Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Julie Nutting Doll stamp Card

I purchased this wonderful stamp by Julie Nutting (Prima) which I used on my memory boxes and thought I should finally use it on a card and here it is: 
Yep, I used a real peacock feather on the back of the stamp.  

As the card is not the standard 6 x 4 so I made a special envelope to house it. 

Hope you like. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Punch packs - Gala mania

Still preparing stuff for the St James Gala.  Not long now. 
Here are some card and scrapbooking punch packs that I have made up.  
Packs of 50+ butterflies, great for cards and layouts

and a selection of tags packs and scallop flower packs.  

123 Me

Yep,  it is not very often do I do a layout of me and this is mainly due to the fact that I don't have many photos taken as I am usually the one behind the camera.  

Using white cardstock as my base,  I stamped around the edges with a couple of random stamps.  With bubble wrap I stamped across the centre of the page and once dried,I used the same bubble wrap to press gesso across the same space.  

I also embossed butterflies on to the base once the gesso was dried. I used a scented embossing powder (peach).

And like most of my layouts,  it will be on display on a recipe stand until
 I complete the next layout.  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Me and my man layout.

Yep,  an old photo taken at my brothers wedding.  And yes Gregor is in a Kilt.  Got to say that there is something about a kilt that I really like.   So I do make him wear one as those important occasions.

I stenciled the base paper of layout with Gesso

and I used an old chain for an embellishment.

I used foam tabs for the matting of the photo.  Prima flowers just can't be beaten.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Another of my little charmers

This is a photo taken at a family photo shoot.  The shoot was at a local stream and unfortunately at a time of the day when the sand flies were out in force.  Very annoying but luckily we did manage to get some great photos of the boys. 

I used just SU papers in this layout.  I machine stitched around the base paper and the matted photo. 
  First time for a while that I have had the sewing machine out so got a little carried away and stitched the letters and tags as well.  

Place a little tag journal at the back of the photo mat. 

Tira likes his layout, which is the main thing. 


Monday, August 12, 2013

White with 1, August layout challange

I am following a blog call 'White with 1' (yes, great name) and they have a monthly challenge which I thought I would have a go at this month.  This month (August) the challenge is White + Pastels + Mask.  Here is my first layout. 

Anyway,  I masked some driftwood first and then added some gesso waves just to continue the wave line from the photo.  Lastly I placed some shells that the boys had collected.  Very simple really. 

Memory Journal and box

Another week gone.  The weather is not that great at the moment so all the more reason to stay in doors.  The kids seem to pick up anything that is going around and when they are not well they are hard to entertain but with all that I did manage to complete a couble of things over the past month.  First is a memory box and journal.  

The box I made from scratch using cardstock and a very basic template.  1 and 1/2 inches (4cms) sides and the base 1/8th inche (5mm) bigger that the journal that is to be placed inside which for this box was 7 and 1/8th (18.2cms)

So in this case, I cut a 10 and 1/8 inche square,  scoring 1and 1/2 inches in on all sides, I then cut a tab in each corner and folder up to make the box base.  The lid is the same construction but I reduced the sides by a1/4 of an inche and added a further 1/8th to the base measure to allow the lid to fit over the top of the box base.   

The journal is parcel folded. 

when opened, reveals a selection of pages on which photos and notes can be added.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

When a 12 x 12 is not a 12 x 12 layout

I love this layout as I used some of the scrap paper that I had and
 really liked too much to just put in the bin. 
This hung on the wall in one of the boys bedrooms for a while and now is ready for an album, so at this point the boys can pick the card stock that will sit behind.  Which could change to whole look. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Boys will be boys - Layouts

Here are a couple of layout of my boys.  
These were published in the last publication of NZ Paper chase   

There is also a journaling tag at the top of the photo. 

This one opens out to a double page layout.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Busy busy, busy, last month but still time to scrap.

Yep school holidays and pretty busy at work
 so what better way to relax than to get so crafting done. 

Here is some of what I got up to: 

This layout is all SU products.  ( I can make up product kits if wanted) 

The following are Nic Howard kits using prima products.