Sunday, February 26, 2012

Step by Step layout ~Manor House Creations~

Hi there!
It was my turn to post today at Manor House Creation`s blog and I prepared a "Step by Step" layout for this purpose.
I mixed here two collections of The Scrap Cake - one of the new collections "One Moment in Time" and "The Bright Side of Life".

I mixed also 4 different MHC flowers and I hand-made three flowers from MHC blossoms.

Perhaps you noticed already that my photo is not perfect (my daughter has a light spot on her head) BUT it didn`t stop me to scrap it. I`m not a fan of Photoshop and I didn`t want to edit it.

You also see that I don`t have a title. Instead I used a sentiment I printed from Internet. It`s kind of a message to my kids. And of course I`ll make this layout once again so both kids will have a copy of it one day :-)))

And here is my project.....
  • My very first step was to cut the frames out of the pattern paper. N.B. I used it on my layout turned clockwise (only once)
  • From the other pattern paper I cut carefully the frame and I used the rest of the paper as a background of my layout.
  • Then I hand-stitched the inner side of the frames.

  • I also cut out the leaves so I can add them later on
  • On the layout you can see that I colored the edges of the leaves and I embossed them.
  • Then I began making my hand-made flowers. I chose the big white MHC blossoms.
  • I used Glimmer Mist to paint them.

  • I chose the little grey MHC blossoms to add in the middle of the blue ones.
  • I layered 4 blue and 4 grey blossoms. Before I glued them to one another I embossed them - just a little bit.
  • They were all glued in the middle and folded upwards.

  • You can INK the edges of the blossoms.
  • You can STAMP the blossoms before you attach them to each other.
  • You can EMBOSS them using EMBOSSING FOLDER (Time Holtz, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
  • You can CHANGE the shape of the blossoms but cutting the point edges and turn them into round shaped blossoms.
  • You can add "GLOSSY ACCENTS" to the centers to give even more dimension.
  • You can decorate the edges with "STICKLES"
  • My hand-made flowers were all cupped i.e. I chose to be folded in one direction.
  • I added a big bead in the middle.
  • I added also stamens in the hole of the bead

  • My next step was to prepare the chipboard pieces I wanted to use.
  • N.B. All the chippies on my project are from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS.
  • They were all painted with modeling paste.
  • Then painted partly with Glimmer Glam.

  • This big flower was created with three different MHC flowers.
  • The brown one you see underneath was cut into two and used as "background" for the other two flowers.
  • The white and the light pink flowers were "piled up"

Don`t forget to remove the stamens of the brown and white flowers and store them. You can always use them later when you create  your hand-made flowers for other projects.

  • My last step was to adhere everything on my layout.
  • It`s always a puzzle for me to find the right place for everything ;-) ... BUT in the end I solve the puzzle successfully!
  • I added extra leaves that I cut out in advance to the clusters of flowers.

  • The sentiment was stamped on a piece of pattern paper and then cut out.
  • The stamp I used is unmounted stamp from "Unity Stamps"

Well, I hope you enjoyed my step by step layout! Please check the Manor House Creations blog for more inspiration from the DT girls.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tell Me your Thoughts ~Webster`s Pages~

Hi there!
Today I have a layout to share with you I created for Webster`s Pages featuring their NEW collection "Everyday Poetry" - an amazing collection, a collection you can use for every occasion, a collection created for every style!

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And a few close-ups for you.....
I also combined "Everyday Poetry" with two other collections - "Country Estate" and "Western Romance".

I can create a layout featuring only one collection but I also love to mix and play. All the collections from Webster`s Pages are uniquely beautiful but they all have one thing in common - their Webster`s Family. And because they belong to one family I find it so natural to mix all of them on one project :-)

Thank you for visiting me today! Hope you enjoyed my project and if you are looking for more inspiration please visit our beautiful gallery at  INSPIRE ME.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

2 Precious Hearts ~The Scrap Cake~

Hi there!
Happy Monday!
Finally I can share a layout created with one of the NEW collections of The Scrap Cake - "My Private Happiness" designed by Karola Witczak
  • These sweet hearts were cut out from the pattern papers. 
  • I made them part of my title - in stead of using the word "hearts" I used the 2 cut-out hearts.

