Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Webster`s Pages & Dusty Attic

Hi there!
As you probably already heard Webster`s Pages and Dusty Attic teamed up this week - What a beautiful match!
This is my first project I created using the laser-cut chipboards.
Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
Well, the layout is based on white card stock. Once I finished with misting my background I used the leafy stem chippie as a mask. The photo says it all I think :-)....

This is not my first time using chipboard as a mask. Check my previous attempt ;-) --------> HERE
And one more link....just for first layout using Dusty Attic chipboard (Thank you, Tracy - aka Stay True to God!!!!!!) -------> HERE

The rest of the chipboard was painted with different colors Glimmer Glam.
N.B. Before I apply any paint to any kind of chipboard I always bring a layer (or two) of Gesso!
Webtser`s Pages products used:
For more inspiration & what the rest of the DT girls created you can check our Inspire Me site -------> HERE

I thought I`d share a photo of my kiddos I took recently :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Manor House Creations

Hi there!
With Christmas round the corner I`m already in a Christmas mood ;-)
Today, I have a layout to share with you that I created for Manor House Creations using some of their newest gorgeous flowers. I see Christmas surrounded by beauty and cosiness and these flowers are exactly how I feel round this time of the year. In other words I don`t need to add a christmas starry ;-) flower to my layout to show it`s a Christmas page.....for me it counts how I feel about it....
I used the newest collection from The Scrap Cake "Cozy Xmas" which was simply perfect for my project..... Did you know that Manor House Creations is the official distributor of The Scrap Cake Products in Australia?
Flowers used:
  • Fairy Floss - Soft pink
  • Marguerite - floral
  • Frosted wild rose 
  • Beautiful - rose red

I decorated two of the flowers by adhering a big pearl in the centers and by adding strings of pearls....

Well, I bought lots of tiny cones and I`m adding them to my pages and cards these days (Check ------> HERE)
N.B. I added puffy paint to the cones :-). 
I also added puffy paint to one of the leaves to match the cones. 

The oval frame is a die-cut from Sizzix (Thank you, Corina!!!!!). It was embossed and inked a little bit. I added as a touch the string of pearls.....

You won`t believe it but I bought like hundreds of these cute little bells and I just love adding them to my projects. Here I tried to make a "Xmas-bells-tree" I used the bells and embroidery thread for this purpose....

This corner of my layout WAS very clean till I began:
  • First stamping, using Marianne Designs Winter Clear stamps
  • Then masking with mini chicken wire mask
  • And then adding My Mind`s Eye Rub-ons (the branch and the text).......Love all my rub-on leftovers ;-)

Well, that was all for today! I hope you enjoyed it and I inspired you a little bit.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Altered Birdcage ~Scrapdelight~

Hi there!
Today I have an altered item to share with you that I made back in August (2011) for "Scrapdelight" scrapbook store! I enjoyed the process of decorating it so much. I wish I had more time to spend on altering items.....

  • The key and the keyhole are from Melissa Frances (Resin Embellishments)...

  • I also decorated the inside part of the birdcage. I added a birdcage with a bird chipboard which was painted with puffy paint......

  • I used mini Prima clear stamps, embossing stamp pad (clear) and white embossing powder to decorate the bottom part of each wall...

This is how all the pieces looked like before I decorated the house. I achieved this effect by working with Crackle Medium. I love Crackle medium and I use it already for a long time ;-).
What I did here was simply crackling with two colors acrylic paint - green and blue.
Tip: The best effect is to apply two contrasting colors. 

