Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hello hello and a happy Sunday to you! Hope you are ready for another post:-)
I know I have been posting many layouts lately but I just seem to really enjoy creating these little pages of everything that matters to me in my life. So here is another.

Again I used the gorgeous Pink Paislee paper I received from Two Peas for taking part in one of their CHA challenges. I have used this paper on layouts more than any other that I have purchased myself! Two Peas, I just love them!

The photographs are some we took in Oia-Santorini. Gorgeous place to visit. I think the vivid blues of the photographs are highlighted with the little bits of oranges and green paper I used here.
The title 'Remember' is a felt word I picked up when I was in Singapore last year. I have several of these and never managed to use them so far, so here it is finally on a page:-)

I used a little row of punched hearts as an accent. And the very cute rubons are by Lily Bee.

I also used some Girls Paperie die cuts and some punched butterflies. And the journal spot is made using my Hero arts ledger background stamp. I distressed it a bit:-)

Here's more close-ups:-) The cork accent is home made with a punch and some stamping...
Isn't it fun making your own embellishments? I love having something unique on my page...

Thank you so much for dropping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend:-)

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hi again, todays project features an eclectic mix of embellishing techniques. I used rubons, stamping, metal detailing and flowers.
And I finally got a chance to use my Basic Grey Capella paper, yay! And I was starting to worry that I would never use it. It mimics the grey blue of the sea during sunset.

I chose a horizontal paper strip so that it depicts the horizon. I also love the soft text and distressing.. adds so much to this page!

I love this gold rubon by Hambly, it was the perfect frame for this gorgeous butterfly stamp by Hero Arts. The coffee coloured tab was stamped with the Hero arts Graph background. Love how stamps can add so much to some plain paper!
The lovely brown floral border is by Bo Bunny. I have used most of this rubon sheet already. And I love the rich brown in it.

The strip of houndstooth is a leftover scrap from a Pink Paislee sheet. And yes,I did save this tiny bit from a previous project. he he

I added this 'Photographer' button by Jenni Bowlin. I just love her Chipboard Buttons. They are so perfect to add a vintage touch to almost any project. I combined it with a Tim Holtz pin for some extra detailing. And finished off with a bunch of Prima flowers and some American Crafts brads.

Thank you for dropping by,
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

With the arrival of new stamps....

Ah new stamps how I love thee:-) Nothing beats the smell of fresh stamps to get the creativity flowing, I managed to get my hands on some gorgeous Hero arts goodies. Most of them from the new catalog, mmmmm:-)

Also sharing some good news while I have your attention, I was one of the lucky winners of the Hero Arts January Challenge.
And I plan to get a few of the new stamps with my prize;-) yay!! So many gorgeous stamps to pick from... But I have finally narrowed it down to a small list of faves. Will share them with you as soon as they arrive!

For now though, here's a few that I purchased:-)

I adore this pretty flower and bees stamp set, been wanting it for quite a while, and I finally have it.. So I was pretty excited to get busy stamping..
I stamped the wood grain on the entire front of the card, the window was cut out and the cloud background was adhered behind it. I doodled along the edges for a better defined look.

Everything else was then stamped, coloured and cut out and finally, adhered to the card front.

Here is a side view that shows the depth that was created using dimensional adhesive..


Hero Arts Wood grain, Clouds background stamps and the Be Happy, All Occasions Messages Clear stamps set.
Brads by Basic Grey
Copics for colouring
Ink in Soft pool and Tea Dye.