Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas Day... we are looking forward to having my family here for Christmas Lunch and all the wonderful chaos that comes with it!  Kids giggling, grownups talking over one another, hugs, laughter and a wonderful meal shared together... all that good stuff!!

Here is our newest family member, Kel's kitten "Sugar", isn't she the most beautiful creature!  She's sweet as sugar too... a sweet little white and ginger tabby with the most gorgeous little face.  She has given us hours and hours of entertainment in the short time she has been with us, definitely one of the family already!

May the good times and treasures of today become the golden memories of tomorrow.  Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness this Christmas!

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Thursday, 22 December 2011

More Cards...

Yep, more cards... and yes Natasha, they were FUN!   Although I think these 2 took at long as a whole layout to create.  But I can say I am definitely over the "I don't do cards" thing!

Handmade flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creations Die by Donna Salazar...

Snippets of lovely Green Tara Lace...

Perfect accents from Dusty Attic...

And this card too:

More handmade flowers with layers of vintage mosquito net {thanks Mich}...

Crochet trim poking through...

Delicious GCD Antiquities Papers by Donna Salazar...

Products used:
Prima Trinkets and Resin Corner
Handmade Halo Charms
Hand Crocheted Doilies
ZVA Crystal Flourish

Crochet Trim Offcuts
Vintage Mosquito Net
Kaiser Sparklets
DMC Thread

Mediums used:
Jo Sonya Unbleached Titanium Acrylic Paint
Jo Sonya Titanium White Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Stains, Vintage Photo and Dusty Concorde
Stickles, Tiara

Tools used:
Martha Stewart Punches

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tissue Box

I bought this at Tomorrow's Memories a month or so ago, they've got all sorts of cool things to alter in there... anyways, it sat around and I knew it wanted to become something one day, but wasn't sure quite what!

While scrapping with Natasha one day I started playing... and whalla, finished tissue box!!

Layers of paper and tissue, then smooshed with gesso...

Lace added and them Impasto here and there...

Stamped image into the Impasto, dried and then sprayed with loads of mists and once dried touched with more gesso to bring out all the texture.

Then dressed with Dusty chippie, handmade flowers, roses & bling.

I have such fun creating pieces like this, getting messy and playing!  I truly relax, enjoy the process and let it become what it wants.  

There was initially loads of paper layers under this, but I got a bit carried away with the Impasto LOL!! 

Products used:
Tissue Box
Collections Tissue
Paper Roses
ZVA Crystal Flourish

Tools used:
Making Memories Foam Stamp

Mediums used:
Ranger Glue'n'Seal
Mont Marte Impasto
Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots
Glimmermists - Tattered Leather, Mallard

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Cards

I'd not really class myself as a card maker, but Green Tara make such gorgeous Christmas ribbons and flowers it makes it all so easy... and I'm going to admit out loud {LOL, well type out loud}, this card making stuff is FUN!!!

I've used lots of green and gold here, with touches of white lace and a splash of red.

I love these little bows, I couldn't tie them that little myself so having them done for you makes it easy to add these sweet touches.

The Dusty Attic Snowflakes are perfect for cards, just the right size to pop in under flowers and leaves!

Products used:
Green Tara White Poinsettias Green Centres, Medium - Code PFPWhMG
Green Tara Red Poinsettias Green Centres, Medium - Code PFPRMG
Green Tara White Holly Leaves, Small - Code LAHSWh
Green Tara Green Holly Leaves, Small - Code LAHSGr
Green Tara Gold Holly Leaves - Code LAHGo
Green Tara Xmas Bouquet, Gold 10cm - Code TBX032
Green Tara 7.5cm Skeleton Leaves, Gold - Code RTB2G
Green Tara 38mm Mesh, Green/Gold - Code RB6734GG
Green Tara 5cm Lace - Code L2864W
Green Tara 1cm Lace - Code L2897OW
Green Tara 3cm Bows, Olive - Code BowOl3
Dusty Attic Snowflakes
Pink Paislee PP

Mediums used:
Adirondack Gold & Silver Paint Dabbers

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Monday, 19 December 2011


I know I've scrapped this one already... but I like it, my gorgeous boy Kel, who helped me move half the house around on the weekend and then progressed to clean the kitchen, he's a good kid!!

