Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas to all!!

This will probably be my last post before Christmas and I wanted to say a big thank you to those that stop by regularly and leave me your wonderful comments.  With so many wonderful blogs around it does become quite time consuming to make the time to leave a comment, so THANK YOU to those that do they really are appreciated.

 One of the games we had running over at Colorful Creations was to guess which Design Team member made what card, we were all giving the same digi print to use how we wanted if you would like to see what the other DT members did please click here.




I interpreted the image into a cup cake however it may have been a bucket filled with snow whatever it was I had fun making the image into a paper piecing.  I cut the frosting part from cardstock and then spritzed, glittered and inked it all.  The base was cut and then sent through my crinkle machine and I have highlighted it with some black ink.  Baubles were cut using my Quickutz Bauble die and my background stamp is a new Kaiser  single die.

Thanks for looking and for any lovely comments you may leave.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE




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Friday, December 14, 2012

Jingle Bell Blog Hop


Welcome to the Colorful Creations Jingle Bell Blog Hop!  If you have come here from Annes  Blog or have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then then please go back to COLORFUL CREATION and start from the beginning


Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  It is the celebration of Christ’s birth.  It is also the most giving time of the year.  Everyone seems to be in such great moods this time of the year! 

So in celebration of the Christmas season we are hosting a Design Team Blog Hop.  You are to visit each team member’s blog to see the Christmas inspiration they have for you.  There is only one project you are required to do and that is the CC Blog Hop project which requires you to use the color combo below and create a Christmas layout.  You are to use the colors below and create ANY project fitting the criteria given.  It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item.  The sky is the limit!    If you do a layout, your pictures do not have to be Christmas pictures but your papers must!  

Please use at least 3 colors from this combo.  You may use them all.



Once your project is completed, please return to CC upload it to the gallery, tag it JBH2012 and then upload it to this event.

 
INSPIRATION
 
I recycled a little tin by decorating with Christmas paper I also thought it was the perfect size for a table gift.


Also as you hop along the way you will find clue words on each of the Design Team member’s blogs.  Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to Christmas.  These words should be BOLDED on each team member's blog!  Tell us that quote is by EMAILING it to me at ourcolorfulcreations@gmail.com for an extra rak of scrap goodies!

Don't forget to right down this word and collect the rest as you go

{AND}

The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below.
(Embellishments will vary)

As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:

1. You MUST be a member of Colorful Creations
2.  You must become a follower of each CC team member’s blog and leave a comment on each blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, CST, December 20th.  

Now hop on over to Janets blog to see what she has in store for you.  Below is our lineup list in case you get lost along the way.  Have fun!!


Line up:












Have a fabulous weekend and I look forward to seeing your creations.









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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Make a Wish

Hi Everyone, well hump day is nearly and I thought I would do a quick share with you.  I made this card for Paper Temptress using a Hambly Overlay "Pink Antique Doily" this was the other half remaining from a project I did a few months ago.


I stamped the image onto the overlay then stamped another one so that I could 3D it over the top.  Kindy glitz in black was used for the wish trial.


The stamp I used was from the Craft's Meow and the die cut is one of the gorgeous Memory Box dies



Thanks for looking and I hope you 've enjoyed this project.  If you are looking for Hambly products then check out PaperTemptress as she has a great selection at great prices.

Take Care 
And thank you for your lovely comments



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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Colorful Creations - Palette 9

Well the countdown is on with only 24 more sleeps until Christmas YIKES!!!  Okay slow down and take deep breaths I'm sure you all have it under control....LOL!!!  If not well then just wing it as I'm sure it will be way less stressful than trying to make everything perfect for day that seems to appear so fast and disappear just as rapidly.

Well to kick of the start of the Month we have a load of challenges over at Colorful Creations and yes I know we are all strapped for time but the great thing is you've got the entire month to get these challenges completed with the added bonus of being able to win a RAK.  All RAK's are donated by the Design Team members and are randomly selected so you have just as good a chance as anyone.

If you love colour palettes why not check out this months beautiful colours and some of the work has been done for you as I have matched the colours to a paper line.  If you would like to check out my challenge please click here.

Of course to keep in the spirit of Christmas I elected to create not only a Card but a little Gift Bag that can also be recycled.  The Gift Bag idea is something I discovered on Pinterest and thought it would make  a great present.  I have also decorated the back.

