March 6, 2015

my Favorite - k+ challenge

Thought I would have a play with the new challenge over at K+challenges 
I flipped the sketch on its side And layered my stripes of pattern paper overlapping each other for a different look other then just glueing them beside each other

I kept is simple as I felt that the background was busy with the love script across it and it blended well with the patterned paper from pink paslee and scattered sequins over the page

He spent the day playing with a big plastic bottle throwing it in the air and running around his cage laughing and talking to himself 

Background pp kaisercraft Kraft collection 
Pink paislee bella rouge 
Seqins,silhouette cuts ,sparklets ,rhinestones 

Thanks for looking

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March 3, 2015

Happy Heart - Sassy Scrapper moodboard challenge

When creating this moodboard I put in consideration of all the new collections 
that we'll be arriving in the sassy store and all the colours 
I thought it would be fun to add some of the trends like watercolour and paint brush strokes 
I hope you all enjoy this moodboard and pop on over to sassy scrapper and join in the challenge 

After creating the moodboard I really wanted to incorparate some watercolour painting in my layout 
So I pulled out my watercolour pad and sketch out the Poppy's 

Here is a close up look at the Poppy's 

I also had an idea after seeing some prima flowers made from velum that I felt that would look awesome on my layout so I made my own and I so adore the gold leaves from crate paper so lovely 

I'm really thinking of framing this layout to hang on my wall

Check out the sassy store for these products 

Thanks for looking 

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March 1, 2015

Couture creations 2015 Design Team Yay!!!!

so i can finely let the cat out of the bag lol
I'm so super excited to share with you all that i have made the design team
still jumping up and down!!!

to all of you who applied for our 2015 Design Team.
We wish we could choose everyone but unfortunately we cannot.
We do encourage you to try again in 2016

Our selection panel have chosen designers that bring something different to our team and have a talent for creating with our dies and embossing folders

 onto the important announcement
Please give a huge
2015 Design Team

Anita Bownds

Anita Enright

Bernii Miller

Cindy Porter

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Lesa Bird

Tina Connolly

Tracey Rohweder

2015 Creative Team

Adriana Bolzon

Jo Simons

 Sue Smyth

Special Projects
 Tracey Cooley

Design Team Coordinator
 Kerrie Gurney

Our new team will start inspiring you from April 1st 
so for March you will still have our awesome 2014 Design Team inspiring you 

Please take some time to visit all our new designer's blogs 
(by clicking on their names)  
and please leave welcome message for our 2015 Team

We have an exciting year ahead and have some exciting new collections and products due for release this year, so please keep following and sharing. 

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February 28, 2015

Random blah blah blah!!

I suppose you would say I'm not much of a big blogger when it comes to talking about me or family mostly a private person or you could say people have enough problems of their own but today I thought I would just go with the flow and see where it takes me ,trying to be a bit more open lol 
I see so many peeps sharing their craft like crazy ! I would love to that !! But I have this thought a lot that what if people hate it and they think omg not this again (trying to be more comfortable with not caring about what I think other people think lol) yeah I know ridiculous huh but I know I'm not alone in that I'm sure. my hubby is my rock when it comes to that ,he is always telling me your amazing !! 
I'm one of those girls who spends a lot of time alone from as long as I've known it's always been like that. I think my my thought I was a little odd lol but drawing,painting and just craft in general was my happy place and it still is .theirs not a day goes by that I'm not creating something of some sort .
When I first started scrapbooking I was truely amazed at the whole design team thing it totally blown away by it actually that it gives you a chance to create something that they thought was amazing and that was shared with the world and I was totally hooked by that !! So I kept on creating and hoping that one day my art /craft would be amazing enough!! ..hey I'm still trying but I've had some amazing opportunities along the way and I'm still excited and enjoying it who wouldn't!! 
I took up photography because theirs nothing better then being able to take an amazing shot of your kids playing sports are just playing in the back yard but I must say I absolutely love taking pictures of flowers I have no idea why but it just draws me in ..but see that's another think I don't share that I think that should be shared great photos on my blog.. I'm a big doodler I sit in the lounge room drawing flowers that I can cut out with my silhouette so much fun ...I've always wanted to become a product designer lol dreamer!! Maybe one day ...this year I've taken up painting I wanna learn how to paint better with watercolour I absolutely love watercolour I do flick a lot of it on my layouts but I don't do it all the time over the past year I've become more of a white space lover the crisp clean background love I'm going to try this year to share more of me on my blog this year so if you follow my Instagram you will see some of the stuff I've been doing this year but I'm going to try to share it here to as I want to get over my little silly fear of thinking my stuff isn't good enough to share crap. I'm my worst critic..
Playing with watercolour 

My doodling 

My photography 

Thanks for listening ..xx

February 27, 2015

pink and gold - Sassy scrapper

This week at sassy I went for a total pink and gold day
I machined stitched some crape paper to layer on a card for the background 
And yes I used my fav doily die again lol with baking paper I love that it gives you that velum look
Of Softness along with some gold leaves and stamping in gold ink

A simple and easy card to make 

And as I was in pink and gold mode I scraped a photo of my daughter eve
Giving a kola a pat. I wanted the layout to be simple more of the focal point to be the photo 

I hope you have enjoyed my card and layout 
Check out the sassy store for these products 

Dear Lizzy Serendipity Little Things Paper 12x12Dear Lizzy Serendipity Bright Blueberry Paper 12x12Dear Lizzy Serendipity Smitten Paper 12x12
MME Metallic Dot Vellum 12x12Open Book Vellum Die Cuts Ephemera PackOpen Book Floral Ephemera Flowers and Leaves
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Clear Stamp Set

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