Saturday, 19 May 2018

You amaze me!

I would love to show you the card I created for the May DT for Scrap the Boys New card challenge.

 
The mood board below is the challenge for May.
 

 
So with this mood board I created this card, my chosen subject being a seahorse to pick out the horse, above, in the mood board.

 
Here are a few close ups of my card...

 
I played with water colour paints to get the colours I needed, I used a seahorse die to cut the black bonework and I backed them with the watercolours I had created.  I fussy cut around each seahorse.

 
I chose 'You amaze me' because seahorses are pretty amazing but it was also in mind for who I was sending this to, my nephews, Isaac and Nathaniel.

 
I used splatter of white acrylic paint to add something that was missing. 

 
I reversed the die to get seahorses facing in different directions.
 
Hope you like what I have created.
 
Please join in this challenge to show us your creation. 

Follow the link below to see where to upload your entry and see the other design team examples of this sketch.

http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/
 
Take Care Everyone!
Bec
xxx



Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dear, sweet, wonderful you...

Dear, sweet, wonderful you.
 
Let me show you something I've made this weekend with Meg's goodies....
 
 
 
Using one of the 12x12 doilies I created an envelope, I adhered one of the beautiful 5.5" Card Artists' Packs/Mini Papers from the Shades of Green Collection 
 
With the floral background and ribbon on the background paper,


 
 I have added some extra flowers with ephemera from the cut and create sheets. I have raised some of the flowers for the 'off the page effect'.


I have added a satin ribbon in emerald from a bundle of Meg's goodies.

 
 With one of Meg's latest products I have added a touch of sparkle.  Meg's Garden website now has rhinestones and enamel dots.


I have used a stamp from my collection as the sentiment


I have used an emerald rhinestone on the top flap of the envelope to seal the doily around this creation.  In reality it is a touch of doubled sided tape that is sealing the doily.

 
Look at the detail in this Basket Lace Square doily.
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing something different here today.

Hop over to Meg's Garden website to see these beautiful products and thank you for popping by my blog to take a look.

Take Care
Bec
xxx


Friday, 20 April 2018

Take time to love the little things...

Hello fellow bloggers...
I have been absent for a while and for that I apologise.  I have been working a lot recently however I have taken time for myself, over Easter, to get into my craft room and create for Megs' Garden.
It's my first time using the Shades of Green Collection, that all the other talented ladies have already showcased on Meg's blog, so here are the cards I have had the chance to play with over the Easter weekend.
With the Card Artists' Packs/Mini Papers, I have used the Blue Tits background paper in the centre of some of the layered Shades of Green background papers.
One of the dies I have purchased recently is the Branch with Flowers die, I have used this in two different shades of sage green along the edges of this card. Placing a single French White Open Rose in the corner on some white satin ribbon on a bed of white tulle. Here are some close ups...




My second card, uses the pale roses background paper from the Shades of Green Collection.  With a heart doily and heart die, from the Hearts - Nestled Stitched Dies, I have lined the right hand side trying to show as much of the background paper.  I have used the branch with flowers die again, however I have cut the die into three pieces shoot out of the Filigree metal flower embellishment that I have centred with white mini rose buds
I also purchased a variety of gorgeous coloured enamel dots.  So with the perfect colour matching enamel dots I have highlighted the corner of the background paper. Here are some close ups...

On my final card of this blog post... I have used the time piece background paper from the collection. Using another beautiful die called Tender Greens, I have created a bed for a single French White Open Rose along with little leaves from the Branch with Flowers die, some basic sewing thread and a little "Take time to love the little things" sentiment card from the poetry cut and create ephemera sheets.  I have used a touch of lace around the edge to the flower for an element of something different.
Once again I have highlighted the corner with some pale mint green enamel dots. Here are some close ups...



I hope you love what you see and it has inspired you to create form these absolutely stunning product from Meg's Garden website.  Below is a couple of cuts outs of the Branch with Flowers die...
Pop over to Meg's Blog to see what others have created.
Take Care
Bec
xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2018

#Besties

Happy weekend everyone.
 
Popping by today to enter the Scrap the Boys,
April Scrapbooking Challenge of
"Let's go Geo!"
 
Using any geometric shape in your layout.
 
 
I chose the Star!!!!
I also went monochrome because the geo theme sings to me black and white.
 
I have stencilled, stamped and punched stars for this layout.  I have a few chippie stars too.
 
  
I have used black thread, paint splatter, washi and enamel dots to add some softness to the stars, with a risk of the layout looking to harsh.
 
 
 
#Besties title for those gorgeous nephews of mine.
 
I hope you get the chance to hop over to Scrap the Boys for this challenge or even the new card making challenge that has gone up today for April.  
 
 
The card making challenge is a sketch and theme of Black and White with one colour.
 
I hope you've enjoyed my layout today
 
Have a wonderful week ahead.
 
Take Care
 
Bec
xxx

Follow your Dreams

I would love to show you the card I created for the April DT for Scrap the Boys New card challenge.


 
The sketch from Creative Scrappers below is the challenge for April and there is an added stipulation of Black and White with one colour...

 
So with this sketch I created this card, my chosen colour with my black and white as you'll see is Jute... 



Here are a few close ups of my card...


 
 
Please join in this challenge to show us your creation. 

Follow the link below to see where to upload your entry and see the other design team examples of this sketch.

http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/
 
Take Care Everyone!
Bec
xxx

 

 


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Project Life Card Flip Book

Hello Everyone...
I am here today to show you a flip book I created with project life cards.  I have made this for my best friend, it's her  birthday in the UK, so I hope it has arrived by the time this goes up.  Using 3 large PL cards I have made a small birthday flip book, including letter...

The front page using the B+W PL card with Hello Lovely was a simple way to start the book, I have used glitter washi to bind the book and embellished the front with heart punches and some enamel dots.


When you turn the first page you see a birthday message and a sentiment on the left hand side.


Turning the right side, in the middle is a pocket for my letter and a letter PL card with the things I love the most.


On the right side I have a lined PL card on which I have written things I remember from our past, because it would have to be 10 years since I have seen this beautiful girl and a lot has changed since then. I blanked this for the privacy of our friendship.  I will get to see Sophie-Charlotte late this year so that's why I am sharing things I now love and things I remember about her.

I hope you like what you see and get the chance to look through the rest of my blog.

Take Care
Bec
xxx


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Better late than never...

Hi guys...
 
I know we are in April but I would like to catch up with my blog to show you the card I created for the March DT for Scrap the Boys New card challenge.

 
 
The sketch from Creative Scrappers below is the challenge for March...

 
So with this sketch I created this, out of this world card... 


Here are a few close ups of my card...


 

 
 
Please join in this challenge to show us your creation.  Follow the link below to see where to upload your entry and see the other design team examples of this sketch.

http://scraptheboys.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/scrap-boys-card-makers-challenge.html
 
Take Care Everyone!
Bec
xxx