Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Glitz Design - Finnley collection - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello all ☺  I have one last share for the month - I've been creating with the Finnley collection by Glitz Designs for The Scrapbook Store.  I ♥ this collection ☺☺

I had this super cute picture of my oldest and youngest that I took very recently, so I thought I'd use it for this collection.  I've used lots of the stickers from this collection - the little sticker words are just great.  I've also used another wood veneer word from WOW.  Here are some close-ups:

 I've filled the 'little moments' sticker with some of the word stickers  - the wooden heart button is from my stash ☺
 I love to use my punches - here I've punched out the heart shape from the red paper and overlayed it so the pattern paper from the bottom layer is revealed.  There is that super cute wood veneer word from WOW chipboard.
 The title is from the sticker sheet - I've outlined in black pen to really make it 'stand out'.
Here is that same heart punch again - I've layered four hearts, distressing them as I went along - then added in one of the rhinestones from this collection. 
Other bits that I've added to the page are a paper lace doily, sequins and cotton thread.

 Products used:
6x6 paper pad - Finnley
Rhinestones - Finnley
cotton thread
paper lace doily
heart punch
script stamp
espresso ink

There is still a little left from this collection in store - please check it out ONLINE.
Thanks for following me this month with my creating - it's much appreciated ♥

Friday, 25 October 2013

Glitz Designs - Finnley - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - hope your week has gone wonderfully well ☺  Just popping in to share some more creations using Finnley by Glitz Designs for The Scrapbook Store.  I've been loving this collection - so fun to create with.

I've gone a little monochromatic for this page and I love the effect for this B&W photo of my little boy ♥  Also going with a vertical design for something a little different ☺I'm also one to not use a lot of pattern paper as my base but for this collection, I've already made three pages, each with a pattern paper background.  Maybe I'm not feeling so intimidated by them anymore ☺
As well as the lovely Finnley collection, I've also used a 2 Crafty chipboard feather.
Here are some close-up's:

 Here are some of the stickers from this collection - I like to mat them on to white cardstock before I put on my page, this way I can pop them up with foam dots to add layers and dimension to the LO.  White cardstock also gives a nice little frame around your image which I love.
 Here is that stunning feather from 2 Crafty Chipboard - it's so delicate and beautiful.  I've given it a white-wash effect with some watered down white paint.  Then I've inked the edges with some espresso ink and also added some mist with a shine.  Lastly I've popped on a rhinestone from this collection. I've added stamps and stickers to my photo so that it flows in to the design of the page.
I couldn't resist adding in a mini peg ☺  Here are a few more stickers and pattern papers from the collection and also some stamping with the roller feather stamp.

Products used:
6x6 paper pad - Finnley
Finnley - rhinestones
black pen
script stamp
espresso ink
mini peg

Please check out the entire collection in store - there is still some left ☺
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend ♥

Monday, 21 October 2013

Glitz Designs - Finnley - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello and happy Monday ☺ I have another share for The Scrapbook Store - using Glitz - the Finnley collection.  I'm really enjoying these papers and the other bits from this collection - very easy to work with and super fun. 

 This is a very recent photo of our road trip that we made during the past school holidays.  And I've used the really cool 12x12 pattern paper Drip as my background.  It has a mixed media feel about it with the design of dripping paint - I've added in some white paint mixed with water, also using the dripping effect.  Love how it's turned out.  All the products on this page are from the collection - I've also added in a WOW wood veneer word and a Green Tara flower stem.
Here are some close-up's:

 Sometimes I like to make my own embellishments.  This is a simple flower using a scallop punch - using different pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad, punch out five scallops.  Layer together, distressing them as you go along.  Adhere together with a pin and then add one of the rhinestones from this collection.  I've also free-cut a leaf to add behind the flower.
 The 'today' word is from WOW wood veneers - there are three different words in the pack and they are a lovely font.  I've used sticker letters from this collection to make my title.
I keep going back to 'banner style pages' ☺  Here I've made an arrow with a long 'kebab stick'.  Using the pattern papers I've free cut an arrow and some feather style leaves for the end.  I've attached some mini pegs and also added in the Green Tara flower.
I've also used the super cute feather roller stamp from this collection on the black paper which mats the photo - I love using white ink on black paper to give a 'chalk board' effect.

