Friday, April 17, 2015

SUYS challenge

Hi there. Just popping in to show you my entry for this month's Show Us Your Stuff challenge. The mood board is absolutely delightful!

And this is my interpretation...Handmade item - D-Lish Scraps flair.

I used mainly Maggie Holmes Open Book papers. Of course, it has to be one of my all-time favourite collections. I hunt down doilies from op shops so I have a small stash to dive into for my layouts. I really like how it added texture and interest.

I added some watercolour to the cut files using gelatos. Yay! I used my gelatos again :) and added some gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio die cuts. I LOVE Pink Fresh at the moment.

A few embellies from my Scrappy Canary kit and we're done. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sketchy Boards Challenge - April inspiration

As part of the DT for Sketchy Boards Challenge blog, I've created a very soft and subtle page. The inspiration is divine....

I just love my friend, the Cameo. I think it has been key to finding my style of crafting that I'm comfortable with and happy to share.

I cut my hexagons from the Cameo and kept them white, as I do a lot these days! And kept the script white also. I often start with white cardstock but in this case, I started with patterned paper and so left a lot other elements white. It is again a clean, simple layout, with few embellishments but I love the subtlety. I just need to find a balance between clean and simple and plain boring!

Check out the other lovely DT work at the Sketchy Boards Challenge blog and I hope you can join in too :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Catching Up With You

Hello peeps. I just wanted to share what I've been up to lately.

For those of you who see me on FB, you have already seen the card I made inspired by a cake! I met this amazingly talented lady through my kids' school and she is seriously inspiring.

Go and check out Emanuela's beautiful cakes here.

You may know that I also sell Close To My Heart products and I'm always creating pages and cards for customer demonstrations. I was particularly proud of this card that involved stamping. The background was created with one arrow stamp, in several colours on a 45-degree angle. The stapled sentiment is also a CTMH stamp.

Finally, a page that started with a doodle. Yup. I was impatiently waiting for an email so I sat there and scribbled some circles...

And this is what happened...

I drew the circles on white cardstock with a new pen that everyone talks about - Posca. Really super pens. And then I applied some watercolours. I'm pretty happy with the result.