Friday, February 27, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 9 2015

Hello all.

Back this week to show you the last layout I have created using the last bits of this kit sent to me by Leanne at Mad About Scrappin.

So here's the layout I created ...
I had fun with this layout mixing up the patterns a bit. I have tied it all together by using a piece of kraft card stock as my base. I stamped the base of the kraft card stock using a graph clear stamp randomly using my hand as the block for it. 

I have layered it up a little for this layout using a mix of the patterns from the pack, a paper doily and some graph project life journal cards. 
I then finished it off with a washi tape boarder to finish it all off. 

I have mixed up the title a bit using a some of the matching alphas stickers from the set and word I have printed onto card stock which I have hand cut. I have then added a coat of dimensional magic to add some gloss and dimension.

I mixed up the embellishments a little with a mix of word stickers from the kit, a digital image I have printed onto white card stock, a kraft journal spot and some chalk board pennant flags I purchased at a Mad About Scrappin sale. 

Lastly just to show you that I do use up all my scraps...
 I created a pocket page (trading card size) for a pen pal over in America.
I love these pocket pages and such a great way to use up all the teenie little pieces I just cant part with.

Well.. till next week.

Have a creative weekend.

TFL, Michelle x

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Little Layouts

Hello crafty peoples!  I have a couple of layouts to share with you all today.  These were created from the Graphic 45 paper collection - "Raining Cats and Dogs".  I thought this year I would branch out and try my hand at creating some layouts in this 8x8 size and also A4....Just for something different.  So guys here are my layouts.....

and here are some of the close ups.  Well readers, would you believe I have drawn a mental blank?!  I always get stuck for words when it comes to describing how I created my projects...but I will do my here goes.  The first layout is of our little princess Tash.  The photo is about wallet size and I have offset it on some scraps leftover from last weeks mini album.  I have used a large doily that I have sprayed with some Tibetan Poppy Teal from Lindy's Stamp Gang and embellished it with some flowers from my kitd and little tags from the paper pad...oh and some bling...every princess needs bling right????

 One of my favourite techniques is distressing the edges with just a pair of scissors and adding a few rolled tears here and there.  I have tucked under some  small scraps to match the layer on the doily.
My second layout is of our newest furbaby... Cosmo.  Again I have used another wallet sized photo.  I have also used black cardstock to mat with.  I wanted to make the papers pop just that little bit more.

I have also used more Lindy's Stamp gang sprays - Red Hot Poker Orange to brighten and blend in some of the little paper blossoms.
...added a little twine to the banner
and I'm not sure if you can see it....but I punched a border and edged it with some Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.

Well readers I did my best.  There really isn't much to tell. I hope you have enjoyed my layouts.  I actually quite enjoyed working on this scale and plan to do a few more.  I do hope you check out the links below to see what other happenings have been going on with Mad About Scrappin and my fellow team mates.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 8 2015

Hello again.

I have had a very busy week this week. With getting used to new sports routines and changes to school classrooms  the kids and I have found it a bit of a juggle to get back on track. I know that we will get there but I can see that it will take a few weeks. 

With that in mind I am busily trying to get everything sorted and back into school mode around the house. 

And yes.. I am one of those crazy routine Mum's that thrive on a strict routine.. it keeps me sane.. especially when I am trying to keep track of four kids on my

Created a couple of cards this week as I am slowly coming to the end of this paper range. 

So here is this weeks share.
Two very quick cards created in a very busy week. Love how they turned out and glad that I was able to use up some more of this kit.

Kept the first card simple. I cut out the shapes from scraps of the paper kit and adhered them to a graph 4x6 journal card from my stash. I then wrapped the card in some red/blue and white twine. Then added a kraft journal spot I had grabbed at the last Mad About Scrappin sale (wishing now I had grabbed more as they are divine!!!!). I added the greeting using some acrylic alphas from my stash. Then I finished off the card with some star stickers from the matching sticker set and some clear dew drops from my stash. 

The second card was for my partner for Valentines Day. Wanted to create something just that little bit different. I stamped the kraft patterned paper then matted it onto some blue card stock as the card base. The added a strip of red striped paper that I had matted on some white card stock. With a journalling pen I added in some stitch lines then adhered a blue patterned paper circle I had adhered to  a large chipboard circle for depth. The people symbols I printed from the computer and then hand cut them out. I finished them off with some blue acrylic letters for the "x o". Finally finished off the card by creating a red bling heart made from the teenie sequins Leanne sent me to play with. Super cute and finished the card off perfectly. 

