Monday, September 30, 2013

Candy Box Goodness

This week I’m making another box but this is a miniature ‘Candy Station’for a swap I’m involved in. The criteria for the swap was to alter/make a small box no bigger than 6”x 6”x 2” and fill it up with some goodies for your partner. If you’re a crafter and have seen all the lovely Candy Stations on blogs and YouTube you will know what a fun thing this can be. We were to send little goodies such as beads, lace, flowers, ribbons or even candy for our partner :)

Using the lovely colourful ‘Secret Admirer’ collection of papers by Kaisercraft I set about putting my box of fun together. Firstly I covered the lid of the box with ‘Mystical’, re-arranging the flowers a little to make the pattern fit and I covered the base with ‘Humble’, stopping just before the point where the lid would fit and then gluing some lovely lace around the edge together with some pearl beaded trim.

On the lid I used a quote from the 'Marigold' paper line (also by Kaisercraft) which I cut out, inked the edges and propped up using dimensional tape.

The lid was then decorated using many gorgeous Mad About Scrappin flowers, seam binding, an acrylic flower, resin piece with lovely floral insert, a vial of sequins and a few pearls and crystals together with an aqua coloured doiley. A small smear of stickles glitter glue randomly brushed over some of the flowers finished it off perfectly.

The little boxes inside were made and covered in the ‘Sweetheart’ paper and tied with a bow of seambinding. Tiny little flowers were placed over the ends of the seam binding to hide the raw edges and add prettiness!

Now all I have to do is fill all the little boxes up and send it off to my partner :) I hope you like this little idea which is a wonderful way to give a gift to a crafty friend or even for a Christmas present.

Thank you for stopping by today

Jeanette :)
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Teresa Collins 'Family Stories' range


Hi, Belinda here again to show you 2 layouts using the Teresa Collins 'Family Stories' range. 

I have to say after using a few of Teresa's ranges I love all of them. This one is perfect for all those family/wedding photos.

These chipboard is from Memory Maze. The words all came in 1 pk (there is more words in it) the chevrons come in other. They were awesome to work with, nice and thick. You could do so much with them. for this layout I just inked them.

I used some MAS flowers with die cuts from the Family Stories range.

Here is the 2nd layout:

This photo was taken on holidays at a beach park, perfect to do with the beach theme papers from The Family Stories range.

I used lots of the die cuts from the range on this layout. Here are the ones I used for the title.

More die cuts

These ones was meant to be a banner but I used them on top on each other for a different look.

This was an awesome range to play with. Head HERE for this and all of the other ranges by Teresa Collins and HERE for all the Memory Maze range.

Thanks for looking

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 16

Hello again everyone.
Very excited to be back to share with you again this week. Have been very lucky this week to be able to play with a very bright and cute paper range from Echo Park called "A Perfect Summer".
When I saw this at the Mad About Scrappin's Flog It Friday Sale I was hoping that I would get a chance to play with it.
So here's what I have created for you this week.
  I love the bright carefree feel to this paper range. Really makes me wish that summer was here already. I teamed my layout up with some plain paper and card stock this week as I felt the papers were bright enough as they were.
 I also tried to use as many of the patterns as possible. I found the patterns so easy to work with and really help to tell my beach story.
 Now I was lucky enough to also be able to play around with the sticker sheet that is also available in the range. I am not usually a sticker person. However this range made it super easy to turn some of the stickers using 3D foam table into embellishments for my layout. I love these little brown paper envelopes too. They make a cute little hidden pocket for some journal and help with the beach feel.
A tip for you too.. just because the sticker is one thing doesn't mean it has to stay that thing. Think outside the box a little! I did and with the help from a ribbon rose, some floss and a button I was able to create my own embellishment. I love the end result and the dimension it has added to my page.
Once again I haven't had to create my own title for this page thanks to a little bit of help from some scrap paper and one of the banner stickers from the sticker sheet. The best bit is that it matched perfectly with the layout with little effort from myself!
So there you go.
A summery layout created quick and easy with a little help from Echo Park and Mad About Scrappin.
Are you looking forward to summer as much as I am ?
Get creative with your stash while you wait.
TFL, Michelle x
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Belinda's take on the sketch challenge


Hi Belinda back today to show you my take on the MAS sketch challenge that bis due at midnight TONIGHT!!!! I have loved all the entries takes would would love to see more. Remember 1 lucky person will win a voucher to spend in the shop.

Here is my take:

I have used the Teresa Collins 'Memorabilia' range that I brought in one of the Flog It Fridays sales

One of the sheets had tags you can cut out. This title was part of a larger cut out but I only wanted the words so I cut around them. The chevrons are from WOW. I inked them with colour and then inked around the edges with black.

I fussy cut this banner from a page in the range, inked around in black and stuck it down. The Flair is from Fancy Pants and comes in a set of 6.

Here is the sketch:

I have to say this has been one of the most awesome sketches I have done for awhile and have already used it as a base on other layout.

