Friday, September 30, 2011

My love for washi

Well i have discovered a new love for washi tape, don't get me wrong i have had a dozen or so rolls for a few months that i had received in various kits but only used it on the odd occasion. Well that has changed i seem to be using it on almost every layout these days i just love it and so good for filling a gap in a layout where nothing else would look right.

Here is a look at what i have now and how i store them (a fruit basket)




Anyway the reason for this post is to show you some i have bought and i am waiting on arriving to play with

These one's from Etsy
This one from Etsy
And again another from the same seller ( I am actually getting 2 rolls of this as one comes in a kit i have bought but hey it wont go to waste lol)
This pack of Amy Tangerine by American Crafts
Another pack of Amy Tangerine
2 Rolls of tape from the new nightfall collection by American Crafts ( cant find a picture of them on their own but they are in the middle of this shot )

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chasing waterfalls

here is a layout i worked on a couple of days ago, and you would not believe how i done it. We were getting carpets laid in our lounge and master bedroom (when we built we had polished concrete floors and let me tell you it was an expensive experiment as i HATED them lol) anyway as my old scrap room was off the lounge we decided to carpet through there too. Well to say my house was in chaos would be an understatement, all my scrap room was split over our dining table/breakfast bar and guestroom floor/bed etc our lounge furniture was in our kitchen and our bedroom furniture was in my new scrap room and the main bathroom. WOW a mess and if you know me you will know i don't deal with mess/clutter well what so ever. Anyway as i couldn't clean or tidy i decided to just scrap so i got a single pager and a double pager done :) i just parked my but at the breakfast bar and got scrapping.





This layout was made from the September kit over at Harvest moon (still available with $10 off)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Real life stars

Today the theme over at Practical Scrappers was to do a double pager now normally i love to do them but with this one i just really struggled, think my mojo was on a break or something, i angled and cut the star paper wrong, the list goes on lol. Anyway here it is

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Little Miss Belle

Here is a layout i did a few weeks ago for a challenge over at SC that i have not blogged yet, so thought i would share it. I really love how this layout turned out, I think the sketch was from Sketchy Thursday though i could be wrong.





Materials Used (using Mind the Gap from Studio Calico)
Patterned Paper - Sassafras Lass
Border sticker - Basic Gray
Veneer - Studio Calico
Buttons - Pebbles
Alphas - American Crafts
Mist - Studio Calico
Coffee Filters - Fancy Pants
Thread - DMC

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Give me some sugar

The theme today over at Practical Scrappers is Misting/Masking so i thought i would do a bit of both. To start with i chose PP that was kind of self coloured, i then punched out 5 butterflies and placed them on my page where i wanted to mist. I chose a paler same colour than the PP and just sprayed it everywhere. Next i thought i would sew round the misted parts to help make them stand out ( i know I'm sorry i just can't stop sewing lol) This looks much better in real life as i don't know that you can make the misting out that well, we have had such bad weather here and its been a nightmare for getting the pictures to look good I'm afraid. Anyway i had fun with it and I'm sure you will to if you play along :)

Materials Used ( using Boardwalk by Studio Calico)
Patterned Paper - October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket and My Minds Eye
Washi tapes - American Crafts and 7Gypsys
Alphas - October Afternoon and Sassafras Lass
Brads - October Afternoon and Basic Gray
Buttons - Pebbles
Bling - Pebbles
Thread - DMC
Mist - studio Calico
Punch - EK Success

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrap With V - Septembers sketch challenge

Well im finally getting this added, but don't worry there is almost 2 weeks left to get in for the monthly RAK. Use the sketch below and then link it up to our website for a chance to win. Here is the sketch along with my take on it, i pretty much kept to the sketch with this one :)



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lets swing

Here is my 3rd layout using the September kit by Harvest Moon and i absolutely love it, even though it didn't turn out anything like i first planned lol, do they ever?. This layout was done using this weeks sketch over at Sketchy Thursday and even though the layout turned out very like the sketch it was not what i planned, there was going to be lots of border stickers but i ended up sewing instead lol. A girls allowed to change her mind right?








Materials Used (using September kit by Harvest Moon)
Card Stock - Bo Bunny
Patterned Paper - Echo Park (butterfly)
Border stickers - Sassafras Lass
Alphas - American Crafts and Sassafras Lass
Flowers - American Crafts
Brad - American Crafts
Journal sticker - Sassafras Lass
Punch - Martha Stewart

Additional supplies
Card stock - American Crafts
Bling - My Minds Eye
Journal Pen - American Crafts
Thread - DMC

Monday, September 19, 2011

Practically perfect in every way

Here is a layout that i lifted from the amazing Susan Weinroth in fact you can check her layout in this post right here I pretty much just lifted this one identical as i LOVED it so much, the colours the blocks of PP EVERYTHING

How amazing is that teal zing i just LOVE it

Materials used (using boardwalk by Studio Calico)
Card stock - American Crafts
Patterned Papers - Cosmo Cricket, Crate paper and Studio Calico
Washi tape - American Crafts and unsure of the other one
Punch - Fiskars
Twine - My Minds Eye
Brads - My Minds Eye
Trim - Pink Paisley
Alphas - American Crafts and Sassafras Lass

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Design team news and my first LO's with it

Well i have super news to share with you all today. I have been asked to join as lead DT member over at an awesome new Kiwi kit club, you can find Harvest Moon here and also you can 'like' them on FB infact if you like them on FB you will go on a draw to win one of the september kits. Cindy sent me the Sept kit this week so i have been working with that and have 2 layouts to share with you today. You really should check the website out as she will be getting some cool items for the shop, she plans to have more added this week so keep checking back. We are also working on a blog where we will be having lots of challenges every week and also we will be doing a guest DT challenge every month to give everyone the chance of working with us. So without further ado here are my first 2 layouts


