Monday, 26 September 2016

Vintage Journal - A card for Megs Garden

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  So pleased you came by for a visit.

I'd like to share a card I created with the gorgeous new paper line by Megs Garden called 'Vintage Journal'.  I have used one of the papers from the A4 printable sheets.  I absolutely love this version because I can print out exactly the page I want and even alter the size if necessary .. brilliant.  

The paper used is Vintage Journal 01 and, as I wanted a soft and subtle look to my card, I did lighten the colour a little before printing. 

This card was actually made as a Get Well card for a very dear friend of mine who was in Hospital for an operation.  I wanted it to be bright and cheerful and to, hopefully, raise her spirits.

The extra layers were simply torn to size and, to soften the look even more, I gathered some lace from my stash and layered it in between.

The flowers are all available at Megs Garden.  I will leave a list of products at the end of this post.  I usually get my flowers in white so that I can then colour them to suit my project if necessary.   

The frame was made with a silicon mould and Mod Podge Melts.  The chippie is from a Circle Word by 2Crafty Chipboard.  I simply cut away the circle, coloured the word with gesso and then, while it was still wet, sprinkled it with glitter.

The inside was decorated with the same paper.  I'm afraid the lighting wasn't very good when I took the next two shots, hence the colour looks greyish.  I use natural light so am very dependant on the weather being nice and sunny but on this day it wasn't co-operating.  Still, it does show the lovely pattern on the paper and next time I will just have to take all the photos at the one time.

With all the layers and flowers, etc. that I place on the front of my cards it is sometimes difficult to keep them standing up so I do, at times, have to add paper to the back to balance the weight a little.  It works!! 

I am very happy to say that my friend came through her ordeal with flying colours and is well on the mend.

Megs Garden products used:
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my little creation.  Why not pop over to the Megs Garden Blog and check out the amazing projects made by my Teamies.
You should also take a look around the Megs Garden store.  I am sure you will find lots of things you cannot live without.  I know I do .. every time .. LOL!!

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Girls' Day Out Folios # 2

Hello again everyone and welcome to my blog.  So happy to have you visit and hope you are having a fabulous day!

In a previous post I explained about a fabulous day out I had recently with some wonderful scrapping friends of mine .. Adriana Bolzon, Astrid Maclean, Heather Jacob and Helen Wallace.    We all exchanged handmade gifts on the day.  I shared the gifts I received in this post HERE and the first of the photo folios I made HERE and now I would like to share the second of my folios.  This one was made for Astrid Maclean.

The papers used are from Kaisercraft's Heirloom 6.5 x6.5 Paper Pad.

The design is similar to the Tim Holtz Collection Folios but my version is smaller.  The outside measurement is 6.75" x 5". 

 As in the first folio I shared, I only added some stamping, stenciling, washi tape and a few chipboard pieces from Scrapmatts.
The pocket on the inside front cover holds a photo mat ..

.. and the first page is a pocket that holds a small folded card ..

.. which was ideal for all of us to write a personal message.  The paper on the inside of the card is from Prima.

Next are two small half pockets ..

.. each holds a journaling card which, I thought, would be ideal for recording the details of the day.

The next page is a full sized pocket.  The flap is held down with a magnet ..

.. and there is another photo mat inside.

The last page folds out ..

.. once ..

.. twice, so there is plenty of room on both sides for photos.

The last page ..

 .. and the back cover.

Not much in the way of embellishment in these booklets as I feel it is much easier to add them after the photos are in and, besides, the ladies know what they themselves prefer and can decide whether they want to embellish, or not.

So, this was the second of my folios.  I will share the other in the next week or so and then, hopefully, soon after that I will share the final ones and the step by step instructions.  Hope you will return to take a look.

Thank you so much for dropping by and, if you would like to take a look at the work done by these fabulous ladies here, in alphabetical order, are the links.

Adriana Bolzon - AB Inspirations
Astrid Maclean - Astrid's Artistic Efforts
Heather Jacob - Art and Life
Helen Wallace - Textures and Tales

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A Nephew's Birthday Card!

Hello sweet crafty friends and welcome to my blog!  So pleased you dropped by.
A very special welcome to my new followers.  So very pleased you decided to follow me and I hope I can give you a little inspiration now and then.

I'd like to share a card made for my nephew's birthday.

Still using up some older Kaisercraft papers.  Still have lots, so I'll be using them for a long time to come me thinks!   Distressed the edges and did a bit of inking with Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I had cut a panel with one of the new Tim Holtz dies but it didn't really fit into the design of my card so I got out my crackle paste and used it as a stencil instead .. am very happy with the result. 

Used one of the pop out labels from the paper pad as a graphic on the front.

 I also added in a couple of scraps from some Prima papers and a couple of Tim Holtz tickets as well.


The inside with pockets for a gift voucher and a tag on which I will write a personal message.

 .. and my card is done!!

Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look at my creations and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

For everyone in Aus who is caught up in the terrible storms we are having at the moment .. stay warm, stay dry, stay safe.

Take care and God Bless.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Girls' Day Out Folios # 1 !!

Hello sweet craft lovers and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are having a fabulous day!

I'm here to share the first of the gifts I created for some scrappy friends with whom I shared a wonderful Girls' Day Out!
I  wanted a small album so that I had somewhere to keep the photos I planned to take on the day.  I was looking at the file folio made by Tim Holtz, but  even the smaller size was bigger than what I was looking for so I decided to create my own based on that design.  Then I thought, 'Why not make one for the other girls as well', then we would all have somewhere to keep  our photos.
So, that is exactly what I did.
I made three of these and, though they are all the same design, the papers used to decorate them are all different.  So, over the next few weeks, I will be sharing each of these with you.  I haven't actually made one for myself yet but, when I do, I will probably also do a step by step tute.  Hope you will be interested enough to come back and have a look.

So, here is the folio I made for Adriana Bolzon.  

The papers used for each of these folders are from Kaisercraft.  These are from their Salty Kisses collection.

I didn't do a lot of decorating .. just some stamping and stenciling.   I did add a few diecuts and also some Scrapmatts chippies and washi tape.

As you can see, there is a pocket for a photo mat on the iside front cover and this first page is a half pocket ..

.. which holds a small folded card ..

..which I thought would be ideal for us to write some personal messages.  The dp I used on the inside is from Prima.

The next page is two small pockets which both hold a small journaling tag. 

Thought these would come in handy for writing down some details of the day.

The next page is also a pocket but a full sized one this time ..

.. which holds another photo mat.

The last page folds out ..

.. once ..

.. twice ..

 .. and this is the final page ..

.. and the back of the booklet.

As stated before, I didn't add much in the way of embellishments because I didn't know how or where the girls would want to add their photos.  Besides, I think it is much easier to add embellies after the photos are in so the girls can do their own if they want to.

 I mentioned at the beginning of this post that this is just the first of the folios I want to share, the others I made ( one for Heather Jacob, and one for Astrid Maclean ) I will share over the next few weeks and, hopefully, by then I will have completed my own and I can also share the step by step. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my little creations.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.