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Monday, 20 October 2014

Monthly Challenge - Take 2



Good morning everyone, I am back with a second  take on the Mad About Scrappin Monthly challenge.  This month our challenge is ....

Would love to see your take on this.  

Anyways without any further ado here is my second layout.  This time I have chosen a more recent song title.... Because I'm Happy - by Pharrell Williams. Lately I have been experimenting with more mixed media techniques and adding stamping to my backgrounds and also adding random embellishments from mixed collections.  In this layout I have used various tags, journalling spots and embellishments from my stash.  I love how this style of scrapbooking is fantastic for using up your stash!!!
 I have used a mix of papers from some of my past Creative team kits.  The base page is one from the Pink Paislee Collection Cottage Farms Collection.  I have added some stamping and using Lindy's stamp gang sprays I have splattered the background.  I also added some texture past which I sprayed and then quickly wiped off so that there were some white patches.
 To create my title I have used various alphabet stickers from my stash and my strips are just leftovers from The Sweetest Thing collection by My Minds Eye.  The embellishments are just random bits n pieces from my stash and leftovers from various creative team kits.  I have hidden some journalling away in one of the little bags that were in this months kit....I just love these bags!!! I think I have just about covered everything....here are some more pics on all the details and embellishments I used.  You can even see a little bit of the crackle stamp I used!! 





 Well guys that is yet another quick post it from me for this week,.  I do hope you have enjoyed my second take on this month's challenge and I look forward to seeing what you all create for this.  Remember it doesn't have to be a layout...it could be a card, a tag or maybe an off the page project!!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the Mad About Scrappin links below.



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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Journey Layout

Hi everyone, I have a real quick share for you all today and it is a layout I have done for Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.  I created this using some old - really old - Kaisercraft papers. Faith recently shared some happy snaps of her gorgeous girls at Taumarunui - Mana Ariki Marae - longest miniature train rides and I was so inspired by them that I just had to scrap them.  


I began with my blank page......





and added some splatters of Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays, random stamping and some sticker embellishments from my stash.  I also heavily distressed the edges with some scissors and Walnut stain distress ink.  I then added a border with my sewing machine....  So by the time I got done playing this is what my page looked like....



Here's a closer look at some of the details...


I then glued this top layer to some Chocolate Brown Cardstock and co-ordinating sheet from the same collection.






I have mounted the photo onto some corrugated cardboard.  I inked the edges up with some Aged Mahogany distress ink and added some random emphemera and tags I had in my stash.



I have added some metal charms from my creative designer kit.   I created a flowerspray using cream flowers from my kit and red berries from my stash.  The craft leaves are some I cut with the SIlhouette Cameo and stamped with a script stamp.






I have added some tags for journalling and the stamped title "Journey".



Well guys that's it, another quick post!!.  Please be sure to check out the shop to see Faiths recent listings and be sure to keep an eye out for the pre-orders!! 

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Upcycled Book cover

Hey everyone thanks for joining me again and welcome to my Mad About Scrappin Monday project share!! This week I wanted to share with you all an expandable file folder I created by upcycling an old hard cover book and some old manilla folders I have in my stash and the Madame Payraud collection from Papermania.



Now lets see where to begin a bit of a walk through for you all.  I began by re-inforcing the book spine with some corrugated cardboard.  Sorry guys forgot to take a pic of that step.  I then covered the book with the Madame Payraud papers.  

 Out of some old manilla file folders I created the concertina sides.....

I then attached the inside dividers so that it resembles the pic down below


 Once all my dividers were attached I then adhered the inner file to the book covers with some extra strong doublesided tape
 OOOO I almost forgot that I glued down some seam binding to make a closure for the file folder
 The pic below shows how I attached the files.....
 and vwala!! all done!! I now have somewhere safe to store all my diecut words and embellishments !!!!
 Below is a side on view of the concertina sides.

 This is "her" before her makeover ;)


 and this is after adding all the gorgeous embellishments that Leanne included in my DT kit.





I have to admit I am delighted with how this turned out.  Please be sure to check out the Mad About Scrappin store to see the latest range of embellishments and papers..... AANNNNDDD have you had a go at this months challenge yet?



Don't forget to give this a go and post your projects over on our facebook page.



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Monday, 6 October 2014

October Song Title Challenge.

Hello everyone, Well it's October and a new month means a new challenge.  This month Mad About Scrappin is having a "Song Title" Challenge and to participate all you have to do is....

....and then share with us on Facebook and link it up with the Mad About Scrappin blog.

So guys here is my take on the challenge...

