Kraft cardstock has always been a favourite!

One of the photos I took of my daughters formal, which is very lovely and called for some pretty things. I decided on Kraft as my base as I thought it gave an instant pop when I put the photo on it. I usually use white but it didn’t give me the depth of colour I wanted. Straight onto red cardstock was too much red.

I added black acrylic paint and then red Nuvo mousse with a doily stencil. Its shiny and pretty. I also have a rose cut file tucked into the side there.
Some tags and hearts, a small paint swatch and some collage paper kept it reasonably minimal. I machine stitched it onto the red card to add extra detail. It has lots of lovely texture, which I like.
Heres some fun tags I made using Vicki Boutins Storyteller Collection. Kraft cut into tags, stamped with black text, fussy cut birds and leaves.
I added a rectangle of patterned paper to the top, folded over and punched a hole. Then added some jute twine. Ive also added some machine stitching on these for the detail.

Hope you give these Kraft projects a go, it really is a fabulous base for lots of things. I have some more ideas with Kraft that Im working on now, so will share them next time.

Stay safe and healthy in the New Year.

Serendipity Collection by Uniquely Creative

Happy New Year everyone!
Heres a recent layout of my 3 daughters on Christmas Day 2020. This is the new collection for January 2021 from Uniquely Creative called Serendipity. Its very pretty and I love the stencil which I have used with oxide inks on the edges of this layout.

Some close ups to see just how pretty this collection is.

This collection is now available and my local A Place To Create. They have a good stash of it in store now.

Krafty Christmas card kit

So I had this gorgeous Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and some Christmas trim and I had a big packet of Kraft card stock on my desk. I decided this is what I was going to create my Christmas cards with. While they may be non traditional, they are still somewhat Christmassy and I do love a good splash of colour on EVERYTHING! This first card being my absolute favourite with a little bit of white splattering behind (snow teehee) ! Im also a tulle lover and my local scrapbooking shop has rolls in loads of colours and I LOVE IT !
The butterfly was so perfect for the centre and if I changed up the sentiment I could use most of these cards for other occasions.
I love the red with Kraft , its so striking and with a bit of tinsel it was perfect. This card is not in the set but made at the same time.
Another card with the beautiful flower, this time backed with tinsel. The sentiments are from Uniquely Creative.
Simple and cute with this little Christmas tree cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
The reindeer is from a set of 3 dies I have, theres a family of deer in the set.
The TULLE !!!
Very untraditional with this hot pink doily in the background but it needed a POP of colour!
Another take on the Christmas tree and the POP of pink again.
And more butterflies….
Here’s the cards in a kit which is available at A Place To Create in Arana Hills, Brisbane. You can order them online.
Heres the little packets of die cut goodies you get with the kit.
So much goodness in this box, and you could easily swap out the sentiments on these cards to make them for any occasion. You even get the pre splattered backgrounds I created so you don’t have to get messy if you don’t want to. I hope you like my set of UNTRADITIONAL Christmas cards! Is that even a word? Untraditional!

Merry Christmas to you all and stay safe.x

Ocean Breeze accordion album – Uniquely Creative’s new December Collection

Well here’s something new and different from Uniquely Creative. An accordion album. The new dies are awesome, a view finder, film strip and a cute word “Great View”
Pretty beachy coloured papers made me reach for some beach photos for this one and I love how it turned out.
I added some stitching to each page before I adhered them to the album. I use Gutterman top stitch thread, its thick and lovely, but you may need to change up your sewing machine needle to a larger hole so you can easily thread it.
The sheet of burlap cuts and sews beautifully and I used it several times throughout the album.
I added some cascading photos to one page and a couple of fold out pages as well. You can view the process on you tube. I will add the link below.
Cascading photos.
Fold out page.
Theres the new die GREAT VIEW I have added to the top of my photo. I used the view finder die to make this interactive page. The fishing net stamp was used in the background.
The basketweave stamp was used in the background of this page and I used a water pen to move the oxide ink around. Oxide ink colour is MERMAID LAGOON. The corrugated card looks awesome as a background.

The film strip die is really cool, you can fill it with photos or fussy cut elements. It even looks great on its own.

Another fold out page so I could add extra photos.
The finished album ends up being quite thick.
This is the other cover of the album which is not in the video. I have used gesso and oxide inks for this cover, topped with some corrugated card and the view finder die. Some fussy cut elements from the papers and some burlap with tags from the cut a part sheet complete the look. I hope you give this album a try.

something blue card class

Here’s the other 3 cards in the set of 6 using the lovely Something Blue Collection by Uniquely Creative.
The quilted background was created using an embossing folder and adding sequins to each point.
I used Distress Oxide in BLUEPRINT SKETCH to create the inked background.
Visit one of my previous posts to see the other 3 cards up close.

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!