Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cotton Spools and Bobbins...

Sometimes it may seem that I am quiet, and not creating much. But it usually means I am working behind the scenes, on something that I can't yet share. And this is the perfect example - three beautiful creations that I can finally share with you - all published in the current Australian Scrapbooking Ideas magazine (Issue 31). 
If you would like to recreate these projects, you will find the step-by-step instructions in the magazine, pages 70-73. 

My first creation is a sewing display decor item. 

I really enjoyed creating this project because I got to use up a lot of bits and pieces that I have been saving forever. 

These pretty babies, are photo holders. :)
The dress form shapes can be found on Pinterest. 

And finally, a pretty wreath for my daughter's room. She loves sewing and creating, and her favourite colours just happen to be black and red. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers and big hugs, xxx

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mix and Match Layout Tutorial...

Hello everyone!!! I'm sharing my April Imaginarium Designs project with you today. And as a bonus, I've done a step-by-step tutorial on the Imaginarium Designs blog, to show you how you can create this wonderful layout for yourself. 

This project was all about colour, fun, and experimenting. Sometimes we all get so tied up with deadlines, that we forget to create for fun. :)

Gold has been the big trending "colour" of choice in recent months,  with so many companies producing gold accents and products. So, I decided to make the most of it, and add a little shimmer, shine and sparkle to my layout. 

I love, love, love crackle mediums. They produce such a beautiful texture and visual imagery.
Thank-you so much for stopping by and joining me today. 
Don't forget, if you'd like to create this layout for yourself, just visit the Imaginarium Designs blog for full details. If you do decide to create this layout, I'd love to see your masterpieces. Just leave a link here on this blog post, and I'll come and share some love with you. 
Hope you are all having a wonderful week.
Cheers and hugs, xxx:)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We Have Lift Off!!!

The big day has finally arrived - my first ever post for Couture Creations. 
Can you tell I am excited???
Would you like to know how to create this card? Then hop on over to the Couture Creations blog, for the step by step instructions. :) 

Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers and hugs, xxx :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sweet and Simple Card...

I found this sweet, little wooden bird when I walked into a clothes and home decor store a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't resist grabbing it and adding it to a card. 

This was one of the quickest cards I think I have ever made, lol! 
Papers are from My Mind's Eye (one of their older ranges if I remember correctly).
And the tassle is Prima. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
And wishing you all a Happy Easter. xxx:)
Cheers and hugs,  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Taking A Class With Fiona Paltridge...

Just over a week ago, I attended the annual Escape To Create Retreat (E2C2015) at Port Lincoln. This is always one of my highlights of my year. I love catching up with so many friends, scrapping until all hours, and eating some of the most fabulous food ever!!!

But this year, I decided to do something different. I decided to take one of the classes offered by one of the E2C teachers, Fiona Paltridge.  

Can I just say, I loved this class!!! Here is a scrapbook artist who is not scared to do things here way. Fiona doesn't own a trimmer, so she rarely cuts anything straight, and doesn't measure anything either. She just uses her hands and fingers to get an idea of how wide or long something should be. It made me realise, just how much we all rely on rulers and trimmers, and that everything must be specific. I love the freedom her style of scrapping represents. 

I fell in love with the colours, layers, and details. If you enjoy lumpy, bumpy work, this is perfect. 

Oh, and the bling? Yeah, I just had to add my own touch. :)
Cheers and hugs, xxx