Thursday, September 29, 2011

Groovie Covers

You just have to hop over to Groovie Covers and play with. This is such a lovely and inspiring idea. Each month a book cover is loaded onto the blog as inspiration for your LO's!! The Month of September is inspired by this awesomely interesting cover.
This is my take on the book cover:)

I loved playing with the paint effect and added some antique gold glimmer mist to run right to the edge of the page. The butterfly is punched into the white space on the photo. The paper ribbon and butterfly punch just brings the colours together. My LO felt a little heavy at the bottom and the two see-through flowers at the top corner did the trick to balance it out!

Grab those paints, hop on over, play along and keep your eyes peeled on this site for an October reveal............................................................

Happy scrappin'

Monday, September 26, 2011

Punchy punch punch!

I absolutely LOOOOVE playing with the Martha Punches - especially the around the page punches! This teeny tiny flower punch is one of my favourites and it looks really nice on a card as well!

I used 3D squares to lift the middle blocked printed paper and added a lace border behind to add a little texture to the page. The flower design is a fussy cut from the print and a little dimensional pearl added to accentuate the leaves and flowers!

The journaling reads (in my favourite letter stickers - off course:) : "Princess, may every wish you make come true" ................and that is also my wish for you!

Happy scrappin'

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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My right hand helper at home asked me to cover her Bible to last a bit longer and to make the plain black cover a bit more interesting. In her words she knows I can do this as I have all the pretty scrapbooking goodies in my scrap space! I've many times seen her looking at my newest creations and she always comments on how lovely they are (I often think she must think I'm insane buying all this paper:).

This was a challenge as the book had a shiny plastic "shrinkwrapped" onto the cover and no glue would stick to it!! In the end I removed the first three layers of the cover and had a blank piece to work with. The Bible also travels in her handbag so I couldn't add any bulky embellishments!!

This is the end result - the photo isn't to great as it was raining and she wanted to take it home and not wait for me to photograph it properly:). I covered it with sticky plastic all way round as she goes to church three times a week - it'll just last a little longer!

I created a bookmark with the left-overs and she was absolutely thrilled!! She says the little children crawl between the church benches to play with the beads hanging from the bible when she uses the bookmark:)

I'll post some of the goodies we scrapped at Spier in the next few weeks - just have to get them finished first:)

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just a little note....

The Burlesque range from Fabscraps is stunning to work with. It has a booklet with flowers pre-cut!!! Simply press out and roll for stunning matching flowers!! The flowers on these notepads are from the flower booklet - same design spiral flower - just folded differently!

Creating notepads is a fun way to create a little gift and by adding matching paper to the inside of a transparent pen you co-ordinate the gift into something special!

All my cards I created for the Fabscraps Burlesque range are also featured on the Fabscraps website for the USA launch of their paper ranges. Hop over here and have a look! I've designed some more goodies for them but shhhhhhhhhhhh - that is still a secret;)

I'm off to Spier for the Scrapbook Convention this weekend - will most likely need a week holiday to recuperate:)

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crepe Creations

Add Image Crepe seems to be the next hot item! This card design is very effective and yet easy to accomplish. It is one I designed for my Burlesque class we had on Woman's Day.

To create the strip add double sided tape to your card where you would like the crepe strip. Ruffle and stick the crepe down as you go. (You can also sew in the centre of the crepe strip and wrinkle it together at one end). For the "flower" effect fold crepe paper in half and on folded side cut strips. Add double sided tape to back of paper (I've used the pink cut-out) and stick crepe paper round and round - almost like making a rosette!

The pink strip is one of the beautiful strip border punches from EK Success - love the swirly bits!

Add some bling and VOILA!

Happy scrappin'