Thursday, 31 October 2019

Colour Blast - challenge - Cool Pup

 Hello again!!

Yes, so soon since my last blog entry
I did create another layout for the

Colour Blast Challenge

It's all about the COOL colours
and use at least 3 CB products..

easy, right!!

I did a bit of shuffling with the papers from the 
Untangled collection, 
designed by Tanya Froud
Great collection!!

I like how there is a sheet in the collection to fussy cut.. so I did!

Picked out some greens, blues and purples toned Colour Paste

I used the paste as a 'paint' to colour the flowers and leaves - I just used a water brush!

You'll also see some stamping around the border and under the foliage too!

1. Patterned Paper
2. Stamps
3. Colour Paste

and Cool colours
for Emily's COOL PUP


Big stitching with a crop-a-dile to add holes for the twine to be threaded around... bit of fun for a border and didn't take too long to do either!

Thank you for coming to visit,

White with one - Citrus Combo - October 2019


It's been a long time without a blog post..
If you're still out there,


Sooo much work 
not enough time for the important stuff..

Like a challenge
so I picked out some papers,
chose some Citrus coloured Colour Blast pastes,

You Are Loved

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Started with a marshmallow bazill,
swiped over 'Sunshine' and 'Tangareen Dream Colour Blast paste,
trimmed some CB papers for the strips,
Cut the letters for the title - already used all the 'O' so this is actually the letter 'Q' - do you get a bit creative when you run out of the letter you need/

Twine to wind around in vertical lines,
Photo of Adrian's grandad xx
Wire to frame the face,
found a bonus metal arrow to underline,

Thank you for visiting,
A xx

Saturday, 6 July 2019

White with One - Marine Green - July 2019


It's been too long since I had some SPARE time to create...
Usually takes me about an hour to create a challenge page... but I fiddle for a couple of hours at The Crafty Chain's all day crop yesterday... must be a bit rusty!!

Anyway, I found out what the colour was this month at White with One


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A lovely deep teal-ly green shade 

and there is a Mood board too!!

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I liked the sole palm tree im the bottom right corner, 
it reminded me of a photo of Adrian and his Grandad,
enjoying the sun in the garden..

I first chose a sheet of Kaisercraft paper from the recent Morning Dew collection, that had a lovely print in the exact shade... perfect!! By cutting out the middle you create a border for white cardstock and then a piece to use both sides as part of the layers - good budgetting!!

Starting with a sheet of white I swiped some ink across the background - swiped some crackle onto a set of 7 dots chipboard (old!!) - added some paper behind the frames and some photos too - then just layered it... done!!

I love how Kaisercraft have titles or sentiments along the barcode strip.. always come in handy!!
Finnabairs Patina Butterflies were a lovely tone for Marine Green,

You don't need a ton of products to create a layout, this layout has one sheet of patterned paper, one sheet of cardstock, one 6' square of chipboard pieces, 2 metal butterflies, 2 white tags, a scoop of crackle paste, a swipe on ink on the background and the chipboard pieces and some adhesive to attach everything - easy!!  

Plenty of room for a bit of journalling about the memory from these photos..

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sketchy Boards challenge - January 2019

...and Hello to January!!

Trying to get some challenges done in January,
on a roll with a couple completed - 
Thought I'd give
a go this month, it's been awhile?

Don't Forget to be Awesome
is my layout for the January challenge,

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Started with a sheet of Kaisercraft white - tore a piece of light grey into a rectangle... you can still see a small top right corner!! lol Sprinkled a little 'mystery powder' (looks like it might have been some Lindy's Magicals from an old class kit?)  - how good was the colour for these pretty images I had previously fussy cut from a sheet of Celebr8 'Beautiful Life'... love the greens, browns with a pinch of yellow!!
Layered the pieces... kind of like the sketch... stamped a little with a stamp on the table and finished with a couple of wooden cogs, tags etc

I twisted the sketch 90' to the left, like this - 

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Photo is our great nephew Robbie - I thought the cogs and clocks were perfect for a school photo!!
Thank you to Jenny, for introducing us to the versatility of Celebr8 papers!!

Thankyou for visiting,
Alison xx

Kraft Plus challenge - January 2019

Kraft Plus challeneg - January 2019

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You are my Sunshine

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Starting with a sheet of Kraft... of course!!
Chose a Kaisercraft hexagon stencil - I like it for the random design - sponged a few different greens and browns... then spotted over some white dots to represent the Indigenous Art component of this months challenge :)

Our friend Jenny is the distributor for Celebr8 Australia - when she came to visit The Crafty Chain we loved the 'Beautiful Life' collection... I created this layout and another layout from the cut apart page and the diecut sheet - super easy!!
Thank you Jenny, you're so lovely!!

A little muslin, a couple of wood flourish pieces and some wired twine from the Happy Jig finish this layout of our sweet little girl Katelyn a few years (about 18 to be more precise!!) in a handmade outfit - I've always loved handmade items, whether I've made it or to support someone else's creativity. This one gifted to Katelyn by my Aunt & Uncle..

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx

Saturday, 5 January 2019

White with 1 - Buttercream - January 2019

Welcome to a New Year,
A new challenge,
A new Layout..

First up it's the 
White with 1 challenge
one of my favourites!!

January 2019 it's all about 

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There is also a Mood Board
...see those vertical spaghetti's - bit like my twine?

A page without a title,
but it's timeless..

Starting with a sheet of white cardstock - of course!!
I randomly painted 'Mustard Seed' distress Crackle Paint - Yes!! Such an old supply and it was almost dried up, but I managed to stick it on.. and, as a bonus it was dry super quick!! haha
Twisted some twine around the page a couple of times - swiped some crackle onto a piece of Imaginarium Designs chipboard then took the 'yellow' back a few shades with some white gesso on everything!!
I fussy cut a sheet of 3 Quarter designs Printed Acetate 
Wound some wired black and white twine in a circle to frame the photo of our great nephew Robbie - he is a smart young boy with a love of 'Balls', he will do well in life!!
Adhered the photo on a white paper bag as a pocket, then mounted on a board before tucking all the elements in and around.

Thanks for visiting,
Alison xx

Saturday, 24 November 2018

White with one - Orange Blaze

Yes, another hour, another challenge..
just blogging about it now, whoops!

White with one is such an great way to challenge yourself,
to balance white and just one colour
and get another photo scrapped for an album - hooray!!

The colour for November is

Anyone that knows me,
knows I love copper,
and orange is pretty close..
well, not really but it's an unusually colour that some people find an extra challenge,
so this is what I did...

I added the title 
this young fellow is growing up quickly and is destined for greatness,
he will learn along his journey to be grateful for the unique way he sees the world xx

I started with a white cardstock and stamped some Paper Rose cogs with orange archival ink,
I found some jigsaw puzzle pieces in a couple of different sizes - some had orange ink, some crackle paint, some a bit of both!!
Finished up with a couple of metal cogs, a felt circle and a mini Kaisercraft wooden frame.

Thank you for looking,
Alison xx