Friday, 15 February 2019

Maja Designs February Moodboard

Hello, today I am sharing a page inspired by the Maja Designs February Moodboard.

"to have and to hold"

I love scrapping photos from my wedding; and this was perfect for the Love theme of the moodboard.

I have used papers from the Maja Designs Celebrations range. They coordinate so beautifully together! 

Thank you to Maja Designs for a such a fun challenge.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Colour Stories Inspiration Cold Case #271

How exciting, CSI are celebrating their 7th Birthday! Congratulations to Debbi and all the CSI team, an awesome effort. Thank you to all the amazing sponsor over the past 7 years.

Cold Case #271 - My investigation
What a great idea, I love it. I am sure we all have a secret stash that we need to use up!

What a catch

From The Scene I was inspired by the colour palate - the blues, white and grey, but opting to use a burnt orange rather that the red. 

Product clues - I have used paper that is about 5 years old, with a texture paste background that I 'toyed with' last year but did not end up using. I have used 3 older stamps that I have had for a long long time but barely used (I think 2 of these will now go into my collection that I donate to a local primary school). Also from the 'why did I buy that selection' - some wire thread (wrapped around the chipboard circles) and some cork stickers that I love but find difficult to use.

Design clues - I have incorporated a wreath look with the chipboard circles.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your new year has started well. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case # 267


This is my husband at the finish of the TDU Bupa stage - having just completed over 150kms of cycling!! An awesome effort. 

How I solved the case:

I was inspired by the colour scheme, particularly the white, turquoise and bright olive green - there are splashes of crimson and pink.

From the evidence file I have used: a grid patterned stamp, hearts and stars.

From the testimony I was inspired by the word Joy (happy).

Some close ups.

Thank you to Debbi and all the CSI team; thanks also to the amazing sponsors.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #268

This is a photo of Kenzie taken at her very first Christmas party way back in 1999. While it is a Christmas themed photo, I have scrapped it in a non-Christmas style.

How I solved the case:

I have used the basic colour scheme - but I have used a more pinky red to match Kenzie's dress.
The evidence: Christmas elements - word stickers; frames - stamped; circles - stamped; vintage element - lace heart; greenery - leaves.
Testimony: document about the holidays.

Thank you to Debbi and the CSI team and to all the wonderful sponsors.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #265

Knitted Teddy

How I solved the case: 
I was inspired by the colour scheme and incorporated all five colours - carnation pink, pale pink, bright white, light grey and black.
From the evidence I have used stripes, checker pattern, flowers, text print (stamping), triangles (tiny ones on some washi tape), glitter (black heart Charms Creation).
From the testimony: I have framed some words in my journaling.

Some close ups:

Thank you to Debbi and the CSI team and to all the wonderful sponsors.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Colour Stories Inspiration Case #264

Remember that day

How I solved the case:

Scheme: all five colours used
Evidence: text print (stamping), metal (keys), animals (on the T-shirts), ink the edges (photo matt, journaling strips), lots of layers.
Testimony: a tweak of the inspirational words 'hide & secret' - "sneaky"

Some close ups

Thanks to Debbi and the CSI Team for another great challenge & Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Scrappingclearly October challenge

Hello Crafty Friends. It is so wonderful to play along with the Scrapping Clearly challenge once again - it has been a while!
 I was inspired by the greens on the moodboard and also by the circles.

Go Richie
A photo from the Tour Down Under in January 2018.

The background was created with texture paste scraped on with a spatula. Then paint splatters were added in four shades of green - Distress Oxide forest moss & bundled sage; Dylusions acrylic mushy peas; Art Alchemy Sparks fairy wings - and Art Alchemy Metallique steampunk copper.

On top of this - a range of stamping in archival black ink. I then added some random strips of narrow washi tape. 

I cut up a chipboard corner to poke out from under the photo. This was painted with Distress Oxided bundled sage.

I finished off with some metal cogs, O rings and enamel dots.

Thanks to Kylie and the Scrapping Clearly team for a great challenge.