Monthly Archives: February 2010

Certified paper addict sale

LOL, yes….well…. firstly, here’s a couple of layouts I did a few days ago – still loving that romantic look.

Idea 38: Glue down the branches but curl the edges up for 3D look.

Oh my goodness…I’ve lost a rhinestone.

Idea 39: Cover the handmade flowers in gause.

Idea 40: Make the flowers from script patterned paper, ink them & trace the outline of the base one.

Now, down to business.   I had a clean-out and do I mean A CLEAN OUT! …have a look at this.

Yep, paper addict!!!!!

SO, its time to get ruthless. I have put them up for sale in 4 lots so far, on ebay starting here, if anyone is interested?  (Click ‘see other items’ for all of them). Rest assured, if you miss out, there will be more coming! Some I am putting into kits because I clearly have too many embellishments & stickers too!



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Talk about shoppy goodness…

Annas Craft Cupboard  just got in these amazing new WEBSTERS papers which I am totally and utterly in love with.

And Maya Road – I so wanted this chipboard….

And this Collection from Crate Paper is just adorable…can’t WAIT to get mine in the post!

Anna gets stuff in so quickly from CHA. Oooh… I just can’t wait!!!


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Challenges: 52 weeks & 100 new ideas

As some of you may have seen, I’m trying to add at least one thing I haven’t done before to each new layout I do, so I’ve set myself a goal of 100 new ideas.  I’m up to 37 now. So far, so good, I’m enjoying the challenge. Here’s some more layouts I did yesterday.

Still trying out that ‘romantic’ style with this one.

I love these new SHEER journalling spots by Maya Road.

Idea 31: Paint & stamp the chipboard flourish.

Idea 32: Doodle on the photo (frame) and make it pop up with 3D foam dots.

Idea 33: Add rhinestones onto the border & butterfly trail.

Idea 34: Zig zig stitch the ribbons onto the page.

Idea 35: Doodle a border of stars.

This layout is part of the Scrapability Sketches 52 week challenge which I am taking part in this year.

You can join in anytime – its not a competition, its just for fun.

This one uses My Little Shoebox pps & stickers and I made the little owl myself (I sell these in my Etsy shop).

Idea 36: Make the tree out of circles with the centres cut out.

Idea 37: Make the little owl.

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Finding my romantic side

I have been sticking to my ‘straight lines’ style a lot again even though I have been wanting to branch out and try some new styles, so I got determined and tried to be all soft & ‘flowery’ if that’s a word? Here’s what I came up with…

I tried layering a lot and making my own flowers.

Idea 26: Make my own flowers.

Idea 27: Paint under the butterfly transparency.

This one (below) I entered in the Scrap the girls monthly comp.

Idea 28: Use 3D foam under some of the letters but not others (as with the sun).

 And this one was a scraplift from a new blog I found by Karola (in Poland).

I made my own flower for this one also using the Retro punch.

Idea 29: Use multiple chipboard wings 

Idea 30: white out the dark background in the photo with paint using a cotton bud and cross-hatch action.


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The last of my DT kit

These are the last layouts I could squeeze out of my kit this month and I had a lot of fun with it.  Still managing to do something new that I haven’t tried before on all my pages (at least I think I have).

I absolutely LOVE the new MAYA ROAD stuff including these clock rub-ons.

Idea 21: Stitching a grid in white then dragging an ink pad across it.

I wanted to make something special of these Kasier Drawers so I made a triangular brace for the top and decorated it with Collections chipboard pieces and Bella Blvd PLASTINO stickers. (I also used PLASTINO papers).

This My Little Shoebox TANISHA paper was a perfect match for the girls inflatable ring in these bright, fun photos.

Idea 22: Use strips of scallops across the centre of the page and use buttons as bubbles.

Idea 23: Draw a different border with 2 off-set lines of different lengths.

I’ve started making sketches to model my pages from because I often get an idea and then forget it when I’m ready to scrap or I get too many ideas at once. This one I used for the above layout.  Please check out my new SKETCHES page as I add more.

This one uses some of the Basic Grey SUAGR RUSH pp as well as the PLASTINO Bella Blvd pps.

Idea 24: Under-paint the lamp-post and cut a hole in the pp, draw inside it and embellish in the hole.

Idea 25: Cut a circle of scrap paper out then stamped over the top of it with several stamps leaving the centre blank, then I drew the circle edge.

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DT stuff plus more

I’m still having much more fun with my pages & projects now that I have slowed down and stopped rushing.  Came up with this idea a while ago but only finished it the other day.

It takes pride of place above my China cabinet and holds our spare keys.

The little houses were fun to do – I got them from Annas Craft cupboard. The butterflies were sprayed with demin glimmermist – isn’t it a stunning effect.

This was my take on the Feb sketch from Annas. I just mirrored it & I used BG Sugar Rush pps and stickers – really loved them.

Idea 18: Fasten ribbon with brads.

And a couple more from my DT kit.  This one (above) uses Pink Paislee Vintage moon pp as the background with BG Sugar Rush stickers. Very easy but effective I think.

Idea 19: Dab paint around chipboard edges (bird)

And another one using Bella Blvd PLASTINO pps and stickers.

Idea 20: Handstitching & using geometric shapes/design.

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Feb DT layouts & a journal

Anna sent me an OTP Kaiser Journal this month for something a little different, so I wanted to make good use of it.  I find that sometimes I want to tell my kids something special but don’t want to make a layout about it cos its over-kill. So now I have somewhere to put those little messages that they can read themselves when they are older – a keepsake. 

Each tab is the title page that starts a section for each of my girls. (I haven’t finished them quite though – well, I had finished them but someone spilt water on the table & ruined them – not impressed!) I used Kaiser ‘ Made with Love’ range.

Edited: Ok, noooowww I’m finished…. nothing too fancy though.

Idea 10: Use glimmermist as a base for a journalling spot.

Also did some simple layouts also with Kaiser & BG Sugar rush.

Idea 11: title over photos 

Idea 12:  paint on the photo edges to give a soft look.

Idea 13: ink across the foam thickers to give a soft appearance.

Idea 14: paint and stamp on the chipboard french flourish.

Idea 15: Spray glimmermist over the title then move it across like a shadow.

Idea 16: Stitch on the photo and overlap the photos. Add a button to the clouds. Hand-draw a fancy page border.

This one was my step x step page for Annas blog. Its the first time I’ve made the rosettes and they seem to be quite popular atm.

Idea 17: Make flowers from nested circles. Hack the edges.

And here’s the new Sketch competition for February – its a $40 voucher! Wish I could enter (LOL).


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