Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Amy Tangerine Plus One Double Scrapbook Layout...Moving Out of Home

Dear Bloggers,
A few years ago my eldest daughter moved out of home and I told the story with a Project-like-esque LO.

Thanks for calling by.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pontura Cards with punched flowers

Dear Bloggers,
I discovered the most amazing cards called Pontura by Nellies Craft  You purchase the white card with the embossed cut out and mesh insert and then you decorate.  Here is what I did.

  As you can see I really enjoyed creating these.  Thanks for calling by.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Graphics 45 French Country

Dear Bloggers,
I love Graphics 45 and I adore the French Country range with its rustic colours, sunflowers and rooster.  I bought the papers long before I knew that I would actually go to Provence.  Just after I returned from Europe I had a scrapping day with my friends.  I was jet lagged and feeling very disorganised so rather than planning my own work I grabbed one of Jane Tregenza Patch work Pieces kits that I had purchased from her store Seriously Scrapbooking.  Jane is extremely talented so I was very excited to have the opportunity to use her kit and you guessed it.  I opened the kit to find it full of the French Country Collection...  Here is how the kit looked when I made it up.

I had to make her gorgeous patchwork rectangle into a double scrapbook page, so I rummaged through my stash and found my favourite old Graphics 45 papers and this is the finished product.


Heidi Swapps 'Mixed Company' Memory Files

Dear Bloggers,
I have a lovely group of close friends who I scrapbook with once a month.  I dedicate my Heidi Swapp Memory file to them.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scrapbooking with my Brother Scan N Cut.

Dear Bloggers,

At the beginning of the year Scrapbooking Creations and Brother asked me to trial the Brother Scan and Cut CM550 electronic cutter.  I was thrilled to use this amazing machine as it opened up so many possibilities with my paper crafting and was easy to use. I use the scan function all the time and as the machine is not tethered to a computer it sits on my desk available for use with just a touch of the switch.

Here are some scrapbook LOs  I created using the Brother ScanNCut and what I did with the cutter.

I cut out the titles and used the negative space.  I then tested the machine with other materials such as the cork chevrons and it worked well.

My daughter started studying Paramedics last year and on the day that she first tried on her 'Paramedic uniform' she sent her dad a text with this photo.  The smile said it all.
In this LO I hand drew the ambulances and medical embellishments and scanned them into the cutter and it did a fabulous job of cutting them out....look how well it handled the stethoscope.  I put a pen into the holder and wrote the title using the ScanNCut.

I really wanted to test the cutter so I scanned the map showing where my daughter went on a cruise.  I then cut this out of paper and made it a feature of the LO.  The cutter passed with flying colours.

 Here are some links to videos I made about using the ScanNCut.  Have a look as they show how to use the cutter to cut out stamped images, scan the background paper for precise placement of paper and more.  ENJOY!!


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Finally posting again after too long

Dear Bloggers,

A big overdue hello.

It has been a LONG....time between posts but I have just returned from the most amazing holiday ever and I was away for 6 weeks. 

For three weeks my youngest daughter and I met up with my middle daughter and travelled in London, Italy and France.  Kirsty has been away overseas since May 2013 so it was very special to be with her and travel.  I had not been to Europe before (except when I was 18 months old and obviously remember nothing) so I was charmed constantly and loved it. We all did!!!
Here is a photo of Kirsty, Tiffany and me in Provence. (I'm the one in the middle LOL).

My husband and I went to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon for the other three weeks of the trip.  Quite a sea change from Europe and it too was fabulous.  For this section of the trip I was on a 'photographic tour' and obviously took lots of photos!!!  Here is one of my favourites so far..... a' Blue Footed Boobie Bird' scratching its head.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Selection of My Best Work using Prima papers and products.

Dear Bloggers,

It is no secret that I LOVE Prima Marketing and all their glorious papers and embellishments.  I am totally addicted to their flowers (and everything else for that matter).  Prima are having a Design Team Call and I know there will be many others like me falling over themselves to apply.  In the main body of this post I have put my favourite pieces that I have created using Prima Products.  At the end I have added more work samples using other products.

 Many of these dolls were published in Card Making Stamping and Papercrafts and one even made the cover.

 Here are the Prima dolls in the magazine.

 I received an Honourable Mention in the Scrapbooking Master's Edition with my Tea Chest decorated with lots of Prima papers and flowers.


Here is some other work of mine .....this time not using Prima Products.


Thanks so much for calling by