Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A new Design Team!!

I am so so excited to announce as of September I will be a member of the Pretty Little Studio design team!!!  I am so thrilled and lucky to be picked to be apart of this team, I have always been an admirer of PLS.  If you haven't seen their stuff you can check it out HERE.  It has some of the cutest collections going around and is full of whimsical elements and vintage sweetness!!! 
I can not tell you how impatient I am waiting for my DT box :)

 Here is the announcement of the team.

 I also want to share a layout using some of the Sandcastle Collection.  So much fun!  The boys on holidays being silly with their milk moustache's!!!
"Hello Lazy Day"

Some close ups for you too :


I can't wait to start playing with all things Pretty Little Studio.....I think it's right up my alley :)

Thankyou for visiting today!!!
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs xo

Friday, July 18, 2014

Do Small Things With Great Love

Hi guys, just stopping in to share one of my Shimmerz creation's for this month.  I have created a canvas size 12 x 12, something I can hang in my new scraproom.
Here are my Shimmerz products used:
Inklingz in Beets Me, Sunkissed, Blue My Mind and Giddy About Green
Texturez in Gold Mine
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu and Hermit the Frog
"Do Small Things With Great Love"

I have applied the Inklingz in Beets Me and Sunkissed here at the top of the canvas.  Whilst it was still a little wet I scraped (with chipboard card) some Gold Mine Texturez through the Inklingz, I really love the effect and the colours blended together are divine!! 

I sprayed the Resin with some Jeni B Bleu along with applying a little Inklingz in Blue My Mind.

 I painted some hearts with the Blue My Mind Inklingz, just love that 2 toned effect, the gold with the turquoise outline.

I used a crackle stencil on the background with modelling paste and allowed the Inklingz to run into the textured areas.
I have sprayed Hermit the Frog Vibez in between the framed area to add a little more green into the canvas to match the green leaves and lime flower.

Here are some more painted hearts finished off with some SIIC from Prima.

Visit the store here to find out more about the Inklingz and to purchase your very own.  Inklingz are now also available at The Color Room in Australia.  Contact Lydell Quinn here :)
I hope you enjoyed my canvas today. 
Have a wonderful weekend xo

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

OUAS and POP & Colours #3

Hello!  The second DT reveal has gone live over at Once Upon A Sketch, make sure you go and check out the wonderful inspiration! 
Journalling Theme: "Numbers.." 

 Pick a number and center your journalling around it. (i.e. FIVE men in my life, TEN quirky traits, THREE long term goals, or 2014--the date I will do)

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 
Here is the sketch by Nadia :)

And here is my take on the sketch -

I loved writing down all of these little notes about Mason, I was reading through some old scrapbooks of the big boys and it's awesome to read back on this stuff!!  They just grow up way too quick. 

I went for a real 'Boy' layout using lots of mixed media, stars, rocket ships, straws, string, stamps and some doodling....not a flower in sight :)

I love the star stencil by Balzer Designs.  I applied modelling paste to it and then applied my Shimmerz details.

Lots of layers and some cute frames.  I even used a couple of 2 Crafty Chipboard stars.


I am so so happy to announce I will be apart of POP and COLOURS #3.  Look at this talented line up of amazing artists.....so honoured to be picked in this bunch :)
So make sure you sign up...there will be loads of fun and mixed media techniques!!
You can find more details

Thanks for stopping by today, I must go pick up the boys now, back to school from our little break.....but more to share soon :) :)
Hugs xo

Thursday, July 3, 2014

2 Crafty for July

 Hello!  I can't believe we are in July all ready, half the year over........
  Hope you are having a lovely week, we are in full swing with school holidays here, 
enjoying our time together!! 
My first layout today is something a little beachy and full of pretty pastels.
"Our Happy Place"

2Crafty chipboard pieces I used:
Small Crazy Circle Panel
Happy loopy font
Frame Lucy's Flourish

I used the Happy Loopy Font as part of my title, I just adore all of the loopy fonts.
  I applied some Gesso to it first (as I do with most pieces) and then I added some
 new Shimmerz Inklingz products to it.  Inklingz are solid watercolours, I have just
 blended a few colours into each other.  Love the effect here on the title word. 

I adhered the Frame Lucy's Flourish around the subject in my photo.  I layered some
flowers around it and applied the Shimmerz Inklingz in Giddy about Green to the
 tips of the flourishes and around the circle section.

I cut the Small Crazy Circle Panel  into several pieces and added them to the layers
around the page.  I have applied Inklingz to these also in Blue My Mind and
Giddy About Green.

I have used some of the new Shimmerz products Inklingz on this layout also.  They were, Giddy About Green, French Twist, Blue My Mind and Sunkissed.  These four colours are definitely some of my favourites. 
In the photo below you can see the Sunkissed Inklingz....a gorgeous peachy, apricot colour.
Above you can see the gold Shimmer through the French Twist and Blue my Mind Inklingz which belong to the gold collection.

