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She is far more Precious than Jewels

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 Precious

For this layout I have used the new Sage and Grace from Kaisercraft featuring my precious, beautiful and amazing daughter.

 Those precious feminine photo’s we have of our Mum’s, daughters, grandmother’s and friends are perfect for this paper range.

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“To always remind me of home” Compass Tattoo.

Compass

Compass

Kraft + June Challenge

This month Kraft + challenge is to use just one colour with Kraft card stock. So I decided to use the Bombay Sunset papers from Kaisercraft and I have used the Aqua/Green. Here is the layout. The photo was taken of my daughter’s new compass tattoo and she told me that no matter where she journeys in this world, “it will always remind her of where home is”

This is my finished layout.

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If you wish to purchase these beautiful papers you can find them here.

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Good Times Tags for Scrapmatts Design Team

Good Times Packaging Tags

These Good Times tags were inspired by my friend Rosalie.   She used her packaging to create some amazing mixed media tags which I decided would be a great way to use up my packaging and create some tags myself.

 The base of this Good Times tag is from a Prima flowers package and it featured a collage of words printed on it. For the background I used some clear gesso and some modelling paste which creates texture when used with the gears and lattice stencils from Scrapmatts and I have coloured the tag with Antique Gold, Coffee and Turquoise Mists from Kaisercraft. So to finish off I also added the Finnabair mechanical and charms along with Gold Mica powder to colour the metal embellishments.

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Be a Dream-catcher not a Dream Chaser

Boho Dream-catcher.

Hello and Welcome

My post today is to showcase my Boho Dream-catcher created for Kaisercraft’s April Mood Board Challenge.

It’s the most amazing colours and it fits perfectly with their new range called Indigo Skies.

So here is my take on the challenge

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Front and back view of the dream-catcher.

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Look @ Me Now

“Look At Me Now”

 

Hello and welcome to my first post for 2017.

I hope you all had a great New Year and that you have found time to be creative.

Today I would like to share with you my latest DT project for Scrapmatts.

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This page has been designed with Authentique “Felicity” papers, 45 and Market flowers and fabulous chipboard from Scrapmatts.

 

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“A Life Without Dreams is like a Garden without Flowers”

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post.

Recently I was asked to showcase some Dusty Attic products in store, so that customers had some ideas on what the products could be used for and how they looked when altered with different mixed media.

This was a bit of a challenge but I am very happy with the end result.

 All the products used on this canvas can be found on the Dusty Attic website.

The beautiful flowers are from Made with Memories.

 I have used a mixture of  Dusty Attic paint to cover the base.

For some added texture  I have applied some gauze and added some script with a stencil and texture paste.

To create the wall , I separated the chipboard and used the bricks and wall panel.

To colour the bricks, I have used a mixture of red and brown, making some darker than others.

The mason jar made the perfect vase for my display of flowers.

I have painted the jar to reflect the flowers being in a vase of water.

This beautiful flower is made using a technique to separate the chipboard and layering the pieces to form the flower.

Paint in desired colour, glue with helmer 450 and then cut the post from a Kaisercraft Pearl brad

and adhere to centre of flower.

For more information on splitting chipboard I have posted a tutorial that I made.

 You can see the video at the end of this blog post.

 

To create the quote, I have used the mini letters from Dusty Attic and I just lightly white washed them to blend with the rest of the canvas.

 To create this canvas you will need

Canvas (any size)

Dusty Attic paints : Dusty Pink

                          : Oceania

                                    : Crushed Olive

                            : Alabaster

                    : Gold

                                   : Hot Chocolate

                             : Cranberry

Dusty Attic Chipboard : Mason Jars DA1086

                                              : Brick Wall Panel DA0316

                                                     : Mini ABC Set Lower DA0862

                                                         : Flower Layers #4 Large DA0860

Crafters Warehouse Script Stencil

Texture Paste

Gauze

Flowers : Roses & Lilies

Kaisercraft Pearl Brads

Helmar 450

Designed for Made with Memories

Do you love to use chipboard? Do you love mixed media? Are you a more traditional scrapbooker or card maker?

I would love to see your projects.

I had a great time getting messy and it was great to see the end result.

It never is quite like you envisage it in your head though.

Until next time

DREAM * CREATE * INSPIRE

Keep the Faith

JD

2015

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“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM

“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”

Photo courtesy of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Welcome Again I hope this evening/day finds you well. I am sitting here rugged up as it’s Winter here in Australia and unfortunately my reverse cycle unit has gone on the blink, so no heating at the moment and I’m freezing. If I took a picture right now, it would not be very attractive but I’m sure you would all find it very amusing.

This blog post today is a little tutorial on a canvas that I recently had published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

Scrapbooking Memories Vol 17 Issue 12 Pg 81.