Thanks for looking

Belinda :)
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

September Challenge with Lou

Hi All

Lou, back again to share some Mad about Scrappin Facebook challenge inspiration with you.
This month we have been given a fantastic sketch to work with by team member Tamara,

Now, if you have seen my previous months samples then you know that I tend to work with only one photo per layout.  So this sketch was a challenge for me but I embraced it and I am happy with the end result. 
 I have been holding onto a series of photos of my eldest daughter from last year, they were of her performing in a classroom drama of "3 Billy Goats Gruff"  These photos were the ultimate challenge, school uniform navy with a bright green background but you know what I was able to match these photos to some papers from Jillibean Soup I picked up in a Flog it Friday sale.

When I looked at the sketch I really wanted to use a different element with the two half moons. So I grabbed my watercolour pencils and one of my stencils and started to colour in... What FUN!!! I just added water then a black pen outline to create these multi-colour chevrons. I finished them off with some black ink drops and a couple of the stickers from the sticker sheet.

I added the title straight from the die cut sheet as it fitted perfectly with the page 

and as luck would have it, there was a series of tickets in the die cut sheet as well.

I hope this gives you some further inspiration to complete the challenge this month, entries need to be uploaded by the 25th of September to our Facebook page Mad about Scrappin

Now go grab those watercolour pencils I know you have and get creative :D


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 15

Morning all and welcome back to another week of me sharing on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
This week I have continued to play around with left over bits and pieces from old kits I have had laying around the place. I have decided I just MUST use up all the little bits and pieces I have left over before I cut up any new paper.
So here's what I have created this week with some goodies I have found in the scraps stash.

 Something just a little girlie that's for sure. I must say that I wasn't too sure about this lolly pink card stock I have had laying around in my stash. I think that is why it has been left over. However teamed up with some blue I feel it has completely changed the feel of the layout. 

 Now for this layout I wanted to create a title with a little bit of dimension that was a little bit different. So with that in mind I set to work drawing and then hand cutting  out my title from a scrap of card stock that matched. I then mounted it with using 3D foam dots onto a piece of the lolly pink card stock base that I had cut away from where you cant see it. By then added the remainder of the title using matching stickers in contrasting pink I was able to create my title with a difference.

I also decided to add a bit of stitching to the die cut doily I have used on the base. Without it I felt it was missing something. I then clustered up a pile of embellishments from another kit that just seemed to match. Added some flowers from my Mad About Scrapping Flog it Friday stash and the layout was all done.
Love the fact I have been able to use up some of my old stash and mix it with some of my new goodies. Love the fact too that I now have an excuse to buy some more from the Mad About Scrappin store. That's once I put the latest delivery of Flog it Friday goodies away can never have too many goodies to play with on hand.
Till next week.
TFL, Michelle x
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Colourful Wooden Butterflies!

Hello Mad fans!
Renee here with a layout that I did featuring the gorgeous Colourful wooden butterflies that were available in the last Flog it Friday sale :)

She Loves Her Brother

The Wooden butterflies are so cute and come in a rainbow array of gorgeous colour and have cute detail on them :) You receive 15 per pack for the bargain price of $0.80!!!!!

#4850  Coloured Wooden Butterflies

I have also used this fab new range of patterned paper that gives you the mixed media look without the mess!
#4782  Wild & Free - Drips Pattern Paper by Glitz Design

love Renee

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Altered Chess Set Box

Today I'd like to share with you an altered Chess Set box I made for a lovely friend of mine. I found this box at an Op-shop recently and just loved the size of it and the patina of the wood. 

Using the gorgeous Kaisercraft 'On This Day' papers, I only covered parts of the box leaving some of the wood showing through. Some beautiful wedding applique pieces were also added for luxury. Some bronze filigree pieces were cut lengthways and glued (E6000) to the front corners of the box.

Approximately 95% of the plethora of flowers decorating the top of this box are from the Mad About Scrappin store along with the Green Tara leaves, gorgeous triple seam binding bow in the corner and the tiny pearl bead trim that borders both the top and bottom of the box. A small wooden photo frame was painted white and decorated with a little bling, two metal keys poke out from a cluster of flowers to hang some lovely pearl dangles from. Everything was adhered using Helmars 450 Quick Dry Glue and Helmars Super Tak Glue.

Inside the box I wanted to show off the beautiful full length piano hinge so only the compartments were covered using Kaisercraft 'On This Day' papers. There were two dividers in the box which I painted with Gesso and then covered with a pretty white lace. The larger sections were then edged with a lovely bobble trim, picked up from a Flog It Friday Sale and the smaller sections edged with some light blue pearl bead trim.

Some tiny metal feet were added (salvaged from another op-shop box find) and lace hinges inside to stabilise the lid. I'm very happy with how this old box regained it's life in a prettier form.

Thank you for stopping by 

Jeanette :)

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September challenge: Sketch

Hello Everyone! 
Renee here with my take on the Mad About Scrappin September challenge:

Easy as 1,2,3!
1: pick you photos,
2: Choose papers
and 3: Get your scrap on!

Here is my take on the sketch:


and a closie:

It is that easy scrappy friends!
Love to see your take on the sketch, remember to post your layouts onto the Mad About Scrappin page on facebook by the 25th to be in the running for the voucher!

Luv Renee

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