Sunday, 15 November 2015

believe-Scrap Around the World Mid-month Reveal

 It's mid-month reveal at Scrap Around the World and I have to say it sure has put me in the Christmas mood can you tell? My three granddaughters and I two years back on Christmas day. There is nothing like seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child!
This is the wonderful Mood Board we had to work with this month designed by Tiphanie Barbreau! How can you not want to scrap Christmas?
This layout was a bit labor intensive so here are a few close-ups of the details:
The papers are a mix of Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft. The gorgeous floral spray is from Prima as is the angel resin.
 The pinecone is another Prima resin that I colored with Tim Holtz  inks in Expresso and then sealed with some clear gloss gel. The little believe brad is from Bo Bunny. I used my Tim Holtz poinsetta die to cut the two big flowers.
I added berries and bling to brighten the wreath. I am still getting the knack of manipulating paper to do what I want. My ribbons could be alot better I need to practice!! I need lessons from my good friend Marilyn Rivera on this!! No one can fold and shape paper like her!!
Closer look at my die cut pointsettas. You can see all around the wreath is a gold shimmer. I used Prima's gold flakes to achieve this. It was messy and at times frustrating but overall the effect was good.
Pop on over to our blog to see what the rest of our talented team created! You won;t be disappointed!
All the best! :)

Monday, 9 November 2015


Another fabulous sketch this month at Blue Fern Studios!!
This is my take on it! 
My cutie pie Emily! I think she is model material don't you?
This is the sketch I had to work with.
Have to say I am really loving the Blue Fern papers and chipboard! It's a new addiction!! I need another room sigh. . .
I used the Chipboard Butterfly Friends and cut it into two to frame both photos. I primered the pieces with gesso then used Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in Geranium Coral mixed with some glitter powder and heat embossed the finish.
The other side.
I used a piece of Shabby Brick Bits to fill out the middle a bit and support the bottom of the photos. I used Shimmerz Tauping You'll Call Dimensional paint on top of fiber paste.
For my background I used clear gesso (it's my new backup for mistakes) then masked the flowers with a stencil from TCW Mini Daisy Splash and moulding paste. I used two colors for misting Shimmerz Bamboo Leaf Spritz and Prima's Cotton Candy spray. I then went back and stamped a few spots with clear embossing powder and added some more texture with additional colors. A few stamps around the page with my sunflower stamp from Blue Fern Country Garden set. I fussy cut the mushroom off of the Calling Card sheet.
All flowers are from Prima and I used Blue Fern's Autumn Anthology papers. I added a few microbeads in butter for more fun texture. The resin is also Prima of course!
Well that's it for this post. Off to do another I love these papers!!! :)
All the best! :)

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Scrap Around the World November Reveal

This month brings us a warm and cosy Mood Board designed by the talented Tiphanie Barbreau! It evokes all those wonderful sentiments that only the holidays can bring take a look!
Delightful isn't it? Now I am all psyched about Christmas! This is one board you don't want to miss! I can't wait to see what everyone does with it!

Remember to read our rules thru carefully!!!! 
And check out these awesome prizes!

$50 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by
 Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing &
 manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood,
 rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. 

We offer fun, inspiring products to add to any project! 
We are expanding into other product lines such as acrylic & stencil 
embellishments SOON. We also custom cut for individual
 orders & have a wholesale store for retailers, kit clubs & classes.

 Do your shopping HERE! If you own a store, register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE YouTube HERE.


$35 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

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2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler
 of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been in
 operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.  We
 pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with market 
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 or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc. If you are a retailer would like to
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$30 value Goodie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

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Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking. 
 We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests. 
 We are characterized by reliability, high quality products
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 You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our 

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would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE
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$25 worth of products from 13@rts

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13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook 
papers, embellishments & mixed media, artistic 
mediums. See our store HERE where we ship 
worldwide! Our blog HERE is full of inspiration 
& we have a monthly challenge where all our 
welcome! Please follow us on Instragram 
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Prize package valued at $20 from 7 Dots Studio

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7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking
 products – paper, stickers, die-cuts, collage sheets, 6 x 6 pads, collection kits, 
chipboard, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly
 talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grunge.
 You can always be sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media. 
 We feel so blessed & happy at how much our products are loved by crafters
 & artists all around the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page
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15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

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Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands, creating
 & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the crafting industry. 
 We offer shabby chic, vintage & steam-punk inspired embellishments, ribbon,
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 HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our
 highly inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.


15 Euro gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly!  Find our blog HERE, LIKE us
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17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!


$15 prize from Studio75

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Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come & visit us - let's connect!

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Tusia Lech {Poland}

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This prize includes: Finnabair beautiful Glitter set, 7Dots Studio sticker 
& die-cut sheets, Prima Antique Mirrors & BBP washi tape.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE July 2015 kit valued at $36.95}

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. Visit our blog
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$50 gift certificate from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs
 & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  
We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud 
to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great
 range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh! 
  We love seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your 
feedback, as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an on-line store from which 
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The deadline for this challenge is Monday 30th November  2015.

Friday, 16 October 2015

u color my world-Mid-month Reveal at Scrap Around the World

 It's that time again at Scrap Around the World where those of us on Team B get to showcase our layouts for this months Mood Board. This is my layout!
Based on this wonderful Mood Board by Helen McMahon!
Brilliant isn't it? in more ways than one! My layout is of my oldest granddaughter Lilly after she got drenched during a water fight. I was inspired by the colors and the quote. This photo was taken hours after we buried my mom. I was in a deep state of despair and Lilly managed to bring a smile to my face. I thank God for my grandchildren!! I can't count how many times they have made a difficult life more joyful just by being themselves!! The dress Lilly is wearing is one of my favourites I just love all the colors on her and it worked with the Mood Board perfectly!
Did alot of misting and stamping on this page! I used Crate Paper's Restoration Line for this! Their papers are so amazingly thick and durable! No worries when it comes to using mixed media on it! I used some Prima stamps big and small.
I am still adjusting to using colorful mists on my layouts. I tend to be more cautious and reserved so when in doubt paint it on! lol Painted the butterflies and the circle with various Shimmerz products.I did however spray the background and use random splatters!
The white flowers are from Prima. I decided to add a little ink to them and the rest are from Petaloo.
My title is made of American Crafts DIY Thickers which I misted blue. Here and there around the page you can see little doodles I did making flowers out of the splatters of mists. I really enjoyed making this page. To be honest I am going to try harder to relax that old arm and let the mist fly!! I am looking forward to making some more labor intensive mixed media projects in the next few months. I hope you liked this one. 

Don't forget all the awesome prizes we have on our blog and please remember to read our rules carefully and follow them to the letter if you want to qualify! You can find the Scrap Around the World blog HERE. Good luck!

All the best! :)