Friday, 23 February 2018

Scrap the Boys Card Makers Design Team 2018

I'm extremely proud to say...
that I have been included in a very talented
team of card making ladies for the

NEW Scrap the Boys
Card Makers Design Team

Click here to see the other amazing designers on the team.

We have our first reveal in March 2018 so watch this space...


Friday, 2 February 2018

Slow down

I have been M.I.A from my blog for a little while because I have been working on a special project for a friend and her daughter, Leah. 
But now the gift has been given, I can now share with you a few of the pages from the album I have given as a gift for this little one's first day at school.
I selected 20 photos from the first 5 years of Leah's life to focus on the story of her life so far.  I was inspired by a video of photos my friend made of this very special little girl with a soundtrack of Nichole Nordeman's "Slow down".
So here's a selection of the 20 layouts I created for my friend...
I used as much pink throughout for Leah and also some blue for her mum.  This album was a gift for a mum wishing that her youngest would slow down growing up so fast
The above layout was the wedding of Leah's Mum and Dad so it produced some wonderful photos... in order to get them all in I used a washing line effect of little 2.5' by 2.5' photos 

I love the photo in the above layout because even though it's capturing Leah's first eisteddfod, it's also seeing her with her dad and, I had to quote "You will always be my world" because both of them are besotted with the other.  I did include the word Dancing above the photo to bring it back to the event.

In the above layout, Leah was sad about the snow melting outside so this little snowman was the remnants of the snow outside.  So I had to use the obligatory quote about building a snowman. 

This is one of my favourites of the album, with a doily bunting and simple white embellishments making the photo stand out.  I cut around the photo because her smile and personality needed no background distractions.

 This was the last layout I completed, even though not the last page in the book, I was admittedly running out of ideas and steam, with one night left to get it complete... I was rushing and messed up cutting the photos, to I was running around to Officeworks to desperately print them again.  I am happy with the end result here.  There is simplicity but also the beautiful papers succeed in making it another album worthy layout.
I hope you have enjoyed looking through a selection of my favourites.  I enjoyed making this album for a spectacular little girl who is going to absolutely ace Kindergarten and her parents.
Hopefully it's an album to treasure for years to come.
Thank you for popping by.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Make a wish

Hello Everyone,
Bec here, returning with the French Chic Pk.2 Card Artists' Packs/Mini Papers

The script paper was perfect with the Filigree oval from the Vintage Trinkets on Meg's store and the Ivory Mini Rosebuds.
I have taken apart the velvet flower ribbon to make a cluster on top of a semi circle doily
The dusky blues work well together IRL.
This sage green floral PP is so beautiful with the stamping I have added to the white card stock, the sage green organza ribbon worked perfectly to join the two.  The ivory mini rosebuds make up the centre of my bow. 
Hope you like this simple elegant cards using the new French Chic collection.
Take care from

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hello my friend

Hello Everyone,

Introducing myself to the Meg's Garden blog, with my first project.
My name is Bec Jefferis, an unknown crafter from Orange, NSW, Australia.
I moved to Australia from the UK, back on the 30th of December 2010.  I have always been a card maker and was introduced to scrapbooking by the stunning Mary Bennetts 5 years ago.
Through Mary, I have met some beautiful scrappers and am delighted to call them forever friends.
When Mary suggested I ask to become part of Meg's Garden DT, I jumped at the chance.  Thank you Meg for this opportunity. 
I have used the French Chic Pk.1, Card Artists' Packs/Mini Papers in my first project.
On this card, I have used a heart lace doily, some fine tulle, and a single white rose from Meg's collection.
Absolutely love this PP with a touch of everything elegant.
This sage green PP was so beautiful with these yellow centred cherry blossoms, the white nylon lace and tulle tucked under, all sat on top of a semi circle of a doily.
I wanted to leave the sage rose and white lily on the PP exposed but had a lot of white space so I used some pearl vines to fill the space.