I used a small brush to apply the crackle medium. It`s a small birdcage and there was no need to have large cracks. Moreover I used sand paper in the end to give it more distressed look.
Tip: If you want to have larger cracks you can use a foam brush and if you want to achieve finer cracks simply use a small brush. It`s also important how thick you apply the crackle medium - the thicker the layer is the larger the cracks are.
Well, I guess, that was everything for today :-) Hope you enjoyed my post!
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You card ~Scrapdelight~

Hi there!
My family  & I don`t celebrate Thanksgiving but that fact didn`t stop me creating a "Thank you" card. A "Thank you" card for everybody who supported me through the year - my precious family, my sweet friends and all the cups of coffee and Red Bull I drank to keep me awake during the sleepless nights ;-)
And of course I want to Thank YOU - all my followers - who are always here for me to show their support and feedback!
I began making this card from white cardstock. I masked the background using Distress Ink and then I stamped the flourish. The beautiful frame you see is a chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. It was painted with puffy paint. The inner frame you see was part of the chipboard but I cut it out and painted it separately with Glimmer Glam and then I attached it back to the original frame. The butterfly is also a chippie from Imaginarium Designs - it was painted with Glimmer Glam as well and when it was dry I glued some beads to decorate it. 
I used an Itty Bitty stamp ("Thanks a Bunch"). The tiny flowers were colored in with Copic Markers - my dear old "friends" supporting me already for years
Here is a photo of some of the products I used...
N.B. Did you notice the ribbon? I stamped on the ribbon and I used again Copic Markers to color the tiny works perfectly....pity I didn`t use it though ;-) but I will for sure.... 
All Products are available to buy by Scrapdelight shop!
Supplies list:

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seasonal Cards ~The Scrap Cake~

Hi there!
Today I have three cards to share with you that I created for The Scrap Cake.
These three cards are my very first seasonal cards for this year and I can`t wait to make many more.
I used for all three cards the gorgeous collection "Cozy Xmas" from The Scrap Cake.
Here are all three cards separately ....
Hope you enjoyed my cards today!
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday Deals & Steals at Webster`s Pages

Hi there!
I have a beautiful message to share with you from Webster`s Pages and it`s AMAZING....

We've got so many beautiful things to help you keep your memories, and this weekend, we're going to make it REALLY easy for you to get a load of them! 
Truly. A load! A box load. That's right...we're gearing up for the ultimate Webster's Pages Black Friday Kit Sale...and it's going to be a doozy. After you clear the turkey from your table, start counting down till Midnight when our Black Friday Sale goes live...
We've got a limited number of two different kits for an outrageously low price...but once they're gone, they're gone!
Feast your eyes on our “Come Home for the Holidays” Premium Paper & Embellishment Pack with FREE Mini Album Project Included...

It's about this time we all wipe the drool from our chins, don't you think? It's okay. Happens to the best of us. 
This kit is CHOCK full of glorious Webster's Pages plus, instructions to create an adorable "Home for the Holidays" mini album designed by Laura McCollough
 Laura's projects are always so gorgeous, and this is no exception. We've got detailed step by step instructions for you so you can make this very same mini album using the products in this kit. Pretty spiffy, right? Look at the inside:
 Each page is as beautiful as the one before...
So, here's the lowdown on this kit. The nitty gritty details...
Our Come Home for the Holidays Paper & Embellishment Kit includes: 
1-Mini Album Project Instruction Sheet, 1-TM9716 Celery 1yd bloomers pack, 1-TM9803 Collection Trim Package, 1-TM9814 Collection Trim Package, 1-LNF02 Princess Petals, 1-R01 Petite Roses, 1-WB1002 Wire Bouquet, 2-6” NEW gem Strips, 1-WGS07 Glitter Sparklers Pack of 10, 1-VB1002 Velvet Berries, 5-6x6 diecut papers, 1-WVS08 Vintage Glitter Sparklers Package, 1-WS1043 Image Sticker Sheet, 1-WS1039 Alphabet Sticker Sheet, 1-WS1021 Alphabet Sticker Sheet, 1-WS1015 Sticker Sheet, 3-US1778D 12x12 diecut paper, 3-US1779D Vellum, 3-US1715D Vellum, 2-US1772D 12x12 Papers, 2-US1720D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1776D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1774D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1775D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1777D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1776D 12x12 Papers.
But do you really think we'd only offer you one choice? C'mon, friends, we're shoppers too! We LOVE great, here's another steal for you...
Have a peek at our “It’s a Sweet Season” Premium Paper & Embellishment Pack with FREE Page & Card Project Included:
 Oh, yes, it IS a sweet season...
This beautiful kit comes with a free layout and card project designed by our very own Anabelle O'Malley

