Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Scrapbook Store Guest DT - LO No 3

Hi Girls,

I have my final LO to share for my Guest DT spot at The Scrapbook Store.  I was given the Authentique Lovely papers to play with and have really enjoyed creating with this gorgeous feminine range.

Love Always
I went with layered strips and some fussy cut elements for this page using the Fancy, Dearest and Heart patterned papers and a gorgeous deep cut Martha Stewart embroidery punch.  For the central part of the LO I roughly cut the Dusty Attic Marrakesh chipboard which I altered some Dusty Attic Alabaster paint and some Kaisercraft pearls.  I then splattered some glimmer mist over the top.  For my title and journaling I have used a chipboard word altered with some Dusty Attic Sugar Plum paint, Kaisercraft In Love rubons and the Authentique Lovely Elements and Die Cut sticker sheets.

I find it difficult not to add flowers of some sort to my feminine LO's and have used some beautiful Prima blooms, white cherry blossoms, and Kaisercraft wooden word flags with fussy cut flowers from the Fancy pp to create flower clusters.  To tie in with the lacy elements I layered an antique crochet doily in my flower cluster and some gorgeous Websters lace trim around my photo.


Other materials used:  berry branches, Prima flowers, snow angel glimmer mist, mulberry leaves, pearl brads, Scrapmatts chipboard word, butterfly stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by ♥

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Sad Goodbye - My Last Project

Hi Ladies,

So sad, as this will be my last posting for Zeus and Zoe.  I have decided to make way for some other super talented designers to be part of Marivic's wonderful Design Team and it looks like you will be in for a treat with the new crew.  I can't wait to see what they will create!!

I would like to send out a huge thank you to Marivic for allowing me to be part of such a fabulous Design Team and for giving me the opportunity to create with her gorgeous vintage kits... I've had so much fun!!

Vintage Love and Adore Tags
For my last project I decided to create some vintage tags with the Love Challenge in mind... click HERE for challenge details and rules.  The vintage ephemera for the backgrounds, tissue paper, vintage button, gold braid, beaded trim and altered metal heart frame were all part of my vintage kit from Zeus and Zoe.

Love Tag
vintage papers, tissue paper, heart frame, key
and beaded trim from Zeus and Zoe vintage kit
Adore Tag
vintage papers, tissue paper, button, beaded trim
and gold braid from Zeus and Zoe vintage kit

Materials Used: Zeus and Zoe vintage kit, Prima flower, lace flowers, Craft Queen ribbon, Tim Holtz metal embellishments, key and leaf charms, crystal brad, MM metal glitter word, Kaisercraft Love stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by ♥

Monday, February 18, 2013

Zeus and Zoe - All About Love Challenge

Hi Ladies,

This month's Challenge at Zeus and Zoe was set by the lovely Gayle Price.  The theme is all about LOVE.   All you need to do is create a project based on something or someone you love, and make sure the "word" LOVE is obvious on your page. Click HERE for challenge details.  The rules on how to play are included at the end of this post.

Live Laugh Love

I have created a LO for this month's challenge using some gorgeous flowers, lace, heart ribbon and vintage button from my Zeus and Zoe Kit available from Marivic's Etsy Shop.  I altered the lovely metal heart which was also part of my kit, with some silver Viva Decor paste and backed it with some pp and a rubon.

I am trying to be a bit more adventurous with mixed media techniques and  had a little play with some layers on my background.  The pp's are from Maja Designs.

Manor House flowers, lace and vintage button from Zeus and Zoe Kit
Metal heart and heart ribbon from vintage kit
Materials Used:  Zeus and Zoe Vintage Kit, Maja Designs pp, Prima butterfly and bling, Crafters Worshop cherry blossom and script stencils, Kaisercraft butterfly stamp rubon and bling, Spellbinders leaf die, MFT leaf flourish die, Viva Deco silver Ferro past, Viva Decor Inka gold - silver, Craft Queen washi tape, Paper heart doily, Adornit mini alpha stickers, Basic Grey alpha stickers,  Gesso, muslin, Tim Holtz distress ink.

Check out the prizes for our winners this month!!

The prize up for grabs is a pretty Kaisercraft paper pad, a Martha Stewart punch, some blooms,
and Tim Holtz Distress Stain.

This is the prize for our 'randomly drawn' winner.
Here are the rules:
1. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the side bar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST, not your entire blog.
2. You may submit as many entries as you would like and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
3. Post this challenge to your blog and mention, in your post, that you are playing along at Zeus and Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our Zeus and Zoe blog.
4. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the 28th. February
5. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the sidebar ONLY, not by email and not by linking up in the comments section please.

Information about our challenges:
1. Zeus and Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2. Our DT do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning off your word verification.
3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen. One winner is chosen by our DT and the other is chosen by random draw.
4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week of the challenge closing and winners are then required to contact Marivic.
5. Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be forfeited.
6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage of their blog.
7. Winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog...full bragging rights included!

There are already some amazing entries for this challenge... can't wait to see more!
Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Craft Queen - Misted Mini Tags

Hi Ladies,
I have a few more tags to share made with some of my Craft Queen stash.  I decided to alter the tags with some glimmer mists and stamps, then punched the bottom the tags with Martha Stewart border punches.

