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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hello beautiful

I felt inspired by the new Julie Nutting papers that came in the April LE kit at My Creative Scrapbook. I've been a longtime fan of Marilyn Rivera and love how she folds paper. I scraplifted one of her layouts just for fun.
It's the first time I've cut the photo and in hindsight i think I might go back and add some detail around the base of it. But for now this is what I came up with.
I did alot of fussy cutting and used the roses both under my fold as well as to cover some stamping mistakes I made! I also added random spots of crushed glass for extra interest.
All these gorgeous flowers are from Prima. I also sprayed the lace trim with some pink Shimmerz to match my paper better.
A little embellishment added on the bottom to cover another stamping mistake. I also did a bit  of stitching around two of the edges. Of course there was some masking and misting involved! That's it for now! See you soon! All the best! :)

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Dream

 Dropping in for a quick post today to show you a layout I did using the gorgeous Tales of You and Me papers by Frank Garcia. I love these papers and am thinking of doing my first mini album with them! This is my beautiful granddaughter Emily as a flower girl at her uncles weddingl She is just so precious!
I got these papers in two separate kits from Swirlydoos and My Creative Scrapbook! Consequently I have lots to play with and the matching embellishments are sublime!
A close-up of the masking work I did. I love this new mask. You can ink in the background then add in the rest of the bloom with molding paste. I love the funky look of it!
Beautiful blooms and chipboard both from Prima!
I die cut a doily out of one of the papers to add background to my photo. The quote is from Kaisercraft.
Another view of the die cut doily.
That's it for today. Admittedly I have been way off my game lately. With the loss of my best friend I have found it difficult to focus, much less to be creative. I have been stressed and it has finally caught up to me in the form of a wicked cold and bronchitis. I am on the mend and hope to be back with some new changes that I had planned then put off because of the situation. So here's hoping things take a turn for the better!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Moments-More Than Words May Challenge

It's that time again at More Than Words,  the reveal of another new challenge!  This May it's about clocks and moments!! That's right TIME! And here is my interpretation!
 Here is the challenge

I can just imagine all the awesome projects we'll see this month with this challenge! A few additional photos. . .
Because the photo is old I wanted to carry that into my page so I used a resin lantern and some chipboard from Dusty Attic and went to work. I painted the lantern with Prima Bloom Spray in Vintage Gold and used Get Glowing Inklingz from  Shimmerz for the yellow glow. I went over the piece with Artisan Powder to make it look more worn. This powder is fabulous!

I used a TCW stencil, some moulding paste and more gold mist and did some masking on  my background. I then used a sentiment stamp and went around the page. The metal clocks are from Prima's Vintage Trinkets line. I added the paper clocks by fussy cutting my Maya Design papers. I used Vintage Autumn for this layout. 
My title speaks for itself perfectly. I believe that time is short and we need to really step back and reassess our priorities. Do what is important, have fun, live for the now.
The little boy is my dad with his father. My grandpa died three weeks before the end of WWII. Shot down by a sniper's bullet my dad was left without his father at the age of twelve. I lost my father to pancreatic cancer. It was the first day of his retirement when he got the news. Live for the now!

AND NOW

Here are our prizes for the month

All our prizes include international postage!!!

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER

a $50 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS


Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:


"The Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts brands are owned and manufactured by Artdeco Creations Pty Ltd which also manufactures other leading craft brands.  Artdeco Creations is one of the world's great die manufacturers with a long history of quality products which are bespoke and boutique.  Our dies are very intricate with beautiful fine features and are of the highest quality.  We have a dedicated team of wonderful people who are crafters designing for crafters.  We love what we do and take pride in our designs and work."


Next, 4 runners up will each be awarded a prize as follows:

1st RUNNER UP

a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES



2nd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO

(image below is for illustration purposes only)


3rd RUNNER UP

a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75



4th RUNNER UP

a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC



In addition, we will draw a one random winner from all eligible entries!

RANDOM WINNER

a $25 prize package from COLOUR BLAST

(exactly as shown below)


Each month, we hand pick a winner from all participants who have not made it to our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow.  We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc.  Who knows what will we be looking for?  That's why we call it our Mystery Winner!

MYSTERY WINNER

a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU



And last but certainly not least we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our May blog posts.

LUCKY COMMENTER

a $25 USD prize package from GRAPHIC 45

(exactly as shown below)

To learn more about all our generous sponsors, click on the SPONSORS tab above!

We cannot wait to see you interpretation of our 
May MOMENT & CLOCKS Main Challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by May 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

PS: Remember our DT Callout 
for which you can find all the details HERE
We hope that you will apply! 




I look forward to seeing your creation HERE  at More Than Words! And don't forget about our Design Team call!!

All the best! :)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Random Day Giveaway WINNER!!!!

Hello! Sorry I am a bit late with the announcement of my Random Day Giveaway I've been down with a bug. :( But I am on the mend so without further ado the winner of my Random Day Giveaway is. . .


MARY CATT!

Mary please email me your mailing info to langeatheart@hotmail.com
Congratulations!!!
Remember this is just one of many giveaways coming up!!
All the best and have a great day! :)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Natural Beauty

 For the Random Day Giveaway click HERE

 This is my entry for the Blue Fern March Sketch Challenge. I used the new Swirlydoos kit Ballad which had these gorgeous papers from Blue Fern Studio's Timeless collection. 
 
