Friday, May 31, 2013

Scrap The Girls - May Challenge

Hi Ladies,

When I saw this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls, I knew it would be perfect for pics I have from Brittany's Year 12 Formal.

The criteria for this challenge was to use the quote:
"A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear"
I silhouetted the photo of Brittany in her gown and hand wrote the quote around her face.  I am really enjoying playing around with the Viva Decor inka gold pastes which have a beautiful metallic shimmer.  I used the Lava Red Inka Gold which I mixed with some extra fine glitter before applying over a Prima mask.  A touch of the Silver Inka Gold was used to colour the butterfly and doily filigree charms as well as the metal button and then a little of the Rose Pink to highlight the tips of the butterfly charm. Nicole from Craft Queen has some colours available at her store.  Click HERE for the link.

The gorgeous handmade flower was made by Monica Brady and can be purchased from her store The Trinket Track.  The butterfly charm, and metal button also come from her fab store.  Check out the link HERE.

Materials Used:  Prima and Kaisercraft pp's, paper doily, Craft Queen pink washi tape, rhinestone brad, Lava Red, Silver, Rose Pink Viva Decor Inka Gold, Prima mask, The Trinket Track butterfly charm, handmade satin flower, metal button, Cheery Lynn doily die, recycled rhinestone necklace, Kaisercraft bling, D-Lish filigree doily charms, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, Stampendous extra fine glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Craft Queen - Pink Paislee Hope Chest

Hi Ladies,
I have 2 vintage inspired cards to share created with the Pink Paislee Hope Chest 6" paper pad, Kaisercraft On This Day Collectables and some beautiful ribbon and embellishments all available from Craft Queen.

Happy Day


Craft Queen Product
Pink Paislee Hope Chest 6" Paper Pad
Kaisercraft On This Day Collectables
Kaisercraft stamp
vintage labels washi tape
stickers - Life is Good
tiny twine natural
lace 3 circles
cream pearl ribbon large flower
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - tea dye

Thank You

Craft Queen Product
Pink Paislee Hope Chest 6" Paper Pad
Kaisercraft On This Day Collectables
lace oval open scallop
satin seam binding mint
wooden double flower button
cream pearl ribbon large flower
resin rose - pale turquoise
bronze decorative star charm
crochet flower cream 4cm
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - tea dye

Only just under 2 weeks until the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo. The Show dates are June 9 - 11.  So excited to be teaching 2 classes using fabulous products from Craft Queen and chipboard sponsored by Scrapmatts.  Click on the link HERE for class information and bookings

Room 4
Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am
Romance Novel with Cathy Cafun
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Room 4
Session 2: 12noon – 2pm
Ribbon and Roses Tea Thyme Card Set with Cathy Cafun
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scrap The Boys - May Challenge

Hi Ladies,
This LO was created for this month's Scrap The Boys Challenge which is:


Today Life is Good
Loved this challenge and had a lot of fun creating the messy, grungy background.

Craft Queen Product:  Simple Stories 24/7 Collection pack,  Studio Calico chevron mask, Martha Stewart star border punch, hot air balloon charm, Viva Inka Gold paste, black number washi tape, grey and white chevron washi tape, red chevron ribbonblack stitched ric rac, Prima mini stamp, Mr Hueys inky black mist,  Electric Blue Glimmer Mist,

Other Product:  corrugated cardboard, Kaisercraft pp, Gel Medium, mesh tape, Luminarte Emperors Gold silk paint, metal star clip

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bird is the Word Challenge - Moment

Hi Ladies,

I thought I would try something totally different whilst creating this LO.  Normally, I start creating with a photo in mind, then choose papers which I think will suit the photo I have selected and let my ideas flow from there.  This time around I started with one piece of pp and decided to just have fun playing with some mixed media on my background, then introduced another pp and layered a bit more mixed media.  Once I was happy with the background, I chose a photo, a few more pp's and some embellishments and trims from Craft Queen.

I checked out the current challenge at Bird is the Word and saw that this fortnight's word was Moment... a nice and easy word to incorporate into my LO.  On the bottom of my banner is the quote "Everything beautiful has its moment".

The mixed media background was created with a piece of MME pp which has a overall tiny blossom pattern.  I used some pva glue to adhere some tissue paper and paper doilies over the top of the pp.  Next, I spritzed and dripped some blue mist over the tissue layer.  When it was dry I fussy cut some Bo Bunny hexagon pp on the corners and smudged some gesso around the edges to soften.  Masks are one of my most favourite things to use at the moment.  I used a Crafter's workshop chicken wire mask randomly placed around the edges with some green ink and I have a new Christy Tomlinson doily mask which I have been dying to use, so I added another layer with the mask and some gesso, then applied the gesso around the edges of the paper with a few smudges here and there.  To finish off my background I splattered some glimmermist in lime and blue.  I really enjoyed the process of building up all the different mixed media layers... drying time takes a while, but it is totally worth it!!

