Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hello and welcome my friends
Today I am showcasing some works using
Megs Garden papers
to go directly to Megs Garden .
I am sharing some cards this month .
One card has a Vintage theme and the other a traditional Christmas theme .
the Vintage style card
The 4th image shows a close up of the cluster finished off with some Tim Holtz Stain and Crackle paint .
Traditional xmas card with white flowers
Below is an image of the Same card with deep Red flowers.
Here I wanted to demonstrate how a card can be changed by using different colored flowers .
I added some flakes to represent snow .
Items used from Megs Garden
Roadster's Front Seat Blanket
Old World Time
Mini Rosebuds - ivory 1cm
Small Latte Paper Roses
Idyllic - burgundy
Copper paper leaves - small
Thanks a lot for popping by and taking a look at all my projects
pop over to Megs Garden to see more
projects the design team create with items from Megs Garden
Until next time
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I chose Pink/kraft/white /gold
I think you may have guessed ?
this was so much fun to create.
I rarely do Christmas layouts
this month I have done 2 !!
some more xmas cards coming in a few days too.
thanks for popping by and leaving me some love
until next time
Saturday, November 30, 2013
celebrating 100 case files .. woohoo !!
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' Dressed to the 9's '
number, glossy accents, frames, border .
I journaled using the word picture.
This picture I found on Pinterest from free Printables
reminded me of one of Dad’s sisters.
Auntie Phylis was born in the early 1900’s
and was an air-hostess with the airlines.
Back in those days it was essential for the girls
to look their best at all times .
Aunty Phil was always beautifully groomed
and Dressed to the 9’s.
I was totally fascinated spending time with her.
Watching her do her nails, hair and makeup .
I have such fond memories of Aunty Phil and she
would Spend hours telling us lots of stories about her travels and work .
She died in 1990 at age 70 ,
Thanks for being you Aunty Phil.
I miss you xoxo
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I had fun with all this texture .
Gesso, muslin , shells, chippies and paint.
My layout is created on the 7Dots Studio paper /Dreamer collection.
Perfect texture for a summer beachy theme.
The Australian beach with beautiful soft silky white sands and clear blue ocean, is a fave place we have family fun with our Grand daughter . I added texture and elements to mimic the beach .
The hexagon shapes represent the sand castles Ella loves to build.
The tiny shells are placed among the muslin which represents seaweed.
The wooden heart is a symbol of the love Ella has for the beach.
My color scheme is white washed /monochromatic with the contrast of pink and yellow in the photo .
Prima – Printery collection, 7 Dots Studio – Dreamer collection, MaJa designs – Vintage Summer Basics.
Tim Holtz - metal name plate , Prima - wooden heart ,Green Tara -beige roses, Prima - Metal number , Vintage charms – Brads, 2Crafty –chipboard/hexagon shapes.
Hero Arts -Treasure , .Hero arts – circle dots, Kaisercraft acrylic stamp – bubbles, Prima acrylic-trellis .
Muslin- tea dyed, shells –found item , versa color ink – black/rose/Khaki, Cottage cutz-leafy foliage, Golden - White gesso , memory box die cut – Arboscello Tree , Tim Holtz clear crackle paint .
thanks for popping by and looking at my work,
and also for taking the time to leave me some love
You make my day
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Hello my friends,
today I am showcasing a festive layout .
I love to use pink on my Christmas pages and this collection of papers blends beautifully with pale pink and deep pink ….. I began with a foundation of white cardstock .
I sprayed ink on my mat and laid the mask over the berry ink, lifted and laid it on my white card
to create random shapes.
wash and Dry the mask .
to create random shapes.
wash and Dry the mask .
Next I laid the same mask over my work and applied fibre paste on the top left and bottom right corner.
I mounted my photo on white card and then began layering with the beautiful rich and velvety Christmas papers .
“ Christmas Berries and Christmas greetings”
I used my leafy die cut to create a cluster with altered metal elements , flower, bling, heart and tag .
I like to build up my clusters to make a focal point on my page and create texture and interest .
I JOURNALED ABOUT MY PHOTO
“My Famous Berry Icecream Pudding
Which we enjoy every Christmas
I love the rich colors and flavours.”
The recipe is at the bottom of this post .
Another view of my cluster.
I balanced my design by adding muslin along the left side of my photo , and tied string to the photo with hanging elements .
A small element is placed on the top right hand corner , with a brad and tissue tape .
I cut a half inch from each side of the white card and stitched this to the Christmas Greetings paper, showing the gorgeous skeleton white leaves on the rich burgundy paper, peeping from each edge of my layout.
Megs Garden Items used
Azaleas - paper
Thanks for popping by and I hope I have inspired you to create some Christmas pages .
Bye for now, see you next month .
Christmas Icecream pudding by Heather
2 tubs (2 litres) of Sara Lea icecream ( Vanilla )
2 almond Magnums
Strawberries ( sliced up into really small chunks)
Green glace cherries
Red glace cherries
1 pineapple ring (diced into small chunks)
Blanced almonds flakes
2 tbsp Golden syrup
Frozen berries and nuts for topping
Place chopped Cherries and pineapple in a screw top glass jar and cover with 3 tblsp of rum .
Leave for 2 days before making the pudding .
Spread an inch layer Sara Leah icecream into the base of a rectangle non stick baking tin
(line with greaseproof paper, leaving an overlap to enable yourself to pull
the icecream pudding out , to cut it in slices )
add a layer of 1 smashed almond magnum
drizzle golden syrup thinly
add a layer of the cherry mixture
add a layer of the fresh strawberries
repeat these layers once more, finishing with an extra layer of icecream
top with frozen berries and flaked almonds ( or nuts )
place in feezer for at least 2 days before using.
Depending how large you want the pudding ( and how quickly your family eats it )
you can double the recipe or whatever you desire.
if you don’t want to do the layers, you can mix it all together in a bowl and then place in a lined baking tin. Top with a layer of frozen berries and blanced almond flakes .
I have done it both ways , layers and mixed . both are yummo .
Really it is a flexible recipe which can be added to and changed to whatever you fancy at the time .
Enjoy and have fun xoox
see you soon
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sharing my love of Blooms and Texture in this layout .
I like to begin with a white background , adding texture and stamping.
next I create my focus around the photo.
lots of layering with dies and tags
to see the blog and inspiring designs by the design team
focusing on the pink and green theme today
with a textured background
layering with dies, tags and brads.
I like to blend my titles as part of my design. Here I added it to a tag .
feast your eyes on these stunning papers.
I used the greens and pinks in this layout x
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I must say I struggled with this one .
I thought I would challenge myself and use more colors overall .
Usually I choose a couple of colors to dominate ,
so this time I allowed a mix of all the colors
to flow over the layout .
not sure If I like it ? what do you think ?