Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just A Tag...

Hello everyone!
Just taking a quick moment to share a tag I created for Imaginarium Designs
Have you checked out the Imaginarium Designs blog recently? The new Design Team has been sharing their new creations, so there is heaps of inspiration to be found. 

I think I am addicted to the Stampendous Embossing Enamel. It seems to be my go-to product whenever I want to emboss chipboard. I just love how the flecks of gold mingle with the base colour (in this case, it's black, but it comes in lots of other colours too). 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a fantastic day!

Cheers and hugs, xxx


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Imaginarium Designs January Projects...

Busy! Busy! Busy! 
I've been scrapping like crazy in between family holidays in Robe and the Country Swimming Championships in Mt Gambier. I found just enough time to create a layout and a mini canvas as part of my January Design Team projects for Imaginarium Designs. I'll be creating and sharing one more project towards the end of the month.

My first project is a mini steampunk canvas that I have created to hang in my room. I wanted something a little different, but something that also represented my style, and this is the end result. I am totally in love with it, and no, my daughter will not be getting it, no matter how much she begs. ;-)

Yes, in my usual style I have added glitter and sparkle. How could I not? 

My second project is a layout I created with photos I took, while on our family summer holiday down in Robe. Our family seriously had the most wonderful and relaxed time. 

I've used Webster's Pages Beautiful Chic paper range for this creation. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me.
If you would like to see more photos or the product and technique details, please visit the Imaginarium Designs blog

I'll be back sometime later next week after I have stopped travelling all over the state with my family (I am currently in Mt Gambier). :)

Cheers and hugs, xxx

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Staring at the end of 2014...

Honestly, I'll be glad to see the end of 2014. It has not been a good year. But I think a lot of people feel this way. Sometimes it's good to see the end of something.
2014 saw the passing of my grandfather.
We had to send our cat Midnight over the Rainbow Bridge.
And we lost both our pet rabbits to myxomatosis. 
Yes, I know none of these things are all that bad, and other people are suffering much worse, but after loosing my mum the year before, and the health problems I suffered as well, it was all a bit too much. 
2015 is going to be better. 

One good thing did happen in 2014. I finally found the courage to get my nose pierced. It's something I've always wanted to do, and one day I just said "stuff it, let's do this!". And so I did. Ummm...yes, it hurt. :)

We are currently away on our annual family holiday in Robe. Having fun, eating good food, and relaxing. Oh, and shopping. ;-)
I'll be sharing a new post with you in early January upon our return home.
Until then, have a Happy New Year, and stay safe. 
Here's to 2015!!!
Cheers and big hugs, xxx

Friday, December 5, 2014

Imaginarium Designs December Projects...

Sigh...the "Silly Season" is upon us, and I am now where near ready. Is anybody else in the same boat? I mean, for goodness sakes, I haven't even written out my Christmas cards yet (gasp!!!). And have you noticed that the Christmas decorations are hitting stores earlier and earlier? Seriously, I think they started in September this year - it's just pure craziness. 
My Imaginarium Designs projects for December celebrate the "Silly Season". My layout records that moment when you first see the decorations in a big department store, and you know that Christmas is well and truly on it's way. 

Hop on over to the Imaginarium Designs blog for more photos, and details of how I created my layout, and all the products used. 

My second project is a set of quick and easy Christmas tags that can be used for Kris Kringle gifts, and gifts for my girls' beloved teachers. There's even a quick and simple tutorial explaining how I created these tags. Just hop on over to the Imaginarium Designs blog for full details. 

And keep an eye out on the Imaginarium Designs blog, because any day now we will be announcing the new Imaginarium Designs Design Team for 2015. :) 
Can you guess who might be on the new team? 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Cheers and hugs, xxx

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Projects for Imaginarium Designs...

I was recently asked if I would like to donate an item for a charity auction to raise funds for bowel cancer research. Having lost so many of my relatives to cancer, I said yes. So I created a canvas using Imaginarium Designs chipboard, and made it part of my Design Team commitment for November. (Don't laugh, I kind of did the same for the rest of my November projects too, lol!)

I seriously had so much fun creating this canvas. I think I should find time to make some more (especially since my eldest daughter was NOT impressed when I gave this one away). 
I have used Marion Smith's Motley paper range, along with lots of Prima and Kaisercraft flowers, ID chipboard, sequins, glitter, beads, texture paste, rubons, copic pens, and stamps. 

I don't have a lot of experience playing with copic pens, but I think the finished result was passable. 

This canvas was all about the details, sparkle, and bling. :) I wanted to create something with lots of texture and depth, and something that was very bright, colourful, and feminine at the same time. 


Earlier this year I was asked if I would like to do a commissioned piece for the Australian Scrapbooking Ideas magazine. Of course I said yes, and it has just recently been published in Issuue 29, pages 24-26. The article was about scrapping layouts in an Art Nouveau style, using a sketch designed by me (which you will find below). I was asked to create three layouts using Meg's Garden papers, and as much Imaginarium Designs chipboard as I liked.  

This layout is based very close to the original sketch design, and was all about highlighting the layout and photo with soft, pastel pinks. I have included lots of punchwork to add details and depth to the design. Most of the chipboard has been heat embossed with embossing powders and glitters.  

Again, I have used lots of punchwork to add to the design, and lots of fussy cut and layered flowers to help add depth. 

This layout is a little more vintage and masculine compared to my usual style. 
And if you would like to see more photos about these projects, or details about the products and techniques used, you can find my full post on the Imaginarium Designs blog
If you would like to use this sketch, please feel free. All I ask is that you give credit to me, for this design, if you post it anywhere (Facebook, blogs, galleries, Instagram etc.). 

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Cheers and hugs, xxx