Monday, 28 December 2015

Maja Design - Home for Christmas

I hope you have had a great Christmas !!!

So as we seem to have missed another chance of a white Christmas this year, I have had to create my own  frost and snow on my layouts !
I love these gorgeous Maja Design papers 'Home for Christmas'.  I didn't want to lose the designs on the paper by doing too much on it, so wanted to do a small design following the snowy frozen theme of the paper. This photo of my daughter seemed perfect- in her 'Frozen' dress and her face painted with a frozen snowflake theme.

I backed the design with The Crafters Workshop 6x6 mask 'Mini Grandma's Doily' and texture paste. My photo was backed on corrugated kraft cardboard. I used Blue Fern Studio 'Shabby Flakes' chipboard snowflakes. I covered them in gesso and then had a rough coat of Shimmerz Texturez Patina. My flowers were a mixture of The Hobby House 'small floral aqua blue' and some blue roses I had in my stash. Also used were some Prima Alpha stickers, cheeseclothe, Creative Embellishmets cream Pearls 5mm, Prima Say it in Crystals 'Ephiphany' self adhesive embellishments and some snow berries from AnnaMarie Designs. My chipboard Reindeer was covered with Stampendous Vintage Shabby Blue embossing enamel. I then finished off with some 'Snowtex' dabbed onto the flowers and snowflakes for the 'snowy' feel !

I hope you all have a new a very happy new year !

Ginny  :)

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas is here!

Merry Christmas !

So its Christmas time and so for a Christmas layout !
For this layout I have used Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas collection.

I love these papers and the gorgeous designs on them.  I cut into the 'Magical' paper above the house so could start layering up my pieces of chosen paper behind the house. My layers and fussy cut elements came of the 'Greetings card' page. I used a corner punch on all corners and inked with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. I found some little Poinsettia flowers in my stash just to finish it of.

I lifted layers up again by using cardboard underneath to add dimension.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas !

Ginny :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Scarlet Elegance

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a couple of layouts made using the  Swirlydoos monthly kit Scarlet Elegance. This kit has paper collection Kaisercraft Ma Cherie in it.
These layouts have used the Main kit and the Embellishment, Flower and Medium Add On kits.

In this Layout I used the crackle paste through the mask, from the Mediums add on,  and added a little of both Mica powders (Finnabair Mica Powder Green Opal Magic & Pearl Ex Mica Blue Russet), just to add a sheen, although the photo doesn't show it up too well. The flowers were all from just the one pack of Prima flowers Royal Menagerie 'Helana'. The Prima gold doily lace trim is beautiful, this is cut up and poked under the tears. The pretty corners are a Martha Stewart punch from my stash. The Kaisercraft Wood Flourish Twin Lamp post was covered with white embossing powder and the lamps highlighted with some of the Pearl Ex mica powder. All the beautiful butterflies are out of the Ma Cherie collectables pack.
Some close up's;

This is the other layout.

On this layout I used the gold Prima Rocquencourt lace trim, Darice black doily lace tape, Darice pink gem trim and  Petaloo flowers. I have created a layered effect just using the Ma Cherie Collectables, layering them up using cardboard/foam tape underneath. I added faux stitching with a white pen and pearl drops with Viva Perlen-pen Ice White.
Some close ups of this one;

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my  blog,

Ginny  :)

Friday, 18 December 2015

Ma Cherie card

Hi All,

Here is my card for the Kaisercraft Monthly blog challenge. This month it is a card challenge.
December card challenge

This is the sketch we had to follow


Here is the supply list:

Kaisercraft 12x12 Ma Cherie 'Dainty'
Kaisercraft 12x12 Ma Cherie 'Beauty'
Kaisercraft 12x12 Ma Cherie 'Frilly'
Kaisercraft Ma Cherie 'Collectables'
Kaisercraft  Paper Blooms 'Dusty Pink'
A 5x7 white card
Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'
Petaloo Botanical Floral Ephemera Grey
Viva Perlen-Pen 'Ice White'

The flowers and papers were all from Swirlydoos monthly kit Scarlet Elegance.

I have a Snapguide with this card.  Snapguide - Ma Cherie card

Here are some close up's of this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Ginny   :)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Hi there !

This week I have been working with Swirlydoos monthly kit - Scarlet Elegance. A beautiful kit with Kaisercraft Ma Cherie papers and some gorgeous embellishments and mediums.
This layout I have created for Angelica's All that Flutters challenge, a project that has anything that 'flutters' in it somewhere, i.e  butterflies, moths, bees, fairies, birds etc......

For this layout I used items from the main kit, the flower add on and the embellishment add on.

Background Paper: Kaisercraft: Ma Cherie: Glamour
Kaisercraft: Ma Cherie: Collectables
BoBunny: Chipboard: Provence
Petaloo: Mini Burlap: Antique Red
Petaloo: Floral Ephemera: Grey
Kaisercraft: Wood Flourishes: Vines

The only extras on this layout was some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

This layout has lots of layers. I use cardboard, from the box used for postal packaging, under the pieces I want to raise and layer up, a much cheaper way of doing it!
Here are some photos to show you the layers and the depth it gives to the layout.

