Friday, December 4, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Hello friends!
Yep, it's me!! I am back from my mini
break! It was nice to spend crazy hours at work ( insert sarcasm)
watching endless hours of Netflix and
reading dozens of books - who would have
thought I'd get so little done??
I missed crafting however and missed the little
community we have here in Oz.
I'd thought I'd come back with something I don't usually do....
Christmas Crafts and to be even bolder....12 Days of
Christmas crafts! Now I take that term very loosely
because I'm 100% I won't scrap 12 days
in a row but...I will bring you 12 different crafts
I have and will be working on this silly season!
First on my list is this wreath.
I opted out of the traditional baubles
and instead dug into my massive flower stash to make this...

The base is actually an old Kaisercraft mirror that I never got around to
using. Somewhere along the way the actual mirror was lost
so I used it as the base for my project.
The flowers are a combination of Manor House Creations, Green Tara
and I have used Couture Creations bling as well as D-lish Scraps
floral stamen.
Next up is this fun, whimsical altered frame.
I wanted to make something fun and colourful for
the kids to enjoy.

The papers are My Bo Bunny - aren't they the cutest?
I've added Flourish with a bling vines, Bo Bunny tags and brads as well
as D-lish Scraps enamel dots.
I wonder if you can guess what kind of colour scheme
I will have this year? We putting up our tree tonight
and will be back to show you lots of pictures!
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Hello D-lish fans!
I'm here to share my last projects for D-lish Scraps.
It's been such an amazing experience to
work alongside some super talented ladies
as well as a very awesome Boss lady!
Hopefully, you can join me tomorrow as well
for my final share!
Tonight, I'm sharing this fun layout:
I spread a dollop of acrylic paint with a palette knife
for my background and added some D-lish goodies!
I used a beautiful wild rose in coral and teamed
it with the very beautiful word arrows
I used some alcohol markers to colour in the chipboard.
For this cluster, I used my favourite resin birds
as well as the new addition to the store, dip dye tags
how cool are they???
I had to add some punchinella - it's such a versatile
product! I love checking out the
Past kits and bits section in the store! It's such a great place to find that
perfect addition to your craft project. Just like
this cute little flair from the Tutti Frutti kit.

Thanks so much for dropping by!
See you all tomorrow!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

More D-lish Goodness!

I have another round of projects
showcasing the totally delish products
Like a lot of D-lish shoppers, I too
added some punchinella to my shopping cart.
Here I used it to matt my photo.....

I love all the resin pieces in the store.
Some of my fave are these sweet little birds
They are so versatile and fit any layout theme.
I added a sweet flair button
You know, I love those gorgeous designs!

A cute little wooden peg
for a touch of whimsy and my
Endless Summer layout is complete!

I also worked on a mixed media canvas.
I used many varieties of flowers.
Amanda has a very impressive array of paper flowers
in the store. You can browse them here
I usually start of my mixed media designs by
adhering all the embellishments to the canvas.
I then give everything a coat or two of gesso then add
layers of pint and mists for a perfect colour match.
I used some wood veneer cages
as well as a bird's nest charm to carry on the theme.

I used stamping and small micro beads as well
as heat embossing for added texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by
to look at my projects!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

DIY Magnets

Good Morning friends!
I'm up again at D-lish Scraps
This time, I've made some cute magnets!
I used some products from the
amazing DIY Shop in the store and have
a step by step tutorial up on the blog
I've used some gorgeous altered images by
the amazing Patty and her store
All of her digital images are vintage inspired
with a whimsical twist - I'm sure you will love them
when you check them out!
 It's super easy to create your own projects
for gifts or simply around the house
with all the gorgeous goodies Amanda has
in the D-lish Store

 Here are my magnets.....the first of many I think!
Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, August 21, 2015

DIY Frames

Hello everyone!
I am up on the D-lish Scraps blog
today with a little DIY project.
If you know me, you know I love anything to
do with DIY and home decorating.
I really enjoy working on projects around the house
and love adding my own custom pieces.
I had these beautiful Baroque style frames
I bought from The Reject Shop and decided they
needed to adorn  my new dining room feature wall.
This project was so easy!
I simply took some Pinkfresh Studio gold rub-ons and
transferred them to white cardstock.
It really is that easy!
I worked with two different size frames for
some added interest and they are ready to hang!

It's a work in progress, but I'm sure
I can find more bits and pieces to add to my new wall!
Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

STG August challenge

Good Morning everyone!
Well, the time has come to hand the baton
over to the next lot of Designers at Scrap The Girls 
I've enjoyed my time immensely over the last 6 months - I can't
believe how quickly this year is flying!
If you are interested in a position, make sure you
visit the blog for all the details!
I leave the team with the last challenge - an amazing
colour challenge! Truly, it's a beauty!

Here is my example based on the colour challenge:
I loved those beautiful gold lights trailing down and mimicked
that with a splash of acrylic paint and a
combination of gold embossing and gold glitter glue.
This month, the team was lucky enough to be sponsored
by the incredible 2 Crafty Chipboard
I used some beautiful circular frames, the "Family" title and the
gorgeous medallions.

I coated the medallions with gold glitter glue and topped it
with a lovely resin cameo I had in my stash. I also added a crochet
doilie and added some yummy Pinkfresh Studio
foil feathers to make my own custom dreamcatcher.

How gorgeous are those medallions???

I am totally loving this photo of Emily and my Mum.
Just another reminder of how precious memory keeping is.
Big hugs to all of you

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

D-lish goodness

It's my turn to share some D-lish goodness!
I really love the variety of embellishments in
the D-lish store but, my absolute
favourite things are all here in this layout!

I love all the raw veneer in the shop - I love to leave it raw
and add it to layouts and projects that
are bursting with colour!
I'm also  huge fan of the flair button designs - these
love doodles flair are ridiculously cute!
I also adore the wordfetti . Amanda's own designs, they are
so fun and whimsical and totally complete any layout - the
cardfetti is just as awesome!
How about the gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio wood
veneer?? Not many Aussie shops stock it and D-lish Scraps
have a great selection!

I am also loving this amazing Pink Pailsee papers
totally stunning!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!