Saturday, 27 August 2016

Case File 210 at CSI - Color, Stories, Inspiration

Hi all,

A new case file has opened at  CSI - Color, Stories, Inspiration. Here is my layout for Case File 210

Here is the Case File for investigation!

And here are the sponsors of this months prizes. There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs, or you have to do is upload your layout to one or all of this months case files to the CSI forum and your in with a chance of winning!

My evidence used:

* Clouds
* Trees
* Animals
* Mosaic Effect

My testimony used:

* Document something about your hometown
* Journaling strips

Here are some close ups:

I did some stamping to create the trees in the background and used a die to add the deer.

I painted the hexagons with white and blue acrylic paint and drew around the edges with a black pen. The clouds are a die cut.

The photo is matted on a piece of cardboard with the top layer stripped of and then painted lightly on the top of the grooves with gesso to give a distressed look.

This is the view from the road at the end of my drive. This is the road I walk my dog down and love watching the change of the land with the change of the seasons.

Thank you for stopping by

Ginny  :)

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Saturday Tutorial at Swirlydoos

Hello Everyone,

         Today I'm up on the Swirlydoos Blog with the Saturday Tutorial and a Snapguide tutorial
                                     to show you how to create this 'Handbag' Mini Album.

                                                            Here's the link to view



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Hope to see you on the Swirlydoos Blog

Happy Crafting!

Ginny  :)

Friday, 19 August 2016

Lets Get Sketchy Week 2

Hello all,

Just dropping in to share my entry for Lets get Sketchy Week 2 sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch we followed this week.

I used:


Fancy Pants: Fancy Aged Florals; Sweet Nothings  ( background paper)
Scrap Within Reach: Afternoon Tea; English Breakfast ( feature paper)
ScrapWithin Reach; Afternoon Tea; Green Peony (feature paper)
Pink Cardstock


Prima Marketing Flowers; Avante; Cedar #566647
Prima Marketing Flowers; Avante; Berry #566616
Prima Marketing Flowers; Debuante; Daniella #580704
Prima Marketing Flowers; Divine; #565251
Prima Marketing; Wood Buttons; #554491
Tando Creative; Mini Hearts chipboard
Freckled Fawn; Word Wood Chips
Holly and You; Acrylic petals pick; Gold
Pale Green Paper Roses

Here are some close ups

Thank you for visiting !

Happy Crafting

Ginny   :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Altered Mini Gift Caddy

Hey everyone!

I fancied a little change from Scrapbooking so decided to do an OTP ( Off the Page) project.

I have had this chipboard kit, Mini Gift Caddy, waiting to be put together from when  I purchased it from a Clare Charvill Workshop back in April. I was so inspired by her creations, I came home with several of Clare's Chipboard kits to alter. Her kits come under the her own branding 'My Creative Spirit' and can be found here;

I made the Gift Tray with the instructions provided via a web link.  It was very easy to make. I used Clare's black tape that she uses to assemble it with. This also then gives a nice black finish to the edges. Any other edges left bare I ran a black ProMarker along to make them black.
The papers I used to cover it with were Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea.
I edged the papers with Distress Ink Pad Black Soot.

I used the Chipboard pieces from the Voyage Beneath the Sea Chipboard collection to embellish it.

I kept the inside all one style of paper

This is the back view.

This is the front view. I used some ribbons and sprays from my stash to decorate the chipboard tags. I thought the greens looked a bit like seaweed!

I inked around the edge of this chipboard on the front of the caddy and added the Prima orange flower centres.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this project,

Happy crafting!

Ginny  :)

Monday, 15 August 2016

Challenges at Swirlydoos - SGC challenge

Hi everyone,

Today I want to share with you my layout I created for the SCG ( Swirly Girl Challenge) over at Swirlydoos scrapbook monthly kit club.  This month the challenge is being hosted by swirly member Linda, whom gave us the challenge of 'Christmas in August'! The idea is to use a non Christmas patterned paper and make it into a Christmas layout. We also had to make our own flowers.

I used a Blue Fern Studios 'Courtship Lane' paper, not at all a Christmas paper but I think it turned out ok as an alternative Christmas paper! I thought the street lamp had a old fashioned Christmas feel about it and by the time I'd added some 'snowy' sparkle with some glitter, it was perfect!

I  used a whole heap of dies in this layout! I chose coordinating papers to use with my dies to keep the pale pink/pale green theme going. I used a Memory Box Die for my Poinsettia flowers. I cut some Baubles out of a Kaisercraft Silver Bells paper. At this point the addition of some silver bells to the layout is quite apt!

My snowflake is a Joy! Crafts die 'Ice Crystal'.
I added some Finnabair Snowflake paste to the edges of my flowers and snowflakes to make everything snowy and Christmassy.

This is my Daughter Holly's 2nd Christmas. She was at that age when everything is intriguing and hands are everywhere! She was fascinated by the baubles on the tree, and this silver bauble had been very carefully fondled before it was sneaked off of the tree for a closer inspection!
I have wanted to scrap this photo for a long time but her jumper just clashes with most Christmas coloured papers, so this challenge was perfect as I could make the layout to fit her jumper colour!

My spiky foliage is also a Memory Box Die. I am not sure what brand the other snowflake is or the holly vine, they have been in my stash for so long and before I starting making a note of remembering the brand names for blog posts! They were a red coloured die if that helps!

The pine cones I added at the end as again I tend to associate things like cones with Christmas and winter. I apologise for those of you who have Christmas in your summertime, here in the UK we are always dreaming about 'a white Christmas'!

The icicle row die is a Joy! Crafts die. I cut it in vellum and then covered it in 'Icicle' Stickles glitter glue. The 'Merry Christmas' is a Tonic die from a Christmas Cracker set.

Come and see what everyone else is doing for this challenge

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Thank you for stopping by today,

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Case File 209 ** CSI - color, stories, inspiration**

Hello All,

It's reveal day of the latest Case File at CSI - color, stories, inspiration, so here we are with my interpretation of Case File #209. I scraped about my DS and a football tournament he was part of earlier this year with his football team. He dreams of being a football player when he grows up. I believe he can be whatever he dreams of being.

                                                              This is the case file.

I used all the colours.

My Evidence used was:

* Wood
* dangle something
* metal
* decorative border

My Testimony used was:

* Journal on 3 separate spots

Here are some close ups of my layout.

This photo shows my 'dangling' element. The football is hanging from a paper strip and bobbles around. My 3 journaling spots are on tabs added to the layers.

My basic design is the big football. I cut one side off and stuck each piece on opposite sides of my cardstock. The stencilling I did with a Graphite coloured texture paste.

The wooden title I painted with gesso and then with the frosty Sky paint, thickly in places to add texture.

I added football related words randomly around the layout with the edges inked up.

Products used in this layout:

Dovecraft - Green cardstock
Red cardstock
Simple Stories - Awesome Me - Bingo cards/chevron
Grey corrugated sheet
Football paper
Stash Panache Badge
Prima Engraver Wood Button #564964
The Crafters Workshop - stencil- mini the story
The Crafters Workshop - stencil - mini background bits
Prima Finnabair - Texture Paste- Graphite
Indigo Blu - English Cottage Artists Acrylic paint - Frosty Sky
Black Staz on ink pad
Prima Clear stamps - Rosarian #559472
Authentique Diction

We have some fab prizes up for grabs this month from these awesome sponcers

I hope you feel inspired to come on over to the CSI Forum and join in with this case file. I cant wait to se what you come up with!

Ginny  :)

Sunday, 7 August 2016

**Case FIle 208 - CSI- Color, stories, Inspiration **

Hello all,

Today I am sharing my DT layout for CSI - Color, Stories,Inspiration for Major Case File #208.

Here is the Case File for our investigation.

As you can see this Case File comes with a sketch to interpret.

I used all the colours from the 'Scheme' in my layout.

My 'Evidence ' was;  * map print
                                                    * Architectural Accent
                                  * Film strip
                                 * Numbers
                               * Buttons

My 'Testimony' was:  * Create a numbered list

Here are some close ups of my layout:

I did a Mixed Media background on this layout using layers of paints, mists, texture paste, gesso and stamping. I started with spritzing blue and pink mists and letting them run. I splattered pink paint and white gesso. I stamped on top of those with Grey Staz On ink.
Then used texture paste through a Prima Stencil on top of that, drying in between each stage. 

I used a filmstrip Washi Tape.

Products used on this layout:


Prima Marketing; Delight; Destinations
Prim Marketing; Delight; Doilies


Prima Marketing; Alphabet Stickers #555337
Indigo Blu; Artists Acrylic Paint; Pink Iced Gem
Cosmic Shimmer; Chalk Mist; Pastel Blue
Prima Marketing Flowers; Champaign Rose Col Esprit #546816
Prima Marketing Flowers; Avante Berry #566616
Prima Marketing; Shabby Chic Treasures; Allure #891510
Hobby And You; Pearl Picks Pink
Staz-On Ink Pad - Dove Grey
Tattered Angels; Glimmer Mist; Crème de Rouge
Prima Marketing; Chalk Ink pad; Shabby Tote
Prima Marketing; Cling Stamps; Engraver #562991
Prima Marketing; Stencil; Lattice
The Crafters Workshop; stencil; Texturised
Prima Marketing; Finnabair; Texture Paste; White Crackle
Washi Tape, lace, buttons, doily, paperclips from my stash.

For more details on the Case Files and to join in with this scrapbook challenge please visit us at

We would love to see you join in with us.
Come and see what the other Design Team members created with this case file.

There are lots of prizes to be won!

Hope to see you there!

Ginny   :)