This is the first time I have scrapped a soft photo with a dark background. I am still weighing in on how I feel about it. This gorgeous young lady is one of my daughter Ashley's best friends Kelly. I did some pages for her engagement album. Now I  plan on doing a few from the wedding.
The kit also came with these gorgeous Finnibair  mechanical hearts! Had to use a couple! The background is simply done with a layer of clear gesso covered with some molding paste and one of my favorite stencils Art is. I then just dripped two different colors of mist across the script and sprayed some water. I  used Shimmerz coloringz in princess and punked up purple. 
This is a Blue Fern chippie Flutter Medley done with various colors of embossing powder. It didn't quite stand out enough so I went over it with a soft gloss. Again you can see a mechanical heart and a flair from Lemoncraft. You can also see the new rubons and foils from Prima Marketing, I am absolutely in love with these and will be investing in more rubons and different colors of foil! They were an absolute joy to use!
A chippie from Prima and some blooms finish off the page. A few splatters of both color and gesso were added to the background to soften the black.

This is the sketch I used from Blue Fern Studios

And I am also entering this in the Challenge with instructions over on the Swirlydoo site.
I apologize if my blogging today seems fragmented. It has been a very difficult time for my family and I. Please bear with me.

Also don't forget to enter my Random Giveaway before it's too late!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Random Day Giveaway

 Good morning!! I have been trying to de-clutter my scrap space these past  few weeks  and have come  across many things I won't use. I've decided if it's been in my room for more than two years it's going up for grabs. So welcome to the first of several Random Day Giveaways.

This is the first prize pack up for grabs. It contains the following:

10 sheets of We R Memory Keepers papers-Chalkboard
one matching sticker sheet from the Chalkboard collection
MMe DecorativeFrames
Thickers Alphas Amy Tangerine
Say it in Crystals from Prima
Flowers from Prima
12 by 12 Stencil from Prima 
7 by 7 stencil from Prima

And to win is easy!! 
All you have to do is
1. Become a fllower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment below!
3. If you share this on FB you get an extra entry!

That's it that's all. I will draw the lucky winner on April 5th!
Good Luck and have a Great Day!! :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

It's that time again at More Than Words for A Challenge.
And here it is!
This is my submission:
My layout is entitled Bliss . For the word inspiration I wanted to show what bliss means to me. Being by the water has always brought me a sense of peace and tranquility. To be able to experience these two things together is pure  Bliss for me. That is why I live in this small northern town, because it is very close to the water. I could never afford to own a home on the water but that's what dreams are for!
A few quick close-ups
I used gesso on my background to both lighten the work area as well as provide a good medium to hold my mists. I also used Gesso to primer all my Disty Attic pieces.
More Dusty Attic and some Petaloo flowers. I used several different Maya Design papers for this from the Nyhaven, Coffee in the Arbour, Enjoying the Outdoors, Ska vi ta en Fika? & It's Christmas Time Collections.
I did the usual heat embossing on the chipboard and the page as well as some stamping.
I used the following:

Our Main Challenge is based on a Word Inspiration & a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

Word Inspiration - BLISS
Creative Challenge - GESSO

What does the word BLISS inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or to simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you
if it's not already obvious.

For our creative challenge this month, we want you to use GESSO on your project.
Chances are you have a bottle of gesso on your craft table, ready to be dipped into when it's crafty time! Be it white, clear, black or any other colour, light or thick, smooth or textured, we want to see you incorporate it in your creative process. Try it on your background, chipboard, embellishments or however you desire! If you don't have any ready-made gesso, you can even make your own!
(Google 'handmade gesso recipe' and you will find numerous alternatives!)

It's 'prime' time to get crafty!!

VERY IMPORTANT!!!  You have to incorporate both parts of the challenge, the word inspiration & the creative challenge, on your project to be eligible to win.  When we vote, we specifically look for projects that display BOTH requirements, and not just the creative challenge. Just look at our DT members' interpretation as example.

Remember that you must include our board image
and a link to our blog in your entry post.  


Please check out our RULES!  

And here are our awesome



All our prizes include international postage!


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
a $50 USD prize package from COLOUR BLAST
(exactly as shown below)

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:


"Colour Blast is an Australian based manufacturing company that produces a range of mixed media products for the paper craft industry. Our products have been developed with lots of colour and shimmer in mind - because we believe that is what all paper crafters love! Our products are sold wholesale to scrapbooking and paper craft shops throughout Australia and New Zealand."


Next, 4 runners up will each be awarded a prize as follows:

1st RUNNER UP
a $25 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS


2nd RUNNER UP
a $25 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES


3rd RUNNER UP
a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)


4th RUNNER UP
a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75


In addition, we will draw 1 random winner from all eligible entries!

RANDOM WINNER
a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC


Each month, we hand pick a winner from all participants who have not made it to our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow. We might pick a project due to its original use of a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc.  Who knows what we will be looking for?  
That's why we call it our mystery winner!

MYSTERY WINNER
a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU


And last, but certainly not least, we will randomly award a prize to 1 lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our March BLOG posts.

LUCKY COMMENTER
a $25 USD store voucher from FLUTTERBY DESIGNS


To learn more about all our generous sponsors, click on the SPONSORS tab above.


We cannot wait to see your interpretation of our 
March BLISS & GESSO challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by March 31st at 11:59 pm EST.

(Please note that you need to share your entry for our main challenge 
via a blog post to be eligible! We unfortunately cannot accept entries 
via Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr or other.)

See you there! All the best!! :)