Last but not least I used the soft pink rose PP on top of the soft pink floral pattern, with a cream organza ribbon and the small pink paper roses.
Meg's products are so versatile and easy to use in all varieties of products so I would definitely head over to the website to see what amazing wonders she has. 
Thank you for taking the time to see my post.
Take Care from

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sisters of the Slipperhood Retreat 2017

Tell everybody we're on our way..

Me and Mary setting off for the Blue Mountains, a year later.
back left around to the back right; Cheryl, Lizzy, me, Mary & Jo
 Breakfast at the Red Door cafĂ© on the Saturday morning with these stunning ladies.

Not only did we complete the same photo of the Slipperhood but we were each given a special gift from Jo.
Gorgeous, aren't they?!
Now this year I managed to complete more layouts than the year before... so here we go

Challenged by Lizzy to scrap this photo of me and Mary.
Love this layout because I love the moment we captured with this photo.
'All I want for Christmas'
Esther, 1.  We got this photo on a Christmas card in 2016 and I knew it had to be scrapped.

I have always loved this photo of Anne and Isaac when he was just a toddler, 2011, I have had it printed for so long and I wanted to use the Scrapmats chippies I purchased for this photo.

Mary, scrapped this photo of us recently and I was inspired to scrap a copy too.  I had these Bo bunny pages for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity to use them.
A Christmas layout for the upcoming event. Another photo that had to be scrapped for the memory created here.

I have started a Travellers notebook with the advice of Lizzy Hill, who is really enjoying the quick scrapping in a notebook.
I have started this with the aspect of filling it with my beautiful kitties, Jadzia and Nerys.
I had the most beautiful time at retreat, and apart from the odd card or happy mail project to my bestie, I did not achieve much in the way of craft in 2017 because I was busy in the new house and had my hands full with my baby girls.
Take care


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sisters of the Slipperhood Retreat 2016

a long time, since I have used this blog but it's about time for me to start it up again...
What better way than to update you on my craft these last two years, which I can tell you has been very lacking. 2016 was a year full of anticipation as we were planning and building a house, boxes of craft were packed ready to move for months at a time.
However come September 2016, I went away with 4 gorgeous girls to the Blue Mountains.
front row left to right, me, Lizzy, Jo, back row left to right, Cheryl, Mary
 These beauties are amazing company, inspiration and soul sisters.
During our retreat we decided to catch photo of our slippers for artist effect and we came up with our name, firstly I said it was a picture of the slippers of our sisterhood and then ones of the girls said we were 'Sisters of the Slipperhood.'  
Here are just a few of the pieces I worked on this weekend away,

'You are everything that is bright & beautiful in this world'
Esther during Summer 2016
Jo's challenge for a bright layout based on a mood board
I think I did quite well with the colours :)
'Come just as you are to me, I will love you unconditionally...'
Our wedding day, 01.02.15.
These are the song lyrics from the day, I walked down the aisle too, so I used an embossed music note background paper.
Mary's Challenge to use song lyrics in a layout.
 'Timeless Memories'
A selection of photos from our day.
Lizzy's challenge to use 5 photos or more on a layout.
A couple of the cards I made,
for Cheryl's challenge to make some vintage cards.
I haven't posted a blog in a long time, so I am starting to get the hang of it again for something coming soon.
Take Care

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Orange Paperie June - Close up's

Hello Folks

June brings us a new challenge for Orange Paperie and this time it's me that thought of the challenge.

Pop over and check it out if you haven't seen it already.

It's Tic Tac Toe

The elements I have played with are twine, cogs and embossing
and here is my layout

(till there was you)

Followed by some close up's

My title could reflect me talking about my nephews or the boys talking about each other, either way I really miss these boys and love being an aunty to such cuties.

To compliment the cogs on the pattern papers I added a chippie cog the the corner to balance the page.

Some tabs either side of the photo to add another layer.

And the twine added a touch of texture.

Hope you liked the close up's.
As it's the 5th of June 2014 and the Orange Paperie challenge is released today,
I would like to say a huge Happy 3rd Birthday to my youngest nephew Nathaniel!

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Bec