Thursday, December 19, 2019

Festive Pop Garland

I just can't let the festive season pass without creating a bunting.  I love to decorate the house with hand made goodies and buntings are one of my favourite!

I had loads of fun creating this and would like to share with you how I made it using the Crafters Choice Festive Pop collection.

First I cut two different sized diamonds in the 12 x 12 paper pack.  I needed four so made sure I had a nice mix of the papers.  

After gluing the smaller diamond on to the larger one, I folded it in half using a bone folder for the crease.  Along the join of the two papers I used the Crafters Choice Silver Bling.

I then matted one of the letters from the sticker book on to some silver card stock leaving a small border around all of the edges. 

I added  a selection of the Festive Pop die cuts, isn't that Llama just the cutest!!  Then the letter and embellished it with a gem star.

I continued making another three of these remembering to get the order right when adding the letters!!

To finish I attached them all on to a piece of twine and and added some punched out tiny holly and a red gem.  

This is now hanging for all to see and it just looks fantastic!  
This really is very simple to make and an added bonus is that you could use your left overs from making your Christmas cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creation today
Have a very Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Festive Pop Christmas Cards

Hello all!  Well we are in to the final month of the year and with that comes (especially in my house) the panic of only a couple of weeks before Christmas and there are cards needing to be sent out before last post.

Today I am here to share some cards I made with the fun and funky Festive range!

The colour in this collection are so bright and vibrant and I just love that some of the papers have metallic on them.

This card was made by simply cutting a strip from the 6 x 6 Festive Pop paper pack and trimming it with the Crafters Choice silver bling.  I mounted one of the Festive Pop stickers on to a silver circle.

For this card I used the die cuts which are also embossed with metallic.  They give a beautiful finish to the shapes.  These baubles looked lovely being raised up slightly from the back ground.

I opted for a slightly different shape for the centre of this card when teaming it up with the Sleigh from the Festive Pop die cuts.  The beauty about the die cuts is they can either be left as they are or it is so easy to dress them up with bling or other embellishments.

Three little cards made with the Crafters Choice Festive Pop!  
A whole heap of fun to make and I'm sure the people who receive these with love them!

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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