Sunday, October 31, 2021

Spring time

Hi everyone, a few days late with this post.  Time just got away from me.  After a gentle nudge from Sofie here I am.

Todays layouts are from the Just Add Flair Challenge and as you can guess it had a spring time, flowery theme - right up my alley.

Both of these layouts are of flowers in our garden.  I love September/October as all the flowers start to come out.  We planted these daisys just outside our back door.  It always amazes me how they open and close with the sun.

ST5030 Flowers

CB1024 Flowers 04

CB5189 Flourishes & Leaves 01

My husband is a keen gardener, and we have a lovely rose garden beside our front path.  Although the best time for roses is Autumn, we do get some in Spring.  I created this layout for Septembers Kraft+ challenge.

ST9073 Leaves Stencil

CB5189 Flourishes & Leaves 01

CB5166 Leaf Spray 15

CB6118 Boho 01

I hope my layouts have inspired you to create.

Hopefully as some of us are moving out of various stages of lockdown we are all getting out an about a bit more and are able to see family and friends. 

Until next time

Lisette  😄😄😄

Friday, October 29, 2021

Everything that glitters

Well I cannot help but notice that all over blogs and social media at the moment are beautiful Christmas collections and projects. How fast this time of year comes around! lol

So I took the hint and got cracking on my photos from last Christmas too...

Here on this layout I have used chipboard embellishments to create the title and some simple flourishes that really lift the whole page. I'm currently in love with the rough golf leaf application look so I dug out my metallic foil confetti jar and got working...

How awesome is this effect!!?

I used the words from this AMAZING chipboard set and have the rest aside for another page or two.

The process of getting the 'gold leaf foil' on there is simple but OH SO MESSY 😂
First I ink it with Gold ...

next I apply glue to where I want the foil to go, then it's just a matter of applying it bit by bit 
and tidying it all up at the end. 

I just adore this beaten metal look!

This technique can also easily be applied to non Christmas layouts of course ... 

Here's a vintage feel layout with a bit of an edge it it where I've used the gold leaf foil on actual leaves and to highlight the other chipboard on the page as well.

But my favourite look on this page is the fabulous flourish border pulling in from the edges...

Its a very easy technique to do with the help of this gorgeous square stencil.

This time with the leaves I did not add any ink first I just covered each one in glue and then 
layered the foil bits over them (dusting the excess edge bits away with a stiff paint brush).


Some of the extras like the circle words I used gold ink on...

And I made sure I backed he lamp post with some extra foil bits to give it a nice 'glow'.

For the rose vine I actually cut this chipboard in half at the centre.
I inked it all with gold but only applied the foil to a few of the leaves and a flower,
leaning into the shabby chic look a bit.

And of course I couldn't just leave that other half of the rose chipboard behind!
So I knocked up this 'Thinking of You' card to include it on.

These simple template stencils are still my favourite way of making cards.

Step cards are so fast and easy with this combination...

1) Make card from stencil
2) Stick Papers on panels
3) Add a chipboard title
4) add a chipboard embellishment.

Too easy! 


I couldnt resist a little bling here either and after I inked the chipboard title a pale blue 
I also added some Crystalina Kindy Glitz to the letters.

I left the chipboard rose natuaral though ( see it does happen some times 😜).

And thats it from me this month.
Thanks for popping over for a look xo 

Cheers from Kelly-ann


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Best Day Ever - A moment in time

Good morning all This month I created a layout using the left over of this clock chipboard piece which was perfect to showcase this moment in time when my hubby surprised me with our puppy, Teddy (Theodore).
I painted the top background in white paint and the hands and lace work on top in gold. The background was just simply covered in paper. I added some lace around the edge to highlight the round edge
The butterflies were left over from Frames 02, and I have embossed them with Speckled Egg Distress Glaze and layered them to give soe depth.
I finished off with the "Best Day Ever" title which was inked with both a pale pink and an aqua ink.
As always, I have added lots of fussy cut flowers to my page usig different heights of foam tape to give dimension. Thanks for spending time with me again this month Heather

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Cherish Your Tribe -Kim



Kim here with you today to share with you a layout created using beautiful papers, and awesome Scrapmatts goodies!

My layout features my daughter, Samantha with her tribe of special people on her wedding day. Three of her dearest friends from school and her two sisters.

Love this photo, taken by her very talented photographer on the day!

Let me show you the layout...

[Cherish Your Tribe]

I have used this awesome layered stencil to create background texture. 
Then adding layers of lace and fussy cut elements to create height and dimension.

Instead of just using the lace as it is purchased, I decided to cut away some of the flower elements and stick those on my project. The remaining piece I trimmed a little and also added this to my layout.

Scrapmatts Products Used
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I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project as much as I enjoyed making it?

Scrapmatts has an amazing range of products suitable for a huge range of applications, Scrapbooking, Cardmaking, Art Journaling and more!
Be sure to pop back here, to the Scrapmatts blog real soon as the design team post often!

Until next time & thanks for stopping by