Friday, April 24, 2015

SQEAAAAALLLLL

 
Good morning friends!
I am super excited and incredibly humbled
to have been selected as a Kaisercraft Design Team finalist!
 
 
Can I just say how fortunate I feel - specially after
looking at the shortlist! You too can check it
out here
What a thrill to move on to the next round! So exciting!!!
 
I'd like to share with you all, another project I
created for D-lish Scraps
I really wanted to focus on these gorgeous
paper bags. Amanda has a huge range in the store
 
 
 
 
I've used some yummy Kaisercraft papers and stamps as well
as American Craft Thickers for the title.
 
I used the paper bag in various ways, including die cutting it
to make decorative flowers as well as cutting out the top tab
to use for layering.......
 

 
 
I've used it here to matt the photo and to place
some hidden journaling inside......
 

 
How cute are the Kraft butterflies?
They are so sweet! You can find them
here in the D-lish Store!

 
I am loving all things gold at the moment!
It's even sneaking it's way into my home d├ęcor!
I'm super excited be to sharing some of that with you all
soon too - so, stayed tuned!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A little POP

 
Hello there!
I'm here to share my first ever
D-lish Scraps project!
Seriously, shopping at D-lish is like shopping
in a lollie store - there are so many
gorgeous embellies, it's hard to stop at one!
 
This is my first layout...
 
 

 
I used a Kaisercraft stencil to create the
effect of bubbles floating across the page. I used texture paste
for a 3D effect, then used a home made mist to brush across
the "bubbles" for a water colour effect.
I've used some beautiful embellies from D-lish Scraps.
I've added a grey paper doilie for a bit of texture and embellished
with pink hand dyed muslin as well as
paper flowers and resin bird.
 
 
I had some left overs for this project and decided to
create a card to match.
 


 
How gorgeous are those After 5 fabric flowers and sequin bow??
I've also used some beautiful paper flowers and hand dyed muslin.
It's one of my favourite go to embellishments
from the store.
 
 
 
You can pop into the D-lish
store right here
and check out the huge range of beautiful
embellishments!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Cybercrop time!

 
Hey Bloggers!
Did you know that
D-Lish Scraps holds a monthly Cybercrop
right in the fabulous Scrappers playground
If you haven't joined this online community, then
pop on over by following the link - you will find
loads of inspiring creative sharing their love
of Papercraft and of course, D-lish Scraps
 
It was my turn to set a challenge for the April
cybercrop. I threw some embellies into my
sorting buddy and got creating!
 
 
 
 
Create a layout using journal spots/cards in the place of
patterned paper with the added element of paint.
 
 
 
 
A lot of us have accumulated journal spots over the years. I know
I have a several zip lock bags full of them in my stash!
It's a great way to use them up and de-clutter.
 
 
 
I love these cool journal spots! Aren't they great?
You can find them right here in the
D-lish store. The best thing about these is, they are designed
and printed right in store by Amanda so they
are 100% unique!
I've also used some flair buttons in geometric
designs as well as some wood veneer stars
finished off with some D-lish enamel dots

 
You have all month to play along to this
and the other challenges set by the D-lish Girls!
Join us at The Scrap Suite
for a month of scrappy fun!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Scrap The Girls reveal

 
It's the mid monthly reveal at
This month's colour challenge really
had me stumped for a while..........
 
 
 
Here is my example......
 


I've used 7 Dots Studio papers. I sprayed the
background with Dylusions spray mists  - I've
actually covered my beautiful 2 Crafty chipboard frame
with them also. The flowers are Manor House Creations.
I added a little Kenzashi flower to this cluster as well
as a bright resin bloom.
I have to admit - I really loved playing with these colours!
 
 
 
These flowers have to be some of my
favourites! I love the berries and foliage, it just
gives a cluster a complete finish.
 

 
There are some AMAZING prizes up for grabs
this month! Be sure to check it all out
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter!

