Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there! Here’s a recent layout I created for my local scrapbook shop. They sell this in a kit @aplacetocreate Arana Hills. Its got lots of beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers.
Beautiful vellum and papers.
A little bit of fussy cutting and the silver die cut is a new Bee Arty Die-Abstract Circles, I love the randomness of these abstract circles and they make it so easy to add some extra bling.

The stencil used on the background is by Paper Roses-Flourish.
Hope you are having a crafty day today!

Painted Roses

I had a friend over and she wanted to paint some roses! I pulled out a mass of acrylic paints and some watercolour card. We loved them so much we fussy cut them out and created a layout.
They were pretty easy to layer up with paint in the same tones, just keep adding white.
I used some Pinkfresh Studio papers to go with them. Hand cut some little frames and tags.
Then I added some white NUVO drops. Hot pink mini doilies from Doodlebug Design Inc.
A little thin wash tape in pink and gold.
Some watercolours in a quadrant in the background, then machine stitching in a big cross to divide. I did use some clear gesso on the white card stock first.
I wanted to use them all but it was overkill…..
Those pink doilies are awesome!
Some hot pink seam binding on the tag to finish.
This was a lot of fun and very satisfying painting the roses. I think I might do some more!

Happy Sunday everyone.

Caravan layout with cut file

I love a caravan! If I can think of a way to use one on a layout or card, I will! They are one of my absolute fav things. So fun to embellish and they look sweet. This was made a few months ago. I saw the free cut file on Hip Kit Club Facebook page and thought I’d do a layout.
I went through my old scraps and backed each letter with a fun coloured patterned paper.I used foam adhesive on the back to give extra dimension.
I chose lots of brights to go on the vans which I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
I used black vintage buttons for wheels. I have also added some Uniquely Creative Craft Sprinkles.
Some thread to make banners on some vans.
Washi tape for the windows.
Cute word stickers to embellish.
This one has a chipboard word on it. I love them all. I used a black Sharpie pen to do faux stitching on each van.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Something Blue Collection for Uniquely Creative in November

Mixed media backgrounds are so much fun, especially using Distress Oxide Ink.

This is on a slimline card base and uses mostly the Creative Cuts.

Another background using Distress Oxide Ink, this time with a blending brush through the Uniquely Creative Nature stencil. Some fussy cutting and a little gold thread.
The new Delight die is fun and fabulous on a card. Here I have die cut it in blue card and in white card and off set them. Background is Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch using a blending brush. Ive also used one of the Uniquely Creatives Mark Making Stamps – Arithmetic in the background. The new Butterfly Builder die is pretty neat too!

These are a few of the cards I will be teaching at the 2020 retreat on the Sunshine Coast.

Have a great weekend and make sure you take time to do some craft!

Holly Jolly Christmas Collection from Uniquely Creative

A traditional Christmas coloured kit for October! Lots of lovely goodies in this kit.

Holly Jolly Christmas Kit is a gorgeous traditional Christmas kit with holly leaves, berries and beautiful reds and greens.
I used white gesso on the background of this layout and then red acrylic paint. I used the new mark making stamp with black ink to add the texture behind the photo.

The gold poinsettias were cut from gold glitter card using the new die POINSETTIA.

An arrangement of holly leaves, and the pretty flowers in the kit on the left, some Creative Cuts and gold pearls to finish.

I hope this gets you in the Christmas spirit and you run off to create something lovely !!

new things for September

Once Upon A Christmas collection from Uniquely Creative

This layout was created using the watercolour sheet. I used Uniqolour markers to colour it and then fussy cut everything out. I also used the tag die. I loved the black and white dot paper which I’ve added top and bottom using machine stitch and white top thread. The title “Blessed” is a die from Uniquely Creative.

This layout has tags as well, but cut from the cut apart sheet and embellished. Simple strips of patterned paper used behind the photo make this a simple layout to create.
Have you seen the new CRAFT SPRINKLES from Uniquely Creative? They are just beautiful. They come in little plastic bottles and there are 10 different sprinkles.

I have used some in the shaker bauble on this layout. Ive also used the new dots embossing folder with some silver card for the other baubles.

