Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Cute Little Handbag"
Part Two of My April DT Reveal For
Maja Design

Hello Maja fans, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a rather cute little handbag that
 I made to show you. It is actually a gift bag. Isn't is just so sweet?  I made it using 
the "1903" paper from the "Vintage Summer Basics" collection for the base of the bag & then
 trimmed it using "7th of April" paper from the "Vintage Spring Basics" collections.
I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL to go with it.


I created a handmade flower & this delightful little bow using the
 "7th of April paper - Vintage Spring Basics". This delightful stripe paper is actually
 the reverse side of the spotty "7th of April" paper.

When I made the little paper flower I also cut some tuille netting with my die cut
 machine to layer in between the paper petals & finished it off with a few pearl stamens.

This photo shows how it looks when open. Just a perfect size for a small gift &
 so very novel too. Lastly I finished  it off with a small four inch square doiley I cut 
out of some white cardstock. You could also write a greeting on this doiley as well.

Maja Design Papers Used
 "7th of April-Vintage Spring Basics"............"1903-Vintage Summer Basics"

Well thats all from me today.
Until next time.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some Cards For My April Card Class

Hi there paper friends, thanks for stopping by.
As most of you probably know, I teach two card classes every 
month & this is what I have been teaching throughout April.
I love the pretty, yet earthy feel of this colour combo.

This one had some folded pleats & a pretty blue handmade flower.

This one had lots of stamping & watercolours.

This one was just plain old pretty & feminine. :)

Thats all for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

My More Than Words
Mini Challenge DT Reveal
"Spread Your Wings & Fly"

Hi there friends and welcome. Thanks for dropping by.
Today I have my DT reveal for the
April MINI CHALLENGE over at

This is my very FIRST ever tag. Can you believe that !!!
I really enjoyed it so I am sure it won't be the last. :)

This months words is "FLY".

Now the MINI CHALLENGE is just that....
#1. It is for mini projects, cards, tags & ATC's only 
(no layouts, canvases or Art Journals)
#2. It only runs for a mini amount of time.
From 23rd of every month until the end of the month.
#3. Entries to be uploaded onto our facebook page ONLY,
underneath where you see the above image.
Add it as a comment & not added into the linky on the blog.
The winner is chosen by the DT & wins a $25 prize pack
from our good friends over at "Dusty Attic Chipboard. 

As you can see I have gone with the whole "fairy" theme
with lots of texture, glitter, crushed glitter glass, flowers etc etc etc.
My little chipboard fairy is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Hope you like it & can find some time to join in with us too.

Until next time.

Monday, April 18, 2016

My 2Crafty Chipboard March DT Reveal - Part Two
& Prima BAP Challenge

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have part two of my March DT reveal, for 2Crafty Chipboard.
It features my sweet little grandaughter Mia.

I have based it on the current BAP challenge over on the Prima blog.
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees & took some artistic liberties too!!!
I pulled out every autumn tone prima flower I had & I think I
have put them all on the this layout. I just love flowers. :)
This floral vines I have used unfortunately is no longer available,
I think were were called "song bird vine" because of the little birds.
Full list of Prima products used at bottom of this post.

Prima April BAP Challenge

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Fine Heart Borders
Loopy Heart Frames
Mia - title...(custom made) 
I have used this gorgeous "Loopy Heart Frame" to showcase my pics.
I used some bronze metallic acrylic paint followed by a little wipe
over with some gold ink to achieve this look.

I have created my background using Gelatos. 

Next up I have used these chippie "Dandelions", these are one of my favourite
pieces. These were treated with some brown mica powder followed by a few
dabs of gold ink wiped over & then finished off with some crushed glitter
glass on the ends.
Here you can see a couple of pieces of the new "Fine Heart Borders" sticking
our from beneath the photos. These are gorgeous, so very fine.
These were treated the same as the "Dandelions".
Lastly I have finished off with a custom cut title, "Mia" which was also treated
the same as the other pieces. I think having her name as my title is the icing on the cake.
Prima Products Used 
Song Bird Vine
Exotic Gardenia-Malaysia
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Art Basics Texture Paste
Glass Beads - Rust
Glass Beads - Butter
Prima Chalk Ink - Fall Leaf
Prima Art Ingredients - Copper
Prima Art Ingredients Mica powder - Tangerine
Well thats all from me today.
See you back here again soon.
Until then

Friday, April 15, 2016

Some Of My 2Crafty Chipboard April DT Creations
"Amaze Yourself"

Hi there paper peeps, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have a layout & a VIDEO TUTORIAL to share with you
as part of my April DT work for 2Crafty Chipboard

This layout, features yours truly !!!! I took theses pics a couple of months 
ago because I needed some "selfies" for a scrapbook challenge. I had to take about 
fifty to get half a dozen decent ones & these are some of the left overs. 
Thought I may as well use them up !!!
I have created a VIDEO TUTORIAL on my creative process.