Everything Beautiful Has Its Moment

Craft Queen Product:  white satin seam binding, turquoise check washi tape, white lge flower pearl trim, ivory narrow pearl ribbon, Pink Paislee doily mask, Chicken wire maskEK success abstract flower punch, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Ranger gesso,

Other product used:  Bo Bunny, MME pp, paper doily, tissue paper, MME tag, Prima lace and flowers, Kaisercraft rubon quote, Tim Holtz butterfly stamp, Stampendous flower stamp, black Stazon ink, acetate, LYB canvas diecuts, Fancy That leaf flourish die, lime glimmermist, Lindys Stamp Gang blue mist, Versamagic tea leaves ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, May 10, 2013

CSI Case No. 70

Hi Ladies,

I am always looking at the wonderful and inspiring challenges at CSI, but don't often have the time to take part in many challenges lately, so this week I thought I would give  CSI No 70 challenge  a go, as the colour palette was so pretty.

You Look Lovely Today

Evidence:  I used flowers, metal filigree charms, label, circle (clock and pearls), fence, wove the satin ribbon through the fence, painted the filigree charms, and distressed edges on my background.
Testimony:  Used the word Lovely in my title.


List of Materials:  Glitz Design, Kaisercraft pp's, Kaisercraft overlay, Craft Queen pearl embellishments and satin seam binding, D-Lish wild roses and filigree charms, Scrapmatts chipboard, Dusty Attic flowers, Pink Paislee butterflies, Prima resin embellishment and Damask mask, Stampendous stamp, Bo Bunny diecut label, acetate, Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst mist, Viva croco crackling, gesso, white paint, muslin, thread, Tim Holtz distress ink.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Scrap Friends May Sketch Challenge

Hi Ladies,

I have been stalking the Scrap Friends challenges for some time now, and have finally decided to enter this month's sketch challenge.  I really love that the sketches are so different and inspiring and this month's is a design which I thought would challenge me.  Had a little trouble trying to figure out were to go at first, but once I started to play with some tissue paper, it came together really well.

 Just Be You

List of Materials:  Kaisercraft and Cosmo Cricket pp, Craft Queen ribbon and trim, charms, pearl embellishments,  Prima flower, Bo Bunny diecut sticker, mulberry leaves,  7 Gypsies tissue paper, Tim Holtz distress stain, Crafter's Workshop stencil, Viva Inka Gold paste - graphite, Glimmer mist - Trunk Bay, paint

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day - 6" Paper Pads

Hi Ladies,

Mother's Day is only a week away, and for those of you who enjoy making handmade cards, I thought I would share a couple of cards created for Craft Queen, using the gorgeous Prima Divine 6" paper pad and the matching Notecards and Crate Paper Fourteen 6" paper pad.  Using 6" paper pads with a few gorgeous embellishments and a little washi tape or ribbon are a quick and easy way to create a special card without too much fuss, to show one of the most special people in your life how much you care.

Hugs and Kisses
I cut out the centre of the Prima notecard and backed it with some of the Prima paper, then stamped my greeting in the centre for this card.  I also cut out the teacup from one of the other notecards and layered it with some foam tape.  The floral washi tape was torn and used on the edges of the card base and I also adhered some to the back of my crumpled peekaboo corner.  Finished off with some pretty mint satin seam binding tied into a bow and topped with a cream pearl resin flower.

Special Day
On this card I tore the chevron pp and overlapped it on the heart pp, tucked some pink stitched ric rac underneath the torn edge.  I also cut out 3 hearts and gave them some dimension by adhering with foam tape.  The ocean lace washi tape was torn and adhered to the edges of the chevron pp.  I then stamped the Kaisercraft flutter and greeting stamp in black over the top.

The little flower cluster was made with 2 sheer organza flowers with some aqua paper flowers from my stash underneath to create some softness.  I folded the sateen white flowers in half and tucked them under the flowers, then topped the flower centres with a small round pearl.  I finished off with a couple of the cute pearl 5 petal flowers adhered to the torn edge of the pp.

Thanks so much for stopping by ♥

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

OUAS May Challenge

Hi Ladies,

I have the new challenge for Once Upon A Sketch which is:

Theme: Numbers!!!

This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you.

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below.

Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Check out the link HERE for Rules on how to enter, our gorgeous Design Team and Guest Design Team LO's and to see the fabulous prizes from our sponsors.

15-11-12 - Cherish the Moment
For the the numbers take on this month's challenge I decided to use the date of my daughter's Year 12 Formal.  I drew on the photo for my inspiration using the blue and silver of her partner's jacket and Brittany's lovely white dress.  The mixed media background was created using a Crafter's Workshop stencil with gesso.  While the gesso was still wet I sprinkled some glitter glass... love this stuff it has glass, micro beads and extra fine glitter all mixed together.  I then lightly misted and splattered with sapphire glimmer mist.
The lovely chipboard butterfly is from our wonderful sponsors Imaginarium Designs.  I just coated with gesso and added a pretty pearl embellishment from Craft Queen.  

Materials Used:  Kaisercraft, Basic Grey and Little Yellow Bicycle pp's, Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterfly, Prima resin frame, white blossoms and blue metallic flowers, Dusty Attic flowers, Crafter's Workshop stencil, glitter glass, Glimmer Mist, Martha Stewart border punch, Heidi Swapp sticker, Craft Queen pearl and velvet ric rac, lace, K and Co tag, October Afternoon alpha stickers, gesso

Thanks so much for stopping by.