Saturday, 28 February 2015

This is What Love Looks Like...

I'm away at the Scrap & Chat retreat in the Dandenongs, Melbourne, but thought I would pop in for a minute to share an Imaginarium Designs layout. The full ID blog post is here

I decided to play with Marion Smith's Posh paper range, a Dina Wakley stamp, and a little spray mist, and some embossing powder. When I first thought I had finished the layout, it looked like it was missing something, so for a change I grabbed a black marking pen and started to doodle and draw in random places.  I was much happier with the end result. It just needed that extra definition. :) 

I'm totally in love with the new Dina Wakley stamps, so you can expect to see much more of them on work. Plus, I've just finished reading her "Art Journal Freedom" book, and my head is full of ideas and inspiration. I've decided this is going to be a big year for me - time to branch out and try new things. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me today, but make sure you come back tomorrow for a REALLY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!! :-D
Cheers and big hugs, xxxxx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

“Couture Creations 2015 Design Team Audition”

I'm sharing several projects and layouts that I have created using dies and embossing folders, as part of my application for the Couture Creations Designs Team. 

My first project is this gorgeous wreath that I created as part of my design commitments for PaperHaus. Nearly all those flowers are made by hand using dies (with just a few pre-made paper flowers to fill in the small gaps). Yes, the leaves, doilies and butterfly have all been created with a variety of dies. 

My second project is a layout I created using Marion Smith's "Mad Tea Party" paper range. This was the first project I created as part of my Creative Inspiration Paints Design Team commitments. 

A quick and cute Christmas card that I created as part of my design team commitments for Kaisercraft. 

Another layout that I created as part of my Paperhaus design commitments.The flowers and leaves have all been created with dies.  

Another cute card - All You Need Is Love. Yes, I even included curtains. :)

One of my favourite projects - my "Believe" wall plaque. I created this as part of my Imaginarium Designs DT commitments. I have used Webster's "Postcards To Paris 2" paper range. 

Another home decor project. Two altered frames created as part of my Imaginarium Designs DT commitments (I created one for each daughter). This project included many levels of die cuts and chipboard to achieve the finished product. 

A quick and simple card with an embossed background, all in monochromatic white, with a dash of silver for the title. 

Here is a layout I created as part of a Blog Hop for both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations. I have used both embossing folders and dies for this project.

Another favourite project - a quick and simple treat/gift bag. This was created as part of my Paperhaus Design Team commitments. I love creating these as there are so many colour combinations to choose from, and the finished product just looks so sweet. 

Finally, my butterfly cupcake and stand. I created this project as part of my Kaisercraft Design Team application. The cupcake wrapper has been created from a die, and decorated with gemstones. 
Thank-you for stopping by and joining me today. It's been a wonderful trip down memory lane, enjoying projects that I have created with a love, and for many of my Design Teams. 
Hmmm...maybe I should do this more often? We tend to become so focused on creating new projects, that sometimes we forget to take the time to enjoy those projects that we have already created. And guess what? Most of these projects still take pride of place in many of my display cabinets so I can enjoy them every day. :)
Cheers and hugs, xxx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Home Decor Frames Made With "LOVE"!

Well, hello there!
I'm sharing two home decor frames that I recently created for Imaginarium Designs. If you hop on over to the Imaginarium Designs blog, you will find close-up photos and details on how I created these frames (they were cheap and easy). 

My inspiration for the first frame was found on Pinterest, right here
Spiral roses can be created in so many sizes, making this a very easy project to adapt to your own creative inspiration. 

I'm not quite sure where my inspiration came from for this frame, but I just knew that I wanted to keep it simple and clean. The focus needs to be on the words and their meaning. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers and big hugs, xxx