Monday, September 26, 2016

Some Recent cards

Hello Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors...

Today I thought I would start by sharing with you some recent cards
 I have made to go to a little gift shop...

This is thee 1st and a little different as I don't usually 
us a black base for a card.

Then I went for Gold and Blue.

And Last but not least a Black and grey base with a beautiful 
red spay of flowers.

To give this last card a sheen like I have I sprayed it with 
Snow white, Colour Blast.

So there you have it. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Family Affair DT project for Scrapmatts

Yep, I'm back again with some more delights
for you all and this time it is the usual two creations
jam-packed with some awesome

The first is a canvas that features one of my
life's loves in that of my Son and the other is a layout
featuring another love being my Daughter (with her partner).

Live Life
& Make The Most Of Today

On the blank canvas I used ST1002 Diamonds as well as
front and side to give a bit of texture.
On these I sprayed colours to enhance the stencilling.
Next I layered hessian, paper & corrugated cardboard (all
of earthy colours) to match the design I was
looking for as a background for the photo.
Added to these background components I also
applied colours like I did with the canvas

Under the photo & backing I placed CB1232 Film Strip 05 with
CB2006 Page Border 05 at the bottom and a
piece of that same border at the top alongside
a hand crafted barbed wire.

The rounded arrowheads of CB5140 String Circles 04
wasn't big enough for what I wanted so I adapted two.
CB5132 Chains 01 was round but I stretched it
into an oval to highlight the subject.

I am never at a loss with the massive selection Scrapmatts
offer when it comes to matching Scrap Words with
my creations and on this occasion CB6112 Scrap Words 31
was where my search ended for the canvas title...

ScrapmattsCB1229 Chains 02
CB1232 Film Strip 05
CB2006 Page Border 05
CB5132 Chains 01
CB5140 String Circles 04
CB6112 Scrap Words 31
ST1002 Diamonds
ST1024 Gears
ST5033 Triangles
Dew Drop - Graphite Black, Galaxy Gold,
Starlite Silver & Mediterranean Blue
And Pearlescent Chocolate

LSGTime Travel Teal & Don’t Eat Golden Snow

FMSMont Marte Canvas 10”x 12”,
Burlap, Corrugated Card, Jewellery Wire,
2 x Patterned Paper, Texture Paste,
3D Gel Medium, Foam Mount Squares

You & Me

The base of this one starts like many layouts with a
piece of patterned paper over cardstock.

The purpose of placing the bulk of the work to the
lower section was to create space for the lamp
and for it to look like it was illuminating the image.
Scrapmatts Frame 02 CB4007 was the perfect match
for the picture I had chosen and the sheer size of it
meant it was going to be the main focus point.

Behind this I placed a bit of coloured gauze and
littered the page with an accompaniment of
flowers and embellishments.
A little depth was added to the photo by placing a
small scrap of cardboard behind it.

This close up gives an idea of how the gauze was
layered and how well it worked and
softened the edge of the stencils

A very much appropriate CB6105 Assorted Words 23,
married well with the overall look & theme

Without these two large flowers the layout was looking
bare & unfinished and I was pleased with
the fullness they afforded.


LSGPointsettia Red Gold
Tea Pot Purple
Baby Eyes Blue

Prima MarketingOdette Almond, Fleur De Prima, Metal Trinkets
Grungy Butterflies – Medium
Shabby Chic Treasure Hearts

WOCMini white Roses

FMSDusty Attic Crackle Medium & Gloss Varnish

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting

Friday, September 2, 2016

My Creative Artiste DT Challenge 18

Challenge 18 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 18!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is


The lovely Sofie and Andrew are back again as sponsors of this challenge blog and the prize this month is $30 to $35AU of NEW Release Products from their fabulous store.

Our Challenge this month is still
"Anything Goes" for anyone that wants to join in.

So to be in it for a great prize,
get Crafty and go to...
...check out the Challenge Rules and become a Follower if you are not already!!!

Here is My Entry for this Months Challenge!!

Kailey's Keepsake Box
This is a cigar box, for a Babies keepsake box, 
I made her sisters (Maddison) last year

To start with my lovely hubby gave the cigar box a bit of a rub down and fitted the feet, hinges and the catch.

When I got the cigar box back I stripped it of the parts so I could give it a wipe over and paint all the edges.

This view shows the ornate feet in place as well as the papers & lace used...

...And here how the inside was decorated.

In its completed state it was embellished with the name Kailey and selected colours to personalise the keepsake.

Kailey’s Baby Box
CB 5136 Baby Girl 02
CB 6055 Prams 01
Dew Drop
Graphite Black, Galaxy Gold,
Starlite Silver, Moon Glow
Purple, Lavender, Orchid, Sky Blue

Paper & Card
First Edition - Baby Girl
Iridescent Card
Foam Sheet
Guipure – 5 Different
WOC – 6 Different
Baby Charms, Hinge, Catch & 4 x Feet
TH – Distress Spray Stain (Tarnish Brass)

I look forward to seeing your creations 
Rhonda and the DT Girls

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

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Keep on Crafting!!!