30 September 2013

All Occasion Card

Cards are such a great way to use up left over papers and embellishments.  I always try to have a little stash of cards on hand in the cupboard and generally make them so they suit potentially any occasion.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made from leftovers of the gorgeous Scarlet printable range by Marion Smith Designs.



The cut out clocks are just so handy - have you notice them appearing on all my work lately??!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Maggie

19 September 2013

Paperscape Featuring Scarlet by Marion Smith Designs

One of my favourite ways to scrapbook is to create paperscapes.   This involves creating a scene using papers and embellishments, and usually incorporates lots of layers and fussy cutting!  In this layout I used a photo of my daughter when she was still a kindergartner!  I love the shot of her, but alas there was another child in the background - most unfortunately exploring her nostril with her finger!!!  I really had no choice but to cut her out and silhouette the remaining image!

 



Once I had committed to doing this, the theme of the layout just started to evolve.  The look of wonder on my daughter Meg's face lent itself to creating something magical.  The Scarlet range of papers that Marion has in her printables range was perfect for this.  And no magical layout is quite complete with a wee spinkling of fairies is it?!!

To soften the look of the cream Bazzill background I used Viva Modelling Cream in Pearl with a damask stencil.  Not too overbearing but just enough to soften the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave me a comment and link me up to your blog!

Maggie!

12 September 2013

Handmade Flowers

Hi all!

This week Marion Smith Designs will be showcasing handmade flowers made by Marion herself and the design team girls!  Here is a short video tutorial on how I created my 'metallic' flower.


On Friday Marion will be posting all of the tutorials, so be sure to stop by her blog  http://marionsmithdesigns.blogspot.co.nz/  for some floral inspiration!

Thanks for dropping in!

06 September 2013

Nirvana Pop Up Card Tutorial

Hi ladies!

Last weekend we celebrated Fathers Day here in New Zealand, and if you visited the blog last week you may have seen the pop up Fathers Day card I made especially for the occasion.  As promised, here is a video tutorial detailing how I constructed the card, complete with measurements.

You will need the following supplies:

  • Nirvana papers
  • 1 sheet of black Bazzill
  • clock brad
  • 2 x teal coloured feathers
  • selection of old watch parts
  • 4 inches of chain and a large jump ring
  • strip of clear acetate
  • Foam dots
  • letter stickers
  • strong adhesive


I hope you enjoy!

Happy crafting ladies!

Maggie