Materials used ( from Sept Harvest Moon kit)
Card Stock - Bazzil (from my scraps stash)
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Alphas - American Crafts and Echo Park
Delights - American Crafts
Banners - Echo Park

Extras used - Washi Tape (American Crafts) and Bling (My Minds Eye) and some DMC thread

Materials Used
Patterned Paper - Sassafras Lass
Stickers - Sassafras Lass
Alphas - Sassafras Lass
Delight - American Crafts

Extras Used (Punch - Ek Sucess), Thread (DMC) and Bling (My Minds Eye)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Besties for one day only

Over at Noel Mignon she does a seasonal tag team, this is where she chooses a layout from the gallery and then gets a couple of teams together, one person gets the original then the next person gets the first persons layout and so on, anyway this time i went to the back of the line as i had personal stuff happening and I'm glad i did as i really like the inspiration piece that i got to work from. Instead of using the paper that Maryann had used to frame the paper i chose to use stamps/zing and some washi tape (my new love) I really LOVE how this layout turned out, hope you do to. Oh and if you fancy it the autumn tag team sign ups are up on the message board, i dare you to go sign up.

Oh and seeing this again reminded me of the fabulous chicken wire stamp AzElizabeth sent me as i didn't buy the add on and it didn't come to the store, all the way from Switzerland, thanks SOOOOOOOOOOO much Elizabeth i LOVE it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New baby girl

During the weekend Noel Mignon posted a sketch just for fun to give us some inspiration, i had had a bad day with Mojo or lack of on Saturday i even chucked 3 layouts out as i just hated them lol. This sketch was what i needed to get something done. Thanks Noel





Anyway as usual i turned it into 8.5 by 11 as i don't seem to do many 12 by 12 these days



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Top 5 foods

I discovered a new kit club this week and whats even better is that it is over here in Kiwi land, awesome for us kiwis.  Anyway the owner put up a challenge this week using some pictures she found on Pintrest.

The challenge we were given was to make a layout showcasing our favourite dish maybe share a recipe, you know just something along those lines. Well after a few days i got to work, i mulled it over in my head as to what direction i wanted to go with mine. For some time i have wanted to make a picture less Layout but have been unsure as to what to base the layout and finally i thought this would fit this challenge well. I decided what i wanted to do was do a list of my top fave foods and go from there. I dug out one of my most favourite Studio Calico stamos and got to work. Instead of having a normal list i thought i would do 5 rows of the same stamp and sew on the numbers for each line, i really love how it feels and glad i went with a list instead of a picture. hope you enjoy and please head on over to Kits by Harvest Moon as she has 3 kits up for grabs just for taking part with lots more challenges to come :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Love U4 ever

Today's theme over at Practical Scrappers is to use a hexagon or chevron or both i guess lol, i went with both as i had just received a kit with both in it. This layout took like 30 minutes to come together and i just LOVE it, i just cut up some hexagons and moved them around the paper until i was happy with them, then i stamped the chevron randomly around the page i then added some washi tape some alpha and a couple of badges and that was it.job done. easy as that.

 Materials used ( from Boardwalk by Studio Calico)
Patterned Paper - Studio Calico
Brad - My Minds Eye
Flair Buttons - October Afternoon
Alphas - American Crafts
Twine - My Minds Eye
Washi tape - American Crafts and Cute tape
Stamp - Studio Calico
Ink - JBS Studios
Mist - Studio Calico
Wood veneer - Studio Calico

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pretty Hair

You really should go check out the inspiration over at Scrap with V it is awesome and i just had to play along.






As soon as i saw this i just new i was going to use circles and sewing ALL over my layout ( i am digging circles and sewing at the moment)  so i got to work. The first layout i made i was not happy with the position of my circles so i chucked it out and started again (I'm bad like this lol) This time i was happy with how it turned out. Next i just filled in the circles with all my scraps and some journaling. LOVE it.




Please go play along for the RAK at the end of the month using the above picture for inspiration.

Materials Used (from mind the gap by Studio Calico)
Patterned paper - Crate Paper, pebbles, My Minds Eye and American Crafts
Alphas - American Crafts
Punch - Fiskars
Veneer shapes - Studio Calico
Stamp - Studio Calico
Buttons - Pebbles
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Studios

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bubbles of fun

Hey I'm back!!! sorry i have been AWOL but you all know why. Anyway i have so many layouts and news i have to share with you guys so i have to get started yay with my first layout.

This one was for the theme over at Practical Scrappers which was chipboard. Now i HATE to work with chipboard as I'm sure you all know if you have read any of my posts, so i thought i would do this one. Firstly i had these fabulous chipboard banners in a kit i bought so figured what the hell, so i misted them using Lunch Tray (my favourite Mister Huey colour ) and then just added some BG mini alpha for the heading. I just LOVE this LO to bits and how it turned out. Also ain't Lucy the CUTEST girl you ever saw??? or am i biased, nah she is the cutest.


Materials used (using Mind the gap from Studio Calico)
Patterned papers - Sassafras Lass, My Minds Eye and pebbles
Card stock - Bazzil
Washi tapes - American Crafts
Chipboard - Maya Road
Journal stickers - My Minds Eye
Alphas - Basic Gray
Mist - Studio Calico
Twine - My Minds Eye
Buttons - 7Gypsy and Pebbles
Punch - Martha Stewart

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First blog post on my new DT

Hey guys just thought i would share the link to Scrap with V so you can go see my first ever post there. I spoke about my love of circles and sewing them :)