I was folding some washing the other day and came across a little top of my daughter's and thought that I could use it as inspiration, so I will share this once I have finished it. Then browsing on the net at clothing, and soft furnishings, there is just a whole world of inspiration as you can see in the above picture. So my challenge to you is to find something that inspires you and recreate it as a card, scrapbook layout or beyond the page project and upload your creations here. Upload your inspiration photo and creation and why it inspired you.
This first piece is a simple layout I have done using KaiserCRAFT paper from the Dash Away All range (vixen) I have also used a piece of the new Sakura Park range under the photo as a mat. It is not a particularly nice photo of the layout but you will have the idea. I have also used some metallic paint under photo mat and on the Ho Ho Ho, some white cardstock run through the Cuttlebug (snowflakes), strips of red cardstock, Basic Grey and KaiserCraft rubons, rhinestone swirls and glitter. Phew who would have thought you could use so much product on a simple layout. I have also stamp a snowflake image on the title. The photo has been manipulated.
This second piece is something that I have been meaning to try for some time and finally got round to it. All it is, is an envelope made in to bag called a bag-0-lope. Then I have just embellished it. A simple little gift bag that you can make out of almost any size envelope.
I hope that this keeps the creative flair going for you all over the break and that you all take time out to relax on Christmas day. Have a fantastic Christmas and be safe.
And the Tie-breaker challenge, create a 6x12 or 12x6 layout using a set sketch.
Well can you believe its nearly Christmas. The time has gone so fast and blink and Santa will be here.
Anyway, have been lucky enough to have a play and design some cards for the Dec kit that is selling over in the shop. Basic Grey's Urban Prairie is just a Divine range of papers to be working with, along with the element stickers and buttons. Doubly yum!
The kit is well worth the $$$ spent and I ended up with so much left over that I am sure I can come up with some more amazing creations when the time allows.
1. Your invited card.
2. Wishing you all kinds of happy Card
3. Celebrate Card
4. Happy birthday Card
5. Happy day Card
6. For you Card
With the kit I think I managed to squeeze out a huge range of versatile cards with a spring feel to them. If you have the chance to get your hands on this kit then do so, its so worth the play!
Wishing everyone a fantastic Christmas and holiday season from me too.
Thanks Julia, Brenda and Dallas for welcoming me into such a fun fab team.
For those that comment about their Christmas plans, I will do a draw for a RAK this time next week. After all it is Christmas.
This first one is a triangle box that is made using just one rectangle piece of cardstock, which I have stamped on using Inque Boutique Christmas stamps and Colorbox fluid chalk ink. Gave the scallop circle nestibilities a work out again for the 'Joy' tag.
A Christmas Cracker favour box. This I have made using scraps from the new Waterberry range of papers from KaiserCRAFT. Not exactly a Christmas paper, but I think it works.
Last but not least a box-in-bag. I have used Snow Soiree from Imaginisce for this and the snowflake is made using the tag-team snow flake die run through the Cuttlebug. The ribbon is a scrap piece of Anna Griffin satin ribbon. The base of the bag is made using a constructed box from one square of Cardstock, then the paper wrapped around it. Easy. So easy I intend to make these again.
The first is a layout of my boy, it is a more simple sytle than I usually scrap with, but I really enjoyed doing it (it didn't take me less time though). I've used the Basic Grey Archaic collection which I love for boyish layouts at the moment.
The second project is a card. Using Basic Grey Urban Prairie and Making Memories noteworthy papers, bazzill bling blossoms, making memeories blossoms and basic grey rubon.
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To all those that took part in the Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge, well done. We will have the final results to you by Wednesday, and we will have found a winner!! So stay tuned and good luck.
The last challenge for the Great Scrap Box NZ Christmas Challenge has been set and well done to those who have so far completed the challenges. Also well done again to Tracy and this time Mrs Frizz (Michelle) for taking out challenge 3.
Here is a close up of the glittered diecuts, they really are wonderful to use!
All products used are available in the shop
I've used the following on the layout:
Diecut Paper - Hope
Paper - Temperance
Points this time will be awarded for creativity and individuality. So hopefully these will give you all some ideas. Good Luck!!
This first one is just a random male orientated card that I have used scraps for. Plus tag that I have inked.
This next one is for my daughter who is 4 next Sunday and just loves sparkley things and yes pink, but I managed to sneak in some green as well.
This one using Basic Grey 'Sugared' range of papers for a friend of my daughter's two days later. Gotta love that Bazzill Basic ribbon too.
This last lot is party favours for my daughter's wee party that she wanted. I have used Imaginisce All Kinds of Happy papers and given the nestibilities a work out too.
Included in this pack is a Pink Paislee 8x8 paper kit, KaiserCRAFT fancy flower album, 2mtrs of ribbon, Bazzill chips, Glimmer Mist, KaiserCRAFT rub-ons, Green Tara flowers, and 18mm Bazzill brads.
Must add too - the first gallery for the Christmas challenge is up & it's looking S.E.N.S.A.T.I.O.N.A.L!! Well done everyone!!
I had a blast playing around with this months kit - gorgeous Kaiser papers & plenty to keep a girl busy!!
The colour themes that I am seeing come through are soft pinks and blues this year as well as the traditional red/green/gold. This post is a tiny hint as to what is in store for you all for the Great Christmas Challenge.
I have used papers from the Ambrosia Range, it looked so perfect with the orange tones of the tulip, but placing it on a black backgroung tones the vibrant colour down a little. The stamps I have used are the KaiserCRAFT flourish clear stamp set and I have stamped by painting metallic gold paint on the stamp first. The journaling spot is just a 'scrap' piece of paper ripped out of an exercise book, which I have tea stained by soaking in strong tea. The gold and white netting is from a bunch of flowers that my MIL was given.
When using Glimmer Mist, ALWAYS shake the bottle sideways and not up and down as the liquid ends up in the cap. So when you take the cap off, you end up with a mess. Also when applying the Glimmer Mist, stand a box on its side a spray your tag/cardstock into the box. This leaves very little mess.
I also have a couple of sneak peaks of what we created in the classes.
Christmas Memory Tree
Create a Card Buffet
If the Shoe Fits - altered shoe last
And one more tip to share today, check out this link: http://www.wannastamp.blogspot.com/2007 ... candy.html
Have a happy Friday
The kits are available in the shop for purchase now but be quick as there are only a few left.