Friday, 27 July 2012

A spoonful of sprinkles!!

Hi all,
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. If you want some great scrappy inspiration then check out the gorgeous case file number 30, which is now live at CSI!

Here is the case file:

Here is my DT example for the case:

For my evidence I used:
distressing- of the edges of the page
Dripping- of paint and mist
Metal- Prima flowers with metal in the centres and metal dangles.
Fabric- blue netting, calico flowers, canvas tags
Sprinkles (interpret as you wish)- I literally added sprinkles (hundreds and thousands) to my embellishments and background

For my testimony I used:
Four favourites (write about four favourite anythings)
My journalling reads:
"4 favourite ways to consume sprinkles:
1. On ice cream
2. Fairy bread
3.Sprinkle chocolates
4. On a spoon!!! "

Some close ups:

Products used:

American crafts card stock and alphas
Basic grey patterned paper
Prima flowers
Petaloo flower
Kaiser acrylic paints
Burdy's handmade flowers and tags
D-lish scraps: resin frame, resin cameo, spotty button and mini roses
Fabric netting
Renoir acrylic paint
Helmer's scrap dots
3d foam tape.

I will leave you with a sneak peak for next weeks awesome case file at CSI


Monday, 16 July 2012

Dream big

Well happy monday everyone. Thank you for your birthday wishes for my man on my last post. The party and his performance was a huge success.

Here is my DT example for the current challenge over at Show us your stuff.
This is the gorgeous inspiration picture.

And as always you need to include handmade goodies.
I would love to see you pop on over and give the challenge a go.

At Show us your stuff we also have a monthly junior scrappers challenge, called Sophie's corner. So get your kids scrapping for this challenge.

Products used:
My minds eye patterned paper
American crafts alphas
Heidi swapp mistable title
Kaiser script stamp
Ranger distress ink
Tattered angels glimmer mists
Shimmerz Spritz
Evalicious badges
D-lish scraps washi tapes and mini roses
Rainbow splendour lace pinwheel and book print mini envelope
Pretty paper petals book print flower (dismantled)
ScrAp this fuzzy felt jotter
Burdy's handmade zipper flowers

TFL xo

Friday, 13 July 2012

My Rock God!

Happy Saturday everyone!
We are having my rock god's 40th party tonight! It should be super fun.
Read my journalling on my layout below and you will find out why.
So my layout is based on the wonderful Case file 28 which is now open at CSI.

Here is the case file:

This is my take on the case.

Robots (robot buttons)
circles (multiple circular embellishments)
Repeat an element (repetition of embellishments)
Metal (metal charm, metal bottle caps,bull dog clip)
Used paint to create shadows (dark brown vs white gesso)

I started my journalling with the word "listen"
I documented a story which is crazy
I documented something related to technology.

My journalling is written on a pull down tab, hidden under the photo. It reads:

" Listen to this crazy story of my man and his guitar. It's not bad crazy but wow crazy! A great story and I'm proud to tell it.
It all began in 2010 when his 38th birthday was rapidly approaching. He told me one of the things on his bucket list was to learn to play the electric guitar by age 40! Never having played a guitar before was not going to stop him! We went to the guitar shop to buy a "beginners" guitar.
Of course we left with a limited edition, top of the range, Fender Stratocaster! We also bought him an amp and the latest accessories in guitar technology.
He started tuition and two years later he is gearing up of his big performance.
He is the surprise musical entertainment at his 40th party! I'm so excited to see him perform and so proud of how far he has come in such a crazily short period of time. What a legend! "

Products used:
My minds eye and ruby rock it patterned paper
America crafts alphas
Prima flowers and packaging
Kaiser grid stamp
Tim holtz tissue tape
Heidi swapp stickers
Lil red rocket buttons and flower
Ah scrap bottle caps
Greatest view badges
Purple pumpkin button
Lovely bug bits n bobs button
My crafty retreat bottle caps
Acrylic paints
Bull dog clip
3d Foam Tape
Helmers scrap dots

TFL xo

Another purpose for your alphas

Yet another blog post from me today. I told you I was playing catch up : )

Our "Easy as ABC" is still happening over at  SBT50.
The challenge I have set is all about alphas and the many out of the ordinary purposes for them! A great challenge for using up those pesky left over alphabets. I would love to see some of you pop on over here and give my challenge a go.

