Thursday, 23 February 2017

Dusty Attic February Challenge

Hello all,

I'm here today sharing my entry for the Dusty Attic February Challenge.

You could use either or both the sketch and mood board.
I used both for inspiration for my layout.

Here I my layout

Dusty Attic products used on this layout:

* Mini Captions #1 DA1279
* Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
* Foliage #2 DA1292N
* Ornate Pendants #1 DA4359

Have a look at some close ups!

Other products used on this layout:

* Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics: 1934
 *       "  "                "      "                         : 1909
*        "   "              "           "                    : 1946
  *  Prima Marketing: ColorBloom: Peony
  *         "               "                   "          : Soft Teal
               *                   "            "                      : Glistening Waves
* Tim Holtz: Distress Grit Paste
* Shimmerz: Textures: Patina
* Shimmerz: Dazzlers: Spun Sugar
* Nuvo: Crystal Drops: Wedgewood Blue
* Wow! Embossing Powder: Princess Pink
* Stampendous: Embossing Powder: Detail white
* Live & Love Crafts: Straws
* Prima Marketing: Flowers: Garden Fable: Sprout #580803
*        "        "         "               Garden Fable: Spring #580810
*      "        "               "          Tales of Me And You #586287
* Prima Marketing: Wood Icons: Flowers
* Gesso
* Ranger: Emboss it Dabber: clear
* The Crafters Workshop: stencil: Mini Harlequin
* The Crafters Workshop: stencil: Mini Tile

Hope you liked this one!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave your comments :)

Ginny 💕    :)

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Let's Get Sketchy February 15th Challenge

Hello everyone!

Here I am carrying from my last but one blog post where I said I wanted to join in with a few more challenges. So the next challenge I've entered is the mid month sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout!

When I saw the sketch I remembered a die cut circle I had cut with a Martha Stewart circle punch a long time ago and then never used. So out it came, looked at the colour of it and worked out my photo and layout from there.
I wanted to try and soften the circle a little as it was a little in your face in the plain bright pinky colour, which is why I came up with the idea of stencilling a pattern around the punched pattern with texture paste. I did the flourishes first and the went further with the snowfall stencil!
I like how it turned out!
After that it is a simple layout of layered photo mats and tags and a couple of small flower clusters, all quite minimal for me!

Here are some close up's:

Products used on this layout:

* Trimcraft: Santoro: Mergirl premium backing papers 12x12
* pink cardstock
Prima Marketing flowers: Labelle calypso #565909
Prima Marketing flowers: Divine col. #565251
Prima Marketing: Fairy Rhymes: Wood Embellishments Pegs #563790
Prima Marketing: Princess: Tag Me #573263
Prima Marketing: Junkyard Findings: Street Signs #892166
Anna Marie designs: Dried flower
Tim Holtz: Distress Marker Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz: Distress Grit Paste
Martha Stewart: Circle Punch set doily
Nuvo: Crystal Drops: Neptune
Prima Marketing: Stencil
Echo Park: Stencil: Snowfall

Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked this layout,

Ginny  :)  💕

Monday, 20 February 2017

***Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos***

Hello all,

Today I'm sharing my layout created for the Round Robin (RR) challenge at Swirlydoos Kit Club

I am Week 3 on Team 1 following Jan and Bec's amazing layouts.
I was super excited and inspired to be following Bec's super pretty layout and with the theme and twists of this months RR, this layout was a joy to make!

This months RR theme was all about love. We had to use some of our most loved scrapbooking supplies we love to hoard instead of using, and a technique we love to use to.
We then had to any or all of these colours: red, Pink, Black, or White.

So here's my layout:

I used all the colours!

One of my favourite techniques is heat embossing, a basic technique but so useful and effective especially for chipboard. I love all the colours we can get in embossing powders nowadays! I used two embossing powders on this layout, a white on the title and decorative elements and a pink on the Allium flower chipboard.

My paper collection I used for this layout was Dovecraft Sweet Paris collection. I adore this paper collection, and yes, I have been hoarding it for a while. I bought the whole collection when it first came out and have only done one layout with it up until now!

Now for the photo, my gorgeous DD so of course I love her a lot!

Here are some close ups. 

These pictures show all the layering of the embellishments. The stencilling on the background with texture paste and a prima stencil. The layering of the wood frames with the Allium chipboard flower on top and then the title chippie with the heart stick pins make the layout really 'deep'.

The photo is matted twice on Centura Pearl cardstock with the edges distressed. I then decorated the photo with some gorgeous pieces of Add to dictionary chipboard which was embossed with white embossing powder. I altered the colour of my photo to this vintage colouring using PicMonkey.

The buttons all had some cord tied through them and were layered up on some paper flowers of various designs.

I love the little Eiffle tower metal charm from the Sweet Paris collection! The Prima butterfly I slotted in between the mat layers of the photo. This mimicked both Bec and Jan who had put a butterfly in the same place.

The Allium Wycinanka covered with Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing enamel.

A close up of the wood frames, the Wycinanka pieces and the Sweet Paris tag behind them with some Memory Hardware Pearls. 

Products used on this layout.

* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris paper collection 12x12
* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Doilies
*Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Stickpins
* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Chipboard Tags
Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Wooden frames
* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: wooden buttons
* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Adhesive Pearls
* Dovecraft: Sweet Paris: Metal Charms

* Wycinanka: chipboard Allium
* Wycinanka: chipboard Ornamental Wuthering 2
* Wycinanka: chipboard Remember set 
*Prima Flowers: Labelle Calypso #565909
*Prima flowers: Butterfly Imago #580643
* Prima Memory Hardware: Pearls II
* Prima Marketing: stencil
Prima: Finnabair: crackle texture paste white
* Crafters companion: White Centura Pearl Cardstock
* Stampendous: detail white embossing powder
* Stampendous: Frantage Shabby Pink embossing enamel
* Ranger Enamel Accents white
* In House Crafts: two tone pink wild roses
* Magnolia: red flowers
* cord

You can catch up with all the other entries in this month RR challenge here:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Ginny :)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

More Than Words February Challenge

Hello all,

I have been wanting to get back to doing a few online challenges again for a while and this weekend I had a little free time so I got down to business and here is the first challenge I decided to do!

This layout is for the 'More Than Words' February Challenge.

My 'together' is my photo of me and my hubby. We were at a works Christmas party and took this tipsy selfie during the evening. I like this fun photo instead of the usual posed for photos!
I used 3 ampersands!

I teamed my challenge up with a Valentines theme and used Kaisercraft True Love paper collection. The layout is based on a large doily lightly inked round the edge.
I made a circle of 3 of the Kaisercraft papers cut into segments to make thirds for the circle in the middle of the doily.

I fussy cut some floral elements out of the papers to use in my flower cluster.
My flowers are nestled in some pink gauze material.

The Ampersands were from a 'Thickers' set and used to space between my fussy cut words.

I used a range of different flowers and beaded buds and some big bling with the pink dazzlers!

I used some Wycinaka chipboard, this BG Heart piece I cut up into 3 pieces to use around my design.

Products used on this layout

* Kaisercraft: True Love: 6.5" Paper Pad
* Kaisercraft: Cardstock: Aloe 12x12 weave
* Wycinanka: Chipboard  BG Hearts
* Creative Expressions: Dazzlers pink
* Scrapberrys: Stem lily white
* Prima Flowers: Nikko Danno #582081
* Live & Love Crafts: pink beaded Buds
* Heidi Swapp: Sugar Chic: Adore sticker
* Prima Chalk Pad: Dry Sand
* Thickers
* Pink gauze material
* Large Doily
* small doilies

Thank you for stopping by today!

Ginny   :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

*** CSI - color, stories, inspiration Case File # 224 ***

Hey everyone!

Here we are again with the mid month challenge at CSI- color, stories, inspiration with case file #224.

Here is the case file

This was a fun challenge!

I used the 'Use an item in the Scene as inspiration' from the Testimony section and took the Cactus out of the picture for my layout. I collect Cacti. I used to have over 400 plants in my greenhouse and although I don't have that many anymore my greenhouse is still a glorious flush of colour in the spring/summer when they all bloom!

My Evidence used was:

* clouds/ rainbows
* cactus/ other plant
* triangles
* architecture
* enamel dots
* die cuts

My Testimony used was:

*  Use an item in the scene as inspiration
* A mix of lettering

All 5 colours I the Scheme were used

The torn paper on the background is from Prima Princess collection. I used the A4 paper pad.
The BFS chipboard is covered with white embossing powder. I used splattered paint, mist and the Metallic accents on my background with the texture paste through a brick stencil and stamped with Kaisercraft 'Triangles' in Black soot.

The Cacti images were fussy cut from  some pictures I printed off from from Pinterest.

Some of the cacti I popped up on foam pads to bring some of them 'forward' in the layout to create my cacti garden.

Products used on this layout were:

Bobunny Double Dot:  Shadow
Prima Marketing: Princess A4 Paper pad
Blue fern Studios: Lattice Gate
Stampendous: Embossing Powder: Detail White
DecoArt: Crafters Acrylic Paint: Bright Coral
Prima ColorBloom mist: Peony
Kaisercraft: clear stamp: Triangles
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink; Black Soot
Freckled Fawn: Wood Chip: Birds
Freckled Fawn: Wood Chips: Clouds
Prima Finnabair: crackle texture paste white
Stencil 'Brick'
Cacti images courtesy of from Pinterest
Prima Marketing: Alphabet stickers
American Crafts: Thickers alphas
Prima Marketing: Matallic Accent 'Astral'
Ranger: Enamel Accents white
Stix 2 Foam pads

To see what the other members of the design team created for this case file
and to add your entry pop over to the CSI blog

Here are our generous sponsors kindly sponsoring the prizes for this months Case Files.

Thanks for stopping by today

Ginny  :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines Shabby Chic Card

Happy Valentines Day!

So I thought today would be the perfect day to share my shabby chic 'stepper' card!

This card is entered in Bec's February Card Challenge at Swirlydoos.

You can find this challenge on the Swirlydoos Forums HERE

For this card I used Prima Marketing Rossibelle 'Sweet Souvenir' paper, Pebble black Gingham paper, pink cardstock, and gems were from a previous Swirlydoos Kit.

My stepper card was made from a piece of Centura Pearl card from Crafters Companion, cut to 6.5 x 11 inches.
Along the long side of the card it was then scored at 2, 4 and 7.5 inches and folded up in a 'm' shape ready to decorate.

Products used on this card:

Prima Marketing; Rossibelle; Sweet Souvenirs
Crafters Companion Centura Pearl card
Pebble; Basics:  Black  Dots/Gingham paper
Bazzil Cardstock; pink
Wycinanka 'Love Photo frame;
Stampendous;  embossing powder; detail white
Roses, doilies & ribbon from stash
Scrapberry flowers; Stemmed Lilly: white
Dried Flower: Anne Marie Designs
Prima Marketing: Rossibelle Druzy Stones.

Thanks for stopping by

Ginny   :)