Saturday, November 30, 2013

Heartfelt Creations DT Reveal of the new Floral Keys Collection

Dear Bloggers,

We are pleased to present the Floral Key Collection. This contains a neutral colour palette with card panels, papers, stamps and dies that will enable you to create quick cards while achieving the "wow" factor. The Floral Key Collection is a set of key and lock stamps and dies with a paper pack that contains a variety of card fronts, 6" x 6" pieces and 12" x 12" layouts with borders and frames. It's a creative, fun exploration of the vintage spirit. The Floral Key Collection will unlock your imagination to creating incredibly beautiful, "fine art" cards. Take advantage of extra savings when shopping with Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday.

Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by December 3rd to be eligible to win the entire Floral Key Collection valued at $200. The winner will be announced on December 4th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

Have a look at what I made with this stunning collection.  HFC stamps have such beautiful detail and they look amazing stamped onto Stampbord and scratched back.  How perfect for a burnished old fashioned lock.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCPC 3573- Burnished Key Hole PreCut Set

HCD 718 Decorative Chateau Gate

Floral Key Paper Collection

Other Products used for products other than Heartfelt Creations. Stampbord by Ampersand Art Supply 5” x 3.5”, inks: Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, Archival black ink and Raisin Adirondack Ink, Scratching tools by Ampersand and white bazzill.

Project Instructions:

1.       This project measures 6” x 4.5”.

2.       Coat the Stampbord with Antique linen ink.  Dab on a little Frayed Burlap and once dry edge with Raisin Ink.

3.       Stamp the Burnished Key Hole Stamp onto the Stampbord with Archival Black ink.

4.       Once dry use the scraping tools to scratch back the inked surface to reveal the white coating underneath.  Use the picture as a guide and vary the thickness and amount of lines to produce your desired result.

5.       Trim white bazzill 5.2” x 3.7” so it just peeks out from behind the Stampbord.

6.       Cut white bazzill with the Decorative Chateau Gate and layer the filigree top of the gate under the Stampbord.

7.       Cut a 6” x 4.5” card face from the Floral Key Paper.

8.       Cut a 9” x 6” piece of white bazzill, fold in half and add the card front to this.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Scrapmatts Christmas Tree

Dear Bloggers,

Scrapmatts has an  OTP Christmas tree which is great fun to make but also perfect for the centre of the table or a cute free standing ornament. My little tree was featured in the most recent edition of Scrapbooking Memories


Six Prima Mixed Media Dolls

Dear Bloggers,
I was lucky enough to have 6 of my Prima Mixed Media Doll tags published in Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Vol 20 No 2.  I was extremely thrilled when I pulled the magazine from my letter box to see one  of my tags was on the front very exciting.  Thanks Emily and Jane ...I feel very honoured.

 Upon opening the magazine I had my breath taken away by the magnificent job the photographer and team at Express did with the photography.  The time and care that had been taken with my tags was amazing. The photos below do not do it credit.... you must buy the mag and see for yourself.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Cards the Scrapmatts Way

Dear Bloggers,
Scrapbooking Memories asked me to do a 'Bostik challenge' where I used their great glue to make some Christmas cards.  These featured some terrific Scrapmatts chipboard.  I used white opaque embossing powder to cover the chipboard and wow I love the effect.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Heartfelt Creations and their Wednesday DT Reveal

Dear Bloggers,
I am so excited as it is Wednesday and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog this is the day for new posts from their DT.  Pop across and have a look for yourself as the post is jam packed with stunning work from so many talented ladies and one gent.  There is also a sneek preview of the new Black Friday Preview.
Here are my two projects from today's post.


Just For You Wall Hanging

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC   

HCDP1234 Daphne Paper Collection

HCPC 3354 Classic Message PreCut Set

HCPC 3477 Bird Haven PreCut Set

HCPC 3479 Wings of Hope PreCut Set

HCD723 Garden Romance Die

452255 Grand Calibur

159723 Art Institute Glue- Dries Clear

Clear glitter





Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC   


HCDP1226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection,


HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters Precut set,


HCD726 Delicate Asters Die,


452255 Grand Calibur


159723 Art Institute Glue- Dries Clear


159223 Paper Blossoms Molding mat


45922 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit


Other Products Used for products other than Heartfelt Creations. Yellow, pink and clear glitter: bling: versa fine onyx black ink , Brilliance Pearlescent Purple and Distress Ink Peeled Paint; Ink Spot Stamps by Hero arts; white bazzill cardstock; Martha Stewart Punch; liquid pearls; bling by Prima; Claudine Hellmuth Purple paint and Lumier Dark Olive Paint; Peeled Paint, clear lacquer and sewing machine.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Antiquity Paper Collection and Vintage Floret Dies by Heartfelt Creations

I am very close to my mother in law Hazel.  The other day we were over for lunch and Hazel bought out some old photos that she discovered in the back of a cupboard.  Amongst them were these precious wedding photos...what a treat as we had not seen them before.  The Antiquity Paper Collection is full of wonderful heritage style papers with lovely brown and crimson tones....perfect for the old photos.  Aren't they a gorgeous couple.  Sadly Ron (the groom) died at age 47 from a sudden heart attack but Hazel (the bride) is a sprightly 81 years old. I was very touched that she loved the LO.

 The Heartfelt Creations Materials used in the layout:

HCDP1237 Antiquity Paper Collection

HCPC 3500 Open Vintage Floret Precut Set

HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret Precut Set

HCD 727 Vintage Floret Dies

452255 Grand Calibur

159723 Art Institute Glue- Dries Clear

159223 Paper Blossoms Molding mat

45922 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Heidi Swapp Make Pretty Stuff Down Under

Dear Bloggers,

Last weekend my friend Robyn and I went to Adelaide to the Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress 'Make Pretty Stuff' classes.  We had a wonderful time.  Below is a picture of me with the delightful Heidi....that lady is all poise and style..  The classes went for 8 and a half hours and despite the constant bombardment with questions, requests for photos and autographs and general hub bub...she was charming, smiling and delightful without fault the whole time.  I really enjoyed using her colour shine range and new collections.

Below is some of Heidi's work using her new products.

Kim Jeffress is our Aussie born star and she showed us how to make the cutest Christmas album possible.  Kim was so sweet, kind and ever so helpful.  I got left behind at one stage as I made a mistake and Kim came and saved the day for me.
Below are some of the drop dead gorgeous pages out of Kim's book.

I also met the lovely Natalie May which was great.. unfortunately we did not get a picture together.
The next day I went to 'Seriously Scrapbooking' and had a seriously good time.  I was thrilled to see that the talented Belinda Spencer was teaching so I jumped into one of her amazing classes and made two brilliant Chrissie cards.
This is the view of the sunset over the ocean from outside my hotel beautiful having the sun set over the water.
Here is a picture of me relaxing taking in the view.    It's a hard life!!!!!

Thanks for calling by.

She is So Beautiful

Dear Bloggers,
It is late so excuse me for not writing much.  Here is a LO published in latest Scrapbooking Memories.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Graphics 45 French Country and the Barossa Valley

Dear Bloggers,
I have a confession to make.  We all say we scrapbook because we want to preserve memories.  Sure I do most of the time!!!!!! but this time all I wanted to do was to play with the stunning Graphics 45 papers.  I just couldn't resist the rooster and the warm earthy tones of this range.  So I guess this LO is really about fussy cutting and having fun.


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