Loved all the elements on this, this is one of those layouts that just created itself within an hour, really love it when that happens!! 

Dusty Attic Grasses and Cogs... love boy stuff and these new grasses just go anywhere!!

Layers of denim, papers, corrugated card, chipboard... 
Donna Salazar Designs Shadow Flowers and Sprockets just add that bit extra.

It's always fun to play with flowers and girly things, but with all these cool things out there for boys now, the cogs, the sprockets and cogs, denim fabric and masculine toned papers, I really didn't feel I was missing out creating this!!

Products used:
Zutter Corrugated Board
Denim Offcuts
Tim Holtz Glassine 
Tim Holtz Brads

Mediums used:
Unbleached Titanium Paint

Tools used:

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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Timeless Memories

JennyB and I at Hyden, just another of those perfect snapshots - I'm so thankful for everyone's cameras!! 

This one is my latest I created for the Green Tara blog, not only do I love their flowers, but I adore all their trims and laces, my work never feels complete without some of it somewhere on a page! 
Here I wanted lots and lots of layers, paper, trim, tickets, flowers, loads of layers!!  I have created flower clusters using Roses, Petals and Silver Sprays over top of ruffles of trim, and have tucked in little bits of lace here and there, the white trim and lace helps soften the papers and create a soft grungy effect.

Green Tara Products used:
Mixed Petal Pack, White - Code
3cm Roses, Ivory - Code FDR024Iv
3cm Roses, Black - Code FDR024BL
2cm Roses, Brown - Code FDR009Br
2cm Roses, Black - Code FDR006Bl
1cm Roses, White - Code FDR001Wh
4.5cm Maple Leaves, White - Code LA7Wh
5cm Lace - Code L2864W
2.5cm Lace - Code L2850W
1cm Lace - Code L2897OW
38mm Crinkle Satin Edged Organza, White - Code RBCrWh
15mm Mini Tassel Ribbon, Sage - Code RB456Sa
Silver/Acrylic Teardrop Spray, Green - Code XB30526G
Silver Stem, 7 Leaves - Code XB28558

Dusty Attic Garden Frame
Prima Printery PP
Authentique PP
Kaiser PP
Prima Trinkets
Kaiser Sparklets
SEI Tickets
TCR Studios Button

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Favourite Moments

Michelle and I giggling away at Wave Rock in Hyden... I think that's all us group of girls did most of the weekend, laugh, no better medicine for the soul!!

Yummy Pion Papers... I only have a few so they are being saved for 'special'!  Love them!

Dusty Attic Leafy Stems, perfect anywhere!  
These were painted in Unbleached Titanium Paint, inked with Ingvild for Prima Chalk Inks & Donna Salazar's Mix'd Media Inx and then sprayed with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Mica mixed in water.  I allowed the inks to blend and pool and dried them off for this mottled effect.  

All the yummy bits, layers of papers, trims and muslin.


The Butterflies were cut from one of the Pion papers, so beautiful!

Another handmade flower, made using Donna Salazar's Grand Peony Die by Spellbinders and a page from her Crafty Chronicle and sprayed with SmoochSpritz IceRink to bring some of the aqua tones into the flower.

Products used:
Dusty Attic Leafy Stems #3 
Green Tara Roses
Donna Salazar Designs Crafty Chronicle
Coredinations Cardstock
Kaiser Pearl Flourish & Kaiser Resin Flower
Generic Paper Roses
Hand Crocheted Doily
Muslin & Crochet Trim
German Scrap
Prima Trim & Pebble
Jenni Bowlin Pin
Pink Paislee Artisan Shapes

Tools used:
Donna Salazar Designs for Spellbinders Peony Creations Die
Donna Salazar Designs for Spellbinders Shadow Flowers Die

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