 
Hello crafty friends!
First of all, let me wish you all a very
Happy Easter! I hope whatever you are all up
to, you have a wonderful and safe time with
your Family and Friends xx
 
It's a very exciting time for me. As some of you know, I had a big
break from creating while running a business
then going back into the workforce.
My main aim this year, was to get back into scrapping!
I have really missed being able to scrap and create
and I hoped to tackle some major goals this year also.
 
Something I'm very excited about is joining this amazing team
for the following 6 months.......
 
 
 
I have always been a huge fan of Amanda! I think she is an
incredible business woman and the fact that
her store just keeps getting better and better in this
day and age says a lot about her and her tenacity in this
industry. I am very, very happy to be a part of the amazing community
 
If you pop on over to Scrap The Girls
you'll see the amazing line up this month - not just
the Creative Team's examples but also the
generous sponsors! Make sure you call in and show
support for these stores!
What do you think of the Mood Board challenge this month?
 


 
I'll be revealing my layout on the 15th of the month, so
come back then to see how I tackled purple!
 
I wanted to share a layout with you all!
As soon as I saw the Kaisercraft
Shine Bright collection, I had to have it!!
I scrapped this fun layout of my son testing out some
sparklers - a very fitting subject!
 
 
 
 
I really love the patterns in this collection as well as the
script stickers on the sticker sheet!
I've added a little bit of Kaisercraft paint and used one of their texture stamps
for a little grunge factor!
 
 
I didn't need many embellishments on this layout as the paper was
full of detail! Just a few buttons and sequins scattered
across my page!

 
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!
I hope you all get lots of chocolate tomorrow!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

 
 
Hello my crafty Friends!
Well, I have been waiting for this day to roll
around for a year.......I am so excited and nervous to be
trying out for the Kaisercraft Design team!
 
I've always been a fan of this amazing company
and their creative designs.
I love their versatility and the fact that they
cater for many crafters!
 
So, here is my entry!!!
 
For my first project, I have created a layout using
the beautiful Blue Bay Collection.



 
I've used my favourite Kaisercraft paint in Spearmint for
my background with a background stamp for added texture.
I've also used some of the lovely Collectibles  - quite possibly, the
best thing since sliced bread!
Here's a little close up...............................................
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
For my next project, I created a card using the gorgeous
Mix & Match collection - definitely one of my favourites
from the past year!
 
I did a little bit of fussy cutting here, making
the beautiful designs the hero!
 
 

I've added a little contrasting colour with mists
and have used a graphic design to showcase
the natural colours of this awesome collection!
Here's a close up.............................
 
 
 
 
 
 
My last project was so much fun to make!
I really love to play around with different styles and try out new
things, really it's the best thing about this craft!
 
I love the idea of having an art journal so I altered a
book that has been collecting a bit of dust in my bookcase.
Here is the cover using Betsy's Couture Collection....
 
 
 

 
 
The details in this paper collection are stunning! I did a lot of
fussy and die cutting to show off these beautiful Ladies - and suave Gentleman!
Here is a close up.................
 
 
Isn't she gorgeous?? 
 
 
This has to be my all time favourite thing about Kaisercraft!
Their amazing range in design and styles - perfect for
the curious crafter, like myself!
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my entry, I really
appreciate your lovely comments and support!
 
Good luck to everyone entering!
 
Monica
xoxo
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


Friday, March 27, 2015

Mini Canvas

 
Hello friends!
As you know, I have been creating
a lot of these mini canvases this year! I find they are the
greatest little things ever! They make terrific gifts
for family and friends.
 
I made this one for a friend.
The background has a coat of gesso
which I sprayed with Dylusions Inks.
 
The background stamp is Kaisercraft as are the patterned
paper door motifs and die cut flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
I've added a sweet little sequin flower and bling.
A touch of coconut grass also - I just love this stuff!

 
I have plenty more blank canvases in my stash!
Look out for some more soon!
 
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo