Monday, June 5, 2017

Scrap the Boys - June 2017

Hi all,

I am still loving the challenge of scrapbooking with Scrap the Boys... although this month I resorted to scrapping a photo of my friend Nicolee's beautiful grown-up boys!

It was for this colour challenge:

And here is my page:

 Starting with white cardstock, I then used some Colour Blast Colour Paste (Singing the Blues) through a stencil. I then painted red using the new Colour Blast Shimmer Cubes (in Fire Engine), also adding the splatters (in blue, red and black).
I layered behind the photo using tissue paper, black cardstock, washi tape,  punchinella, muslin, threads and fibres.
This cluster features a D-lish Scraps flair, D-lish Scraps enamel shapes, and Flutterby Designs black sticky words.

And of course, a cute and awesome Charms Creations terrific tab - white and slightly glittery, but it looks fab in this top corner!


A quick and fun page - one I was proud to pass onto my friend Nicolee when I was done!
Thanks for looking today,.
Amanda H


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 - May Sketch challenge

I loved the sketch this month at SBT50.

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Here is my page and some close ups.

This page gives one of my big hoarder secrets away.... I even keep skinny paper strips cut from the ends of patterned paper. I have a huge container of them! I used them to collage the diagonal design down the left side of the page. I sealed it with Gel Medium before adding some gesso, and paint splatters from "Punch" (pink) Colour Shimmer Cube.
The white side does have white texture paste through a heart stencil - a subtle touch to that side of the page.
In this cluster you can see some of my favourite things:
- Charms Creations - I used a DIY circle, which I painted pink and green again using Colour Shimmer Cubes, before adding "seeds" so it looks like a watermelon!
- D-lish Scraps Creative Cuts - the vine/leaves are also painted with Colour Shimmer Cube.
- D-lish Scraps resin and enamel dots.
- Flutterby Designs sticky quote
- Studion 1440 Flair.

Thanks for looking today!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kraft Plus - May 2017

Oh KRAFT PLUS TEAM - you have done it again!
And came up with this....
Confession - there is a trail of oddly shaped photos cut out on my desk. But then suddenly I had the idea when I found these two photos and triangles it was!
Once I cut the photos, I placed them on the Kraft cardstock and used a ruler to make the lines on the page in a random geometric design.
Then I painted some of the spaces! I used Colour Blast products: White heavy gesso (watered down), then Colour Shimmer Cubes (in Sienna and Leather) for the rich shiny copper and bronze colours. Plus some little splatters!
In this little stack... Charms Creations of course! ... A book paper banner and a white terrific tab.
And lots of other bits and pieces and embellishments that all seemed to fall into place!
Thank you Chrissy for bringing me back some of the Tim Holtz film strip from the US during her recent trip. Love this stuff and have never been able to find it. She shared me a full metre and it will be gone in no time!
Hello little me!
The title and journal make it a personal page for me, but something I am proud to share. I have made such great gains in seeing my worth and knowing that I am enough... something I could have learnt to do from a much younger age!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Show Us Your Stuff - May 2017

Another month of challenges..... This one is my DT sample for the always different and fun SHOW US YOUR STUFF --- your handmade stuff that is.....

Here is the May challenge- this mood board:

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And here is my page and some close ups....

beautiful photo of my beautiful girl....

Textured paste on the background, then painted blue, yellow and pink with Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts.

The biggest challenge was finding all the letters I needed from my Alphabet sets. 2Crafty chipboard word - embossed with Colour Blast Embossing powder.

Handmade here: Charms Creations DIY heart. Rainbow Splendour Epoxy button and word cut out. Also dyed the muslin at the back here with some more Colour Blast!

Handmade here: D-lish Scraps flair, Rainbow Splendour pretty pin.

Yay - hope you join us this month.
Thanks for looking,

Scrap the Boys - May 2017

Hi all,
Another BOY-based challenge for May for Scrap the Boys!... This one can have MUM's in it though.... (phew!)
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And here is my page... with an old photo of husband David with his Mother....
I used some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust in Velvet and painted it to cardstock - that's the messy paint splodge at the back! Then added the layer of white script transparency, which I machine stitched. Then everything else layered on top!
I used some 2Crafty Chipboard (our sponsor this month) - I inked it purple and then used dimensional magic. While the dimensional magic was wet, I sprinkle some super fine glitter into it!
So purple and yellow??? Why not!
Thanks for looking. I hope you join us for Scrap the Boys this month!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kraft Plus - April

Yay... ran madly to Bunnings yesterday to get paint swatches (Probs took too many, but I think I might use them again on a page!).... and then got this page done just in time!

I've got this thing about trying to pump out multi-photo layouts lately. I'm really keen to get more photos on a page to tell the stories I need to tell.

Did some painty mess with the new Colour Blast Shimmer Cubes (in Just Blue) on the background, even using it to paint one of my Charms Creations DIYs (the +).

I also hand cut a few more pluses from the paint swatches.

Sticker words from Flutterby Designs are epic and awesome for any page! Also some resin hearts from Corbin Creations.
And yes I hand stuck each and every one of those little black stars - stupid little buggers! Yeah - but it looks good! LOL.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 7, 2017

All About Scrapbooks - March pages

I have been lucky enough to join the team at All About Scrapbooks.... so many amazing papers and products to work with.

Here are my pages shared during March.

 Do you ever get your hands on a beautiful piece of paper, and the only possible thing to do is to fussy cut it? That's how I started out with this page, when I found one of the amazing floral papers from the  Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection.

I used the combination of 5 different pieces of paper from the range (listed below) and used them in the layers behind the photo, in the strips and the background and of course for the fussy cutting. The whole page is also mounted on a white cardstock base, my favourite thing to do.

Once I had the papers sorted, I looked for some bits and pieces to add the clusters to finish the page. You can see some of these details in close ups.

Firstly I inked some 2Crafty Butterflies using Prima Chalk Ink, once nestled in the flower I added a coat of Dimensional Magic

Under the layers of the fussy cut flower, I tucked some white hearts and vines from the awesome Thickers pack that come in the Take Me Away range.

Some of the grey colour tones in the diecuts from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always collection matched the colour tones of this page, so I had these into the clusters also. I also sprinkled some crystals from the Bits and pieces pack and also some sparkly enamel dots.

Products used:
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 02
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 10 (this had the florals that I fussy cut)
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 17
PP - Take Me Away Paper - 18 
PP - Take Me Away Thickers - Dream Foam
White Cardstock
2 Crafty Addy's Butterflies
Prima - Fluid Chalk Ink Edgers - Pastel Green
Dimensional Magic
CV - Love Always Ephemera Die Cut
CV - Love Always Bits & Pieces
CV - Love Always Enamel Dots - Sparkles


Here us with a bright page using some Fancy Pants paper, from the Joy Parade collection.
With these bright and fun papers, I did bring in some white cardstock, for the background and to mount around the photo and papers. I used the different patterns and colours of the Joy Parade papers, in strips and blocks, to build up layers behind the photo.
Another focal point of the page is the awesome 2Crafty Handdrawn Heart, used to frame the photo, which I have inked black and added a coat of Dimensional Magic to.
Here in the close ups, you will see some of the cute little finishes I added to complete the page.

Firstly I used the Design Puffy Stickers, also from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection - this includes the "ENJOY" title, some of the hearts and triangles. I also added some Simple Stories stickers and a flower from a Cocoa Vanilla Studio pack.

I hope you "enjoyed" this page!!!!

Products used:
"A Moment Captured" 

My inspiration for this page started with the beautiful 2 Crafty Frame Doilies. After I inked them, I cut some patterned papers to fit within the frames. I chose the subtle greys, teals and browns from some Pink Paislee and Crate Paper patterned papers. I repeated the circle and scalloped circles by punching a few shapes with my good old shape punches.
I wanted to keep the background to these papers and frames simple, so I went with a Kraft Cardstock background, perfect for vintage layouts and old black and white photos. I did some stamping with a Kaisercraft texture stamp, the subtle grid patterned added just a little interest to the Kraft background.
A few strips of paper along the bottom and I am ready to embellish! I did ink the edges of all my papers and I love the way this simple technique adds definition to the paper on the page.
If there is one thing you will get to know about me, it is that my favourite part of any page is in the little details I put into finishing. I love finishing, I love embellishing, I love diving into my stash to find the perfect little item to finish a page.
You will see some of these in these close ups:

I embossed a 2Crafty Elegant Flourish and used this as a focal point of the page.
 I clustered sequins from my stash and Cocoa Vanilla Studio resin from the
 Love Always Bits and Pieces bag, along the flourish.

I also embossed this perfect 2Crafty chipboard word as my title.

I also embossed some old charms from my stash to include in these little clusters.
I do love these little sticker words from the Cocoa Vanilla Sticker sheet, and you will
see them scattered on this page - they are great little finishers! And always add
 Cocoa Vanilla enamel dots to clusters too!

Products used:
Cocoa Vanilla - Hello Lovely Enamel Dots


 Got a party to scrapbook?
 Then you are in the right place! 
Party Layout coming right at ya!

I used the Kaisercraft Party Time collection to create this page.


As well as some of the awesome papers in the range, I also used both the diecuts and
 stickers from this collection to add detail to this page.

Check out these close ups to see other things used to finish the page:

The fun and funky puffy stickers from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade collection were
fabulous for this page.
Added to that are some sequins from my stash, and flowers and enamel shapes from
Cocoa Vanilla - perfect finishing touches.

Don't forget to use foam tape on die cuts to make them pop off your page.

Diecut words can be enhanced as your titles, when you carefully add Dimensional Magic
to them once they are stuck down. Anything to add dimensional and shine to a page!

Products used:
 Kaisercraft - Party Time Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft - Party Time Paper - 100's & 1,000's
Kaisercraft - Party Time Paper - Double Scoop
Fancy Pants - Joy Parade Design Puffy Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla - Free Spirit Enamel Shapes
Cocoa Vanilla - Life is Beautiful Blossoms
Cocoa Vanilla - Life is Beautiful Little Pretties
Cocoa Vanilla - Hello Sunshine Enamel Shapes
Dimensional Magic
Foam Tape
Thanks for looking!