I have chosen "On the Road Again" - not a very imaginative song title I know, but it went perfectly with Kaisercrafts Check in paper collection and with my photo's!! These pics were snapped when we were on holidays in the beautiful North Island of New Zealand.   This was on the road to the Buried Village of Te Wairoa along the Tarawera Road in Rotorua.  In front of us were the stunning Blue and Green Lakes.


To create the title I have used the letter sheet from the collection.  I added some glimmer sprays, inking and stamping to the background.  The ring and splat stains are from the Kaisercraft stamp set "Stains".  I stamped these with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain and also added some random stamping using the "Sketchy" set from Kaisercraft.

 I have added some cutouts from the paper pad and also embellishments from the co-ordinating  Check in collectibles pack.



 Well guys that is it from me for this week, yet another quick post.  I do hope you have enjoyed my take on this month's challenge and I look forward to seeing what you all create for this.  Remember it doesn't have to be a layout...it could be a card, a tag or maybe an off the page project!!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the Mad About Scrappin links below.



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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Artist Trading Block

Hey everyone, thanks for joining me again today.  I wanted to share with you all my newest addiction!! ATB also known as Artist Trading Blocks.  I love em!! I just want to keep making them and making them :).  To create my block base I have just downloaded the basic cube template and tweaked it a bit to fit my needs.  I have a bunch of these all made up and ready to go.  I have upcycled some breakfast cereal boxes.  I found they were just right for these.

For this ATB I have used the fabulous Graphic 45 collection "The Olde Curiosity Shoppe".  I have been hoarding these for such a long time now, I thought it was high time I used them.  

I have used a heap of the Metal hardware that Faith stocks here in the shop.  Here is a list of what I used:-

Metal Hardware:-
  •  Lion Faced Handle
  •  Ornate feet

Charm Collections:-
  • Vintage collection 2

Other Embellishments:
Small glass vial, 
Tim Holtz Caligraphy nibs
bottle caps

So here are all the pics....



Well guys that is my post for this week. Short n sweet I know.  I hope you have all enjoyed my ATB.  Till next time....

As usual please come check out Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd on the links below....don't forget to hit the like button on facebook!!



....remember to live your bliss......
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Using up my leftovers

Hey guys, thanks for joining me again to day.  It is monday down here in Australia and that means it is my Mad About Scrappin project share.  Today I have some cards that I have created using a whole bunch of leftovers from some of my previous design team kits.  I have also used some cut files from the Silhouette Studio.



My first set are created from using up some of the leftovers from  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing Collection.  These papers came in my design team kit from way back in January. I just loved working with these papers again....they have a great summery feel to them and summer is just around the corner for us.




I received some feathers in my kit this month and these were perfect embellishments for these cards.  I have inked up the edges with a little Tim Holtz Aged Mahogony.  On the card just below, I teamed them up with some baby pink seam binding, a pastel cherry blossom and some pretty pink pearl flower trim.


For the second card, I have used what was left of the white feathers, more leftovers from The Sweetest Thing and another cherry blossom from the bright set.



My Second set of cards are created from the Graphic 45 Botannical Tea paper pad that I received in May's design kit.

I have used backgrounds from the Silhouette Studio, which I teamed up with some card kit elements that I also found in the Silhouette Studio.  These files certainly cut my work in half and created simple but elegant cards for any occasion.  To the "Cherish" card I added one of the mulberry paper butterflies that I received in a recent kit.  I really love the simplicity of this design as it really does show off the background.


To embellish the second card I have used a mix of mulberry paper flowers that I have received in my kits throughout the year and just a dash of bling.





Well guys that's it from me today, another short but sweet post.  Please be sure to check out the links below to see what my other creative team mates have to inspire you all....



As always thanks for stopping by.  I sure do enjoy your company and till next time.

....remember to live your bliss......
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Double Layout

Wow guys it has really been a month of firsts for me.  I have found this months challenge really really inspirational - just in case you haven't noticed ;).  This month our challenge was to scrap a card, tag, layout or off the page project with this saying....
and I thought I would finish the monthly challenge up with a double page layout.  Yep, you guessed it,  my first ever!!!

Well guys there's not much to tell about this one.  It has turned out really "traditional" in it's style.  I have used some papers that have been in my stash since 2009.  They are from a company called Unique Boutique and I am not sure they even exist anymore.  I do love the blue and brown tones. The photo above shows my layout before I added my pics.  I have used flowers from Mad About Scrappin.  The lace trim came in my design team kit.  I have added some bling and seam binding from my stash.  I have used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the sentiment. 

Here are some close ups and I have now added some random family shots.






Well guys that is it from me today.  Have you all had a go at the Monthly Challenge yet? I hope you have .... don't forget to link your projects to be in the running for the prize.   Next week I have a little upcycled project to share with you all.  Please stop by and check it out...and stop by the links below to catch up with what my creative team mates have been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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