Christmas Bag & Card



The handles of the bag were recycled from a set a towels I purchased and I  have used PaperTrey Ink die "Jar & Lid" and "Friendship Jar" stamp set.


 On the back of the bag I have used a Pink Paislee stamp around the edges and cut the removable tag using Memory Box "Pocket Gift Tag".   The tag has then been slipped in between the strip of paper and then secured with a piece a ribbon.


CARD


Product Use:  My Minds Eye "All is Bright" papers and stickers, Prima & Dusty Attic Flowers, PaperTrey Ink Die & Stamps, Martha Stewart Punch, Theresa Collins paper icons, Kaiser Craft pre made cards, Maya Roads Glimmer Mist & Hessian Ribbon & Twine, Memory Box dies.

I hope everyone has had a fantastic start to the weekend, It was quite a warm day here in Sunny Queensland   and already I miss spring the next few months are going to be a hot one.

Thank you also for your sweet comments, take care!!!



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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Farewell!!!

Okay there goes another weekend in a blink of an eye.  I realised that its been over a week since I've posted as life has been just a little hectic as it always is this time of year.  

My son just completed year 12 and not only did we have his Formal to attend, we had his final graduation at the school  where they are handed a portfolio detailing all of their accomplishments throughout the last two years of senior school and to top it all off  he passed his manual drivers test first go, a very proud moment for  his Father and I.  

Next year will be an interesting year for  me with no more running around after kids, just typing that makes me laugh as I am sure I will still be doing washing, cooking and cleaning at least until they finally move out.

Okay so before I head off to do a few of those chores I listed I thought I would quickly share a page and card I made for Paper Temptress.



I have triple machine stitched a circle around the pictures, popped a journal tag behind the image telling the story about how my son had to have these ducks.




Paper Temptress Product Use:
Falling Snow Flakes Screen Print


50th Card


One of the things I love most about Hambly transparency's, is how great they look, when overlayed onto plain cardstock.
PaperTemptress Products used:

Other Products from my stash:
Nestabilities Label Die cut
Birthday Stamp
Twine
Glitter and Number Stickers
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave, hope everyone had a great weekend or is still enjoying what's remaining of it.

Take Care





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Monday, November 5, 2012

Scrap n Art Magazine


Hi Everyone

Welcome to another new week, I'm sure it will flyby as fast as all the others, before it does though I wanted to share with you this great online magazine that I was also invited to be one of  their in the "Spotlight Artist" for the month of November.  They have some great tutorials not to mention a great team of authors such as Kristie Taylor and like any magazine they are always wanting submissions giving you the opportunity to have your work featured.


A little snippet from their website

We have been providing pure Information, Inspiration and Education since February 2008.  Each month we provide full editorials on new companies and old favorites, tutorials and digital downloads that are education, out of the box and exclusive to our subscribers. 

Scrap n’ Art is a traditional and digital scrapbooking, mixed media and paper crafting magazine. Our publication originally was distributed quarterly via electronic PDF format.  However, we have grown to over 150 pages of content and it became difficult for our subscribers to continue to download. By the way, we are NOT a paper magazine. We have taken our education based publication and brought it online in an easy to read, print and PDF format and do it  MONTHLY!


DON'T MISS OUT
I would like to say a big thank you to Melita Chow for not only featuring me but also offering my blog readers a free 30 day subscription for Scrap n' Art.  All you have to do is leave a comment below, like the Scrap n Art Facebook page leave a comment saying that I sent you, then sign up for Scrap n' Art using the coupon code "FionaFA", now you can sit back with a coffee/tea and enjoy.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE

By leaving a comment on the  Scrap n' Art  Facebook site stating that I sent you will give you the opportunity to win a 12 months subscription that will be randomly drawn.

Good luck and enjoy your 30 day trial.

Until next time!!!






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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Colour Palette 8 - Colorful Creations

 Hi Everyone

Well another month has been and gone and it seems true what they say "Time just flies by" just as I think I'm in front of my challenges I realise I've forgotten one and end up rushing around like a mad women, I'm sure you can all relate...lol

I know a lot of people from the USA have had to deal with Hurricane Storm Sandy it only seems like yesterday when we had the same clean up here in Queensland, my heart goes out to those that now have the long process of getting their lives back to some kind of normality as they clean up such a huge mess.

