Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A little treasure

Back in the October when Autumn was beginning, we took a break up to one of our favourite places in Scotland .... The Cairngorm National park.  This place is filled with hidden treasures and while out walking we stumbled across this beautiful look out over a few lochs that we have visited before. I loved the colours of Autumn beginning to show in the valley below and the way my daughter just kept looking out while perched on top of the crags.

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I used the hearts and stars Blue Daze paper for my background as I loved the colour and the wee hearts really show how much we adore finding places like this.

The Happy Days papers and die cut sentiments fitted perfectly too along with the Fundamentals wood veneer adding again little touches of what you are wanting to say about the photo but not detracting from it.

The clear sentiment stickers are a firm favourite of mine and can be used to add simple statements.  Here I used some to border the edge of one of the corners.  They are so simple to add to any of your crafts.

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Have a good one

Friday, November 06, 2015

Foiled Stripes and Sweet Hearts!

Have you seen the gorgeous papers from Ruby Rock-it's Bella! Hearts and Stripes collection?  I have been creating with them this week along with the Happy Days paper range to create some thank you cards.

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These lush papers are double sided and on one side you get a paper filled with cute little hearts while the other side shines with foil stripes in the same colour.  This next card 'Thanks Berry Much' shows you the 'Lime' version

I really love this shape of heart and they are similar to the little wooden hearts in the Fundamental packs.  The stripes give a nice shiny border to the bottom of the card.

For the next card I wanted to show you how gorgeous the foiled stripes are so used them as my main background for the card.  The 'Vanilla' foiled strips and the 'Sapphire' work so well together.  Who doesn't like blue and brown together!?

This next card uses some of the left over pieces I had cut to make the other cards.  The papers tear beautifully leaving a white edge which gives the papers are lovely layered edge. I used some of the lime paper to die cut some leaves to go behind the tag.

I do think you'll love these papers when you get a chance to get some!  We'd love to see your creations and what you create with them.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Autumn Thanks with Ruby Rock-it Mini Themes

Not only does Autumn bring lots of changing colours, a chill in the air with the sun still shinning ... it always reminds me of the things to be thankful for.

Today I am here to share a gift box I made using the Memories mini theme collection from Ruby Rock-it.

I started off by making a box out of acetate which allowed me to have a clear background which is great when using the Xcut birdcage die.  I have filled it with tissue paper but you could also fill it with goodies too!!

I used the wood veneer letters to add  'Thanks' to the front of the box and then decorated it with the 3D stickers which I tied through the top of the box.

The Bella! bling added some sparkle to the bottom of the bird cage along with some flowers which I cut from the papers.

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Xcut Bird Cage Die

So there really is a lot to be thankful for!  I hope you have a wonderful day

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

When All Else Fails ... Drink Coffee!

Autumn is here and so are the endless cups of coffee to keep me warm, some days I even get to treat myself to a trip to my local coffee shop for a special one.

Today I am here to share a layout with you documenting my all time favourite drink ... the flat white.  This coffee pictured was one of the best ones I had while visiting Bondi Beach, NSW (not my local BTW!!)

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I used the Ruby Rock-it Graduation Mini Theme again as I just love the mix of natural colours.

The words and phrases printed on the papers fitted perfectly too ... I mean there is 'no time like the present' to enjoy a coffee is there!!??

I loved the clipboard in the die cut pack a fun little way of adding journalling.  The corrugated card makes a fantastic background mat for your photos too!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Maya Road and Ruby Rock-it

It is always so amazing to open a package filled with some beautiful products when we have a swap with another company and this month Ruby Rock-It DT have some Maya Road to create with!  I love all their fun little embellishments and awesome album blanks.

I my wee package was a little scalloped heart album which I decided to turn into a wall hanging with an Autumnal (Fall) theme using the RRBF Graduation Mini Theme.

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I used the inside of the album to build up my mini layouts.  I painted in orange paint the scallop hearts on the outside of the album which I them attached a heart layout too.

Here I created some little pockets so I could pop in my favourtie fall recipes, which usually consist of cinnamon and pumpkins!

I loved this little 'smile' photo frame.  I simply printed a photo and popped it behind.  You can't see it in this picture but she is holding a conker that she found.

The Maya Road embellishments are perfect for backgrounds too, which I have done of the heart below.  The graduation die cuts have some brilliant quotes which can be used for other occasions.

Its time now to remove the summer hangings and for the fall decorations to take place, this one will take pride of place in my kitchen where I can see it daily!

Hope you have fun creating some autumnal beauties

Friday, September 18, 2015

Remember To Wake Up

Each school morning we are always asking what the time is.  Have we enough time to have another coffee or grab some more breakfast.  
My daughter had decorated her room and needed a clock to help her know the time as she got ready in the morning!

I was inspired by the colours and theme she had chosen and the Memories Mini Theme fitted in just perfectly.  The clock started life very plain and I sanded it down before I decorate the outside covering it in the papers.

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Around the edges of the front I added some of the Fabric Trim from the Fundamentals range.  This softened the edges of the clock.  
The little wood veneer numbers fitted perfectly around the clock face and I love the mix with the Roman numerals.

The die cut packs in the mini themes have soooo many create things that can be used so I decorated the bottom of the clock with them.  I used the flower and butterfly on the pendulum inside the glass so it looks like it is flying when it ticks!

Friday, September 04, 2015

Remembering Summer!

Hello everyone!  
Today I am here to share some summer themed cards with you made using the fantastic Happy Days and sparkly Dancette collections.

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If you hadn't guessed already I am a huge fan of circles and use them pretty much in everything I create so I couldn't resist making one of the cards round shape.

On this card I used the Happy Days clear stamps to stamp around the edge of a die cut circle to create a border and then had fun colouring them in to coordinate with the flowers. 

This next card features a favourite in our family's summer trips ... the trusted ice cream!
I used the 'bunting' shapes in the Happy Days die cut pack as ice cream cones and added punched circles as the ice cream behind them,

The last card here is just a mixture of the wonderful Dancette, it is just a glitter overload and for those that love glitter then this is the paper you need!!

This is a shadow die set from Xcut and I cut out each stage in a few of the Dancette papers.  The funfair comes to life and sparkles as you assemble it together.

I hope you have enjoyed these summer memories
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