This collection is selling very well, but there are still some papers and embellishments left - please check the online store.

Products used:
6x6 paper pad
rhinestones - Finnley
paper doily
kebab stick
scallop punch
white paint
mini pegs
script stamp
espresso ink

There has been lots of activity in the shop - heaps of new products and goodies have arrived - you can check out all the new products HERE.
Thanks so much for coming by ♥

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook October Colour Challenge

 Hey everyone - a new challenge
is up at Life Paper Scrapbook.
It's a colour challenge and here is the colour palette - we have some soft, subtle colours this time, though my version is still on the bright side :)
Check out all the details on the
Life Paper Scrapbook blog and also see lots of inspiration from the design team.

Here is my take on the challenge:

 I've used assorted pattern papers from my stash - that's what I love about colour challenges - the opportunity to use up your 'bits' of paper that you have in your supplies ☺  I've also used a very recent photo from our 'road trip holiday' we just had with our family.  Here are some close-up's:

This challenge is sponsored by Freckled Fawn and they are giving away an October OH DEER ME kit to the winner!
About Freckled Fawn: Doe (AesaLina) and Deer (Richard Compton) founded Freckled Fawn in January 2012. Their small online boutique ( has transformed into a company thatspecialises in manufacturing scrapbook embellishments and provides a monthly embellishment kit called OHDEERME. The monthly OHDEERME Embellishment Kit is an exciting new concept in the scrapbooking world. Each month, Freckled Fawn designs and manufactures a collection of coordinating embellishments. You will receive a tin filled with enough embellishments to inspire you as you create dozens of lovely projects! With the OHDEERME embellishments in hand, browsing your personal paper stash each month will become an exciting endeavour as you preserve your memories, fashion a card for just the right occasion, or add flair to a gift for a special person.
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Referral Promotion: Are you a subscriber? You earn $5 for each friend you refer! When they sign up to be a subscriber, they get $5 too!
Not a subscriber? Ask one of your subscriber friends to refer you so you both earn $5.
More details can be found HERE. 

We really hope to see you playing along this month - what a fantastic prize to win ☺

The LPS shop also has a new kit instore - you can view this kit here.  As a special offer, you can get 10% off all orders.  Come check it out ☺

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ♥

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Scrapbook Store - Finnley - Glitz Designs.

 Hello everyone - it's been a little while.  School holidays have now passed and we are back into the swing of things.  I've started creating with my Design Team kit from The Scrapbook Store - this month I'm working with 'Finnley' by Glitz Designs.
Woodland animals… Feathers… Trendy colors… Triangles… Full of Whimsy…  The Finnley collection is full of love, & will be perfect for babies, relationships, & everything else in between! (as quoted on the Glitz Design website) 
Here is my first page:

 This photo was perfect for this collection - my nephews and niece enjoying a special moment with their new sister - totally adorable ♥
I've put together this page using the pattern papers in this collection, as well as some stickers, the feather stamp roller, Green Tara flower stems and some WOW wood veneer shapes.
Here are some close-up's of the details:

 I love pegs and creating bunting style pages.  This is one of the stickers from the collection which I've matted onto white cardstock.
 And here is another sticker , also matted onto white cardstock.  I've also used a Green Tara flower stem as part of the banner, along with cotton thread.
 The title is little words from the alphabet sticker sheet - the stickers are just so cute and can easily be added to your photo's for extra details.  I've also used a wood veneer word 'love' by WOW.
My journal work and some stamping with white ink and the little feather stamp roller, also from this collection.