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Published page in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

When I received an email from Vanessa to say they wou.ld like to put it in the magazine, I couldn’t believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would think that it was magazine worthy, let alone a full page submission with a tutorial. It had always been a bit of a bucket list item to be published.

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So lets get started.

You will need the following:

  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cardstock – White (to stamp wings)
  • Kaszazz Wing Stamp & Metal Charms
  • Tim Holtz Cogs & Metal Charms
  • Dusty Attic Chipboard & Paint
  • Kaisercraft Word Stickers & flowers
  • Twiddleybitz Chipboard
  • Dymo labeller
  • Acetate
  • Gauze
  • Gesso
  • StazOn ink
  • Ranger Perfect Medium & Embossing Powder
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
  • Adirondack paint dabber – White
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Heat Gun
  • Helmar 450 Glue
  • Scrap Dots

Method:

1. Mix gesso with your chosen paint colours to create the base; brush this over your canvas. Paint chipboard vines with the leftover paint. Place gauze randomly on top of the wet paint. Set aside to dry or heat seat.

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2. Stamp the wings onto some scrap white card stock. Using StazOn ink stamp the acetate with the wing stamp. Colour the acetate lightly with alcohol markers. Emboss a chipboard bodice with white embossing powder and then heat set. Wrap and affix gauze around the piece to create the skirt. Layer your embellishments randomly and use scrap dots to create height.

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3. To finish off the canvas, use a white paint dabber to swipe over the embellishments (as seen in the pic to the right), canvas, flowers and chipboard to give a white wash effect. Lightly spray the canvas with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Create a quote with a Dymo labeller and word stickers.

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I welcome your comments below.

You can also find me on the following sites:

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Well time to go put my cold feet on hubby and cuddle up. Until next time, stay safe & warm or enjoy the sunshine depending on where you are. Keep the Faith JD xoxo

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Tropicana Paradise – Tanah Lot – Temple by the Sea

 Welcome

I wanted to share with you my layouts I recently designed for Made with Memories using Kaisercraft Tropicana papers.

They worked so well with photo’s taken in Bali in April this year.

The shop held the very first scrapbooking retreat and they took 26 ladies to Bali, where they were shown some of the favourite spots to see, shop, eat and relax.

This is the first double layout I completed.

Inspired by a sketch map.

 Debbie Hodge

GIS Sketch 50

 

 

You will need

Tropicana Sunset x 2 – Base pages

Palm Tree – Cut 4 strips – 4.75′ x 12′ ( 2 will be used for other layout)

Sage Bazill – 2 x Barcode strips

Breeze – 1/2 sheet (to cut out Hibiscus embellishment)

Stone Bazill – Die cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms

Cuttlebug/Bigshot or Die Cut Machine

Helmar 450/Glossy Accents or Adhesive of Choice

Embellishments

Dusty Attic – Alphabet Mini Tile Letters DA1109

MFT Die – Sea Charms

Twine – Dark Brown

Dusty Attic – Pebbles #6 DA1111

Hessian – Photo Mats

Jute Ribbon

 Ink – Pinecone

To Assemble

Page 1

Ink 2 x base pages with Pinecone.

Ink edges and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page.

Attach photo’s as desired. I used a large photo of the scenery and then used a smaller photo of a group shot.

Attach the sage bar code strip where the photo and Palm Tree butt together.

Take the Jute ribbon and layer over the Sage bar code strip.

Wrap the twine over the Jute Ribbon and Sage bar code strip

Die Cut 2 x MFT Sea Charms Die from Stone Bazill . Attach sea shell to the twine.

Ink Dusty Attic Pebbles with Pinecone Ink. Attach using Helmar 450 glue/ glossy accents/ or other adhesive of choice as desired on page.

 
 Page 2

Ink edges of page with Pinecone and attach 1 x Palm Tree 4.75′ x 12′ strip to left hand side of page

Cut Hessian to desired size for photo mats.

Attach photo’s using a strong adhesive tape.

Layer Sage bar code strip, Jute ribbon and twine as per page 1 instructions.

Attach Charm to twine.

Ink Pebbles with Pinecone ink and adhere to page as per page 1 instructions.

Adhere Mini Tile Letters as desired

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 I love the end result of this layout. There are times I find less is more.

I think you have to let the pictures tell the story.

Pictures are from our trip to Tanah Lot – Temple by the Sea

It is such an amazing place

So peaceful and tranquil but so picturesque

Definitely a must on a trip to Bali

Designed for Made with Memories

2014

 

Keep the Faith

 JD

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Happiest Place on Earth!!!!

Wow only 24 days until Christmas!!! Where has this year gone?? Way to fast for me. I just seem to run out of time to just sit and update my blog without feeling guilty because I should be ticking off all the other jobs/ideas/projects. Why is that? Is it selfish to just want to sit and blog all day?

