Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MAS June Kit

Been busy scrapping up a storm here with the weather being so cold down here and all...

Was lucky enough to have this SUPER yummy kit from Mad About Scrapping

From that kits I have been able to get SO many thing created AND there is still a bucket load left to play with. Here's what I have created so far from the kit.

If you hope on over to the store REAL QUICK there is ONLY 1 LEFT !!!!!!

TFL, M x

Monday, June 25, 2012

Super Super Excited !!!!!!!


Guess What....

Remember the post perviously which I did on behalf of

Showcasing this card

Well I am pleased to say ...

Thanks to seeing my work


WOO HOOOO !!!!!!

Cannot wait to play!

TFL, M x

Cupcake Wishes

Back again with the Focus card for this week.

Yet another birthday down here!

Used up plenty of scraps for this card.

Had a blast playing around with my Fiskars Block Party Squeeze Punch too to create this one.

Happy Crafting, M x

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butterfly Dreaming

Hello all.

Michelle here from Adelaide, South Australia again.

Okay... so here is the technique that I have been playing around with lately that everyone has been chasing... hehehehehehe..

Beware though.. this is a little bit of a post on the long side..
So grab a cuppa and pull up a chair..

I promise you won't be disappointed to see how easy it is to go

from this

to this

with just a few easy tips and trick and LOTS of Helmar goodness!


You'll have to head over to the Helmar Design Team Blog to check it out!

Head on over now!

TFL, M x


All about the "little" man in my life

Hello everyone,

It is absolutely freezing here in Adelaide, South Australia at the moment !

Mind you with all this really cold yuck weather it has been a busy time for me on the scrap booking front. The cold weather means that is has been a perfect time to scrap away the time.

I am going to keep this post a little short as I have another post I want to sneak in sharing the napkin technique I told everyone about during the Helmar Father's Day Blog Hop.

As the layout that I created using my napkin technique isn't really a masculine layout I thought I would show you a layout I did of my son using the same technique I will show you how to do shortly.

And before you ask.. "No" the photo below wasn't posed or prompted.. my son was just mucking around while we were on holidays in the Flinders Ranges when I took this photo. I was just VERY luck that he was where he was at the time and had my camera ready to go!

So for this layout once again I managed to get down and dirty with lots of Helmar. The layout has lots of texture and dimension and was so much fun to create.

The best bit of the layout however.. is that I know ALL the elements will stay where I put them thanks to Helmar 450, Helmar Tape Runner, Helmar, Acid Free Glue, Helmar Liquid Scrapdots AND Helmar Krystal Kote Fixative.

Sure is one layout LOADED with Helmar !


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MAS May DT Kit

Just a quick share of these one's that I didn't get a chance to share previously 'cause the kits sold out as quick as they went up in the shop...

These are the layouts I created with my May Mad about Scrapping DT kit.

TFL, M x

Monday, June 18, 2012

Birthday Wishes to a Special Little Friend

Something nice and bright and bubbly this week.

Miss Kiah and Mr Nate had a party of a little friend to attend so a card was called for.

Played around with some old left over chipboard alphas, texture paste, recycled card and water coloured digi image for this one.

Plus made a fancy paper ribbon trim using two of my favourite Fiskars Interchangeable punches.


Happy Crafting, M x

Friday, June 15, 2012

Some Helmar Hopping Fun

Today we are so excited to share with you a variety of fantastic masculine projects.

We've put our Helmar arsenal to good use and want to share with you some inspiration for those last minute Fathers Day gifts.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Carisa's blog.

If not, hop on back to the Helmar Blog and enjoy.

Make sure to leave comments along the way, because we will have prizes up for grabs.

If the Man in your life is super lucky, we may even send him a Helmar prize pack too.

Even though Father's Day here in Australia isn't till September, I love being organised!

It was great to be able to get some cards sorted for my father and father in law now to pop into my card box.

Especially as masculine cards can be a little difficult to create.

Well not this time thanks to a little bit of help from Helmar.
Card for my Father in Law

Card for my Dad
 Remember keeping it simple is the key to getting cards done quickly!
And just because I was so super organised I was able to get down and dirty with lots of Helmar and created a layout about my husband's love of 4WDing!

The secret to this layout was lots of Helmar Acid Free Glue, Paper Napkins, Texture Paste and not being afraid to make a major mess and just go with it...

But you will have to check out how I use this technique next week with another layout I created using the same technique!

Close up of the bottom embellishments

Close up of the top embellishments

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Now hop on over to Julie's blog where you are sure to find more Fathers Day inspiration.

If you get lost along the way, below you will find the links for the order of the hop.

Helmar blog

Monday, June 11, 2012

A little of messy birthday fun

Hello everyone..

