Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Chantilly Cream Mini Album

WOW!! WOW!!! WOW!! I got my first kit from Megs Garden and it is just gorgeous.   The cream tones are so subtle that they will lend themselves to any project.  Today I have a vintage inspired mini album to share using the 12x12 paper kit and the cut out sheet.  This versatile little mini really is so fast you can get it done in a day and can be customised to suit any occasion.  It only takes 2 pieces of cardstock to create the base. 

I have chosen Kraft cardstock for this mini.  I think it went perfectly with the cream tones of this lovely paper. I have covered my pages with the following papers.

Chantilly Cream 01
Chantilly Cream 02
Chantilly Cream 03
Chantilly Cream 05
Chantilly Cream 06
I have embellished the mini through out with the Cut & Create sheet.

Along with the embellishments that were included in the kit.

Here is my mini.  This mini measures 4 1/2 x 6 inches.
 I have used the mesh, pearls and flowers that came in the kit to embellish the front and added a few items from my stash.  I have used magnets to create a flap closure for this mini.

 I wanted to add just a subtle touch of colour to the flower, so I have dusted it lightly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and added a few glass beads here and there.
 The inside cover has a small tuck spot with a journalling tag that I have created from one of the cut outs and layered on manilla cardstock and then stamped in Tim Holtz Disress Ink - Black soot.  The second page is a place for a photo.
 Page 3: I have left this page blank for a photo and the pocket houses a single sided photo mat
 Pages 4 & 5.  These pages have two little corner pockets with two photo mats and little journal tags created from more of the images from the cut and create paper
 Pages 6 & 7:  I have used a small die cut from my stash and teamed it up with some lace to create a small tuck spot for a photo and added one of the tags for journalling.
 Pages 8 & 9:  I have used some Kraft cardstock to create two side loading pockets to house two single sided photo mats and journalling tags.  Again I have used a mix of Manilla cardstock and Kraft to layer the journalling tags. 
 Pages 10 & 11:  I have used the other half of my diecut to create another tuck spot and added a tag from the Cut and Create sheet.  I have added some lace and ribbon to embellish the pocket and added a single sided photo mat.
Back Pages:  These pages I have only lightly embellished as by now my mini was getting just a tad lumpy and I feared that it wouldn't close.  So I have added some stamped embellishments that I created using some of the offcuts of paper.  

Lastly, this is the mini from behind and from above.  As you can see it is only about an inch or so think.  Hopefully I have left some growing room for the photos.

Products I have used are:

Thanks for stopping by today readers. I hope you pop on over to Megs Garden and take a look at what is new and exciting...

as always....
....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

2016 !!

Hello all my crafty readers.  How has your new year been so far? Busy? Mine has!! We have just returned from a few weeks away.  We took our caravan down to the NSW South Coast.  We had such a wonderful time, but we are home now and time to get back into the craft room. I have to admit I have missed it!!

I do have some wonderful news to share with you all.  I am excited to announce that I am part of the very talented Design Team over at Megs Garden.

 Our first kit will be the gorgeous Chantilly Cream Paper Kit. I can't wait for it to arrive and start creating.  Here are my fellow team members please drop by and check out their blogs.  Their work is stunning!!

Alena Hudacova
Kimi Blundell
Trish Rheinberger
Veronika Galenko

I am looking forward to working with such talented ladies....and I can't wait till my first pack arrives!!
till then...
....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Last minute Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you are all ready for the big day. I have a few last minute gifts to wrap and then I am done.  Today I am sharing some key chains and a necklace I have created using  the metal embellishments and cabachons from Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.

.... and here is what I came up with .....

 Well readers that is it, that is my post for this week.   Now I have to go wrap these last minute Christmas gifts and get them under the tree before our gurests arrive.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Stay safe and stay cool - or in the case of my Northern Hemisphere readers - stay warm.  Thank you for joining me on this creative journey for yet another year.  I hope to see you all in the New Year.  I will be back in January to share more of my unique scrappiness, 

till then...
....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Gift Bags

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog today.  I have a really quick post to share with all today.   I have grabbed a couple of kraft gift bags from my local dollar shop and teamed them up with the Bo Bunny "Sleigh Ride" collection that was my christmas kit from Faith Pocock Craft Studio Pty Ltd and here they are....

I have used papers from the Ephemera Pack that is available with this collection.  The went perfectle with the kraft coloured bags.  I have embellished the bags with flowers and buttons from the kit, along with some ribbons and lace from my stash.

I have also added a little extra hanging charm that I created using charms from my kit.   You can find them here

...and there you have it readers...that's it.....that's my short n sweet project share.  I hope everyone is the festive season, or are you like me and madly running around trying to get everything done at the last minute???  I do this to myself every year ;)

As always, please come join us on....
till next time...
....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Burlap/Paper Bag Mini Album

Hey all..... it been a wee while since my last post....feels like ages!! I am finally over the flu and slowly getting back into crafting.   Today I want to share with you all my Christmas mini album.  I have used the Burlap/Paperbag Mini that Faith stocks in her store.  Down below I have a pic of some of the colours she has in her range.

In my kit this month Faith sent me the neutral or natural colour....

I have used Bo Bunny Sleigh ride 6x6 paper pad; the co-ordinating ephemera pack along with the matching embellishments that included brads, ribbons, flowers, chipboard pieces and stickers.

and here is my completed mini.....

I have added a couple of Prima's Burlap flowers

and used one of the chipboard die cuts from the ephemera for the title

 I have created double sided photo tags to slip into the open end of the paper bag

 This was a super quick and easy mini to do and easily a day or weekend project.  Well readers that is my project for this week.  As always, please come join us on....
till next time...
....remember to live your bliss......
✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