Well time to feel guilty and sit and blog for a few hours with some of my finished projects.

 Here is my one of my layouts I recently taught at Made with Memories.
 

When I saw these papers I was drawn to the red pokadot as it reminded me of Disneyland and Minnie Mouse. I knew I had some pictures from our holiday to the United States in 2012 and my husband and I visited Disneyland. It was amazing and I would love to take my children there in the near future.

 I have used some Dusty Attic chipboard. Hashtag words, Word Pebbles, arrows and Script words. Some twine and Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. The journalling was printed onto some Kraft card stock with my printer and when I travel I try to journal in my diary daily so that I can use it on my pages.

I have coloured the chipboard with the Distress Ink – Picket Fence white paint dabber. When I paint the chipboard, I leave it in the chipboard and after the paint has dried , I pop it out. I find it covers easier and I don’t end up with paint all over the place.

This layout is inspired by a page map that I had found on the internet. The sketch is from Debbie Hodge. Sketch #22 October 2009. As you can see from my scribble, I used this for inspiration and I changed the photo sizes and flipped the pages. My interpretation is the sketch below.

As you can see my sketch is no way professional, but just a quick sketch to remind me of placement and photo sizes. Where to place the patterned paper, titles and journalling.

I find using page maps help with the creative block, sometimes I just can’t find the inspiration to create my own designs or I am time poor, so this allows me to complete layouts quicker.

This is the completed layout and I have to say it really works well with my photo’s.

Now to find the time to get the album completed.

Who needs sleep right?

   Products used :

 : Kaisercraft Mix n Match paper range
 : Dusty Attic Chipboard
 : Tim Holtz Idea*ology Tissue Tape
 : Distress Ink – Picket Fence White Paint Dabber
 : Memento – Black Magic Ink

Created for Made with Memories

2014

 Keep the Faith

JD

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Pitter Patter Baby Treasure Box

Welcome

Hope this day finds you well.
I wanted to share with you one of my latest projects using Kaisercraft’s Pitter Patter papers.
I really enjoyed making this project and was very happy with the finished item.
I have used many materials and it took me a few hours to put it together.
 I started with 6×6″ chipboard squares to make the box.
I then covered each square using the Pitter Patter papers, alternating the patterns so each side was different.
I then used the Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Bundled Sage and made a light wash effect over the paper.
 I used pinecone ink to edge all the squares & colour the chipboard.

For the lid, I have used Dusty Attic Chipboard embellishments, flowers and leaves. Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon, mini staples and Decorative Knob. Kaisercraft Pitter Patter Collectables and paper. Some Kaszazz Washi Tape.

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After layering the elements over the lid, I then gave it a spray with the Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
I used some gauze to add a extra dimension to the design.
After I had glued the sides together , I used some washi tape to hold it secure and this added another element to the design
 On this side I added Dusty Attic Adore Pebble, gauze, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon,
Kaszazz washi and Feet embellishments, so I could stand the box.
This side I have used gauze, Kaisercraft Collectables, Dusty Attic Chipboard Embellishments.
I really love their small rose buds, hashtag words and view finder wheels.

With this side I used the Kaisercraft Collectables, Dusty Attic hashtag word, chicken wire, flowers and leaves, viewfinder wheel and washi tape. I placed gauze behind the word to add dimension and break up the chipboard elements.

With this side I used some left over Dusty Attic – String of Hearts chipboard to cover the left hand side. I used gauze under it to add some softness.
I used washi and the filmstrip ribbon on this side, then layered a sentiment piece over the top, placed a viewfinder wheel under the sentiment piece and then placed flowers and leaves on top to add extra dimension. I attached the paper elements with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
       

To finish off the project I sprayed all the pieces with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine.
I have not taken a photo of it but to attach the lid, I used some Butterfly Hinges from Kaszazz, so I am able to open the lid and place in little treasures.

    This was the end result, which I am very happy with.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this project and find a little inspiration to think outside the box and challenge yourself, as this was really out of my comfort zone. It really helped me to just go with the creativity and don’t be so judgemental in my own work. I think it really is a beautiful piece that would take pride of place in any baby’s nursery.
Products used;
Kaisercraft : Pitter Patter papers and Collectables
6×6 ‘ chipboard squares
Dusty Attic chipboard embellishments : Viewfinder Wheels
                                                               : Hashtag words
: Chickenwire
: Small rose buds
: Leaves
: Adore/Cherish Pebbles
: String of Hearts (leftover from a previous project)
: Tim Holtz : Filmstrip Ribbon
: Tiny Attacher
: Distress Paint – Bundled Sage
: Twine
: Gauze
: Assorted Washi Tape
: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine
: Helmer 450 glue
: Kaszazz : Washi Tape, Feet & Hinge Embellishments
This project was designed for Made with Memories
2014
Keep the Faith
JD
xx