Sunday, July 6, 2014

At the Beach Project Life

When Stampin' Up! announced that they were introducing Project Life products to their catalogue, I started to get interested in it and thought of the thousands of photos that I will never get around to displaying in albums. So now I am the proud owner of lots of PL goodies and have some of the Stampin' Up! range on the way.

This is the latest page - not quite finished as I am waiting on the exact date photos were taken before I journal. The shells are Memory Box diecuts which have been lightly sponged and I have used a little washi tape on the one photo. It is fun and quick - just takes a bit of time to decide on colours and any embellishments.

I have a new computer being built and am getting Photoshop Elements 12 installed on it. I have no idea how to use this program so there will be a lot of trial and error with my editing for a while I know! I hope I can handle at least using the basics!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Coffee and Roses

I have only made a few cards in the last couple of months as it has been harvesting time here and the days just flew! Now I have started doing the Project Life style of scrapbooking hoping that I might get some of my thousands of photos into albums. It is fun and a quick way of displaying them and now that Stampin' Up! is bringing out a range of  Project Life items, I have more excuse to get into it! It will be really good as the SU colours on the cards and accessories will all match their markers, cardstock etc.

Now back to the card I am showing today. I have not long received this beautiful paper collection from Maja Design called Coffee in the Arbour. I have used four of the patterns plus the image here. The base card is SU Naturals White and the next layer is Rich Razzleberry.

The frame is cut with a Marianne Die and I had to put the image on top as it does not cut out the centre. I am still looking for nice dies that actually die cut out to a frame with an open centre. I have added some Frantage to the image. It is hard to see but the little bird has crackle paint on him and is perched on a "coral" die cut.

The butterflies are cut out from the same DSP and I used Kaisercraft Pearls to finish off.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lest We Forget

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on this day every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallopi in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

Almost 80,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers died in the First World War followed by almost 30,000 more in the Second World War. Tens of thousands were taken prisoners of war and suffered great cruelty. Australians have also been involved in conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and more recently elsewhere – including Afghanistan and Iraq.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I wanted to use this roses image in a frame so die cut the frame with a Marianne Designs die from MME DSP and then used an oval die to cut out the centre., With the same oval die, I cut out the image. The metal corner is embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage.

Card - SU Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla
Paper - Pion Design, MME and Prima Marketing
Other - SU Rose Red seam binding, butterfly sizzlets, Kaisercraft pearls, string pearls, lace and rose from my stash!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Paper Players Challenge #190

I thought it would make a change to make a mainly yellow card so made this one for the Paper Players Challenge #190 which requires us to use three of anything on the card. I have gone with using three paper roses.

Firstly I went through my metres high stash of paper pads and found papers from two different pads -  MME and Basic Grey and layered them on SU Soft Suede and Crushed Curry. The SU wording was stamped firstly with Crushed Curry and then again with Soft Suede, cut out with SU Framelits and a Spellbinders circle punch and then layered on a doily with Dimensionals.

The border punch is an Impression Obsession die, the leaves are cut from an SU leaves die, the brown little branches are punched with my favourite Martha Stewart punch, the corners are pieces cut off a way bigger corner die and the tiny flowers are punched out of an old retired SU colour - Barely Banana and I have used gold metallic Fabric paint for their centres.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sketchy Colours #203

This card is made for the Sketchy Colors Challenge #203. We were to use Lilac, Lime and Cream colours. I found the basket of flowers image somewhere [possibly The Graphic Fairy but not sure], and used retired SU Lavender Lace card stock to match it. The lime green spot paper is from a Lost and Found paper Pad called Rosy and the next layer is from Graphic 45 Secret Garden DSP.

The flowers are actually a perfect match for the rest of the card but they look so dreadfully off colour in this photo! The little butterfly is die cut with an embosslit from SU. The braid is from my stash and the pearls are from Kaisercraft.

I took a bit of inspiration for the sketch from this card belonging to Debby4000! Thank you Debby!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Allsorts Challenge - All about the Boy!

 The theme for the Allsorts Challenge Blog #251 is called All About the Boy. I wanted to use this pocket watch stamp from JustRite Stamps called Time for You so stamped and embossed it with Early Espresso on Soft Suede cardstock and cut it out. Then I just went from there deciding what colours etc to put with it.
The DSP comes from Maja Design Fika  and put on layers of SU Naturals Ivory, Night of Navy and Old Olive. The first circle layer is from a Papermania DSP pad.

The cogs were die cut with Die-Namics dies - one of which is cut from a SU silver foil sheet and raised with a dimensional. These dies cut out so perfectly every time I use them.

The wording from Stampin' Up! was stamped on Very Vanilla card with Early Espresso.