My second layout today is one of my boys and I on Easter Sunday.  I drew bunny faces
 on us and my middle son insisted he did his own....too funny!! 
"Too Fun"

2 Crafty chipboard used on this layout:
Formal Flourish 1
Frame Ingrid's
Mixed Buttons
Frame Vintage Oval
Vintage Keys 
I have layered the Vintage Key on top of the straw.  I applied Gesso to it and then rubbed
 the outline with a gold ink pad.  I placed the cabochon flower in the centre and the
vellum hearts along it.

I added some Shimmerz Dimensionz in the colour Pearly Gates.  The puffy paint gave
 the delicate frames instant dimension.  I used this on all 3 frames, Formal Flourish 1,
 Frames Ingrid and Frame Vintage Oval.   

I then sprayed random sections of the frames with some Shimmerz Vibez (covering my photo). 


I cut the Frame Vintage Oval in half before layering it to the left of the layout
with some flowers.
I placed a few buttons on the layout and coated them in Gesso before
 rubbing the gold  ink over them also. 

Thanks for popping in, I really appreciate your kind comments. 
Take care xo

Monday, June 30, 2014

Something shabby tonight :)

Good evening to you all!  I am stopping by tonight with something shabby :) 
 This picture of my 2 little boys in front of our watertower at Elliott.  There is an old door there which is a cool backdrop for some photos.  Of course I was inspired by the blue in their flannels for the colour palette.
"Little Brothers Stick Together"

The chipboard clock frames are by 2 Crafty.  These just add a perfect amount of shabby into my layers.  I have just coated them in Gesso.

I have used Shimmerz products here also.  But I added a little water to them with my paintbrush.

I have layered my photo on top of some florist vine which I also coated in Gesso.
Some cheesecloth has also been added in there.

I have used loads of Prima goodies too.....flowers, resin, bark bits, SIIC and the clouds, how cute are they??

I hope you liked my layout today :)
I also wanted to let you all know that I have created a new facebook page for all of my crafty creations and all things scrapbooking!!  Feel free to like my page and follow the LINK here.
Until next time, thankyou for dropping by xoxo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Inklingz

I have just popped this one up on the Shimmerz blog.
Hello!  I am so super excited to share a new creation today featuring the new Inklingz products.  Oh my, the colours are just delicious and fun!!!  I haven't picked a favourite yet, but these were the first ones I picked to create with so I'm thinking these might be the popular ones on my desk ;)
Here is my list of products used:
INKLINGZ in - Blue My Mind
I'm Not Limon
Good As Gold
Gosh Garnet
Sunkissed (actually thinking about it, this might just be my favourite - it's stunning)
  Beets Me
Giddy About Green
I also used:
Spritz in Mango Madness
Coloringz in Pink Stiletto

I am not a huge user of cardstock, I generally use a patterned paper for my background but I thought this would be a great way to show off the new Inklingz products.
Using a mask and Modelling paste......allowing it to dry and then applying the Inklingz products.  I used a small paintbrush to dip in the water.
Here you can see I'm Not Limon, Gosh Garnet and Beets Me.

I wanted to try out all of these colours so I have have small amounts of each throughout my layout.  To the right of the straw you can see Sunkissed....it's a gorgeous apricot/coral colour.

I applied Beets Me Inklingz into the 'today' cutout.

Here you can see the shimmer from the Inklingz products.  Plus all of my layers.  I have also used some pretty 2 Crafty pieces.  I have used the following pieces here:
Frame's Tiny Henri's
Frame Olivia
Word Bubbles (fun)

Visit the store Here to purchase your new Inklingz :)  I am sure you will love them as much as I do!!!
Have a wonderful week xoxo

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch - June Reveal

Hello!!  If you haven't already had a chance to play along with this months Once Upon A Sketch challenge, there is still plenty of time to get your entry in.   I just want to share with you my DT layout for this months sketch.
Journalling Theme: The following quote

" the best things in life aren't things" 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 
Here is my take on the above sketch and journaling criteria:

The background paper I have used is from Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes.  I really love this doily paper, must get myself some more, it's fantastic for backgrounds :)
I have used Gesso, Modelling Paste, stencils and stamps and of course lots of Shimmerz.

Some beautiful Prima flowers and resins.  I have added a small amount of Gesso to the tips of my flowers also to shabby them up a little.

I have added in a couple of 2 Crafty Chipboard doily's to fit in with the paper and theme of the layout.

Using a small paintbrush I applied some water to my Shimmerz and stamping.  Love the effect........who doesn't love a little watercolour at the moment!


I really loved this colour palette, I am not a huge purple person but I like it here mixed with the turquoise and the apricot.  I placed all of the flowers in their colour groups which made the layout flow really nicely.

Oh, 2 of my sweet boys and I.  Love them all so much and it's true the best things in life aren't things, a simple cuddle or kiss makes me so warm and fuzzy inside, it's the best :) :)

I am officially in my new scrap room!!!  It's beautiful, still not quite finished but I'm here and creating in it :)  I will share some photos soon!
Hugs xoxo