Friday, November 25, 2011

Kraft It Up November Challenge "Dreams"

Hi again everyone. I am really on a roll at the moment. I seem to be scrapping up a storm. This is my layout I did for this months Kraft It Up challenge. This months criteria was journaling in various ways. On my layout I have chosen to create several tags in different shapes & sizes for my journaling & to group them together in a cluster as an embellishment. I absolutely adore these photos of my Godaughter when she was pregnant & thought they would be perfect for my layout, I have been wanting to scrap these for ages & just hadn't got around to it. I was very inspired to do a layout in yellows by Belinda Spencer. She has done a couple lately & they looked so beautiful & I have to say that  it is a colour that I don't normally use. So thanks for the inspiration Belinda.
I have done lots of layering, I so love to scrap with several layers, I suppose this is just part of my style. I have also done lots of edge distressing, sewing, stamping  & Glimmermisting .
I have used lots of yummy raw chippies including the Chicken Wire & a Viney Flourish both of which I have cut up. I have also included lots of little bits of  "natural" types of things from hessian to doileys & lace (both of which I misted to get the correct colour) etc etc. I am really happy with this page as it really meant a lot to me as she is a very special girl to us & I so wanted to do her justice with this layout with these very special photos. I hope you like it too. Until next time.   Cheers Di  xx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Color Room Challenge #85 "Love You"

Hi everyone. Here is my layout I have just finished for this weeks challenge over at The Color Room. This weeks colours were pinks, yellow & white. Such a pretty pallette. Thanks to all the girls at The Color Room for continually coming up with such inspirational pallettes & sketches. This layout I based very loosley on the sketch.

I have used a corrugated background which I have Glimmermisted in two colours & I am rather pleased how it came out. I have also die cut my three circle doileys, tiny butterflies  & these little leaf sprays. I have thrown in some chippie pieces (as always) I do love my chippies. I have also made a couple of handmade flowers as well.  Hope you like it. Thanks for popping in. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Scrap the Boys November Challenge
"Charlotte Pass Juniors

Hello everyone. Just sharing my layout I have just finished for this months challenge over at "Scrap the Boys". This months criteria is to "Show your Team Colours", any sport.  I thought long & hard & decided to think outside the square & instead of football & soccer, which I have heaps of, I have opted to do this one of my eldest son Beau. These pics were taken way back & he was in a junior ski team. They are great action shots which were just perfect for this challenge.
I really enjoyed doing this layout. I have used  lots of misting, paint, sewing, edge distressing. I have also stamped all of the stars. I have even sparkled up these snow flakes although I don't think you can see it in these pics. Thanks to the team at STB for such a great challenge. I have really enjoyed playing along this month, after all, it made me do these pics which up until now were just waitng to be done. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xx

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lets Get Shabby November Challenge
"Enjoy the Moments"

Hi everyone, I have just finished my layout for "Lets Get Shabby". Talk about cutting it fine. I only saw this challenge at lunch time today & it finishes at midnight tonight!!!  I loved the concept, so I thought I would give it a go. Now the criteria was to do "Monochromatic" but absolutely no other colour eg. black, white, Kraft etc. is allowed. I love monochromatic, but not to be able to put a touch of a neutral with it was extremely hard!!! Anyway I managed to do it & I must say I am rather pleased the result.
As you can see I chose to do green as it is my favourite colour. I have used many different shades of green & used lots of different mediums on my chippies to achieve some textures. In these pics it looks like there is a brown in this paper but I swear it is a dark green. There is absolutely no other colour on this layout other than green.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by & look. I hope you like it. Until next time.     Cheers Di  xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

White With 1 November Challenge "A Special Day"