Thank you for taking the time to look. Please take a look at the Swirlydoos All that Flutters challenge on the forum

Ginny    :)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Sketch n Scrap #93 November

Hi All,

Here's my entry for Sketch n Scrap #93 November Sketch challenge.

This is the sketch
Products used:
Prima; Botanical Collection; Sweet Heart; 12x12
Prima; Botanical Collection; From the Heart; 12x12
Dusty Attic; Cogs #2
Little Birdie; Floral Café; Lyon Vintage Petals Grey
Prima; Say it with Crystals; #570262
Prima; Flowers; Velvet Rainbow; Dove Grey #556303
Tim Holtz; Distress embossing powder; Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz Idea-logy; Adage Tickets
Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Weathered Wood
Prima; Alphabet Stickers# 555337
American Crafts; Alphas; Remarks
Sakura Gelli Roll Pen; Fine; Black
Dreamweaver Crackle white embossing paste
Journaling envelope
Now for some close up's
This photo shows the doodling around the paper/ photo layers and also the journaling envelope.

Using two different types of Alpha's together to give a different look. The Dusty Attik chippy cogs were covered with the distressing powder.

Some of the hexagons are masked with texture paste and others cut out of the paper.
Thanks for looking
Ginny :)

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Kaisercraft November sketch challenge

Hi All,

Here's my layout for the November sketch challenge at Kaisercraft. Use the link below, to the Kaisecratf blog, to read more about this Challenge.

Here is the November sketch I followed;
For my layout I used Kaisercraft collection Time Machine. This is a lovely collection for masculine layouts and perfect for layouts of my son !
Products used;
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Ironclad
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Coggler
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Mechanism
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Gadget
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Hour (resist paper)
Kaisercraft: Time Machine: Collectables
Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms: Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Weathered wood
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder: Weathered Wood
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard Roman Clocks Small
String: chocolate
Here are a couple of close ups so you can see the distressed edges and rumpled up collectables.

Thank you for looking. Please leave comments, I love to know what you all think !
Ginny   :)

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Hello All !

Here's my layout for Let's Get Sketchy, November Week 3.


This is the sketch we are following this week

So not my usual shabby chic style, but fun and I liked it ! Whilst wondering what to do with this sketch I was looking through old magazines and pictures and saw a picture of a journal page full of stamping and a little highlighted colour. This inspired me to get my stamps out with my mists and get stamping !

My background paper is Teresa Collins: Tell Your Story: Pennants. I used the reverse.

My splattered background was made using: Perfect Pearls Mist: Forever Red
                                                                       Tattered Angels Mist: Crème De Rouge
                                                                       Prima Color Bloom: Tea Stain
                                                                       Prima Color Bloom: Antique Gold
                                                                       Black Gesso
                                                                       White Gesso
                                                                       Art Quest Mica Color: Vintage Red

Stamps Used were: Prima Engraver Cling Stamps
                                Stampendous Cling Butterfly Post
                                Papermania Urban Stamps Botanical Print
                                Debbie Moore Designs Flutterby set
                                Kaisercraft Music lines

Other products used: Glitz Designs Epoxy Words: Dance in Sunshine
                                  Prima flowers: Velvet Rainbow Dove Grey #556303
                                  Mini chippy flowers from Anna Marie designs
                                  Butterfly from a Kaisercraft collectables set
                                  Chippy title from my stash
                                  Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Black Soot
                                  Cardstock for layering

Here are some close ups



Take a peak at the Lets Get Sketchy challenge

Thank you for looking
Ginny :)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Bows Barrettes & Bling !

Hello everyone !

It's Round Robin Team 1 Week 2 time !!!
I am following Bec Genet's gorgeous layout, which was super pretty and girly. This is my layout.....

The challenge had to include the following; PINK, layers, flowers, bling ,butterflies, Mums, Daughters, girly, lace/ribbon, cheesecloth, mixed media and to use  a Swirlydoos tutorial.
I managed to include everything and my tutorial was Angelica's distressing layers tutorial.
I used paper line Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1908, 1924, 1925.                              
Other Products used:
Scrapberry's Rose Garden 2 Pearl Curls
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Door Locks
Prima Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets Zippers
Prima flowers Lil Missy
Prima flowers Jenuine Collection Purity
Prima flower spray 500504
Scrapberry's Gardenias
Doilies, roses and butterflies, title chippy from my stash
Dreamweaver crackle embossing paste
Martha Stewart Around the Page Doily edge punch
Heat it up! Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder
Imagination Crafts Starlights metallic Paint 151 Diamond
Here are some close ups





I cannot wait to see what Rae and Kim create next.
Thanks for looking, please take a peek at Swirlydoos Round Robin Challenge
Have a good day :)