Friday, July 22, 2016

Funky Flair Inspirational Studio

Hi & Welcome
Its my turn up over at Funky Flair Inspiration Studio, it's great getting back into the swing of creating after quite a few months off.  As much as I love creating and find it quite relaxing, I still have to create for a purpose.  Today I share with you an adorable a little card that I have made for my sons friend, they are expecting their first baby.  So keep and eye, I think I will be creating a mini album with this gorgeous range of papers from Prima.

To find these gorgeous little metallic flairs go to:  Funky Flair Studio
Don't forgot over on the Facebook page we have a monthly challenge and we would love to see your creations.

Products Used:

Funky Flairs
Prima - Heaven Sent Collection, Blooms, SIIC & Mists
Textured  paste
Tim Holtz bigz half doily die
The Crafters Workshop Template
Kindy Glitz
Textured Paste
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may have time to leave!!!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sketchy Boards Challenge & Scrapmatts

Hello, thanks for stopping by!
Its a beautiful mild sunny day here in Queensland, I was hoping for a little more cold weather but it seems that is not going to be the case.  So those enjoying snow, enjoy, not all of us get to experience that  in our life time.
First up today I have my page I created for the Sketchboards Challenge, my take on the sketch has been twisted to say the least.  The background was created by firstly layering lots of little squares that I cut from some really old Basic Grey papers, I think the collection was one of the very earlier Motifica ranges.

This was the Sketchy Boards mood board, which I feel I have reflected quite well in my page.

Next up Its my turn to post over on the Scrapmatts Blog.
Again I have used some lovely old Basic Grey papers, personally I think these old ranges are perfect for mixed media.  They already have a mixed media look to them so they are great for layering with paints, textured pastes and everything else mixed media.

  I have used quite a few templates and and stamps to create the background along with mists and transparency cutouts.

A close up of the adorable little Scrapmatts feathers.


Prima Blooms & chipboard, Bloom mists
Basic Grey papers
Blue Fern Chipboard
Micro beeds
The Crafters Workshop template
Kaiser Blooms
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed, until next time!!!
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Funky Flair Studio & Guest CSi

Hi & Welcome 

We are enjoying some beautiful cooler weather here in Queensland!  Today I think its going to be a high of 17 degrees which means I can keep a light jumper on all day. Yes I am one of those rare people that enjoy the cooler days.  Its easy to keep  warms  but so much harder to stay cool.  

Well first up I have the Funky Flair Studio's July Challenge page.  Eve Rae certainly knows how to pick beautiful colours to get you inspired. Of course as a Design Team member we get to use the gorgeous products that Eve creates, however if you don't have any you can still play along.

These fun pics where taken of my daughter and a friend at his end of year graduation.  He is quite shy and it was so good to see pics of him coming out of his shell!!!

To create the background I have used a couple of different templates from Scrapmatts & The Crafters Workshop templates along with mixed media  products such as, gesso, textured paste, micro beeds, crackle flakes, inks and mists.  And without a heat gun it does take a couple  of days for these pages to dry.

This close up shows the adorable little funky flairs that I have used  and they can be purchased over here.  Each month there is a new release so you won't be dissappointed by the variety.

Next up as a Scrapmatts Design Team member we were asked to play along over at CSI and here is what I created agin using some beautiful Scrapmatts products.

To create the background on this one I've used gelatos, Prima stamp & template along  with some hand stitching.  The gorgeous  feather is from Scrapmatts and I have embossed with white and then inked the edges.  Letters have been cut using some old Quickutz dies and I have used washi tape on them.

And for those that have taken the time to read my blog posts, I mentioned a few posts ago I had been busy taking on other challenges so today I will share what I created for a swap.

We had to create a lap size quite no smaller than 701cm x 120xm and the bulk of the fabric had to be by a Design Tulla Pink.  On this one I have used applique work along with machine and hand stitching.

Loved how this turned out and can't wait to make another couple!!!

The arrows and feather patterns I was able to find as free patterns online, however the fox I had to create myself,   Had so much fun  making this and when you don't have pattern there are few learning curves and I didn't want to give it away when I had finished.  However I am sure the person that received was  more than  happy.

Well that is all from me today have a Happy Monday and thank you in advance any comments you may have time to leave.

Bye for now!!!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kraft Plus Challenge - The Puzzle

Hi & Welcome to those dropping in. 
Well this Challenge was down to the wire, its been an absolutely hectic month!!!  I first started this page when I was away at a scrapping camp, I borrowed someone's jigsaw punch with an idea in mind but didn't get to finish.  When I did finally get around to finishing it, I didn't have the punch, so I had to totally start from scratch and ended in a completely different direction.
Here is my Take!!!
Picture is of my son taking the challenge, of eating a mammoth burger that he purchased for dinner one night at Burrum Heads.  It was way bigger than what we expected and even defeated my sons ability to inhale food.