Just a fun layout using all the branding strips as they have the patterned paper on one side. Neat way of using up everything in your kit.
This layout was a bit of a play about with paint and glitter paste. I made some rosettes with the patterned papers and added some strip journaling. Simple to create. Sometimes I just don’t feel like fussy cutting. Thats all for now, but I did make a mini album using this collection and theres a flip through of it on my You Tube channel.

Steampunk Safari Collection

Using the awesome Steampunk Safari collection from Uniquely Creative. This is the August 2020 collection and is really unusual with wings and cogs and funky things. There’s also a sheet of florals which I really loved.
Ive also used the Grungy Numbers die, the Nature Stencil and Arithmetic Mark Making Stamp that comes in the kit.
I’ve used Distress Oxide ink – Fired Brick for the stencilling and stamping. Rose gold mirror board for the die cutting.
Ive used Kraft cardstock as my background, mat for photo and the banner piece.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Pretty mini sized cards

I found some mini white envelopes in my stash last week and decided to use some scraps from a previous project to make some little cards to go with them.

Its really satisfying to use up every last little piece of product from a project. These cards are all 3.5″ x 4.5″. I have mostly used Kaisercraft With Love collection of papers.

With some added pink cardstock on each one I was able to make the scraps go even further. Using the offcuts from a previous set of bigger cards.
Some gold foil card also made things go a little further. Seam binding ribbon is my absolute favourite and my local scrapbooking shop just received a big stock of all the colours. I got a few meters, this watermelon colour is gorgeous!
I also am loving tulle at the moment, its soft and pretty and very easy to use, not having to worry about the way ribbon twists and falls, tulle just goes on and looks good, bow, knot, whatever! Love the look too!
I also have a drawer with tiny ribbon offcuts that I can’t bear to throw away because they are so pretty. This little scallop mint piece is from that draw. The dies are all from Uniquely Creative.
Another die from Uniquely Creative, this is in a set with other words and is one of my most used dies. Another little piece of pink velvet ribbon from my stash.
The gold trim is from a garage sale my sister went to years ago. Its called Dresden trim I think, I have silver and gold in different patterns. Another die from Uniquely Creative and more tulle.
Cross stitch circle frame die from Uniquely Creative has to be my most used die when card making. It is super versatile and I find I just keep reaching for it. It makes cute round openings for a shaker card or the round frames above. Dream die also from Uniquely Creative.
This one is using the Cross stitch circle frames die again in a different way. A sentiment from an old Kaisercraft collection. I’m very happy to use up the rest of the paper on my desk and also to put some little envelopes to use. Thanks for visiting.

Steampunk Safari August Collection for Uniquely Creative

What an unusual and beautiful collection for this month from Uniquely Creative. Flowers, butterflies and grunge. Crazy looking wings and safari animals.

This layout was created with a photo of my middle daughter taken long ago by a professional photographer. I have scrapped it before but I still had this large photo and thought this cool collection seemed to work well.

There is a new die called Grungy Numbers and I have used it with rose gold foil card which you can just see on the sides of the layout poking out from the flowers. Its difficult to get a good shot of the gold shining. You can just see it in the photo below. But this die is awesome and can be used on lots of different projects. I like items to have multiple uses if they make it into my craft space.

The kit includes this interesting wavy burlap ribbon which I really liked for the texture and also some kraft coloured parchment paper which I’ve used to layer with the fussy cut florals. You can spy the corner of it under the banner in the photo above.
Gold sequins finish this page nicely. Whilst this collection is predominantly masculine looking when you see the whole range of papers, it is also versatile as Ive shown here with a feminine photo. Hope you love it as much as I do.

Hide and Seek Layout

Here’s a layout I recently created for a kit. It will be available to purchase from A Place To Create which is my local scrapbooking shop in Arana Hills, Brisbane, Australia.

There’s a little bit of stencilling in the background and some ink splatters. You can view the process video below and see how it all came together.
I did a little bit of fussy cutting. There’s a sticker sheet included in this kit with lots of fun elements that I have added to this layout.
Here’s a card I created with all the scraps left on my desk after I completed the layout. I love to do this immediately after creating a layout, no wastage and I have a good stash of cards on hand! Thanks for visiting, I hope you are inspired to create something today.