I am here today on behalf of

To share with you what crafty goodness I have been up to.

Here in Adelaide we have just had a long weekend... which has meant after all the medial household chores had been done I have been able to get down and dirty with my scrapping supplies.

So I pulled out these goodies and got to work

Who would have though that a few napkins and some Helmar adhesives I could have so much fun making such a big mess!

I used a glue wash I had made up, using watered down Helmar Acid Free Glue and water till I had a gravy type consistency. I started by adhering old book pages onto some recycled card  that was about 1.5mm think. Gave the stability that I like without causing any warping. I also used my Helmar glue spreader to get rid of any nasty bubbles and to spread the glue wash over the top evenly.

Started to layer the book paged base with single layers of contrasting napkin pieces I had cut up randomly.

Then I gave the whole piece a coating with a mixture of a little glue wash and white paint. This helped to mute the colours down and also gave that extra protection.

I pulled some contrast paper from my stash and made up a few things for the front of the card.
Then I inked to my hearts content theses

along with the card base and the napkin centre piece.
I even stamped with a script stamp randomly around the edges of the napkin piece to add that extra dimension.
Little hint.. to prevent my ink from running I gave the napkin piece a coat of Helmar Krystal Kote Workable Matte Medium.. no nasty running or smudging!

Here's what the cards started to look like once I had added these little bit, some ink and some mini alpha stickers for the greeting... still needed some thing though so I kept going...

 From a little piece of the scrap card that I had covered I stamped a butterfly image and cut it out. This really made a simple embellishment that complimented the card perfectly.

I then added a little bling (whats a card without a little BLING!!) and some twine and adhered the butterfly to the card with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Added some staples to the garden twine to add a little bit extra and that was it... The card was all done!

And here's a look at the finished card. All ready to be sent off to a lucky lady who's birthday is coming up this week.

Hope you enjoyed checking out what I have been busily crafting.

Why not head over to 

to grab some goodies to get creating your self today.

Or sit back with a cuppa and check out what the Chattering Robin's have been up to on the blog.

Till later, Happy crafting, M x

A Punching Event !

Hello again.

Here's my Focus card for this week.

A card I made for my Mother in Law's Birthday.

Nice and bright and bold.. just the way she likes her cards.

Once again played with my Fiskars Interchangeable Punches.

Back to Crafting, M x

Thursday, June 7, 2012

MAS June Challenge

Hi Everyone

Welcome to June and the beginning of winter!! Great scrapping weather!

This month we have the 3rd sketch challenge bought to you by MAS DT Member Emma Stafrace from her sketch blog Page Drafts.


Here's my take on the sketch

Layout must be uploaded by the 25th of June on MAS Facebook Page.
Layouts are not to be used for any other competitions. Our prize is 2 x $10 vouchers!!!

Good luck everyone !

TFL, M x

Monday, June 4, 2012

With Much Sadness in Our Hearts

Hey there.

Back this week with a somber type of card.

Had my father's Uncle pass away and was asked to make a card to send over to Holland to the family.

This week I pulled out some old favourite Fiskars punches to make some flowers for the card.


Happy Crafting,  M x

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SWV June Inspiration Challenge

Welcome to the June Inspiration Challenge.

This month we have a bright and colourful combination for you - aqua, white, citrus orange, and magenta.

This combination was found on Pinterest via inspiredbride.net.

And here's my take on the colour challenge.

Are you up for the challenge? I know you are, so come on and show us what you've got!

Please send your entries to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail.com.

You may submit a layout, card, or OTP project.

Entries close at midnight on the 30th June.

The winner will be announced early July, and will receive a lovely RAK of goodies.
TFL, M x

SWV June Kit

My Scrap with V design team kit this month was packed full of SO many goodies that I just couldn't stop creating!

If you are looking for a fun kit to play with then head over to the shop and grab one quick as pack numbers are limited.

Best bit about the kit is that you get FULL instructions included so you can create all these layouts...

PLUS as an extra this month I also created 2 cards!

Included In This Kit:
2 x card stock; 3 x patterned paper (Bo-Bunny and Doodlebug); AMM alphabet stickers; Hambly transparency; assorted flowers; ribbon and twine; Zva Creative rhinestones; Zva Creative rhinestone arrows; Collections tags; metal corner frame; Twiddleybitz chipboard key; chipboard name label; bottle top charm; Teresa Collins bards; black stick pin; and buttons. Instructions also included.

Additional items Required:
Adhesive of choice; brown ink; sewing machine and thread; computer or typewriter (for journalling); border punch; needle and thread; foam dots (or similar); black journal pen; edge distresser; paper trimmer; and photos.

TFL, M x