I think that is why I was drawn to the image I have selected for this months colour challenge,both the image and the colours were so dramatic looking and after little tweeking I loved the 5 colours that I came up with,.  If you would like to check them out please drop by Colorful Creations here and check the palette out.

MY TAKE


I have been wanting to scrap this photo for ages a friend and I attended a Scrap Retreat and Saturday night was dress up night, not sure who's wig that was but I decided it really didn't suit my complexion.  However it was a fun night.


 I have really dug into the patterned paper archives here, as most of you know I love challenging myself to using several different companies collections rather than just one that has been co-ordinated.  Here I have used Basic Grey "Fusion" & √Ąged & Confused" Alpha Berry, Sassafrasslass "Life Is Beautiful", Daisy D's "Chloe Marie" & Pink Paislee.   

For those who haven't been scrapping for longer than 4 years you may never have even seen these before and those who have check through you stash time to get them used.
 

I love this new addition to my masks I think its called Bingo Ticket, I threw the packet out so I'm not a hundred percent, I then spritzed with some glimmer mist.

Product Use
Pattern Papers

  Basic Grey "Fusion" Pink Flamingo used as base, "Lucky" Sweet Lavendar & Grape Fizz
Sassafrass "Life is Beautiful" Ambition. fussy cut flowers
 Daisy D's "Chloe Marie Collection" Blackberry used on top of the Pink Flamingo 

Other

The Crafters Workshop Template, Prima resist canvas and blooms, WOW glitter, Heidi Swapp tulle, Nestabilities Dies circle & label, Martha Stewart mini butterfly punch, Kaiser bling & rubbons, MM decorative brad, Stampendous Marine Blue Fragments, Fancy Pants "The Good Life" stamps, Pink Paislee journal note, textured paste, glimmer mist and inks.


Thanks for looking and a big THANK YOU to those that take the time to leave me your lovely comments and I'm look forward to dropping by your blogs to see what newly created works of art will be show casing this month.

Take Care






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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Weekend Fun

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, I thought I would do a quick share before I put my feet up for the evening.  I have spent the past few days looking for clothes for my sons formal and I can happily report I have succeeded...
 I even saved, didn't think that was going to be possible.  

I combined a challenges with my Paper Temptress Design Team work this week.  I stumbled on this site called ScrapFriends a little while ago but hadn't had the chance to play along.   I popped in a few days ago and spotted this sketch and couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity of giving it ago. 

 If you don't like Sketches check them out anyway, I love the fresh feel to the site and they also have a colour challenge and some cool tutorials.


MY TAKE


I coloured some textured paste and used it through the centre here I have then stamped with several different stamps and have then used some Websters and Prima papers.


After cutting some of the pattern from the pink Le Romantique Hambly transparency I  made a frame for the photo.  I also stamped and cutout the butterfly's using the scraps, along with die cutting the number 18.
 

Some close ups shows how I have compiled die cuts, stamps, flowers and chipboard, the chipboard here has been given a  puffy texture that I inked after with some black ink.  



In this close up you can see how I have a white bag popped behind my photo for hidden journalling.  I also stamped "Every Day" on the negative left after you've removed your stickers.  Normally this would be thrown in the bin, instead I sanded it back a little, stamped the words and hey presto I have a sticker, I love how at the bottom of the words I got this cool pattern left behind from the outline of the sticker that was removed.  [Well I hope that made sense it did in my head] lol. 

Products Used:  Memory Box "Tiny Tendril" die cuts, Hambly Transparency & Stickers, Prima Rondelle "Etude" & Blooms, Websters "Every Day Poetry" Messages to You , WOW glitter, textured paste, Mixed media ink, Stazon black, Luminarte powders, Dusty Attic mini swirls.

Stamps used:  Fancy Pants "The Good Life", Websters Itty Bitty Bubbly, Bo Bunny "Ambrosia" and other stamps.

I have linked a few of the products I have used to create this page, I hope you have enjoyed looking and would like to THANK those that take the time to leave me their wonderful comments. 

Wishing you are great weekend....





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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Layers Upon Layers & Black With Two

Hi Everyone happy Wednesday,

We have an event  running over at Colorful Creations called Layer Upon Layer by Design Team member Paula, if you are looking for something to get your creativity moving why not join in on this event, you will also have the opportunity to win a RAK and who doesn't love to win a prize?

