Its really hard to get photos of my nieces, but now they own a smartphone they're never shy to take a few selfies and pose in front of their phone. Following them on their social media pages has definitely helped me. I can take a screen shot of their Instagram or Snapchat Stories and save them for scrapbooking one day. They get a surprise when they see the layouts and ask how I got the photo, which always leads to a conversation about cyber safety.
With this layout I kept the page fairly clean with just one photo centred in the middle. Making clusters of embellishments around the photo to direct the eyes helps make the page flow. Adding in extra textures and raising words with 3D foam tape makes the elements stand out and frames the single photo used.
For this Let Love Grow card I've used the Rock 'n' Roll stamping effect to give the pots and plants a dimensional effect. I've shared a how to video below so you can give it a try. This technique works really well with any solid effect stamp.
The stamp set is called "So much happy - cardmaking" and its definitely lived up to its name so far. I'm not normally excited about fussy cutting but the results this stamp set produces are really worth the extra effort. The light blue sky background was made with watercolour paints and helps create the garden scenery I was after.
Here are some colour choices for the pots and plants I've used. Have a play with some similar colours to get the effect you're after.
Ink the lighter colour first then roll the edge in the darker colour. This will prevent your lighter ink pads from getting stained with the darker colour.
After seeing something similar on a YouTube video I couldn't wait to try making these wiper pop-up cards.
I'm really happy with how they came out and how many different ways they can be used. As with everything crafty your imagination is your only limit.
Oh What Fun, might be the name of the paper packet used but it's also very apt for these interactive sliding pop-up cards.
I'm excited to enter another card challenge.
Without this challenge I don't think I would have ever come up with this particular design. But that's the whole point of a card challenge, isn't it!
The easiest way to join in and make a card for a challenge is to look at the design and see what you've got in your stash already...
I love this photo my niece took of her sister and friend. I'm sure she won't mind that I copied it from her Instagram account.
Making the background for this page was so much fun. You never know how it will turn out and you can never create it exactly the same again.
The Quokka, always happy to pose for a selfie and happy to share a bottle of water on a hot day. These little marsupials are the cutest little things. A few days after we visited Rottenest Island the news was all over a little Quokka named Steve who had escaped the island on a ferry. He was found a few days later and returned to the island. I can just imagine the adventure he had!
I created this gorgeous tag booklet for our Holiday Expressions Launch party. Not only was it a great way for me to display the new Fancy Tag set of metal dies but it is also made a great workshop for my customers.
This is my first ever entry for a sketch challenge. I hope to make them more regular, time permitting of course. Challenges are a great way to get some creativity flowing when you're stuck for ideas or want to try something new and see how it comes out.
This Sketch challenge is from CAS(E) this Sketch #290
The Boutique collection has some gorgeous stamps, papers and embellishments.
This simple card is made using the cardboard cut-out, "sweet", from the Boutique Compliments, the Bunches of Love stamp set and an acetate sheet. Often referred to as clear PVC front binding covers, available from places like Officeworks.
The acetate helps support the "sweet" cut-out and gives the card some strength.
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I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. My father was a printer, bookbinder and finisher so we always had access to plenty of paper and learned the... (...read more)