Friday, February 27, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 9 2015

Hello all.

Back this week to show you the last layout I have created using the last bits of this kit sent to me by Leanne at Mad About Scrappin.

So here's the layout I created ...
I had fun with this layout mixing up the patterns a bit. I have tied it all together by using a piece of kraft card stock as my base. I stamped the base of the kraft card stock using a graph clear stamp randomly using my hand as the block for it. 

I have layered it up a little for this layout using a mix of the patterns from the pack, a paper doily and some graph project life journal cards. 
I then finished it off with a washi tape boarder to finish it all off. 

I have mixed up the title a bit using a some of the matching alphas stickers from the set and word I have printed onto card stock which I have hand cut. I have then added a coat of dimensional magic to add some gloss and dimension.

I mixed up the embellishments a little with a mix of word stickers from the kit, a digital image I have printed onto white card stock, a kraft journal spot and some chalk board pennant flags I purchased at a Mad About Scrappin sale. 

Lastly just to show you that I do use up all my scraps...
 I created a pocket page (trading card size) for a pen pal over in America.
I love these pocket pages and such a great way to use up all the teenie little pieces I just cant part with.

Well.. till next week.

Have a creative weekend.

TFL, M x

Friday, February 20, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 8 2015

Hello again.

I have had a very busy week this week. With getting used to new sports routines and changes to school classrooms  the kids and I have found it a bit of a juggle to get back on track. I know that we will get there but I can see that it will take a few weeks. 

With that in mind I am busily trying to get everything sorted and back into school mode around the house. 

And yes.. I am one of those crazy routine Mum's that thrive on a strict routine.. it keeps me sane.. especially when I am trying to keep track of four kids on my

Created a couple of cards this week as I am slowly coming to the end of this paper range. 

So here is this weeks share.
Two very quick cards created in a very busy week. Love how they turned out and glad that I was able to use up some more of this kit.

Kept the first card simple. I cut out the shapes from scraps of the paper kit and adhered them to a graph 4x6 journal card from my stash. I then wrapped the card in some red/blue and white twine. Then added a kraft journal spot I had grabbed at the last Mad About Scrappin sale (wishing now I had grabbed more as they are divine!!!!). I added the greeting using some acrylic alphas from my stash. Then I finished off the card with some star stickers from the matching sticker set and some clear dew drops from my stash. 

The second card was for my partner for Valentines Day. Wanted to create something just that little bit different. I stamped the kraft patterned paper then matted it onto some blue card stock as the card base. The added a strip of red striped paper that I had matted on some white card stock. With a journalling pen I added in some stitch lines then adhered a blue patterned paper circle I had adhered to  a large chipboard circle for depth. The people symbols I printed from the computer and then hand cut them out. I finished them off with some blue acrylic letters for the "x o". Finally finished off the card by creating a red bling heart made from the teenie sequins Leanne sent me to play with. Super cute and finished the card off perfectly. 

Well.. till next week.

TFL, M xxx

Friday, February 13, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 7 2015

A very cheery "HELLO" to everyone !!!

I hope that this post find everyone well and managing to find some to to get some craft things done. 

Here I have been busy with the kids heading back to school, getting the house back to normal and sanding back an old set of bedside tables that I was given. 

Oh.. and have managed to get some creative time in there too !!

With that in mind I am back to share what I have created this week using some more of this kit sent to me by Mad About Scrappin.

This week I have managed to get a layout created using a photo of my youngest daughter. As I mentioned last week she just turned six years old so I have a bucket load of super cute photos of her from her birthday. 

So here's this weeks layout.
This was a super quick layout I created using the same photo I printed twice. I printed one in color and the other in black and white as a bit of a contrast on the layout. I decided to stick with the navy and red colours from this paper range. I stamped the red card stock and them inked it as the red wasn't quite a match for the red in the patterned paper. By then adding in some white card stock it gave the two red a bit of a barrier so that it was less noticeable that they weren't a perfect match. 

The white card stock I felt was a little too stark so I decided to stamp away with some dove grey stazon using a kaiser number stamp from my stash. That carried on with the birthday theme I felt. 

The polaroid I jazzed up a little with a few bit of ephemera that I had in my stash. I then finished off the layout with some garden twine, some wood veneer stars, a couple of flairs, and some bling stars to add a bit of sparkle on the layout.

I had fun playing around with this paper range this week. 

Well it's going to be a hot weekend here so off to hide away and get creative, 

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, February 6, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 6 2015

Hello again.

So starts another month. With the start of a new month comes some new products to play with. As normal Leanne from Mad About Scrappin 
has surprised me with some amazing goodies to showcase. 

I was lucky this month to have this kit sent to me to play with...

Now for something just a little different I decided to start using this kit off with a bang. To explain a little .... recently my youngest daughter had her sixth birthday. Now as part of the party preparation I bought some paper party bags from Coles. 

As most of you know I just cant leave a party bag the way they come... I just HAD to personalise them. So I set to work collect all the bits and pieces I would need. I made little flags using some of the red and white striped paper in the kit. Then cut some tags from the kraft coloured paper. Once again I have played around with some digital stamps to create the 6 - celebrate cards. I printed these onto some graph 4x6 cards in my stash and jazzed them up with some matching washi tape. 

So here's the finished bags once I had assembled them all.

I had some old bingo cards in my stash that I decided to use as the base for all my decorations. I sanded the edges to tone them down just a little. I also finished the flags off with a gold glittered star to add that little bit of sparkle. Quite enjoyed jazzing these plain bags up and the kids just loved them.

Now.. as it was Miss Ts birthday I decided once I had finished the bags, that I would carry the theme over to her card. I cut up the base of the party bag to use as the background for this card.

To add a bit more dimension to the card I used a journal calendar spot from Mad About Scrappin. I finished off the spot using some mini alphas to add in the month and year of her 6th birthday.

Now to finish off the who card I wanted to add some sparkle. This was easily done with a bit of help from these super cute teenie sequins Leanne sent me. I just randomly applied adhesive the sprinkled the sequins and some iridescent glitter. Super easy and fun to make such a mess creating.

Had had a great time creating with this paper range. 

Cannot wait to share some other bits I have created over the next month.

Till then.... TFL, M x