Friday, 5 February 2016

Scrap the Girls February

Thought I had better jump on and share my sample for the Scrap the Girls February challenge! This month we have a pretty awesome inspiration board, and I just loved it!

I think it was the gold that made it for me! And gold combined with black, such a striking combination and that is what I went with on my page. I also had a play with some different techniques and ideas and I really love the page that I finished with.

Lots and lots of gold! Lucky I have been collecting gold or I would have been stuffed! I started with using my Minc toner pen (when it was working, but that is another story...) to create dots on the black background, they are roughly in line and similar size but some do tend to veer off with their own ideas! I foiled these with gold (of course!) and that gave me my starting point.

Continuing on with the foiling I decided to try foiling my Charms Creations DIY Star, and guess what? It worked! Last for the foiling was my title, which I wrote onto cardstock with the toner pen and then added the gold and cut around. Can you see some of the other gorgeous gold goodies? There is a gold foil flair from Flutterby Designs and a gold foiled vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour. It all looks so pretty in this gold cluster!

I wanted to add some other interest on the background so used some gold texture paste from Faber Castell and a script stencil. I had some gorgeous gold foiled vellum and a doily which I used to mat my photos and finished off with some gold glitter stars and embossed stickers.

And just when you think I couldn't add in any more gold, I used my gold motex tape to do my journaling!

It might be gold overload but I love it!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Charms Creations Map Marker Challenge

Have you seen the Aussie Day challenge at Charms Creations to use a Map Marker? Check out the Facebook event here, and check out the Map Markers in the store here. The only real criteria for the challenge is to use a Map Marker and on the project tell us where you were or where you live. Easy!

So I got myself some of the cool Aussie Day Map Marker specials and this is what I created.

 It was lucky that we had been into the city recently and I had these photos of the cool Brisbane sign, and the colouring worked perfectly with the green and gold!

I love layering with my Charms Creations and word stickers and wood veneers are perfect for this! I also couldn't go past using this Rainbow Splendour wood veneer word for my title.

And here is the important Map Marker. As it already had a button I created a kind of cluster around with a word sticker and a cut out stamped image. I have made it a goal to use my stamps much more this year.

And here is my favourite texture paste again! Colour Blast in sunshine.

OK, now it is your turn to use a Map Marker and share where you were!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Monday, 1 February 2016

More Scrapbooking Memories Sharing

Thought I should finish off the Scrapbooking Memories sharing! Only a few more to go, promise!

These first three were all about using one sketch in different ways.

The next three are about how to use inspiration boards.

And finally, the last two were about creating Christmas pages without using Christmas themed papers/embellishments.

So, that rounds out my year with SBM mag. It was a fun year and great experience but it disappeared really quickly!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back soon to share new month challenge reveals!

Katie x

Thursday, 28 January 2016

White With One January

I have finally been able to do a WW1 challenge! It has been a while I think, goes to show how crazy the end of the year can be. But no matter, I have got this month's challenge done, and even used most of the goodies in my Resin Rainbow subscription too!

Here is the colour for this month, Treetop:

And here is what I created:

So, can you spot the Resin Rainbow goodies? They are the doily under the Charms Creations "O", the intertwined circles and also the pretty tissue paper, tag and "ribbons" under the doily. It all works pretty well I think!

I used this cute Charms Creations circle, I just couldn't go past the little character button! And it worked so well with the doily for making like a rosette. A touch of D-lish Scraps flowers for good measure make this a pretty cluster.

I really loved this circle border, so pretty and a great subtle addition on the page.

The tag gave me the perfect place to mount my title. And throw in a date spot and flair from D-lish Scraps, still some of my most used items!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Show Us Your Stuff January Challenge

Happy Australia Day! Mine was spent chilling at home, smelling the lamb roasting in the slow cooker! And it was yummy too!

Popping in for a quick share today to show you the page that I created for the SUYS January challenge. The challenge this month is to be inspired by the following mood board:

Very soft and pretty and all about summer! I decided to pull out some of my Cocoa Vanilla papers and I ended up with this page:

 I guess my colour scheme was soft blues mixed with a bit of orange, but they needed to be on the softer side because of the mix of colours in the photo! I have used a bit of handmade stuff too! Can you see the subtle stencilling? That is from one of the great stencils at Flutterby Designs and it was used with some distress ink.

To start with there is a gorgeous lush lollipop from Charms Creations, the Project Life card was also from Charms Creations as a part of one of the great kits that come out every so often (the lollipop was a part of that kit too!). The wood veneer is also from an Aussie business, but they are no longer dealing in scrapping stuff and for the life of me I can't remember their name!

Here is a cute heart pretty pin from Rainbow Splendour, in the perfect colour too!

And lastly a cool chevron (also from the kit) also from Charms Creations to finish things off.

So there you have it, my page for the January Show Us Your Stuff mood board.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Scrapbooking Memories Catch Up

So, I am way out of date with putting these up on my blog, so I won't bombard you with all of them today, but I will share some of the pages that I created for my articles with SBM. They won't necessarily be in order either!

These three were for an article about ways of using more photos on your pages, without them looking too busy.

These ones were demonstrating all kinds of ways to include stamping on your pages.

And last ones for today, these were samples to demonstrate ways of layering.

I think there are still about another half a dozen pages left to share, but I will do that another day!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Match Made in Heaven

Good Morning and happy Thursday! I am popping in early, before I have to head off to appointments and running of errands to share a page which is great match of Rainbow Splendour and Charms Creations!

When I received some cool lightening bolts wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour I wasn't quite sure how I would use them, but then I realised that I also had some cool grey felt clouds from Charms Creations and I also happened to have some storm photos printed and so a page was born!

And what do you know, I also had some cool cloud paper in my stash from an old kit that was perfect for this page. What do you think of the stars? I used some Envy Colour Blast paste and I have to say it looks awesome on a dark background, then some silver mist (tinsel from Heidi Swapp I think) splattered for extra detail. Did you notice the perfect matching vellum bow too?

 Don't the storm clouds look cool?! I coloured the wood veneer with a silver wink of stella pen to give it a more silvery effect.

And lastly, my title, which I cut out with my Silhouette I coloured/painted with watered down paste, so it has a pearly coloured sheen to it! 

So, this is my match made in heaven page!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x