Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Southern Selfies

As a Mum to 2 girls, finally I can do a boy layout!

I wasn't even tempted a little bit to put flowers on it ;)

This is my hard case little nephew Sam, along with his big sister Maddie and our girls, taken in Margaret and Phil's beautiful Invercargill garden. They'd just spent half an hour running madly after bubbles from a machine so red cheeks!

This was a really quick layout, using Cocoa Vanilla papers and ephemera plus my new ScrapFx title that I lurrrvve (available from The Paper Teapot here) and a few other bits and pieces from my stash.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Baby got Blue Eyes

This is my gorgeous little niece when she came to visit us recently - totally cracked us up with some of her comments!

I wanted to have a play around with the beautiful Blue Fern papers and embossing powders,using different techniques with the powders. I didn't come to scrapbooking from card making so I hadn't really had much of a play with them before, and discovered what an easy and effective way to colour things and add a bit of "pop".

I had you-tubed ways to use them - this is the link here . I tried them all out but didn't use all of them on this page - gotta save some fun for later!

  1. Stamped with Versamark Ink then embossed
  2. Applied Versamark to chipboard then embossed with one or more colours
  3. Embossed over double sided tape
  4. Mixed embossing powder with Prima Soft Gloss Gel and applied through a stencil (I think I would use 3D gel another time) and
  5.  Embossed over hot glue - this one is super cool!
I hope you have as much fun as I did trying things out - but will you get in as much mess as I did is the real question! :)) 

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Monday, 7 March 2016

Toujours 2

I wanted to have another play with a page Finn-style after she visited here at the end of last year, and this is what I came up with - it was great to use some old things from my stash too!

Nearly everything on the page is by Prima, except the main papers which are by Kaisercraft.

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Million Dollar Smile

The braces are off and the smile is worth the dollars :) Loving the purple hair too! ;)

This was a chance to try out the new Bazzill Basics Plastic Paper available at The Paper Teapot here ... Its kind of like using a more robust vellum, beautiful colours and translucent.

You can emboss it...
 Die Cut it....

 Punch it, or roll it for flowers - sorry I didn't get a close up of those!

 You can also run it through your Silhouette - on a slow setting, high with the blade to make a cute little Easter Bunny Box like this one..

I used mini glue dots to piece it together, you can't really see them, but otherwise you could use vellum tape or spray adhesive. 

Other credits: Cocoa Vanilla Papers and embellies, Blue Fern chipboard title and Typo wood veneers.

Go on - have a play too!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Mind the Gap!

This photo was taken on Breanna's sixth birthday - just love the missing teeth grin! :))

This page came together really quickly with Cocoa Vanilla's Free Spirit range (available from The Paper Teapot here)- so many gorgeous bits and pieces to work with. I added some WOW chipboard, a Doodlebug doily, some Typo wood veneers and washi, and a Heidi Swapp word.

I still felt it needed something else so I swished on some Bo Bunny Glitter paste and outlined the circles with Kindyglitz.

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