Products used:
typewriter journal work
white ink
MS doily border punch
cotton thread

Please check this collection in store online - I hope to be back again soon to share some more inspiration using this fabulous collection. ♥

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Life Paper Scrapbok - October sketch challenge

 Hey everyone - hope your weekend is off to a great start.  Today I'm sharing the October sketch for Life Paper Scrapbook - I love the choice to use multiple photo's for this sketch!!
 I've flipped my sketch to one side and used three vertical photo's.
 .... and here is my take on the sketch ......
 My youngest and I love to have a bit of crazy fun!!  He is a bit of a poser.  I've used some papers from American Crafts for this page and also some pieces from the Day to Day Project Life kit from LPS.
Here are some close-up's:
 I love all the embellishments in this kit - the wooden frame, hearts, arrow and flair badge.  All super cute!
I've added in pegs and twine to make it 'bunting style' ☺

Here are some details about the sponsor for the challenge and how to enter:
Our sponsor for this challenge is Studio Fourteen40 and they are giving away 6 packets of flair of the winners choice from the shop!!

Studio Fourteen40 is an exciting new business who made their debut into the paper-craft scene in September this year. Owner and designer, Sandra Allan, is ecstatic that her 'baby' generated so much interest and excitement within such a short time.

Sandra, who lives with her husband Matt and their three children in Melbourne, Australia has a keen eye for detail and a love of design and colour. Having worked within the industry and alongside some amazing talent, Sandra had a deep seeded dream to launch her own collection of scrapbooking embellishments and make her own mark on the industry, eventually taking the plunge and giving birth to Studio Fourteen40.

Whilst it is early days at Studio Fourteen40 and Sandra has 13 collections of tin button flairs released, there are plenty more on the drawing board. Sandra has grand dreams for her business and cannot wait to share more of her designs and release other embellishments into her line.

Visit to keep up with the latest releases and exciting announcements and view the entire range. The webstore of Studio Fourteen40 will be opening shortly!

Here are all the details for the challenge:
- You can submit ANY kind of project that you can use the sketch for: cards, layouts or anything you can adapt it to. 
- You can use the sketch and colour challenges together just make sure you link it up to each so you have a chance to win in both. 
- October Sketch Challenge runs until 11.59pm 25 October. (Don't forget we are in Australia)
- The winner of the prize will be randomly drawn.
- We will also feature three of the favourite layouts and the selected layouts will be asked to guest design for the next colour challenge.

We hope you feel inspired to enter - we would love to see you play.
Well I'm off camping for the next week, to enjoy the school holidays and my family.  Til next time ♥

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Scrapbook Store - October Sketch Challenge

 Hello and happy first day of the month - WOW - October already.  The sketch challenge for The Scrapbook Store is up and ready to enter.  It's a fantastic sketch - I love the multiple photo option and the different elements in this one.

 ..... and here is my take on the sketch:
 For this page, I've used the lovely collection 'Family Stories' by Teresa Collins.  I ♥ this collection so much and it's perfect for those every day family pictures.  I've also added in some 2 Crafty Chipboard and used a Heidi Swapp stencil.  Here are some close-up's:
 Some sequins, stamping and some of the die-cut elements in this collection.
 I've used some 2 Crafty Chipboard as my title and lightly inked with white ink.  You can also see some 'hearts' - I've used the 'Confetti' stencil by Heidi Swapp with modelling paste and also black pen.  I also have my typewriter journal work.
 Some more of the texture work.  Also some heart punch-out's and little pegs. 
And another heart and peg.  All the stamping on the page is from the stamp set in this collection.

Products used:
Stamp set - Family Stories collection
White pegs
modelling paste
black pen
brown ink
script stamp
cotton thread
heart punch
2 Crafty Chipboard -A moment captured

Please check the gallery for more inspiration from the Design Team.  We hope you can play along this month.  There will be a $40.00 voucher from the store for the randomly picked winner. 
Thanks for coming by ♥

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