish Black and cut it in half to fit on either side of my cluster.



I get a bit scissor happy with my flourishes, but I love that cutting them up can make them fit perfectly and change the look to make each page unique. The slightly glittery look of this flourish really makes it POP on a project!

My next layout “Sweet”, I have kept the page bright and cheery to highlight the sweet little chicken my daughter is holding.



I have used a range of FWAB products on this page. Firstly, a gold FWAB Elise flower, I have cut up a FWAB Jasmine Laser Flourish Gold into a few smaller pieces to fit them around my cluster. Lastly, I have used a flower from the FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk – Yellow as my focal point for my page – I love how soft and pretty these flowers are!


I am so enjoying creating with FWAB again - a BIG thank you to Maggie and the FWAB team for inviting me back :) :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scrap the Boys June

Hello!  It's been a little while since I played along at Scrap The Boys!  They have a great colour challenge there this month


Now, these colours are super easy to work with! 


I love making Christmas pages with non-traditional Christmas colours!


Lots of Aussie brands on here .... Flourish With A Bling, Charms Creations, Rainbow Splendour, Burdy's Embellies ... love them!


Thanks for visiting today :)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

SUYS March challenge

As summer draws to an end, and we move on in to Autumn, it is also time for new monthly challenges. 
This month we have a 'This or That' challenge at Show Us Your Stuff!
You need to choose 4 items from the 'this or that' list to include on your page - stars or hearts, sequins or buttons, washi or ribbon, spots or stripes! You can include other items, but these must be visible!
 
 
Our awesome sponsor this month is... Charms Creations!! Thanks Charm! You can buy some of Charms gorgeous embellishments via her Facebook page or her Shop!
 
I have used hearts, sequins, washi and spots
 
 
 
Handmade items: Burdy's Embellies cork cuts, Charms Creations heart
 
 
Hope you can play along!  Check out the SUYS blog for the details :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Feb challenges :)

Over at Show Us Your Stuff this month we have a sketch for you to be inspired by:


Here is my page:


A bit on the bright side :D


Loved altering the Rainbow Splendour veneer with glitter gel pens!  You'll see 2 RS epoxy flairs too  - and a Charms Creations tab, and a Burdy's Embellies button :)

Then ... at Scrapbooking Top 50, there is another sketch:


Here is my page:


I've used a Charms Creations heart and tab!


Sketches are always lots of fun :)