Monday, March 26, 2012

Round and round......

I had a few of these round Kraft tags left over from Christmas (a few round tags and a whole lot of debt:)) and wanted to use them for gifts during the year.

Amazing what a stamp and a little brown embossing powder can achieve!!
All I need to do now is ZWOOSH - yeah, I don't know if that is a word either:P - them up with funky ribbon ............... maybe some wax string with beads and pearls...............maybe some raffia

...............maybe................... maybe ...........................sorry, I have to go, I have some tags to finish off:)

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Delectibly delicious!

I've been baking some more cupcakes and I am really enjoying it! I love the decorating part - playing with all the colours and creating toppers - a lot like scrapbooking:)

This is my double chocolate - it is truly divine (and I dare you to have more than two:))

These I baked for my little girl's class party for her teacher - I wanted to capture the playful feel and excitement of having a party when you're six years old (mind you - I still get that feeling!!!!)

I think I have to scrap a LO with all my cupcake to find some "cakey" paper!!

Happy scrappin'

Monday, March 19, 2012

Adventurous Advent:)

You might recall a few posts back I made this beautiful advent calender for my daughter - only it wasn't an advent calender!! We turned it into a earring / jewellery holder:)

My mom fell in love with it and I created this one - also the advent calender from Karen Foster - with more mature colours and prints.
I decided to also cover the back - if you stand it in front of a mirror it looks beautiful from all sides:)

The sides are covered in co-ordinating prints and I love the subtle glitzy effect the glitter paper adds to the project!

Think out of the box when purchasing or using off the page projects - they might have more uses than intended!!

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tag, your it!

Over the weekend I played with plain blank white tags and some beautiful black stamps. I love using newspaper to wrap a gift with a nice coloured ribbon and one of these tags - simple but effective!

The first set is more on the feminine side - just LOVE these birdie stamps! All the stamps are embossed and it adds a little glamour to the tag!

Then I created a set more for the guys - maybe around a bottle of wine or a nice sauce for the BBQ?

The last black and white set I added a smidgen of colour with my Smooch - love the sparkle it adds! These are more for the kiddies gifts................cute, aren't they??

Play with your stamps and off-cuts - a simple rectangle creates a beautiful tag in an instant! use as is or use your corner rounder for a softer effect.

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Groovie March...and a little dotty too:)

Hop over to Groovie Covers and join us in the dotty madness of March!! Remember you don't need a blog to participate in the challenge - e-mail your LO and stand a chance to win a lovely RAK:)

This month's cover is really colourful and fun - and the dots made my imagination run WILD!!

I designed my LO using not only the dots as inspiration, but also the colours.

Inspired by the dots I used buttons in all the colours and as I only used plain cardstock I thought it a nice opportunity to freehand doodle on the page ...................yes, freehand - it was totally scary and liberating!!

Get dotty with us and do something a little out of the box:)

Happy scrappin'