Thursday 26 May 2016


Thanks for calling in to say ‘Gday.

I hope you will find something to persuade you to take a chance with some vibrant colours and a join in with the Kraft+ challenge this month.

I was inspired by the vivid colours, the stitched circle and the "live out loud", exuberant feel of the image.

The paper is all from a 6x6 pad by Studio Calico, "Lemon Lush"
Some texture paste through stencils.

The yellow flowers were made with a new Scrapmatts stencil - ST5030

The title is by Heidi Swapp .
Some flairs by Basic Grey, circle stamps from Prima.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

These three family members all took up the challenge to have a
“Girls night out” for another Son’s special birthday.
None of them ever seek the limelight, nor do they like standing out from the crowd, so to have evidence of them getting in touch with their feminine side is quite a coup.
What a fun weekend, good food, music, dancing, stories from childhood, previously not revealed and a chance to play the fool. Should be more of it.

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Monday 9 May 2016

You & Me makes me Happy. Scrapmatt DT

Welcome to my May Scrapmatts projects.
They are both created with soft, feminine colours 
which I enjoy working with. 
I thought the ornate frames were perfect for the shabby chic style of the page. They were not quite the right size for my photos, 
so I trimmed off the sides and just used the tops.  
The paper is from Prima, as is the sweet flair and the lace.
The Metal Filligree corners tied in with the soft gold of the heart sprays
and I used black texture paste through the Stencil Bubbles to enhance the title. 
The heart sprays are perfect for tucking into clusters to soften the edges.
JOURNALLING - on the back of the page.
These three photos show how quickly your expressions change and how happy you are to have your photo taken - as long as I’m quick about it!   After all there is lots of crafting, bike riding, gardening and mud play to grab your attention.  Like a little honey eater, you flit from one activity to another, eager to slurp the essence out of every experience.  We love your company, your sunny nature and your quirky sense of humour.  
Photo taken 17 August 2015.  Journalling 7 May 2016. Love Granny  

CB 6103 Scrap Words 21 - left untreated
CB4056 Ornate Frames 13 - treated with 
Stampendous embossing powder - Aged Ivory
CB5054 Heart Spray 02 - painted with gesso and Gold silks glaze
CH017 Filigree Corners #2
ST 1004 Stencil Bubbles

The Birthday card was made with Maja papers.
I love the CB 6090 Ornate Frames 18 
which formed the centre of this easel card,
Frame treated with Stampendous embossing powder - Aged Ivory
I treated the CB 1202 Roses 02 with twinkling H2O's and added the 
Happy Birthday with CB 1244 Scrap Words 30
The words were left untreated.

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