To view my 
click here... 

2Crafty Chipboard Used..
Amaze Yourself - title
6" Skeleton Clock Frames Set
2016 Date
Berry Branch 

 Behind the photos I have used two of the "Skeleton Clock Frames" & the third one
I have used on the bottom right side of the page. These were all just coloured
with a black ink pad. Too easy.

  The "Berry Branch" was just painted white & then I dabbed on some
"Stickles" to add some glitter to it, although it is really hard to see here in the pics.

For both the "Amaze Yourself" title & the "2016" date were both
given a coat of white acrylic paint. Next I brushed on two coats of the same
 pink mist I had used on the background so that it would all tie in & then lastly
I also finished it off with some more icicle "Stickles".
The whole glitter thing is back in fashion girls. Yeah !!!

Well thats all for today, I hope you take the time to watch my video.

Until next time

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Become a Blog Follower & WIN
A Complete Collection of Maja Design

Hi there paper friends. Today I am having a HUGE BLOG FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY !!!!!
You can win a COMPLETE paper collection from 

I have made the above blue layout using papers from that collection. 
I have also made this pink layout below from the same collection too 
as well as the green one,  scroll down further to see. 
As you can see it really is the most beautiful collection & so versatile.

To be in the draw to win this COMPLETE collection...

#1. Become a follower of MY blog here.
#2. LIKE - Maja Design on facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.
#3. Leave me a comment below to let me know you have done these things
& let me know what you think of the gorgeous Maja papers.

Then keep your fingers crossed that you will perhaps be the lucky winner.

The winner will be drawn on "" on 15th May.....
Stay tuned.

Some More Maja Design DT Work
"A Moment Captured"

Hello friends, thanks so much for dropping by. Today I have another new layout to share
with you as part of my April DT work for Maja Designs using some papers from the
 Vintage Summer Basics collection. I used the "1914" paper for my background & then
 added this delightful striped one from the Vintage Spring Basics called, "4th April" to
 both the top & bottom edges.
 Even though it is a different collection, I think it works great.

I have also made a handmade flower to add to my flower cluster above the photo, using 
the same stripe "4th April" paper. I really like adding some handmade flowers in the
 same papers as my layout to add extra accents to the page, plus it gives it a more 
custom made look I think.

All of these gorgeous chipboard pieces I have used are from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Lots of mixed media on my background & the Maja papers are just perfect for this because
 they are so beautifully thick they handle it so well without warping etc.

On my background I have also added lots of stamping, fibers, micro beads in both 
blues & silver, pearls, pearl sprays & finished of with lots of flowers.

I really was in texture heaven doing this layout. :)

These are the four Maja Design papers I used from their Vintage Summer Basics collection.

Until next time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My DT Reveal for the Maja Design
April Moodboard Challenge
"A Sassy Card !!!"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Hope your week has been good &
that you have managed to fit in some paper fun.

Today I have another DT reveal for Maja Designs
April moodboard challenge.
See moodboard below...

I got my Copic pens out & revisited some colouring in again.
Gee I haven't used them in a couple of years & I'm a little rusty !!!

Thought I would make a "Side Step" card using some Maja Design papers.
I have used two papers from the "Vintage Frost Basics" collection.
The check one is called "6th December" & the plainer one is "5th December".
I have also stood another paper behind the card to take the photos, & that is 
"7th May" from the Vintage Spring Basics collection.
Even though it is a different collection it teamed perfectly.

I have even added some chippie pieces from 2Crafty Chipboard  too.

Here is the Maja Design April moodboard.

How to participate?
♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas.
Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to
We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what
collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you
 would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels
 on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo
 to your first and last name including your country.
♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups –
 or why not more than one project?
♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram,
 Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.
♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.
♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner
will be sent one collection of their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation April 21th at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!
Well there you go, hope you will join in & play along with us at Maja Designs.

Until next time.

Friday, April 1, 2016

My April More Than Words DT Reveal
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

Hi there paper friends. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my April DT reveal for the new challenge over at
This is the new April challenge board. 

I have called my layout "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
in dedication to my beautiful "Poppy" girl who sadly passed away back in 2012.
The word ESCAPE is what she did, she escaped her poor old tired & sick body.

Here is a little poem that some of you may know,
 about loosing a much loved pet.....

"As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free

Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one else can see
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart".

2Crafty Chipboard Used..
 Lattice Leaf Set
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - title
Dandelion Set
Tiny Henri Frame

 Some heartfelt words to "Poppy".

She really was such a beautiful girl.