Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christmas Decorations

Hello Everyone
Today I am here to share with you a little Christmas Decoration that I made using the Nostalgic Treasure papers.

I am quite a fan of Origami and love making the Kusudama flowers which, when glued together, create a beautiful ball.  You can add ribbon to the centre of them but I decided to keep it free standing.

I made a little video on how to make the petals of the flower.  (sorry for the music, I need to learn how to add a voice!) I have used 3 x 3 inch pieces of paper to create each petal.

Each flower needs five of the petals and they are glued together along the long edge.

Once you have twelve flowers you can join the petals together to create the ball.

To decorate it I die cut some leaves from the green tartan paper and glued them in the spaces.

A fun little decoration to make which I am sure once you make one, you'll make many!

Crafters Choice Nostalgic Treasure 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Crafters Choice A4 Luxury Gold Cardstock

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Nostalgic Treasures

Oh my goodness … I am so in love with the new Christmas collections from Crafter Choice and I have to say the Nostalgic Treasure is my favourite.

There is so much in this collection to create with and I adore the traditional colours of Christmas.  I really threw my Santa hat in the ring when I created this card, digging out my Kuretake alcohol makers.  I still have a lot of learning when it comes to colouring in but isn't this sledge stamp filled with Santa's gift just so cute!

After stamping and colouring the image, I cut it out using a circle die and mat it on the gold mirror luxury cardstock.  I then edged the circle with the red crafts choice bling. I used the 6 x 6 paper pack as I love the way the designs are shrunk but this also available in a 12 x 12 pack.

One of my all time favourites from Ruby Rock It are the fantastic die cuts.  There are so many in each pack that you'll never be stuck with for an embellishment!  This is how I finished the bottom of the card using a die cut holly.

Christmas will soon be on us before and I know I'll be creating many more cards with this collection -  Nostalgic Treasures.

Products Used

Pearlescent Square Card Blank

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Monday, November 04, 2019


Hello, here I am today sharing a layout using another of the latest releases ….. Swim Medley!
Such a fun collection and perfect for your budding swimmer or just a lazy day by the pool.

I recently purchased a new watch and was eager to try out all the features on it.  It's been a long time since I have swam but while on holiday I decided to dive into the blue seas and swim to the island and back.

I loved how these papers coordinated really well with the Bella Coast collection giving it a real seaside effect.  The little people swimming across the page reminded me of the choppy swim over!

The background was simple to create by using sequin waste as a stencil and inking over the top with the Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then sprayed and splattered some gold smooch over the top.

Behind the photo I folded some of the rope paper to add some little tags and I then cut some stars out of the Glitzy Gold Paperz.

I cut one of the piece of Medley Montage coupons up so I could create a layered effect on the layout rather than placing down a large block of words.  I couldn't resist cutting out some of the little lady swimmers from the paper and adding them to the layout.

To finish I added some of the Bling Rain Drops, so adorable and perfect for adding a watery feel.
This really was a fun collection to work with, it would be lovely to see what you create with your Swim Medley papers.

Products Used
SWIM52 - Swim Medley Splash
SWIM38 - Swim Medley Montage
SWIM45 - Swim Medley Laneway
GZ732 Glitzy Gold Stars

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

There really is no better feeling than opening a box of new product to create with and I was really excited when I saw the Just Dance collection.  Filled with pretty little dancers which were perfect for making a card and door hanger for the little ballet dancer I know.

First of all I created the card.  I used the checker paper for the background which I glued to one of the card blanks. Next I layered up some of the ballet dancer paper on the white glitzy paper which really allows for a wee bit of sparkle.  To decorate the card I cut a ballet shoe from the papers and added it along with some bling.  I used one of the little bling hearts which are just the cutest for decorating.

To make the little ballet shoe hanger I used an two different sized oval dies.  I used the larger one to cut two the same in different papers.

I then used the smaller die and placed it towards the back of larger oval. This created a little cut out to create the illusion of the ballet shoe.

I used foam pads to adhere the front section of the shoe to the back.  I then decorated with the bows and cute little bling hearts to finish

Products Used

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these papers and the little projects as much as I did.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Blush Layout

I like to doodle, I doodle on everything and sometimes I doodle sketches … today I am here to share one of my sketches that I drew and the layout that I created afterwards.

I decided to use the adorable Bella! Blush collection to create this layout of a fun day out having an afternoon tea out.  The soft colours and floral patterns matched perfectly with delicious cakes that were served to us.

The Blush Collection is mainly a wedding themed collection but with the double sided papers this can be used for anything that you want.  It allows you to stretch your imagination!

There are so many beautiful embellishments in the Fundamental collection and Bling in the Crafters Choice collection available at Spotlight stores Down Under that you can add to your layouts to make them sparkle.

Products Used

Fancy a wee challenge?  Why not see how you can use the sketch.
Hope you are inspired to get creative today

Friday, September 06, 2019

Good morning!  This month I have a little visitor coming to stay and I wanted to make a little gift bag for her which I could fill with some goodies.

I used the Bella! Pink Lady collection to create the bag as this wee thing is a very girlie girl so all the pink is just awesome!

To make this bag I took the Umbrella paper and cut a 2" strip off one of the edges.

On the 12" length of the paper I scored at 5, 6, and 7 inches.

On the outside score lines I marked down on 3" and then cut down to the mark.  I then folded in the center and glued down.

To make the border on the bag I cut a 12 x 2" strip in the Hearts and Stripes paper and folded it in half before gluing it over the top edge.

I decorated the bag using a variety of Ruby Rock-it goodies that I have in my craft stash.  It's always good fun to mix and match different collections.

To finish it off I added the name using the sticker alphabets and added some coordinating tissue paper into the bag.  I am so looking forward to seeing the little girls face when she opens it. 

Products Used 
Bella! Kraftastic Stars
Fundamentals Alphabet Stickers
Bella! Heart Stickers

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Friday, August 23, 2019

The Colours of Greece

Hello, today I have a layout to share with you.  
This summer we headed to a little Greek island for our holiday and I wanted to keep the memories going!

The Bella! So Blue collection really appealed to me.  I love the 'Cut Ups' paper and instead of cutting them up I decided to use them for the background.  
The segments of pictures and patterns are beautiful and really set off the photo and the colours of Greece.  Above one of the patterned strips I cut a strip of the So Blue 'Sequins' which added a wee bit of sparkle to the layout.

I think the favourite bit is the position of the moon and stars as we often sat in the same place and watch the stars at night glowing in the sky.

I used some of my older Ruby Rock It products to decorate the layout.  I cut around some of the Bella! Glitzy Gold Paper Fish Scales and added it to the bottom of the photo.

Products :
Crafters Choice Bling
RRBF Oriental Chic Alphabet Glitter Sticker
Fundamentals Alpha Stickers
Fundamentals Wooden phrases

I hope I have inspired you to be creative today
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