Thursday, November 29, 2012

My curls....

As I get older my hair just gets curlier and curlier - I am certain I  will end my days as a fully blown poodle!!  As a teenager I used to get my hair permed - now I wonder why the heck I needed to ??

SO I had fun with these old photos and this one is of me as a little girl and shows that I even had curls back then.  I am  seriously  loving the colours in the Carta Bella Alphabet Junction papers and they were  perfect for this photo!!

So for starters I used my favourite crafters workshop template - the spotty dotties and with my Tim HOltz distress ink Broken China

 I established a bit of interest  for my background.  I then used a serious of smaller cut sections of Alphabet Junction papers - the blue under the photo is the backside of Dear Little dots .  I have then cut a long strip of the pink spotted Handwriting - again using the B side.  I also had a small strip of the green Alphacards which I slipped in under the blue paper.

In the top right hand corner under where the photo would  sit I also used some of the reverse side Alphabet banner.  I also pleated a strip of the striped Delightful stripe and adhered across the pink paper for  additional burst of colour.

I am a HUGE lover of ricrac - its so versatile and easy to use....and Tracy has an awesome ramge - I have used some of the pretty pink ric rac but you could use any range of colours depending on the p colours in your photo!!

I then went to the coordinated sticker sheet and selected a range of stickers to add to my layout - I always love a  journal spot or two and I also liked  some of the coordinating strips so I have added a couple once I had adhered my photo.I also slipped in a pretty  small doily under the top left side of the photos and cut it and used the remainder at the bottom  right - I find it just  added a bit of softness and prettiness!!

Tracy  also has some wicked buttons and some gorgeous resin flowers so I had to  add a couple of those!!


As a last minute touch I couldnt resist Tracys gorgeous fairy  girl charms
Finally I have used the alphabet sticker sheet for my title using two different  fonts.

I also like to outline some of my papers when they have a white background just so they stand out a little more....I love  the little touches like this to finish a layout
What do you think??

Thursday, November 22, 2012

New layout - old photos!!

I made a fabulous discovery a few weeks ago - a stack of  photos from my oldest boys when they were babies - they were mostly pre digital so First of all there are not as many of them!  and they arent  just sitting on my computer ready to print off when I want so I've had fun going back and scrapping some of the boys  baby photos in a more current style!!

Here is a step by step using the fabulous Carta Bella Alphabet Junction papers from - beautiful quality - if you love My minds Eye and Crate paper quality papers -  you will love these!!

So for this layout of Lachlan when he was a baby I  have used the Carta Bella Dear little Dots paper - I have used the blue reverse  side for my background.

I have then cut large  flag shapes from  Delightful stripe, Simple scallops and Ive used the reverse side of simple scallops for the third flag.  I have then distressed all the edges and run ink around the edges before doodling on the edges.

I have then used Bakers twine to thread them together - you will need a good strong needle!  As I have looped the twine I have also added the cool lollipop charm and the Make a Wish tag from the Birthday Boy green Presents embellishments .  This gives additonal interest and dimension to the banner.

I have then cut a selection of hexagons from the Honeycomb paper  and I have added some to the middle banner and some to the bottom right side of the layout...

I have then selected a range of stickers from the Alphabet Junction sticker sheet and added them to the edges of the photo and also  to decorate the flags.

I also used the coordinating Alpha stickers for the title

Finally add some journalling and you are done..... awesome papers with such versatility I can use these over and over .....Pop and tell Tracy I said Hi - she always has a bonus freebie on offer too!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

and a little Alphabet Junction....

Okay so the school fete is over and I can return to a real more  canvasses, no more toffee, no  more mars bar slice, nor more Fete !!  It was a huge success but so tiring and now I can get back some ME time!!

Before the Fete the Divine Miss Tracy gave me some fabulous Alphabet junction papers from Carta Bella to play with and Im  LOVING them.  You can use them for just about anything and for todays post I  have dug out an old photo of me as a youngster - Im the one in the pink dressing gown!!

SO here goes......started with white cardstock - I need an endless supply - it has such a crisp clean look - I love it !  I then used a funky Crafters workshop template and yummy Tim HOltz distress ink dried marigold to give the yummy background some texture!!

I then cut a large sized banner from the reverse side of the Handwriting paper.  I have then used the strip of green from the Alphacards paper and the blue from the Tossed letters paper and created smaller strips horizontally across the page.

I have also used a torn strip of the Handwriting paper and  some stickers of the Element sticker sheet.

I have   then added my photo across the arranged strips of paper and added a white ribbon and bow from the White organza scalloped edge ribbon.

 To this I have then added  some blue ricrac for that extra burst of colour.  I have then tied a little girl skipping charm to the bow - these are SO cute and I loved being able to use it on this layout!! 

I have then added some gorgeous resin flowers - Tracy has such a great selection and they are  so cheap - you can have lots of colours!!! 

I have added an extra  little cluster for the bottom  corner.

I have then  added my title from the sticker sheet....
I also then outlined my papers and the title with a black felt pen!!

As a final touch I have hand stitched a circle around the piece!!!

SO make sure you drop in to and tell Tracy I sent you!!!  She will  definitely look after you with great service , cheap  prices and superfast post!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

my fave colours and a scraplift....

Back again - here are some more layouts from retreat a  few weeks back....I think I have just caught up on the sleep I lost  that weekend!!

This layout includes my favouritest colours to create with = teal and red.......YUMMMMMM

and  here is a quick easy one with my fave peeps....

and another yummy My minds eye  one....

My josh boy!!

and the cutest little mermaid with more of our underwater camera shots!!