Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vanilla Mint Cream Quick Page Freebie

This month has been crazy busy and I clean forgot to add this quick page freebie to the blog!

The kit was a mini kit freebie last month. It is still available HERE

Download the Quick Page Freebie HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sugar and Spice - Free Mini Kit

Another Colour Challenge over at Plain Digital Wrapper and another freebie from me. I was running a bit late, so this is not my favourite, but I did enjoy making it! Check back next week for a free QP made with this.

Sugar and Spice

Download your freebie HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thank You Card

Just a quick and easy 'Thank You' card for a 'let's chat over a cuppa' friend of mine.

I used a cut file from Lettering Delights ( Love You A Latte)

I removed the face details on the coffee pot, and decided to cut the 'glass' part of the pot in vellum.
The papers used a from the 'Mosaic Memories Collection' by Recollections. I really like the colours in this paper pack!

I added a flower (to hide the glue needed to keep the vellum from curling up!) and a sequin to add a little understated shine. The zig-zag 'stitched' line is a clear stamp by Bo Bunny- "Stitches Stamps"

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Summer - Lighthouse and Ocean Decor

It is a good thing we live by the ocean. I always want to use ocean themed decor in the house for summer and living by the ocean just makes it feel more appropriate to me.

So naturally when it came for making some decor items for a corner table I turned to a cut file set by SVG Cuts. "Seaside" I knew I wanted to make (all!) of the items in this kit, the moment I saw it.

For my version I decided to use rubber stamps to make a 'pattern paper' for the accents on my buildings, while staying with the traditional red, blue and white nautical colours.

The lighthouse keeper's cottage is decorated with stamps by Prima 'Seashore', 'Down By The Seaside' by Inkadinkado and the Graphic 45 'By The Sea' stamp set by Hampton Art. (I got mine at Jo-Anns, but don't see these listed there right now)

The windows are cut from vellum, and since the house is also a box, LED tealight 'candles' can be placed inside to illuminate the cottage.

Shells, made from polymer clay, decorate the front of the house. The blue cardstock  has a linen finish that adds great texture and the panels on the roof are embossed to have a 'tiled roof' look.

For the lighthouse I used the same blue cardstock, stamps and white pigment ink.

More embossed panels at the base of the light house add interest.

While the roof panels are both stamped and embossed. This portion of the lighthouse can hold an LED tealight 'candle' as well. The vellum windows allowing the light to glow through. (hmmm I see I managed to get sea sand onto the lighthouse too. That is from the real shells in the display!)

Here's a look at the new SVG Cuts release :  Spring Blossoms. That spring blossoms pop up card is so very very pretty and the details on the pieces are a feast for the eyes!

  Click HERE to learn how to get 'Spring Blossoms' free with purchase.

Have a great weekend, and happy paper crafting!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Family Wedding

Family Wedding  - my Dad's oldest brother.

I used Lonetta Avelar's "Natural Beauty Collection" for this page. The parts of the collection can also be purchased separately in Lonetta's Store

Monday, April 13, 2015

Holiday Fun

Nope, I don't remember any of this...I'm the little one with the bib ;-) sure looks like we had fun though! I'm going to need my older siblings to give me more information and stories to go with this one.

I used Cathy Krenek's "Vintage Carnival Bundle" for my page (The pieces of the bundle are all available separately too!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Scapbooking - " Just Hanging Out With Dad'

Ah the memories! He was just a little tyke then! And we were visiting the stomping grounds of my youth (LOL) and camping in our VW Combi! Oh my... it seems a lifetime away!

I sure look forward to printing these photo books...

I used a new collection by Cathy Krenek for this page : Fossil Hunter. At the time of my post here, the pieces are available separately, not yet bundled. but keep an eye on Cathy's Store for a future bundle!

Also head on over to Cathy's blog  for an add-on freebie, more previews and links!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Test Mitt 4 - Another beauty!

From not having knitted mittens in 20 odd years, I've done 4 pairs in short succession. I keep thinking that these would make such nice gifts. realistic to make as far as time goes, yet one can personalize it and give something that is really special!

I called these ones 'Blue Lagoon' because that is what this colour reminds me of! Dagmara knitted hers in green so she called her pattern "Green Forest Mitts' 

I know I know...the table cloth had not (yet) been ironed, but this picture shows the colour so well! ;-)

The pattern is clear and well written and the pattern repeat is interesting without being complicated. The entire wrist and hand area is patterned and slightly ribbed, so that the mitts fit nice and snug.

Now all that is left for me to do is decide what colour and what pattern to knit for whom...sounds easy, but I know it will be hard to decide!!! Still it should be fun to whip up a few more of these!

Thanks again to Dagmara for letting me test these 4 mitt patterns!
Mittens 1

Mittens 2

Mittens 3

Saturday, April 4, 2015

3 D Snowflake - Love Knots

Continuing along with my 3D Snowflake Collection

Love Knots - this flake worked up quite quickly and it is really pretty. It is a little hard to show all the details in a picture, but I think you get the idea. 

The resource I use for my flakes can be found HERE

I really need to find a branch or 'mini tree' to hang these on as I build my collection!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Together - 65 Years

That sure is a long time...

I thought the colours in this kit was perfect for these pictures and the laces and florals work so well together too.

I used Lonetta Avelar's "Yesteryear Collection" for my page. The different packs can be purchased individually too.