Products used:
My minds eye patterned paper
Sassafras, american crafts and pink paislee alphas
Dusty attic chipboard
Prima flowers
Kaiser acrylic paint
D-lish scraps washi tape
Rainbour splendour pinwheel and windmill
ScrAp this felt bloom
Charm's creations page runner
Pretty paper petals rolled felt flower
Greatest view birthday badge
3D foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots

TFL xo

Wonderful ways with washi!

My monthly challenge for July over at Scrapbooking top 50 is all about washi tape. I know lots of you love washi. So I would love to see you pop on over and give the challenge ago. There is a kit from forever always up for grabs as a prize.

So have you jumped on the washi bandwagon? I'd be surprised if any scrapper hadn't heard of washi tape. It is very popular at the moment. Which is no wonder given, the awesome patterns and colours and it's versatility.

I have recently just started my stash. I have 13 rolls.

Now jump on over here to see my challenge. It's all about using your washi in ways other than what you normally would.

There are 3 options.

And those that don't have washi- fear not! As I have some instructions there on how to make your own.

Here is my new example layout; showing; chipboard alphas covered in washi, a washi banner,  old stickers given a new lease on life by covering in washi and some alpha packaging covered in washi used behind my photo.

Here is my old example layout showing how a lot of washi can be used to create background interest on your pages. ( the only piece of patterned paper in this layout is the kraft. The rest is washi)

Products used for Easter Joy. (See here for other layouts product list)

My minds eye pattenered papers
Sassafras stickers (covered in washi)
American crafts alphas
Kaisercraft and Pink paislee chipbaord alphas (covered in paint and then washi) 
Kaisercraft resin blooms and acrylic paint
Manor house creations flowers
Typo bull dog clip
Pink paisle packaging  (covered in washi)
Lil red rocket twine
D-lish scraps washi tapes and doilies
Rainbow splendour felt heart
Greatest view sunburst badge
ScrAp this felt bloom

Have a great weekend everyone 
TFL xo

Goodbye for now.. but not forever

I am playing catch up with some layouts at the moment. July is a hectic month for us. Little miss turned 3 today and My man turns 40 in two days.
She had a fairy  tea party last week with 10 friends at a shop, with a fairy entertainer.
We are having a party for 70 people for my man tomorrow night at a function place, it should be a fun night.

So currently case Case file number 27  is open at CSI. You should check it out. It is open until Midnight on July 15th, so still time to get your layouts in.
This is the gorgeous case file. I don't have a layout to share for it unfortunately as I have been so busy with party planning.

I want to share my layout for case file number 26 As soon as I saw the case I knew which photo I wanted to scrap. This was the case file, the case is now closed:

The photo is off me and my partner walking our sons, Lachlan's coffin into his funeral.

The case was released on a special day, it was June 29th, 6 months since my sons passing.
Here is my layout entitled, "good bye for now... but not forever"

For my evidence;
I used:
Scallops (scalloped lace)
Metal (black metal pendant and chain)
Added "icing" to my layout (gesso mixed with yellow paint, scrapped over page and elements)
Crown accent

For my testimony;
I used:
Add scallops to your journalling spot (my jourannling spot is hidden behind the bottom left hand side of the page, you can see some lace there. If you pull the lace the journalling spot is attached and will come out)

Write a bunch of little things about your subject and then finish with what the very best thing is/was
( I listed little things we did at the funeral to try and make it as lovely as possible. I then said the best thing about the sad event was the love that could be felt between everyone and for my son)

Inspiration word: Strong.
I wrote about how it took a lot of strength to plan my son's funeral. And how it was one of the hardest things a parent will ever have to do.

Products used:

Prima and basic grey patterned paper
Dusty attic chipboard
Prima flowers
Kaisercraft rub ons and stamp
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Stayz on ink
Typo crocheted frame
D-lish scraps doilies
Necklace from Diva
Vintage lace
Acrylic paint
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots

I will leave you with a sneak peak of CSI's case file that will be released later today:

TFL xo