19 February 2012

ScrapBoutique February Monthly Challenge

Back again with my page for my monthly challenge about love using the following picture and quote as inspiration...

...and my page, once again using Basic Grey Kissing Booth. I love this collection and decided to scrap a 1997 photo of DH and I when I was bridesmaid for my wonderful friend Kim. I have used a Kaisercraft clock stamp, machine stitching, which I can't get enough of lately and a lovely chippy shape courtesy of Deb. I borrowed the idea of using two photos from the amazingly talented Rachael Funnell.

Thanks again for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Hope you have had a great weekend :-)

Layouts to share

My last ScrapBoutique stylist pack came with the lovely Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings range. 

These are my pages......

I embellished with gorgeous Prima flowers and my favourite Prima alphas...
I distressed the papers and used Green Tara string for stitching,

 stamped with the Kaisercraft postage stamp. I loved using the rubons and added them directly to the page and on transparency so I could hand cut around them and mounted them with pop dots.

I loved the soft blue, cream and peachy colours in this collection...

and loved embellishing with some beautiful Prima flowers and a resin bird. The gorgeous blue letters are by American Crafts...

This month I am hosting the ScrapBoutique monthly challenge and I chose an inspiration and quote about love...

...and this was my page until I realised I had forgotten to use my own quote criteria :( lol I started scrapping and decided to change the photo then I found a quote I thought suited the new photo...completely forgetting the criteria I set. What a duffer I am!

Basic Grey Kissing Booth is the perfect collection for layouts about the ones you love...

I enjoyed fussy cutting and sewing the hearts on this page :) The background was stamped with a Prima brick stamp and I used my ink dropper to splash the glimmermist around. I embellished with Basic Grey stickers, Prima numbers and Francheville buttons (a gift from the lovely Debi Clark).

I will be back soon with my new page for this challenge :)

February Kraft It Up

February at Kraft It Up is all about love, all kinds of love and the criteria is to include pink somewhere on your kraft coloured background. I just love a kraft and pink combo and decided to create a layout with no pattern paper to let the kraft show through.

This is what I came up with....

I used my Crafter's Workshop brick stencil with impasto to create texture and hand cut a heart from scrap paper to use as a stencil to glimmermist around. I then outlined the heart with strips of muslin and gave it all a spray of Mr Huey's Calico Shine. I have embellished with Basic Grey Kissing Booth stickers, Prima alphas, Zva Creative and Bazzill Basics bling, Dymo words and Petaloo flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

11 February 2012

Crop layouts

Last week I got together with some fabulous ScrapBoutique forum ladies and friends for a afternoon and evening of creating :) I started two pages which I needed to finish at home as I didn't take a lot of supplies with me. Not a lot got done by me but I had a great time chatting and catching up with the girls!

This page of my little nephew Riley uses Echo Park Little Boy papers! The background was created by using a Crafters Workshop template with Claudine Hellmuth studio paints. I have added yellow netting from a lemon bag, October Afternoon Little Flyers and alphas, Webster's Pages alphas...which I just love coated in glossy accents. The chippy title and buttons are courtesy of the lovely Deb Clark! Thanks Deb...you are so generous and kind :)

I also had a play with some Webster's Pages Western Romance papers. I had these photos of a much younger me, when my best friend and I were going through a 'cowgirl' stage, lol. We had a dress up day and took photos of each other...funny thing is that my daughter and her friends now love doing the same! Must be a girl thing :)

I had fun fussy cutting these papers...Webster's Pages are just made for cutting up...although I often find it hard to choose which side to use. I once again used glossy accents on the alphas...I really love these Webster's letters and the glossy accents gives them a lovely shine and dimension! I added some bits n pieces from my stash.... Prima and Kaiser flowers, October Afternoon Little Flyer and Cosmo Cricket word stickers. I love to recycle packaging and have used some older Prima flower backing on this page...to which I added some Kaiser pearls...one of which decided to fall down behind the flower for the photograph :( Oh well, to late to retake it now, lol.

That's all I have to share today! Thanks for stopping by and any comments you may leave :)