Again, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions to create these projects and you'll still have LOTS left over to exercise your own creative muscles. 
This kit contains:
1-Card & Page Project Instruction Sheet, 1-TM9808 Collection Trim Pack, 1-WB1003 Wire Floral, 5-6x6 diecut paper, 1 6” NEW gem strip, 1-R03 Petite Roses, 1-TM9712 Robins Egg 1yd bloomers, 1-TM9714 Pink Kiss 1yd bloomers, 1-VB1003 Velvet Berries, 1-WGS10 Peacock Pack of 10 Glitter Sparklers, 1-LNF06 Princess Petals, 1-US1664 Journaling Card Pack, 1-FR1800 Fabric Ribbon Card set, 1-WS1044 Image Stickers, 1-WS1040 Alphabet Stickers, 3-US1786D 12x12 diecuts, 3-US1787D Vellum, 3-US1755D Vellum, 3-US1785D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1784D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1783D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1781D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1780D 12x12 Papers, 3-US1782D 12x12 Papers.
So, now that we're all scrambling to drop hints to our husbands, here's what you need to know... 
  • Black Friday Deals START at MIDNIGHT (EST) on Thursday night & last through the weekend, expiring Sunday at Midnight.
  • We have VERY Limited Quantities Available – when they’re sold out, they’re OUT
  • Both kits retail for over $65 but they can be all yours for only $25 plus shipping. (No handling fees.)
  • Also, we've added a special addition to these kits...each one contains never before seen 6" gem strips. These gems are exclusive to these kits and aren't currently available anywhere else. 
So, what do you say? Wanna stay up late with me on Thursday night? 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Webster`s Pages & Russian Magazine

Hi there!
I`m so happy to share with you that I was published in a Russian magazine , " Scrap-Info ", where Webster`s Pages was featured.
And these are my two layouts.....

Have a creative week!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giveway at ~Once Upon A ... Sketch~

Hi there!
Have you heard already that there is A Giveaway at Once Upon A ....Sketch challenge blog?
You have a chance to win this gorgeous album kit featuring Melissa Frances "5th Avenue" collection...
"Limited Edition Melissa Frances" Kit Contents:
(Kit by SCRAP THAT - Canada`s Best Kit Club)
Envelopes and Tags Book
5th Avenue 6 X 6 Paper Pad
5th Avenue Sticker Book
5th Avenue Diecuts
2 Mini Envelopes and Tags
Trinkets & Baubles
Diamond Chandelier Drops
“Mom” Expressive Transfer
Vintage Architectural Molding Appliques
Crepe Paper - Light Blue, Pale Pink, Cream, Pastel Green
4 ZVA Pink Transition Mini Roses
6 ZVA Cream Mini Roses
Vintage Seam Binding

All you need to do is:
1. Be or become a follower of "Once Upon A ... Sketch"  blog -------> HERE

2. Post about this give away on your blog or Facebook page or wherever you like, together with this picture and a link back to "Once Upon A ....Sketch" blog -------> HERE

3) Link your blog, or Facebook Page or wherever you posted about this giveaway on this post -------> HERE

The details
* Open worldwide
*This giveaway will end on midnight Friday November 25th ( Australian Eastern Standard Time) 

Good luck!
**please provide a direct link to your post about this giveaway and PLEASE state your FULL NAME and your COUNTRY**
And of course I wanted to share with you the current challenge running at "Once Upon A...Sketch" --------> HERE

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.

You must combine the journalling criteria with this sketch...

Hope to see you there playing with us!

Have a great weekend!