Sunday, 7 May 2017

Saturday's are splendid for a spot of chipboard...

Hello everyone!!
So glad you've come to visit,

We have recently sold our home, so I've been ticking things off my list all month!!
I always try to craft each day, some of the days it means I look wistfully into my craft room...
it was the last thing to pack and, 
It will be one of the first things to be unpacked!!

I was 'gifted' some beautiful photos recently, I tell our family and friends if they give me photos then I will give them back layouts - it means I have a constant flow of different photos, with different people... so I never get bored!!


I bought a few sheets of  49 & Market 'Fairies' patterned paper, did a little fussy cutting then adhered it all done - easy!! Paper purchased from Arnold's Scrapbooking (Queensland)
Well, yes I did fussy cut all the fairy images and some flowers too - I know there is a few who don't really like cutting out images but it is quite relaxing for me - I have a little tray and my favourite scissors and can sit with our family and have a 12x12" page done in no time!!
Hello to little Phoenix - photo taken in the cutest mini clawfoot tub!!

How lovely is this border strip!!
I swiped some Distress Oxide, sprinkled a little water, dried it and then randomly spotted some glue to sprinkle over a glitter and Prills mix for some pretty texture.

The corner flourish just had a swipe of Distress Oxide ink...
so the fairy had somewhere nice to rest for a minute or two...

Me & You... You and Me...

I started with a lovely sheet of Prima 'Rose Quartz' paper and roughly swiped a Distress Oxide in a 't' shape,
randomly stamped with 'brown' ink,
trimmed some coordinating paper into random width lengths and then snipped a banner in each end,
adhered the strips, the photo tucked into the Clock chipboard, added some flowers,
Photo is Shakaela's selfie with Christine, our niece.

The title is actually joined together when you purchase it but I wanted to stretch it a bit longer down the page, so I simply snipped it apart,
I spritzed the title with a couple of shades of Marker Maniacs mist and then a touch of fine glitter over the ampersand,
the swirly flourish under 'you' is misted in Colour Blast shimmer spray.

A super quick flower - a circle of material, misted then adhere the curved pieces to form a contemporary rose - spray adhesive and a sprinkle of fine glitter for a bit of sparkle.


This is a great way to get a bit of value from the more expensive sheets - cut off the part you really like then trim the remainder in half and stick back together to form a whole sheet but be sure to turn them to the reverse for the contrast.
Photo is Emily's friends newborn Clara - she is a Doctor Who fan!!

If you know me, you'll know I am not great friends with glitter (it just hangs around far too long and wears out it's welcome!) but occasionally, it has a purpose - mostly anything Christmas, and little girls projects? After inking with a metallic ink a randomly sprinkled some fine glitter (Every project has glitter today, made at different times so I have surprised myself!! haha) A little bit more fussy cutting - all the embellishments came from a single sheet which was meant to be constructed into a pillow box - a little challenge to myself to think outside the box? Paper purchased at Bella Paperie (Queensland)

Clock face 4"                           Embellishment Corners
Ruth Border                          Beautiful Girl
                                      You & Me                       Loolabelle's Piecharts and Hearts Embellishments

Chipboard is such a lovely addition to a layout, card or Off the page project, it just adds something special!!
There is so many options to colour or alter the original 'out of the packet' piece... unlimited options!!

Thank you for visiting, 
Alison xx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Kraft Plus - Out of the Box - May challenge - Imaginarium designs sponsoring

Imaginarium Designs
is one of the fabulous sponsors at 
challenges this month
so I had a sneak peek at the 'theme'

Out of the Box

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I do remember a few years ago, okay ...almost 20 - that I loved to 'chop up' photos and shape them to 'match' the page - people were slightly horrified at the thought... it's a 10cent reprint nowadays - bonus!!

So I found some choppable photos and some Imaginarium Designs chipboard and this is what happened -

Don'y forget to get your entry in this month!!

Magical Moment

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Echo Park paper co has a fabulous 'Magic and Wonder' Collection which has the colours and imagery of 'Minnie, Mickey and Disney' - so much fun!!

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How lovely is this 'Lamp post' chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, I've simply inked it with pearly white ink and made it part of the supplementary title - you could also print a small photo to fit the circle frame - it has a great tapered design.

Photos are from when Phoenix celebrated her FIRST birthday - her Mum and Dad dressed up as Minnie and Mickey... so cute!!
Alison xx

Imaginarium Designs - 'Mothers Day' group

the fifth month of the year...
in our family, so many birthdays!!
It's also when we celebrate 
Mother's Day

On the 
Imaginarium Designs 
blog today, there is a lovely selection of projects celebrating the women in our life
I made a card for a special Aunt

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A layer of Heartfelt Creations paper, left over from a recent class kit -
A set of Morroccan corners inked with pale pink metallic ink -
AUNT actually is snped from a 'I believe in Santa' - an A became a U with 2 snips - easy!!
a couple of flowers and, 
my favourite 'skeleton leaves'
they are so versatile - adhered onto patterned paper or cardstock,
ink or heat emboss,
this one has been laid onto acetate then each area filled with Liquid Pearls in a couple of shades of green, mixed with some Kindyglitz - leave it to dry and then peel  off the acetate.

This card is especially for Aunty Sandra
Alison xx