I used Kaiser Secret Admirer Icons and Collectables to embellish the tags, then finished them with some pretty ribbons to match.
Embrace Life
Enjoy The Little Things
Live Life
Craft Queen Materials Used:
Prima Encore flowers - blue
Blue organza spot ribbon
Lime 5mm gingham
Turquoise and White stripe ribbon
Silver and Black metal flower - medium
Turquoise mini rosette ribbon with pearl
Martha Stewart pansy punch
Martha Stewart lace heart punch
Martha Stewart doily lace punch
Collections mini word melange white
Prima stamp set - 950248
Kaiser Flutter stamp
MME Miss Caroline stamp set
Kaiser Secret Admirer Doily Collectables
Kaiser Secret Admier Icon Collectables
Glimmer Mist - turquoise blue
Glimmer Mist - key lime pie
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - black soot

Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo 1-3 March  
Only just under 2 weeks to go until the  Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo which is on 1st-3rd March.  I am very excited to be teaching 2 classes for Craft Queen and can't wait to meet all you lovely ladies in Melbourne.

Here is a sneak of my LO class called Romance Novel.  In this class you will create a shabby/chic page with lots of techniques to show you how to add texture and dimension to your pages.  There are also instructions for a card and there will be plenty of left over materials to play with at home.

My 2nd class is a card class with a shabby/chic feel using Prima Tea Thyme pp's and a stamp set.  In this class you will have all the materials to create 5 cards with plenty leftover to create your own cards at home. 

You can book here HERE... or click on the link for more information about the Show.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Feb Guest DT - The Scrapbook Store

Hi Ladies,
I have more creations to share using the Authentique Lovely range of papers for my February Guest DT spot at The Scrapbook Store.

I came across a family photo taken a few years back and decided to use this as inspiration for my LO.  We have so few family pics as I am always behind the camera.  I have been trying to persuade hubby to have some family portraits done.. a girl can always hope!!
I Love You More

I used the Authentique Lovely - Heart pp as my background and softened the paper with some gesso, then splattered some oriental poppy glimmer mist over the gesso.  I also added some dabs of pink poodle glimmer mist... just use the tip of the sprayer to put some mist on your fingertip and dab randomly for a softer look.  Some torn washi tape adhered to the edges of your paper giveS a lovely distressed feel.
As soon as I saw the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard heart flourish I had to have it and what a bonus, it goes perfectly with this range of papers.  To alter the chipboard I coated it with some dusty pink Dusty Attic paint first, then while the paint was still wet I sprinkled with Zing pink glitter embossing powder and heat set the glitter.  I repeated this technique on the TSS chipboard flourish and the Prima resin heart.  The chipboard heart was embellished with some TSS roses and semi open rosebuds, a Manor House Creation blossom, some flowers fussy cut from the Authentique Lovely - Fancy pp, rose petal satin seam binding tied in a bow,  a vintage bird charm and Authentique Lovely stickers.
Other TSS materials used:  Authentique Lovely Element stickers, Kaisercraft quote rubons - in love,
Kaisercraft washi tape, Prima chalk inks - ladybud and old rose, Prima Distressing Tool
Materials from my stash:  paper doilies, Spellbinder frame die, Kaisercraft rubons, Viva Inka Gold - silver.

This range is perfect for creating a Valentine's Day card.  I have 2 cards to share which were made with the Authentique Lovely - Dearest and Greetings pp's, 12x12 diecut sticker sheet and element sticker sheet.
Be Mine

Be My Valentine
Other TSS materials used:  Kaisercraft These Days stamp set,  Prima fluid chalk ink, lace
Materials from my stash:  crochet doily,  Craft Queen ribbons and washi tape

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Craft Queen - Cashmere Dame Cards

Hi Ladies,
I have had to create a few cards for friends and family's birthdays of late... so I used some of the yummy goodies I have in my stash from Craft Queen.  I felt like using some vibrant colours on my cards and pulled out the Cashmere Dame 6" paper pad from Glitz Design, some ribbons and embellies to inspire me.
Eighteen x 2
Brittany had an 18th birthday for her twin friends, so I created similar cards for the both of them using the Cashmere Dame pad for my background, with a bit of chevron masking tape around the borders and one of my favs... the Kaiser Secret Admirer doily collectables as the background for the chipboard numbers.  I stamped thhe chipboard with the doily stam from the Prima set.  The glitter flowers stickers are from my stash.

Cherry on Top
With Valentine's Day in mind I created this sweet card using some of  the cherry papers from the Cashmere Dame paper pad which went perfectly with the  Collectables Turtle Dove cherry die cut.  A pretty piece of stitched satin ribbon and a cute wooden button for some finishing touches.
Happy Birthday
This card was made for my SIL's birthday, again using the Cashmere Dame paper pad.  The yellow mini rosette ribbon and yellow paper roses were swiped with a touch of gesso.

Other Craft Queen materials used:   Kaiser Secret Admirer Doily Collectables, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - fired brick and black soot, Glimmer mist - red velvet, jute tiny twine red,  wooden button,

Other Materials Used:  Fancy That leaf flourish die, Cuttlebug label die, alpha stamps, October Afternoon alpha stickers, American Crafts chipboard alphas, glitter flower stickers, paper doily, gesso,

Thanks for stopping by.