I used quite a bit of gesso and mists along with a Scrapmatts template for the background.
After re-thinking my puzzle piece I had to pull out my old Coluzzle templates, wow who thought these would ever get another days work.  I not only used the piece I cut out, I also cut around the negative that was left behind and glued down also.  I also cut some pieces out of some kraft resist cardstock I had, love the way the mist colours it and the pattern then shows up.
As always I love a fun challenge and I it was even more fun challenging myself not to use flowers and ribbons, mostly because my sons does not appreciate these on his pages!!!  Not manly enough he says.
Products Used:
MME - Kraft
Maya Mists - White Out & Dark Cornflower Blue
Coluzzle - Heart Puzzle
Other products - inks, stickers, staples
Distress Embossing Powder
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy your upcoming weekend!!!
Bye for now!!!! 

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Funky Flair & Sketchy Boards Challenges

Hello & Welcome
Well its been an absolutely hectic last few weeks here, not only have I been trying to get DT
projects completed but I thought it would be great to play along
 with a quilting swap, will share that at a later date. 
 June is also my yearly scrapbook retreat that I host and organise, so yes its been a busy few weeks. 
 First up I have the Flair Challenge, Eve Rae the owner, always creates such a beautiful mood board and I loved the peach and grey tones in this one.

I have used some lovely products from Scrapmatts, click here to check them out. you can check out product use, they not only beautiful chipboard but I'm loving their little templates which I have used here to some of my background.

Here is a close up showing you what to do with those unwanted foam pieces that you may have lying around.  These were bright pinks, yellows and blues.  Not something I would probably ever use in their original state but I was more than happy how they turned out.
Next up is the Sketchyboards Challenge
Thought the sketch was quite cute along with the beautiful inspirational colours.

To create my background on this I have used a beautiful brick stamp from Magnolia along with Prima mists.  I have double cut the banner out and over lapped them slightly before raising them with foam tape.  Again some more lovely products from Scrapmatts and micro beads, who ever said products can be old.
Both pics are of my daughter, she was a gorgeous child and has turned into a beautiful young lady!!!!
Thanks for looking and I hope you also have some time to play along with these challenges.
Bye for now!!!!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Hello & Welcome
Well another month has been whirling through in my neck of the woods and I'm up again on the Scrapmatts Blog.  This month I created a fun page with another pic of my daughter that I've taken  took off her Instagram account.  She's a bit of a hippy so I wanted to create a fun page that reflected that side of her personality. 
I have used the lovely Scrapmatts feathers.  I firstly embossed them with white embossing powder  and then embossed again with 3 other colours, love how they turned out. 
A feather template was used to create the background frame behind the photo and I have then embossed them with powders to tie it all in.
My other creation is a canvas that I created for the wall of my craft room.

I love these little words that Scrapmatts have created, they are so easily incorporate not just into your titles but journaling as well.  I've also used the skeleton leaves and embossed with gold embossing powder to tie them in with the other metal elements I've used.
A close up of the leaves although it was a little hard to get a good photograph of the embossing powders used on this.  They always look so much better in real life.
Products Used:
Scrapmatts - Feathers 01 CB5116 , Leaves 02 CB1116, CB1236 Scrap Words 22
Prima - Splat Stamp, Flowers. Bloom Sprays
Embossing Powder
Memory Box  Die's
Crafters Works Shop  - Sharon Template
6"pattern paper
WeR Memories - Stitching Template
Thanks for stopping bye and if you have time to leave a comment then I say a big thank you!!!
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Scrapmatts Canvas & Kraft Plus Challenge

Hello Everyone

The days are as usual flying bye and I can't believe its been a whole month since my last post.
Life is just way to busy!!!!
 The weather has finally turned cooler, though the days are still a little on the warm side, I think  its safe to say the nights won't be going back to that awful heat.

Im up over at the Scrapmatts Blog with a canvas that I created.
 Part of being on this lovely Design Team was we had to create a canvas of ourselves,
What a challenge!!! Like most I don't often get the chance to scrap myself and what a mission finding an up to date photo.  In the end I had to opt for some selfies and try not to look like its a
Mission accomplished!!!


The background was created using  mixed media and the Scrapmatts Number template, along with water colour paper that I have coloured using paints.

  Here is a different angle so that you can see the template I've used in the background.  I also used the Scrapmatts CB4034 Floral design, I firstly cut this in half before embossing it and I love the tiny little cloud like laser words.

Next up is the Kraft Plus Challenge that I had a chance to play along with.  We all play along at challenges for some reason.  Mine is to stick within the confines of the challenge, for me this pushes my creativity by working with what we are allowed to use.  Its easy to create a layout when anything is a go not so much when we are limited.


With only being allowed to use black and white it had me scourring through all my bits and bobs and transparencies are one of my all fave go too's.  On this I have used a few different ones along with  the Scrapmatts splatter template and The Crafters Workshop template, also used is used is a feather stamp.

This shot shows a close up where you can see all the transparency layering as well as the different scrapmatts chippies One of my all time faves is the lamp and chain you can check it out from the link.

Other products used are:

Scrapmatts Micro Beeds, glitter, Prima, Kaiser Kraft

Thanks for looking and have a great week!!!

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