Monday, 19 January 2015

A trio of cards with papermaze and Amy Tangerine

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post
Hi I am hoping to help kickstart your creative week with a trio of cards I created using the Amy Tangerine - Stitched collection
I shared a layout I created earlier in the month HERE

It's always good to have a stash of cards ready for any event and I kept these fairly neutral so they can be used for Birthday's, Anniversaries, Valentine's Day or anything really.
They are quite simple in their construction, strips and blocks of paper along with some elements from the Bit's pack.
I kept to the same design for all 3 cards and on this one the addition of the Squirrel and an acorn gives a fun feel that can be used for adults and children alike. I like how the doilies give another dimension to any card or project, you can either use some pre cut ones or you could use a die in your cutting machine. You can find a good selection from various manufacturers here in the shop.
Hope you have a creative week
Tracee x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

First layout of the year

I am up on the Papermaze blog today with this post

Hi Tracee with you today, I hope you all had a good Christmas and that 2015 brings you all you hope for & more.
I am up to share my first layout of the year created with the Amy Tangerine line Stitched, oh boy I love this line.
Unfortunately the weather here has been so dull that the photo of my layout doesn't show the gorgeous gold of the "Good Life" title embellishment (and is also why I didn't include any close ups)
This title came from the bits pack, it is stuffed to the gills with the most adorable elements for your pages or cards.
I used a cut file on my cameo for the circle background and used some of the papers from the 6 x 6 pad to add pops of colour & the little chipboard heart on the amera was actually from the simple stories DIY Christmas collection, but it looked so sweet in the centre.
I hope my page has kickstarted some inspiration for you and I will be back later in the month to share a trio of cards that I have created with this collection.

Friday, 2 January 2015

CSI 150 - solved

Just popping in to share CSI case file 150
Before I share I just want to wish every one of you a Happy New Year and may 2015 bring you all you hope for! x
This was the last case file of 2014 isn't the case file image so cute!
And here is how I solved it

Swiss Dots
Decorative Border
Pom Poms
Light Bulbs
Holiday Accents
Something Fuzzy
Document the holidays
I journaled on the back telling the story of how a new tradition is born for our family. Each year a local garden centre has a fabulous Christmas display and we go visit buy ourselves a new ornament and have a spot of tea and a cake, this big polar bear was part of the 2013 display and I couldn't wait to scrap this photo of me with it
Hope you will find time to play along soon
Toodle Pip x

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Lets build a Snowman with Bo Bunny Altitude

Bo Bunny has some awesome winter collections this year and I just love the colours in the Altitude collection.
I was recently up on the Bo Bunny blog with this layout using the softer side to the collection, but I couldn't resist creating a page using the stronger purples and blues that feature in the papers.

This was the layout that I created, I used  Creative Scrappers sketch 283 to jumpstart my mojo and it was plain sailing after that.

I added some of the Sugar Pearlescents to the corners, they look like tiny snowflakes. I also added some to the noteworthy title diecut for the same effect.

The sketch called for lots of layers and the beautiful tones of the Altitude collection made it easy to mix and match. I added stitching to the edges and used my finger to lift the papers giving them a more 3d look, I often do this as it adds height to your layout without using foam pads etc.
Bo Bunny Supplies Used
Patterned Paper; Chilly, Cozy, Flurry, Patrol, Rustic, Snowflake/Altitude
Cardstock; Sugar Dot
Stickers; Layered Chipboard, Combo Stickers/Altitude
Noteworthy; Altitude
Jewels; Blue Hues
Stamps; Powder Mountain 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

CSI Case File Scrap 365-10 - Solved

I have been a bad blogger and it's been a few weeks since I shared one of my Case Files from CSI
This week I am quite pleased with how my layout turned out even though I was a bit puzzled how I would work the colours

This is the Case File

And here is how I solved it
Cursive font
Document a winter favourite
On the tag behind the title I wrote " A new tradition was born last year, where we all visit Cadbury Garden Centre to see the wonderful Christmas display they always have and as a little treat we come away with a new ornament for our trees.
A couple of close ups
My youngest daughter and my Granddaughter just couldn't resist modelling a couple of the theatrical masks they had for sale!

I added some gold sequins for a bit of pzazz but they didn't photograph too well, adding  a little white paint to my thickers gave them a bit more of a "dramatic" look I thought. I used odds and ends from a few different designers and got to use up yet a little more of my stash "yay" I love it when that happens.
Hope you will find time to play along this week over at CSI
Toodle Pip x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Altered Hoop

Just sharing my latest blog post that went up on the Papermaze blog on Friday.

Hi Tracee with you today to share another project that I created with the MME Jubilee collection papers. You can see my first project here

I took a small embroidery hoop and placed some fabric inside (it was a scrap that came from an old skirt). I used mists and some white ink on the chipboard fern, I then coated it with a layer of clear embossing powder to give it a little shine.
 I simply layered up the papers and used one of the flair badges as a main focus for the piece. The flair badges are a little larger than the ones I have used in the past and this makes for a great focal point for your projects.
I hope you enjoyed my projects with these gorgeous papers. Don't forget to pop over to the shop where you can find all you need for your crafty projects.

Monday, 10 November 2014

A Happy hello with Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze blog today
Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created using the My Minds Eye Jubilee collection.
My MInds Eye always have a few different colour schemes in each of their collections and this is the gorgeous Sherbet and you can find this along with the other colourways here.

I chose a white background and gently dry brushed some purple paint on it, I chose to keep it plain and simple to show off the delicate colours this range consists of. I added a few simple embellishments to it to finish it off.
I used the negative shape of the deer I cut out to create a simple birthday card
Nothing gets wasted in my scraproom!
Happy Monday and don't forget to pop over to the Papermaze shop to find all the supplies you need for your projects