Monday, October 13, 2014

Creative Christmas

Greetings :)

I cant believe its that time already!  Only 11 weeks till 25th December? !
It's our last swap for 2014 over at Ideal ATC Swap Group. You've already guessed the theme Creative Christmas and the criteria is:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I created this LO for October’s ‘white with a twist’ challenge over at Scrapping Outback.
The challenge is to create a layout inspired by ALL the colours in the field of flowers (above) and you MUST use at least 1 piece of chipboard.

You must use WHITE combined with the colours in the picture. You can use printed paper as long as these colours are the main focus of the paper. There can be other colours on the printed paper, but not too much to take away from the colours in the inspiration picture.
You can use anything to create these colours like mists, inks or paints.

You can use a small amount of black/brown just for a little stamping, inking, journaling or just as a small accessory; however it is NOT to be the main focus of your layout.
You can use as little or a lot of each colour, but every colour or shade of that colour in the picture MUST be used. You can use varied shades of the colours - it depends on the inspiration that you get from the picture.

The photo was taken while celebrating my late Mother-In-Law’s 80th birthday at Valentine’s Buffet Restaurant.  I chose the photo because of the colour of her blouse – she had proudly chosen and bought it for her special day :)
My main tip for this LO is that if you don’t have ‘quite the right’ colour in your stash – you can always change it :) :) :)  I’ve used white cardstock and painted it – the base background was too ‘in my face’ to start with so I just lightly wiped some white gesso over it. The Manor house white frame was white and I’ve painted it :)
 SO... here is my full interpretation of the white with a twist challenge:
Supplies used:
SO White cardstock
Kaiser template (Lattice)
Kaiser wooden word (cherish)
Words or Whatever (WOW) Alyssa Flourish
Ranger Distress Paint (peeled paint, pickled raspberry and seedless preserves)
Manor House Creations Wood-heart-Mail
Manor House Creations ornate frame (circular) white
Homemade and Prima Marketing flowers
White Rose Ribbon
Green Tara velvet leaves (white)
Spotlight fibre
Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabbers (pink sorbet and citrus)
Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive
my2angels aluminium flower beads (centres of flowers)
my2angels teapot stick pin

Thanks so much for popping over today…until next time xxx hearts ‘n’ hugs Mazz xxx

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Smile says it all 2

I created this LO after one of Rachelle Minett’s inspirational classes at Scrapping Outback.


The photo is of my younger DS – one day I went in to his bedroom and found him with NO nappies on...

…hence the title - and the sub title “be Free” LOL


Supplies used:

SO White & sunflower cardstock; We R Memory Keepers paper (Family Keepsake – Grace); Brilliance ink (Thyme); The Crafter’s Workshop & other stencils; WOW chipboard title (The Smile says it all); Tim Holtz Distress stain (spun sugar) and Distress paint (bundled sage); Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabber (citrus); Plaid extreme glitter (Peridot); Tattered Angels glimmer mist (olive vine);  Couture Creations adhesives; Basic Grey stamp (sugar rush); miscellaneous stash includes felt stars, Washi tapes, Helmar Scrap dots, Crafty Ann Brick Lattice diePrima Marketing Resin oval frame, flowers, wood word (be free) & packaging
 Purple Pumpkin hessian flower;  7dots Studio alpha stickers (Domestic Goddess), twine, mesh,  Li’l Davis clay phrases (play), Kaiser collectable die cuts, paper clip, flags.

I hope you enjoyed my last LO for September – on with my study assessments now…

For anyone out there who might like to see HOW I created this LO - I also decided to make a  mini tute  - for practice of course LOL  you will find it in my Google Docs here : ...

That's all until next month's Scrapping Outback blog challenge...TFL...
Hearts ‘n’ hugs xxx Mazz xxx

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