Friday, October 31, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 44

Happy Halloween everyone.

I have been quite busy here lately getting my scrap on.

This week I am back to share with you a layout I have created using some more of this yummy paper range on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.

So here's this weeks share.

Hehehe and looking at the layout now they base colours on it really kinda do have a bit of a Halloween feel with the burnt yellow and bold black I have used on this layout to give it a bit of pop.

I love the feel of this layout as much as the look. That's because I have used some texture paste and a masking template on the base vanilla card stock before hitting the whole thing with a list mist of some glimmer mists in yellows, greens and tan. It has a slight shimmer to it and I blotted it before it was completely dry to show the dot through. I have also hand stitched on this layout too for a bit of texture. I felt it was fitting as I had created a quilt type effect with the patterned paper. I love these die cut frames. Remember too that they don't have to stay the colours they come.. well they rarely do in my house as I tend to mix them up to match what I am working with.

I have finished off the layout by creating my title with a mixture of a laser cut chipboard word and then added some alphas to mix it up. I have then journal using some Kaiser mini alphas to tie it all together. Super fun and I must admit to have made just a little bit of a mess on my desk whilst I played too. 

Better go and clean it up. 

Till next week. 

Get creative.

TFL, M x

Friday, October 24, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 43

Hello everyone.

Welcome back to another week of creative fun.

I have received a bucket load of goodies from Mad About Scrappin that I cannot wait to share with you over the next few weeks.

This week I am sharing with you a some cards that I have created using some of this paper range.

Now I have used this paper range before however this time around I have created layouts and cards that all look so different. These are the cards that I have created to share with you this week..

As this is a mad crazy couple of months for birthdays I have decided to get on top of them and create the cards in advance. The birthday round start with cards for children so I have created some fun cards.

This card has been created for a good friends daughter. She is turning eight and a really bright and bubbly girl. I have loved watching her grow up over the past five years. I love creating cards for her as I know that they will be cherish. For this card I have stamped onto the base patterned paper. I have then cut out circles onto a matching piece of paper in the range and then mounted it centred using 3D foam tape to give it dimension. I have then used some more matching paper in the range to create the "flowers" and added some matching buttons from my stash for interest. I then added my greeting by adhering mini alphas to a strip of acetate and then adhering it to the card. 
The greeting ends up having a floating look.

The second card is for my son who is turning 11.
(Happy Birthday Nate.. xxx)
He loves homemade cards and I love creating fun ones for him every year. I love that he still likes to get them too and is eager to see what I have created. I have kept it more of a messy look. As I found the aqua dot too bold I have brushed some acetate with white gesso randomly and mounted in on top of the aqua paper. It tones it down. I have then added some washi tape that matched, some ticket stubs and some cork chevrons and an arrow. I have added the greeting with a mix of larger alphas and mini alphas in the centre of the wood veneer mini frame.

I have had fun creating some cards this week.

Better get scrappin.

Till next week.

TFL, M xxx

Friday, October 17, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 42

OMG!!! where are the weeks going. Saw on Facebook this morning that there are only 10 more Fridays till Christmas!!!
 NO!!! I am not ready it just cannot be near that time of the year already!!!

Anyways.. just a quick post this week as I have to admit I have whipped this up at the VERY last minute. I have not had a spare day at all this week to scrap and I must admit to feeling very scrap deprived. I am hopping to be able to get some scrap work done this weekend.. Fingers crossed.

So I still have a little teenie bit of this kit left.

I managed to squeeze out a card in preparation for my eldest daughters birthday
 on the 27th of October.
She is going to be 17 and I am still very shocked that she is already that age.

So here's her card.

I have used some recycled card as the base for the card cut to my fav card size of 5'x5'. I love this foil paper too. As my daughter is not a girlie girl I thought that this paper range worked perfect for what I had in mind when creating this. I have stamped the tan dot patterned paper randomly then added a fabric heart I had in my stash that Leanne from Mad About Scrappin had sent me ages ago and I had had a chance to play with yet. I lightly stamped the heart with a graph stamp. 

 I then layered some black punched card stock, some lace, a metal embellishment and the number chipboard all goodies I have grabbed at several Mad About Scrappin sales. I then finished off my greeting by adding some alpha stickers.

 Now this was a super quick card cause I was very very time poor however I am most happy with the end results.

Remember.. you don't have to spend a lot of time to get creative.

Till next weeks share.

TFL, M x

Friday, October 10, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 41

I'm back !!!!!!

I have been lucky enough this school holidays to be able to go away
 to Townsville AND Victor Harbor. 

However I now need to get back to reality and show you what I have created for you on behalf of Mad About Scrappin using some scraps left over from this kit.

So here this weeks inspiration.
I don't normally play with mixed patterns and lots of mixed colours with colour photos, however these colours really work well together.

I did find thought that the vanilla card stock base was a little too stark with them so I have added some metallic washi and ink to tie it all together. 

My title and subtitle was based around some of the word stickers in the kit. I really liked them and wanted to create a layout using them. So my page was sort of created around the title itself. Not something I usually do. I have mixed it up by using a combination of mini alphas, chipboard alphas and the word stickers from the kit mounted onto 3D foam to make them pop.

Well better get back to creating.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October already !!!!

Hello all. 

I am back this week to share with you a challenge I have played with one behalf of Mad About Scrappin.

I loved this challenge because there are so many possibilities to scrap this so many different ways.

Once again I have used up some of this kit to create my layout.

So here's what I have come up with...
I have used the song "Play On" by Carrie Underwood. I thought that the song title was perfect for some recent photos I had taken of my son during this seasons soccer. This year the team got new jerseys and they were allocated their own number so I wanted to record that. Plus the fact that he was super excited on presentation day when he got his second trophy. 

I have kept this layout quite bright and playful too using the bold green and white striped paper as the background. Then jazzed the edges with some gold starred washi tape. 

Now I must say I love the stickers that match this set too. The have been very well used this time around as I have found them to be very versatile. 

I have to admit to being a little unsure as to how to use the wire in the kit when Leanne sent it too me. However when I started on this layout I wanted something to pop on to accentuate the circles on the page and the wire worked perfectly. I messed it up a little and then adhered a wood veneer star on one. I found it has added that little bit of bling without taking over.

I then finished off the layout with some more gold washi tape in a different pattern. Then added my title in some large black chipboard to make them pop out from the page.

Are you going to play along with this month's challenge at Mad About Scrappin ?

Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

TFL, M x

Friday, October 3, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 40

Hello everyone.

Super quick post this week to share with you what I have created for Mad About Scrappin.

Still using up the last bits and pieces of this kit.

So here what I have created to share with  you.
We have holidays here in South Australia at the moment so I had to create this layout before I have gone away. Sad day when its too hard to take scrap supplies away on holidays I tell you. 

However I had a fun time getting this created before I went away. I have used all the patterned papers in the kit to create the base of this layout. I then added in a mix of washi tapes and some of the matching stickers from the kit. Super easy.

I have then finished off the layout with a few wood veneer bits and bobs. then added some journalling using some word stickers I grabbed at one of Mad About Scrappin's sales.

Certainly a quick layout but heaps of fun to create,

Till next time.

TFL, M x