BOY Layout!

Heres something different for me…a Boy layout. lol…I don’t have boys of my own but my partner has a couple. The new Country Roads Collection from Uniquely Creative is perfect for masculine pics and I have teamed it with Kraft cardstock (my fav if you are new to my blog )

Here’s a better view of all the lovely layers including some stamping in the background using a Mini Mark Making Stamp by Uniquely Creative called Tracks. I love it! This layout will be available as a kit from my lovely local scrapbooking store A PLACE TO CREATE its in Arana hills, Brisbane. It’s a rainy scrapbooking day today.

Stella & Ollie Layout share

Dog photograph credits go to my friend Sharon from A Place To Create Scrapbook shop. These two gorgeous puppies visit the shop regularly and are the sweetest. I don’t have a dog, so this was a fun layout for me. However, I could have used any photo on this versatile layout. ( BUT the dogs do look cute lol) I started with Kraft cardstock…my fav and used Alexander RENKE paper. Its so beautiful, I didn’t want to cover it.
Ive also used a Celebr8 mat board and some Vicki Boutin wash tape. Olive seam binding ribbon, gold pearls from Uniquely Creative and a doily cut in half make this a simple but interesting layout. Ive also added a leaf die cut from Kraft.
I toyed with the idea of another mat in Aqua to back the whole layout but decided I like it without. What do you think? Aqua, or No? This layout will soon be a kit at A Place To Create – Arana Hills.

Have a great Sunday, its February tomorrow…oh my goodness!

2020 Double Layout

January is almost over and I’m back at work this week! Summer is always fun over the Christmas Holidays but its time to get back to the grindstone. Here’s a recent layout I created using lots (24) mini photos to document the highlights of 2020.
I used some Paige Taylor Evans papers and watercolour cardstock to create the brightly coloured background.

I cut the 2020 out using my Silhouette Cameo. The flowers were fussy cut from patterned papers.

I used Picasa to create a collage and print the small photos, I fit 6 photos on a 6″x4″ photo and printed them myself.

I used Distress Oxide inks and lots of water for the colourful painty background. I typed my journalling and printed it on A4 card, then cut it into small strips.

I hope you are having a crafty week. This layout will soon be kitted and available to purchase at A Place To Create.

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!