  • You`ll find a sheet of pattern paper in the collection full of cute scalloped circles with sentiments which are perfect embellishment to all your projects.
  • I cut out a few of them and used them on my layout.  Some of them were cut in two and placed apart.
  • N.B. The same sheet of pattern paper has a gorgeous frame which I cut very carefully and then used as a frame for my layout. 

  • My title letters were cut out from the pattern papers and adhered with foam pads.
  • When I cut out the scalloped circle from the pattern paper I painted the white scallop parts with Glimmer Glam.
  • I used EK Success edge punch to mat my distressed (green) circle.
  • I also added a string of pearls to give some chic look to my layout.
  • The photo was matted with beautiful swirly frames from Marianne Design.

  • My layout was based on white card stock. First I did some masking and then I stamped (Tattered Angels clear stamp).
  • The "I love you so much" embellishment was cut out from the 6"x6" paper pad.
  • The big pink flower and some of the little flowers are from Flying Unicorn.

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Let us know what you created with the NEW TSC collections. Send us your work to and who knows perhaps you`ll be featured on one of the Fans Posts.

Wishing you a very creative week from sunny Holland!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Modeling ~Webster`s Pages~

Hi there!
I have a layout to share today that I created for Webster`s Pages with their awesome new collection "Palm Beach". The name says it all - FUN*SUN*JOY!

SUPPLIES LIST - webster`s pages

  • I printed the photo with the flourish frame.
  • I did some masking using a Tattered Angels mask "Butterfly"
  • The blue doily matting the photo is a cut-out using Tim Holtz` "Distressed Doily" die

  • I mixed three different punches from Fiskars (1) and Martha Stewart (2).

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog! I TRULY APPRECIATE IT!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Imaginarium Designs

Hi there!
Today I`m sharing with you my first official projects created for Imaginarium Designs. Even though I`m using chippies on almost every layout I create I designed these projects especially for Imaginarium Designs Blog.
On the photo is my daughter Leanne (right) and a friend of hers Kiki (left). Kiki is a nanny child of a friend of mine - Susan.
Chipboard I used here:
  • Frame (IDFR0001)  ***I used Distress Embossing Ink and SeaFoam White embossing powder.
  • Birdcage (IDS0009) ***For the birdcage I used simply Glimmer Mist.
  • Butterfly (IDS0002) ***I used a paint brush and I applied 4 different colors paint. Two Glimmer Glam and Two Glimmer Mist.
  • Word "Friends" (IDW0023) ***I applied Distress Embossing ink and SeaFoam White embossing powder. Then I added three different colors of Glimmer paint.
  • Long Swirly (IDFL0011) ***Originally the Swirls were ONE whole long piece of chipboard but I decided to cut it in 4 parts and to use it as small embellishments to my flowers. It was treated with embossing ink, embossing powder and paint as well.
Pattern papers I used here:

And now my altered project. It`s a cheap bird-house (1.99 euro) I bought from a Dutch store ("Kruidvat"). It`s not the usual square bird house but it`s a flat one with a whole in the middle. When I saw it I knew immediately what I`d do with it ;-) use a Clock chippie in the middle and decorate it with beautiful papers and gorgeous flowers.
And Voila....this is the result......

Chipboard I used here:
  • Clock (IDS0006) ***I inked the clock with Color Box ink "Old Rose" and I added Ultra thick embossing enamel. Then I used a heat tool to melt it.
  • Words "Best Wishes" (IDW0008) ***I inked the phrase "Best Wishes" with Color Box ink "Old Rose" and I added Ultra thick embossing enamel. Then I used a heat tool to melt it.
  • Girl`s silhouette (IDS0023) *** The silhouette was treated with Distress Embossing Ink and SeaFoam White embossing powder.
Pattern papers I used here:
Flowers I used here:
Did you join our Imaginarium Designs already? If not please do it -------> HERE. I`m sure you`ll find lots of inspiration from the DT girls and our so talented members!

Hope you enjoyed my creations today!

Have an awesome day!