Saturday, 30 November 2013

Love Layout

Hi readers.  Today I come to you all with a layout using Kaisercraft Tea Break collection.  I have used the Tea Break Cardstock 12x12 die cut - Truffle as my base.  I also backed this with some corrugated cardboard to give some stiffness and strength, as this layout now hangs on my Craft/Scrap room wall.

 I have used the doily die from Couture Creations and the reverse side of Sugar Cookie.  I then topped this with a cotton doily piece.  I  layered this up with some mulberry paper flowers that I have sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang Cotton Candy pink and Ramblin Rose Pink.  To create the leafy spray,  I have cut from the reverse side of Orange Slice using the Fresh Foliage Die from Memory Box and added some large leaves from the Sonora Rose Die.

 I have also embellished with elements from the Collectables packSticker sheet; Rubons and die cuts from the back of the 6.5" Paper Pad.

Well everyone that is my share for this week.  Sorry, it kind of seems short n sweet again, but the pictures really do all the talking .  Thanks for stopping by and sharing some of your day with me. 
Till next time remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Monday, 25 November 2013

Altered Cassette Case

Hi everyone, back again with another project to share with you all.  I found this really cool idea on Pinterest one night whilst I was browsing from my phone.  I wish I had pinned it to one of my boards, because when I went to try and find it again I couldn't.  I have seen a lot of these old cassette cases transformed into gorgeous stickpin holders, but not that many to hold a your mobile phone, ipod or similar devices.

I have used  the lovely Miss Match papers from Kaisercraft and totally covered all sides of the case.

 I have embellished it with some of the lovely Coral Lillies and some white 1cm Roses.  I have added a string of the ivory pearl bead trim and some fine off white lace.

I have quite a few of the cases stashed out in the shed.  I think I will be dusting them off to create some more for Christmas gifts.  Thanks for joining me today.  
Till next time remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tea Break Diary Cover

Hey everyone I am back again with another share from these gorgeous GORGEOUS papers from Kaisercraft...I love working with these....the colours and the prints are so pretty and so inspiring!!
Today I have for you all a really simple diary cover.  I found a diary refill in the dollar bin at my local newsagency just last week. I grabbed it quick smart as I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!!

I have created my own hard cover for it from some pizza box cardboard....don't worry guys it was actually held scrappy supplies not pizza :).

Mmmmm now lets see, a bit of tutorial - so to speak.  I guess the first thing I did was to cut my cardboard pieces to size.

  I made my spine about an inch wide as the little diary was only half an inch thick.

I have hinged my pieces with some masking tape. Believe it or not it makes a great way to hinge your cover pieces.  I then covered my cardboard with the Kaisercraft Tea Break - "Sugar Cookie"

 I lined the inside of my cover with Kaisercraft Tea Break - Monte Carlo  and created a pocket to slide the back page of the diary into.  with a small piece of leftovers I also made a little pencil or pen holder and tucked it in under the bottom of the pocket.  Oh I forgot to say before you glue your lining in place add some seam binding or ribbon if you wish to have a closure.

 I wanted to pretty up the front "cover" of the refill, so I gently prised open the binding rings and slipped the page out.  I then covered it with a large die cut from the Kaisercraft Tea Break -Kingston sheet

Then it was time to dress her all up :)  I have used a selection of ribbons, laces and trims from my stash to embellish the cover along with a die cut from the Kaisercraft Tea Break  6.5" Paper Pad
So here she is in all her finery and ready for her close ups....
 The gorgeous fabric flowers that adorn her front cover are from fellow team mate and scrappy bestie Tash.  As is her lovely stickpin.  I have added some bling from my stash.
I also covered a pencil with the reverse of  Monte Carlo

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope I have inspired you to create this weekend
much  love and blessings to you.
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Monday, 18 November 2013

Mad About Scrappin Layout Challenge

Hello readers,  I am back to share with you all my layout for the sketch challenge over at Mad About Scrappin.  It has been awhile since I did a layout and I have to admit to being a little out of practice with them.  However, having said that I was totally inspired by this months sketch and also the papers that I received in my kit.

For my base I have used My Minds Eye -  The Sweetest Thing - Lavender - "The Best" Impression Pattern Paper.  I wanted to stick to the sketch as much as possible, but ..... wellll..... instead of squares I saw, Hexagons!!  I cut these from the basic shape files in my cricut.  The first layer was cut from Honey - "One of a Kind" and I used the dark side.  I then layered them with the brighter prints from:-

I then gathered some contrasting embellishments from my stash and played around with their placement

 Once I was happy with how everything looked I glued it all into place... I felt it was missing something so I grabbed my mask and added a little texture paste here and there.....
 ...I also added some rub-ons and inked up the edge with some black ink.
I love how this came together and using the sketch made it super easy and quick!!  I tried really hard to stick to the sketch as closely as possible....really I did ;)

Hope you are all having a scrappy happy day.  Thanks for stopping by....see you all again soon
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Tea Break Calendar

Hello everyone.  This months kit is just soooooooooooo yummy!! The lovely ladies at Scotties have sent me the gorgeous new Kaisercraft Collection - Tea Break....and O M GEEEEEEEEEEE guys!! This is just divine papers....sooooooo pretty and soooooooooo very hard to cut up.  That first cut it is always the hardest isn't it.

Today I am going to try and bring you all a bit of a tutorial. I am not that great with them so bear with me.  We are going to be creating a desk calendar!!  Now for mine I have used this Kaisercraft wooden album cover that I have had in my stash for a few years.  However, you could use whatever you have.  A piece of corrugated cardboard cut to size or even an old hard book cover would work well
As you can see from the pics I am going to give my wooden covers a coat of Kaisercraft Acrylic paint in Antique White....this creamy off white was a perfect match for the Tea Break collection.  I have inked up the edges with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. I got hubby to drill a couple of holes in the top to help me join or bind the two pieces together.

I have cut strips to fit my base from Custard Cream and Orange Slice. There are no set measurements for this project.  They will all depend on the size of your calendar base.  Mine measures approximately 7" x 3 1/2".

I have distressed all the edges of my papers using just a pair of scissors.  I love this look! It really shabby's up the papers and softens the project.  I then adhered my layers to the wooden base.

Using the American Crafts ribbon I have created "support straps" to help keep the bottom open.  I am not really sure what to call them???  My straps measured about 6" long and I then cut them to size.  I wrapped them through the slots and glued them into place with some craft glue after trimming off the excess ribbon.
Once the ribbons were all in place I adhered down the "Custard Cream" layers.  I also downloaded a printable "vintage" looking calendar from Crafty Secrets.  I printed these out on parchment paper and then cut them up with my patterned edge scissors and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.
I then hot glued the miniature clip to the calendar so that my pages can be changed every year.
Once the construction part was done, then it was time to embellish and decorate. Sooo out came all the goodies :)
annnnnddddd this is where I get immersed in the decorating and forget to take pics....sorry guys 
........but here is how it all came together

and here are the glamour shots ;) 

Well readers that is my tutorial.  I hope you have a go at making one!! If you do, please share your take on this super cute calendar with me.  I would love to see it.
much love and blessings to you all

.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