Hello everyone. I have just finished my AMENDED layout for the current challenge over at White With 1. I had finished this layout about  two weeks ago & posted it to their blog but I just wasn't happy with it!! So I have tweeked it, slightly changed it & now I am finally happy with it. This months criteria was white (as always) plus one bright colour plus flowers. As you can see I have chosen turquoise as my colour. I had this beautiful photo of a friends daughter that I thought would be perfect, she makes such a beautiful bride.
  I have used a gorgeous  2 Crafty  chip circle flourish as my focal point & I have given it a serious makeover using different mediums & several paints. I have to say I am very pleased with how it turned out.
 I have also used lots of yummy Green Tara large roses & Flower Sprays that I have Glimmermisted various shades of aqua then accented in gold to match the chippies. I have also used small Green Tara white roses & these gorgeous Green Tara Crystal Sprays. I so love these little blings!!
I have done lots of misting, although most of it is covered unfortunately(I changed my mind half way through) on both my background & on my doileys, I have sewn & done lots of edge distressing too. I am very happy how this page has turned out & I hope that you like it too. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xx

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Color Room Pallette #84
"Daughters are so Special"

Hi everyone. Here is  my layout for the current challenge over at The Color Room. I haven't really blogged for a couple of weeks as I have been really busy with my shop & DT. work, but I have caught up so I can start this month fresh.  I do love this neutral pallette.
 I always love a natural pallette with raw corrugated cardboard, hessian, muslin, raw chippies, string & more &  I do love this big hessian bow.
 I have continued with the hessian theme by using it on my little banner as well, but by accessorising with these tiny flowers,  I think it gives a nice balance & a touch of feminity.
I love the way this photo has dappled light accross her face so I have placed some little twig things beside her so it gives the illusion that they are casting the shadows, that is the theory anyway!!! Thanks  so much for stopping by & any comments you may care to leave. I hope you like this  layout.
Until next time.   Cheers Di  xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Cards

Hello everyone. Today I just wanted to show you some Christmas Cards I made over the weekend. I have used a gorgeous silver & white foil paper as I just wanted to stick to a silver & white monochromatic colour scheme. I have also used loads of Green Tara ribbons, trims, crystal sprays, Christmas embellies & more, all in silver of course. Hey that is the beauty of being on a design team for a company that sells flowers, ribbons & trims. You gets to play with all their goodies!!! I am teaching these cards in my November Card Classes at my little shop.
 I love this card. It is called a "Twisted Easel" card. I love the way it twists & stands up by itself yet folds down flat. I have used some lovely Green Tara mesh for the bow, another lovely trim they do along the bottom inside section & finished off with a cute little silver Christmas spray on the front.
This card I have stamped this lovely Lampost & heat embossed it in silver & of course used Green Tara ribbon & flower.
 I do so love this range of foil Christmas papers. Lots of glimmer & glam.
More stamping, heat embossing & of course, you guessed it, more yummy Green Tara Silver & Crystal Flower Sprays teamed with some of their beautiful ribbons.
Here is another nice Green Tara embellishment .
Hope you like these & thanks for dropping by. Until next time.    Cheers Di  xx

Friday, November 4, 2011

Black With 2 D.T. Layout for November Challenge "Beauty"

Hi everyone. Just sharing my D.T. layout for the November challenge over at the Black With 2 blog. This months challenge was to use Black (as always) with Green & Cream. This was easy for me as green is my all time favourite colour. I have used loads of Green Tara Gardenias, Rose Buds & Skeleton Leaves. I have also used a lovely Green Tara Ribbon for the bow as well as some  great  Green Tara Crystal/Acrylic Tear Drop Sprays. These come in lots of different colours & I  have used the Smoke colour, which goes with just about any anything. Lastly I finished off with another Green Tara "Bud N Bow" satin trim in lime. I think the various shades of greens sit well against the black background.
To finish off I have stamped, sewn, distressed (with my NEW you beaut electric edge distresser which I love), border punched, used a little WOW chippie tag & threw in an acetate clock which I cut out. Hey presto another one finished!!! Hope you like it & perhaps join in this months challenge over at the Black With 2 blog. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.     Cheers Di  xx