I also loved the colours over at Black with Two and decided to combined these two challenges.


I took a different approach to the normal layering of papers that I do on most of my page, firstly I used some textured paste, followed by glimmer mist and I finished off with rubons.  I really love the look of these layers that I placed around the edges of the cardstock.  On the paper side of things I layered the banners and I also layered these with rubons and an overlay from Kaiser Craft.



Randomly around the edges of the cardstock I have used textured paste and a chicken wire template, I have then glimmer misted with Lime Twist and then used Kaiser rubons.


I also embossed the banners using several different patterns these where then sanded and inked.


Products Used:  Kaiser Crafts transparency, Devonshire and Devonshire Tea rubons, GM Lime Twist, textured paste, The Crafters Workshop chicken wire template, WeR Good Day Sunshine stickers, K & Company papers, Dusty Attic teapot chippie and American Craft paper cutout.

You have until the end of the month if you wish to in on either of these two challenges, we would love to see your creations.

Thanks for looking and for the sweet comments you left me on my last project.

Take Care





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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guest Designers Sketch - Camilla Ekman

Each week at Colorful Creations we Spotlight a guest designer, this week we had Camilla Ekman, I'm sure most of you have seen Camilla's beautiful work, if not then pop on over and check out Camilla's work.

THE SKETCH




 MY TAKE


Its probably safe to say I strayed a whole lot on this one, firstly I twisted the sketch and after that it got lost in translation. Ooops!!!  I have a few of these portrait shots of my nephew and after doing my last grungy boy page and thought I would do another one.  I used papers from Kaiser Craft, did loads of tearing and distressing, added some machine stitching and punched corners and finished of with some coloured textured paste and masking.


I had a piece of Dusty Attic left over from another project that I thought worked in beautifully with the whole grunge theme and the alpha letters I embossed with Rangers White Puff and inked with black.


I also found an old Karen Fosters rubon with boys sayings and randomly rubbed these onto the page finishing with a spritz of Perfect Pearls "Blue Patina".

Products Used:  Kaiser Papers "On The Move"& √Ąttitude", Dusty Attic "Cottage Window" & "Typewriter Font", Ranger Perfect Pearls & Embossing Puffs, Prima Chipboard, Maya Roads Pin, Textured Paste, The Crafters Work Shop Masks, Karen Foster Rubons, Tim Holtz Film Strip, Inks and Hessian.

I hope everyone is have a wonderful weekend, its definitely been a warm one here in Sunny QLD with a side of smoke, unfortunately some people don't understand that when its been quite dry dropping a cigarette can start a fire and when you live on acreage its a little worrying, looks like the Fire Brigade has it under control and hopefully the winds will not pick up.   Otherwise POOF. I'm sure a fire would love my scrapping supplies.

As always thank you to those who have stopped by and left me their lovely and encouraging words, until next time.

Bye




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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ATC - Halloween

Happy HUMP day everyone, its been a super hectic few days celebrating a birthday, general day to day life and scrapping, at this stage I'm unsure whether I want to get over the hump or just roll back down the way I came, flop down on the ground....and do some good old stretches whilst I'm there.  Hows your week been so far?

Earlier in the week I finished creating my ATC's for the Dusty Attic Halloween Challenge, I have been wanting to participate in that Challenge for awhile and finally gave it ago.  WOW,  working in such a small confined space is a lot harder than what it looks, the ladies over at DA make it look so easy with their gorgeous little pieces of art.

Well I am proud to announce I have completed my first ever ATC's along with a little lesson learn't, do not  pick a die cut that is not only tiny but will also need to be run through the machine a couple of more times to get all the pieces.  Whilst it maybe fun making one, not so much when you are making 7 more,  and gluing!!! I'm saying no more I am just going to show you some pics so you get my drift about picking wisely...lol

MY FINISHED ATC

 I think the Memory Box Spider die looks so funny dropping down from the Skeleton.

The wording says ENTER IF U DARE!!!


I used these cute little door plates from Dusty Attic, I coloured them first with some Luminarte pigments, I stamped a little image onto them, and then inked around the edges.  You can see just how tiny the skeleton bodies is.


