Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Meadowlark Album with Jean...

As promised here are the inside pages of this stunning album made with Prima Meadowlark. 
Leave Jean some love in the comments for all the hard work she has put in.  She, along with our other Guests and regular Design Team members work hard to inspire you  - reading your lovely comments encourages them along when the mojo or inspiration is lacking!!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

OTP Inspiration

Hi everyone!

In last months newsletter I had promised to share a mini album I had made using Pink Paislee Portfolio range. Im sorry but it slipped my mind :( , so here it is today.

My sister was given for her birthday a voucher from all her friends to bungy jump in Queenstown.  Probably not what most of us would love for our birthdays lol but she was stoked with it, and off she went for a girlie weekend away with some friends.  She asked me when she came back if I would make her a mini album to keep the photos in, but there were rules to go with it!  No flowers! At all!!  If you know me, you would know that was going to be challenge lol I even asked at one stage during the process if I could put some in but no amount of pleading helped, so I had to stop whinging and get on with it!  Here it is:

I have cut up the portfolio packet the photos came in to use for my title and front page embellishments.  The cover is also randomly stamped over the top of a hexagon stencil from WOW - I toned down the yellow Glimmermist with white tissue paper.  Ive also thrown in leftover bits and pieces from Kaisercrafts Pack Your Bags collection - yes thats quite old! :)
I was pleasantly surprised by just how versatile this paper range became, it also came in very handy for covering notebooks, and diaries for a portfolio Ive put together for my husband for Christmas which Ive stored in a Heidi Swapp Memory Box - theres some of these still in the shop. Ive used mine to pop all my husbands car photo expeditions in, using the portfolios, brilliant space saver!
The idea for the type of album Ive made has come from an album Heidi did.  The pattern is purchased from Paper Phenomenon, its an awesome site of great patterns for OTP! Go check it out.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Imaginisce Stamps

Hi everyone!

Today my card features a cute Christmas Tree stamp from Imaginisce. I love Imaginisce stamps.

  • They are the perfect size for cardmaking and they're easy to store away
  • Feature so many cute images
  • They are clear stamps which I prefer over mounted stamps. This way you get a clear vision of where you're stamping your image. To use you just pop the clear stamp on an acrylic block and away you go
  • They are so affordable! They're usually around $3 each with 1 stamp in each package. 

I'm starting to build my own little Christmas collection as you can see below. I've used the top stamp on my card.

My card using the Very Merry range from Echo Park...

Thanks for stopping by!

x Lana

Supplies used: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer Candle Tree stamp, Very Merry papers by Echo Park, Kaisercraft Pearls in red.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

DT Inspiration - Christmas!

Hi everyone!

Well it's getting very close to my favourite time of year - Christmas! I just love making Christmas cards every year with a spot of Christmas music in the background to get me in the spirit. This week was no different. With the Diana Krall Christmas album in the background I made these 2 cards using Very Merry papers from Echo Park.

Make sure you stop by in the weekend to see some cute Christmas stamps that I'll be sharing. 

x Lana

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

OTP Inspiration : Rebecca

I have two cards to share with you today, both of which are made from the Nantucket line, by Paper Paislee, though they're such different cards you'd hardly know they came from the same paper pack! I have been enjoying this line so much, its incredibly versatile and so easy to match other products from my stash too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Very Merry Teacher's Gifts 2

I found a very cool idea online somewhere - sorry not sure where - and have replicated it with some cardstock, the Echo Park Very Merry collection, and some other Christmassy decorations from my stash. These little boxes will be filled with home made candy and handed out to a couple of my daugthers pre-school teachers!
This is the end result, two triangular boxes making a Christmas tree, with an opening on the side:
First I cut out the two pieces that will make the triangle, and adhered them together:
It's very easy! Then decorate the fromt & the sides as you please!
The ribbon/s around the triangle makes sure the side won't open when you don't want to. When you DO want to open, you can just slide the ribbon to the side and easily open your box.
And here a close up of the other one:
The bells are a fun touch I think, I got mine from Spotlight!
Hope you found some inspiration here today!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lets take a Cake Walk

I have held onto the gorgeous October Afternoon range, Cakewalk, with much anticioation of using for Louie's birthday LO. But low and behold my Red, White and Blue theme of the party clashed with the potential papers to be used. Problem solved, I turned my photos into a vintage hue using my darling I-Photo program on my MAC. I love you I-Photo!

So here is one of the LO created to commemorate this milestone for my darling wee man...

Love Bee 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Mini Album with Jean

I received a lovely kit from Adrienne for the November Guest Designer spot,

Prima Media Albumcovers, some beautiful soft lilac and pink Prima Meadow Lark  papers,
Pink Lipstick Glimmer Glam(Tattered Angels)
Prima lace and ribbon trim in pink, baby blue and lilac.
Paper Roses
The papers were so pretty I found it hard to cut them up but once I had decided what I wanted to do and found the perfect photos for the project, I managed to get the covers and first couple of pages done……

The Prima Media Album covers proved to be lots of fun, as they are resist canvas and when I used a mixture of Glimmer mist, colour wash and water colour the canvas took on the colours leaving the white pattern showing.  I used the canvas with the least amount of pattern as the front as I knew that I wanted to put quite a few things on it and therefore the cover with more patterns was left for the back. I did the two covers at the same time.
To add a little more interest and texture on the front cover I used the Crafters Workshop chickenwire reversed stencil with Versemark then added white embossing powder. I then experimented with gesso around the edges and across the top letting it run down like an ice cream.

For the first layer I machine stitched a piece of embossed pink paper (from my stash) and two pieces of Prima packaging card as well as the clock face. I tucked a pink canvas flower in behind the clock face and used a lilac and silver crystal flourish (Craft Creations) towards the right hand corner. Next came the Prima bird and Kaisercraft Bird Cage (gessoed)
 I used a border strip from one of the MeadowLark papers and a piece of the Prima lilac lace and two small Silver Star charms.

2nd layer lilac embossed flower paper behind a fussy cut photo of Paula and Rob and their three gorgeous children
I used a piece of gauze which I had coloured with purple, lilac, pink and blue and stiffened with watered down gesso, as a layer in front of the photo, a lilac and purple mini rose and daisy on each side.

Lastly I used gesso on a  Dusty Attic chipboard piece ‘Enjoy the moment’ sprayed and coloured it purple/blue. A final coat of Dimensional Magic and then attached it to a piece of plastic packaging to give it some support, and attached it to the front cover as a title.

 I then got busy decorating the inside pages.  Check the blog later this month to see what I created.

Thanks for reading,


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