Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Imaginarium Designs September Projects...

It's amazing how quickly time gets away from a person - I have been trying to do this blog post for the past four days. It just seems to be a crazy time of year here - there's the Adelaide Show, a pupil free day, a show day holiday, Keana's 11th birthday, and our 14th Wedding Anniversary (now that's something I never thought I'd get to type, lol!).
But I finally have everything sorted and under control, and now I have some "me" time to share my recent Imaginarium Designs September creations. If you would like to see more photos, or read about the techniques and products used on these projects, please visit the Imaginarium Designs blog

For my first project, I took a plain white $6 frame (shaped like a house), and decorated it with chipboard, flowers, and bling. Seriously, this was so quick and easy, and I am sure it will make a fantastic home-made gift for someone special. 

 Aren't those roses just gorgeous with that butterfly? They add such a romantic touch to the frame. 

 My next project is a layout about the youngest member of our family - Thor. I've channeled my inner "Louise Nelson" while creating this layout - she always inspires me to use texture. 

 Lots of lumpy and bumpy. :)

How did I create all my texture? With washi tape, glass glitter, chipboard, and floss. I've come to the conclusion that washi tape will be one of those products that never go out of style - I still love it, and I still use it on most of my layouts. 
Do you have a favourite product that you use on most of your layouts?
Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my creative inspiration with you. :)
But make sure to come back in a few days, because I will be sharing a layout that I created in Louise Nelson's weekend class at Seriously Scrapbooking. (It's really pretty, and really sparkly!)
Hope you are having an awesome week!
Cheers and hugs, xxx

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock!

I have a very special treat for you today. :) Today, I am sharing an altered clock and a love tag that I have created with Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields and Imaginarium Designs chipboard. 

I found this alarm clock in Kmart for $7 and decided it was a bargain that couldn't be passed up. So it came home with me, and I decided to go all out with the feminine, flowery, pretty artwork. And yes, it does work - this clock will be a beautiful addition to my bedroom. Can you imagine waking up to this every morning? I think it just might make my days a little brighter. :)

To start with, I pulled the whole clock apart to decorate the centre, and add all the rhinestones and fussy cutting. Surprisingly, it wasn't as difficult as I thought. 

I was worried that a black clock might be too "harsh" for such a soft and pretty paper collection, but I was wrong - it contrasts very beautifully with the papers and colours. 

It's funny, I always thought I would end up using the Prima white sequin vine on a Christmas or winter project - but no, it was a perfect match for this altered piece. And of course I couldn't resist adding a Prima resin bird - it was just too cute!

 And what did I do with all my leftover fussy cutting pieces from the clock? Why, I created a tag of course. I love getting the most out of my papers :) 

Now, if you would like to see a few more photos, or get more details on the products I used, please visit the Imaginarium Designs blog
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having an awesome week!
Cheers and big hugs, xxx

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bloom Girl Workshop...

On Tuesday 29th August I attended a Bloom Girl workshop taught by the amazing artist, Jamie Dougherty. Unfortunately for me, not everything went to plan - I came down with a stomach bug within 30 minutes of starting the workshop. Typical. But I persevered, and listened to everything Jamie had to say, and had an amazing time anyway. 

It has taken me a few days to recover and finish my Bloom Girl project, but her she is, in all her glory! 
All I can say is that it was worth it - the vomiting, the travelling, the early morning - all worth it. :)

Just a couple of close up of the flowers and details. 

I should add that the original artwork looked nothing like this - I have definitely made this one my own (see the image below). 
Thanks for stopping by!
And here's to a good weekend!!! :)
Big hugs, xxx

Monday, July 28, 2014

Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!

We are so excited to team up with Couture Creations, sharing inspiring projects created with both our products, with you this week. What could be more perfect than Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies with Imaginarium Designs gorgeous Chipboard designs.

Each Day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Couture Creations blog they will also feature their Design Team's projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So, loads of inspiring projects for you, to help get your creative juices flowing.

We will link to the projects on each Designer Team member's blog. Please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog. 

At the end of the week, we will be giving away TWO $100 prize packages filled with Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs goodness, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs, Monday 4th August, to see if you're the lucky winner!

Now, it's my turn to share a little inspiration with you...

As soon as I saw them, I knew the Couture Creation dies and embossing folders would be perfect to showcase some of the photos photos that I took during our Christmas break at Robe. I wanted to create a beach feel layout, but without all the sand and sea-shells, because Robe was not you traditional beach - it was wild, rugged, and beautiful. 

I have used brown cardstock for the boat die, and coated it with Glossy Accents for extra shine. The butterfly die has been given a dash of Kindy Glitz for a little sparkle and glimmer. 

All my chipboard has been left natural, no paints, no inks - it was the perfect colour for a wild beach layout. All I did was coat each piece with clear embossing powder for added shine and a little protection. 

And I added a little texture paste, hessian, and masking tape for extra texture. I also continued the texture theme with the burlap and crocheted flowers that I chose for this layout. 

Here are the different ways you can play along with us -
Like Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs on Facebook
Share the ID blog post on your Facebook wall, and tell us that you did on our Facebook page
Follow the Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs
Leave a comment on the Imaginarium Designs Blog and Facebook Page
Follow Couture Creations on Instagram

Hop on over to the Couture Creations Blog and see what their Design Team has created using our Imaginarium Designs chipboard and their Couture Creations products! They also have a giveaway, so what are you waiting for - hop over! 

And don't forget to follow our Design Team blogs. :)

Here are today's designers-
Click on their names for a link to their personal blogs and the projects they have created.

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen - you are here!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have found all kinds of awesome inspiration in your travels. :)

Cheers and hugs, xxx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

And the RAK winners are...

Yes, I know I am late with announcing the winners (I just thought I'd keep you all in suspense a little longer, lol!). No, actually I am not that mean - we have just been very busy trying to get back into a routine after being away on holidays. And tonight I finally got some time to myself to write out all the names, place them in a hat, and draw out the winners. 

So, big congratulations go to --





Woo-hoo! A Kaisercraft pack will be heading your way soon. :)
(Please email or message me with your mailing details, and I will get your RAK on it's way).

Thank-you all for participating, and thank-you all for your patience with me announcing the winners. :)
If you missed out, don't be sad - I promise I will have more RAKs to give away later this year, and you are always welcome to try again. 

Big hugs, xxx