I used Tim Holtz chipboard that I cut down to 2.5"x 3.5" which is the base of my ATC this comes embossed with a Harlequin pattern. I then gave it a couple of treatments starting with Gesso, Textured Paste, Stamping, and two colours of glimmer mist and a some Luminarte pigments.


 This is just another shot showing you all the little pieces from the die cut, won't be rushing to use that one again...lol If you are looking for a good Skeleton die Memory Box has an awesome one that you only have to run through you machine once.

 2.5 x 6.1 inches

Other Products UsedPumpkin were cut from EP Chillings Worth Manor Range, Pink Paislee Phantom Stamps, Kaiser mini blooms & bling, Memory Box Spider & Web, MM Stamps, and tulle.

Hopefully I haven't left anything out, if there is anything you ever wish to know please feel free to drop me a line.  Thanks for looking and for leaving me your lovely comments on previous projects.

Have a great remaining week, bye for now.





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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

GD Worldwide Search


 

 
Hi everybody!
 
The new lines will be released very soon... And we are looking for 4 guest designers to promote the brand abroad for the winter!
 
If you are not living in France, and you are interested in applying, please send us an email HERE, including a few words about you, and your blog address; then copy this blog post in English or French on your blog (the Facebook page is very welcome too...). 
 
As a GD you will have to create at least 4 works (LOs, altered... it's up to you!) during the next trimester, with the GD package. You have until October the 30th to apply...
 
Good luck!


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bliss - Hambly Screen Prints

Just a quick share, since its the weekend and really to beautiful to stay indoors, especially after the freakish weather we have been having.  Last weeks temperatures were reaching above 35C and yesterday they plummeted down to 6C over night, not to mention the freezing winds we had all day. Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to see snow but them's the breaks.

I created this page using mostly Hambly Products, a lot of you may know that this company is no longer Trading, however Paper Temptress has snapped up quite a few of their products with the added bonus of them being on sale....don't miss out. I would have to say the Screen Print Transparencies are one of my favourite products from this company as they are so versatile.


Click here if you wish to see the list of Hambly Products I have used.


I had a left over piece of pink transparency from the Antique Pink  Doily pattern from another layout I had done previously for Paper Temptress and decided to stamp on it.  I've used Stazon ink and some beautiful stamps from Graphic 45, they look so much better in real life as transparency is a little hard to photograph without getting a reflection.


I found this photo in my stash, I think my kids must have been playing with my phone whilst I was doing a little shopping on one of our trip to Sydney a few years ago, I think bordom must have set in....lol

Product used:
Hambly Screen Prints,
Websters Alpha Stickers, K & CO Cameo Sticker, Prima Flowers & Journal mat, Gaphic 45 Stamps, Cherry Lane Flourish die, Memory Box Butterfly die and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, 7Gypysy overlay, glitter and dimensional pearls.

Have a fabulous weekend, thanks for looking and for you lovely comments.

Until next time



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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Twisted Blue Prints #15

Well it has been extremely hot here in Brisbane, for me anyway, its that sort of weather that make you feel a little drained and tired.  However I did finally get a page completed.  I have been wanting to do a grungy boys pages as its seems ages since I have scrapped the boys.  Here in my house my son its not keen on having his photo taken and unfortunately we have no family here in Queensland, so I rely on the odd one here and there that my sister inlaw sends me of my nephew.

I created this page for the twisted Blue Prints Challenge, if you would like to read more on this check it out over at Colorful Creations.  I twisted the sketch for my page.


GROWING UP


I have stitched,  punched and inked all the edges of the 2nd background  paper.  I'm not one for just using a particular company's paper range I like to mix and match to suit my needs.  The main background paper is one from October Afternoon sidewide range, 2nd is Sassfrasslass "Mix & Mend". Banner Strips are from Two Kaiser Ranges "Attitude & On the Move" Collection.


 I coloured my textured paste with black paint and used this with a Crafters workshop templete and a template I made using my bubble punch. I have used two die cuts, Tim Holtz cogs and a sizzix luggage tag.


The Chippies I have used a from Dusty Attic the alphabet and a compass that I cut into pieces, these have been inked as well.

Other Products used:  Washi Tape, Kaiser & Hambly Transparencies and brads.

Thanks for looking and for comments that you take the time out to leave, who doesn't like to read comments and I know they take time to leave so they are always really appreciated. 

Hope you are having a great weekend.


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