Saturday, 31 March 2012

Awesome News

Hey everybody, hope everybody is having a happy scrappin time - Its Saturday yay!!!  Saturdays are for lazing around, no deadlines and no worries AND Saturdays are also for blissful scrapping.  Right now my daughters are out swimming, hubby is taking a nap and I was scrappin away on one of my projects for the design team.

Yes yes yes - I made the Paper Lane Design Team!!! I am over the moon and am excited for the year ahead.  Paper Lane is the first and largest scrapbooking store in the UAE. They offer a wide range of imported acid and lignin-free materials for scrapbooking and paper crafting.They have a wide variety of the greatest and latest collection of well known and top manufactureres. Here is the link to their store and here is the link to their blog

The other members have awesome talent and I hope to learn new techniques from them and to share my own.  Each one of us have a different niche and we look forward to sharing our talent and teaching those who wish to learn and more to their already developing talent.

I might have some other good news soon so watch this blog!!!  Remember I make mini albums on order and they are all an original unique work of art - no album is the same.  I tailor to your unique requirements, theme and colour schemes. So drop me a email ladies and lets create an awesome album to store your most precious memories.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Pin Cushion, Message in a Bottle and a Card

Hey everybody, here are some images of the pin cushion, message in a bottle and a envelope with a cute pink card I made from some paper scraps, left over material and lace. Enjoy!

Pin Cushion

I took an abandoned (grin) matching cup and saucer and stuffed the inside of the cup with the stuffing of a discarded pillow. I measured a square of pink silk to stuff the stuffing in; formed a ball and secured it with an elastic band. Next I covered the silk with some matching lace and pushed it as deep as possible into the cup.  I glued pearls around the rim of the cup and secured a matching bow just above the ear. Next I decorated with artificial flowers from my stash and puts some pins for display.

Message in a bottle

Used an empty olive oil bottle, decorated with pink roses, rose paper, pearls, ribbon and a charm. Inside the bottle is a poem tied with silk ribbon,some rose petals and a string of pearls.

It is easy to recycle; think about uses before you throw something away


Made the flowers with 3 difference round shapes using 3 matching papers. Matted pink striped paper on silver card. Matted a pink strip on the bottom of the card and added some small bling rounds.  I typed the sentiment on the shape on my computer and matted on thick white card stock.

Monday, 12 March 2012

12 x 12 layouts

I made these two layouts of my daughters.  I am pleased at the outcome as it reflects their different personalities perfectly. The youngest is 11 and the eldest is 18. Yeah I know the gap ....... and when I hear them quarrel and bicker as sisters do, I often wonder why I waited so long to have another but then things are the way they are and they are exactly as they should be :-).

My youngest daughter Hannah is heavy into her pink and purple and is turning out to be a real little fashionista - loving clothing and matching accessories so obviously I chose pink as the main colour for her layout.
  • The paper I used is This & That by Echo Park.The top and bottom are borders and strips I cut by the same paper range.
  • The 'lovely' sentiment n the left hand corner is by MME and is supported by dimensional squares.
  • The "girl" strip across the top and the flower strip under the photo I bought at a local supplier.
  • The purple heart garland strung across the photo and the green and pink leaves are by Petaloo.
  • The pink flower in the left hand corner, the 6 flowers with the glittererd petals, swirls and butterfly was bought at a local supplier.
  • Pearl swirls by Prima.
  • Artificial pink flowers, pink pom pom trim, butterflies from my stash.
  • I used vintage photo and aged mohogany on the edges of the 12x12 sheet of paper.
  • I layered the photo on pink mulberry papers which I tore by hand and inked the edges with aged mohogany.
  • The pink flower in the bottom right hand corner is by K&Company.
Here are pictures of the layout. Enjoy!

Robyne is 18 going on 19 and is a part time model; I chose one of her modelling pictures for this layout. Isn't she beautiful!!! I am so proud of her.
  • The paper I used is Stella Rose by MME. This particular sheet is called Hattie "Family" Pinstripe.
  • The edges of the 12x12 sheet is inked with vintage photo and aged mahogany.
  • The sentiments are by the This&That collection by Echo Park.
  • The buttons I bought at a local supplier and the fancy floss tied in the buttons are by We R Memory Keepers.
  • The flower in the top left hand corner is sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist. Feathers from my stash.
  • Behind the photo is a Dollie which I edged with Black Soot
  • The photo is framed by a lace sticker ribbon I bought at a local supplier.
  • flourishes at the bottom of the photo and on the sides of the paper is by Jolees Boutique.
  • I inked the dress form with Black soot then sprayed it with Granite Glimmer Mist.  I made the skirt with fabric I bought (the same shop I bought the buttons) specifically for this layout.  Layered it on some tulle that I lightly inked with black soot.
  • The lace top was from my stash and the belt was from a barbie collection my daughter no longer wanted.  The necklace was with bling from my stash.
  • Flowers are from Prima and the black leaves from my stash
  • Black striped ribbon from Stella Rose MME and the black lace and butterfly from a local supplier.
Here are pictures of the layout. Enjoy!

I will be posting a video on my YouTube channel detailing the above two layouts. I will then post the link below.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Shabby Chic Mini Album

I always admire the shabby chic mini albums' on YouTube and was dying to make one but did not feel I had the right embellishments on hand. To delay such a project even more whenever I went to the local scrap shop I bought for whatever projects I was busy with and of course they were not yet shabby chic!  A few weeks ago I started creating a design for an album; that is always how I go about a new album - I design first and decide on theme and embellishments after.  I decided shabby chic and challenged myself to use whatever I had in my scrap room only and I am happy to confirm I did not buy a single item for this album. 

The papers and paper embellishments are a free kit I downloaded from the Internet ages go. About 80% of the flowers are artificial and the tags are cut from file folders I found.I used brushed corduroy and vintage photo,The binding is hair bands - an idea I got from Belinda Akers; a very talented lady on YouTube.  I used cereal boxes instead of chipboard and covered them in wrapping paper I had on hand. This paper was perfect not only because of its colours but also because of  the bird cages. 

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Card for Twins and handmade booties

My husband asked me to make a card for a work collegue of his whose wife gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl ... how perfect!!! On completion I thought it too cute not to share but please excuse the errors as I had to upload quickly.  TFW