Well.. till next week.

TFL, Michelle xxx

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Quick "n" Easy Mini Album

Good morning everyone, welcome to my Monday project share and just as the title says it is a quick 'n' easy mini album.  I have used one of these scalloped edged cards that I received in this months kit.
I scored a 1/4 inch spine. 

 from some cardstock I cut some inner pages.  These pages measured roughly 4"x8". 
  I folded them in half and then with some crochet cotton I sewed them to the inside of the card.

Once this was done I then matted the whole booklet or mini with some black cardstock.  I then started cutting some mats from the Graphic 45 - Raining Cats and Dogs.  I also printed out some black and white photo's of my sons dogs and cut them to size.  I have alternated each page with a photo and a pocket with tags for journalling.  I was surprised at just how quickly this mini worked up...I had it done in no time at all.  I tried really hard to not over embellish and to keep it "flat" but as you can see by the pics...I wasn't overly successful at doing that :) I have used a Creative Memories tag punch through out and fussy cut the images from the paper collection.  As usual guys here are all the pics...

I hope you have enjoyed my little mini this week. These little mini's would be perfect for holding all your instagram photo's or as a little brag book of your children or grandchildren. I do plan to take this back to the drawing board - or should I say scoring board and re-think this.  I think it needs some room to grow  .... keep an eye out for the revamped or re-thunk version in coming posts....annnnd as always....please check out the links below to see what other happenings have been going on with Mad About Scrappin.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 7 2015

A very cheery "HELLO" to everyone !!!

I hope that this post find everyone well and managing to find some to to get some craft things done. 

Here I have been busy with the kids heading back to school, getting the house back to normal and sanding back an old set of bedside tables that I was given. 

Oh.. and have managed to get some creative time in there too !!

With that in mind I am back to share what I have created this week using some more of this kit sent to me by Mad About Scrappin.

This week I have managed to get a layout created using a photo of my youngest daughter. As I mentioned last week she just turned six years old so I have a bucket load of super cute photos of her from her birthday. 

So here's this weeks layout.
This was a super quick layout I created using the same photo I printed twice. I printed one in color and the other in black and white as a bit of a contrast on the layout. I decided to stick with the navy and red colours from this paper range. I stamped the red card stock and them inked it as the red wasn't quite a match for the red in the patterned paper. By then adding in some white card stock it gave the two red a bit of a barrier so that it was less noticeable that they weren't a perfect match. 

The white card stock I felt was a little too stark so I decided to stamp away with some dove grey stazon using a kaiser number stamp from my stash. That carried on with the birthday theme I felt. 

The polaroid I jazzed up a little with a few bit of ephemera that I had in my stash. I then finished off the layout with some garden twine, some wood veneer stars, a couple of flairs, and some bling stars to add a bit of sparkle on the layout.

I had fun playing around with this paper range this week. 

Well it's going to be a hot weekend here so off to hide away and get creative, 

Till next week.

TFL, Michelle x

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Just A Few Cards

Good morning everyone, It's Monday down here on my side of the pond and I am back to share my Mad About Scrappin Project Share with you all.  I don't know about you but these Mondays seem to rockin around faster and faster these days.  Today, I just wanted share a few cards with you that I have created using those wonderful Graphic 45 Papers - A Time to Celebrate, and some embellishments from the Mad About Scrappin Store.  

I started with some card bases that I received in this months kit....

together with some paper flowers and fancy cardstock frames from previous kits.
There's not much to really tell about these, so once again I will let the pics do most of the talking for me....

 I loved using the ornate lacey frames.  Here I have cut the frame in half and placed either side of the diecut base.
 To create these flowers I have punched them out of some co-ordinating cardstock from my stash and added some tiny seed beads to the centres using Glossy Accents.

Just love these cute little paper flowers.  To co-ordinate them just a little more with the papers, I dry brushed some Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink to the centres.
As you can see these cards go perfectly with my project from last week.    As always thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my mini as much as I did creating it.  Please be sure to check out the links below to see what my other creative team mates have been up to...

....remember to live your bliss......
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 PS:...Please come back next week as I show you how I took these card bases and created two little mini albums....

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